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April 13, 2011

Blogoversary Day Three! All About Maria & Giveaway!



When Damaris invited me to join GoodChoiceReading, I had no idea what I was getting myself into! But I wouldn't change a second of this crazy, massive, book-reading adventure!

All About Maria!



Have you ever written a song?
It's embarassing to admit, but yes, I have. I was probably 19 or 20 years old and I wrote this love song for my boyfriend and sang it to him over the phone. OMG, just thinking about it makes me blush. I can't sing!

Would you rather eat a Big Mac or a Whopper?
Anyone who knows me knows my rule: I will not eat a hamburger with more than one piece of meat in it, lol! So in this case, I'll just say that I'm a McDonalds girl - I'd go for a quarter pounder with cheese, yummm!

If you could be any age, what age would you be?
I think I'd be 22. It's old enough for you to drink and have fun, but young enough that nobody will look at you funny if you say you're still living with your mom! Best age ever!!


Do you ride roller coasters?
This question is hard because I'm actually terrified of roller coasters - but if you peer pressure me, I'll get on, lol. I've gone on some of the craziest coasters out there - all because my brothers made me, lol.

How many foreign countries have you visited?
Besides Canada & Mexico, I've only been to one other country - Spain. I spent my entire Junior year of High School living with a family over there. It was a change...to say the least.

Do you ask for directions when you are lost?
Absolutely!! I have no shame, and I hate being lost, lol.

If you could invite any movie star to your home for dinner, who would it be?
This is easy - Will Smith! But without his wife, lol. He's got to be one of my favorite actors, ever.

Would you hang out with / date someone your best friend didn't like?
I take her opinion VERY seriously. I think it would depend on who the person was and how much she hated them, lol. For a long time, she disliked my boyfriend, who ended up my husband, and now she loves him! [That's her in the picture, with her gorgeous daughter]


If you won a $5,000 shopping spree to any store, which store would you pick? Target!! I love that store :)

Are/were you a good student?
OMG, I was/am such a nerd! I was the one who used to do Math problems for fun, lol. I just think education is so important :)

If you were to win an Oscar, what kind of movie would it be for?
When I win an Oscar...it will be for an adapted screenplay I wrote. I can't tell you the book its based on though - or else you might steal my idea, lol.

How many members do you have in your immediate family?
Are You Ready For This? In my household, I have the loves of my life: my husband, Jason, and my two children, Sebastian & Miranda. In my immediate family: I have my Mom, 1 older brother, two younger brothers (they're twins), and 1 younger sister. I also have my best friend in the universe - who may as well be my sister, and her daughter (who's my goddaughter). Then there's my mother-in-law, 2 sister-in-laws, 1 brother-in-law, 1 niece and 2 nephews. But seriously though, I'm Puerto Rican, so all of my family are immediate (cousins, aunts/uncles, best friends, they all count!)

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MARIA'S GIVEAWAY!

Now, I have a choice for you all. My favorite book of all time is without a doubt Master of the Game by Sydney Sheldon. I've read this book at least 15 times in my life, and each time, I like it even more. Most of the time, I can't put it down! I promise, if you choose this book, you will NOT regret it!

But....seeing as how the book is so old and maybe you all don't want it :( I'm also giving you the option of choosing my favorite book from this year, which has to be The Iron King by Julie Kagawa. This book is the first in the Iron Fey series and it is so amazing!




















HOW TO ENTER:

Leave a comment below with your name and e-mail.

You do not need to be a follower, but we would love you lots if you decide to stick with us :)

US ONLY
Ends April 22nd @ 11:59 PM


Good luck to everyone who is entering and please continue to check the blog for Wanda's post and more Blogoversary suprises!!

48 comments:

  1. Hello Ladies,

    We meet again! Again, Happy Blogoversary :D

    Dear Maria,

    I LOVE Will Smith too!!! Just reading that you liked him got me so excited, it's the first thing that came to mind. LOL :P I think it's absolutely adorable how close you are to your family, and your best friend and her daughter. You, by the way, have a wonderful smile :D Also, I love both Target and Sidney Sheldon novels! Yayyyy. Hope you have an amazing week...

    ~Hira~
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
    Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

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  2. I'm really enjoying learning about all the girls on the blog. I agree 22 was a great age for me too. Not that many responsibilities but lots of good times. Thanks for the giveaway!

    tanemaxx20(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Hi Maria,

    Yes, 22 would be a great age to be. You're much braver than I about the roller coaster. I'm the one who holds everyone's stuff while they go on it!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    dlodden at frontiernet dot net

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  4. When I was in my 20's I use to "test" ride roller coasters to get the grease warmed up for guests. It was a fun summer job.

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  5. I always find it odd that most people don't like roller coasters. I personally love them and think that the crazier the ride is the better it is.

    Happy blogoversary. ^_^

    Orchid
    The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia
    hauntingorchid(at)aol(dot)com

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  6. Great answers. I've always loved roller coasters, but now that I'm older maybe I won't anymore. I'm not sure. I just know my body - and my stomach - is not what it used to be ...

    Anyway, I'd love to get my hands on The Iron King.

    proudbooknerd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. thanks for this!

    i love Target too =]

    americangirlie1991 AT yahoo DOT com

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  8. I'd probably pick Target too! Happy Blogiversary!

    b(dot)cardone(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. I enjoyed the interview. Thanks for the giveaway.
    I follow on GFC

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  10. I would go with Walmart to be honest!!!
    THANKYIU SO MUCH!!!

    ashtreygonesmokeya@yahoo.com

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  11. Sounds like my family except mine are all brother and sisters of some sort (there are 10 in all between step and half siblings)

    I already have the Iron King but have never heard of Master of the Game and would love the opportunity.

    Thank you and happy blogoversy! mmafsmith(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. You have a beautiful family, Maria! And I am right there with you....Target shopping spree!
    candc320@gmail.com

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  13. Aww, Maria how is it that we have no photos together? LOL

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  14. Happy blogoversary!!

    rosashah [at] gmail [dot] com

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  15. Yeah, 22 was a great age, when I could ride roller coasters without my stomach giving my problems! Happy blogoversary!
    Candice
    candicerjames (at) gmail (dot) com

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  16. Happy Blogversary! I read Master of the game years ago and loved it too! I loaned it out and now I don't know where it is, lol. I'd love to win another copy!
    Mary Ellen
    methom@earthlink.net

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  17. I would love to win The Iron King! Thank you for the contest. I am certainly a follower :)

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

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  18. I would love to win the iron king for my local highschool. Thanks for the giveaway

    chaarmedone1512(at)aol(dot)com

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  19. I would be happy to read your all time fav book! If you love it that much it has to be a great read. Count me in!
    veltara(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. If I won 5000 it would be for Walmart, Best Buy or Amazon I could see my room overflowing with books. wait it already it is LOL.

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. 5,000? 10 seconds in Amazon.com. That's all I need LOL.

    Congrats, darling!
    My email is astrid_triatlon@hotmail.com.

    xoxo!

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  22. Happy blogoversary!! Loved the interview!!
    shannonjean14(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. Happy Blogoversary. Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

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  24. This looks great, thanks!

    lhoffpauir at gmail

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  25. I don't like roller coasters much either, but I just discovered ziplining. It is much more fun!!

    I would love to read The Iron King!!

    readteachwrite@gmail.com

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  26. Don't mean to dis your favorite book, but I'd love to win a copy of The Iron King. I've been wanting to read that book for quite a while. I enjoyed reading all about you, it was fun.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

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  27. I would pick Target as well! I feel like they have everything at Target! Books, dvds, tv seasons, clothes, and appliances. I could easily drop that much money at Target!

    Thanks for the contest!

    jennapomme[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  28. So cute! Now I want to know what that song was!

    books (dot) things (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  29. Nice to learn more about Maria! Please enter me for The Iron King. I am a current follower.

    Thanks!
    truebookaddictATgmailDOTcom

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  30. I'd love to win the Iron King as I have already read Master of the Game (most of all of his books actually!) Thanks for this awesome giveaway.

    Old follower on gfc

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  31. rofl I loathe roller coasters too but I've rode some doozies too. I love to win the Iron King
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

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  32. That was a really fun interview! Count me in the contest!
    Happy Blogoversary!!

    Sana Noor
    sananoor_94(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  33. I love roller coasters! lol. And yeah, I'm also a McDonalds girl. Never cared for Burger King. Such a great and fun interview and thanks for the giveaway. Really been wanting The Iron King.

    I'm a follower. :)

    ~Briana
    thebookpixie[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  34. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for the giveaway.

    Erin L.
    erinberry12 at charter dot net

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  35. Will Smith *_* I agree! This is cool how you all our telling a little about yourselves. Fun stuff! Please count me in for Master of the Game since you liked it that much. Have a good rest of your week.
    Tanyaw1224(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. Happy Blogoversary -- I enjoyed reading about Maria :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
    theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

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  37. Happy Day 3 of your Blogoversary!
    Love the questions and answers. My favorite is where you would spent $5,000.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. Thank you for all the great giveaways!

    pinkdaddysgirl[at]msn[dot]com

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  40. I looove Target and one of the stores I miss the most, small town living sucks when all you got is a Walmart. Doesn't compare to Target :) Would love to win these books, thanks for the chance

    june111(at)att(dot)net

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  41. Yep, I'm a Target gal, too! You've got me beat on traveling. The only other country I've made it to is Canada.

    nfmgirl AT gmail dOT com

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  42. Happy blogoversary!! It's great to have made it one year and here's to many more!

    I'd like the chance to win the Iron King by Julie Kagawa.

    Thanks so much and again congratulations!
    Stephanie
    stephanie(at)onceuponachapter(dot)com

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  43. Will Smith is one of my favorite actors too. And you could probably buy one of everything in Target with $5,000!

    I'm an old follower.

    arallison at gmail dot com

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  44. Happy Blogoversary! It was cool reading about Maria. I like Will Smith too. Very nice giveaway. Please enter me. Thanks!

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  45. Happy Blogoversary!

    mendyha26@gmail.com

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  46. Happy Blogoversary girls!!!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Long time follower!

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

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  47. Happy blogoversary! You all are such dears.

    Thank you so much for the fantastic giveaways!

    Linda @ Most Important Letter
    mostimportantletter@gmail.com

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