Tuesday, December 13, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

Intoxicated by Books

No matter what holiday you are celebrating at this time of year, there is no better time to CELEBRATE THE SEASON! I am a snow person. I LOVE SNOW! *glares at Mother Nature because we have NO SNOW right now* BRING ON THE WHITE STUFF!

SO to enter the blog hop, leave me a message telling me what your IDEAL winter vacation would be. Skiiing in the Swiss Alps, laying on a beach in Hawaii, hanging out with friends and family at home or curled up with your favorite book? 

****Make sure you are a GFC follower of Forbidden Reviews to qualify!!!

Comment below stating your IDEAL winter vacation and your email address (no email address...no win). I will pick 1 winner at the end of the hop (Dec 24th). What will you win? I am so glad you asked! 

Your choice of a new copy of Promise by Kristie Cook, Vampyre Kisses by Elizabeth Kolodziej , Slow Burn by author E B Walters, or Pandora's Box by Gracen Miller OR any 5 Wine Bottle Review book that I have posted on Forbidden Reviews over the last year and this INCREDIBLE Skull bookmark!!!

 Open to US only please!!

Enjoy the hop and enjoy your winter!

CONTEST IS OVER! Winner is: 

Megan said...

My ideal winter vacation would include: no yelling kids, lots of time to catch up on my reading and writing and NO cleaning, appointments or deadlines!!! 


Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Vacationing somewhere warm and sunny with a pile of books at my feet.

GFC- Lisa Richards
alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

Judy said...

Thanks for your giveaway!!

GFC follower-judy

I am from the South but I love the snow, I don't ski, but I would love to go to some place like Vermont and hang out and enjoy the snow and fire.


MamaElk said...

Thank you for participating!
I live in Texas, so I would love to go anywhere in New England for snow. I miss it!

mamaelk1113 at gmail dot com

vadeluna07 said...

I would love to take my kids to someplace like Aspen, Colorado or anywhere else that it snows. They've never really seen actual snow so it would be nice to take them someplace where they can see it and play in it.


BellaBunnell said...

I love Winter too. It's been awhile since I've hit the trails, but I enjoy back country, ungroomed trail running. Cross country skiing is a great way to see a view of the mountains and breathtaking wilderness most people never see, and an amazing workout.
I'd love to take a ski vacation to several spots around the world, but I'd have to pick Austria as my dream spot. The resorts are brimming with Old World flavor and sport some of the best views and trails in the world. A rich history, wonderful villages to shop and explore and Olympic class trails for a challenging day of skiing, then the lodge for the fire, yummy warm drinks and maybe even a massage. Ah, heaven.
Thanks for the giveaway, as always! Happy holidays!


Michele said...

Well, I hate the winter and the cold so my ideal vacation would be somewhere in the carrabean where its nice and warm, with sunny beaches and clear blue water...sitting on the beach and reading til i doze...that would be an incredible vacation...

nice I live in IL huh?? grrrrr....

GFC Michele Luker

jmluker at winco dot net

Vivien said...

Mine would be anywhere warm. I'm so tired of the cold weather. The bitter cold. Anywhere I sweat would be me happy.
GFC: Vivien

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

I love to play in the snow too! My favorite cool snow place has been NY- Adirondacks! Greta to ski during the day and then cozy up to the fire with a book at night!
Thanks for the giveaway.

kelleynutrition at gmail dot com

Michelle Bledsoe said...

My favorite way to spend Christmas would be in the mountains with snow falling, a cabin decorated for Christmas, a fire warming us and all my family there sharing memories and making new ones.

Merry Christmas
koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

Gracen Miller said...

Thank you for including my book, Pandora's Box, in your blog hop prizes, Mindy!!!

My ideal winter vacation...isn't spent with the nutty family, well not the nutty family outside my house. I'd LOVE for me, my husband and our two boys to go to Hawaii for a week at Christmas. Just to have a chance to take it easy and relax, and enjoy one another and the holidays for a change. We spend so much time traveling (3 hours one way or more in travel) and making sure family isn't irked that we didn't see them, that it takes so much joy out of the season. No one ever thinks to themselves that they should travel to see us for a change! Because of all the travel, and the family drama that always gets started, I've become a bit of a bah-humbug over the holidays. I hate being a Grinch but the family crazies have shrunk my heart two sizes too small! ;-) I love being with my husband and children Christmas morning though!

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays...or whatever else you'd prefer!


Gracen Miller said...

Damnation! I forgot my email address... roadtohellseries@gmail.com


Michelle Fidler said...

How about Orlando? I could go to Disney World and all the other theme parks.

GFC follower - Michelle Fidler

books4me said...

My favorite winter vacation would be home in Wisconsin with feet of snow to make huge snowmen and go sledding. Now, unfortunately, Wisconsin doesn't get the snow that they used to when I was a kid so I would have to settle for a few inches of snow and a smaller hill (the HUGE one is now blocks and blocks of cookie cutter houses...EEEWWW). Then back inside for cranberry cookies and coffee in warm, fleece jammies with a good book curled on the sofa so I can cuddle with my mom! (yep, still do that in my 40;s)!!

books4me67 at ymail dot com

Danie said...

Hmmm. My ideal vacation would be going back home to NY to be with family. Oh, and to get some snow!!!

Thanks for the giveaway!


ebaker said...

My ideal winter vacation is actually not in the cold! I would rather go somewhere tropical and warm like Fiji :) Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway that skull bookmark is awesome and I teach anatomy so my students would think it's awesome too!
GFC: ebaker

June M. said...

My ideal Christmas vacation would be in a large cabin in the mountains somewhere, with my family (parents, siblings, nieces & nephews, etc). All together, playing in the snow during the day, playing games, watching movies, or reading before a fireplace during the evening. Lots of laughter.

Thank you for the wonderful giveaway. I hope you have a very safe and happy Christmas & New Year.
June M.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Linda Henderson said...

My ideal winter vacation would be on a beach somewhere, under an umbrella with a cold drink and a good book. I hope you have a joyous and safe holiday season.

seriousreader at live dot com

Kara D. said...

My ideal vacation would be going to Hawaii with a group of my friends and family and being able to relax on the beach with a good book!

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
Kara DiDomizio (GFC follower )

missysweepsalot said...
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missysweepsalot said...

I would love to take a winter vacation to the NC mountains with the entire family. I am a Florida girl and want to see the snow and a cabin that actually NEEDS a fireplace.

missysweepsalot at gmail dot com

Karen Maldonado said...

I think my most memorable winter vacation was a weekend to Big Bear mountains.
It snowed the whole time, and my friends were there -mostly-, so maybe another trip to Big Bear, during snow season. It was truly breath taking.

GFC: Karen Maldonado

jcwega27 said...

A week in the mountains

Janelle said...

Christmas in Vienna would be wonderful!
Longtime follower in GFC!
Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fabulicious 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

Anonymous said...

I'm not really sure where else I would want to be for Christmas because I have always been in Texas. I think either someplace warm and sunny or someplace with a lot of snow. I have been to Colorado to go skiing in the spring a couple of times but I have never been anywhere to just enjoy a lot of snow with my kids. Wherever I went, I would definitely want to have my family and a pile of books with me.


Kristi said...

I skiied for the first time last winter, and while I enjoyed it - my perfect winter vacation would be someplace WARM! I am from the midwest so I get enough of that white stuff!

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Persephone said...

My ideal vacation would be anywhere there is snow. I love it but it is so hard to find in California. Thanks for the giveaway.

wingedpersephone at gmail dot com

The (Mis)Adventures of a College Book Addict said...

Ideal vacation: Ireland... I'm kind of obsessed

GFC: Leigh Ann

JaclynsMusings said...

Thank you for a great giveaway! My ideal (fantasy) vacation would be visit friends and family throughout the eastern United States and finally visit the cities I've heard/read about for so long!
Wishing you and your family a very Happy Holiday season!
gfc - jaclynsmusings

Megan said...

My ideal winter vacation would include: no yelling kids, lots of time to catch up on my reading and writing and NO cleaning, appointments or deadlines!!!

AmethystDaydreams at zoho dot com

Unknown said...
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Unknown said...

So my dream vacay for Christmas?

Going to England, seeing friends && family there. And curling up with a damn good book with a cup of hot chocolate, and a nice hot fire.


Kristina said...

My ideal winter vacation would be....having at least 2 feet of snow on the ground!!! The kids & hubby home from school/work for the week, lots of hot chocolate, sled riding & snowman making!!!! And curling up in the evening around a fire and watching movies or playing board games while the snow continued to fall! Boy that sounds nice =]

Thanks for the great giveaway! Merry Christmas!

kristina_hess at yahoo.com

Candie L said...

I am following your blog. I like the Pandora's Box by Gracen Miller . Thank you


Helen said...

I would love to be skiing in the Swiss Alps(I wish)
helldog3 at aol.com

Unknown said...

Entering for Shalisha C as she is unable to comment:

My ideal winter vacation would be spending time with my family that I don't get to see as much as I like and watch movies and then relax with a good book.

Kendra said...

I am not entering to win... but I love snow when I can be inside looking out at it. Having the blinds open, sitting on the couch curled up reading a good book with a cup of coffee nearby.

Charissa said...
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Charissa said...

Oops computer messed up and I didn't finish my post. Sorry

I think mine would be a cozy cabin with snow and wild life all around. Just me and my family sitting by the fire place having fun.

GFC: Charissa
Email: CharissaJackson@yahoo.com

nicolesender said...

My winter vacation would be lying on the beach in Hawaii! I'd like to be basking in the sun where it's warm.

nicolesender said...

Forgot to add I'm a gfc follower: nicolesender.

Anonymous said...

Mine would be a 2 week Hawaiian cruise. I hate the cold weather.

GFC Anne38

Anonymous said...

I think I would like to go some cozy town, live in a cabin thats close to some mountains. :) Thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas!

LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

latishajean said...

I would love to be somewhere cozy watch the snow fall but stay warm with Hot Coco and a great book! I live in Wisconsin and no snow yet:( Thanks for the great giveaway!
Happy Haolidays to you!
tishajean@ charter.net

Unknown said...

Shalisha's email address from up above:


Meghan Page said...

My ideal winter vacation would be italy, in a castle in front of a fire, with a book!

GFC- Meghan Page

meghan_L_P at hotmail dot com

Unknown said...

My ideal winter vacation is going to Scotland and England. I've always wanted to go there.
GFC follower Marlene Breakfield

Penny Kathleen said...

I've always wanted a classic Christmas in a beautiful Victorian type home with a fire, a tree that is two floors high and sleigh rides and caroling. The perfect Dickens Christmas!

Thanks for the giveaway!


Cathy M said...

I would love to spend Christmas in Ireland with family.

gfc follower

Cathy m
caity_mack at yahoo dot com