Thursday, December 9, 2010

BFTH #5 and Flashback Friday Prompt



Welcome to Booked for the Holidays Giveaway #5 (and Flashback Friday, which is just below)!  Here is today's book duo:

  • You Were Made to Make a Difference - Jenna Lucado Bishop teams up with her dad, Max Lucado, in this excellent book for teen girls. Read my review here.
  • All I Have to Give by Melody Carlson - Published by Revell in July, 2008, this book is a charming story. I don't remember where I picked it up; it apparently wasn't one for review, but I'm so glad I read it. Here's the summary from the inside flap:
    What would you do to make Christmas special? Anna wants this to be the best Christmas ever, and she's willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish that. But what happens when everything and everyone around her seems to be falling apart? Is this destined to be the worst Christmas ever? Fortunately for her, as often happens at this time of year, there are miracles in store. Just when Anna's happy holidays look hopeless, the magic of Christmas works its way into her life. And what she unwraps for Christmas will surprise everyone.

Remember, you can leave up to 3 comments for 3 chances to win - a general comment, a comment indicating you are a follower, and a comment telling me the BFTH button is posted in your sidebar. You can read the rules for entering and claiming prizes here.

And now for the Flashback Friday prompt. . . .



I loved reading everyone's decorating memories last week! Today we look at another aspect of the Christmases of our childhood.

What was Christmas like at school when you were growing up? Were there parties, programs or other activities? Did students exchange gifts? Did you have a part in a Christmas play? Did teachers decorate their rooms? Was it permissible to refer to the holiday as Christmas? If you attended church, what special things did your church do? Were you or your family involved in any of those programs, cantatas, or activities? Have you ever gone caroling? Did your parents ever host Christmas parties?

Share your Christmas memories on your blog tomorrow and come back here to link up. . .and to see the next giveaway!



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34 comments:

Ellie said...

I love Max Lucado but have never read Melody Carlson. Would love to win these books!

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Ellie said...

I'm a follower via GFC

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Ellie said...

I have your BFTH button posted on my blog sidebar: http://bfaos.blogspot.com

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Amber S. said...

These books look good! :) Thank you for the opportunity to win them!

~Amber

stokes[dot]a[at]suddenlink[dot]net

Amber S. said...

I am a follower. :)

~Amber

stokes[dot]a[at]suddenlink[dot]net

Amber S. said...

I have the button posted in the sidebar of my blog: http://www.seasonsofhumility.blogspot.com

Thanks again!

~Amber

stokes[dot]a[at]suddenlink[dot]net

The Unsell Family said...

I love Max Lucado and would love to read this book of Melodys too. Please enter me.
~Jen Unsell
unsells{at}yahoo{dot}com

The Unsell Family said...

I am a follower.
~Jen Unsell
unsells{at}yahoo{dot}com

The Unsell Family said...

I have your blog button on my blog. www.theunsells.blogspot.com
~Jen Unsell
unsells{at}yahoo{dot}com

Diana said...

Count me in...another great duo!!

Diana said...

I'm a follower!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Follower!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Two more great sounding books!

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

Put my name in. I got to have dinner with Max Lucado back in October. I love his books.
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Renee Ann said...

These books look so good. Please include me in this drawing. reneeasmith61 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Renee Ann said...

I'm a follower . . . reneeasmith61 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Renee Ann said...

I posted your button in my sidebar . . . reneeasmith61 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Cathy said...

I would love to win these books. I love that your doing these giveaways.

Cathy said...

I'm a follower.

Cathy said...

I posted about the giveaway.

SusanD said...

I so enjoy Max Lucado. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

SusanD said...

Yep. I'm a follower too.

SusanD said...

Oh....and I have the button on my sidebar. Great giveaway. Blessings, SusanD

Mary Lou said...

Love Max Lucado's writing,,so she more than likely writes well too, thanks.....Mary Lou dlowran1(at)comcast(dot)net

Mary Lou said...

I am a follower too.

Mary Lou dlowran1(at)comcast(dot)net

Debbie said...

I'm "subscribed" in Google Reader . . . does that count as being a follower?

Also, if I win :-) do you ship to Canada?

Thanks,
Debbie.

windycindy said...

I didn't know about Max Lucado's daughter! How fascinating...
Both books sound delightful!
As always,thanks...Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

rita said...

Again I won't be participating in Flashback Friday. I have nothing to contribute because Christmas growing up was during summer school vacation. Lately I have not written for FF due to lack of time &/or N/A. I miss it. Hopefully I'll be back in the new year.
I just want to add my thanks for your book giveaway and put my two cents worth here for a chance to win.

rita said...

Do I have to mention each time that your button is on my sidebar? Actually both buttons: Flashback Friday and BFTH.

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read these fabulous books :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

karenk said...

i'm a follower :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Maureen said...

I enjoy Melody Carlson...please include me.

alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

Maureen said...

I posted this giveaway on my Facebook profile.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=lf#!/profile.php?id=1124305054

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Maureen said...

I follow on GFC, and am a email subscriber.

alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com