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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Poem: If

If by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Dreams of Gods and Monsters

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that I am eagerly anticipating.
Yes, I am back again with another WoW post. I am such a pack follower. LOL! Anyways, it's only because I found yet another book I am looking forward to reading.  Since I started the Spring Sequel reading challenge I have been plowing through a few series.  I have just finished book two and book three just came out this week.  Perfect timing!  I am just on a huge library wait list.  So my pick is a literal "WAITING".  I know everyone has done this one but I thought it would be cool to post about a book I am on a waiting list for.

This week's "can't wait to read" selection is...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Free Listens for April 2014

It's that time for the freebies!
After noticing most bloggers post a list of free or really close to free e-books, every week, month or just once in awhile I decided to post a few free audiobooks.  I love free books. I mean who doesn't.
Yes, there is a such thing as a free audiobooks, and they are not just boring old classics either.  I seem to run across a few new ones here and there.  Some of them are short and sweet while others are prequels to popular series. 
When I run across a couple of free audiobooks, I will post them for you to check out as well.
If you are new to audiobooks this is a great way to try one or two without spending any money.  All of these title are FREE at the time of posting.  Things could have changed.  
OH ... just one this month.

From Amazon.com and/or Audible.com

http://amzn.to/1p8tlar 

Review: The Unseen Guest

The Unseen Guest (Book #3)
Author: Maryrose Wood
Genre: Children Fiction
Publisher:  HarperAudio
Release Date: March 27, 2012
Audiobook: 6 hours and 50 minutes
Narrator: Katherine Kellgren

Source: Free from e-library
http://amzn.to/1gbmSkT

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Delight: A Bit Late

Happy Sunday!  I hope you all have had a restful weekend.  Today I am heading out the LA Times Festival of Books.  So thrilled! I love this event and look forward to it each and every year.  So without further adieu here is my Sunday.
Now Sunday Delight Time

Here and Now

Time: 8:44pm
Drinking: Hot Green Tea with a whole Lemon and Honey (I have been drinking this for weeks now. I'm hooked)
Eating: Nothing
Listening To: Nothing
Watching: Nothing.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon April 2014: Goals

http://24hourreadathon.com/
It's finally time to read all day long.  I am so thrilled this event is getting bigger and better!  It's the Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon ya'll!  This year I am doing to lock myself in my place, turn off the phone and read...read...read. Like a mad woman.  This time around I will not be hosting a mini-challenge but I volunteered to be a prize angel so I can focus on reading only.  I know, you know all about this event so I will not bore you with all the details.
 (Click the button up top to go to the site for more info.)

Friday, April 11, 2014

2nd Friday Five

Welcome to the second Friday Five here at My Little Pocketbooks.
Friday Five is the result of a Bloggiesta progress report, where I said cleaning up my Feedly of 300 blogs inspired an idea for a new feature on my blog.  Well, here it is.  The Friday Five! (and the name is still a work in progress).
Every Friday, I will feature 5 blogs here who I currently follow.  I will tell you a bit about each of them and hopefully you will check them out and add them to your list of blogs you follow as well. 
  Like I said last week, I realized when I was going through cleaning house on my Feedly, most of these blogs are good and I never notice them from all the others.  Just because I follow to many. 
So take the weekend and check out these five bloggers and their blogs.  Leave them comments.  Enter their giveaways.
This feature will be alphabetically from my Feedly, some are considered BIG blogs and some of them are start ups but they are all blogging on a regular (sometimes).
By the way, here is a link to the 1st Friday Five

*DISCLAIMER*
All information about each blog is up to date at the time I am writing this post to my knowledge.  These are not interviews just basic info about each blog.

Book Blogger Hop: Good/Bad Books and Reapers

 
Hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer
HAAPPYYY FRIDAY!!!
Welcome everyone to another post of Book Blogger Hop (hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer). Each week there will be a new topic submit by a blogger and everyone can join in with their answers. You should join us! It's quite fun!  No really it is!

This Weeks Topic/Question

To you, what qualifies a book as good or bad? Are some books objectively better than others, or is it purely a matter of opinion?(submitted by Zeb)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thoughtful Thursday: The Done Pile


Hosted by Reading Is Fun Again

Pam over at Reading Is Fun Again started this meme to get a book blogger thoughts on a few bookish things. You know how much I love sharing my thoughts/opinions on stuff, so I thought it would be perfect to add my two cents in too! Stop by her blog and join in on the Thoughtful meme.
I created Thoughtful Thursday, because bookish thoughts kept popping up in my mind while reading, and I wanted to explore these questions and get your opinions too! -From Reading Is Fun Again

Thoughtful Thursday Question

What do you do with the books that you have read? Do you keep them? Donate them? Gift them? Return them to the library? Throw them away? Make them into arts & crafts projects? Has this changed during the years? Have you noticed a change in your perspective regarding read books?

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Diversity on the Shelf: Approved Books pt. 4

 
All of the participates of the Diversity on the Self 2014 Reading Challenge (aka D.O.T.S.) knocked out February and did as always an amazing job of reading, reviewing, and linking up books by People of Color.  
You can see the books and linky here
Every month I will be posting 12 more books in various genres and release dates that are...what I like to call "Diversity Approved Books"to promote books to you and the D.O.T.S. participants.  All of these books are by a person of color OR have a main character of color.  
Sometimes these books don't get the love they should and hearing about them is so very rare.
By the way, it's not to late to sign up.  Click the reading challenge button and link up your sign up post.  Non bloggers are welcomed too.
http://amzn.to/P7o5nxhttp://amzn.to/1mDjQ10http://amzn.to/1h9mOCb