Thursday, January 3, 2013

Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop ~ Ends 1/10


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My book shelves are growing.  My piles are expanding.  My list is getting longer.  I just love books!  I can't resist.

I was taught to share though.  So to make my Mama proud I'll be giving away a book from my shelf :

Blue Moon Promise

"Blue Moon Promise"
 by Colleen Coble

You can see my Book Review Lite HERE.


To enter the giveaway:

*Mandatory-  Leave a comment telling me :  Do you keep books after you've read them, or do you pass them on?  What makes a book a "keeper" for you?

*Extra-  Follow my blog and leave a second comment telling me that you do :)

The giveaway will run until 11:59pm EST, January 10, 2013.  The winner will be emailed on January 11th.

For more chances to win great bookishness,
check out these other giveaway hoppers :





102 comments:

  1. I love to share my favorite books with friends. If they would want to keep them, that would be fine with me. Since most of my reads are children's books, I have a whole collection built for my son's children. Funny thing is, my son is just 9 years old! I still have many more years to collect books for my grandchildren!

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  2. I follow you through GFC (Rhonda P.) Thanks for the opportunity!

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  3. I keep my favorites, and I pass on others to my younger cousins, ones that I think they'd like. I love sharing my books as much as reading them.

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  4. Following via GFC, same name as comment. :)

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  5. I tend to keep books. I have a really difficult time throwing one away, even if I didn't like it that much. If I know for certain that I will never read it again, then I will pass it on.

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  6. I usually keep books after I read them, but sometimes I share them or clean out my bookshelf and give some away just to get more space. I find I read more on my Kindle now than physical books just since it's easier to carry around with me, so I've given away more books the last year since I don't have space.

    I'm one who normally doesn't re-read a book anyway because I remember too many of the details to make it enjoyable to read again. Therefore, most of the time I only keep classics or books I think my daughters will enjoy as they grow up instead of books I think I'll read again.

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  7. I follow through GFC. Michelle Hodge. Thanks again for a great giveaway.

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  8. I keep the ones I truly love, but I do my best to offer them up to others as well. The ones I really love I'd offer to a friend to borrow :)

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  9. i keep if they are fantastic or a favorite author of mine debijackson
    debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  10. gfc debijackson
    debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  11. If I really like a book I keep it for myself and it becomes a fixture on my book shelf and since I usually like everything I read, this means most I keep. However, I like to share my favorites with people as well so I've been known to buy two copies of my favorites so that I can share the second copy with others! A book becomes a keeper pretty much if I have it in my hands because I love them that much and I'm a nerd like that, but I'm ok with it.

    Shelly Hammond
    booski24@hotmail.com

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  12. I follow your blog via GFC and my GFC name is Shelly Hammond :)

    Shelly Hammond
    booski24@hotmail.com

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  13. If they are really good I pass them on to different family members. We are all avid readers and don't always have the money to buy books, plus we all know what the others like so each time a book comes our way it is awesome.

    A book is a "keeper" if it is unique, well written, and tells a story that changes how I look at life.

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  14. I am following you via GFC my username is Lisa DeGraaf :) I really look forward to reading more from your blog!

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  15. I love books and it's hard to part with any but the ones that I really don't like.

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  16. I try to pass books on - actually my SIL swap books all the time or I take them to my local used book store to trade for others.

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  17. I follow you with GFC as Carol N Wong.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  18. I keep my poetry books and a jsut a few that really spoke to me. But now that I have to move into a smaller home, I am even more inclined to not keep them. I have a special friend at the dermatologist who I give a book each week. Also I mail light weight favorites to a friend in the U.K. and others to a friend in California. When I met people, I try to find out if they are readers and what they like to read. I love to share. It is great to see people's eyes light up when you give them a book.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  19. I share my books after I am done reading them. I keep some classics.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  20. I keep most of my books. I have donated the ones I know I'll never read again.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  21. I like to pass on books I know somebody would like. If I think I might read it again I keep it or else I donate them.

    mia at jacobsracing dot com

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  22. I follow on GFC as LadyVampire2u.
    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

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  23. Well to be honest, I have a hard time letting go of books I enjoyed. But I do try and let them go as much as I can and just keep my favorites. Thanks for the giveaway!
    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

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  24. I usually keep my books after I read them. Since I usually buy about 100 books a year, I have quite a library. I do enjoy sharing my book with family, friends, and book club members. I love to read and want to pass that love on.
    6186pep(at)msn(dot)com

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  25. I am the reason for the downfall of many forests, unfortunately. I have now run out of room to keep all my books, and have begun thinning the crowd. I keep those that moved me profoundly, or that I want to pass on to my children and grandchildren, and for the rest, I give them away, or use PaperbackSwap.

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  26. I usually pass them on --- otherwise I would be buried in books. The one exception is author signed books --- I do keep these.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  27. I follow as Renee G on GFC
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  28. I keep the ones that I really liked but most of the time I pass them on so I have room for new ones.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  29. I keep the books I really like. If I know I won't reread it or I don't like it I will pass it on to someone who wants it.

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  30. GFC - wolfluvr420
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  31. Typically I keep my books or lend them to people. A "keeper" for me is one that catches my attention at the first page. Thanks for this opportunity

    Ashley

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  32. I only keep a book if I know I will read it again. And that's usually the kind of book I want to read again as soon as I finish it.
    :)

    Otherwise, I pass them on to friends or trade them at paperbackswap.
    dedezoomsalot @yahoo.com

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  33. I'm a GFC follower -- savings in seconds


    dedezoomsalot @yahoo .com

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  34. I try and lend them to a friend of mine who loves to read as much as me. Even if they are ones I want to keep, she is good at getting them back to me. :) I have a few select books that I refuse to get ride of, normally a favorite author. Thanks for the chance :)

    chocoa16@yahoo.com

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  35. I am a GFC follower.

    Chocoa16@yahoo.com

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  36. none of my friends like my books, so i wind up giving to goodwill. I like series books, and if its by a favorite author, i'll hold onto them

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  37. I am a book hoarder!! I will only loan a book out to certain people. I want it returned in the same condition as when you first borrowed. If it is damaged, I will never loan you a book again. Oh, DON'T BEND MY PAGE CORNERS!!!

    cmucha319@yahoo.com

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  38. I keep them cause I may want to re-read them again.
    erma2167@sbcglobal.net

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  39. I keep some if I will read them again then they are a keeper but I love to pass them on so more people can enjoy them.

    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

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  40. GFC crystaley73

    crytstaley73 at yahoo dot com

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  41. I keep some of my books, especially if it is part of a series, in case I need to look back at something. I give a lot of books to my Mom, and the ones she doesn't want I give to Goodwill.
    videoclimber(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. GFC Tia
    videoclimber(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. I keep some books. I have my favorite authors that I buy in hardback specifically to keep. I will share if you take care and return! My e-reader has become my best friend when it comes to not having a lot of books to get rid of after reading them.

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  44. I keep ALL of my books which drives my hubby nuts!! I have books everywhere!!!!! BUT I do let friends that ain't to scared borrow them. e(dot)sadlersfan(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. I keep almost all my books! I don't like giving them away, because I usually buy them only when I know they're really good. If I receive one as a gift, and I don't like it that much, I pass it on, because if I don't like it, there's always someone else who will.

    animefreak902(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. I used to keep all my hardcover books, but now I pass them along. Ive always, and still do, passed along paperbacks

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  47. I keep my books but lend them out all the time!

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  48. I keep but lend. Mostly keep serial fiction I may want to reread later on.

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  49. After I read a book, I keep the books.

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  50. I keep all of my books....all nicely displayed on my shelves!!!

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  51. I usually keep them after I finish reading them.

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  52. I used to be a horrible hoarder of all my books. :) But more recently I've went through and gotten rid of alot of the ones that I know I wouldn't read again. Mainly now I just try and collect series and a few odds and end ones here and there that I really enjoyed. Thanks!
    -Amber
    AmberLynn1231@yahoo.com

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  53. i follow via gfc- vampedchik
    -Amber
    Amberlynn1231@yahoo.com

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  54. I only keep books I really enjoy and will read over and over again.

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  55. I follow via GFC as Emily.

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  56. Forgot to tell you, I follow by GFC - Cynthia Barton. Thank You.

    cmucha319@yahoo.com

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  57. I share with my family but my friends have different tastes in books so we really don't trade books.
    star_chaser76(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  58. I rarely get rid of a book, but I often let people borrow from my library. It gives me pleasure to let them choose a book from my shelves.

    allisonhmoyer at gmail dot com

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  59. I follow via GFC as The Loopy Librarian.

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  60. At the moment, I keep them. I lend them out but I like to keep them if they were sent to me by the author. Kinda like a little momentum. I'm sure I will cull them out eventually.

    ~Stephanie
    http://stephaniesbookshelf.blogspot.com

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  61. Following your blog, too! Excited to see your upcoming post!

    ~Stephanie
    http://stephaniesbookshelf.blogspot.com

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  62. I keep them if I enjoyed reading it and want to re-read it again.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  63. I keep my favorites ones that made me cry, smile or go wow, books that are part of a series and the ones I pass are on are either donated to the library or traded in to a used book store

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  64. gfc follower(tabathia)

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  65. I tend to keep my books for a while, then if I haven't gone back to them we do a charity shop drop off along with anything else we have.

    Following via GFC - Sarah Graham

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  66. I keep my favorites but pass my others along.
    thanks for the giveaway!

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  67. I share them with my family!
    paulajomyers@yahoo.com

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  68. I keep books that I want to read over, and over, and over. Usually I pass my paperbacks to my mom then my sister then my sister in law. I primarily keep anthologies, dictionaries, fact finders, etc.

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  69. I'm a GFC follower.
    Paula Myers
    paulajomyers@yahoo.com

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  70. i keep books that i really liked and would want to read again and giveaway other books i also like but dont feel i would read again
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

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  71. fallow by gfc kimberly
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

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  72. I keep my books but often trade or pass some along

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  73. I usually pass books along, unless, I am completing a series.

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  74. I will lend books, but I want them back. I'm actually kind of a book hoarder and keep most of what I buy. It's very hard for me to let books go!
    Bonnie Hilligoss/bonhill@speakeasy.net

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  75. I like to keep books I have a hard time letting go of them, especially ones I really enjoyed.

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  76. If I enjoyed it i keep if not then i pass on its too hard to get rid of books that i love...

    darleneysaguirre at yahoo dot com

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  77. Im A GFC Follower Darlene Ysaguirre
    darleneysaguirre at yahoo dot com

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  78. I keep all the books I read. I can't part with any of them.

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  79. I am following you with GFC- Shannon.

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  80. I keep books after I read them. I re-read a lot of them and they also look so gosh-darned pretty.

    I do loan them out, though.

    So... most books are keepers, but I'll go out and buy a book specifically if I just can't put it down, which could mean a lot of things--great characters, a smart plot, lots of engaging action...

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  81. I do keep books I like but collect those I love. Some authors I love are Jude Deveraux and Judith McNaught. :)

    jessamine_marie_tan_ricafort(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  82. I follow via GFC - Jessamine Dungo

    jessamine_marie_tan_ricafort(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  83. I usually sell or trade off books I have already read.

    But, I keep my autographed books.

    bookaholicholly at gmail dot com

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  84. GFC: Holly Letson

    bookaholicholly at gmail . com

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  85. I used to keep books, but lately I've started clearing off the shelves. If I really love a book or it's written by an author friend, I'll keep it.
    Ann
    cozyintexas@yahoo.com

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  86. I tend to keep all the books I could see myself reading again which happens to be most. The ones I don't I pass on in giveaways or to my family.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    Have a great reading week.

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  87. New follower via GFC Mandy Sickle
    and email slayjaguar(at)msn(dot)com

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  88. i keep favorite authors and donate others

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  89. I follow via email - and I usually keep my books to pass on to others, rarely do I reread the books cause I know how they end..LOL

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