My Little Pocketbooks: September 2012   

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sunday Best #21

This is a great new weekly linky started by Tanya at Girlxoxo.com
Every Sunday, we are going to share the best post on our blogs from the week and link them up.  Join us in showing off your Sunday Best and leave a comment or two.

Operation TBR Reduction: September's Report

Operation TBR Reduction Button
Just in case you haven't heard of this amazing Challenge.  It is only for book hoarders.  Which I know I am the only one here that is.  Right?  Right!  
Operation TBR Reduction was created and is hosted by Stephanie at Once Upon a Chapter to reduce the number of books current in her/my/our houses.  
Whatever comes in...more has to go out!

Here is my September report:

Friday, September 28, 2012

Bloggiesta Time!

Yes it Bloggiesta Time here at My Little Pocketbooks!
  I am going to commit to doing Blogiesta again this year!  Never heard of it.  Well, about 100+ bloggers have signed up to this event.  Here is the basics of it.  This wonderful event was originally started four years ago by Natasha of Maw Books and has been passed down to Danielle @ There’s a Book and Suey @ It’s All About Books.  Bloggiesta is an event that bloggers everywhere look forward to twice a year.  From September 28, 2012 to September 30, 2012 bloggers commit to completely finish 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 There's A Book and sign up.

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

Blogfest 2012!

Welcome to my first Blogfest!
Blogfest is basically a giveaway hop with tons and tons of blogs (not just book blogs) participating with fabulous prizes for their readers (old ones and new ones).  
For the complete list of blogs visit Cinnamon @ A Journey of Books.  She has put together a great list of blogs.  This is a great way to discover a few new blogs and to enter to win some great prizes.  Cause you know how much I love prizes!!
Speaking of prizes here is what you can win here.  I know you were dying to know. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Book in the Spotlight: Winter Omens

Winter Omens
Author:  Trisha Leich
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 22, 2012)
Paperback: 412 pages
Buy the book: (Amazon)

Book Description
Althea and Lucas barely escaped the Others’ clutches in the autumn, and were separated in the process. Alone and on the run from the cruel alien race determined to exterminate her, Althea struggles to adapt and survive in a world she never imagined.
When a boy named Pax appears out of nowhere, he quickly recognizes Althea for what she is – a human/Other hybrid just like him. Althea begs him to help her find Lucas, but Pax refuses, intent on following his own mysterious agenda.
The Others’ presence continues to devour the planet’s resources, and if history is an indication, they won’t leave until Earth is destroyed beyond repair. Althea and Pax sense the only way to save themselves – and maybe their home – is to understand the powers simmering inside them.
Together they push the limits of their capabilities in the quiet Wilds, but are soon confronted with a terrifying fact: no place is safe from the relentless pursuit of the Others.
Least of all their own minds.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Why I Love Wednesday # 23

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. Since I have been to busy to keep up with this meme, I decided to borrow Jade from Sort of Beautiful idea and do one post for the month.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #20

  Hosted & created by Tynga's Reviews 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, September 24, 2012

Review: Kindred

Kindred
Author:  Octavia L. Butler
Genre:  Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Publisher:  Beacon Press
Release Date:  February 1, 2009 (This current edition)
Paperback:  264 pages

Source:  Purchased from EsoWon Bookstore
Buy the Book:  Amazon

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sunday Best #20

This is a great new weekly linky started by Tanya at Girlxoxo.com
Every Sunday, we are going to share the best post on our blogs from the week and link them up.  Join us in showing off your Sunday Best and leave a comment or two.

Friday, September 21, 2012

How Do You Read Self Help?

Advantages of Reading Self-Help Books to Improve Your Life
Every once in awhile I come across a self help book that I just feel like I have to read.  I have to say that I am not really into reading them to often.  There are about 5 self help books that I have read and would recommend to others.
But I am curious about book bloggers and self-help books.  How do you read them?  I mean do you just read the whole book like you are reading a novel, going from chapter to chapter.  Or do you read a chapter at a time?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Interview & Giveaway with Author Jeanne Ryan

Welcome everyone!  Today I have author Jeanne Ryan here at My Little Pocketbooks.  Currently Jeanne is on tour with her latest book Nerve.  Here is a bit about the book.  (Love the cover!)
Nerve by Jeanne Ryan 
A high-stakes online game of dares turns deadly
When Vee is picked to be a player in NERVE, an anonymous game of dares broadcast live online, she discovers that the game  knows her. They tempt her with prizes taken from her ThisIsMe page and team her up with the perfect boy, sizzling-hot Ian. At first it's exhilarating--Vee and Ian's fans cheer them on to riskier dares with higher stakes. But the game takes a twisted turn when they're directed to a secret location with five other players for the Grand Prize round. Suddenly they're playing all or nothing, with their lives on the line. Just how far will Vee go before she loses NERVE?
Debut author Jeanne Ryan delivers an un-putdownable suspense thriller.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Guest Post & Giveaway: Andrew Cort

Today at My Little Pocketbooks we have a guest taking over the blog.  My guest is author Andrew Cort.  Here is a little about his most recent book he is on tour with, The Door is Open.


The Door Is Open
The door is always open. The light is always ready to receive us. But we have to learn how to tread the path.
Fortunately for us, all of the wonderful myths and legends of ancient Greece, as well as all the sacred and beautiful stories of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, have the common aim of showing us, through symbols and allegories, a practical method for reaching spiritual enlightenment, for returning 'home'.
THE DOOR IS OPEN describes the seven precise steps that are revealed in all great mythology and scripture, along with enjoyable and effective spiritual exercises and activities that are suitable for individual seekers or groups of friends working together.
This is a story that has been lost and forgotten, even though the entire tale has been right before our eyes the whole time.  Buy the book  (Amazon)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #19

  Hosted & created by Tynga's Reviews 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.

Harry Potter Giveaway


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Monday, September 17, 2012

Review: April's Fool

Author:  Blanche Marriott
Hardcover: 186 pages
Publisher: Avalon Romance
Release Date:  December 9, 2011
Genre:  Romantic Fiction
Source:  From the Inglewood Public Library
Buy the Book:  Amazon

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunday Best #19

This is a great new weekly linky started by Tanya at Girlxoxo.com
Every Sunday, we are going to share the best post on our blogs from the week and link them up.  Join us in showing off your Sunday Best and leave a comment or two.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Book in the Spotlight & Giveaway: The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty

 
I am so thrilled to have this opportunity to share with you the preface of Anne (my favorite author) Rice's book The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty.  The book as well as the other books in the series are currently on tour with AToMR Book Blog tours.  Stop by and get to know Anne Rice and her books better. 
About the book
From bestselling author Anne Rice, writing as A.N. Roquleaure. In the traditional folktale of 'Sleeping Beauty,' the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of a Prince. It is an ancient story, one that originally emerged from and still deeply disturbs the mind's unconscious. Now Anne Rice's retelling of the Beauty story probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. Here the Prince reawakens Beauty, not with a kiss, but with sexual initiation. His reward for ending the hundred years of enchantment is Beauty's complete and total enslavement to him as Anne Rice explores the world of erotic yearning and fantasy in a classic that becomes, with her skillful pen, a compelling experience.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A More Diverse Universe Blog Tour

 
A More Diverse Universe Blog Tour is coming soon (Sept 23rd -29th) 
This blog tour is give authors of color a chance to be celebrated, acknowledge, reviewed and appreciated for writing books in the fantasy/sci fi/magical realism genre.
  To participate, you need only read and review one book in the speculative fiction genre that was written by a person of color.  Simple, right?  So do it!  Just click on the button and sign up!
Are you wondering what books to read for this tour. What counts?  What is a person of color exactly?  And where do I find these books?  
 I have come up with a short list of books by authors of color that would be perfect for you to read and review for the tour. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #18

  Hosted & created by Tynga's Reviews 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, September 10, 2012

Books to Movies Giveaway Hop


Hosted by I Am a Reader Not A Writer and Sweeping the USA
Guess what?  It's time for another great giveaway! 
As most of you know, I am desperatly trying to get rid of a bunch of books out of my house to make room for the Christmas tree.  Yes, books have taken over the bookshelf, the night stand and now the Christmas tree space next to the large living room window.  No pictures coming because I am toooo ashamed to show you.  :) LOL!
So for this giveaway I am giving away not one but two prize packs of (slightly) used books and audiobooks.

Review: The Wind Done Gone

Author: Alice Randall
Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin
Release Date: April 8, 2002
Hardcover:  210 pages
Source:  Purchased years ago from EsoWon Bookstore
Buy the Book Amazon

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sunday Best #18

This is a great new weekly linky started by Tanya at Girlxoxo.com
Every Sunday, we are going to share the best post on our blogs from the week and link them up.  Join us in showing off your Sunday Best and leave a comment or two.

Bloggiesta is Coming! Bloggiesta is Coming!

As you’ve most likely already heard Bloggiesta is back for the Fall 2012 edition happening September 28th through the 30th!
Ole!  Ole!  Ole!
I am so thrilled that Bloggiesta is coming!  No really I am.  The last one I got so much done so this year I am planning on getting a few things knocked off my to do list.  
This wonderful event was originally started four years ago by Natasha of Maw Books and has been passed down to Danielle @ There’s a Book and Suey @ It’s All About Books.  Bloggiesta is an event that bloggers everywhere look forward to twice a year.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Bloggers: Giveaway Sign Up

I am participating in the FREE Harry Potter The Complete Series giveaway event hosted by Mom Powered Media! One super lucky reader will win a BluRay boxed set of Harry Potter 1-7!

World Record Time: Michael McGrew

 
Author Michael McGrew Needs Your Help To Break Guinness World Record for Most Books Signed in a Single Session
This Press Release calls to action to help the aspiring author Michael McGrew break the Guinness World Record for Most Books Signed in a single session. The current Guinness-World-Record is 1,951 books, but with your help, he will claim a new record. The feat will also help many charities and inspire other writers around the world.
Dateline: Los Angeles, California, 1st quarter of 2013
Rarely do you have a chance in life by doing a small act of kindness to make a huge difference for the world. But here is one such opportunity.