Thursday, April 14, 2011

Look What I Won!

I tend to go in spurts in terms of entering giveaways. Recently, I entered a few, and somehow have managed to win them! I'm so excited! And my kids are too, since most of my winnings are for them!

First, I won a copy of LaRue Across America: Postcards from the Vacation by Mark Teague. That giveaway was hosted by BookDads. I do weekly geography lessons with my kids over at Just Playin' Around, so I'm thrilled to have won this book!

Then, I won a copy of The Thieves of Darkness by Richard Doetsch from Layers of Thought. This one looks like a great thriller! I can't wait to read it.

And now today, I was informed that I was one of the winners of HarperCollins Children's Books DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) Day Tweetstakes. That means we won a whole pack of children's books:
When I Grow Up by Al Yankovic
Charlie the Ranch Dog by Ree Drummond
Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes
Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin
The Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable by Dan Gutman
Big Nate Boredom Buster by Lincoln Peirce
Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator! by Mo Willems
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
Some of these are classics that you'd think most people would have in their homes. But we actually don't have any of these yet. So I'm very excited to get them! And you can watch for reviews coming up in the next month or two ~ once we receive all of the new books and get a chance to read through them.

By the way, if you want to try your hand at winning a book, I'm giving away a copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. Click here to enter!

And while you're here, tell me, do you enter giveaways? What sorts of giveaways do you generally enter ~ books for you, books for your kids, toys, stuff for your house? I generally stick to books for me or the kids. I used to enter giveaways for toys too, but decided we have way too many toys at this point! We can never have too many books, though.


  1. Congratulations on your recent wins Julie!

  2. That is so cool! And heck yeah, I enter them, I love to! I love to win stuff. It's so fun! I'm waiting for a book I won, AND a DVD -- Tangled! YAHOO!!!


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