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Three Year Blogoversary and Giveaway

Hi everyone! It's officially The Book Belles' 3rd Blogoversary. Through blogging, I've met so many incredible people and had several great opportunities that I'm appreciative to have had.

Events in 2014:
  • This year, I co-hosted the YA Contemporary Challenge with Katie's Book Blog. It's been one of my favorite challenges for the past few years, so it was amazing to have the chance to co-host it! I'll be running the challenge next year, and sign-ups will open soon.
  • Katie and I also hosted the 1st Annual YA Contemporary Scavenger Hunt, and 28 authors participated. It was such a fun experience and there definitely will be another scavenger hunt next year! 
  • For the second year in a row, Rachel from Beauty and the Bookshelf and I co-hosted The Belles' Enchanted Book Exchange. Thank you so much to everyone who participated!
  • I was able to meet Robin LaFevers, Jenny Han, Tahereh Mafi, Anna Banks, Mary E. Pearson, and Marissa Meyer at book events.
Thank You's:
  • The Bloggers: There's so many incredible bloggers whose blogs I love to visit or who leave the sweetest comments. Rachel from A Perfection Called Books is a relatively new blogger, and has so many awesome posts and recommendations! If you're not yet following her blog, you definitely should be ;) Em from The YA Book Butterfly is one of my real life friends and we're currently teaming up for January Epic Recs. Lili from Lili's Reflections is always awesome to talk to and one of my first blogging friends. Beth from Living a Goddess Life hosts great swaps (such as the 12 Days of Christmas Swap) along with featuring both bookish and lifestyle content on her blog. I'm planning to try one of her Printcess eyeshadows eventually! They're so pretty (especially the Fairytale collection) :) Ali from Kindlemom and Tanja from Ja čitam, a ti?  leave the nicest comments and are two places I always check for reviews of books that I'm planning to read. Maji Bookshelf and Katie's Book Blog are two of the first blogs I ever followed and still favorites of mine. There's so many other amazing blogs that I'm probably forgetting. 
  • The Authors: Thank you so much to Lauren Oliver, Rachael Allen, Chelsey Philpot, Jaye Robin Brown, Tiffany Schmidt, J.K. Rock, Paula Stokes, Rachel Harris, Kara Taylor, Michelle Madow, Rachel DeWoskin, Liz Czukas, Eileen Cook, Donna Cooner, Kelly Oram, Jennifer Brown, C. Desir, Angie Stanton, Joy N. Hensley, Kim Culbertson, Jenny Hubbard, Janet Gurtler, Rachel M. Wilson, Mary Elizabeth Summer, Katie McGarry, Lauren Morrill, Stasia Ward Kehoe, and Dahlia Adler for taking the time to write posts and contribute prizes for the YA Contemporary Scavenger Hunt! I also had the chance to interview Eve Silver, the author of the Game series, earlier in the year.
  • The Publishers: HarperTeen, PenguinTeen, Bloomsbury, Macmillan, Little Brown, Harlequin Teen, St. Martin's Press and Simon and Schuster all have amazing publicists and put out great titles.
  • The Visitors: Thank you so much to anyone who has taken the time to comment, follow, or even visit The Book Belles <3

My Favorites: 

Books:
They can be found here :)

Music:

One Direction: They're my favorite band ever and I was able to see them in Pasadena this year, which was incredible! 

5 Seconds of Summer: Their cover of What I Like About You is awesome if you haven't heard it, and their new album is full of amazing songs. Every member plays an instrument, too :)

TV Shows:

Veronica Mars: I watched this entire show at the very beginning of the year, and it's now one of my all time favorites! I love Logan and the mysteries throughout the show are so intriguing. 

The 100: I haven't read the books, and I'm not sure if I will, but I've loved the show since its' beginning. Bellarke needs to happen and this show just seems to get better and better ;) 

Selfie: Sadly, this show was recently canceled but the unaired episodes are being uploaded to Hulu. This show is hilarious, and it's another one that progressively gets better as it goes on. 


Giveaway
There will be three winners for the following international giveaway. Each winner will be able to pick a prize pack of their choice from the five options below. All of the books are either personal favorites or books that other bloggers have loved. Good luck! :)

Prize Pack #1:
On the FenceBiggest Flirts (Superlatives, #1)Open Road Summer

Prize Pack #2:
The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1)Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe, #1)

Prize Pack #3:
Whatever Life Throws at YouAll Lined Up (Rusk University, #1)Maybe Someday (Maybe, #1)
Prize Pack #4:
White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements, #1)Stone Cold Touch (The Dark Elements, #2)Lailah (The Styclar Saga, #1)

Prize Pack #5:
The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, #1)Uninvited (Uninvited, #1)A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1)


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102 comments:

  1. Happy blogoversary and thank you so much for the giveaway! <3 If I won, I'd either choose prize pack #1 or prize pack #2 as they're all books I'd want to read! Probably prize pack #2 because I desperately want to read Cruel Beauty and Kiss of Deception!

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  2. Congratulations on 3 years guys!!! I took part in Belle's EBE this year and it was fabulous! Will definitely be doing it next year if you guys run it again!! Excellent giveaway too! I'd probably pick prize pack 4 or 5! R x

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    1. Thank you! I'm pretty sure we'll be hosting it again next year. I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)

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  3. Happy Blogaversary!! Congrats on three amazing years and a huge thank you for the mention! I love coming here as well!!

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway, I think I would pick the last one if I won. :D

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  4. Congratulations on 3 years of blogging! I hope you will be around for many more years :D I'm thinking about package 1 :)

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  5. Ahhh I love talking to you too, girl! Happy three year blogoversary! <3

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  6. Happy Blogoversary :) May you have many more and i'll love to get Prize Pack 2

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  7. Happy Blogoversary!
    I'd love to win Prize Pack #5. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Happy blogoversary Montana!!!!! I wish you many more years. Thanks for being such an awesome blogger and a great friend :) Oh gosh, either package one or five, leaning towards five.

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    1. Thank you! Your blog is one of my favorites to visit :)

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  9. Happy blogoversary!
    I liked Selfie a lot too! :-)

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  10. Congrats on three years! That's awesome. I didn't see all the episodes, but I really liked Selfie too. It always seems like the shows I like get canceled. :(
    I like One Direction too...as you know! LOL

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    1. The rest of the episodes are on Hulu and ABC! I feel the same way about shows I like. It seems like this year a lot of shows got canceled :(

      lol, love One Direction <3

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  11. Congrats on the three years! It's so exciting <3 If I won, I think I'd pick prize pack one.

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  12. Happy 3 year blogoversary and thank you so much for the giveaway! I would probably choose 1 or 2 :)

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  13. I would pick prize pack #2 definitely!!!! I want all three of those books so bad!!!! Congratulations on 3 years in the blogging world! that's amazing! I've only been blogging for a year, and I loved following you! I hope your next year is just as awesome!

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  14. I would choose prize pack #1 because I looove contemporary and I've been wanting to read those books. :)

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  15. Christina R. in the rafflecopter

    Congrats!! Your blog rocks!! I love your reviews and posts and it's so deserved to be able to celebrate!!

    I'd pick Pack 2!

    thank you so very much :)

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  16. I would choose Prize pack #2 for sure! Can't wait to get my hands on Snow like Ashes! Thanks!
    Happy blogoversary and happy holidays! :)

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  17. Congrats on your Blogoversary!
    I would choose either 1 or 3

    Thanks :)

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  18. Congratulations! I hope all our hard work with the blog is as rewarding as it is probably stressful. ;) Three years! Hooray! Thanks so much for the giveaways, book reviews, and fun. It's a pleasure to follow you.

    Pack four looks good to me.

    Thabk you and Happy Holidays!

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  19. Happy Blogoversary!
    I would like to have Prize Pack #1. Thank you for the giveaway! :)

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  20. CONGRATS on your THIRD Blogoversary!! Here's to hoping you have many more years of blogging ahead of you if you choose!! I would LOVE to win Prize Pack #2 if I win!

    Merry X-Mas Eve too! :)

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    1. Thank you! I hope you had an amazing Christmas :)

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  21. Happy Blogiversary! I would most likely choose prize pack 1,2, or 5 c:

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  22. YAY :D Congrats on three years. <3 That is all kinds of amazing! I just turned three in October, hih :) Blogging is the best. <3 I would love to win prize pack 1 :) Thank you so so much for the chance. <3

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    1. I love blogging! That's so cool that you recently passed three years, too.

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  23. Thanks for bringing awesomeness to the blogosphere for 3 years!

    If I get picked, then Prize #2.

    Not matter what, happy holidays!

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  24. They all look so good! Thanks for the chance to win! I'd choose prize pack #1 or 3 I think! Happy Blogoversary and Happy Holidays too!

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  25. Happy Blogoversary!! I'd probably choose either prize pack 2, 4, or 5

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  26. Happy Blogoversary!
    Prize Pack 1 or 3
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays :)

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  27. Happy Blogoversary!
    I'd love to win Prize Pack #4 .

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  28. Hmm, number 2 or 5. It would be a tough choice!

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  29. Congrats :) and i really like the second one the most

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  30. Hello!!! Happy Blogoversary and Merry Christmas!! It's prize pack 5 for me :D

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  31. Aw, thanks so much for the love! :D
    I adore Veronica Mars, too (you've seen the movie, right? And read the book that happens after it?). I've actually heard The 100 TV show is better than the book (the first book, anyway). Thanks for hosting the Book Exchange and the Scavenger Hunt! I'm looking forward to both next year. :)
    Happy Blogversary!

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    1. Your blog always has so much cool content :) I loved the movie, but I haven't yet read the book. Have you?

      I'm so glad you enjoyed the Book Exchange and Scavenger Hunt, too! :)

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  32. Happy Blogoversary!! I would love to win prize pack #4.
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  33. Happy Blogoversary!! Congratulations on three years! I love the 100 too, but I haven't read the books yet either... too many books on the tbr list here. Thank you for hosting the YA contemporary scavenger hunt! I really loved it, and it was lots of fun.

    I'd love #2 (been looking forward to cruel beauty)

    Thank you for this chance! Happy blogging!

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  34. Happy blogoversary!!! I would pick #5 I have been wanting to read A thousand pieces of you and Uninvited! I haven't heard of the Book of Ivy but I am sure its good too!

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  35. Sadly, I haven't read any of the books with your giveaway so this is a great giveaway! Thank you so much for this chance. Happy Blogoversary! Three years is quite some time. I've just had my first one a few months back! But three years is such a great goal! Congrats! If I won I would most likely pick #5. I just found out about Uninvited, and it sounds so amazing! Also, A Thousand Pieces of You is one that I've being seeing a lot of in the last few weeks and been wanting to read it!
    Love your blog, once again congrats on the 3rd year Blogoversary! xox

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    1. Congratulations on your recent blogoversary! Thank you so much :)

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  36. Wow you had such an amazing year :) I would definitely choose prize pack number 2, those are awesome picks and ones that I still have yet to read! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  37. Happy Blogoversary!! I would choose prize pack #2~ Thanks so much the awesome giveaways :D

    Eileen @ BookCatPin

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  38. Happy Blogoversary! I had a great time with the YA Contemporary Scavenger Hunt and it's so cool you got to meet all those amazing authors. I would choose prize pack 2 because I'm on a fantasy kick right now.

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the Scavenger Hunt :) I've also been on a fantasy kick lately!

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  39. Congrats! You did so much this year! :) Those challenges and scavenger hunts for really to participate in. I'm looking forward to more cool things from you next year. :D And like many others, I would also choose Prize Pack 2 if I won. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Thank you so much, Cindy! The scavenger hunt and challenge were so much fun to co-host :)

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  40. Oh gosh. I'd probably pick prize pack #2, because I've read all the books but own none of them. Thanks, and happy blogoversary!

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  41. Happy blogoversary! Three years is super impressive! I think I would probably choose #2. I have been really wanting to read Snow Like Ashes and Kiss of Deception!

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  42. Prize pack #3. I have seen promos on those books and they all are intriguing. Thanks for the chance & happy blogoversary :)

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  43. Probably pack #5. I've been lusting after a Thousand Pieces of You for a while now, and the other two books look really interesting too :)
    Thanks for the chance and happy blogoversary!

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  44. Happy blogoversary!! :) I wish you many more years and looking forward more cool things from you.
    I choose either Prize pack #2 or Prize pack #4. But look like #4 was very tempting me with cover books and name author. LOL!
    Thank you so much for chance to win this amazing giveaway :)

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  45. i'd love prize pack 2# or 5 # :)

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  46. Happy three year Blogoversary! I'm so happy to follow this blog! I would love prize pack 1!

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  47. Happy Blogoversary :) Hm, I can't yet decite between #1 and #3....

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  48. happy blogoversary ! thanks for this great giveaway ! i would choose prize pack 2 !

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  49. I'd love prize pack 3. Thanks!!!

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  50. Prize Pack 4 or 5 for me please. Equally good ones! Happy Blogoversary too!

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  51. Happy, happy, happy blogoversary and wishing you many more amazing to come! :)
    I would definitely pick prize pack #5, it has all 3 books I'm really looking forward to reading.
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  52. I love contemporaries so I'd probably pick Prize pack #1. But argh there are cover beauties in pack #2! I'd just make up my mind if I win. I seriously wish I win. :)

    Happy blogoversary and happy new year to you!

    Julie @ Books and Insomnia

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  53. I think I would choose prize pack # 2

    Thank you for the giveaway :)

    - Jackie G.

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  54. Wow, they're all so brilliant. I'm stuck between #4 and #5! Thank you for the giveaway :D

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  55. I love veronica mars too!! fans recollect money and could make a movie! do you have to watch it!! And my fav pack is #2

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  56. Happy Blogoversary! I would choose prize pack #2 because I love fantasy!

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  57. Happy Blogoversary! It would be difficult, but I think I would either choose #1 or #5. Thank you!

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  58. Happy Blogversary and thank you for the giveaway!
    I would like prize pack no.2

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  59. I'd probably pick prize pack #5...but #2 and #4 are possibilities too. Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  60. Thank you soo much for this AMAZING giveaway !! If I were to win I'd choose prize pack #2 if not available then prize pack #5 is just as good

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  61. I'd probably pick Prize Pack #2. Happy Blogoversary and thank you for the giveaway! (Valentina -on the raffle)

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  62. Happy Blogversary! I'd probably pick prize pack #2. Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  63. Happy 3rd Blogoversary, Belles!!

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  64. Happy Blogoversary! I'd probably pick prize pack #2 or 5! :)

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  65. Happy Blogoversary!!
    I'd very much like to win the Prize Pack # 1

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  66. I'm torn between prize pack 2 and 5. I'm leaning more toward pack 2... Happy Blogoversary and thanks so much for the giveaway

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  67. Happy blogoversary Montana!!!!! I'd very much like to win the Prize Pack # 1. Thank you for the generous giveaway! I wish you the best in life and of course in books! CHEERS TO MORE BOOKS!

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  68. Prize Pack #2. Or 4. i'm not sure. Thank you!

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  69. Happy blogoversey!! I would love to win Prize Pack #2. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  70. I badly want Prize Pack 3 please :) thanks for the chance :)

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  71. I'm torn between 1 or 5! Tough decision between the two! Happy blogoversary!!

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  72. Prize packet #1 looks amazing! They look like they would be fun, light reads!

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  73. All of these books are some pretty amazing books and I've read a few of them, but I think that the 2nd or the 3rd would be the best that's right up my alley! Happy blogoversary, I always love the content that you share with us, you're definitely one of my favorite blogs. :)

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  74. Happy blogoversary! :)
    I'd probably choose prize pack #3.

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  75. I would love to choose prize pack 3--happy three year blogoversary! :)

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  76. CONGRATS! I really like your blog so keep it coming, girl. If I had to choose, I wouldn't know but problably prize #4 because of JLA books or prize #2 because of Kiss of Deception and Snow Like Ashes. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  78. Thanks for spoiling one of us for your anniversary! :)

    I would choose 2 or 3. It would depend on my mood of the day because they're both great packs, but totally different!

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  79. Happy Blogoversary!
    I will pick #1

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  80. I would pick Prize Pack #1 or #4 and thanks for the great giveaway!! :)

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  81. I'd pick pack 2. Thanks this is an awesome giveaway!

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  82. CONGRATS ON YOUR BLOGOVERSARY! I think I'd choose either prize pack 1, 2, or 5, whichever of the three is available. They all just have so many books that I'm interested in reading! Thank you so much for the opportunity and congrats on the blogoversary!

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  83. I would have to pick either Prize Pack #1 or #2! Thank you for this amazing chance! HAPPY 3 YEAR BLOGOVERSARY! :)

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  84. Happy 3 year blogoversary and to many more! And of the prize packs I think I would choose #5.

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