Thursday, June 28, 2012

Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop - June 29-July 5


I've been blogging for 3 years, and I've only had one Giveaway :( 
The biggest reason for my lack of giveaways is that I really use my books...I write in them, highlight, annotate, break the bindings etc. I know for some folks this is sacrilege, but it's just natural to me.
I love my books; they were meant to be loved and read and loved again...kinda like a beloved toy from your childhood :)
Anyhoo, being new to this giveaway thingie, I wasn't sure how other bloggers feel about getting books that have obviously already been read.
So, for my first giveaway prize, I'm offering a book from Amazon up to $20.  As long as Amazon ships to you, I'm game.

All I ask is that you become a Follower of Peppermint Ph.D., GFC or Networked Blogs, and leave a comment telling me how you feel about receiving pre-read books for giveaway prizes :)
Also, leave your email and blog address so I can contact you if you win.
You can pick out your prize after you win :)
That's it.

You're certainly welcome to follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, via email and/or Google reader if you want to do those too, and I'll be glad to count those as extra chances to win; just be sure to mention any extra follows in the comments as well.

The hop runs through July 5 so I'll choose a winner the old fashioned way...probably names in a hat kinda thing unless things get too crazy (I can only hope, right?) ;)
I'll post the winner on the afternoon of July 6.

Here are the rules for the Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop
.Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Katie @ Mundie Moms
June 29th to July 5th
  • You must host a giveaway on your site, you are responsible for obtaining a prize for giveaway and taking care of the shipping charges. 
  • You must giveaway something a reader, author or blogger would enjoy. 
  • Your giveaway post must include the hop image & linky (or links to the host's sites if you can't get the linky to work). 
  • Please only 1 mandatory entry - all others must be optional - Keep It Simple! No long lists of things for people to do. If you have dozens of things for people to do I will delete your blog from the linky. 
  • Your post must be live by 12:01 EST on June 29th. (That is 9 pm June 28th if you live in California) 
  • The giveaway must be specifically for this hop. 
  • Your site must be family friendly - no erotica or 18+ sites. Your site & giveaway must be free of steamy images and book covers. If it would embarrass me to have my teenagers see it, it can't be on your site. 
  • It is your responsibility to check the linky on June 29th to be sure you are still on the linky and that your link is accurate. Please send me a direct link to your post when it goes live. 
  • If you are using Rafflecopter set it to begin on JUNE 28th and to end on JULY 6th. Do not use the Point Values +4, +5, +10 or +25.

GO AHEAD NOW AND HOP ALL AROUND...IF YOU DON'T HOP, YOU WON'T WIN!!! 




165 comments:

  1. I completely approve of giving away gently loved books, and in fact they're the only ones I have given away! Just started following you on pinterest too (yay pinterest!)

    Oh yeah, and I fully approve of the picking names out of a hat, literally. I did that myself too :)

    devouringtexts [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. I spend way too much time on Pinterest, Laura :)
      Thanks for your input!! :)

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway! I also like to write in my books (especially if they are ARCs), so having a book that someone has already written in might be confusing. However, I fully approve of you doing giveaways featuring used books, as long as you make that clear. If someone doesn't want a used book, they don't have to enter. I think you'll find enough people that do want it to make the giveaway worthwhile. readhandedlibrarian (at) gmail (dot) com.

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    1. Julie, my middle daughter was cleaning off some shelves this past week and gave me a stack of books she didn't want anymore. A couple of them were classics from her AP English class where they are required to annotate. I opened one I haven't read and was struck by how distracting her annotations would be for me.
      Thanks for your input!! :)

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  3. GFC Anne38

    I don't mind used books as giveaways as long as it's mentioned they are used and preferably lightly used. Something that's tatered and written in (other than corrections the editor missed)really shouldn't be part of a giveaway.

    acm05atjuno.com

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  4. I'm a follower on GFC (Julie) and liked your Facebook page (My Book Retreat).

    I have no problem with receiving pre-read books through giveaways but I wouldn't want one with writing in it. The only reason for that is that I often swap books through Paperback Swap, and I wouldn't be able to do that if the book had writing in it. I rarely hold onto books because I never re-read them. So I prefer books I can pass along. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    justplayinaround_blog @ yahoo.com
    http://bookretreat.blogspot.com

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    1. Makes sense to me, Julie...I'm thinking that there must be a way to do what I do with my ARC's etc. so that I can keep them in give awayable condition ;)
      Thanks for your input! :)

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  5. To be honest it doesn't bother me one bit if they are pre-read as long as there in good condition.

    GFC kassandralopez32@yahoo.com
    kassandralopez32@yahoo.com

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  6. I'm also fine with receiving a used book but I'm not so sure about highlights and notes on the margin -- I think it would distract me.

    But if the book is in good, readable condition, I'd be happy to receive it.

    Thanks for the great giveaway! (I follow via GFC)


    Tin
    khriscc (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. I think the notes and highlights would distract me as well...I saw that in one of my daughter's books this past week. Her teacher also had them use post its...that could actually be fun!

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  7. I'm okay with receiving a used book but like in school if I buy a used book and it has writing and highlights in it, I find myself reading those parts and not really reading the info or story myself.

    s(dot)atwood77(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I think it would definitely be difficult not to. Thanks for your input! :)

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  8. I don't mind receiving used books in giveaways. But I will admit I probably wouldn't want a highlighted one. I use sticky notes and keep my books clean. Thanks for the giveaway!

    mpg12345@aol.com

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    1. I like the sticky note idea...there are all kinds, shapes and designs too...it could actually be a lot of fun :) Thanks for your input!

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  9. GFC-Teresa Thompson
    marine.mom42@hotmail.com

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  10. If the books are in good condition, i don't have a problem with recieving pre-read books. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC - Kaci Verdun
    kacidesigns@yahoo.com

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  11. I don't mind receiving second hand books as long as the pages are still complete and the text and still readable. The looks or the condition of the book can never affect its content. If the book is great, no matter how tatter it is, it will still remain great.

    GFC: erleen alvarez
    email: erleen[dot]alvarez[at]gmail[dot]com
    blog site: http://bookforya.blogspot.com

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway! I don't mind receiving secondhand books as long as the books looks like new. (no missing pages, no highlighting, no breaks in the back, no "ears" in the pages).

    GFC: Janita
    email: janita.meerman at gmail dot com

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  13. I don't mind second hand books. I tend to stick with Gently used or Like New books when i do used books. i shop a lot on amazon and i have found some great deals for like new books. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC Terri Matlock

    oklahomamommy0306 @gmail.com

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    1. I love Amazon too! I don't know what I'd do without their service, especially at Christmas!
      Thanks for your input!

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  14. I don't mind getting used books but I don't like markings in them! : )

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  15. I don't mind used books as long as it's in good condition and preferably with no highlighting/writing in them as I find it very distracting.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC - layen
    RSS subscriber & email - lincalc at gmail dot com

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    1. I think it would distract me too, Layen. Thanks for your input!

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  16. Hi!
    I'm not sure if I can enter, because I'm not from the USA - but...
    You know, The Book Depository ships for free worldwide. Just saying. It would be better than paying for shipping via Amazon :D
    You know, I actually love used books. If they have some high lights it's even better, because I feel the connection with person who read them before :) I often buy second hand books.

    GFC: disincentive
    Pinterest: disincentive

    fetachan@gmail.com

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    1. Yes, you can enter! Thanks for the tip :) Im a member of Amazon Prime. I have everything shipped at Christmas and that more than pays for itself. I absolutely cannot stand to get out in the shopping malls during the holidays.
      Thanks for your input! :)

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  17. I have no problem at all with pre-loved books. In fact, my husband, daughter and I shop the book sections of Goodwill, used book stores and thrift shoppes all the time. We give huge boxes of lightly used books to our nieces and nephews for their birthdays and they love getting them.

    All that being said, a few highlights are okay, but those that have three colors of markers on every other page are difficult to read and I don't buy those.

    I follow you on Google Reader. Please enter me in your drawing.

    Thanks,
    Donna
    donnafisk@bellsouth.net

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    1. Thanks, Donna! I can certainly see where the tri-color highlighting would be way too much. Thanks for your input!

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  18. I don't mind well loved books. I spend hours in the second hand bookstore we have in town and love it.
    GFC - proudarmymom32
    Networked Blogs - Sue Sattler
    Facebook - Sue Sattler
    Pinterest - proudarmymom32

    proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. We don't have a second hand store near us...and I sooo wish we did. Thanks for your input! :)

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  19. I don't mind pre-read or brand new, what matters to me is the contents of the book.

    GFC follower. GFC name is Cherry.

    Cherry Mischievous
    cherrymischif-spamme [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  20. I followed via GFC :) Name: Ashley Evans

    I don't mind receiving pre-read books for giveaway prizes, but I am a bit of an obsessed collector and I do like my books to be in good condition. So I might be a little disappointed if the book is badly creased, has dog ears, or has marks in it.

    E-Mail: ashley(at)booknook(dot)me

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    1. I have some I collect too, Ashley, and I too want those to be in better condition than any others. I've even worn out an oversized paperback and then bought the hardback to keep (usually when I get get it on the clearance table). Thanks for your input!

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  21. I'm a follower! I totally don't mind getting books that have been used.

    lisalueddecke at yahoo dot com.

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  22. I'm following via GFC. I don't mind previously read books if they are either in good condition, or if I'm aware of their condition prior to the giveaway. I am one of those people that can't write in books, but my husband is the opposite. I can tell he's being considerate of my feelings when he uses a bookmark instead of dog-earing the page. :)

    akreese at hotmail dot com

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    1. It seems like the key is to let others know upfront what shape the book is in. I'm also going to start trying to use more post-it notes/bookmarks of some kind rather than writing directly in the book. Thanks for your input, Alyce :)

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  23. I agree with Alyce, if I know the condition the book is in beforehand I don't mind.

    GFC Lyddz Maendel

    gingerrodent AT aol(dot)com

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    1. That makes perfect sense to me Lyddz :) Thanks for your input!

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  24. GFC: Throuthehaze
    As long as the book is in decent condition I don't mind receiving used books.
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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    1. Makes sense to me...and I think it depends on what kind of book it is...are you going to keep it? Or are you going to read it and then just pass it along to someone else? Thanks for you input! :)

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway! As long as the book is in good condition, I don't mind getting used ones for giveaways.

    GFC: Stephanie

    http://adreamwithindream.blogspot.com

    stephward84(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Sounds great, Steph!! Thanks for your input!

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  26. NICE giveaway! :)

    GFC: JaneSpeare

    much-ado-about-books.blogspot.com

    naturalflorist@gmail.com

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  27. As long as the book is not too damaged, I don't care about getting an used one in a giveaway.

    Thanks for the chance! =)

    milagp1(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)br

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  28. I don't mind used books at all, even in a giveaway. It's new to me! :)

    I follow gfc linda foster

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    trombonechick04 at yahoo dot com

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  29. I think it's fine as long as it's not too damaged, like rips.
    GFC follower: laceyblossom
    laceyblossom1(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I don't like rips either...just in the last 2 weeks one of my dogs chewed pages out of a book I left on the couch. Even though I didn't like the book, it made me sick! :(
      Thanks for your input! :)

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  30. As long as I know what to expect, I think any condition is fine. As long as I can read the words :)

    I signed up for Pinterest months ago, but have only pinned a few things. You have motivated me to get back on it. Followed you on GFC and facebook as well (already following on twitter).
    Lisa(at)ButteryBooks(dot)com

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    1. I need to get myself motivated to DO some of the things I've pinned! That is one addictive site!! :)
      Thanks, Lisa!

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  31. I don't mind receiving books that have been read, like you say, books are meant to be enjoyed! If you're opening you comps up to international readers though, you will often find that it is cheaper to buy a new book and have it shipped by the book depository, than it is to pay for postage yourself!
    You can find me on my blog here - http://sarahelizabethsbookshelf.blogspot.co.uk/
    email - sarah(dot)elizabeth(dot)bookworm(at)gmail(dot)com
    gfc - sarah elizabeth

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    1. Thanks, Sarah Elizabeth :) Another commenter mentiontioned the Book Depository also. I'll definitely check into that for next time :)

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  32. I don't mind reading used books!
    GFC: veronika
    +twitter follower: twveronika

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  33. I don't mind receiving used books as prizes
    follow via GFC susan1215

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  34. I don't mind pre-read books as prizes, so long as that is stated. To be honest, I'd love to see how you mark up and use your books. Other people's book notes fascinate me :P

    I follow via email, and GFC under Ginny randomactsofbooksandmore at gmail dot com

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    1. Ha! I was also interested in what my girls had written in their AP English books...I think I would enjoy someone else's annotations if I had already read the book more than if I was reading it for the first time :)
      Thanks for the input! :)

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  35. GFC:Morgan
    smilesalot20102gmail.com
    http://nothingbetterthanabook.blogspot.com/

    I woud prefer books in good condition, but I'm not going to turn down a free book!! :) As long as I know I don't think it's a big deal.

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    1. Thanks, Morgan! I prefer them in good condition before I read them, but afterwards I don't mind if they're a little worn. It sortof helps me remember the enjoyment I got out of it :)

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  36. GFC darkmotive
    darkmotive@hotmail.com

    I'm happy to receive pre-read books, as long as they are in good condition and you know up front

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    1. Claire, I definitely think knowing up front is the key. It would be very disappointing to be expecting a new book and receive a used one.
      Thanks! :)

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  37. Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win! I don't mind pre-read books but I'd rather not have anything that is highlighted or written in because it kind of distracts me! It's good that you enjoy your books though :)
    - follow on Networked Blogs as Suz Reads
    - like on FB as Suz Reads
    - follow on Pinterest as Suz Suz

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

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    1. A couple of other commenters have mentioned the distraction issue as well...and I get that completely :)
      Thanks!

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  38. I don't mind used books. I have won several in previous giveaways. I had this debate with a friend of mine not long ago. She is... how do I put this politely? Very particular about her books. She saw one of my paperbacks flipped open and began to lecture me on the evils of wear and tear on the book's spine, and how flat bookmarks should be our best friend. I'm more like you. My books are my buddies. Pages get wrinkled, dog-eared, maybe a little spot here and there from potato-chip-fingers. I like them that way. A well worn book is a well loved book!
    GFC- Tracy Juliano
    Pinterest- Tracy Awalt Juliano
    Facebook- Tracy Awalt Juliano
    email subscriber- tjuliano(at)yahoo(dot)com
    contact email- ohsopetite1(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  39. I don't mind pre-read books, especially if it's one I really want to read! In fact, I buy most of my books used from Goodwill :) Thank you so much for taking part in the hop and for this fantastic giveaway!

    GFC follower Tiffany Drew
    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. Thanks, Tiffany! I love to go to the library book sales and get books second hand. My daughters and I dropped off some things at our local Salvation Army store and browsed the books there too. Some of them looked brand new! :)

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  40. I myself only read on my Kindle Fire anymore, (eyes are bad, need the large print, and its easier, i can highlight without damage, and the dictionary is a great thing, and I can add notes) I rarely enter contest for paperbacks or hardbacks, unless they are ones that I would add to a series of a collections, like first editions, ect. I just don't read anything but ebooks. Thats me. IF my eyes allowed me to read normal books, I would not mind pre-read books as long as no writing, or highlighting, that's distracting for me. ARC's are also ones i will enter, (just have to wear yucky reading glasses, but eyes still get too tired) Thanks for the giveaway. (Glad to see your enjoy your books!)
    I have followed GFC (I could not find your rafflecoppter or enter form) so will put here. also following now Network Blogs, and in RSS (By the way, many people give out ligtly read books for giveaways alot, usually they are ARC's things like that, so go for it)

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    1. Michelle, I enjoy my Kindle and Nook for the same reasons as you. But, I still love just seeing my books on shelves...that's weird I know. I do love that when I'm reading/annotating on my Kindle or Nook, I can highlight, make notes and then gather just those at the end and refer to them as I'm writing my reviews.
      No rafflecopter or review form for me just yet...just the old fashioned follow and comment :)
      Thanks! :)

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  41. I have no problem with pre-read books as long as their not full of chocolate or torn pages . I buy alot of mine at yard sales and thrift stores anyhow.
    GFC follower - amhengst
    thanks : )
    amhengst at verizon dot net

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    1. I know what you mean, Ann...that would kinda be gross :p
      Thanks! :)

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  42. I don't mind used books as long as they are still readable I am game!!! GFC: Bridget Howard
    bridget.howard(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  43. New follower here! I love getting used books as long as they are still in good enough shape to read :)

    Catie
    catiesmoviesinmyhead@gmail.com

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  44. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I don't mind used books as long as they aren't to torn up! :)

    GFC - Dani Chapman
    ellepaulette@gmail.com

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    1. While I write/highlight my books, I still cannot bear it if one of them gets torn :(
      Thanks, Dani! :)

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  45. Thanks for the giveaway and happy 4th of July! :D

    I follow via GFC as Danielle B!

    laughs4life14(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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    1. Happy 4th of July to you as well, Danielle! :)

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  46. I'm ok as long as they are in good shape
    GFC Cricket
    lilcrickit at gmail dot com

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  47. Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway! I have no problems with used books so long as they aren't missing pages or broken like pages falling out.
    GFC Christina Torres
    huntress023@hotmail.com

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    1. I think if I received a book like that, I would be upset :( Thanks for your input! :)

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  48. I love a gently read book just as much as a new one. To me, the story inside is more important than the many hands that have held it or the notes inside. In fact, I kind of like to see what struck other readers while they read it. As long as there aren't pages missing, I am good! Thanks also for this generous giveaway. You rock!

    zibilee(at)figearo(dot)net

    I am a follower of your blog!

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    1. Glad to have you back in the blogosphere! :) Seems a lot of folks are taking some time off this summer. I think "gently" read is the key here. I guess the phrase "used" could mean a lot of different things to different people. I would be embarrassed to offer a messy book to anyone. I loaned my copy of The Book Thief to my boss, and I felt a little weird about that bc i had written in it when I read it with my students. She didn't seem to mind though :)

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  49. I don't mind a used book. I am just happy to have it.
    I am a gfc follower
    debbie
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  50. Thanks for the giveaway! I feel the same way about my books! But I don't mind reading a used book. The more people that can share my love of reading, the better!!
    GFC follower: Lexie@BookBug
    lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

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    1. You are DEFINITELY right about that, Lexie! :)

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  51. Anything still readable is fine to me! Sharing is caring!

    GFC as Abby!

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com
    http://by-abby.blogspot.com

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    1. Absolutely! I took a box to the library today for donation. There were a couple in there that I could have kept...but decided to share :)
      Thanks for your input, Abby! :)

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  52. Thank you for the giveaway!
    I am a GFC follower as mel brock
    melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

    I don't have a problem with getting obviosuly read books if they are in one piece, but I've never gotten a book that had been written in or highlighted other than textbooks, so I kind of won't mind seeing that at least once, to see what others scribble in their books!

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    1. I would actually like to try it as well...everyone else's comments have made me wonder how exactly I would feel about the experience of reading someone else's book with highlighting/annotations etc. in it. I don't think I would mind in a book I've already read, but I'm wondering if and how much I would be distracted if I was trying to read the book for the first time. I might get one of my daughter's books and see what I can make of it. :) Thanks for your input! :)

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  53. I actually buy a lot of used books from amazon (can't find ones like the nancy drew and hardy boys super mysteries new anymore lol) Books are meant to be loved and shared so as long as the pages are still in order and bound together, I'll take it! Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC follower!
    candylovestoread@gmail.com
    candylovestoread-eating-sour-skittles.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for your input, Candy!! I've bought used on Amazon as well and actually have never been disappointed.

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  54. GFC wpogrant
    I don't mind used books as giveaways.

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  55. I love getting any type of books from giveaways (Read or New) it doesn't matter to me.
    GFC: Christy M
    christy_n_jesse12@yahoo.com
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  56. I'm a GFC follower as sablelexi.
    I don't mind receiving a used book, as long as its mentioned that its used, and its only lightly used. I don't think I'd want it written in or anything though.

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

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  57. GFC: Debbie W.
    I don't mind getting already read books as a prize as long as they've mentioned it somewhere that it's been read before. And hopefully, the book is in good condition. Thanks for the giveaway!

    xsweeteternityx(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I definitely think the right thing to do is mention that the book is used and describe in detail the condition of the book. That way, if readers are ok with that kind of prize, they can enter. If not, they don't. Sounds realistic to me :)
      Thanks for your input!

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  58. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I think it's cool to have a pre- read book. It feels great to know while reading that somebody else once read it, and you end up sharing a story with that person, that's the common point you have with them, even though you may be physically apart. :)
    GFC- Sarika Patkotwar
    Email- sarikapatkotwar@gmail.com

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    1. I agree with that, Sarika...I've decided while reading everyone's comments that I'm going to read a pre-read book of both of my older daughters' which has been annotated. Should be interesting :)
      Thanks for your input!

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  59. I love getting any types of books including pre-read!
    GFC: JenniferH

    volta2173 at sbcglobal dot net

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  60. GFC-Angie

    Pre-read books are fine. Just as long as they're in decent condition. I've received books in horrible condition that have or have smelled like cigarettes, which drives me insane.

    ajiehuang1997 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. I would HATE that too, Angie. I'm very sensitive to smells and always have been. My middle daughter has asthma so smoking is non-existent in our house :p
      Thanks for your input! :)

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  61. I don't mind pre-read books if they are in good condition :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC-Janhvi Jagtap

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

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  62. I really don't mind used books, I buy those all the time !
    I kind of like seeing notes and highlights in books, it shows that the book was loved, and it is always interesting to see what struck the previous reader.
    Thanks for the giveaway !

    GFC follower : Leocadia
    Facebook : Leo Sys
    I also follow you by email.

    maric1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I think it's pretty interesting as well :) I'm going to do a little experiment of my own with a book that each of my older daughters had to read in AP English. Each has her own annotating/highlighting etc. Should be fun :)
      Thanks for your input!

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  63. Hi,

    First of all, thank you for being part of this giveaway hop, and for your immense generosity. I really began loving to annotate my books during my AP courses in high school, although, I despised that it was "required", and that I couldn't choose to write on sticky notes in the margins. Using sticky notes is what I do now, especially in text books, but also in books I read for leisure because sometimes I want to just jot down my thoughts for a review, or remember a quote.

    I think offering pre-read, or even annotated, books is not a bad idea at all! As long as you make it clear in your post what the condition of the book is, I think it's a brilliant idea for books to go from one book-lover to the next! :) Those who are bothered by it will refrain from entering the giveaway, and those who aren't will gladly benefit from your generosity. In my case, I am all about the narrative and characters, the actual CONDITION of the book never factors into how much I love it.

    Again, thank you for your immense generosity, and hope you have an amazing summer! Happy 4th of July & Let Freedom ring... :D

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    1. Thanks for your input! I have so enjoyed getting to "meet" so many new bloggers through this giveaway! I never knew it could be so much fun!!! :)
      I do think it's key to let others know up front what condition the book is in. If they're ok with a pre-read book, they'll enter. If not, they won't. That's ok. :) I'm going to start using more post-its too...the margins are usually too narrow to make as many notes as I'd like anyway.

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  64. I don't really mind used books, because I buy a lot of pre-owned books in the best condition possible. But I understand that you don't like to part with your books. I am the same way. I have a problem lending my books to friends because they either don't give them back or they give it back in an awful state, then I just have to buy books again to replace it. I don't mind notes but I really don't like coffee stains and ripped covers. Thank you for doing this giveaway!!!!

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    1. I loaned a series to a friend of mine for her to catch up. She lost one of the books and replaced it...but the cover of the one she bought was not the same original cover as the book I loaned her :( That made me sad bc I tend to like the original covers of books I'm going to keep...especially if the book gets made into a tv movie or something. I ended up replacing that one as well :(
      Thanks for your input! :)

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  65. I don't mind used books, as long as it's noted. Books I love usually look kinda like porcupines, with little post-it notes sticking out all over!

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    1. I can't wait to get some colorful little sticky notes to use with my upcoming reads :) I used to mark magazines that way and mine looked the same as what you described :)
      Thanks for your input! :)

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  66. I don't mind used books at all! Thanks for the giveaway. Gale Nelson GFC pgan427@yahoo.com

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  67. I don't mind used books. I think as a book lover it doesn't matter. As long as the binding is good and the pages aren't falling all over the place.
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    1. I do crack some of my spines and have had to re-buy a couple of keepers bc of that very thing. I've bought second hand books from our library, garage sales, etc. and I don't mind them either...but I do like for them to be in good shape.
      Thanks for your input! :)

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  68. I don't mind used books. I think 90% of the over 900 books on my TBR shelves are used.

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    1. Whoa! That's quite a set of TBR shelves!! :)
      Thanks, Karen!

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  69. I don't mind pre-loved books. I get annoyed, though, if the spine is cracked because then the pages start falling out.

    thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I do sometimes break the spines...and I wish I didn't bc then they don't look as nice on the keeper shelves :(
      Thanks for your input, Darlene! :)

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  70. I don't mind pre-read books as long as they are in good condition (not dog-eared, no spine-bending, no torn cover or pages, and no weird stains).

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    1. Weird stains would definitely be a deal breaker for me too. That's kindof nasty really. Your own stains are one thing, but somebody else's are just a different story altogether :p
      Thanks for your input, Stacy! :)

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  71. I wouldn't mind a once read book either. A well loved or really old book that is fair or poor condition would gross me out though.

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    1. LOL! Perfect description! :)
      Thanks, Lisa!

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  72. I think that receiving used books as prizes is great. It's like recycling :)

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    Thanks for the fab giveaway!

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    1. It does make sense, doesn't it? Especially when none of us really wants to keep every single book we read.
      Thanks for your input!

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  73. new gfc follower (Ruth)

    I have no problem with receiving pre-read books. It is nice if they are still in somewhat good condition.

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    1. I definitely think the condition of the "used" book is what makes or breaks the deal. I'm going to start being a little gentler with my ARCs especially so I can pass them right along :)
      Thanks for your input!

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  74. thanks so much!!!

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  75. I really don't mind what condition a book is in, it's the story I want to read. I have taken books out of the library that were not in the best shape but once you're reading the story it isn't noticable.
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    1. I try to be more careful with library books since they don't belong to me. But I actually mostly use the library for audiobooks since they're so pricey.
      Thanks for your input!

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  76. Thanks for participating in the blog hop! I love new or used books, I believe they should be shared :) I follow via GFC as Rachel Robertson (malibu311 at gmail dot com)

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    1. Thanks for your input, Rachel! And, thanks for all your entries below :):)

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  77. I follow on FB as Azrael Robertson
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  81. I have no problem with pre-read books, as long as they're in readable condition :-)

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    1. Sounds good to me, Christine :)
      Thanks for your input!

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  83. I treat my books like babies and won't eat or anything when I'm reading them. Most of my books I've reread a lot and you can't tell they've been read. If the book is in great shape then I don't mind if it's been used as long as the backbone hasn't been broken. If you break the backbone then lots of times the pages will fall out. I know because I work in a place that makes magazines.
    GFC - Sherry S.
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    1. Wow, Sherry! You do take care of your books! I agree about the backbone though because that glue is only going to stay put for so long :(
      Thanks for your input!

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  84. GFC Çråz¥ K¥
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    I am okay with getting pre-read books as long as they are still in good condition.
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  85. I don't mind used books as long as they are in pretty good shape. Thanks for the giveaway.
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    1. I agree, Marlene. Thanks for the input! :)

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  86. I love books and even if they're pre-used I'd want them. Cool giveaway.

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