Tuesday, June 2, 2009

HUGE Dads and Grads Giveaway

I am so excited to offer you another fantastic giveaway courtesy of Hachette Book Group USA. This time, I have three sets of eight books that are just perfect for the dad or grad in your life.

Check out these fantastic titles:

The Nine Lessons
By Kevin Milne
Do-Over!
By Robin Hemley
The Man's Book
By Thomas Fink
BoneMan's Daughters By Ted Dekker
An Honorable German
By Charles McCain
The Richest Man in Town
By W. Randall Jones

Lincoln on Leadership
By Donald Phillips
Outliers
By Malcolm Gladwell

There are lots of ways to gain entries for this giveaway:

1) Leave a comment with your e-mail address telling me something special about the dad or grad in your life.

2) Blog about this giveaway with a link back to this post.

3) Tweet about this giveaway with a link back to this post.

4) Subscribe to my blog either through a reader or e-mail.

You can accumulate up to four entries for this contest!!! This giveaway is open until June 30th at 11:59 p.m. EST, and I will notify the winners the following day. Only those of you with U.S. or Canada mailing addresses are eligible -- no p.o. boxes please. Good Luck!

141 comments:

Alyce said...

My dad is awesome and I've always been so proud of him. He's worked any number of jobs that he couldn't stand in order to take care of the family. He's generous, and always manages to keep an upbeat attitude even when he's exhausted from work.

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

Karlie said...

Dad is special for a number of reasons, but I've always respected how he was able to separate work from family time at home.

Linda said...

Since my own father has been gone for many years, I'd love to win these books for my son, who is such a wonderful dad for my grandchildren, the oldest of which was a high school graduate (valedictorian) this spring. Just call me proud mother and grandmother.

Natalie said...

wow, another great giveaway.

my dad is incredible. he works so hard in all facets of life but never fails to put his faith and family first. despite working so hard all the time, he manages to keep life fun!

(natalie.mclaury@gmail.com)

Natalie said...

...and i'm a subscriber via google reader!

natalie.mclaury@gmail.com

Marie said...

Another great giveaway! Please enter me. Thanks.

My neice will be graduating soon. She's so smart, it almost scares me sometimes. She's just an all round good kid.

I follow your blog via Blogger's follow function.

mparke[at]mts[dot]net

Kristi said...

Cool - another chance to blab about my daughter! She is graduating from 8th grade on Friday and I couldn't be more proud of her. She is president of the student council so she gets to give one of the two speeches at graduation. This will be in front of 1700-2000 people! She isn't scared at all - but just worried that she will be so emotional that she will cry! I told her she couldn't, because then I would cry! I can't wait for Friday!

I also follow your blog!

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Ti said...

Unfortunately my father and I are not close so I will talk about my children's Dad because he's awesome! He's always there for the kidlets and does special things for them all the time. Last night he filled 100 water balloons for my son's "end of the year" party!

Also, he is not much of a reader but I know that he would read some of these books so I'm hoping to win so that I can perhaps spark a love of reading.

thereedfamilyATsbcglobalDOTnet

a real librarian said...

My dad is the most generous and hard working guy I know!! And he loves to read, so this will be GREAT!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

areallibrarian[at]gmail[dot]com

a real librarian said...

I am a subscriber to your blog!! Thanks again!!

areallibrarian[at]gmail[dot]com

throuthehaze said...

my stepdad is great because he has always treated my sister and i like we are his own

Jen - devourer of books said...

My husband is an awesome dad-to-be (probably by Father's Day!) because he is so very excited about his little son. A lot of guys freak out about having a baby, though they love them in the end, but he has been excited the entire time and hasn't ever had a "I'm not sure I can do this!" moment.

I tweeted this: http://twitter.com/DevourerofBooks/statuses/2005314301

I subscribe to your blog

Be back this weekend with a blog link for you!

devourers.books(at)gmail.com

Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

My dad is really strong and supportive and kind.

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Kitten22 said...

I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader)!

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

Kitten22 said...

I tweeted about this!

http://twitter.com/BookingKitten22

BookCrossingKitten22[at]gmail[dot]com

scottsgal said...

My dad had a very wicked sarcastic sense of humor that myself and my son have inherited.

msboatgal at aol.com

scottsgal said...

I'm also a follower

msboatgal at aol.com

carolsnotebook said...

My father passed away years ago, but my husband is a wonderful dad to our daughter. He's always ready to play, go exploring, or whatever.

I follow with a feed reader.

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, darling. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've posted about this at Win a Book.

bridget3420 said...

My dad is one of my favorite people in the world.

bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

bridget3420 said...

Linked in my sidebar

http://bridget3420.blogspot.com

bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

bridget3420 said...

I'm a subscriber

bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

Cheryl S. said...

My Dad is so special because he has always been there for our family & our extended family. He always felt it was important that we were close with our own family as well as all my aunts, uncles & cousins. We're always together, and when we are, it's always a huge party!

megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

bridget3420 said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/bridget3420/status/2007314364

Cheryl S. said...

I subscribe via Google Reader

megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

NotNessie said...

My dad is special because even when he's furious with me he still thinks I'm great.

gypsyrover21(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Chris said...

My dad...well, he's my dad, for starters. He taught me the difference between right and wrong, knocked (figuratively) sense into me when I needed it, and managed to come home for Christmas each year. It's not really special, but it's important to me.

danunepthys(at)hotmail(dot)com

LoveMyCoffee said...

My father-in-law was the best dad I ever had. He always had the greatest war stories to share. He's been gone a couple of years now, and I still miss him terribly.

Dutchlvr1(at)aol(dot)com

LoveMyCoffee said...

I also subscribe by RSS.
This giveaway is awesome.
Dutchlvr1(at)aol(dot)com

traveler said...

My Dad died young but he wsa devoted, a tireless worker and would sacrifice for his family.
saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Katrina said...

My dad does so much for me even though I am married and have a child of my own. He has spent the last 4 months remodeling a foreclosed home that my husband and I bought. He has single handedly made me my dream home.

Betty and Boo's Mommy said...

My husband is a wonderful Dad. He was in an accident several years ago that left him in chronic pain, yet he still gets up every morning before me (even on weekends), makes the kids breakfast, gets them dressed and organized, takes them to day care, and then goes to work. I'm very, very lucky. He's simply wonderful.

Betty and Boo's Mommy said...

I'm also a subscriber in Google Reader.

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

My youngest brother just graduated from high school 2 weeks ago. He is taking a little time off then will be enlisting in the Navy!

I also follow

shhhimreading(at)hotmail(dot)com

Carol said...

I lost my dad almost 13 years ago. Even though he never finished school he took good care of his family. I wish he was still around to enjoy his grandchildren and great granchildren.
Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

Carol said...

I subscribe by email.
Carol M
mittens0831 AT aol.com

gaby317 said...

My father lives in Asia and there's a 12 hour time difference. I don't get to visit or speak with him as often as I would like. He's a warm person and I do miss him more as we all get older.

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

gaby317 said...

I'm a follower

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

gaby317 said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
gaby317 said...

I've posted a link to your contest on my blog's sideroll.

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

www.startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com

Marie said...

My husband is a special Dad -- he runs his own business and works very long hours but always finds time to be with his kids. He helps his son build robots in the workshop and takes him fishing and is very patient with him, especially since Mac (our son) has a sensory disorder that can make it a challenge dealing with him at times. He also makes a point to spend time with his daughter taking her to her riding lessons or "breaking" her out of school one afternoon to take her to a movie he knows she would really enjoy. He can tell you all their likes and dislikes and remembers their birthdays and other important events going on in their lives. But most of all he has been there for them when I was really sick and spent months in the hospital due to surgeries and complications. He ran his business, the household and took great care of the kids and still found time to take care of me as well. He's very special to all of us :-)

marielay@gmail.com

nightdweller20 said...

My dad is great. He's always been there for me, no matter what I've gone through. Even when I didn't really deserve it.

jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

nightdweller20 said...

I am subscribed via email.

jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

Dixie said...

My father has been gone for many years but my husband is an amazing Dad to our 4 boys. He always has time for them and although they are young men now, they still do things together. They are like the best of friends.

southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

Dixie said...

I subscribed by email to this blog.
southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

Dixie said...

I tweeted.
http://twitter.com/southrngrl/status/2023303035


southrngal(at)gmail(dot)com

cas2ajs said...

I subscribed to your blog via Google reader.

Cheryl S.
cas2ajs@suite224.net

cas2ajs said...

The biggest thing that makes my dad so special is that no matter that I'm an adult woman in my 40s now, I will always be his little girl. Whatever I need, he is there, fixing things around the house for me, providing moral support, making me realize I'm stronger than I think.

Cheryl S.
cas2ajs@suite224.net

Anonymous said...

I was my dad's biggest fan and still am, even though he passed away about 15 years ago. He was very special to me.

wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Jake Lsewhere said...

This looks like a great giveaway package. As for my dad, he's just a great guy who has always been there for us.

Please enter me into this drawing.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

Rebecca Cox said...

My husband is both the best Dad and the best Grad. 5 years ago, while our son was still in college, we both lost our jobs. I got a job where our son was in college which helped with 1/2 price tuition, but my DH could not find a job. After 2 years he decided to go back to college. He never graduated because he went to Vietnam instead. Well, we got my son out of college, and my DH graduates Suma Cum Laude with his master's degree in 4 weeks. Then, he starts his PhD program. He will be 66 when he finishes he PhD and will begin teaching at a University. He has also done all the housekeeping, cooking and errands while he has been in school and I have been supporting us. I can't tell you how proud of him I am.
I am a follower of your blog.
rebecca.cox@charter.net

etirv said...

I would love to win this set of books for my hubby who is the most amazing Dad and husband! Thanks!
delilah0180 (at) yahoo (dot) com

DEBIJOT said...

My dad is great. He attended all my sporting events and showed an interest in all the kids activities.

olympianlady said...

I'd love to win this set of books. My cousin is about to graduate from college, and it'd be nice to give him a congratulations gift. Since he loves reading, this is perfect.

I'm also subscribed to your blog via e-mail.

Please enter me. Thanks!

tiffanyak1986(at)hotmail(dot)com

DEBIJOT said...

rss subscriber

windycindy said...

My husband is the most wonderful dad I have ever known! He is so great with our two sons. They respect him, but also know they can trust and talk to him about anything.
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

"Tweet!"
http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/
2038835516.
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

Email subscriber!
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Katrina V said...

My dad is very special to me, he was so patient with all of us. He protected us/daughters dearly and I love him for deeply caring and concerned.

Katrina V said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/katt_v/status/2044851257

Katrina V said...

Subscrived via RSS

Carlene said...

My step-dad is really great. After my father passed it was really tough for my family. My step-dad talks to us about my dad and is really great about my mom keeps pictures up at home. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
carlene
iluvreading(at)verizon.net

Carlene said...

I subscribe in google reader.
Thanks
carlene
iluvreading(at)verizon.net

Katrina V said...

Blogged

http://katrina-v.blogspot.com/2009/06/fathers-day-giveaways-more.html

Stacie said...

I won't have a grad for 9 more years, but I do have a dad and he is a fellow reader. I love talking with him about a book I have read or heard about recently and then giving it to him to read and then we can chat about it. Even though 40 years separates us...we can still have amazing conversations about books!

ossmcalc said...

My dad is not the same since Mom died seven years ago. He is lonesome and just wants to be with her. One thing that he does still enjoy is reading. This would be a wonderful present for him.

thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I am a subscriber.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

Lesley said...

My dad is wonderful, and had always been there for me, unfailingly. I love him for that!

lesleymfan(at)gmail(dot)com

robynl said...

My Dad was a great Dad of faith, honest worker, hard worker, loved to joke, etc.

yourstrulee AT sasktel DOT net

janetfaye said...

My grad is caring, kind and trustworthy.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Kat Bryan said...

Dad has been gone 20 years. He didn't graduate high school, but he could do almost anything with his hands. He loved gardening and woodworking.

janetfaye said...

I blogged:
http://janetsbookplace.blogspot.com/2009/06/huge-dads-and-grads-giveaway.html

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

Subscribed.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/2061634854

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Bcteagirl said...

My father is one of the best. A girl could not ask for better. He wants the best for us, is endlessly supportive and patient.

Thanks for the contest.
teagirl1 at telus dot net.

Nicole said...

my dad is the best because he is always there for me no matter waht!!!

nicolemarielum @gmail.com

Karin said...

He was a hard worker and had a good heart---

Ken said...

The grad in my life is me!! I graduate June 11th from university.

carolsnotebook said...

I included this in a blog post.

http://carolsnotebook.wordpress.com/2009/06/06/giveaways-in-blogland-6/

deedee said...

I subscribe.
I miss my Dad.
Thanks!

Andrea said...

I would love to give these books to my husband for Father's Day.

He is one of the hardest working Fathers out there.

He has been in the Army for over 22 years and even when deployed to Iraq, he made an effort to stay active in our children's lives. He has also been an amazing example of a loving husband. My daughter will be blessed to find a man half as good as him and my son will be a better man because his father cared about being a good example.

Thanks for the opportunity to brag!

Shauna said...

I would love to win this!
Please count me in :) tryingtostaycalm@gmail.com

ReadingRobin said...

My dad in my life is my husband. He has had a rough year, he was laid off Nov. 1st and working odd jobs to make ends meet. I work part-time from home with three children to care for. He loves to read but can't afford to buy books right now. Our library is closed for a year for renovations, so I would love to win this for him!
Thanks for the chance...
cmrobin at bellsouth net

Icedream said...

My Dad is the strong, silent type. He has worked hard all of his life and I am so proud of him. He is a decorated Veitnam Vet. and made the military his career so he could support his family even though it meant giving up whatever his dream job might have been.

waitmantwillie AT hotmail DOT com

Icedream said...

Oh, and I am a follower of your blog on google reader.

I also blogged about your giveaway at: http://readinginappalachia.blogspot.com/2008/11/current-book-giveaways.html

waitmantwillie AT hotmail DOT com

etirv said...

I subscribe via google reader, thanks!
delilah0180 (at) yahoo (dot) com

A Reader said...

My son just graduated magna cum laude in May. I am So proud of him.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

A Reader said...

Posted this giveaway under current giveaways on my blog

http://metroreader.blogspot.com/

A Reader said...

subscriber.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

dag888888 said...

My Dad was a strong individual, I miss him.

Anonymous said...

My dad is the very best dad in the whole world. I know a lot of people say that, but my father is so special. He is kind, hardworking, the most talented man I have ever known, and he would and has done anything and everything for me and my younger brother. I love my daddy with all my heart!
chambernm(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jo-Jo said...

My grads are special because they are my kids! My son graduated from college and my daughter from high school within the last month. It's been a crazy ride!
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

Jo-Jo said...

I also follow your blog through google reader.
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

writefly said...

It's so cool to be able to read all the sweet comments and stories this contest is inspiring.

My Dad is amazing! He is a rare breed in a man, patient, funny, calm and cool. He just turned 60 this year and has worked for the same company since he was 19! If that doesn't say something about his character and loyalty I don't know what does. I'm so proud to take after him in so many little ways, even if he won't ever get me to hunt and I will never fully understand the depth of his John Wayne idolatry. So lucky to have been blessed with him in my life!

writefly/at/live/dot/com
following on google reader

bettycd said...

Lost my dad many years ago. My husband is a great dad and loves to read when he has the time. He would read to the kids every night and really needs to take the time to relax into a book this summer

Eva said...

In the words of my own dad, my husband is a “number one dad” – I agree with him.
When he was away on a recent trip, my daughter, who’s 4 said: I miss dad, he tells funny jokes and plays fun games with us … I hope my daughters always cherish and look forward to spending time with their dad as much as they do as young kids.
what a great giveaway!

Patti said...

I would love to win this for my DH he is a great dad to our son. While he reads to our son he doesn't often take the time to read himself - think this might get him started again.

budletsmom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Patti said...

I am subscribed to your blog.

budletsmom(at)yahoo.com

Pam said...

My own father served in WWII for 4 years without all the benefits of email, texting, etc we have today. Just an occasional letter. He has passed away and I miss him and still respect me.

My hubby is the most caring wonderful father to our children and always puts them and me ahead of himself.

Thanks.
pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Sue W. said...

My Dad made the deciscion to move to Canada from England with our whole family to make a better life for us. He and Mum worked hard all their lives to give us what they could. I still miss him after 22 years.
roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Sue W. said...

I twittered and tweeted. (kona15hilo)

roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Sue W. said...

I subscribe by e-mail.
roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Sue W. said...

I posted this great giveaway on my blog at:

http://gourdcrafter.blogspot.com/

roylsue(at)telpage(dot)net

Jen - Devourer of Books said...

Okay, I'm back with my blog link!
http://www.devourerofbooks.com/2009/06/this-weeks-links-12/

Lily said...

I just graduated with a Masters in Engineering, so I'm def a grad (hurray!)! Took me 6 years!

Thanks for the giveaway my hotmail is fierce_angel_6000

rbailey1958 said...

My dad has always been there for me, I know he would love these books
pkbailey@charter.net

J said...

Well, my dad LOVES to read and was the one who encouraged my readind... which is the most special of all, considering I went to school to get a doubel major (one in literature) thanks to him! And, I am I recent grad (Masters in Education - reading specialist! Yay!) so I guess it is fitting!

Jenna
papajm25 @ gmail . com

Jennifer W said...

My Dad is the hardest person to buy for, but he loves to read. A collection like this would be great to give him.

jwalker8(at)canada(dot)com

Luvdaylilies said...

My Dad....
He's always there for me and he's solid as a rock!

Thanks for hosting the giveaway=)
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Luvdaylilies said...

I became a subscriber of your blog via email=)

Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

HODGEPODGESPV said...

my dad the doctor was a booklover and shared that with me. he had a wide range of interest...westerns, sci fi, murder mysterys...cecars wars... he would read books while watching...before tevo, so he read while the commercials were on.

HODGEPODGESPV said...

spvaughanbookS given away @http://bit.ly/V4MqD

twitttered

HODGEPODGESPV said...

i am a subscriber thru you rss thru blog reader

Misusedinnocence said...

My Dads the best man I've ever met/ He's wonderful. I don't know what I'd do without him.

misusedinnocence@aol.com

minishoes1 said...

My nephew is going to graduate.I am so proud of him! He's had alot of responability for a young age and helped care for his younger brother and sister. I know I will cry when I see him get his diploma.thanks jacquecurl1@gmail.com

minishoes1 said...

I am a subscriber. jacquecurl1@gmail.com

Victoria said...

My dad is the kindest man and also an avid reader. I only hope to be as great as he is.

I'd love to give him this set!

Thank you!

victoriah40@yahoo.com

etirv said...

I subscribe via google reader!

etirv said...

Ooops, I think I answered the wrong question here, sorry.
My Dad passed away many years ago but I still feel his influence. Now I have a hubby who is a great Dad!
delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

etirv said...

I follow you on google reader!

dag888888 said...

I enjoy any foodie novel!
dag888888[at]yahoo[dot]com

dag888888 said...

Miss my Dad, he passed away many years ago.
dag888888[at]yahoo[dot]com

Rebecca :) said...

My dad taught me that even though a person may not know the best way to communicate or find understanding it doesn't mean that the amount of love is not overwhelming. I miss him.

mycreativeimagination at yahoo

Rebecca :) said...

Oh, and I am a follower already. :)

Laura's Reviews said...

After a going through a difficult divorce with my Mom, my Dad always stood by me and was there for me in high school. Eventually I was able to move back home with him and had a lot nicer last two years of high school.

Laura's Reviews said...

I forgot to leave my email . . . laarlt78 at hotmail dot com. Also I am now following your blog!

MoziEsmé said...

My Dad is just about 70 and working in Mozambique... Talk about dedication to mission.

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Debb said...

My husband is the best dad ever... he is the step-father to my two oldest and father to our youngest... he has put all three children above all others and has gone beyond doing and being a father to all three... there are no "steps" in our family ... he is their dad

Aimee said...

My dad is special in every way - funny, smart, a voracious reader and prolific writer - I am lucky to have him! acirucci(at)gmail.com

Sheila DeChantal said...

I had my dad for only a short time. When I was 13 he died in a house fire. He was a great man and I am proud to call him dad and happy for the time that I had with him.

Sheila DeChantal said...

I follow you on Twitter (entry point please!) :)

I am also going right now to tweet (what a funny word...) about your great giveaway.

Thanks for this contest. How fun it would be to get these great reads!

ikkinlala said...

My dad is special because he's such a generous person and because he understands me really well.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Sara said...

My sister just graduated with a BA in English. I think she's special because she's eternally optimistic. More then anyone else I know. She's also a scary fast reader, so I know she'd enjoy these. Thanks!

Sararush (at) hotmail (dot) com

Nicole said...

My dad is great. He is super handy and can fix anything.

Alicia said...

I would love to win these titals. I follow your blog.
rayven18@hotmail.com

Kath said...

My Dad is now gone but has left the most incredible memories - LIFE LESSONS - for me and my family.

canadiangiveaways said...

My Dad has been a godsend this past year. I bought my 1st home and not only did he help me do it he is continually helping me with renovations, upkeeping, gardening - you name it!

canadiangiveaways said...

I blogged about this:

http://canadiangiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/06/booking-mama-dads-grads-book-giveaway.html

canadiangiveaways said...

I subscribe in google reader

canadiangiveaways said...

Tweet:

https://twitter.com/canadagiveaways/status/2408436489

Bingo said...

My father was loved.
nazatraz (at) yahoo (dot) com