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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September 2014 Reading Queue

 Reading Queue is a meme hosted by Book Tasty and Books: A True Story.  Click the covers to read more about the books I list below.
 Here we are in September.  Man that was quick.
As I said last month, I am saying again this month.  I didn't get to read as much as I wanted to this month.  I did knock one book off my DNF list.  YEAH.  Now I have 5 more to go.  But the focus of this month will be getting a book or two off of my TBR pile.  That reading challenge is not going well.
What is the reading queue all about?
Reading Queue is a monthly meme where you share what books you plan to read for the month. You can hop to other blogs and see what others are reading and maybe find someone reading the same thing as you! Or you can ask for people to vote on what you should read next if you can’t decide.

So here is what I have lined up for the month of September.

Book Club Pick for September

Monday, September 1, 2014

Diversity on the Shelf 2014: September Review Link-Up

Inspired by POC Reading Challenge

Back to School Time! For some a great time of the year but for some the end of fun time.
Welcome back to Diversity on the Shelf 2014 Reading Challenge. This is the September review link up.
Every month I post a linky for you to add your reviews towards this challenge. Please have a direct link to the book you are reviewing to the linky. No links to blog home pages please. If you don't have a blog, please link to your Goodreads, Amazon, Facebook, LibraryThing or other account where you are reviewing the books for this challenge.
Books that qualify for this challenge are by people of color or with a main character of color. All shades and races of color are welcomed and encouraged here.
If you still need more clarification on what a person of color is Click Here.
If you haven't signed up for the challenge yet, don't fret you still have time. Just sign up here!
If you need a few suggestions on what to read for this challenge check out the list of links to blogs, book list and more. Links here or the side bar menu.

~ Last Month Stats ~

as of today 20 books reviewed.
First Review from Alison from An Uncalibrated Centrifuge
(The first book on the linky was not linked to a review.)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday Delight: A Light at the End of the Tunnel

Happy Sunday Everyone!
I have to say that I am surprised at a few things going on with me and with my blog.  Number one.  I have caught up on my reviews.  YEAH!  I feel like at one time I was about 15 books behind.  But now as of today I have 3 mini reviews and 3 regular reviews to do.  That might seem like a lot to you but for me that is so much better than I have been doing.  I plan on drafting one of them as soon as I finish this post too.  So hopefully, when the Review-A-Thon hosted by The Book Vixen rolls around I will only have 1 or 2 to do.  Then I am caught up!!
What is that? A light at the end of the tunnel?
Then.. I have been on a mission to write a blog post a day and now I have 3 days scheduled.  YEAH!!  This is mostly due to the slow phase we are in at work so I'm getting back to my old blogging self.  Ok. more thing on the personal.  I am getting soooo caught up on paying off debts and bills.  I have been throwing money at them for the past 6 months and they are shrinking and shrinking like the wicked witch when hit with water.  Credit card debit is at half way.  Back taxes...paid.  Insurance...paid.  All monthly balance.  YES!!! 
 I see you light at the end of the tunnel. 

Here and Now

Time: 7:55 am
Drinking: English Breakfast tea with Honey
Eating: Strawberry Yogurt with trail mix
Listening To: Zero 7 Radio on Pandora.
Watching: Nothing!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Radiant Orchid Book Covers

Every year the Pantone company of all things color selects a color of the year. Once the announcement is made various companies, designers, fashionista and color lovers start production of new productions with that color.  I know it sounds like a scene from the movie The Wiz. 
But it really happens.  Last year the color was Emerald Green.  This year the color is Radiant Orchid.
The publishing world even added Radiant Orchid on a few of the new book releases of 2014.  
Check out these Radiant Orchid book covers.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Quicky Review #22: The Initiate, The Son and The Traitor

Welcome back to another Quicky Review.  
A lot of the time I like to read short stories, prequels and free audiobooks that are short and sweet.  But why do a full review on a book that is say...80 pages long.  So I do Quicky Reviews for the shorties and children books as well.  Basically, the short stories get short reviews.
Here are just a few sentences on two books  (about 20 pages or less).
There are other Quicky Reviews for you to check out too and don't worry there will be more to come. I like short stories because most of them are FREE and I can get in and out of one in no time.
Previous Quicky Review

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thoughtful Thursday: Book Swag

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

August 28: Does book swag inspire you to give the book a try?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: What I Know For Sure

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that I am eagerly anticipating.
I'm back again with another WoW post.  I don't do this post often but when I do you know I am really excited about a book.  

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

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bout of Books 11: Wrap Up

Bout of Books
Hosted by Bout of Books

It's done! That's a Wrap!
I did it and I completed my easy goal!  YEAH!
This Bout of Books my goal was to start and finish two books.  And I did it!  I also started a third book.  Now I need to get on the ball and get a few reviews done. 

Books Completed

Monday, August 25, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday Delight: Bout of Books Week

Happy Sunday Everyone!
How are you? Did you have a productive weekend?  Did you participate in the Bout of Books read-a-thon?  I did..kinda.  I hosted my first Bout of Books Mini-Challenge and it was amazing.  I have never had so many people participate in a non-hop giveaway. I loved the excitement and the fun everyone had with it.  I am going to post more about the Book Spine Poetry Challenge later and a wrap up of the Bout of Books event.

Here and Now

Time: 7:55 am
Drinking: Water
Eating:  I made egg fritatas for the first time and they came out perfect.  I made 6 with a biscuit bottom.  I love those the best. Those are the ones in the back that look like muffins.  My honey says he liked them but I can't tell if he was just being sweet.  I'll just take the compliment and move on.  LOL!
Egg fritatas with zucchini, onion, soy chorizo and cheese
Listening To: Gospel Radio on Pandora.
Watching: Nothing!