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Sunday, March 29, 2015

2015 Audiobook Challenge: 1st Quater Update

Hosted by The Book Nympho and Hot Listens

This is my post for the 1st Quarter Update for the 2015 Audiobook Challenge.  
I have to say that this year I have not been listening to as many audiobooks as I did last year.  Mostly I have not commuted as much but that is going to change soon.  If you didn't know I listen to my audiobooks on my 1 hour drive to and from work everyday.  Then I read physical books on the weekend.  Unless I am at the end of an audiobook.  I hate being the middle of my commute and an audiobook comes to an end.  I would rather end the book at home and start a new one on the road.

So here is my first update.

Listened to and Reviewed

Sunday Delight: March Is a Wrap

Happy Happy Sunday Everyone!
Can you believe the month of March is coming to a close.  And April is just around the corner.  April!  Oh my that was so quick.  I am looking forward to April and another read-a-thon.  This year has been the year of read-a-thons and of course review-a-thon too.  
But first let's check in on the week that has just past.

Here and Now

Time: 4:19 pm (Saturday)
Drinking:  Ice Tea
Eating: Egg Salad Sandwich on a croissant
 Listening To: The Brand New Heavies Radio on Pandora
Watching: Going to the movies with my honey tonight to see Get Hard
I'm looking forward to a good laugh.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Laying My Bloglovin Claim

I have finally succumb to the pressure and added a Bloglovin account to my many accounts.
and guess what...I actually like it.

Book Blogger Hop: Books on the Brain

Happy Friday everyone. Can you believe the month of March is pretty much over? And April is just around the corner.  WOW!  That was quick.

What is Book Blogger Hop all about?
Each week the host at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted writer will prompt 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

March 27th - April 2nd - Which books have you read in the past month that still have you thinking back to the storyline and the characters? (submitted by Elizabeth)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Book Blogger Organization Challenge: March
This is the second month of Book Blogger Organization Challenge and it feels like a focused and organized Bloggiesta only at your own pace.  I think the next Bloggiesta will be much easier and focused now that I have so many things done.  Love it!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

March 2015 Winners

It's winner time!
Winner! Winner!
I had two giveaway this month and now is the time to announce the winners.
First let me first say, thank you so much everyone for stopping by My Little Pocketbooks, commenting and entering the giveaway.
Now on to the winners.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cover Characteristics - Hair

Hosted by Sugar and Snark
Each week we will post a characteristic and choose 5 of our favorite covers with that characteristic. If you want to join in and share your 5 favorite covers with the weeks particular characteristic, then just make a post, grab the meme picture (or make your own) and leave your URL in Linky (so we can visit).
You don’t even need to participate, just stopping by and saying hi would be great! Don’t forget to stop by the other participants!
This week was something I am always struggling with.  Yes!  My hair!  Sigh...But these are great covers with great hair.  
And you know me...I will make this a diverse list of books (as much as I can).  Click on the book titles below to go to their Amazon page.

~ Hair ~

1. Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan
2. The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff
3.  Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
4. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Cooking My Way Through: The Get Em' Girls Guide to the Power of Cuisine (pt.1)

I have a small stack of cookbooks that I have been saying I am going to crack open one day and try something out of them.  Usually I look at the pictures then I order Thai or Pizza to be delivered.  But not anymore.  I am going to make it a new 2015 goal to at least try to cook my way through one or two of the books I have.  Because I can cook but it is not amazing.  It's more like not bad, not good more like sustainable.  Not like mama's cooking that is for sure.  So new project is underway.  Cooking!

About the Cookbook

Author: Shakara Bridgers, Jeniece Isley, and Joan A. Davis
Publisher: Fireside Book by Simon and Schuster
Release Date: August 26, 2008
Paperback: 208 pages

I got this cookbook from my cousin years and years ago.  She was moving and in her box of stuff to go to the Goodwill was this book.  Of course I brought it home and looked in it once and awhile.  I love the premise and the writing so much I never got rid of it.  So I am now making it the first cookbook I will cook my way through.