Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Follower Love Giveaway Hop: Welcome to DeRaps Reads, Where It's All About the LOVE < 3


Hello and happy love month to all of you! I don't know about you, but I get very excited about this particular holiday. I have been married to my handsome husband for just over three years, and have never felt more happy in my life! We love Valentine's Day and take it as a chance to reconnect and celebrate every year. In this spirit, I am offering up David Levithan's new book The Lover's Dictionary for one lucky commenter!

I have not yet read this book, but have read wildly positive reviews. I have read many, many books by Mr. Leviathan and am a huge fan. He's a great author of YA lit, but this book is more of an adult book, I hear. Hopefully, this does not discourage all of you YA fans from entering this giveaway.

In this book, I am told that Levithan goes through the dictionary and starts each of the 26 segments with a word for love. With this in mind, I'd like you to choose a letter from the (English) alphabet and come up with a love-word for that letter. Then, please write your own definition for that word. This is all you need to do to enter. Oh, please leave your email address so that I can contact you if you win.


You may enter more than once if you like. Just choose a different letter / word each time. This giveaway is open to everyone in the world (as long as the Book Depository ships to you).

In the end, I'll compile my favorite alphabetical list of words/ definitions and arrange an alphabet of love. How fun. And, Happy Valentine's Day to you all!

86 comments:

  1. Affection.

    danaan at gmx dot at

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  2. nurture - nur·ture /ˈnɜrtʃər/ v. To care for another person and bring out the best in him/her; To satisfy one's craving for another person's love.

    I hope that is good enough, I'll try to think of more words! Thank you for doing this giveaway, I would really love to read The Lover's Dictionary, David Levithan is also one of my favorite authors. buoyread AT gmail DOT com

    Brush Up On Your Reading

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  3. support n. 1) the act of showing encouragement 2) Giving aid to one financially

    beths0103 at yahoo dot com

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  4. Empathy: understanding of another's feelings: the ability to identify with and understand somebody else's feelings or difficulties

    TweetyB99 (at) aol (dot) com

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  5. Faith: The confident belief or trust in the truth or trustworthiness of a person, concept or thing.

    TweetyB99 (at) aol (dot) com

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  6. love v.
    1: willing the absolute good of another and
    2: desiring good for yourself in return.
    3: a constant exchange of affection and/or support between two people

    see also heroic and charity

    zombiegirrrl21 at aol

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  7. R - Respect

    Sarah
    THANKS

    ogdesar@staff.wildrose.k12.wi.us

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  8. heroic
    1: sacrificing oneself for the greater good of another

    zombiegirrrl21 at aol

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  9. charity
    1: love in action
    2: the possitive works produced by love

    zombiegirrrl21 at aol

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  10. C-Compassion

    -Danna
    friendlyreader at live dot com

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  11. I- Infatuation is an extravagant passion for something

    findjessyhere at gmail dot com

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  12. +JMJ+

    D -- Devotion -- love that is expressed through actions and words

    altaemoeniaRomae
    [at]
    Gmail
    [dot]
    com

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  13. S - Snookie - (NOT a reference to the Jersey Shore) - an affectionate term of endearment made in reference to a cherished loved one

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  14. F - Forgiveness - the act of choosing not to hold past wrongs against someone ; is a necessity to stay in a long term relationship

    jlelliott08 AT gmail DOT com

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  15. Well I am going to make one up...

    Biglove - when you have mad love for someone!

    (it's also what my daughter's friends call her)

    jenbigheart at yahoo dot com

    Jen

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  16. Commitment. Realizing your stuck with your partner for life and dealing with it.

    heheh

    Love this giveaway. Thanks.

    missie at theunreadreader.com

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  17. F for forgiveness, as in forgiving them when they do something really stupid like forgetting your birthday or valentines day.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  18. Friendship;
    1: a solid basis for a long-lasting relationship
    2: a primordial pact of kindness and shared joy between two people
    3: a supportive relationship which strives to uplift and enliven the spirits of the parties involved

    zombiegirrrl21 at aol

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  19. Fidelity.
    You can't have a lasting relationship without it. IMO

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  20. lavish
    def: you can never have to much much love.

    ashtreygonesmokeya@yahoo.com

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  21. I - Inspiration: the person who gives you all your best ideas/feelings/encouragements. Your love inspiration.

    eliweibley(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. D - Devour: As in "I'm going to devour you"

    ....that's a little sexy, but still full of love.

    Eliweibley(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. T - Tenderness: loving someone with affection, honesty, and caution to their feelings.

    eliweibley(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. G) Giggles

    A side-affect of falling in love

    see Shivers, Groans, Gasps and Happy Dances

    As in: Ursula found she suffered from the Giggles whenever Thomas was near.

    This was FUN!

    BellaCarolina33(at)aim(dot)com

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  25. s-sweetheart.

    slb3334@gmail.com

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  26. Hi Mrs. DeRaps,

    Just wanted to say that I've *finally* mailed out your prize pack for the Iron Fey giveaway. I feel terrible because it took so long, but my car has been at the mechanics for about a week. Just wanted to let you know you should be receiving the books soon! :)

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  27. Commitment- part of love is making a commitment to another person, committing your heart to them, and promising to be there and sticking to it.

    basicallyamazingbooks [at] gmail.com

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  28. Ardor: passion

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  29. C-Cares
    chaarmedone1512(at)aol(dot)com

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  30. E-Empathy
    chaarmedone1512(at)aol(dot)com

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  31. I (the sultan carissa) was sitting with my mom and we came up with some! :D

    zeal: A feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause).
    passion: A powerful emotion, such as love or joy.
    infatuation: A crush. An object of extravagant, short-lived passion.
    fond: Having a strong liking, inclination, or affection.
    amour: A great love affair, generally a secret or illicit affair.

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  32. a-adoration - loving someone not despite their faults but because of them.

    methirteenATyahooDOTcom

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  33. Fondness - to like being around someone
    bookishdelightsblog at gmail dot com

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  34. S-Share Giving of oneself to another.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  35. P-Passion

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

    artgiote@gmail.com

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  36. C-Comradeship

    artgiote@gmail.com

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  37. F-Friendliness

    artgiote@gmail.com

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  38. P-Passion and it is kindness and love together MommiesPointofReview@gmail.com

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  39. Husband - A man who is loving, honest, fair, generous, empathetic, caring, affectionate, nonjudgemental and respectful of his wife. eg. My husband!

    methom@earthlink.net

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  40. Rapture - An expression of ecstatic feeling.

    thebookish96[at]gmail[dot]com

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  41. Amour - A love affair, especially an illicit one.

    thebookish96[at]gmail[dot]com

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  42. Cherish - to adore, protect, care for lovingly.

    bkwalkerbooks at comcast dot net

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  43. 1flatlakegirl@gmail.com Anna

    Union : The combining of two spirits, two souls.

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  44. W- Worship: so much love that you would worship and do anything for the person

    katie_tp@yahoo.com

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  45. P - Power: having the support of the person allows you to have power and do things that you wouldn't normally

    katie_tp@yahoo.com

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  46. R- Revere: to honor and respect

    katie_tp@yahoo.com

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  47. S-Sex- the showing of love between a husband and wife or partners.


    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  48. D-Devotion = giving your all for the one you love.
    rickimc[at]aol[dot]com

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  49. I: infatuation
    the cant hardly breathe, how am i going to make it through the day feeling

    missmarsee(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. U-unconditional
    When you love someone its no matter what. You accept flaws and all.

    mommyrds@aol.com

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  51. Fearless - To love with all your heart & not be afraid to fall.

    vokalchick@gmail.com

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I've been wanting to read this book!

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  52. s = squishy - my niece's nickname, because she loves hugs

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  53. z = ziggy - my middle son's nickname, because he reminds me of ziggy and how his days are never just perfect, but I still love him.

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  54. I - Idolize : to love or admire too much.

    thebookish96[at]gmail[dot]com

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  55. Compassion-Understanding you're mate and what they may be going through at any given time and understanding when they may feel a bit crabby.

    dearkristi@hotmail.com

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  56. Blessed- To know that there is someone out there that can share my good times, my bad times and all those wonderful moments in between.

    dearkristi@hotmail.com

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  57. Devoted-Knowing that there is one person out there that will never have me turning my head to look at someone else and thing "I wonder...." and knowing that he feels the same way to.

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  58. hands- holding someone's hands and feeling butterflies in one's stomach.
    Allison T.
    hyperallison@gmail.com

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  59. Fearless: To be scared out of your mind, but falling in love anyway.

    emo.hijabi@gmail.com

    Shahira

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  60. Faith: Believing that no matter what happens, or how many things don't work out, God always has something better waiting for you.

    emo.hijabi@gmail.com

    Shahira

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  61. Trust: To hand over your heart, the most fragile yet vital part of you body, to a guy, expecting him NOT to break it.

    emo.hijabi@gmail.com

    Shahira

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  62. Oooh, thanks a ton for giving away this book ! I love all of the tweets he tweets inspired with this book and my friend recently picked it up and said it was great!

    B - Bliss: the feeling of joy that you get sharing amazing moments with those close to you

    ~Alison
    lostinbelieving(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  63. love
       /lʌv/ Show Spelled [luhv] Show IPA noun, verb, loved, lov·ing.
    –noun
    1.
    a profoundly tender, passionate affection for books.
    maryinhb@ gmail

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  64. compromise - the ability to understand that you aren't always right

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  65. helpful - you aren't the only one that feels like everything is crashing down sometimes. be able to share with the one you love...and then be willing to make sure you do what you can to protect them

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  66. H for Heart - The symbol of love; the mascot. What you give to someone when you love them and trust that they'll treasure it always.

    breakkanamexd [at] aol [dot] com

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  67. Z for Zeal - Great warmth and earnest towards a person.

    breakkanamexd [at] aol [dot] com

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  68. C for Companionship: To be by someone's side for the rest of your lives.

    breakkanamexd [at] aol [dot] com

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  69. I for Intimacy - Being close to your lover. Something that makes a relationship stronger.

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  70. T for Treasure - Something you find that is of high value or priceless. Your significant other is a treasure.

    C for Cherish - To hold someone dear to your heart.

    A for Amore - Italian for love

    C for Courtship - The act of dating, or before a couple is married.

    E for Embrace - An affectionate hug.

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  71. Companionship: A feeling of bliss and serenity when you realise that not only do you adore your beloved but you also enjoy sharing every moment of your day with him.

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  72. S-Soulmate: The magical connection between two people that lasts a lifetime and beyond.

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  73. As I was reading the rules, I had a couple of thoughts. Once I began reading the comments I started to wonder if I was misunderstanding.
    I hope my entries are acceptable!!

    B- Butterflies - the feeling you get in your tummy when you realize you are in love, and hopefully continue to feel for as long as you are in love

    C - children- there is no greater love than what you feel for your children

    M - Mother/Mom/Mommy - a mother is loved the longest - from the time you are born. Mother will also love you longest, as she likely loved you before you were born!

    P- Precious - love is precious. It is valuable, and should be cherished.

    A- adore - to love deeply or worship

    E- enamored - in love, charmed, captivated


    I had more but have to stop at 6! My son just woke up! May be back later!

    lovemykidsandbooks AT gmail DOT com

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  74. E- enchanted: utterly delighted or captivated; fascinated; charmed

    Thanks so much!
    texas_gal45(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  75. U - Understanding

    To be able to comprehend one's actions and thoughts.


    P.S. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Email: yiliang0124[at]hotmail.com

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  76. F - Family
    C - Chihuahuas - I love my dogs.
    Please include me in your giveaway.
    Thanks
    Debbie
    debdesk9(at)verizon.net

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  77. Mother = no love on earth compares to that of a mother for her child.

    JHS
    Colloquium

    jhsmail at comcast dot net

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  78. I for intimacy, integrity, and interest!
    Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful giveaway!
    Best wishes,
    Chanticlear1atgmaildotcom

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  79. H-Hopeless Romantic
    thanks for the giveaway
    rahchelle_808ATyahooDOTcom

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  80. P - passion
    That love where your heart aches because you're so in love that it's hard to hold it in - you want to tell the world and you don't want it to ever stop.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    soccer_pam at hotmail dot com

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  81. M - Move on over Bleep! He's mine!

    truthbetold004 at gmail dot com

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