Monday, June 19, 2017

Summer Book Giveaway!!!

By Sassy Cabot from the Read ’Em and Eat Mysteries by Terrie Farley Moran


Well here we are—it is June and Fort Myers Beach is welcoming family vacationers with open arms. Temperatures are in the low 90s most days and the breeze from the Gulf of Mexico feels oh so good.

Now that the Lee County schools are out for the summer, the Teen Book Club members plan to meet every two weeks. Instead of arguing about what to read next or leaving the decision to me, the club members decided to each drop a folded paper with the name of a book into a paper bag and then I got to shake the bag and draw out the name of the first June book. Holes by Louis Sachar won both the Newbery and the National Book Award, so I was delighted it would be our first read. Since it was Julio’s selection, he did a twisty high five fist bump handshake thingy with Larry while shouting, "This book is lit. Wait 'til you read it."

In honor of summer reading we’re offering a copy of Well Read, Then Dead to one lucky commenter. Let us know if you read more books or fewer books when summer comes around. Or tell us anything about your favorite summer reads. Please include your email in this format: your name (at) your server (dot) com--so the spambots can't pick it up. Giveaway closes at midnight Thursday June 22nd.

And remember to keep coming back to the Killer Characters blog as there is a new book giveaway every day for the month of June. Don't you love it?


75 comments:

  1. I read about the same...a lot all the time. Thanks for the chance
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  2. I read less in the summer because I'm outside more.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  3. I am an avid reader. I read the same all year around. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  4. I read about the same.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  5. Summer is my busy season, so I read a little less. cheers at MarjimManor dot com

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  6. I read about the same amount since I work year round.
    harbingerdc(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I read a lot. I love to read Cozy Mysteries. Thank you for the chance.
    angelbear19662000@yahoo.com
    Mary Fidler

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  8. I probably read about the same. Maybe a little more if I go on vacation somewhere. mcastor07 (at) Gmail (dot) com.

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  9. I read a great deal all year round. Inside during the year and outside in the summer. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. It all depends what is going on during the summer. Sometimes I can get around 2 books read all summer. Other times I can get around 40 read in a summer. Cheyenne Frontier Days comes up the last full week in July so there is a lot of preparation in the family to get ready for tourists and family that comes to stay so I lose out on reading during July a lot of times. :(
    Thank your for the wonderful giveaway.
    lady(dot)janel(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  11. I read fewer books in the summer since I enjoy bing outside in the warm weather.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  12. My reading is consistent. Lots all the time. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. I read more books in the winter. It is snuggle down and read time.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  14. Paula Jacobson
    I read all the time whether summer or winter. I love to read.
    jsjacobson(at)prtel(dot)com

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  15. Generally I read about the same. Would love to read "Well Read, Then Dead" Thanks for the chance to do so sooner. Rather than later.
    Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc (dot) com.

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  16. I read about the same amount year round.minishoes(at)msn(dot)com

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  17. I tend to read the same amount year round! I always have a huge stack ready to go.
    debbie(dot)erickson14(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. I read all the time, unless there is something else I have to do. I have my kindle, the app on my phone for those times of waiting, and regular books as well. Meg85242 at gmail dot com Thank you!

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  19. Thanks for sharing your book contests with us ! vboudreau57@gmail.com

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  20. I read about the same amount, but in the winter I read more about warm places since I live in the Northeast. I am waiting to buy Leave it to Cleaver.
    Thanks! Cgenett@aol.com

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  21. I probably read more in the summer because you can enjoy a nice book outside.
    Ashleylianeb(at)yahoo.com

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  22. I read about the same-maybe a little less due to gardening.
    pattymarsh31(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. I love when the characters tell the story--my favorite type of reading!
    I read pretty much the same year round. I am disabled, so cannot drive to go anywhere (unless someone decides to collect me)--which gives me a lot of reading time when I shut off the computer at the end of my work day. I have been reading about 2-3 mystery books a week. I love to start a series with book one and read them all in order. I am currently starting my last Anne George --Southern Sisters Mystery-now. Researching my next series--which is how I came to this page. :) ♥
    Thank you for this opportunity and have a wonderful summer!
    Steelers4Sandi (at) yahoo (dot) com.

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  24. I read about the same amount.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  25. I read about the same amount all year long. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. I read about the same, when it gets real hot I'm inside reading with the air conditioner on. lclee59(at)centurylink(dot)net

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  27. I always read a lot and summer is no different. Thanks. nanato9grand@gmail.com

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  28. I always read a lot and summer is no different. Thanks. nanato9grand@gmail.com

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  29. I am a big fan of your books and would love a copy of it.

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  30. I read most of the time. It doesn't matter which season it is. I only go outside to get the mail and to go shopping for more books. I've been wanting to read Well Read, Then Dead. My email is: norbert8bubba(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. reading is not a season related activity. annefitza (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  32. I read a few more books in the summer because when I am on vacation I am on the "book a day" program at my sister's house!! ljbonkoski@yahoo.com

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  33. I read about the same amount all the time regardless of the season.

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  34. I read as much as I can! I LOVE reading. Currently, I'm on book #32 for 2017 :-) My favorite authors can't write fast enough ... which means I branch out & get MORE favorite authors!

    Mary >^.^<

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  35. I read about the same amount regardless of the season. The only thing that changes is that I can go outside and read out there now. It's great. Sharon catwoman-1@comcast.net

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  36. I was reading a few books a week while riding train to work, now retired and am reading more~!

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  37. forgot to add email: jcook22@yahoo.com
    Jane Werthmann

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  38. I tend to read the same amount year round. It's not the season, it's work that gets in my way.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  39. I read about the same in the summer months, which is to say as often as I can! Thanks for the chance to win! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. I read about the same. jsomers421 at g mail dot com

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  41. I read a little less during the summer. Yard work keeps me busy.
    djeanq(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. I try to read more when I'm outside with my children but it never works out. Theradels@gmail.com

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  43. I tend to read more during the summer. It's too hot here to do anything outside. mbradeen@yahoo.com

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  44. I read the same amount of books year round. Thank you for this chance. areewekidding(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. Since I retired from teaching two years ago, I have been reading every day! Love your June giveaways!!

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  46. I read a lot when I travel-airports, planes, etc.
    But now I have a granddaughter (10) months and need to help entertain her while traveling. That may put a noticeable dent in my reading.
    But it's worth it!

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  47. Read more in the summer. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. I go in spurts - sometimes 2 or 3 a week, sometimes 2 or 3 a month. Just depends!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  49. probably a little more - parkeremma2003 at yahoo dot com

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  50. I read more in the summer because I knit more during the cooler seasons sus.ryn at gmaildotcom

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  51. I read a little more in the Summer but like most Readers always have a book in hand.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  52. I read about the same!
    dm _ Richards (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  53. I tend to read about the same number of books in the summer. The best part is being able to read outside.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. I tend to read about the same number of books in the summer. The best part is being able to read outside.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. It's the same for me now. When my children were at home we'd visit the pool once a week and I got extra reading in.

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  56. I read almost as much in the summer. Love to read.
    Thereadmaster(at)me(dot)com

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  57. I read about the same! Love to read! Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  58. I'm an avid reader too but am busy packing up our house in MA to get it ready to sell. I miss my house in Port Charlotte, FL. I could sitting around the pool reading. Thank you for the chance. pgenest57 at aol dot com

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  59. I read about the same.
    Pugpower63@gmail.com

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  60. With yard work and gardening to do, I do read a little less in summer but I always have to have a book for the times I do sit down to relax! Thanks for your giveaway.
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. My reading habits don't really change according
    to the seasons. I read a lot any time of the year.
    Usually have at least two books going at the same time.
    thanks
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  62. I read the same amount all year long.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  63. I always have my kindle or a book with me! I read about the same. Living in Fl the weather is good to great pretty much all year so I can go out any time. I usually read 2 to 3 books a week depending upon size and genre. Reading is my addiction and passion! (but being on SS, It is also dictated by budget) Merry
    northstarvance@Gmail.com

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  64. I usually read about the same number of books year round. But this summer I am recovering from hip surgery and am reading about 1 book a day!
    davisel1830(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  65. I usually read more in the summer due to the longer days. I like to read on the porch with a glass of tea or wine. This year has been different as it's been one catastrophe after another. Hoping to get back to the porch very soon! konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. When I worked in the school system, I didn't have time to do a lot of reading during the school year. When I was out during the summer, I would read a couple of books every day. Now that I'm retired, I no longer binge read in the summer. Now I can read every day.
    elainehroberson(at)gmail.com

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  67. I'm reading about the same amount, especially since the temps are in the 100's. I just finished Kate Carlisle's Once Upon a Spine. Before that it was Nancy Atherton's new Aunt Dimity book, Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse. Prior to that I read Jenn McKinlay's About a Dog. I have told myself that I need to read more nonfiction, so the plan is that I will alternate between fiction and nonfiction. We'll see if that works, as I'm not sure how long I can stay away from cozy mysteries! stlreadn (at) gmail (dot) com

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  68. I read a little bit more in winter. I am not a fan of the cold. So my I grab my favorite blanket, hot chocolate and a book. Best way to unwind. Christyzbooks(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  69. I love to read any time or all the time! The season doesn't matter. Thanks for the wonderful month of giveaways! doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  70. I read constantly year round. I like mysteries, classics, some sci fi, biographies. I guess I just plain like to read!
    suemngirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  71. Summer or winter, spring or fall, I probably read about the same zz perhaps a bit .ore in the fall. I take spells of reading -- May be reading 2 at once, and several one right after another. Then it may be weeks before I read another book. I always have a book or two handy, one usually in my purse, in case the mood strikes. :)

    donna (dot) durnell (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  72. I read all the time but I am busier this summer packing up the house to get it ready to sell. pgenest57 at aol dot com

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  73. Comments are closed. Winner has been notified. Thanks to everybody for participating. xo

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