Monday, June 27, 2011

Another Giveaway - Celebrating over 150 followers!

Thanks to all of you!  I am so, so excited to have reached 150+ followers.  I couldn't have done it without all of you.  I promised a a giveaway is what you get!

How does a book of your choice from Barnes & Noble or Book Depository up to $25 (not including shipping) sound for a giveaway?  Just complete the form below.

This contest will end July 1st!  Keep in mind that is Friday.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer Literary Giveaway Blog Hop Time! June 25 - 29th

If you are hear looking for the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop, you are in the right spot!  I am so excite that Judith at Leeswammes asked me to participate in her blog hop again!  What am I giving away?

"A young boy emerges from life-saving surgery with remarkable stories of his visit to heaven.
Heaven Is for Real is the true story of the four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn't know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear.
Colton said he met his miscarried sister, whom no one had told him about, and his great grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born, then shared impossible-to-know details about each. He describes the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how "reaaally big" God and his chair are, and how the Holy Spirit "shoots down power" from heaven to help us.
Told by the father, but often in Colton's own words, the disarmingly simple message is heaven is a real place, Jesus really loves children, and be ready, there is a coming last battle."
You guessed it, Heaven is for Real, by Todd Burpo.  This book is so unbelievable amazing.  I am afraid if I say anything more about this book, it will be a spoiler alert.

To win this outstanding book, all you have to do is become a follower of my blog and leave a comment below stating so.  This is open internationally. 

To keep hopping along:

  1. Leeswammes (Int)
  2. The Book Whisperer (Int)
  3. Kristi Loves Books (Int)
  4. Teadevotee (Int)
  5. Bookworm with a View (Int)
  6. Bibliosue (Int)
  7. Sarah Reads Too Much (Int)
  8. write meg! (USA)
  9. My Love Affair With Books (Int)
  10. Seaside Book Nook (Int) this is me!
  11. Uniflame Creates (Int)
  12. Always Cooking Up Something (Int)
  13. Book Journey (Int)
  14. ThirtyCreativeStudio (Int)
  15. Col Reads (Int)
  16. The Book Diva's Reads (Int)
  17. The Scarlet Letter (USA)
  18. The Parrish Lantern (Int)
  19. Lizzy's Literary Life (Int)
  20. Read, Write & Live (Int)
  21. Book'd Out (Int)
  22. The Readers' Suite (Int)
  23. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer (USA)
  24. Ephemeral Digest (Int)
  25. Miel et lait (Int)
  26. Bibliophile By the Sea (Int)
  27. Polychrome Interest (Int)
  28. Book World In My Head (Int)
  29. In Spring it is the Dawn (Int)
  30. everybookhasasoul (Int)
  31. Nishita's Rants and Raves (Int)
  32. Fresh Ink Books (Int)
  33. Teach with Picture Books (USA)
  34. How to Teach a Novel (USA)
  35. The Blue Bookcase (Int)
  36. Gaskella (Int)
  37. Reflections from the Hinterland (USA)
  38. chasing bawa (Int)
  39. 51stories (Int)
  40. No Page Left Behind (USA)

  1. Silver's Reviews (USA)
  2. Nose in a book (Int)
  3. Lit in the Last Frontier (Int)
  4. The Book Club Blog (Int)
  5. Under My Apple Tree (Int)
  6. Caribousmom (USA)
  7. breienineking (Netherlands)
  8. Let's Go on a Picnic! (Int)
  9. Rikki's Teleidoscope (Int)
  10. De Boekblogger (Netherlands)
  11. Knitting and Sundries (Int)
  12. Elle Lit (USA)
  13. Indie Reader Houston (Int)
  14. The Book Stop (Int)
  15. Eliza Does Very Little (Int)
  16. Joy's Book Blog (Int)
  17. Lit Endeavors (USA)
  18. Roof Beam Reader (Int)
  19. The House of the Seven Tails (Int)
  20. Tony's Reading List (Int)
  21. Sabrina @ Thinking About Loud! (Int)
  22. Rebecca Reads (Int)
  23. Kinna Reads (Int)
  24. In One Eye, Out the Other (USA)
  25. Books in the City (Int)
  26. Lucybird's Book Blog (Europe)
  27. Book Clutter (USA)
  28. Exurbanis (Int)
  29. Lu's Raves and Rants (USA & Canada)
  30. Sam Still Reading (Int)
  31. Dolce Bellezza (Int)
  32. Lena Sledge's Blog...Books, Reviews and Interviews (Int)
  33. a Thousand Books with Quotes (Int)

Thank you so much for stopping by! Once I reach 150 followers, I will be holding another giveaway to celebrate! Help spread the word, by sharing this post on facebook.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Girl in Translation-Manic Mommies Roc Book Club June Selection

Wow, is all I can say about this book at this point.  I really liked this book, but since it is my Manic Mommies Roc Book Club selection this month, I will wait until we meet and discuss it to write my review.  We meet the end of June, so it won't be too long!  I just had to tell you..... I really liked it.

Happy reading!

Summer Blog Hop - June 25th -

Coming soon is another great blog hop hosted by Judith at Leeswammes.
The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is an event taking place from Saturday June 25th until (and including) Wednesday June 29th. Currently there are 60 (yes 60) blogs participating. I will have a great giveaway here, so make sure you blog back by!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

"Beth and Jennifer know their company monitors their office e-mail. But the women still spend all day sending each other messages, gossiping about their coworkers at the newspaper and baring their personal lives like an open book. Jennifer tells Beth everything she can't seem to tell her husband about her anxieties over starting a family. And Beth tells Jennifer everything, period.
When Lincoln applied to be an Internet security officer, he hardly imagined he'd be sifting through other people's inboxes like some sort of electronic Peeping Tom. Lincoln is supposed to turn people in for misusing company e-mail, but he can't quite bring himself to crack down on Beth and Jennifer. He can't help but be entertained-and captivated- by their stories.

But by the time Lincoln realizes he's falling for Beth, it's way too late for him to ever introduce himself. What would he say to her? "Hi, I'm the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you." After a series of close encounters and missed connections, Lincoln decides it's time to muster the courage to follow his heart . . . even if he can't see exactly where it's leading him.

Written with whip-smart precision and charm, Attachments is a strikingly clever and deeply romantic debut about falling in love with the person who makes you feel like the best version of yourself. Even if it's someone you've never met."
My Thoughts:  I loved it and got my fill of chick lit! This is the author's, Rainbow Rowell, debut novel, and what an amazingly great debut it is.  This book alternates between Beth and Jennifer one chapter and Lincoln the next.  It is written in email format between Jennifer and Beth (while at work!!) and in traditional story format when it switches to Lincoln.  This is the best of both worlds.  The story moves along and pulled me in right from the beginning.  This is a very smart and witty book.  I can't wait to see what Rainbow Rowell's next book will be like, since I loved this one! 

Congratulations to Rainbow on such a fun, witty, pull you right in to the story, short chapters debut novel! You all know they are all so important to me!  Check out her website by clicking here.

Have a great week and hope you are enjoying what you are reading!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Book Birthday Shout Out - Sentenced to Death by Lorna Barrett

This week I am participating in a new meme hosted by Bewitched Bookworm.

It's all about the love of books, right?
We love books (duuh....obviously)
and we love the authors that fuel our passion.
For each of them a release day is something exciting,
something they wait anxiously for.
Seriously, just like we do right?

Let's celebrate the book and the author and
wish them a happy Book Birthday.

For all the rules and details check out Bewitched Bookworm.

I am so exited to celebrate Sentence to Death by Lorna Barrett today!  The best news, she is going to be at the Barnes & Noble by my work tonight!  I love author book signings and the are few and far between here in Rochester.  The only problem is I have two other conflicts tonight.  I hope I can pull this off.  Do you think I should invite her to out book club?  How amazing would that be to have an author come to your book club meeting - wow!  Let's Celebrate!

Synopsis:  As the owner of Stoneham, New Hampshire’s mystery bookstore Haven’t Got a Clue, Tricia Miles can figure out whodunit in the latest bestseller way before she gets to the last page. But these days, Tricia is using her sleuthing skills for much more than the books on her shelves . . .
It’s Founders’ Day in Stoneham and the whole village has turned out to celebrate in the square, including Tricia’s friend and festivities organizer Deborah Black. As everyone watches Deborah give the opening speech, a small aircraft crashes into the village gazebo, killing both Deborah and the pilot. While the Sheriff’s Department is convinced that it was an accident, Tricia has a feeling that there’s more to the story. And when she reads between the lines of the case, what she finds is worse than the most sinister whodunit …
Lorna Barrett writes the New York Times Bestselling Booktown Mysteries. Sentenced to Death is the fifth book in the series. She also writes the Victoria Square Mysteries as Lorraine Bartlett and the Jeff Resnick Mysteries as L.L. Bartlett. Please visit her web sites and her blog.
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writing as Lorna Barrett– The Booktown Mysteries
writing as Lorraine Bartlett– The Victoria Square Mysteries
writing as L.L. Bartlett– The Jeff Resnick Mysterie

Here is praying for rain early evening so my two other activities get canceled and I can make it to the book signing!
Thanks for blogging by!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Crazy-For-Books Blog Hop - Summer Reading List!

Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop (hosted by crazy-for-books) is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word!

What are the top 10 books you want in your summer bag?

In no particular order (and they are already on my book shelf)!

1. Holy's Inbox, Scandal in the City bu Holly Denham. Loved the first book and it is great chic lit!
2. The Daughters by Joanna Philbin. I really wanted to support this young author and I love her dad!
3. Pricelss by Nicole Richie. Seriously, I was sucker for the synopsis.
4. In Office Hours by Lucy Kellaway. Loved the first one and this was one of my London purchases!
5. Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo. This sounds so amazing!
6. Princess for Hire by Lindsey Leavitt. Sounds like something one of my favorite authors (Meg Cabot) would write.
7. Good Harbor by Anita Diamant. My mom asked me to read it years ago and I still haven't.
8. Little Blog on the Prairie by Cathleen Davitt Bell. All I can think is...modern day Laura Ingalls!
9. Between the Tides by Patti Callahan Henry. Bought it last summer because the cover caught my eye.
10. Wicked Girls, A Novel Of The Salem Witch Trials by Stephanie Hemphill. I love books like this!

I could resist or stop at 10!

11. Another Summer by Georgia Bockoven. I want to read other books by GB, but thought I would start at the beginning.
12. Lipstick in Afghanistein by Roberta Gately. I have heard so many good things about this book.
13. Momzillias by Jill Kargman. Another chic lit I bought in London.
14. The House on Oyster Creek by Heidi Jon Schmidt. I bought this last summer and haven't read it (love the cover too).

What is in your summer book bag?  I would love to hear what you are reading or plan on reading.