Cold-Weather Reader's Giveaway

Sure, there's a lot of talk about summer reading--sitting on the beach or in a hammock with a good book. But let's talk about cold-weather reading. The reading that happens while you're wrapped up in a blanket with a cup of hot cocoa or snuggled up by a nice fire with your favorite book.

I love cold-weather reading. It gets dark earlier, there aren't as many distractions from outdoor activities and it's easy to get lost in another place and time.

This giveaway is for a cold-weather reading kit--a $25.00 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble to get whatever you want to read, a bookmark, and a container of Stephen's hot cocoa. Pictured is Stephens Wassail. You can choose if you want wassail or hot cocoa.

The deadline is Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. At that point, a random selector will choose the winner from all entries. Here are ways to enter:

1. Leave a comment telling me what book you'd like to read this winter.

2. Become a follower and leave me a comment.

3. Post a link to this giveaway on your blog, facebook or twitter and leave me a comment with the link.

4. Post a link to one of my blog postings that you enjoyed to your facebook, twitter or blog and leave me a comment here. (You can post as many links as you want.)

5. If you are responsible for someone becoming a follower of my blog, leave me a comment telling me who you recruited to follow me.

So you can see there are lots of ways to win. I'm excited to have more people checking out the blog as I get closer to the release date of my book. Your help to share my blog with others is really appreciated. That's why I hope you win!

Have a great day and enter, enter, enter!

174 comments:

Leslie said...

i would like to read 'the hiding place'.

Leslie said...

i put this link on my facebook.

Leslie said...

i put this link on my blog.

http://leslieandaaron.blogspot.com/

Tawnie said...

I would like to read "Life is so good" In fact...just started it. Would also like to read "The Continuing Atonement".

Tawnie said...

This link is on my facebook!!!

Melissa said...

I would love to read "The Miracle of Forgiveness". My brother-in-law is listening to it on cd, and when he brought the cds over, it made me want to read it!!

Melissa said...

I am a follower of your blog!

Melissa said...

I have posted a link on my blog!!

http://thestoryfam.blogspot.com/2010/10/karey-white-cold-weather-readers.html

Vicki said...

When (and if) I get the time this winter, I would love to read my newly-bought book from Deseret Book called "Not Your Mother's Food Storage" by Kathy Bray and Jan Barker. The author's were at Deseret Book in Orem during the Priesthood session of conference, so I have a signed copy of it. :-) Jeff and I need to improve our food storage and from reading the first few pages, I think it will really help.

Vicki said...

I'm a follower of your blog (and my previous comment should read "The authors ...", not "The author's ..."). Oops!

Vicki said...

I posted this giveaway on my blog and on Facebook.

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Alison said...

I would like to read "Catching Fire".

alison said...

I am a follower of your blog! :o)

alison said...

I posted this link on my facebook...

Edonna said...

I actually made a list from your 9/16 post that I'm going to work on this winter. I think the English teacher ought to set an example.
My excuse? Because I used to be an avid reader, wouldn't put the book down. I hate to stop in the middle. So snatching moments and reading here a little, there a little isn't my style or preference. But, I will have to or I'll never read, don't have the big blocks of time like I prefer.

Rebecca Adams said...

I would like to finish reading the book that I won from a previous giveaway from you. :) So far I like it! I'd also like to read The Hunger Games. I hear so much about that series!

Rebecca Adams said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

Rebecca Adams said...

I posted on my blog!

http://ryanandrebeccaadams.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

I would like to read one of the books your recommended, Spring Came on Forever. I need to get to the library and get crack-a-lackin on it. :)

Amy said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Amy said...

I left a link on my facebook page!

Scott / Lori said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Scott / Lori said...

I am going to read STORMSWIFT this winter.....hopefully sooner. I am also going to read GIFTED in February.

Lisa said...

i think i'll read 'princess academy'. caroline's been asking me for a while.

Lisa said...

I AM A FOLLOWER.

Lisa said...

i posted to facebook.

Lisa said...

i linked from facebook to the kevin bacon posting.

Elaine said...

I'd like to finish Jesus The Christ.

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Dee said...

I haven't read it yet but I would love to read The Secret Life of Bees :)

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Dee said...

I follow your blog as DG :)

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Dee said...

I enjoyed your Sept. 16 recent book reviews - I've actually had those on my list so it was helpful to get some feedback on which would be better to begin reading before others :)

http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=167246166625548&id=1449584700

posted the review link on facebook!

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Dee said...

posted this giveaway on facebook :)

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Erika said...

I'm a follower

Erika said...

I'm looking forward to reading The Last Song. Just finished Dear John! LOVE IT!!

Beth Stone said...

I'm planning to read more of the works of Charles Dickens. I'm attempting to read all of them! Probably will read Hard Times next. Thanks for the giveaway!

DanaS said...

I want to read On Rue Tatin, because I hope to move to France upon my graduation in December!

Jennifer said...

Great giveaway! I'd like to read "Devil in the White City."

jhitomi said...

I just won a copy of Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go on a book blogger's giveaway, so I am looking forward to reading that!
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

jhitomi said...

just became a new follower via gfc as jhb. Found you through Blog Giveaways, I Love finding nice new blogs to follow!
jhbalvin at gmail dot com

katherine said...

I'm anxious to read the book called "Brain Rules." Hoping it will help me better understand how my third graders think! :D

Thanks for the chance to win!

katherine.loiry AT gmail DOT com

Sarah said...

I would like to read The Young Romantics, the new book about the entertwined lives of lord Byon, Shelly and their friends.

Ashley said...

I would like to read Forgotten God, I'm hoping I'll find time to read it!

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Emily said...

I'd love to read the "Gingerbread Cookie Murder."
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angela said...

I'm working my way through Revelation... hoping to finish this winter!
kevindormer at hotmail dot com

Christie said...

Pick me! Pick me! I am re-reading Count of Monte Cristo again. LOVE it.

K. Geller said...

I'd like to read "The Help"
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K. Geller said...

I follow via GFC.
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Brooke said...

The Art of Racing in the Rain. I just heard about it on Sunday and have been dying to get an hour away to the book store.
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Michelle said...

I would like to read Ivanhoe

sandyandcosmo said...

I'd like to read "The Disappearing Spoon". Thanks for the giveaway!

Michelle said...

Now follow your blog via GFC!

Katie said...

I should read a classic that I've never read...I have "A Tale of Two Cities" on my bookshelf, so that would be a good one.

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Katie said...

I follow you on GFC.

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Katie said...

I tweeted a link to your giveaway:

http://twitter.com/#!/Skaketgirl/status/27470113522

kt1969 at comcast dot net

Leslie R. said...

Awesome giveaway- reading is my favorite way to relax. I just started reading the The Owl & Moon Cafe by Jo-Ann Mapson. I love it and want to read more books by her.

Thanks for the giveaway!

lesliedoll at hotmail dot com

Glen & Kat said...

Next on my list is Alicia: My Story by Alicia Appleman-Jurman. Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to REread the Dark Tower series by Stephen King. Lots of intricate, lengthy, meaty description to keep one occupied on a snowy Saturday afternoon.

Thanks for the chance to win!

--Liza

ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

Kendall said...

I have my hopes set on reading "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri


i'm hosting a giveaway too :) if you want to win a years subscription to elle magazine

http://kendallcrow.wordpress.com/2010/10/14/giveaway/

Kendall said...

i follow you viz Google Friend Connect :)

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Kelly Massman said...

I'd like to read "Who the He@X is Pansy O’Hara?: The Fascinating Stories Behind 50 of the World’s Best-Loved Books" by Bond and Sheedy! Thanks for a chance to win the goodies!

Kelly Massman said...

I've become a follower--anyone who loves books is all right by me! I'm a librarian by degree (even though I'm working as a tutor currently)! :-)

Jennifer said...

I would love to read the The girl with the dragon tattoo and the others that follow...

suburban prep said...

I would love to read
My Hollywood by Mona Simpson.

Karen Beth said...

I would love to read Solitude of Self. Finally.

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misscaseylee said...

I just got Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler...I'm so excited to read this because she is soooo funny!! :)

misscasey(at)woh(dot)rr(dot)com

misscaseylee said...

i'm a new GFC follower :)

misscasey(at)woh(dot)rr(dot)com

misscaseylee said...

i tweeted about this giveaway! :)

http://twitter.com/MissLeeThatsMe/status/27481035197

misscasey(at)woh(dot)rr(dot)com

Paula said...

I just finished "World Without End" by Ken Follet and liked it so much that now I want to read his other novels.
Thanks for the giveaway!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Paula said...

I'm a new follower
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

pippirose said...

I'd like to read "Room"....
and hopefully a few others, on my ever-stretching reading list!
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

pippirose said...

I'm a new follower.
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Liz, love. said...

I want to read a million little pieces this winter, I still haven't read that book! lol.

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Liz, love. said...

also a follower.

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amandawk said...

I would like to read The Handmaid's Tale this winter.
amandarwest at gmaildotcom

amandawk said...

I'm a follower.

amandawk said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/amandawk/status/27488456489

Pattie F. said...

I am planning to read The Red Tent next.

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Pattie F. said...

I follow your blog on GFC. Thanks!

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Anonymous said...

I really want to read "the help"
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Martha Carolyn said...

Nicholas Sparks has a new book coming out called Safe Haven that I can't wait to read!

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Anonymous said...

I would read the Perks of being a Wallflower!


Great giveaway :]

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very married said...

i think i'd read the new translation of madame bovary!

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Stephanie said...

I want to read 'Heart of the Matter' My son just turned 1, and I finally feel like I'm actually able to take the time to read again! :)
stephcrs339 at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

I now follow you via GFC
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Carol W. said...

I hope to read The Red Queen soon.

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Carol W. said...

I'm a GFC follower

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Grace said...

Next up on my reading list is The Master and Margareta

Dana said...

I am looking foward to reading the 4th book in the Oullander series this winter! I plan to start it over Thanksgiving break. dana.austin74@yahoo.com

Dana said...

I am now following your blog and glad I was lead here, thanks! dana.austin74@yahoo.com

won said...

I would like to read Ingrid Betancourt's "Even Silence Has An End".

Thank you.

L said...

I'd like to read dying in the city of the blues

won said...

Following.

Thank you.

won said...

http://twitter.com/#!/won2x/status/27501044805

Anonymous said...

I would like to read Debbie Macomber's new cedar cove book, 1022 Evergreen Place! tracietrump@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am gfc follower tracietrump! tracietrump@yahoo.com

Emily said...

i would like to read and cook from Ree Drummond, THe Pioneer Women's cookbook!!!
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Emily said...

i became a GFC follower!
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Dragonfly Kisses Jewelry said...

I need to read "Water For Elephants" I've been wanting to. Id love to read it with snow on the gound and a cup of coffee in hand.

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Dragonfly Kisses Jewelry said...

Im following you're blog

siilenti said...

I'd like to read the lord of the rings trilogy! Been on my list forever

siilenti said...

Im a follower!

Terri. said...

I want to read the 3 Stieg Larsson novels.

Terri. said...

I follow your blog with my google reader

Terri. said...

I posted your giveaway on facebook
@terrishaw

Terri. said...

I tweeted your giveaway.@terrishaw

Jolie said...

I'm going to read "Seventeen Second Miracle"!

Jolie said...

I'm now a follower on your blog! I love it! You are so creative and can't wait for your book!

sara said...

i would like to read weetzie bat!

Jessica said...

I would like to start reading The Hunger Games

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I'm looking forward to reading The Pursuit of Happiness.....and am soooo hoping to win this wonderful giveaway.

Please throw me into the hat too.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I'm following toooo.

Felicity Steers said...

Being a teacher, I like to read young adult lit. So my goal is to read the Maximum Ride series.

Anne L. said...

hello! is this giveaway open to canadian readers? if so, I would love to win! :)
I recently watched Wuthering Heights 2009 Version, And I'm dying to read the book!

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Anne L. said...

I followed your blog :)
Anne L.

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Anonymous said...

I would like to read the book "A reliable wife" by Robert Goolrick.

Cool giveaway! Thank you. :)

Connie
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currymr said...

I follow your blog with google friend connect.
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currymr said...

I want to read Can America Survive by John Hagee.
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monapete said...

I would like to read Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

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monapete said...

follow via GFC

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monapete said...

shared on twitter @monacpete

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monapete said...

shared on facebook @Mona Cpete

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monapete said...

shared on blog

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monapete said...

Posted a link to one of your blog postings that I enjoyed to my twitter

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monapete said...

Posted a link to one of your blog postings that I enjoyed to my facebook

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monapete said...

Posted a link to one of your blog postings that I enjoyed to my blog

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jdsmyrf3 said...

I want to finish the Wicked series.

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jdsmyrf3 said...

Following with GFC

Laura said...

I would lik to read Eat Pray Love

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I would like to read The Perks of Being a Wallflower again.

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

gfc follower

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B. Wilson said...

I'd like to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I feel like I'm so out of the loop!
--Brandy
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mamipdx said...

i want to read 'lit' by mary karr. her other memoirs are excellent reads.
thanks
shenais
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mamipdx said...

i am now following!
shenais
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mamipdx said...

i tweeted:
http://twitter.com/mamipdx/status/27573812298
shenais
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mamipdx said...

i shared on facebook (wren nelson)
thanks
shenais
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Anonymous said...

I want to read The Book Thief. It's been waiting for me on my nightstand for a month now!
Jo
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M said...

I want to read the Chinese classic "Journey to the West"!

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Anonymous said...

This winter I want to read The Red Queen.

Teiva said...

I want to read Squirrel Meets Chipmunk by David Sedaris!

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Teiva said...

I follow you using Google Friend!

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Lindsey said...

I think I may read the twilight books.....and I want to read eat, pray, love. And i have several books started that I want to finish! cold weather is good reading weather!

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nfmgirl said...

I hope to read Mockingjay, and I am slowly working my way through Under the Dome.

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nfmgirl said...

I follow your blog

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Julie said...

After reading some pretty heavy stuff this summer, I think I might re read the true blood series this winter. I need a guilty pleasure!

Julie said...

Follow GFC

Super B said...

I'd like to read The Secret Life of Bees, which has been sitting on my nightstand for over a month...

Terri said...

I'd really like to finish the books that are sitting on my nightstand, including 100 Years of Solitude and Catch 22.

Terri said...

I'm a new follower.

Terri said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/dahbou/status/27617799036

TheSharpTeethOfLove said...

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I plan to read Palimpsest by Catherynne Valente

TheSharpTeethOfLove said...

half_blue_sky@yahoo.com

http://twitter.com/HalfBlueSky/status/27629221277 tweet

Felicity Steers said...

I am a follower!

Allison said...

I would like to read "the Almost Moon" by Alice Sebold.

Felicity Steers said...

I posted it to my facebook profile: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1379721510

mommyof2girls said...

Nicholas Sparks is my favorite,so any of his books would be awesome! tracy.parker458@gmail.com

mommyof2girls said...

I follow you via GFC! tracy.parker458@gmail.com

mommyof2girls said...

I shared on FB! tracy.parker458@gmail.com

Yasmeen said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

Candy said...

I'd like to read "Someewhere Inside" by Laura and Lisa Ling.

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Yasmeen said...

I would love a Barnes and Noble Gift Card! I'm addicted to shopping at Barnes and Noble. It's one of my favorite stores and I could really use the gift card. Also, my sister loves hot cocoa especially for her birthday which is on October 18th. I'm very excited for this giveaway! I wish the best of luck to all contestants and to me...ha ha! This is such a great giveaway and thanks for posting it!

Oh...I would also love to read The Gift (Witch an Wizard Series Book #2) by James Patterson, this winter. I love his books. His chapters in his books are short and they're such a great, exciting read! I'm also doing some Calc-doku (like Sudoku Puzzles) this winter!

Hailey said...

Please pick me I would love to read the hungar games over the winter and have some good HOT coco to relax.

Kaela said...

I can't wait to read the rest of the Work and the Glory this winter! The first time I read them I was eleven years old, so it's time for a little review:) this year in seminary we are reading the Doctrine and Covenants so I want to refresh my memory a little.

Ashley said...

I would like to read Catching Fire this winter.

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Ashley said...

gfc follower.

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Stephanie said...

I would love to read GIRL POWER: THE NINETIES REVOLUTION IN MUSIC BY MARISA MELTZER!

I also became a follower of your blog and posted a link to your giveaway on google buzz.

Thanks so much!

that one girl said...

book i would like to read:
there are SO MANY on my list... but i closed my eyes and pointed and this was the one that came up "if on a winter's night a traveler" by italo calvino

p.s., i have never had wassail... it sounds exciting :)

p.p.s. yay and thanks :)

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k@tie said...

I really want to read the Hunchback of Notre Dame this winter, actually haha

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k@tie said...

I'm a follower of your blog :)

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(500) days of Boy said...

Love cold weather reading! I can't wait to read Safe Haven, by Nicholas Sparks!

monapete said...

tweeted

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Kristen said...

I'm planning to read The Story of Edgar Sawtelle this winter.

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Kristen said...

I follow on GFC

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Mary said...

I'd like to read "The Help".