Monday, April 27, 2009

Re-Read Review and Giveaway!

As far back as I can recall I have been passionate about books. Perhaps this fascination began as a toddler with my daily ritual of emptying my mother's living room bookshelf. I do enjoy curling up with a great story but my obsession with books extends beyond reading them. I am a book hoarder! Over the years my collection has caused our shelves to overflow and our storage to become cluttered with stacked boxes filled with tomes. When last we moved a colleague of my husband's helped and laughed each time I answered his questions about the contents of boxes with the response, "Oh it's full of books". I refrained from telling him that I had sold and donated about 5 large rubber maid bins of books before moving! There is something about the smell of a new book, and the texture of an old one that is irresistible to me. My children and husband are also book lovers so at least I am understood by my clan! Books in our home are sacred ...but I have often pondered over what to do when a book has past its usefulness to anyone. I dread the idea of having to throw out a book. I have relented and thrown a few in the recycling but the founder of RE-read had the fabulous idea to upcycle children's books into unique and quirky brooches, earrings, and bookmarks!

I have two RE-read brooches. They are very light weight and simple in concept but would look fabulous pinned to a silk scarf! These brooches are made in a variety of shapes from hearts to owls, wolves to penguins! I like that they are quirky and are often adorned with words or phrases.
Like the heart that says, "I was right!" or "lost again". The page segments are selected with an artist's eye!

These charming little items are made by a woman named Hayley in Australia and are not only made of upcycled book pages but are packaged in them. One Northern Mama reader will receive two brooches from RE-read --One heart shaped and one owl shaped.

To Enter:

  • Visit RE-read and let me know what your favourite item is. {Required}
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Giveaway open to US and Canadian residents. Giveaway closes May 12th 2009 10:00 pm CT. Please read General Giveaway Rules for details.


  1. I like the earings and the fantasy novel paper earings are my favorite of them.

  2. I like the On the Road Passport and Moleskine Wallet


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  4. My favourite item is the King of Hearts Matching Penguin brooch set.

  5. I like the fantasy novel paper earrings