BOOKS AND BLOGGING PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.

NEW VISITORS AND OLD- WELCOME!

NEW VISITORS AND OLD- WELCOME!
Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
Oh, and I moved my Google Friend Connect info and share this buttons to the top, as without our friends, who are we?


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Freedom to Read Hop

Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & 
Katie @ Mundie Moms
June 29th to July 5th

Leave a comment telling me what Freedom means to you.

Contest will be open internationally.
I will be giving away 
a $10 Amazon/Barnes and Noble Gift card 
or I'll let you chose 
a book from Book Depository
up to $10 and as long as they ship
 free to you, you can enter.
Just make sure they ship to you. If not sure, 
 check here.
I love to win Gift Cards and 
these are the simplest and the best 
as far as I'm concerned.
For every 50 brand new followers,
I'll give away another $10 Gift card or
book from Book Depository.

AmazonGiftCard
B&N
Book Depository

 Click here for the full list of participating bloggers on the hop. At this time there are over 200 great blogs to visit and enter their giveaway! This is a great way to meet more bloggers, win books, gift cards and more!!

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239 comments:

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Cordelia Fitzgerald said...

Thanks for the Giveaway!
This is so generous of u!!!

april_hunter24 said...

Thanks for the giveaway !

NGS said...

Freedom is the ability to walk down the street safely!

wwe11 said...

freedom mean the choice to do what you want and be who you want to be.
erma2167@sbcglobal.net

Ronyka7 said...

to me freedom means to be able to make my own decitions.
thanks for the giveaway.

Mel - Thedailyprophecy. said...

Freedom is doing things, wearing things etc. you like, without feeling that you can't :)

Danielle B! said...

To me, freedom means having the right to practice free speech, religion, etc. without worrying about the repercussions that I might face in other countries.

kay swedeski said...

Freedom means being able to believe in who I want to.

Irene E. Jensen said...

Freedom is a lot of things. It's the right to be who you are, to speak your mind etc.

Angie said...

Freedom means that I have the power to live and be how I want without any limitations or restrictions.

Diana_Dimovska said...

Freedom - the essence of being...
Thanks! :)

marian said...

having the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

Aly said...

Freedom means to me the ability to do whatever you want, whenever you want, without jeopardizing the freedom of someone else,

TayteH said...

Going where you want to go.

AimeeKay said...

Freedom means being able to come and go as I please without having to answer to anyone.

Catie @ Movies in my Head said...

I suppose freedom, to me, means being able to live how I choose without anyone interfering.

Terri Matlock said...

I guess for me The ability to come and go as i want and the ability to do as i please within reason of course.

DrPepperDiva said...

I think freedom means being able to choose.

Sayomay said...

To be able to to what you want when u want! As long as i doesnt hurt anyone!

Leigh Ann @ The (Mis)Adventures of a College Book Addict said...

It means not having to worry that I am going to have to defend my actions as long as they are within reason

BLHmistress said...

We live in the best country in the world where we have the freedom to do whatever we choose. Freedom to read what we want, Freedom to say what we want. IF it wasn't for our forefathers we wouldn't have all these freedoms.

Levina said...

Freedom means to me the basic human rights we as people are entitled to. Also the right to express yourself as long as it does not harm others.

Lady Krishna Asi said...

Freedom, for me, is when a person is free to choose or decide what he/she wants for himself/herself.

Sue Sattler said...

Freedom to me means being able to read what I want. Thanks to all the men and women that fought to give me that right.

proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jenny said...

Freedom means the ability to live life as you see fit. Without the fetters society or family or anything else puts on you!

PS: Thanks for the giveaway.

mysons said...

Freedom-You can do whatever you want as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else.
kathyross75@yahoo.com

Ashley said...

Freedom is having the ability to make your own choices :)

FairyWhispers said...

to be able to act upon my decisions freely. =)

Mona said...

Freedom means to me being able to choose.
monamhassan[at]gmail[dot]com

Veronica MostlyReviews said...

Reading the question I immediately thought of a quote I saw a few years ago. yes, years!

"Freedom is to be air and no one is breathing you."

Jewel said...

Freedom is doing whatever I want, being whoever I want, having anything I want legally & honestly.

Debbie said...

For freedom, I like to be able to make my own decisions.

Romi said...

Freedom means life... freedom means so much that can't be described, life is something I don't know if I could ever really have without it, though.

layen said...

Freedom means having the options and power to choose whichever option you feel the best while still respecting other individuals.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Sofija Kapranova said...

Freedom for me is when you can freely do what you consider right!

Jennifer Haile said...

Freedom to me means being able to make my own choices and live how I choose.

Abby said...

Freedom is being able to be yourself without being bullied by others for being "different"

marybelle said...

Freedom means choices!!

Sena said...

Freedom to me is no compulsion!

Tanja said...

Freedom means that I have the right to read whatever I want, and I don't have to explain my choices.

Leocadia said...

Freedom, for me, means the right to make your own decisions, to speak your mind,...

miki said...

freedom is being to be able ourself without risks

Michele said...

To me, freedom means doing what I feel like doing, as long as it is right, without being judged or repressed by other people.

Kara D. said...

Freedom is being able to express yourself openly (without hate talk or defaming anybody) without risk of punishment.

Steph said...

Freedom means living the way you feel is right without being persecuted for it - like sexual orientation, race, religion, etc. Not having to live in fear.

IreneRJ said...

To have choices and be able to act on them without restrictions.
Freedom of expression and movement.
Irene

SacredmOOn said...

Freedom means to me that I can make any choice I want in my life and I can say whatever I want to.
Thanks for being a part of this fabulous blog hop! :)
DeAnna Schultz

alicia marie said...

Freedom to me is being able to make my own choices, and for the most part live my life the way i want to live it. thanks for the giveaway!!

Filia Oktarina said...

Thanks for the Giveaway!
Freedom was free to choose or decide what do you want.

filiafantasy at gmail dot com

Suz said...

Freedom is being able to be you without worrying about what anyone thinks or says! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

Ricki said...

Freedom - free to do what you want, but must take responsibility for actions.

Stacie said...

Freedom means that we don't have to be afraid that we will be arrested for what we think. We can disagree with our government without being punished for it.

geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

Kristia said...

Freedom means having the abilitity to speak up your mind.
Thank you for the giveaway!

*Jam* said...

Freedom is being myself without having to worry. Thanks for the giveaway! =)

Tracy said...

Freedom means having choices.
Tracy A.J.

Emilie said...

To me freedom means that you can say and do what you want :)

Michelle said...

Freedom to me is the ability to practise my religion as I choose in peace.

Çråz¥ K¥ (Alisia) said...

it means reading what i want, when i want! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Kia89 said...

Freedom to me means being able to be who you are.
austma7@aol.com

Mysharona said...

Saying what you want no matter how stupid

susan1215 said...

Freedon means being able to live and say what I choose without anyone interfering

s2s2 at comcast dot net

Aimee said...

Freedom is EVERYTHING to me. It means I have the ability to choose. Education, religion, employment, marriage, entertainment...

Kae said...

Freedom means that you have the ability to do whatever you want in life

laceyblossom said...

Freedom means having the ability to do whatever it is you want. You are free to choose whatever choices you want.

abfantom said...

Freedom means to me that my daughter can say or do anything she wants to do.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

Nay Nay said...

Woohoo! I love blog hopping!
<^_^>
Freedom means I have the opportunity to speak my mind without harsh consequences.
Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.

deasuluna said...

Freedom is about standing up for what you believe in and being yourself by having choice.

ann said...

Freedom is what we have because of all our military men and woman fighting for us. To live how I choose and how I want to

Dani Chapman said...

Freedom is so important to me and my family. It means to be given the chance to choose what is right and helpful to your fellow man.

Ginny said...

Freedom means being able to do what I am doing right now. In this particular moment, it is commenting about freedom. It is also honor, and sacrifice, from 1776 up till now.

mamabunny13 said...

the right to choose and be happy
mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

Amber said...

Freedom to me means the pursuit of happiness and independence
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Freedom is being able to have the choice of not only being able to do something but also the choice to not do it without fear of reprisal (reprisal not consequences).

Thanks for giveaway.

Cathy M said...

Freedom gives me choices in the way I choose to live my life.

kibbyster said...

being able to live the life you want
gabbflabber at live.com

Filia Oktarina said...

Freedom was i can do anything i want, like read or relaxing without anyone disturb.
Thanks for giveaway:)

~Enamored Soul~ said...

Freedom, to me, means the ability to live a life of your choosing, and being able to express your opinions, as controversial as they may be, without the fear of persecution! :)

Thank you for being part of this giveaway hop, and for your immense generosity. Have a wonderful summer and let freedom ring!

Name: Hira Hasnain
Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

Freedom means the right to choose and have a say in your own life. The freedom to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness! Thanks for the giveaway!

LUCKYLADY48 said...

What Freedom means to me is the freedom to believe whatever religion you want to.

mariska said...

Freedom means, i can do whatever i want, where and when, but as long as whatever i do is not hurting anyone or any places :)

Stormy said...

Freedom means to me that I can do almost everything without care about somebody who I love. If I would marry to someone, I should care about him and my family at first :)

Veronika said...

Freedom means live without restrictions. Thank you for the giveaway!

Carmel said...

Freedom is having no boundaries. You can do whatever you want. ((:
Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Carmel L.

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Freedom to do whatever you want! Even if that means getting ice cream for breakfast! :)

mscoffee77 said...

Freedom is being able to worship publicly in church this morning.

Lisa Brown said...

Freedom means being able to live your life in a civilized and helpful manner.

Eli Yanti said...

freedom : no one is prohibiting you to do anything

eli_y83@yahoo.com

Yto said...

being able to choose is freedom for me

janhvi said...

Freedom is having a choice.Always.

Karen H in NC said...

Freedom means to me that I can make any choice I want in my life and I can say whatever I want to.

kareninnc at gmail dot com

Kristall said...

Freedom means to me that I could choose on my on

fra & fede said...

Freedom for me is the chance to do what you want, when you want :)

Lim said...

Freedom mean taking responsibility for your actions. If you have the freedom to do just about anything you have the responsibility to act wisely and justly.

Barbara Montag said...

For me freedom means being able to make my own choices.
Thank you.

kyl neusch said...

being able to do whatever u want

dawns41 said...

Freedom is the ability to make decisions regarding your own life.
dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

Tes283 said...

Freedom is everything the USA grants me and the knowledge it is not free.

tes283

The Sunshyn said...

Freedom means having the right to choose how to live ones life.
chainmail (at)iwon (dot) com

sablelexi said...

Freedom means that you have rights that can not be taken away.
Jennelle J

justpeachy36 said...

Freedom to me is being able to live without worrying about being bombed or shot at on a daily basis as happens in a lot of countries.

justpeachy36@yahoo.com

llinda29 said...

freedom means having choices

Shauna Buck said...

Freedom is feeling safe and comfortable and living my life the way I want

Katie Amanda said...

Freedom is the ability to grow and flourish in all aspects of your life without constraint,

Thanks!

Heather H said...

to me freedom means having the ability to learn, believe and think with no worries of retaliation. as a Canadian, we live the best life !!

BowieTip said...

To speak my mind without being arrested. That and my second amendment.

xxbowietipxx@gmail.com

Diana Stanhope said...

To me it is a state of mind. I don't think we are ever free to do as we please but we can be free to be happy regardless, and that is the freedom I choose and cherish.

Janice said...

Freedom to make good choices and decisions in your life.
tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

reddon30 said...

Freedom to choose my own healthcare.

wpogrant said...

Freedom is having the ability to make your own choices

Cricket said...

Me being able to walk around and make my own decisions and choices about my life.

jcwega27 said...

great giveaway!
jessicawedwards@gmail.com

Veronica W. said...

Having the ability to pursue what you want in life.

Fanda said...

Freedom means I can make my own decision on everything without having to consult anyone, and can do whatever I want without having to ask for permission to anyone.

Rebecca Shockley said...

Freedom means being able to live, breathe and dream however and wherever I want!

kroch said...

Freedom is the ability to pursue your dreams

Lauren Uda said...

freedom means being able to hold your own beliefs.

lauren.uda@gmail.com

Evie said...

Freedom is being able to sit and just enjoy a book for hours.
Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

LisaILJ said...

Freedom to me is being able to express my thoughts and believe what I want to believe.

Juana said...

For me freedom is having the right to choose your own path in life without restrictions.

jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

ellie said...

Freedom to me is the ability to vote for our leaders and worship our chosen religions.

Elisquared said...

Freedom to be who I really am in a country that protects that right, and is equal to every one. Right now I am not living in a country of freedom, but one day soon I hope to be.

JC said...

thank you for the giveaway!

Cheryl said...

It means the world to me!

Frugal Mom from California said...

freedom is the ability to make choices in life

elena150980 at yahoo dot com

Janna Johnson said...

the ability to live and let live
Thanks for a great contest! janna johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com GFC: janna@feedyourpig

Rebecca said...

To me Freedom is being able to make your own decisions.

Aline Tobing said...

Freedom for me is the ability to decide what's best for yourself :)

Fi-chan (Bookish-Escape) said...

Freedom means being able to do anything I want :D Well maybe not murder and stuffs like that.

Michelle Sedeño said...

For me freedom is being able to do, say and act what you wanted; not following a command.

lejudge said...

Freedom means not only have the lawful right to do something but also becoming free from societies prejudices and ill will.

Becca Wilson said...

Freedom to me means choice. Plain and simple to be able to makes choices for your life.

Maureen said...

Freedom means I have the ability to express my beliefs and choices without worrying about harm coming to me.

Anme said...

Freedom means that I can pursue what I want, within the bounds the law.

guettel78 said...

Freedom means being able to think, feel, and act in a way that's authentic to yourself but respecting the ability for others to think, feel, and act differently than you do!

Geoff K
gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

Krista said...

Freedom is being able to make my own choice in life.

Amy Z said...

Freedom is not questioning yourself.

KateB said...

Freedom means to me I can do what I want and I don't have to do Homeworks:D

Thanks for the giveaway!:)

Sapphyria said...

Freedom to me is the ability to say what I want, print what I want, read what I want, be whatever religion I choose, etc. Our troops fight every day to keep our freedoms safe.

Saph
saphsbookblog at gmail dot cot

Megan @Reading Away The Days said...

Freedom to me means being able to be myself within Society to live my life the way I want it :)

jwhitus said...

It means raising my children to be upstanding, decent human beings.

Lyns said...

Freedom to me is the ability to choose to go to school, to choose what we want to do with our lives, to have libraries and books available to us, to write and tell stories as we want to... freedom is having the right to be the person you truely want to be.

Janita said...

Freedom means that you are allowed to be yourself. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lexi said...

To me, freedom means getting to have a choice and rights, and also being able to stand up for them.

softballcrazy_081497 said...

simply put?
"Freedom is the right to BE wrong NOT the right to DO wrong" :)

Anne said...

Freedom is the ability to do what you want as long as it doesn't hurt others.

david said...

I think it means the power to be yourself, and to make your own choices, based on what you think is right.

Lonerwor@aim.com

Colleen Boudreau said...

Doing what you want.

Pat said...

Freedom means being able to be who you want to be and do what you want to do as long as you're not hurting someone else

pbabcock2004(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sherry said...

To make my own choices and say pretty much what I want to.

jlafount said...

Freedom of Speech. I can say what I want mostly :P

Tamar said...

freedom means living being able to make decisions that we learn from and live by.
Tam Sweeps RC/FB

DANIELA said...

Hi
Freedom is the ability to choose what I want when I want it. Even if I'm making a mistake.

jodi lasher said...

freedom to me is we should have the right to bear arms unless proven of wrong doing .. thanks

Dian Aesha said...

freedom for me : the choice to do what you want and be who you want to be, the chance to do what you want, when you want, and the ability to do whatever you want, whenever you want..

thanks for the chance

sgregory0714 said...

Being able to do mostly as I choose. Thank you for the chance!

Rich said...

freedom means that i have the right to make decisions without the government controlling every movement of my life

ruthhill74 said...

Freedom means that as long as I am not hurting someone else, I am free to do what I would like.

Astri Nasthasia Videlia said...

Freedom is Me!! xD

Thank's for this giveaway... ^^

Reading mind said...

freedom is: getting a job so I can get a house, food and don't stress about survival

Martina Koleva said...

For me freedom means to be able to make my own decisions, to be able to do what I love...

Angie's Spot said...

Freedom to me means being able to be my own person while embracing the similarities & differences in the people that surround me.

Doodle Bug said...

I think freedom is being able to do what I want as long as it does not involve harming others. I think freedom is having the ability to go anywhere in life if you work hard enough.

mogrill said...

To choose my religion, job, who I marry, how many kids I have. To live in this country is freedom.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

Foretta said...

Thanks so much for the contest!!!!

forettarose@yahoo.com

Michele said...

Freedom to me means I can live my life the way I want without interference.

Abbi Hart said...

When I hear the word freedom I automatically think of the freedom I now have in God through Jesus's death for my sins!

Stephanie Huff said...

Freedom means being able to think and believe as I choose. This means having artistic freedom such as reading the books I love!

Thanks!

Shelby Swing said...

Freedom is a rare gift from God that allows those who have it to do what they like. Thanks for the giveaway!
~Shelby

Bookie Bee said...

Freedom means to choose my own path in life and that definitely includes my education and the man I marry!

theconners4 said...

Freedom means getting a choice!!

theconners3@yahoo.com

Darlene said...

To me, freedom means having choices in life and not have someone dictate what I can and can't do!

Thanks for the giveaway!

debbie said...

Freedom to me, is to be able to express my freedom of speech with fear of goverment repercussions.

oriana said...

freddom its to be able to say and do whatever you want, without hurting the others of course!
thanks!

latishajean said...

Thank you very much great giveaway!
I will say freedom is the ability to make choices in life you make!

Stacy said...

Freedom to me means that I can think what I want and choose how I want to live.

Jolene and Family said...

Freedom to me means, the right to be who you are and live the life of your choice. It's the right to make your own decisions

nel said...

To me, freedom means having the right to practice free speech, religion, etc. without worrying about the repercussions that I might face in other countries.

Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

Freedom means woooooo! o-0

itsrob said...

Freedom is slowly disappearing in this country....but at least I still have the freedom to speak my mind. Freedom is not free. God Bless the men and women of our armed forces.

bbrittbrat1398 said...

Being able to do as you choose.
BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

Delilah said...

Do be able to most things I want and being able to BE who I want.

MizVickik said...

Freedom means having real choices. =)
Miz Vickik

Dinda_SI said...

Freedom is the ability to make your own choice.

clc408 said...

Freedom means the right to make your own choices.

Katharina said...

Freedom to me means not being scared of things our parents and grandparents had to be afraid of. It's the freedom of religion, speech, etc. that ancestors had to fight and die to achieve so that future generations would have a better life. Katharina angelsandmusic[at]gmail[dot]com

Mazz Nixon said...

Freedom is everything. :)

Randominities said...

Freedom means not having our books censored.

mverno said...

freedom meansthe right to make choices in life,religion, and politics
mverno@roadrunner.com

Jody said...

Freedom is the ability to express yourself and not have to suffer for it. It means you can make your own choices and go your own way.

Julieh said...

freedom means being able to believe and practice the life i want.
honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

Erica C. said...

Freedom means being able to take advantage of so many opportunities.
ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

Robin T said...

Freedom means the abilty to voice your opinions without have to fear what actions the government may take asgainst you for your opinion

rtrexelgmail.com

CAJUNMAN12 said...

Freedom is the right to do anything you please

Merry said...

Freedom means an end to the abuse I suffered during my marriage.
Lisa Hackney

mom2gabnnat said...

Freedom means being able to make my own choices that fit my life.
jenswps at yahoo . com

Food Historian said...

To me, freedom means choosing my own doctor- thanks to Obamacare, that no longer is an option; the State of NY chose one for me ( I'm not making this up, either): Two HOURS away from where I live. so I guess I have the "freedom" to live without medical care, since I don't have a car.
writer61 AT yahoo.com

Kathlean Owens said...

Freedom, to me, means that I can work at a job I choose too in order to provide for my family and speak what I feel towards my government and leaders

Kristen said...

A Japan travel guide (I'm going there Next year!)

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

Freedom means free to be me, worship God, and have rights that other countries do not have.
vmkids3 at msn dot com

kathy pease said...

freedom is being able to say what is in your heart and mind

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