Friday, July 27, 2007

Blog candy!

While I am at convention, I will pick up a few goodies for blog candy! I will draw the winner when I return on Friday evening! I'm thinking of the ribbon keychain from Stamin' Up! and more! Leave me a comment for one chance. Leave a post on your blog for 5 more chances!! Tell me what your favorite book of all time is! (I love to read and need some new books and authors!) ((Hugs))

90 comments:

CAKVD said...

Hi Kristina! I like nonfiction self-help books. So my fav. book is Don't Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson. He really puts things into perspective.
Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

L8ybug2 said...

I love anything written by Beverly Lewis and Wanda Brunstetter, but my all time favorite would have to be the Bible....

maiahs_momma said...

I don't have much time to read, but when I do read...I have been reading the Harry Potter Books. tee hee..
I left your blog addy on my site www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com, so others shall come to comment :)!

scrappintrish said...

Hi loves! I do not need to win any candy because you spoil me enough :) I wanted to share my books I like with you. Anything by James Patterson, he is like suspense. Not sure if you like that kind of thing. Another good one is Mary Jane Clark. Ever book i've read of hers I have never put down until I finished it. They are really good. I sometimes switch to a little romance. Right now I am reading Holly by Jude Deveraux. It's romance with some humor and some cheating. She is a great author!! Share with my your favorite authors! I have a book with me at ALL times. :) I love to read.. Another thing we have in common.. :) ((((HUGS))))

Michelle said...

I read so many books that I don't think I could pick a favorite!! Right now as with the rest of the world I am into Harry Potter. The Time Travelers Wife and The Memory Keeper's Daughter are two books that I have read recently that I really enjoyed. Right now I am reading some "mind candy" by Jane Green. Total beach read chick lit.

I left a post on my blog.

www.crazystampchick.blogspot.com

lois lane said...

My favorite book of all times is "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers. Absolutely wonderful!!! I've read it a dozen times probably. It's good every time!!

Laura W said...

Oh, eesh, favorite ... I can never pick favorites. I'll just tell ya what I've read most recently. :) (Besides Harry Potter) ... the last book was East of Eden.

jodene said...

Thanks for the chance. Hope you are having a wonderful time at convention. My favorite book is "Flowers in the Attic" by V.C Andrews.

Anonymous said...

I love to read too and could never pick just one book. Being a Francophile, I've enjoyed reading Carol Drinkwater's books about buying a home in the south of France, reviving the olive trees on the property and turning it into an olive farm. My husband recently gave me Carol Drinkwater's most recent book, 'Olive Farm: A memoir of Life, Love and Olive Oil in the South of France'. I drool over the pictures and dream....
Carrie C

Kristine said...

Hope you're having a great time at convention. I like to read James Patterson and Tess Gerritsen is very good as well, both mystery, suspense type reading.

Emily said...

Hey Kristina! Great blog candy. I didn't get to go to convention. Hope y'all are having fun! Well, I can't really pick just one favorite book. I read like it's going out of style. I love The Notebook and A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks (they were both SO much better than the movies), The Summerhouse by Jude Deveraux, Those are all romance so far. James Patterson is great if you like suspense. Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child write awesome stuff! They sometimes write alone, but the one's with both of them are better. Their books are like creepy suspense. I'm not sure what to call them, but they are awesome and so well written. Happy reading!

JoAnn said...

I hope you're having a great time at convention! I'm so jealous of all the demos who get to go! And what an awesome idea for a giveaway. Hmmm, lets see, my favorite book is probably Centennial, by Robert Michener. It's old, but it's one of my all-time favorites.

Emily said...

I was just reading the other comments and just wanted to say thanks scrappintrish! I'm going to try Mary Jane Clark. I've never heard of her, but we seem to like the same authors. I'm kinda running out of stuff to read. Oh, Elaine Fox is great too by the way.

Kristina, I posted this on my blog.

http://stampingexpressions.blogspot.com/

Jannette said...

You need a good book? Try reading the Sword of Truth seris by Terry Goodkind. I use to read all the "trashy" novels out there, but I haven't been able too after reading that. Now did I here something about some candy?

Jannette D

Flossie's Follies said...

WOW, favorite book, would have to be Shogun.

Theresa said...

I am an avid reader...It is hard to pick just one...Classic book? Little Women - I used to read it each season of the year until I went back to work with three daughters at home...Contemporary book? Kite Runner; The Twentieth Wife; I recently finished The Time Traveler's Wife and once I quit trying to figure out how he time traveled, I loved it. I just finished the HP book and liked it, as well....I love to read!!! I am now reading the new one by the author of the Kite Runner...

Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Jan Scholl said...

My favorite of all time is Roots. I usually give my books away after I finish them but I have kept the first edition of this one. My favorite from growing up was the Martian Chronicles as I just got lost in that one.

SusanH said...

Have fun! (I do love a convention, for some reason!!) My fav books (yes, right now) are the Harry Potter books! Just finished the last one and I'm starting over with number 1 to read them slowly!!

Selina said...

I love to read - and will read just about anything given to me. I don't really have a favorite as I never read a book more than one time.

Peggy S said...

My favorite book is The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera. Reminds me I haven't read it in many years, I should reread it! :)

Pattyjo said...

My favorite book is the Bible. The author is Jesus Christ, who saved me from my sins and died in my place on the cross. I highly recommend it to everyone who is conserned about eternity.

Amber said...

My favorite book of all time is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen!! Thanks for the blog candy =) I hope I win!

Linda SS said...

Definitely the Bible - the one book that is ageless:) My second favorite is Nicholas Sparks The Notebook. Thanks for offering us blog candy.

Anouk said...

I would have to say that my all time fav is Little Women. I cry everytime I read it.

lacyquilter said...

Well, I love to read for relaxation and don't want anything deep or filled with tension, so I mostly read romance. Couldn't say I have a favorite - rarely read one more than once. But the book that is always new and vital is my Bible.

susannk said...

Wow great blog candy. Hope you are having a great time at convention.
I really can't think of my favorite book although I read "I Love you Forever" the childrens book to the kids not long ago and it made me cry. I haven't been able to read much as of lately beyond the kids books.

Adrian said...

Boy, what a tough choice - I've got hundreds of books I love. There are several series books that I read every couple of years, like the Dragonriders of Pern, or the Mallorean by David Eddings, but if I have to narrow it down to a specific book, I think it would have to be Shogun!

Cindy Vernon said...

I just read the last Harry Potter and it was wonderful. But I also love the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich and the Eve Dallas series by JD Robb.

I also just posted a link to your site http://cindyvernon.blogspot.com/2007/07/blog-candy-alert.html

Melissa Norris said...

I'm definitely a lover of series'. So Harry Potter and the Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich are the top of my list.
I'm off to post a link on my blog right now.
Thanks
Melissa
untaphi54.blogspot.com

Jolene said...

What great blog candy!! I wish I were at convention like you! I'm also from Minnesota. My favorite books are children's books as I teach Kindergarten. You would think that I could find time to read for myself during the summer, but I'd rather be stamping!

SpAzzGiRL said...

Pick Me! Pick Me!
I meant to ask you to be my buddy and get me something good...dang, my forgetful nature always gets me!
Have fun, full details when you return, ok?

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

Im readding Bringing Up Boys by Dr James Dobson. Ya I have 2 little guys and grow up with sisters! need the help! lol

Splashryan said...

AWESOME! I wish I went to convention.....first year as a demo so will have to save my $$$ for next time! Thanks for the chance at awesome goodies!

Of course, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in at the top of my reading list right now. That and YOU on a diet....

Tara I linked you on my blog for extra entries.....:)
http://taras-paper-crafts.blogspot.com

Connie Good said...

Totally love the elk with the what ever they are hanging on the rak. My favrite book of all times is September by Rosamunde Pilcher. I think thats how its spelled she also wrote Shell Seekers which was another wonderful book. Smiles to you for a wonderful blessed week.

mimihas5 said...

You must be back from convention. Did you have a good time? I have read so many books through out my life that it would be hard for me to give you just one title. A more recent book that I read and really enjoyed is Honeymoon by James Pattterson. I love all of his books. :)

mary

Nancy said...

You are such a sweet gal Kristina!! I have a link on my blog to this post!!

http://prettynink.blogspot.com/2007/07/no-pics-to-share.html

I have to be honest, I'm really not a big book reader, so I really can't list a favorite. I wish I was!! I hope that doesn't count me out :)

Denise said...

Oooh...yea, I want to win! My favorite book of all time? Holy smokes...that's a tough one. How about Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddux. It's actually a young adult book, but I love...and it's rather similar to the movie, "The Village". I'll post a link to your blog candy at http://waldeewee.blogspot.com

Tami said...

I love to read and besides the Bible I love to read a good mystery. If it has a little romance in it that's fine but I am all about a good "who-dunit". I'll be posting this on my blog tonight!

Tammy said...

i adore 'the time traveler's wife' by Audrey Niffenegger, also up there is 'my sister's keeper' by jodi picoult....i would be remiss, however, if i didn't mention hp and the deathly hallows - loved it! btw, your banner cracks me up!
tammy b

Christine said...

You have a wonderful blog. My favorite book of all time is Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Other favorites are any other Jane Austen book, anything by Madeline L'Engle and of course any of the Harry Potter books (number 4 is my most favorite). I don't have a blog, but I really enjoy yours. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Best Wishes, Christine Baker

Heather said...

1 book? That is tough! Although it is a children's book I still love it! Charlotte's Web!

Momsnack said...

Love to read - belong to two local book groups! Hard to pick a favorite, but recently read Midnight at the Dragon Cafe by Judy Fong Bates & Snow Flower & the Secret Fan by Lisa See. For mysteries I recently found Lisa Scottoline, and I always like anything by J.A. Jance!
Nancy S

whidbey said...

i have really enjoyed "practical magic" by alice hoffman. i also read dennis lehane who wrote mystic river. a little darker than alice hoffman.

Peggy Maier said...

If you like mysteries, I would recommend my favorites by Agatha Christie (any & all of them!) Especially "Ten Little Indians".

Rose said...

My favorite book of all time is 'Where the Red Fern Grows'. I think I read it in the 5th grade but the story has always stayed close to my heart.

My name is Stacey said...

Hi Kristina!!!
One of my favorite books is My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult- WOW!! A MUST read-NO KIDDING!! I've shared it with quite a few already and so far EVERYONE has said the same. If you DO read it, let me know what you think!! I bet you'll never guess the ending! -oh, and make SURE you have a box of tissues!
Anyways-I too am adding a link to your blog to mine: (http://wwwthequeenscreations.blogspot.com)

denny said...

I'm putting a message about your blog candy on my site.

I can't just choose one... my fav books are The Hot Zone by Richard Preston, Pride and Prejudice, The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo, Prodigal Summer by Barbra Kingsolver, and Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris. Of course there are more! I like your fun questions.

Connie said...

My favorite books are about faith and the two that I was profoundly affected by are The Lamb's Supper and A Father Who Keeps His Promised by Scott Hahn

Denise said...

My favorite book of all time is The Da Vinci Code...I think I read it in 3 days the first time! Have fun at convention! I will post your blog candy on my blog too...

http://isittuesdayyetma.blogspot.com/

Emily Shelton said...

I can't choose just one...but a few of my favorites are: The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenberger, My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult, and of course, the Harry Potter books!!

Colleen, PA said...

Hello! I love books and I read lots and lots...some of my favorite authors are: James Patterson, Janet Evonovich, Lisa Scottoline, Stewart Woods and Sue Grafton. They are all mystery and crime writers. I have a week at the beach coming up and I can't wait to get a few good ones... :)

Liz said...

My favorite book of all time is "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte. My late grandmother introduced me to the book in the 6th grade and I've loved it and read it more than any other book. Thanks for the chance! I'll put a shout out on my blog re: your blog candy competition!

Alison Molumby said...

I can't pick just one, but two of my all-time faves are The Time Traveler's Wife and The World According to Garp. I think I've read Garp about 2 dozen times. It's kind of sick and twisted, but I love it.

Allison said...

I am a non-fiction hound so anything by Seymour Hersh, Thomas Ricks, Paul Krugman, etc. One fiction book I did enjoy quite much was "I Don't Know How She Does It" by Alison Pearson.

Suzy said...

Hi Two of favorite books are Ghostwritten by David Mitchell and She Walks These Hills by Sharon McCrumb - very different books about different subjects that both weave characters across history, time, mystery and love. Must reads. SM's book has more mass appeal but I think anyone who reads these will never forget them.

I posted about your contest on my blog too thank you I have yet to ever win blog candy so *fingers crossed* lol!
http://suzy-h.livejournal.com/18917.html

Heather Leech said...

Hi!
I don't get much time to read - as I work in an elementary school I read alot lof kids' books. Since I worked in a grade 5 class last year I really enjoyed alot of the books. As for adult books, one of my favorites is 'Lucky Man' by Michael J. Fox. He was born about 20 minutes from where I live and I really admire all the work he's done towards finding a cure for Parkinson's Disease.
Thanks for a chance at some great goodies!!
Heather L.

melissa roth said...

I'm currently enjoying the latest Harry Potter book. But my favorite books are anything written by my favorite author, Nora Roberts.

Dawn Mercedes said...

My all time favorite book...Jane Erye by Charlotte Bronte. Loved the last HP book too! (I linked you on my blog too!)

gremhog said...

Found your link on Dawn Mercedes blog and will add it to mine. Blog Candy from convention..sounds very sweet to me.

Naturally I read Harry Potter 7 in one day..did not want the ending to be spoiled. But have several good books going currently. Brad Thor's...The First Commandment and Lincoln by David Herbert Donald.

Pick me. Pick me. Pick me...please.

susan

sharon f. / Created By U said...

Wow.. this is great! I'll make sure and tell everyone about your blog and giveaway too!

Shelby said...

My all-time favorite book has to be Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer. Apparently, though, he's either a love him or hate him kind of author from what I've read. My boyfriend and I both *love* his writing, but others don't. Still, I would recommend you give him a shot! :D

Amy said...

My favorite book to recommend is Mark Dunn's Ella Minnow Pea. It is just the right balance of clever, engaging, sweet, and fun. And it has just enough substance to feel good about having read when you are done ...

Mary said...

I can not believe the number of people that refer us to your site!! You must be doing something right! John Grisham is the author I love to read. Where are you located? I need a new SU demo...

Wanda. said...

My favorite book is Are You Afraid of the Dark. Sydney Sheldon's last novel, I believe.

Penny J. said...

Really love your banner!! Favorite books...the Bible and anything by Max Lucado, he makes everything so intersting. Right now I am reading 'My American Journey' by Colin Powell...what a great book. One of my all time favs though is 'I Married Adventure' by Luci Swindoll. Also, loved 'Laugh Again' by Chuck Swindoll, Luci's brother. Other great books: 'Lost Laysen' by Margaret Mitchell, 'Love, Jack' by Gunilla Von Post and 'In The Name Of Sorrow And Hope' by Noa Ben Artzi-Peloffof and of course the classics like 'Little Women' and 'Gone With The Wind. Sure hope I have listed some you haven't read but that might interest you.

Amie said...

Gone with the Wind! Thanks for the offer,....have fun! --amie

happily_married_sweetpea said...

I love A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks. I am reading a book on being a Help Meet by Debi Pearl. It is an inspiration to me and a help to my marriage. I am posting you on my blog: http://post-cards-from-the-pea-pod.blogspot.com

Rhiannon said...

I honestly can't remember the last book I read...I think it was the DaVinci Code :)...as I use to LOVE to read, but then life got CRAZY!! Alas, I have to recommend Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone mystery books, they are GREAT!! Will be posting about your awesome give-away! Hope you have a blast at convention :)

Heather said...

My favorite books seem to change all the time, but a few I liked were Follow the River (can't remember the author), Da Vinci Code (read the book, skip the movie), The Glass Castle (can't believe it it true!), The Kite Runner (will make you thankful for everything we have as Americans) and Shop On Blossom Street (just a great story about a group of women)
Have fun at convention!

janet allen said...

I always love Oprah's recommendations and read all of those. But my favorite book of all time is The Shell Seeker by Rosamunde Pilcher.

Darryla said...

I have loved T.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and Trilogy long before they were made into movies. I bought the series of books over 30 years ago and have read them many times since. I was actually pretty pleased with how well the movies turned out.

zoe said...

Hi -

My favorite book of all times is 'She's Come Undone' by Wally Lamb.

Love you blog -

~zoey in ks

Ashley said...

Probably not original, but my favorite book is Gone With the Wind. Love your blog and check almost daily for updates.

Paula M. said...

My favorite book(s) are anything by James Patterson especially if you like mysteries or Les Miserables. Can you tell I teach English? :)

SueB said...

Hi Kristina!

My last book was the latest in the Harry Potter series. I read in spurts, between needlepoint and cardmaking/scrapbooking ... mainly cardmaking of late!

Like the blog - will leave a post on mine for addt'l chances to win!

Now I'm off to see what cards you've been creating lately ...

later, alligator!
- Sue

Anonymous said...

Well currently I am trying to read the last Harry Potter book that came out! other than that I read good night moon just about every night to my 2 1/2 daughter!

Jenny Wrona

Anonymous said...

My first time on your blog. Love the photo of the stag!
One of my favorite books in recent years is The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Neffenegger - really compelling, couldn't put it down.
Another from several years ago is Nine Lives by Lynn Snowden - hillarious - she works 9 very different jobs in 1 year and chronicles the results. Enjoy!

woodey! said...

hey you!
Living Artfully by Sandra M. How are you? I just got back from VT tonight. Miss you but I know you are in Denver. I better win!!

Shannon McGann said...

Thanks for the chance to win! My new favourite book is Thr3e by Ted Dekker. It's a great inspirational suspense book! I mentioned you on my blog as well, if you'd like to take a look!

Dragonpynk said...

Ok Love lots of books ... Favorite would be a series, while I love Harry Potter I would have to say the Drizzit Series by R. A. Salvatore is my most favorite. Start with the Dark Elf Trilogy... you won't go back...

I posted your Blog on mine http://dragonpynk.blogspot.com/ It is still kinda new but hopefully someone will stumble across it.

Evelyn said...

Great question to ask ... I picked up a lot of good book tips from reading all of the comments. Love your blog - hope you are having a great time at convention. I just finished reading Chill Factor by Sandra Brown - I like all of her books, and I really like Joy Fielding's books too.

Michaela A. said...

I loved the last book I read (before Harry Potter, of course:) which was Before I Go: A Novel. It's by Riley Westem and I definitely would put it on my list of one of the best books I've ever read. I bet you are having so much fun!!!

Amy said...

The Harry Potter series of course... although I'm struggling through this last book. I already really enjoyed the DaVinci Code... very quick, exciting and fun.

Angela said...

Wooo Blog Candy!! Haha. Now that I've released that from my system..favorite book of all time. I finished the HP craze the day after it came out. But I think I'm going to have to go with The BFG. Even though it's a kids book, I still love it. :-X

-Angela

Roni said...

My is "The Kissing Hand" By Audrey Penn GREAT separation book. Can you tell I work with little ones? Welcome home, I have heard it was a great convention!

Aunt T said...

Sounds like you're having a wonderful time. My most favorite book of all time is Gone With The Wind. I've read it a few times and seem to never tire of it.

Teresa

kamstamper said...

I love to read too and one book that I really enjoyed was The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. It's a very compelling love story.

Nessa said...

Hi, I'm 33 and I'm a Harry Potter addict. I love all of the HP books. Off to post on my blog for ya! Happy Convention!! Wish I were there...

stampylisa said...

I love Janet Evanovich and her girl bounty hunter series....One for the Money....Two for the Dough.....etc etc. Now she's up to number Thirteen I think.....but it's a great series and fun summer reading!

Lisa

NormaJ said...

I'm a fan of John Grishom books.
Good mysteries to sink your teeth
into.