Monday, December 3, 2012

Giveaway Day

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day snuck up on me this time. 




A big welcome to those who are visiting for the first time.
My name is di and I love to share my addictions passions.
I blog about quilting, sewing, baking, gardening, travel and family life.
I hope you'll have a look around and come back and visit again.
Now on to the giveaway.
I have 8 fat quarters from Amy Butler's Cameo line and three coordinating solids.

I have become a huge Audible books fan. I listen to them while I am sewing. 
So for a chance to win, tell me your favorite book and I will check to see if it is in audio format. 
And please don't suggest the Twilight series or the 50 Shades of Grey series...not my style. 

For an extra chance to win, my followers can enter again, just tell me how you follow my blog.

I will have the random number generator draw a winner at 6 PM PST.
on Friday, December 7, 2012.
I will ship anywhere in the world.
If you are a no-reply commenter make sure to leave your email address
in this format youremail(at)whatever(dot)com.


I usually respond to all comments, but in this case I'm just going to say
"Good luck!"

482 comments:

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Quilterbell said...

My favorite book is The pillars of the Earth, I have read it three times and I never repeat!.

Quilterbell said...

I am a follower of course, thank you for the chance!.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

The only books I read are quilt magazines...sorry.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I am a follower though...thanks for the chance

Norma's Clay said...

I will love to win. Thanks for the opportunity! Have a Merry Christmas!

LuLu said...

Oh how I love audible! My favorite series so far is Outlander. It has gotten me through many long sessions of stitching :-) I'd love to listen to The Book Thief next.
Beautiful fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win some pretties :-)

Mommarock said...

I like pretty much anything Mystery, Murder Mystery, who dunit.. that kind of thing. I have not read anything like that in a while. I read on my nook that is really fun.

Mommarock said...

I am a follower.

Norma's Clay said...

I'm sorry for not mentioning a book on first comment. I really mostly read books on sewing and other hobbies. I'm a follower.

Stephanie Granite said...

I really like the book "A Discovery of Witches", it has a surprisingly large amount of history packed into it. "The Book Thief" is also a great one

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love listening to Pride and Prejudice (the Lindsay Duncan version) and have just finished listening to 'Death Comes to Pemberley' by P.D. James and really enjoyed it!

Heather D. said...

Shanghai Girls, and Cutting for Stone are both excellent. I'd recommend them highly!

Heather D. said...

I follow you via google reader.

Sandra said...

Clan of the Cave Bear Series

Sandra said...

Am a follower

Candice said...

We love the Michael Vey books! Thanks!

Vicki said...

Lois McMaster Bujold writes great books.

Rebecca said...

I love Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (which has already been mentioned, but deserves a second mention for sure) and I enjoyed The Hunger Games trilogy. I also really loved Lying on the Couch by Irvin D. Yalom. Thanks for the giveaway :)

Rebecca said...

I am also a happy follower - I follow your blog in my Google Reader :)

Anonymous said...

I frequently listen to the Harry Potter series while I'm sewing. But as far as other favorite books I've read lately there's "1984," "The Great Gatsby," "The Hobbit," "Unwind," "The Hunger Games" series, "The Night Circus." There's a small and varied list.

Amy
amy-elisabeth(at)hotmail(dot)com

Susan Standen said...

Lovely giveaway, Di. Have you ever read Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky? Beautiful book.

Susan Standen said...

I am a follower.

B Greene said...

A couple of my favorite audiobooks are Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer (about the 1996 Mount Everest disaster) and American on Purpose by Craig Ferguson (autobiography). Thanks for the wonderful giveaway chance!!

B Greene said...

I am a happy follower of your blog.

Allison C said...

I'm a fan of urban fantasy which is probably not your style since you said no Twilight. So I would suggest Gone with the Wind. Sounds corny, but I really enjoyed listening to it on tape.

Allison C said...

I'm a follower!

Jodi said...

I loved "The Time Traveler's Wife." I think I would constantly make mistakes if I tried to listen and sew at the same time! :-)

Jodi said...

Already following, and loving it!

Anna said...

I'm a big fan of Barbara Kingsolver, she has a lovely way with words. Thanks for the give away!

aiah23 said...

I definitely resort to Harry Potter. Something so fun, innocent, and magical about it.

Fawn

Sara said...

I can't think of any specific book,but anything crime fighting, mystery book works for me!

Sara said...

I follow through google blogger.

Melanie said...

The best book I have read this year is The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. If it isn't on your reader it should be! I loved it!

Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

Anna said...

Favorite book? As if I could choose! But Hummingbird's daughter by Luis urrea is excellent. As is the His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman. I'm also a huge Game of Thrones fan!

Anna said...

I also follow your blog through Google reader :)

Jenniffier Kramer said...

It is a long one but 1Q84 is pretty good. It takes a little bit of time to get into, but once you are in you don't want to stop listening.

Jenniffier Kramer said...

I follow you, probably through gfc, but I get you in my google reader.

yorkie mom said...

I'm a follower.

yorkie mom said...

Love Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. It's fun to imagine.
























Violeta Petrova said...

Actually O love Bulgarian books... I am not sure if you understand Bulgarian :)

Great prize

Thank you :)

violet_bg1(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Elena said...

My favorite book is Anne of Green Gables.

Courtneysews said...

I am a follower!

Courtneysews said...

I love the book The shack. Thanks!

Michala said...

The best book I've read in a long time is Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffeneger who also wrote the time travellers wife. It's absolutely fantastic, and if it's not in audio format read the book. I highly recommend it!

Michala said...

I follow your blog on bloglovin'

rainjerette said...

It is hard to pick one favorite, but I really enjoy listening to the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters. Great humour and adventures!

rainjerette said...

I am a follower, too. Thank you for the give away!

cherylj said...

I follow via RSS

cherylj said...

My favorite book is The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. I would guess that it would be available as an audio book.

Lisa Mather said...

I love Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

mtnquiltr said...

I listen to lots of audiobooks. I thought Shantaram was great, so well read too.

Swedish Scrapper said...

Fave bok to re read-- Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Also anything by Alice Munro (Canadian) or Willa Cather. And then there's the Millenium series......

Swedish Scrapper said...

I'm a follower and I love the little bundle you'd part with! Happy hopping!

Kate said...

I really like A Tree Grows in Brooklyn!

Beth said...

I just finished "Defending Jacob" amd thought it was a really good book. I don't normally do audio books so I may need to check that out.

Beth said...

I am a follower and follow on google reader.

Amanda K said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I just read "The Help" and really enjoyed it.

Quilter in the Gap said...

My favorite author of all time is Nicholas Sparks but another really good one is Marie Bostwick. She wrote a series based in a quilt shop that started with A Single Thread. Very good! I met her at a quilt show and she is so very kind!!! Sort of mystery sort of not. good books though.

Quilter in the Gap said...

i am a follower

Ella said...

One Hundred Year of Solitude.

Ella said...

I'm a follower!

Taya@TypeB said...

I listen to a lot of audiobooks while sewing! I love the Harry Potter series, as someone else mentioned. Sometimes I stick to easy chick lit that doesn't take too much concentration away from sewing. LOVE your swoon quilt and I've always wanted to learn to make pierogies!

giddy99 said...

I love the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child!

giddy99 said...

I follow via GFC & Google Reader!

Lisa Marie said...

I loved "In a Sunburned Country" by Bill Bryson. Don't know if it's on audio or not. I have seen some of Malcolm Gladwell's books on audio -- I read them and found them interesting and thought-provoking.

Lisa Marie said...

I follow your blog.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Well, you might not like my tastes...so instead I will mention that the latest Maeve Binchy novel, A Week in Winter, got a really good review in the paper this weekend.

fenna said...

both pilgrims progress and chronicles of narnia are on cd!!! they are great!

JustPam said...

I am listening to Lee Child's Jack Reacher's series. I borrow them from the library and download to my mp3 player.

JustPam said...

I follow your blog through GFC

linda said...

any murder mystery are what i like i have never had a audio book love my kindle .

linda said...

i am a follower

KD-Quilts said...

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn was a really good book! I liked it so much I went and found all of her previous books and got on the library wait list for them!

Jane S. said...

My favorite audio books are the "Outlander" series by Diana Gabaldon. It's an excellent historical fiction series, she does a lot of research for her books and it shows. I read them myself as well but it was fun listening to someone else read them to me, too.

Katrin said...

I love all books by Matt Ruff. Thanks!

Lynne said...

Gorgeous fabrics!
I loved The Time Traveler's Wife.
Thanks for the great giveaway!

Cindy Sharp said...

This time of year especially...check out Dickens, "A Christmas Carol" read by Patrick Stewart. It is amazing.

veronicamade said...

I have always loved the Anne of Green Gables series of books. I think Anne and I would have been great friends if she had been a real person.

Natasha said...

I recently finished

The Forgotten Garden....I can't remember who by. but it was wonderful!

Otherwise, anything by Nora Roberts.

Martina said...

I just read a book of Marie Bostwick and really fully enjoyed it. Have already given the book to a friend for her to read. The title was : die Fäden des Schicksals.I don't know the english title though!

Martina said...

I am a happy follower through GFC

jruminski said...

I read "American Wife" this summer and I loved it.

ritainalaska said...

a fun series: janet evanovitch's now fifteen books about a young female bounty hunter's adventures and romance in new jersey. each a good read, good for laughs.

Heather said...

Good omens.

Heather said...

I'm a follower.

ritainalaska said...

i follow on my blogger reader :)

Jenna@CallHerHappy said...

I loved P&P :)

jenna
callherhappy.com

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

I'd go for a Jane Austen novel, you can't make a mistake with them!

I'm just reading "The Secret Life of the Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd, it's lovely!

JoyceLM said...

John Sandford is one of my favorite authors & I know his books are available in audio format, because I not only read them, I also like to listen to them. They're crime novels. Thanks for the giveaway.

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

I'm a follower of yours, I follow you via Blogspot.
Thank you for offering this giveaway and good luck to all who participate!

JoyceLM said...

I'm a follower - receiving posts by email. Thanks.

Lyanna L. said...

I think you should read the golden compass series by Phillip Pullman.

Also thanks for the giveaway! =)

Reader Owl said...

I am a follower - Thanks for the giveaway opportunity

Reader Owl said...

I'm reading Jennifer Chiaverini's The Giving Quilt just now.

abengel said...

Rick Bragg is my favorite author. I have enjoyed "All Over but the Shoutin'" and "Ava's Man" both in print and on tape, as well as "The Prince of Frogtown" and his other books in print. He is a true artist with words.

abengel said...

I follow you blog via email.

Patchwork and Play said...

Have you 'read' the Kate Arkinson books with the protagonist Jackson Brodie? They are extremely well written with fascinating story lines.. Lots of twists and turns!

Patchwork and Play said...

I'm a follower. Oh that's Atkinson!

anne said...

I love Jeffery Archer and Edward Rutherford. I think you could find some of their books as audio books.

Catherine said...

I love the Lee Child books.or if you love history, Phillipa Gregory

Catherine said...

And I am a follower, thanks for the opportunity

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Two recent favorites are The Help and; if you enjoy history, Killing Lincoln.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I'm already a happy follower...thanks for the sweet giveaway!

Lisa C said...

I like Lee Child's series on Jack Reacher. They are mysteries (without a lot of graphic sex). If you decide to read one, I'd suggest starting at the beginning because while each one could stand alone, if you get hooked you'd want all of the background. Thanks for the chance to win!

Addie K said...

I love these fabrics in the wintery colors. Thank you for the giveaway. I recommend listening to "Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It" by Geoff Dyer.

Addie K said...

I am a new follower.

Andrea said...

The Help was excellent as an audiobook. Also just finished State of Wonder by Ann Patchett and really enjoyed it!

arbendlin(at)gmail(dot)com

Kirsten said...

The "Outlander" series by Diana Gabaldon is fabulous - I have just bought her latest book to read. Thanks for the chance to win!

Captain StitchyPants said...

The Hobbit (and the rest of the LOTR series) are lovely audiobooks. I really enjoyed listening to them.

NinjaEema said...

I loved the Song of Fire and Ice series. They were riveting.

limor477 at aol dot com

Gale, Ky quilter said...

My favorite book is Jane Eyre. Love it! This Amy Butler fabric is gorgeous!

Gale, Ky quilter said...

I am already a faithful follower! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

Tammy said...

The last book I read was by a Korean writer, the book was called "please look after Mother" but I think it might be "please look after Mom" in the US. A very emotional and haunting story about family relationships, guilt, duty and unlike anything I have read before. A great book but not one to read if you are feeling a bit down.

Erin M. said...

I really enjoyed "the likeness" by Tana French. Maybe you would too?

Thanks for the giveaway.

Tammy said...

And I follow you on google

Flying Blind... said...

Oooh I think any and all John Irving books would be great to listen to; Hotel New Hampshire is one of the best books EVER!

Flying Blind... said...

Of course I am follower x

Tiffany said...

If you like fantasy, you should try the Wheel of Time. There are 14 books in the series, so they will keep you busy for a LOOONG time. Plus, the audiobook readers are really good.

memmens said...

I love The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje and all te other books he has written too, really moving work, I'm sure it would be great as an audio book in fact I might just take a look!
thanks for a great giveaway

memmens said...

I follow using RSS - thanks

PippaP said...

im a gfc follower

PippaP said...

I havent tried audio books, would be great to listen to while sewing though, might check some out

Alison said...

I really like the Hunger games series but I also read Crime and Punishment like every other year.

Jennyroo said...

I love anything by Barbara Kingsolver!

Bea García said...

I love the book The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. I received it as a gift from my late Grandma and read it almost every year... thanks for the chance to win...
bea968{at}gmail.com

Bea García said...

I follow you on Google Reader :)

OhioLori said...

My favorite book of all..is Anne of Green Gables!! My BFF is "Anne"... and I am "Dianna"....we sign notes & all to each other this way...Always! lol But loved The Help, and all the Little House on the Prairie books too.

Thanks for chance to win your drawing! :)

OhioLori said...

I am a Follower thru GFC...have been for quite awhile now too...

Thanks for second chance to win! :)

needle and nest said...

I love the Arcane Society series by Amanda Quick. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

needle and nest said...

I follow via GFC. :)

Anonymous said...

I like anything by Ann Rule.
ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

Beth said...

I love the mystery series by Louise Penny, beginning with Still Life. The books are beautifully written and are about so much more than a murder.

Another compelling book is "The Impeachment of President Lincoln". I heartily recommend it.

Beth said...

I follow you via email.

Anita said...

Oh, I'm in love with the classics...Tale of Two Cities...Ivanhoe...and there are others.

Thanks for a chance to win.

Anita said...

I follow your blog.

Carolyn said...

I really enjoy the Maggie Sefton knitting mysteries. It is a good series.

Carolyn said...

I am a happy follower through google/blogger.

Karen P. said...

I'm sorry I'm not a reader so no suggestions there. I love to follow your makes though! :)

Karen P. said...

I'm sorry I'm not a reader so no suggestions there. I love to follow your makes though! :)

Winona said...

If you like romances, the Yellowstone series by Peggy L. Henderson is awesome.

Karen P. said...

following!

Winona said...

I am following through Google Friend Connect.

Julie said...

I have just finished reading: Solomons Tree and its sequel Finding Casey - both by Jo ann Mapson. Other favourite of mine are:
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbach, a Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.

Thanks for the chance,

julielou41@gmail.com

Fiona said...

I'd recommend any book by Penny Vincenzi. She follows a family, or group of people during an event (or over a couple of generations) and you get really into them. I always hate it when the books end as I feel like I've gotten to know the characters.

Mimi said...

I would love to listen to the series "The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson's.

Mimi said...

I follow your blog via Google Reader - thanks!

barbara woods said...

don't know any thanks for the chance

barbara woods said...

i am a follower

capitolaquilter said...

Stephen King's Thinner is an oldy but goody.

capitolaquilter said...

I follow up on Google Reader- thanks

Lesley said...

I love all Jodi Picoult books...although her last one, Wolf(?) was not my favorite, but read and loved all the others!

suemac said...

I am a follower. I am into mysteries. Any mystery series would be good.

Lesley said...

Of course I love to follow, and have been for awhile!

gloriajanine said...

I am a hopeless romantic. I love Nicholas Sparks and Debbie Macomber. Also Jane Austin. Havent tried listening to a book while I sew. Have to try that!

gloriajanine said...

I follow your blog through email.

Amanda said...

Have you read Bill Bryson?

Ebeth said...

I love A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving). Thanks for the chance!
Elizabeth
Lwghosts at yahoo dot com

@pril said...

I've never tried Audio books and don't read much so no help from me

TexPat said...

Someone mentioned The Forgotten Garden...it's by Kate Morton and it is excellent. Liked it so much I got all of her books. I really like that her books are standalone novels so you don't have to read in order! If you like police procedurals...Elly Griffiths, Tana French, Susan Hill, Anne Cleeves each have great murder mystery series going! Thanks for a great giveaway opportunity!

TexPat said...

I enjoy your blog & follow on google reader.

jmj said...

I've just listened to "Call the Midwife" great book and great show on PBS!!! Thanks for the giveaway

Valerie said...

Hi Di! I've recently gotten into listening to books while sewing too! I just listened to Orange is the New Black which was a freebie from the library. It was entertaining but not earth shattering. One of my favorite books is what is the what by Dave Eggars. Not sure if its in audio format but its a great read!

Becky said...

I've been a follower via Google blogger :-) Thanks for the give away!

Becky said...

Hmmm favorite book, I prefere to sew and listen to music than sew, but I'm a big fan of Barbara Kingsolver. I hear she just came out with a new book. Must get it soon!

Marilyn said...

I love the fabric you're giving away. Blue is my favorite color. My favorite book is The Poisonwood Bible. Thanks for the chance to win!
mvlouie99(at)yahoo(dot)com

jmniffer said...

I like any and all murder mysteres. No real favorites. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

jmniffer said...

I am a follower.

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

I love all of Kate Morton's books!

Mina said...

My boss got us hooked on the Mrs Pollifax series of audio books.

Leanne said...

I really ought to listen to books when I sew too, it is a great idea. We love the mysteries by Sue Grafton and Sara Paretsky. Anything by Barbara Kingsolver is lovely and will make you think. I also enjoyed the Time Travellers Wife. I have a stack of books on my table to read, including the latest by J. K. Rawlings, but my reading time gets taken by sewing. Enough now, I really want to win those fabrics, they are beautiful, thank you for the chance.

Leanne said...

And of course I follow your lovely blog and as I really love those fabrics, maybe it is my turn to win.

Patty D from NC said...

new favorite author is Ann Hood.

Caroline said...

The death and life of Charlie St. Cloud was a good read.

carolinebock1 at yahoo dot com

Nikita said...

Anything by Judith McNaught.

Almsot Heaven is my most loved book... I can read that one over and over

AnnieK said...

My favorite is a toss-up between Watership Down and The Stand. Either would be a looooooong audiobook, I'm thinking.

camelama said...

My favorite book is anything by P.G. Wodehouse! Or Patrick O'Brian. Or Angela Thirkell. Or Arthur Ransome. Or E.M.Delafield. Or or or or or.. :)

camelama said...

I"m a new follower!

dwylie said...

Hmmm... I mostly ready romance novels. I think they might be a poor choice to listen to out loud. lol!

Needled Mom said...

How about Gone With the Wind?

Sally said...

I'm really not sure how to choose ONE favorite book, plus it really depends on what you like... If you like funny, I would suggest The Spellman Files.

Sally said...

I'm already a lurker type follower on Google Reader :)

Deb said...

You're on my Google Reader list!

Deb said...

A recent read that I (surprisingly) liked and couldn't put down - Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. Not my usual genre but it sucked me in.

Dianne Neale said...

I'm just listening to a book called Dominion, about what the UK would have been like if we had lost WW2.

Dianne Neale said...

I am a follower. Thanks for the chance to win this

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

The kite runner is a great read.

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

Am a follower gfc..

Barbara said...

The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd.

Barbara said...

Follower.

heartsease54 said...

The Outlander series of books by Diana Gabaldon but only the unabridged ones read by Davina Porter. I have not only read the whole series numerous times, but have them on CD and could listen to them over & over too. They are that good.

mary mahoo said...

I'm addicted to the JD Robb "In Death" series,,,easy to read,,easy to put down,,a serious guilty pleasure. (Not my normal reading material, but now I look for the newest to come out)

mary mahoo said...

I'm a long time follower with bloglovin'.

Deborah said...

Our favourite audio books that we listen to as a family are the 'How to train your dragon' series. They are so funny that both the kids and adults enjoy them!

Debbie said...

One of my favs is A Homemade Life.

hueisei said...

I love Jodi Picoult novels :D

hueisei said...

I am a follower

Christine said...

I love all kinds of books, but one which I have particularly enjoyed recently is Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Christine said...

I am a follower

Janet said...

I love Mordecai Richler's novels which I read long ago and would love to listen to them if they were available.

Janet said...

I follow on GFC.

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