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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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  1. November 5th, 2008Posted | Permalink

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

  2. November 5th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    Turkey Day Murder and the Dec issue of Scrapbooks Etc.

  3. November 5th, 2008Posted | Permalink

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

  4. cheryl
    November 5th, 2008Posted | 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 bedside table has very little room but i could squeeze Death Swatch next to the clock… tehee, thanks, ms. cheryl

  5. November 5th, 2008Posted | 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]

  6. Cynthia
    November 5th, 2008Posted | 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! 🙂

  7. Lucy Chesna
    November 5th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    awesome give away…love to have one of them

  8. November 5th, 2008Posted | 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!!

  9. November 5th, 2008Posted | 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.

  10. Susan C
    November 5th, 2008Posted | 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!

  11. November 5th, 2008Posted | 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!

  12. doverdi
    November 5th, 2008Posted | 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.

  13. November 5th, 2008Posted | 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. 🙂

  14. November 5th, 2008Posted | 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!
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  15. November 5th, 2008Posted | 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.

  16. Edelmira Rivera
    November 5th, 2008Posted | 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])

  17. Romaine
    November 5th, 2008Posted | 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!

  18. Veronica
    November 5th, 2008Posted | 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.

  19. November 5th, 2008Posted | 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!

  20. November 5th, 2008Posted | 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.

  21. Kirsten N
    November 5th, 2008Posted | 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:)

  22. November 5th, 2008Posted | 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!

  23. Rachel
    November 5th, 2008Posted | 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.

  24. Shelly T.
    November 5th, 2008Posted | Permalink

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

  25. November 5th, 2008Posted | Permalink

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

  26. November 5th, 2008Posted | 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! 🙂

  27. November 5th, 2008Posted | Permalink

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

  28. Susan M.
    November 5th, 2008Posted | Permalink

    I would love to win this book!!

  29. Tonya
    November 5th, 2008Posted | Permalink

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

  30. November 5th, 2008Posted | Permalink

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

  31. November 5th, 2008Posted | 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.

  32. kathylnorthup
    November 5th, 2008Posted | Permalink

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

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


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