Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop


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In the U.S., this Friday is the Fourth of July holiday. For a change, it is even a 3-day weekend for most people. As much fun as 3-day weekends usually are, I suspect that July 4 is one holiday that is not going to be magically switched to the nearest available Monday. The date is too important.

There will be parades, and lots of people will have picnics. Then there are the fireworks. We’re supposed to be able to see the Seattle fireworks from the roof of our building, but we’ll see.

The gentlemen who gathered in Philadelphia 238 years ago had absolutely no idea that we’d still be celebrating the document that they signed all these years later. They were more afraid they’d all be hung for signing it.

Ben Franklin would have loved all the fireworks.

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  1. Happy 4th of July, everyone!

    I’ll be going to my brother’s house for the weekend. My sister and her husband are also making the long drive up, as well. I just hope Tropical Storm Arthur doesn’t cause too many problems.

  2. i don’t live in the US so it will be a normal weekend for me i do hope to have more time to read that i had lately though and perhaps if our football( soccer) team win its match on saturday there will be a lot of party ( and fireworks^^)

  3. We celebrate not only the 4th of July by going to Old Mountain Field to watch the fireworks (which my younger son thought were for him when he was 3 since it’s his birthday!).

  4. On the 4th, almost the whole town meets up at our park. There are a lot of games for the kids and the older people just sit around and talk while we wait for the fireworks to start. It’s a lot of fun… except for the bugs! The downside is that when the fireworks end everyone practically stampedes back to their cars! And mind you some of us park at least a mile away. Other than that it’s a really fun day in our county.

  5. We will have an extended family BBQ and fireworks.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  6. cuddling w/ the dog and trying to convince him it’s not the end of the world πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

  7. I’m going to go fishing with my dad! Probably have a cookout with the family. Other than that then it is going to be pretty relaxing. =)
    Happy 4th of July!!!

  8. I’ll be spending time with family and being thankful to live in the good ol’ USA!

  9. Cookout with friends, ride 4 wheelers and watch the fireworks over the river πŸ™‚

  10. We will be celebrating with a family cookout followed by fireworks. Thank you for the giveaway!

  11. This weekend, I will be setting up at the flea market, selling books and videogames.

  12. Sadly, working on the 4th (retail isn’t particularly patriotic), but family will visit over the weekend!

  13. I will celebrate the 4th by going to our local minor league baseball game complete with fireworks.

  14. We are having a cookout at the lake and swimming with friends. Then back home for fireworks in town.

  15. I am driving to chicago for a friends graduation party…So I won’t be able to celebrate this year…I hope she has some sparklers at the party πŸ™‚

  16. I live in the US, but my family doesn’t really do much to celebrate, since we have two birthdays, one on the 3rd (oh hey, that’s today!) and one on the 7th. We hardly have any time to plan a third party.

  17. I’ll spend the holiday weekend chilling and grilling with my family … and trying to catch up on some reading!

  18. We will have a picnic with our relatives over at their house and shoot off fireworks.

  19. I always celebrate the 4th at a relative’s house. We hold a large BBQ — good food, good music, and good people πŸ™‚

  20. Hopefully going to the local festival today and going to Ruby Tuesday! Thank you for the giveaway and happy 4th of July!

  21. I am going to enjoy time with the family and have a cookout. Then we usually go and watch fireworks and thanks for the giveaway!! πŸ™‚

  22. We had hot dogs and chili and then we went swimming, now Im getting ready to go watch fireworks tonight.

  23. The fourth of July will be spent eating, drinking, and being merry with boyfriend and family.

  24. We’re having a family barbecue since it is also my dad’s birthday. Then we’ll be enjoying the fireworks of course!

  25. My husband had foot surgery so we will be laying low but I did buy him some sparklers.

  26. We went outside, ordered pizza for everyone, lit fireworks, and laid out on the trampoline until dark watching the fireworks.

  27. I had a quiet 4th this year. Family either worked all evening or were out of town. So I read on the porch while watching neighbors play with fireworks.

  28. BBQ! My family loves to grill in the summer, and especially around the 4th πŸ™‚

  29. I went to a family BBQ and then we all went to a park to watch the fireworks.

  30. I hung out with my family and BBQ’ed and watched the fireworks from my lawn!

  31. My family grilled burgers, enjoyed homemade ice cream, and let the kids play with sparklers.

  32. We celebrated the 4th of July with a picnic for family and friends and watched the fireworks at night. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  33. Unfortunately I got into a car accident on the 3rd, so I spent the 4th on pretty much on the couch since I hurt my back. I hope everyone else had a great one!

  34. We don’t celebrate it here so it’s just like any other day! πŸ™‚ Thank you for the giveaway,

  35. We had a quiet weekend kids and grandchildren all came over the Sunday and we went to the pool and had a cookout was a lot of fun.

  36. It is my anniversary weekend, so on Saturday night my husband and I went out for a very nice dinner and on Sunday we decided to go to Universal to check out the new Diagon Alley (which was FANTASTIC!). We didn’t even do anything for the fourth, it was raining.

  37. I spent the weekend relaxing at home, reading, watching some movies and playing with the dogs.

  38. We all get together and grill and play with the kids. We then go watch the fireworks.

  39. My kids, grandkid’s and I, went to my dad’s and spent the day in his pool. We grazed all day long and then had way to much food at the cookout. After rolling us all someplace we could recover from our food induced coma, we went and watched the fireworks.

  40. Don’t really do a lot for the holiday anymore. But I do like to watch fireworks on TV

  41. I celebrated the 4th twice. Where I live the fireworks are actually on the 3rd so I watched them with a group of friends on the room of their apartment building then grilled out with my family on the 4th πŸ˜€

  42. I spent the weekend at the festival.

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! Fingers crossed. πŸ™‚

  43. Othe 4th, my family and I always get together for a block party. We BBQ and watch the fireworks.

  44. We went to my mother in laws house with 40-50 other people and have a huge cook out and fireworks. Thank you

  45. The hubs and I went out to eat and to a movie. It’s become a little bit of a tradition for us.

  46. I’ll spend the holiday weekend chilling and grilling with my family … and trying to catch up on some reading!

  47. I will be Reading and Keeping the Cat’s from going crazy when thay hear the Fireworks

  48. We just have a nice, low-key weekend with lots of relaxing time and easy meals out on the patio.

  49. For 4th of July I had a BBQ with my family and watched fireworks from my house. Thanks for the giveaway! πŸ™‚

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