Book Giveaway

We have revamped a few things with the blog schedule and we have now crowned Wednesdays to be the official "book day" around here.  Every Wednesday we'll feature book reviews or host a book giveaway.  And today we're starting with a book giveaway!
If you'd like to enter to win an autographed copy of Paperdoll: What Happens When an Ordinary Girl Meets an Extraordinary God by Natalie Lloyd, please follow the instructions below.
1. Leave a comment on this post and tell us how your family celebrates Easter!
2. If you'd like to be thrown in the batch a second time for a greater chance of winning, subscribe to the blog (see button at right) and let us know that you did so in your comment. If you're already subscribed, let us know and we'll add you a second time as well.
3. And if you'd like to be thrown in the batch a third time, post about the giveaway on your blog and make sure to leave us a link to your post.
One entry per person, please. Comments will be closed this Sunday at midnight and the winner will be announced on Monday.


  1. This is great! I really would love to read this book!

    My family typically starts off Easter morning with getting all dressed up to head of to an Easter brunch at our church, and than after that the service; starting the day celebrating Jesus' resurrection with fellow believers!
    We than come home and exchange something little--like the typical Easter goodie-basket or a pretty plant. Than our eldest sister gets all 8 of us kids together, and has a scavenger Easter egg hunt in which the only way to get the egg, is to solve your "clue card" for it!(It's a lot of fun!)Next we color Easter eggs, and than eat a rather large lunch/supper...whatever mom decides to make! =D
    Sometimes we go to Delaware to visit family, but this year, it's going to be all of the above! =D

    Oh, and I subscribed to your blog! =)

  2. I would love to enter!

    1)We usually go to church and then hang out with one parent's family or the other for the rest of the day. I also get to celebrate my 14th birthday on Easter this year.;)

    2) I'm already subscribed.

    3) I posted about it:


  3. Let's family usually starts off by going to church. Afterwards we'll eat a special lunch together, and then relax for a bit. Then we might have an Easter egg hunt for my little sister, and read the story of Easter together.

    And I'm subscribed to your blog!

  4. On Easter morning we go to church first thing (our church used to hold a fabulous sunrise service on the Kings' River, but we haven't done it in a couple of years). After church we go to my grandparents' house for an egg hunt chock full of sibling rivarly, and then after all the eggs are found we eat lunch until we're sick. Ohh, the food is so good! :) Then we just fellowship for the rest of the afternoon.

    This year, however, I really don't know what we will do. My grandpa died in November, and he was a huge part of Easter in our family.

    I'm subscribed! :D

  5. By one entry, do you mean I can only win one book from ya'll? Because you said we could enter three times.

  6. My family does to my Grandma's church and then we eat a wonderfully delicious meal at her house. Then, our family chills out and meditates on what an awesome God we serve.

    (I can't subscribe but I did post!)

    Paper Bird

  7. Thanks for the opportunity--it sounds like a good book!
    1) We go to a SUPER early church service :), and then to my grandma's for a huge dinner (with lamb-ALWAYS!). Afterward, there's an egg hunt and at least 1 isn't found (she hides, like, 100!).

    2) I subscribed! :)


  8. Hi!
    The book sounds like a great read! :)

    1) On Easter, we celebrate our Savior's Resurrection together as a church family and then during the day, my family heads over to my Grandparents' house for lunch and a little egg hunt (I'm not sure if we will do it this year as the grandkids are older except my little sister who is 2!) ;D Praise Jesus for His sacrifice!

    2) I clicked on the Subscribe to Reader link on the right and subscribed! :D

    3) I also decided to post about the great giveaway. Here is the link:

    Thank you!! God bless you all :)
    Love and blessings in Christ alone,
    Rachel M. from Hopejourney

  9. I love Natalie's blog, I'd love to read her book!
    Easter is one of my favorite times of the year! We used to get new dresses for church, but now my sister and I just settle for going shopping in each other's closets for church. Then we go to my grandmother's house for lunch (equipped with one of my favorite things ever...deviled eggs) and the Easter egg hunt the kids (all of us are over 16) still insist on.
    And I subscribed to Bloom. :)

  10. Well, we usually spend time remembering the death and resurrection of our Savior. We occasionally have celebrated by starting Friday with Passover, just for a picture or object lesson. But we haven't done that in awhile. :)

    Sounds like a great book!

  11. Tori: We have one book to give away and by entering three times, we meant that we'll throw you name into the "hat" three times. And of course with each time we throw your name into the hat, you have a greater chance that we'll pull your name out of the hat (i.e., that you win). Hope that clarifies things for you!

    And, by the way, we don't really use hats. :) We use to insure that the selection is randomized and everyone gets a fair chance at winning.

  12. Thank you for doing this give away! So much fun!!

    Easter morning, every kid in our family receives a basket full of trinkets and fun things. After Easter church service, our family gathers at our grandparent's house with our aunts, uncles, & cousins for the ultimate egg hunt & lunch.

  13. This is an awesome idea and the book sounds great!

    Beginning on Palm Sunday, my family always reads part of the story "Benjamen's Box" each night after supper and start our own Easter reminder box. My parents have done this ever since I was little to prepare our hearts for Easter and to help us know that it is about Jesus' Resurrection, not the Easter Bunny. Then on Easter Sunday, after church, we open our Easter gift in the special Easter bags that we use each year. The gift is usually something chocolate :) but not always.

    I just subscribed to your blog. I had never thought of doing that before, but I should have because I always find it such an encouragement when I come on here!

  14. 1) on Easter all of my extended family (as well as mine) go to our different churches. Then after, we all go to my aunt's house. Sadly, the house we've had it in, since I was born, won't be able to be used because my uncle now lives there. But we still have a great get together and of course we always have an easter egg hunt! Then we all just talk and play games. I love my family.

  15. What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to win this great book.

    I am really looking forward to Easter. We usually go to our Easter church servive on Saturday night. On Sunday, we spend the whole day together as a family. We have family come over in the afternoon, and then we go over to my grandparent's house in the evening. We always have a joyful time celebrating Jesus' resurrection!

    I have subscribed to your blog!

    I posted about your giveaway in my giveaway section. Here is the link:
    You will find the post towards the bottom of this page!

    Many Blessings,

  16. This is amazing! I've been reading about the book on Natalie's blog and I would love to read it!

    Normally we have an egg hunt or a hunt for our Easter baskets on Easter morning. Mom makes something good for breakfast, and we get all dressed up to go to church.

    After church, we have lunch with all of our extended family. It's pretty fun! :)

    I subscribed awhile ago, so I'm in! And I'll post about it here in a couple minutes.

    Thanks so much for all you guys do on here!

  17. How fun!

    1) Our family usually opens the "resurrection eggs" the few nights leading up to Easter. My littlest sister can almost tell the story herself now! =) Then on Easter morning we go to church and ususally head over to my grandma's house for lunch and an Easter egg hunt!

    2) I'm already subscribed!


  18. Fabulous! I would love to enter! My family doesn't do much for Easter these days. Since both my mom and I have serious health problems, we can't make it to church. What we do instead is read the Easter story and spend extra time in private devotions and prayer.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  19. 1) My family and I celebrae Easter by all getting together and eating a big lunch. After we've all stuffed ourselves, we have an Easter egg hunt. It's lot of fun, and a great holiday celebrating Jesus' ressurection!

    - Madison A.

  20. When my and my siblings were younger, my parents would always make a big deal about hiding our easter baskets, in the most bizarre places! I think my favorite hiding spot was the bell of my brothers tuba. Now that we're older, they still hide them, but we don't have to wait until after church now! We usually read the resurrection story the night before, and now my mom takes the eggs into her sunday school class. Afterwards we go to my grandma's for lunch, although its always debatable what meal it actually is, lunch or dinner, since its sometime in between. We have an easter egg hunt, with my uncles and aunts getting very creative with hiding spots, and then we have to divy the eggs up and find out which ones have the money! I know its stressful for my grandma, but I have a lot of fun!

  21. I can't subscribe :(
    But we usually spend our Easter going to church every day and just playing games together if we can... we all live pretty far apart and just want to spend the time together. Oh, and we eat a TON of food!!!

  22. My family will go to church and watch the Easter service. Our pastor will ALWAYS have a wonderful service planned and we celebrate the most WONDERFUL thing anyone has ever done for us. It's the true gift of God's love. It's hard for me to understand how people cannot see how much He loves us after sending His Son to DIE for US! For me, a pathetic little teen girl that had nothing before I had God. I often sit there and prayer for the unsaved that attended that they may to share my joy in the Savior (Please don't take that as me bragging.. I'm braging about God, not myself)

    We will then head over, In our lovely Easter outfits, to my Mama and Papa's (Grandparents) house and have a HUGE meals full of wonderful foods! Mama will ALSO outdo herself with how much food she makes. It could, honestly, feed us for a week! The ham, mashed potaotes, deviled eggs, and the jellybeans that we kids (Though I am 15) sneak behind our parents backs before we eat. You'd think I would learn by now, but jellybeans are my favorite! =] Much better then the dreaded Peeps. Ew.

    Afterwards, Mama will give us our Easter basket FILLED with chocolate eggs, M&M's, Peeps (Which I trade with my brother or cousins) and, of course, JELLYBEANS!! So good! Then a Easter eggs Hunt (mama's idea, not ours) which is fun, butnothing to do with God... besides the fact that He made bunnies! =]

  23. Oooh, I'd love to enter!

    My dad is a pastor, so we get up in the morning and put our new Easter cloths on, take a picture, and head out the door to celebrate Jesus' resurrection!

    I'm a follower! :)

  24. This book looks amazing! I can't wait to read it.

    As far as Easter traditions, we always go to church for the morning service and open Easter baskets afterward. In the afternoon, we go to my grandparents house and have dinner (ham, inevitably.)
    Happy Easter, all :)

  25. This is great! I love to read!

    How I usually celebrate is: on good friday, me and my siblingsgo through the younger ones' toys and pick some things to represent the tomb and soldiers and angel and things like that to set up the easter story but when we wake up on Easter, the angel and Mary are there but Jesus is gone and we have to go find him(along with our Easter Baskets). This year we are going to sunrise service at our church for the first time. We go to one of my grand parent's house for lunch, then the other side of my family in the afternoon and my family is hhuge so we have two MAJOR egg hunts with each person bringing eggs they already painted to use.

    I can't post but it sounds like a great book!

  26. Just wanted to say thanks again to you super sweet Bloom ladies for hosting this giveaway. These comments have had me smiling all weekend.

    Also, big hug to Emalie - my grandparents were a big part of Easter in my house too. Even though I know they're celebrating Easter big time in Heaven, I miss them so much.

    Hope you all had a wonderful Easter!


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