My Little Pocketbooks: January 2012   

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Why I love Wednesday #1

Why I Love Wednesdays…Book Challenges

Alexis from Reflections of a Bookaholic started a Wednesday Meme called Why I Love Wednesday. Hop on over to Alexis' blog and join in the fun.
The topic this Wednesday is…Book Challenges

In My Mailbox #4

This post is my weekly update about the shiny new books I have bought (I know I need to stop buying them), won (I love to enter giveaways) or received from authors or others.  As well as purses I buy or receive, of course!  

Click the photo to go to Amazon.com or Goodreads.com to read more about the books or to purchase a copy.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Review: Water For Elephants


 Water for Elephants
 Author: Sara Gruen
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: May 24 2006
Audiobook Length:  11 hrs and 29 mins
 
Source:  Purchased from Audible.com
Buy the Book: Amazon

Review: Song Yet Sung



Song Yet Song
Author: James McBride
Genre:  Historical Fiction
Publisher:  Riverhead (1st Edition)
Release Date:  February 5, 2008
Hardcover: 368 pages
Source:  Purchased at Esowon Bookstore
Buy the Book: Amazon 


Saturday, January 28, 2012

SBBG7 Giveaway Winners!

First I’d like to thank all our hosts and everyone who participated to make this event such a success. I hope you join us again next month! A special thanks to our featured authors for this edition too:
RM Sotera
Shannan Albright
Natasha Blackthorne
Lorhainne Eckhart
Catherine Kean
Patricia Preston
Bella Street
Brenda Woody

Friday, January 27, 2012

TGIF #2 ~ Buy or Borrow ~

I decided to join a weekly meme called TGIF.  I kept seeing the button on top on so many sites, so I wanted to join in too.
This feature is for Fridays to re-cap the week's posts and to answer the proposed question from Ginger at GReads.
Check her out and join in the fun!
This Friday's Question
Buy or Borrow: Where do your books that you read come from? The bookstore? The library? Do you prefer to own a book, or have it on loan?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Golden Clutch

After seeing Nicole Kidman with Keith Urban in one hand and a sexy gold clutch in the other, I had to do a little Internet window shopping for a gold clutch.  Since Keith Urban is not for sale.  Actress Nicole Kidman completely rocked her Versace halter, floor length dress on the Red Carpet at the Golden Globes this year and her clutch was the icing on the cake.  The perfect pocketbook piece!  

Actress Nicole Kidman & Country music singer Keith Urban
“Rendezvous” gold clutch by Roger Vivier.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

In My Mailbox #3

This post is my weekly update about the shiny new books I have bought (I know I need to stop buying them), won (I love to enter giveaways) or received from authors or others.  As well as purses I buy or receive, of course!  
Click the photo to go to Amazon.com or Goodreads.com to read more about the books or to purchase a copy.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Review: The Hunger Games



Genre:  YA Fantasy/ Dystopian 
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date:  Reprint edition (July 3, 2010)
Paperback: 384 pages

Source:  Purchased at Esowon Bookstore
Buy the Book: Amazon


Friday, January 20, 2012

TGIF #1 ~ Recommend It ~

I decided to join a weekly meme called TGIF.  I kept seeing the button on top on so many sites, so I wanted to join in too.  
This feature is for Fridays to re-cap the week's posts and to answer the proposed question from Ginger at GReads.
Check her out and join in the fun!
This Friday's Question
Recommend It: Which book from the last 10 you've read would you recommend to a friend?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Small Blogs Big Giveaways #7


The Book Giveaway: winners will be able to choose from the big stash of prizes, it's one BIG giveaway! You only need to enter it once via the rafflecopter tool (through any of the participating hosts. It's different from a giveaway hop, where each blog hosts their own giveaway). For this giveaway there will be 5 winners! The first winner gets to choose 7 books and the others 5 books.


What I Am Listening To

Water for Elephants

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Golden Globes 2012 Clutches

When you are dressed to the nines and have to walk the red carpet, where do you put your lipstick, iPhone, ID and bank card?  This year's red carpet was all about the little clutch. Here is a look at just a few best and worst clutches from the 2012 Golden Globes.

Print Clutches

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

In My Mailbox #2

This post is my weekly update about the shiny new books I have bought (I know I need to stop buying them), won (I love to enter giveaways) or received from authors or others.  As well as purses I buy or receive, of course!  
Click the photo to go to Amazon.com or Goodreads.com to read more about the books or to purchase a copy.
  

Monday, January 16, 2012

Giveaways

For this blog I am going to host a giveaway ever single month of 2012.  Everything from books, to purses and gift cards are going to some lucky winner every single month.  So far I have signed up for 3 giveaways.  And I am currently looking for a few more.  
I love free stuff and I know everyone else does too!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

In My Mailbox #1


 

This post will be my weekly update about the shiny new books I have bought (I know I need to stop buying them), won (I love to enter giveaways) or received from authors or others.  As well as purses I buy or receive, of course!  
Click the photo to go to Amazon.com to read more about the books or to purchase a copy.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

"The Artist" Inspirations

     After seeing the movie "The Artist" I fell in love with the fashion of 1920's all over again.  The costume department did a wonderful job with the dresses, hats, and of course the purses.  *swoon*  I think I let out a small ekk! when I saw the stereotypical beaded handbag of my 1920's dreams. 
(Top Left) La Regale Handbag $39 Macy.com   (Top Right) Exquistie Seed Bead Sequined Leaf Evening Handbag $30 Amazon.com  (Bottom Left) White beaded Handbag weddingo.co.uk     (Bottom Right) Antique Beaded Rose Handbag $30 Amazon.com


Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Artist (Movie)

I just saw this movie last night.  I know this is a blog about books and purses (I am going to start that soon) but I just had to let you know ...



2012 TBR PILE Reading Challenge

Look!  I found another reading challenge to join.  And this one is perfect too!  I'm soo looking forward to having new space on my bookcase.  It has been over flowing with books ever since Borders closed there doors.  I loved buying so many books for nothing.  But when I got home with all the books from my second and third trip my bookcase began to look like an episode of "Hoarders". 

With this challenge there are over 300 other blogs participating and their are prizes too!  And several host to help out! 

Evie from Bookish - http://www.evie-bookish.blogspot.com @SeoEvie
Nicole from All I Ever Read - http://www.nicoleabouttown.com/ @Nicoleabouttown
Bonnie from Hands and Home - http://www.handsandhome.ca/ @HandsHomeBlog
Donna from Book Passion For Life - http://bookpassionforlife.blogspot.com/ @BookPforLife
Caitlin from WatchYA Reading - http://whatchyareading.net @caitlingss
Rie from Mission To Read - http://missiontoread.com/ @missiontoread
Vicky from Books, Biscuits & Tea -http://booksbiscuitsandtea.blogspot.com/ @alouetteuette

Christa from Hooked On Books - http://christashookedonbooks.blogspot.com @ChristasBooks
Jenna from Fans Of Fiction - http://fansoffiction.blogspot.com/ @fansoffiction
Angel from Mermaids Vision - http://mermaidvision.wordpress.com @mermaidvisions

Friday, January 6, 2012

Reading Challenge 2012...

     Since I am starting a new blog and I have the book club books to read it has been really hard to find a reading challenge.  I really want to do one and finally I found the perfect one for me.  I have a ton of books on my bookshelf just sitting there looking at me day in and day out waiting for me.  So what better reading challenge then The Dusty Bookshelf Challenge 2012.  Jessica at Books: A True Story is hosting this challenge and it's like she was reading my mind.

     
     I have over 20 books on my bookshelf and that does not include books I won and the few books for review.  Most of them came from 2 Borders book stores when they closed their doors last year.  I was happy sad!  Happy to get soo many books for soo cheap but so sad another bookstore was closing. 

     Here is my list of books in no particular order and in a small font to get it all in.