Friday Giveaway: 1000 - Contest Closed

Taken just before I started this post:


Yes, this will be the 1,000th post here on Forgotten Bookmarks. Hard to believe it all started way back in June of 2007 with this bookmark, "Cassie's Coming Back." (Still no comments?) Since then, there have been bookmarks of all kinds, more than 500 books given away (I lost track in 2010 or so), babies, book deals, guest posts on The Wall Street Journal, retweets from William Shatner, Susan Stamberg mispronouncing my name (doesn't tarnish it a bit - IT'S SUSAN STAMBERG), two floods here at the bookshop...

Best of all, there's all of you. I can't tell you how great it's been getting to know you readers. I don't have a lot of friends living locally, you guys have become my best friends. I am delighted to bring you these silly bookmarks and giveaways, and I look forward to 1,000 more posts. Here's what I have for you today:




"Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte. Published by Ward and Lock, circa 1920.



"The Moon Is Down" by John Steinbeck. Published by Viking, 1942. First edition, second state, in jacket.


"The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today" by Mark Twain. Published by the American Publishing Company, Hartford CT, 1874. First edition, later "mixed" state. Fair condition, text and illustrations complete.




"For Whom The Bell Tolls" by Ernest Hemingway. Published by Scribners, 1940. First edition, later printing.




"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" by J.K. Rowling. Published by Levine/Scholastic, 2000. First edition, first printing.



"The Silmarillion" by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1977. First American Edition. "Books By" list includes "Father Giles of Ham." Fold-out map is present.


"The Two Towers: Being the Second Part of 'The Lord of the Rings'" by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1967. First edition, first printing of the "Revised Edition." $6.00 jacket price.




"Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson" published by Macmillan, 1910. Full leather binding.


"Versus" by Ogden Nash. Published by Little, Brown and Co., 1949. Jacket illustrations by Maurice Sendak.



"Ulysses" by James Joyce. Published by Random House, 1946. Early RH book club edition.

- contest closed, winner announced shortly.

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209 comments:

  1. That copy of The Gilded Age might actually be inspiring feelings of lust.

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  2. Congratulations on your 1000th post!! Hope the cleanup is going well. Thank you for the chance to win here - the books are a-ma-zing!

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  3. Congratulations on reaching 1000 posts!

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  4. Congratulations on the 1000th post, and count me in for the giveaway!

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  5. WOW. That is a giveaway worthy of thousandth post.

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  6. Congratulations on 1000 posts!! I would love to win this contest :D

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  7. Holy smokes - just one of these would be an amazing giveaway!

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  8. Love your site, bookmarks, and facebook page. Want these books!

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  9. Congratulations on your 1000th post! You write such a wonderful blog. Keep up the good work. Here's to 1000 more!

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  10. Ogden Nash!
    What a marvelous trove. Congratulations on the 1000th post!

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  11. Oh wow! Congratulations on post 1000 and what a great selection of books for today.

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  12. Please enter me into your giveaway! An amazing selection of books

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  13. Ow wow, please, I would love these. so many have such special memories <3

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  14. I just discovered your website recently. I love looking at all the forgotten book marks. I love love old book.s Would love to win a little something to add to my small collection.
    Pam

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  15. This might be my favorite giveaway so far. Not only is 1000 a big accomplishment, but some of my favorite titles are in here. For Whom the Bell Tolls was my first Hemingway and lead me to reading almost all of his others (my paperback is very beat up.) Also the Steinbeck...that one is incredible and I've been looking for a hardcover. I would love to own even a few of these books. Having them in one giveaway is simply Amazing and so generous. I think showing your fans that you don't hesitate to share books with them along with the posts is something that makes us love Forgotten Bookmarks and why we keep coming back to see more oddities from books. :) I can't wait to see what other posts are in store for the future.

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  16. Congratulations on 1000 posts! I love reading your blog. It makes me happy. I think I have probably stuck some strange things in the pages of my books over the years. :)

    And wow, an amazing collection of books this week. I Want.

    Please consider me entered in the giveaway.

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  17. Congrats on #1000. Hoping to win this time and pass some on for my daughter's 16th b-day present!

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  18. Good heavens, 1000 posts? Congratulations for so many things - a Most Excellent Blog, babies, recovery from two (!) floods. . .Forgotten Bookmarks is one of my favorites places to visit.

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  19. What a great collection of old books! Thanks for the chance to win! And congratulations on 1k posts -- that is quite an accomplishment!

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  20. Congratulations! Awesome contest!

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  21. Congratulations on being both so prolific and so very entertaining! :)

    I would LOVE to win, but you can keep the "Ulysses." I could never get past the first chapter no matter how hard I tried. :D

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  22. One more time, I will try my luck!
    Great blog you have! Congratulations!!!

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  23. Here's to 1000 more posts. Your site is wonderful!

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  24. Are you kidding me?! I just died a little over those gems. Happy 1000th post to you!

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  25. Congratulations on your 1000th post. Great job!

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  26. Ooh, that copy of Jane Eyre looks wonderful! Congrats on your 1000th post... Please enter me in the contest.

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  27. Congratulations on 1000 posts! Your blog has been one of my favorite finds in the book bloggy world. :)

    Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

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  28. Wow! Congrats on the 1000th post.

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  29. WHEEEE!!! 1000 posts. That's amazing. Congrats and I'd love to enter

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  30. Congratulations! What lovely books...

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  31. Happy congrat's on post #1000! Count me in for the give away!

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  32. This is better than any gadget giveway! Congrats, and thanks!

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  33. Hurrah! Hurrah! Congratulations on the 1,000 mile-marker! Thank you for taking time every day to search for, and share, all of those forgotten bookmarks that we enjoy so much.

    Best wishes to you and to your family for continued successes!

    Jessica

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  34. wow. congrats on turning 1000. an awe-inspiring giveaway. count me in

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  35. This is an awesome giveaway. Congrats on the 1000th post.

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  36. Congrats on 1000 posts! And that's an amazing giveaway - you had me at "Jane Eyre" ;) Please enter me to win! Thanks!

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  37. Congrats with 1,000 posts! You've got a great site and it's one of the first places I visit each day.

    Keep on keeping on!

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  38. Congrats on your 1000th post! And for the giveaway opportunity.

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  39. as more gloomy news of independent bookstores closing, to find a webiste like this, it is like seeing in the horizon Noah's Ark approach the shore!
    Also, the idea of the giveaway is thrilling. Please, include me if it possible and congratulations on your 1000 post.
    Thanks
    Francesco

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  40. Please enter me! Congrats on post #1,000 :)

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  41. What a creative way to celebrate 1000 posts. First editions hold a special magic. Nicely done!

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  42. You're simply the best! Better than all the rest. Better than anyone,
    anyone I've ever met.

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  43. Awesome that you have 1000 posts! Count me in the chance for the giveaway too!

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  44. Congratulations! (This is not an entry tho since I have most of those books already!)

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  45. oh my goodness, so much awesome!

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  46. That is a crazy awesome giveaway!

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  47. What a great collection of books for your 1000th post! Choose me!

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  48. What a great collection of books for your 1000th post! Choose me!

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  49. Happy anniversary - that's amazing! I'm still on post #85 myself.

    And what gorgeous giveaway books, happy reading, Kathy

    http://yearofreadingmybooks.wordpress.com/

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  50. Please count me in! Congrats on 1000 posts!

    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  51. A few of those kind of made me drool. Not kidding. ^_^ Count me in!

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  52. A very happy 1,000th post! Here's hoping for many more posts!

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  53. 1000 posts! Congratulations! Wonderful books in this giveaway!

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  54. Hard to decide which I'd read first. Congrats on 1000. Quite an achievement!

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  55. No way! Thanks for the best giveaway ever. I am going to short out my keyboard with drool :)

    Congratulations on the 1000th post on your wonderful blog!

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  56. Congratulations on 1000 posts. I enjoy your finds. Thank you for sharing them with us.Such a wonderful array of books. You're very generous.

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  57. 1000 posts. Congratulations. such largesse; count me in! quirkfarms@msn.com

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  58. Oh dear..what a generous giveaway. Congrats on your 1000th post!

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  59. Happy 1,000th post!!! Would love to get my hands on any ONE of those books. How wonderful!

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  60. Congratulations on 1000 posts. Thank you for the giveaway as well. Looking forward to many more posts from you.

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  61. Here's to the next thousand! I didn't find you until 986, so please keep on.

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  62. Congratulations on your thousandth post! I can't believe it has taken me almost that long to discover you. (I found you last week, thanks to my friend Sheri, through her blog at http://sherifenley.blogspot.com/ )

    Please include me in your giveaway. I'd love to have a shot at the Bronte, either Tolkien, or even the Twain!

    Now that I've found it, I'm really enjoying your blog posts!

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  63. Congrats on the 1000th post! Thank you for the chance to win such an incredible giveaway!

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  64. Congratulations on 1000 posts and as always, a fantastic giveaway!!

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  65. Oh wow!! A first edition Tolkien would make my day!

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  66. Thanks for carving out a little community for book admirers by the simple act of sharing your book bound discoveries. May there be many happy returns of 1000th postings!

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  67. This is a great giveaway -- one I'd really love to have and congratulations on 1000 posts --

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  68. god, please, choose me as this time winner
    i promise to...i promise to try my best to keep my promises from now on <3

    *did i just enter the 2nd time? my pc is acting up*

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  69. ;) Congrats on your success-/ & a virtual hug from one of your invisible best friends!

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  70. My only regret is that I didn't find this blog sooner! (only found a few months ago.) Just one of these books would be an impressive giveaway - the collection certainly makes a memorable 1000th post!

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  71. I really enjoy seeing your bookmark finds; congratulations on your 1000th post. Best wishes on your next 1000! LeeW

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  72. Congrats on 1000 posts! Enter me for that great lot of books, please :^)

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  73. Congrats! and please count me in for the giveaway!

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  74. Congratulations! Please enter my name in this contest! Cheers!

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  75. Congrats on the thousand milestone - and, as for the contest - OMIGOODNES - oh yes, oh please, enter me into the contest.

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  76. Wow, great giveaway! Congrats on the 1000 posts!

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  77. First off, congratulations on your 1000th post. Only wish I had discovered Forgotten Bookmarks sooner. Count me in on the giveaway, and as always, thanks.

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  78. Wow! These are some fantastic books for your 1000th post!!! Please count me in for the contest! Love them and would give them a wonderful home. ~ Alyssa the Librarian

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  79. Congrats, I love the blog! And yes, pls enter me.

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  80. Congratulations on 1000 posts. It is a wonderful milestone. I'm looking forward to many many more posts. :)
    Please include me in the giveaway and thank you for the opportunity.

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  81. Wow! 1000 posts and so many books given away. Thank you!

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  82. Fantastic selection. If I don't win, I hope the offering is just as exciting for the 2000th post.

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  83. Congratulations! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

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  84. Congratulations! And Jane Eyre!!!! :)

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  85. Congratulations on this 1000th post! And such an amazing giveaway! :D
    *fingers crossed for the WIN!*

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  86. That's an awesome collection of books!

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  87. Congratulations on 1000 posts. I found you late but am very much enjoying your blog.

    Wonderful giveaway!

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  88. I am in love! Be still my heart for those books. Congratulations on so many posts too, your blog is awesome :)

    siilentii27 at gmail dot com

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  89. I just recently discovered your site and I love it. Keep those forgotten bookmarks coming!

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  90. Congts on 1000!

    A First edition Twain? Sign Me Up!

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  91. Congrats! And thanks for the chance to win!

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  92. Here's to 1000 more wonderful posts! I so enjoy reading them each day. Amazing giveaway!

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  93. It was a happy day when I came across your blog. I used to like pristine pages, but now I see markings and forgotten bookmarks as a tangible connection to others. "We read to know we are not alone" is true in more ways than one.

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  94. Jane Eyre is one of my very, very, very favorite stories. I've read it so many times, and have a wide variety of copies... I'd love to add this one to the collection!

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  95. That's an eclectic mix. I haven't read that Steinbeck. 1000 posts is a lot but you find lots of neat stuff. And share it too.

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  96. Beautiful books, amazing giveaway, throwing my hat in the ring! Thanks for running such a lovely site.

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  97. That's a great collection. Thanks for the cance to win. Congrats on the success of the store, blog, and family!

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  98. Happy 1,000! Quite an accomplishment! Love your blog ... hidden treasures ... I'm always looking for some in thrifted books a well! Thanks for the give away!

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  99. Congratulations on all of your milestones this year!

    And count me in for the giveaway....

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  100. Congrats on #1000. What a year you havce had with your flood, a baby, and a bunch of giveaways. Please enter me!

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  101. Wow! What a great giveaway! Thanks for doing these things.

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  102. Congratulations! Most excellent books. Count me in.

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  103. Thanks for all you've shared in your first 1000. Here's to a great future with your next 1000!

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  104. Congrats on the 1000th post and thank you again for a chance at such a great giveaway!

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  105. Amazing giveaway. Please count me in and congratulations on making it this far!

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  106. OOOoooo!! Lovely selection! =D (Pick me, please!!)

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  107. Happy to count you among my friends, and honored to be considered one of yours! Great giveaway for your 1000th post! *crosses fingers*

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  108. Those are amazing! Good luck to all!

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  109. Congratulations! Tonight I will post my 1,000th too!
    Best.

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  110. congratulations on 1,000 posts! Quite the accomplishment. And, as always, those are some gorgeous books you've got there!

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  111. Several of those are inspiring lust! Congrats on 1000 posts, and thank you so much for sharing all of these gems.

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  112. Oh my. Oh my, my, my. Oh, how I want these books!

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  113. Congratulations! 1000 is a fantastic number. Those books are fantastic.

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  114. The first edition Hemingway . . . and the Jane Eyre . . . ohpleaseohplease

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  115. Congrats on your 1000th post. I really enjoy your blog and seeing what people leave behind. Some terrific books your giving way. There are several I would share with my sister. Something for both of us! Thanks!

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  116. Congratulations on the 1000th post. And wow, what a set of books to give away.

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  117. Happy 1000th post! This is an AMAZING selection!

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  118. Oh wow! Congrats on 1000 posts-- what a great collections of books!

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  119. Wow!!! So excited!!! Best of luck to all :)

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  120. Wow, congratulations! Also, I love to see other book lovers give away their older books. I try to do so as much as I can, but I've never been able to give away such wonderful books. You are far too kind to your readers. :)

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  121. Congratulations on that fantastic achievement. Here's to another 1000 posts!

    Katie

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  122. These are stunning! Such a wonderful site and a beautiful giveaway!!

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  123. 1000 posts! That's amazing - many congratulations! Thank you for the wonderful reads and all the giveaways!

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  124. Am I too late? I would love to have these. Thanks so much for your wonderful blog. I can't believe it's been this long.

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  125. Congrats on your big number 1000! I selfishly hope there will be thousands more.

    Hope you're recovering well from the most recent flood and tha you're enjoying life with the new baby.

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  126. Congrats on getting to 1000 posts. That is quite an accomplishment. I hope you have many more years of posting.

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  127. AMAZING giveaway! The winner will be lucky indeed!

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  128. What a great giveaway!! love your site!!

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  129. Wow to 1000 and wow to your selections!

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  130. I'm drooling at the sight of those books. I'd love to hold them in my hands and smell their musty smell! Congratulations on your 1000th post and thank you for showing us a window into the past.

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  131. As a fellow bookmark maven, I look forward to each and every post -- here's to the next 1,000!
    Enter me in the giveaway, please.

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  132. Amazing site! Amazing giveaway books! Amazing Forgotten Bookmarks! Amazing YOU! Congratulations on your 1000th post and to your next 1000th!

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  133. Looks like a wonderful collection. I'm in.

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  134. oh! i hope this is the one i win!

    congrats! love the blog.

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  135. oh wow, that copy of Jane Eyre is beautiful. Jane Eyre is on my 'read ASAP' list, but the local library's one copy is not yet available!

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  136. These would be great in my classroom!! Congrats in the 1000!

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  137. Hi Michael, congratulations on your 1,000th post! What an amazing achievement. :)

    I came across your blog and was really fascinated by it. Still am! I also wrote a post about your blog and book in my own blog just a few minutes ago.

    Do keep featuring your found bookmarks. I certainly enjoy reading and looking at their pictures.

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  138. Whoa! That's fantastic! Congratulations, and wow on the neat books, which I wouldn't mind having!

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  139. Hokey Smokes Bullwinkle Count Me In!!

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  140. Congrats on all of your accomplishments! 1000 posts is super! Really glad that I have found Forgotten Bookmarks.:)

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  141. Congrats on 1000 posts and all the other accomplishments! Glad to be a part of Forgotten Bookmarks!

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  142. Congratulations with the 1000th! Wow and wow again on this really nice giveaway!

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  143. Second attempt! Congratulations! Looking forward to the next 1000 posts!

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  144. Your blog is always a pleasure to read, congratulations on 1000 posts!

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  145. The Educated Genealogist mentioned you in her blog and I love what you do! It's going to take me a while to get caught up (congratulations on 1,000) but I intend to look at every one! I love these little pieces of life that are found....

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  146. Congrats! Just discovered this site through Stumbleupon and I'm so glad I did!

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  147. Great Googly Moogly! Please count me in. And congratulations on 1000 posts!

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  148. Congratulations on reaching such an impressive milestone--and wow, those are some very neat books!

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  149. I have not entered one of the giveaways in a long time... this time I will! HOORAY 1000

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  150. Congratulations on the success of your blog! It has always been interesting to read. This giveaway is such a great celebration of the milestone. An excellent array!

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  151. Congratulations! I have your book and love it! I've been finding some really odd things in a few books lately, now that I'm actively looking rather than just using the books for photo props. And the "Gilded Age" is AMAZING.

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  152. Count me in! The books look awesome :) Congrats!

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  153. Wow, what a treasure trove. Count me In. At 170 entries so far, I probably won't win, but it's still much better odds than the lottery.

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  154. Congrats on the milestone! Now thinking of where I could fit those books.... ;)

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  155. I've always loved the cover of the Ulysses edition shown here. To read of Leonard Bloom's day enclosed by a such a lovely cover would be wonderful.

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  156. congrats on 1000! i hope to be the lucky winner of such amazing treasures!

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  157. My friend, Sheri Fenly, put me onto your blog. My son has "The Lord of the Flies" and loves it. It would be great to be eligible for "The Two Towers" to give him a gift.Kudos to you for all that you do for others. Marilyn

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  158. Congratulations on 1000 posts!

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  159. Keep on bookin', Forgotten Bookmarks!

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  160. I'm a new reader---love your idea! Winning books would just be so much icing.

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  161. Congratulations on reaching 1000 posts! I must have Jane Eyre! :)

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  162. Congratulations on 1000 posts. Fabulous giveaway as well

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  163. Congrats on all the life milestones and may the floods of change not dampen your enthusiasm for posting the flotsam and jetsam of bibliophiles past and present.

    Jane Eyre is my favorite book, but my copies are paperback and well thumbed, from my mother's college edition to all the ones I've gotten over the years. I'd love to have a "new" one to add to the Attic (which is minus a crazy Mrs. Rochester.)

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  164. Bronte AND Tolkien?! Oh my goodness gracious. I will die happy if I can win one of those.

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  165. Congratulations! I like the Joyce cover!

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  166. Congratulation on reaching 1000. And what a fabulous collection of books. I'd love to give them a home.

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  167. Oh, I'd sell my Mamaw for just The Gilded Age!

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  168. The books look amazing, considering most of them are first editions. & Congrats on reaching 1000 posts.

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  169. Having just found your blog recently, I'm a new but keen follower! I've never won a blog giveaway yet but here's hoping!

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  170. Jane, being the second moon of Silmarillion, versus Harry, the goblet for whom the Lord tolls.

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  171. Can I just say I'm about salivating right now? Good luck everyone.

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  172. I'm a recent new reader, and I LOVE this blog!

    I'm entering THIS giveaway. The books look fantastic! :)

    My mom introduced me to Ogden Nash when I was a girl. Amazing stuff!

    Congrats on your 1,000th post and on such an amazing and fun blog!

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  173. That's an amazing group of books! And 1000 post? Quite impressive!

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  174. Your site is brilliant, and you are extremely generous with books. Congratulations - here's to 1000 more posts.

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  175. Congratulations! Looking forward to the next 1,000 posts!

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  176. Congrats! Thanks for all the great posts and giveaways. This is an amazing collection

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  177. Huzzah!!! Good job spreading good reads all around!

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  178. Just checked back in after being away--I've missed a bunch of those 1000 posts. Congratulations on your successful blog! And the books in this givaway are a fantastic mix--thank you for the chance to win them.

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  179. Congratulations! Great giveaway!

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  180. Congratulations!! These books look amazing!

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