The Big Book Giveaway!

** UPDATE: comments are now closed — winners announced over here x

Oh my loves, I have something really delicious for you today!

This week marks the one year anniversary of my book baby being out in the world – one whole year! Can you believe it? To celebrate I’ve got some fun posts lined up for this week, starting with today’s Big Book Giveaway.

One of the most amazing things to have come out of the blogosphere in the last few years is a creative community of women sharing their lives and talents with the world. Whether it’s blogs, books, courses, coaching or art, I’m constantly inspired by these women and try my best to add something worthwhile to the pot, too. So rather than just giving away my book (how boring!) I wanted to put a spotlight on the books that have been birthed out of this community and give them away too. I reached out to my book-writing peers and they all replied with a resounding hell yeah! so here’s what we’ve cooked up…

For a chance to win one of the 21 26 beautiful books listed below just follow the instructions at the end of this post. BUT HERE’S THE BEST BIT! There’ll be one extra winner who’ll get bookbombed — one copy of every book will arrive through his or her door — bam!

Can you imagine it? 26 books all for you. 26 books to inspire and delight. 26 new book friends to be made.

If I wasn’t running this giveaway I would SO be entering it :)

Meet the authors

Taking Flight by Kelly Rae Roberts

Cultivating Your Creative Life by Alena Hennessy

Creative Thursday by Marisa Anne

The Declaration of You by Jessica Swift & Michelle Ward

The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte

The Right-Brain Business Plan by Jennifer Lee

Brave Inuitive Painting by Flora Bowley

Daring Adventures in Paint by Mati Rose McDonough

Photo Craft by Susan Tuttle & Christy Hydeck

Decorate Workshop by Holly Becker

Zen Under Fire by Marianne Elliott

Crazy Sexy Kitchen by Kris Carr

Inner Excavation by Liz Lamoreux

The Life Organiser by Jennifer Louden

Desire to Inspire by Christine Mason Miller

The Beauty of Different by Karen Walrond

A Field Guide to Now by Christina Rosalie

Your Other Names by Tara Mohr

This I Know by Yours Truly

My Heart Wanders by Pia Jane Bijkerk

Life is a Verb by Patti Digh

UPDATED! We have FIVE extra books!!

Instant Love by Jen Altman, Amanda Gilligan and Yours Truly

The Creative Entrepreneur by Lisa Sonora Beam

You Can Buy Happiness (and it’s Cheap) by Tammy Strobel

The Inside of Out by Jena Strong

Photographing Your Children by Jen Altman

How to play!

You can enter up to four times in the following ways:

1. Leave a comment telling us your favourite book from childhood

2. Pin the giveaway image with a link to this post (leave a second comment saying you’ve pinned)

3. Tweet it out (leave a third comment saying you’ve tweeted the post)

4. Share this post on Facebook (leave a fourth comment saying you’ve Facebooked)

Comments will close on Monday June 10th at 11pm BST and I’ll announce the 22 27 winners on Tuesday June 11th

Winners will be drawn at random — I’ll draw the bookbomb winner first

Good luck! xo

** UPDATE: comments are now closed — winners announced over here x

Ps. The majority of the books will be sent out by the authors themselves and the word on the street is they intend to include extras in the package… just sayin’ x

Posted on 03-06-2013
3,380 responses
  1. Shari Sherman

    I Tweeted also!

  2. Joanna W.

    I FB’ed the link, too! :)

  3. Josie

    Woo – bookbombing – awesome! My favourite is a real classic – Alice in Wonderland – still read it every year or so even though I’m 40 something!

  4. Sarah Steele

    My favorite book(s) from childhood are probably the Little House on the Prairie series. What a great giveaway!!

  5. Sarah Steele

    I’ve pinned it!!!

  6. Sarah Steele

    I’ve tweeted!

  7. Sarah Steele

    And I’ve facebooked! :)

  8. Luna jaffe

    Posted on twitter…. love the book-bomb wow factor!

  9. Luna jaffe

    Favorite childhood book: My Friend Flicka

  10. Bonnie Mieth

    I had to go pull that tattered ole’ book down off the dusty top shelf, “Lad A Dog,” by Albert Payson Terhune. My grandfather was a Bookstop club member and he even signed this book for me on the back cover. As I flip through the pages, yellow and worn, there are bright colored heart shaped stickers adorning the front page. I’ve kept this book with me all these years and it brings back the best of my childhood memories.
    Bonnie Mieth

  11. stefanierenee

    favorite kid as a book was “are you there God? It’s me Margaret” by Judy Blume

  12. Megan

    My favorite book as a child? Anything by Judy Blume! :)

  13. Paula J. Kelly

    My favorite childhood book was The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. I was a voracious reader, though, so I had a LOT of beloved books.

  14. Megan

    Shared on Facebook!

  15. Megan

    Tweeted :)

  16. Grace Mendez (@gracemndz)

    My favorite book was Little Red Riding Hood because I had a little red sweater with a hood.

  17. Megan

    Posted to Pinterest!


    Shared on facebook :)

  19. Phoe

    My favorite book as a kid was probably Labyrinth by ACH Smith – it was based on the Jim Henson film. What a great giveaway!

  20. cOLLEAYN

    My favorite books growing up were the Amelia Bedelia books. This would be great to win!

  21. Donloyn Gadson

    My favorite book as a child was “Mine’s the Best” by Crosby Bonsall. I remember reading that book over and over again, laughing each time as if it were the first. It wasn’t until I saw this Book Giveaway that I realized that I don’t have this book on my bookshelves for my own children to enjoy. Thank you for sparking my memory!

  22. Julie Rubsam

    Favorite Childhood book: The Secret Garden.

  23. stefanierenee

    tweeted it :)

  24. Marie-anne

    My favorite childhood book (and still today!) is Anne of Green Gables.

  25. rachel

    My favorite book from childhood is Cat and Dog by Else Holmelund Minarik

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  27. Marie-anne

    Also twitted!!

  28. Donloyn Gadson

    I’ve pinned the image!

  29. Marie-anne

    aaaannnndd!!!! Shared on Facebook as well!

  30. Joy Thompson

    My favorite book from childhood was The Giving Tree and still a favorite.

  31. Donloyn Gadson

    I tweeted!!! Tweet Tweet!

  32. Julie Rubsam


  33. Donloyn Gadson

    I’ve shared on Facebook!

  34. Julie Rubsam


  35. Julie Rubsam

    Shared on Facebook.

  36. susannah martinez

    My favorite book as a kid was Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson. I loved to draw, so it always excited me how his drawings came to life :)

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  38. Sonal

    My favorite book as a child was The Boxcar Children–it seemed like such a great adventure and tale of togetherness.

  39. Nandita

    Shared on Facebook!

  40. susannah martinez

    Pinned it!

  41. Nandita

    Oh I have loved books FOREVER! I loved to read Ralph Moody, Roald Dahl ,and Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series! You can Bookbomb me anytime you wish!



  43. rachel

    Pinned it!


    And tweeted via @katenolan I’m ready to hunker down for the summer… ;)

  46. Ruth J. Leamy

    I loved a Golden book called Charlie, Emily of New Moon, A Lantern in Her Hand, and many other books.

  47. Ruth J. Leamy

    I tweeted. My twitter name is RuthintheDesert.

  48. sarah

    Great prizes! My favorite books as a kid included Where the Sidewalk Ends, Little House series, Anne of Green Gables, Babysitters Club, Chronicles of Narnia.

  49. Jen

    I think my favorite book from childhood was Alice in Wonderland. Thanks!

  50. susannah martinez

    Tweeted it!

  51. Noelle

    I read so many books as a child, it ishard to pick just one, but I do have to say that I loved practicality all of Roald Dahl’s books, especially The Twits, and his autobiography, Boy.

  52. Anna
  53. Anna

    My favourite book in childhood… no doubt, A.A. Milne “Winnie-the-Pooh”

  54. Debra Mauldin

    My favorite childhood book was Jonathon Livingston Seagull. I first read it when I was about 12 and have read it several times since. It helped me through some childhood trauma and has continued to help me into adulthood.

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  57. Jen Pitta

    My absolute favorite book from childhood (and ever, really) is The Velveteen Rabbit. Such a great book with a fabulous message… Thanks for the opportunity to win — all of these books sound amazing!! :)

  58. Sylvie

    Rabbit’s New Rug by Judy Delton. Images By Marc Brown. I still own the original copy from my childhood, plus a shiny new copy!!

  59. Sylvie

    Posted on Facebook!

  60. Erin

    Two Moons in August, by Martha Brooks

  61. Erin

    Pinned it!

  62. Shanna S

    My favourite book from my childhood (if I can only pick just one!) was “Pickle Things” by Marc Brown. It was so creative and funny. I laughed every time.

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  65. donna taylor

    My Dad says that I loved the Three Billy Goat’s Gruff as a young child, and in later childhood my favourite book was The Hobbit.

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  67. Rhonda

    My favorite book from childhood (so hard to pick!) was Free to Be You and Me, by Marlo Thomas.

    These books are amazing! I’m going to sign into Goodreads and make sure they are on my to-read list! (I know a few of them are there already!

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  70. susannah martinez

    And finally got a chance to share it on Facebook :)

  71. Megan Belich

    So excited for this opportunity. Hope I’m not too late. I loved reading Memoirs of a Geisha.

  72. Gemma Eales

    Pinned! (Left my main comment on 7th June) Thanks!

  73. Gemma Eales

    Tweeted too! (Main comment posted on 7th) Thanks!

  74. Sharon Wharton

    Facebooked it!

  75. SandrA

    One of my favorite books from childhood is the little prince

  76. Marcy

    Books, books, books. Is there anything better? Well of course there are–but not many. My favorite book from elementary school was “You Bet Your Boots I Can” by Jessie Hosford–the only book I read more than once. In fact, I’m going to find a copy and order it today! Thanks for the inspiration to revisit an old friend!

  77. Marcy

    Pinned this giveaway

  78. mAUREEN c.

    maybe too late but I just found this incredible giveaway! Each book amazing! My favorite childhood book – Heidi

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