Giveaway :: Veronica Colindres

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Call me crazy, but I have this vision of the perfect summer afternoon in my head. Iced tea, freshly painted toes, a great book and a comfy hammock swaying gently under a large tree. I have a feeling I’m not the only person with this vision. In fact, I think entire romantic comedies have centered around such a vision. This is summer living at its finest. But I’ll be honest…you could take away the iced tea, the pedicure and the book. As long as I still had the hammock, I would be one happy camper.

Veronica Colindres and her family create luxury with their fingertips. Their hammocks are handwoven in Nicaragua and each one is so impeccably styled you will feel like you just stepped off the pages of a travel magazine. Sure, you might be sitting in between two fence posts over a concrete patio, but you will hear the palm trees and you will feel the salt air just by standing next to one of these beauties. Talk about summer living. Here Comes the Sun(shine), indeed.

Veronica Colindres is giving away Yellow and White Stripes Hammockto one lucky winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question by Tuesday, June 12th. comments now closed…good luck!
What is the best book you’ve ever read?
Start checking the winners’ box on Monday, June 18th, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 1
    Sue says:

    A lifetime ago, when I was in a bad marriage surrounded (and involved) by lots of drama. I read Codependant No More by Melanie Beattie and it quite literally changed my life. From then on, I lived differently and knew I had to make changes to me and no one else. I often wonder when I would be now if I had not read that book and felt the profound message directed at me.

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    heather f says:

    No more bullies by Frank Peretti was very good

    but for fun, I love the whole ” A Year in Provence” series by Peter Mayle

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    brenda says:

    To Kill a Mocking Bird….morals, acceptance, friendship, family and many more lessons in one thin book.

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    Suzi C says:

    Lol, the Fifty Shades’ trilogy have honestly been amazing. I’m a single mother (21, so relative age to Ana in the book) and it’s just been so neat getting lost in a book… I read all 3 in a week!

    But in all honesty; I think “Looking For Alaska” is my fave… I have to be truthful here though, I haven’t read it for SO LONG and I really cannot remember what was so great about it. But everytime I’m asked this question, I always automatically know the answer. . .

    So now, at 1am on this frreeezzzinngg cold morning (I’m in NZ and it’s forecast to snow today in Christchurch!) I’m going to pull it out of my wardrobe and read it again. 

    I love reading- it’s like watching a movie for weeks instead of hours. Love it. 

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    Ana M says:

    Considering I don’t read very much…I was absolutely hooked on The Hunger Games and the 50 Shades trilogies. Loved all 6 books.

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    Juliet Farmer says:

    i am an avid reader, but my all-time fave book has to be The Art of Racing in the Rain. can’t wait for the movie to come out!

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    Sarah says:

    That’s a very tough question.
    I will always hold a soft spot for Pride and Prejudice, it’s one of my all time faves. But recently, I’ve really loved Cutting for Stone, it’s an amazing, deep and powerful book.

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    Laney says:

    Hard to say, I read great books all the time! I really liked The secret life of bees, Eat, pray, love, and books by author Amélie Nothomb. Especially her autobiographical ones. The make me litterally laugh out loud because they’re so outrageously funny! Sorry, I don’t have a title for you because I read them in French, my native language.

    And please pick me! I need a hammock! 😀

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    fawn says:

    It’s really hard to choose just one. The Little Prince was my favorite growing up and it still holds a special place in my heart. I love the theme of enlightenment through exploration.

    I would love to win a hammock for the big tree in our garden. <3

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    Michael Baker says:

    Atlas Shrugged 

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    AmyB says:

    I have read so many great books but the absolute best was Anne of Green Gables. As a preteen it was the book that helped shape my imagination, gave me a love of history, made me a hopeless romantic and showed me the beauty of words. One book (and then later the rest of the series) had a very big impact on my personality. I still read it at the beginning of every summer.

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    Stella says:

    Beloved by Toni Morrison. I read it at the end of my 2nd year in uni. It made me change from an Art major to a double major in Art and Creative Writing.
    By far some of the most excellent writing and heart clenching truths.

  13. 13
    Jennifer says:

    The best book I’ve ever read in my whole life? That’s a really tough question. Can I choose the entire Nancy Drew series? Those books made me want to BE Nancy. And most importantly, they taught me to love reading.

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    Kristen Hughes says:

    The Little House on the Prairie series. I wanted to be Laura so badly. I read all the books over and over when was little, it developed my love of reading…being able to escape where you are and who you are and live someone else’s life. I always had a little sadness that it was over when I finished a good series like that!

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    Jen says:

    Where the Red Fern Grows. Or maybe Lois Lowry’s The Giver.

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    hanna says:

    Oh gosh, I don’t think it’s possible for me to answer that!

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    Tequila b says:

    The Perks of being a Wallflower” read it during my freshman year of high school, I was awkward and didn’t have many friends. This book came to me at the right time, the coming of age story really made me appreciate my life more.

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    Kasey says:

    I’m still going to have to go with the Harry Potter books. No books have ever captivated me the way that they did!

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    Jenni says:

    To choose a favorite book is like choosing a favorite star in the heavens. I adore reading, and spend every few moment I am able to absorbed in a book. Ever since I was little I have been fascinated with classic fairytales, but I consider those a collection of tales, rather than a book. If I had to choose my favorite singular book I think I would have to go with Little Women. I read it in 5th grade, and I remember the proud feeling I had when my friends saw it sitting on my desk (4″ thick and bound in an old dusty gold cover). It was the first piece of great literature I have read, and awakened a passion in me for the written word that has only grown stronger over time.

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    Aleta says:

    Right now I’m in the middle of Love Wins by Rob Bell and I can’t put it down! Favorite book of all time is a hard one, though… Eat Pray Love is probably tied with The Great Gatsby!

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    sam says:

    So hard to pick just one !! The Hunger Games Trilogy was a favorite as well as Paper Covers Rock and Sundays at Tiffany’s.  Recently read One Thousand Gifts – an amazing book and my current favorite.

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    Valerie C. says:

    I have wonderful memories of reading The Hobbit to my son when he was little.

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    Stephanie C says:

    The whole Harry Potter series!!! I’ve read each book 5-10 times each– and that’s not including all the times I’ve listened to the audiobooks too :]

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    katherine w says:

    My favorite is probably A Thousand Splendid Suns. I love the way it, like many other books, grants my mind fresh space to wander and new possibilities to imagine. The lives it describes are so different from my own, and what’s a book if not a channel to imagination?

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    Linnea says:

    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. It gives me hope and reminds me of the strength we have within ourselves, despite life’s obstacles. 

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    Anna says:

    “The Poison Wood Bible” by Barbara Kingsolver. I read it on a road trip in Mexico and it changed my life.

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    Courtney says:

    That’s hard to choose because I’ve read so much, but I really enjoyed the final Harry Potter book (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) because it was the culmination of a book series I began reading in high school, then finishing it while I was in college. It was the first “fantasy” book that kept me reading constantly, it’s been hard for me to enjoy any other fantasy books since then. 

  28. 28
    AnnaK says:

    My favorite is Harry Potter .

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    Kaylie says:

    I’ve love to say : Harry Potter 😀

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    Lauren says:

    Even as a child I loved reading, but when my literature teacher assigned us Salman Rushdie’s book Midnight’s Children in my senior year of high school, it opened up a new world of books to me: rich, textured, and gorgeous.

  31. 31

    Joan Didion’s ‘A Year of Magical Thinking’ is a very special book. I read it three years ago and it is haunting, full of grief that makes you ache. The book was written in the year after Didion’s husband died suddenly. Amazing writing, as always. It is simply one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. 

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    Jessica says:

    Favorite topic ever, I could talk about books for hours! My all time favorite is Jane Eyre. It’s got suspense, love, adventure, and the strongest female character in literature (in my opinion). Jane managers to be strong, self-controlled, and feminine all while dealing with the mysteries (and romance) of working for Mr. Rochester.

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    Lauren says:

    A Secret History – It has history, mystery, and prep schools. Who could want anything else?

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    Meg T says:

    The Shell Seekers. But be forewarned…you will be so sad to finish this book. The characters are so real. This book will suck you in (in a very, very good way).

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    Anisa says:

    The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

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    Natalie says:

    I am a big reader, but I will always come back to the beautiful prose, poetry, and illustrations of The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint Exupéry.  It was a favorite of mine as a child, and will continue to be a favorite for the remainder of my life.  
    “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.  What is essential is invisible to the eye.”

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    Marilyn says:

    I would have to say the book that turned me on to reading many, many years ago was Gone With the Wind – followed that same summer with Rebecca.

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    danielle says:

    I can’t choose one from adulthood, so I’ll go with my childhood favorite: Benjamin Dilley’s Thirsty Camel. It’s a charmer.

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    Rebekah says:

    the little prince…it’s a gem!

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    jane says:

    i can’t decide between the graveyard book, neverwhere and stardust by neil gaiman, they were all really inspiring despite the dark themes, i love anything by neil gaiman really!

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    kim g says:

    Having two kids…my reading these days consists of Walter The Farting Dog           Skippy Jon Jones…and A Bad Case of The Stripes…  

     I love.. love… love..
    Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
    Daniel Quinn

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    megdwyer says:

    The best book I ever read was “The Black Stallion” not because it is a work of great genius or even because it is my favorite book but because at the age of nine, it was the first book that I read over and over. To put it simply, it was my gateway book to a life-long love of reading.

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    Grace says:

    Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. It is such a touching story!

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    Christie says:

    the alchemist by paulo cuelho. every page has a tidbit of truth.

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    Jac says:

    I’ve never been good at picking favorites. I’ve read too many great books, often while sprawled out on a lounge chair (though a hammock would be nice) in the backyard, to confidently choose just one, but I do know that “The Giving Tree” will always be a book that I love. When I was little it made me sad to read about the lonely tree and the selfish boy. I wanted the tree to know that I loved it and thought it was the nicest tree in the world who deserved a better friend than he had. Now I’m a parent and have read the book to my daughter and I am newly touched by the tree’s selflessness. The unconditional love and sacrifices you make as a parent are beautifully and simply are captured perfectly through the tree’s relationship to the boy.

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    Sarah P says:

    Recently read S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders for the first time as an adult & loved it.

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    Gretchen says:

    The Magic Tree House Series. I could read those books forever when I was younger

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    Trisha says:

    It’s so hard to pick just one. If I had to though, I’d pick American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

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    Lauren says:

    Matterhorn-Karl Marlantes

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    Alexis says:

    “Eat, Pray, Love” was a life changer at a certain point in my life.  I don’t think it’s quite the same for me now, but when I needed it, it was there.  The story inspired me to take off on a crazy world traveling experience and I’ve never been the same since.