Monday, December 14, 2009

Holiday giveaway: Win a hand-crafted box of Mighty Leaf tea



Are you the type to settle down with a nice cup of tea and a book? Or were you once the type to settle down with a nice cup of tea and a book, before you had kids? I fall squarely into the "once" category, though it always seems like a nice fantasy.

Here's some help if you also have that fantasy. Because maybe, just maybe, your dear husband will take out the kids one afternoon and you can have that nice cup of tea as you dig into a book, uninterrupted by shouts and whines and runny noses. This Abaca Tea Box from Mighty Leaf Tea comes with 30 tea pouches including White Orchard, Chamomile Citrus, Orange Dulce and Ginger Twist. The box is so pretty; it's made of plant fibers (an eco-good thing) and has a whittled coconut-shell button.

To enter to win one of two, leave a comment about which book you'd most like to read while sipping your tea. On top of my list: What The Dog Saw, Malcolm Gladwell's latest book.

BONUS ENTRIES: After you leave your main comment, you can leave a separate comment for each of the following that you have done.
Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment with your Tweet time stamp (translation for Twitter newbies like me: click on the time below the Tweet, which shows you the URL). You can use this Tweet:
Win a hand-crafted box of Mighty Leaf Tea from @LoveThatMax, ends 12/19, http://lovethatmax.blogspot.com
• Follow LoveThatMax on Twitter.
Subscribe to the To The Max feed; you can do that here, or another way, and leave a comment saying how you subscribed.
Join the To The Max fan page on Facebook.
Follow this blog on Blogger.
• Babysit my kids so I can go read my book. KID-DING!

This giveaway is open until Saturday, Dec 19, 11:59 EST, and is for U.S. and Canadian residents. I'll pick two winners on randomizer.org, announce them on Sunday, Dec 20 and send e-mails.

Good luck!

Update: This giveaway is now closed.

236 comments:

  1. I love reading the Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, an incredible nonfiction book about a Hmong family's experience with healthcare in America as they face a difficult journey with their young daughter who has epilepsey. I also love, love, love tea. Anytime, anywhere. There are days when I would do just about anything for that cup of tea. To the Max is inspiring, thank you for sharing your insights and candor.
    Leah

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  2. I've been wanting to read My Sister's Keeper, but if it was any book I am currently craving Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife, again...with a cup of tea in my hand and maybe a fire to sit by!

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  3. Thank you so much for finding me today, Ellen! Hopefully we can collaborate on a few things! Looking forward to maybe winning this tea and definitely reading more of Max's adventures!

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  4. Tweeted the contest! http://twitter.com/erinrbreedlove/status/6684807325

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  5. Followed @LoveThatMax on twitter!

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  6. Have subscribed in my Google reader to this awesome blog -- have you subscribed to Empowering People and Changing Lives? :)

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  7. The book I'd most like to read is called "Angel Unaware" about a little girl with Down syndrome who passed away. Her parents wrote it from her perspective succeeding her passing.

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  8. Of course, I am now a fan on Facebook as well!

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  9. Any of the new books about "no-knead" artisan bread. I love to sit and read cook books!

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  10. Right now, I think I'd most like to be reading 'Help Me, Jacques Cousteau' by Gil Adamson.

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  11. I was thinking of your earlier mention, The Happiness Project. But in reality I'd probably just settle down with lesson plans to write.

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  12. I would love to read "The Girls from Ames - a story of a 40 year friendship." I hear it is great, but I have not yet been able to pick it up from the library!

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  13. I'd love to curl up with Isabel Allende's "The ouse of the Spirits".

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  14. Thank you for the giveaway. I'd really like to read a"Midnight sun" by Stephenie meyer if she ever publishes the book.

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  15. I heart tea! :) I would definitely read The Year of Living Biblically by AJ Jacobs. It is a laugh out loud read and I definitely appreciate that at this point in my life!

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  16. Tweeted about it! http://twitter.com/bk2nocal/status/6688600251

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  17. I'd like to read Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell and I really enjoy tea, I drink it everyday, thanks.

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  18. I don't read many books however, I am getting Julie and Julia to read over the winter break and think that would be perfect with a cup of tea ;).

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  19. My favorite way to drink a mug of tea is in the early morning, ready my favorite blogs or playing Webkinz games.

    Right now I am re-reading "My Grandfather's Blessings" by Rachel Naomi Remen. I just recently re-read her first book "Kitchen Table Wisdom" Both are great reads.

    jdoll@mail.win.org

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  20. I've been meaning to read Olive Kitteridge for a while now, and I would love to curl up with it and a hot cup of tea. I have read What the Dog Saw and if you like Malcolm Gladwell, you'll like his new book, but it is a collection of articles he's already published.

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  21. I subscribe through my google reader.

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  22. may sound odd but have a pile of the classics wanting to reread so moby dick

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  23. i would love to be able to curl up with a cup of tea and revisit some of my old childhood favs, like cheaper by the dozen.

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  24. I love tea as does my boyfriend. I can't imagine doing nothing but sipping tea and reading, there is always so many other things that need to be done. If I could, I have a TON of books just waiting to be read at my house. Some Terry Pratchett and my children are both getting quite a few books for Christmas that I wouldn't mind delving into.

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  25. I am a follower of your blog through Google friends.

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  26. Any of The Women's Murder Club books or a Sue Grafton Book!

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  27. Ok, I would just LOVE to get this giveaway. I sure could use a little getaway - even a quiet in home with tea and book getaway that didn't have me leaving my house. Breaks are good!

    I have a stack of books that are just waiting for me to read. I think if i won this I might read the Happiness book you suggested the other day. It certainly sounds like something to read with a good cup of tea!

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  28. I've been wanting to read Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts.

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  29. I would love to sit & read with a cup of tea:) I would read either Blue Sky July or Teaching Motor Skills to Kids with CP. Not too exciting but I think both will help me be a better advocate for my Little Man

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  30. I would like to read Firefly Lane - it's a book MIL loaned to me and I've had it for months without getting a chance to start it! I have no idea what it's about but she said it's great.

    I LOVE tea, but honestly I'd LOVE to win this for my sweet husband. He has been drinking tea at work and has really gotten into it - and he put "some good tea" on his Christmas list!

    This reminds me that I need to make time to have a cup more often - it feels like such a luxury even if I am super busy and with the kids! Ok, I am making this a goal for once a week or so - thank you!

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  31. I subscribed to the To The Max feed using your link :-)

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  32. I follow your blog in blogger

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  33. I will be reading the Lord of the Rings trilogy

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  34. http://twitter.com/bleush/status/6706149879

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  35. Follow LoveThatMax on Twitter: bleush

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  36. I would read my Bible while sipping this yummy tea!
    laprochaine@gmail.com

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  37. I tweeted, http://twitter.com/laprochaine/status/6707758104
    laprochaine@gmail.com

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  38. I follow you on Twitter. My screen name is laprochaine
    laprochaine@gmail.com

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  39. I subscribe to your feed
    laprochaine@gmail.com

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  40. I follow you on blogger
    laprochaine@gmail.com

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  41. The Alchemist
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  42. I would like to read the Jurassic Park since I adore the movie.


    cdziuba@aol.com My email is easily seen in my profile

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  43. http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/6708300141 Tweeted

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  44. Joined the To The Max fan page on Facebook.
    Carol P Dziuba

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  45. I would read my Spanish dictionary. I am trying to learn the language.

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  46. any book my kids want to read for them!
    jk.gorcery@gmail.com

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  47. I'd like to read the secret life of bees. Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  48. I'd like to curl up and read Daniel Silva's The Defector.

    wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. I subscribe with Google Reader.

    wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. I follow with Google Friend Connect.

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  51. I'd read the book Outlander. A few friends of mine have said that I'd love it!

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  52. I'm dying to read the new Patterson book, I, Alex Cross

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  53. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/LisaSVance/status/6719392725

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  54. I follow LoveThatMax on twitter as LisaSVance

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  55. I subscribe to your feed in my RSS Feed reader

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  56. I joined the To The Max fan page as Lisa Selmon Vance

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  57. I just purchased several books for my Kindle... Though its definitely not a recent title, I am reading Stephen King's book "The Stand". I have a month of free reading time before I have to start clinicals in January so I have lots of readying to do.

    Also, in response to leah (who posted on Dec 14th). I had to read "The spirit catches you" for class last quarter (Immunohematology class). It was quite interesting.

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  58. I would love to read anything by
    BRYCE COURTNEY.
    usualy his books are about 500 pages and would need gallons of tea with his books.
    rally_thade17@hotmail.com

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  59. Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol is next on my list. Thanks!

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  60. I've got a big stack of books to read, but just now I'm reading Julia Child's The Way to Cook. We've been watching DVDs of her first cooking show. The woman was a genius and so funny! A cup of tea would go well with detailed instructions on how to truss a roasting chicken!

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  61. I tweeted http://twitter.com/debscontests/status/6733598880

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  62. Don't judge.... I would love to sit with a cup of tea and a romance novel. Relaxation and easy reading.

    lianne-nichols at hotmail dot com

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  63. marc-andre tailleferDecember 16, 2009 at 2:20 PM

    it would be Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts

    sinhead83 at hotmail dot com

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  64. marc-andre tailleferDecember 16, 2009 at 2:21 PM

    Tweeted the contest! http://twitter.com/sinhead83/status/6739204046

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  65. marc-andre tailleferDecember 16, 2009 at 2:21 PM

    Followed @LoveThatMax on twitter!

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  66. marc-andre tailleferDecember 16, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    I am now a fan on Facebook as well!

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  67. I would love to read An Echo in the Bone with my tea -- thanks for the great giveaway

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  68. I would read Outlander
    by Diana Gabaldon I heard all her books are fantastic reads. And with the fantastic tea I would be in heaven

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  69. I'd most like to read The Creative Family while sipping my tea.

    shannon.mangerchine(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. I'm a FB fan

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  71. I would like to relax with a cup of tea and a copy of Neal Stephenson's Anatham. My husband and sister have both been trying to get me to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.
    maryDOTavingerATgmailDOTcom

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  72. i subscribe via google reader

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  73. I have a book on Winston Churchhill that's waiting for me.
    bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  74. I would love to read the love story, Dear John, By Nicholas Sparks, with a wonderful cup of Mighty Leaf!! I love a hot cup of tea!

    lisabradford101@gmail.com

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  75. I subscribe to you in Google Reader.

    lisabradford101@gmail.com

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  76. My to-read shelf is filling up, but my next up is Anna Karenina.

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  77. I'd love to read The Perfect Christmas by Debbie Macomber. I have enjoyed her other seasonal books and this sounds like it would be a good one with a cup of tea.

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  78. I'd like to read the Nanny Diaries sequel that just came out. Loved the first book.

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  79. I'm waiting for my copy of I, Alex Cross
    would love to sit back and sip of tea while reading it
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  80. follow on twitter
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  81. subscriber
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  82. follower
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  84. I would most like to read the book My Prison,My Home by Haleh Esfandiari as my sister says its a great book. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  85. I am an email subscriber. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  86. I follow through google friend. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  87. Oooh I'd definitely curl up with one of my favorite childhood books - Understood Betsy - which I love to read when it's cold out and I just want to relax :-)

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  88. I'm gonna read "The Case Against Homework" It's about whether our kids are having too much homework that may not be beneficial to them
    or to us.
    letessha@yahoo.com

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  89. The next book I'm going to read is Eat, Pray, Love.
    kdanna1 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  90. My next book to read is Three Cups of Tea. I must confess I purchased this book long ago, but haven't gotten around to reading it yet. Sipping tea while reading this would be great! Charlotte
    charlottewinters@cox.net

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  91. I'd like to read Sue Grafton's new book, U is for Undertow.
    pkildow at gmail dot com

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  92. I'm looking forward to reading Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer.

    recently I finished Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger and loved it!
    ebickell at hotmail dot com

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  93. I'm excited to read Her Fearful Symmetry! There is nothing better than reading a book and drinking some tea!

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  94. at the moment i am going through all of steve berry's books

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  95. any msytery book mverno@roadrunner.com

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  96. I am looking forward to a great cup of tea and reading "While My Sister Sleeps" by Barbara Delinsky. sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

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  97. The commentary on Romans by Karl Barth

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  98. I'll sip some tea while reading Spook Country by William Gibson.
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  99. Anything by George Eliot...all the way!

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  100. I follow you on Blogger! Thanks!

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  101. I'd like to be able to sit down and read "Slammerkin." asthenight at gmail dot com

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  102. Heh heh, quite honestly, I already read this series of books again and again when I have a fine cup of splendid green tea. I read the "Highly Selective" series, and more specifically I'm engaged in the Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinarily Literate by Eugene Ehrlich :D

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  103. I tweeted this fine giveaway :D

    http://twitter.com/TimboSquad/status/6789591742

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  104. I'm following you guys on twitter too :D

    @timbosquad

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  105. I now subscribe to the blog by bookmarking it and putting in my daily rotation of websites I visit in the morning to update myself on the happenings of the world :D

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  106. I would love to read Jimmy Buffett's A Salty Piece of Land while sipping my tea.

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  107. the holographi universe intime@myself.com

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  108. I'd like to re-read 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn'

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  109. I just won a book: Thirsty that I'd like to read with a nice cup of tea. I'm been meaning to switch over from coffee to tea, so this may be my chance. Appreciate this giveaway.

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  110. Tweet: http://twitter.com/middayescapades/status/6793147965

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  111. I would love to read Angela's Ashes why sipping my tea
    atndwj@gmail.com

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  112. I would read "Gone With the Wind" again!
    txgigggles@yahoo.com

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  113. I'd love to read any Amish stories.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  114. I would read Under The Dome by Stephen King. Although, at 1100 pages, I better have a lot of tea handy!

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  115. I'd like to read The Gate House by DeMille. I'm hopeing to get it for Christmas. Am a big tea fan. polo-puppy-fluffyAThotmail *dot* com

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  116. I love to read anything that makes me laugh out loud. David Sedaris or Erma Bombeck. (Side note- I am an adult with cerebral palsy and I really enjoy reading your blog)
    kaytewatts AT aol DOT com

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  117. I would like to read The New Old World by Perry Anderson

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  118. I tweeted

    http://twitter.com/Earth_Creature/status/6805611944

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  119. I follow on Twitter

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  120. I love Swan Song by Rober R McCammon. I read it at least once a year. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  121. I'd read New Tricks by David Rosenfelt.

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  122. I follow via GFC.

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  123. hmmmm...a good who done it by Caleb Carr or perhaps a fluffy fantasy book by Anne McCaffery.

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  124. http://twitter.com/springbeanchat/status/6809809722

    twittered :-)

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  125. following on twitter

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  126. Facebook Fan :-)

    Melissa Swanberg Milne

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  127. Ian McEwan's "Saturday"!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  128. Friends Like These by Danny Wallace!

    thefatesarevicious at yahoo dot com

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  129. This is difficult for me since I rarely get time to read. I would like to read Touching From A Distance by Deborah Curtis

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  130. I just received Heaven by Randy Alcorn for Christmas and I can't wait to read it!

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  131. Oh, I MISS reading so much since my baby was born. I did it so much while I was pregnant. I'd honestly love to re-read Eclipse because I got into the Vampire series last year. And I just turned 32. :)

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  132. I follow you on twitter as MelodicMom

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  133. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/MelodicMom/statuses/6815881443

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  134. I'd read my copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned from the Dog

    spitfyr323 at hotmail dot com

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  135. Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/spitfyr323/status/6817086481

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  136. Follow Max on TWitter @spitfyr323

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  137. Subscribe in Google

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  138. Fan on FB

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  139. I would like to read What is the What by Dave Eggers.

    xmeliss182x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  140. I would read Chicken Soup for the Mothers Soul. I love those sweet stories that make you really appreciate your kids.

    @shelliclickedit

    shelly_cox123@yahoo.com

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  141. http://twitter.com/Shelliclickedit/status/6820371754

    Tweeted..thanks!

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  142. I would sit don to read the book that I just got "Mrs. O" I can't wait to start reading it :-)

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  143. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/Deb55106/status/6821498697

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  144. Tea and William Safire's, LEND ME YOUR EARS. It doesn't get much better than that.

    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  145. I follow you on Twitter

    Deb55106

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  146. I'd like to read Wolf Hall: A Novel by Hilary Mantel

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  147. I subscribe with Google Reader

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  148. I'd love to read the Heretic's Daughter while sippping on my tea.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

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  149. I have so many books I want to read but the one currently at the top of my list is "Wolf Hall" by Hilary Mantel. Hm - a nice cup of English Breakfast?
    ceilidh_girl2002@yahoo.ca

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  150. I'd like to read 'I, Alex Cross' by James Patterson.

    president(dot)peaches(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  151. I'm currently reading My Lobotomoy by Howard Dulles - very sad, but true story of a 12 year old who was given a lobotomy!

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  152. I'd like to read "Worst Case" by James Patterson
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  153. I follow you on Google Friends Connect - Carolsue
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  154. I follow you on Twitter @cezovski
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  155. i would read chicken soup for the womans soul.

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  156. I'd like to read Anne Tyler's new book, Noah's Compass.

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  157. I want to sit down and read Demons and Angels with my new box of tea!!

    Thanks!
    Angie
    rennieangie@gmail.com

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  158. I want to read Lucky Girl by Mei Ling Hopgood.

    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  159. Would love to sit down with tea and read The Book of Air and Shadows by Michael Gruber.

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  160. I would read Pride and Prejudice.
    jewelz9393@aol.com

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  161. i'd read forbidden magic-cheyenne mccray.

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  162. I love reading mystery sy fy books but i have just read The Thornbirds for the first time and would love to read it again with a good tea in hand
    melissa.barnes76 at yahoo dot com

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  163. follow on twitter as lovinmykiddos
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  164. fan on fb as melissa barnes
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  165. susbcribe in google rss
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  166. tweeted http://twitter.com/lovinmykiddos/status/6833944246
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  167. I'd like to read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens while sipping on my tea!

    skyskyaa11(at)gmail.com

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  168. I'd like to read Dear John while sipping my tea

    brdgcombs at aol dot com

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  169. tweeted, http://twitter.com/checkkers/status/6834642112

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  170. follow you on twitter- @bridget3496


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  171. tweet

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  172. Fb fan- Bridget Combs


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  173. Following you on Twitter (id- checkkers)

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