My Little Pocketbooks: May 2015   

Sunday, May 31, 2015

POC Books on My Shelf

Sorry this is so incredibly late.  I have to and I am trying get back to my POC schedule.
As you know, part of my 2015 resolutions is to post more about POC authors and characters. This has been a fun and great idea for me and my blog because I get a chance to show off a few authors and books that don't get that much time in the spotlight.
As you can see I have several books by or about People of Color.  The photo is of my TBR pile I need to get to it.  There is a complete mix of books on my bookshelf and I seem to jump to the next book based on what hits me at the moment solely.  No particular order.  
Feel free to join me and post a something on your blog about as well.
What is POC?
Well, basically it stands for Person of Color. All Colors! All non-white races are counted as POC.
Previous POC posts

Click on the covers to go to the books Amazon page.

~ POC Books On My Bookshelf ~

Friday, May 29, 2015

Book Blogger Hop: Noise Levels

Happy Friday last Friday of May.  I pre-scheduled this post because I am at BEA15 right now booking it up like there is no tomorrow.  hehehe!!!

What is Book Blogger Hop all about?
Each week the host at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted writer will prompt a new topic submit by a blogger and everyone can join in with their answers. You should join us! It's quite fun!  No really it is!

This Weeks Topic/Question

May 29th - June 4th - Can you read in a room with noise or do you have to have total quiet? (submitted by Elizabeth)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Raven King

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that I am eagerly anticipating.
I'm back again with another WoW post.  I have been completing series after series the past few months and there are a few new books coming out to add to my incomplete series list. I thought I was finished with this series but low and behold book #4 is coming out.
This week's "can't wait to read" selection is...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Cover Characteristic - Swords

Hosted by Sugar and Snark
Each week we will post a characteristic and choose 5 of our favorite covers with that characteristic. If you want to join in and share your 5 favorite covers with the weeks particular characteristic, then just make a post, grab the meme picture (or make your own) and leave your URL in Linky (so we can visit).
You don’t even need to participate, just stopping by and saying hi would be great! Don’t forget to stop by the other participants!
And you know me...I will make this a diverse list of books (as much as I can).  Click on the book titles below to go to their Amazon page. En guard!

~ Swords ~ 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday Delight: My Plate is Fullll!

Happy Sunday Everyone!
It has been awhile since I have done a Sunday Delight.  I have started a new project of learning Movie Magic Budgeting software (online) and it has taken me completely away from blogging.  And you know if it was not for audiobooks and my commute I would not even have time for finishing a book at all.  I am adding BEA15 to my plate as well.  Thank God, Monday is a holiday because I am going to wash and pack and get a million things done on Monday.  Tuesday I am going to work, going to get my hair done then off to the airport for my red-eye flight to NYC.  I am too busy to get excited!  Did I mention I am doing a class with a homework assignment due on Tuesday?  My plate is FULL!  So today I have set my timer for one hour and I am going to blog only for ONE SOLID HOUR!  
What are you up to?

Here and Now

Time: 9:36 am (Saturday)
Drinking:  Green Tea with Lemon and Honey (My blogging drink of choice)
Eating: I might make a bowl of cereal later
 Listening To: Bill Withers Radio on Pandora
Watching: TLC's Flea Market Flip.  I love this show!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Book Blogger Hop: Stop a Book

Happy Friday everyone. 
TGIF!!!!!  So glad today is Friday.  I have been waiting on 

What is Book Blogger Hop all about?
Each week the host at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted writer will prompt a new topic submit by a blogger and everyone can join in with their answers. You should join us! It's quite fun!  No really it is!

This Weeks Topic/Question

May 22nd - 28th - Why would you stop reading a book? Too long, wrong genre, bad language, not what you expected, or something totally different? (submitted by Elizabeth)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Cover Characteristics - Red

Hosted by Sugar and Snark
Each week we will post a characteristic and choose 5 of our favorite covers with that characteristic. If you want to join in and share your 5 favorite covers with the weeks particular characteristic, then just make a post, grab the meme picture (or make your own) and leave your URL in Linky (so we can visit).
You don’t even need to participate, just stopping by and saying hi would be great! Don’t forget to stop by the other participants!
And you know me...I will make this a diverse list of books (as much as I can).  Click on the book titles below to go to their Amazon page.

~ Red ~ 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Book Blogger Hop: Chunky Books

Happy Friday everyone.

What is Book Blogger Hop all about?
Each week the host at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted writer will prompt a new topic submit by a blogger and everyone can join in with their answers. You should join us! It's quite fun!  No really it is!

This Weeks Topic/Question

May 15th - 21st - If you see a book you like but see it is 400 or 500+ pages, will you still read it? (submitted by Elizabeth)

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Free Audiobooks from Audiobook Sync Starts

http://www.audiobooksync.com/
Are you into audiobooks?  Have you been thinking about trying one out?  This is the time.  Audiobookync.com gives away two audiobooks a week during the summer to anyone who wants them.  I recommend you download them using the Overdrive app.  That's the easiest and quickest way.
Here is the list for 2015.  There are so many great titles I am looking forward to downloading.

 2015 Title List

May 7 – May 13
Beautiful Creatures
Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, Narrated by Kevin T. Collins with Eve Bianco
(Hachette Audio)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Cover Characteristics - Hats

Hosted by Sugar and Snark
Each week we will post a characteristic and choose 5 of our favorite covers with that characteristic. If you want to join in and share your 5 favorite covers with the weeks particular characteristic, then just make a post, grab the meme picture (or make your own) and leave your URL in Linky (so we can visit).
You don’t even need to participate, just stopping by and saying hi would be great! Don’t forget to stop by the other participants!
This weeks topic was fun and hard.  It was hard to just pick 5 covers.  Believe it or not there are a lot of covers with great hats on them. And as always... I will make this a diverse list of books (as much as I can).  Click on the book titles below to go to their Amazon page.

~ Hats ~

Monday, May 11, 2015

Review: Brown Girl Dreaming

 
Brown Girl Dreaming
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Age Range: 10 and up
Genre: Children's Poetry
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Release Date: August 28, 2014
Audiobook: 3 hours and 55 minutes
Narrator:  Jacqueline Woodson
Source: Free from e-Library
http://amzn.to/1GDUsNN

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sunday Delight: Mommy-O Day!

Happy Sunday and Happy Mother's Day to you!
This Sunday Delight is a going to have a bit of everything in it since I haven't done one in a few weeks.  Or maybe it's been a month.  WOW!  Time has flown past.  

First let me start by saying 
Happy Mother's Day to my "Mommy-O".  Love you to bits and pieces (from you favorite kid!)

Here and Now

Time: 11:27 am (Saturday)
Drinking:  Green Tea with Lemon and Honey (My blogging drink of choice)
Eating: Nothing
 Listening To: Gospel Radio on Pandora
Watching:   I caught the last hour of the last episode Sunday and now I want to watch it from the beginning.  I am going to get the whole series of The Bible soon.  I think I will try and see as much of it as I can in two sittings. 
http://www.bibleseries.tv/

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Friday, May 8, 2015

Book Blogger Hop: Book vs. Movie

Happy Friday everyone.
I am still shocked it's May.  What the ???  What happened to February and March?  LOL!

What is Book Blogger Hop all about?
Each week the host at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted writer will prompt a new topic submit by a blogger and everyone can join in with their answers. You should join us! It's quite fun!  No really it is!

This Weeks Topic/Question

May 8th - 14th - If you had a chance to read a book or watch a movie that is not about a book you have read, which would you choose? (submitted by Elizabeth)

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Something Old, Something New #4

Something Old, Something New is just a monthly post I am adding to my blog to give you a bit of news here there about me, books and the random things going on.

Something Old

There are a ton of books on my shelf that have been there collecting dust for awhile now.  That is old but I thought today I would share with you an ol' faithful.  I have a love for purses as well.  There are a few lot in my closet that would love to have a moment in the spotlight.  Today I present to you an old purse that I pull out every single spring since the first time I got it.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May 2015 Reading Queue

 Reading Queue is a meme hosted by Book Tasty and Books: A True Story.
Welcome to the Reading Queue. 
Well!  
I am back to my slow reading pace of 4 books a month.  LOL!  
I kinda got hooked on a iPad game called 2048.  OMG!  If you remember I quit playing Candy Crush for one year so that I can read more.  Well........ 2048 is my new crack!  What does this have to do with my reading queue for May?  I'm telling you this so you won't be disappointed when you see the short list of books I have planned to read this month.  More or less I am giving you a heads up.  
But I will (try to) quit 2048 at when I get back from BEA15.
What is the reading queue all about?
Reading Queue is a monthly meme where you share what books you plan to read for the month. You can hop to other blogs and see what others are reading and maybe find someone reading the same thing as you! Or you can ask for people to vote on what you should read next if you can’t decide.

So here is what I have lined up for the month of May. (Click the covers to go to the books Amazon page.)
Book Club Book of the Month

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Cover Characteristics - Yellow

Hosted by Sugar and Snark
Each week we will post a characteristic and choose 5 of our favorite covers with that characteristic. If you want to join in and share your 5 favorite covers with the weeks particular characteristic, then just make a post, grab the meme picture (or make your own) and leave your URL in Linky (so we can visit).
You don’t even need to participate, just stopping by and saying hi would be great! Don’t forget to stop by the other participants!
This week was a super easy topic.  There were sooo many books with yellow covers that it was so hard to pick just five of them.  I think I found over 15 in my first search.  So here is a variety of the ones I like the most.  And you know me...I will make this a diverse list of books (as much as I can).  Click on the book titles below to go to their Amazon page.

~ Yellow ~

Monday, May 4, 2015

Review: The Lowlands


The Lowlands
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Genre:  Contemporary Fiction
Publisher:  Knopf
Release Date:  September 24, 2013
Hardcover:  352 pages
Source: Free from publisher
http://amzn.to/1OwWUPQ

Sunday, May 3, 2015

April 2015 Giveaway Winners

It's winner time!  
Winner!  Winner!  
I had a few giveaways this month and now is the time to announce the winners.
First let me first say, thank you so much everyone for stopping by My Little Pocketbooks, commenting and entering the giveaways.
Now on to the winners.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Blog Ahead & Go!

Hosted by Anna @Herding Cats and Burning

Today is the start of the coolest blog event EVER!  Blog Ahead!  And just like it says we are going to schedule blog post ahead of time to give ourselves a bit of breathing room. 
Right now I have 9 post scheduled and 8 in draft.  My goal is to get 14 additional blog post completed and scheduled. 

Diversity on the Shelf 2015: May Review Link-Up

http://littlepocketbooks.blogspot.com/2014/12/diversity-on-shelf-2015.html
Welcome to the May review linky of Diversity on the Shelf 2015 Reading Challenge.  
Every month I will post a linky for you to add your reviews.  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)
  April Stats
(as of 5/4)
  52 participates
  49 books read and reviewed
First Book Reviewed from Based On A True Story
http://www.spiritblog.net/?p=8235

Book Blogger Hop: Online Book Club

What is Book Blogger Hop all about?
Each week the host at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted writer will prompt a new topic submit by a blogger and everyone can join in with their answers. You should join us! It's quite fun!  No really it is!

This Weeks Topic/Question

May 1st - 7th - Do you belong to an online book club? (submitted by Elizabeth)