Monday, May 6, 2013

Giveaway Day!

I decided over the weekend that I was going to participate in Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day this time around.  It's my first giveaway on the blog and an item I hope ya'll will love it as much as I do.


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I'm super excited to have all you lovely visitors stop by and hope you get the chance to look around a bit more here at Buzzing Around.  I live in West KY now and love to quilt so much that I work in a Quilt Museum.  best. job. ever!!   :D  Go ahead and become a follower and come back to visit again soon dear reader.


some of my finished projects!


You can enter to win this Oval Box Bag I made and love.  It's exactly the right size to hold my spools of Aurifil thread and is really cute sitting by my machine.  I used Aneela Hoey's tutorial to make the bag and love how cute it turns out every time I make this pattern.  

To enter, just leave a comment: Share your favorite book/current read.  
I'm looking for some new reads and would love suggestions.

The giveaway remains open until May 10 at 5pm PST.  Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via email.  Please make sure I can email you if you win - otherwise I'll have to choose someone else.  I will ship internationally so all are welcome to enter!

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Be sure to check out all the amazing giveaways this week and good luck to all!



172 comments:

  1. Just reread "Stardust". Love Neil Gaiman.

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  2. Oh that is darling! I just finished reading Marie Bostwick's Between Heaven and Texas.... a must read for every quilter! Love her books

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  3. How adorable thanks for the chance to win ok so I have been reading some Amanda Ashley books lately great for escape.

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  4. One of my all-time favorite books was The Forgotten Garden.

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  5. My current read is How We Love. One of my favorites is The Oath. :)
    peachstateme (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  6. I've been re-reading Angela Thirkell's series - great British country village doings, from the 20s to 50s. Charming books!

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  7. I just read Gone Girl and it was good. Not a happy tidy ending but it keeps you guessing. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  8. I just read Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson and adored it!!! Thanks!!!
    colorvibrant[at]gmail[dot]com

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  9. I'm currently reading the 4th book in the Game of Thrones series.

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  10. Cute bag. I've been reading Georgette Heyer. Love her mysteries. A cross between Agatha Christie and Jane Austen :-)

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  11. Awesome oval zippy! LOVE your fabric too - pick me pick me!!! Hunger Games - great book!!!

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  12. I'm reading the Breed series by LEa Adian

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  13. Oh that's CUTE.

    I've just finished Water for Elephants. Next up is some Agatha Christie, I think. :)

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  14. Finally read "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" trilogy - brilliant. Thanks for the give away.

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  15. I like the Mary Quinn series by Y.S. Lee.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. My current read is How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk. It's not the most fun book, but it's working with our just turned 4 yr old so I could definitely recommend it.

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  17. I really enjoyed Fatherland and also secretly the Game of Thrones series. Thanks

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  18. Now I'm reading "Ebano" by Kapuscinski and I'm loving it!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    lauramdd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I love all books by Matt Ruff, he is funny and original. Thanks!

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  20. Ooh, I just finished Broken Harbor by Tana French. She's a fairly new mystery writer who is really good. This is the third book of hers I've read so far and I really like how she writes.

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  21. Love your quilts. My recent favorite book is Little Bee by Chris Cleave.

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  22. I love anything by Kate Morton, especially Distant Hours, also The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. Both are mysteries about books. If you like something very differnt try The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde. Thank you for a great giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  23. Happy to have discovered your blog and thanks for a lovely giveaway :-) I have just finished reading The Six Suspects by Vikas Swarup.

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  24. I just read Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier ~ I really enjoyed it. A little creepy but fun and not creepy in a pervert way but a little like an older mystery novel.

    This cosmetic case is awesome, I've always wanted to make one! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  25. I'm currently reading two books - Sent by Hilary Alan and The Guardian by Beverly Lewis...both are good. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  26. Current read is The Guardian by Beverly Lewis.

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  27. Ooh, I love your oval bag! Currently I'm reading Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Pie by Beth Howard.

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  28. Such a cute bag! I just finished Valley of the Dolls, which was a fun read.

    Thanks! racergirl1313 AT hotmail DOT com

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  29. Favorite books. . . classics. . . Jane Austen and the Brontes. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  30. i've been enjoying the very predictable yet still satisfying romances of betty neels

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  31. I love the bag. I just finished reading "The Timekeeper" by Mitch Albom.

    Pat K
    Tkelley5(at)roadrunner(dot)(com)

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  32. This is wonderful. I love the round look with the top opening. I just finished "Wheat Bellies" by William Davis M.D. Fantastic. Cant recommend it highly enough because I want to become healthy.

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  33. Last thing I read was the A Song of Fire and Ice (Game of Thrones)series. I couldn't put the books down. I love the series on HBO and I'm so glad I read the books first. I can't wait for the next one to come out!

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  34. I'm reading Gillian Flynn's 'Gone Girl' at the moment!

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  35. I'm rereading Les Miserables right now.

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  36. Thanks for the giveaway. The Invisible Bridge was a great read.

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  37. Cute bag!
    I'm reading Testing for Kindergarten, probably not the kind of reading you had in mind, but it's fascinating to me!

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  38. my favorite book is 'the waves' by virginia woolf. thanks for the chance to win - this is a fabulous bag!

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  39. Oh my, this is too cute and the fabric is amazing!
    My son and I just finished The Hobbit(;
    Thank you for the opportunity!

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  40. I just finished Abraham Verghese's Cutting for Stone, great (and long!) read. Thanks for the chance to win this cute oval bag :)

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  41. I just read Flight Behavior and really liked it. Thanks for hosting!

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  42. I liked Drop Dead Healthy by AJ Jacobs. It's non-fiction and funny too. Your bag is so cute. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway Day.

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  43. I just started Fall On Your Knees by Ann Marie MacDonald. Thank you for hosting and giving away an adorable bag. love it.
    mcintoshsusan@hotmail dot com

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  44. Honest, I gasped when I saw this bag. How perfect!

    I love young adult books, so I'll recommend The Princess Academy by Shannon Hale. She has plenty of others as well. Love her.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  45. My favorite book is either White Oleander, by Janet Fitch, or the A Song Of Ice and Fire series by George Martin. Thanks for the chance to win - your pouch is adorable!

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  46. Just read "Water For Elephants". Your oval pouch is beautiful.

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  47. i don't read a whole lot but i just finished the hunger games trilogy. i know i'm late to the party but i couldn't put it down.

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  48. Great little pouch! I'm looking forward to reading Amanda Knox's new book.

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  49. Cute bag! I'll read anything by Nora Roberts

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  50. Anything by David Gemmell if you are a fantasy fan :)

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  51. That bag is awesome! I will have to track down the tutorial; it would be so useful for my lace making supplies to take to class!

    I have to read so much for work and school at the moment, I don't seem to be able to fit in anything else! If you want recommendations for non-fiction about the history of the Persian Gulf, let me know ;)

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  52. What an adorable bag. I love all the color.
    I just finished The Light Between Oceans and am now reading Cutting for Stone. I recommend both:)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. I haven't picked up a book in ages...seems I get all my reading done on line...nothing spectacular.
    Love the shape of that container!

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  54. The only thing i really read are quilt magazines. Want to get the new Quilty and check it out!

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  55. How fantastic! This would be perfect by the sewing machine.

    I adored the Princess Bride {just as good as the movie}, the Sabril series by Nix, and I just got a book on CD from Gaiman. That is other than my quilting books like from Tula Pink, Elizabeth Hartman, etc etc.

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  56. Nancy Drew series has me hooked. thanks

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  57. Hello from Minnesota! Cute bag :) I'm reading So Brave, Young, and Handsome by Leif Enger - it's pretty a pretty fun adventure story so far and he really knows how to turn a romantic phrase.

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  58. I don't read nearly as much as I'd like. I'm getting ready to start reading a book I heard about on NPR titled Her: A Memoir

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  59. I really enjoyed the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson. Right now I'm partway through the Wheel of Time series. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  60. Love the oval bag you made, it's lovely!
    I have just finished reading Rough Justice by Stephen Leather, a bit of a guy book, but I liked it.
    Thanks for the chance to win, fingers crossed!

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  61. Pride and Prejudice 4EVER!!!!!!!! :)

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  62. It's an old book but I am currently reading "O, Pioneers!" by Willa Cather. It was written 100 years ago!

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  63. I am reading the Merlot Murders - I was in the mood for a mystery!

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  64. right now i am reading a book about a man who chose to live without money. I reallly like the bag you are giving away, it would be so useful.

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  65. I am/was a school librarian, so I tend to read children's books. I would throughly recommend Wenny Has Wings - heartbreakingly good story. Love your pouch - thanks for the chance to win!

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  66. I am currently reading a fantasy book by Mercedes Lackey.
    phebinator(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  67. My favourite book at the moment and one that I'm happy to read and re-read is "The Time Travellers Wife"

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  68. What a great bag! Just finished and loved "The Casual Vacancy" by JK Rowling
    (majesticjenkinsATgmailDOTcom)

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  69. My current read is 'Death Comes to Pemberley' by PD James, and Jane Eyre is my favourite.

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  70. That bag is super cute! I loved the pattern when she posted it, but admit I was intimidated :) I read through all the "game of thrones" books and thought they were a fun, kind of mindless read.

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  71. I just finished reading about vegetable gardening in containers. Very inspirational.

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  72. Right now I am reading "I Just Want to Pee Alone". As a mother of a 13 month old, I love reading other parents funny stories.

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  73. I have a pouch already :)but I just discovered the "book of three" series by Lloyd Alexander. Quick young adult reads in the style of Lord of the Rings. Miss you hun!

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  74. I love this bag! I'm reading a memoir Drinking the Rain.

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  75. The bag is adorable! love the shape! I am reading the Kathy Reiches series..
    Thanks for the give away!I am a new follower = )

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  76. Such a cute bag - love the checks. I reading "Metro Girl" by Janet Evanovich - very funny.

    mcclelland(at)sympatico(dot)ca

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  77. I am reading the latest elm creek quilts book! Thanks for the chance!

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  78. Reading: The Swiss Courier by Goyer. Favorite: Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. Love this bag - it reminds me of my favorite children's book - Elmer by David McKee. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  79. Right now I am reading the Hobbit. Since the movie came out I decided it was time to read the book. The books are almost always better than the movies.

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  80. Journey to the East by Hermann Hesse is an all time favorite!

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  81. Totally boring, but reading a huge knitting book.. boring right?
    Thanks for the chance!

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  82. Right now I'm in the middle of a few books, not sure how that happened as I've never done that before in my life but recently it seems to be a problem. Eat, Pray, Love and Berene Brown's books are the top pics right now though.

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  83. Adorable basket! I just finished (re)reading the last Hunger Games book. It is such a good read, but disappointing at the end.

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  84. I am about to start reading Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

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  85. I just finished the last of Tess garrison's books. I am looking forward to the new Pattersonn.

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  86. I'm currently reading the Game of Thrones series. I'm in the middle of book 3. Love it! Thanks for participating! :)

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  87. So adorable! Love that turquoise interior too! I'm reading Walk in the Woods right now. Good so far, kind of slow to read, but its humor keeps bringing me back. It's a good book if you like nature / history / with a little humor :)

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  88. I think my recent favorite reads are the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy.

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  89. I just finished Gone Girl. It was really good (if you like mystery type books)

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  90. I love the Hobbit! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  91. I just finished "Beautiful Ruins" and really enjoyed it. I love your giveway, thanks for the chance to win!

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  92. I am a film reviewer, so I mostly read cinema related books.
    I am currently finishing CITY OF NETS, about Hollywood in the 40s.

    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  93. Currently listening to the Game of Thrones (book 4)
    Reading The girl who fell beneath fairyland
    And one of my favorites is the Ugly Series

    kelly72lynn at yahoo

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  94. I really enjoyed Where'd You Go, Bernadette.

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  95. I'm in the middle of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra and it's incredible!

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  96. one of my favorite books is The Liar's Club. I'm currently reading A Homemade Life which i'm loving. thanks for the giveaway!

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  97. I just read a wonderful book - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I'm an avid reader and this is the best book I've read in a few years!

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  98. Fave book is pride and prejudice and zombies... Love the bag!!! Well done

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  99. favourite book- Pride and Prejudice, I love all the wry comments! so modern for a book written 200 years ago! Human nature doesn't change.

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  100. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd is an awesome book! Thank you for the chance to win this gorgeous pouch :)

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  101. I love books from Jennifer Chiaverini.

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  102. I just started following your blog. I like that oval bag!
    Currently reading an older book that I found in our book boxes in storage - Turning No into Yes by Stephen M. Pollan. It's more than a financial book which is what I first thought it was.

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  103. I like your oval bag. I just finished Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins and started Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  104. Being a librarian, there are just SO many I could recommend. But I would say "Blindness" by Jose Saramago changed my view of humankind.
    Thanks!

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  105. what a cute bag! love it! I haven't read a book in so long! last one was Street Lawyer (john Grisham)

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  106. my all time favorite books are the harry potter series and the chronicles of narnia series.

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  107. I'm reading lots of books for school, so I haven't really indulged in "fun" reading lately.. I do enjoy to sneak in a bit of sherlock holmes though :)

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  108. no time to read to busy with other things right now..

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  109. The Timekeeper was a great read, I think someone else mentioned it too :). Your pouch is precious.

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  110. Thundercats! Oh, Lady, beautiful. I can actually hum the theme song for the cartoon. LOL. What was your question? Oh, yes, book. I'm re-reading "Farewell Miss Zukas" by Jo Dereske.

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  111. One of my favs is a novella by Steve Martin (yes arrow through the head) called Pleasure of My Company. It is quirky to be sure but I love it so much I read it every year. Highly recommended if you like oddball stories.
    Thanks for the generous giveaway. If i made something so cute I'd be hard pressed to give it away!

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  112. Hmm I'm reading the Game of Thrones series now - I like them! and I love this little pouch - thanks for the chance! I need a place to store my thread :)

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  113. I just read "The Wedding Day", it was great!

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  114. One of my all time favorites is Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. Thanks! wonderlandbyalyce at gmail dot com

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  115. I'm reading String Fling. A Bonnie Hunter pattern book

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  116. Thanks for offering that cool bag. I have just finished the latest book by Maeve Binchy - I can highly recommend all her books.

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  117. I tend to only read quilting & crafty books these days(can't actually remember the last novel I read). I bought Pillow Pop recently & it's a terrific book. Thanks for the chance to win the Oval Box Bag, I love that it's perfect for storing Aurifil threads!

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  118. I love everything by Lori Wick and Janette Oke. Our current read aloud is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    ajoyfulnoise(at)live(dot)com

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  119. Just finished "Letters to Katie" by Kathleen Fuller.

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  120. Fave is Jane Eyre or Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and current read is any of Sarah Addison Allen's (I read everything she has every summer!).

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  121. Two awesome books I recently finished were State of Wonder (by A. Pratchett, I think?) and The Opposite of Me (S. Pekkanen). Sorry, I don't keep them; I release my paperbacks back into The Wild for others to enjoy, too!

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  122. Great bag. Lov eyour fabrics. I am reading maggie Shaynes Twilight Series. Im currently reading Embrace the Twilight. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  123. When you reach me by Rebecca Stead.

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  124. My favorite book is called The Mists of Avalon! I've read it a million times! atabanana29(at)gmail(dot)com

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  125. My last book I finished few days ago is from Pamela Druckerman - Bringing Up Bebe

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  126. Love this bag!
    My favorite book is Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase to Catch Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson.

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  127. last book: El tiempo entre costuras
    Author María Dueñas
    I think it's already in English, great book!
    thanks
    my email elocose at gmail.com

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  128. Like the shape of this bag. My book is really for teenagers but it's a great series: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel.

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  129. Hi Becky,
    Love the oval bag, I could see it used for many different things! I just read Gone Girl and am ready to start Kitchen House. Thanks for the opportunity to possibly win! Love your blog btw

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  130. I just started Joanna Trollope's Brother and Sister

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  131. I loved reading The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler. Another favorite is Crazy in Alabama by Mark Childress. Ignore, avoid, and stay away from the movies made from these wonderful books.

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  132. I just finished Between Heaven and Texas by Marie Bostwick. Great read!

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  133. I am reading The Outlander series

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  134. My favorite series is Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache mysteries. I just finished the novel "The Bookseller" by Mark Pryor, which is also very good.

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  135. Just read Gone Girl which I really enjoyed and am reading Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. Great bag thank you!

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  136. Most of my reads lately have been of the Dr Seuss variety - with a toddler, I don't get much time for reading. My favorite is and probably always will be Pride & Prejudice

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  137. Choosing a favorite book is like choosing a favorite child, but I'm currently reading book 10 of the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. So glad the last book FINALLY came out this year!

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  138. I have two new books from the library-Dancing Lessons and Everybody Has Everything. Lots to read!

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  139. If i read i would have no time to sew... only the bible for me these days

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  140. I like the JR Ward series the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Romance novel-- not sure that is something you are interested in.

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  141. My all time favorite book is Pride and Prejudice!

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  142. I am hooked on the Game of Thrones series right now. cynsaw2(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  143. Loved Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver

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  144. Currently reading The Great Gatsby. A real bore so far!

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  145. I'm readin WILD right now. hadas_a1@yahoo.com

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  146. It is nearly impossible for me to name a favourite book. The list is endless! I just finished Good Omens. I don't recall the title of the book I am currently reading. It's something with the name Darcy.

    anna [at] 64colorbox [dot] com

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  147. I am currently reading 'the art of friendship' by erin kaye. very nice read for a day at the beach or a rainy day in bed :-D

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  148. Sorry, don't have any tips for reading unless you are interested in fantasy. Let me know if you do!
    The pouch is just wonderful! Thank you for giving it away.
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo com

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  149. I'm currently working my way through the Game of Thrones series.
    Thanks for the chance to win your lovely bag.

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  150. I just finished and loved Kate Atkinson's new book, "Life after Life."

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  151. I am one book 3 of game of thrones right now

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  152. I'm reading book one of the game of thrones and totally loving it!!

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  153. loved the hunger games last summer, the game of thrones series (what is out so far.... hurry up book 6) was fabulous. i just read the virgin suicides which was great but a little depressing. oooh, one i read late last year was called daughter of smoke and bone that was pretty good too.

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  154. I am reading Lisa Scottoline's new book, DOn't GO. I have really enjoyed all of her books. One of the reasons is they are usually based around Philadelphia and everytime she makes a reference to a local attraction, school, town, it is really fun to read about that.

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  155. I am reading one of my husband books, well series, call Eragon. I love it. Thanks!

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  156. I like American Wife and the Horse Whisperer

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  157. Currently reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King!

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  158. I just finished the Needlecraft Mystery series. Yup, sewing and a mystery! They are written by Monica Ferris

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  159. John Flanagan's series The Ranger's Apprentice. Great bag. Thanks.

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  160. Cute little bag! I've yet to attempt to sew this style myself. I've been waiting to get ahold of 'Gone Girl'

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  161. Tara Road by Mauve Binchey. Thanks!

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  162. I'm reading Les Miserables by Victor Hugo right now. When I'm done maybe ill redbox the new Anne Hathaway version!

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  163. A dog's purpose was a really good book.

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  164. I love your bag. One of my favorite books is AMERICAN GODS by Neil Gaiman.

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  165. I really like the "Outlander" series by Diana Gabaldon. Thanks for the chance to win your cute bag.

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  166. I live angora Roberts books.

    Lexi Stewart
    Tigerpug@roadrunner.com

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