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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Lolly's Yarn by Anna Arnett - Countdown to Christmas 2010

7 days until Christmas!

Lolly's Yarn is Anna Arnett's first novel. You can learn more about Anna on her website & blog: Yarns from "Lolly."

LDSWBR: What author/book had the most impact on you this year?

ANNA: Other than the scriptures, "most impact' is a tough decision. I think I'll go with Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a book I have limited myself to reading only once a year for the last fifty plus years. I still find it fresh and interesting, and a great example. I absolutely love her irony.

LDSWBR: What books are you giving/asking for this Christmas?

ANNA: I'm giving Lolly's Yarn, of course. I asked for Main Street by Sinclair Lewis, and/or Catch Twenty-Two or Women Wariors (or is it the other way around?)

LDSWBR: If you could only participate in one Holiday activity or tradition this year, what would it be?

ANNA: Christmas. But I like all the other ones, too.

LDSWBR: Which do you prefer - eggnog or warm apple cider?

ANNA: Eggnog, if it's made fresh at home.

LDSWBR: Thank you and Merry Christmas, Anna!

Lolly's Yarn by Anna Arnett (Two Dogs Publishing; October 2010) is available for purchase on Anna's website through Amazon.

Are you a Pride and Prejudice fan? Have you read the book? How about any of the movie versions? Which ones have you seen and what did you think of them versus the book?

Find more gift ideas for the readers in your life in the sidebar of the blog under "More Great Books by LDS Authors."

***Countdown to Christmas 2010 Contest***

LDSWBR will hold a drawing on December 26, 2010 for a $50 Amazon Gift Card, as well as a variety of books being offered by some great LDS authors.

Book prizes generously donated by the authors:

  • Oh, Say Can You See? by Laurie (LC) Lewis
  • Backlash by Traci Hunter Abramson
  • Alma the Younger by Heather (HB) Moore
  • True Miracles with Genealogy by Anne Bradshaw
  • Dingo by Anne Bradshaw
  • Second Kiss by Natalie Palmer
  • Cross My Heart by Julie Wright
  • Cold As Ice by Stephanie Black
  • Meg's Melody by Kaylee Baldwin
  • Save the Child by Margaret Turley
  • Anasazi Intrigue (ebook) by Linda Weaver Clarke
  • Mayan Intrigue (ebook) by Linda Weaver Clarke
  • The Star Prophecy by Joan Sowards (and Walnut Springs Press)
  • A cute, handmade apron by Joan Sowards

How to enter:

  • Post a thoughtful comment on the Countdown to Christmas 2010 posts. Comments can be added on any of the countdown posts at anytime during the contest period (December 1, 2010 through December 25, 2010). Only one comment per person per "Countdown to Christmas" post will be entered into the drawing. Feel free to comment more than once per post if you'd like, but only one comment will be accepted as an entry.
  • Follow us on Twitter: @LDSWBR - then send us a direct message to let us know you want to be entered in the Countdown to Christmas 2010 Contest. If you are already a follower send a direct message telling us you want to be included in the contest.
  • Tweet this message each day (one entry per day). Just copy and paste into your twitter message window to send it (LDSWBR must be able to see the tweet): LDSWBR Countdown to Christmas 2010 at http://ldswbr.blogspot.com! Enter to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card & great books! @ldswbr
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  • **BONUS +5 entries**- Blog about this contest on your blog in a post that includes a link back to the LDSWBR blog, then send us the link to your specific blog post.

Here are the rules:
  • Contest ends at 12:00 Midnight MST on December 25, 2010. Drawing winners will have until 12:00 Midnight MST on January 3, 2010 to claim their prize. After that time, another name will be drawn to receive the prize.
  • LDSWBR reserves the right to decide what determines a "thoughtful" comment.
  • Physical book prizes can only be shipped within the contiguous United States.
  • Authors taking part in the countdown are eligible to participate in the contest.
  • The drawing held on December 26, 2010 will be a raffle-type drawing. All entries will be combined and names drawn for the prizes.

Please join us in counting down to Christmas with some great reads!


  1. I love Pride and Prejudice. I have read the book once and really want to see the six hour version.

  2. I had never heard of Pride and Prejudice until I saw the 6 hour movie in college. Then I had to read the book and loved it! I still like watching the movie once a year or so.

  3. I have seen several Pride and Prejudice movies. Sorry I don't know the names. Have really enjoyed them.