Sunday, January 8, 2012

New Year, New Reads Giveaway Hop (Ends 1/23) U.S./WW (Closed)

New Year New Reads Giveaway Event!Welcome to the New Year, New Reads Giveaway Hop!

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Hosted by Formula Mom, Tales From the Nursery, & ShePromotes

Welcome to the New Year, New Reads Giveaway Hop! It will end on January 23rd and there are hundreds of dollars in prizes available across all of the participating blogs! Enter at each blog and don't forget to the enter the New Year, New Reads Grand Prize Giveaway! Huge thanks for and the blogs sponsoring the grand prize giveaway!

There are 3 chances to win in the Grand Prize Giveaway:
  • 1 lucky winner will win a Kindle Fire from & a $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • 2 other winners will each receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card

Click here to enter the Grand Prize Giveaway!

When you enter, be sure to say that I referred you!
So what can you win?  First up is a fantastic book that I have had the incredible chance to review.

I am not new by any means to the work of Tony Dungy, and I think I could safely say that he is still well-known in the football community (and I am sure outside of that community as well). I first came to know about him when I lived near Tampa Bay, Florida.  Yes, I saw him turn the Buccaneers around.  It is probably the only time in my life that I was actually interested in football.  I don't remember how much I actually watched football during the time I was there, but I followed it.  I was so impressed with Tony Dungy as a coach, a father, and a Christian.  I can remember seeing him on the field with his son (who unfortunately later committed suicide).  I left before Dungy was forced to move on.  And then I followed him as he took the Indianapolis Colts to their historic Super Bowl win.

The thing that always impressed me about Dungy was he lived what he believed.  The other coaches would be shown ranting and raving on the field, but we never really saw that side of him.  I read him book Quiet Strength, and I was quite impressed with his story.  When the chance to review his new book came about, I knew I wanted to get that chance!

His devotional The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge is exactly what one would expect from Tony Dungy.  Each day is written simply and with great conviction.  And he relates most of the lessons to his love--football.  He is the one person in the world who can actually get me interested in football.  He makes it easy to understand, and he is definitely within his element.  This receives a 5-star rating.  Don't worry if you don't like football--if you are a Christian who wants to read a short, challenging message (and improve your quiet time), this is the book for you.

Now on to the giveaway.  Thanks to Tony Dungy and Tyndale, one of my U.S. readers will win a copy of this book.  All you need to do is fill in the information below in the rafflecopter form.  

Now, to my international readers, I have not forgotten about you!  Everyone who enters will be eligible to win one book up to $10 from the Book Depository (as long as they ship free to your country).  

And one last thing--if I reach 2,000 google friend connect followers by the end of the giveaway, I will add at least one more prize.  I am not going to say what it is.  You will have an opportunity to give me your ideas on this post!  Because I somehow think I will surpass 2,000 followers.  

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. If your follower count reaches goes beyond 2000, I would like to see you do either a PayPal or Visa/AmEx gift card for maybe $20.00 -- since if you remove the decimal, it reads 2000!

    kitty32504 at cox dot net

  2. I think a gift card is a good idea too. It's win-win.

  3. Keep it a surprise.


  4. I would hope for a Visa/Amex or Paypal GC Holly Hennessy Swint

  5. Greetings Ruth:
    Some thoughts - a 2012 Calender,
    gift basket with Washington products.
    or the funny Mel Brooks
    2000 YEAR OLD MAN (1975)
    WTG on your #'s
    cheers dayle b at telus dot net

  6. I would love an amazon gift card

  7. I think a gift card is a great prize. That way the winner can get what he/she wants :-) Thank you so much for including Canada in the draw!
    -Dawn aka dawnmomoffour

  8. I agree with many on here, gift cards or paypal/amazon cash work great...can't go wrong with those! Thanks for the chance!

  9. Amazon gift cards are always wonderful.

  10. Books from the Book Depository( since I can't use Amazon). Thanks for this giveaway and for including a prize for your international followers!

  11. An amazon gift card

  12. More gift cards!
    hschonrock at

  13. Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift cards are soooo nice.

  14. Books to a certain value from The Book Depository is really the best gift anyone can give me:)

    Thanks for this great giveaway and good luck in choosing prizes for the next:)


    Sarah Bibi Setar

  15. A book chosen by the winner up to 20 dollars @ Book Depository xD

  16. Give away a copy of a book that means something to you personally.

  17. Hm, maybe another book from Book Depository worth over $10.


  18. $20 paypal!

    - entered as Kathleen G

  19. You should offer more cards :D
    GFC: Herp

  20. I love the idea of more gift cards, especially amazon or the book depository! :D

    GFC: Debbie W.

  21. I think a Amazon gift card would be great.

  22. I think you should give another book or at least something book related like an amazon gift card.

  23. Ummm maybe a bigger book pack containing of 2-3 books or a book depository book choice. It would be great for international followers too.

  24. Hmmm, perhaps an Amazon e-card because they have an awesome selection of books and it's easy to send an e-gift card. :-)

  25. Gift cards are great, especially Amazon!
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com


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