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!

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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.
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Monday, May 7, 2012

Spring Fling Giveaway Hop May 1st - 7th

Spring Fling Giveaway Hop
May 1st - 7th
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Welcome to the Spring Fling Giveaway Hop!
I'm going to make it simple: 
just tell me in a comment 
what signifies the start of Spring for 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.
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 Click here for the full list of participating bloggers on the hop. At this time there is 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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Read "Click for Instructions" before answering the question!





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226 comments:

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Carmel said...

Spring cleaning... it's a way of discovering what to junk and what to keeps. Applies to both non-living and living things :D

G said...

Rain! I wish we would have some

Unknown said...

the longer hours of daylight

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FairyWhispers said...

when the newspapers are full of ads for spring sales

=)

Carl said...

The kids are getting out of school and the weather is starting to get humid.

rachchan2006 said...

When my hay-fever starts playing up and I need to start walking around with a pack of tissues on my person at all times; me with a runny nose is NOT a pretty sight....

marybelle said...

When the freschias poke up through my front lawn I know Spring is not far away.

SacredmOOn said...

Spring cleaning and gardening. And having to cut the grass.
Thank you for being a part of this fantastic blog hop!
DeAnna Schultz

forestofthedead said...

Warmer weather!

Mandy said...

The sun coming out definitely signifies the start of spring for me!

miki said...

Life, with all the flowers blossoming and the birds making their nest

mels said...

Longer days! (:
Thanks for this giveaway!

Beth said...

I love Spring! Hearing bird songs, noticing a different smell in the air, and seeing flowers bloom lets me know Spring has arrived! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway~
Beth :-)

TayteH said...

My grass is green!

TayteH said...

My grass is green.

Nenna said...

Flowers and birds :)

Gi-Gi said...

Longer days and the smell of the air :)

april_hunter24 said...

Thank you for the giveaway !
I would have to say the days getting longer.

Fall Into Books said...

When I start sneezing, I know it's spring.

mil said...

bday time

wrathsqueen said...

Here in the UK it has to be rain without a doubt.

Sena said...

flowers blooming!

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

Easter! And the chilled blackcurrant juice I like to have on Easter Sunday. =)

sweety said...

The flowers,the smell,the sun,the nice green grass!! :)

Thanks for the international giveaway!!

Rafflecopter name - Rosemarie D

janhvi said...

The lovely weather signifies the beginning of spring for me :)

Andra said...

The moment when I start to notice all the smexy men running around out there and fall helplessly in love with 2 or 3 of them :D

Martina Koleva said...

When spring comes everything is green and most importantly I don't have to walk directly under the sun, the trees provide an amazing shadow.... Thanks for the great giveaway and for making it international!

debbie said...

flowers blooming, and I hear the baby robins.

Gale Nelson said...

gardening and planting flowers Gale

Chenise Jones said...

Usually the start of nicer weather. But that hasn`t been happening lately

Doodle said...

Warm weather & flip flops

Leeanna said...

Grass growing.

Steph said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Spring starts for me when I can see the flowers starting to bud & the trees starting to get new leaves!

jwhitus said...

When we start sleeping with the windows open.

Rabid Fox said...

I'm a fan of April showers, though there weren't many this year it seemed. Maybe in May?

Oh, and fish and chips!

Lauren M. said...

The start of spring for me is when I start hearing the birds chirp, when I see my first robin red breast, and when I see the crocus' start coming up.

AUTUMN GIRL said...

The most annoying part-spring cleaning. LOL

marian said...

the warm weather and flowers blooming

Ronyka7 said...

flowers and nice weather.
Thanks for the giveaway.

guymon said...

allergies haha. No, I would say when my bearded iris start popping up in the garden, that's when spring is on it's way.

Rosa said...

The beautiful weather!

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

The daffodils. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Di said...

Spring has arrived with the first robin, the buds are bursting from the trees, and the crocus & daffodils are popping up.

throuthehaze said...

The flowers blooming

Kimberleigh said...

Rain and flowers! And not bundling up to go outside, yay!

Megan @ Unearthly Reviews. said...

Flowers! :D

books4me said...

Robins. 7th grade spelling word was harbinger and I recall my sentence: A harbinger to spring is the robin!

Wendy/books4me

elin said...

Spring cleaning :D

Lisa Mandina said...

State testing for my students.

Tamara said...

When the little tiny cottontail bunnies come hopping around in our backyard!

Christina Fiorelli said...

When it's less cold!

Kaerah said...

Longer Days

Kimberly Lim said...

I love the flowers in spring...

Dani said...

Daffodils blooming! I just looking at those happy flowers!

Sherry said...

The warmer weather and flowers blooming.

deasuluna said...

Longer and warmer days and start of Exam season in school!

Stephanie said...

The weather warming out and plants starting to bloom

Romi said...

Definitely daffodils! (which I have no idea how to spell!) When they bloom, Springtime has a come! ( :
Romi.x

Ollie said...

I think what signifies Spring is the trees budding and warm weather.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Ollie aka DarkBloodyVamp

Colleen Boudreau said...

the warmer weather.

Danielle B! said...

Spring starts for me when the flowers begin to bloom and the rainy weather warms up. Thanks for the giveaway! :D

Emily Damin said...

The flowers & trees starting to bloom.

Jewel said...

The sun. It stays out longer here in Spring.

Michelle Sedeño said...

The warm weather and blooming of colorful flowers. :)

Abbi Hart (gatorade635) said...

No longer having to run our wood burner to heat the house!

Lacey T said...

The warmer weather and blooming flowers!

Mintz said...

Warmer weather, birds singing and flowers!

Ellisa said...

More new released books! Actually, this spring means a lot to me, more than anything! Because I've just graduated from college, and I got my first 'real' job (others in the past are part-time)
Thank you for the giveaway!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Warmer weather and flowers in bloom.

Aline Tobing said...

We don't have spring here in Asia but as far as I know it's the flowers bloom :)

Aline Tobing said...

We don't have Spring here in Asia but as far as I know that would be the budding of flowers :)

Rebecca said...

Daffodils springing out of the ground.

Cecil Atom said...

The start of baseball season means the start of spring!

Reading mind said...

getting older, as it is my birthday, but also new energy!

Sofija Kapranova said...

temperature above 15C

Veronica MostlyReviews said...

Probably when I start wearing T-shirts in the day without feeling any cold.

Christina said...

Since I live in Atlanta, weather doesn't get insanely cold. What signifies spring, slightly more than the blooming, is the initial wave of disgusting yellow pollen from all of the tree sex. Blech.

Also, it's that all too brief time before summer. In spring, it's balls hot during the day, but it does at least cool off a bit at night. Then that ends, and I melt all summer.

books first love said...

I don't like very much spring but I adore autumn and in the spring it rains like in the autumn so this is what I love: the spring when it rains.
What it means I think is obvious: the renaissance of the nature :)
thanks for the giveaway

Mirjam said...

Spotting the first snow-drops in a grey and white winter landscape!

Krista said...

The warm weather and the blooming flowers and trees.

CrystalGB said...

Warmer weather and flowers blooming

BJ said...

Puffy eyes, watery nose and sneezing....but man it's so worth all the pretty colors that show up when the flowers bloom...yep that's spring!

Aki said...

plants begin to flower, green with grass, trees, beautiful sumi in the wind :)

Terri Matlock said...

Beautiful Temps, Smells of the flowers blooming, Thunderstorms, And sadly my allergies acting up. :-/

Suz said...

When I see the yellow Daffodils blooming, that signals the beginning of Spring for me! Thanks for this giveaway!

susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

Filia Oktarina said...

Warmer weather and flowers in bloom. Land with colourfull view^^

Doodle Bug said...

Flowers Blooming. Especially bluebonnets as they are the state flower and are so abundant in some areas.

Jen Witch said...

my allergies attacking me

Yto said...

little sleep, because the sun is going up earlier >.<

Hillary said...

When the flowers start blooming and everything starts turning green again (I hate when the world looks barren and naked).

amandawk said...

Warmer weather.
amandarwest atgmaildotcom

Nina C said...

The start of spring for me is when everyone gets out in their gardens for the first time and you can hear the mowers and smell the fresh cut grass

Katie said...

warmer weather, spring showers, green grass, and flowers.

IreneRJ said...

For me spring is the daffodils and tulips starting to bud in the garden. I love spring flowers the best of any flowering season.

The Zoo said...

tilling my garden!

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http://journeysofthezoo.blogspot.ca

Veronica W. said...

The blooming of nature!

Juana said...

The pretty blooming flowers.

Stephanie Verhaegen said...

Better weather. :)

Stacie said...

When the birds start singing again and the flowers start blooming tells me Spring is finally here.

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

Kristin said...

The spring showers!

Tina said...

When the leaves on the trees and all the flowers start to bloom.
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Kali Skittles said...

The weather! Everything becomes greener and I love it. Plus, sundresses!

Raechel Popek said...

The flowers blooming(:

Brenda Callahan said...

spring is the symbolism of new, fresh beginnings... and i need some of that in my life

Shelby said...

For me, spring has sprung once the shorts and tank tops get pulled out of the depths of the closet. =) Thanks for the giveaway!
~Shelby
http://gobsandgobsofbooks.blogspot.com/

May said...

I would say spring flowers!

Laura said...

When I start to see the bulbs poke up through the snow. I love that moment!
thanks for the giveaway!

Leev said...

flowers start blooming

thanks for making it international

sunshine_pinkystar(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carley L. said...

Thanks for the giveaway! The complete absence of snow signifies spring for me.

Amanda said...

When you can start wearing shorts and the sun comes back out :)

tjmetz said...

Warmer weather, the first buds on the trees, sprouts of grass, rain

Cathy M said...

Love filling up my flower boxes with gorgeous blooms.

fourheadjen said...

Daylight savings! And when the weather is warmer :)

Dian Aesha said...

when the flowers bloom..but my country dont have a spring time (indonesia).

thanks for the giveaway,,success for you ^^

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JessS said...

It's so hard to think at the moment because it's currently NOT spring where I live. It is in fact Autumn, and starting to get cold. So I guess the beginning of spring makes me think of being able to not wear a jumper all the time.

usagi, said...

The jacaranda trees come into bloom! I wait for it each May - and it's purple rain in the streets for two weeks! <3

polaris said...

Rain! it rains regularly here o_o

Cricket said...

When things become more colorful

Eva said...

Birds waking me up in the morning again...

Tanja - Tanychy said...

More time spent outside! :) More sunshine! :)

Sherina the Monster. said...

Maybe it's the sky. When the sky's brighter than ever. :)

Also the flowers and trees! :D

ShotgunGuyIsCool said...

Flowers blooming :))

Clarissa P (Clary) said...

All the pretty flowers. :)

Kappi said...

Sighting the first tulip. This always makes me smile. :)

Caitlin said...

When the weather is warm enough to work in the garden!

Nicola said...

The weather!

Christine Jensen said...

Flowers and blossoms popping out all over!

brendajean said...

When it is finally warm enough to send the kids outside to play!!

PotterHead4ever said...

The beautiful flowers and the lovely weather. :)

- Noely Jeleen

Francine said...

Thuderstorms and flowers

Alabell said...

birds start singing & motorcycles are on ways...and first flowers!

Mona said...

Flowers :)

Dovile said...

much more of the sun and lots of bird songs

Karlene Baila said...

Flowers!! Planting them and seeing them start to spring up from the ground.

f3b60128-64d5-11e1-a47e-000bcdcb471e said...

When the ocean's warm enough to jump in!

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Blackest_Night_Reads said...

Being able to sleep with the window open. :)

Joy said...

End of the beautiful cold weather.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

Shainers said...

Tulips and all the other flowers and Lilacs! mmmmm yummy lilacs! :D

Carrie said...

The arrival of the yucky green lizards in my yard :/

Elisquared said...

A lot of rain. LOTS of rain!

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

The warmer weather.
Jennifer Rote
wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

ann said...

flowers and spring cleaning, no heat bills
amhengst at verizon dot net

Jessie said...

When the day get longer and everything starts to go green.

Evie said...

Nice weather.
Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

June M. said...

When the weather gets warmer and plants, flowers, & trees start to bloom signifies spring to me.

Veronika said...

When I think about spring, I think of flowers and the warm weather, rainbows.

Kulsuma said...

The warmer weather!:D

Maria pronounced Mariah said...

flowers blooming and getting to break out my flip flops!

Tiffany Sill said...

The start of spring is when you walk out the door, feel the sun, and smell fresh cut grass :)

Liese2 said...

When the leaves return to the trees in my yard.
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maneeshaharoon said...

Its my first spring in the US of A and im luvin it! Made all the more colorful by amazing spring giveaways! Thanks!

oriana said...

when my allergies start..i know that its spring, even though i really like the warm weather!}thanks!!

Kayla Beck said...

I know it's spring when the pollen-induced migraines begin. :-)

Allie said...

Warm weather:)

Nay Nay said...

The end of the rainy season.Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win! <^_^>
reneebennett35(at)yahoo(dot)com

Caro said...

wildflowers on the highway!

Kylie said...

Longer days- going from 6 hours of daylight to 12 hours and then 18 hours in the summer is a big deal! Thank you for a lovely giveaway.

susan1215 said...

I think of the warmer weather

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Darling Nikki said...

The Green buds on trees

Lexie@BookBug said...

When I can take my 3 yr old son to the park with no snow on the ground!

Wolfswan1 said...

When the swallows return to their nest on my portch :)

Angie said...

Allergy season... definitely...

KateB said...

The weather and home cleaning:D

Rebecca Hipworth said...

The weather becoming nice and warm :)

Jolene and Family said...

I have to say it's my husbands birthday. It's on the first day of spring and regardless of the weather, we always celebrate his birthday with the thought of warmer weather to come :)

alicia marie said...

when it starts staying light out longer and the flowers start blooming : )

Reviewing Shelf said...

Blooming flowers!

BookStacksOnDeck said...

Warmer weather, sun comes out, and the grass & trees get greener :D

Tiffany Drew said...

The warm weather :)

Bex said...

Crisp, fresh mornings, tulips & daffodils. Braving the sea and a first family BBQ!

Amber Garcia said...

Fresh air and warm weather! Thanks for the giveaway!

kswederski said...

crocus popping out of the ground.

Katie Amanda said...

The first time I see a robin signifies spring.

Ana Norte said...

The changing of weather... So warm and nice!

Lisa ~ Bookworm Lisa said...

My tulip garden!

Jason Crooks said...

I know Spring is starting when patches of grass start showing up from underneath the mounds of melting snow.

Syren said...

Bring starts when my nose turns red and I welcome my allergies.

JaevenStar said...

the sunshine!

Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

When the Canadian geese come back to Canada that's when i think spring starts XD

Kim Reid said...

The grass starts growing and there are leaves on the trees!

kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

May said...

When I think of spring I think of the sun, beach and flowers! And longer day light hours :)

Lolawid said...

Crocus and buds on the trees!

Helen said...

when it gets warmer

Angela Cisco said...

When the flowers and trees begin to bloom

Sarah Elizabeth said...

The tulips coming out :)

Aleksandra said...

When the first flowers start to bloom & of course the warmer weather ;)

Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Brianne said...

Warm weather and flowers blooming!

LorettaLynn//Temprance said...

The colors and the smells:)

FreakChiq said...

The smell of blooming flowers, freshly cut grass and rain :)

Melisa said...

My birthday :)

Agnieszka Nashi said...

The days FINALLY getting warmer and longer after Winter!

Karen H in NC said...

The beautiful spring flowers and early flowering trees are my sign that Spring is here.

Denise Z said...

Spring is the beginning of sunshine without the heat, days where I do not have to wear my sweater, and peaks of daffodils popping up all over town :) Thank you for the fun.

Tracy said...

I live in Florida, so I don't think I really have anything I consider a benchmark for the start of spring? In my head, I think I just break it down between Really Hot and Comfortable ;)
Tracy Awalt Juliano

savannah said...

My cherry weeping willow blooms :)

Linda Henderson said...

When the jonquils, iris and peonies start blooming. I love the spring flowers.

michedt said...

Seeing all the bluebonnets bloom. So pretty here in TX in spring.

Dani said...

Its means that i'm almost done with another year of college (I live in south america so my spring is in september- december)

deanna_boocock said...

crocuses in my garden are the first sign

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