Giveaway! Banned Books Print


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Several months ago, I announced that I was closing the virtual doors to my freelance graphic design business, Liz Ink & Paper, as we turned our attention to some other business ventures. Despite the lightened workload, I have still been creating on my own time, making things like my meal planner worksheet and a few items that I plan to eventually list in my Etsy shop. The shop is hardly existent yet, but I hope to add some fun things in the near future and offer both some pre-made and ready-to-print items.

The very first (and so far the only!) item in the shop is my Banned Books print. This began as a Christmas gift that I later formatted to fit on bookmarks for the girls in my book club.

Today, I am offering up a free 8″ x 10″ print from my shop to one Life In Yellow reader, as a way to say a big, huge, “THANK YOU” for all of the Life In Yellow love you readers have been sending lately! The recipient will be able to choose an 8×10 Banned Books print from the color schemes shown and I will ship it to your home!

TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this post and mention your favorite book of all time! One comment per email address, please, unless entering additional comments per the requirements below.
TO ENTER AGAIN: Mention this giveaway on your own blog, and post a separate comment with a link to your post, for a second chance to win.
TO ENTER YET AGAIN: Tweet or Facebook about the giveaway (linking to Life In Yellow’s twitter or facebook page) and post a comment notifying me of your Facebook mention or tweet (link if possible!), for a third chance to win the loot.
GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Tuesday, August 7, 2012
NUMBER OF WINNERS: One (U.S. and Canada residents, only)

Be sure to check back next Tuesday to see if you’ve won!


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52 Responses to Giveaway! Banned Books Print

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  2. Angela says:

    Liz – This is so awesome for you to do! My favorite book of all-time is seriously hard to pin-point, so here’s a few: The Bell Jar, The Glass Castle, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Harry Potter series, The Outsiders, The Giver, The Virgin Suicides, The Help, Sold, Winter Garden, and I could probably keep going, but those are my top faves!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    My favorite book, hands down, in les miserables! It’s the most beautiful story I have ever read, and a wonderful mix of French history, lessons about grace, and musings on God and what it means to love and be loved.

  4. Brooks says:

    My favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird

  5. CJ says:

    I have to confess that I force myself to read… and I have a terrible habit of starting mulitiple books at one time. (I have four on my night stand right now.) Another bad habit is that I read reviews on books, buy them, and never get around to reading them! But, I have to say that my favorite book of all time is Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. It just proves God’s love for us no matter what we do and no matter how many times we turn from Him.

  6. Lisa Beavers says:

    Too many favorite books to come up with just one but off the top of my head I would say The Host, The Artemis Fowl Series, The Help, Sue Grafton’s alphabet series…and the list goes on! I love books!! Thanks for sharing.:)

  7. annette says:

    So hard for me to pick just one book…am constantly reading multiple books at a time! If I had to choose just one it would be One Flew Over the Cockoo’s Nest. Or, Wicked.

  8. Liz says:

    Liz – Love the print and a got a laugh that Great Gatsby was at the top of the list. It’s among my favorites, and a story I come back to time and time again. While there are lots of books I’ve loved, my all time favorite is probably Pillars of the Earth. Glad to see you’re stick working your craft! Keep it up! If you ever decide to take on speciality projects again, I have one for you.

  9. Deanna says:

    This is such a great graphic and would’ve been perfect for me when I was teaching one of my favorite books, Fahrenheit 451.

  10. annie says:

    Pride and Prejudice. I also re-read the Great Gatsby in preparation for the movie this winter, and loved it again as well…. @Liz – Ooo, Pillars of the Earth was good too. But Austen’s works are the go to.

  11. Jennifer Hawkins says:

    If I had to choose one book as my favorite it would be Gone With the Wind.

  12. Amy says:

    My favorite book is “My Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult!

  13. Rachel W says:

    So glad to have found this site… I have MANY favorite books, but my favorite “required reading” book is Lord of the Flies (Golden). What a great book!

  14. Heather says:

    I just found you through Pinterest and love your site! It’s so hard to narrow down favorite books, I love so many…but among those I love are the Betsy-Tacy series, Anne of Green Gables, Stepping Heavenward was life changing, anything by CS Lewis and AW Tozer is thought provoking. And that doesn’t scratch the surface :)

  15. Alex says:

    To Kill a Mockingbird – read it when I was young and it stuck with me.

  16. Meghen says:

    This print is beautiful! It’s so tough to choose a favorite book; right now I can’t stop thinking about the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, but off the “banned and challenged” list above, I love so many. Slaughterhouse Five, in particular. Great site!

  17. Bec says:

    I am a book a holic so it is so hard to name just 1 favorite so I can try to narrow it down to two – The BFG by Roald Dahl and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

  18. Angie H. says:

    The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope. I read and re-read this soooooo many times in my tweens and teens. Now I can read it and appreciate the historical context and the research Pope put into it this great story. Not a banned book, but I love it!

  19. Stephanie M. says:

    Pride and Prejudice – hands down favorite of all time. If I had I choose a second, it would have to be Steinbeck’s East of Eden. Totally amazing.

  20. Lindsay R. says:

    It is tough to narrow it down to just one book! I would have to say my favorite book is And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. One of the very few books I would read again!

  21. Jennifer says:

    Huge reader! One of my favorites is What I Now Know: Things I would tell my younger self.

    Thank you for list!

  22. Briita says:

    I love the Beverly Lewis series, “Abrams Daughters”. I haven’t read any of her other books yet, but itching to get to the library!!

  23. Briita says:

    Just tweeted about the giveaway! Awesome:)

  24. Briita says:

    I just posted about the giveaway. I’m hoping to win if you can’t tell! :)

  25. Zoe says:

    Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence

  26. Carla says:

    I loved reading All Quiet on the Western Front, Lord Of The Flies, the Bible especially Ruth….I live to read but do not have the opportunity as often as I like to read. Thanks for such a wonderful site. How do I visit you on Etsy?? I have posted you on Facebook also to share with my friends! I am in a reading group that is trying to read a million pages collectively in 2012.

  27. Amy FJ says:

    Favorite book of all time is hard! Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides might just be it.

  28. motiondesmiths says:

    Favorite book??? That’s tough. I’d probably have to go with Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde (not to be confused with 50 Shades of Grey…which I haven’t read).

    It’s kinda a sci-fi/parody about a social hierarchy based on which colors an individual can perceive. If you like books about corrupt governments and quirky, clever writing, you’ll love it.

  29. Jessica Machroli says:

    I have a couple of favorite books. Little women, Fifty shades of grey series, any James patterson books are great! This is a good idea!!!

  30. Katie W. says:

    Very cool!! I came here from pintrest and will be back!

    Best book of all time.. The Count of Monte Cristo

  31. Sandi says:

    What a fantastic giveaway! If I absolutely HAVE to choose a favorite, I’ll say One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I’m convinced the author is equal parts genius and madman.

    A few runners up: To Kill a Mockingbird, Brave New World, and The Great Gatsby.

  32. E says:

    “East of Eden” by John Steinbeck.

  33. Mindelei says:

    It’s so hard to pick a single book as an all time favorite. I do love Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins. Other favorites include: The Brothers Karamazov, Steps from Heaven, The Cat Who books, Still Life with Woodpecker, and Limbo.

  34. Arlene says:

    I love lists, and I especially love book lists. Hard to choose one book. So….Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier, or perhaps The Distant Hours by Kate Morton.

  35. sian says:

    My favorite book is ‘Persuasion’ by Jane Austen. I have read it about 20 times :-)

  36. Amy says:

    Choosing one book would be impossible, but among the top few would be Blink, The World is Flat, Harry Potter, anything by Nora Roberts, The Merchant of Venice and newly revisited with my two little ones, Dr, Suess!

  37. Trisha says:

    totally impossible to name just one…but the first “grown-up” book my mom suggested when I had devoured everything possible for a 12 year old bibliophile…..maybe a bit risque fro me at the time but it was the first of zillions of favorite historical novels.
    “Anna Karenia”.
    Just found out it has been made into a film to be released in November…
    must re-read before I see the film. Wonder if its as wonderful as I remember?
    Love your site, found it on Pinintrest, will re-pin for sure!

  38. Samantha says:

    I see my favorite book as clear as day on that list- The Grapes of Wrath. I read it at least once a year! And since high school.. That’s more times than I care to count. :)

  39. Stephanie says:

    Just started reading your blog, and I’m really enjoying it! I love reading, and although it’s really hard to choose, one of my favorites is definitely “The Time Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger. It’s such a beautiful and sad story. I’ve read it so many times, and I think I enjoy it more every time. “The Thirteenth Tale” by Diane Setterfield is a new favorite, as well.

  40. Amber Martin says:

    After reading almosr all of these posts , i decided i had to choose and enter as well :)
    The diary of Anne frank. It brings me back to reality.

  41. Deb Tredennick says:

    The Harry Potter Series – I cannot believe I continue to pick up these CHILDREN’S books and reread again and again. So well written!!

  42. Melissa says:

    From the challenged and banned book list: Huckleberry Finn. Otherwise, I like The Count of Monte Cristo and the Harry Potter series.

  43. Jennifer says:

    My favorite book is Goodnight Moon. My two year old and I read it at least three tomes a night.

  44. Kate D says:

    My sister is a HS English teacher! This would be the best Christmas gift ever!!!! My favorite book ever is Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss, but for a more mature option The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

  45. Caryn says:

    My favorite book of all time is probably Look Homeward Angel by Thomas Wolfe. I love this print-our house is literally over flowing with books!

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  47. kimmie says:

    Love your stuff! Would LOVE if you would make your banned booked bookmarks for sale in your etsy shop…for those of us who don’t know how to format an 8 x 10 down to bookmark size :) I would buy a bunch!


    • Liz says:

      Thanks for the comment, Kimmie! I had thought about putting them in the shop, but wasn’t sure how to sell them. Would you like to see individual quantities, packs of a dozen or so? Any thoughts would be helpful! :)

  48. Erin Baugher says:

    My favorite book of all time is “Weaveworld” by Clive Barker. There are so many good books out there but that is my favorite escape.

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