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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bestseller Book Giveaways: Brighten Your Day

I have been so tired  from being at ICU with my granny all last week and this week. So to say I'm tired, that would really be an understatement. Not to say no one else is just as or if not more exhausted than I am, because I'm sure you are all dealing with the twists and turns that life throws at us.

But this week has just begun and I just need a pick me up. So I thought maybe my wonderful followers need a pick me up too. Life is life for everyone right? So this week, I'll be giving away two books. I will list four to choose from. I hope this helps brighten someone's day.

Rules: Just comment and make sure you are following my blog. That's it...nothing fancy. I'm too tired to be creative. :-) And I will choose two winners randomly by International followers are welcome to join the giveaway as well, if you have a U.S. address to use, that would be greatly appreciated, if not you will still get your book if you win.

Have a wonderful Tuesday and enjoy your week. And please pass this giveaway info along to somone else, maybe we can brighten up their day too. And thank you all for the encouragement. Every time my phone beeped while I was sitting in the ICU waiting area and it said I had a new comment on my blog, it gave me a smile. It took some of the worry away for just a moment and sometimes that's all we need in life are those little moments of happiness.


The contest will end Sunday, June19th, 2011 at midnight.
All rules are subject to my discretion.

The Four Books to Choose From Are Below:

A Visit from the Goon SquadMama RubyDivergent (Divergent Trilogy)The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


  1. Lena, my thoughts are with you and your granny and your family. I hope that the sun shines on you (literally and figuratively) the rest of this week!

  2. Praying for you and granny! You are an inspiration to us all Lena and I love you dearly!

  3. My thoughts are with you and your family! If we can do anything, let any of us know! Thanks so much for the giveaway.

    imabookshark AT yahoo DOT com

    Mickey @ imabookshark

  4. Here's hoping you both feel better soon.

    Entering if this contest is open internationally. If I win and mailing costs too much, I can give you a US mailing address.

    Gonna tweet this.

    Take care of yourself and get some rest.

  5. I shall include your granny and family in my daily prayers. Get some rest also, you were a bit under the weather yourself. Hope that has gotten better.
    Since I am a lover of novels, I would love to win one of your wonderful book selections.

  6. Parayers and good thoughts to you and your grandmother. I hope she makes a speedy recovery Lena. And how very thoughtful of you to offer a giveaway when you're going through some things. It is much appreciated. Hope your Grandmother feels better soon and you are able to get some rest.

  7. I'm sorry to hear about your granny, and I hope she makes a swift recovery.

    Thanks for the giveaway - it has brightened my day.

    susanna DOT pyatt AT student DOT rcsnc DOT org

  8. Thanks everyone for your kind and generous words and prayers. I can use them and sure could Granny. Thanks tremendously. Back to the ICU I go and I hope you all have a wonderful week and I'm looking forward to seeing who wins the giveaway. But what really intrigues me is seeing which book a person chooses when they win. Books say alot about a person, so I like to see what people are interested in reading.

    Thanks again, BooksnYarn, Ms. Pettaway, Mickey, J.L, Sidne, Jade and Susie for your support and prayers.

    Thanks for tweeting it too J.L. :-)

    Blessings to you all.

  9. Now you know if you need anyone to sit with you.. I am on THE way.. I can never thank you enough for coming to sit with me with my dad.. You are a true Angel..

  10. *tears* Thanks Ebony Eyes. I know you would. I do. I'm ok so far. Sleep deprived more than anything. Thank you. Thank you.

  11. Hope your grandmother will be OK. And you. Take it easy!

    I would love to enter the giveaway as the books look great. Both Divergent and Goon Squad are books I really want to read. Mama Ruby looks great just from the cover. I've read all of the Stieg Larsson books (twice!) so that's the only one I would not want to win but... that's also a fantastic book.

    Hope you don't mind... I'm from Europe - but I run mostly international giveaways myself, so I hope that makes up for it, a bit.

    Have a good week, Lena, as far as possible.

  12. You're a good granddaughter, Lena!! I hope that your granny is out of ICU very soon! And I know that you'll get your much needed rest!

  13. Thanks very much Leeswammes. I've seen all of Stieg Larsson's books (the films). I have yet to read any of them. But my sister said they are great books. I loved the film versions, I watched them several times. Thanks for the well wishes, I am definitely going to rest tonight. I'm moving on empty so I have no choice. Thanks for stopping by Leeswammes, I love having my international followers!

    Thank you for the kind words Lineofserenity. I am definitely getting some rest. Thanks for stopping by as well.

  14. So sorry to hear about your grandmother. Take good care of yourself too.

  15. Hi Lena, I'm so sorry to hear about your granny, but glad for you both that you are there to be with her. I'm sure it means a lot to her. (Don't worry about the blog if you need a little break, though sometimes blogging is helpful in its own way.)

  16. I'm not after an entry... just wanted to wish you and your granny all the best wishes.

  17. I'll be prayin' for you and your granny. Thanks for adding some sunshine in my day. I'll be sure to pass it along :)

  18. Lena, thinking of you and your granny and sending positive thoughts your way.

  19. I'm so sorry your granny is ill. I hope things take a turn for the better.

  20. So sorry you've had such a rough week. Hope your granny is feeling better soon!

  21. I'm so sorry Lena!! I hope your granny feels better. Lots of healing energy to her and hugs to you both!!


  22. Hang in there, Lena...and get some rest when you can. My thoughts are with you.

    I would very much like to read A Visit from the Goon Squad.

    I'm a new follower :)

  23. Please enter me for A Visit from the Goon Squad. Love Jennifer Egan! Thanks for the chance. =O)

    GFC follower


  24. Hope your granny feels better! (and am I too late?)

    I'd love to read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.


  25. I can totally relate. I used to be at the hospital everyday when my grandma was put in the ICU.
    Is she out of the hospital? I hope she's getting better now.

    I have read Divergent and it was really good. Uhm, I haven't read The Millennium Trilogy, but i've seen the first (the Swedish one) of the three movies and there's an American version of it coming out this year. I saw the trailer when I watched X-Men: First Class with my friends. XD

    By the way, I'm not entering the giveaway. Thanks though.

    Goodluck everyone! (:


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