Tuesday, December 28, 2010

What's in a Name 4: Changelle

The What's in a Name 4 Challenge looks like so much funHere's How It Works

Between January 1 and December 31, 2011, read one book in each of the following categories:

1.  A book with a number in the title: First to Die, Seven Up, Thirteen Reasons Why

2.  A book with jewelry or a gem in the title: Diamond Ruby, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Opal Deception

3.  A book with a size in the title: Wide Sargasso Sea, Small Wars, Little Bee

4.  A book with travel or movement in the title: Dead Witch Walking, Crawling with Zombies, Time Traveler's Wife

5.  A book with evil in the title: Bad Marie, Fallen, Wicked Lovely

6.  A book with a life stage in the title: No Country for Old Men, Brideshead Revisited, Bog Child

The book titles are just suggestions, you can read whatever book you want to fit the category.

Oh boy, I better keep track of all these changelles!  I hope you had a great holiday.  Thanks for blogging by!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

How can it be?

I just saw the date of my last post and thought....no way. Where in the world did 22 days go? Hmmm...let me think about that one. Work, kids sports and activities (including making 14 scrapbooks for my son's hockey team....which I absolutely love doing!), working with Jessica at So Stylish on a new look for the blog, sick for the past 4 days and now in bed next to my daughter who has caught the bug.

I was reading Mari's blog....Bookworm with a view...and saw she joined the Off the shelf challenge and I knew this is something I had to do. I am trying so hard to clear out my clutter. Don't get me wrong, I never, ever, ever consider books clutter, but I do consider things not completed as a type of clutter in my life. I so want to read thhe books on my shelf (and so many more) that this is a perfect challenge for me.

I am going for the gold and am going to challenge myself to the "trying" level, which is 15 books off my shelf! I know I can do this! I almost think I can do "make a dent," but after this month....I better not push it!

Take the challenge and see if you clean off your book shelf! Thanks for blogging by!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Top Ten Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesday is sponsored my The Broke and Bookish. Every Tuesday they ask book reviewers to answer your top ten to a question. Go check out there site to participant. You don't have to have ten answers, if you can't come up will all ten! Here is today's question:

Top Ten Character's I'd Like to Be Best Friends With

1. Kate Reddy in I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson.  When I read this book years ago, I was so upset when I finished the book.  I felt like I lost a great friend.  I could relate to this book so easily and laughed so much through out it.

2.  Fedelina Aurelio in Sand In My Eyes by Christine Lemmon.  Fedelina was the neighbor to Anna (the main character) who helped Anna through a rough time in her life.  Fedelina gave Anna much needed guidance/advice through gardening and flowers. 

3.  Holly Denham in Holly's Inbox by Holly Denham.  I think Holly would be a lot of fun to hang out with and the things she gets herself into is too funny.  I would be laughing all day long.

4.  Stephanie Plum and Lulu (and Grandma) in the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich.  Between the three of them, life would never be a bore, Ranger (need I say more), plus I might get invited over for dinner and pineapple upside cake!

5.  Becky Bloomwood Brandon in the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella.  I love shopping and she gets herself in some hilarious situations.  It would be a blast to hang out in NYC (her current location) with Becks!

6.   Lydia Goetz in the Blossom Street Series by Debbie Macomber.  First, I would love to have a knitting store like A Good Yarn to go to and take classes and buy fantastic yarn and patterns.  Second, I would love a quaint Main Street to go walk and shop like Blossom Street. Lastly, the ladies are so supportive and accepting of each other.

7. Skeeter in The Help by Kathryn Stockett.  I love this book, the time it takes place, and everything going on.  I would be very supportive of Skeeter and stick by her side.  I love this book.

8.  Miz Thelma Rae Goodpepper in Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman.  I think she is so different from everyone else and what a character she is.  I would love sling slugs across the fence and the fussy neighbor.  She would entertain me all day long.

9.  Lizzie Nichols in the Queen of Babble Series by Meg Cabot.  Lizzie is another one of those characters I can't get enough of (Meg we need another book in the series please!!!).  She has the funniest things happen to her and she is never a bore.  Of course, I would have to learn about vintage clothing, but I could do that!

10. Nujood Ali in I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali.  She is the strongest person.  I would have her come live with me and give this beautiful girl everything she needs and wants.  She is such an amazing little girl.  My heart goes out to her.

Let me know who your top ten characters are that you would like to be best friends with.  Please becomea follower and recommend my blogger to a friend!

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