Listography by Lisa Nola – Book Giveaway!

Listography: Your Life in Lists by Lisa Nola
Available for $16.95 at Fred Flare – Link.
I loved the book High Fidelity by Nick Hornby and subsequently the movie starting John Cusak because the main character would always have a “Top 5” list, whether it was a song for certain situations or list of his ex-girlfriends. The new book Listography: Your Life in Lists by Lisa Nola (published by Chronicle Books) lets you transcribe your own favorites into this journal. With beautiful illustrations by Nathaniel Russell, you can make lists of things like your favorite movies, bands, cartoon shows, etc. But I love the really fun lists like “list the things you’d save if your home was on fire” or “list things you think everyone should do if money is not an issue”. You can also make up your own lists in the back and if you’re like me, list out the craft projects you want to tackle this year.
We are giving away 1 copy of Listography to a lucky CRAFT Blog reader today! So leave a comment to this post and we’ll pick one of you at random. Please make sure you enter your full name in the comments and you can also add your email address if you are comfortable with it (spell it all out for anti-spam protection). All comments will be closed by 9am PST on Thursday. The Winner will be announced on Friday at 9am PST. Good Luck!
Also, take a visit to I just signed up and made my own list, figuring out my wishlist for craft projects to tackle personally outside of work in 2008. But for a great example, nothing beats Lisa’s page. For, lots of great inspiration for starting your own lists you can read the Listography blog too for cool listography news. Link.

332 thoughts on “Listography by Lisa Nola – Book Giveaway!

  1. Melissa says:

    What a great book!!

  2. stina berggren says:

    i love making list and that book sure does sound fantastic. looks lovely too!

  3. Vickie says:

    I have stacks of journals containing lists that I’ll never see again… how organized this seems…. but it would be scary.

  4. Julie says:

    Awsome! I have everything in lists, for example my favorite blogs? 1.craftzine 2.perezhilton 3.dominomag 4.msn news 5.adorn magazine..
    YIPPY SKIPPY I hope I get the book…
    Julie Peraza

  5. Thom Allen says:

    Hello! Excited to possibly win this book. I’m a list freak, have been for a very long time.
    Thom Allen

  6. Jaime Birren says:

    That sounds so fun! I live to list stuff, and what a neat record it would be for my kids when I’m old and grey…

  7. Julie Cousin says:

    This book would be a perfect present for my list-freak boyfriend on Valentine’s day!

  8. eliza says:

    Great! Love lists

  9. Kari says:

    Oh, man… I’m a list addict!!! If only I could get more of my listy-stuff done! Hehe.

  10. Amie W says:

    What a neat idea, I would love a copy!

  11. Jackie Arlen says:

    Lovers of lists, unite!

  12. Amie W says:

    What a neat idea, I would love a copy!

  13. Mel Sparkles says:

    I am such a list person! This book looks really cool…I’m a sucker for an illustrated journal!

  14. Meghan McGuire says:

    This book sounds great, I’m always making lists on my own, and then I file them away and forget about them. Maybe now I’ll have a place to keep them all!

  15. Debbie says:

    Lists are good. Count me in.

  16. Krista Hershey says:

    Top 5 Reasons I should win this book:
    5. I have never won anything.
    4. This looks like such a great book!
    3. I love lists.
    2. My friends love lists.
    1. I can’t live without lists!

  17. Lorri says:

    I’m ready to start listing. I would love to have a copy of this book! Thanks.

  18. Susan Chavez says:

    Hope, hope, hope
    get,get get,
    picked as a book, book, book recipient. Your such a great force in the world of encouraging personal peace through art making. Craft: your our substitute prozac. A big hug!!

  19. Rachael H. says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  20. heidi gardner says:

    yay listing!

  21. Cara says:

    Oh please oh please oh please. I can never have enough lists :)

  22. Jennifer Morris says:

    I’m making lists right now!

  23. Kelly Bedson says:

    I saw this book at a local “handmade” store. It’s wonderful!

  24. katy says:

    oh please pick me!

  25. Erica says:

    I’m all about Fred Flare : D

  26. Sofia Adolfsson says:

    Ooooh! I love making lists!

  27. Dotty Pon says:

    pick me pick me! This book would be perfect for hubby who makes lists all the time!

  28. Heather Wilson says:

    I love lists! And will (probably) love this book!

  29. Ian Lewis says:

    Love the artwork!

  30. Andi says:

    Oh, I love lists!

  31. Erin Schulthies says:

    i can’t find this book anywhere here in canada and am dying to get a better look at it. thanks for posting the pictures from it above. :) i have a listography account, too!

  32. Larah Pawlowski says:

    Oh I would love to win!
    Larah Pawlowski

  33. Maureen McClarnon says:

    I coveted this book at Stacey’s Books a while back…wouldn’t mind being the lucky winner, I must say.

  34. AMY says:

    I love making lists. I carry a book around now and keep my lists, it would be great to have a book that is made specifically for that purpose!

  35. AMY says:

    I love making lists. I carry a book around now and keep my lists, it would be great to have a book that is made specifically for that purpose!

  36. Jenn Estepp says:

    There’s something ever so satisfying about a list …

  37. Eva says:

    wow, that looks awesome!!! i love making lists– all kinds of lists- this is perfect :D

  38. Sarah Adamson says:

    I am constantly make lists. It makes me so happy to know I’m not the only one. I think I heard of this book on NPR; could that be right? I have master lists and daily lists. additionally, I have lists of shopping dreams and names for babies I may never have. Thank you for considering me for your giveaway. Rock on with your bad selves.

  39. Sarah Smee says:

    What a fun idea. I’d love a copy of this book. :)

  40. Stephanie LeBlanc says:

    OOooo! Lists!
    Count me in ;).
    steffalynn at gmail dot com

  41. Liana Woods says:

    I love when they have the lists in High Fidelity, my favorite is “Top 5 track one, side one”. Too funny.

  42. Michelle Ballard says:

    I would love to win this book! Yip yip!

  43. Allison White says:

    I have been looking for this book for so long! NorCal is completely out!

  44. Jennifer in Greenbelt says:

    This would be great for me, because I’m terrible at keeping a normal journal.

  45. Monica March says:

    oh! how exciting! i hope i get it!
    monicamarchdesigns at yahoo dot com

  46. Lindsey Godfrey says:

    ooh! This book is so cool!

  47. Kendra Skeene says:

    this is adorable. I usually just have “to do lists” written down, and then my other “lists” are all mental. Things like my “top 5 irrational fears” (number one is Zombies) or “All the things every boy I ever dated had in common” are in a mental list. I can only imagine what would happen if I had an opportunity to put all these things in writing. Yikes!

  48. Eva says:

    i love making lists of all sorts- this is perfect!!! love the artwork in it too

  49. Julie Hentz says:

    I see I’m not the only one who’s thought of giving this as Valentine’s gift :)

  50. Sarah! says:

    I’ve been eying this on fredflare. Please pick me! Pretty please with a cherry on top XD

  51. La Yen says:

    Oh yes. Pick me.

  52. Julie says:

    Lists help me keep things in perspective. My mom raised us on lists and I continue to use them as a “grown-up”. For all the moaning and complaining I did as a child being left with a list by my mom, I now find myself doing the same to my husband.

  53. Amy Pickard says:

    Thanks for running this contest.

  54. Lucy Eberhard says:

    i could make a list of reasons why i love lists!
    lucy.r.eberhard (at) gmail (dot) com

  55. Kimberly says:

    This book looks so cool! If I don’t win it, I’m going to buy it!

  56. Cherie Miller says:

    This is perfect for people who typically wouldn’t make these kinds of lists, but are inspired to do so after reading her info!

  57. Dione says:

    Pick Me! It looks so very cool and would be something I would put to great use!

  58. Nora Leibowitz says:

    This sounds almost as satisfying as making a list on the back of a used envelope.

  59. laura kling says:

    leaving a comment just got checked off my list of things “to do”…
    kling dot laura

  60. Cherie Miller says:

    This is perfect for people who typically wouldn’t make these kinds of lists, but are inspired to do so after reading her info!

  61. Rosie says:

    Oh! This sounds awesome!
    rdelise [at] gmail [dot] com

  62. Madelyn Nygren says:

    Cool! madelyn dot nygren at gmail dot com

  63. Elissa Tobin says:

    favorite ways to pass the time: baking, sewing, crossword puzzles, reading, making lists!

  64. Bonney says:

    What a fun idea!!
    missmoxie at

  65. Helen Kiely says:

    This book sounds great, I’d love to read it but my friend who is even more obsessed with lists than me (and indeed got me hooked into making them) would love it if I won this copy for her!
    h.kiely (at) lancaster. ac. uk

  66. Ann Forstie says:

    I’d love the opportunity to win this book!
    ann (at) forsties (dot) com

  67. Deborah says:

    What a great idea! A book of lists! I am crazy for a good list, I make them all day at work and once I can cross everything OFF my list, I feel productive!

  68. Deborah says:

    What a great idea! A book of lists! I am crazy for a good list, I make them all day at work and once I can cross everything OFF my list, I feel productive!

  69. Jenny Seiler says:

    Ooh ooh! Me Me! The illustrations look drool-worthy, and I could use the structure!

  70. stephanie says:

    i wish they gave out a ph.d for listmaking! (and maybe another one for e-mailing?)
    stephanie {at!} handmadedetroit dot com

  71. anna stornant says:

    I want that book!

  72. Bethany says:

    Oh my! enter me for that contest: Bethany Horne.
    email: bethhorne (at) dal (dot) com

  73. Kristina Jones says:

    If you pick me, I will send you a picture of me with the Flock of Seagulls hair – I promise!
    kmjones44 at gmail dot com

  74. upstatelisa says:

    I love lists!!!!

  75. upstatelisa says:

    I love lists!!!!

  76. upstatelisa says:

    I love lists!!!!

  77. Elizabeth Parmeter says:

    You know, I had a book similar to that years and years ago, and I loved filling it out. This one has such beautiful illustrations, I’d love to have a copy.

  78. Leigh Bailey says:

    I’ve been trying to start writing in a journal again for years – this might be what I need to get started!
    leighjam at pobox dot com

  79. Rebeca says:

    Consider me please!
    Rebeca Santamaria Bretones

  80. Katie Caine says:

    i could make lists of my lists! anyone want to start one here? how about…
    top 5 things you should never stick in your mouth:
    kcaine84 at hotmail dot com

  81. Dave Coustan says:

    extraface at gmail dot com

  82. Alejandra says:

    I love the idea of this book… it seems so much fun… :D I hope I get it…
    amaquima at hotmail dot com

  83. Pattie Lee says:

    I love the garden gnome illustration, and I love making lists!! How awesome!
    piratealice at

  84. Terri D. says:

    Lists rock!!!

  85. Melissa M says:

    That’s awesome! I’m a big listmaker myself!
    mel829 at mac dot com

  86. Nora Rizkalla says:

    my good friend just loves to write out lists for everything, she would love this. i, personally, love the aesthetic of the journal.

  87. Terri Wilhelm says:

    What a great idea for a book. I use lists in my journal. I never win anything, so pick me!
    tadawilhelm at hotmail dot com

  88. the holly says:

    sure sounds fun! pleeezzee. pick me! happydaydeadfish at gmail dot come

  89. betsy moore says:

    We love lists. When my niece was in high school she had post its with lists all over the place. On her bathroom mirror there was a list that included “Brush your teeth!” I still tease her about that almost 10 years later.

  90. Jessica Hood says:

    I love lists! This would be so fun to have.

  91. Jen says:

    I have to do lists and shopping lists and travel wish lists and…. pick me please!
    bigredfoote at hotmail dot com

  92. Sarah says:

    I’ve been pining for this book from afar. Great giveaway!
    paperfoxling {at} yahoo {dot} com

  93. Melissa Lound says:

    this book was made for me! i’m a compulsive list maker. :)

  94. Jen M says:

    I like lists in hindsight. “To-do” lists are part of my daily life, but I enjoy finding the lists with grander scale penned in the back of old diaries – “Things I want to do this year”, “Things I wish I did in highschool”.

  95. Tina Williams says:

    Tina Williams
    ptinaw at gmail dot com
    this book looks really cool.

  96. Tina Williams says:

    Tina Williams
    ptinaw at gmail dot com
    this book looks really cool.

  97. Tina Williams says:

    Tina Williams
    ptinaw at gmail dot com
    this book looks really cool.

  98. Alexia says:

    That book would be wonderful just to stare at…
    emberlexi [at] gmail [dot] youknowhat

  99. Becky Phillips says:

    Oooh! This would definitely help with my need to constantly organize…I’d love it!
    phillipr at reed dot edu

  100. Gen says:

    Oh, the coolness…
    generalgen at gmail dot com

  101. Dayna says:

    If I only had this book I could add it to the list of books I own.

  102. Heathere Willoughby says:

    I am a lister at heart and am running out of lists – please pick me so I have more lists to complete!
    raebanke at

  103. Stacey says:

    love the list and a place to put them is a cool idea.

  104. Nora says:

    I’m a list fiend and it looks like this book isn’t available at Amazon. It’s a must have for me!
    n o r a b e a r AT v i s i DOT c o m

  105. Melissa R. says:

    Sweet, delicious lists!!! infoATstitchloungeDOTcom

  106. Shila Vaught says:

    This is so awesome! Love the blog… you honestly keep me going through the day!
    designs by shila AT yahoo DOT com

  107. Autumn says:

    twofistededitor at gmail dot com

  108. Amy Murphy says:

    A self-proclaimed list addict!
    amy at craft chi dot com

  109. Kelly says:

    I love Craftzine and this book looks awesome. Kelly Moline,

  110. claudia rueda says:

    looks cool!!!

  111. Leslie Adams says:

    The book looks awesome!
    adamsopks AT gmail DOT net

  112. Patti Faiella says:

    Making my list and checking it twice! Thanks for this offer – fingers crossed…..
    dantedreams at yahoo dot com

  113. Nathalie Wilson says:

    I love lists! Let’s see what happens!
    Nathalie Wilson
    artgrrl at gmail dot com

  114. Beth Petermann says:

    Oooh, this is right up my alley.
    bdpetermann at bellsouth dot net

  115. Kathleen says:

    this looks like a lot of fun. Kathleen Luce – kmluce on gmail.

  116. Michelle says:

    What a fantastic idea for a book! I love it!
    quiltingmick on gmail

  117. Julie Vire says:

    art_is_hard at cox dot net :)

  118. Cindy Hamlin says:

    It would be great if I won! Thanks for the giveaway!

  119. ladyerin says:

    It will go well on the shelf with the mass of other homemade list books.
    equally.easily at gmail dot com

  120. Lisa Grabenstetter says:

    Books! Books… I am listing my books, this year.
    I’m not sure what my goal is, but I’m pretty sure I could use the pages I read to construct a paper mache moonbridge. Even if only theoretically.
    This books looks nifty, is also what I am saying here. Count me in on the count.
    magneticcrow (at) gmail {dot} com

  121. Christine Blystone says:

    Wow! This book looks amazing! It’s the perfect tool for someone like me with ADD. I would love to have this book :)
    flapergirlcreations at gmail dot com

  122. iHanna says:

    I want that book, I need it! I love lists!
    find me at

  123. Stephanie says:

    Smilynstef at aol dot com
    Thanks for the very fun giveaway.

  124. Megan Coughlan says:

    I totally love the book!

  125. Dawn Rogal says:

    Top 5 reasons I need this book;
    1. If it isn’t on the to-do list it isn’t going to happen.
    2. If it isn’t on the grocery list it won’t be bought.
    3. If it isn’t on the take to school list it won’t arrive in class.
    4. If it isn’t on the to read list it won’t be put on hold at the library.
    5. If it isn’t on the remember list I’ll leave home without it.
    d underscore rogal at hot mail dot com

  126. Anna Kelsey says:

    I would love love love to win this. Lists are pretty much my life.
    anna dot kelsey dot 13 at gmail dot com

  127. Donna Bowman says:

    Hope hope hope! donnadb at gmail dot com

  128. Ami Chitwood says:

    Ok – I’ll bite.

  129. Melanie D Charlebois says:

    I always mean to make lists like that…but sadly lack initiative!

  130. tracylee says:

    cool book! great blog!

  131. Janet Schmalfeldt says:

    Oh lovely!! janet at janetlackey dot com

  132. Poppins says:

    What a great book idea! I’ve been having a lot of fun with the whole 101 Things in 1001 Days list project. It’s a big list, but very inspiring.

  133. Eden K. says:

    I’m a lister!
    edenmlk (at) yahoo (dot) com

  134. Cristina says:

    I was looking at that book on Fred Flare, yehhhh for fate! vcristina007 at hotmail dot com.

  135. Amanda Talbert says:


  136. Leah Clifford says:

    This book looks great!

  137. Jaime Hamilton says:

    I saw this book @ Fred Flare and Freaked. This book looks super rad! I loved it when I saw the sketch of the Flock of Seagulls hair!

  138. Alexandra Klasinski says:

    I would love to win this!
    alexandra at lomography dot com

  139. Rebecca says:

    Full day of grad school. Quota of words almost all used up. Result is inability to be creative and attract attention. Still want book, though.
    Rebecca Canning
    rebica at aol dot com

  140. Kristen DeLap says:

    One book for all my lists – perfect! Thanks for the give-a-way.

  141. EmmyLizzy says:

    Yea for books! Yea for lists!!!
    Emily Schildhouse
    emily dot schildhouse at gmail dot com

  142. Juliann Krute says:

    Sounds fabulous! I’ve been wanting to do more “memoir” type writing but a straight memoir sounds so stuffy. This sounds really fresh and even better, easy :)
    I’m juliann at juliann dot net

  143. jessica moonbeam gold says:

    i think the neice who made the lists including “brush teeth” is more deserving of the book than the aunt who still teases her about it and posts comments on message boards telling everyone about it. especially since i write lists for her!

  144. Tiffany Ou says:

    Wow, that would be amazing!
    helloapplesauce at gmail dot com

  145. Angelica East says:

    looks like a fab book :]
    jelli at jellibat dot com

  146. Michelle says:

    I live by lists, please count me in!
    Michelle Millichip
    m dot millichip at yahoo dot com

  147. Valerie Hutchins says:

    This book seems really cool so here is my entry
    Valerie Hutchins
    youngjustice at gmail dot com

  148. Kimski says:

    Flock of Seagulls!!!!!!!!

  149. June Owatari says:

    Ohh, that book looks really cute!
    My email address: ayeyeyjay at yahoo dot com au
    Yeah, it’s a really weird, obnoxious email address, but I’ve had it for about 8 years now. XD

  150. Deborah McLaughlin says:

    I keep lists of books I’ve read, books I’m reading, books I want to read, projects to do, — everything. Lists are my memory.

  151. Knittenjen says:

    1. Lists are easier
    2. Easier than journals
    3. Journals require sentences
    4. Sentences want punctuation
    5. Punctuation can slow you
    6. You just jot things down
    7. Down row of row
    8. Row row row you boat
    9. Boat gently down the stream
    10. Stream of conciousness

  152. Stephanie says:

    I make tons of lists already, but having an illustrated and fun book to put them all in sounds awesome! I’d like to be entered in the contest:
    Stephanie Cruse

  153. carol browne says:

    Pick me! Pick me! You can reach me at caroldotbrowneatgmaildotcom or on my blog at Thanks!

  154. Arly Helm says:

    When my 79-year-old mother fell out of a very tall tree (I know, I know, WHAT was she doing up in a very tall tree? Well, she was pruning the limbs, that’s what) and I had to clean out her house, I found dozens and dozens of notebooks full of lists. Books she wanted to read, favorite quotations, most uplifting thoughts, places she wanted to travel to, plants she wanted to add to her garden, and on and on.

  155. Alyssa G says:

    i’ve started a list to organize my lists….

  156. Lacey Dalby says:

    laceyd5 at yahoo dot com

  157. Eliza Camire says:

    I thought I was alone in this list addiction! I think I missed the deadline to win the book though. It’s still nice to know there are others out there.

  158. Talia Kolker says:

    Aiiiiiiiie how fun!

  159. Sarah Porritt says:

    love it!

  160. Genna Feinberg says:

    Cute idea for a book!
    gfeinbe1 at ithaca dot edu

  161. Emily Berezin says:

    Yay! I am a lifelong lister.

  162. Becky Pierson says:

    I love lists!
    I need a list book
    I don’t usually number my lists
    4. I sometimes lie on my lists
    did I mention I want the list book?

  163. ellene mcclay says:

    I have at least 3 lists going daily: food journal, orders that need to be filled, grocery, which exercises I’ve done (or need to do), supplies I need to buy, errands I need to run, and on and on…and on. I need this book!

  164. Kathy Winship says:

    I love lists just a little more than entering giveaway contests/raffles. I always add tasks to lists I’ll be sure to do (e.g. “eat dinner”) in order to feel more accomplished.
    kathwins at gmail dot com

  165. hershe59 says:

    What a great idea. I saw this for kids once but never for adults. The more lists the better… bring it on.

  166. Joan says:

    How I’ve love a book of lists :-)

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