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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

My 2nd Write On Review-a-Thon 2014: Goals
Hosted by The Book Vixen

Now that I have a bit of time to get a few things off of my to do list, I figured I would start with my growing list of book reviews I need to get to.  I did this event in February and I completed all of the book reviews I had to do.  Now I am back to being back logged on reviews.  As of right now I have 3 reviews to do.  1 in draft form to complete and 2 quicky reviews to do as well.  
But by the time this event starts I might have 3 quickies and 4 reviews to do.  
Click the button to see all the event details and to sign up!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Christmas in July Giveaway Hop
Announcing the “Christmas in July” Giveaway Hop
July 22nd to 31st
Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Laurie Here
Christmas seems like a million years from now.  But you and I know that it will be here before you know it!  So why not get a Christmas book to get you in the mood a bit early this year.  
This a great giveaway hop just for that!
Enter to win a copy of

Two people are about to discover that when it comes to finding love, sometimes Christmas magic isn’t enough…sometimes it takes a pesky orange cat named Ambrose.

When a guy is in trouble, he starts making deals with his Creator…and Ambrose the cat is no exception. In danger of losing his ninth and final life, Ambrose makes a desperate plea to the universe.  He’ll do anything—anything!—if he can just survive and enjoy a nice long, final life. His prayer is answered when a stranger comes along and saves him—and now it looks like he has to hold up his end of the bargain.
The stranger turns out to be a firefighter named Zach, who’s in need of some serious romantic help. If Ambrose can just bring Zach together with Merilee, the nice lady who works at Pet Palace, it’s bound to earn him a healthy ninth life.  Unfortunately for Ambrose, his mission is a lot harder than he ever thought.  Merriliee is way too shy to make the first move on a ladies man like Zach, and Zach thinks he’s all wrong for a nice girl like Merrilee.  Now it’s going to take all of Ambrose’s feline wiles—and maybe even a good old fashioned Christmas miracle—to make them both realize that what they’re looking for is right in front of their eyes.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday Delight: Trying to Get Back At It

Happy Sunday everyone!
 Today is the second day of Bloggiesta and I have knocked out all the easy stuff on one blog so far.  That just leaves me a day of not so easy stuff, like writing reviews and post for this blog now.  I am thrilled to be able to take a minute to do all of this blog work but I honestly need a week long Bloggiesta to really get everything I want to do DONE!  Mostly it's the review to do list that is killing me.  I have 7 reviews to do. (2 of them are mini reviews).  I am going to try and get something off of that list today.  Hopefully! I was just going over the new book spreadsheet I made and I realized I have 6 book either currenly reading or on the DNF list.  I need to stop starting new books and just focus on that list next.  I think that will be my new goal for the month of August.  Just clean up that list.

Here and Now

Time: 11:47 am
Drinking: Hot Green Tea with Honey
Eating: Nothing
 Listening To:  My Gospel Playlist on iTunes
Watching: Nothing!

What I Am Reading...

Friday, July 18, 2014

Summer 2014 Bloggiesta Tutorial: Thinglink for Book Bloggers
Hosted by Bloggiesta 

Have you ever wanted to add a little something to your blog that other blogs don't have?
Do you want to add something different to your book reviews that is unique?
I have found the coolest website to answer those questions.
 Click the button to go the site.

So for this Bloggiesta I am going to show you what is and how to use it.

What is ThingLink?

ThingLink is the leading platform for creating interactive images for web, social and advertising channels.
Be creative! Make your images come alive with video, text, images, shops, music and more!
Every image contains a story and ThingLink helps you tell your stories.
Hoover your cursor over the images below and click a button or two.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thoughtful Thursday: Number of Characters

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

 How many characters do you like to meet and get to know in a book? Do you prefer a book with just a protagonist and a handful of central characters or do you like to meet lots of characters?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer 2014 Bloggiesta: Goals
Yeah!  My most favorite Blogging Event is happening THIS WEEEKKKEENNNDD!!
Calendar is cleared!  Kinda!!
Snacks are bought!
Honey has been notified!  (Even though it's his b-day weekend!)
I am on Bloggiesta Time!  OLÉ!!
And this is the first time I DON'T have a few million things I want to do on both of my blogs. Work has been a bit slower and I used that time to get caught up on a few things.  This means I will be spending time hosting a mini-challenge, visiting other participants, Tweeting, and joining all the Bloggiesta activities more!  OLÉ!
(Click the banner to sign up)
If you have a ton of things to do to get your blog on point, perfect and presentable sign up.  That's what Bloggiesta is all about!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Quicky Review #21: Go the F**k to Sleep & Seriously, Just Go to Sleep

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 story 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
Quicky Review #18: Night of Cake and Puppet, Agatha Christie, and England My England

Monday, July 14, 2014

Review: The Happy Wives Club

The Happy Wives Club
Author: Fawn Weaver
Genre: Faith Based Relationship
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: January 7, 2014
Paperback: 272 pages
Source: Free from Publisher at BEA14