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Friday, August 30, 2013

Book Blogger Hop: Missing Endings

Hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer  TGIF!!

I decided to join a weekly hop for a bit.  This one is cool because you can post any day of the week.  That's right no pressure on getting your post up a specific day of the week.  Each week there will be a new topic submit by a blogger and everyone can join in with their answers.  Join us!
This weeks Topic/Question
August 30th -September 5th: Have you ever ended up reading a book with its last or last few pages missing? What book was it? And how did you managed to get to the end? (submitted by Kero)
My Answer

Thursday, August 29, 2013

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I ran across this reading challenge while I was reading Vasilly's blog (1330v) today.  She posted her reading goals and as I was thinking about it, I realized I have a few books on my bookshelf that would fit perfectly.  I have to get back to reading more books off of my bookshelf because one, I have to many unread books here.  And two, it's part of my New Year's Resolution.  

Review: Angel Time

Series: Songs of the Seraphim
Author: Anne Rice
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing
Release Date: August 9, 2011
Paperback: 352 pages
Source: Purchased at LA Book Fair 2012
Buy the Book: Amazon

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Review: The Man in 3B

The Man in 3B
Author: Carl Weber
Genre: Fiction
Publisher:  Hachette Audio
Release Date:  January 29, 2013
Audiobook:  9 hours and 56 minutes
Narrators:  Mike Ray (Narrator), Shay Moore (Narrator), King Parker (Narrator), A. Jai Simone (Narrator), D. Michelle (Narrator)

Source:  Purchased from
Buy the Book: Amazon

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

June and July 2013: Wrap Up

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I Don't Knoww!
Honest, I was just blogging on a regular and the next thing I know...*sigh*... 2.5 months have past and...I Don't Know!  I just forgot?  No!  Wasn't in the mood?  Maybe!  Busy?  Yes.  I'll use that one.  My time management skills went on vacation.
For the past week I have been playing catch up with post and reviews.  *sigh* So many reviews to do.  As of right now I have 3 done and 4 more to go.  And yes! I have started an audiobook today.  I am really hoping to knock them out...SOON!  
I have a sheet of paper sitting here next to me with a list of post I have to do.  Here is the run down.
Spine Speak (The hosting blog is gone)
Winners of June Giveaway
Audiobook Week Giveaway 
YA Giveaway
BEA Part 2
BEA Part 3 (In draft form)
June Wrap Up (Here it is)
July Wrap Up (Here it is)
What I Am Listening To
What I Am Reading
Fitness Friday
Incomplete Series (In draft form)
I Love This!
Sunday Best
Book Blogger Hop
Mini-Bloggiesta (Missed it)
Bout of Books (Missed it)
Reviews: Gone Girl, A House Divided, The Man in 3B (Working on it now), Soulless, The Mysterious Howling, Letter from a Birmingham Jail, and Angel Time
As you can see I am slowwwwly getting things checked off my list. At one time I had 15 post scheduled.  The good ol' days.
OK!  Now back to the wrap up.  This based 100% on my shotty memory.  
June was Audiobook Month and I participated in Audiobook Week with Devourer of Books.
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July come and went and I didn't post a single thing.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Giveaway: Audiobook and Stuff

I was planning to do this wayyyyyy back in June during Audiobook Month and completely slacked on it.  Sorry I will make it up to you all.  I will host another giveaway to make up for the one I missed in July and another one for this month.  How is that?  3 giveaways starting today!  Just for you.

The rules are easy.  One, fill out the rafflecopter form.  Two, must be in the US.  (Cause I am poor and it cost tons of money to ship stuff out of the county)  Three, enter one or all the giveaways. 

Yep, told you!  It's easy.  
8/26/2013 until 9/30/2013

Review: A House Divided

A House Divided
Author: Kimberla Lawson Roby
Genre: Fiction 
Series: #10 in A Reverend Curtis Black Novel
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing 
Release Date: May 7, 2013
 Hardcover: 336 pages

Source:  Purchased from Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore
Buy the Book:  Amazon

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Pocketbooks Of Summer

I was planning on posting this in June but I fell off into the lazy blogger state.  Now that summer is almost over, I thought I should get this posted up now.  So bear with me!

Every time I think of summer I think of the beach, flip flops, sundress and of course big bags for the day time and small ones for the night.  The big bag has all you need for the beach and the small one has all you need for the night club, dinner and movies.  Did I just plan out your summer?  Oops!  Well here are 7 purses that I think scream summer.  Click the image to go the site and shop on ladies.

Sunday Best #42

Hosted by Tanya at
How was your week everyone? Did you participate in Bout of Books or any kind of reading, blogging event?  
You know what?  I really missed doing this post.  This is one time that I get to see what is going on with the other blogs and take a minute to share them with you.
 So what is Sunday Best?
Every Sunday, we are going to share the best post on our blogs and other blogs we visited from the past week and link them up.  Join us in showing off your Sunday Best and leave a comment or two.
My Favorite Blog Post This Week

Saturday, August 24, 2013

I Love This! Michael Kors

There are sooo many reasons to love Michael Kors.  So many!  Not just because of this Large Studded Tote but what about all the great stuff of his at my favorite store TJMaxx.  There you can find so many great purses, shoes, dresses and other items by Michael Kors and you can afford them.  Love That!  Really do!  I am not sure if I will find this bag at TJMaxx anytime soon.  But if and when I know...that I know...I will blog about it!  LOL!
Look at the other one for all the silver lovers out there.

What I Am Listening To...

Friday, August 23, 2013

Book Blogger Hop: Book Blogger Help

Hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer 
TGIF ya'll!

I decided to join a weekly hop for a bit.  This one is cool because you can post any day of the week.  That's right no pressure on getting your post up a specific day of the week.  Each week there will be a new topic submit by a blogger and everyone can join in with their answers.  Join us!

This weeks Topic/Question

 August 23rd - 29th: Book blogging is more than just reading. Who helped you set up or run your blog? Or did you do it all yourself? (submitted by Kero)

Review: Gone Girl

Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn
Genre:  Thriller, Fiction
Publisher:  Crown Publishing Group
Release Date:  June 5, 2012
Hardcover:  432 pages

Source:  Purchased from and Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore
Buy the Book:  Amazon

Thursday, August 22, 2013

I Love This! Kinies

Lately I have been looking for a way to carry all my stuff and not have anything in my hands or on my shoulder.  I like the idea of a fanny pack but...come on...who really wants to be seen with a fanny pack.  Of course I stopped by and window shopped.  Ever since I downloaded the app that is all I do.  I think it's worse than Pintrest.  No about the same!  LOL!  I ran across this shop Kinies and I think I have to have one.  Look how cute that looks.  It doesn't even look like a fanny pack.  I love this!

August is American Indian Month

Every month I try to help bring awareness of calendar events and awareness months.  This month is almost over and I completely forgot to let you all know this month, August is National American Indian Heritage Month or Native American Heritage Month.  This observance will happen again in November as well.  

Back in 2009, my mother and I went to a Pow Wow!  There were several tribes represented there and I loved seeing all the beautiful Native American attire.  The music just makes you want to jump and dance with everyone in the circle.  I don't think my moves would work for this event but a girl can try!  LOL!  Here is a photo from the San Manuel (California) Pow Wow.  Click the link to see the other 150 photos I took that day.  Man I need to go again.  I had such a wonderful time. 
Photo by Alysia

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

BEA 2103 Book Haul: Part 2

I'm back with the second post about my BEA Haul.  There will be two more.  I know this should have been done way back in May know... LIFE!  Man I had no idea this post would be so hard.  ARGH!
I am starting the numbering off from the last post so I will have a total count of books.

Here is the post from my BEA 2013 Book Haul: Part 1

Quicky Review #9: Letter from Birmingham Jail

I have one new audiobook I want to review that isn't really going to count toward any of my reading challenges since it is really short. Here are a few sentences on this short (about 2 hours or less) story. I have other quicky reviews for you to check out too.  Don't fret there will be more.  I like short stories because they are FREE and I can get in and out of one in no time. 
Below are the links to the other Quicky Reviews 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Finally Winners

Finally! I am announcing the winners from my June B-day Giveaway!  Yes i am so sorry for being a complete slacker and not taking care of this before.  I promise I will be on top of it more. 
Thank you so much to each and everyone one of you who stopped by, entered and left comments.  And thank you all for sharing in my "41st don't look a day older than 31" b-day. 
Now on to the winners...

Reviews Coming Soon

Just wanted to let you all know of my upcoming reviews of books I have completed.  And this is to help me too!

*A House Divided by Kimberla Lawson Roby (Writing A Review)  This was a book club selection for the month of August.

Monday, August 19, 2013

I'm Still Here...No Really!

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OMG! I think I have really let things just fall of my plate.  I am still here and today I looked up and realized I haven't blogged in over one month.  I have NEVER, EVER gone this long with out saying...SOMETHING! to you guys.  

Boy do I have a ton of stuff to catch up on.  I have winners to announce for the month of June and all the post I was planning on doing in July, along with reviews for 6 books.  OMG!  6 Reviews!!!!