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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Playing Catch Up

http://www.herdingcats-burningsoup.com/2014/09/sign-up-blog-ahead-nanowrimo-bloggy.html

OMG!  What wonderful timing!??!  This morning I was thinking of the huge list of books I have to review and why I was not blogging like I should.  I have most of my great thoughts and introspective moments in the shower.  Honestly, I have solved some of my most perplexing life situations in the shower at 4:45am. 
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8FIhxz6wJBY/UQbgzNq68zI/AAAAAAAAF2U/RbNh1iGd7XI/s1600/2013-01-28+21_33_08.gif 
Sorry I just had to insert a shower scene for you.  No not for me!  It's for you.  Really!  
Anyways .... Once I got to work I jumped over The Book Vixen's blog to see when the next Review-A-Thon will be.  I don't know about you but I need a read-a-thon to get caught up on my reading and a review-a-thon to get caught up on my reviews.  On her site she has a list of other bookish events going on this month and whammmm! there it was.  
A bloggery version of NaNoWriMo!

Blog Ahead

That is PERFECT!!!
An event to solve my review and blogging slump.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon: I'm Sleepy

Hosted by 24 Hour Read-a-thon

I am tired ya'll.  I have not read for the full 17 hours and I am not planning on doing the remaining 7 hours.  I am just too sleepy.  It's 9:31pm and I went to bed late last night.  So it is now catching up with me.  But I am happy to say two book are officially off of my DNF list.  Yep.  Two.  I have a ever growing DNF list this year.  The first year I started blogging I only had one.  Last year, two DNF books.  This year the list was over 5 and that is not cool.  I have been starting and stopping so many books this year.  I have no idea if it is me or if it's the books but I need to pile to stop growing.  Yep! That means I finish books I don't even like.  LOL!

So here are my stats 

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon: Morning Progress

 Yeah!  One book in my completed list.  Now on to book two.  I decided like right now to just update here and there to let you know I am still here reading.  So here is what I have been up to so far.  By the way, breakfast is being made right now by my honey.  
#sohappy! 
#knockingoutmydnflist

Books Completed:
My Man Pendleton by Elizabeth Bevarly

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon: Getting a Late Start

http://24hourreadathon.com/

Hi everyone!  It's Hour 3 in the 24 Hour Read-a-Thon and I am just getting up and started.  I knew I was not going to make the 5am start time when I went to bed around midnight.  LOL! oops!  So let me play a bit of caught up here.  

Hour 1 Meme

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?  

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Diversity on the Shelf: Approved Books pt. 9

 
Are you a participant of the Diversity on the Self 2014 Reading Challenge (aka D.O.T.S.)?  Did you have a goal this year to read more books by People of Color?  How are you doing?  
Just in case you aren't hitting your goal or just want to find a few new titles to add to your collection here are what I like to call "Diversity Approved Books".   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.
You can see other books and review link ups by clicking one of the links in the side bar menu under the D.O.T.S. reading challenge button.

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/1tCbDIZhttp://amzn.to/10Rc5w4http://amzn.to/1ndgGmu

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Diversity on the Shelf 2014: October Review Link-Up


Inspired by POC Reading Challenge

Welcome Fall!  And Scary Halloween Reads!!!
Welcome back to Diversity on the Shelf 2014 Reading Challenge. This is the October 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 Leslie @ omphaloskepsis

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Winner!

I have a winner everyone! 
Congratulations to Angel for winning the Stuck in a Good Book Giveaway Hop
She will receive a copy of the Happy Wives Club.  A great read! 

Sunday Delight: We are Back!

Happy Sunday Everyone!
We are back!  I am so happy to tell you we (my computer) and I are back to blogging.  Last week, my computer's motherboard fired and died.  Sigh!  It was awful!!!!  I was whining and so upset because I had to make the discussion between getting this one fixed or getting a new laptop.  ARGH!  That is hard because I am a MAC girl through and through.  So the cost of fixing the motherboard at $400.00 looked a lot better than the $2,000 I would have to pay to get a used MAC Book Pro.  I bit the bullet and here we are back in the saddle.  Wheeww!  Going a week without my laptop is a mess.  Never again!   I hope!  
Now I have like 20 reviews to do and a million post to get caught up on.  

Here and Now

Time: 11:00 am
Drinking: Cold OJ
Eating: Making fried chicken, yams with green beans for dinner
 Listening To: My Praise and Worship playlist
Watching: I saw "The Equalizer" last night.  It was really violent with a good storyline. Of course it was Keith's movie pick.  LOL!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Stuck in Good Book Giveaway Hop

http://www.stuckinbooks.com/2014/09/stuck-in-good-book-giveaway-hop.html

For this giveaway hop I thought I would give you something I read and loved!  I received a copy of this book from BEA14 and started reading it the same day I got it in my hot little hands.

Happy Wives Club: One Woman's Worldwide Search for the Secrets of a Great Marriage by Dawn Weaver
http://amzn.to/1p2qbAc

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday Delight: Goals, Resolutions and Updates

Happy Sunday Everyone!
Today I have been checking up on my resolutions, reading challenges and goals.  And 2014 is not going to be a huge success as far goal accomplishments go.  I have not come close to getting my blogging resolutions completed at all.  Wayyyy back in December/January I posted a small list of things I wanted to do this year.  Here is the list.  (Original post here)
Blogging Goals
1.  Giveaway 50 books
I think I will hit this one.  I have to do a count.
2.  Post at least 350 blog post
Uhmmmmm.....
3.  Complete all my reading challenges
Maybe two or three of them will not be completed by December.
4.  Knock off at least 12 books from my TBR pile that is here in the house.
That would be one of the three.
5.  Buy only 12 books (Book Club Book of the Month books)
YES!!!!  Doing good on this one.
Blogging Resolutions
1.  Figure out and fix my Feedly button.
I have no idea why and how it is not working. 
Thank you Christine at Buckling Bookshelves!!
2.  Remove old and update buttons on the top of blog.
I need to do this soon.  BLOGGIESTA maybe!
3.  Comment on more blogs.
Still need to do this.
 4.  Clean up my Feedly reader and RSS reader.
This will be a forever project.  I did a little here and there this year.
5.  Work on more personal and non book post.
Uhhmmmm....oooopppssss!!!!!
6.  Start reviews much sooner than I am now.
Sometimes I do.  But not like I wanted to.

So there you have it.   Work to do for sure.  I have a personal list that's going to be rewritten soon.

Here and Now

Time: 7:55 am
Drinking: Hot White Tea with Honey
Eating: Nothing
Listening To: Zero 7 Radio on Pandora
Watching: I saw "THE GIVER" last night.  It was really good.  Now I need to read the book.