Monday, June 15, 2009

FREE soap challenge!!!! CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED - Winner has been chosen!!!

Get ready for a fun CHALLENGE!!!
Here's how it'll go:

To Enter: Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite book (include the author too!). Winner will be chosen by random number and will be notified by email (don't forget to include it!). I'll read the book, write up a review that will be posted here and make a batch of soap (and a lip luster!) inspired by that book.

The Prize: The winner will receive two FREE bars from that batch plus a FREE lip luster.

The Rules: Suggest as many books as you like
(if you're like me, you have more than one favorite ;-)

To earn Extra Chances:
1) Blog about this CHALLENGE with a link to this post, then post link here
2) Become a Follower of the Latherati blog

Challenge ends June 22, 2009, 9:00 pm eastern time.

Ready, set, CHALLENGE me!!!


  1. Favorite Classic:
    To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee (I can't help it, it's awesome...I read it every year)

    Favorite Mystery:
    Rebecca, Daphne DuMaurier

    Favorite New Book:
    Only to Deceive, Tasha Alexander

    You should enter my give-away too:

  2. Favorite book: Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

    Dana Curtis

  3. I am the Cheese by Robert Cormier, or Rag and Bone Shop by the same author, he's just great, really any of his books are worth the read

    Also, the earlier books of Patricia Cornwell, Postmortem to be specific, her later books get a little too technical for me and it bogs down the reading, but they are all good :D

  4. oh I do have many favorites!
    #1 Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's "The Little Prince"- I would love to see this soap:) It's really cute and inspiring book!
    #2 "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson
    #3 "The Interpretation Of Dreams" by Sigmund Freud -would love to see this soap too:D
    #4 "Middlemarch" George Eliot- great soap-material;)
    #5 "One Hundred Years of Solitude" Gabriel García Márquez- just great book!
    #6 "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams- hilarious!
    etc..ok I'll stop now:D
    All the best!!

  5. and now I'm following your blog too, so be aware:D

  6. One of my favorites is definitely "When Rabbit Howls" by the Troops for Truddi Chase. An absolutely amazing read. It's extremely graphic at times and can be very hard to read through points but it is an absolutely fascinating read and gives incredible insight into Multiple Personality Disorder.
    Another book that I love would have to be "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. I've loved that book since I was little.

  7. I blogged about this great giveaway:

  8. I've got a few!!

    Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

    Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

    Persuasion by Jane Austen

    The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyers (I've joined the madness!)

    The Lives of the Mayfair Witches by Anne Rice (a 3 book series)

    I could go on for a LONG time!!


  9. I'm you!!

  10. Come Hell or High Water by Michael Eric Dyson

  11. How to choose:

    Classical literature:
    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin
    Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austin

    A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini Couldn't put it down!

    Favorite Fantasy:
    Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher
    Harry Potter by JK Rowling

    Favorite Childrens:
    Oh the Places You'll Go by Dr. Suess
    Where the Red Fern Grows by Rawls

    Deep Thinking Book
    Reading Lolita in Tehran by Nafasi

    I read too much because I could easily come up with 50 more books.

  12. Okay my fave classic, simple little feel good book is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. I think it would inspire a great soap too!!!

  13. julie-

    I would love... LOVE LOVE LOVE a soap based on
    "The Amber Room: The Fate of the World's Greatest Lost Treasure":

    Of the Amber Room, Theophile Gautier wrote in the 1860s:

    Only in The Thousand and One Nights -and in magic fairy tales, where the architecture of palaces Is trusted to magicians, spirits and genies, one can read about rooms made of diamonds, rubies, jacinth and other jewels used for jewelry- the expression 'The Amber Room' Is not just a poetic hyperbole, but exact reality. The eye which has not adapted to seeing this material, applied in such scale, is amazed and is blinded by the wealth and warmth of tints, representing all colours [in the] spectrum of yellow - from smoky topaz up to a light lemon. The gold of carvings seems dim and false in this neighborhood, especially when the sun falls on the walls and runs thru transparent veins, as though sliding..."

    I think such a soap should smell like Ojon restorative conditioner, if you know what that smells like! Vanilla, deep nutty note, vanilla, honey, touch of jasmine, maybe ginger. Earthy & exotic- of course, it should have inclusions!!!

    this would be a fun project, if you want to try & we love it, we might even purchase small bars as a gift with purchase for our customers around the holidays!

    amber is fun too because there are so many kinds- butterscotch, green, cherry, lemon... I'm thinking of the classic cognac color first, of course!

    I LOVE that book, I wrote about it here:

    whatever you choose have fun with it!


  14. oops I cut off a line: by by Adrian Levy & Catherine Scott-Clark

  15. Watership Down by Richard Adams. The movie sucks, the book is great!

    sphinxcw at aol dot com

  16. HI! my fav:

    A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith. I have a personal connection to this book because she grew up in the same neighboorhood that my ancestors did and that is what the book is about!

    I'm also going to start following your blog :) my blog is new check it out!

  17. Even if I don't win, go read The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss. I haven't turned one person on to this book yet that hasn't ABSOLUTELY LOVED it.

  18. my fave book, um... how about...

    the book of esther in the bible?

  19. Oh boy Oh boy Oh Boy! Bath and Books, such a natural combination! Favorites galore!

    Favorite Graphic Novel:
    Finder, by Carla Speed McNeil. Start with Talisman, a book about books. :D!

    Favorite Kids' Book:
    The Patchwork Girl Of Oz, L. Frank Baum
    Nobody reads the later Oz books, but they're the best!

    Favorite Essential Changed-My-Life-Book:
    Momo, Michael Ende- Some might say this is a kids' book. They are wrong. It is an essential. Just read it.

    Favorite Sci-fi- Alastair Reynolds, Revelation Space

    Favorite Nonfiction- Larry Gonick, Cartoon History of the Universe-- cartoon, yes, but I defy you to find any other history book that covers so much so well so quickly!

    And I could go on..but I think you'll have your reading for the next year laid out here already!


  20. Oh, and I'm following-- any blog with a challenge like this has to be worth a read from time to time!:D

  21. The Little Price - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  22. i have a few!
    like water for chocolate-esquival
    birth of venus-dunant
    jane eyre-bronte
    pride & prejudice-austen
    hummingbird's daughter-urrea
    oh i could go on and on... :)

  23. My favorite book currently is The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer. I read the entire saga in less than three weeks lol.

    I also love The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory.

  24. I would have to say The Constant Princess by Phillipa Gregory.

  25. Favorite Book: the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

  26. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

    Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind

  27. Fun contest!
    My favorite book ever is The Ousiders by S.E.Hinton. I must have read this book at least 60 times while growing up. Movie was good, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, etc.

    Oh, I'm following you now too :)

  28. I love the Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyers, but since that has been mentioned, how about my next favorite book, The Visitation by Frank Peretti

  29. ok, if you don't read the "Merde" series by Stephen Clarke, you'll be a really horrible person! Check out "A Year in the Merde" by Stephen Clarke. He is my favourite author. EVER!!!!!!!

  30. Hot Zone by Richard Preston

  31. You've got to be kidding!! Can I give you my favorite 100 books? Well I'll have to say that the CHESAPEAKE BAY series by Nora Roberts is my favorite - can read it every year.

  32. I love Night Letters by Robert Dessaix....

  33. I adore Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie. Definitely my all time fave!


  34. My favorite book is Girl, Interuppted by Susanna Kaysen. I believe they made it into a movie with Angelina Jolie, too. My favorite English teacher suggested that book to me in High school. (:

  35. "Crimson Petal and The White" by Michael Faber.

    Good, good book but really long. :)

  36. Ragtime by EL Doctorow. :)

  37. I tweeted! :)

  38. One of the most romantic and heart warming books that I have ever read is
    The Notebook
    by Nicholas Sparks.

    My favorite spiritual memoir is
    It's Here Now (Are You?)
    by Bhagavan Das

    My favorite book in college was
    Walden and Civil Disobedience
    by Henry David Thoreau

    My son's current favorite book is
    Number the Stars
    by Louis Lowry

    And finally my favorite book of all time would have to be
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    by Harper Lee

    Thanks for creating this thought inspiring contest ;)

  39. My favorite book is midnight in the garden of good and evil by by John Berendt

    I also really like Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. The book is WAAAAY better than the movie!

    dwalline at gmail dot com

  40. One of my favorites was The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer. I loved the concept of it being the women in the time of King Arthur.

  41. I love the Kusheils Legacy Trilogy by Jacqueline Carey