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 18 months 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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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Last Days of Freedom Giveaway Hop - August 17th to 22nd

Hosted by The Elliott Review

Tell me you what you plan 
to do with your last days of freedom 
before you or the kids go back to school.
If  school starting back doesn't effect you
 will you do anything special 
with the last days of this season?

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.
Be sure and check out  Aug New Release Giveaway also for a new release from this month!
 Click HERE for the full list of participating bloggers on the hop. At this time there is over 150 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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akiran_ahyii03 said...

I'm already a graduate so what I've been doing these couple days was finding for a job.

claireja said...

School starts on Monday for me, so for the next few days I'm going to be working on getting through the huge stack of books sitting on my nightstand!

Stephanie T. said...

I'm going to sleep as much as I can! I don't even want to think about how early I have to wake up.

Stephanie Pflug said...

My son went to school, so I didn't do much with those last days but enjoy him being home.

DANIELA said...

Hi
As I don't go to school not have kids that go to school I don't have anything special planned for these days, but just go to work.

Fanda said...

I'll re-read a book I'd wanted to re-read for a long time

Shirley Jiang said...

I just spent most of my summer days reading! That's what we all love to do, right? Thanks for the giveaway!

TayteH said...

Be lazy and not do a thing. :D

Sarika Patkotwar said...

I like to read as many books as I possibly can, because once college starts there's assignments to do, and study books to read! ;)

elin said...

Going to disneyland :D

elin said...

Going to disneyland :D

BLHmistress said...

I am wishing for some peace and quiet , maybe I will hold off in my room until school begins. :)

khal khaleesi said...

It doesn't really affect me, so for the end of the season, I'm just enjoying the sunshine while I still can =) x

Holly Taylor said...

Probably wear my hoodie for the whole last week of winter as I'll most likely miss it terribly when summer rolls around.

xx
holly

miki said...

My planning, i will try to read as much as possible and to finish the review on those book because the beginning of the school year is always busy and i need timde to adjust

Alysha said...

Thanks for the contest, and I agree gift cards are the best!

Natasa @ What Makes YA Beautiful said...

Thanks for doing this! I'm planning on just chilling until I head to university in the fall :)

Christina Fiorelli said...

I want to spend time with my friends on the beach:)

Thank you:)

Wolfswan1 said...

I am going to try and finish a couple of books before the season ends :)

Rebecca Hipworth said...

I'm just going to relax and spend the rest of my time reading. :)

Cherry said...

I don't go to school anymore nor do I have kids who does... but if I did, I would spend my last days of freedom reading! :)

Cherry Mischievous

PuttPutt1198Eve said...

We've got some friends and relatives coming over for an end-of-summer party. That's our traditional end before school starts.

Kristia said...

I'll have my mini vacations. Thank you for the int giveaway :)

PuttPutt1198Eve said...

We have a bunch of friends and relatives coming over for our End-of-Summer Party. That's the traditional end of hot weather and start of school.

Luc said...

Reading a book :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

I'm planning on relaxing, reading, and writing. Thanks for the giveaway.

glass said...

I'm simply enjoying just being lazy. I work as high school teacher, so I try to avoid all teen in ten miles radius. :)

Lissette Martinez said...

Read and relax. I can't get a lot of free time, so I'll enjoy it as much as I can

Isa said...

I'll be preparing for school, I need to sign up for university courses, buy school supplies, declare majors. My last few days of freedom are spent stressing out. ><

Kristall said...

I will relax, read a good book and go shopping

Caitlin Rahm said...

the end of summer effects me because of lots of residents where I work start to head south for the winter and so the office becomes more quiet

Maria pronounced Mariah said...

All school supplies and uniforms are all ready purchased. Physical, drug testing and orientation (for my oldest) are completed all that is left is meet the teacher for my youngest. So I am going to take my girls to the aquarium on Monday and relax the rest of the week!

Mel - Thedailyprophecy. said...

I'm going to swim and read as much as I can :D And go on some trips with my boyfriend :)

Terri Matlock said...

We went to the pool and have been house sitting for our last few days before the kids went back to school. :) Were going to branson here soon and spending the weekend with the family on the boat and i have got friends driving up for labor day weekend. :) Really looking forward to that. ;-)

Iani said...

I'm gonna read a lot, write some reviews on my blog, surf on the internet and sleep ^^
Thanks for the giveaway !

Viki said...

Probably read a ton more books, party with my friends and just enjoy the last month or so before school..

Teressa Oliver said...

i think i will just relax with a good book, its raining

Debdatta Dasgupta Sahay said...

I read -- any season!!

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d3dff3b4-7447-11e1-9bc9-000bcdcb471e said...

My father's been having some health issues, so I'll just be happy to get him feeling better. Otherwise, I'll try to work in a day trip or two, and get caught up on my reading!

eai(at)stanfordalumni(dot)org

Shannon Romein said...

I will soak up the last days of being able to run around outside and play with my toddler before it gets too cold to spend hours outside

witchmagsboekenplank said...

Try to enjoy my last bit of freedom. I usually end up doing so by reading in the garden or going swimming at the pool ^^

Erika said...

I'm just trying to get outside as much as possible and get through my large stack of books to read:)

Nata ArtistaDonna said...

thank you

Nata ArtistaDonna said...

thank you :)

Yto said...

i don't plan anything. i'll just relax with a good book.

M.C. said...

Nothing really, but I might get a different job.

Abby said...

Sleep as much as I can! And read of course!

crysb0503 said...

The last days of summer I happen to be celebrating my 2 year wedding anniversary with my hubby. So whatever surprise he has cooked up in that brain of his is what we will be doing.

Kayley said...

School starting back doesn't affect me because I'm taking summer classes. My last days of the summer will actually be my busiest, because I have finals for my summer class, as well as move-in for the dorms (where I work as a desk receptionist.) I really wish I had time to do something fun, but I don't. Oh well; I'll have fun once I graduate. :)

ZaraAlexis said...

I'd love to take one more day trip to Port Credit and have a picnic with my husband and the kids. Just eat, relax, read, and play! Thanks for the giveaway!

Ashley said...

I don't have any plans for the rest of the summer, which means I will be getting LOTS of reading done!!

amy beth marantino said...

i hope to get in a fishing trip before summer is out.

Disincentive said...

I want to clean up my TBR list and read more! :D

Tracy said...

Uhm... Freedom for me starts the day my child goes back to school. Just being honest ;)
Tracy Awalt Juliano

laurie said...

i am trying to do as MUCH reading as i can before summer is over

parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

Zemira Djedović said...

I will be writing my thesis paper very soon.

Rose said...

I'm going to a block reunion for the street my hubby grow up on

Dinky said...

I want to spend time with my friends and read! My to-read list is too long :D
Awesome giveaway, thank you very much for making it internationally (:

Sophia Rose said...

A trip to the Titanic exhibit.

Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

Allison Downes said...

Not doing anything special. Just trying to get ready and get some routines down!
thanks for the giveaway!

miscellaneous said...

Read some more books!

Brianne said...

I will be setting up my classroom!

Christine Jensen said...

Just enjoying the lack of schedule for a little while longer

justpeachy36 said...

Our summers are very hectic, so when the girls go back to school that's kind of when I get a break and get to relax and read a little more than usual instead of trying to keep the peace with two teenagers in the house LOL...

Romi said...

Spending lots of time with my family and reading.

Sarah S said...

Try to catch up on my beauty sleep, and of course read.

Dentro de un Libro said...

I already started school!
Thanks for this giveaway!

nrlymrtl said...

Enjoying my man's cooking before the new semester starts up and the kitchen duties return to me.

Janice said...

I am spending the remaining days getting ready to teach - lesson plans, and finishing some house projects.

Waad D. said...

I plan on reading my recently acquired books, hanging out with my friends and hopefully having a wonderful Eid.

Thanks for the giveaway~! ♥

Anme said...

I'm not really sure, I think I would hunker down and play video games and read all day long.

Carl said...

It's really hot here and business is really slow this time of year. I'm just waiting for the heat to moderate a little and for business to kick into gear like it always does in September.

Lili said...

I always spend the last week of August on vacation in the mountains in Vermont! Much different then NJ, and you can see the stars!

SacredmOOn said...

Well, since I do not have kids and never intend to have any (just not my thing) I do not have anything specific to do...but I'll keep on reading as many TBR books as I can.
Thank you for the chance to win! :)
DeAnna Schultz

Caitlin Nunez said...

I'm planning to read as much as I can before I head back to the classroom (I'm a teacher)...thanks!

Liese2 said...

Since school starts on Tuesday,an overnight camping trip is our plan.
sqwalker2@hotmail.com

hotairballonsandpages said...

Beach!!!! :D

marybelle said...

No special plans. Life just goes on.

daisykatherine said...

I am a nanny, so I am letting the kids I take care of have a great last week off from school. Lots of pool and outside time. Thanks for the giveaway!

Michele said...

getting ready to start my classes too!

Bigmak207 said...

I'm starting my last year of college... I would really love to do some shopping!!

Darlene said...

I'm planning to spend as much time swimming with the kids as possible and enjoy the sunshine!

Rebecca said...

I'll be trying to get as much reading done as I can.

jennachristy said...

Read a lot :)

Sara R Stegosaurus said...

I'm going to attempt to study and set a date to take my GRE's so that i can go back to school for my masters, I have been way to lazy with it!

Debbie said...

I'll probably be reading and hanging out with friends before going back to school.

deasuluna said...

One EPIC clean up of the house from top to bottom, before school starts again because in addition to school I work two jobs.

holls said...

we are going to buy more school supplies. fun fun.
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Misha said...

I'm going to try to take as many naps as I can before I get super busy!

Denise Z said...

For me it will be work. I do not have a summer vacation any longer, so I just try to stay cool and read good books when I am not working :) Thank you for the fun.

Erleen Alvarez said...

Sleeping and more reading. :)

Tanja - Tanychy said...

Hopefully I'll manage to clean my TBR list even more! :)

Beth Gallinger said...

No special plans here.

JennH said...

Just relax ;)

Tanja said...

My exams are staring soon, so before that I'll simply read a lot. There are lots of books I want to read in the next few weeks...

Ciprian Hriscu said...

Nothing special

janhvi said...

I plan to read away the days :)

Sofija Kapranova said...

I am going to read a lot and try to cook something new and tasty.

Cheryl said...

Sleep! :)

dollycas aka Lori said...

Kids are all grown so I am already "free" but looking forward to my grandson starting 4 year old kindergarten!!

Kelly said...

I still need to take my daughter to get some clothes for school. Other than that, just waiting for the heat to cool down!

Shelver506 said...

I'll be celebrating my birthday!

Nancy said...

shop, swim and read

Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

School is going to be a pain! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Mona said...

As far as what I plan to do, we recently moved to TX from FL and are staying in an extended-stay hotel. Our plan is to find a more permanent single-family rental.

My dream rental would be a ranch home on a cul-de-sac with a community pool and playground. And the icing on the cake would be if it's walking distance to the library.

*Jam* said...

I'll read and listen to my favorite bands.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Kristin said...

I am going to try and read some more before I have to read text books! thanks so much for the giveaway!

throuthehaze said...

I don't have any plans

Red Headed Bookworm said...

My kids are already back in school! I enjoy the few days I get to myself,lol! Thanks

Ems said...

I go back to grad school on the 27th, so I'm spending my last days working at the library and reading. I'll get some yard work and Zumba in there too!

C.J. Listro said...

Probably just reading as many books as I can before homework sets in.

C.J.
Sarcasm&Lemons

Jewel said...

Since it's still Winter, I plan to spend as much time as I can lying in bed reading books.

lbraley said...

I work at a school so the end of summer will always mean the end of my freedom :( I just enjoy the time off with family and friends and catch up on reading and writing :) thanks for the giveaway

Lisa Mandina said...

Hmm, I'm trying to not think about any work stuff at home since I'm a teacher and soon will have grading to do.

Llehn said...

Catch up on reading.

Joy said...

No, nothing special, just glad summer is almost over.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

Filia Oktarina said...

It doesn't really affect me, maybe i and my family will going eat at restaurant together :)

Bee W Bedard said...

Take the kids to the fair

Mystica said...

In one of the categories where it does not affect me at all.

Lilian said...

I'm going to sleep as much as possible before I have to subject myself to the toils of college again. *sigh*

Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

Emily said...

Hoping to just sleep all day!

Jennifer Haile said...

Reading and sleeping!

amandawk said...

I just graduated so I will be looking for a job.
amandarwest at gmaildotcom

Dovile said...

It's going to be a normal day for me, I plan to watch some movies on that weekend.

ShotgunGuyIsCool said...

Hello,
I'm already back in school now.
In fact, I'm having my Prelims now :(
Feeling not too good~

miha4sora said...

For me,college starts in October.I have no plans for these last days of summer.

Gabbie said...

I've been in school for three weeks now :(

Hannah said...

School's already started for me, and all I did was move house and sleep! I'll be mainly studying though when the seasons change! Thanks for the giveaway

YA Vampire Books said...

Well, I need a haircut, so I'm gonna go to the hairdresser :P Also, packing my bags

Krista said...

Read as much as I can.
Thanks for doing this giveaway!

Stephanie Huff said...

Usually I just try to enjoy the last few days of sleeping in, reading as much as I want, and being able to go shopping in the middle of the day!

ronnkelly3 said...

Not much...stay around the house, relax...

Katie Amanda said...

I'd like to relax a little more. :)

Ceri said...

I will be having the last barbecue of summer!

Doodle said...

I'm finishing up my last day of summer by reading! Thanks :)

Nicola said...

Reading of course! :)

Veronika said...

This will be the first time I'm not going back to school, because I graduated a few months before. I kind of miss school already :(

DeeDee Griffin said...

We just got back from vacation last night and school starts tomorrow, so we're all relaxing today :)

Jilleen said...

Trying to take a day off or two, to spend some time with the kids. My husband is a school teacher, so I rely on him to "deal" with summer. I so love being able to get up early and sneak out of the house before all the fussing starts. I hate fighting with the kids to get going during the school year!

Kah Cherub said...

I'm gonna read as much as I can before I have to go back to those boring college books... and maybe try to lose a few pounds. LOL

Gisele said...

Just keeep reading! :)
Thanks for the giveaway!

Christy Maurer said...

I plan to relax as much as possible! Once school is back for my kids, we are very busy!

Stacy said...

I don't have kids, but we still haven't taken our summer vacation yet. We are leaving on August 25th for an Eastern Mediterranean cruise!

Colleen Boudreau said...

Going out on my friends boat.

Gretchen said...

My granddaughter starts kindergarten next week so I am spending every minute I can with her.

Danielle B! said...

I'm going to finish as many books as I can and hopefully get my health better. Thank you for the giveaway!

wpogrant said...

It doesn't really affect me

Rad Hall said...

Read for pleasure :)
Thanks for the international giveaway.

Sue Sattler said...

I'm getting one grandson ready for kindergarden and another ready for preschool, so we are spending as much time at the park until school starts.

Linda Kish said...

Back to school doesn't affect me. I'm going to Disneyland!

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

marian said...

just hanging with friends :)

Lyric said...

I don't have any special plans, I will relax and read books.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Brandy Mccollum said...

No kids, but I plan to go out to a movie and then a BBQ in the park with my friends from work :)

Unknown said...

I want to stay cool. The end of this season is bringing lots of changing into my life... kinda waiting to see what happens.

Jesse
jesse.kimmelfreeman@gmail.com

Drake said...

This past weekend we spend some time at the beach with friends before school starts back this week.
emily joy drake at gmail dot com

Aly said...

I'll go shopping and read as much as I can :D

oriana said...

relax, reading, watching movies!
thanks for making this international!

Bookie Bee said...

I would make the utmost of the last few days of freedom...sleeping till noon and reading till dawn!

Nicole@The More the Merrier said...

No school for me, an no kids so I will do what I've been doing all summer. Reading, reading and writing the occasional review.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Kulsuma said...

Just trying to squeeze in a bit more reading!

Stacy Richman said...

I am going to read my TBR pile while the kids are in school.
tinyauthor at yahoo dot com

Carleen said...

Spending as much time outside as possible!

Hushed Paradox said...

I plan on watching a lot of tv shows and read a lot of books.

Kimber Shook said...

I plan on reading, writing and kayaking. Thanks for the giveaway!

susan1215 said...

I'm just going to relax before my kids go back to school

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Stephanie said...

I'm hanging out with my kids and going to the pool.

Julie said...

We took kids to florida!

It's A Hardcover Life said...

I'm going to relax and read. I have a new job starting soon so my summer is pretty much over....

laceyblossom said...

I'll be trying to read as many books as I can before school starts!

sablelexi said...

The start of the school year doesn't impact me, but the end of my maternity leave comes at the same time, so I'll be spending as much time as I can with my son before going back to work.
Jennelle J

Steph said...

I am a graduate student and my classes actually started today! I tried to relax and read some fun stuff during my last days of summer. Thanks for the giveaway!

Evie said...

I don't have plans. Just read a nice book and watch my favorite tv series :)
Thanks for the giveaway!

A.J. said...

Just going to read. :D
Thank you for the giveaway!

Tiffany Drew said...

My kids go back to school in a week so we are spending these last days cleaning house and getting everything ready for school!

Dru said...

So much to do! I wish I could take even one day off and go to the beach!

Cohlina said...

I'm going to read more books! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Pauline Tolentino said...

School already started here in the Philippines. but what I did before school started was I slept for long hours as much as I can. That's how I get ready for school. :))

polin037@gmail.com

Martina Koleva said...

I sill have about a month to go until I start school but I don't know what I'll do when the time comes. I tend not to think about it all that much because I have so much on my to do list for the new school year that I don't know where to begin. I'll probably be making last minute preparations. Thanks for the great giveaway and for making it international!

Eli Yanti said...

no plans, just enjoy holiday and reading book :)

Angela Cisco said...

We're hoping to get a camping trip in.

Anastasia said...

School already started for us, but we caught a movie and got some frozen yogurt in the days before the girls had to go back :)

iLuvReadingTooMuch said...

School is on week 2 now, so I totally miss reading and sleeping -.- Thanks for the amazing giveaway!!

Lisa (Lost in Literature) said...

My son is only 10 months old, so now school yet... though I do still enjoy the summer! Both my birthday and my husband's fall during the summer, so we have lots of parties. :) I'm going to miss those for sure. We are going to enjoy the beautiful weather while it's still here, and before we know it, it will be fall. :)

Juana said...

I will read a book or 2.

jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

jwhitus said...

School clothes shopping and squeezing every last drop of pool time we can out of the next week.

Shauna Buck said...

Spending time with my mom and preparing my oldest for kindergarten!

Caitlin said...

Swim and goof off!

Cricket said...

I also have no children so I'll be reading

DMS said...

No kids- but I plan to enjoy watching the seasons turn as always. Thanks for the giveaway! I am participating in the hop as well (#49 ~ Fairday's Blog!) Have a great night : ) ~ Jess

latishajean said...

I don't have kids and no school. I just would love to get some reading time in so many great books I want to read! Thank you for the great giveaway!

susan1215 said...

We plan on spending time at the pool

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Mia J. said...

We are going to be spending time at the pool and bbqing with friends.

Karen said...

Visiting a theme park

Jolene and Family said...

My dad is taking us all out on his sailboat this weekend

Aline Tobing said...

Read more books and work on my translating project :)

Juliana Dias said...

No kids or class to come back to, but I plan to enjoy it with my boyfriend, who's comming to see me after 3 months away (distance sucks)

Persephone said...

I'm planning on going shopping before I head back to school. Thanks for the giveaway.

Stephanie H. said...

Rest up for this busy weekend I have a big church event going on Friday - Sunday

oloore said...

When I'm lucky to have a few days off I will meet with friends and read a lot of interesting books:)

Adriane said...

We leave for the beach Saturday!

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