Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday Fun Giveaways

It's time for the BookPage Reader's Poll again--and you have a chance to win a Nook Color: Fill out the poll

Goddess Fish Promotions has a LOT of tours running--all with prizes!!

Subscribing to this newsletter enters you into a monthly drawing for $100 Amazon GC: There are other tasks you can do if you choose.

Check back for more next Friday.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Happy Birthday to Marianne


Here's hoping she has an awesome day!!

And...this is for you, Marianne:

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Thursday Things

Was going to do a meme but couldn't find one I wanted to do. So... today is the last day of work at the library this week. Love my job, but love being home too. :-)

I have a LOT to do here, not the least is packing up Christmas. When I was growing up, it was considered bad luck to leave Christmas up through the New Year... now more and more people are going with The Twelve Days of Christmas and leaving things up til Epiphany (tomorrow). Still others undecorate their tree, but leave it up for the next holiday and decorate it with Easter eggs or springtime ornaments.

Me? Yes, my tree is still up... but not particularly because of Epiphany. Because I'm (are you sure you're ready for this) lazy when it comes to taking it down. This year, however, part of the reason is because we were so busy after Christmas getting the site changed over...and I'm still so excited about it. Long and Short Reviews looks SO pretty! Sometimes I will go to the site just to look at it...LOL.

You Are Practical

You have your feet firmly planted on the ground, and you are very sensible.

You always seem to know what to do, and if not, you can sort things out on a long walk.

You are like comfort food for the soul. You set your friends (and even strangers) at ease.

You take extra good care of yourself, and because of this, you have a lot to give back to those you love.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

3WW--I'm back!

It's been a while since I've played... let's see if I remember how to write :-)

This week's words:

Naughty; adjective: (Especially of children) disobedient; badly behaved; mildly rude or indecent, typically because related to sex; wicked.

Tactic; noun: An action or strategy carefully planned to achieve a specific end.

Zenith; noun: The highest point reached by a celestial or other object; the point in the sky or celestial sphere directly above an observer; the time at which something is most powerful or successful.

Cheri stared at the envelope in her hand...what should she do with it? She could post it and let the naughty pictures do the job they were meant to do, but would that be the best tactic? Should she wait until the affair was at its zenith and then post the pictures? Or should she destroy them and trust that the poison barb of suspicion would solve the problem without any more direct action from her.


You Are Fun Because You're Bold

You act from the heart, and it shows. You are refreshingly generous.

You are courageous and always a positive thinker. You can take on the world.

You can help people communicate together and work with each other's strengths. You are able to lead or follow.

You don't let fear or anxiety stand in the way. If there's something to be done, you'll do it.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I'm Excited to Read in 2012

Good morning, all. Here are ten books, in no particular order, I'm looking forward to reading this coming year.

1. The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey: a retelling of Jane Eyre, set in the 1960s and in Scotland. One of my favorite books set in one of my favorite countries. Couldn't turn this one down.

2. A Grown Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson: Joshilyn is a Georgia gal, and just writes darn good stories.

3. The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King: a new addition to the Dark Tower series.

4. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare: love Cassandra's series!

5. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare: see #4.

6. The Soul by Stephanie Meyer: a sequel to The Host, Stephanie's adult book that was more science fictiony (and, imho, better written) than the Twilight series.

7. The White Glove War by Katie Crouch: this is the 2nd book in her Magnolia League series. When I read The Magnolia League, it was refreshing to read a paranormal that didn't depend on werewolves or vampires.

8. Written with my Own Hearts Blood by Diana Gabaldon: If you've read (and loved) the Outlander series, this one is a no-brainer.

9. Seeds of Antiquity by Alan Bradley: the next book in another series that I love--Flavia de Luce: a precocious 10-going-on 11 amateur detective and would-be poisoner set in 1950 England

10. Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness: the second in the All Souls trilogy that began with A Discovery of Witches

And.. there you have it. Ten books I'm looking forward to reading this year. What are you looking forward to?

Today's Quiz stolenborrowed from Marianne Arkins:

You Are Lasagne

In love, you are very generous - with gifts, time, and guidance.

You know what it takes to succeed - hard, honest work. And you aren't afraid putting in the time.

You are very family-minded. For you, family always comes first.

Sharp and brilliant, you can solve almost any problem with that big brain of yours.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Happy New Year

Yeah, yeah, yeah... I know. That was yesterday. But, it's the first time on my blog in I wanted to wish all of you a "Happy New Year!"

We (meaning Marianne)are exhausted after the relaunch of our website Long and Short Reviews. It's been renamed, redesigned, and we will be offering more than just romance reviews, interviews, etc. We are expanding our horizons and hope to soon offer more genres for your reading pleasure.

So, once again, I'm turning over a new leaf... hope to do a lot more posting this year. My poor blog misses me.

Had a strange dream last night (not that it's that uncommon from other nights): I was starring in a Doris Day movie. In the dream, I knew I was in a movie, playing the part Doris played...of course, on waking, I don't know of any play she was in that had her being pelted with dead fish, Rock Hudson yelling at the teenagers, "Why are you throwing fish at an old lady?" and being more insulted by the "old lady" remark than by the fish! If you know this movie, please let me know. :-)

I went to Marianne's to steal get inspired by her quiz for the day, but she hasn't posted yet... so to start the New Year right... here's my own quiz:

You Are Champagne

You are outgoing and easygoing. You're happy to have a conversation with anyone.

You are gracious, charming, and downright nice. You truly like other people.

You are adaptable and adjustable. You don't think anything needs to be set in stone.

You celebrate and embrace change. Out with the old, and in with the new!

Happy New Year, everyone!!