Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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Wall-to-wall books said... 24 You have to move on. It is hard but you have to make yourself. You just do one day at a time. Today will be a little better than yesterday and tomorrow will be even better. I am also a Christian so my faith in God and prayer helps me. I am not alone as long as I have Jesus.
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Monday, May 30, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
A weekly meme about (mostly) books and reading. This week's question:
Do you ever feel like you’re in a reading rut? That you don’t read enough variety? That you need to branch out, spread your literary wings and explore other genres, flavors, styles?
To be honest, for a long time, I felt perfectly happy only reading Christian historical fiction books! They were such feel good reads. My sister used to roll her eyes at me as she was never able to borrow any books of mine because that is not a genre she enjoyed. One of the reasons I started this blog actually, was to keep track of my journey in branching out into all different genres and styles of literature.
I've found myself recently adding all kinds of different genres of books to my TBR list on GoodReads (check out my Wishlist above) and getting excited about discovering new authors. I would like all of you, my followers, to know that I plan on reviewing YA, mystery, fantasy, chick lit etc...coming soon. I will get there, I promise! I'm definitely on my way to becoming a very eclectic reader now! :)
What about all of you?
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What are you planning on reading next?
I am currently reading Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I love the girl power aspect of this book! It also reads a lot like a novel, but it is a memoir.
I recently finished reading Dewey by Vicki Myron. Such a cute, cozy read about a cat who finds his way into the hearts of an entire town.
I think I will read Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen next! Hubby and I went to see the movie, and I liked it, so I want to be able to compare movie and book :). It looks like such an intriguing read...about the circus in the Depression era.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Today's discussion is about Oprah. I grew up watching her on tv and am feeling sad that tomorrow is her last show ever! I was wondering if anyone else is sad that her show is coming to an end and if you were ever impacted by her bookclub? Did one of the books she picked in the past resonate with you in some way? Did her bookclub and her love of reading inspire you to read more or to love reading even more?
I can't wait to hear your thoughts! Happy reading!
Monday, May 23, 2011
What great books did you hear about/discover this past week?
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
So I'm a little bit late in the game with signing up for reading challenges for 2011 as my blog didn't really get up and running until March, but this one caught my eye. Isn't that picture so whimisical?
This contest is being held by TIF Talks Books and it runs until December 31st 2011. Here are the levels you can participate in:
Fairy (Level 1): Read 1 original tale. Read 1 modern tale. Watch 1 film. (Total of 3 selections.)
Dwarf (Level 2): Read/watch any combination of original tales, modern tales, or films, resulting in 6 total selections.
Royal Prince or Princess (Level 3): Read/watch any combination of original tales, modern tales, or films, resulting in 9 total selections.
Happily Ever After (Level 4): Read/watch any combination of original tales, modern tales, or films, resulting in 12 total selections.
Personally, I'm going to try for the Dwarf level! You can see my progress with this challenge by looking under Features at the top of my blog :).
To find out more about this challenge or to sign up, click the picture above!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
- Be careful not to include spoilers
- Be sure to include the title and author of the book too, so that if others are intrigued by your teaser, they can add the book to their TBR pile as well
My Teaser: "Then I realized the man was holding the newspaper with his right hand while petting Dewey with his left. One of them was purring; the other was smiling. That's when I knew Dewey and the town had fallen into a comfort zone, that the general outline of our lives had been set, at least for the next few years."
From Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron p. 171
Monday, May 16, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you'll read next?
I am currently reading Marley and Me by John Grogan. Having two dogs, it's really fun reading about another dog's antics and comparing it to what my own do!
I recently finished reading Home Safe by Elizabeth Berg. Enter my first giveaway to win a brand new copy of this book!
Staying in the same vein as reading about animals, I think I'm going to read Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron. I can't read a book about dogs, and then not give cats any love, can I? You know how cats are...they might take offense to that haha. But in all seriousness, it really does look like a cute, cozy read :).
What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you'll read next?
I recently finished reading Home Safe by Elizabeth Berg. Enter to win a brand new copy of this book in my current giveaway! (see sidebar)
I'm currently reading Marley and Me by John Grogan. Having two dogs myself, it's fun to read about another dog's antics and compare them to what my own do!
Keeping in the same vein with reading about animals, I think I'm going to read Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron next. I can't read a book about dogs and not show cats any love, can I? You know how cats are, they might get offended by that haha :)! In all seriousness though, it really does look like a cute and cozy read.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
The book blogger hops are great ways to meet other book lovers and make new friends! So, join in the fun :).
This week, Crazy For Books asks us: Which book blogger would you most like to meet in real life?
My answer: Well, she's not a book blogger, but she's still an amazing blogger! I'm going to say my blog designer, Emily, from Blogaholic Designs. She literally went above and beyond in creating my book blog and I'm not sure it would have gotten off the ground without her. Emily has responded to every question I've had along the way, sometimes within hours! Also, even though my blog has been up and running for months, she always seems so sweet and cheerful if I still email her with questions or concerns. In other words, she is totally awesome! :)
I also want to give a shout out to Cheryl over at the blog, CMash Loves to Read. I met her when I noticed that Emily had also designed her book blog. Cheryl has been beyond sweet and kind by answering my questions and encouraging me with my blog. Thanks, Cheryl!
This week, Parajunkee asks us: What character in a book would you most like to be and what character in a book would you most like to date?
My answer: Elizabeth Bennett. Haha, that was easy! What girl at some point doesn't dream of Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice sweeping them off their feet?! Sorry hubby ;).
Thursday, May 5, 2011
To answer last week's meme, I would definitely say, without hesitation, that I would love to see author Kristen Britain's Green Rider series made into movies. I'm a huge fan of fantasy books and I just think the adventures in these books would translate into an exciting and engrossing film. The characters are rich and deep and the romantic tension between some of them is almost palpable. I would really love for more fantasy books to be made into movies...there's such a great escape element to fantasy. And isn't film more or less about escapism from the everyday?
My answer for this week's question was more difficult to decide on. I guess I'd have to go with Life of Pi by Yann Martel. It was a very well written book and a totally unique plot, but it might be a little boring to watch a boy stranded on a lifeboat with a tiger for two hours, I'm just sayin'! :) Plus, it would probably take some kick butt trainers to make sure the tiger wouldn't eat the entire film crew!