Celluloid Diaries: Christmas books giveaway

Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas books giveaway

Christmas books

Today my sponsor Random House is giving away two Christmas-themed paperback books - Greg Kincaid's A Christmas Home and Brian McGrory's Buddy: How A Rooster Made Me A Family Man. To enter to win, leave a comment with the title of the book you prefer. You can earn extra entries by sharing this giveaway on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Google+, Tumblr and/or on a forum. Leave a separate comment for each action you took so I can count it accordingly. Contest is open worldwide and ends December 21. Good luck!

Christmas book #1: A Christmas Home

Have you read the book A Dog Named Christmas or seen the TV movie? If you liked it, you do not want to miss out on A Christmas Home which is already the third book in the series (don't worry – if you haven't read the other two books, you will still be able to follow and enjoy it). The main character from those two books, Todd McGray, now works at the local animal shelter where he has become best friends with Laura. When the shelter closes down, Todd does not only have to find a new job – preferably one that allows him to work with dogs - he also has to look for a permanent home for all the animals left at the shelter. A Christmas Home is mainly a tale of growing, believing in yourself and following your dreams; but it's also a story about the spirit of Christmas and finding the love of one's life. I liked it because of the adorable Christmas atmosphere and because it conjured up memories of my own work at an animal shelter years back. Some might call the book a bit too simple, predictable and cheesy, but isn't that what Christmas is about? If you love books that remind you of TV movies and Christmas, then this is the one you should pick.

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Christmas book #2: Buddy: How A Rooster Made Me A Family Man

Brian McGrory has been a writer and an editor for the Boston Globe since 1989 and received both the prestigious Scripps Howard and Sigma Delta Chi awards. It is not the kind of man you would expect an animal story from. Buddy: How A Rooster Made Me A Family Man is far from a love story though. You see, Brian hated the bird, so much he wanted to get rid of him on every occasion he got. He just couldn't stand that his family was going all mellow over it: they made him birthday cake, kept him in the sofa for a television show, built him a tree house, and generally were the rooster's slave. Turned out though that the rooster could teach him a few lessons - about becoming a leader, being happy with what you have and doing all that you can to be with one family. It sounds mellow, but it isn't. McGrory tackles Buddy with humor, intelligence and honesty. The result is a touching story that will make you laugh, cry and think all at once.

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89 comments:

  1. I'd love to win A Christmas Home

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  2. I shared it via Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/51158145738854200/

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  3. A Christmas Home looks like a great book. I would like to read it!


    I hope you are having a lovely week my dear and thank you so much for linking up to last week's Aloha Friday Blog Hop.

    If you have time, we'd love to have you come back and link up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you haven't already!

    Aloha,

    Jean {What Jean Likes}

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  4. i would be deligthed to win a Christmas home

    thank you a lot for opening this to international
    gfc:miki

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I love dogs and love reading stories about dogs. I would love to be entered in your giveaway to win A Christmas Home. Thank you for the chance.

    Smiles,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  6. Prudence & TheresaDecember 14, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    Both books look terrific! & mom’s hoping to be able to keep a few chickens in her future!

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  7. i must have a poster of the "buddy" book... i love that cover.
    i know it's not an option, but...maybe.

    :)

    Jeremy [Retro]
    Oh No, Let's Go Crazy

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  8. Hello! I just found your beautiful blog at "Harvest of friends bloghop". Looking forward to follow you !

    Have a great weekend <3

    Maria

    http://discoveringranchlife.blogspot.com
    http://bakethebestbread.blogspot.

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  9. thank you for the awesome blog hop and wonderful giveaway

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  10. Thank you for hopping with us. Happy Holidays.

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  11. I would really love to win A Christmas Home- I love his other books in the series but haven't been able to get this one.

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  12. I shared on facebook.

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  14. Love the cover photo of Buddy. I have a rooster myself. The most adorable animals I know.

    keiki[dot]hendrix[at]gmail[dot]com

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  15. I'd like to read Buddy: How A Rooster Made Me A Family Man

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  16. Buddy: How A Rooster Made Me A Family Man or, A Christmas Home.....either would be great and heartwarming I'm sure! I would enjoy either. Thanks for a chance to win one.

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  18. Both sound good....A Christmas Home.

    josiehink122026(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Both books look really good. Would like to be entered for A Christmas Home.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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  21. I haven't read an animal story since I finished Marley, but the idea of reading about a pet rooster does make me giggle.

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  22. I pinned this because I'd love to win A Christmas Home.

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  23. I tweeted again today because I'd love to win A Christmas Home.

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  24. I shared on facebook again today because I'd love to win A Christmas Home.

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  25. I'd love to win either book, they both sound good.
    Theresa N
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. Hi! I am glad to have found your blog! I am your newest follower and was kinda maybe sorta hopin' that you would hop on by and follow me back!

    Happy holidays,
    Sarah
    www.enjoyingtheepiphany.com

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  27. See, "Buddy: How A Rooster Made Me A Family Man" wouldn't be a book I would normally read. But after this review, I want to. It sounds ridiculous, but in a good way! I'll add it to my (quite extensive) list.

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  28. A Christmas Home sounds so absorbing. I can’t wait to get sucked into it!

    justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  29. Happy Holidays!
    ajcraig77@comcast.net

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  30. fave: Buddy: How A Rooster Made Me A Family Man
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxo

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  31. FB share
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  32. tweet
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  33. pinned
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  34. I would love either of these, thank you!

    kpuleski at gmail dot com

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  35. How fun and festive! I love Christmas books. I just finished one about a puppy. I would love to have either of these, but if I had to choose I'd pick the one about Buddy the Rooster! marthalynn16 at gmail

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  36. A Christmas Home sounds good, thanks for the giveaway! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  37. Buddy: How A Rooster Made Me A Family Man would be wonderful to read.
    susanking111 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  38. Shared giveaway on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/susanking111/posts/440521666002572

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  39. Shared on twitter: https://twitter.com/SusanKing111/status/281337908240216064

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  40. Vanessa, you're awesome! Looking forward to A Christmas Home. Re-reading A Dog Named Christmas at the moment.

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  41. i would like to win Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man
    love_jellybean_love@hotmail.com

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  42. I like both but if I have to choose just one I'll pick Buddy: How A Rooster Made Me A Family Man.
    maria_nay at hotmail.com

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  43. i'd love to win a chirstmas home

    luckyladybug67@yahoo dot com

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  44. I'd love to win A Christmas Home
    patricia(dot)pickett(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. Shared on Pinterest:
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    patricia(dot)pickett(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. Tweeted about the giveaway:
    https://twitter.com/pattiezee/status/281854897912156160
    patricia(dot)pickett(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. I absolutely adore dogs. I still have a huge hole in my heart after losing my Molly almost six years ago, so I love to read dog stories. Please enter me to win A Christmas Home. Thank you!

    carlyberd[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  48. Enjoyed reading the reviews on this blog. I am very fond of my rooster Willie. Never been that fond of cats and dogs. Would like reading the book Buddy: How a rooster made me a family man.
    JWIsley(at)aol(dot)com

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  49. Blogged about the giveaway:
    http://thegiveawayexperiment.blogspot.ca/2012/12/another-chance-to-win-some-books.html
    patricia(dot)pickett(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. I would love to read A Christmas Home!!

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  51. I'd prefer Buddy, although Christmas Home would be OK too!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  52. I really enjoyed the reviews and would love to read Greg Kincaid's book. It sounds like a great read, and I love the cover. I like reading books about dogs and cats...actually any animal. I don't have a dog, but I do have a very spoiled cat, MollyBee. Thanks for the entry in your giveaway.

    Blessings,
    Sandee61

    Muzzley56[at]aol[dot]com

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  53. I'm a dog person and have always loved dogs...my dog Sandy just turned 19 yrs old in October and has for all those years been my constant companion..I know how much a dog can be a part of your life in many ways. I would love to read A Christmas Home. Please enter me in the contest.
    JFWisherd(at)aol(dot)com

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  54. I think I would like either book but if I had to choose, I would get the one with buddy the rooster!

    cassandraashleym(At)outlook(dot)com

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  55. A christmas home would be my choice.
    ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

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  56. tweeted:
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  57. I would like "How A Rooster Made Me A Family Man."
    miragonz84@yahoo.com

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  58. I pinned it!
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    miragonz84@yahoo.com

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  59. I shared on Google+
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  60. I would love to read Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man :)

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  61. I shared via FB (Lisa Sarmiento): http://www.facebook.com/MountainAirSports?v=app_126231547426086&#!/lisa.j.sarmiento/posts/466007380122924

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  62. Shared via Pinterest (Lisa Sarmiento): http://pinterest.com/pin/18014467231356017/

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  63. Shared via Twitter (Lisagi1): https://twitter.com/Lisagi1/status/282163711861465088

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  64. Shared via Google+ (Lisa Sarmiento).

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  65. Both books sound intriguing!

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  66. I would prefer a Christmas Home (bethmarhefka@hotmail.com)

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  67. I'd love A Christmas Home
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  68. A Christmas Home would be the book I would like to read

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  69. I would love to have A Christmas home.

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  70. A Christmas Home. I am a dog person..have had up to 5 in my house..and they weren't little ones Newfoundlands.
    Please include me!

    alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  71. a christmas home looks great!

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  72. I'd love to win either book. :) Thanks.
    oneagainst at hotmail

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  73. I would love either book both look good,natbelinsky@verizon.net

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  74. I would love to read both books but I guess I would pick A Christmas Home.

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  75. I would pick "How a Rooster..."

    dsickles87@hotmail.com

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  76. I'd like to read A Christmas Home. Thanks

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  77. I'd like Christmas Home if I won

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  78. Pinned it

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    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  79. posted on fb

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  80. tweeted

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  81. I'm sorry I missed this...they look like cute books!

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