Sunday, December 9, 2012

Architextures for the Blog Hop Party

Picture from Heidi at Fabric Mutt
I have another giveaway, it seems appropriate in the holiday season. Michele is celebrating her 5th Blog Birthday at Quilter's Gallery and since 5 years of blogging is pretty cool, I am joining in.

My giveaway is a 17 piece Fat Quarter Bundle of Architextures, with is the brand new line by Carolyn Friedlander that I have been waiting for - it is just wonderful.

To win, you need to leave me one comment sharing your favourite book, audio book or television series or at least one you might recommend to me. I hope to spend some time over the holidays relaxing under a quilt and would love some ideas to go along with all the movie suggestions I received last week.

Picture from Heidi at Fabric Mutt
This giveaway is open until 9 pm MST Saturday, December 15, 2012 and is open to anyone anywhere in the world. In fact, I don't actually have this fabric in hand, as I had hoped to give away another thing that is still in transit. So I went shopping for this wonderful prize and once I have a winner, I will have the lovely Amanda from Westwoodacres send it to you directly (this is not a sponsored giveaway). I borrowed these beautiful pictures from Heidi who blogs at Fabric Mutt - not only is she really nice, she also takes excellent pictures.

**** I will pick the winner by random number generator after the draw closes. Please make sure you have an email attached to your profile or leave it in your comment. If there is no way to contact you I will immediately draw again. This fabric is excellent, you don't want to miss out. ****

Michele at Quilter's Gallery now has a list of all the bloggers who are celebrating with her up on this page. There will be many excellent giveaways to go and enter and I wish you good luck.

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

P.S. That other thing I ordered to give away is great too. Watch this space, I will give it away after it arrives, maybe to celebrate New Years.

**** This contest is now closed. I will draw and announce the winner in the morning. ****
Best,

Leanne

399 comments:

  1. My favourite book ever is A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Read it.

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  2. Oh...have you seen Downton Abbey on TV? It is fabulous and the first two seasons are released.

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  3. What a beautiful stack of fabric!

    Big Bang Theory never fails to make me laugh.

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  4. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon is a great read. I second the Downton Abbey suggestion for tv...or Lark Rise to Candleford...both BBC productions.

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  5. I love traveling around the world with the Amazing Race.

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  6. I love Downton Abbey!! Book wise I LOVE Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett and I enjoyed the Hunger Games trilogy. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  7. Fabulous giveaway...thanks I have to agree with Big Ban Theory...too sunny!!

    But I love Vampire Diarys

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  8. I'm re-reading The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp. Its a great book for leisure reading and helpful for getting more regular in creative endeavors. Beating block.

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  9. Great giveaway! I just finished listening to The Invisible Bridge was wonderful. I actually added a books section to my blog yesterday for this same reason.

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  10. Hey Leanne, what kind of books are your fave? I am addicted to Ruth Rendell - The Gallowglass, The Keys to the Street - she has so many awesome books (English mystery.) I also love all the Jack Reacher books - they have not disappointed me once (until they cast Tom Cruise in the first movie) and finally, Janet Evanovich is simply awesome. You will laugh aloud the whole way through... happy reading!!

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  11. I had a lot of fun recently reading China Mieville's 'Railsea'. It's a little like 'Moby Dick' - but instead of a white whale, the crews of small trains crisscross a world where monster animals swim in the deep earth, and rail tracks are the only safe transport. Strange and fascinating.

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  12. My all time favourite TV series is Gilmore Girls. There are 7 seasons, and over 20 episodes per season, so it can keep you entertained for months, even if you watch several a day (don't ask how I know this...) I have watched the whole series about 3 times and just started over again. It's still good!

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  13. Downton Abbey -- totally lives up to the hype! Thanks for the giveaway, Leanne. Soooo keeping my fingers crossed for this one! :)

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  14. Have you read the series about a quilt shop by Marie Bostwick. There are three or four books in the series. They are good both to read and in audio format.

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  15. SQUEeeeeeeeeeee oh gosh you know I'm in love with that fabric. :D

    Let's see, TV series: I just got hooked on Parks and Recreation (because of that awesome QAL!) but I think most people know about it now for the same reason. lol Definitely a favorite! The other show that I can't get enough of is Sherlock (the BBC version) which is two seasons of mini-series. There are 3 in each series, but each one is almost 2 hours long. SO SO SO good. I watch it for the awesome chemistry between Sherlock and Watson.

    Books: Which genre?! I've just started reading The Night Circus which I've heard good things about! I've also read all the Janet Evanovich books that someone else recommended, and agree they're fantastic (up to about #8, the later ones have kind of lost their soul a bit). Those are murder mysteries. If you like fantasy, The Name of the Wind is fantastic. It's a little slow to get into, but once you get to chapter 3 it's a "can't put it down" type thing. If you are okay with some darkish weirdness, the Katherine Kerr fantasy books (starting with Daggerspell) are amazing, and follow the same set of characters through different reincarnations. Which reminds me, Cloud Atlas is supposed to be an incredible book along sorta similar lines, but I haven't read it yet so I don't know if I can recommend it. :)

    I will now stop babbling. Sorry!

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  16. My latest favorite (they change fairly often!) book is State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. The Help was excellent as an audiobook, if you haven't read/listened to that yet.

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  17. I'm fascinated with The Good Wife on TV. I'd love to play with the Architextures fabric. pick me, pick me!!!! (and thanks)

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  18. I have been reading the Maisie Dobbs series by Windspear. Very interesting. Lave the fabrics.

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  19. I've been drooling over this fabric since it first appeared! Season 3 of Downton Abbey starts on Jan.6th. I, for one, won't miss it! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  20. This fabric is to die for! Thanks for the generous giveaway opportunity :)

    My all time favorite book is The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak - it is amazing...but be forewarned, I cried through about half of it!

    caribousmom (at) gmail (dot) com

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  21. My favorite TV series is Mad Men! What a great giveaway! I'm dying to see Architextures in person!!!

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  22. Love this line! My fav book series is the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris (urban fantasy) which also inspired the HBO series True Blood. I'm a fan of the first couple series of the HBO show, but when it basically ventured away from the books I became a little disappointed. Game of Thrones on HBO is AWESOME and is also based off of a great book series. I highly suggest this if you are into a sci-fi historical drama. Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, and Downton Abbey are also really good TV series if you haven't seen them.

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  23. I agree with the recommendation of the BBC version of Sherlock. For comedy, I love Community and Parks and Recreation. One of my favorite old series to watch is NYPD Blue and Homicide.

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  24. My all time favorite tv show is Friends.

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  25. OMG - I am drooling! This is the one fabric line I am saving all my money for so I can buy all the pieces so my fingers - and toes - are crossed for sure!!!

    My fav book of all time is the Shell Seekers - a wonderful read, great character study and it is so 'England'. Wonderful book.

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  26. The movie version of I Capture the Castle is faithful and fun, but there's nothing like the voice in the original book! I may need to reread it again myself. Thanks for the chance at this amazing fabric line.

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  27. I love AJ Jacobs books. He writes non-fiction. The most recent one I read was Drop Dead Healthy. They are educational and pretty funny. Great giveaway. Thank you.

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  28. I LOVE the Family Stone! It always makes me feel the whole range of emotions...and I love that in a movie!!! :)

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  29. Kate Morton ( an Aussie!) is fabulous. I have her latest on my Christmas wish list! Thanks for a fabulous giveaway.

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  30. [gasp!] have I mentioned that I wanted to use this fabric to make a quilt for my brother. <-- he's an architect.

    I would highly recommend anything written by David Sedaris (and for extra delightful treat, *listen* to anything written by David Sedaris read *by* David Sedaris). Kate Atkinson, A.S. Byatt, and Margaret Atwood are other favorite authors.

    TV? I can't stop wanting to watch The Good Wife. it's a show I didn't think I'd have any interest in but the acting and writing are sooo good.

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  31. My favourite TV show right now is Downton Abbey. They are currently re-running Season 2 on PBS and Season 3 starts January 6th.

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  32. just reading several series' now by C.E. Murphy, set in Seattle. thanks for the chance to win this fabric!

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  33. I've been enjoying Haven although my list of shows is pretty long so it was hard to pick. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  34. My favorite book is Wicked by Gregory Maguire.

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  35. Hmmm .... I have no idea what you like to watch or read .... try Mad Men, or Firefly (often for sale on Amazon for $15) ... I also just picked up "Lie to Me".

    As for books, have you read Meg Cabot's adult series (or her kid books - she's the author of "The Princess Diaries") Fun, quick, chick lit.

    If you like fantasy, try anything by Terry Pratchett (well, comedy, read him if you like goofy stuff!) or or urban fantasy (werewolves etc in the real world) try Jim Butcher.

    As a Canadian, I also have to point you towards Kelley Armstrong (has a YA series, but her adult stuff is better - more werewolves), and Robert Sawyer for philosopical science fiction, or Tanya Huff for great comedy / fantasy or sci fi series.

    (Fingers crossed towards winning pretty fabric!)

    Sarah

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  36. Love that fabric line, can't wait for it to hit the shops. My fav series is falling skies, great sci-fi alien invasion show.
    Email address is kathryn@flexnet.com.au

    Thanks
    Kathryn

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  37. Generous of you to share-I'm loving this line! I'd recommend What is the What by Dave Eggars-based on a true story of a Sudanese refugee. Have fun reading!

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  38. Wicked Angel by Julia London it was a great a book if you like historical Romance. It wasn't my style of book, but after reading Almost Heaven and this.. I'm hooked.

    Tv shows.. for some reason I am hooked on Weeds

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  39. I read mostly non-fiction. I would recommend "In a Sunburned Country" by Bill Bryson or "The Tipping Point" or "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell.

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  40. Love these fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway!!
    I have too many books that are favorites to list but have been reading a lot of Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb lately!! Love her books!!

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  41. Favourite book Tim Winton Cloudstreet. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  42. I love the new show Nashville

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  43. This fabric line is wonderful! My favorite book is Jane Eyre!

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  44. One of my favorite shows is Person of Interest. I like lots of crime dramas.
    I love this line of fabric and need to get some!

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  45. Is it awful to enter your giveaway when I already have some of this? It's just so fabulous, that I don't mind getting a little more... :)

    I'm a big fan of the Foyle's War series. I love anything retro and set during WWII.

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  46. I just finished reading "Defending Jacob". I love the "big Bang Theory". Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  47. Wow, pretty nice stuff. I could build something wonderful. My favourite all time book is Les Miserables.

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  48. White Collar is a nice spin off of the typical who dun it, and it is on Netfix!

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  49. Oh wow, I am madly in love with that fabric! Can't wait to get my hands on some! The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a very good book. Thanks for this giveaway!

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  50. I'm a big fan of the Jack Reacher books by Lee Child. The first one to be made into a movie is opening this month. Also love The Good
    Wife on TV. Thanks for the chance to win this great fabric.

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  51. TV---I love Castle and Psych.
    Books--Chocolat, The Hunger Games series, One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Book Thief.

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  52. The new Sherlock (not the one with Watson as a girl, the one with Benedict Cumberbatch).
    Someone else mentioned Psych; fun show.
    I liked the book "Time Traveler's Wife" and I'm currently reading and enjoying a book a friend's husband wrote. It's an FBI thriller called "Five Days of Fear".
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. My current fav tv show is Castle...what an awesome giveaway Leanne!!

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  54. I love anything by Jane Austen. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand is powerful, but it's a thinker. Thanks for the chance at the awesome fabric.

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  55. Favourite book(s) would probably be the Inspector Gamache series written by Louise Penny and set in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. The first book Still Life is in post-production and will star Nathaniel Parker. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity.

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  56. Downton Abbey! Quick rent the first two seasons as Season 3 starts in January

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  57. My friend recommended a Tea Rose. I have it sitting on my nightstand waiting for me, becasue she warned that you wanted to be able to dedicate time to it. According to her, she took it away with her on safari in Africa and ended up so engrossed in the book she forgot to look out the windows!!
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  58. The Passage by Justin Cronin was one of the best books I've read in the last two years; and the sequel , The Twelve, is out now! Best audiobook, The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. YA, but not in the Twilight vein (in content or quality). Beautifully written, quirky, funny, and exciting. I loved it.
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  59. What a great giveaway! I like humor in audio books and am listening to one by Carl Hiassen (Skinny Dip) hich causes me to laugh out loud while on my morning walks; funniest ever book of his was Double Whammy . One of my all time favorite (and not at all funny) books is A Soldier of The Great War by Mark Halperin. We only watch Netflix TV so all our viewing is outdated, but I second Downton Abbey and the BBC Sherlock; also really enjoyed Boss, Breaking Bad, Lie To Me, Friday Night Lights. Enjoy your relaxing time under your quilt! Thank you for the chance to win this fabulous fabric!

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  60. Love e fabric and i would say downton abbey too

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  61. If you're looking for an easy, funny read, check out the Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum series. You can't miss!

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  62. I love the books by Jasper Fforde. He is a Welsh author with a fabulous sense of humor. I particularly like his Thursday Next series. A strong female protagonist who can tackle anything. The first one is that series is called The Eyre Affair, and I've read it many times.

    As far as tv goes, my current favourites are Once Upon a Time and Elementary.

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  63. I like Fringe and Once Upon a Time :)

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  64. I love Jasper Fforde! He's well known for his Thursday Next books, but I also just finished The Last Dragonslayer, which was fantastic. As for TV, I'm currently watching Psych.

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  65. Love anything by Nicholas Sparks or Jodie Picoult.

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  66. Oooh, best looking bundle ever! Thanks for a chance...audio book(s) recommendation! Anything by bill Bryson! I've listened to all his books...I started with the walk on the Appalachian trail...then his travels thru Australia...one about England, then history of nearly everything...just read At Home...he reads his own books and does a great job!
    I always learn so much with his books! And they are so entertaining, thanks again!

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  67. Super generous give away Leanne! My fave book is The Lions of Alrassan by Guy Gavriel Kay. It's historical fantasy and it is exceptional. It also has the best ending of any book I have ever read.

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  68. The first 2 books in the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness were good ones to listen to, if you like, history, witches and vampires. This is an adult, not a young adult series. I loved listening to the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I don't think I could have read it though. All the Artemis Fowl books by Eoin Colfer are fun and The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart. So are the Sisterchicks books by Robin Jones Gunn(Christian lit).
    And one more, Leonardo's Shadow: Or, My Astonishing Life as Leonardo da Vinci's Servant by Christopher Peter Grey.

    TV on Hulu we LOVE Endgame. We are watching Magnum PI, Monk, Psych, NCIS, and The Mentalist.
    TV online, YouTube specifically, we got sucked into Super size me, the series.
    Sorry! That was a lot!

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  69. You can refer to my list of recommended books from last week's Sew Mama Sew post. So for TV, I love Sex and the City, Law and Order and old series like The Waltons, Hart to Hart, and Moonlighting. Downton abbey is a given, right?

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  70. The best book I read recently was Cutting for Stone.

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  71. My goodness, Leanne, what a fabulous stack of fabric! Thank you for the chance to win. Have you read Suite Francaise? Amazing book. As I am lying in bed having just woken up I don't have up the authors name direct to hand but if you want it just let me know. We have also really enjoyed the Danish series The Killing.

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  72. People raved about how wonderful this fabric was from market. Looks nice. I agree that she takes nice pictures.

    I always recommend "the likeness" by Tana French. It's a favorite of mine.

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  73. I can see that several books I wanted to recommend are already in the comments (like Zusak's Book Thief, and Fforde's books, and Tim Winton's Cloudstreet and also Big Bang Theory for TV series). I know Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell is quite popular now because of the film, but I liked the audiobook very much.

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  74. Fabulous giveaway! Definitely Downtown Abbey for something to watch. And reading: any Kathy Reich's book-she writes crime and is fantastic

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  75. Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors. I recently finished listening to "Good Omens" (co-authored with Terry Pratchett) and couldn't stop laughing. :) Thanks for the chance!

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  76. Too tempting not to enter! I would recommend Th Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night by Mark Hadden (narrated through the eyes of the main character who is a 15 yr old autistic boy, or any of the books by Marina Lewycka... Short History of Ukranian Tractors, we Are All Made of Glue or Two Caravans.

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  77. Thank you Leanne for a great give away! I want so much these fabrics! After a long time I follow series and they are 'Upstairs Downstairs' and 'Downtown Abbey! One book I liked lately is from Spanich Carlos Ruiz Zafon and in Finnish the name 'Angel game' (El juego del angel). It's a strange story but good. x Teje

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  78. favourite book at the moment: The Help (and I'm waiting for one of Lily Brett'S books I really like her books, but I can't tell yet if it's another good one or not, but I can recommend her as author)

    audio book - I often go by voices, I really like to listen to the English HPs - Stephen FRy is reading. Ohh and Ian Rankin - the complaints it'S a good story and I really like the reader.

    TV series - I'm a bit of a Torchwood fan, but Cranford is good too (now I could name a few German ones, but I doubt you wand to learn German in order to watch a few TV series)

    Now I hope that helps you fill your wish list.

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  79. Ooh, we love a good TV show here... Downtown Abbey, Homeland, Criminal Minds, Law and Order: SVU...

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  80. This fabric is fabulous - I saw it the other day and was really excited. Usually I go for plain fabric, but this set of designs is really eye catching. Please put my name in the hat for the drawing.

    My favorites are always changing, but for an easy educational read, try the History of US series. I'm reading the set I got for my son and am learning so much.

    One book that I want to read is Remembrance of Things Past. I bought a copy that was printed on tissue paper so it hasn't been read yet.

    My favorite book is a Tale of Two Cities. It has something for everyone and was much better than any movie.

    A movie though that I saw a long time ago but I think of every once in a while is London Kills Me - very surprise ending.

    There is a soap opera on the BBC that I try to listen to, but it's hard to remember to get in on the schedule is the Archers. It's been on the air for 60-years - each show is I think 15 minutes long. They have the daily shows or a weekly round up - lots of fun to listen to the accents and the story is very compelling too.

    Thanks!

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  81. Thank you for the giveaway! For TV, Sherlock (BBC) is a lot of fun and a brilliant modern spin on the Sherlock Holmes stories. Both seasons are on DVD.

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  82. Oh wow Leanne, you are so generous to give away such pretty fabrics!

    At the moment, I love to watch Downton Abbey, a British/American period drama. Season 3 just started on Dutch television.

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  83. For book, I read The Hunger Games over the summer and loved it (even my husband read it)! For TV series, it would have to be LOST...my alltime favorite. If you are into fantasy Once Upon A Time is so fun as is Grimm - kind of creepy though :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  84. Well my fav book ever is lord of the rings. I've no idea how many times I've read it.

    TV - depends on if you like fantasy stuff. Being human is great. I don't know how much uk stuff you can get over there. I'm halfway through a 4 episode thriller called secret state all about political intrigue. Enjoyable so far.

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  85. My favourite ever two books are Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Ive read them both but not heard the audio book

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  86. Any book by Annie Proulx, including Old Ace in a Hole. The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas....I am not a great tv fan but do like listening to p,ays on BBC Radio 4 and they are available on iPlayer too.

    This is a wonderful giveaway. Thank you for giving us all a chance to win such a fab fabric range.
    Di x

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  87. my favourite tv show of all time is The West Wing, once you get going with it it's hard to stop so I have to budget the time to get emotionally involved with it but I try to watch it once a year if I can! Thanks for the give away!

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  88. Best tv at the moment is the Killing III - even with subtitles it is gripping

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  89. I just love Inn at Boonsboro-series of books by Nora Roberts!

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  90. Favourite book so far has to be the kite runner..

    Thanks for such a lovely giveaway!

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  91. Fabulous fabric! My favourite Tv series at the moment is the 'the killing 3', it is Danish with English subtitles and I am hooked. The previous series are just as good. If you want a slightly quirky, bonkers book the 'elephant keeper's children' by Peter Hoeg is a good one.

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  92. Great giveaway! My favorite series is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. The audiobooks available currently are very abridged (there is hope for future unabridged versions becmign available.) I often listen to books MSreader with the text-to-speech feature...Enjoy!

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  93. I love listening to adio book versions of Jane Austen novels - 'Pride and Prejudice', read by Lindsay Duncan, is a particular favourite. I've also just listened to 'Death comes to Pemberley' by P.D. James - marvellous! Some of my favourite books are 'The Time Traveller's Wife', 'The Friday Night Knitting Club', 'Divas don't knit' (and the sequel) and most books by Dorothy Koomson, especially 'My Best Friend's Girl'. I also love the BBC version of 'Pride and Prejudice' as well as 'Jonathan Creek' and 'Jeeves and Wooster'. Thanks for such a great giveaway - I'm off to find out more about some of the recommendations!!

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  94. I love this fabric!
    Have you watched 'Call the Midwife'? not sure if it's shown outside the UK but if you get the chance it's a fabulous series!

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  95. I have really loved Art 21 on Netflix: a show about contemporary artists. Gives me lots of ideas both for sewing and writing. Also love Flannery O'Connor's short stories. She thinks about grace, even in some pretty ugly scenarios.

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  96. Love The Good Wife, Suits, and Snapped.

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  97. I just finished reading Interview with the Vampire last night and would recommend it! One of my favourite books is Watermelon by Marian Keyes though, I have read it so many times and I don't often re-read books :) I love the BBC Pride and Prejudice tv series if you can find that too.

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  98. All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot, number one in a four part series. Life of a small town Englisht vet. Laugh out loud funny.

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  99. For some reason I have become addicted to NCIS lately; I guess I've seen Law and Order reruns too many times and had to move on!

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  100. If you can get hold of Jeeves and Wooster on DVD it is fantastic! Definitely worth a try!

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  101. Another great giveaway!! Ok, favorite book series hands down is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Be prepared to invest some time though, it's 8 books total and they're all 600+ pages. Actually, the shortest one is about 670 or so pages, the rest are over 800. Such a well written story though, you will fall in love with the characters. Favorite TV show is Downton Abbey. I'm not sure what your options are there in Canada but I know you can catch the first 2 seasons on Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon. And if you get hooked on it (or already are) and can't wait for season 3 to air there (I know we have to wait until January to catch it on PBS even though it has already aired in the UK), I can tell you where to go to see it. I've already watched it and it's GOOD!

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  102. The Beach Cafe by Lucy Diamond is a nice easy read and will put you in the mood for the Summer.

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  103. Hunger Games is the best book I've read in a long time. The only problem is you will then want to read the other 2 books.
    It was one of those "can't put it down" times for me ... I read all 3 books in 4 days.

    Thanks for the terrific giveaway.

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  104. There are so many suggestions...it really depends on your mood.
    TV
    Downton Abbey
    Big Bang Theory
    Books/Authors
    Diana Gabadlon (or something like that) - Outlanders
    Nora Roberts
    Forgotten Garden - can't remember who wrote that

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  105. Favorite book 'Pillars of the Earth' by Ken Follett

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  106. The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue. It's a book about a boy who is replaced by a changeling.

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  107. I love the Game of Thrones series. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

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  108. I love books and have so many favourites. Very difficult to choose. However, I loved The Book Thief despite its dark subject matter. I also like all the books by Debbie Macomber.
    Thank you so much for this great giveaway!

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  109. I am a huge fan of Parenthood on Tuesday nights (makes me cry every week) and the new series Nashville. I like to listen to audio books but haven't found any noteworthy lately. I am going to read through all of your comments for some great ideas! Thanks!

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  110. What a fab giveaway, this is such a wonderful line ...

    I'd heartily recommend an audio book of The Master and Margarita, by Bulgakov ... fantastic plot greatly strange ... narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt (fantastic Brit actor with juicy voice) xx

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  111. My favorite recent book was "The Night Circus." I usually like more realistic books but this one was just so magical I got totally wrapped up in it. Also, of course, you have to watch Downton Abbey if you haven't already!

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  112. Those are absolutely gorgeous fabrics!

    My favourite television series is a British-made series that is now in its 11th season called MI-5. It is absolutely brilliant.

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  113. I love these fabrics!

    We just finished season 1 of Revenge and we really enjoyed it. It is good, soap opera-y fun! When I am binding quilts or doing any hand-sewing I usually watch Grey's Anatomy.

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  114. I think about the only book I've read more than once or twice is Giants in the Earth by O. E. Rolvaag. It's an early immigrant story in Norway, and I enjoy it just as much as I do Sundance and Butch. :)

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  115. Wow...that's a hard question, because I always think the last great book I read could be my favorite. I just finished "Captain Ahab's Wife" by Sena Jeter Naslund. It is not easy reading but is written so beautifully it kept pulling me back, night after night, until I finished it. I've decided it's a keeper to re-read one day when I'm feeling the need for something to really grip my mind and take me away. On TV series...I love Downton Abbey also!

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  116. I love the TV show Revenge. It's addicting.

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  117. What a lovely package of fabrics! My favorite books are the novels by Jennifer Chiaverini (about quilters).

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  118. 11/22/63 by Stephen King - hard to put down! And to watch - Downtown Abbey :)

    Thanks for the chance!

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  119. i'm addicted to Revenge. it's a great guilty pleasure.

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  120. Don't watch much TV, but love everything by John Grisham. Currently reading Calico Joe by Grisham. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  121. My favorite book is Charlie & The Chocolate Factory - I know it's a "kids" book but I LOVE it so much!

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  122. Great fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway! My current favorite television series is The Big Bang Theory!
    sam(dot)mccreery(at)gmail(dot)com

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  123. I would love to win this! I highly recommend the book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Or reading the entire Harry Potter series, even if you have read them before. They just get better!

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  124. Oh lovely stack!!! Glass Castle is a great book! as is the Princess Bride- my all time favorite!!

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  125. I've got a bundle of architextures heading my way from westwood acres, I love it so much! thanks for the giveaway.

    I love all Neil Stephenson books... Cryptonomicon is a good intro to his work. And anything Jasper Fforde if you're looking for a quick read.

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  126. I like all Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum numbers novels and her Wicked novels about Lizzy and Diesel.

    For TV, I am embarrassingly fond of The Vampire Diaries ;)

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  127. Book: any Jane Austen
    TV Series: BBC Lark Rise to Candleford [sadly was cancelled]

    sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

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  128. What a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

    I love the Raine Benares series of books by Lisa Shearin http://www.lisashearin.com/
    The series just completed and I eagerly await her new series.
    A bit of fantasy, romance and a lot of humour.
    kj_hahn(at)telus(dot)net

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  129. Thank you for the chance to win such interesting fabric.

    My husband and I just started watching Homeland on Showtime. We are enjoying it.

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  130. i love audio books when I quilt, currently I'm into debbie macomber books there's a little quilting references in them

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  131. My all time favorite book is Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. I've probably read it a dozen times since I was a kid and it still makes me cry.

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  132. Jo Nesbo "Snowman"
    when you love thrillers (Norwegian)this will be great for you to read. I love all books of Jo Nesbo a lot, can't put them away once started.
    Love your lovely, yummie fabrics you'll give away. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  133. My favorite book is the Beacon at Alexandria. Worth looking for!

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  134. My new favorite tv show is The IT Crowd. It can be found on Netflix streaming and its HILARIOUS!

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  135. Oh my favorite tv show right now is the Walking Dead for sure..thanks for the giveaway

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  136. I used to work in a library, so it's very hard to pick a favorite book, but one of my standard favorites is the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win! :)

    sarita0818(at)comcast(dot)net

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  137. My favorite book is "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck...

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  138. I love the series Psych. It always make mes laugh! Thanks for this wonderful opportunity

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  139. This is a FANTASTIC giveaway!! I think you should read The Golden Compass series by Phillip Pullman

    I hope you like the book -- it is available in audio book format too. =)

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  140. Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. I love all of the books by Lisa See but my favorite by far is Snowflower and the Secret Fan.

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  141. I have recently watched all the seasons of "How I Met Your Mother" on Netflix. They are really fun.

    For books I would recommend anything by Kage Baker, esp The Company series.

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  142. Downtown is brill and I also love Merlin.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  143. Life of Pi... awesome book! Thanks for participating in the giveaway!

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  144. I love Divergent and Matched. They're both dystopian reads with some romance in there. :)

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  145. I really liked the Night Circus - an unusual book. And as for TV, my husband and I like True Blood, in a campy sort of way.

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  146. I love the TV series Criminal Minds. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  147. Psych! is a nice fairly mindless show you can watch on Netflix.

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  148. We're all about the cookery shows in our house, and recently we've really enjoyed 'Ottolenghi's Mediterranean Feast'. Fabulous food and gorgeous scenery, too.

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  149. My favorite book series is the Dark Tower series by Stephen King. So good! Thanks for the chance to win also! I'm super excited about architextures!

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  150. Ooooh those fabrics are the best!

    I recommend books by Murakami, especially Kafka On The Shore. All his books feature jazz, cats, usually water wells, some sort of dreamworld... very unusual but gripping :-)

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  151. Hey Leanne - what a great prize!!! I'm looking forward to taking new books from 2 of my favourite authors on hol's with me over Christmas. One is Alison Weir who writes historical novels about the european queens of past centuries. She also writes non-fiction history books of this period. The other is Kate Mosse, not sure how to describe her work but I love it. If you're interested in a great book by an Aussie author I'd recommend Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey. Have a wonderful holiday season!!! mx

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  152. i love n.c.i.s. it makes you laugh and makes you cry. sure signs of a good show thanks

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  153. Books: Name the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, Duma Key by Stephen King, The Red Tent by Anita Diamant.
    TV Series: British Drama and Mystery like Inspector Lewis, Brother Cadfael, Sherlock, Upstairs Downstair.

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  154. Hi Leanne! I'm so excited about this fabric. SO EXCITED. Thanks for this generous giveaway! As for TV, we love all Masterpiece Theatre - I'm sure you're already on to Downtown Abbey, but Sherlock is also fabulous.

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  155. My favorite books are the Elm Creek Quilt Series by Jennifer Chiaverini. My favorite one of the series has been The Aloha Quilt but I am a bit behind and haven't read the last 2 books. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  156. I like the stephanie plum books by Evanovich! They are a fun read,

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  157. My favourite series of late is The Wire from HBO. Just finished watching 5 seasons with my husband. Good entertainment.

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  158. I love the Spencer books by Robert Parker. They are old school detective novels.

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  159. I have found a great TV show on Netflex. I watch 24. Put it on and quilt away!

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  160. I'm a super fantasy girl so I always go to the Game of Thrones by Martin or the Dresden books by Butcher. For something a bit lighter I like Rachael Aaron.

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  161. If you like Fantasy you should try anything by Brandon Sanderson. The Mistborn Trilogy is my all time favorite.

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  162. I have been hooked on Greys Anatomy on netflix

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  163. What a great giveaway! I really enjoy books by Elly Griffiths - set in Norfolk UK about an archeologist - it's a bit like a UK version of bones (without the eye candy!). As far a telly goes, there was a fantastic one-off drama on the bbc about the very first paralympics - sounds odd I know, but it was one of the best things I've seen on TV all year: "The Best of Men" - not sure you'll be able to find it, but if you can I highly recommend it.

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  164. My favourite TV show ever is Big Love, but a current one that I love is Haven - it's a bit odd, but compelling!

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  165. My favorite tv series is Grey's anatomy.
    Those fabrics look beautiful, thanks for the giveaway.

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  166. For a TV show, I love Justified. And for a book, I guess I would recommend The Night Circus.

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  167. Book series is Fern Michael's 3 trilogies following a family from early 1920' to 1990's. Kentucky Heat, Fury and Rich...1920's. Vegas Heat, Fury and Rich mid 1940's - 1960's and Texas Heat,Fury RIch and a fourth and final one Sunrise. Amazing, can't put it downers!
    Thanks!
    Cheri
    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  168. thanks for the chance!! I love ken follet's century trilogy

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  169. Well, i guess telling a Canadian to read Douglas Coupland is a bit late; watching Sherlock is also a definite xxx

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  170. My favourite books are all from a series called The Dragons of Pern by Anne McCaffrey; love them all, even the ones by her son

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  171. i'm a doctor who fan - if i am going to sit down and watch some tv on netflix, it's going to be doctor who!!

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  172. There aren't too many shows that make me lol, like really lol, but Big Bang Theory does it to me every time. Shout out from Calgary!

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  173. My favourite series on tv is definitely CSI Las Vegas. I've never missed an episode :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  174. I read Gone Girl recently - that was good.

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  175. Thanks for the opportunity! I am sure you will have seem 24, but there is better: Spooks, a BBC drama!

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  176. My favorite book is Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. Thanks for the great giveaway! Merry Christmas!

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  177. Oooh, fab, I've been drooling over this!

    Okay, books, I love My Family And Other Animals by Gerald Durrell, I just 're-read' it through Audible on the walk to/from work. I also love the Maisie Dobbs and Daisy Dalrymple series of books, interesting 1920's and 30's mysteries.

    Thanks for the chance to win :o)

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  178. Holy crackers, how generous! One of my favorite book series is The Emerald Ballad series by B.J. Hoff. 'Bout time to read it again, me thinks...

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  179. Ok....this may be too "heavy", but the best TV show, IMO, is breaking bad. It is so crazy and just really "edge of your seat", but not for the faint of heart!!!

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  180. Love the pictures. I enjoy the Lt. Eve Dallas series by J.D. Robb and I watch the series Bones (based on the books - which I love).

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  181. My favorite tv show is Arrested Development.

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  182. I'm so excited about this line - so pretty. Thanks for the chance!

    My TV recommendation is not exactly light fare...it's The Wire which aired on HBO in the early 2000s. Unbelievably good, especially season 4. A little lighter? Downtown Abbey. :)

    One of my favorite books...A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving). I need to read that again. It's been a few years since my last read.

    Elizabeth
    Lwghosts at yahoo dot com

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  183. I just really enjoyed No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. I've also watched a few episodes and they're good too.

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  184. I really liked Jeffrey Archer's prisoner from birth! It's really good. The fabrics look lovely. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Tonyapmorris@comcast.net

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  185. I highly recommend the Cobble Quilts series by Marie Bostwick. The first book in the series is A Single Thread. Enjoy your holiday!

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  186. Wow, what a super giveaway.
    Books has to be~~Snowflower and the secret Fan
    TV~~ I just discovered The Big Bang Theory and LOVE it!
    Movies, Wow, I could never pick a favorite, I watch them all the time, especially while I quilt.
    Thank you for this chance.

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  187. the dramatized version of the Chronicles of Narnia :)

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  188. Well, it isn't very quilty, but I love Walking Dead and Big Band Theory...never miss 'em!

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  189. I love to read and got a Kindle for my birthday/Christmas present last year. I have been reading lots of "cozy mysteries"...check out the website, http://www.cozy-mystery.com/. I have read a bunch of them. Love the ones about baking and cooking. The series I am reading now is really fun. It is about a ghost...Alice Kimberly's Haunted Bookshop mysteries. Another great series is Donna Andrew's Meg Langslow series.

    If you start these, you will never put them down. Kinda' like a potato chip, you can't eat just one.

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  190. We love the Janet Evanovich series about stephanie plum. they are laugh out loud books.

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  191. Favorite books: The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Under the Dome, Duma Key {Stephen King}, also Tell me Your Dreams by Sydney Sheldon and Finder's Keepers by Fern Michaels {last two are tear jerkers}

    Favorite tv: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Ooo! You know what's really good is Sons of Anarchy, Walking Dead and 24, I recently started watching ALIAS on Netflix and that is good too.

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  192. I wish I was a big reader but I do enjoy Debbie MacComber's books. I did read all the Harry Potter books just to see what all the hype was about - and it was good. Thanks for the chance.

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  193. Such a beautiful line! I really enjoyed all John Krakauer's Into Thin Air. Fascinating!

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  194. I love all the Nora Roberts books I have ever read.

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  195. I loved 'The Help' - both the book and the movie were brilliant! Thanks for the chance to win, amazing give away. :-)

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  196. This may be old school, but hands down my favorite book is the Bible. Poetry, wisdom, age old stories... Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  197. I really enjoy reading Jodi Piccoult books! :)

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  198. If you like mysteries/thrillers, Tess Gerritsen writes excellent medical thrillers (Harvest), as well as her Rizzoli & Isles series.

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