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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Birthday Bash Launch!


On December 20th, I will be turning the lucky age of 25. Lucky for me and for you! I will be holding 20 days of contests, starting today - with 25 winners (or maybe an extra here or there).

I'm going to be using google docs for all of my contests to help protect you from spam mail.

All contests will end on December 30th at 11:59 pm. I will announce ALL 25 (or more!) winners on December 31st - to give you something to look forward to for the New Year. Which means.. some contests will be longer than others. But you'll have at least 10 days to enter contests!

Now, I'm jump starting this birthday bash off with a 6 winner comment contest! This is a 30 day contest in which you will gain one entry per post you comment on. Limit one per post. You can only gain entries on posts starting with this one and every one AFTER until the deadline. (This one DOES count as well!) Got it?

Question is.. what will you win?

Here's how it breaks down:

1st place winner: Any book under $25
2nd place winner: Any book that I've reviewed under $25
3rd place winner: $10 Amazon Gift Card
4th place winner: 3 books from a list
5th place winner: 2 books from the remaining list
6th place winner: Awesome bookish swag - donated from Briana - The Book Pixie!


So far, the list of books is as follows:
Spellbinder by Helen Stringer (ARC)
The Things That Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley (ARC)
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Bull Rider by Suzanne Morgan Williams

Possible books:
Tricks by Ellen Hopkins
Lipstick Apology by Jennifer Jabaley
Bran Hambric by Kaleb Nation
Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr
or others.... :-D

This will be the ONLY international contest during my Birthday Bash - sorry guys (The rest will be US & Canada only)! I'm not made of a ton of money. If you win the gift card and Amazon does not ship to your country, I will switch it to a Book Depository or other Gift Card - please just let me know.

So, let the commenting commence! This is random still, but the more you comment (still 1 entry per post...), the more entries you get! And yes, giveaway posts do count because I'm using google forms! Woot! You can only win one of the comment contest prizes.

Okay peeps, start commenting!

Birthday Bash Day 2: Fallen + Beautiful Dead
Birthday Bash Day 3: The Dark Divine
Birthday Bash Day 4: Beautiful Creatures
Birthday Bash Day 5: 3 books by Justine Larbalestier
Birthday Bash Day 6: The Maze Runner
Birthday Bash Day 7: The Devil's Kiss
Birthday Bash Day 8: Marcelo in the Real World and Recipe for Disaster
Birthday Bash Day 9: The Espressologist
Birthday Bash Day 10: Heir Trilogy
Birthday Bash Day 11: Donut Days
Birthday Bash Day 12: Tithe
Birthday Bash Day 13: Need
Birthday Bash Day 14: Lament
Birthday Bash Day 15: Hunted
Birthday Bash Day 16: 5 books by Nancy Holder
Birthday Bash Day 17: Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading
Birthday Bash Day 18: Hate List
Birthday Bash Day 19: Firespell
Birthday Bash Day 20: Kristen Britain books

137 comments:

  1. Happy, Happy Birthday Month!! Just the way a girl should celebrate... a full month long Birthday!

    -Lisa

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  2. Oh man! Awesome birthday bash! ...I'm totally going to be crashing the party ;]

    Happy Birthday Month!!

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  3. Happy Alomost Birthday! Such a big birthday! I am virtually giving you a cake right now :]

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  4. Yesss, it has begun! Not gonna lie, I've been anxiously awaiting this.

    The only thing we're missing now is booze, haha. ;)

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  5. Have an awesome birthday!
    Don't let it get swept under the Christmas rug!!!
    Can't wait to see what you have in store!

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  6. wow, 20 days of contests? such a generous birthday er counter-gift? XD;
    very excited, and to see what the "others" will be 8D
    happy er...birthmonth!

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  7. Wow, talk about a birthday celebration! Birthday and Christmas in the same month, can you ask for anything more? (My bday is this month too!) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! note: read that on the 20th ;)

    And thanks for making this part of the contest international!

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  8. Whee! So many contests made of so much awesome, I seriously can't wait! :)
    Love the new layout for the blog, btw!
    And you're so lucky, b-day and xmas so close together!

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  9. How awesome are you that you're giving away books in celebration of your B-day!? Happy Birthday month!!

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  10. Happy Birthday Month! What a great contest, thanks.

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  11. Happy Birthday month. Hope that your birthday is totally awesome and this is definitely a great way to celebrate!

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  12. Happy Birthday Month!!! How exciting! 25 is a great age to be!
    Thanks for hosting such great contests to help us celebrate with you!

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  13. happy birthday month!!!

    what a cool idea to make your birthday last!

    HAVE FUN!

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  14. Happy birthday - a quarter of a century old!

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  15. Happy Birthday =P

    20 days of contests - that's awesome!

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  16. Happy Birthday Month! What a great idea for a contest! :D

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  17. There's something to be said for celebrating a birthday all month long. Happy 25! Looking forward to this month :)

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  18. Happy Happy Birthday...
    We're glad your here to share...
    It's gonna be a great month...
    For this we're sure you'll share...
    So sit right back remember...
    We all know that you care...
    And have a Happy Birthday month...
    And know how much WE care...

    Happy Birthday - and yes that was quite stupid LOL I hope you had a great laugh!

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  19. Have a happy birthday month!! Great idea.

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  20. Wow this is awesome-thanks! Its a bummer though that this will be the only international contest:(:P

    Anyways..HAPPY BIRTHDAY:)
    Have a wonderful day:)

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  21. Happy Birthday! What a great contest. Spreading the birthday love!

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  22. You said last night on Twitter that we'd be impressed, and I definitely am! Quite the contest. I'm definitely looking forward to it. =)

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  23. Wow, this looks like an amazing contest; It's going to be lot's of fun!

    Happy Birthday!!

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  24. Harry Birthday!
    Great that you have something for the international readers too. :)

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  25. You were right-this is great! I can't wait to start commenting!

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  26. Ooooo Happy Birthday! Very exciting!

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  27. Happy Birthday today and every day of this month Kristen!! My birthday day is December 12, and I remember my 25th birthday. One of my best years!!

    Thank you for hosting this fantastic birthday celebration giveaway. My only wish is to win a copy of THE THINGS THAT KEEP US HERE!!

    cyeates AT nycap DOT rr DOT com

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  28. This is a great idea for a contest. Thanks!

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  29. What an interestnig event Kristen!
    I can't wait to see what's to come ^^

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  30. This is a great contest! ^^
    Happy almost-birthday!!

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  31. Yeah! December babies rock!!! :) Woot!

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  32. Awesome contest! Happy Early Birthday!

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  33. Yay for birthday contest love! And Happy early birthday! Have a great month! :)

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  34. Woohoo! Awesome books there. Happy Almost Birthday :)

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  35. Great! You are having an international contest! I love U ;)
    Gift card from Book Depository.. it sounds so good!

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  36. Wow! You truly do know how to throw a great party.

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  37. WOOT! This is definitely MY favorite birthday celebration. ;)

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  38. Happy early birthday!! :D This is going to be a very fun December! And what a great way to celebrate. ;)

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  39. Happy Early Birthday :)
    Great giveaway

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  40. Happy early birthday! What a way to celebrate a birthday. ;)

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  41. I hope you have a fabulous month of birthday fun! Thanks for sharing the celebration with us.

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  42. Happpppy Birthday!!! I'll make sure to get you some cookies from the COOKIE COMPANY


    I love your new layout!

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  43. Happy Birthday Kristen! Its going to be a great month on your blog.

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  44. Happy 25th birthday! That cake looks ridiculously delicious :)

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  45. Happy Happy Birthday! I noticed a lot of bloggers have December birthdays.

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  46. What a nice month to be born in! I hope you have the most lovely of days! The contest is a very nice way to share YOUR day with us.

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  47. Jouyeux Anniversaire!! That's French for Happy Birthday!! C:

    Awesome bday bash!

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  48. Happy almost Birthday!!! And thank you very much for an amazing contest(s)!

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  49. Happy early birthday!! And considering it's your birthday month, shouldn't we be giving you books? Not the other way around.

    I'm loving this new layout too :D
    -Nikki

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  50. I wish I was 25 again! It's a good year. And I can't wait to see those wedding pics!

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  51. What a great giveaway. I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

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  52. Happy Birthday! I posted this on the Contests & Giveaways section on my sidebar

    http://allthingsurbanfantasy.blogspot.com/

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  53. Great Contest idea- and since its not your birthday yet- Happy Unbirthday to you.

    ~Pixie

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  54. Happy Birthday Month!! Hope you enjoy it.

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  55. Happy Birthday, and YAAY! Love the contest. :)

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  56. December bdays are the best!! :)

    You aren't made of MONEY, I totally thought you were... :)

    BTW, love your new layout and everything... very cute!

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  57. Happy Birthday and I'm in love with the new look!

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  58. Cool contest!and have a Happy Birthday month!!

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  59. Happy Birthday!! Oh, to be 25 again :D

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  60. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    Thanks you for giving us gifts! :)

    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  61. Happy Happy Birthday Month to you!! Woooooo!!
    I LOVE this contest and am supper excited about it. Thanks Kristen!

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  62. Happy Birthday Month! My hubbie thought my Birthday weekends (if my bday even touches a weekend, Fri counts, the entire weekend is mine!) were ridiculous wait until I tell him this. Thanks for the idea and contest!

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  63. Happy Birthday! Great giveaway(s)!

    sara
    sosarora_11(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  64. Wow! This is one way to celebrate your birthday :)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONTH!!!

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  65. Happy Birthday month!!! What a great way to celebrate and so generous!!

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  66. Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday!

    cindyc725 at gmail dot com

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  67. Happy Birthday!!!!!! and Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  68. Whoo! Happy birthday, girl. :) And thanks for the awesome contest!

    booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. December is such a lovely month to have a birthday! Unless you live in Illinois, specifically Chicago where it's cold for far too long. haha. Have a great birthday and thank you for such an amazing giveaway!

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  70. Awesome giveaway! :)

    Happy 25th Birthday! (early!)

    I would have been here sooner but I like to save giveaways/contests in Reader then tackle them all at once. :)

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  71. what a fun giveaway. happy birthday!

    -lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  72. Happy Birthday! What a great giveaway!!

    Sarah Emmerson
    saemmerson at yahoo dot com

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  73. Wow, super-happy birthday! Great contest!

    Alessandra
    outofblue1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  74. Happy Birthday! This is such an awesome contest!

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  75. Have a happy, happy un-birthday month!

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  76. This sounds great! Thanks for the chance! And an early Happy Birthday!
    bekki1820cb at gmail

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  77. Woot 26. How does it feel??? Hope you have hAPPY hAPPY bIRHTDAY!!!

    mshersheyskiss408@yahoo.com

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  78. Sounds AWESOME!! Happy birthday, and hope it's the best. :)

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  79. Yay for birthdays!! have a good one!

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  80. Happy Birthday! What an awesome contest! Best wishes for a great birthday with lots of presents!

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  81. Advance happy birthday! And thanks for the super awesome contest!

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  82. What a great idea! Happy Birthday Month :)

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  83. Out of curiosity, can I still win one the first 5 prizes. XD?

    ~Briana

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  84. Did I really NOT comment on this post?! Well, I'll just have to fix that ;)

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  85. have a fantastic book filled birthday(:

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  86. So cool that your birthday is during the holiday season. Makes all that much better! Thanks for sharing with us. :D

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  87. Happy Birthay and Happy Holidays.

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  88. Happy Birthday! What a great and generous way to celebrate : D

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  89. I would love to win this amazing contest especially Once Was Lost, I'm dying to read that :)

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  90. Happy Birthday-may you have a wonderful birthday day.

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  91. Happy Birthday! And what a great contest!

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  92. Happy Birthday - I love your idea of celebrating. Thank you!

    clenna at aol dot com

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  93. Happy Birthday! and I'm really loving this contest; it's the most unique one I've entered all year,lol.
    And btw,I love the new look for ur blog. It seems to fit better :)
    congratz on the big tWo FiVe!

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  94. It's your birthday but you're giving away the presents? How generous! But I hope they don't start expecting me to do this at my house...

    Happy Birthday!

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  95. Congrats, thanks for your generosity with this great contest and Happy Birthday!

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  96. Those are a lot of contests. Too bad this is the only one that is international.

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  97. Happy Birthday ,
    thanks a ton for your generosity
    have a fan-freaking-tastic day
    and hope you live a long and happy life

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  98. Happy Birthday!!!!
    Amazing idea!!!!

    Sincerely,
    Emma

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  99. Just found your blog and I'm loving it! Happy Happy Birthday to you! A month of celebrating...that's the best!
    Nicole

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  100. Amazing contest! Happy Birthday! =D

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  101. if i have already commented on this post (which i don't think i have)... sorry!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BASH LAUNCH!

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  102. Happy birthday!! Please sign me in!!

    I'm InTeRnAtIoNaL!! ^_^!!

    Annie
    anniesbooks(at)hotmail(dotes

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  103. Happy Birthday Month! What a great contest~Thnaks for the chance :-)


    deb55106(at)gmail(dot)com

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  104. books are a great way to celebrate a birthday------great giveaway

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  105. happy birthday!! and thank you for the generous giveaway :)

    bookmakeupreview AT gmail DOT com

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  106. WOW! You are exceedingly generous!

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  107. great contest! happy birthday :)

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  108. Happy birthday—it's so nice of you to be giving out gifts to others! Happy holidays, too!

    Sheila
    skkorman@bellsouth.net

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  109. Happy Birthday!!
    what a great contest!

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  110. Thanks for making it an international event!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  111. Happy 25th Birthday

    Boy do you know how to have a party & to invite your international guests too is just amazing.

    What we can win is amazing too you are really spoiling us.

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  112. Happy birthday! What an awesome giveaway!

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  113. Happy birthday and all the very best to you.

    What a generous giveaway and thanks for opening it for overseas readers.

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  114. You are da bomb! What a wonderful giveaway. it's been so much fun - thanks and may you have a fantastic birthday.

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  115. Happy birthday!
    Awesome giveaway =D

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  116. Happy Birthday and thank you for sharing it with us!

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 AT gmail DOT com

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  117. Have a great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! What a great contest!

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  118. I just love contests and great reasons to have them such as..... A BIRTHDAY!!!!!

    Sweet! :)

    journey through books @ gmail dot com

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  119. Many happy returns and may you have very many more (all good ones !)

    THank you for making the BIG contest an International one.

    Carol

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  120. Fun giveaway!
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  121. Happy Birthday!!! What an amazing idea having this giveaway. Great job!!

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  122. Happy day to you! I definitely want to do something like this for my birthday month. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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  123. Happy 25th Birthday! I have been 25 for 26 years : ) Thanks for the great contest!

    gcwhiskas at aol dot com

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  124. Happy 25th Birthday!!! What a fun contest to host.

    adminmundiemoms (at) gmail.com

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  125. Happy Birthday! Mine was the 18th :)

    fireandice.heather@gmail.com

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  126. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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