Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday

Buddy: How A Rooster Made Me A Family Man (Hardcover)    By Brian McGrory      Rel. Date: 11-13-12

Brian McGrory's life changed drastically after the death of his beloved dog, Harry. He fell in love with Pam, Harry's Vet. Though Brian's only responsibility used to be his adored Harry, Pam came with accessories that could not have been more exotic to the city-loving bachelor: among other animals and two daughters, a red-crowned- and wattled step-rooster named Buddy.
As he learns how to live by living with animals, Buddy, Brian's nemesis, becomes Buddy, Brian's inspiration, in this inherently human story of love, acceptance, and change.

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are taken from: Fever by Mary Beth Keane

1. cannulae - pl. A tube that can be inserted into the body, often for the delivery or removal of fluid or for the gathering of data.

2. imbroglio - An exrtemely confused, complicated, or embarrassing situation: "The Watergate imbroglio."

3. casters - Used on shopping carts, trolleys, hand truck or heavy machinery.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today is taken from: Fever  by Mary Beth Keane

pg. 84

When Mary was a child, her grandmother told her that as long as she kept the pee pots clean and her apron white, there would be no mistress who would turn up her nose at her.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

This week's mailbox was full, I received: The Prodigal Son by Colleen Mc Cullogh (Simon & Schuster)
The Wind From Entouhonoron  by Art  Tirell ( Author)
The Spirit of Lost Angels  by Liza Perrat
Fever  by Mary Beth Keane


Friday, October 26, 2012

Feature & Follow

Feature & Follow

Q:  What writing device or trick most irritates you when reading a book? For example, if an author employs an omnipotent narrator that is sometimes considered bad form?

Too many characters that aren't necessary and hard to keep straight annoys me the most. What's yours?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Buster The Shih-tzu pup

Buster  The Shih-tzu pup

As the fall weather is upon us and as we are loosing the daylight earlier, Buster's walks in the park are coming to an end. He will surely miss them until the spring. The yard is filled with the leaves falling from the trees and he seems to pick a lot of them up on his paws, which he tracks into the house.I am not complaining because soon they will be gone and the trees will be bare. That's it for now, stay tuned.

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday

Q:  Are there any good books that you read in spite of the cover and ended up wondering what on earth the artist and publisher were thinking to pair up a cover that so badly represented a perfectly good book? and...if you didn't like the cover, what made you pick up the book? the author? assigned reading from school? a recommendation from a friend?

The first thing that catches your eye is the cover of the book, but I've read many books that didn't have good covers but were recommendations and found the story to be the main reason I was reading it.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday - Gilded Wings: The Angel Chronicles, Book 2 by Amy Lignor

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Gilded Wings
The Angel Chronicles #2
by Amy Lignor
Publication: Nov. 1, 2012

The Beloved Angel/Warrior Team from Until Next Time Returns!

When Matt and Emily are sent on their second mission they have no idea how truly dark human nature can become…

Emily never wanted to face humans again. With the heartache that went on down below, she’s still trying to figure out how to save souls that don’t deserve saving. The only one she wants to see again is Jason - the young man she fell in love with who became the soulmate she simply can’t forget…

Matt was trained to protect and defend the souls down below. Longing to feel the heartfelt emotions that come from being human, Matt wants nothing more than to have just one life - one chance - to live and love the girl of his dreams…

The powerful team find themselves in a brand new century, living in the Gilded Age of New York City. Emily takes over the body of Anya, a young Russian girl who arrives on Ellis Island after a hideous tragedy. There she meets up with a strangely familiar young man by the name of Drew Parrish, who helps Anya survive in an unknown world of luxury, snobbery and…obsession.

What Anya’s inner angel doesn’t know is that the soul she loves is also back. This time around Jason goes by the name of Max Carrow. Once a quiet and kind boy, he’s now part of the ‘Four Hundred Club,’ and wants nothing more than to be among the most admired as he climbs the shaky ladder of society’s elite.

As two worlds merge, Emily and Matt struggle under the weight of their “Gilded Wings.” Not only will they have to figure out who they should fight to save, but they must also face a romantic choice that could destroy them both.

Click here to add Gilded Wings: The Angel Chronicles, Book 2 to your Goodreads to-read list.

and
Click here to follow the Twitter hashtag #GildedWings to get a sneak peek at lines tweeted from the book.

The Walnut Tree By Charles Todd Review-Post

The Walnut Tree   By Charles Todd      Review-Post

The year is 1914 and the war breaks out and Belgium is taken over by the Germans and is now threatening France. Lady Elspeth, while visiting her friend , quickly tries to get back to England only to find herself trapped on the French coast.
She is recently engaged to handsome Alain, who is her friend's brother and is now called to join his unit to fight in the war.
Her life takes many turns as she takes a nursing course to help the wounded and finds it is not accepted for her because she is of an  upper class distinction.
She meets the love of her life, Peter, who she helps in his healing process and finds her life takes a different course, when she learns Alain, her bethrothed, comes back in the picture, which for him has very tragic results.
It is a love story that survives the consequences of this terrible war. A truly page turning story which I found very intriguing.


Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My Words today are taken from the book The Walnut Tree.

1. Laird- A Scottish landowner, esp. of a large estate.

2. Mews- is primarily a British term formerly describing a row of stables.

3. Largesse- Generosity bestowing money or gifts upon others.

4. Lorries- Large motor vehicles designed to carry heavy loads, esp. with a flat platform.

5. Rutted- A sunken track or groove made by the passage of vehicles.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser for today comes from the book The Walnut Tree  By Charles Todd

Pg. 185
We sat talking until quite late that night, keeping to topics that led us safely through the quagmire of emotions, and then I went across the street to rouse a sleepy Joel Wright to put Peter to bed.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

This week I received, The Walnut Tree By Charles Todd

In 1914, while visiting her friend, Madeleine, Lady Elspeth Douglas's life is thrown into chaos when war breaks out and the Germans quickly overrun Belgium, threatening France.

What did you receive in your mailbox?

The Kingmaker's Daughter By Phillippa Gregory Review-Post

The Kingmaker's Daughter   By Phllippa Gregory   Review- Post

This is the story of Anne Neville daughter of the most powerful 15th Century magnate the Earl of Warwick, who was called the "Kingmaker."
Anne grows up in the court of Edward the IV. She is married and widowed at the tender age of 14, she faces the world alone but soon finds herself married to the young Duke of Gloucester. her trials and tribulations to get to the throne, finds herself protecting herself and her only son from everyone surrounding her.
I found her to be a courageous and brave as she has to deal even her husband's ambitions. Truly , a very intriguing and captivating story of this young girl during those trying times. A great Phillippa Gregory novel, I enjoyed reading it.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Feature&Follow

Feature&Follow

Q: When you step out of your usual genre what books do you like to read?
Best books in that genre?

My usual genre is Historical fiction, I like reading mysteries and thrillers after that and YA at times.
Some good thrillers and mysteries I have read are:Agatha Christie- The Miss Marple mysteries.
John Grisham- The Firm and The Runaway Jury.
What are yours?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday

Q:  They say you can't judge a book by its cover, but there's no question that it can make a difference!What book or books have your favorite covers? Something that's perfect for the story, the tone, the colors, the mood... and did you pick up the book because of the cover? Or were you going to read it anyway, and the cover was just serendipitous?

The books that had covers that were perfect for the story, which I had read were: The Philippa Gregory historical novels, they just draw you to the book and want to read them even more.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are taken from: Unusual & Interesting Words

1. Nieve- Hand or fist.

2. Pallium- White woolen band symbolising archbishop's authority.

3. Absterge- Wipe clean; expunge; purge; purify.

4. Damask- Fine lustrous fabric with flat patterns and satin weave.

Waiting on Wednesday - Gilded Wings: The Angel Chronicles, Book 2 by Amy Lignor

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Gilded Wings
The Angel Chronicles #2
by Amy Lignor
Publication: Nov. 1, 2012

The Beloved Angel/Warrior Team from Until Next Time Returns!

When Matt and Emily are sent on their second mission they have no idea how truly dark human nature can become…

Emily never wanted to face humans again. With the heartache that went on down below, she’s still trying to figure out how to save souls that don’t deserve saving. The only one she wants to see again is Jason - the young man she fell in love with who became the soulmate she simply can’t forget…

Matt was trained to protect and defend the souls down below. Longing to feel the heartfelt emotions that come from being human, Matt wants nothing more than to have just one life - one chance - to live and love the girl of his dreams…

The powerful team find themselves in a brand new century, living in the Gilded Age of New York City. Emily takes over the body of Anya, a young Russian girl who arrives on Ellis Island after a hideous tragedy. There she meets up with a strangely familiar young man by the name of Drew Parrish, who helps Anya survive in an unknown world of luxury, snobbery and…obsession.

What Anya’s inner angel doesn’t know is that the soul she loves is also back. This time around Jason goes by the name of Max Carrow. Once a quiet and kind boy, he’s now part of the ‘Four Hundred Club,’ and wants nothing more than to be among the most admired as he climbs the shaky ladder of society’s elite.

As two worlds merge, Emily and Matt struggle under the weight of their “Gilded Wings.” Not only will they have to figure out who they should fight to save, but they must also face a romantic choice that could destroy them both.

Click here to add Gilded Wings: The Angel Chronicles, Book 2 to your Goodreads to-read list.

and
Click here to follow the Twitter hashtag #GildedWings to get a sneak peek at lines tweeted from the book.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today is taken from: The Walnut Tree by Charles Todd   Pg. 15

He reached into his pocket and brought out a small velvet box. Flicking it open he passed it across the table to me. "It was my mother's ring. She wore it with pride as my father's wife.I offer it to you."

Friday, October 12, 2012

Feature & Follow

Feature & Follow

Q:  What book do you think would make a great Halloween movie? Please explain in graphic detail of goriness....

This book called The World's Creepiest Places by Dr. Bob Curran would be my choice.

There are some places where humans quite simply should not go. Not just haunted places, but sites where ancient forces still hold sway. We can recognize such locations by the responses they evoke within us-that feeling we call "the creeps."

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday

Q:   If your house was burning down and you could save just one book from your collection... what would it be? (and, for the purposes of this discussion, we'll allow series as "one" long, multi-volume book.)

It would definitely have to be the beautiful Bible I received as a wedding gift years ago, that I treasure.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Dancing With The Stars

Dancing With The Stars

Last night on the result show, Drew Lachey and Helio Castroneves were voted off in a double elimination. Lachey didn't have the viewer votes to stay on and said he wouldn't change a thing. Helio had been in a 4-way tie and just said he wanted to thank everyone and couldn't be happier. Bristol and Mark had to take the last dance for next week which is Rock and Roll, since they were in last place.Stay tuned.

Waiting on Wednesday - Owlet by Emma Michaels

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Owlet
Society of Feathers #1
by Emma Michaels
Publication Date: October 13, 2012

This Saturday!

Somewhere between falling and flying...there is a girl.

Iris has a secret. She lost her memory eight years ago and never told a living soul. After an asthma attack one night she finds out that her dreams of a strange house on a snowy island may be a memory resurfacing but the more she learns about the past the more she realizes the life she has been living is a lie. As the fa├žade her father has built starts to crumble around her she will have to decide which means more to her; the truth or her life.

Click here to add Owlet to your Goodreads to-read list.


Click here to follow the read-along blog tour and delve into a continuing excerpt of Owlet at over 100 blogs, and enter to win a host of spectacular giveaway prizes!

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words I found reading The Kingmakers Daughter.

1. fecund- Producing or capable of producing an abundance of offspring; fertile.

2. exultant- Triumphantly happy.

3. ignobly- Not noble in quality, character or purpose; base or mean

4. portcullis- A grating of iron or wooden bars or slats suspended in the gateway of a fortified place and lowered to block passage.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - Owlet by Emma Michaels



Owlet

Society of Feathers #1
by Emma Michaels
Publication Date: THIS SATURDAY!

Iris tried to seem optimistic and attempted to let her eyes smile, but she hated being intubated more than anything. It was the final step towards the loss of all freedom.

Click here to add Owlet to your Goodreads to-read list.


Click here to follow the read-along blog tour and delve into a continuing excerpt of Owlet at over 100 blogs, and enter to win a host of spectacular giveaway prizes!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

Contacted and waiting to receive Extraordinary Rendition By Paul Batista, a legal Thriller.

What did you receive in your mailbox?

Friday, October 5, 2012

Feature&Follow

Feature&Follow

Q:  What do you hope to accomplish with your blog? Is it to one day become an author yourself, just for fun, maybe get some online attention or maybe something different?

My blog puts me in touch with other bloggers from all over and keeps me up to date on the latest books, which I enjoy very much.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Dexter

Dexter

I finally got to see Dexter last night, where it left off last season was something else. Deb his sister caught him in the act of killing the person they had been looking for. It totally took him and her by surprise and he had to come up with an explanation why he did this.She is finally putting it together even questioning the plastic and having flashbacks of when she was in that situation herself. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the series plays out with her knowing he is the serial killer. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday - Gilded Wings: The Angel Chronicles, Book 2

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Gilded Wings
The Angel Chronicles #2
by Amy Lignor
Publication: Nov. 1, 2012

The Beloved Angel/Warrior Team from Until Next Time Returns!

When Matt and Emily are sent on their second mission they have no idea how truly dark human nature can become…

Emily never wanted to face humans again. With the heartache that went on down below, she’s still trying to figure out how to save souls that don’t deserve saving. The only one she wants to see again is Jason - the young man she fell in love with who became the soulmate she simply can’t forget…

Matt was trained to protect and defend the souls down below. Longing to feel the heartfelt emotions that come from being human, Matt wants nothing more than to have just one life - one chance - to live and love the girl of his dreams…

The powerful team find themselves in a brand new century, living in the Gilded Age of New York City. Emily takes over the body of Anya, a young Russian girl who arrives on Ellis Island after a hideous tragedy. There she meets up with a strangely familiar young man by the name of Drew Parrish, who helps Anya survive in an unknown world of luxury, snobbery and…obsession.

What Anya’s inner angel doesn’t know is that the soul she loves is also back. This time around Jason goes by the name of Max Carrow. Once a quiet and kind boy, he’s now part of the ‘Four Hundred Club,’ and wants nothing more than to be among the most admired as he climbs the shaky ladder of society’s elite.

As two worlds merge, Emily and Matt struggle under the weight of their “Gilded Wings.” Not only will they have to figure out who they should fight to save, but they must also face a romantic choice that could destroy them both.

Click here to add Gilded Wings: The Angel Chronicles, Book 2 to your Goodreads to-read list.

and
Click here to follow the Twitter hashtag #GildedWings to get a sneak peek at lines tweeted from the book.

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Here's some funny words:

1. Snollygoster- A person who can't  be trusted.

2. Quean- A disreputable woman.

3. Wabbit- Exhausted, tired, worn out.

4. Snickersnee- A long knife.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser:  Taken from Wright For America  by Robin Lamont

Pg. 5
The young woman crossed her legs and let her sleek high heel dangle prettily. The gesture was meant for the man sitting across from her, and he rewarded her with an oily smile that revealed brown teeth.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

Didn't get any physical books in my mailbox this week.

Reviewed: How Angel's Die  by David-Michael Harding
Reading: The Kingmaker's Daughter by Phillipa Gregory

A busy week around here, haven't had much time to read, but things are starting to slow down.

What did you get in your mailbox?