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New Year, New Reads Giveaway Event 1/9-1/23 (US/CAN) – $100 Howard Computers GC & 3 Chicken Soup for the Soul Books

Welcome to the New Year, New Reads Giveaway Hop!

Sponsored by HowardComputers.com

Hosted by Formula Mom, Tales From the Nursery, & ShePromotes

Welcome to the New Year, New Reads Giveaway Hop! It will end on January 23rd and there are hundreds of dollars in prizes available across all of the participating blogs! Enter at each blog and don’t forget to the enter the New Year, New Reads Grand Prize Giveaway! Huge thanks for HowardComputers.com and the blogs sponsoring the grand prize giveaway!

There are 3 chances to win in the Grand Prize Giveaway:

  • 1 lucky winner will win a Kindle Fire from HowardComputers.com & a $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • 2 other winners will each receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card

Click here to enter the Grand Prize Giveaway!

When you enter, be sure to say that I referred you!

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Howard Technology/Computers

HowardComputers.com is our awesome grand prize sponsor as well as sponsoring a $100 GC here at TFTN! They have a lot of gadgets and accessories available for purchase including the Kindle Fire (Yup, like the grand prize!). If you purchase a Kindle Fire through them, you’ll get a $10 Amazon GC (woot!) that you could easily use to buy ebooks!

They have a wide variety of items from laptops to desktop computers, printers, scanners, cameras, routers, and more! They offer products for classrooms, government, and healthcare. If you love technology you’ll want to spend sometime browsing their site. Hey, if you win the grand prize, you’ll want a wireless router to keep you connected so you can easily download your ebooks! Or maybe use this GC towards a Blu-ray or DVD player so you can watch the movies made from books!

Chicken Soup for the Soul Bundle Book synopsis below…

Just for Preteens Being a preteen is harder than it looks! School is more challenging, bodies are changing, relationships with parents are different, and new issues arise with friends. But this collection will help preteens, showing them they are not alone. Readers will be encouraged and inspired by stories from other preteens, just like them, about the problems and issues they face every day.

Just for Teenagers Teenage years are tough, but this book will help teens as they journey through the ups and downs of adolescence. The stories in this book serve as a guide on topics from the daily pressures of life and school to love, friendships, parents, and much more. This collection will encourage, inspire, and amuse teens, showing that, as tough as things can get, they are not alone!

Find Your Happiness will encourage readers to pursue their dreams, find their passion and seek joy in their life with its 101 personal and inspiring stories. This book continues Chicken Soup for the Soul’s focus on inspiration and hope, reminding us that we all can find our own happiness.

Each book retails for $14.95

Giveaway! – Win a $100 GC for Howard Computers or a Chicken Soup Book Bundle!! -

One winner each!  Fill out the form for the one you want or both for a chance at either one!

Thank you to Howard Computers for sponsoring the GC.  Thank you to Chicken Soup Network for providing TFTN with books to review OR giveaway.

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  1. Lisa Weidknecht January 8, 2012 Reply

    usb stickWeidknecht

  2. Lisa Weidknecht January 8, 2012 Reply

    your pinterest link doesn’t workWeidknecht

  3. Chevy Roper January 9, 2012 Reply

    A Kindle Fire!!

  4. Chevy Roper January 9, 2012 Reply

    Mystery books!

  5. Alex Liz Robinson January 9, 2012 Reply

    I like the artisan 835 all in one printer.

  6. Kay M January 9, 2012 Reply

    Probably a Kindle Touch for my Dad. He’s been wanting an eReader for a while, and I know it would make him happy!

  7. Kay M January 9, 2012 Reply

    I love horror stories. Stephen King, Dean Koontz…I love ‘em!

  8. Dara Nix January 9, 2012 Reply

    I’d love to get a new video card (since my old one just died a month ago)!Kitty32504

  9. Stacey Sanchez January 9, 2012 Reply

    I like reading adventure/mystery books…. and kids books :)loves_my_leo

  10. Stacey Sanchez January 9, 2012 Reply

    Id like a kindle!loves_my_leo

  11. Katrina Page January 9, 2012 Reply

    A new printer! Mine uses so much ink…

  12. Katrina Page January 9, 2012 Reply

    I like fiction the best. Mystery, thriller, comedy, romance. I love them all. :)

  13. Jennifer Hedden January 9, 2012 Reply

    I would love to get a kindle fire for my fiance.

  14. Jennifer Hedden January 9, 2012 Reply

    I love Nicholas Sparks books. I love books with a love story.

  15. Shawna Elkins January 9, 2012 Reply

    Epson Perfection V33

  16. Brittany Gerber January 9, 2012 Reply

    My boyfriend is the techie in this house. I would let him choose most likely, but i kind of like the CPU stand. Right now we have it on a little table beside the computer desk.ihearthockey18

  17. Brittany Gerber January 9, 2012 Reply

    I love to read! I just need a book that can keep my interest…lolihearthockey18

  18. Mia J January 9, 2012 Reply

    I like to read memoirs.

  19. Emily January 9, 2012 Reply

    My favorite type of books to read are Supernatural books

  20. regan January 9, 2012 Reply

    I would put it toward a point and shoot camera that can fit easily in my purse

  21. jodi lasher January 9, 2012 Reply

    I wish i could afford to buy one of their computers or laptops..

  22. Karla Sceviour January 9, 2012 Reply

    I would love the Howard Jag_HF1 computer.
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  23. Holly Hennessy Swint January 9, 2012 Reply

    I would love a ViewSonic ViewPad 10 from Howard’s

  24. Jeanne January 9, 2012 Reply

    I like to read romance and historical romance books. :)

  25. Kim Davis January 9, 2012 Reply

    I would like to buy a lap top , I can only hope Santa thinks I have been a good girl this year :)

  26. Jeanne January 9, 2012 Reply

    A new monitor. :) Thanks for this giveaway.

  27. Jessica Cox January 9, 2012 Reply

    HP Mobile Thin Client 4320tjess_james02

  28. Leanne January 9, 2012 Reply

    I’d get a video camcorder.

  29. Stephanie Hirsch January 9, 2012 Reply

    I’d like to get some new DS games for my girls

  30. Stephanie Hirsch January 9, 2012 Reply

    My favorite type of book are fantasy novels.

  31. corey January 9, 2012 Reply

    I like fiction books. I like to learn.

  32. Brianne January 9, 2012 Reply

    I would love a new laptop!

  33. Veronica De Luna January 9, 2012 Reply

    Definitely a Kindle Fire. :)vadeluna07

  34. DAYLE B January 9, 2012 Reply

    thanks for the link hop
    would like the
    HP LE1901w

    LCD display – TFT – 19″ – widescreen – 1440 x 900 / 60 Hz – 250 cd/m2 – 1000:1 – 5 ms – 0.2835 mm – DVI-D, VGA – speakers
    looks like it is a high quality products.
    like the widescreen too.vinci777

  35. Andrea Williams January 9, 2012 Reply

    Christian fiction and cozy mysteries.

  36. Maegan Morin January 9, 2012 Reply

    I’m in the market for a new keyboard and this one looks AWESOME!! Gear Head Wireless Keyboard & Laser Mouse KBL5925W

  37. I’d love to get a camera or laptop from Howard Computers. Thanks for the great giveaways!
    -Dawn aka dawnmomoffour
    thedoyle6@rogers.com

  38. Although I love to read any book (gotta be very good if it is a western though LOL) I would have to say my favourite to read right now is supernatural books.
    -Dawn aka dawnmomoffour
    thedoyle6@rogers.com

  39. Michael M January 9, 2012 Reply

    I would like to get a digital camera maybe a Kodak easy share

  40. June M. January 9, 2012 Reply

    Possible some software or a new digital camera

  41. June M. January 9, 2012 Reply

    My favorite type of books to read is romances.

  42. Amy Bailey January 10, 2012 Reply

    I like the Howard SP13R Notebook

  43. ♡♥♬ Louis ♡♥♬ January 10, 2012 Reply

    I would get Samurai Warriors 3 for the Wii

  44. brandy boone January 10, 2012 Reply

    I love to read anykind of book~ Chicken soup for the soul brings back good memories from when I was growing up, and my mom would read them to me! thanks for the chance!

  45. Michelle C January 10, 2012 Reply

    I would like the Adesso EZScan 1000 Film Scanner. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  46. ericka coello January 10, 2012 Reply

    I’d like the GE Active Series DV-1erickascr

  47. darlene bohannon January 10, 2012 Reply

    id like to get a new computer at howards computersmillerd55

  48. Krystal Ramirez January 10, 2012 Reply

    I love all types of books but Mystery is best

  49. Chrystal S January 10, 2012 Reply

    Either a camcorder or digital camera (or both!)

  50. Jessica W January 10, 2012 Reply

    I’d buy software.

  51. Jessica W January 10, 2012 Reply

    I love to read historical fiction.

  52. Linda Brown January 10, 2012 Reply

    a kindle fire or more memory for desktop

  53. Char January 10, 2012 Reply

    I looked at the web site and would get this if I won: TP-Link TL-WR340G

  54. Amanda Alvarado January 10, 2012 Reply

    I’d get the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 Studio Series for dh. He’s been asking for a mew mouse for his laptop since he wore out the one he has!

  55. Cheryl E January 11, 2012 Reply

    I would like a new modem.

  56. Cheryl E January 11, 2012 Reply

    I like Mystery and Romance books.

  57. katklaw777 January 11, 2012 Reply

    I like to read murder mysteries.

  58. Alison Flores January 11, 2012 Reply

    I’d like to get some Graphic Design software.Alisonslife

  59. Debbie Kennedy January 11, 2012 Reply

    I think I’d like to get a camera like Fujifilm FinePix AX300

  60. Jennifer H. January 11, 2012 Reply

    I would love a Kindle Fire from them
    jenhedger at hotmail dot com

  61. Sher A Hart January 11, 2012 Reply

    Maybe I’d like a 7 inch wifi tablet. I’ll cross that bridge if I win. Thanks for the giveaway!

  62. Jen Whitten January 11, 2012 Reply

    The JAG_HF1 Oh yes, I’d love that….looks like the choice pick of all computers!!!!

  63. dv8 January 11, 2012 Reply

    I’d like to get a Sony Handycam.

  64. Krystal Ramirez January 11, 2012 Reply

    I like the HP LE1901wm

  65. Biku Toria January 11, 2012 Reply

    I’d want to get a new keyboard.

  66. Sarah L January 11, 2012 Reply

    Kindle Fire
    Thanks for the contest.slehan

  67. Daiva January 12, 2012 Reply

    I’d love Kindle Fireponiabaum

  68. Rebecca X. January 12, 2012 Reply

    I would get a printer. Mine is dead:(

  69. Paul T January 12, 2012 Reply

    I like the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101 – (Paul T…emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

  70. Paul T January 12, 2012 Reply

    I like the supernatural/horror type books – (Pauline T…emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

  71. Tammy Lynch Sigond January 12, 2012 Reply

    love my romance novels

  72. Dee W January 12, 2012 Reply

    I’d like to get some RAM for my computer, and flash drives.Mommy24babies

  73. Meghan Page January 13, 2012 Reply

    I would use it towards an external hard drive!

  74. Debbie Kennedy January 13, 2012 Reply

    I love to read inspirational books and books based on true stories.

  75. Cynthia Brooks January 13, 2012 Reply

    Another big screen tv/moniter.cbrooksCynthia

  76. Tammy January 13, 2012 Reply

    I love fiction, Lesley Pearse &Susan Lewis are my favorite!
    dalleykt at live dot camommaoftwoboyz

  77. Tammy January 13, 2012 Reply

    I would definitely use the money towards a new camera.mommaoftwoboyz

  78. jenn January 13, 2012 Reply

    i would love to get this printer.
    HP LaserJet PRO P1102W

  79. jenn January 13, 2012 Reply

    i love historical fiction

  80. Donna George January 14, 2012 Reply

    I love mysteries. Doesn’t everyone?

  81. Donna George January 14, 2012 Reply

    I’d love to get a projector for my class

  82. loriag January 14, 2012 Reply

    Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 is one assesory I would like to get.

  83. colleen boudreau January 14, 2012 Reply

    I would get the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 in berry pink.
    holliister at gmail dot comcollifornia

  84. Teresha January 14, 2012 Reply

    I would get A Canon PIXMA MX410 Multifunction printer

  85. Janelle Dorsey January 15, 2012 Reply

    Kindle Fire or another tablet pc

  86. Corey Olomon January 15, 2012 Reply

    I would love the Sungale Cyberus ID707WTA .

  87. Cassie January 15, 2012 Reply

    i’d like to get a new printer

  88. Jacqui Odell January 15, 2012 Reply

    a new desktop

  89. Ashley Pomykala January 15, 2012 Reply

    I would like to get a Kindle Fire since you get a $10 giftcard with it!! Bonus!

  90. Candie L January 15, 2012 Reply

    I would get the Transcend JetFlash 530 . Thank you

  91. Candie L January 15, 2012 Reply

    I love to read suspense thankyou

  92. alena svetelska January 15, 2012 Reply

    usb stickalee1972

  93. alena svetelska January 15, 2012 Reply

    i love to read mysteries booksalee1972

  94. Brandi Price January 15, 2012 Reply

    I need a couple more memory cards and possibly stick for my pictures… That is what I would use the Howard’s GC for! :)

  95. Brandi Price January 15, 2012 Reply

    I need a couple more memory cards and possibly stick for my pictures… That is what I would use the Howard’s GC for! :)

  96. Yesenia January 15, 2012 Reply

    I would like to get a Tablet.

  97. Cheryl Abdelnour January 15, 2012 Reply

    HP 49
    Print cartridge

  98. Veronica Moralis January 15, 2012 Reply

    I would get a tablet.

  99. Julie Lynn Bickham January 15, 2012 Reply

    I would get the Sungale Cyberus ID707WTA

  100. Kelly Commerford January 15, 2012 Reply

    A new cooling pad for laptop.

    kcthelush at gmail dot com

  101. Kelly Commerford January 15, 2012 Reply

    I’ll read anything :)

    kcthelush at gmail dot com

  102. Lorrie (pinklady705) January 16, 2012 Reply

    SAMSUNG PN42B450 42” PLASMA TV

  103. Corey Olomon January 16, 2012 Reply

    Nonfiction, mostly history and travel

  104. Regan S January 16, 2012 Reply

    I like psychological thrillers

  105. Michele Boyd January 16, 2012 Reply

    I’d get a new printer

  106. Wendi January 16, 2012 Reply

    the HP LE1901wm would be nice to have

  107. shala_darkstone January 16, 2012 Reply

    I’d love to get the JAG_HS6 custom laptop.

  108. Michael (CihaGratis) January 17, 2012 Reply

    “What’s something you’d like to get at Howard Computers”

    Looks like the LCD displays are decent priced.CihaGratis

  109. Margaret T McLaughlin January 17, 2012 Reply

    I would like to get a HP LE1901wm monitor

  110. Ron Casteel January 17, 2012 Reply

    I’d like the Dane-Elec Capless USB flash drive – 4 GB – USB 2.0

  111. Tarri Christopher January 18, 2012 Reply

    I’d love to have the Kindle Fire reader!

  112. stephanie miller January 18, 2012 Reply

    i would love to have the Kodak EASYSHARE C1505, my camera broke so now i dont have one at all! thanks for the giveaway!
    as for the books, right now i am reading destressing books, self help to help me deal with the stress of this divorce. its helping some, at least it keeps me occupied.

  113. Tarri Christopher January 18, 2012 Reply

    I love to read historical fiction.

  114. Ron Casteel January 18, 2012 Reply

    I’d like to get the – Transcend JetFlash V30

  115. Ron Casteel January 18, 2012 Reply

    I like Mysteries

  116. Laurie Harrison January 19, 2012 Reply

    I would like to get a Kindle Fire e-reader from Howard’s.grandmasezso

  117. Shirley January 19, 2012 Reply

    A tablet

  118. Shirley January 19, 2012 Reply

    I like to read books that make you think.

  119. Mona January 19, 2012 Reply

    I’m an eclectic reader but my favorite genre is suspense/thriller.

  120. Amy Brown Whitley January 19, 2012 Reply

    I would like to get a Brother HL-3070CW LED printer from Howard computers.

    amybrown16 (at) insightbb (dot) com

  121. Peter January 20, 2012 Reply

    I’d love to get a HP EliteBook 8460p.PDuthoy

  122. Gretchen Gerth January 20, 2012 Reply

    I am looking to get an external hard drive

  123. Thao Nguyen January 21, 2012 Reply

    i like romantic novels

  124. Thao Nguyen January 21, 2012 Reply

    my brother wants a new video card

  125. Kim Reid January 21, 2012 Reply

    I’d love to get the Kodak EASYSHARE C1530 Digital Camera!
    Thanks :)

  126. Linda Henderson January 21, 2012 Reply

    I could use a new printer or a better wireless router.

  127. Jeanette Jackson January 21, 2012 Reply

    I would like a hand-held scanner

  128. Sherry S. January 21, 2012 Reply

    I would like to have Nextbook Next5.

  129. Sherry S. January 21, 2012 Reply

    I love all kinds of books but mainly romance.

  130. DebbyM January 21, 2012 Reply

    I’m going to dream big….I really need a new desktop…would love a new Dell. =) Christmas is only 11 months away!

  131. ACMommy3 January 22, 2012 Reply

    A Printer!! Need one, so that would be awesome to get. :-D

  132. Stacy January 22, 2012 Reply

    I really need a new printer, so I would use the Howard’s GC for that.

  133. Sarah Hood January 22, 2012 Reply

    We’ve been needing a new computer for a while… Thanks for the giveaway!JourneyofTheZoo

  134. Journeysof TheZoo January 22, 2012 Reply

    I love mystery!JourneyofTheZoo

  135. autumn kelly January 22, 2012 Reply

    I love a good mystery.

  136. Kathy January 22, 2012 Reply

    I’d like to get a Kindle Fire from them.

  137. Kathy January 22, 2012 Reply

    I like Historical Novels.

  138. Tonya Dean January 22, 2012 Reply

    Would love to have a new monitor like the ASUS VE198D.

    tdlsfm(at)yahoo(dot)com

  139. Nancye Davis January 23, 2012 Reply

    I would like to have Epson WorkForce 60 Printer.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  140. Nancye Davis January 23, 2012 Reply

    My favorite type of book to read is Contemporary Christian fiction. I also enjoy YA and Childrens fiction.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  141. Vicki Vix (JR Pickett) January 23, 2012 Reply

    I’d probably get the Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 keyboard.

  142. Erin R January 23, 2012 Reply

    i’d put it towards a kindle fire for my hub’s 36th b-day in feb

  143. Mare S January 23, 2012 Reply

    I saw that they sell the Kindle Fire in their amazon store and I would love to get that.

  144. andrea January 23, 2012 Reply

    I’d love the Convertible tablet Howard 2GOPCT2

    Custom Computers

  145. I was wondering if you could tell me where and when the winner will be posted. Thanks in advance!
    -Dawn

    • Darcy January 25, 2012 Reply

      Just keep an eye on the Winners page or the rafflecopter form (name will be announced there for grand prize once winner confirms)Syrana

      • OK, ty for the answer :-)
        -Dawn

        • Darcy January 25, 2012

          Welcome! I answered in both places you asked in case anyone else was wondering too :)Syrana

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