Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ex Libris Anonymous: Journal of your choice Giveaway

This giveaway is now over with 267 comments. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winners ~ Pam, CathyH and JennTRC!

Here is one cool company - Ex Libris Anonymous. What's so cool about it?! Get this...they make new journals that are handmade from vintage books. I think they are pretty dang gorgeous to look at and I would thoroughly enjoy a collection of my own.

About the journals from their website:

It should be noted that EACH JOURNAL IS UNIQUE, as in one of a kind. they are all made from recycled book covers and because of it each one is a different size. but please know that we do our best to only put up journals that are of an average or reasonable size. if you have questions about how big a journal is please email me, i'd love to give you more information.

the journals are filled with about 75 sheets of 24/60#, acid free, BLANK paper, which is a nice journaling or sketching paper. inside the front cover and throughout every book we retain any beautiful cover pages, illustrations, library cards, maps, inscriptions, or what-have-you found in the book (we find all kinds of beautiful stuff in these old books). and it's all held together with a black plastic spiral.

They offer an array of beautiful and different choices. I really love their book journals made from Little Golden Books. How precious! You're sure to find one that catches your eye. The neat finds from their blog are fun to read through too!

Ex Libris Anonymous would like to offer THREE lucky winners the journal of your choice! You'll definitely have one creative and special creation.

To enter this extraordinary GIVEAWAY, please visit their website and tell me one journal you love. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

For more ways to win, you can do any of the additional entry options below. Each one counts as one separate entry.
  • Subscribe to my blog via email - be sure to leave your email address
  • Subscribe to my blog via RSS Feed/Reader
  • Follow me on Twitter (thefunky_monkey) and leave your Twitter name
  • Blog about this giveaway (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and let me know the address so I can find it
  • Add my button to your blog/site - be sure to leave the address so I can find it
  • Tell me why you love this company
  • Tell me a second journal you love from this company
  • Email three or more people about this giveaway and CC me: susannahbananaATliveDOTcom

**Be sure to check out my "CURRENT GIVEAWAYS" list on the right hand side of my blog.

**This giveaway ends on August 6th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on August 7th.

267 comments:

  1. the joy of cooking is my favorite or frosting one

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  2. love the site for the different items and the fact they are repurposing items- great selection

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  3. second choice would be betty crocker or heidi

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  4. I subscribe

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  5. I like the Junior Science Book of Penguins.

    xpbloch at juno dot com

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  6. I'm an email subscriber!

    xpbloch at juno dot com

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  7. I have your button:
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  8. I also like the Hot Air Ballooning journal.

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  9. I like this company because of their unique items and their wide selection. There's something for everyone!

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  10. Curious George rides a bike!!

    mbrown at methodist dot edu

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  11. I subscribe

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  12. twitter follower: piggyinmanolos

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  13. Second choice book would be Heidi

    mbrown at methodist dot edu

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  14. I like this company because they are recycling old things and making new ones from them...and it's a little piece of useful nostalgia for us

    mbrown at methodist dot edu

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  15. I like the "trade winds" book

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  16. The second book I like is the "Livestock Judging and Evaluation"

    too funny!

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  17. I subscribe to your blog!

    jrerwin6 at gmail dot com

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  18. I get your email updates.
    Angie
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  19. I follow you on twitter! (jennrach)

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  20. I like this company because I love the fact that they are reusing and re purposing old books! :)

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  21. I love the "new joys of jello" one...that is SO funny!
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  22. I'd love to have "When I grow Up".
    drellis500(at)gmail.com

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  23. I subscribe by email.
    drellis500(at)gmail.com

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  24. I subscribe in google reader.
    drellis500(at)gmail.com

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  25. I follow on twitter. drellis500
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  26. I am getting your emails.
    Scott
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  27. I tweeted. http://twitter.com/drellis500/status/2909950610
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  28. I also like "Cowboy Sam and flop"
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  29. I love that they make these from recycled book covers and that they are unique.
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  30. my fav is the "fruit and vegetables from seed" journal.
    Scott
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  31. I love the When I Grow Up journal.

    mamie316@sbcglobal.net

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  32. i like the red joy of cooking one. neenee838@yahoo.com

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  33. I would get the "When I grow up"

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  34. Well I won't get to keep this if I win. We NEED the Return of the Jedi journal. My son would die for it.

    mellisa.willis@sbcglobal.net

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  35. I subscribe.
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  36. This a very cool idea. It is very personal and unique.
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  37. Country Cooking is my second choice.
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  38. My favorite is the 'favorite christmas' one:)

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  39. I submitted your giveaway to http://www.hmgiveaways.blogspot.com and will be tweeting it when it posts. I'm @hmgiveaways :)

    hmgiveaways@gmail.com

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  40. The Joy of Cooking. Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  41. One journal that I love is the Art Stories Book 3 journal. art and poetry are two of my favorite things. sierramuse8 at aol dot com.

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  42. I subscribed. sierramuse8 at aol dot com.

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  43. Fairy Tales from France is my favorite!

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  44. A second journal I loved was Winning Words. sierramuse8 at aol dot com.

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  45. Heidi is my pick.
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  46. email subscriber
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  47. twitter follower as luannkay
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  48. rss subscriber
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  49. I also like Nancy Drew, The Hidden Staircase.
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  50. I like this company because they gave a new use for something already made.
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  51. I Like the JOY of COOking one

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  52. I follow on Twitter

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  53. Tweet

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  54. I like the Party Book.

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  55. 2nd Journal- Cowboy Sam & Flop.

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  56. I like this company because of their wide selection.

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  57. the Hot Air Ballooning journal mverno@roadrunner.com

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  58. I like the Favorite Christmas Stories one.

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  59. The 2nd one I like is: Betty Crocker's Party Book.

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  60. I like this company because they make very unique journals. You never see journals like this just at a regular store!

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  61. the jello one is cool
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  62. 2nd fav george (dog)
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  63. I love the When I grow up one. It's so old fashioned, and cute.

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  64. I like any of the Nancy Drew covers.
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  65. I also like the Joy of cooking cover!
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  66. I subscribe!
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  67. I like this company for making old books new again!
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  68. I follow you on twitter @vanessanoel. I'd love you to check out my blog!

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  69. tweeted

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  70. Wow! These journals are fantastic! I love "It Happened This Way" Thanks for the review and giveaway!

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  71. I love this company because the journals are so original! I love the covers!

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  72. I like that EACH journal is completely unique!

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  73. I also like the pat a cake journal!

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  74. I sub via email: chopf712@yahoo.com

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  75. Another journal I like is "All Through the Year"

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  76. I like the "my home" journal

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  77. I have your button on my blog sidebar
    http://growingababyinseattle.blogspot.com

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  78. I’m an email subscriber

    Adorablyconfused at hotmail dot com

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  79. My favorite is "Fairy Tales from France"

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  80. I am a Twitter follower (sleeky_meerkat)

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  81. Another journal I like is the one with the penguins on it,.

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  82. I like the "An Old-Fashioned Girl". So great!

    serenakate at gmail dot com

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  83. I subscribe to your feed.

    serenakate at gmail dot com

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  84. One journal I just love is the Black Beauty journal!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  85. My favorite is The New Joys of Jello!
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  86. Email subscriber
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  87. Subscribe via Google reader
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  88. Follow on Twitter-jellibeenz1978

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  89. Have your button, www.iheartshoppingmomma.blogspot.
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  90. I love this company because I think this is such a unique product! What a great gift to give!

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  91. My 2nd fav. is Betty Crockers Party Book!

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  92. I like the Crock-Pot Cooking journal. jelly15301@gmail.com

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  93. E-mail subscriber. jelly15301@gmail.com

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  94. Yahoo reader subscriber. jelly15301@gmail.com

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  95. The Junior Science Book of Penguins is my second choice. jelly15301@gmail.com

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  96. Twitter follower. username-jelly15301-----jelly15301@gmail.com

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  97. Very cool! My daughter loves to write in journals. She is also a big fan of Nancy Drew and would love that journal! Maybe she'd even write her own mystery novel in there!

    ljatwood at gmail dot com

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  98. I am an email subscriber.

    ljatwood at gmail dot com

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  99. I subscribe via Google Reader

    ljatwood at gmail dot com

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  100. I follow on Twitter! :)
    ljatwood

    ljatwood at gmail dot com

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  101. I love that they take the fronts of well-loved books and re-purpose them!

    ljatwood at gmail dot com

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  102. I also love the Little Golden Book Horses journal!

    ljatwood at gmail dot com

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  103. The journal that I absolutely adore is the purple "The Clue in the Old Album" one. It's just adorable!
    bethwade1@gmail.com

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  104. I subscribe via email (bethwade1@gmail.com)

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  105. I subscribe via Reader, to my Yahoo account, artemis_hi@yahoo.com
    (bethwade1@gmail.com)

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  106. I follow you on twitter (as ArtemisHi)
    bethwade1@gmail.com

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  107. I have your button on my blog (http://artemishi.blogspot.com)

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  108. I love this company because they recycle books- and I love recycling, and I love books, so that's about perfect in my mind. :)

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  109. My second choice journal would be "On the Trail of Adventure". :)
    bethwade1@gmail.com

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  110. I like the Penguins journal.

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  111. I also like the wild animals journal.

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  112. I love that this company is recycling things that would otherwise be completely useless.

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  113. I love the Return of the Jedi journal

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  114. Email subscriber

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  115. Twitter follower - bridget3420

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  116. tweet

    http://twitter.com/bridget3420/status/2933474584

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  117. Shared on Facebook

    http://www.facebook.com/posted.php?id=1084897775&share_id=110085513197&comments=1&ref=nf#s110085513197

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  118. I love the Pacific Coast Legal Directory journal - very official-looking!

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  119. Shared on Myspace blog

    http://www.myspace.com/bridgetlaprairie

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  120. Your button is on my sidebar

    http://freebies4meandu.blogspot.com/

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  121. I love this company because their journals are antique looking.

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  122. I'd love the Hot Air Balloon Journal! I've been up in a hot air balloon twice, and would go again in a heartbeat!!
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  123. I like the new round about journal! Thanks!

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  124. Fairy Tales from France!
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  125. I love the designs of this company! Very cool!

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  126. I also like the Mildred Keith journal. Thanks!

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  127. seriously...i could not pick a specific one to love! i really liked the "clue in the broken blossom" one!!

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  128. i love this company because their products are so unique! you never see anything like these!!

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  129. I like the cute green penguins one!
    aobrien@bethanywv.edu

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  130. A second one---the "when i grow up" red-ish cover

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  131. I would love to have "Spelling for Word Mastery"...how nostalgic.

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  132. I subscribe by email.

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  133. My second favorite is "When I Grow Up".

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  134. Blogged about giveaway

    http://freebies4meandu.blogspot.com/2009/07/730-giveaway-list-2.html

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  135. The frosting one is pretty great!

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  136. I love the nancy drew hidden staircase one!


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  137. subscriber


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  138. twitter follower (dreamer08)


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  139. I love this company because it finds creative ways to use things that people might occasionally toss out!


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  140. the when i grow up journal is nice as well!


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  141. I think I would choose Nancy Drew The Hidden Staircase as that was one of my favorite books as a child

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  142. second choice would be Fields and Fences

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  143. button http://andadelinetoo.blogspot.com

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  144. I love that they salvage interesting pages from the books and make something useful from something old

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  145. My favorite is the Nancy Drew Mysteries: The Clue in the Crumbling Wall. Nancy Drew gave me my love of mysteries.

    Thanks for the giveaway... I think this company is cool!!

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  146. I have your button on my sidebar:

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  147. I really like this company because it is a cool thing to do with old books... I love to journal and I love old books, put them together, and it is PERFECT!

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  148. I would love any other Nancy Drew book as a journal.

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  149. Neat. I like the return of the jedi journal. i love star wars.

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  150. I'm subscribed

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  151. im a follower

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  152. i follow you on twitter

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  153. i love this company becuase this is just a plain cool idea.

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  154. my second fave is "all about the atom"

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  155. I like Billy & Shelley!

    Thanks so much!
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  156. Another book I like is The Mitten.

    Thanks so much!
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  157. I subscribe via email.

    Thanks so much!
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  158. One reason I like this company is because this concept is so unique. I've never seen anything like it online before. Plus it saves or recycles old books that might otherwise end up in the trash.

    Thanks so much!
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  159. I like Heidi-one of my all-time favorite stories!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  160. I follow on Twitter (ptowngirl).
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  161. A second book I like is Tootle-so cute!
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  162. These are so cool! I bookmarked their site. I like Biology

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  163. 2nd choice would be "The Heir Redclyffe"

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  164. I LOVE this company because I collect old books,use vintage images in my collage art and I like to write in journals. I love the old book covers with the wear and stains.

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  165. I blogged about it. :)Check out my art if you get a chance and thanks!

    http://cathyhorner.blogspot.com/

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  166. I like The Penny Puppy cover. Neat journals.

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  167. I also like the analysis and design of mechanism

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  168. I like this company because I love vintage books, and I believe in recycling. This is a great eco-friendly idea to reuse vintage books!

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  169. I love Picture Story Life of Christ.

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  170. My favorite is the Wells Fargo journal

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  171. I follow on Twitter as Jessilyn82

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  172. tweet http://twitter.com/Jessilyn82/status/3080680971

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  173. added your button http://jessilyn82.blogspot.com/

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  174. I love this company because it's great that they can recycle a product into another use, and it's such a fun/unique product

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  175. Another journal I love is the Lands and People

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