Monday, December 3, 2012

It begins in the morning..a month of books for women by women....



WELCOME to our intro for DECEMBER 2012


The entire month of DECEMBER, I want you to take a seat,
 share my quilt, snuggle in, grab your cup.... and here is why....

We ( cheerleaders) Jane, Carol, Corrie, Linda, Pauline, Marlene,
Cherry, Wendy and Katherine, Christine and Mary who will be joining in 
in the New Year...have been busy behind the seams....

I contacted Seal Press, a publishing company of books for women by women.
I shared with them this idea of slowing down the pace a bit, introducing the written
word to all of us! I know before we all got immersed in quilting, we possibly
read a lot....WELLLLLL I miss my books and December is always a busy
month for all of us. I thought this would be a nice break...

For an entire month, 5 days a week, weekends off, 
we will introduce to you 20 Ladies who happen to be Authors,
wives, mothers, aunts, friends....

SEAL PRESS,  provided us all with books to review. WE will have a variety
of topics and formats...wait and see...
YOU may find some quiet time to read one or two...


What to expect....


Each day you will be introduced to another author!

Each day we will have a book giveaway.

Each week we will give away a box of PURDY's Chocolates.

Each week we will be giving away a box of Aurifil Threads.

Each Week we will be giving away a Fat Quarter Bundle

Ohhhh and I managed to get 2 BRAND NEW DESIGNS of Reliable IRONS
( for when we return to our sewing rooms) 


Ohhhh the Bag Lady has offered 5 assorted coin purse handles
to 1 lucky winner...



( photos of winnings will be filling up here very soon) 

 ( all those who follow this blog will be eligible for all the prizes) 

We have saved you a seat, let us know
what you are hoping for  in DECEMBER?
( I think I know some of your answers wink) 


BY THE WAY, this is not a HOP, all activity daily for DECEMBER will occur right here! 



 ABOUT SEAL PRESS

Inspired by the simple yet radical notion that a book can change a woman’s life, Seal Press is devoted to publishing titles that inform, reveal, engage, delight, and support women of all ages and backgrounds.
From cultural revelation to pop culture, our books are smart and fun, insightful and hilarious. Take a glance at just some of our titles and you’ll see why readers love our edgy, über-honest take on all sorts of topics: There’sOffbeat Bride, for example, which shows the newly engaged how to avoid the claws of the multimillion-dollar wedding industrial complex and create a celebration that’s personal and authentic. The Anti 9-to-5 Guide lays out a master plan for how to ditch the cubicle maze for a more satisfying career, and The Risks of Sunbathing Toplessreveals laugh-out-loud confessions of adventures gone embarrassingly awry.
These books and many, many more have been adored by readers for over thirty years. Seal Press was founded in 1976 as a small DIY publisher to provide a forum for women writers and feminist issues, and since then, Seal has published groundbreaking books that represent the diverse voices and interests of women. Seal’s continually growing list includes books about women’s health, parenting, outdoor adventure and travel literature, popular culture, sexuality, gender and transgender life, sports, relationships, memoir, careers, finance, current affairs, and much more.
We’ve scored some firsts and broken a few barriers, publishing the first book on African American women’s health, critical guidebooks on lesbian relationships and parenting, key writings of the third wave feminist movement, and essential, deeply personal stories by transgender men and women. Our readers tell us our books continually engender thought, rage, laughter, tears, and deep connections with other women, often in ways they never expected.
With each book, we strive to make a difference in women’s everyday lives, and to tell the truth—the real truth—about the issues that matter to women the most.
Seal Press is a proud member of The Perseus Books Group.


Our first entry will follow this post...

78 comments:

  1. Wow! So exciting! I can't wait for the month of december :)

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  2. Hi!!! WOW!!! Sounds like lots of great fun!!!

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  3. Sounds like fun. I do need to get in some time to read and relax.

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  4. This sounds brilliant. I always follow the hops (and feel exhausted) because there is so much inspiration. A month of books will be great.

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  5. I have been trying to read new authors or new to me anyway. I look forward to seeing who else you will introduce to us. Sounds fun!

    ~Linnea

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  6. This will be so wonderful -- always looking for new books to read, in the spare time between quilty projects. Thanks!

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  7. Reading is my 2nd passion. Looking forward to meeting new authors.

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  8. New books! Yes! Last Christmas I got my Kindle Fire and haven't put it down since. Well, guess I put it down a bit since I made quite a few purses ;- ). Lots of my reading is "mindless" reading after a long day at work and I have been doing lots of "cozy mysteries". You should check them out. I read at least 5 books a week! I figure it doesn't matter what you read as long as you read! So looking forward to more new things to read! Sounds like great prizes, also. So December, come on and get here!!!

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  9. Sounds like fun!!!
    Look forward to this.

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  10. Oh Madame Samm, this is right up my alley! Wonderful idea to relax with a book or two! Congrats to you and the team ...looking forward to December for one more reason! Thank you!

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  11. It should be sew fun!!!! To meet new authors and be presented for new books. I am reading a lot and most of the books I am reading are in the English language, a good way for me to give me a better vocabulary. I am looking forward to December to cozy up with some books.
    Thank you Madame Samm.

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  12. this should be fun. I look forward to December too. I used to read a lot and I look forward to seeing new authors....
    hugs from Louisiana
    beebee

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  13. A wonderful thought. I love relaxing with a book and a warm cup of tea. What a treat! Thank you so much.

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  14. Sounds great fun. I have always read a lot. I like to read in bed at the end of a busy day and also when travelling (so long as I'm not driving!) New authors to check out are always welcome.

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  15. Sounds like great fun.
    I am looking forward to it

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  16. can't wait. I love to read. (just finished your book) It does take longer to read a book these days, with so much else. I will love this, I am sure. Inspired!!

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  17. I am looking forward to heading to the beach for sunny days, lots of reading and stitcheries

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  18. I think this will be amazing. What do I hope? I hope people will be nicer to each other and making the world better.

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  19. Oooh I'm hoping for a good mystry, romance, or horror book. Love those genres. How very exciting!!

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  20. Samm your new design for this is gorgeous! I love the tree and the sofa and the swirling words.... blessings, marlene

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  21. Sounds like fun! I plan to ensure that I have a few moments to relax and enjoy the postings amidst the crazy activity of the season.

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  22. Awesome idea. This will be fantastic. I can't wait.

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  23. I love the idea of slowing down and taking some time to read and reflect. I try to take time in this busy season to reflect on the importance of the season.

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  24. Well Ms Samm, this sounds very relaxing indeed. I always end my day with a book. First I read to my 8 yr old then I relax and wind down from the day with a book of my own. It will be nice learning of new authors/books.

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  25. What a brilliant idea! I've been hustling to get everything done by the end of November so that I can enjoy December. This fits in perfectly! Thanks Samm.

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  26. Rosemary B here:
    What a great idea. The ten of you have come up with a brilliant idea.
    relaxing, enjoying "the most wonderful time of the year" and prizes
    Happy Friday ヅ ♥

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  27. Slowing down is a great idea. I love to read and I love to find new and interesting authors. Thanks!

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  28. This sounds like a wonderful idea , it will be nice to take a break and read a book or two :-)

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  29. Sounds great! With a 5 yr old, my wish is always for some quit time w/ no interrupitons.

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  30. Oh! You've given us a beautiful Christmas gift. Is anyone ever without a book?

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  31. What a lovely, lovely idea!! I do love reading ... I'll be excited to see what gets introduced in December -- thank you *so* much! :)

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  32. What a great idea! I love it!
    Thank you cooking up these super events for us!

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  33. Ooh, now I'm all about books, chocolate and prizes!!!!!
    Thanks for orchestrating the fun!

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  34. Hi:

    Well it is an interesting idea, the books, and many things else, it is a good way to have a rest for December.

    These days is the end of rainning season, soon summer!!!!!!

    Hugs,

    Ale
    Costa Rica

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  35. WOW!! Bring on DECEMBER...Yikes! I can't believe I just said that!!
    Paulette

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  36. You are a simply amazing woman, simply amazing.

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  37. Always looking for a good new read. Fabulous idea!

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  38. What a nice surprise! I love to read, although January is my month to relax after a crazy busy December. In December I am hoping for a happy stress-free holiday. Oh, and a new sewing machine would be nice too.

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  39. I just love a good read, unfortunately the rest of life elbows it's way in and my books tend to get left on the shelf. This will be a great way to get back to reading every day even if it's just a chapter or two.
    Bring on a mystery, I'll have my cocoa ready :D

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  40. what a neat idea! I love to read and can't wait to find some new authors to follow!

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  41. New blog hop sounds awesome. Can't wait, I love to read and the prizes sound great, especially the thread and chocolate. What am I wishing for in December? Fabric and new shelves to organize my sewing room. Thanks for the great blog.

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  42. Sounds like fun, I always enjoy reading!

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  43. Thanks Samm, I just love to read and would like some new books to inspire me. I love you for the way you inspire me and so many other ladies every day and you need to write a book I am sure it would be wonderfully inspiring. Blessings Sandra

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  44. Books by women for women, wonderful idea! Can't wait for beginning of this hop.

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  45. Thank you so much for your sweet comment at my blog!
    The book looks exciting! From today I follow your blog.
    Nice evening to you!
    From Kaspara and Norway

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  46. Great idea and timing. I actually went to the library last night and got a book to read. I have let my reading time be swallowed up by other things. Time to change that.

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  47. I love to read and along with quilting they are my 2 favorite hobbies. I'm pretty traditional in my book selections and feminist issues(I read the types of books in their selections)can find me on the opposite side of the fence. Marlene and I most likely share the same preference for books. However, I'll look forward to broadening my horizons and joining the discussion. After working so hard on my house remodeling, I'm looking forward to Dec. being a time to slow down and enjoy my "new to me" home. You always come up with unique ideas.

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  48. I love books and usually read 3 or 4 books a week so this is going to be just great to hear about books I may not have read or heard about. When I'm not quilting you will usually find me with a book. Can hardly wait for all you have planned for December.

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  49. Of course there is no need to reply....we know you are busy, but we love the fact that you plan such nice things for us!!
    Absolutely love your graphic - much to look at, yet it is all "together." LOL Just like you!

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  50. What a wonderful idea! I love to read, and you are absolutely right - we need this relaxing time. I am looking forward to learning about authors and books that I may not have read before! Thanks!

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  51. I used to be SUCH a reader, more than a book a week. But as the years have passed, I've tapered down. I will welcome a boost back into something I love!

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  52. I am really looking forward to your month of books and authors. My daughter is not a quilter, but she is an avid reader and loved working in a library for 9 years. She currently writes articles for a women's studies magazine at Loyola University--writing about books. I am sharing your web page with her! Looking forward to the month of authors as I busily sew for Christmas gifts!

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  53. how fun! I only know of chiaverini quilt books.

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  54. In December, I am looking forward to good travel weather for my family coming here to celebration. I am looking for fond memories with my kids and grandkids. I am looking forward to some quiet, down-time for myself as a way of renewal. A good book sounds enriching.

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  55. I am glad that I came across this blog. I enjoy reading when I am not quilting or baking. I look forward to seeing the featured authors and books. I love the month of December since I love watching holiday movies, listening to holiday music and making candies, cakes, cookies and breads to give as gifts.

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  56. This is a wonderful idea! I love to read when I have time!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  57. Working full time and having two 4-1/2 year old twins I've become a fan of Audiobooks, so I will be checking to see if these books are digitized. I will be putting the no spitting Reliable iron on my wish list.

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  58. A book in hand, soothing christmas music, cup of tea with a homemake treat after a day in sewing room creating will be a great way to wait for Santa's arrival.

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  59. Ready to Read, Read, Read............My favorite thing to do!!! Next to sewing!!!!
    I look forward to a new endeavor!

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    1. HI Mona...than we will see you then...my best mdm samm

      you are a no reply blogger..next time you drop in leave your email..ok...

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  60. ohh,,, this sounds so exciting! How do you join to see the whole month of December?

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  61. Always looking for new authors and my secret pleasure is to read every night, ending my day within a story. Can't wait Samm, what a wonderful thing to do for us!!! Judy C in NC

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  62. looking forward to December......the season of giving and boy it looks like the sponsors must be feeling a little like Santa. Should be a fun month Thanks Mdm.Samm for doing this for us all.
    in stitches

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  63. I'm going to make it a point to read at least 30 minutes every day of the month.

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  64. For Christmas, I'd like more time to read, to sew, to quilt, and to spend with family and friends. Also, I've had my eye on one of those little coin purse handles.

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  65. My aunt was just put in the nursing home. Hopefully I will find several books that might lift her spirits. :)

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  66. What a great idea! Quilting and reading...my two favorites. Hooray for more book reviews

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  67. Simply hoping for Christmas with family, weather & driving permitted, which does not rule out a White Christmas. There are two wonderful libraries near my home, but it is always nice to have a book recommended (especially by a quilter.) Looking forward to the books that will be reviewed here :)

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  68. Reading is definitely something I like to make time for, will be looking at these posts with interest :)

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  69. I love to read, just need to find more time in the day to do it. Mostly I listen to books on tape as I piece or while longarm quilting for clients. This is a terrific idea, Mdm. Samm! And a great lineup of prizes too!

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  70. I read on the treadmill and listen to books while I sew. I love books.
    Thanks for a new read.

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