Monday, July 23, 2018

Cozy Summer Reading Photo Contest and #BookGiveaway



by Janet Marsh
from the Highland Bookshop Mysteries
by Molly MacRae

Greetings, on a beautiful summer day, from Yon Bonnie Books! We’re a full-service bookshop in Inversgail on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands. This is a lovely corner of the world with hills, heather, harbor, and . . . homicide. Not often, for the latter, though (or so we hope). There was the Una Graham case, of course (which you can read about in Plaid and Plagiarism), and the Daphne Wood case (detailed in Scones and Scoundrels), but let’s not dwell on those.

We’re running a photograph contest at the bookshop this month. We invited locals and visitors to submit shots that capture the cozy feeling of “summer reading.” We received a wonderful variety of pictures, and we’ve narrowed the field to three. Will you help us choose the winner? Leave your vote in a comment, and if you include your email address, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a copy of either Plaid and Plagiarism or Scones and Scoundrels—your choice. I’ll choose a comment, at random, to win at the end of the day on Saturday 7/25.
 
photo 1

Photo 2

Photo 3


Molly MacRae is the author of the award-winning, national bestselling Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries and the Highland Bookshop Mysteries. Visit Molly on Facebook and Pinterest, connect with her on Twitter @mysteryMacRae.




52 comments:

  1. Photo 2 is my favorite. mbradeen (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  2. I vote for for Picture 2. Dbahn@iw.net

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  3. I love photo 2. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. I like photo 1 the best. Thank you.
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I like Photo 2.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  6. They're all good but I also vote for photo 2. cathyaj at icloud dot com.

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  7. Photo 2 gets my vote. Clgade@att.net

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  8. Photo #1.
    debprice60@gmail.com

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  9. Photo #2 is my favorite. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Photo 2 is beautiful. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. #1 is the way I'd like to be doing my summer reading. Zibbby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  12. I like number 3 the best.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  13. Tough choice, but photo #1 is my favorite.
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I love Photo 2. lkleback at gmail.com

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  15. I like photo #1 best.
    cecilialyoung at gmail dot com

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  16. Hi Janet! The entries to your Summer reading contest are all very good, but I am definitely drawn to Photo #2 with the lantern (and the whiskey!). I can imagine if you pan out from that shot that you would see fireflies flitting aroung -- that really says Summer! Thanks so much for the giveaway ~ bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  17. While 1 and 2 are more artistic, I think 3 more captures summer reading.

    acm05 at juno.com

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  18. I vote for photo 2. Very cozy looking! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I like photo 3 the best. Candykennedy45@gmail.com

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  20. Photo 2. Thank you for the chance to win. Dmskrug3 at hotmail dot com

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  21. Photo 1 A lovely way to spend a summer day (or any day!): coffee and a good book!! bskts4unme@hotmail.com

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  22. second one, it’s perfect. Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  23. Photo 1 please deniseaustin59(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. I like photo #2, it has a really cozy feel.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. I like photo #1 the best, love the full moon. pgenest57(at)aol(dot)com

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  27. Photo 2 is my favorite. I want to be there reading!!!! mr_waddles@hotmail.ocm

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  28. It's close between 1 & 2, but I think #2 is best, evoking coziness with the lantern...and the whiskey!

    cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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  29. Tough choice! I like photo #3 the most, because I see a fellow book lover enjoying some quiet reading time in nature. Thanks for the post and the giveaway! picard1900 (at) gmail.com

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  30. Tough choice, but photo #1 wins for me.
    idasue123@att.net

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  31. Photo 2 for me. Although they are all wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  32. #3, although I liked all of them.
    kaye.kaye.killgore@comcast.net

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  33. #3 , although I like all.

    kaye.killgore@comcast.net

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  34. #1 is the best I feel. Thank you for the giveaway. daw655(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  35. I like photo number one!
    lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. Photo 2 is my f avorite. Thanks for the chance. ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  37. #3 the definitive summer reading. abeachlifesc at yahoo dot com

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  38. It was a tough choice but photo # 2 is my favorite. Thank you.😊 for a cane to win, also I want to think you for your posts and reviews.
    jenbates1867 (at)gmail (dot)com

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  39. It was a tough choice but photo # 2 is my favorite. Thank you.😊 for a cane to win, also I want to think you for your posts and reviews.
    jenbates1867 (at)gmail (dot)com

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  40. I vote for photo #2. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. #2...I think, it's so hard... they're all good. Yes # 2, final answer. konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. The first one. Nothing better than a cup of tea and a great read.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  43. I vote for photo 2. The photograph contest sounds like great way to engage the community. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Plaid and Plagiarism or Scones and Scoundrel.
    sonniperry [at] gmail [dot] com

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  44. Photo 3 as I rarely see a guy reading a book anymore. kckendler@gmail.com

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  45. Photo #2 but they're all good. cccnardi [at] gmail [dot] com

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  46. Difficult choice, but I'll go with photo two. I haven't read any of Molly's books, but as a lover and author of Scotland, I'm eager to read the Scottish books especially. Thanks for the chance. CocoIhle@gmail.com

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  47. I like #1. Thanks for a chance to win. I'd love either of those books!! ljbonkoski@yahoo.com

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  48. Picture number two gets my vote. Thank you so much for the chance to win!
    magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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  49. Photo #2 is my favorite.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  50. Saturday today the 28th I hope...sounds great and photo 2 is my favorite. Thank you for the chance.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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