5 Minutes for Books — Hachette Book Group Blowout

by Jennifer Donovan

I don’t have an actual review today, but boy do I have a giveaway that you are going to love! If you are hungry for reviews, I hope that you will check in with 5 Minutes for Books, the site, each day. We are building quite a community of booklovers there (or those looking to expand their reading habits), and we are so pleased with every comment, suggestion, and contribution that we get.

Hachette Book Group has offered five of you the following ten books from their collection. If you’d like to win, just leave a comment saying which book interests you most. If you are sending kids off to school at this time of year, now is the perfect time to indulge your hobby of reading. We have had fabulous weather this week as well, so I’ve enjoyed several hours sitting on the driveway reading while my son is playing or while I’ve waited for my daughter to get off the bus.

In this collection of books we have something for every taste.

1. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World By Vicky Myron , Bret Witter

2. The Book of Calamities: Five Questions About Suffering and Its Meaning by Peter Trachtenberg

3. Say You’re One of Them By Uwem Akpan

4. Bo’s Lasting Lessons: The Legendary Coach Teaches the Timeless Fundamentals of Leadership by Bo Schembechler , John Bacon

5. Knowing Right from Wrong: A Christian Guide to Conscience by Fr. Thomas D. Williams

6. Titanic’s Last Secrets:The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler by Brad Matsen $27.99 ISBN: 0446582050 Audio book, ebook also available

7. A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative by Roger von Oech (25th Anniversary) $16.99 ISBN: 0446404667

8. Ethics 101: What Every Leader Needs To Know by John Maxwell

9. The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance by Polly Young-Eisendrath

10. Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey by William Least Heat-Moon

You might want to mark the Hachette Book Group contest and sweepstakes page to find out about their monthly contests. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian addresses (no P.O. boxes please). I will draw 5 winners and post them in next week’s column.

The winner of last week’s book, Lilly Badilly, is #7 Doll Clothes Gal.



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Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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1 Jessica C September 1, 2008 at 12:33 am

Titanic’s Last Secrets looks good.

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2 Cherie September 1, 2008 at 12:48 am

Wow! Looks like there is so many good ones. The one I’d read first though is The Self-Esteem Trap.

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3 yessenia September 1, 2008 at 1:07 am

gosh! i really want to read those books : )

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4 Sheri September 1, 2008 at 1:08 am

The book that interests me the most is:

A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative by Roger von Oech

I’d enjoy a good mind-stretching to stimulate my creativity! :)

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5 Laura September 1, 2008 at 1:15 am

I would be interested in The Book of Calamities or The Road to Quoz!!

Great Giveaway!

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6 Tanya Moyer September 1, 2008 at 1:22 am

Wow – they all sound very interesting! I think the Self-Esteem Trap sounds good. Great giveaway – thanks for offering!
~Tanya
the4moyers@msn.com

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7 Kim September 1, 2008 at 5:37 am

I’m an avid reader and I would love any of them, but I think I would read Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World first. Thanks for the giveaway!

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8 SANDY September 1, 2008 at 5:55 am

a whack on the side of the head then the self esteem…great list of books

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9 Mya Brooks September 1, 2008 at 6:52 am

a whack on the side of the head then the self esteem.

Gosh, I need that!

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10 Elizabeth M. September 1, 2008 at 6:54 am

What a fantastic collection of books. I’d start with the Book of Calamities. Thanks for the giveaway.

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11 Andy September 1, 2008 at 7:04 am

I like the Titanic’s Last Secrets. It sounds like a great book. Thanks.

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12 SHRON CAWLEY September 1, 2008 at 7:08 am

DEWEY: THE SMALL TOWN CAT–I HAVE 5 OF THEM!

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13 Ecki September 1, 2008 at 7:08 am

Oh, I must have The Self Esteem Trap. My oldest daughter needs it badly — she thinks she is entitled to EVERYTHING.

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14 Tammy September 1, 2008 at 7:28 am

Self-esteem trap – definitely!

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15 Marilyn September 1, 2008 at 7:44 am

The book of calamities is something I would like to read! thank you

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16 cheri September 1, 2008 at 7:46 am

We’re participating in Owlhaven’s 30 Days of Nothing this month, so no book buying for us:(
how great would it be to win a contest for books when I can’t buy any. Looking at the descriptions I think any of them would be a good read. Please enter me!

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17 Michael B September 1, 2008 at 8:31 am

I would love to read Titanic’s Last Secret, I have always been interested in shipwrecks.

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18 Charlotte Winters September 1, 2008 at 8:39 am

Dewey the Small Town Library Cat who touched the world. I am a very proud cat mama who would love that book!

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19 gS49 September 1, 2008 at 8:50 am

Free Books! My favorate thing!

Least Heat Moon is a writer of beauty, so I’ll go for “Roads to Quoz”; altho there are several others I’d like to read. (Where’s my notepad?)

gS49

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20 susan varney September 1, 2008 at 8:53 am

titantic’s last secrets the terrible diaster has always intriuged me

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21 James Jenkins September 1, 2008 at 9:03 am

Roads to Quoz

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22 Michele Dipert September 1, 2008 at 9:03 am

Oh so many good choices. I like the book “Knowing right from wrong”.

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23 Delilah M Vela September 1, 2008 at 9:19 am

A Whack on the Side of the Head Roger van Oech sounds like something that would be interesting to me. I need a whack on the side of the head maybe I would be more creative.

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24 Helen September 1, 2008 at 9:19 am

“Dewey” sounds good to me. Although, I love all books. I read continually, and sometimes have more than one book going at a time.

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25 Kathy D September 1, 2008 at 9:24 am

You alwasy has so many good books…..

Knowing right from wrong looks very good

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26 Kari September 1, 2008 at 9:25 am

Ok, WOW…..count me in! I’ve wanted to read Say You’re One Of Them. Thanks!! :) Happy Labor Day y’all!!

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27 Megret September 1, 2008 at 9:48 am

Ooh, tough pick. I’d either say Dewey the Library Cat or Titanic’s Last Secrets.
Thanks!
Megret

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28 Shannon Baas September 1, 2008 at 9:50 am

Dewey-the small town cat as if I’m not mistaken this book is based on a cat that used to live at the library in a town where I used to live.

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29 charline s September 1, 2008 at 10:02 am

All of them sound wonderful, I think I would choose the Dewey the Library Cat

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30 DJ September 1, 2008 at 10:11 am

Dewey ,the small town cat would be my first choice.

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31 Sarah at themommylogues September 1, 2008 at 10:14 am

They all look good, but I am fascinated by all things Titanic.

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32 barbara September 1, 2008 at 10:15 am

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. Ever since the Harry Potter books, I’ve discovered that a lot of the books for youth are better than what I’ve been reading :-)

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33 Diane C September 1, 2008 at 10:22 am

The Self-Esteem Trap… This has always puzzled me, how some children are very self assured and can’t wait to go out and make their mark on the world. While other are in the trap of self gratification and entitlement.

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34 Doll Clothes Gal September 1, 2008 at 10:23 am

Thanks for the last book – I’ll look forward to receiving it.

For a Titanic fan like me, it has to be the Secrets of Titanic as my fav – although that;s only my comment as i have already won a book.

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35 Steph Elias September 1, 2008 at 10:28 am

Titanic’s Last Secrets looks like a great read.

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36 John Deal September 1, 2008 at 10:31 am

I would really enjoy reading the Ethics 101 book. It seems to me that ethical standards in this country seem to be getting lower and lower, and I would be interested to see if the author has any real solutions to the problem.

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37 Kristin September 1, 2008 at 10:38 am

The book about the library cat looks cute

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38 Michelle Rosborough September 1, 2008 at 10:51 am

wow

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39 Linda White September 1, 2008 at 10:52 am

Lots of good informative & interesting books! Id love to read them!

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40 Donna Rinas September 1, 2008 at 11:03 am

Dewey the Library Cat looks like something I’d read. Thanks for the contest.

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41 Sara G September 1, 2008 at 11:35 am

Dewey-The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched The World seems like it would be a wonderul read. I am a big cat fan so this would definitely be a good book for me. Good luck to everyone!

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42 Julie September 1, 2008 at 11:36 am

Knowing Right from Wrong sounds great

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43 Judy September 1, 2008 at 11:38 am

Thanks for the giveaway. Great books!

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44 Amy Tucker September 1, 2008 at 11:59 am

RE: Ethics 101: What Every Leader Needs To Know by John Maxwell

This has been on my reading list for a while. Your book look list looks great. Nice website!

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45 Clifton Wade September 1, 2008 at 12:42 pm

Great prize – great contest – thank you!

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46 Tom September 1, 2008 at 12:43 pm

Wow, what a great selection of books!

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47 Carolyn Nedrow September 1, 2008 at 1:06 pm

I am quite interested in the “Titanic’s Last Secrets”. I find anything to do with the Titanic fascinating and I would really like to read this book!
cjnedrow@gmail.com

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48 Ana September 1, 2008 at 1:12 pm

Titanic’s Last Secret

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49 Desmond September 1, 2008 at 1:24 pm

Roads to Quoz

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50 Sara September 1, 2008 at 1:45 pm

Ethics 101 is part of a series by John Maxwell. We have Attitude 101 and Relationships 101. There are others, but their titles escape me at present. This is the one I would choose.

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51 PsychMamma September 1, 2008 at 1:49 pm

The Self Esteem Trap looks very interesting! Thanks for a great giveaway.

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52 Meredith Rowe September 1, 2008 at 2:00 pm

A Whack On the Side of the Head looks like a really good book. :)

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53 Melissa September 1, 2008 at 2:03 pm

I would love to read about Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World! Thanks for a great contest!

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54 Patricia Hill September 1, 2008 at 2:48 pm

I would love to read about Dewey-The Small Town Library Cat.

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55 Ruth :) September 1, 2008 at 2:48 pm

With one in Kindergarten full time and another in pk part-time, my goal is to read read read this semester before I start nursing school in the spring!! :) They all look interesting – but #1 would be first on my list to read :)

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56 Elaine R September 1, 2008 at 2:51 pm

All the books sound interesting but I feel I would enjoy the story of Dewey best as I’m an animal lover.

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57 Brooke September 1, 2008 at 2:56 pm

So many good books…I’d start with the Titanic Last Secrets.

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58 Hil'Lesha September 1, 2008 at 3:14 pm

Say You’re One of Them By Uwem Akpan :)

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59 Louise Brouillette September 1, 2008 at 3:24 pm

Self Esteem Trap

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60 alyce m poalillo September 1, 2008 at 3:30 pm

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

Been wanting to read that one since I first heard about it! As a book and cat lover it is a great fit!

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61 Angela H September 1, 2008 at 3:31 pm

I would love Say You’re One of Them. We are planning on adopting from Africa and this would be a welcomed addition to our library.

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62 Maddy September 1, 2008 at 4:17 pm

I think I would fancy number 9 as that’s quite an issue to tackle.
cheers

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63 Krystal deblasio September 1, 2008 at 4:18 pm

i would love to have all these new books to read.

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64 Belinda A. September 1, 2008 at 4:47 pm

‘Dewey: The small-town library cat who touched the world’ is one I’d love to read!

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65 Alicia September 1, 2008 at 5:17 pm

hi

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66 Margaret Smith September 1, 2008 at 5:33 pm

I’d love to read Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World By Vicky Myron , Bret Witter. This book sounds like it would be very interesting. Thanks for this giveaway.

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67 Kathy Scott September 1, 2008 at 5:45 pm

Titanic’s Last Secrets

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68 Colleen Jensen September 1, 2008 at 5:48 pm

I would pick Say You’re One Of Them because of the struggles of this family has to face just to live.

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69 Shirley September 1, 2008 at 5:52 pm

Hard to pick just one but I would pickSay You’re One of Them By Uwem Akpan

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70 Anne September 1, 2008 at 6:21 pm

The book that peaks my curiosity the most is The Book of Calamities: Five Questions About Suffering and Its Meaning by Peter Trachtenberg.

I have endured many physical and emotional traumas and am very curious to read this.

Thanks

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71 Linda September 1, 2008 at 6:31 pm

Titanic’s Last Secrets caught and held my attention.

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72 Gina Stratos September 1, 2008 at 7:50 pm

The Book of Calamities
gkstratos@yahoo.com

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73 michael woods September 1, 2008 at 7:52 pm

Ethics 101: What Every Leader Needs To Know by John Maxwell

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74 Cathy Wilcox September 1, 2008 at 7:55 pm

Titanic’s Last Secrets

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75 Cindi Aylor September 1, 2008 at 8:45 pm

I think The Book of Calamities would be a good one for me right now. Man, do I love to read books :)
Thanks.

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76 Robin September 1, 2008 at 8:48 pm

I could sure use “A Whack on the Side of the Head”! :)

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77 Tonya Froemel September 1, 2008 at 9:25 pm

like to win this

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78 Felicia Lockamy September 1, 2008 at 9:49 pm

Titanics Last Secret. Thank you

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79 Skiffywife September 1, 2008 at 9:56 pm

I think Dewey the cat looks cute.

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80 Sandra - Illinois September 1, 2008 at 9:57 pm

I am so impressed! I am a reading addict, and that includes children’s books even though I am an adult. Titantic’s Last Secret is a book I’ve got to read. blackford56@yahoo.com

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81 Jenn S. September 1, 2008 at 10:24 pm

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World .

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82 Maggie Mannwieler September 1, 2008 at 10:26 pm

I’m dying to read “A Whack on the Side of the Head”, what a name for a book, LOL. I’ve just got to win these fabulous books! Thanks for offering such a fab Giveaway!

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83 Susan Smith September 1, 2008 at 10:46 pm

Self Esteem Trap sounds good

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84 Linda Moeller September 1, 2008 at 10:47 pm

Knowing Right From Long.

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85 Kayce C September 1, 2008 at 11:11 pm

Books 7-10 all sound interesting

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86 christopher h September 1, 2008 at 11:19 pm

i need a whack on the side of the head

…also the book of the same name

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87 Janet F September 1, 2008 at 11:25 pm

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World interests me the most.

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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88 Michele September 2, 2008 at 12:32 am

Titanic’s Last Secrets looks really good. What a great giveaway!

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89 alice t. September 2, 2008 at 1:07 am

Titanic’s Last Secrets Titanic has always captured my attention. I have seen Bob Ballard’s movie detailing the finding and exploration of Titanic. This book is right up my alley! Thanks.

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90 Noreen September 2, 2008 at 1:23 am

very nicce collections

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91 Cindi September 2, 2008 at 2:06 am

Greetings, I love books! This is definitely fun contest. The book “Dewey-The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World” by Vicky Myron, Bret Witter. Please enter me in your book giveaway drawing. Many thanks, Cindi

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92 Tracy Iglesias September 2, 2008 at 2:12 am

A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative by Roger von Oech – my creativity could use a major awakening, I’ve been in a creative slump lately!

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93 David September 2, 2008 at 3:40 am

A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative by Roger von Oech

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94 Sharon Jones September 2, 2008 at 5:56 am

THE BOOK OF CALAMATIES…FOR SURE!
THANKS FOR GREAT CONTEST

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95 Valerie Furr September 2, 2008 at 7:13 am

The Titanic has always amazed me and I would love to read the Titanic Lat Secrets. I have the movie collection and have watched over and over. It was a great movie.

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96 Cynthia C September 2, 2008 at 7:13 am

Lots of good choices, but I love books and cats, so Dewey gets my vote.

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97 Rebecca Snodgrass September 2, 2008 at 7:28 am

Titanic’s Last Secrets sounds like the one for me. Fascinating.

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98 International Freebies & Contests September 2, 2008 at 8:00 am

I need some leadership tips! I am interested by Ethics 101: What Every Leader Needs To Know.

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99 tobye September 2, 2008 at 8:11 am

How You Can Be More Creative by Roger von Oech sounds good to me.

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100 Tricia Andrews September 2, 2008 at 8:19 am

Dewey the Small town Library Cat that touched the world.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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101 Marilyn Higgins September 2, 2008 at 8:35 am

Self Esteem trap, thanks

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102 dianne September 2, 2008 at 8:56 am

The Book of Calamities: Five Questions About Suffering and Its Meaning by Peter Trachtenberg

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103 Susan C September 2, 2008 at 8:59 am

I would be interested in reading A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can be More Creative. My creativity could use a boost!

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104 Linda Lansford September 2, 2008 at 9:52 am

Titanic Last Secrets is my choice

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105 toasters September 2, 2008 at 9:53 am

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

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106 Susan M. Heim September 2, 2008 at 9:54 am

I’d love to read “The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance” because I’m a parenting author and blogger, and this sounds like a great book to review on my blog. I’m also attracted to the part about raising compassionate kids — the world can always benefit from more compassion!

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107 Adrienne Gordon September 2, 2008 at 9:54 am

We’ve been having a really bad health streak, so The Book of Calamities: Five Questions About Suffering and Its Meaning by Peter Trachtenberg

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108 Susan M. Heim September 2, 2008 at 10:00 am

I love Jane Austen so much that one of my twin sons’ names is Austen. (And, yes, it’s spelled with an “e”!) “Pride and Prejudice” is my absolute favorite. And Colin Firth in the movie version . . . yum!

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109 Susan M. Heim September 2, 2008 at 10:01 am

Oops, sorry, I meant to post the above note on the book page!

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110 Denyse September 2, 2008 at 10:19 am

The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance by Polly Young-Eisendrath

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111 Rhonda Struthers September 2, 2008 at 10:23 am

I would love to read Titanics Last Secrets

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112 Mary Marlatt September 2, 2008 at 12:05 pm

I really need “A Whack on The Side of the Head”! Once I have the idea, I can write all about it — but coming up with an idea is tough!

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113 tim brown September 2, 2008 at 12:38 pm

A Christian Guide to Conscience
THANK YOU GOD BLESS

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114 Jason C September 2, 2008 at 12:45 pm

Self-Esteem Trap sounds like the one I would like the best.

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115 Terri D September 2, 2008 at 1:25 pm

The Book of Calamities

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116 Terra Heck September 2, 2008 at 1:57 pm

I love to read so this would be a great win. I’m most interested in reading Titanic’s Last Secrets.

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117 Ronni Fox September 2, 2008 at 2:29 pm

As an instructor of creativity, I would be interested to see what Von Oech is up to these days.

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118 Lena Gibbs September 2, 2008 at 2:38 pm

I’d love to read them all. But what interests me most is Knowing Right From Wrong. I’m addicted to Christian self-help books!

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119 karen September 2, 2008 at 4:28 pm

After reading the descriptions for the books, Say You’re One of Them would probably be the first book I’d read out of the group. And then probably Roads to Quoz.

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120 Julie Hibnes September 2, 2008 at 4:56 pm

Titanic’s last Secrets sounds very intriguing!

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121 cindy Allen September 2, 2008 at 5:05 pm

i would love them all but the The Book of Calamities catches my eye

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122 Sylvia September 2, 2008 at 5:16 pm

I will choose the Titanic

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123 Mike Weisberg September 2, 2008 at 5:25 pm

I want to win

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124 Melanie Lee September 2, 2008 at 5:36 pm

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World By Vicky Myron and Bret Witter would be my first pick. Cat lover that I am, I looked it up at Amazon and its definitely something that I want to read.

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125 judy brittle September 2, 2008 at 5:40 pm

Say You’re One Of Them sounds interesting and I’m really curious about Knowing Right From Wrong.
Thank you so much!

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126 Go Amie September 2, 2008 at 5:57 pm

Titanic’s Last Secrets sounds like an excellent read. Did you know there are still living survivors of the Titanic disaster?

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127 Kara September 2, 2008 at 6:09 pm

I’d most like to check out Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat That Touched the World. I love stories about amazing creatures!

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128 Tina J. September 2, 2008 at 7:05 pm

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World

I would LOVE this book!

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129 Lydia Wilson September 2, 2008 at 7:42 pm

Dewey!

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130 kristi blackstone September 2, 2008 at 9:05 pm

Titantic’s Last Secrets! I’d LOVE to read this one especially!!!

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131 willowsprite September 2, 2008 at 9:45 pm

I love libraries, and I love cats, sooo… :)

But I’d also love to read Self Esteem Trap and Knowing Right from Wrong.

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132 Karen B September 2, 2008 at 9:59 pm

Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat That Touched the World – what an amazing story! – and then Titanic’s Last Secrets.

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133 Desiree September 2, 2008 at 10:37 pm

Titanic’s Last Secrets ;)

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134 Donna Hunt September 2, 2008 at 10:44 pm

They all sound good! I think my first choice is Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat That Touched The World. I’m always looking for new books to read–this would be great! Thank you for the contest!

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135 brandy wilson September 3, 2008 at 1:02 am

I think “Say You’re One of Them” sounds great.

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136 Renee September 3, 2008 at 1:14 am

Titanics Last Secrets looks interesting to me.

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137 Julie Donahue September 3, 2008 at 1:14 am

I”ve been wanting to read some of John Maxwell’s leadership books.

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138 Gianna September 3, 2008 at 4:26 am

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World By Vicky Myron and Bret Witter :)

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139 Adena September 3, 2008 at 1:24 pm

The Titanic’s Last Secrets is one that I want to read. It is amazing how deep sea exploration has advanced in the last twenty years.

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140 Tara R September 3, 2008 at 1:57 pm

YAY! I LOVE books!

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141 Tara R September 3, 2008 at 1:58 pm

ooops, I forgot to say that the Book of Calamities interests me because it has the word “Calamities” in the title :)

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142 Evelyn September 3, 2008 at 2:34 pm

Enter me thanks

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143 sabb266 September 3, 2008 at 2:54 pm

They all sound interesting to me but I think I would read Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World first

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144 Sarah September 3, 2008 at 2:58 pm

The Self Esteem Trap

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145 Tammy September 3, 2008 at 3:15 pm

I think I would be most interested in the Self-Esteem Trap

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146 Jessica September 3, 2008 at 4:07 pm

The Self Esteem Trap, such an interesting topic

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147 Alicia Webster September 3, 2008 at 4:22 pm

The Self-Esteem Trap. I have two daughters and a son to raise and this is much-needed info.
Alicia Webster
5webs@comcast.net

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148 Heather Graves September 3, 2008 at 4:31 pm

Id love to read the Library cat book, sounds like a warm read!

Thanks,
Heather Graves

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149 Christine September 3, 2008 at 5:10 pm

Titanic’s Last Secrets sounds interesting, but the Self-Esteem trap sounds helpful for my son.

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150 Renee Concolino September 3, 2008 at 6:27 pm

I honestly think there is something here for everyone. I LOVE to read so this is a DREAM prize for me.

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151 Jackie B. September 3, 2008 at 7:31 pm

I am a book lover and an animal lover so the one I would read first is Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World . Great giveaway as always!

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152 Jeffrey Beckett September 3, 2008 at 7:37 pm

A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative is the one for me!

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153 Rhonda B September 3, 2008 at 8:53 pm

Titanic’s Last Secrets sounds great.

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154 M.A. September 3, 2008 at 9:49 pm

I’d like to read Roads to Quoz
An American Mosey
By William Least Heat-Moon.

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155 israel y September 3, 2008 at 11:29 pm

what a great collection of books! Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World By Vicky Myron , Bret Witter

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156 Renee Turner September 4, 2008 at 3:03 am

The Self-Esteem Trap looks really interesting and would be really helpfu.

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157 Amy W September 4, 2008 at 7:46 am

Great selection of books

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158 Monique Rizzo September 4, 2008 at 9:26 am

Titanic’s Last Secrets

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159 jennifer cecil September 4, 2008 at 10:00 am

wow, great list of books. I would start with Titanic’s Last Secrets.

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160 Crystal September 4, 2008 at 10:17 am

The Book of Calamaties looks interesting to me because I just read ‘How Can I Help?’ by Ram Dass and it explores similar themes about suffering and our responses to it.

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161 Cindi September 4, 2008 at 1:19 pm

Thanks for the fantastic book giveaway drawing! I would love to win the book “Dewey: The Small-Town-
Library-Cat Who Touched the World!” I am a book and animal lover. Many thanks…..Cindi

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162 Anita Yancey September 4, 2008 at 3:37 pm

I’m interested in Titanic’s Last Secrets.

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163 Denise September 4, 2008 at 3:49 pm

Knowing Right from Wrong: A Christian Guide to Conscience by Fr. Thomas D. Williams

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164 shawna September 4, 2008 at 4:35 pm

I have a child so I would have to go with the Self-Esteem Trap.

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165 Kathy Scott September 4, 2008 at 7:37 pm

I need to feed my wife’s reading addiction.

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166 Janet September 4, 2008 at 8:31 pm

5. Knowing Right from Wrong: A Christian Guide to Conscience by Fr. Thomas D. Williams

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167 Jennifer Hedden September 4, 2008 at 10:08 pm

Titanic’s Last Secrets

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168 K. Cleaver September 4, 2008 at 10:23 pm

I’d be so interested in the Titanic’s Last Secrets.

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169 Cheryl Free September 5, 2008 at 9:00 am

I’d most like to read Say You’re One of Them By Uwem Akpan :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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170 Jodene Gildea September 5, 2008 at 10:19 am

I’d like to read The Self-Esteem Trap

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171 Dan September 5, 2008 at 11:31 am

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World By Vicky Myron , Bret Witter

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172 Kathy Conley September 5, 2008 at 11:41 am

There are so many wonderful choices. I would love to have Bo’s Lasting Lessons. Titanic’s Last Secrets and Dewey look like fabulous reads as well!

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173 Julieh September 5, 2008 at 2:30 pm

What a fabulous selection!

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174 Brenda S. September 5, 2008 at 4:03 pm

I’d either say Dewey the Library Cat
Thank you.

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175 Max September 5, 2008 at 4:09 pm

wow

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176 ELV September 5, 2008 at 4:54 pm

I’d be up for Titanic’s Last Secrets

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177 Erica G September 5, 2008 at 8:18 pm

A Whack on the Side of the Head looks good.

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178 Tara September 5, 2008 at 8:31 pm

The secrets of the Titanic.

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179 Brandy Holzapfel September 5, 2008 at 10:06 pm

The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance by Polly Young-Eisendrath…I think it’s important today.

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180 diana hogle September 5, 2008 at 10:11 pm

The Book of Calamities would be what I would read first great giveaway

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181 C Duran September 5, 2008 at 11:59 pm

I think Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance sounds really good.

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182 Della September 6, 2008 at 12:10 am

A Whack on the Side of the Head: How you can be more creative sounds really good to me

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183 R Hicks September 6, 2008 at 12:58 am

Great collection of books. I’d have to give the ethics book to George Bush and his cronies

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184 L McLendon September 6, 2008 at 7:07 am

A great set of books to win! I would start with “The Book of Calamities”

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185 Paula Harmon September 6, 2008 at 8:05 am

The cat book interests me the most. My family is animal crazy.

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186 Linda Russell September 6, 2008 at 8:37 am

The self esteem trap, as a gift for my daughter.

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187 ellen cunningham September 6, 2008 at 8:54 am

Knowing Right From Wrong sounds interesting. Great giveaway. Thank you for the chance.

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188 Marion B September 6, 2008 at 9:21 am

I think the “Dewey” book about a library cat seems like the coolest to read!

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189 Pat Connors September 6, 2008 at 9:24 am

Please count us in too. Thanks for the contest.

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190 Erma Hurtt September 6, 2008 at 10:05 am

I would love to read Titanic’s Last Secret,I love the history of it.

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191 Mary V September 6, 2008 at 10:30 am

I would look forward to reading A Christian Guide to Conscience by Fr. Thomas D. Williams.

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192 Denise Malia September 6, 2008 at 10:43 am

A Whack on the Side of the Head is my very difficult to make choice.

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193 Matthew September 6, 2008 at 10:50 am

“The Book of Calamities” although “Say You’re One of Them” sounds like it may be an uncomfortable,yet important book.

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194 Paula Strickland September 6, 2008 at 11:50 am

Titanic’s Last Secret sounds great. I love the idea of finding something that hasn’t been seen for a long time.

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195 Hesper Fry September 6, 2008 at 12:58 pm

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World By Vicky Myron and Bret Witter

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196 Catherine KingChuparkoff September 6, 2008 at 2:07 pm

With 6 and 4 year old daughters the self esteem trap would be my first choice.

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197 Izzie September 6, 2008 at 2:33 pm

I was going to want “The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World,” but then I saw the title “A Whack on the Side of the Head” and I was intrigued. Either one sounds great.

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198 Sherri Siler September 6, 2008 at 2:56 pm

Titanics last secrets looks interesting.

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199 Melissa Sciandra September 6, 2008 at 2:56 pm

The book of Calamities would be my pick.

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200 Marilyn L September 6, 2008 at 3:23 pm

Knowing right from wrong

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201 Ed Nemmers September 6, 2008 at 3:28 pm

“A Whack on the Side of the Head”

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202 nancy September 6, 2008 at 3:57 pm

The Book of Calamities interests me the most.

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203 Jean September 6, 2008 at 4:54 pm

I think that “A Whack on the Side of the Head” might be the very thing I would enjoy.

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204 Belenda September 6, 2008 at 5:02 pm

There are several interesting books on the list, but I thing Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World By Vicky Myron and Bret Witter would be the one I would want to read most.

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205 Jim Cincinello September 6, 2008 at 5:16 pm

I would love to read any of these books. Dewey catches my eye. Thank you for the chance.

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206 MaryAnn Sides September 6, 2008 at 5:43 pm

I would like to read Dewy small town cat

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207 MaryK ORoyt September 6, 2008 at 5:46 pm

I’m interested in Titanics last secrets

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208 kerri September 6, 2008 at 6:23 pm

i love reading about the titanic so i would say the one that intrests me would be the titanic but they all look interesting

kerrisixtynine at gmaildotcom

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209 Jeanne K September 6, 2008 at 6:54 pm

Dewey: The small town library cat who touched the world looks really cute and I’d love to read it. I also wouldn’t mind reading Bo’s Lasting Lessons.

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210 Mark Cummings September 6, 2008 at 8:18 pm

Titanic’s Last Secrets looks good.

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211 CHERYL FRANCISCO September 6, 2008 at 8:35 pm

I would love the read “A Whack on the Side of the Head” because I want to be creative buy have trouble knowing how.
cherylfrancisco@hotmail.com

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212 Miranda Allen September 6, 2008 at 9:11 pm

nice collection please enter me thanks, freebiegoddess03@aol.com

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213 Marcia S September 6, 2008 at 11:16 pm

I love anything by Roger von Oech, so my favorite is definitely A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative.

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214 Jean Hupke September 6, 2008 at 11:24 pm

The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance… and it couldn’t come too soon.

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215 Stacie R. September 6, 2008 at 11:26 pm

The Book of Calamities

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216 Jennifer R September 6, 2008 at 11:37 pm

Wow – they all look good, but Dewey the Library Cat sounds pretty neat!

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217 Auriette September 6, 2008 at 11:44 pm

I cannot pick just one as “most interesting.”

“Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World” is interesting to me because I have had cats for most of my life. Right now, we have seven!

“Titanic’s Last Secrets” sounds good because I’ve been interested in the Titanic almost my whole life. My mom was fascinated by it because her grandmother had one of the first books ever published about the Titanic — not in great shape now, but you can see the publication date of 1912.

“A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative” is interesting to me because I’m a writer and actress, and I’m working as a public relations and marketing specialist right now, so both personally and at work, I need to be creative!

Thanks for the chance to win any five of these books. I love reading!

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218 shar September 6, 2008 at 11:57 pm

dewey the library cat

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219 dean September 6, 2008 at 11:58 pm

the bo shembechler book, i’m a football fan

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220 Tracey September 7, 2008 at 12:17 am

Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey is the one that I would be most interested in reading.Thanks!

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221 Carissa D. September 7, 2008 at 12:17 am

Knowing Right from Wrong sounds interesting.

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222 LeeAnn P. September 7, 2008 at 12:19 am

a whack on the side of the head.

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223 Susan French September 7, 2008 at 12:39 am

William Least Heat Moon’s book would be good. I’ve read two of his books, very good.

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224 Carla Pullum September 7, 2008 at 12:47 am

I like the A Christian Guide to Conscience by Fr. Thomas D. Williams!!

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225 kathleen Yohanna September 7, 2008 at 3:39 am

I am interested in “The Self-Esteem Trap”. Everyone wants their child to have self-esteem.

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226 Sandra Grauschopf September 7, 2008 at 5:20 am

Wow, all of those books look really interesting, thanks for the chance to win! I think I’m most interested in A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative by Roger von Oech. I was just reading about that book recently, and I added it to my Amazon Wish List hoping that someone would buy it for me around Christmastime. Winning it would be even better!

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227 Nora SP September 7, 2008 at 6:04 am

a whack on the side of the head would be my first choice.

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228 Leslie September 7, 2008 at 6:21 am

I’d love to read Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. :) Sounds good.

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229 Veronica Garrett September 7, 2008 at 6:59 am

Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan inters me most.

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230 bridget September 7, 2008 at 8:06 am

Titanic’s Last Secrets looks interesting. I always loved to read about explorers when I was little.

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231 danielle September 7, 2008 at 8:12 am

The book that most interest me is the self esteem trap. As a middle school teacher I see so many students who have this bizzare self importance almost selfishness. I want to have my children have self esteem but I do not want it to be extreme.

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232 Karen P September 7, 2008 at 8:17 am

I would pick: “The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance” by Polly Young-Eisendrath. Would be a great book to have on hand.

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233 kathy pease September 7, 2008 at 9:25 am

i would love Titanic’s Last Secrets

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234 Jennifer Schroeder September 7, 2008 at 9:54 am

Personally, I would love to read any of these books! To choose one to start, I guess I’d start with “Titanic’s Last Secrets:The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers”. Thank you so much for the great giveaway!

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235 May Schultz September 7, 2008 at 10:07 am

what a terrific site! Just LOVE reading books.

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236 Roseann Kies September 7, 2008 at 10:22 am

How You Can Be More Creative sounds like a great book! Thanks!

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237 Susan Dase September 7, 2008 at 11:04 am

Saturdays with Stella looks fantastic, I’m a push over for a good dog book.

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238 Hollie Jackson September 7, 2008 at 11:07 am

The self-esteem trap… looks very informative! count me in!

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239 Stephanie Stovall September 7, 2008 at 11:17 am

A Whack on the Side of the Head!

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240 Betty C September 7, 2008 at 11:51 am

I’d start with “Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World” and also read “Bo’s Lasting Lessons”

Thanks for a great contest.

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241 Dawnlizabeth September 7, 2008 at 12:33 pm

What could be more needed at this point in history than “A Whack Upside the Head”

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242 Julie Lawrence September 7, 2008 at 12:53 pm

“A Whack on the Side of the Head”

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243 Teresa E September 7, 2008 at 1:43 pm

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. Would be the first one I would read.

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244 txfilly September 7, 2008 at 1:47 pm

They all look good.. but I would read “A Whack on the Side of the Head” first

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245 Denise September 7, 2008 at 2:10 pm

“The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World” by Vicky Myron and Bret Witter sounds good. Thanks!

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246 Lyn Chomiw September 7, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Thank you so much for a chance to read these wonderful books. I would start with “The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance” by Polly Young-Eisendrath.

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247 Heather September 7, 2008 at 3:48 pm

I would love to read Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World! It looks great!

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248 Sand September 7, 2008 at 5:01 pm

Titanic’s Last Secrets:The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers sounds interesting!

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249 Amy September 7, 2008 at 5:46 pm

The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance by Polly Young-Eisendrath

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250 amy delong September 7, 2008 at 6:25 pm

I would like Titanic’s Last Secrets,looks good

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251 Grace September 7, 2008 at 6:37 pm

A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative by Roger von Oech

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252 Francine Anchondo September 7, 2008 at 6:41 pm

Titanic’s Last Secrets and Say your one of them… Look really good.

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253 Scott September 7, 2008 at 7:14 pm

Titanic’s Last Secrets! I want that so bad!!!!

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254 Kathleen September 7, 2008 at 7:33 pm

With the girl back in school, I need some books!

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255 Lily Kwan September 7, 2008 at 7:52 pm

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World sounds very interesting!

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256 Bev September 7, 2008 at 9:33 pm

A nice book giveaway. I would like to read the titanic one. Thanks for the nice giveaway!

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257 Donna Kozar September 7, 2008 at 9:58 pm

Count me in please. I would like the Ethics 101 book the most.

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258 Amy W September 7, 2008 at 10:01 pm

I think the Titanic’s Last Secrets looks very intriguing!! Thanks for the contest!

chrisandamyward(at)comcast(dot)net

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259 Renee We September 7, 2008 at 10:14 pm

LIBRARY CAT because we the people in small towns are always looking for a bit of fame.

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260 Timothy Sternberg September 7, 2008 at 10:42 pm

Titanic’s Last Secrets looks good.

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261 Robert R September 7, 2008 at 10:50 pm

Bo’s Lasting Lessons…I’ve been a coach and a leader at work…but these kinds of books always show me something new

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262 Karen September 7, 2008 at 11:59 pm

Titanic’s Last Secrets sounds most interesting to me…

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263 Karen Haney December 5, 2008 at 8:28 am

I would love to read the book at about Dewey the cat…please consider me for a prize!

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