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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

About LDSWBR - Hillary - Countdown to Summer 2010

It's summertime!

For those of you that are just finding out about the LDSWBR Countdown to Summer 2010 Contest, entries are still being accepted. The deadline for Countdown to Summer 2010 Contest entries is Midnight MDT on Friday, June 25, 2010. Comments on this blog post count as entries as well!

hmmm, where to start...

I'm a 33 year old mom of 5, and have a hot husband. I love a great mystery and a great romance to go with it. I am an ice-hockey freak, and have been playing for 15 years- and yes, I have all of my teeth. I like to rollerblade a lot in the off-season. I love to fly my kite, lay in my hammock, and scrapbook. One day I hope to have enough money to buy a pottery wheel and kiln and get back into pottery. By trade- I work for JetBlue airways and am a Licensed Massage Therapist. I look forward to the day when I can be at home full-time. You can get to know me even better on my blog: It's Me, Hillary.

What activities do you and/or your family participate in every summer? Do you have plans to try something or go somewhere new this year?

We have a tradition of doing "Wonderful Wednesdays." This is where the kids draw an activity out of a hat, and we go do it. Activities range from: going to Temple Square, to swimming or mini golfing and we've even toured farms, gone hiking and visited museums. This summer, our big "vacation" would be that we're probably moving out of state. Still not 100% sure on when. Well, that and a beach trip. :)

Do you have a favorite summer food or drink? If so, are you willing to share the recipe?

Favorite summer food would definitely be 7-11 nachos and slurpees.We don't even buy nachos the rest of the year, just in the summer for some reason. Weird.

What books are on your summer reading list?

My reading list includes: Discovering Isaac, The Help, Courting Miss Lancaster, Merrilee Boyack's new book, and a bunch of non-fiction books.

How often do you visit the beach? Do you have a favorite beach? What do you like to do at the beach?

***Countdown to Summer 2010 Contest***

LDSWBR will hold a drawing on June 26, 2010 for a $25 Amazon Gift Card, as well as a variety of books being offered by some of the LDS authors that will be featured on the blog.

Book prizes generously donated by the authors:

  • Abish: Daughter of God by K.C. Grant
  • TRAPPED by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen
  • The Road Show by Braden Bell
  • Awakening Avery by Laurie Lewis
  • Courting Miss Lancaster by Sarah M. Eden
  • Summer in Paris by Michele Ashman Bell
  • Hometown Girl by Michele Ashman Bell
  • Alma the Younger by Heather (H.B.) Moore
  • Queen in Exile OR The Guise of a Gentleman by Donna Hatch (winner's choice)
  • The Silence of God by Gale Sears (book or audio- winner's choice)
  • Dangerous Connections by Julie Coulter Bellon
  • Blink of an Eye by Gregg Luke
  • Critique of three chapters (up to 30 pages) from Nichole Giles

How to enter:

  • Post a thoughtful comment on the Countdown to Summer 2010 author posts. Comments can be added on any of the author posts anytime during the contest period (June 1, 2010 through June 21, 2010). Only one comment per person per "Countdown to Summer" author post will be entered into the drawing. Feel free to comment more than once per post if you'd like, but only one comment will be accepted as an entry.
  • Follow us on Twitter: @LDSWBR - then send us a direct message to let us know you want to be entered in the Countdown to Summer 2010 Contest. If you are already a follower you need to send us a direct message telling us you want to be included in the contest.
  • Tweet about that day’s author post using the tweet message included in each author post. Send an email to ldswbr at gmail dot com with the link to your tweet. Only one tweet per day counts so no need to harass your friends :). LDSWBR must be able to see the tweet in order for you to get an entry into the contest.
  • Tweet this message each day (one entry per day). Just copy and paste into your twitter message window to send it: LDSWBR Countdown to Summer 2010 at http://ldswbr.blogspot.com! Enter to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card & some great books! @ldswbr #ldswbr2010
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  • Blog about this contest on your blog in a post that includes the link to the LDSWBR blog, then send us the link to your specific blog post.

Here are the rules:

  • LDSWBR reserves the right to decide what determines a "thoughtful" comment.
  • Contest ends at 12:00 Midnight MDT on June 25, 2010. Drawing winners will have until 12:00 Midnight MDT on July 3, 2010 to claim their prize. After that time, another name will be drawn to receive the prize.
  • Book prizes can only be shipped within the contiguous United States.

Please join us in counting down to summer with some great reads!


  1. We don't have a beach.:( But, I love going to California with the fam and hanging out at those beaches!:)

  2. I read Courting Miss Lancaster and loved it; I am looking forward to reading Alma the Younger and several other books on my vacation!

  3. I LOVE that idea about Wonderful Wednesdays!! I am going to be doing that this summer.

  4. I think beaches are so beautiful. It is hard visiting them when you live so far away.

  5. I don't have a favorite beach, but I grew up going to Huntington Beach in California. I have a lot of good memories of that beach.

  6. Our favorite beach is in Neskowin, Oregon. We all have wet suits because the water is cold year round, but we love to wade out and catch crab and sand dollars as they float past us :) We rent a house on the beach there every year!

  7. I love the beach. I've only been to the Pacific
    Ocean. We race the waves. We run out with the tide and then try to baet it back to shore.

  8. I like the Wed. idea too.
    Does Bear Lake count as a beach?

  9. Loved Courting Miss Lancaster!