Friday, July 23, 2010

Got Books? - A Brimful Summer Giveaway

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Welcome to all the Got Books? event visitors and a special hello to my regular readers. I'm Janelle, and this is my Brimful Curiosities blog. Sometimes children's books...sometimes not - that pretty much sums it up for those not familiar with my little corner of the blog world. We read a lot of children's books in our home. Some of those books we review. Sometimes we do crafts. And once and awhile at night, when all is still and quiet, I read a lot of everything else.

So, here's the deal. This summer has been far busier than I expected. With last minute vacations, all the summer activities and children that want to spend every last minute of the day outdoors, I haven't had as much time for blogging or reading. I've encountered difficulties trying to find the time just to post my weekly Full to the Brim Children's Book Giveaway posts (by the way, if you like giveaways, be sure to check them out). That means I have a stack of books that I'm hoping to review soon and many more in the to-be-read pile. And, to top it off, my list of want-to-reads grows larger every day as I read all those awesome reviews out there. I couldn't decide what to giveaway for this event or what book(s) I wanted to highlight, so I'm keeping it simple and leaving that decision up to you.



For the Got Books event, I am giving away a children's or YA book of your choice $20 or under from Amazon.com. (Winner specifies their choice of book after contest ends.) But to enter for your chance, you must answer the following question:


We have about a month left of summer before school starts. What new book (published in 2010) should my young children and I read together before our summer vacation ends? Or, what new 2010 book would you recommend I read during one of my late night, quiet moments sans children?

To enter, leave a comment with your book suggestion.
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• Contest is open to US/Canada
• Contest ends on Saturday, July 24th, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST.
• Winner will be chosen at random and sent an email notification.
Three ways to gain extra entries (Maximum total entries is 4; please leave a separate comment for each entry):
1st extra entry: Blog about this contest then post your link in the comment section.
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Got time to enter a few more giveaways? There's over 100 blogs participating in the Got Books? event! Thanks to There's A Book and Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers for all their work organizing this fun giveaway hop!

And don't forget to also enter my Despicable Me Book Set Prize Pack giveaway. Ends 7/26/10. The giveaway is for a large set of tie-in books from the new movie. Check back next week for another giveaway - books from the popular 39 Clues series!

144 comments:

Kristen said...

Thanks for the great contest! I would suggest reading The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams by Rhonda Hayter! :)


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Kristen said...

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elizabeth said...

Awesome contest! I would love Bran Hambric and the Farfield Curse by Kaleb Nation!

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Ashley said...

I just finished the (very) recently released Forget You by Jennifer Echols, and I really liked it. I'd definitely recommend it, minus the kids! :)

brendajean said...

My kids loved the Goose Girl series by Shannon Hale. I loved The Golden Spiral by Lisa Mangum.

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Tiffany Harkleroad said...

I suggest Simon's Choice by Charlotte Castle, I reviewed it on my blog!

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Lydia said...

I highly recommend reading Crazy by Han Nolan when it comes out. It's fantastic.

scottsgal said...

I loved Fireworks Over Toccoa - beautiful story
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butterfly wishes and Wonderland Dreams said...

For you I suggest: Unspeakable Journey by Rinda Hahn or Beaded Hope by Cathy Liggett

For the kids: Bear in the Air by susan meyers or a cute series of books is Tiberius Tales (some new some older) by Keith Harvey (my 4 year old likes his books) i'm going to spotlight him on welcome to our wonderland blog soon.

Mary Elizabeth said...

I just read "The Handiest Things in the World" by Andrew Clements with my kids (review on my site, A Novel Idea)- excellent and very, very sweet!! Great giveaway!!

Jennifer Shirk said...

I'm a follower and twitter bud.

For you, I really liked Love Starts with Elle by Rachel Hauck.

Atypical Girl said...

Thank you so much for your giveaway!!!! I know exactly what book I want if I win!

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Tethered Mommy said...

For you, I recommend House Rules by Jodi Picoult. My kids aren't reading yet, so sorry, I don't have any recommendations there!
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Pat Zietlow Miller said...

Great contest. I'd make sure to read Stand Straight, Ella Kate by Kate Klise.

Happy Birthday Author said...

The 2010 book I would read with your kids is THE EARTH BOOK by Todd Parr. We are big Todd Parr fans at our house.

I follow you through Google Friend Connect. Thanks for the great contest.

Ladytink_534 said...

You ought to read The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong. It's such a good series!

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Crystal said...

For you - I recommend The Tension of Opposites by Kristina McBride (YA) or Past Tense by Samantha Hunter (if you like mystery)

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Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com said...

Ooh, for your kids, I suggest Extraordinary Pets by Barroux, published by Blue Apple.

It's pretty fun to read with little ones. My nieces LOVE it! =)

The Book Maven said...

For your children I would recommend Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems (picture book). A Nest for Celeste is a wonderful chapter book read aloud I think they would enjoy.

For you I would recommend anything by Karen Kingsbury.

Very excited about your giveaway and so glad I found your blog!

Elie said...

For young kids your age (mine are similiar in age) I would recommend Splat The Cat by Rob Scotton. This is a few years old, but we love it just the same.
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Sandy said...

I'd recommend Strange Angels by Lili St Crow - it's YA so probably not good for the children. I find it enjoyable though.

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Chantele said...

I would suggest Russell The Sheep by Rob Scotton for the children. For you, I would suggest The Iron King by Julie Kagawa.:)
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Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

I'd recommend Sleepless by Cyn Balog for you to read after the sandman has visited your children.

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Sarah Olutola said...

Demon's Covenant Sarah Rees Brennan

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marian said...

the red pyramid by rick riordan

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bluerose_shelnut said...

For you, I recommend Julie Lessman's books and Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer.

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GMR said...

Hmm.. a good book suggestion, where to begin! ^_^ I'll give you one for sans children time that's coming out in October....CRESCENDO by Becca Fitzpatrick. It's the sequel to HUSH HUSH...which was of course AWESOME! ^_^ Thanks for the great contest (and participating in the event)....happy reading!

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Ekta said...

I think you should read Percy Jackson and the Olympians. I loved the whole series! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Chantel said...

I would suggest Insatiable by Meg Cabot (sans children)

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CrystalGB said...

I recommend the Artemis Fowl books.
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throuthehaze said...

For you I would recommend The Darkest Lie by Gena Showalter (and the rest of the Lords of the Underworld series too)
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Marie said...

My son and daughter really like the book Oh No Cleo right now -- it's very cute. For a bit older my daughter and I have been reading a series of books about a girl named Grace -- Grace Walks a Dog, Grace Goes Green, Just Grace. It's a really fun series that we share :-)

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latishajean said...

One of The best books I read this year is Spirit Bound By Richelle Mead.The vampire academy books are so good! Im a blog follower.
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amandawk said...

I would recommend Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. The series is so good!
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Mystee said...

Yalu and the Puppy room was great :)

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Mystee said...

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Cinnamon (A Journey of Books) said...

Okay, so I may be disqualified because this isn't 2010, but I love the book. Disney has a Nighttime Collection of stories for kids and my daughter absolutely loves it!

Cinnamon

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Jessica @ Confessions of a Bookaholic said...

I just finished Forget You by Jennifer Echols and loved it!

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Tribute Books said...

Or, what new 2010 book would you recommend I read during one of my late night, quiet moments sans children?

Thumbing Through Thoreau: A Book of Quotations by Henry David Thoreau by Kenny Luck
http://www.thumbingthroughthoreau.com

Thanks,
Nicole
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Riv Re said...

Awesome contest :).
Not sure how old your kids are, but Percy Jackson is a nice, clean read. I think the last one came out this year...

mbreakfield said...

I recommend Bonds of Justice by Nalini Singh.
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Shishito said...

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For you to read, I would suggest Still Missing by Chevy Stevens.
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Christa said...

Have you read Deadtown yet? It was wonderful. Urban Fantasy, though, so definitely not for kids. : )
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Angel said...

You should read Tell Me a Secret by Holly Cupala! It's amazing!
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stilettostorytime said...

I think "The Passage" by Justin Cronin is a must read for 2010.

Courtney
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Rebecca Wells said...

Hmm... any of the Ramona books, by Beverly Cleary. Those are great. :)

- Rebecca
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Shanyn said...

I loved Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins! :) shanynlee at gmail.com

Bethie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. For your moments alone, I recommend Linger by Maggie Steifvater. I would say that you should read Shiver first, but you don't have to.

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Julia M. Reffner said...

A great for mom read is Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz.

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Allison said...

I recommend Infinite days by Rebecca Maizel :)

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Melanie L said...

For you I would recommend The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. For the kids: my daughter who is 7 just got Bella: The Birthday Party by Mandy Stanley and said she really liked it.
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ferretvamp14 said...

For your late night reads I would recommend Spells by Aprilynne Pike.

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Alyce said...

I would suggest The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli for your late night reading. It's one of the best fiction war books I've read, and is unique in that it's about a woman reporter in Vietnam.

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Vidisha said...

Great Giveaway!!!
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pams00 said...

I too am looking for some reading material for my son so not sure on recommendations for the 18 aand under lot of hand. He goes through so many it is hard to find some. For yourself, have you tried Sherryl Woods latest magnolia series (Home in carolina, Sweet tea at Sunrise, Honeysuckle Summer)? They are wonderful!


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donnas said...

For you I would suggest - Prophecy of the Sisters

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

Hmm...a new book for you to read would probably be And One Last Thing by Molly Harper.

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msdarcy said...

Check out My Fair Godmother with the kids:)
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Megan said...

Easy as Pie is a new book that might interest the kids. Very cute story with great illustrations.

Tara said...

Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin

Wish I could recommend a good children's book , but my 9 month olds only criteria for books is that it's gnaw-able lol! :)

Tara said...

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Val said...

I loved the Giving Tree. By Shel Silverstein

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Anne J said...

I would suggest you read Linger for yourself.

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flchen1 said...

A late night read for you I'd recommend is Ava Gray's Skin Tight--it's the second book in her series, and it's excellent!

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Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

If you like thrillers, one of the best I've read is Hush by Kate White.

Thanks for the contest!

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Elise said...

I recommend Mozart's Blood for you. It was great. Paranormal Historical Fiction.
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Carol M said...

I recommend Stay a Little Longer by Dorothy Garlock

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linaramz said...

Alien Secrets by Annett Curtis Klause (chapter book, no pics)would be a great read for the whole family. Also my nephew loves Little Dragon and the Magic Wagon (for lil kids, has cute pictures and fun story).

For yourself if your into a fun light, funny with some action check out the Jaz Parks series about a vampire hunting government agent who is assigned to work with a vampire. If you want a hot read anything from Gena Showalter is awesome. The Hunger Games series is a great YA books. Maryjanice Davidson writes fun light reads, contemporary and paranormal. If you urban fantasy, shapeshifter, magic, action definitely read Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews.

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NotNessie @ Today's Adventure said...

Forbidden Sea by Sheila A Neilson is great for middle graders!

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lyan said...

I would suggest Meg Cabot... She has alot of great humorous children books.

If you like reading YA novels...
I really enjoyed reading the "Dead Is Series"... 1st book is called: Dead is the new black by Marlene Perez. (AWESOME AND AMAZING NOVEL)

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Linda Kish said...

I have no little ones now so I don't have any idea what they would want to read. My favorite kid's book is a very old one..Mortimer K Saves the Day.

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Linda Henderson said...

I would say, read Whisper by Phoebe Kintadis after the kids go to bed.

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The1stdaughter said...

If I had to pick...a great middle grade book I read this year was The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams by Rhonda Hayter, loved it! As for you...definitely The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen, fabulous book!

Fantastic giveaway and thank you so much for participating in Got Books?!!

The1stdaughter said...

I'm definitely a follower, though for some reason it said I wasn't previously. Weird. Could have sworn I was, maybe it was just in my Reader.

Thanks again!
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katscorner said...

Unfortunatlly all 6 of my children are growen up but for you I would say a few I just finished Deadtown by Nancy Holzner and loved it, and I love mysteries so since your children are young you might like Just a New Mom Turn P.I. (a maternal instincts mystery) by Diana Orgain. Very gllad I found your site and others who love to read as much as I do.
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Chelsea S said...

I would like to suggest Oh No!: Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World by Mac Barnett. It is very funny.

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Tabathia said...

I suggest the incorrigible children of ashton place the mysterious howling by maryrose wood
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Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
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I am a subscriber. Please include me in your giveaway.
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Connie Black said...

To Kill A Mockingbird is one of my favorites
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dor said...

House Rules is fab.
As a chiild I enjoyed Through the Looking Glass. In fact, I still have it.

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Reena Jacobs said...

My daughter and I both enjoyed Hunger Games this year and agree it's the best we've read yet in 2010. I just finished Catching Fire (the sequel to Hunger Games) today and am passing it on to my daughter. I think they're great tween/teen books if you have any children that old.

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Icedream said...

When you have time for yourself I highly recommend One Good Dog by Susan Wilson. It is one of the best books I have read so far this year.
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Island Girl said...

I would suggest The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins for mid schoolers.
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Stella (Ex Libris) said...

I would recommend the Fairy Tales by the Grimm brothers, it was one of my favourite books when I was a child. I loved how contrary to Andersen's tales, these were happy ones and usually had a happy ending :-)

Thank you for the great giveaway!

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DelGal Reviews said...

Just stopping by to say HI and hope you're enjoying this fest! :)

ylime1981 said...

I would recommend for you to read the new Kristen Heitzmann book: Indivisible. Her books are always great reads!

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Haylee said...

I just finished One Good Dog by Susan Wilson last night and loved it!

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ikkinlala said...

This is a tough question for me because I hardly read any books as soon as they're published (I usually rely on the library, so I end up a year or two behind, especially with popular titles). The only one that comes to mind (for you, not for your kids) is my current read, Curiosity by Joan Thomas, which I'm enjoying so far but have not read enough of yet to feel entirely confident recommending.

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andrea said...

I'd recommend that you read Mockingjay! It's coming out next month, (gives you time to read the first 2 books in the trilogy :P)

thanks for the giveaway!

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Jennifer said...

I would suggest for you to read Shade or Hush, Hush.
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Carmen R said...

Thank you for hosting this contest
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