Thursday, March 22, 2007

Blog candy!!


I am almost to 1000 hits on my blog so I am giving away some blog candy! I've got a cool stamped canvas ready for your picture, some clear and colored buttons, sticky tiles, a stampin sponge, and a stack of about 50 coasters ready for your creativity!
To be entered in the drawing for the blog candy, please answer the following question. I will draw a winner tomorrow (Friday) night and post the winner on Saturday after I get back from the SU regional in Tampa.
Q: What is the last book you read that really inspired you?

36 comments:

Cindee Stacey said...

The Dog Whisperer by Cesar Milan...we are big dog people and I don't even remember how I heard about this guy, but I read his book and he just really drew me in and it all just made sense. It's made me to be a better dog owner and helped me to understand dogs better. He's a huge inspiration to me!

Allison said...

Well, I am a non-fiction buff so my answer might be a little less than usual. I really liked Chain of Command by Seymour Hersh...pretty eye-opening!

marcie said...

It's a super short and simple book about how to deal with change --- "Who Moved My Cheese" by Spenser Johnson. It was required reading at my workplace. But, like any advice, you have to apply it for it to work.

crazy4mycrafts said...

Cool Blog candy!!! Well, since I really don't have much time aside from school, I'd have to say the book that I have read recently is... Medical-Surgical Nursing... LOL--I'll be so glad when I can put this 2000 page book away!!

Dawn Mercedes said...

In high school, I read "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" and was really inspired. Richard Bach wrote another book that was even more inspiring, yet at this late hour, I can not remember it's name.

Jan Scholl said...

I read Roots over 30 years ago and it inspired me to learn more about my family and where they came from and why we are how we are. It still is my favorite book ever. I am now hoping to spend a summer in Scotland to find missing relatives and see where my gramma spent the first 16 years of her life and walk the same streets and hills as she did.

Leah said...

fun blog! I haven't been doing much reading lately :( - too much stamping to get done! lol! The most recent book I read (& am still reading) is Jesus the Christ by James E Talmage. It's a very inspiring book that my husband & I are tackling together (lots of new words! lol!) - but a great thing for us to do together & it sparks all kinds of conversation :)

Alex said...

Well I am only a romance buff so I expect that is really unusual but I do like my pretend life!!! Gorgeous candy though, and great blog, will be adding to my favourites

Terry Molineux said...

Wow what great blog candy!!!

Well if you count what you read in HS I would have to say "Ode to Billy Joe" If that is the correct title it was it's almost 38 or 39 years ago! Every time I hear that song I remember having to read this book with Mrs. Schuster in SUMMER SCHOOL because I only received a 70 grade and it wasn't accepted back then!

In the present I love reading James Patterson Alex Cross stories and of course Danielle Steel and Mary Higgins Clark to name a few. I LOVE reading! Can you tell....?

doverdi said...

Congrats on your hits! Since I have always enjoyed Sylvia Brown I read her book Spiritual Connections
which did inspire me. Since I am a huge fiction buff, it doesn't allow much time to read Non-Fiction books although on occasions I will read Sylvia's books when I come across them.

Jen said...

Hmmmm every couple of years I reread "To kill a mocking bird" It brings back so many memories from my HS Lit teacher, and because of this book although my teacher never authored anything he inspired my love of reading.

Bonnie Weiss said...

Believe it or not, I just read "Charlotte's Web" (after all these years). It made me cry and when I cry over a book or movie, I know it has tugged at my heart strings and left a message there.

Julie said...

Actually, I haven't really finished it yet (it's over 700 pgs!) but I am currently reading Doris Kearns Goodwin's book on Lincoln "Team of Rivals." It is excellent! There are so many misconceptions I had about Lincoln!

Michelle said...

I guess I don't read very inspiring stuff. But I like the Philippa Gregory novels. They have inspired me to learn more about that time period.

CAKVD said...

The book that has recently insired me is Don't Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson. It really puts things in perspective and shows us that we shouldn't get stressed out about things that are beyond our control. Thanks for a chance at your cool blog candy!
Cheryl Kelly-Van Domelen

Kathy said...

I'm currently reading The God Moment Principle by Alan Wright. Awesome book.

Love your Blog and candy!

Kathy

Erin B. said...

Other than the BofM and D&C (seriously, how could I not win with that answer?)? :)

I've been inspired by Ali Edwards' Designer's Eye books. And I will always be inspired by The Red Tent by Anita Diamont. Excellent story about such a strong woman.

(just an aside...I can't believe anyone liked Jonathan Livingston Seagull. I hated that book with the burning passion of 1000 suns. To each her own, right...!)

Wanda said...

The last book I read that really inspired me was "Decorative Beaded Purses" by Enid Taylor. I thought I knew all there was to beaded purses. The book proved me wrong!!!

Great webiste!

Jackie said...

Hmmm...last book....that would have to be one by Wayne Dyer - Real Magic.

duffercat said...

Hi Beckie!! I'm loving your blog. I've been reading a lot lately but as for something that inspired me I would have to say "To Kill a Mockingbird". Our book club read it last year. Another really just good story was "My Dog Marley".

Janice

Gina Wrona said...

Well, I'd have to think about that one since it's been a few years since I actually had the selfish time to read.

mmmmmmmmmmmm I'd have to say it was a couple of those mystery fiction novels by Harlen Cobin.
I can't remember the titles, but the covers of the books were solid colors one is orange & the other is yellow.

Peggy said...

The last book I read was "The Namesake" which is coming out in the theater, btw. Immigrant stories really speak to me and I was inspired by how some people come to the country with few friends and family and struggle to adapt. They have a desire to make a better life and go through such hardship sometimes. It really amazes me and inspires me to be more open and understanding to people's stories and struggles......

Susan said...

Well, it would have to be the whole Mitford series by Jan Karon - great books! And great giveaway!!

Nancy said...

I am and always working on reading the bible or bible related books.
Thanks for asking.
:-) Nancy Grant

sharibielefeld said...

I don't get to read too much (I have a 2 & 4 yr old!) But, the last book I read a couple months ago was 'Marley & Me: Life and Love with the worlds worst dog' By John Grogan. It is about this wonderfully, awful dog and all the chaos & mayhem he creates. I laughed out loud, and cried several times. Every person who's every known, owned or loved a dog should read this. It is a true story, and it a very fast read. I couldn't put it down!

Kiki said...

Well let's see... Most of the reading I do is to my 4-year-old, so can I say Green Eggs and Ham? It's always great to try new things and find you like them! That's how it was with stamping!! ha! Great blog Bec!

Jackie said...

Which was the last book that really inspired me? That is a very hard question, but I'm going yo go with the last book I read, by William Bernhart. For the lifr of me I can't recall the title, but it was a ficition book about the dirty business in politics, it was wonderful! Plus it made me think more about politics in our world.

Anonymous said...

I don't get a chance to read to often and when I do it's usually non-fiction, books by Danielle Steel or Jean Auel.
SUPER blog candy, thanks for a chance at it.
Ilene B

scfranson said...

The last book I read that really inspired me was "You, on a diet". Something in there really made a difference for me.
Claudia f.

Joy said...

Joni Eareckson Tada's The God I Love has stuck with me.

Regina said...

I just finished The Secret. What a fantastic, inspirational book. (davisfamily4930@comcast.net)

Brynn said...

I don't read that much anymore...but I have been doing a really great Bible study and that involves lots of reading so I'm going to count it: It's Beth Moore's "Daniel" study--AWESOME!!!

ArlaMo said...

I just finished Big Picture Scrapbooking by Stacy Julian - does that count as a book??? It was very inspiring and has changed forever the way I approach my craft room.

If that doesn't work, The Kite Runner was a great, very moving read.

mjb coffee said...

The last book I read was The Story of the A Life Of Mother Angelina, by Raymond Arrojo. It is a great read.

DebiKay said...

Wow, what a variety of favorite books here! I'd have to say Rick Bragg's "All Over But the Shoutin'" He's my new favorite author, the man can write like nobody's business.

Lynn said...

I totally loved "Come Back" by Mia and Claire Fontaine. It's a true story, and it just was a great book.