04 April 2017

YA Scavenger Hunt – Enter to win by April 9!

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors... and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize—one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until noon, Pacific Standard Time, on April 9th!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are five contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am on the GOLD TEAM, featuring all these books...


...but there are also red, blue, purple, and pink teams each offering a chance to win a whole different set of books!

If you'd like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've hidden my favorite number. (Okay, it's not exactly hidden. You will find it in bold red.) Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the gold team, and then add them up.

Entry Form: Once you've added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct total will qualify.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian's permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by April 9, 2017, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


SCAVENGER HUNT POST

I am hosting JENNIFER BARDSLEY, author of Genesis Girl and Damaged Goods, and host of the popular Facebook page, "The YA Gal." She lives with her family in Edmonds, Washington. 

You can check out her website here or find more about her book here! 

And OMG look at her gorgeous book...  

DAMAGED GOODS by Jennifer Bardsley

Blanca has everything she ever wanted, a hot boyfriend named Seth and the loving support of her foster father, Cal. She's finally escaped the abusive control of her birth father, Barbelo Nemo, and her tortured childhood at Tabula Rasa School.
  But the scars of Blanca's Vestal upbringing run deep, especially when the FBI start asking questions. Blanca feels abandoned by Seth who is hunting for Lilith, Blanca's only blood relative. The Defectos, a support group of Vestal-Rejects, offer Blanca comfort instead.
     While the Vestal order crumbles, Chinese rivals called the Guardians rise to power and wrest control of important Tabula Rasa contacts. Now Blanca's life is in peril once more, and this time, Blanca struggles to recognize friend from foe.


Now, the moment you've been waiting for... 


THE EXCLUSIVE CONTENT!

Blanca’s Secret Instagram Account
As fans of GENESIS GIRL already know, Blanca spent the first eighteen years of her life never being on the Internet. But in DAMAGED GOODS, Blanca flexes her digital muscles. Here’s a look at what Blanca might put on her Instagram account:
My top secret vacation begins today! #PrivateIsland #Offthegrid
I spent the afternoon gluing bookplates. #BookNerd
Still speaks to my soul. #Ihaveissues

Whenever I see the Tabula Rasa motto I get chills.
#Finally Free #Defecto

If you're intrigued (I am!) and want a chance to win a copy of Jennifer's book (along with mine and 18 other amazing YA titles), keep hunting! But first, you need to know that my favorite number is 22. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the Gold Team and you'll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE...

I'm also offering a second signed ARC (advanced reader copy) of HOW TO DISAPPEAR and a hardcover copy of my first novel, BETWEEN THE NOTES. Open internationally! Enter the Rafflecopter below, then continue the YA Scavenger hunt!



Now, it's time for you to...

CONTINUE THE HUNT!

To keep going on your quest, you need to head over to Amber Duell's blog. 

Good luck!!

127 comments:

  1. We don't really have any book stores around my area. So I tend to go to Barnes & Noble when I'm around one.

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    1. Love a good Barnes & Noble! (And thanks for being first to enter!)

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  2. My favorite bookstore near me is Half Price Books. So many good books, and also a ton of hard to find things! My most recent discover there was Pop Funkos, and I've been snatching them up as fast as they come in. And at $4.00 a pop (haha), who could resist?!

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    1. I have never been in a Half Price Books but they sound fantastic!

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  3. My favorite bookstore is this little used bookstore called Gardner's Used Books in Tulsa,Ok. But when I can't make it over there Amazon is awesome. ;)

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  4. Thank you so much for the giveaway! My fave bookstore is Barnes and Noble - it't just so amazing.
    Rafflecopter name: Megan S.

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  5. My favorite bookstore near me is Half Price Books. :)

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  6. Barnes & Nobles, sadly it's the only bookstore that I know of near me, but I do love it!

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  7. My fovourite bookshop is Empik, if you are wondering it's a polish bookstore :)

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  8. My favorite bookstore is Half Price Books, but I love independent bookstores the most!

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  9. Barnes and Noble is my favorite

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  10. Definitely Barnes and Noble. My average trip takes about an hour.

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  11. I love Barnes and Noble but any store with books will do for me! Thanks for the chance!

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  12. Books A Million.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. We have a great local bookstore called The Book Cellar. The best! It is a hole in the wall and the smell of books once you open the door is amazing.

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    1. Oooh, sounds great. Love that smell! Chicago?

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  14. There is something so wonderful about stepping into a book store! I am immediately happy! I love Barnes and Noble!!! ❤❤❤ Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  15. I dont have a favorite bookstore. I go to BAM a lot, but it's not a favorite. I miss indie bookstores, we don't have one near us.

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  16. I haven't visited a ton of bookstores. So for now my favorite is my local Barnes & Noble. But I really want to visit some around the country like The Last Bookstore in LA.

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    1. I loooove to visit bookstores when I travel. Always remember cities by their bookstores!

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  17. I don't go to bookstores often . Unfortunately , where I live , everyone loves non-fiction and so the stores stock up on them and I'm not much of a non-fiction fan , so I stick with online shopping .

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    1. Well, then, YAY for online bookstores!

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  18. We actually have a tiny, and I mean TINY little building in my hometown of Walker, LA called the Bookseller. It's a woman who runs the shop in the front of her home. She let's people trade books for others and it's so home-y. I could stay there all day. And if you ask her to keep an eye out for a certain book she'll make a note and call you if it comes in! This is how I found my first edition of Eragon! I just love people that run shops like this for other book lovers like me.

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    1. That sounds a lot like my own local bookstore... combination of new and used books and so home-y.

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  19. Shakespeare and Co! It's a bookstore in Paris featured in the movie Before Sunset.

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    1. I've been there! It's the best. Such a cool, old building.

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  20. I order a lot of my books via amazon or the book depository because they don't always have the books i want in english!

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  21. Well, I liked the huge bookstores that Borders used to have, I think.

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  22. It used to be Borders (RIP) but now it's Better World Books. They're eco friendly, donate to charity (1 book to kids for every one you buy) and have great deals on used books and stuff. I've found some hard to find ones on there for a great price.

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  23. Lori's Used Bookstore is my all time favorite, but it's closed down now, so Barnes and Noble is my second favorite!

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  24. My favorite bookstore is Cultura, but I think that's only because we don't have Barnees & Noble in my country. (I visited one once and fell in love)

    (thanks for the extra giveaway! I hope it's international, but if it isn't, you can disconsider my entries!)

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    1. Yes, the giveaway is open internationally! Thanks for entering!

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  25. I love small indie book stores. There's one next to my town called Let's play books! My daughter and I buy our books there. Or we go to 2nd & Charles which is a new and used book store.

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  26. We don't have many bookstores that sell English books here in the Netherlands, but I have found one I visit often: The American Book Center which is located in Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

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  27. I could live in Barnes & Noble!

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  28. My favourite bookstore is a bus away from my town. My native language is Spanish, and the reason this is my favourite bookstore is because I love to read in English and they sell English novels! There's no other place around that has such an amount of YA novels in the language I love.

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  29. We don't have any around me close since Borders closed. Target is the next thing here in town and it is a small Target. I guess Walmart too is here. I usually go to Half Price Books about 45 minutes away or use Amazon.

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  30. There is a little indie book store called the Book Bar. It is great because they have wine books and food. I never want to leave

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  31. To be honest, I live in a small place, so Barnes & Noble is the only bookstore around. But I love it anyway.

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  32. There are not many bookstores near where I live but i like Waterstones, its a small shop though and doesn't store many books so I get a lot of my books of Amazon

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  33. I'm a huge fan of the book depository, I can always find the titles I want and the free shipping is great!

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  34. There is this little used book store I love to go to. Also Barnes and Nobles!!

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  35. Whenever I go to London (I live in the Netherlands) I love going to Waterstones on Piccadilly and the Foyles flag store!

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  36. Well the bookstore I am almost always in is Helicon here in Bulgaria is very famous and they have lots of books!!

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    1. I hope my books make it to Bulgaria one day!

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  37. My local Indie Boswell's or Anderson's Bookshop in Naperville IL!

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  38. My local Indie - Schuler Bookstore in Grand Rapids, MI

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  39. Barnes and Noble is my fave book store.

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  40. There aren't that many books stores here but there is Banes and Nobles

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  41. My favorite book store is my local store, The King's English, in Salt Lake City UT. It's cute and quirky and they bring the best authors in to do signings- Sara J. Maas is coming in May, just to name one. Thanks so much for participating in YASH!

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    1. That sounds fabulous. *imagines a skiing-and-book trip

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  42. I really enjoy an indie book store by me called Rainbow books. They are great and I love how packed with books it is. But if I'm being honest, I love any book store I walk into!

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  43. Barnes and Nobles is definitely the place to be!

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  44. Barnes and Nobles wins in my book! (oh god ignore my awful puns)

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  45. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and bookoutlet.com

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  46. Half Price Books is probably my favorite bookstore.

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  47. My favorite place I've ever visited was this little hole in the wall family owned bookstore I found when I was in vacation four years ago in Michigan City. I don't remember the name but it was insanely cozy and made me think of when they were the norm. Now where I live I either get free books for my Kindle on Amazon, Half Price Books, or even Target!

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    1. There's nothing so lovely as an insanely-cozy, hole-in-the-wall bookstore! Now I'm curious if anyone knows the name of it!

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    2. It's my dream to win the lottery or something and open my own little cozy bookstore. Kinda like "Rio" but with cats instead of birds. XD

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  48. Probably Barnes and Nobles to be honest.

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  49. My favorite bookstore is Fully booked (here in PH). And OMG I've been meaning to read Between the Notes but I can't find a copy here! Thank you for the chance to win that baby!

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    1. Aw, you're sweet. I hope you get a copy some way or another! Good luck!

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  50. We don't have many bookstores in my country that sell foreign books so I buy mine from The Book Depository!

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  51. I particularly enjoy the small bookstores that aren't really chain stores because you are more likely to find interesting things to read in those types of stores and I prefer supporting small businesses over big chain ones

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    1. Agree, I love all bookstores but it's particularly nice to find those a bookstore unlike any other... :-)

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  52. Amazon and Half Price Books!

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  53. I gotta go with the Barnes & Noble in downtown Baltimore, MD. It's about 3 or 4 stories and it has balconies on each level you can sit outside and read. It also has a huge section on the first floor of Maryland history books, which I absolutely love!

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  54. Barnes and Noble. Probably because I work there and am there all the time and know where everything is!

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  55. Favorite ever ever? Shakespeare's in Paris. There's a used book store in Baton Rouge called Cottonwood Books that I used to spend most Saturdays in, and if I'm going to a chain bookstore it's gotta be Barnes & Noble.

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  57. In Austin, Texas we have a popular mom and pop shop called BookPeople- its a 3 story bookstore! :D
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    1. I've been to BookPeople! Love that store.

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  58. Powell's City of Books in Portland, Oregon. My friend left me there for a day and I only got through a few rooms!

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  59. Powells Used Bookstore in Oregon!

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  60. My local independent bookstore Snowbound Books!

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  61. there's 2 actually in my city, both indie bookstores, and i love that they stock indie books, AND most importantly, host author events where i can get stuff signed fairly often (i go to at least 1 per month)
    Brookline Booksmith
    And Trident Booksellers

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  62. Barnes and Noble because they have the widest selection of books :D
    ~Vickie

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  63. There used to be a really cozy used-bookstore called the Bookworm in my hometown. Sadly, it closed a few years ago, but I used to go there often as a kid.

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  64. 2nd & Charles :)! It is amazing! And the majority of their stock is used books so they are much cheaper :)!

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  65. My favorite bookstore would have to be Books-A-Million and thanks for the great giveaway!! :D

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  66. My favorite bookstore used to be Hastings, but since they closed, Books-A-Million has become my favorite!

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  67. Unfortunately, the only bookstore in town is a Barnes & Noble, so I suppose I'll go with that! xD

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  68. My favorite bookstore I have ever been to is hands down the Waterstones in Edinburgh. I spent hours in there and would always go back there if I had the chance. :-)

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  69. There is a really cool bookstore up in German Village called The Book Loft.

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  70. My favorite bookstore? Neoluxor (I live in Czech Republic, so you probably don't know this one)! :D

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  71. My favorite book store is Barnes and Noble. I can find some great new reads there (just as I can on the hunt!) and I also like going to the cafe to eat the stuffed pretzels. Yum!

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  72. Barnes and Noble is my go to store, but half priced books is awesome too!

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  73. My favourite book store is the only book store around where I live that sells new books, which is Chapters.

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  74. Barnes and Noble has been my favorite bookstore ever since I was little!

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  75. I live next to a bookstore called a Room of One's Own. I love the atmosphere. :)

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  76. Borders was my favorite bookstore, but since they closed my favorite is Barnes & Noble.

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  77. I'd have to say Barnes and Noble, but getting there is a pretty good drive. I live in a book desert, so options are limited and far away. -_-

    I mainly shop online and visit my local libraries when I need to smell books in their native environment. *sigh*

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  78. Books A Million has become my fav as I don't have smaller bookstores around

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  79. Chapters and indigo they are the same company lol i love them both!

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  80. The Moravian Bookshop (Bethlehem, PA) is my favorite bookstore. But Amazon is the bookseller I'm able to frequent most often.

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  81. My favorite is Van der Velde, it's a Dutch bookstore ^_^

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  82. Brightlight books and Barnes and Noble are my favorites. Also Thriftbooks.com.

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  83. There's this tiny bookstore called The Book Loft that I always love going into whenever we go to the beach during the summer...they have all sorts of books, even a few classics in their original editions. It feels magical every time I walk in there. I just love it.

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  84. I don't really have any bookstores around me other than Barnes and Noble so that's usually where I end up! Plus I just find it to be so relaxing surrounded by all those books! I love it!

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  85. I love visiting the little bookstores downtown. They have all kinds of books but because I live outside the US my newest book come from Amazon or the Book Depository

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  86. Brookline Booksmith here in Boston!

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  87. Thanks so much for the giveaway :)

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  88. Foyles is practically my home, ahh <3 They have the most gorgeous huge painted sign welcoming you, saying: "Welcome book lover, you are among friends." When I'm not curled up in bed with my books, I'm curled up on the chairs at Foyles reading! (It's so easy to lose time there... My 10 minute stops somehow fly by to 2 hours without me realising!)

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  89. I could probably live in Barnes and Nobles but the closest one to me is a Books a Million. Neither of those beats the charm of those little mom and pop bookstores though. Thats where all the real hidden gems are.

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  90. My favorite bookstore is Powell's in Portland, OR.

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  91. Cosy bookstore two roads down from me :D

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  92. Barnes and Noble is the only book store I know of around where I live. I call it "My Candy Store". There is something about stepping into a bookstore and smelling the freshly printed pages and seeing rows and rows of possible treasures! I love it!!! Thanks for being a part of this! It has been so much fun!!!

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  93. The book depository :D Lots of books, all english and free shipping around the world. What more could I wish for :P

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  94. My favorite bookshop is my local Indie Boswell Book Company, here in Milwaukee. The booksellers are knowledgeable and friendly. They have tons of events - over 200 every year!

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  95. This is so HARD! I love The Last Bookstore, Bookshop, and Skylight books in LA - maybe Bookshop is my favorite? But Powell's in Portland, The Strand in NYC - I mean I'd need to be able to pick my favorite in every state!

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