Bloggy Giveaway Bonanza

**updated 10-30-08 to add a picture **
The Fall 2008 Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Giveaway Carnival is up and running, and has been for 3 days (ack!). This is the first time I’ve taken part but there are A LOT (I think I’m number 1299) of people giving stuff away, and there is a ton of really cool stuff up for grabs. All you have to do is click through to the Bloggy Giveaway site, visit the different sites and leave comments.


I have 4 brand new Paddington Bear books for my prize. I loved Paddington as a child and, for my 10th birthday, all I wanted was a stuffed version of him. I woke up to find him sitting at the bottom of my bed with his suitcase which was full of clothes my mom had made for him to change into. His coat and hat were in his suitcase also because he was dressed in his Halloween costume, which was a miniature version of the Jester suit I was wearing that year. I still have my original Paddington, minus some stuffing. He came to college with me, allowed me to cry into his fur when I lost my grandparents and numerous cats, and has been a part of my life for many, many years. When I got my first Kindergarten position, brother #2 (who was 17 at the time) got me a new Paddington to have in my classroom because he felt that I needed moral support and he knew the original would never make it through a year of 5 year olds.

But not only does Paddington have a lot of special memories for me, the books are really good reads, for bear lovers of all ages. Since I’m late to the party, I’m going to leave the comments open for a week (until 5PM Wednesday November 5th) and I’ll pick one winner to receive these four books. If you’re interested, just leave me a comment and I’ll contact the winner next Wednesday for your address. Anyone can comment – I don’t mind shipping overseas. And be sure to check out all the other great prizes you can win over at Bloggy Giveaways, but you have to hurry up because a lot of them are closing on Friday, October 31st. So shoo!

131 Responses to “Bloggy Giveaway Bonanza”

  1. FatalisFortuna Says:

    Oh dear, number 1 never wins… but I love Paddington, so here goes!

  2. Tara Says:

    Oh I love Paddington Bear As well! I would love to win for my 4 year old. He is trying to read, and would enjoy these books.Taracloudspassby78 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  3. Stacy Says:

    My kids love any kind of book! This is an excellent giveaway.

  4. cdziuba Says:

    My little one would love this. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. eally Says:

    Great giveaway! Love Paddington Bear!

  6. tami Says:

    my jamie would love these! thanks!

  7. S. Says:

    What great memories! My daughter loves to read, and would love those books! Thank you for the great giveaay 🙂

  8. Buki Family Says:

    Paddington bear is so cool!

  9. Pennies In My Pocket Says:

    I’ve been trying to build my daughter’s library and I don’t have any of the Paddington books yet! These would be a WONDERFUL addition. Books can be so pricey, so winning some would be dreamy!Great giveaway!~melody~

  10. Andrea Says:

    yay! awesome giveaway! My son would love these 🙂

  11. Tiffany Says:

    I’d love to have these for our home library!! My son loves his books and I know he’d like a few new ones!! Thanks for the giveaway!give_me_a_latte at yahoo

  12. Jennifer Says:

    My kids love books and we don’t have any of these!! Count me in!jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

  13. Anonymous Says:

    I love Paddington Bear, and would love to read these to my son!jana_mccraine(at)hotmail(dot)com

  14. Anonymous Says:

    Thank you for sharing your Paddington Bear story. I’ve always wanted Paddington Bear to come live with me.nuttybar at ymail dot com

  15. Carol Says:

    My son would love for me to win. Thank you for the chance and a great giveaway.actsm(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

  16. pamelarm Says:

    I’d love to win this for my kids! Thanks for the contest

  17. Christy Says:

    We love books. Thanks for the giveaway.thanks,Christy

  18. Jamei Says:

    I’d really love to share this with the little boy I nanny. I know he would love Paddington as much as I did when I was little!

  19. Angel Says:

    What a great blog!

  20. Heather Says:

    I love your blog! And what a great giveaway! Thanks for the contest!!

  21. quitecontrary1977 Says:

    I always wanted a Paddington bear, but never got one. I want to make sure my daughter has a loyal companion like you did!

  22. AmandaK Says:

    Oh wow! I just took a trip down memory lane!! I absolutely loved Paddington Bear when I was little! I know my daughter would love to read them. She keeps asking about them!orchestratenoise0726[at]yahoo[dot]com

  23. Victoria Says:

    I LOVED paddington when I was younger. I would love to win these books to introduce my nephew to the greatest bear! utgal2004 at yahoo dot com

  24. Kathy Says:

    my son would love to read these books!

  25. Blue Tourmaline Says:

    awww paddington! I just realised I don’t have any of these books to share with my boys! I hope we win. thanks! 🙂lukenlary at yahoo dot com

  26. Anonymous Says:

    Paddington. This is the best giveaway yet!!! thank youValuedcusomter (at) live (dot) com

  27. Shooting Stars Mag Says:

    aw cute. please enter me.-laurenlauren51990 at aol dot com

  28. Bailey's Leaf Says:

    My daughter would love this! Thank you for offering it!art and nature *at* juno [dot] com

  29. Andrea Says:

    I haven’t seen Paddington bear in forever but I remember really liking it as a child. Please enter me to win. Thanks. asummers04 AT

  30. Linda Says:

    I too have fond memories of Paddington from when I was a child. Sadly I did not have my own stuffed bear though. Thanks for sharing your memory with us … I loved it! My daughter would LOVE these books.LinduhE@aol.com

  31. AmandaSue Says:

    awww i always loved paddington bear! please enter me thank you.

  32. Kimberly Says:

    My family is from the UK and I grew up on Paddington bear. The first teddy bear my daughter got as a baby was a Paddinton Bear from London. He’s so sweet and I love his stories.Thanks for a great giveaway!HunnyV “at” optonline “dot” net

  33. Jennifer Says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, I love Paddington Bear!mattandjen[at]

  34. jennem Says:

    Elevenses! I love Paddington.Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

  35. Abby Says:

    Would love to add these to my children’s library! ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

  36. Chelsey Says:

    What a sweet story of your brother getting you a new Paddington bear for your class!My daughter has become a big fan of Paddington through the tv show. I have a mini Paddington from when I was a child that she loves playing with. We’d love to win!Thanks for the giveaway!mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

  37. Stacy Says:

    I always loved Paddington so this would be great to share with my son.hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

  38. ignoramoose Says:

    Aw, Paddington is such a classic! Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂ignoramoose (at) gmail (dot) com

  39. Meaghan Says:

    Wonderful giveaway! I so want in 🙂megse5[at]netscape[dot]net

  40. Meaghan Says:

    Also, If you like coffee or tea come check out my giveaway! Every Friday we give away 1 lb of Gourmet Coffee or Tea from our new online coffee shop: Get The Bean

  41. Chelle Says:

    Aw, so sweet! I love Paddington, what an awesome giveaway! Thanks!

  42. Kathleen Says:

    Your story was so nice. I can see how special Paddington was to you, and what a great birthday present from your mom. I love that he came with a suitcase and clothes too.I liked Paddington as a girl too, and remember a cartoon on PBS with him.

  43. Sunny Says:

    My kids would love these books!sj3girls AT hotmail DOT com

  44. oona Says:

    I would love to introduce my daughter to the magic of Paddington Bear. We could eat orange marmalade on toast and cuddle up with one of these books together!Thank you for the generous giveaway!foxsquirrelrabbit(at)gmail(dot)com

  45. - Marybeth I. Says:

    Loved paddington when I was little – my 6 year old would really enjoy this!

  46. World's Greatest Mommy Says:

    Adore Paddington. I always wanted that bear with his blue raincoat.

  47. teleTwenties Says:

    I remember getting Paddington Bear books from my Grandmother. I’d love to win to give to my niece!

  48. Tori Says:

    We love Paddington! I want to get a stuffed Paddington for my daughter!

  49. Cami & Martin Says:

    My daughter would LOVE this prize! How wonderful.

  50. Ivy Says:

    My daughter just got her first Paddington Bear from my sister last month. We would love to receive the books and read them to her.

  51. Suzie G. Says:

    My daughter would enjoy these books. She loves to read with me every night before bed.

  52. Rhonda Says:

    Thank you for offering this great giveaway!rhonda (at) acedesignstudio (dot) com

  53. lisa Says:

    My kids love books!

  54. Bunny B Says:

    Sounds fun!bunnybx at gmail . com

  55. Amber Says:

    My children love reading. These books would be a great addition to their bookshelf!Thanks for the giveaway!mommyof3inva(at)yahoo(dot)com

  56. windycindy Says:

    What a special giveaway prize drawing. Children’s books are always wonderful, but Paddington Bear is exclusive in his own right. Please enter me in your delightful book drawing. I appreciate it. Thanks, Cindijchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

  57. jenny Says:

    please enter me in to the giveaway i realy love paddington bear and i just know if i won this my little one would love it thanks

  58. grace Says:

    I have yet to introduce Paddington to my little girl and this will be a chance to do that!Thanks for opening this contest to everyone.sandierpastures [at] yahoo dot com

  59. Natasha Says:

    I loved Paddington Bear when I was younger, and I would love to share him with my little guy! He’s really starting to love being read to now, so this would be wonderful!Thank you for the chance to win!natasha_sacopaso[at]hotmail[dot]com

  60. Jennifer Says:

    Wow, what a great present your mom made for you. I loved Paddington Bear too and would love to pass the story on to my kids. Even if I don’t win I was at least reminded of it!Thanks!

  61. Hil'Lesha Says:

    Love Paddington! 🙂lilacbutterfly [at]

  62. Deborah Says:

    Oh, sweet Paddington! Love these books!Deborahdbstout{at}juno{dot}com

  63. franaroon Says:

    How exciting! I haven’t seen a Paddington book in a long time. These would be lovely to add to my unborn son’s library!

  64. Estelle Says:

    I haven’t seen any Paddington books for a long time. I used to love those books! It’d be great to give my kids a chance to read them. My middle child is a book worm like me and she’d love these books the most. mr_mrs_steen[at]netzero[dot]com

  65. momofmhasr Says:

    I loved to watch him on cartoons on saturday morning.

  66. Sandy Says:

    love paddington bear! MRS.MOMMYYATGMAIL.COM

  67. painted maypole Says:

    awww… paddington!

  68. Carrie Says:

    I love paddington! I know my son will too!adorablyconfused at hotmail dot com

  69. Pat Says:

    What a wonderful story about your Paddington Bear.pkildow at gmail dot com

  70. the dragonfly Says:

    Aww, I always loved Paddington! I hope the Little Mister will too. 🙂

  71. CrystalGB Says:

    My neice will love these. Thanks for the giveaway.

  72. Deedles Says:

    I love Paddington Bear. Brings back fond memories.

  73. Tyna Says:

    Paddington is such a love. sigh…

  74. sweetsue Says:

    I adore Paddington Bear! Once I was in Seattle and found a store devoted entirely to him-it was such a fun place to see!smchester at gmail dot com

  75. Sarah Says:

    I remember watching Paddington films in library when I was in elementary school.

  76. Jill Says:

    Paddington Bear is such a Luvvy! Thanks for such a Sweet Giveaway 🙂

  77. ewe are here Says:

    I’ve always thought Paddington Bear was so sweet with his little marmalade sandwiches.🙂

  78. Staci Says:

    These books are so cute, I’d love to share them with my son. Thanks for the giveaway! princess3sah(at)cs(dot)com

  79. sherri419 Says:

    I would love the chance to introduce my niece to Paddington so she can enjoy him as much as I did growing up!!!sherri419 at gmail dot com

  80. Christy Says:

    I loved Paddington Bear as a child and am so excited to see these books. I know my children would love him. Thanks for the chance to win.

  81. TXsunlover Says:

    My granddaughter would love these books!Thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway!proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

  82. the schros Says:

    I’m in.

  83. rebecca Says:

    I loved Paddington as a child, although for a while I thought he was boring… I would love to have these for my son!gitrecca (at) gmail (dot) com

  84. flmom Says:

    What a nice giveaway – these would be great for my little one! :o)

  85. Alayna Says:

    I LOVE Paddington Bear! It would be great to be able to share these with my children. Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

  86. The Barnharts Says:

    my boys would love these! thanks!daisy_collections(at)yahoo(dot)com

  87. samsakara Says:

    I would love my kids to read paddington stories! Thanks for the very generous

  88. Mia J. Says:

    I would love to be able to share these great books with my daughter. Thanks for the chance!

  89. kamewh Says:

    My sons would love these!Thank you for the great giveaway!kerin0874 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  90. Kristin Wynder Says:

    i loved these books growing up and would love to share them with my daughter!thanks for the giveaway!specialk[dot]roxygirl[at]gmai[dot]com

  91. AudreyO Says:

    What a really fun giveaway. I’m not sure I’ve ever met anywho didn’t like Paddington.

  92. Sandra Says:

    My son is getting to the age where I think he would really love these books. I would love to be entered.owatz (AT) telus (DOT)net

  93. Trish Says:

    Thanks for having this giveaway! I would love to win these books for my son. He has 2 Paddington books, but none of the ones you are giving away.trishtheconqueror at hotmail dot com

  94. The Lady Riposter Says:

    Paddington is a classic! I would love to win these books for my kids.

  95. forestcrow Says:

    I’d love these for my nephew.

  96. Ebie Says:

    i loved paddington too, would love to win this for my DS!ebienic(at)hotmail(dot)com

  97. Alaina Says:

    I think that’s awesome that he’s been there with you. Everyone need a good stuffed animal. I would love these books for my boys – they haven’t “met” Paddington Bear yet!alainamj AT yahoo DOT com

  98. pamela s Says:

    I would love these for my daughter’s book collection!!

  99. Suzanne Says:

    I love Paddington!

  100. eyeslikesugar Says:

    How fantastic! Thank you for this giveaway; I hope I win 🙂eyeslikesugar (at) gmail (dot) com

  101. Bettina Says:

    I LOVE Paddington Bear!

  102. Rhonda Says:

    Nothing like a jar of marmalade jelly and cute little bear.

  103. Cherie J Says:

    Please enter me. Thank you!cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

  104. jnmacdonald Says:

    I’m sure my daughter would love Paddington. That’s such a sweet story about getting your bear.

  105. Amy Says:

    My daughters would love these books.few4th(at)grandecom(dot)net

  106. Anonymous Says:

    These books would be great for my youngest daughter.-Terrapartymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  107. Kristan Says:

    my daughters LOVE books!andrewandkristan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  108. Says:

    Aw, yay for Paddington :))raspberrykitty at aol dot com out my giveaways for $5 Amazon gc, $5 DiNG gc, $20 Cozy Moments gc AND a sports jersey!)

  109. Genevieve P Says:

    My 5 year old would love reading these together! I haven’t thought about Paddington in the longest time…parknj at basicisp dot net

  110. Sena Says:

    My nephew will adore this.Thanks!sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

  111. Mo Says:

    I have very fond memories of Paddington, and my five & seven year olds would love these books as well, I'm sure. Thank you for the chance to win.

  112. Paige Says:

    I used to have a paddington bear. I would love to read these to my kids.

  113. Julie Says:

    These books look great; I’d love to get them!

  114. daytoncat Says:

    I remember Paddington from my childhood and would love to share these with my children!daytoncat1(at)yahoo(dot)com

  115. Kristy Says:

    I loved Paddington Bear as a child and can’t wait to read them to my daughter. Thanks for the giveaway!ksieker(at)hotmail(dot)com

  116. Chantelle Says:

    This is a great one! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  117. Brimful Curiosities Says:

    Did ya know Paddington was 50 this month? Happy Birthday to him and thanks for the giveaway. My kids would love the books.

  118. Anonymous Says:

    new reading material is always a good findKawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

  119. Julie Anne Says:

    I love paddington bear and would love to share him with my 4 kids!!parresia03 (at) gmail (dot) com

  120. Jesica Says:

    awww! I remember Paddington! I would love to introduce him to my kids

  121. semtaylor Says:

    These would be great to win. He was always a favorite of mine when my som was small. Great to introduce grandchildren to these books. Thanks for the giveaway. semtaylor(at)yahoo(dot)com

  122. Krista Says:

    I LOVE Paddington! This would be such a great addition to the book collection we have going for our son!teacherkrista at gmail dot com

  123. janetfaye Says:

    I would love to win for my grandson.Thank you!janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  124. aBookworm Says:

    I’m a bookworm and I love to read with my son. I’ve heard so much about these books, but I’ve never read them myself. I think it’d be fun for us Mom and son to read them together!Thanks for this great giveaway!callmeabookworm AT gmail DOT com

  125. Cindy Says:

    I’d love to share Paddington with my grandson 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  126. Karen of Sillymonkeez Says:

    I think my son would love Paddington Bear. I remember watching his story on a film strip in school when I was little (yes, I’m that old). ;PThanks for the great giveaway!!Karen of the MomDot Street Team< HREF="" REL="nofollow"><>

  127. Rachel Says:

    My son loves bears – I think he’d really enjoy these books. Thanks 🙂

  128. caseykelp Says:

    what a great giveaway. loved paddington when i was growing up would like to introduce to my BFF kids.

  129. Ginny Says:

    Love Paddington! Thanks for keeping the contest open, the list was so big this time I didn’t get through it all by Friday.

  130. Sheila Says:

    I used to read Paddington to my son (35+ years ago!); and now I’d like to read about him to my grandson.

  131. elaine Says:

    Paddington Bear is adorable and my nephews would love these books!Elaine

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