Jul 28, 2009

Two Book Giveaways

Giving away 5 copies of The Lost Dog- Michelle De Kretser, thanks to Hatchette Book Group, and 1 copy of Prairie Tale- Melissa Gilbert






The blurb-
Tom Loxley, an Indian-Australian professor, is less concerned with finishing his book on Henry James than with finding his dog, who is lost in the Australian bush.

Joining his daily hunt is Nelly Zhang, an artist whose husband disappeared mysteriously years before Tom met her. Although Nelly helps him search for his beloved pet, Tom isn't sure if he should trust this new friend.

Tom has preoccupations other than his book and Nelly and his missing dog, mainly concerning his mother, who is suffering from the various indignities of old age. He is constantly drawn from the cerebral to the primitive--by his mother's infirmities, as well as by Nelly's attractions. THE LOST DOG makes brilliant use of the conventions of suspense and atmosphere while leading us to see anew the ever-present conflicts between our bodies and our minds, the present and the past, the primal and the civilized.



About the Author
- Michelle de Kretser

Michelle de Kretser was born in Sri Lanka and emigrated to Australia when she was fourteen. She was educated in Melbourne and Paris and has worked as an editor and a book reviewer.

The Hamilton Case, her second novel, received the Commonwealth Writers Prize (SE Asia and Pacific region), and the Society of Authors’ (U.K.) Encore Award for best second novel of the year. It was also first runner-up for Barnes & Noble’s Discover Award in Fiction, and a New York Times Notable Book.

The Lost Dog is her third novel. It was a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and received the 2008 Christina Stead Prize for fiction.

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Prairie Tale- Melissa Gilbert


She was a natural on camera, but behind the scenes, life was more complicated. Adopted as a baby into a legendary show business family, Melissa wrestled with questions about her identity and struggled to maintain an image of perfection her mother created and enforced. Only after years of substance abuse, dysfunctional relationships, and made-for-television movies did she begin to figure out who she really was.

With candor and humor, the cherished actress traces her complicated journey from buck-toothed Laura "Half-pint" Ingalls to Hollywood starlet, wife, and mother. She partied with the Brat Pack, dated heartthrobs like Rob Lowe and bad boys like Billy Idol, and began a self-destructive pattern of addiction and codependence. Left in debt after her first marriage, and struggling to create some sense of stability, she eventually realized that her career on television had earned her popularity, admiration, and love from everyone but herself.

Through hard work, tenacity, sobriety, and the blessings of a solid marriage, Melissa has accepted her many different identities and learned to laugh, cry, and forgive in new ways. Women everywhere may have idolized her charming life on Little House on the Prairie, but Melissa's own unexpectedly honest, imperfect, and down-to-earth story is an inspiration.

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To enter leave a comment with your email address, and please specify which book you are entering for or if you are entering for both.
No email address means you will not be entered.

Additional entries:

Become a follower- 2 entries

Subscribe to the blog- 4 entries

Blog about the giveaway(post the link to giveaway mention)- 5 entries

As a added bonus, every comment you post on the blog(on any of my blog post) until deadline will give you another entry.

Giveaway open to U.S. and Canada residents only.

No P.O. Boxes

Deadline to enter: August 20

Winners announced: August 22

123 comments:

  1. Would love to get a copy of The Lost Dog. I just subscribed to your blog too for additional entries.
    My email address is
    ludeluh@yahoo.com
    Thank you.
    Sheila

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  2. I would LOVE the Lost Dog. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

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  3. I entered yesterday, but noticed you wrote in the rules: As a added bonus, every comment you post on the blog until deadline will give you another entry.

    So I am back for another comment, for another entry for The Lost Dog! :o)
    I first read about your blog and contest on the goodreads giveaways forum.

    ludeluh (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  4. I'd love to read The Lost Dog.
    jwx4 at yahoo dot com

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  5. I think both books sound equally fascinating, so I'd like to win either of them.

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  6. I'd like to win The Lost Dog.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    email in blogger profile.
    js22 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  7. I would very much like to please be entered for both books. Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I am entering for both...they look like good reads to finish out my summer!

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  9. An entry for 07/30/09 please :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  10. Back for another entry for The Lost Dog. Hope you have great success with your blog.
    ludeluh (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  11. I would like to read Prairie Tale by Melissa Gilbert- loved watching her on Little house on the prairie when I was growing up

    ejxd95@gmail.com

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  12. I am a follower of your blog

    ejxd95@gmail.com

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  13. blogged about your giveaway on my blog
    http://mynotsohurriedlife.blogspot.com/2009/07/book-giveaways-for-august-2009.html

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  14. Melissa,

    I'm so glad you got this fixed! I really want Prairie Tale!
    I have been following your blog on google reader and love it. Also a follower thru Google Friends! Thanks!
    dcf_beth at verizon dot net

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  15. Pick me please :) My 08/01/09 entry :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  16. Entering for both!
    becksterslaboratory[at]gmail[dot]com

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  17. I'd love to read this incredible book.

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  18. Prairie Tale looks wonderful. I am a follower of your blog and follow on Google Reader too.

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  19. Back today for another comment, and another entry for The Lost Dog!
    Thanks!
    ludeluh (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  20. I would really like to read The Lost Dog.
    seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Just became a follower and subscribed to my Yahoo page. I would love to win the book Prairie Tale. Love your blog name - except for me it would Diet Coke, Books and Laundry LOL.

    BevE
    merryweatherbookblog@gmail.com

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  22. I would like "The Lost Dog", but they both look great.

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  23. I am a follower

    Nickolay

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  24. I would absolutely love to win either one of these books. Please enter my name. Thanks.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

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  25. I am a follower.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

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  26. I would love a chance to win Prairie Tale!

    Thank you!
    victoriah40@gmail.com

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  27. I would love to win Prarie Tale! I followed for extra entries.
    Thanks!


    dasammywonggirl@yahoo.com

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  28. I would love to win Prarie Tale. I followed for entra entries.

    Thanks a bunch!

    dasammywonggirl@yahoo.com

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  29. I would love to win Prarie Tale!! Thanks!

    dasammywonggirl@yahoo.com

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  30. I am a new follower, a great site.
    Count me in to win Prairie Tale.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  31. My 08/04/09 entry :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  32. I would be ecstatic for either book.
    Thank you for the chance
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  33. My 08/05/09 entry :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  34. I followed your link from paper back swap and would love a chance at both books. Thanks! ahmclellan@comcast.net

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  35. Would like to post for a chance for Prarie Tale. Will get a chance to blog about it later and be back. But for now:
    charmon@salsgiver.com

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  36. I am interested in entering the contest for Prairie Tale. I have been a fan of Melissa Gilbert since the days of Little House on the Prairie.

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  37. Back today for another entry for The Lost Dog. Many thanks!
    ludeluh (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  38. I'd be interested in both.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

    bloggyig at gmail dot com

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  39. I'm entering for both. :)

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  40. I am entering for both...they look like good reads. jelly15301@gmail.com

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  41. New google reader subscriber #1. jelly15301@gmail.com

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  42. New google reader subscriber #2. jelly15301@gmail.com

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  43. New google reader subscriber #3. jelly15301@gmail.com

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  44. New google reader subscriber #4. jelly15301@gmail.com

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  45. Blog follower #1. jelly15301@gmail.com

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  46. Blog follower #2. jelly15301@gmail.com

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  47. Either book would be great -- and thanks for the giveaway!
    rmelton[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  48. I would like either-
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  49. Just stopping by again, to read your latest reviews, and then come on over for another entry for The Lost Dog! Many thanks!

    ludeluh (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  50. the lost dog hope to win
    conector43@yahoo.com

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  51. Count me in again please - 08/15/09 :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  52. Back again for another entry for The Lost Dog.
    Have a great weekend!
    ludeluh (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  53. This year I have a goal of reading as many foreign authors or books based in foreign locations as possible so The Lost Dog has been on my wish list. I would love to win it.

    rebecca[dot]cox[at]charter[dot]net

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  54. +2 I became a follower on Google reader.

    rebecca[dot]cox[at]charter[dot]netno

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  55. OK, two things, I am confused between a follower and a subscriber. I signed up as a subscriber (?) with google reader but thought that was following so is that 2 points or 4? I am so confused. Oh, and I left a comment on The lost hours. I am confused there too. Did you like the book or not? are you recommending it or not? are you rating it in some manner? Inquiring minds want to know.

    rebecca[dot]cox[at]charter[dot]net

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  56. ccqdesigns, I rate the books with a 1-5 system, and I put the ratings underneath the product details. I gave The Lost Hours 3.5.

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  57. Sorry, I didn't answer about you about the following and subcribing. Subscribing is 4, and that is what you did. You can also follow and gain 2 more entries, to do that just click on the follow button.

    melissa

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  58. I would love to enter for Prairie Tale! I'm dying to read it!!

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. I'm entering for The Lost Dog which looks to be a great read... Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

    Aliya D.
    aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  60. Prairie Tale...it sounds like a good read!

    Snowpuff@gmail.com

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  61. I'd love to enter for the book "Prairie Tale"

    willitara@gmail.com

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  62. I would love to be entered into both giveaways. I would love to win The Lost Dog, but I also adore Melissa Gilbert and would love to won and read her book. So, please enter me into both giveaways. Thanks so much.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  63. I'd like to win The Lost Dog. Thanks. =)

    lindanmc (at) gmail.com

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  64. I'm a new follower. =)

    lindanmc (at) gmail.com

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  65. I would be thrilled with either book. Thank you!

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  66. I'd like to enter for both, please. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  67. I would love to read The Lost Dog! Thanks for the chance!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  68. I would love to read Prairie Tale. Thank you for the chance!

    one18fifteen(at)aol(dot)com

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  69. Please enter me for both!
    mannasweeps (at))) gmaildotcom

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  70. I follow
    mannasweeps (at)))) gmaildotcom

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  71. I follow-entry 2
    mannasweeps (at))) gmaildotcom

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  72. "The Lost Dog"

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  73. I would love to win Prairie Tale by Melissa Gilbert.
    Thanks for the book giveaway.

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  74. I would love to read Prairie tales. Thanks! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

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  75. I subscribe. jacquecurl1@gmail.com

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  76. I would really love to win either of the two books, but truly would love The Lost Dog!
    crazywithpets[at]cableone[dot]net

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  77. Im entering for both, but I have to admit Im leaning toward A Prairie Tale a bit more, Ive heard alot of great things about Melissa's book!



    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  78. I'd love to own Prairie Tales.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  79. back again to win prairie tales. jacquecurl1@gmail.com

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  80. would love to win the lost dog con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

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  81. I would like to win either book.
    george ferris
    littlegeorgie56@yahoo.com

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  82. I'd love to win The Lost Dog! Thanks!

    amandasandico at yahoo dot com

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  83. I would like to read the Lost Dog.

    carissaad (at) gmail (dot) com

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  84. Back again for another entry for The Lost Dog.

    ludeluh (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  85. I am entering for both.

    helenwlopez@gmail.com

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  86. I am entering for Prairie Tale
    Thanks for the giveaway

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  87. Following your blog
    (Charlene)

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  88. I would like to win "The Lost Dog" by Michelle De Kretser.

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  89. Subscribed via google reader

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  90. Following your blog #2
    (Charlene)

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  91. Subscribed via google reader #2

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  92. Subscribed via google reader #3

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  93. Subscribed via google reader #4

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  94. id love prairie tale that was one of my favorite shows :)

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  95. 1 following your blog as klp1965
    kathy pease

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  96. I would love a copy of Prairie Tale- Melissa Gilbert !
    Been a fan of hers since she was little!

    She is such a fine actress & a wonderful person!

    Truly a role model & a fine exsample to all!

    zestywonderland@gmail.com

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  97. 2 following your blog as klp1965
    kathy pease

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  98. Commented on this post
    http://melissa-coffeebooksandlaundry.blogspot.com/2009/08/two-way-street-lauren-barnholdt.html

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  99. Please enter me into the contest for both books. Thanks!

    lilyk@mail2world.com

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  100. I follow!

    #1
    zestywonderland@gmail.com

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  101. I follow!

    #2zestywonderland@gmail.com

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  102. I'm entering for both.

    ladycat713@yahoo.com

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  103. Im entering for both. Thanks
    chazvgo@gmail.com

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  104. I subscribe!
    #1
    zestywonderland@gmail.com

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  105. zestywonderland@gmail.com
    i subscribe #2

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  106. I subscribe #3

    zestywonderland@gmail.com

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  107. I subscribe #4

    zestywonderland@gmail.com

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  108. I would love to read both books. Thank you.
    ncschools at yahoo dot com

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  109. I'm a subscriber #1
    ncschools at yahoo dot com

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  110. I'm a subscriber #2
    ncschools at yahoo dot com

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  111. I'm a subscriber #3
    ncschools at yahoo dot com

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  112. I'm a subscriber #4
    ncschools at yahoo dot com

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  113. I'm a follower #1
    ncschools at yahoo dot com

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  114. I'm a follower #2
    ncschools at yahoo dot com

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  115. I would like to be considered for the Lost Dog. Thanks for the views on the books.



    lknott@partnercom.net

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