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Merry Midwinter Marvels

literati_rain66 Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Another giveaway hop! Hosted by the lovely Inspired Kathy over at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer.

To Enter:
*Leave a comment on this post.
*Include your email in your comment so I can contact you if you win.
*Include your most treasured winter memory in the comment. (I love reading them!)
*Must be a follower of this blog (it's simple and painless, I promise)
*Must indicate your preferred choice, adult or YA

US & Canada only.

Giveaway runs from 12:01 AM December 21st - 11:59 PM December 22nd.

What you get:

Altar of Bones
Adult Prize- An ARC of The Altar of Bones, by Philip Carter


Strings Attached
YA Prize- An ARC of Strings Attached, by Judy Blundell


baddict17 said...

A treasured winter memory...considerng I've only had 16 years worth of memories my best memory would be sledding down hills wih my twin brother, drinking hot chocolate afterwards, and watching A Christmas Story!

I'd love to enter for the YA prize! Thanks!

SiNn said...

id have to say my most treasure memory is when my nephew was 3 and he seen those diamonsds forever comercials about something special he spent two weeks searching for the perfect rocks for me his moma nd grand mother becaus ethey had to be perfect andthey wer eto us the best gift and memory ever

id love to be enter in the adult price please and ty

im a new follower

Anonymous said...

My most treasured winter memory would have to be building forts in the snow with my poppa.

I'm a follower.

I'd like to enter for the YA prize.

Thanks for the great giveaway.

Lena said...

One of my most treasured winter memories would have to be skiing with my friends and family. We haven't gone in a while, but when we did, it was always a blast.

I'm a follower!



Lena said...

Oops, I want to be entered for the YA prize. :)

Megan said...
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Megan said...

I would love to win either book and I am a GFC follower.

My most treasured memory has to be laying under the christmas tree as a child and looking up at the lights. It felt like magic.

megankyser at gmail dot com

Jamie - I'm a guy, btw! said...

My most treasured winter memory...the first time my 4-legged babies (my dogs) touched snow...I laugh every time I think of it!

And thanks for this awesome giveaway. I would love the YA prize! And I'm a GFC follower!

Annerb said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

I'd like to win the YA novel, please.

brenna.braaten at

My most treasured memory was the first Christmas I got to spend with my grandmother after she beat the cancer doctors told her she would only survive for three years. After spending many years on the other side of the country, she finally got to come home, and it was the best Christmas ever.

Qtpies7 said...

I'm partial to the Adult, but I would like the YA too, since I have 5 teens.

qtpies5 at
GFC follower

For me, the best thing of winter is sitting inside warm with all the family after a day out playing in the snow!

Teresa Thomas Bohannon said...

My most treasured winter memories are those days when I was snowed in with my sons...especially near Christmas when the tree is lit and the fireplace is blazing. I would like to win The Altar of Bones, by Philip Carter

debbie said...

My most treasured memories are building snowmen with my son. Last year we made snowmen sitting around a campfire roasting snowballs. It is so much fun. I would like the adult arc. I am a gfc follower.

Erin said...

Most treasured winter memory? Snow days! Waking up only to find a fresh blanket of snow covering the ground, the news stations scrolling your school's name across the bottom of the screen, then going back to bed for a while before a day of sledding and snowmen!

Thanks for the giveaway...happy holidays!


Erin said...

Oops...forgot to say that I would like the YA ARC if I win. Thank you!

Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in. I love YA.

I love snowmobiling in the winter.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Count me in for the YA Giveaway!
My favorite winter memory is (and I hope this counts) when my father and I accidentally broke the christmas tree (it was artificial) and only had half a cristmast tree that year.


Rachel said...

My most treasured winter memory is the Christmas when I was ten years old. My dad got a big bonus, and me and my brother got most of the things we wanted, which was unusual since we were poor growing up.
I like the YA Giveaway.

hopester777 at gmail dot com

Taffy said...

watching my kids opening presents on Christmas day!

I'm a follower!


Lisa said...

Treasured memory.... The first time we took my boys sledding. The pure joy they had. Amanzing!

I like YA Giveaway but like Adult too!

Elise said...

gfc follower(Elise)
Entering for Young Adult book.
My most treasured winter memory is my grandmother saying I love you on christmas to me and my family. She has alzheimers and those were the last words she ever spoke, so it's my most treasured christmas/winter memory.
caliblue7 at gmail dot com

Chi Kittie said...

My fave memory would be when I was a child and I went sleding with dog. He used to love to join me on my sled. :)

YA book please.


Gabrielle Carolina said...

String Attached, Strings Attached!!!!!!

Memory: When I got my favorite stuffed animal, a polar bear, named Belinda for my fifth Christmas! Santa was a sweetie that year. ;)

Zoë said...

GFC followre (Zoe/strandedhero)
my winter memory is building snow forts with my siblings.


books both sound great but I guess YA for this one!

M.A.D. said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

New GFC follower :)
My fav winter memory is pretty cheesy, but still - the first time my two little ones and I made Christmas Angels in the snow!

I would love either book, but am picking
the YA one!

Janelle said...

When my grandmother, siblings, & I made Christmas ornaments out of foil embossed papers!
I follow in GFC.
Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful giveaway!
Best wishes,

Meredith said...
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Meredith said...

My youngest was a newborn at Christmastime, and my middle son received a soft Mr. Potato head. We took the felt pieces, like the blue felt glasses and the red hat, and dressed the new baby as Mr. Potato head for a picture. It was so cute. Reminds me of when I dressed my younger sister in my Cabbage Patch doll's clothes the year she was born.

meredithfl at gmail dot com
Thanks for the giveaway!
Please enter me for the adult prize.

Ricki said...

I loved sledding as a kid and I remember this one hill we would go to with a bump that almost everyone flipped over (I'm surprised we're all still alive).
I'm a GFC follower.
I prefer YA.

MarionG said...

Would love to read the adult book. I'm a GFC follower.Most treasured Christmas memory is rocking my firstborn to sleep over Christmas. He was born Dec. 7. I remember we had lots of snow that December. I nursed him while snowflakes came down from the sky.
Merry Christmas


How are you liking this snow storm?? I'm on the Cape. Yuck! Anyway, my most precious Christmas memory is my oldest son's first Christmas. He was born six weeks early, Dec 6th and I had no idea if we'd get to bring him home before Christmas. We did and I have a picture of him in a preemie Christmas outfit, still looking like a newborn on my shoulder while the rest of the kids screamed and tore through their presents. My cousin (my age) had a daughter born in August and she and I just sat back and watched the commotion and rocked and nursed and loved our babies together, just about the same age difference as she and I are. It was one of my best Christmas memories.
follower under Buried in Books
YA prize please

Happy Holidays

Kayla :) said...

I'd love to be entered for the YA giveaway. (:
My most cherished winter memory would have to be hearing about my younger cousins talk about everything Santa brought them, how he ate all of the cookies they left him and such. I miss that magical part of Christmastime!

Follow through GFC!

kayla3194 at gmail dot com

Lisa loves to read! said...

When my husband and I were dating he said we were going to see Christmas lights and something else. I didn't catch the something else, it was sledding and I wore impractical boots. My feet were so frozen that I couldn't feel them. When I told him, he rubbed the circulation back into my feet. That was when I realized that I loved him. I follow I'm gfc . ke7yca(at)gmail(dot)com

I would like either prizes.

Khyla said...

I prefer the YA giveaway
I'm a GFC follower (Khyla)
Winter Memory: When I got back home from a semester up in Oregon one of my high school guy friend wanted to hangout with me and my other friends out of the blue.We keep in touch like texting and facebook. In high school I had a huge crush on him, but he was dating another girl, so i kept to myself and tried to move on. So winter time came and this is so cheesy but my first kiss with him was because there was a mistletoe and i will always remember that and we started going out after that and still been together for 1 year and 2 months :)


a said...

I've been caroling once(Iknow, lame, Hu) but I loved it!
I'd love to be entered for either prize.
My eamil is

Linda Henderson said...

My most treasured winter memory is when I was young and we had a Saint Bernard because he loved the winter. He would pull us on a sled, dump us off, then come back and jump all over us and lick us all over. Those were fun times.

GFC follower as seriousreader

Adult please, although I do read YA.

seriousreader at live dot com

Jennifer said...

I'd like the YA prize.

My most treasured winter memory is going sledding last winter with my niece and screaming all the way down the hill.

jennifer.kalman at gmail dot com

Melo said...

Hi I'am Melo sonwy winter became part of my life only for 6 years now so my favorite memory is the first time I played with the snow with my sister :D

I would like to enter for the adult prize! the story sounds interesting!!

Kelly said...

Merry Christmas!!

My treasured winter memories are of me and my brother running around the house in our so called special "running socks". Once you put them on they made you want to run like a mad man. I also treasured the times when we would get down Christmas decorations. The smell. The old old decorations and other misc we only brought out once a year.

I prefer the Adult books, but I love YA.


Lora1967 and Mechele said...

I remember as kids loving the snow. We would hook carboard up to the bumper of the car and had the car pull us lol. We would build snowmen and play outside all day. I had two brothers so needless to say i got bombed with snowballs. Now i hate the cold lol

Elena said...

The most treasured winter moments for me are those that I experience now with my almost 3 year old son, as we go out and play in the snow.

I would like to be entered for the adult giveaway.

Follow your blog publicly with GFC (Elena Shkinder-Gugel).


tetewa said...

I'm a follower, count me in!

Jennifer said...

gfc follower - Jennifer

I would like to win the YA book.

My most treasured winter memory was when I went skiing for the first time and felt/saw snow fall for the first time.

pinkpeonyblossom at gmail dot com

nicole s said...

Memories of snow and spending Christmas with my cousins.
GFC follower.
Prefer Adult books.

justpeachy36 said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.

My favorite Christmas moment from childhood was going out to cut our live tree every year. It was a very special time, to be in the woods with the snow falling.

I would like to win the YA prize.

Carol M said...

My most treasured winter memory was the birth of my son!

I'm a follower.

Adult Prize- An ARC of The Altar of Bones

mittens0831 at aol dot com

Andrea I said...

GFC follower

Adult Prize

My most treasured winter memories were the birth of my first grandchild who just turned 17 and a much younger grandson who just turned 1.

Margaret said...

Hi there,
I am a follower, would love the YA prize.

My most treasured winter memory goes back many years. I went to Europe to visit family for the holidays. While I was away my future hubby spent his time refinishing a cedar chest for me and we got engaged when I returned. That was 32 years ago and I still have that cedar chest.

Bella said...

A favorite winter memory of mine is of making snow angels with my daughter when she was 4.

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC follower - Marie Kacerosky

Bella said...

oops -- forgot to say I'd like the YA book if I won. :) Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I would like either book Thanks
lexigurl_17 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Heather said...

Most treasured winter memory? Building snowmen with my grandpa... but... making my Dad's snowman the "evil" one so when he looked out the window it took him a second to figure out he was the snarling one with pointy teeth.

GFC follower id: you_were_almost_right

Anonymous said...

My most treasured Christmas memory is playing in the snow with my whole family. We had a ton of fun doing snow related activities like making a snowman and sledding.

I would love to win the YA book.

I follow via GFC as Belle Découverte

Crystal said...

I'm a new follower. My favorite memory was the only Christmas it has snowed here on the coast for 36 years. I was still in high school, my dad worked retail so of course he was busy, but this year we had over a foot by Christmas Eve and nobody was getting out and we got to spend a beautiful holiday all together and just relax and have fun.

I would love to win the Adult book.


Rebekah said...

Hi. Lovely blog. I'm now following you (spriteyone).e. bekahlynn(at)live(dot)com

My most treasured memory is dancing with my dad and little brother when I was six or so around the christmas tree.

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