Sunday, September 30, 2012


Hope your weekend has been filled with the joys of getting @#$% done.
What I have done so far-
*Cleanup on my blog roll
*Written a couple of reviews(they will be posted after Banned Book Week).
*Updated my Goodreads
I have also enjoyed in participating in a few mini challenges.
*Sheila at Book Journey- Building a Blog Audience
She encouraged us to visit 10 new blogs and leave a comment. Great idea! I visited a few blogs that are also doing the Bloggiesta and found some excellent new blogs that I know I'll be visiting again very soon. The idea is that if you take the time to make a comment they will return the gesture and soon you are building your blog audience...and making new friends :)
1. Ruby's Books
2. Ms. O Reads Books
3. Scuffed Slippers and Wormy Books
4. My Little Pocket Books
5. Mariana @ Book Travels
6. Project To Be Read
7. Little Book Owl
8. The Cozy Armchair
9. Lady In Read
10. Fiction State of Mind
*I participated in a survey at It's All About The Books thanks to Suey.
*Word Lily challenged bloggers to use this weekend to catch up on our back logged reviews-I did two.
*Love, Laughter and a Touch of Insanity challenged bloggers to keep a notebook or calendar for our blogs to jot down those random ideas, stay organized and keep track of things. I have several notebooks devoted to my blog, ideas, half started reviews and thoughts about books I've read or am reading(these cool colorful notebooks have nothing to do with my addiction to office supplies).
Here's my notebook with BLOGGIESTA happenings-

It's Sunday afternoon and I'm feeling a nice sense of accomplishment so far. I'm foing to try to do a few more of the mini challenges and pick up a few ideas.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Banned Books Week Hop

There is nothing that gets me more fired up that finding out a book has been challenged. Usually by a parent that hasn't even bothered to actually read the book-they "heard"  the book in question has what they deem inappropiate. Maddening!!
This will be a week of talking about banned and challenged books. BUT let's not forget to have some fun along with the serious. Mug of Moxie will be particiapting in Banned Books Week Hop also. Our lovely hosts I Read Banned Books and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer have organized this hop. Thank you very much! Below is an entire list of participates giving away all kinds of goodies. Please join us.
Now what I have up for grabs are books that have been "challenged" not banned. BUT a challenged book can be removed from a shelf-restrictions can be put on that book and a select few can only check it out.
We'll be discussing this more at length during the week.
Without further ado-
I will be giving away a copy of one of these fabulous books to a winner!!
The Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
                                                       Hungar Games by Suzanne Collins
Crank by Ellen Hopkins
All these happen to be very good books. Books that should indeed be read.
So tell me which book would would choose if you won this giveaway. And please take the time to follow. I'm insecure and I need the love. Leave you GFC Name in comment section along with your contact information. Because I love these book so much I will choose at least two winners....maybe more.
This contest is open to International as well.
Have fun!


September 28-30
Bloggiesta is the perfect event to check off those to-do lists and also get inspiration going into the wintry months! It’s also a great opportunity to connect with other bloggers you may have not met before or haven’t talked to in awhile. We’d love to have anyone interested to join in the fun!
This event is hosted by There's A Book and It's All About Books
If you have some clean up projects you have been trying to get to or you need some new blog ideas this event is perfect for you.
Here are a few of things that I'm going to try to get accomplish this weekend-
*Update challenge lists for the year
*Clean up my blog roll
*Catch up on the 5 book reviews I'm behind on.
*Make sure my Goodreads reviews are up to date
And I plan on joining a few mini challenges-because who doesn't like to win prizes!
Wish me luck!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Winners Announced!

I'm a little back logged with contest winners as of late so lets catch up on that-
REUNITED Giveaway-
An ARC of the book Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham
Thank you Simon & Schuster!

An ARC of the book Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
Winner- NICOLA
Thank you Simon & Schuster!

Hardback book of Impossible by Nancy Werlin

Congratulation to all the winners! Books will be mailed out this week. Thanks for hopping and following.
I will also be participating in upcoming giveaways-Banned Books Week Giveaway and the HUGE Spooktacular Giveaway Hop. So stay tuned! I'll be giving away some amazing books!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

REVOLUTION-TV worth my time?

Very little on TV catches my eye anymore. But this one actually looks promising....

Thursday, September 13, 2012

GIVEAWAY-Under the Sea Giveaway Hop

Welcome to UNDER THE SEA Giveaway Hop hosted by  Kathy at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and The Musings of ALMYBNENR.
This giveaway is reader's choice!!
Which book would you choose if you won this giveaway?

Rules for the Giveaway:
1. Please enter contact information in comment section.
2. This giveaway runs from September 14th to September 20th. A winner will be selected on September 21st.
3. You must be 13 years or older to participate.
4. If you are selected as the winner, you will be notified by email. If you do not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected.
5. This giveaway is open to everyone-BUT you must be a follower.
Good luck!