Thursday, July 26, 2012

Lazy Days of Summer Giveaway Hop

Woohoo!!!  It's here!!

Hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer & ME!!!!!!!!!


There's nothin' like reading in summer, is there?

I've been collecting more great places to relax & read. Wanna choose yer favorite spot?  I do!!!

First, choose your book. For this giveaway, I'm offering an up-coming release. The best way to encourage laziness is spice things up with procrastination. These are reads you can get to when they come out!!  That way you can continue meandering thru your TBR list this summer. I know... perfect!!  I'm nearly a professional procrastinator and somewhat of an authority on being lazy!!  (Click on the covers to check 'em out on Goodreads.)

Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #2)  The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle, #1)  Degrees of Wrong  The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies, #3)  Reached (Matched, #3)  Palace of Stone (Princess Academy #2)  Beautiful Redemption (Caster Chronicles, #4)  The Crown of Embers (Fire and Thorns, #2)  Hidden (Firelight, #3)

Next, choose your imaginary reading nook!!  When imagining where you'd like to read, you can imagine you are anyone and resting on anything with the perfect lighting... and no pressing responsibilities. This is our imagination!!

1. Hidden Cove
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2. Poolside Cocoon
this is great!!!

3. Ocean Overlook
Ladera, St. Lucia

4. My Window Seat  (Add curtains to hide like Jane Eyre!)
<3

5. Fragrant Mountain Fireside
amazing

6. Lost Beaches of Greece
mykonos, greece

7. Garden Gazebo

8. Highland Castle
Scotland #ridecolorfully

This is a small selection from my Pinterest collection. If you're gathering your own collection of treasures, make sure to let me know so I can follow you!! (I can send you an invite if you'd like to start!!)

Giveaway details:

This is an international giveaway. Please make sure you can receive books via The Book Depository before entering!  You must be at least 13 & enter via the Rafflecopter below!  See all my giveaway rules under About Me.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

317 comments:

  1. I would choose the Poolside cocoon, it looks so comfy and fun. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  2. Now there's a tough decision ... I'd either pick the Poolside Cocoon or the Window Seat! :-)

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  3. Ugh, I am in love with the poolside cocoon! Perfect place to read because it's comfy and out in the soon! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  4. Oh! I'd love the Poolside Cocoon AT the Garden Gazebo. What great pics! How creative. And thanks for the giveaway (and hosting)! Hope Rafflecopter looks kindly on me. :D

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  5. Ooh I would love to read in the ocean overlook or tw window seat.

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  6. Poolside Cocoon
    Ocean Overlook
    Your Window Seat - OMG
    Garden Gazebo

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  7. I'd love to read in the Hidden Cove. :D

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  8. I can't choose just one!

    Garden Gazebo, Highland castle and Fragrant Mountain Fireside are my favs ^^

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  9. Hidden for my book choice, and the window seat for my fantasy nook. Though the poolside cocoon is a very close second!

    ~Mera

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  10. All the places look amazing! I'd love the Poolside Cocoon or Ocean Overlook!

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  11. Highland Castle looks great too me, I am not a warm weather beach and sun girl, so that would be great to me. :)

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  12. I would choose Poolside Cocoon if it's really quiet, it looks so comfortable and cozy. Thanks! :)

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  13. These are all so beautiful!!! Torn between the Highland Castle, Lost beaches of Greece and Hidden Cove.

    Think I'll take The Highland Castle lol

    Thank you for the sweet giveaweay <3
    Mary DeBorde M.A.D.

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  14. The Highland Castle looks amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. There are soo many options! Gosh I love the Garden Gazebo and the poolside Cocoon. I also liked the Highland Castle and the Lost Beaches of Greece. Thanks for the giveaway! And Love your blog! :]

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  16. I want "Reached" in the beautiful Highland castle!

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  17. Depends! If I were reading a YA Contemporary novel, I would go with Lost Beaches of Greece. But, if I were reading a YA Dystopian novel, I'd pick Highland Castle. Thanks for the giveaway! I loved ALL landscapes!

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  18. The Highland Castle or the Garden Gazebo. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  19. I think I'd go with the simple window bench! The pool, ocean or castle would entice me to swim or explore.

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  20. I'd love to read Raven Boys in the Garden Gazebo (and since it's my fantasy, we'll just pretend like my allergies wouldn't be going haywire then!)

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  21. Definitely the Ocean Overlook!

    Thanks,
    Leanne

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  22. I want to read in the Ocean Overview, I just love it!! now what to read..I am torn, so many great options.

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  23. I really, really want the Poolside Cocoon with a nice breeze...shame on you for making me dream about it when all I really have is a lawn chair in the backyard and 102 degree weather.

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  24. I would choose My Window Seat. That is my dream reading area.

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  25. I would read in the Poolside Cocoon. It looks so comfy.

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  26. The Lost Beaches of Greece - I love sunning myself whilst reading!

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  27. A comfy window seat, with my fave music playing in the background.. Perfect.

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  28. I like the Ocean Overlook the best, Thanks

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  29. I think I would stick to the Window Seat or the Poolside Cocoon. I fear getting books wet so all those beach locations, gorgeous as they are, would freak me out a little.

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  30. The pool-side cocoon and highland castle seem like very relaxing places to read.

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  31. I really like the pool-side cocoon and the hidden cove!

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  32. The idea of the pool-side cocoon is very appealing! It's like a little nest just for me! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. I'd read Hidden in the Hidden Cove or cocoon :D

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  34. I would want to read in either the pool-side cocoon, ocean overlook or garden gazebo. I can't choose which place I like better the three of them both seem amazing.

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  35. My window seat looks perfect! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  36. Can I have them all on different days of the week. It's too hard to choose.

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  37. My favorite location : on the beach with some drinks and a lot of snack!

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  38. I love the ocean overlook but I guess, my window seat is the more practical location for me.

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  39. The Ocean Overlook, although I may not get much reading done with that view:D

    Michelle A

    tintinbrains@bigpond.com

    Novels On The Run

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  40. Oooooh tough choice! They are all fantastic! I think for now I will tentatively go with the garden gazebo :)

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  41. Oooh, the Castle! That picture is so beautiful. But, um, Summer Reading Spot? I'd write 20 reviews in just one day just to be reading in a Cafe in Paris!!

    Also, I love your give away. Fall will be so full of new books I want to read that I might as well start saving money, time & review-writing skills!

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  42. Oh my gosh, all those pictures are so gorgeous. I'd probably choose the window seat though!

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  43. I'd love to read in ANY of those places! The mountain cabin sounds coziest though.

    Fun question :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. I would choose "The Raven Boys" and then I would ABSOLUTELY choose the fragrant fireside room! I can just imagine the wonderful scents, sounds, and sights of this room. *sigh*

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  45. The Poolside Cocoon looks amazing! I don't even know which book I'd like . . . They're all great.

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  46. I would read in the poolside cocoon

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  47. I would love to be reading on the Lost Beaches of Greece..

    ronnkelly3@aol.com

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  48. The cocoon looks so comfy but the ocean overlook looks...well, it's indescribable :) I think I would have to pick that! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  49. What a selection! I'd love to spend time at all of them, but i'll start with the Garden Gazebo!

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  50. OMG I love all the places you listed :) But really, for me, as long as there's a book I like, and I can get comfortable, I'm fine.

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  51. All the place look awesome but I'm gonna have to go with the hidden cove or poolside cocoon. Thanks for the giveaway, great choice of books!

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  53. Since I'm very much a homie kind of person, the window seat is perfect for me. Thanks for this giveaway!

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  54. I would choose the last one, the highlander castle. After visiting Scotland a few years ago, there is no place else I would rather be in my dreams!!!

    And I would be reading Reached! Can't wait to read the conclusion of the Catched series!!!

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  55. I would definitely choose Greece! Thank you again for the giveaway!

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  56. I would LOVE to sit back and read in the Ocean Overlook! Beautiful!

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  57. I would choose the Garden Gazebo, but I wish it were a Garden Folly instead!

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  58. Either the Ocean Overlook or Garden Gazeboo. :D

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  59. ocean overlook! So beautiful and peaceful :)

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  60. Um...all of them! If I HAD to choose one it would be the ocean overlook, but they're all awesome.

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  61. 3. Ocean Overlook (so pretty)
    or
    4. My Window Seat (love this!)

    Amazing blog.

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  62. Thanks for the giveaway! It's been a while since I participated, but am really excited to visited all the new and favorite book bloggers!

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  63. I'm in love with all of those locations, but my favorites would have to be Garden Gazebo, Poolside Cocoon, Ocean Overlook, Highland Castle, and Lost Beaches of Greece! So, so beautiful...

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  64. The Window Seat, but I probably will be very distracted in any of this, there are so beautiful i just be looking around. So i'll prepared myself with a very good book. :)

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  65. The Ocean Overlook, only for those moments when must really take a break from the pages! :)

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  66. i always want read here Garden Gazebo!! but i don´t have a big garden

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  67. I would love to read Degrees of Wrong by Anna Scarlet while reading it at My Window Seat because I think the scenery from the other choices will probably distract me from reading.
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!^^

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  68. All of them, different book on different location?
    They're all awesome! I think window seat is amazing, but I also would love to read in fragrant mountain fireside too...

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  69. Hi i can't get the rafflecopter to come up. I have refreah. I will try again later. By the way Love your Pictures. joannie jscddmj[at] aol [dot]com

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  70. Amazing Garden Gazebo! How gorgeous!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  71. In a Highland Castle, with a gorgeous Highlander next to me.. Oh, it was just about the place? lol

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  72. The Highland Castle is lovely!!! I really want to see a real castle!!!

    Thank you for this!!!

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  73. The Highland Castle! It looks amazing; I would love to read inside an actual castle.

    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

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  74. I would snuggle up to a book in My Window Seat.

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  75. I'd love a cozy windowseat, but really I'd be happy with any of them.

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  76. I'd love to read in 4. My Window Seat
    kathyross75@yahoo.com

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  77. Poolside Cocoon seems cozy, with fresh air and beautiful whether. Highland Castle..wow. For a fantasy/fairytale touch, it would do. But I don't think I can read comfortably there, with rocks and that CLIFF. LOL
    Thank for the giveaway!

    Michelle from Michelle Shouts Random

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  78. I really like the Poolside Cocoon but I Love the Window Seat. Ever since I was a little girl I have wanted to a window seat and by golly I am going to get me one one of these days. It is on my bucket list!

    Amy
    www.readtomyhearts.blogspot.com
    www.superreadingkids.blogspot.com

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  79. Ocean overlook. They all look AMAZING and I would take any single one but if I had to choose just one it would definitely be the ocean overlook.

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  80. For me, it's a tie between the Garden Gazebo and the Ocean Overlook, though my book would be competing with the view!

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  81. I'd definitely go for Fragrant Mountain Fireside. That room looks fricking amazing! I could stay there for days and just read and read and read, while smelling the old carpets, the sweet aroma of lavender - suppose it's lavender, drink tea...
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  82. For me either Your window seat with the curtains or the ocean overlook... :)

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  83. Normally, I would pick the window seat. BUT, for this giveaway my book choice is Days of Blood and Starlight and I think that Highland Castle looks like it would be the perfect backdrop for that story. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  84. I'd love it from the choice number 4 which is the window seat. i so much love the picture you included..it is just what i imagined my home to be.. a pocket window library! thanks for the giveaway..for hosting such a big giveaway.. every blogger who joined this must be so glad and so as Us readers and followers too! more giveaway hops to come!

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  85. All of them? :D
    Okay during winter I say My Window Seat and summer Ocean Overlook :)

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  86. Poolside cocoon! It's incredible:)

    Thanks so much:)

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  87. I've got to go with the lost beaches of Greece. It looks so serene, and I'd surely not be disturbed. Thank you for the giveaway & for co-hosting! :)

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  88. The garden gazebo seems perfect for reading the princess academy^^

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  89. Can I read in all of them? haha OK, choosing one....the hidden cove! All of them are amazing :D Thank you for the lovely giveaway!

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  90. Poolside Cocoon, My Window Seat and Highland Castle are my favorite :)

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  91. Ocean Overlook...
    thanks for the chance ^^

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  92. I would choose the Gazebo or the Hidden Cove!

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  93. I would love to read Reached in the Poolside Cocoon. It just looks soooo comfy and peaceful.

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  94. I would love to read in any of those places, but I really like the window seat and the hidden cove : ) Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  95. I'm positively sure I wouldn't be able to concentrate on my book if I'm in any of those places listed! All I would want to do is explore, and no, I don't mean exploring my book! But since I have to choose a place, I'll pick the lost beaches of Greece. It looks absolutely gorgeous!

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  96. the hidden cove reading the raven boys!!!

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  97. I would choose the window seat. Thanks for the contest.

    dpd333 (at) aol dot com

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  98. Highland Castle with Beautiful Redemption

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  99. I think I would pick the window seat provided that there would be rain and a hot cup of tea. :) But my second choice isn't in your selection. I once spent an afternoon reading on top of a rock in the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. It was glorious.

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  100. I would love to read on a bridge over a river because I think the water rushing would be a loud enough sound to keep me focused on reading when necessary.

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  101. I would choose the Poolside Cocoon.

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  102. I would love to read in all of them!! *_* Perhaps in the highland castle or in the garden gazebo if I have to choose. :D

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  103. I'd be content with either 1, 2, 3, or 6! :)

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  104. I would either have to read by the poolside or in the garden. xD

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  105. Wow, so many cool places! I really like the Mountain Fireside, but the Cocoon looks most comfortable.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  106. All of those places look AMAZING, but I'd most likely have to pick garden or mountain fireside. I feel like I'd get less distracted in those places. :P

    Thanks for the awesome question and giveaway!

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  107. Oh my God! ALL these places are so beautiful. I would be so distracted! :P
    I would love to sit and read at My Window Seat, picture number 4 or even Garden Gazebo, picture number 7. Oh, I'm confused! I think it's #4 for me though. :)

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  108. The Window Seat looks beautiful, but how cozy does that pool cocoon look!

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  109. I would love to be in anyone of these, they are all fantastic!! I would say the Gazebo, if I have to pick:)

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  110. I would choose Garden Gazebo, the place is cozy^^

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  111. I would probably choose the poolside cocoon! The pillows look so inviting. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  112. Hmmmm, I'd choose either the Ocean Overlook or the Garden Gazebo, but to be honest, I'd love to alternate places between all of them

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  113. Either the window seat, or the Poolside cocoon.

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  114. Garden Gazebo looks like a dream! Wow. I love flowers and nature, so that would definetely be my pick ^^

    @Tibiux

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  115. They are all amazing but if I have to choose just one I would pick the Garden Gazebo.

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  116. I'd pick Reached and I'd so be at the Highland Castle!

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  117. Im going with Ocean Overlook - Cant beat that view!

    http://rebeccahartwriting.wordpress.com

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  118. Although I love Highland Castles, I think the poolside cocoon would be an awesome little reading nook! It just looks so comfortable and inviting :)

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  119. Window seat with a curtain and a diet pepsi.

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  120. Love the window seat and the poolside cocoon. But who can turn down a castle???

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  121. Ooo The Garden Gazebo and Window Seat would be lovely...but really they are all gorgeous.

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  122. I'm torn between the Ocean Overlook and the Poolside Cocoon. Love the sound of water to help relax me.

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  123. I'd choose the Window Seat. Looks real cool!

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  124. The Highland Caste and Ocean Overlook look amazing. I don't know which I would choose.

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  125. Wow, what amazing pics. to read by
    My pick would be 7. Garden Gazebo
    so wonderful looking.
    great giveaway too.

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  126. The poolside cocoon looks absolutely fabulous!

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  127. My places to read would be the Ocean Overlook or the Garden Gazebo. My book of choice would be Days of Blood and Starlight.

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  128. Ocean Overlook all the way....looks so beutiful

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  129. Loving questions like this! :D I would pick Highland Castle or Poolside Cocoon :D Thanks for the giveaway!

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  130. Fragrant Mountain Fireside, but I really like the others places!

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  131. I want that poolside cocoon! Any chance it comes with a poolboy and bar service?! That would be heaven. ;-)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  132. Man...that is a tough one. It's a toss up between the Castle and the Garden :)

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  133. Fragrant Mountain Fireside would be the perfect place to curl up with a good book with no interruptions. If I was by the water, I'd want to go swimming or exploring! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  134. I would love to read The Raven Boys in the Highland Castle! Or the Garden Gazebo! Thanks for the giveaway & you have a very lovely site!

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  135. How do you pick just one?? :) I would probably choose Highland Castle or The Greece Beaches

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  136. I would choose The Raven Boys and enjoy it by the poolside cocoon...bliss!

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  137. Definitely the hidden cove. GORGEOUS. (That window seat is very tempting too!!)

    Giving away something that doesn't come out for a while...BRILLIANT!!

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  138. Number two looks cozy up by the pool but Number 3 has the better view to relax and read with.

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  139. Garden Gazebo or Highland Castle... love them both!!

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  140. I would love either the Ocean Overlook or the Lost Beaches of Greece. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  141. Definitely the poolside cocoon! That looks totally cool!

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  142. So hard to pick but I'd have to go with the Ocean Overlook!

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  143. Those are so pretty! I'm torn between 1 and 8. I love the ocean and the hidden cover sounds peaceful but I also like the castle on the cliff that also has a view of the ocean. I nice evil lair to read it! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  144. Fragrant Mountain Fireside. I would love to live there.

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  145. Poolside cocoon, but can it also be by an ocean?

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  146. There is absolutely no hesitation in choosing the Highland Castle. :)

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  147. So you just gave me a great idea for a Pinterest board. I'm going to start one immediately of reading nooks.

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  148. I would have to choose Fragrant Mountain Fireside!

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  149. The Ocean Overlook looks amazing! I would love to curl up on that swing and read while listening to the ocean waves down below.

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  150. The Fragrant Mountain Fireside -- looks very royal!

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  151. Either Lost beaches of Greece, the window seat, the castle or the Gazebo!

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  152. The Poolside Cocoon.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  153. At a little bistro overlooking the Colosseum in Rome!

    Thanks!

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  154. On a beach in Greece :) Or Italy! Or if I were going practical, a window seat :)

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  155. They all look so inviting! But...The Highland Castle or The Mountain Fireside. Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!!

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