Nov 14

*CLOSED* Gratitude Giveaways Hop 2013 (Ends 11/30)

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Welcome to the 4th annual Gratitude Giveaways Hop, hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer!  In this hop you will find over 200 bloggers each offering  a book-related prize of $10 or more.  The twist to this hop is that there is only one entry per person!  This is our way of thanking all of you for being fans/readers of our blogs.

I recently won a giveaway and received a copy of I Promise Not To Suffer – A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail by Gail D. Storey.  Nothing against the author or blogger who hosted the giveaway, but upon closer examination it doesn’t look like something I would enjoy.  I think it would be much better off with a reader who would really enjoy it so one of you will win a brand new paperback copy of this book! (It has been in my house for a few weeks and I do have pets so please take that into account if you have allergies)



I Promise Not to Suffer is Gail Storey’s light-hearted yet heart-felt memoir about her and her husband’s adventures and misadventures, deepening marriage, and reflections on being irrevocably changed by life on the trail. She was a novice hiker, while he was an experienced outdoorsman. Removed from their usual routines and living outside in the wilderness for months exposed hidden intricacies in their relationship. Hiking 20 miles a day over mountains, thirsting in the high desert of California, forcing frozen feet into icy socks and boots each morning in the High Sierra, stumbling through lava fields in Oregon-Gail was required to meet the elements on their own tough-love terms. From an encounter with a mountain lion to her mother’s battle with cancer at home, she confronts each challenge with wit and brave style. While a dangerous loss of weight forces Gail to leave the PCT after 900 miles, she regains strength and later rejoins her husband on sections until he triumphantly reaches the northern terminus in Canada. Humorous yet honest, this journey of harrowing hilarity and reluctant revelations will be loved by active hikers (appendices include details of their unique ultralight gear and other essential how-to information), fans of female adventure stories, and armchair travelers alike.

To enter to win this book, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me how you follow.  I’ve got about 5 ways in which you can follow me so if you don’t already do so, pick one and dive in!  However you do follow me, please be sure to also tell me the name/email address you use to follow with that method.

Here’s my follow links so you don’t have to go searching for them:

And while it won’t give you an entry, I would greatly appreciate a vote in the Gerber Photo Search 2013 for my daughter Elizabeth!  You can get directly to her entry via this link: https://www.facebook.com/Gerber?sk=app_586462271392312&app_data=245486.    It is a Facebook-based contest so you will need to have an account and log-in to vote.  Thanks in advance!

This giveaway is open to US residents age 18 years and older.  Giveaway ends Saturday 11/30/13 at 11:59pm EST.  Don’t forget to use the list below to hop to all of the other giveaways.  Good luck!


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    Sherry S.

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Facebook – Sherry Strode
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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    Denise S

    I follow on pinterest

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    Alexandra Roach

    I follow you on fb!
    Alexandra Roach

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    robyn donnelly

    I follow by pininterest as robyndonnelly31 and fb as robyn donnelly. My email is robyndonnelly@ymail.com

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    Heather B

    Thank you for the giveaway
    Following you on Blog Lovin, Heather Burgess
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Stephanie Rosch

    I follow on facebook :-). Thanks!

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    Suleika Santana

    I follow on Facebook.
    Suleika Santana

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    Rebekka S

    I follow you on facebook, twitter and pinterest :)Thank you for hosting this giveaway 🙂 My cousin hiked the PCT this past year 🙂

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    Pauline Milner

    I am following your boards on Pinterest.
    Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity.

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    Courtney Wyant

    I follow through Facebook!!
    FB Name- Courtney Wyant


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    Jessica D

    Thanks for the giveaway! I follow on Facebook with the name Jess Ica D
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    felicia sidoma

    Thank you and have a Happy Thanksgiving

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    gayle pace

    I follow you with Bloglovin under Gayle Pace. Thanks for the giveaway.
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    I followed by email

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    Melissa C

    Thank you so much for the giveaway. I followed you on twitter. My handle is @melissacervone.


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    I follow by email. Jeanne jtagee@bham.rr.com

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    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
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    email subscriber
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    Sarah Miels

    Following by Facebook, my info here matches that on FB 🙂 Thank you for this!

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    I follow you via Twitter, partymix25. Thanks.

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    Jessica R

    FB – Jessica Ryba
    twitter – @books4jess
    VOTED for your daughter 🙂



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    I follow on facebook (Zairah Pilanga Divino) and twitter (@donyapotpot). 🙂

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    I follow on facebook under the name Ellen Driver Thompson.

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    I follow on Facebook (Zairah Pilanga Divino) and twitter (@donyapotpot) 🙂

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    I follow on Facebook.

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    i follow on fb =]

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    I follow you on Facebook under the name Cossie Nicole Jackson, On Twitter user name @CossieJackson1, On Pinterest as user msjackson502, and by email my address is chocolateilove67@yahoo.com

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    Melanie McClure

    I follow you on Facebook by Melanie Pollnow McClure. Love your blog!

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    Jennifer Snyder

    I follow on twitter! @JenLyn666 TY for the chance!

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    I follow via Twitter (@Ashley_Renn).

    Thanks so much!

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    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Michelle Willms

    I think the book sounds very interesting. Thank you for sharing it with us. I follow via email: michelle_willms(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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    I follow via Google+, Facebook and Twitter.


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    Following via FB, twitter, Pinterest & g+. Also voted for you. Good luck!
    Georgia Beckman

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    I’m following you at Pinterest. I’m sure I’d love this book!

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    twitter/pinterest: clairapam
    instagram: apileofgoodthings

    And voted! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Erika Messer, abbyswarriormom(at)aol(dot)com and I voted for your beautiful daughter! Hope she wins 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway!

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    And voted for your beautiful angel. Very cute!

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    I follow on FB as Tia Sills Dalley

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    Stacie McAdams

    I follow via twitter @booklverlife
    Email is staciemcxx(at)gmail(dot)com
    Thank youu! 🙂

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    Mayla M

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    Name: Stephanie T. same as my comment name 🙂

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