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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I Want to Know...About You Two

Last month, I posted an "All About You" post where I asked you (reader, yes you) 10 questions.
I totally enjoyed getting to know more about you all.  Thanks for participating.  So let's do it again.
Are you ready?
 I promise it will be painless and a bit of fun. 
Now that's more like it.  LOL!  Here we go.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Review: Dark Sons

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Dark Son
Author: Nikki Grimes
Genre: Children's Novel in Verse
Publisher:  Zondervan
Release Date: August 10, 2010
Audiobook: 1 hour and 38 minutes
Narrator:  Dion Graham

Source: Free from E-library

BEA14: Making Plans

Yep!  It's that time of the year again to get myself to NEWW YORK CITY!!!
I have been busy with work, book club and life that I almost forgot to buy my plan ticket.  No really! I almost forgot.  The downside of forgetting is I am paying a bit (50%) more than when I should have bought it.  Oh well!  Live and learn.  
So far I have been slowwly getting myself ready and yes getting ready for BEA is a process.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Review: The Returned


The Returned
Author: Jason Mott
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Release Date:  August 27, 2013
Paperback:  352 pages
Audiobook:  9 hours and 48 minutes
Narrator: Tom Stechschulte

Source: Free from Author/ Publisher at BEA13

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sunday Delight: Easter Sunday

Happy Easter Sunday! 
I am currently typing this post on Saturday afternoon because I will be at my parents house with a houseful of family members after church.  Easter for our family is like Thanksgiving and there is always tons of food and no matter what there is always more than enough.  

Here and Now

Time: 3:56pm
Drinking: Water
Eating: Nothing
Listening To: The Brand New Heavies radio on Pandora.com (I am a creature of some habits. LOL)
Watching: Nothing.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Poem: i carry your heart with me

i carry your heart with me  
by E. E. Cummings
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Thoughtful Thursday: The Best Bookish Change


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 is one of the best changes in the literary/book world that you have noticed, since you have begun reading? What makes this change so great for you?

Remembering Gabriel Garcia Marquez

On my home today, I hear the news.  Author of Love in the Time of Cholera (among other books) Gabriel Garcia Marquez has passed away.  According to Wikipedia, he passed away yesterday from pneumonia in Mexico City, Mexico.  He was 87 years old and is (according to the President of Colombia) the "Greatest Colombian to ever live".  
The literary world has lost another great voice.  
Thank you for bringing Magical Realism to us and giving diversity a beautiful background.

3rd Friday Five

Welcome to the third 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. 
  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, I think it was from all the giveaways I use to enter. 
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.
and here is the 2nd 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.

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;