Monday, August 15, 2011

Adieu....For Now

Just wanted to take a minute to say that I will be pulling back from book blogging for a while.  Maybe just popping in to post a monthly wrap-up.  I have a full boat all the way through November and I no longer have this desire to review every book I read, nor keep such close track of what I've read or will read.  I miss the spontaneity of just picking up a book because I love it.  My tbr pile will never get that small because I love books just way too much and going to the library or bookstore, perusing as well as the Kindle freebies is a fun thing for me.

I will be ending the book-club as well so if one of you gals want to take it up please feel free to copy the image and go for it :)  It was great fun, but I belong to a book-club with some friends and family and that fills my time plenty.

I do have my other blog which is devoted to my life's doings and I will primarily pop in there when I have the time to do so.  I have made some great blogging friends, and will always stop by to see what they have going on.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Thrill Week Bloggers Event!!

Marce, my blogging buddy is hosting this awesome event!  You can catch all the details over at her blog - Tea Time With Marce.  I think this is going to be a lot of fun.  If you're a thriller/mystery/suspense/horror nut head on down to find out more.

I have always loved the thriller genre.  I started young, 12 or 13  yrs old when this, his first novel came out - Suffer The Children by John Saul and continued through to the master himself, Stephan King.  Now I have branched out to so many great authors.  I always gravitate to them, even though I do love my PNR and have become an official junkie, nothing gets me going like a good psycho thriller.

Pop in to see what all the thrill is about ;)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Monthly Wrap-Up

My summer is 5 days away from being over.  My kids go back on Wednesday, to a modified traditional school year.  Modified since they get the whole week of Thanksgiving off, three weeks at Christmas and two weeks of spring break.  Works well for me, they've been home since June 2nd, though getting up at 6:30 does NOT make me happy.  I like to sleep in and tend to stay up later.

July was a bit of a quiet month for me and so will August.  I have been planning my daughters bridal shower and don't have that much time to read.  What I did read was pretty good though.  This month my book club is going to the movies for August instead of reading a book.  We read The Help this past winter and we all decided to see the movie since we LOVED the book so very much and I can't wait.  I will blog about it and tell if it was as good as the book.  My review of The Help is *HERE*.  This was just a fantastic book, it moved me so very much and I can't wait to see how all the ladies are portrayed.

I read book three in the Harper Connelly series by Charlaine Harris, Ice Cold Grave and liked it.  Book four will be the last *pout*.  I really love this series and will be sad to see it end, my *REVIEW* Read Chelsea Cain's fourth in her Archie/Gretchen series Night Season , not any Gretchen but a brief glimpse, pretty good, not quite the thriller that the others were, that Gretchen knows how to get ya.  I'll review at another time, but the buzz is January Jones will play the beauty killer herself!  Great choice!  Read a couple of kindle freebies for my TBR challenge, Flowers For Elvis and A Little Death In Dixie.  Both were pleasant surprises, I only reviewed Flowers *HERE*.  Would recommend them both.  Could not finish The Sacrifice (forbidden) another Kindle freebie, just didn't do it for me at all.  I am now reading Ceremony In Death, and I think that'll be it for a while with Eve Dallas and Roarke, they're kinda boring me.  It's not that the story isn't good, it's just how much more can you do with this, obviously a gagillion according to Robb since there's like 40 of em!  But I may pick and choose which ones sound really good from now on instead of reading in order.

Here's my list for this month, maybe all maybe one or two all depends on how my month goes busy wise -

Ceremony in DeathMaybe This TimeThe Thirteenth Tale: A Novel
The Dragonfly Pool

Not too ambitious, the last is our August book club choice, and to be honest, I don't know if I'll get to it.  I'm not a YA reader at all, can't get into it feel there are just too many books on my shelf that I'd rather read than to dabble in YA.  I know the bloggisphere is filled with YA junkies, but I'm not one of em, nor do I wish to be.  I'll see how my month goes and decide if I want to do it or not.  In the meantime, enjoy August it's lazy days, September will be here in a blink, time flies way too fast!!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Authors By The Alphabet Q-n-A

I've been slacking a bit on this.  Went to Vegas for some much needed r & r, and have also been waaaaay busy planning dd's bridal shower.  That said lets get to next month's book choice for the letter I, being hosted by Book Belle -

The Dragonfly Pool

Dragonfly Pool
Eva Ibbotson
384 pgs.

Now on to our q-n-a for July's book, Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris being hosted by Christine over at her blog, The Happily Ever After just click on the title to go right to the discussion :)

My review for this book can be found *HERE*


1.   Let's start with the obvious. Did you like the book? What's your overall impression?
I did like this book.  It was an easy read, great characters that I enjoyed, and the story moved and kept me interested.  Charlaine has the ability to keep you in suspense without going over the top, or dragging it out.

2. Did you like Harper?
Harper is a great character.  She has many layers and a lot of heartache inside that battered body of hers, which is why I think she comes across as cold.  After what she went through growing up it has become part of her defense.

3. What did you think of the murder mystery and the people of Sarne, Arkansas?
It was great.  Of course the typical southern smallmindedness was front and center here.  Though, it doesn’t always matter where  you come from people can be oblivious to what happens around them sometimes for their own self preservation other times just out of selfishness.

4. Do you think Harper will ever find out what happened to her sister Cameron?
At some point I do think she will find out what took place.  I know that whole situation and that with her little sisters is what makes Harper Harper.

5. What do you make of the relationship between Harper and Tolliver?
I find it entertaining to see the hoops these two are jumping through to try and deny what they feel for each other.  The fact that they aren't blood relatives just cements the fact that at some point one is going to come clean to the other.  What then?  Will their relationship end?  Will they both be happy?  Read on friends....

6. Do you think you'll continue reading this series?
Most certainly, I already have and will finish it up with book 4 which sadly will be the end according to Harris.

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