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March 2012 Book Giveaway

This month's book will be The Thing Itself by Richard Todd. I have yet to read the book, but thought it sounded interesting. It is a literary memoir of sorts how authentic life is in our world.
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Anyone can LJ user can enter the contest by answering my questions, and the winner will be announced on March 31st. In the comments section please answer the following questions:

1. Have you ever felt a sense of disconnect since the world has been in the digital age?
2. What is something that is authentic to you?

Feb. 2012 Winner

The winner of the Invisible Applique book is;

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  1. aalia7
  2. izumisan0

Timestamp: 2012-03-02 02:41:09 UTC

Congrats Aalia!! I will send you a message for your address.

Feb. Giveaway and updates

I am now opening up the book giveaway's to international LJ members. The book for Feb. 2012 is Invisible Applique by Ami Simms. I have never used the book, but did take a class by her, which was excellent. The stitch was really easy to do.  Please answer the following questions in order to enter the giveaway, the drawing will be on Feb. 29th:

1. Have you ever tried applique before?
2. Do you have a certain applique project in mind that you want to make?

December 2011 Winner

The winner of the book A Widow's Hope by Mary Ellis is Izumisan0;

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  1. izumisan0
  2. snowie44

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I will send you a message soon! Congratulations!

Later this week I will be listing the Jan 2012 book.

December book giveaway!

The book for december that will be given away is about the Amish. The name of the book is A Widow's Hope by Mary Ellis (Miller Family Series, book 1).  Here are the questions you have to answer:

1. What culture or religions do you enjoy learning about?
2. What are some things you admire or find interesting about the Amish?

Here is the description from the book about it that is on Amazon;

A bright new voice shares a tender love story set in the rolling green fields of Ohio Amish country.

After the death of her husband, Hannah Brown is determined to make a new life
with her sister’s family. But when she sells her farm in Lancaster
County, Pennsylvania, and moves with her sheep to Ohio, the wool
unexpectedly starts to fly. Her deacon brother–in–law finds just about
everything about Hannah vexing. When his widower brother shows interest
in the young and beautiful widow, the deacon turns to prayer for
guidance.

Hannah thought she could never love again, until she
meets the strong, gentle farmer. Unfortunately, Seth Miller’s only
interest is in Hannah’s sheep. He is content in his bachelor state and
slow to recognize his daughter’s need for a new mother. Yet God offers
Seth the perfect solution to their problems if he could only open his
heart again...and love.



November Book Winner!

The winner for the Pride and Prejudice book by Jane Austen is izumisan0. Congratulations! I will send you a pm for your address.

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  1. izumisan0
  2. snowie44

Timestamp: 2011-12-01 00:09:08 UTC

Book Club Reading for month of Dec.

The book club in which I belong to it was my turn to pick this month's book for us to read. I have chosen them to read The Covenant (Abram's Daughters Book 1) by Beverly Lewis. It takes places in post WWII in PA and is about Amish sisters and how their decisions in life will effect the others. I have not read the series in quite a few years, but it was this series in which got me hooked about reading about the Amish.

November book giveaway!

The giveaway book for the month of November is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen! The same rules apply and this giveaway will end on November 30th. Questions for the November book;

1. Do you enjoy classic books?
2. Have you seen any of the movies based on Jane Austen works (PBS or otherwise), and did you enjoy them?


Have fun and Good Luck!

October Book Giveaway Winner!

Snowie44 won the book The Quilters Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini. Enjoy!

Book Giveaway and Announcement!

In wanting to spread the joy of books to others every month I will be having a giveaway. This month I will be giving a copy of the book The Quilters Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini. This is the first in the start to her Elm Creek books. Below are the questions you need to answer in order to qualify. I will also every month announce the book that I am reading along with the book club that I am a member of. This way others can read along if they want too. These books may also be future giveaways as well. Currently we are reading Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks.

Rules for Book Giveaway:

1. Answer questions in the comments section.
2. Only applies to lower 48 United States addresses (sorry I want to keep the shipping down)
3. Random.org will be used to determine the winner
4. Only enter in once per contest
5. Must have a livejournal username
6. New book listed every 1st of the month, and contests ends on last day of month

Questions for The Quilter's Apprentice book;

1. Do you like to do crafts? If no, have you thought of starting?
2. What crafts would do you want to learn?

Contest ends on October 31, 2011!