Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Gothic Reading Challenge

Good evening fellow readers. I have just come upon the coolest reading challenge I have seen lately. The Gothic Reading Challenge. If you are interested in participating, it is from January 1-December 31, 2011. Simply head over to the link above and list your blog in the linky. Think about how many books you can safely say you could read in a year and comment on how many that might be. I am going to try to read at least 10. I am going to try for 20, but we shall see.

I will add postings with my titles closer to January 1st.

So join me if you dare. The dark side is fun. They have cookies...

Friday, November 26, 2010

Book Blogger Hop and Follow Friday

Good morning wonderful followers and guests. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and didn't eat too much. This is another episode of Blog Hop and Follow Friday. Sorry I haven't written much, but have been working like a fiend this week. (That and playing with my new Nookcolor)

If you want to follow along, leave a comment and share the love and while you are here, please follow. Click on one or both links to register your own blog with the linkys and have some fun meeting fellow book bloggers.

My question of the week:

Did you cook this holiday and did you have any kitchen mishaps? Check out my sister blog for my own interesting experience. (

Monday, November 22, 2010

In my mailbox...

So many books, so little time should be my mantra. The mailbox was full this weekend.

The Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer has really caught my eye.

The Weird Sisters sounds funny and amazing.

It is such a shame I can't barricade myself in bed with a box of dark chocolate peppermint candy and read like like crazy.

What's in your mailbox this week?
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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Blogger Hop #2

Good morning blogger friends and welcome to my second Book Blogger Hop. Click on the link to return to http:/ and add your blog to the list. Pick someone to follow and make sure you follow back if someone follows you! Share the love and leave a comment.

What are you thankful for this holiday season?

I look forward to making some new blogger friends, so please stop in and stay for a few minutes. Leave me a comment so I can visit your blog and share the love.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Follow Friday #3

Good morning readers. I am late with my Follow Friday posting, but better late than never.

This week's featured question is: How long have you been blogging?

Our featured blog is G Reads at

Join the linky on Parajunkee's awesome site. Follow the featured blogger and a couple of others. If someone follows you, please follow them back. Share the blogger love.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Holiday Reading Challenge update.

Good morning readers. Here is my holiday reading update so far. A very busy week with Nookcolor is upon me, but I have already started my books and on the lookout for more. What are you reading?

My Nookcolor is here!

After not too long a wait, my Nookcolor arrived yesterday. It is beautiful. Pandora streaming music, kids books that read themselves to me (not all, but some until the upgrade), magazines galore, full internet browser...all for only $249. I love it. It is like my husband's IPad in lots of ways, but is so much cheaper. No monthly fees. The next thing I am waiting for are the cookbooks with embedded video instructions. Wow. Christmas is officially here and I am over the moon with gadget love. I can even post to Facebook with it. You gotta know that makes a book blogger's heart sing.
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Reading Wither today.

I started reading this and can't put it down. At least I wouldn't but I sort of have to go to work. What a cool book. My review will come later wonderful readers, but if you can get an arc or preorder, I totally would.5 out of 5 stars so far.
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Our first holiday reading challenge!

Hello everyone! The holiday season is officially here and our first reading challenge is upon us. Please  click the link to visit All About {n} and link up your blog. I will be hunting for my list of titles tomorrow and starting the  holiday book festivities. Stop by and leave a comment and let me know what books you will be reading  Happy Holidays!


Welcome to our first go round with It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

This wonderful weekly book adventure is the work of  One Person's Journey Through a World of Books. If you want to follow along, just click on the link, list your blog, and then post what you are reading on your blog along with the picture to your left. Easy! Check out the specifics on the link. Happy reading!

I finished reading Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter this afternoon.  What would you do if you started seeing ghosts and your parents were about to get a divorce? Kylie is having a really bad day. Top that off with being sent to a camp for kids with issues and you have a really bad week. Things just keep getting better when the weird kids at the camp turn out to be supernaturals, and Kylie isn't sure if she's one of them or about to be lunch.

This book is a real page turner and it has my vote. Cute werewolves, feisty vampires, brooding fey, ghosts and dyslexic witches. A keeper.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Crazy for Books Blog Hop #1 out our first foray into The Crazy for Books Blog Hop. Click on the link to get you to the blog hop. List your blog if you want. Follow a blog and anwer the question of the week. Pop back in to say hello and let me know how you are doing today.

Chronicle Books Holiday wish list
I am a book blogger, so of course I love books. When Chronicle Books introduced this program where you can post a list of books you would love to have (up to $500) I was thrilled to comply. Here is my Merry Christmas wish list. If you are interested in purchasing any of the titles, please tab over to my Barnes & Noble button to check them out, or use the Chronicle Books Link in this article.

Savory Baking by Mary Cech 24.95
Stonewall Kitchen Breakfast by Jonathan King 19.95
From Our House to Yours by Meals on Wheels San Francisco 19.95
Tartine Bread by Chad Robertson 40.00
Flour by Joanne Chang 35.00
Tartine by Elizabeth Prueitt 35.00
Cake Pops by Angie Dudley 19.95
Southern Pies by Nancy McDermott 22.95
Very Merry Cookie Party by Barbara Grunes 19.95
Gingerbread by Jennifer Lindner McGlinn 19.95
Creme Brulee by Lou Seibert Pappas 14.95
Killer Pies by Stephanie Anderson 16.95

Hmmm. I am only at 289.55. Must add some titles

Follow Friday #2

Pick a blog to follow and support your fellow bloggers. Head over to the link to register your blog for the list.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

In My Mailbox #1

Our featured book for the first edition of In My Mailbox is Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger. I received this arc from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. This book is a fictional account of the lives of Lady Duff Gordon and looks to be an adventure across London to the dry climate of Egypt and the Nile. For more information on In My Mailbox, started by The Story Siren, please visit : List your blog and what you got in the mail, checked out from the library or picked up at your local bookstore. Happy reading everyone!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Introducing Follow Friday.

Follow Friday was started by and has become a great way to support fellow bloggers. Click the link to her website to check out the latest. Leave me a comment about who you are following.

This week's follow is Follow along and maybe leave your blog so we can follow you too.