Welcome to the Hoppy Easter blog hop! GIVEAWAY!

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Happy Easter everyone! I'm so thrilled to be part of the Hoppy Easter blog hop (thanks, Drea, for putting it together!)

I love Easter. Springtime, easter candy, the pretty pastel colors...and of course, the religious reasons, as well, if you celebrate. I went to Catholic school as a child so there will always be some religious significance to me. This time of year I like to have my fish dinners and maybe see a local production of Jesus Christ Superstar, though I haven't done that in a few years.

What about you? What do you like most about Easter? Leave me a comment telling me what it is you enjoy most about the holiday AND become a follower of the blog (I hold lots of contests and author interviews, so it's never boring around here!) and you'll be entered to win my prizes as part of the hop.

What can you win from me? There will be THREE winners. One will win a $5.00 gift certificate to either Amazon or Barnes & Noble, winner's choice! Two other winners will win one of my backlist ebooks (winner's choice!) So follow and comment away! And happy Easter!

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Lisa said...

Being Jewish, Easter does not have a religious significance to me personally. For me, it's a reminder of spring. Hubby is Catholic, so I enjoy his celebrating of Easter.


Lisa said...

Ooops. I forgot to mention that I am a GFC follower as Lisa G,

Mel B said...

I love Easter time!! Yes it does hold religious significance for me as I am Christian. But my favorite part is the Friday Fish Frys!!! I love them!! Every Friday we have fresh Fried Fish with spaghetti, onion rings, fries, and beer! I love it.

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Karen H in NC said...

I love those big chocolate Easter Bunnies. Always a the ears first or the tail!

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I follow GFC

Susan W. said...

Easter is a time to spend with family. My parents have both passed on but we have my husbands parents and spend every holiday with them.

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Jessica Klang said...

I enjoy holiday is that family get to gathered around as a family during holidays and of course the wonderful cultural dishes that I get to try once a year so I don't get bored of it soon.

i'm a follower on this blog under anime earth

thanks for the giveaway and happy easter day!


savannah said...

GFC Savannah
I love hiding eggs for my kids and see how excited they get over their baskets :) This summer we are going to the beach so their baskets are filled with beach stuff :)

Maria D. said...

I love the new spring clothes, the hats that I see some women wear, the Easter candy and the smiles on my nieces and nephews when I give them their Easter gifts.

I am already a folower

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Catherine Lee said...

I love little girls in white, patent-leather mary janes, spring dresses, and bonnets. I also love spiral-sliced hams, scalloped potatoes, asparagus, & robin's eggs. Throw in my area's lovely Azalea Festival and it's all good.

I've been a GFC follower for a while.

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Shannon Leigh said...

The traditional Polish meal my mother always makes us eat. My kids won't touch a thing! Neither will my husband. Ah come on, what's wrong with a little egg, Kelbasi, Liver, ham, and horseradish on some homemade bread?

Shannon Leigh
author_shannon_leigh at hotmail dot com

Kassandra said...

As with most holidays I love the food!

GFC Follower : Kassandra

Kat said...

Easter was always as far back as I can remember the quiet family holiday. We never had a huge family dinner with my Aunts, Uncles or Cousins. It was usually just my parents, my brother, me and maybe a family friend or two.


elaing8 said...

I love Easter Lillies.They make the whole house smell so good.The family gets together for Ester dinner every year.And the kids get all their chocolate bunnies.Which I try to eat some
Thanks for the giveaway.
Happy Easter
GFC elaing8

Lexie@BookBug said...

I love Easter for religious reasons but I also love it because it is the only time of year when they sell Cadbury eggs!!
Hoppy Easter and thanks for the giveway!!
GFC: Lexie@BookBug
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BookAttict said...

For me, Easter is ALL about the marshmallow eggs!

elizabeth @ bookattict . com
GFC: BookAttict

Renald said...

Family and Cadbury carmel easter eggs.:) deb p

bas1chs said...

My favorite thing about Easter is the flowers. I love spring flowers and there are so many flowers for this holiday: tulips, lilies, daisies, etc. Of course the Easter candy isn't bad either ;-)
I'm a GFC follower - Shannon.

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Vanessa N. said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I love that I get to spend time with family and have fun.

JoAnna said...

Happy Easter! Who doesn't love the candy! My favorite are the Reese's peanut butter eggs. Thanks for participating!

beckerjo at verizon dot net
GFC: beckerjo

Siobhan Muir / Meg Palevich said...

I like the Easter baskets the most. I always liked finding the treasures in the plastic grass. :D

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CakeLady said...

my fave is family!!!

flchen1 said...

Easter is the celebration of the core of what we believe--we have life and freedom and blessings because Christ paid the price for our sins AND rose again, conquering death. And I love the signs of spring that add to the sense of renewal!

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Sherry said...

I love spending time with my family and it's fun watching the kids hunt eggs. Of course I love all of the candy too.
GFC - Sherry S.
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Terri Matlock said...

i love seeing my kids faces on easter morning. :)

GFC: okmommy0306

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Dovile said...

I just like the eggs:)

Thanks for the chance!
GFC follower (Dovile)

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Z said...

I do believe I am already signed up to follow you. I like hunting for easter baskets instead of eggs.
Have a happy Easter Cari.
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Linda Henderson said...

I love caramel filled Cadbury eggs and I usually get some for Easter. Also chocolate covered strawberries, yum. We usually have a family meal and then hide eggs for the kids, they really enjoy it. Have a great Easter and thank you for the giveaway.

GFC as seriousreader

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ceagles said...

Well Easter and Spring time remind me that it's a time of re-birth. I love all the colors and the fancy Easter outfits that people wear.

Hope you have a great Easter.


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VanillaOrchids said...

I'm not a religious person, though I used to go to church when I was a kid. So I really just like the decorating or coloring eggs and such.

Happy Easter, and thank you for the giveaway!


VanillaOrchids said...

Dang it, forgot to add my GFC username: VanillaOrchids
Sorry about that!

JessS said...

Thanks for the giveaway!! I love the chocolate and the long weekend :)

GFC - JessS

Shadow said...

Have a wonderful Easter! Thank you for the giveaway! My favorite thing about Easter is spending time with my family. :) Thanks!

Shadow said...

Oh, im a gfc follower: shadow_kohler

June M. said...

Easter has always been a time of family to me. When I was growing up, we always went to my grandparent's house and had dinner and an egg hunt, etc. Now, I love to see my nieces & nephews enjoy the holiday.
I am already a follower: GFC-June M.
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Rae M. said...

I think it's the overall leisure aspect of the day. There's not as much going on say with Thanksgiving or Christmas. But there's still some extra specialness to the day.

Also chocolate doesn't hurt either!

GFC Follower - Rae M.

Krysykat said...

Happy Easter! Thanks for the chance to win.
GFC- Krysta Banco


Tina B said...

Happy Easter!
I love the egg hunts. The looks on the kids' faces are priceless!
Thank you for the giveaway and participating in the hop.
GFC - Tina Becker
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