Friday, May 29, 2009

LibrariYAn's First Contest: The Catching Fire Giveaway!

As you may recall, I've been plotting since January on how to acquire an ARC of Catching Fire Suzanne Collins' sequel to the SLJ Battle of the Books-winning The Hunger Games.. The actual book won't be released until September 1st, and I knew that that was just too long to wait for greatness. So there I was at BEA today, and what do you know, I was able to acquire not one, but TWO copies of the ARC! Of course, I don't need two copies. I only need one, so I'm giving one away!

Have I piqued your interest? If so, read on for the details on whatcha need to do to win. If not, what is wrong with you that you don't want an ARC of Catching Fire? You clearly have your priorities in disarray! But I digress...

The Prize: Advanced Reader's Copy (ARC) of Suzanne Collins' novel Catching Fire (sequel to The Hunger Games) AND a mocking jay button*

The Winner: The person who gets the most *new* people to comment on my blog by midnight on Monday, June 1st. Tell everyone you know about LibrariYAn and get them to leave a comment on this post. Make sure you get credit for the comment by also having them include your name as the person who did the referral. (Sample comment might be "Love your blog! Stacy told me how much she loves your posts and that I just *had* to pop over and start reading. I'm so glad I did, and will keep coming back. I too loved The Hunger Games!"). I get new readers, and the person with the most referrals wins a cool prize. Sound fair? Good!

Looking forward to a few new readers!

* similar to the one Katniss wears, but obvi not as cool, since it's just a round black and yellow button and not a classy gold pin.

453 comments:

  1. OMG. Just finished. So Good.

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  2. I still get a cookie copy, yes? I'll mail it back to you when I finish it, so it doesn't really count as my keeping it, but still. :-)

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  3. Whoops....sorry....saw the thing on facebook and didn't realize there were conditions to getting the book

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  4. Oh gosh. How can I quickly make more friends????

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  5. Charlotte of Charlotte's Library sent me! (See, she does have some friends.) Your blog is lovely, good luck teaching middle school, I read The Hunger Games like a person possessed, and Charlotte if you win the ARC can I please borrow it?

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  6. Charlotte of Charlotte's Library sent me too. And will come back and read your blog again, especially if you keep having contests like this one.

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  7. I'm new, and I sent myself! Do I count?

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  8. I think I just had a heart attack! And I'm still gaping at my computer screen as I type.

    I'm going to tell my friends about this and they'll hopefully comment, but I promise that I'll come back here and read/comment whenever you post!!! I'll tell anyone and everyone - even complete strangers if I have to - to check out your blog and everything!

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  9. San (from above) sent me here.

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  10. Cool blog! Lola sent me. I only just recently got into reading books and I didn't even know there were blogs like this. I'll favorite this so I can find it again later. :)

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  11. Uhm. Lola sent me. O.o I'm so confused. xD

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  12. Oh hooray! I'm so glad to have so many visitors! Welcome everyone and I hope to see your comments again. Contest has about 6 hours to go and Charlotte and Lola are tied at 2 comments each.

    I'm about halfway through Catching Fire and hope to finish tonight, and then pass on my personal copy to a friend and mail out my second copy ASAP!

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  13. heyyy lola sent me :]

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  14. Hello, nice blog! Love the colors and design. In the middle of Hunger Games right now. Lola sent me!!!

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  15. sounds like a prettyyy good book:]
    My amazing friend Lolita told me that I should comment it for her cause apparently you are giving away a book:] I deffinately think that she should getit. that would be AMESOME!!!

    xoxoerinoxox

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  16. Charlotte sent me. :) I loved Hunger Games and am looking forward to this next one ;)

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  17. Charlotte sent me - it sounds great.

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  18. Charlotte sent me too - good luck!

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  19. Hi, Lola sent me. She deserves it!

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  20. Charlotte of Charlotte's Library sent me!

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  21. Hi, Lola sent me here. I really hope you give it to her, she's amazing and needs good books to read!

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  23. Charlotte told me to come on over here...

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  24. Charlotte of Charlotte's Library sent me here. I'm always glad to find more people talking about all the wonderful books for young readers out there, so I am glad to have learned about your blog!

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  25. Just posting again to let you know that Lolita is Lola, just FYI

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  26. Lola sent me here.

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  27. Love the blog, love the book!
    San sent me here! And I want it after you read it!

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  28. Cool!

    San sent me here, and I want it after you, Viv.

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  29. OMCCC!!! I love the Hunger Games, and I can't wait to read CF!

    San sent me here. I want it after you... Ellie? Is that you, Ellie?

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  30. Yep, Charlotte sent me, too. And I'm sorry, although I may subscribe to your blog, I have to pout for a decent amount of time over the fact you got to go to BEA.

    *pout*

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  31. San sent me, too. But you know that already, July, cuz I'm sitting next to you!

    Yay San! Win that book, Sanny!

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  32. Oops, sorry, just clarifying- July and I are sharing a same computer at the moment, but we're two different peeps!

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  33. I came over from Charlotte's blog! I'm still new to the blogging thing, but my sister Aerin loves Charlotte,so...yay Charlotte!!

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  34. San just posted something that said to come read your blog and reccomend her, so I will. San sent me!

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  35. No, Sarah, I'm here.

    San sent me too. I've never actually read HG, but I love your blog, Alicia!

    -Ella

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  36. San's my penpal. I love HG almost as much as her! Good luck winning the ARC, San! Send it to me when you're done!

    Looking forward to reading your blog, Alicia!

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  37. My kids just called and told me to leave a comment. Um. Hi? Oh, and something about Charlotte.

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  38. Hi!!! San sent me!

    I love HG so much!!! You are so lucky that you got an ARC, Alicia! I wish that I lived in NY so that I could go to BEA :(

    I like your Blog, btw. It's rreally interesting!

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  39. (PS: great idea on the contest--I came to help Charlotte, and now I'm subscribing!)

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  40. Hi - Charlotte from Charlotte's Library sent me over to check out your blog (AND comment to help her win this awesome book). I am a big fan of Charlotte.... SOOOOO now I will follow your blog too! and BTW - My son (age 12) and I TOTALLY loved Hunger Games and CAN NOT WAIT to read the sequel!!!!!

    I can't wait to read your review (and hopefully Charlotte's) soon!

    Christine in NJ

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  41. Okay, so I'm the Sanna from above again. I sent myself! Hooray!

    I'm going to call a bunch of my friends and ask them to subscribe :)

    By the way, your blog is awesome, Alicia! I'm subscribing!

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  42. I've read this blog before, but this is the first time i've seen something about a book i've actually read. i'm so glad San Sharp told me to look in on it. I can't wait to read Catching Fire!

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  43. Lola asked me to help her win an ARC of Catching Fire, so here I am commenting! I loved The Hunger Games and can't wait for Catching Fire!

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  44. Hey, I'm here supporting San. I didn't actually like HG that much, but I'm still going to borrow CF from her.

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  45. San S. sent me here

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  46. Love your books!
    PS: Lola sent me!

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  47. Lola is the best and I hope she wins the ARC! :)

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  48. Here supporting San/Sanna =) I think she totally deserves the prize because she's one of the most dedicated and hard-working moderators at hungergamestrilogy.com

    Love your blog btw =)

    -Alexandrite

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  49. the hunger games was an awesome book and i know that catching fire will be just as good!! :D
    oh, and lola said to say that she sent me !

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  50. Hi! I'm one of San's friends! I love HG, and I want to read CF! If you win, bring it to camp this year, San!

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  51. I like the idea for this contest! I bet it will get pretty competitive! Lola deserves this, so I hope she wins!

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  52. Hey! San sent me here! She should totally win this contest, she loves Peeta so much!

    w00t! Go San!

    When does this contest end?

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  53. Charlotte of Charlotte's Library sent me!

    I loved Hunger Games and would love to read Catching Fire early. Good luck.

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  54. Hey, Lola sent me to comment. She'd LOVE to win this so I hope that she does!

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  55. Hi! I'm Priscilla, and I cannot wait to read this book! San sent me!

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  56. three cheers for lola! =D

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  57. Im new, I was reffered to by San S.

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  58. I haven't read this book yet, but I will. San keeps nagging me to anyways. I want to read them back-to-back, so I'm waiting till Spetmeber. San sent me!

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  59. Lola sent me. She said something about a contest and winning a book...Well, whatever it is I hope she wins!

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  60. Lola said she'd lend me Catching Fire if she wins, so I hope she does! :P

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  61. I really hope Charlotte gets this! Great contest!

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  62. San S. sent me!

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  63. neat idea for a contest!
    i hope lola wins it!

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  64. Yay for Sanny! She sent me here! I love Peeta, too!

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  65. Wow - can /I/ post seventy times as "Anonymous"?? You should sell raffle tickets, Alicia, you'd make a fortune!

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  66. San sent me here. :P

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  67. Lola sent me here to comment, so here I am, commenting so she'll win this!

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  68. I was sent here by San.

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  69. San told me to come and post here.

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  70. i'm about to head to bed, but before i do, i promised LOLA that i'd help her win this thing. GOOO LOLA!!! =D

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  71. San sent me! She totally deserves to win!

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  72. lola sent me here... i havent read the books but i know she loves them so i hope she wins it!!

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  73. Go San! Win that thing, girl!

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  74. lola sent me, hope she wins

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  75. Doesn't San work on the fansite? She should totally win.

    Yay for Facebook!!

    And Sanna, I want it after you! As your BFF, it is my right!

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  76. Whatever this is about, I'm supposed to say "Lola sent me". So I said it.

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  77. Wow, this is turning into a war :D

    San sent me!

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  78. I'm supporting the impeccable San!

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  79. Great Blog! Charlotte sent me and I am glad she did. I hope she wins.

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  80. lola is the bestest friend ever and she needs this!

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  81. Lola told me about the books but i haven't gotten around to reading them yet. They sound good though.

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  82. This is turning into a war. It's between Lola (GGGOOOO LOLA) and, like two other people.

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  83. goooooo lola ! :)

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  84. Go San!!! She sent me here!!!

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  85. Lola told me to comment

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  86. Whoot.. GO SAN >:3

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  87. I want to read the books. they look really good. San sent me here.

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  88. Lola needs this so she'll stop complaining about having to wait so long to get "Catching Fire"

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  89. This is pretty close. I hope Lola wins though, because she's my friend and i want her to win! <3

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  90. San sent me here and I hope she wins.

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  91. Whoa this looks close! I told Lola I'd comment a few hours ago, but I forgot...sorry!

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  92. heey, i'm just here to say i hope lola wins

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  93. San should win this thing. She totally deserves it!! Hope you win San!!!
    --Mr. Pickles.

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  94. I SUPPORT SAN!!! ^_~

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  95. lola sent me to comment cause she wants to get the arc thingy

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  96. Lola sent me here and said if she won this book she'd let me borrow it later,so I hope she wins!

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  97. San referred me.

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  98. No Way! Lola Should Win! (: Gooo Lola!!!!
    -Vicky

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  99. Lola ordered me to comment

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  100. lola ordered me to comment to

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  101. I support San, as well! Goooooo San!

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  102. Here for Lola! And to subscribe to this blog..once I figure out how.

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  103. I support san o-o lol i feel like a robot xDD but i loved the hunger games so XD

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  104. Ah...I've yet to read it, but my friend's on my case,so I will...anyways, I support San (I hope she wins!).

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  105. gooooooo lola ! she said your books are awesome !

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  106. Go San!!! She told me to check this thing out and something about commenting about her name. So: San sent me!!

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  107. Guys, San totally deserves this!! She's an extremely hard worker!! GO SAN S!!!!

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  108. Go San!!!! She sent over to this place!!!

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  109. I'm here tosubscribe to this blog too, and to support Lola!

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  110. go san. she deserves this. san sent a lot of people. she sent me.

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  111. Go Lola!
    You deserve this, girl! :)

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  112. goooooo san!!!!!!!!!!!! san sent me and like a gazillion other people!!!!!!!!

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  113. San loves ur blog so much. I'm definitely coming back!!

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  114. Lola rocks (and she should win!)

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  115. Lola told me to comment here...wouldn't mind getting this after her...hinthint.

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  116. :P SAN SHOULD AND WILL THIS!!! SHE DESERVES IT!!! :P YOU GO AND WIN THAT BOOK!!!
    ---Helga

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  117. This is very discouraging. At least use your names, people.

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  118. lola sent me to help her win!

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  119. San should win!!!! She loves ur blog!!!

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  120. gooooooooooooo lola !!!! :)

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  121. GO San!! you totally deserve this!!! I'm new!!

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  122. Supposed to read and comment. Lola sent me.

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  123. I'm supporting Lola!!!!
    -Daniii<3

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  124. Go San!!! :P you better win this or im gonna beat you up. jk go san!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  125. I wonder how many people are commenting more than once...Anyway, go lola!

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  126. You go San!! Win that book!!

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  127. San!! Go San!!!

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  128. San should win this thing. she's so darn smart and diligent.

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  129. Lola should win! Then I can steal it from her-

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  130. you guys gotta be kidding me. San deserves this. no doubt.

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  131. agreed. San should win this contest and then give this book to Dave K.(Me)

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  132. i'm for team lola :P

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  133. Lola sent me to comment.

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  134. contest is almost over.. i hope lola wins

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  135. Go San! Wahoo! I want it somewhere on the list!

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  136. Lola sent me too!

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  137. Lola HAS to win this! :)

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  138. Trying to help Lola win. she sent me!

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  139. YAY LOLA! You can win this! (:

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  140. San Sharp!! San "The Prodigy Person who deserves this" Sharp!!!

    from Haven

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  141. Go san. I sure hope QUINT ANDERSON gets to read this after you!!

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  142. Super San S. Sharp is Super and Spectacular!!!

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  143. gooo lola! you deserve to win

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  144. lola lola lola LOLA !!!

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  145. San FTW!!! Go!!!

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  146. comment for lola cause shes the best! :P

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  147. GOOOOOO LOLA! she's gonna win!

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  148. Wow, there's a lot of comments her. Go Lola! :)

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  149. Lola - you can win this!!!!!!

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  150. You rock Lola !

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  151. enchantedbutterflyMay 31, 2009 at 10:57 PM

    Hi lola sent me.

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  152. Three cheers for Lola!

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  153. Hey! Lola sent me to comment.

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  154. San sent me here and I honestly believe she should win! I love THG as well and I would love an ARC but I think San should get it! XD

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  155. OMG ! The contest is almost over! Hope you win Lola!

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  156. LOLA deserves this!

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  157. Goooooo Lola! <3

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  158. From another blog but came to comment and Lola sent me.

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  159. Go san! She deserves this!

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  160. Hooray for San! Man this is so close!

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  161. This is really close!
    Double Horray for Lola! :P

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  162. SAN!!!!!!!!!! from Banana Fringe 2000

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  163. San!! San!!San!!San!!!

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  164. 3 super cheers for San with a little cherry on top!!!

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  165. San, please!

    Alicia, you have got to give it to San! She's the best!

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  166. Go San~~Go San~~~Let me read it after you!!! SAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  167. Lola! Lola!! LOLA!!!

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  168. Please let me read it after you, San!
    San should win!!!

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  169. Lola sent me to cheer for her!

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  170. San is the best person for the book. She deserves more than anyone else in the world.

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  171. No no no! Go San! San should win! Yay San!

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