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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy New Year 2012 giveaway blog hop!

The Sheep are proud to once again take part in the I Am A Reader, Not A Writer tour with the latest New Year giveaway hop.
We're #28 on the tour so make sure to check out all the other hops and goodies going on HERE.

This contest is open to US ONLY (sorry everyone else) but fear not our global friends, because we have many giveaways going on year round that are open International.

Let's take a look at the prizes up for grabs:

Girls Guide to Witchcraft- Mindy Klasky
Sorcery and the Single girl- Mindy Klasky
Magic and the Modern girl- Mindy Klasky
Ghostlight- Marion Zimmer Bradley
(top four books have all been lovingly used by me)
Mercury Falls- Robert Kroese
Author Dani Harper trading cards
Author Larissa Ione bookmark
Author Merrie Destefano bookmark
Sheep swag!

To be entered to win make sure to list all of the following below

1. Your Email Address
2. What's something new you'll be trying for 2012?
3. Do you follow our blog? If so you get DOUBLE entries

***Of course spreading the word about our giveaway via Twitter or Facebook is always a nice thing to do but it's not required this time. :)

Contest ends January 3rd at midnight.
Good luck!

To find the next stop in the tour click HERE.


  1. something new I'll be trying this year is probably new foods. I tried sushi for the first time last year and found out right away I didn't like it. but there are still a few things I would like to try.
    GFC follower

  2. autumnflower6(at)aol(dot)com
    GFC follower.
    Something new I will be trying for 2012 is commenting on others blogs at least once a day. It's my goal for the new year.

  3. lldpod(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

    New for 2012....Think a positive thought each and every day.

  4. Oh goodness! I am going to try to stop procrastinating..I never get anything done since I put it all off until tomorrow!

    GFC Follower :)


  5. thebooknympho AT gmail DOT com
    Something new:exercising. My company has a free gym so I need to get off my ever widening butt and at least walk on my lunch breaks.
    GFC: Jennifer @ The Book Nympho

  6. joy underscore jla

    2012 goal: Be more positive and willing to try new things.

    ISS is in my RSS reader.

  7. New for me to try in 2012: trying out new things that I may have passed up in the past. Whether it be food, music, movies, and of course books!
    And I do follow this blog!!

  8. New for me 2012: to become a published writer and to be a better wife for my hubbie. Yes I follow this blog!

  9. New for me 2012: Finally get the courage to ask for some ARC's.I've been such a wuss about it, afraid of rejection but I'm going to give it a try. And of course I follow your blog! :)

  10. Something new for me to try in 2012 is to not worry about others so much. Gonna focus on my family and try to take a family trip to get away from everyone and everything.

    GFC follower: vadeluna07
    Twitter: @vadeluna07


    Something new I will be trying for 2012 is to start up yoga. I have always wanted to do it, but have put it off for one reason or another. But 2012 is the year. :)

    I follow via Twitter: @Ashley_E_Prince

  12. Christina_92 at

    I'm going to try the Dr Phil diet and Zumba fitness 2 for wii. I need some motivation since wii fit and South beach diet isn't doing it for me.

    Prizes look great! Wow!

    GFC Follower: Christy

    GFC: tpulliam
    In 2012 i'm going to try to be less confrontational.

  14. My new thing for 2012 is to read more graphic novels. I really love the art but have a hard time getting a hold of them.

    Happy New Year!
    nerfreader at gmail dot com
    GFC follower: nerfreader

  15. Happy New Year
    I want to read more from other genres in 2012
    follow by google + donna lawrence

  16. OOPS- forgot email

  17. I am going to try and stop procrastinating so much and stick to my budget faithfully in 2012.
    Happy New Year!

    GFC Nedraw

  18. I do not want to be tempted to spend money every time I turn around. Thank you


  19. I'll be trying to read more e-books in 2012.
    Happy New Year ^^ I follow by Google +
    Kara DiDomizio
    GFC: Kara DiDomizio


    I am a special effects makeup artist so I will be trying out silicone appliances. I'm pretty excited for what 2012 will hold once my shoulder is all healed up!

    I am a follower as well :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. I think I'm going to make my blog work for the new year and actually start doing reviews ^^
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    GFC: red_tigergirl2

  22. I will be trying to learn some new skills this year hoping to get a different job.

    I am a follower

  23. zenfoxflower@yahooDOTcom
    Trying a new workout program- Turbo Fire
    new blog follower!!

  24. Something new I'll be trying for 2012 is using my new blender. I bought it to make smoothies, now I just have to learn how to make them.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com
    GFC follower (Barbara E.)

  25. 1.
    2. I'd like try new places to eat, although this may conflict with my New Years goal of losing weight :)
    3. No

  26. im going to try and learn Italian :)

    gfc follower


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  28. I goofed my post.....*blush*

    I'm going to try to learn more Japanese without the help of anime :)

  29. 1. acade29 @

    2. The only thing I've decided for 2012 is to read 25 new to me authors. Not very adventurous in some ways but other than reading I'm more of a spontaneous kinda girl. Something will pop in my head and 5 minutes later I'm doing it. So who knows what will pop in this year :)

    3. Do you follow our blog? I sent in a request to follow from facebook so hopefully yep :)

    And I just love that the moon pies are added in. That may just be my favorite thing!

  30. Something new I'll be trying.....Hmmm....I think I will try Sushi. I don't want to eat raw fish so I'll try California Rolls.

    Follow via GFC and Facebook

    I hope everyone has a Happy New Year


  31. I follow you with Google + as Lisa Walker
    In the new year my daughter and I are going to be involved with Meals on Wheels.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. Something New for the New Year....Lets see thats hard...I'm always up for something new....but I really want to go maybe this is the year baby!!!!!
    As for my resolution...I'm going to try to actually keep total track of EVERY book I read on Goodreads....LOL...lets see if that happens....
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  33. Follow via GFC as AngelaJ
    Hmm lets see I would like to try different kinds of foods that I've never eaten before.
    birthdaywish at gmail dot com

  34. Thanks for the giveaway. I have read a book by Mindy and loved it.

    GFC kayswederski

    Happy New Year!

  35. I want to learn how to play the piano this year!

    GFC: Kaity Wells

    shadowkatt2011 [at] aim [dot] com

  36. Wow what an awesome turnout! Thanks for joining in the Happy New Year hop fun. I think I will try making (I cannot remember the technical name) spam sushi. It looks so pretty LOL Have a jolly happy new year my fellow sheeples :)
    GFC/FB follower

  37. awesomesaucebooks at gmail dot com
    I am going to try and learn how to sew, Having 3 kids and not knowing just seems silly!!
    GFC Followe: Amber I @ AwesomeSauce

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway and for making it fun!!

  38. I can't wait to try out a few new authors and to attend the RT convention in April!
    GFC follower
    lvsgund at

  39. lisaisabookworm @ gmail dot com
    I'm going to try to be a working mother. Haven't worked outside the home in a long time.

    I follow on GFC

  40. Hello!

    This year I would like to loose weight first and foremost, then I would like to conquer my fear of flying!

    I follow via GFC: Mrs. Sherman

  41. My new thing this year out of necessity is managing my time better! A schedule always seemed like a good idea, but I'm making one and have to stick to it!

    GFC (hhollyhal)
    hhollyhal at gmail dot com

  42. This year the new thing I am going to try is running back to back marathons 2 days in a row. Lots of training ahead of me:)
    GFC: Runaway Bridal Planner

  43. This year I'm going to try to spend more time/effort in my classes, especially math since I hate it :P
    old GFC: Chelsea Rafferty
    following twitter as well :) thanks for the fun giveaway :) I've been wanting to try that Mindy author for awhile :)

    swtlilangel4jc at yahoo dot com

  44. This year, I'm going to try to cook more healthy meals and eat out less. GFC: Brenda Demko Thank you! Happy New Year!

  45. 1. a_breen87@yahoo(dot)com
    2. What's something new you'll be trying for 2012?
    Trying to make myself exercise everyday by at least doing Yoga or Pilates
    3. Do you follow our blog? Yep sure do: a_breen87

  46. 1)
    2) In 2012, I'll be trying to learn how to knit
    3) following via twitter

  47. This year I'm going to try to read some historical fiction like from author Philippa Gregory because my friends recommended them to me. :)

    E-mail is

    Following on Twitter.

  48. I'd like to take up yoga and pilates but I'd really like to learn to say no lol


    Twitter follow @frellathon

  49. I'm going to try to not waste my money this year. but if yesterday at the mall was any indication, i am going to fail miserably.

    I'm also going to try for Global Domination!
    I follow twitter @fictionalcandy, GFC Liz @ Fictionalcandy, email (above), G+ Liz Ziolkowski :)

  50. For 2012 I'm trying to get my book published! That is very new for me lol
    prettyhaydengurl at yahoo dot com

    GFC: Janiera

  51. I'm following as Megan Kyser on GFC.

    In 2012, I'm starting to read and collect comic books.

    AmethystDaydreams at zoho dot com

  52. GFC= Meghan Page
    2012= I'm trying P90X for the first time, wish me luck!!
    meghan_L_P at hotmail dot com

  53. jennifer(@)fictitiousmusings(.)com
    GFC @Jennifer
    In 2012, I plan to seriously work on one of my book ideas.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  54. I hope to do more blogging for 2012!!

    GFC Michele Luker

    jmluker at winco dot net

  55. Something new I'll be trying in 2012 is... exercising! lol :) Seriously though, I am actually going to do it, someone save me.

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway!
    GFC follower Tiffany Drew

  56. This coming year I'm seriously going to start following through with writing more reviews. I always get carried away with the reading, but never have the time to review. But this year I'm going to make time!

    GFC Follower - Rae M.

  57. I am gong to try some new strategies to save money in 2012. Thanks for the giveaway.
    GFC Follower CrystalGB

  58. Lifting weights

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  59. Email: imabookshark AT yahoo DOT com

    New for 2012: I'd like to try driving stick shift this year!

    Follow: GFC - Mickey @ imabookshark

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  60. Thanks for the great offering I follow GFC Lisa lisapeters at yahoo dot com...I'm going to try slowing down in 2012 so I remember the year more then just the blur that 2011 has been...that is new for me I run on hyperactive-drive all the time. Thanks

  61. I follow on GFC.
    gfc = littleangel_mw
    littleangel_mw at yahoo dot com

    Something new I'll try in 2012 :
    a job

    I'm going to try to take myself less seriously and have more fun :)
    I tried to join your amazing site which I discovered during the hop!!! Unfortunately I cant since the GFC and subscription are down (weird) I will try again later!!! I ♥ your site

  63. Thank you so much! Happy New Year!

    I am going to try year long reading challenges for the first time

    GFC- Michelle Adams


  64. something new I will be trying this year is a painting class. Should be intersting.

    GFC Teril
    terilhack at yahoo dot com

  65. Something new I will be trying is yoga.

    Follower via GFC: Throuthehaze

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  66. Thanks for your giveaway. Something new I would like to try is cooking class. I can cook normal things, but I would like to try cooking Italian, Chinese, dishes like that.

    GFC follower-judy


  67. the spartan race


  68. I am going to try mushrooms this year.

    And yes I follow your blog.

    josef dot bass at gmail dot com

  69. I'm going to try to drink less soda.

    Katie W.


    I follow on G+: Katie Amanda

    Thanks for hosting!

  70. Well... my generic answer has been to read more off of my "personal" tbr. I'm always behind since I focus so much on reviews.

    That said... I'd like to be more active. Running for example. I stopped playing on my softball team 2 years ago and I miss the adrenaline of it.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    GCF: KindleObsessed

  71. GFC-Gloria
    I'd like to try to be more organized. I know it's boring, but I find it to be a necessary thing to strive for at this time. Thanks!

    geschumann at live dot com

  72. Trying to be more active and more organized at home. Last child getting married so no more excuses not to get extra bedrooms emptied and repainted.
    GFC- Lisa Richards

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  73. 1. Email >>
    2. something new for 2012?
    For 2012 I really want to learn a new language like Portuguese. And to find a new job after school might also be nice and productive of me.

    3. I do follow with GFC : Karen Maldonado

  74. I want to spend more time doing what I enjoy (reading, seeing friends) in 2012.

  75. something new im going to try this year is day-hiking :)
    i definitely follow this blog

    yankeedragon4 at gmail dotcom

  76. Bhitwr at gmail dot com
    What's something new you'll be trying for 2012? to add different genres to read instead of the same ole ones.
    I am an old follower ( Barbara Hightower )

  77. Oh goodness! I am going to try to dress up and spend more time on my appearance.
    helldog3 at

  78. Happy New Years! In 2012 I will be trying to get in shape and eat a lot healthier.
    GFC- Amber Preer

  79. Thank you for the most excellent giveaway. I hope you have a very happy new year. I'm going to try growing some of my own vegetables this year. I'm not sure how it's going to work out but I'm going to try.

    GFC as seriousreader

    seriousreader at live dot com

  80. Thank you so much for this most generous giveaway opportunity!!

    The newest thing I am going to try this year is reading my books on my brand new Kindle! I am so happy to be able to cut down on the amount of paper consumed by being able to read digitally - although I will miss holding a book in my hands sometimes, I am sure!

    Happy New Year!!

    GFC follower robertsongena
    newsletter subscriber

    Gena Robertson

  81. The newest thing thing I am going to try is to stop waiting until the last minute to do things.
    GFC- Kara

  82. I am going to try to eat healthier.

    GFC = Juana Esparza


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  84. cigam9[at]gmail[dot]com

    2012 goal: I will attempt not to procrastinate as much.

    I follow via GFC: R.

  85. I'm going to read a book series in Spanish. I've never done that before.

    wingedpersephone at gmail dot com

  86. In 2012 I'm going to try to get my TBR pile down to under 100 books.

    Thanks for the giveaway & have a Happy New Year!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict
    Twitter: @BookAttict

  87. ty for the chance first of all

    my goal honestly itry not tom ake many because well resolutions never work I am going to try and finsih a work ive been writing for years and hopefully be living with my fantastic fiancee

    I follow Via gfc as SiNn

  88. GFC: christiecote12
    I want to try to get 1,000 blog followers.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  89. I gollow via GFC as Paula L.
    jandplee at att dot net

    I plan to try zip-lining this year :D

  90. GFC: Leigh Ann
    This year I want to try to travel to new countries

  91. 1.
    2. Trying to be more kind and charitable!
    3. I follow your blog via GFC- Brandi Gilvaja

    ty for the entries!

  92. unabridgedbookshelf(at)gmail(dot)com
    GFC Unabridged Bookshelf

    I am going to try to travel to see some of my extended family in 2012, because I have not been able to do it for years.

  93. booksarelove92(AT)gmail(DOT)com
    GFC: Alivia

    I'll probably start going to the gym this year up at my university! :] Definitely something new!

  94. Something new I am going to try this year is to RUN a 5K. I've walked plenty of them (all for charity), but this is the year I am going to run one.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

  95. Oh, I forgot to say that I follow on GFC as Stacy T

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

  96. I have convinced myself to join a gym :) I usually don't like to workout in public but have too many distractions at home

    GFC follower


  97. I follow you on google, magic5905
    I will be trying to exercise more.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  98. I follow as GFC: June M.
    I am going to try to speak a little Spanish at least.

    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  99. Something new - not procrastinating on getting my lessons ready.
    GFC follower - Tressa
    tressa dot sherman at hotmail dot com

    I want to try weight watchers
    GFC Follower - Robin Blankenship

  101. Being nicer to me. maybe it's corny but, I haven't been exactly treating myself right lately.
    GFC Follower: Jude Henderson :)

    I need to not spend as much time on the computerm this will be new for me.

  103. I'm going to learn how to paint :)
    GFC- Krysta Banco


  104. I will be trying to exercise more.
    GFC hhkaufman78
    ncprincess96 at yahoo dot com

  105. Pauline T …………………... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

    to lose 35-45 pounds

    Followed on Google Friends Connect …(Pauline T…pls use emscout9 at hotmail dot com instead of gmail to contact me)

  106. I am planning on starting a blog of my own, and trying to exercise so i can get into better shape.
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    I am a GFC follower as melora brock
    melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

  107. Document every book I read this year.
    GFC follower Nikki oz

  108. ssdawn2002(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

    GFC follower: Sheila

    I will be trying to finish my first novel this year!


    Gfc: LovelyShadowGirl

    Something new I will be trying this year.Hmmm...I would say writing.There is a story in my head that I have been wanting to get on paper but have been to I guess yew could say I'm going to try and not let fear get the best of me:))

  110. GFC follower and something new I will be doing in 2012 is living smoke free

  111. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a GFC follower as Stephanie, and something new I'll be trying in 2012 is starting my own blog.

  112. Thanks. I follow via Google+ and something new I'll be trying in 2012 is to start running. (In the winter, in MI, it's a challenge. lol)

  113. I'm trying to find a job after my 14th birthday :) which is in three months! I followed you GFC.

  114. nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com
    I'm going to try to sew curtains this year!
    gfc follower: nicolesender

  115. Tammy Dalton
    I follow on Twitter-@NightowlTJ
    I will be trying to exercise more!! Much More!!
    I follow GFC- NightowlTJRD

  116. This contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who enerted. Some really great New Year comments were left AND some pretty funny ones too. We loved reading them all. Now to the winner!

    The winner is:CrystalGB

    You have been contacted by email and will have 5 days to respond or a new winner will be picked at random.

    Stick around for lots more to come folks. :)