Splash into Summer Giveaway Hop!

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Splash into Summer Giveaway Hop!
May 25th - May 31st



Since I am in Australia, it is really winter here! So I figured the best way to escape the cold was to join the Summer Giveaway Hop! I am going to tell you what I love about Summer (Which is actually not a whole lot!)


Frozen Coke!


Don't get me wrong, I love Coca-Cola all year round. But frozen coke on a hot hot day is pure bliss!




Icey-poles!


Particularly Cyclones or Toucan's - trying to eat them quickly, while they are dripping all over your hands (and usually all over my arms!)




Barbeques!


Friends and/or family, all together outdoors with meat on the barbeque, the footy playing on the tv and a lovely (alcoholic) beverage! Perfect weekends!




That's what I love about summer!


Now for the giveaway!




Usually I give you a bunch of books to choose from, but this time I want YOU to pick! Up to the value of $15! Ends May 31st!



Giveaway is International - as long as The Book Depository ships to your country so please check! :)





Check out the rest of the blogs participating!



Claire Blennerhassett

Reader, Blogger

Twenty-something | book-blogger | tea-drinker | procrastinator | wannabe-writer | student

171 comments:

  1. I love blue raspberry Icee!

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  2. Do drinks count?

    If so, I would say smoothies. Strawberry-banana smoothies. Yum...

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  3. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    My favourite summer food is probably my nan's potato salad, we have it at every BBQ and it's just delicious! :)

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  4. Watermelon.
    I have no idea why but I have to have watermelon throughout the whole summer!
    I'm just weird like that hehe :D

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  5. I love pasta salad - it's best in summer when you have it at a picnic!

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  6. My favorite summer food...ice cream! Actually, I like ice cream all the time. It really doesn't have to be summer for me to partake in its creamy goodness.

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  7. Fruit salad! I could eat all summer:)

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  8. +JMJ+

    I adore banana-yoghurt shakes! =D Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. I love lasagna, and watermelon. Yummy!!

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  10. Coke, ice cream, and lemonade. I know, only one is a food, but it seriously isn't summer without the other two

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  11. My favorite summer food is ice cream :D

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  12. All kinds of salad! I can't eat much food in summer, its too hot, so I eat salads, drink all kinds of frozen things and of course ice cream!! :)
    Miltiadou Kristia

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  13. Slush Puppy's! Wait, do they count? If not... Ice cream! I'm sure that counts!

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  14. Ice cream, froyo... does smoothie count as food? lol

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  15. Nothing will ever beat a coke float in the summer!

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  16. I love Icee's of all flavors! I also love all the summer fruit.
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway:)

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  17. Thank you for this giveaway :D
    My favorite food is ice cream ofc!

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  18. Salads and summer fruits!! :)

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  19. This is probably a bit weird, but my favourite summer food is a California burrito - since I live in San Diego, CA, Mexican food is a staple here. Nothing beats following a sweltering day at the beach than topping it off with a burrito and margarita!

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  20. Favorite summer food is a homegrown tomato

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  21. Ice cream, specifically cookies and cream. I also eat a lot of watermelons during summer days!

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  22. I love all kinds of summer food, including all the yummy stuff you listed, but my favorite has to be home-made lemonade. My mom makes it only during the summer and it is perfect for any meal! It just tastes like summer to me.

    Thanks for hosting such a nice giveaway! Wish me luck. :)

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  23. I love grilled hamburgers and hot dogs! Best part of summer is grilling food!!
    Brittany S

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  24. Hamburgers and ice cream! At a night-time barbecue.

    Thanks so much:)

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  25. hmm... barbecues are my favorite, but when it's SO FREAKING HOT out and you feel like you're melting, I like to freeze lemonade and eat it like a popsicle. YUM. thank you for the giveaway!

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  26. Red Cordial (ie. raspberry), yum!

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  27. It's not really 'food' but a Java Chip Frappuccino from Starbucks!

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  28. Ice Cream?? is it some food right?? :D

    Thank's for this Giveaway... ^^

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  29. Favorite summer food...Iced Coffee :D

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  30. Tuna salad & peach ice tea.

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  31. Cheese curds from the county fair!

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  32. Ice cream and lovely ice coffees!!

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  33. I love Rita's! My favorite flavor is wild cherry:)

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  34. Bbq'd chicken and homemade potato salad!!

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  35. Watermelon and anything cooked on the grill.

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  36. Fresh fruits from the garden ^^

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  37. I love eating watermelon in the Summer.

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  38. Corn on the cob :P yum...now I am hungry..lol

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  39. Favorite summer food has to be chocolate cookie dough ice cream. Mmmm...

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  40. My fave summer food is ice cream (although I can really eat it anytime!)!

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  41. My favorite summer food are the fozen popcicles - any kind, any brand that you can get from the store! :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
    susanhaugland@att.net

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  42. Barbecue!! Has to be barbecue, my favourite summer food :)

    Cherry Mischievous

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  43. Ice cream! I love (love love love love love love) ice cream.

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  44. I love smoothies in the summer! anything with strawberries, pineapple or mango... mmm, perfection :)

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  45. Ice cream with the little marshmallows.

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  46. Potato salad!! Thanks for the giveaway

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  47. Ice Cream, of course!!!!!!!!

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  48. Kebobs!! Any kind fresh from the grill and fresh fruit lemonades!

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  49. There is absolutely nothing better then having gelati after spending the morning at the beach - its pure bliss getting that salty taste out of your mouth :)

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  50. My favorite summer food is marinated chicken on the grill! Yum! I also enjoy chasing down the ice cream truck for a lifesaver popsicle :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  51. I love sorbet and gelato! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  52. Maple walnut Ice Cream. ;-)

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  53. Mocha Almond Fudge ice cream, but I have to lose 7 more pounds before I can have some. Well before I can have more than one.

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  54. My favourite summer food: popsicles! :D

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  55. That's easy, ice cream :) especially with caramel syrup & I also love nescafe with ice cream, but only when I make it myself ;)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  56. My favorite things to eat in the summer are all cookout foods: burgers on the grill, deviled eggs, potato salad, chips and dip, fruit salad. So it's kind of cheating, but the best eating during the summer is at barbecues!
    Thanks for the giveaway :-)

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  57. Rebecca HipworthMay 26, 2012 at 11:25 PM

    Strawberries. :)

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  58. i scream for ICE CREAM! they're the best during summer! :)

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  59. Moose Tracks ice cream
    gardnerad@juno.com

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  60. Ice cream (but that is actually year-round).

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  61. Love my watermelon oh yeah

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  62. I love popsicles! My favourite flavour is banana, but they're really hard to find!

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  63. Ice cream cones!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  64. heaps of people say ice cream, but i see ice cream as a year round food, so i'd go with mangoes!

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  65. Malvina BeatriceMay 27, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    Ice Cream.

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  66. Ice Cream and Chocolate Thick shakes :)

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  67. Ice cream, anything cold and sweet, and watermelon! :D

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  68. I like your Summer 'Likes"! I've never had frozen coke but since I love Dunkin' Donuts frozen coffee drinks and other frozen drinks, McDonald's frozen drinks, Wendy's McFrosty and, of course, frozen pina coladads, mudslides and margaritas I'm sure I'd like frozen coke!

    BBQs are a ton of fun. I also love to swim in summer!

    Thank you for your generous giveaway.
    I hope you have a great winter!
    Aimala127(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. I'm a dork, but I love eating the fresh vegetables out of our garden. Nothing beats fried squash and green beans to go along with barbecue. :-)

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  70. I know it isn't a food but slushies... I honestly become addicted every year after the first one :) Thank you again for being wonderful!! I love entering your epic giveaways!!! Good luck to all that enter :)

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  71. Water ice and Ice cream:)
    -JennyC

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  72. Anything from the grill or garden! Homemade ice cream is a special treat!
    Phoenix

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  73. Ice cream! Thanks for the giveaway! =)

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  74. Hot dogs! I've been looking forward to getting me some hot dogs in my tummy since winter.

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  75. Toasted Almond Ice Cream bars!!

    Thanks for another amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  76. Lemon ice cream :)
    Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

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  77. Ice cream! Tart cake! Any cakes. Cookies. All sweets!

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  78. Never gets too hot here in SF during the summer(gets pretty foggy sometimes) so I don't eat a lot of ice cream. But my birthday is in the summer and it is a great excuse to gorge on cake.

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  79. Ice cream! :)

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  80. Hands down my all time favorite summer foods has to be popsicles and ice cream. There's nothing like a cool treat during a hot summer day. Thanks for the great giveaway! :]

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  81. I love salad with apple and egg

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  82. Nothing refreshes better than a ice-popsicle. :D

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  83. Quenepas! I don't even care if my fingers are stained all summer.

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  84. gelato and piadina. Yeah, I'm italian

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  85. Well, ice cream is my first thought, but I eat that all year... ;)

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  86. blueberry ice cream my fav food,,
    thanks for making this international giveaway..

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    1. thanks for giveaway. ice cream .

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  87. I love to eat Watermelon during the summer!

    Thanks!

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  88. I love fresh strawberries and watermelon!

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  89. Ice creeeeem! xD And watermelon.

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  90. Oh goodness... ice cream is my favorite summer snack. My family eats it by the boatloads. :) Thanks for this awesome contest!

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  91. Pizza. :D Where I live there isn't summer, there are only two seasons so for the next six months it will be the rainy season. I don't really have a favourite food but I find myself wanting pizza a lot lately. x)

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  92. I do not have one favorite: any meat cooked on the grill, ice cream, smores made at the campfire and frozen drinks when traveling.

    Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

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  93. Watermelon. Yum yum yuuuuummmm!

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  94. watermelon or avocado shake! :)

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  95. my favorite summer food is halo-halo! it's the most popular summer treat here in the Philippines and if ever you guys visit here, you should definitely try it!

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  96. Chocolate-vanilla ice cream:)

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  97. Vanilla ice cream and watermelons...

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  98. Bear-claw ice cream!!
    Thanks :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  99. I love watermelon or Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches.
    GFC Name: Brionna
    Winteriscoming28(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  100. I love the slushies from Quick Trip. ~Krista

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    1. Oh my gosh, I used get those all the time! They're so good :)

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  101. favorite summer food...is all the amazing fresh fruit we have down South! Love the fresh strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, watermelon, peaches (ohhhhh, the peaches!!!)... All of it!

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