Friday, March 29, 2013

Feature & Follow

Feature & Follow

Q:  Tell us about the most emotional scene you've ever read in a book-and how did you react?

Tuesdays With Morrie  is a book that was very emotional for me. It was about an older man dying and a younger one visiting him every Tuesday until he died. A tear jerker.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday

Q:  Movies have a rating system to help guide the consumer weed out adult/violent/inapproiate kinds of films. Video games do, too.
Do you think BOOKS should have a ratings system?

I think we have the right amount of categories for books as it stands, too many would be confusing.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Children Of Liberty By Paullina Simons Post-Review

Children Of Liberty     By Paulina Simons      Post- Review


     At the turn of the Century and the dawning of the modern world, the fortunes and future of the Barringtons and Attavianos become entertwined on a collision course between the old and the new, between what is expected and what is desired, what is chosen and what is bestowed, what is given and what is taken away.

My Thoughts:
      This is a fairly lighthearted read that centers around the romance of fourteen year old Gina, who arrives from Italy and Harry Barrington a wealthy son ,who is twenty one at the time. She pursues him for six years even though he is engaged to someone else.
      It also has reference to the Panama Canal construction, which is the pet project of Harry's friend, Ben. I'll have to read the other books in this series to really compare. I can't say I didn't like the book, but found it to be a little long.


Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday

My pre-publication (can't-wait-to-read) selection is: 
                                                                   The Registry
                                                           By Shannon Stoker
Release Date: 6-11-13                                                                                          Wm Morrow Pub.

       Everyone knows the registry saved America from collapse. Which is why girls are raised to be brides auctioned off to the highest bidder, and boys are raised by the government to be hardened soldiers. Everyone accepts this as their patriotic duty, except for two girls who are determined to find a way out.

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are from Interesting Words.

Kvetch- complain constantly.

Hubris- overbearing pride.

vacivity- hollow or emptiness

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today comes from the book: Children Of Liberty  By Paulina Simons

pg. 212

     "Yes, but he also doesn't promote himself. He is polite and detached, that's different."

Monday, March 25, 2013

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

My mailbox this week is empty, waiting for a few books to come in for review.

I'm finishing reading Children Of Liberty, It's been a busy week.

What was in yours?

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Poisoned Island By Lloyd Shepherd Post- Review

The Poisoned Island   By Lloyd Shepherd       Post - Review

   I found this to be a thrilling story filled with lots of intriguing occurrences as they try to find out why the crew of the ship called Solander were found with their throats slashed and smiles on their faces.Could there be a conspiracy involved?
   Charles and Abigail Horton try to get to the bottom of these strange deaths and what's causing them.
   It's a page turner to be sure filled with expectation, trying to find who or what was involved in these murders. It's a good read that takes you on a great journey.


Feature & Follow

Q:   What is your guilty pleasure as far as reading? Is it a genre, or is it a certain type of book?

My guilty pleasure, but isn't really guilty is reading my favorite genre Historical Fiction. I should be reading more of it and not feeling guilty about it. What is yours?

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Buster The Shih-tzu pup


Buster is still playing in the snow and it's officially spring out there, I think. Soon he is due for his springtime shots, which are due soon. I think he is going to weigh a little bit more due to the wintertime lack of walking exercise, hopefully that will start again when the weather warms up. Well, until the next time, Buster says "hi."

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday

Q:  Happy Spring Equinox, everyone! What book are you choosing to celebrate with?

I'm celebrating with the book I''m reading at the moment called Children Of Liberty.
What are you reading?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday

My "can't wait to read" pre-publication selection is: Close My Eyes   By Sophie McKenzee

Publisher: Simon & Schuster         Release Date:  5-9-13

It's been eight years since Geniver Loriety lost her daughter, Beth. Since that day, Gen has been floundering. While her husband Art builds his business and their future, she can't let go of Beth.And then one day, everything changes. A strange woman shows up on Gen's doorstep, saying the very thing she longs to hear: That she is out there somewhere, waiting for Gen to find her.

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are taken from  Beth Hoffman's Looking For Me.

Repousee'- Shaped or decorated with patterns in relief formed by hammering and pressing on the reverse side. Used especially of metal.

Monteith bowl- The bowl rests on a foot-ring or splayed-foot and is usually decorated with gadrooning, embossing vertical fluting.

Gadrooning- is a decorated motif consisting of convex curves in a series.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today is from the book:  Children Of Liberty  By Paullina Simons

Pg. 75
It was Elmore who burst Ben's balloon. "you'll never get enough signatures, "he said in his high-horse voice. "Because the canal is a terrible idea. It's a waste of our resources."

Monday, March 18, 2013

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

No new books again this week.

Reading:    Children Of Liberty    By Paulina Simons

What did you receive in your mailbox?

Friday, March 15, 2013

Feature & Follow

Feature & Follow

Q:  Activity ! Hopefully warm weather for most of us is here soon... so tell us about your favorite outdoor reading spot or take a picture.

     My favorite spot is out on our wraparound deck. I love it when the weather warms up. How about you?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Booking Through Thursday

Booking Through Thursday

Q:  Does your current mood affect your reading? Affect your choices. I know there are plenty of books I enjoy, but only if I'm in a particular kind of mood- or books that can lift me out of a bad mood without fail. Surely I'm not alone?

I make it a point and try to sit down and read for at least an hour a day. I relax with a book and it doesn't matter what the genre is, it's usually something I might enjoy. My mood doesn't really affect what I read.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday

My "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:      The Last Original Wife   By Dorothea Benton Frank

Rel. date: 6-11-13        Pub. Wm Morrow

Leslie Anne Greene Carter is the last original wife among her husband's group of cronies. They've all traded in for younger...blonder...more enhanced models. But she is proud of her status and the longevity of her marriage.Or at least she thinks so until one day, when out golfing with her husband and his friends, she falls into a manhole, and nobody realizes that she is gone.

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words are taken from the book:  The Poisoned Island   by Lloyd Shepherd

1. Leviathans- Sea monsters referenced in the Tanakh and in the Christian Old Testament.

2. Wherries- Boats that were traditionally used for carrying cargo or passengers on rivers and canals in England.

3.Gunwale- It is the top edge of the side of a boat.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Looking For Me By Beth Hoffman Review-Post

Looking For Me    By Beth Hoffman     Review-Post

Teddi Overman found her life's passion for furniture in a broken-down chair left on the side of the road in rural Kentucky. Breathing new life into discarded objects gives Teddi purpose but has never alleviated the haunting uncertainty she's felt since her brother Josh's mysterious disappearance.

My Thoughts:
An enjoyable read that I found hard to put down. Teddi's life was shattered when her brother disappeared but didn't stop her from moving on and doing what she loved best. It's a heart warming story of a girl who had very strong convictions and courage. 

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser comes from the book:  The Poisoned Island    By Lloyd Shepherd

pg. 49

Now the fat old bull in the wheelchair stands, solidly if carefully, and walks to the edge of the jetty as Hopkin's boat approaches.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

A slow week, no physical books in my mailbox this week.

I'm still reading and almost finished reading Beth Hoffman's  Looking For Me.

What did you receive this week?

Friday, March 8, 2013

Kindle Fire Giveaway - March 2013

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