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Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Castaways Book Review & Giveaway -3 Winners!*CLOSED*




                      ~The Castaways~
                              By~
                         Erin Hilderbrand

Full Description~

Greg and Tess MacAvoy are one of four prominent Nantucket couples who count each other as best friends. As pillars of their close-knit community, the MacAvoys, Kapenashes, Drakes, and Wheelers are important to their friends and neighbors, and especially to each other. But just before the beginning of another idyllic summer, Greg and Tess are killed when their boat capsizes during an anniversary sail. As the warm weather approaches and the island mourns their loss, nothing can prepare the MacAvoy's closest friends for what will be revealed.

Once again, Hilderbrand masterfully weaves an intense tale of love and loyalty set against the backdrop of endless summer island life.


My Review~


I thought that this book was Awesome~It had many twists and turns and kept you wanting more.I read this book in 3 days as I could not put it down..It is a very touching story and I felt like I was there with each couple.I like how every person narrates their own story.
This is the first book I have read by Elin Hilderbrand and now I am looking forward to reading more of her books. If you are looking for a great summer read this is it!




 About The Author~


Elin Hilderbrand lives on Nantucket with her husband and their three young children. She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket. She is the author of ten novels. Hilderbrand is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa.


Thanks to Anna Balasi of Hachette Book Group~I am giving away 3 copies of this Book!

 ~To Enter~

Go To Hachette Book Group and Tell Me Another Title That Sounds Good!
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Please make sure that you leave a way for me to contact you if your email is not public in private~Thanks! And Good Luck!!


Winner will be selected at random and will be contacted via e-mail. If I do not receive a response from the winner within 48 hours I will chose a new winner. This contest ends on August 8th at11:59 PM CENTRAL TIME.


Thank You!
 


*This giveaway is open to USA  and Canada!*




{Disclosure: I received The Castaways to review for free. No monetary compensation has been offered or accepted. The opinions above are my own.}

172 comments:

  1. The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks sounds good!

    I love the books you can't put down!!

    stacie@supermommytotherescue.com

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  2. I liked ya on facebook :)

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  3. I follow you on twitter as a49erfangirl

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  4. The last book I read was The Note Book By Nicholas Sparks.

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  5. Backseat Saints By Joshilyn Jackson sounds intriguing.
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  6. I follow on google reader.

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  7. Prophecy of the Sisters by
    Michelle Zink. (I'm always looking for new books for my students)

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  8. The last great book I read this summer was Robinson Crusoe. But I just re-read my all time favorite Little Women. I love that book! I could go on and on and on!


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  9. Adam by Ted Dekker sounds very good!

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  10. The Help was the last really good book I read.

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  11. April & Oliver sounds good

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  12. Email subscriber +2

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  13. Our book club just finished A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini +3

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  14. The Disappearing Spoon sounds like a book I would enjoy!
    greenlancer at comcast dot net

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  15. I just finished reading "The Bucolic Plague" which was a great read. It made me laugh out loud in parts, but was still real and didn't sugar coat things. +3
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  16. I would like to read In Cheap We Trust.

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  17. I'm an email subscriber entry #1

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  18. I'm an email subscriber entry #2

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  19. I would like to read The Messenger of Athens A Novel By Anne Zouroudi!


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  20. "Free Food for Millionaires" sounds intriguing. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of The Castaways. (krstrpp at hotmail dot com)

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  21. I follow you on Twitter @krstrpp (krstrpp at hotmail dot com).

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  22. The Lucky One
    Nicholas Sparks

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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  23. I'd like to read Private by James Patterson

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  24. I'd like to read Backseat Saints.

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  25. GFC follower
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  26. I'd love to read Black Hills By Dan Simmons.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  27. Following you on Twitter @eswright18
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  28. The Lion sounds good
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  29. @busyworkingmama follows you on twitter

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  30. The Four Fingers of Death sounds interesting!

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  31. I'm an email subscriber #1.

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  32. I'm an email subscriber #2.

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  33. I'm a Twitter follower (@angloaddict).

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  34. I would like to read The Lion
    by Nelson DeMille

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  35. twitter follower

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  36. email subscriber #1

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  37. email subscriber #2

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  38. I have just finished Lunch with Mussolini. Excellent book with an interesting perspective of the Italian and German points of view in WW11

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  39. Luch with Mussolini

    #2

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  40. Lunch with Mussolini
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  41. "The Lion" by Nelson Demille sounds good.

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  42. Easy! "Private" by James Patterson - I love his books

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  43. Summer Book - Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult - thanks for the hint on this author by the way Deb #1

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  44. Summer Book - Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult - thanks for the hint on this author by the way Deb #2

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  45. Summer Book - Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult - thanks for the hint on this author by the way Deb #3

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  46. The book Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly.

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  47. I've been wanting to read The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean. I read about it in an airline magazine and it sounds interesting!

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  48. My last good summer book I read was My Fiar Lazy by Jen Lancaster! (#1)

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  49. My last good summer book I read was My Fiar Lazy by Jen Lancaster! (#2)

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  50. My last good summer book I read was My Fair Lazy by Jen Lancaster! (#3)

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  51. Any of my CSFTSoul books, I love to reread the older ones during the summer, & collect the new books!
    #1

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  52. http://4tmama.blogspot.com
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  53. http://twitter.com/aleshamom4/status/20095054138

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  54. What sounds good to me, is When I Fall by Nicci French. Please enter me. Thanks!

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  55. I subscribe by emial #1.

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  56. I subscribe by email #2.

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  57. The last good summer book I read was The Opposite Of Me by Sarah Pekkanen.

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  58. I would love to read Private by James Patterson!

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

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  59. I follow you on Twitter!

    @TaraLin

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  60. The Last Good Summer Book I read was "Twenties Girl" by Sophie Kinsella --- great light and fun summer reading! Perfect Beach Read!

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

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  61. http://twitter.com/TaraLin/status/20238420897

    tweeted!

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  62. http://chicagocouponconfessions.blogspot.com/2010/08/giveaways_03.html

    I blogged about the giveaway! #1

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  63. http://chicagocouponconfessions.blogspot.com/2010/08/giveaways_03.html

    I blogged about the giveaway! #2

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  64. http://chicagocouponconfessions.blogspot.com/2010/08/giveaways_03.html

    I blogged about the giveaway! #3

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  65. http://chicagocouponconfessions.blogspot.com/2010/08/giveaways_03.html

    I blogged about the giveaway! #4

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  66. http://chicagocouponconfessions.blogspot.com/2010/08/giveaways_03.html

    I blogged about the giveaway! #5

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  67. http://twitter.com/aleshamom4/status/20286595447

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  68. http://twitter.com/TaraLin/status/20473865688

    daily tweet! #1

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  69. http://twitter.com/TaraLin/status/20483291338

    daily tweet #2

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  70. Mandatory:
    I'd love to read The Terror of Living By Urban Waite.

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  71. Following @Deb55106 on Twitter (@hle123)

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  72. E-mail subscriber (#1)

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  73. E-mail subscriber (#2)

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  74. Reader subscriber (#1)

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  75. Reader subscriber (#2)

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  76. Tweet: http://twitter.com/hle123/status/20501857685

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  77. The Tasha Tudor Cookbook, I actually"read" cookbooks and this one sounds just devine, the watercolors sound like something else all together! And they are very old recipes which I love as well :)
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  78. higgs.rachel at gmail.com
    I like 86400

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  79. I would love to read True Compass. :)

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  80. I enjoyed Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. :)

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  81. I'd like the Pirate Devlin. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  84. The Island by the same author sounds really good, too! Thanks for the chance to win. mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  85. Following you on twitter as mrsmchappell
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  86. 1. Subscribed via RSS feed.
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  87. 2. Subscribed via RSS feed.
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  88. The Lucky One Nicholas Sparks..love his books.
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  89. would like to read the island

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  90. The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks sounds like a good read.

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  91. I like you on Facebook. SalanderServant

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  92. Follow you on twitter. Fatally_Flayed

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  93. The Millennium trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest) are by far my favorite summer reads this year. 1

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  94. The Millennium trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest) are by far my favorite summer reads this year. 2

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  95. The Millennium trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest) are by far my favorite summer reads this year. 3

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  96. Posted the giveaway on FB. http://www.facebook.com/#!/SalanderServant?v=wall&story_fbid=144166118946809&ref=mf

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  97. Posted the giveaway on FB. 2 http://www.facebook.com/#!/SalanderServant?v=wall&story_fbid=144166118946809&ref=mf

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  98. Twittered the giveaway 1 http://twitter.com/Fatally_Flayed/status/20607971304

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  99. Twittered the giveaway here. 2 http://twitter.com/Fatally_Flayed/status/20607971304

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  100. I also like More Church Folk by Michele Andrea Bowen

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  101. friend of yours on FaceBook (Louis Here) :)

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  102. following you on twitter at rosidentevil

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  103. I subscribed to your feed via mail (same as in my profile / this post)

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  104. 2
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  105. shared
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  107. Tell me the last good Summer Book you read

    summer is relative isn't it? we are sweating in 90 degrees heat wishing for cooler temperatures.....and I am reading "The Mountain Between Us" by Charles Martin (a survival story in the Utah / Colorado mountains with temperatures way below 32)

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  108. 2
    Tell me the last good Summer Book you read

    summer is relative isn't it? we are sweating in 90 degrees heat wishing for cooler temperatures.....and I am reading "The Mountain Between Us" by Charles Martin (a survival story in the Utah / Colorado mountains with temperatures way below 32)

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  109. 3
    Tell me the last good Summer Book you read

    summer is relative isn't it? we are sweating in 90 degrees heat wishing for cooler temperatures.....and I am reading "The Mountain Between Us" by Charles Martin (a survival story in the Utah / Colorado mountains with temperatures way below 32)

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  110. here is my tweet
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  111. 2
    here is my tweet
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  112. Would like to read the Disappearing Spoon and Backseat Saints

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  113. Last good summer read was Secrets of Newberry (1)

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  114. Last good summer read was Secrets of Newberry (2)

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  115. Last good summer read was Secrets of Newberry (3)

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  116. Follow you on Twitter

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  117. TWEETED (1)
    http://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/20616568658
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  118. TWEETED (2)
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  119. Tweeted the giveaway here. 1 http://twitter.com/Fatally_Flayed/status/20629632652

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  120. Tweeted the giveaway! 2 http://twitter.com/Fatally_Flayed/status/20629632652

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  121. A Million is Not Enough sounds like a good book

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  122. I would like to read the Island by Elin Hildebrand

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  123. "The I Hat To Cook Book" by Peg Bracken would be my choice!

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  124. I'd like to read The City of Veils because it's a mystery!
    Cassie
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  125. I'd also like to read The Island: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/books_9780316043878.htm

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  126. I'd like to read The Island, http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/books_9780316043878.htm

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  127. I would like to read The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer.

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  128. Follow you on Twitter- @chryskay

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  129. #1-Tweeted-
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  130. #2-Tweeted-
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  131. I'd also like to read "Then We Came to the End
    by Joshua Ferris"

    Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  132. The last good summer book I read was "Agnes and the Hitman", #1
    Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  133. The last good summer book I read was "Agnes and the Hitman", #2
    Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  134. The last good summer book I read was "Agnes and the Hitman", #3
    Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  135. I'd like to read "I Don't Want a Cool Cat."
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  136. I follow you on twitter - ncschools.

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  137. I tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/ncschools/status/20680015693
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  138. I tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/ncschools/status/20680015693
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  139. I'm reading The Impostor's Daughter, a real fun, easy read.
    #1

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  140. I'm reading The Impostor's Daughter, a real fun, easy read.
    #2

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  141. I'm reading The Impostor's Daughter, a real fun, easy read.
    #3

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  142. The City of Veils sounds good.

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  143. Prime Time by Sandra Brown sounds good.

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  144. I would like to read "The Capitol Game". vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  145. 1. Email subscriber. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  146. 2. Email subscriber. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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