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Thursday, September 02, 2010

Betsy Books (giveaway)

We will wrap up this week of celebration with yet another fun series of stories!

As many of you are well aware of the fact - Harper Collins recently released the second half of the Betsy-Tacy books, following Betsy into her high school years and marriage. Harper Collins kindly sent me a copy of the three volumes, which each contain 2 separate Betsy-Tacy stories. I received:

Heaven to Betsy/Betsy in Spite of Herself

Betsy Was a Junior/Betsy and Joe

Betsy and the Great World/Betsy's Wedding

I planned/plan on reading them all in conjunction with the Maud Hart Lovelace Challenge which is being hosted by Sarah at Library Hospital during the month of October. And yes, I'm reading ahead.



I finished reading Heaven to Betsy and Betsy in Spite of Herself this past week and you'll see a more detailed review of those two stories popping up next week. (I'm also about halfway through Betsy Was a Junior.) In the meantime though, in conjunction with this Birthday Giveaway Week, thanks to Harper Collins, I have a set of these three(/six) books to give to one of you!




In order to win, simply leave a comment below. This contest is open to U.S. Residents and will be open through Thursday, September 9th.

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

If you DO happen to win these books, I would enthusiastically encourage you to participate in the Maud Hart Lovelace Reading Challenge which Sarah is hosting. If you've never read Betsy before, you are really missing out! And if you haven't yet read about Betsy's high school years, then you can catch up just like I am!

Thank you, Harper Collins, for your amazing generosity and for republishing these titles for a new generation of young (and older) girls to enjoy!

74 comments:

mary bailey said...

OK, you said I'm really missing out if I've never read Betsy---and I don't wanna miss out! I'd love to chance to read these books. They look like good, old-fashioned fun!

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

I haven't read these though I did pick one up at a used book sale. Based on your recommendation I'd love to add to our collection.

stephanie @ Simple Things said...

I have all those but the last one but I know a little girl at church I could happily pass the duplicates on to! We love Betsy-Tacy!

wiggins said...

I've been meaning to read the Betsy-Tacy books and haven't yet. Winning these could inspire me to catch up!

Annette W. said...

I got the first Betsy-Tacy book for Christmas last year and am in desperate need to expand my collection-before the challenge if possible! (Though I must admit my library does have the first two books...and they were read last year.)

Annette W. said...

I got the first Betsy-Tacy book for Christmas last year and am in desperate need to expand my collection-before the challenge if possible! (Though I must admit my library does have the first two books...and they were read last year.)

Annette W. said...

I blogged!

Annette W. said...

I blogged #2!

Alison said...

I have part of the series, but not all of them. I've love to win!

Sara said...

My dd8 is collecting the Betsy-Tacy books and these would be the very next books she needs. Here's to hoping to win one of your giveaways!

Bluerose said...

Please enter me. I don't want to miss out either. :) I love the covers to these books!

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Bluerose said...

I blogged #1.

Bluerose said...

I blogged #2.

Ronnica said...

I've never read THAT Betsy before. My childhood was filled with Carolyn Haywood's Betsy. I've heard a lot about the Betsy-Tacy series though, and I'd like to try them!

Marlyn said...

I have many friends who are big Betsey-Tacy fans; sadly, I've never experienced them. I've love the opportunity to read them, after which I'll donate them to my local library.

Sharon said...

Wonderful!

Patti O said...

I have read them, but don't own them--I'd love to revisit Deep Valley!!!

Word Lily said...

Ooh, I'd love to win! I've never read any of these books. :(

Ruthie said...

I have not read any of the series but have heard so much about them. Please enter me. I would love to read them. Thanks.
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Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

I would LOVE to own these! Sign me up!

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Ditto!

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Ditto again! :-)

Anonymous said...

Would love a copy.

Page Turner said...

We read the first two earlier this year, and my daughter loved them! I think she'll be ready to read them herself soon. I'd love to win these to have for when she's a little older.

Page Turner said...

I blogged about your birthday! (extra entry #1)

Page Turner said...

I blogged about your birthday! (extra entry #2)

Kay said...

Would love a copy

Sarah said...

Ooooh, I remember reading the Betsy-Tacy books (although I think it was her younger years) when I was a kid! Would love these!

S. Mehrens said...

Wohoo! Good timing. I've advertised this give-away on my special announcement post that will appear tomorrow.

Esme said...

Thank you for this-I have not read any of these books and am anxious to read them.

apple blossom said...

WooHoo. nice giveaway. thanks for a chance to win

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apple blossom said...

blogged about your contest
entry #1

http://myheartbelongs2books.blogspot.com/2010/09/reading-to-know-giveaways.html

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

apple blossom said...

blogged about your contest
entry #2

http://myheartbelongs2books.blogspot.com/2010/09/reading-to-know-giveaways.html

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Diane said...

My daughter would absolutely love these books. Thank you for the giveaway! :O)

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Alicia said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I've never read these books.

Ashley said...

Love the Betsy-Tacy books!! It would be wonderful to own them :)

Monica said...

I regret to say that I never met Betsy in my childhood :(

It would be lovely to meet her so I will be doing the challenge as well!!

How fun to own some books to begin my adventure!

Thanks Carrie!

Anonymous said...

I have never read any Betsy so I hope I win.

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Sky said...

Yes, these I want too!

Edna said...

I have not read any of these books and would love to win them.


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Caroline said...

My daughter loves these books, but doesn't own them

Yggiz said...

Read and loved these as a youngster. Introduced them to my two daughters who remember them with fondness. Now my eight year old granddaughter has started the series. Mom, Grammy, and granddaughter, all reading them together.

Linda Kish said...

I would love to read these books.

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Lisa said...

I've never heard of this series, but I'd like to check it out. Please enter me.

wmmahaney said...

I've heard of this series, but I have never read any. Would love to read them.
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Brenda said...

Please enter me! I have never read any of hte Betsy books and they look like they woul dbe fun reads, please enter me!

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Mozi Esme said...

I've never read these, so would love the chance!

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Serena said...

I've heard so many good things about these books. I'd love to read them!

Megan said...

We posted about your giveaway at Winning Readings.

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Shawnee H said...

Oh, never heard of Betsy .. can't wait!!

Benita said...

I'm not familiar with this series. I feel like I'm missing something terrific.


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Nancye said...

Please count me in! Thanks for the chance.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Bakersdozen said...

I haven't read these yet and would love to read them and share these with my daughters. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cindy W. said...

I'd hate to think I've missed out on reading some great books so I would love to be entered into your giveaway to win these books. Thank you for the opportunity.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.

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Carol M said...

My granddaughters would enjoy these books! Thank you for the giveaway!
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Michele said...

I read my first BT book when I was seven. I collect every edition I can get my hands on. Thanks for the chance to add these!

Katie G. said...

Please enter me! Thanks so much!
God bless!
~Katie G.

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Anonymous said...

Oh, I'd like to read these! I've heard of them, but never read any of them. Please enter me.

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jpetroroy said...

I haven't read these and would love to enter.

jpetroroy at gmail dot com

Kathy of the HavinsNest said...

I've been reading Betsy since I was a kid. I also buy the books to give to girls and adults girls whose educations have been neglected. Would love to win a set to give away.

Milehimama said...

I loved these when I was a girl and my daughter is just the right age for them!

Carm said...

I just LOVE these books and love the new look. Betsy-Tacy books are timeless and I'm so excited so many new people will be exposed to them. Yay.

brove said...

Read these books when I was younger. Great books!

Karla said...

One of the best series ever written, and these covers are beautiful! I'd love to have this set to share.

Booksnob said...

I would love to win these books as I have never read them and am from Minnesota. My daughter read one of the books in school. Yes, if I win, I will participate in the challenge.

MomOnTheEdge said...

I've never read Betsy. I'd love to though!

Jen said...

would love to win. all I can find at the library is the first one.

Brimful Curiosities said...

Despite reading many great reviews, I still haven't read the Betsy-Tacy books yet but they are on my list!

Shelly said...

this looks great - thanks

Anonymous said...

Please enter me.

Wendy
ebeandebe at gmail dot com

Jessi E. said...

I always love checking out new young adult titles. These look interesting!

jlelliott08 AT gmail DOT com

Charlotte said...

I love these books, but don't have my own copies! Thanks for the giveaway!

Genevieve P said...

I love love love Betsy-Tacy! And I'd love to win one of these lovely new copies!

Julie said...

I would SO love to win the books-thanks for the giveaway :)
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