March 8, 2011

MY READING NECESSITIES . . . AND A GIVEAWAY

I have been a voracious reader all my life.  People who know me know that I always have a book on me.  I take one to work, I have one in the car if I'm travelling, I take one into appointments with me.  A waiting room is not the perfect environment for serious book reading I grant you.  So what is?

I have a wonderfully comfy chair in my family room that I love to curl up in, it's a perfect size to tuck my feet under me and get truly comfortable.  Right next to my chair is a pair of fantastic table lamps that I chose specifically with reading in mind and in a design and style that attracts me and goes well with my decor.  Good lighting is definitely important - - especially for my nearsighted self! 

I also like being in my well worn sweats and yoga pants so that I'm as relaxed as possible.  Throw in a good cup of tea or cocoa and a scented candle . . . ah!  Heaven!  Very easy to get lost in a good book.

With this is mind, CSN Stores has very graciously offered up to one of my readers a $50 gift card to be used toward purchase on any of their incredible products - - a bookshelf, table lamp, tea set or any of number of fantastic goods!  Trust me when I tell you this is a wonderful opportunity. 

So what do you need to do to enter, you may ask?  Simple!  Leave me a comment, letting me know what reading necessities you have, if any.  Your comment is worth one entry.  I am also offering additional entries for this giveaway. 

For extra entries: 

+2   Current blog followers
+1   New blog followers
+2   Current subscribers to Psychotic State Book Reviews via Feed Burner
+1   New subscribers to Psychotic State Book Reviews via Feed Burner
+2   Current Psychotic State Book Reviews Facebook follower
+1   New Psychotic State Book Reviews Facebook follower
+2   Current Twitter follower
+1   New Twitter follower
+5   Repost or re-Tweet giveaway (leave link)

Please be sure to note if you are a current follower, new follower, etc. so that you get proper credit.  Please leave a separate comment/post for EACH entry and a valid email address with each entry.

NO EMAIL ADDRESS WITH YOUR ENTRY = NO ENTRY!

No P.O. boxes.  No Military APOs.  This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada only.  My apologies to my overseas friends. 

Contest to end on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 11:59 P.M. PST and the lucky winner drawn by randomizer.org on Thursday, March 31, 2011.

Good luck!

178 comments:

Laura said...

Please enter me in this fantastic giveaway. I am a current follower.
Laura
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fredamans said...

My reading necessities consist of a cup of coffee with great lighting.

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Martha Lawson said...

My necessities are a cup of coffee, a really good lamp and my recliner!!

+2 old follower on gfc

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AubreyLaine said...

Dim lighting.... I know...bad for the eyes...but makes for a great atmosphere for reading :)
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AubreyLaine said...

I follow via GFC
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AubreyLaine said...

I like you on Facebook (New follower)
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Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Sign my up.

+2 Current follower!

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I always need a pillow to prop my book on and my slippers to keep my feet warm while reading.

Jessica said...

I need some alone time. The one joy of working the night shift quiet alone time to read I mean work and read a little :)

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Jessica said...

+ 1 I just started following you

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Domestic Diva said...

All I need is a book, though a comfy chair and cup of tea are nice.

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Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc

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Mami2jcn said...

My reading necessities are a comfortable chair, lighting, and quiet.

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Mami2jcn said...

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Jet'set said...

My necessity?! Some time!! A little piece carved out just for me...no kids or demands!
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AIMEE said...

I have to have a book mark when I read. I can't bear to bend the pages, and losing my spot drives me crazy.
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Katie said...

I love a big, fluffy pillow to lay on.
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Gina @ the Crave to Save said...

I just need a place that is nice and quiet - kid and husband free. My doggie makes a great reading buddy!

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Gina @ the Crave to Save said...

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PS - Please delete my second follow you on GFC comment if you would :) Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Anash said...

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Anash said...

the reading nesscities that I have are simply a quiet room with a comfortable couch! thats all I need
Thanks for this splendid giveaway

Georgia said...

Honestly, I would love to read at night but as soon as I hit the bed, I am out but I do listen to books, self help on my way to work every day in my car.

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Georgia said...

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Georgia said...

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Georgia said...

Liked you on FB too.

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Georgia said...

Following you on Twitter too as gmissycat

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Georgia said...

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Georgia said...

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Angel Jacklyn said...

Honestly, I don't think it is very fair how you did the "extra" entries as I would have been an "old" follower if I had even known your blog even EXISTED, but I would still like to enter.

I don't read much myself but when I do, it's usually completely quiet & in bed. kytah00@yahoo.com

Angel Jacklyn said...

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Anonymous said...

Coffee - now that is my necessity.
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The Knapps said...

I have to have a blanket covering me..and preferably a kitty in my lap :)

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The Knapps said...

New GFC follower

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Georgia said...

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Ames said...

Well... all I require is an interesting book - and a toddler who isn't bothering me :)

garota17 said...

my reading necessities consist in a comfortable seat and good lighting
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Dia C said...

My my reading necessities include a comfy place to sit and my glasses.

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Dia C said...

I follow you on GFC.

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Dia C said...

+1 I am a new subscribers to Psychotic State Book Reviews via Feed Burner

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Dia C said...

+1 I am a new Psychotic State Book Reviews Facebook follower @Dia Corona

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garota17 said...

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Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Let's see, my reading necessities....my comfy armchair and ottoman, I must always have a drink by my side--usually sweet tea or diet coke, and some good lighting.

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

I am a current follower.

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I am a current Facebook follower (Michelle Stockard Miller-truebookaddict)

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Melanie L said...

My reading necessities are a comfy chair and a quiet room.
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Melanie L said...

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Georgia said...

Tweeted here again today

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Natalie U. said...

this is a little odd but I need the tv going while I am reading a good book
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Georgia said...

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Melissa said...

My reading necessity is a hot cup of coffee or tea.

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SDLantos said...

My reading necessities are a hot bath, bath salts, and time away from the kids to soak up a good book!

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Judy said...

One of my reading necessities is a desk

Judy said...

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Georgia said...

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McGuffy Ann said...

Very interesting blog! I am now a follower!
McGuffyAnn
Mcuffys Reader
http://www.mcguffysreader.blogspot.com

Nicole Zoltack said...

Great giveaway!

Secret Burkheiser said...

I must have my comfy chair and blanket. I also need peace and quiet:)

Secret Burkheiser said...

follower

Lisa said...

I need to be in comfy clothes, sweats, loose jeans, t-shirt and a sweatshirt. I need a pillow or two a lamp close and my dog propped against my leg. I'm a new follower so 2 entries. Thanks lisapeters at yahoo dot com.

shawn said...

My reading necessities are a Good book and Good lighting

shawn said...

new blog follower :)
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shawn said...

Sorry- my 1st comment- saying my reading necessitie was a good book and good lightening- i forgot to leave my email address so im asuming you deleted it.
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Stacey Donaldson said...

Comfy chairs and warm tea are reading essentials for sure! New follower...found you on Book Blogs.

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NaKesha said...

New follower!

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NaKesha said...

Twitter follower

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NaKesha said...

I forgot to answer the question! I usually need a comfy chair or bed and a blanket. Something to drink, like tea, is usually nearby also.

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/NaKeshaBrown/status/53116572696461312

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Lo said...

I just need somewhere to curl up....and someone to watch the kids!!

Lo said...

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Anne said...

I'm not picky, my only necessities are a good book and a light.
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Andrea B said...

I like a comfortable seat to read in or a lawn chase if I'm reading outside.
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Lisa said...

I need to be in comfy clothes, sweats, loose jeans, t-shirt and a sweatshirt. I need a pillow or two a lamp close and my dog propped against my leg. I'm a new follower so 2 entries. Thanks lisapeters at yahoo dot com.

loveangel132 said...

Such a great give away thanks!

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Heidi

Amy L said...

All I need is a book, and a comfy spot on the couch or in my bed. Bliss!

Amy L said...

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Life Is A SandCastle said...

I have to have quiet time, early in the morning or late at night
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Life Is A SandCastle is your newest follower
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Diane said...

I love to read in the bath - I wish my ipad was waterproof!

Diane said...

New blog follower

Diane said...

+1 New Psychotic State Book Reviews Facebook follower

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Diane said...

New Twitter follower

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Anonymous said...

A pretty bookmark is a necessity, a business card will do in a pinch.

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Nancy said...

One of my reading necessities is a great lamp that gives off lots of light!

Nancy
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Nancy said...

I am a new follow via GFC: allibrary.

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Nancy said...

I am a new email subscriber via Feedburner.

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Anonymous said...

I like a cup of tea