Monday, July 09, 2012

Karen Edmisten Considers a Freebie That Really Matters: A Style, Sex, and Substance Giveaway

Update: Ramona just hit the "Generate" button at Random.org, and the winner is #138,  Maureen M., who left her comment last night at 9:09 p.m. 


Maureen M., please email me with your mailing address and I'll send your book out! 


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(Update, 7/14/12): I'm popping back in to address questions and comments: 

*You are never too old for this book.
*Yes, the tablecloth came from Walmart, even though I kind of hate Walmart.
*Liz - no cheating. I've taught Ramona better than that.
*Marc, here's your holla, whoop-whoop.
*Yes, a Lutheran can win.
*Ellie, only one cup per day? I am sad!
*Cherie and Jessica, don't worry -- I won't count your duplicate comments.
*Rebecca, the bookplates were shipped around the country from writer to writer. The box included chocolate because Hallie's perfect that way.
*It's not an e-book version -- it's paperback and the bookplate will be included.
*Jen, yes, someone said coffee.
*Sarah, I will remember not to leave my tablecloth outside too long.
*Kati, who is your sister-in-law?
*Corita, I'm sorry your commenting was such an ordeal!
*Sue, yes, checking out my blog is a great idea!
*Joy, I love that you're analyzing our handwriting. I am a classic introvert.
*Bridget, you'll have to brave Walmart yourself to find the answer to that question.
*Trena, yes, one must be careful with one's search terms.
*knit_tgz: I don't think that's odd at all.
*Anne, I will pick a winner using a random number generator, discounting duplicate comments. (In the past, I have chosen winners using strips of paper, but I put the names in a coffee cup, not a hat, and I didn't even know I could spin comments on the iPad.)

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You know Hallie Lord's book?

You know how the book trailer was banned on YouTube? (Because we Catholic women are outrageous and must be banned.)

You know how Hallie and other contributors (such as Simcha, Jennifer, Rachel,  Rebecca, to name a few) have hosted various giveaways?

You know how I contributed a chapter to the book, too?

Add up all my "You Know"s and you know what I'm getting at?

Leave a comment on this post and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of Style, Sex and Substance: Ten Catholic Women Consider the Things That Really Matter.

It will include this bookplate:




Signed by all ten writers!

Your comment can be anything -- you can say, "Hey," or "Me!" or "I like coffee" or "Where did you get that tablecloth?" or "Why did you all sign in straight lines like that? Does Ocd run in this group of writers?"

This post will be open for comments until Tuesday night, July 17th. See you in the combox!

7/18/12: Comments closed.

139 comments:

Tracy said...

I'd love to win a copy! (And I like coffee. And your tablecloth.) Thanks for the opportunity!

Christine Marciniak said...

I'd love to win a copy, because I keep forgetting to buy it!

Layla said...

Pick me; pick me! That is a lovely tablecloth. :)

4 is crazy said...

mmmm coffee! :)

Margaret Mary Myers said...

I figured it's not necessary for an oldster like me, but I just have to tell you that you made me truly laugh out loud with the ocd comment. I can think of someone I could give it to if I win. Narrowing it down to whom will be the problem, just like the problem of stopping my long-windedness on blog comments. LOL

Karen said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book. It's on my list of books I want to read. Now if I could just find a few spare hours each day I could read everything that I want to read.

House of Brungardt said...

My two year old has taken to saying, "I need coffee!" Guess where he picked that up? :) I'd love to win!

Michael said...

"Where did you get that tablecloth?" and it is, indeed, lovely).

Megan C said...

Can't wait to read your chapter!

Katherine said...

Oh I still don't have a copy. Count me in! Thanks so much!!!

Jordan Guernsey said...

I like coffee AND tablecloths.

rljstich said...

I detest coffee, and I don't even own any tableclothes. That's why I need to learn a thing or two from some good Catholic women.

Lyn Payne said...

pick me, pick me!!! i'm still trying to find time to read, but i love to have options (from one cdo to the other, nice tablecloth!) :)

Jessica C. said...

Please, oh, please! I would just love a copy.

Theresa said...

Coffee, tablecloths and books: it doesn't get much better than that! :)

Cathy K said...

I actually bought the book, and love it so much I would like to win a copy to lend out, cuz no way am I letting mine go on the chance I might not get it back!

Melissa said...

Your comment can be anything --

ANYTHING

Gretchen said...

Exciting! Would love to win! Thank you for doing this!

Jeanne G. said...

Neat. I'd like to win a copy. And I like your tablecloth.

Kate said...

I never win anything, but I thought I would give it a go.
Right here! ;)

Liz said...

Tell Ramona to pick your old friend from Vermont, I'd love to read the book!

Danielle Shaber said...

I love chicken.

Marc said...

@Michael: Seems we're a bit outnumbered here. No worries. We love the ladies in our lives and could easily learn from and pass on the wisdom in this book. Can I get a "holla" and a "whoop whoop"?

Karen said...

It is a nice tablecloth. :)

Unknown said...

I would love a copy of this to read at bedtime:)

Diane said...

I'd love to win this book -- and will share it with my daughters! Looking forward to exploring you blog. Thanks!

jessica said...

I'm looking forward to reading this book!! Whether or not I'm picked it's on my late summer/early fall reading list! :)

Being Refined said...

Would love to win a copy, I've loaned out my current copy. I will probably take back my "loaner" and gift the signed copy to family.

Sarah L. said...

Oooh, pick me!

Alexandra said...

Dying for a copy!! Please?????

Courtney said...

Count me in! Would love to read this!

Gretchen said...

Would love to win, thank you!

Rebekah said...

Can a Lutheran have one?

ellie said...

Me, please? Ah, coffee. I do love my coffee. Sad that I can no longer tolerate more than one cup per day! :-)

Sarah said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book! I love coffee, too!

Thanks! God bless!

Robyn Broyles said...

How come all your signatures are legible? Mine's not.

tistylee said...

NEED a copy of this book! i LOVE coffee and tablecloths and bookplates! :)

Melissa said...

I'm really hoping to win a copy of this book...I've heard it is great! And I haven't had any luck with the other giveaways yet. :)

test said...

I'd love to win this book!

Unknown said...

I'd love to win this book!

Mary Hennessey said...

I would love a copy to read and then share with my daughters. I personally know Annie so I am especially interested in her chapter.

Kel said...

Go Cardinals!

Cherie said...

I would love to win a copy. I could use the fellowship--galship--and the laughter, and the fine examples of tablecloths.

Michele said...

Yes, please!

Elizabeth said...

Oh, pick me! I like coffee, tablecloths, and a good read!

theresa said...

I don't like coffee but I want to read that book!

Anonymous said...

Ohh, I have never won anything whatsoever. I would love to win. Please give me a note if I do -- I don't always check every blog every day.
Sibyl

Unknown said...

Truly random :P

Sue said...

Me, me, pick me! If you don't mind sending overseas, that is.

I do love that table cloth... I have a thing for blue and white.

Sarah said...

Not that my kids will give me a minute in peace to read it, but I'd love love love to have a copy of this book. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Oops, just posted anonomously and didn't included my!
See I NEED this book!!!
REBECCA

Maria said...

I want this please!

k. patrice said...

That is a lovely tablecloth!

Kaitlin @ More Like Mary said...

yes please!

Rebecca Currier said...

I'm actually scared at the logistics necessary to get ten busy women to sign a book. But I want it!

Rebecca Rooney said...

You all have such lovely signatures!

Allison said...

As for me, I am loving those beans as much as the tablecloth.

Catholic Mutt said...

I should really go out and buy it, but I'll try this first!

Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur said...

I'd love to read this book!

Kari said...

Oh, I'd so enjoy a copy!

The Tinker said...

Inspiring! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win!

kjesko said...

Gimme gimme gimme

Margaret Mary said...

As long as it's not an e-book version, I'm interested! Thanks :)

Andrea said...

I would love a copy!

Renee said...

I am leaving a comment as directed to be entered for this giveaway :)

I am also marking this post as unread so I can come back tomorrow morning to look for the banned book trailer
reneesuz82(at)gmail.com

Heather said...

Oh, it would just make my day to win! I've been wanting to read this.

Kansas Mom said...

I'd love to read this book!

ericakeithley said...

Me!

Jen said...

Did someone say coffee?

Catherine Post said...

Thanks Karen!

Sarah said...

Thanks for hosting! And I HAVE that tablecloth, so I'm pretty sure it came from Walmart a few years ago? Although mine sat out on the porch too long and got mildewed, so now it's more of an extremely pretty rag. *sigh*

Haley @ Carrots for Michaelmas said...

Ooooo! I so want to read this!

Kelly @ in the sheepfold said...

I think my comment was eaten. Would love a copy!

Kati said...

Pick me. You know my sister-in-law
which is almost like knowing me! I promise to share the book with her.

Jess said...

Me think thou dost protest too much.

acommonsea said...

This is on my "to-read" list! My co-MOMS group leader read it and could not stop raving about it! :)

~Lynn

Syd said...

What a grand, grand, grand idea! Thanks for doing this.

Corita said...

I came over here last night and spent fifteen minutes trying to figure out how to post a comment. No success. Finally this morning I spotted the small sentence at the bottom of all the comments! And I feel more tired this morning than I did last night!

Julie said...

I'd like to, you know, leave this comment in hopes of, you know, winning a copy of the book......

Sara Mae said...

Enjoying your book this summer and discussing it with a few good bible study friends. Thanks ladies for putting this one together it has provided some laughs, tears and inspiration. I certainly plan on sharing it with more friends!

Sue said...

I came for a chance to win the book, but now I'm gonna check out your site. Good idea, huh?

mama said...

Please please

Jennifer said...

Me please!! Thank you!

Jane said...

Yes, please!

Sarah R. from Ok said...

I would love a copy!

majellamom said...

I loaned out my copy before I finished reading it, so I could use another copy!

majellamom said...

I loaned out my copy before I finished reading it, so I could use another copy!

Melanie said...

I would love to read this book!

Joe Wetterling said...

Can't wait to read it and pass it on to my wife (or the other direction - whoever gets there first)

Kate said...

I would love to win this book!

Wandering Heart said...

I would like to read it!

nancyo said...

I got about a third of the way through the book and gave it away to a young mother. Now I need another copy@

Therese said...

I want to read this book so if I don't win it, I will have to buy it.

Monica said...

ME!

Marissa Burt said...

So looking forward to reading this! Thanks for the opportunity!

KK said...

Oooh, I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

Amber said...

Me too!

Joy K. said...

I love seeing the tilt of each author's handwriting (extrovert/introvert) and how large (Rachel!) or small (really? everyone else?). Fascinating.

Anna said...

I like coffee - and I like tablecloths (but they are dangerous with my littles who think they can do that magic trick of yanking the cloth out from under all the stuff on the table), and I'm sure I'd love the book!

Bridget said...

Does that tablecloth come in any other colors?

Anonymous said...

I'd love a copy--of the book and the tablecloth!!

Just Mom said...

Me, please. :-D

Trena said...

My husband tried buying me this book for Mother's Day but messed up and bought me a book on using a vibrator. Yep, he did that. So yes, I would love to win the right book!

Stuart said...

“Where did you get that tablecloth?” and it is, indeed, lovely"

Please enter me. Thank you!

amy d said...

I can't wait to read this book...win or not

Esther said...

I'd like a book to go with my coffee.

Melanie Gillespie said...

I have one already but would love to give this as a gift to my sister! :)

Maggie said...

I would love a copy!

Thankful said...

Would love to win this - have been hearing such great things about it!!!

Lisa said...

Please? Please. Pick me. Please. :)

Landreneau Family said...

I would love to win this!!!

Cate said...

This book is AMAZING! I have the ebook copy and have read it twice! I would LOVE to have it in hard copy to more easily share with the amazing ladies in my life!

windydays27 said...

JMJ

PICK MEEEEEEEEE! Would love to have this book :-)

Sarah Doll said...

I can't wait to get my hands on that book, looks so good!

knit_tgz said...

I wish I would win :) Is it odd that I tried to find a signature similar to my handwriting? Well, maybe Simcha's...

Chelsea Bucci said...

HEY!!! Can I has it?

Renee said...

Blue & white is my fave!

Kiena P Nutter said...

I've just learned about the book and would love to win my very own copy!

That Married Couple said...

Me, me, please!

Anne said...

What I want to know is how do you pick a winner? Do you print up the comments, cut them in strips then pull one from a hat? Or spin comments on iPad and stop on a winner? Just curious? Do you read the comments? btw I would love to win the copy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is signed by all those fabulous women!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I love COFFEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jo said...

Would love it!

Jessica said...

I'd love to read this!

Olivia said...

I'd love to win a copy!

Jessa @ Shalom Sweet Home said...

Please count me in for the drawing! Thanks! :)

Deirdre said...

I am in awe that you have managed to write multiple books, and maintain a blog, and even homeschool! Incredible.

TaraSz said...

Baby on the way means I'm down to one cup of coffee a day, but I take it with biscotti!

kviz said...

I gave a copy to my daughter, hoping to read it when she came home from college, but she left it in her apartment!!
Maybe I can win my own?

Germaine said...

Please pick me!

Olga said...

I want that book!!!

Cristina said...

I'd love a copy too...this has been on my wishlist forever :)

Jacki Weishaar said...

Thanks for hosting the giveaway! I've been wanting to read this.

Emmy Cecilia said...

This recent (jobless) college graduate with no income or savings would love to win this book. ;)

Beth said...

I could use some style and substance in my life ;)

Cheryl said...

I'd love to win a copy! :)

Margaret said...

I like turtles!

Mrs. 1st Lieutenant said...

been dying to read this book! hooray for giveaways!

Maureen M said...

I can't wait to read this book!

Abbey D said...

Coffee and books are really good, especially when they are given away. I'm not really a tablecloth person. Even a table runner is risky at our house with three kids three and under.