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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Printed Books Giveaway Hop - Feb 1st - 7th! (INTL)

Hi guys!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers...the place to be when you're feeling bookish and the need to read is overpowering.  Yes, we love indulging those feelings here.  ^_^

Today we are celebrating our love of books, but more specifically, PRINTED BOOKS.  Ebooks are fine and dandy, I mean even I indulge in them from time to time and as long as you're reading, who am I to tell you to stop using your preferred format...but there is something different about the reading experience for me when a book is in its physical form.  Holding the book, feeling its weight in your hands; the texture of the cover, the smoothness of the page.  The beauty of its very presence in your "current reads" stack.  Once read, you gain the ability to flip through the pages, scanning passages that captured your heart or remembering characters met and places visited like old friends in a photo album...plus the chance to visit it all again with a quick jaunt over to its new home on yourself bookcase.  Ah yes, behold the power of the PRINTED BOOK.  *sigh*  With that in mind, as soon as I saw this giveaway hop open up, I knew I had to participate.  

So, are you ready to hop?  Here's the deal...


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Printed Books Giveaway Hop
Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer

February 1st to 7th

Ebooks are becoming more and more popular but there are still many people who prefer printed books.  



This hop features only printed books (no ebooks allowed).


I pondered.
I thought.
I ruminated.
I scrambled.
I rummaged through both my mind and my personal library as I tried to figure out just what book to give away.  I mean, should I go classic or contemporary?  Fiction or non?  Kids or Adult?  So many options, so many great titles that I could include.  In the end, I was struck with an idea.  Why not celebrate my love of PRINTED BOOKS with a title that's been in print for a considerable length of time and is cherished by many AND a book that celebrates readers and the books they love with a dash of humor?  Why not indeed!  So, my prize pack was born.  Here's the scoop...

There will be ONE winner.
The winner may be US or International.
The winner's home determines the prize.



US winner will receive...


(1) paperback copy of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
AND
(1) paperback copy of Judging a Book by Its Lover:  A Field Guide to the Hearts and Minds of Readers Everywhere by Lauren Leto
AND
...a bookish surprise or two to go along with them.  ^_^


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Pretty cool, right? 
Now for our international friends, seeing as we know how international shipping rates can be, I can't send the same prize pack, but what I can do is offer them the chance to create their own.


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International winner will receive...

A book or books of their choice up to $10 (US) from Book Depository!




Rules...because you knew there had to be some...
...open to EVERYONE; prize is determined by location as described above.
...winner will be contacted by February 8th and have 48 hours to respond with their FULL NAME and MAILING ADDRESS; prize choice also if applicable.
...entries were kept easy peasy and will be verified, so please no cheating, kay?  We wanna keep the blogosphere happy, healthy and honest.  ^_^



So...are you ready to enter?
Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below and you're in it to win it!


a Rafflecopter giveaway





Now that you've entered my giveaway, be sure to hop on over to these other great blogs who are also celebrating their love for PRINTED BOOKS!





Until next time...GOOD LUCK...and happy reading!
  

112 comments:

greengp01 said...

I love printed books because they look awesome on my bookshelf :D Also, love the new book smell ;)
Rafflecopter Name: Nara Lee

Mystica said...

I have no access to books in other formats!

Judy-Ree said...

I love printed books because there is just something about the feel and scent of books that you can't get from electronics. I also like being able to thumb through a book to find my favorite parts, something you can't do with the e-versions.

Irene (Josslight089) said...

I LOVE SO much the smell of books and I can carry them everywhere!
They are very special to me! It's mean so much when I received a book that I love so much!
Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway!

CK said...

The smell of the books is just inviting all the time!

nurmawati djuhawan said...

i love printed books because i like to see them on my box...i collected them...

Dorothy (xsecretxkeeperx) said...

Printed = the smell and feel of adventure.

Electronic = burning eyes and a cramping scroll finger. Not to mention words that can be taken away if Amazon so pleases.

Books happily collect dust until I wish to read them again, and again, and again.

....Petty Witter said...

Despite great pressure to get a kindle or similar, as you know I'm a Tree-book kind of person all the way so its great to read of this particular hop.

Randi M said...

I love printed books because I can tell what other people are reading (I'm always curious when I see people in public reading!) and also show off what I'm reading. :) I feel like it's a silent communication between bookish people that doesn't happen with ebooks.

Chantelle said...

I love printed books because of the feel of the paper, and then they look so pretty on my shelves!

kaya said...

I love to touch and turn the pages, I love to see my reading progression by watching the bookmark position while the book is closed.
I love the differences between the books. They can be hardback or paperback, small or big... and I like them all.
Even if I also buy online I love to enter in a bookshop and feel like I was in a magical reign.
I love to collect books, to arrange them on my bookshelves, order them in my personal way and then just watch them everytime I want.
Last but not least I love the fact that my room smell and look like a library.
*Printed books feelings*

^.^Szely^.^ said...

I love their smell,hahh

Kristia said...

Beacause only when I turn the pages of a book I feel that I'm reading it, not when I push a button.
Don't get me wrong, I read ebooks, but even so, when I love a book I have to buy it in print.
Thank you for the giveaway :)

Farah Khalaf said...

I just like to feel the weight of the book in my hand..and the smell of a new book is just something I find special:)
Thanks for the giveaway!

Nicole Lapierre said...

I love printed books because they never give you an error code, or need recharging! And they're shareable!

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

Okay - not so much into the smell like a lot of people are. What I love is holding the book in my hand and seeing all those words on the page. I love flipping those pages back and forth, to recapture something I just read or to maybe get a little sneak of what's to come. It's just not the same with an e-book. Thanks for be a part of this awesome hop!

Naznin said...

I love the tangible feel of a book and the first thing I do when I get a book is, smell it.. It smells like heaven!... Thanks for this international giveaway!

Stefanie Nicholas said...

I love paper books because, like you said, I love how they look on the shelf, ready to be picked up at any time!

For the past year or so, I've mostly used my Kobo and I miss having more 'real' books around

Coreena McBurnie said...

I love the feel and the covers and the weight of them. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sarita Lopez said...

I prefer physical books to ebooks. I find them more inviting.
Oh, the fans on FB button didn't work for me, but I sent a friends request as Sarita Lopez anyways.
Thank you so much for the chance to participate

elaing8 said...

I love the feel of a real book in my hands. I also like having copies of the ones I really love.
thanks for the giveaway

LenaAoi said...

It´s easy. I love to hold them physically and more than that I like boast it everywhere I can :D

my Rafflecopter name: Lena

LenaAoi said...

Real book is a real book and nothing can change that or even replace that!
And... I love boasting with books :D

Katy said...

I love printed books because I love the feeling of touching paper and I think each book have their own story !

Antonia Jujnović said...

For me it it easier to read printed books. Thanks!!!

Liene said...

I love printed books because I can pass on my favorites to all my friends and family.... Not so with my iPad!

Lauren England said...

I love a physical copy as:
1) i don't own an e-reader
2) you can flick back to your favourite parts
3) they smell nice :P

Ella said...

Because i feel like reading is the only thing that really shouldn't get even NEAR electronics and technology. Reading will always be better in print.

Anita Yancey said...

I love the feel of a book in my hands, and I like turning the pages. I prefer print books. Thanks for having the giveaway.

Michikit said...

I have nothing against e-books, I just started to discover them, but there are some books that I love to much and I need to see them and touch them. I love browsing thru the pages and I love to see them all into one place.
There may be way to many reasons for why I love printed books. ^_^

ana-death said...

The smell, the covers, the different papers, ah, all those feels that I don't have with ebooks. I pledge to read the printed word <3

Thanks for the giveaway xD

pippirose said...

I love the texture of the paper, the look of the font and the cover, and even the smell. A true book lover will never totally get rid of the real thing. There is nothing more satisfying than a book shelf, loaded with books.
:o)

Rebecca said...

I love printed books because I love the way they smell and I just love having them physically on my shelves. I love turning the pages of them too.

Heidi Schuster said...

I just love printed books..they just can't compare to ebooks. I love to trade books with girls at work or to shop for them at thrift stores!

Lea said...

The smell! The feel! The overflowing bookshelves!

Stephanie Verhaegen said...

I love the smell! And really, there's nothing better than holding a book in your hands and turning the pages.

Shan said...

There is nothing like holding a book in your hands and eagerly turning the pages as you get to the end. Or when you see the pages dwindling so you start trying to read a little slower and stretch the story out as long as you can.

Tammy Cuevas said...

I think the reason I love print books is because they have been with me since childhood. When I hold them, it's the tactile equivalent of comfort foods. There is always a reminder of reading in the front porch swing during summer, curling up with a good book during a blizzard, packing my "reading bag" for road trips, or lying on the beach with my new favorite novel.

TCuevas@iccable.com

Olivia Tan said...

i like print books because i like to see them on my bookshelf. thanks for the giveaway ^^

sunshine_pinkystar(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anna said...

Love to see them in my bookshelf <3

Ash said...

I love the smell of books and and the feel of them too.

AmelArmeliana said...

Honestly, I prefer printed books than ebooks. I loved the feeling when I was opening each page of the book, and the smell of the paper :)

Thanks for this giveaway.

Pauline Tolentino said...

When I read a physical I book, it's like I'm IN the book. you know, all the feels of reading a real book. also, when I read a physical book, I understand the story more, unlike e-books. they make my eyes sore. -_-

Mary @SweepingMe said...

I love the feel of them. Idk I just love them!

Mary

let it be said...

It's all about how it feels in your hands. It feels so much better to hold a book, especially a brand new book or a well worked in book. I find reading them on my computer hurts my eyes shortly after starting.
oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

Ralu said...

I love to touch the book over and over and then admire it on the bookshelf. :D

Nancy said...

Comfortably familiar and love to see them on my shelves.

kim burnett said...

i love printed books because i like to see them on my bookshelf

Dita Škarste said...

I love printed books because they are REAL and I can have my own library in my house. It`s hard to put ebooks on shelves, isn`t it? lol

Céline G. said...

I love printed books because of the smell and feeling when you read. I also am a suerficial girl, so I love pretty covers which you can't see well with ebook.

Swordlily said...

I love printed books because to me honestly the story seems more interesting when I feel the real book in my hands rather looking at the screen :)
Karina V

Anne Consolacion said...

I love the smell of books and I love pages that I can physically turn. :)

Vicki said...

There's noting like the feel of a printed book in your hand. Some of them even smell good! I also love to see them on my bookshelves. Gives me a comfy feeling.

Laura Vera said...

I love what you said about printed books and I agree 100%.

Besides what you've said, I think that having printed books in my library and seeing them from time to time is amazing. I love seeing the different colours of their spines ans how they contrast with each other.

Debora B said...

Well, first of all I love the smell of printed book *-* And I love to see then on my shelf and I just like the feeling you get when holding it and turning the pages. Everything seems more exciting! :)

oriana said...

i prefer printing book because I like to watch the cover and the smell of them =)
thanks for making this international

veRONIca said...

I just find it easier to go back to my favourite part in a physical book

Beth said...

I love printed books for the heft of them, and the way that seeing them or holding them brings back memories. A real book can make me happy or comfort me or invite me in a way that no screen will ever do.

Eli Yanti said...

I can admire the cover of print book :)

Diah Didi said...

I love turning the pages, touching the covers, smelling the smell (yeah, weird!). And most of all, I love seeing them lining up on my bookshelves.
Thank you so much for the giveaway.

Debbie said...

I love the feel of turning the pages!

Bea Tejano said...

I love smelling the books!:) You don't have that book smell with the digital ones;)

wwe11 said...

I love to collect them.
erma2167@sbcglobal.net

mary ann(RunOnce828) said...

because its good and perfect to smell the book sometimes..:))

My Book and My Coffee said...

I love them because of so many reasons. One is because I can smell them. Yes, I smell books. I love that smell.. Fresh from the bookstore.. *sigh* ... Now, I am going to smell one of my newly purchased books. :D -Ara

Jo said...

Oh, so many reasons. But, the mail one I guess, is that they feel real. They smell so nice. I feel better when I have books around me.

teddy said...

I don't own a kindle lol

Rachel Ramos said...

Love the smell of it :)

Kristall said...

I love to know turning the pages, feeling the paper, I love to see them on my bookselves

Dovile said...

I love the look of spines on my shelves, matching covers in a series and that you can have a print book signed and I love bookmarks.

Liss Martz said...

I love the weight of it on my hands, the smell of their pages, the sound of turning pages.. <3 Beautiful

Lilian S said...

I like to hold in my hand and turning the page

Fanda said...

The sensation of opening the cover for the first time, and turning page after page.

Aline Tobing said...

I love the shiny covers and the smell of the pages :)

Michelle Sedeño said...

I don't believe that when you buy ebooks, you really own that book. You can delete it anytime. But with print books, you can hold it, turn the pages, appreciate the cover and the other designs, smell it and I also love seeing my collection of books. They all look awesome together. :)

Veronika said...

I like the feeling of holding a book! It makes reading more interesting! And also I love all the beautiful covers!

Erleen Alvarez said...

Because they are more convenient for me to read. :)

precious said...

Printed books - whether it's old or new - will always be special for me because of its scent. And the sound of the pages turning is music to the ears.

Rima said...

The look of them on a bookshelf!

Abby said...

The smell, the feel, and also because I don't have an e-reader and my eyes can't take hours in front of the screen!

Thanks!

raffle name: Nikki O

Emerald Barnes said...

There's nothing like the feel of a good paperback in your hands. To smell the paper. Feel the crisp pages if it's new or the worn pages of a favorite book.

Mimi Smith said...

I prefer printed books to ebooks because I can curl up with them. I like the feel of a book in m hands and the sight of it on my shelf...

BrittanyUtley said...

I love prints because nothing beats the smell of a new book or the feel of your favorite book. They will be what stands the test of time. And I just don't feel the same excited anticipation of turning the page with a e-reader. And if you really love a book your not going to hand your kindle/nook/tablet etc. over to someone to borrow so they can experience the enjoyment you had with the book. Lets face it prints are better than digital. Period.

Allie said...

The smell and feel of the paper, and how they look on my shelf.

*Jam* said...

I love to be able to carry them around, smell them and how they look on my shelf!

Thanks for the giveaway!

intensev5 said...

I love adding books to my at home library!!! I like curling up with them in bed too!!

Karina A. said...

I love printed books because it feels more homey rather than ebook. I have to feel every page, hear when you move on to pages. I just love it more.

Isa said...

I love print books, I like the smell of them, the way they look on my shelf, the feel of them in my hands and I just love staring at those pretty covers. Thank you. :)

Jenna Christy Matalam said...

You can keep printed books and seeing the gorgeous covers in print is very satisfying. Plus the smell of vanilla in books is just divine! :)

Monica Calangian said...

I love printed books because I can appreciate the effort the writer did when he/she create his/her novel. I love the feel of holding a physical books and smelling its pages.

Karen Senoo said...

I love to hold it and smell it lol It's simply amazing! That's why I love books =)

@Tibiux

Laura said...

I like seeing the books I love up on the shelf and the feeling of turning the page.
bookloon at gmail dot com

Tiffany Mahaffy said...

Honestly it is way more comforting to hold a physical book. I don't know what it is but I have and will always choose physical even if at time e-books are sometime more convenient...

Abinormyl said...

I love that books don't have batteries.

Thank you for the giveaway.

Melissa

Sam Kasbrick said...

Honestly, I prefer READING on my eReader, but I love to OWN print books. They just look so nice on my bookshelf! :)

January Matthews said...

I love flipping pages and you don't have to charge them!

Melisa said...

They simply FEEL like a book. E-books don't give that feel.

Andrea Amy said...

I don't have an ereader, so i ONLY read printed books. I love that they are REAL, that I can smell them and touch them and keep them and collect them, and I guess I am old fashion. I like real books, just like I like real CDs lol

Aleena Sohail said...

I love the the texture of the paper , the feeling of a physical book in my hand and I love to go out to buy books and to see them on my shelf :)

kimberly holgate said...

sometimes i just like having an actual book that i can leave a book mark in and its nice when the electric goes out you can still read something by candlelight

Lis Car. said...

Because is always beautiful to see them by your side!

Dani said...

love the fact that it's in your hand to admire. I like better read the book than the ebook, it's easier for me

Fellipe said...

I love to see them on my bookshelf!

VampedChik said...

They just bring back good memories of when I was a child going to the library to pick out books with my mom. I love just having them in my hand.

SarahSerenity said...

I love being able to hold an actual copy in my hands and also look at on my bookshelf :)

Luisa Freiheit said...

They are pretty to look at and the smell so good!
Penny Pe

Ruth Hill said...

Printed books are prettier than e-books, ans is also easier to flip back to pages you read before.

Wayne Lecoy said...

Please Enter Me In Your
Printed Books Giveaway Hop.
In Response To Your Question Of
Why do YOU love PRINTED BOOKS?
I Like Printed Books Because
I Like Holding Them In My Hands.
I Like The Sound The Pages Make When You Flip Them And They Look Nice On A Book Shelf.
Thank You For Having This Giveaway!!!

Teresa said...

I like the convenience of it :)

Ana Smith said...

Nothing can replace the feel of books in my hands! :D

jenzen69 said...

I love the smell and the feel of the pages

Makaela said...

I love the smell and seeing them on my shelf, I hope to have a room full of books one day!

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