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Giveaway: Four Scrapbooking Novels!

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Recently, we did a book review on Laura Childs’ latest book, Death Swatch: A Scrapbooking Mystery.   Now we are doing a giveaway for four of these books!  Please read below for details.

Here is an exerpt from our review:

The story follows scrapbook store owner, Carmela Bertrand as she finds herself following clues to solve a mysterious murder. Set in post-Katrina New Orleans, many true-to life eccentricities of the locale are described. From expressions to food, you will feel like you are actually there! Now I really want to visit! There are even recipes in the back of the book which are mentioned within the story.

I also read, with interest, all the scrapbooking-related references throughout the book. The main character teaches classes in her scrapbook store, describes projects that she and her friends are working on, discusses new inventory, etc. The back of the book also contains some handy scrapbooking tips and ideas from the author.

Click here to read the entire book review. 

Would you like to win a copy of Death Swatch: A Scrapbooking Mystery for your very own?  Today’s giveaway is for one of four of these books!  I think you will enjoy reading this charming story as much as I did.  Please comment to this post for your chance to win one.  Please tell us, what is on your nightstand – what are you reading right now?  Any scrapbooking idea books, magazines, novels, non-fiction?  Would love to hear your recommendations.  We will leave comments open until Friday, Nov 7th at midnight EST.  FOUR winners will be announced on Saturday, Nov 8th.

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82 Comments

  1. Pauline Clark
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Scrapbook stories are becoming soo popular…I am currently reading Scissors, Paper, Death by Joanna Campbell Slan. Scrapbook or read about it? The choices are so hard!

  2. allison
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Wow !! I love Laura’s books – can’t wait to get my hands on this new one.

  3. Kim M
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Oh, how cool! I love reading!! Right now I just finished up a series by Terri Blackstock, I love her books!

  4. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I am sort of in between books right now, just finished Twilight series and havent yet started the Nora Roberts book on my nightstand.

  5. susan
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I am just starting “What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self”

    I usually read fiction for my leisure reading, so this is a bit different for me. But my reading time is limited and the short sections fit my with availability. It is also small so I stuck in in my purse to read at appointments, etc.

    Susan

  6. Nadia Cormier
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    wow, I love to read and scrapbook, this is a two in one, what more can a girl ask for!!! Right now I’m reading “where the heart is” and my Creating Keepsakes magazine.

  7. Georgia
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I really am into mysteries-just finished Edgar Sawtelle and am now reading Sail by Patterson.

  8. Linh
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I am reading After the Leaves Fall right now. I’d love to win a copy of this new scrapbooking mystery book. :)

  9. Michelle R.
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Right now, everything I do is about scrapbooking? On my bed stand, the Stampin Up catalog, Cardmaker magazine and my wish list for all I want for Christmas!

  10. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    For my bookclub; The Blind Side by Michael Lewis.

  11. Cheryl P
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Well we are on vacation right nonw and I am rapidly zipping though the Twilight series. I am currently reading Eclipse and it is as great as the previous two books. I have read a couple of the Laura Childs scrapbboking series and I love them! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  12. Sue Bone
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I love this series of books and have recently reread the first three. At the moment I’m reading a Jeeves & Wooster book by PG Wodehouse. I love easy reading.

    Sue

  13. Mustangkayla
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Since becoming pregnant and doctor ordering more down time, I’ve been reading a lot more and always looking for good boods! On my night stand is a book called “Beyond The Distant Shadows” by Patricia Dunway. It’s pretty good. I’ll definitely be reading the other books in the series.

  14. Shermala
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I didn’t even know about this book! I am currently reading Scissors, Paper, Death by Joanna Campbell Slan. I would love to get my hands on this book!

  15. Lisa Hall
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    what a day love today thanks for the give away ,
    ok i am reading S from Sue Grafton, so love her and of course the scrap books as well.
    would love to win one of these books.
    thanks for the chance.
    Lisa Hall

  16. Jan
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Just finishing ‘The Ravenscar Dynasty’ by Barbara Taylor Bradford and fixing to start ‘The Heir’ by the same author. Would love to read ‘Death Swatch’ since I love mysteries and live in South Louisiana. (Wonder if the recipes are authentic?)

  17. Kristin Townsend
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I need to know about more scrapping books. I have read some of these books and love them. I can’t remember the title or author right now but they are Christian based and are about Scrapbooking. There are 4 adopted girls and they learned to scrap from there MAMA, in the book I am reading she has passed but they are all together scrapping in her room. They are really good:)

    I would love to win this book!!!

  18. Brenda
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Wow – finally something that combines my two loves, reading and scrapbooking! At the moment I am reading: Intelligence for your Life (John Tesh), The Knife of Never Letting Go (Patrick Ness), and A Century of Colour Photography (Pamela Roberts). I’d sure love to win a copy of Death Swatch to add to my collection!

  19. Isabelle A.
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I love this series. I read the first ones so fast! Right now I’m in-between books. I just finished reading the Twilight series.

  20. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I would love to read this book. I’ve been trying to find it at my library! Right now I am reading The Memory Keepers Daughter and really enjoying it. Hope to get and read Ali E’s new book soon!

  21. Reel Girl
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    On my nightstand right now – The latest Scrapbooks, Etc., Starting Points by Linda Harrison (Fab Idea Book!) and a novel called “The Bright Forever” by Lee Martin – - incredible book! The Twilight Series is next on my list – - I know I am behind the times on this one!

  22. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Mystery Books are my favorite! But I also just finished re-reading some of the Boxcar Children books. I had several of them when I was a little girl, but lost them along the way. So last year my husband bought several of them for me for Christmas! Now when I have children, I can read the Boxcar children to them :)

  23. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    My nightstand actually is bare. I have finished reading my last book Breaking Dawn.
    I love the Laura Child books, and haven’t read this one, in the scrapbook mysteries. But I would love to have the chance in winning one.

  24. TammyB
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    The book on my nightstand is Chicken Soup for the Scrapbooker’s Soul. Other than that, I mainly read mysteries so the Laura Child’s books are right up my alley! Thanks for the chance to win them :)

  25. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    OMG! Scrapbooking and mysteries in one place? I think I have died and gone to heaven to be sure.

    Right now I am reading 2 books, the first is Serpent’s Tooth by Faye Kellerman and the other is Clean & SImple The Sequel by Cathy Zielske.

  26. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    i am currently reading two books one is the adultery club and the other is twilight from the twilight series by stephine meyer. the adultery club is a book written from the points of views of all 3 characters of the book is got some very funny parts in it. Not very far in the twilight book yet as i am trying to finish one book before i get to far in the other. I am also flipping thru the new creating keepsakes magazine.

  27. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    On my nightstand? Current issues of Home Companion and Scrapbooks Etc.

  28. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Right now I am reading the book called A Girls Guide to Witchcraft. It is about a librarian that just discovered she is a witch. It is cute, not my favorite book in the world but cute. I’m only about half way through, so we will see.

    I love these scrapbook mysteries though, I’ve read the first couple & have not read this one yet!

  29. Jodie Reimink
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I would love a scrapbooking-related mystery! Sounds like a fun read. Thanks for offering it–
    Jodie

  30. Connie Buck
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Ilove to read books about scrapbooking. It is so fun do it and have mysteries and stories builtaround the hobby or told about areal life. I would love to win one of thses books.

  31. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I love thrillers and detectives. Right now I am reading Henning Mankells “The Young Wallander”. A Swedish detective/thriller. Never heard of these series. I’d love to read one!

  32. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I love the Laura Child books. Haven’t been able to find any past the 4th book for the scrapping series. I love mysteries, stories about the Amish and basically anything that is a good read, that doesn’t require much effort out of me. If I am reading for pleasure I like it to be something that I can get lost in.

  33. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I am reading a novel by Sara Gruen. It is called Riding Lessons. It is un-put-downable!!! LOL!

    I don’t subscribe to scrap mags– at present I am re-reading Angie Pedersen’s The Book of Us.

    Would love to ein LAura Childs’ books! WOW! TY for the draw! ~ Ali

  34. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Oh my goodness a book about scrapbooking? What’s not to like. I’d love to get my hands on this. Right now I am reading There Are No Accidents, Be the Pack Leader from Cesar Millan, and the current issues of Simple Scrapbooks and Creating Keepsakes mags.

    Corinna

  35. ca longhorn
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    love this book series! thanks for the chance to win one!

  36. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Right now I am reading Lewis Hamilton’s biography, along with the latest Creating Keepsakes Mag and a Beading Magazine. This book sounds great, pick me, pick me, pick me please!

  37. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Nothing is on my nightstand. I am kind of in a rut, so winning one of these books would be delightful.

  38. Karen M.
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I would love to read this book….I have wanted to read the series for so long, and have not got around to it. I am an avid reader…right now I am reading 3rd Degree by James Patterson…great series.

  39. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Right now I have Ali Edward’s new book and I am trying not to get through it too fast and to really put all the inspiration I am getting from it to work! :-)

  40. Janet Zeppa
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    No books on my nightstand at the moment. Just scrapping magazines.

  41. Julie B
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I managed to get a copy of one of Laura’s book – getting them here is rather difficult – what a neat read, it made me want to go to her shop so much :o) at the moment Im reading ‘what about the words’ to get me out of my journaling rut!

  42. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I just read “A Small White Scar” by K. A. Nuzum, which is a book my 10 y.o. daughter had read, I’m in the middle of “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey, and I’ve been reading Scrapbooks, Etc. I’ve read one of Laura Child’s books before, though, too!

  43. Rainy
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    My favorite author is Debbie Macomber she puts a great Christmas book every year and always makes me laugh. She is also the author of A Good Yarn about a woman that owns a yarn shop and some of her customers, I think there is four out in that series now and they are wonderful. I usually always have my latest scrapbook magazines on my night stand my favorite right now is Cloth, Paper, Scissors. Hope I Win!!!!

  44. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Right now I have a pile of books on my nightstand…all ones that need to be put away because I have read them all. :) The top one is the 4th Twilight book, because that was my most recent read. This book sounds fun! :)

  45. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I just ordered a couple of the books in this series last night, and have read the first two!

  46. Jean Marmo
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    This book looks wonderful! Would love to read it!

  47. Kristi
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I actually just finished reading the book just prior to this one, Frill Kill. They are great reads. Right now I am reading a wonderful book my former Sunday School teacher gave me for my birthday titled, What’s So Amazing About Grace, written by Philip Yancey. It is really making me think about being gracious for the things I have and the people I have in my life.

    Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway.

  48. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Well, this just works out perfectly because I am reading the one before this one right now! I waited for the paper back, but I would be thrilled to win this one!

  49. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Right now I’m reading Simple Scrapbooks. But on my nightstand is Dean Koontz’s, The Good Guy. I would love to read Death Swatch. My favorite books lately have been scrapbook related stories.

    Hugs,

    PattiM
    (Pattie’s passion)

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!!

  50. Karen Leas
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I’m just finishing Judge & Jury by James Patterson & Andrew Gross. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  51. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I’m finishing up Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer, and starting to read Eat Cake by Jeanne Ray.

  52. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Turkey Day Murder and the Dec issue of Scrapbooks Etc.

  53. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Right now, I’m finishing up “Twilight” and reading the latest issure of ScrapbooksEtc. Papercrafts..Holiday Cards & More Vol.3 is good too!

  54. cheryl
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    i’m a single parent and my kids have always called the other side of the bed “the passenger side”(like in our car). the passenger side of my bed always has the latest scrap magazines , my bible study and occassionally a cat.my bedside table has very little room but i could squeeze Death Swatch next to the clock… tehee, thanks, ms. cheryl

  55. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I have on my nightstand right now a brand new CK mag that just got delivered, Janet Evanovich’s Lean Mean Thirteen I just finished …. and a copy of Twilight that I’m fixing to start.

    I’ve been everso badly wanting to read a scrapbook novel. I can’t seem to find them when I look locally. I may have to rely on this contest or look online.

    Thanks for such a wonderful chance.

    Susan O’Neal
    [email protected]
    http://www.scrappydoo2u.blogspot.com

  56. Cynthia
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Some old papercrafts mags that I found when I was reorganizing! With my supersharp memory (ha) it’s like a whole bunch of new ones…. Gotta eat more blueberries, that’s supposed to help! :-)

  57. Lucy Chesna
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    awesome give away…love to have one of them

  58. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Oh, these books are awesome!

    Tonight’s reading material will be the new scrapbooks etc, or simple scrapbooks that I picked up at Borders today (I have been stalking for weeks… Australia is SOO behind!), or if they’re finished, I’m reading Jodi Picoult’s “nineteen minutes” and Lionel Shriver’s “post birthday world”

    Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome prize!!

  59. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    oh this book would be perfect on my nightstand… sure hope it comes my way. At present I’m reading “beyond the night” by Marlo someone.. sorry I’m no where near the book and now I can’t remember… I’m loving it.. all about a girl going blind.

  60. Susan C
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I’ve just finished the Last Templar – its sort of da Vinci code-ist but the ending and how it gets to there is totally different. My nightstand contains lots of books at the moment. Most of which I’ve read and need to be put away or returned to the person I borrowed it from.

    I’ve read Laura Child’s scrapbooking series before. A pleasant way to while away a few hours. I wish I could visit her shop!

  61. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I am not reading any books right now, so I need one to read! I have heard about this book and have been very curious about it! I would sure love to win it! I am reading Simple Scrapbooks magazine, Scrapbooks etc. magazine, Creating Keepsakes magazine, and Rubberstamp Madness Magazine!

  62. doverdi
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Not only am I addicted to scrapbooking, I’m also addicted to reading. I always have a book on the go. Right now I am reading Janet Evanovich’s Plum Series books and am half way through “Hard Eight”. I have a copy of Fern Michael’s “Fast Track” from the Sisterhood series that I have to read next (due back at the library next week lol) and have just ordered 9, 10 & 11 of the Plum Series books from the library to read next. I also have the newest issue of Scrapbooks Etc that I’m re-reading. I’m always searching for new authors. I have heard good things about the Laura Childs books and would love to win one. Thanks for the chance.

  63. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    i am in between reading the last of the twilight saga, breaking dawn and ali’s book designer’s eye about patterned papers. i fell in love with stephenie meyer’s twilight saga but i just cannot leave my scrapbooking behind. :)

  64. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Hello! Right now I’m reading Dawn Thompson’s erotic novel Lord of the Dark.. I LOVE IT! Gideon the arch angel has been punished by the gods for loving and lusting a mortal. Now he is cursed with his wings as they are now his ummm saying this nicely his “hot spot” and even the wind gets him all hot and bothered… then Rhiannon shipwrecked ends up on his isle and he knows he can’t keep her… but he can’t let her go. I love it so far!
    [email protected]

  65. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I’d love to win a copy of this!

    Right now I’m deeply sucked into Carl Hiassen’s “Double Whammy”. His characters are laugh-out-loud hilarious and I’ve enjoyed a number of his books.

  66. Edelmira Rivera
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Hello.. this is a great giveaway… I currently have in my nighstand a SB magazine (Memory Makers) and a little book called: Things to do now that you’re 40. No matter what other books or magazines I have there, a SB magazine is always part of that group. I usually read them at first and then refer to specific pages from time to time and look them again to refresh the ideas. Thanks for the opportunity to comment. Edelmira ([email protected])

  67. Romaine
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I have a stack of books on my night- table. Please don’t make me remember the authors, though I can tell you some of the titles. I just finished “Fell Campers” (an old “children’s” novel); and “We have to talk about Kevin”. I am currently re-reading “Northanger Abbey” (Jane Austen-I adore her!); John Gray’s (sp?) “Children are from Heaven”; the “Emily” series (L. M. Montgomery whom I also adore); “Your Child’s Self-esteem”. Please forgive the inconsistencies in my capitals in titles!

  68. Veronica
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I have a basket on my nightstand filed with books that are waiting to be read! Right now I’m trying to catch up on a pile of Smithsonian magazines that have been neglected for too long.

  69. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    On my nightstand is a book called the Historian….very detailed book about the hunt for the true Drakula…by my chair is Page Maps and 1oo Journal pages and a Somerset Studios…..that’s just a start as i am a book junkie!

  70. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Oooohhh! What a great book idea, would love to get my hands on it. I am a magazine junkie but love a good book now and again.

  71. Kirsten N
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I am just about to start reading the “Twilight” series by Stephanie Meyer, and am hoping to finish them by the time the movie comes out!! I usually like mysteries though so the scrap/mystery book sounds perfect:)

  72. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Oooh, what a nice idea! There are a group of stitching-related mysteries I’ve read (another of my hobbies) but I’d not heard of these!
    On my nightstand at the moment are a few magazines (PaperCrafts, RealSimple) and I’ve not been reading much else lately.
    TFS and the chance at the blog candy!

  73. Rachel
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Thanks for the chance to win. My nightstand has Atlantis by David Gibbins and the December issues of Scrapbooks Etc and Creating Keepsakes on it.

  74. Shelly T.
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Looks like a wonderful book!
    I am currently reading Suddenly by Barbara Delinsky and really enjoying it.

  75. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Would love to win this. Just finished a David Hewson mystery.

  76. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Right now, nothing is on my nightstand. I’m still in the post-honeymoon phase after reading all the Stephenie Meyer/Twilight books. They rock! :)

  77. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I read the earlier books. Got to have this too!

  78. Susan M.
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I would love to win this book!!

  79. Tonya
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    Right now I have the Do it Yourself magazine, I love to look at lots of fun projects!

  80. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    I would love to read a scrapbooking mystery. Scrapbooking is my 2nd favorite hobby. thanks!

  81. Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    After scrapbooking, reading is one of my favorite things to do. I have not read any of the new scrapbooking novels, but they sound interesting. This one sounds like it would be right up my alley since I love murder mysteries. I’m originally from Louisiana, so reading about the Big Easy would be great also. Right now I am reading an old classic, White Fang by Jack London.

  82. kathylnorthup
    Posted 5 years, 11 months ago | Permalink

    on my nightstand……besides 3 bottles of water is the newest edition of ck magazine…..it just arrived!

    would love to read this latest novel…..thank you for the opportunity!!

    kathy

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