Month: September 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books That Were Hard For Me To Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly link-up in the community where The Broke and the Bookish provides a prompt and other lovers of list making join in on it with their own top ten list. You can have less than 10 or more if you need to at times and put a spin on the topic if you need to! All they ask is that you link back to them if you’re participating. I love the TTT bookish meme.  I try to… Read more »

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R.I.P. IX Reading Challenge

*We know it’s supposed to be Movie Monday, but we just have so much to post between now and October 1 that we decided to use a Monday to help us out. That’s right.  We’re doing another reading challenge!  Hey, since the last two actually panned out and we managed to hop out of that disturbing reading slump, why not do another?  R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril IX is being hosted by Stainless Steel Droppings. What exactly is R.eaders Imbibing Peril IX?… Read more »

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Guest Review: Mademoiselle by Rhonda K. Garelick

*Guest Review by Kelsey Plot Summary: Certain lives are at once so exceptional, and yet so in step with their historical moments, that they illuminate cultural forces far beyond the scope of a single person. Such is the case with Coco Chanel, whose life offers one of the most fascinating tales of the twentieth century—throwing into dramatic relief an era of war, fashion, ardent nationalism, and earth-shaking change—here brilliantly treated, for the first time, with wide-ranging and incisive historical scrutiny…. Read more »

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Interview: Mario Saincic

1.  Where did you get the inspiration for your latest novel, My African Dream? A:  A friend, stuck in her bubble called life, shared how she wanted to ‘walk free’ amongst the beautiful animals of Africa. She’d watch them on a webcam for hours, making a list of questions she wanted to ask me as I had experienced it for real. And as I heard her responses, it made me smile. During this time one of her questions was the… Read more »

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My African Dream Ebook Giveaway

You heard right!  We’re hosting our first official giveaway!!!  Check it out and enter for your chance to win below. My African Dream by Mario Saincic Genre: Romantic Suspense Publication Date: September 25, 2014 My African Dream finds Millicent Cramer in the heart of Kenya, a world she only ever dreamed about. Even her wildest imagination could not have prepared her for life on African soil, but what she experienced there changed her life forever. She found the harsh beauty… Read more »

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Tackle Your TBR Read-a-Thon Wrap Up

  The Tackle Your TBR Read-a-Thon, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, ended on Saturday.  Some of you may have been following my progress via the sign-up post, where I was pretty darn good about remembering to update.  If you’re a regular reader, you know that I was in a fairly significant reading slump.  So my main reason for participating in the Read-a-Thon was to basically force myself out of it.  I know you want the results, so without further… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books on My Fall TBR (To Be Read) List

  This week’s bookish meme, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is a fun/necessary one.  It’s fun for obvious reasons and necessary because ever since I started participating in TTT, this is how I prioritize my reading.  Normally I would list the top 10 books I want to read this fall, but since it’s Banned Books Week I thought I should do something specifically related to that. Thanks to the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-Thon, we’re out of our massive… Read more »

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Treat Yo Self Thursday – September 18, 2014

At No Money 4 Books, they have a weekly meme going for Treat Yo Self Thursday.  It’s based off of Parks and Recreation and I love getting ideas from what Ali buys.  As my regular readers know, when I buy, I binge buy.  Well, I went nuts last night and I think you guys will be both impressed and disturbed by the quantity of what I bought.  It may actually be certifiable, but I don’t really care.  I love books and… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Every week is a new topic and it’s always a little bit exciting to head over there and check out the next week’s topic (or when I’m really lazy I check it Tuesday morning).  This week’s topic is the: Top 10 Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More I always need to read more books.  Generally speaking if I read… Read more »

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The Other Woman (Rated PG-13)

Starring:  Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton Directed by:  Nick Cassavetes Synopsis:  After discovering her boyfriend is married, Carly soon meets the wife he’s been betraying. And when yet another love affair is discovered, all three women team up to plot revenge on the three-timing S.O.B. My Thoughts:  I heard so many good things about The Other Woman that I decided to ignore my instincts and see it.  I figured I wouldn’t like it… at all.  I don’t find… Read more »

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