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A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.


I also blog about
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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Giveaway - Latino Book Month Book Pack - Closed


Hatchette Group is graciously giving away a book pack of 5 Latino themed books for the Latino Book Month of May. There are 5 chances to win, that means 5 different people can each win all 5 books listed below! Here's what you can win!


Latino Book Month:

1. B as in Beauty By Alberto Ferreras ISBN: 0446697893
2. Into the Beautiful North By Luis Urrea ISBN: 0316025275
3. Hungry Woman in Paris By Josefina Lopez ISBN: 0446699411
4. The Disappearance of Irene Dos Santos By Margaret Mascarenhas ISBN: 0446541109
5. Houston, We Have a Problema By Gwendolyn Zepeda ISBN: 0446698520

1) This contest is open to residents of the US and Canada only. No PO Boxes.
2) Please leave a comment below for an entry, make sure your email is available in your post or in your profile.
3) Blog about this contest (with a link to this post) on your own blog, then come back here and post a link to your blog post for a second entry.
4) Contest will close midnight May 31 Eastern Time
5) I'll use a random number generator to pick the 5 winners and post the 5 winners' names on June 1.

65 comments:

  1. sounds like a wonderful collection thanks for the giveaway

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  2. No need to enter me, Nicola. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you now.

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  3. I'd like to enter. My address is amandagignac [at] gmail [dot] com. Thanks!

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  4. Whoa! They look/sound great!! :)

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  5. What a great selection!! Thanks for hosting :)

    wendyhines (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  6. Great giveaway! Please count me in. Thanks so much!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  7. I could use some new books! Thanks!

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  8. Thanks for the great giveaway! Into the Beautiful North looks great.

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  9. These books sound great!!

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. This looks awesome! Please enter me!

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  11. perfect for the summer
    KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

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  12. What a good collection they sound like books I would like to read.

    heidivargas [at] live dot com

    Blogged about the giveaway @ http://theblackcell.com/blogs/?p=18006

    Thanks!

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  13. Please enter me in this drawing. I've read some of the reviews of these books and would love a chance to read them. Thanks! Indigo

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway!
    kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. Great books! I'd love a chance to read them, thanks for entering me into this giveaway. unforgetable_dreamer_always(at)hotmail.com

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  16. Hi, my first time here - I went to the Hachette site to read the blurbs on all the books and they ALL sound really good!
    thanks for hosting.
    mayamissani AT yahoo DOT ca

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  17. I would love to win this assortment!

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

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  18. Thos sounds like wonderful titles - I'd love to win!

    nnjmom at yahoo dot com

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  19. Please enter me. I'd love a chance to win. I blogged about it here:

    http://completepoppycock.blogspot.com/2009/05/latino-book-month-giveaway.html

    Thanks
    rebecca.bradeen(at)verizon(dot)net

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  20. These sounds like a great set of books. I totally want to read B as in Beauty!

    -violetreads at gmail

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  21. What a great collection of books. Thanks for the chance to win!
    1bmore @ gmail . com

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  22. These sound great!
    Thanks!

    mj.coward[at]gmail.com

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  23. What a fantastic collection of books. Hachette is such an awesome company. Include me in the drawing. Thank you so much!

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  24. I am interested in all of these titles. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Debbie
    debdesk9(at)verizon.net

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  26. I blogged about it:

    http://booksandmovies.colvilleblogger.com/2009/05/02/bookish-links-for-saturday-may-2-2009/

    Thanks again!

    nnjmom at yahoo dot com

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  27. Nice giveaway! Please enter me.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  28. Great selection of books. Please enter me.
    jwx4(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. Yeah...I need more books like I need a hole in my head!! BUT I really want to read Into the Beautiful North.

    Please add me to your wonderful giveaway!! Thank you!!

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  30. I would love to win about these books! supertalya @ gmail . com

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  31. Love to read this.

    Thanks,

    darkfyre1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. What a great collection of reads. I'd love to win.

    mamie316@sbcglobal.net

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  33. Each and every one of these books sounds like an excellent read - thanks for the chance to win them. asthenight at gmail dot com

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  34. Thanks for the chance to win!!

    areallibrarian[at]gmail[dot]com

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  35. I'd love to win any of these -- and the chance to win all 5 is amazing! This would make a great stack to take to the pool this summer -- I'm already making lists of possible summer reading :)

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  36. I would love to be entered! thanks for the opportunity!

    lovejessicamarie [@] gmail [.] com

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  37. I'd like to enter.

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  38. I would love to read all of these books. Please enter me in the giveaway

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  39. I blogged it:

    http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2009/05/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-05-10-09.html

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  40. These look wonderful, I would love to read them!

    marielay@gmail.com

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  41. great collection of books i would love to win. thanks


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  42. Please enter me.

    Thanks!

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  43. Pls enter me - this looks great!


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  44. I would love to win this set of books.

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  45. This looks like a great set of books and I would love to read them! Thanks for the chance to win them.

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  46. I love finding great new authors to read so this would be great!
    Thanks
    Sarah
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  47. Great set of books! Thanks for the giveaway

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  48. These books look great! Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks!

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  49. I'd love to win this great collection of books - please count me in!

    Thanks,
    megalon22[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  50. The Fortune Cookie Chronicles sounds particularly interesting to me, but I would like to check the others out as well. Thanks for the book giveaway.

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  51. I'd love to read these books.

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  52. Please enter me...thanks so much!

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  53. I would love to win this contest

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  54. I am giving away the other two sets but wanted to try and win this one for myself. Thanks for the chance.

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  55. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  56. Looks great, please enter me!

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

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  57. I'd like to read these because I'm always looking for different genres of books to read that sound interesting

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  58. I'd like to enter, please - these look like wonderful books!

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  59. Enter me pretty please!

    heathernane99 at hotmail dot com

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  60. These are really pretty covers, and I've been looking forward to B as in Beauty!

    cecpham(at)gmail.com

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  61. I would love to have a chance to win. Thanks!

    ewalsh40(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. Great set of books - please count me in. Thank you!

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  63. Please enter me--thank you!

    lesleymfan(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. Count me in too! Looks awesome!

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  65. Please count me in! Thank you very much!

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