Tag: Book Stuff

Book Crack: What Draws You To The Books You Choose

Recently a friend of mine asked me for good book suggestions for her to recommend to her book club.  I rattled off a few I had really enjoyed recently including Silent Sister and The Midwife’s Confession, both by Diane Chamberlain.  Later, my friend sent…

E Readers and Books… What Makes It To The Next Level

First up.  This post is Meg’s fault. 🙂  Write Meg wrote earlier this week about her Kindle Vs. the paperbacks.  It is a good post.  Read it. I know the discussion is not a new one, in fact I am pretty sure somewhere in…

The Undiluted Truth About Review Requests – Accepting and Not and All the Decisions In between

Book reviewers, bloggers… this one is for you us.  This is something that has amazed me for years.  All the wonderful review requests we receive by email (is it not a book lovers dream?).  Yet – what emails sent for a potential review request…

Girl Fight! Why Amy (Gone Girl), Kick A** over Rachel (Girl On The Train)

**  Warning this post will contain potential spoilers to both Gone Girl and Girl On The Train   Recently I finished the book, Girl On The Train.  If you have been on the blogesphere lately you may have noticed this book.  It is… EVERYWHERE. …

Two Weeks Of Books and a LOT of Mud … Time To Tell You About Them

I am home.  Wiped out.  Tired.  Lots to do.  Home. Friday I drove with my friend Amy to a hotel in the cities to meet up with Jennifer and Jody, the other two girls that we were doing the mud run in Wisconsin with…

Summer Reading – Reading On The North Shore (and giveaway!)

Recently I was at our cabin on the North Shore, right off Lake Superior.  It is a 3 1/2 hours from our home… a jaunt by any account but one that is worth it.  Once there – I am out of internet and cell…

Post 3000!!! Giveaway and Book Discussion – Does An Online Book Presence Replace Face to Face Book Discussions?

Well holy smokes!  This is my 3,000 post.  Is that not just crazy?  Certainly a monumental post like this can not go by without some sort of hoopla…. you know how I like to celebrate!  🙂 This post actually falls into a spot I…

YA: NOT For Adults? Oh Heck No.

I just purchased a book I was pretty excited about.  So excited in fact, that as soon as I was out of the book store I took a picture of the book and put it on Twitter:   Shortly after my return home with…

Faces On Book Covers… Like Or Dislike?

Today I was at an author event where the author was discussing his book covers.  He actually had some fascinating thoughts on them (more on that in tomorrow’s post) but one thing he mentioned stood out to  me.  He has a cover with a…

WHAT Constitutes a SPOILER?

Recently while reading a review, the writer had mentioned a surprising twist towards the end of the read that changed their thoughts on the book.  I am certain that in my review of this same book, I too mentioned a twist towards the end…

Guilty Pleasure Reading …. What’s Yours? You know you have one! (W/giveaway)

You know the books… the ones you are drawn to but even you are not always exactly sure why.  It may be a long-term addiction… or it could be fairly new… but either a genre, a topic, or certain type of book draws you…

How Do You Receive Advanced Reading Copies of Books for Review? (Or…how do I get books for FREE?) ;)

For new book reviewers, this can be a big draw…. a chance to receive books (Glorious books!) in the mail not only before they are released to the public (insert squueeee here) but also at no cost to you. When I first discovered that…