Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Cleaning Book Give-away

You already know I'm a "book hoarder". I like to find pre-read books at thrift stores and at library sales and online. Relatives and friends often give me books that they think I will like. And I often receive books from publishers to review. My book shelves are full! Utah Dad and I have plans to build more, but in the mean time it is essential that I give some away (can you believe it?).



To participate in the Spring Cleaning Give-away Hop, I have gone through my shelves and put together a box of books. One lucky winner will receive this box of literary goodies.

Rules :

1. Enter by leaving one comment on this post. Just for fun--share an estimate of how many books you have in your home. (This number will not be used to determine the winner. It's just for fun.)

2. The contest will be open to entries until Sunday, March 25th at 11:59 pm MST.

3. This contest is open to residents of the US only.

4. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Monday, March 26th.

5. Be sure to check out all the other blogs participating in the hop. This is your chance to win a lot of books!

104 comments:

latanya said...

80-90 books

dlatany at gmail dot com

Megan McK said...

I'm a little embarrassed to admit it, but when I saw the title of your post, my heart beat a little bit faster for a second. I'm a book addict. Which would explain why I have somewhere between 600 and 700 (not including e-books, or Brent's books).

nette said...

Easily 500, but it's probably several hundred more than that.

Rheanna said...

Honestly, never counted, but I'm thinking at least somewhere around 300...I don't remember for sure how many books are in boxes, so we'll just say 300 for now (though it's probably closer to 400!) :o)

Heather H said...

My books, probably around 150. The kid's books, probably close to 400. We love to buy books for them at garage sales and the library overstock section.

Jandi said...

I have over 200 on my eReader and I have only had that for 18 months or so. Maybe 800-900 total? I refuse to count.

Teresa said...

Probably over 600, but that number includes the kids books. I'm going to have to do a rough estimate now...

Mom of 12 said...

Dare I confess that we have thousands of books in our home??? I have an MA in literature, so books have always been dear to me. I've passed that along to our kids. At my house, each bedroom has a couple of large bookcases full of books. They add up pretty fast. That said, we are always looking for new reading material.
Sandy

mandy said...

I'll guess 100

Ricki said...

At least 500, but probably more.
GFC - rickimc
rickimc[at]aol[dot]com

Natasha said...

I don't even know, probably over 1000. Thanks for the giveaway!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

AmandaSue said...

I have hundreds of books! LOVE em!

Angie said...

I probably shouldn't even enter, but I can't resist! We have hundreds of books already. I could practically open a library! But how could I say no to more?

Kristin@BloodSweatandBooks said...

Hmm between physical books and E versions I'd say anywhere between 400-500 books.

Shayna Gier said...

At one time I'd say over 200, but getting married and living in 280 square feet requires sacrifices... I'd say 125 now....

Anonymous said...

200.
gardnerad@juno.com

Michelle Bledsoe said...
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Michelle Bledsoe said...

By now I think I have around 500-600. The last time I counted was 3 years ago and I had 400. Looking at my shelves it just doesn't seem like I have that many...LOL

koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

Terri Matlock said...

Probably around 100 on just my bookshelf. That doesnt include my ereader or my kids books. ?

oklahomamommy0306@gmail.com

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I have well over a thousand right now, and that doesn't include all the books on my two Kindles. Yes, I hoard books too. :)

Cheryl

ccmal(at)charter(dot)net

Taffy said...

I probably have over 700 books in my home. I think. Wait. I didn't count my iPhone. I'm a little blown away. Have I read all those books?

Karli said...

...I feel greatly outclassed here. XD lol! I personally have around 80, but my family home-schools so we have 2-3 shelves of school material books too. :)

Janiera said...

I have about 120 books. thanks for the giveaway prettyhaydengurl at a yahoo dot com

it's the Caffeine said...

I have probably around 300 books. I would love more but space and money just don't allow. but I have nearly that amount on my kindle as well (all bought free, even the kindle fire was free lol)

Vicki said...

Not enough. You can never have enough books!

Steph said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I have around 400 on my Nook, but I honestly have about 1,000 or so on shelves!!

Lauren Mackesy said...

We have books in every nook and cranny of the house. I really have no idea. At least 200-300. We all have Kindles and my husband listens to downloaded audiobooks.
Lmackesy at gmail dot com

Anita Yancey said...

I probably have at least a 100. Thanks so much for having this wonderful giveaway.
ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Brimhalls said...

A bunch of YOUR books? How fun! You always have such great taste or find books that I am not familiar with. I never regret reading books you recommend. I would bet that we have close to 600 books.

Julie W said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I love surprises :) I have over 600 books on my Kindle alone, and probably around 350 to 400 paper books in my house! That number doesn't include the boxes of books in my mom's basement that I haven't found room for in my house yet! LOL
jwitt33 at live dot com

Georgette said...

Thanks for being in the giveaway! What a great idea, these giveaways! I have probably around 600 books.
georgette(dot)coan(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Liese2 said...

I probably have about 150.
Thanks for the chance to win!
sqwalker2@hotmail.com

Caro said...

honestly, i probably have over 2000 books! and that's with me continuously giving some of them to Books for Soldiers or selling back to Half Price. i eventually want to have a room that i can design as a library

cb1574@txstate.edu

brandisbookmusings said...

Probably around 500 not including ebooks. I'm was never good at guessing. Now I wan't to be a book nerd and go count them all.

Cricket said...

500 books, maybe more.

lilcrickit at gmail dot com

Thanks for the giveaway!

Carrie said...

MMMMMMM between 150-200? Much more if you count ebooks :)

celjla212 at aol dot com

Momnerd said...

Gosh, I don't know.....I'd say more than 600. And I have gotten rid of a lot the last few years. But we still have a lot. Maybe I'll count them next time we move. But I would always love to win more!!

Lioness said...

Just in my room there's at least 300, and with the whole house there's probably close to 700 or 800, maybe more :P

cigam9 at gmail dot com

budandlissa said...

I have hundreds of children's books and a couple hundred others, but we'll gladly take more! Great giveaway!

Aaron and Ashley Walker said...

Less than 100. I got rid of a bunch when we moved. I need to add to my collection!

desitheblonde said...

i had to get rid of some mybf made me i have over 400 and then i keep the one i like and then i got 500 or more on e book
desi the blonde At msndot com
yes i read all

desitheblonde said...

i had to get rid of some mybf made me i have over 400 and then i keep the one i like and then i got 500 or more on e book
desi the blonde At msndot com
yes i read all

Mia J. said...

There are probably about 400-500 books in my home. My little girl and i both love to read.

Stephanie said...

I would say probably 200 or so books?

Thanks!

Stephanie

thaliansmhc at yahoo dot com

Jasmine Rose said...

Just counting YA/MG (as in not cookbooks and such) I probably have about 70 finished copies, 10 ARCs and 20 library books, give or take :P

aroomwithbooks(at)gmail(dot)com

Hillary said...

I do a lot of ereading these days, so I'd guess I only have about 200-250 books in my house.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Hillary
hillacurr@gmail.com

Chris said...

Um, that would be hard to determine. I would have to say atleast 500...


kissyjensen at gmail dot com

Cassandra said...

Hmm I probably have around 100 print books.. I haven't counted recently. I have a ton on my NOOK as well. Thanks for the giveaway!!

CassMartino AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

I have less than 100. Due to my local library flooding last year.
I gave up most of my books so others would have something to read.

rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

brookea_2006 said...

I probably have 400-500....that's probably a low estimate in all likelihood though.

brookea_2006 at yahoodotcom

Anna Kahn said...

about 500

Dogkahn@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I've have at least 100

sonflower277 at gmail dot com

Jessica Brainerd said...
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Jessica Brainerd said...

In the whole house? Including the storage room? It's probably somewhere around 1,000 - when you add in the Kindles, eesh! A lot more!!!
jessyisawinner(at)gmail(dot)com

Tiffany Drew said...

Well at last count, I had a little less than 900. But that was quite some time ago and it wasn't including my husband's or children's so if you add those in, at least 1200. Thank you for the giveaway!!!

jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

Amy S. said...

I don't have nearly the amount of books that I would like....I use the library for pretty much all of my reading. But I do splurge and buy all-time favorites such as Harry Potter and Hunger Games. Thanks for the chance to win. I'd love to own more books!

elin said...

Thank you for the giveaway! I have about 50 books.
emilymeimei204 at yahoo dot com

ObsessedReader said...

Hmmm, I would say I have about 150-200 books in my house :)

Thanks so much for this great giveaway!

email: echika[at]insightbb[dot]com

Teressa Oliver said...

Maybe 10. I tend to give mine away so others can read them. Books are meant to be read not sitting on a shelf

Red Headed Bookworm said...

Books and ebooks.......about 150

Stephanie said...

130 maybe?
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Becca said...

We probably have over 200 books! We love books in our family :)

~Ley said...

I believe I have upwards of a thousand. I'm currently (and slowly) working on catalogueing them. That doesn't count Mom's books though....

Thalia Anderson said...
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Thalia Anderson said...

In my room I have approximately six hundred-ish books? In my entire house, it's probably some 1500+? (: We are book people!

thaliasbooks@yahoo.com

Lilian said...

I would say about 150, though I didn't really sit down and count...my father loves buying books that he never finds time to read. and we give away books ot the local library often~

lilianxchengATgmailDOTcom

Katie Stoddart said...

I would say well over 100, plus my ebooks (not nearly as many, maybe 20)

mamabunny13 said...

hmmm...if I count my daughter's books the number is probably close to 500.
mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

kswederski said...

I would say I have about 200 books in my home. I also have another 50 or so at work on a book shelf.

Would love to win!

Tiff Pull said...

I have about 65 in my house and about 150 in storage. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

pulliam_t at yahoo dot com

Daniela said...

I have about 500 books all over the house.
denise13727(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jen R. said...

Um... last time I checked, I had more than 200, and that was around 6 years ago. Now? 300? 400+? I read a lot! :P

jenelleriane at yahoo dot com

Juana said...

I have over 1000 books & over 100 on my Kindle.

jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I am estimating around 400. Thanks for the great giveaway!
marypopmom@yahoo.com

Kimberly R. said...

I'm guessing maybe 500 or so??
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

KaylaBeck said...

Honestly, I don't know how many books I have at my house. I could probably fill a small library. My five year old daughter has several hundred, and I have an epic sci-fi collection. A thousand is a very low estimate.

pherlaithiel (at) gmail (dot) com

Cheryl said...

I probably have over 1000....

Lolawid said...

My books, probably a little over 200. I haven't counted my kids books though. Thanks!

Mona said...

I'd say over 1000 but never counted. Yet, I am constantly checking library sale shelves, scouring thrift stores, and entering giveaways. There's nothing like a shiny new-to-me book.

Helen said...

a lot I haven't counted but maybe 1000 or more
helldog3 at aol.com

Jinky said...

I'm guessing around 100. --Thanks for the giveaway.
ldsmomof03 at yahoo dot com

ruthhill74 said...

Hard to say--maybe 500 or 600.
Thanks!
ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

holls said...

I'm always adding a few here or there. i would say a measly 100 books

hollybwrightatcomcastdotnet

Linda Kish said...

I'd say at least 500 books here at home but there's always room for
more. I just buy more bookcases.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

susan1215 said...

I'd say about 30 books, I tend to read them and pass them on or take them to the half price book store

s2s2 at comcast dot net

Brooke said...

Wow, I have no clue. Around 300? Probably more.

Thanks!
texas_gal45(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

Emily @ Falling For YA said...

I have about 120 books in my apartment and another 100 or so at my parents house.

Emisbookblog(at)AOL(dot)com

Thanks for the giveaway!

Tena said...

Between my daughters and I we easily have over 200 books, but we're always looking for more.

whosyerbuddie(at)yahoo(dot)com

jcwega27 said...

maybe 50
jessicawedwards@gmail.com

hedgerhousehold said...

I probably have about 400 books
jenhedger at hotmail dot com

BookAttict said...

Probably close to 1000...

elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Gwen LTP said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
Not sure how many books I have - a book shelf stuffed full plus kindle in glorious eCloud.
ghtough (at) gmail (dot) com

Sarah said...

I'd guess between 50-100

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nicolesender said...

I'd venture a guess at 500 adult books and 200 children's books
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Pain SUX said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

I'd dare say I have between 300 and 400 books.

~Steph
soklad82@hotmail.com

Georgia Summers said...

I almost certainly have upwards of 800 books in the house, 600 of them being my own.

LeDerpyReader said...

I have around 150 books :D
The sad life of a teenage= no money D:
puieread at yahoo dot com

Caitlin said...

Wow in the whole house?...probably at least a thousand...we are a big reading family lol

Katie said...

I would say i have close to 550 books if not more.

thanks for the giveaway!

katie_tp(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lauren said...

around 650 total :) including Kindle books :)

Alex @ Is It Amazing? said...

there are probably 300 of my books in my house. i've been going through them lately and donating. :) Thanks! :) allicat0818[at]yahoo[dot]com

skkorman said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I have thousands of books in my home—I'm a voracious reader!

Anna said...

THX for the giveaway I currently have over 1000 books in my home and my library continues to grow.

michedt said...

I probably have about 400 books. However, since we now have a kindle the amount is not accumulating as much as it had before.

michedt at yahoo dot com