Month: June 2009

Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie O Martian (+ giveaway)

Winner Announced! RITA!!! Congratulations!!!!  🙂 I recently entered a really cool 30 day challenge with about 1,800 women around the world and part of that challenge was to read a chapter a day out of this book.  (See more about the challenge details at…

Everything Austen Challenge!

My first challenge!  I almost hate to say this but as of this date…. I have never read Jane Austen.  It’s true.  So seeing this challenge actually fulfills a long time goal for me, which is to get a little time with this author….

Morning Meanderings…

Each morning I stumble into the kitchen still in sleep pj’s and hair maybe just a tad wilder than it is during the day. I grab a cup of hot coffee (I love you pre set timer coffee pot!) and do a little email…

Monday Mind Game… What is your “indulgent book?”

Come on…. you know you have one.  What is that one book that you have loved so much, that you take it and read it once every year or two.  The one that going back and revisiting the great characters makes you feel a…

Sundown Sunday Mail Review….

I love Sunday evenings.  We usually have nothing on the agenda, an easy dinner and during the season, Amazing Race is our traditional Sunday evening pastime.  However, it is Summer and now Al watches TV in the evenings and I would rather read or…

Night Gardener by George Pelecanos

When the body of a local teenager is found in a community garden, detective Gus Ramone relives intense memories of a twenty-year old case. Back when he was a rookie, Ramone and his partner “Doc” Holiday assisted legendary detective T.C. Cook in the investigation…

And the Nominees Are….

A special thank you to Eleni who awarded me my first ever Blog Award.  I think that is awesome!  Now in turn, I am to nominate 10 Blogs out there that fall under this criteria: The Humane Award is in order to honor certain…

My Very First Blog Award!

I am so excited right now!  I just logged in to find I have a blog award!  This is so incredibly cool!  My blogging friend Eleni at LA FEMME READERS says this: “I made the Humane Award in order to honor certain bloggers that…

Giveaway! Julie and Julia by Julie Powell

Now this one looks like fun!  Thank you to Anna Balasi and Hachette Book Group for the opportunity to review this book as well as offer 5 copies for giveaway! Julie & Julia, the bestselling memoir that’s “irresistible….A kind of Bridget Jones meets The…

Giveaway: The Imposter’s Daughter by Laurie Sandell

Thank you to Anna Balasi and Hachette Book Group for a review copy of this book and 5 to give away! Laurie Sandell grew up in awe (and sometimes in terror) of her larger-than-life father, who told jaw-dropping tales of a privileged childhood in…

Freebie Friday: Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen

**  WE  HAVE  A  WINNER!!!  ** Congratulations to Barbara Davis from The Serenity Gate Using Random.org, the number of her post was drawn for this book. Thank you as always to everyone and stay tuned for the next Freebie Friday … there is one…

Winner Announced For Last Weeks Freebie Friday….

Congratulations to Sharon Walling, the winner of Jordan’s Crossing by Randall Arthur!  Sharon wa s the winning comment for The Freebie Friday Giveaway!