Jill's Book Bag #5 - October 2007


I am feeling a little bit nostalgic and a little bit fun for October's book bag.

First the fun: October's bag is this adorable, colorful tote by Modsacks. I fell in love with their bags the minute I saw the website and would love to share one with you. This is a roomy tote with pockets inside for your cell phone, keys, etc.

Now for the nostalgia: In my Q&A posts I mentioned that The Grapes of Wrath is my very favorite book. And, since the reason I started Jill's Book Bag in the first place was to give away books I love, I thought October was the perfect time to pass on a copy of this wonderful classic.

To enter, just leave a comment (one per person). I'd love it if you'd link back here on your own blog, but it's not necessary.

I'll choose a winner using a random number generator on Wednesday, October 31.



kdwhorses :

Hi!! Hope all is well there! Great here. I would love to be entered in the contest. I so enjoy reading, right now I do not have anything started. My friend just gave me 2 books today. can not wait to start on them.
Thanks and have a great and blessed weekend.

justabeachkat :

Enter me please. LOVE the purse...adorable!


Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings :

ooooh, Count me in! I would lvoe to win that. I'm adding you to my Sunday Edition of Contests Galore. :)

Given Grace :

Adorable purse...and Im looking for something new to read! Please enter me.

Tracy :

Please add me. Thanks for your generosity to whomever wins!

melissa :

Love the bag...and Grapes of Wrath is one of my all time favorite boods. Would love to read it again! Count me in :)
Thanks, Jill


Annie :

Great book bag!!!
Add me too please.
Happy Sunday Jill.

Sue :

What a cute bag. I'm thrilled I actually got her BEFORE you picked a winner this month. :) I linked to you on my blog too!

Steph :

Can you believe I have never read The Grapes of Wrath? Maybe I'll win!

Momma Roar :

I've never read Grapes of Wrath - so I'd love to be entered!! Its an adorable bag too - on my way to check out the site!!

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Just Mom :

Steinbeck! Wonderful! And the bag? GORGEOUS.

Please enter me.

Mama Zen :

That is so cute!

Bebemiqui :

count me in!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows :

CUTE! Count me in!

Audra :

I'd love to be entered. :) Thanks. :)

writetome (at) thesilvas (dot) com

Betsy :

Cute bag!

Hedi :

HI, I am interested about american literature, liek to discover more.

Also, the purse looks so loovely!

Thanks for entering me, hope it's ok I'm not from US!

Sandra :

See now I'M in love with the bag too, this is dangerous, I think I may go by the site and grab a few or maybe just stick to one LOL

I would love to enter the contest :)

Nadine :

Cute bag and good book. I would love a chance to win.

Christina :

How pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sandy :

Hi Jill. You don't have to put me in the drawing (although it's darn cute) but I finally had some "blog reading time" and wanted to say hi!
Hope you are having a fantastic Fall season.

Jennifer :

Love the bag! Count me in! Good luck everyone!

Jennifer :-)

Lennye :

Count me in. I don't know what I'm more excited about the purse or the book!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! :

Reading is my passion> please enter me. Thanks and have a great night andd day tomorrow. Mary

Susan :

Please enter me, Jill. The bag is precious and I'd love to receive the book.

Lori :

Jill, I have never read Grapes of Wrath so I hope to win the book so that I can read one of your favorite classics. I also love the cute bag - I think it would be so much fun to win!

Amanda :

please enter me thanks

bioluminescence :

Enter me please. I can always use cute bags that are good for baby stuff.

Melissa Neece :

What a great purse - and a beautiful color! Thanks for the contest!

(lots of pregnancy and natural living links)


Andrea :

That bag is SO cute and fun! :) Please count me in! ;)

Rachel :

Such a cute bag! Love the blog!

lace :

This bag is wonderful. What a great site you have.

madamspud169 :

I love the bag, gorgeous, roomy, stylish, I could wax lyrical for hours but I'll stop here.
The book is an added bonus as I've heard many good things about it but never actually read it. I've not even seen the film.

~~Deby :

Would sure LOVE this...gorgeous.

Michelle :

I love the Grapes of Wrath!!

And the tote is pretty sweet, too!

kevnjacks :

What a fun bag! I've been looking for a non-diaper bag for a while now that the kiddies are a bit older. This would be great! :)

Christine :

Oh, great bag!! Thanks!!

Ashley B. :

Count me in Please!!

I have blogged about your giveaway at:

Julie :

Count me in please! adorable!

Rocks In My Dryer :

Oooo, count me in!

Ice :

Oh I LOVE the Grapes of Wrath! Oh of the best books I was ever assigned to read in high school. Now I'm getting all wistful and wanting to read it again. *sigh*

Becky :

Cute bag, I'd love to win it.

angelaandconnor at gmail.com :

wow i really love the mama's dream bags they sell. SOO Cute. Please enter me for the purse :)

Kena :

I would love to win that bag! Thanks for the fun contest!

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) :

So pretty!

Please include me in your drawing! Thanks

sarah :

What a great giveaway! Please enter me in the contest...I'd love to win that gorgeous bag!

Stephanie :

I simply sdore this bag and am also a reading nut! Please enter me

Elizabeth :

I love Steinbeck!

Michelle B. :

I just love this. Please enter me in your contest.

Kim :

I'd love to be entered for the bag. I love reading. Thanks.

Sandy :

That purse is adorable!
hope you have a great week.

Stephanie Mitchell :

Beautiful design. Love the bag. It can also serve as a great bag to take to the library and fill it up with good "reads". I would love to win this!!!

Jackie :

Jill great blog. Please include me in the contest.

Naomi :

What a beautiful bag! (ashamed to say I haven't read the book either!)

Amy :

Cute bag! Love it!

zeitersouth :

Great bag! I need a good library tote!

Vader's Mom :

Toss me in. I have never read that book and I need to!

jennifer :

i love that bag!

Phyll :

please enter me for the beautiful bag. . Thanks

Nutmeg :

I adore Grapes of Wrath, but I've never had a copy of my own. And oh yeah... that bag is pretty cool too.

Mel :

A book and bag!! That is the best Idea ever!

Donna :

Love the book and the bag!

Tonja :

Enter me , too. Love the bad...and the book! Thanks!

Rashmi, a Mommy Reviewer :

It's been SO long since I read this that I just have a vague idea of the story - yikes! I've GOT to read this again. So do count me in.

Amanda :

These bags are great! I'd love a copy of the book as well. I haven't had much time to read since my son arrived, but I need to take the time to do that for myself!

Laura Hetfield :

Oh wow what a cool bag! What a nice way to bring bring my inner hippy out to work (since you know...gotta dress buisnessy)Plus now maybe I can finally ditch the plastic grocery bag to carry my extra items in (books). Thanks so much for the opportunity!

divrchk :

I'd love to win this purse.

superfizz :

As a librarian I am all about the books... and the bag. Enter me please. :-) Thanks!

Sherry :

Jill, Just found your site. Saw your earlier post about your birthday. My birthday is Nov. 30th and I too will be 40! I'm kind of having a hard time with it too....We are in it together, sister!

Mindful Momma :

What a cute bag!

picklemommy :

I am in two book groups, but have not started reading either book yet (oh, dear). The books are Three Junes, and Away. I love the bag- sooo soo so cute!

Chocolate on my Cranium :

The bag is beautiful!

Ginny :

What a cool bag, please enter me!

Laurel :

Love the purse - HopeI win.

heidi :

I'd love to be entered please!!! Not only do I love to read but the bag looks great too!!!

Metalmeredith :

Very cute!

thekangklan :

love the bag and i love to read!!

Becca :

Those really are beautiful bags!

The Montalbos :

great bag! please count me in!

Amy A :

What a great idea! Please enter me.
amyjohnallen at bellsouth dot net

Knit-Wit :

Holy smokes! 80 comments! Wow Jill!

I already have the book "The Grapes of Wrath" so you don't have to include me in your give-away (although the bag is very, very cute!). Just wanted to pop over and say how much I also love the book and to say "hey". :-)

joan :

Hi Jill,

Kat sent me over. I would love to be in your contest. The bag is cute and I love to read. Thanks. Joan

Beth :

Very nice! Love it!
Enter me please!


jbubolz-miller :

I love reading;). The childrens librarian told us we're there more than she is. You cant start them too early. Thank you!

Shannon :

Hey both gifts would be awesome to win! Count me in please.
Shannon Palmer

Laura :

gosh that is cute. ltellev @ yahoo dot com

Katie :

What a great bag!

Mandy :

I am here from justabeachkat's blog and love the cute tote and I also love to read. Thank you for having me.


Tricia :

Really cute bag and the book looks great too!


Bethany :

I've never read The Grapes of Wrath either... shame on me! It's on my list though! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special :

Hi Jill, Please enter me in your drawing for the cute- cute bag and a great book..You are so special to give away great stuff... Thanks, Baba

Meg :

Love it! Thanks!

Kristin :

Books and bags - 2 of my passions!

Shawna :

I've never read the Grapes of Wrath. Gosh, this giveaway is fast becoming a big hit! Look at all the comments!

Paige's Petals :

Love the bag...please enter my name!


MrsStrand :

What a great book bag! Thanks for entering me!

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kailani :

Please enter me! I'll link back to you this evening.

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Donna :

I am new to your blog and to the blogging world. My girlfriend passed along your contest and I am IN love with that bag. I enjoy reading too so I will be back to your blog often.

Jody :

Wow. What a popular contest. :) I'll enter- and even give you some linky love.

Jane :

OOOOH Jill, I love that bag and I love reading and I would LOVE to win!! Enter my name for sure.

Hip Mama Crafts :

OOhh! I just love bags! Count me in...

windycindy :

Hi, What a lovely bag and it looks roomy enough for all that I put in a purse/bag! Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks, Cindi


Rebecca :

Please enter me! I love this bag!

Candes :

Can you enter me too? Thank you soo much. :)

JewelsHud :

Wow - this is super cute! I'd love to win!!

M.E. :

That bag is great! Enter me, too!

Cynthia :

Jill, I would love to be entered in your contest!

Jennifer :

Oooh, it's so pretty. Please enter me too. Thanks!

houseofeling :

what a cute little bag, please include me. thanks!

TaunaLen :

Hi. I came by on the recommendation of Kat at justabeachkat. Love the bag, and would love to be entered in the drawing. I also enjoyed browsing your site.


Jill W :

So so cute! love it!

Cheryl Wray :

I LOVE that book too but have my own copy. So please pass it along to someone else if I win!! (Sharing the love!) But...I do love the bag!!! :-)

Melissa :

the bag is awesome and i loooove grapes of wrath!

the whit :

So cute!

Katie :

Please enter me! Thanks!

Alice :

Sign me up for the bag if it is not too late.

kelli :

Love that bag!

Jennifer :

please enter me in.

Geri :

Count me in please!!! Thanks for the giveaway,I love this!!!

melonkelli :

I've never read that book. I'd love to have more time to read...

Beth :

I want to read the classics again. Count me in!

Anonymous :

I love that print!

taryn237 at yahoo.com

Revsmith :

Love the print on this bag!

Chris :

This bag is adorable! Please sign me up!

Johnny and Alisha :

CUUUUUUUTE! I love to read too! Currently reading "Don't Make me Count To Three!" And it's awesome!

Rockin' Mama :

Adorable Bag!!!

hannah :

I love that!!

Dee :

I love Steinback and what a cute bag! Thanks for the chance at them both!

SJ :

Love the bag! And that book is a great read as well....

Cindy B. :

One of my favorite books from when I was a teen, oh so long ago! Please enter me! Thanks

Tammy :

Oh wow...please enter me!

I've seen the movie (a young Henry Fonda) but never read the book!

And as a learning project, my eight yr old and I were learning about the Depression era this past month, so I'm especially interested!

That Mommy :

Oh! The Grapes of Wrath. Will reading my high school lit texts make me feel young again? Count me in! Thanks, Jill!

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