My Little Pocketbooks: March 2012   

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bloggiesta Update ~Day 2

Good morning everyone!  This is day 2 in my Bloggiesta Fiesta 2012!  If you haven't heard of Bloggiesta.  The idea behind Bloggiesta is to keep our mascot Pedro  (Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize) happy by spending these next three days working on perfecting your blog and connecting with other bloggers doing the same thing.

What I Am Reading...

The Story of Beautiful Girl

Friday, March 30, 2012

TGIF #11 ~Book Blogger Retreat~

I decided to join a weekly meme called TGIF.  I kept seeing the button on top of 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
If you could gather up a handful of book blogger friends to spend a weekend away talking books, where would you go? Tell us about it.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bloggiesta 2012

Yes!  I am going to commit to doing Blogiesta this year!  Never heard of it.  Well, I hadn't either until a month ago when I saw this cute button on so many sites.  About 100+ have  signed up to this event.  Here is the basics of it.  From March 30, 2012 to April 1, 2012 bloggers commit to completely finishing their Blogging To Do List.  And like all great blogging events there are mini-challenge giveaways and tons of Tweeting.  If you want to join the party, go to It's All About Books.

If you decide to participate, here's what you can expect:

Why I Love Wednesday #9


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...Tear Jerkers

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

In My Mailbox #12

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, March 26, 2012

Review: Assata: An Autobiography

Assata: An Autobiography

Author: Assata Shakur
Genre:  Autobiography
Publisher: Lawrence Hill Books
Release Date:  November 1, 2001
Paperback: 320 pages

Source:  Purchased at EsoWon Bookstore
Buy the Book: Amazon

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Review The Hunger Games Movie

Last night, the ladies from my book club and I went to The Rave at the Howard Hughes Center to watch The Hunger Games.  I think out of 14 of us 2 or 3 of them had not read the book yet.  Ok, just to let you know I may be spoiling this for you.  If you haven't read the book or seen the book don't read anymore unless you want to know before you go.  

Friday, March 23, 2012

TGIF #10 ~Bookish Trends~

I decided to join a weekly meme called TGIF.  I kept seeing the button on top of 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
Bookish Trends: What are some bookish trends you are noticing in the literature world today? Is there a particular trend you'd like to see more of?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Hunger Games Movie Night

I just went and bought my ticket (along with 20 others) for the book club Movie Night to see "THE HUNGER GAMES"!  What to wear?  What to wear?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Why I Love Wednesday #8


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...Debut Authors

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

In My Mailbox #11

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, March 19, 2012

Review: The Myth of the Garage and Other Minor Surprises

The Myth of the Garage and Other Minor Surprises 
Genre: Business
Publisher: Random House Audio
Release Date: January 27, 2012
Audiobook: 1 hour 50 minutes
Narrator: Dan Heath

Source: Free with Audible membership
Download a FREE version of the Book: Barnes and Noble

Friday, March 16, 2012

TGIF #9 ~Social Networking~

I decided to join a weekly meme called TGIF.  I kept seeing the button on top of 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
Social Networking: Do you use Twitter or Facebook to promote your blog?  How has it benefited your book blogging experience? If not, how do you promote your blog? Share your twitter handle and/or Facebook link!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Coach + Taupe

I just ran across this on Coach's website.  They have so many new taupe and light color purses out for the spring this year.  I love the color and the shapes of their new large bags.  Click on the photos to go the site.  I can't wait till these make their way to the outlets.  LOL!!  Take a look!

Lunar Love Giveaway Winner

Thank you all for entering my giveaway. 
Congratulations to the winner of Lunar Love Giveaway!! 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Why I Love Wednesday #7


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 Boyfriends

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Kobo Giveaway



Over 2.5 Million eBook titles

Between March 13th and the 27th, Kobo will be running a pretty awesome contest.

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past two years, you have no doubt heard about the Hunger Games series and the massive following that it has gained since initial publication. To coincide with the upcoming release of the first movie in the series, Kobo is giving our customers the chance to win the movie experience of a lifetime.

In My Mailbox #10

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, March 12, 2012

Review: Catching Fire


Catching Fire
Author: Suzanne Collins
Genre:  YA Fantasy/ Dystopian 
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date:   1st edition (September 1, 2009)
Paperback: 391 pages

Source:  Borrowed the book from a friend
Buy the Book: Amazon

Friday, March 9, 2012

TGIF # 8 ~ Author Promotion~

I decided to join a weekly meme called TGIF.  I kept seeing the button on top of 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
Promote An Author
Is there a particular author you wish got more recognition? Pick one author & tell us why we should read their work.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Lunar Love Giveaway

It's giveaway time!!
 
 I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and Bookworm Lisa have created this great giveaway.  This giveaway is a hop, so at the very bottom of this post jump on over to the next blog and enter another giveaway.  There are over 175 blogs in this hop so there are so many more chances to win and great prizes to win!  I love giveaways! 

Why I Love Wednesday #6


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 Titles

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

In My Mailbox #9

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, March 5, 2012

Review: The Gentle Brush of Wings

The Gentle Brush of Wings: A Free Short Story from Defining Moments (Unabridged)
Author:  David Wilson
Genre:  Fantasy
Publisher:  Crossroad Press
Release Date: November 21, 2011
Audio book: 41 minutes
Narrator:   Basil Sands

Source:  Free with membership to Audible.com
Buy the Book:  Amazon

Saturday, March 3, 2012

What I Am Reading Now...

Viola in the Spotlight
I am in the midst of a conundrum.
Viola is finally where she belongs—back home in Brooklyn, where there are no khakis or sherbet-colored sweaters and people actually think her yellow flats are cool. With two whole months of nothing to do but hang with her two best friends, Andrew and Caitlin, this is going to be the best break ever!
But her BFFAA, Andrew, has started acting weird around her, and a new boyfriend has her friend Caitlin ditching her every chance she gets. When Viola's roommates from Prefect Academy show up for a visit, she starts to wonder—is Brooklyn where she wants to stay? When a tragic event shakes everyone's world, Viola realizes it's not where she belongs that matters—it's who she's with that really counts.
In this heartwarming follow-up to bestselling author Adriana Trigiani's teen debut, Viola in Reel Life, Viola just may be ready to get out from behind her trusty video camera and take the starring role in her own life.

Friday, March 2, 2012

TGIF #7 ~Book Moments~

I decided to join a weekly meme called TGIF.  I kept seeing the button on top of 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!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Taupe Tastic Celebs

A few post ago I confessed my newest color obsession and now I see Taupe every where.  It's like when your friend gets a new car and honestly, you never ever noticed this car before.  But now you see it on the road every single day. 

Today, I jumped over to Vogue.com for no particular reason and the first picture to come up was a 15-year old Chole Moretz in a nude dress with a larger than her nude purse to die for.  Who is Chole Moretz you ask.  Don't worry I had to look her up too.  Chole is the young actress in Kick Ass, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Hugo.  She is in the newest crop of young Hollywood. 

At fifteen I was not into purses.  Something this big would have to be my school bag stuffed to the gills with books (not school books) and notes I was passing in class.  I love this bag and as soon as I do a little research on who made it, how much and if I can get it at TJMAxx, I am all over it!  Love the look.