Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday!

Waiting on Wednesday!
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme started by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It is a chance to talk about a book that we are anxiously awaiting. Post your link in the comments at Breaking the Spine and see what others are waiting for.

This week I am waiting for the new book in the Shifters series by Rachel Vincent called Shift. I am impatiently looking in my mailbox each day for this one!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

2010 Thriller & Suspense Challenge

This is where I will be tracking and reviewing my books for the thriller and suspense challenge! This list is not in the order they will be read.
Here is my list:
1. Deeper Than the Dead by Tami Hoag - 3/2/10: kept me turning the pages to the last - but I was hoping for the "happy ending" I had envisioned.
2. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs - - 
3. Storm Front by Jim Butcher
4. Turning Angel by Greg Iles
5. Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
6. Dark of the Moon by John Sandford
7. The Front by Patricia Cornwell
8. First to Die by James Patterson
9. Impulse by Catherine Coulter
10. The Killing Ground by Jack Higgins
11. Rough Country by John Sandford
12. You've Been Warned by James Patterson
13. Smoke Screen by Sandra Brown
14. Beach House by James Patterson
15. Apocalypse Happens by Lori Handeland - - 3/25/10
16. Exposure: A Novel by Brandilyn Collins - - 5/4/2010
17. On the Edge by Ilona Andrews - - 4/18/2010 - - 4/18/2010
18. Even Money by Dick Francis - - 6/20/10
19. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting - - 6/18/2010
20. Mind Games by Carolyn Crane - - 6/8/2010
21. Origin In Death by J.D. Robb - - 7/2/10
22. Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts - - 7/8/10

Teaser Tuesday!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* 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! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
*Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser for today: Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford

p. 14 - "Teenage guys from all over the area show up at Meriian Pool now, like it's church. Religious attendance, absolute devotion, and everybody wants to get saved."

Friday, February 12, 2010

4 Days of LOVE from Ellz Readz

Check out this contest at Ellz Readz.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

I Got my Prize - Thanks Kristen!

I just wanted to send out a thank you to Kristen for the awesome book that I won from her contest at Bookworming in the 21st century! I am planning to start it today on my way to the superbowl party!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Another contest! -- Soul Screamers!

I just joined a contest at Library Lounge Lizard - Soul Screamers written by Rachel Vincent- I have recently discovered these books and loved them! Check out the contest and the books!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I am a WINNER! (at least this once)

I am finally a winner - if only for this one moment. I am pleased to say that I have won first prize, which is my choice of book (up to $25 on, in a contest from Bookworming in the 21st Century called 600+ follower contest.

I rarely win anything, although I do love to occasionally "donate" at the casino, so I was very excited to find that I did actually win. I thought that choosing my prize would be easy, my wish list on amazon is pages long...but choosing just one - - which one.... so I finally decided that I would choose a book from an author that I love to read, but isn't YA, Tami Hoag . The book is Deeper than the Dead.

I seem to readily buy books that I can share with the students, but seem to wait to buy books just for me. This was a great way for me to be selfish and choose something for just one person. Thanks so much Kristen!

Waiting On Wednesday: Black Magic Sanction

"Waiting On" Wednesday: This is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I have piles of books, which I am sure everyone who reads this blog does too, and I laugh at myself when I realize that I am eagerly checking out not only "Waiting On"Wednesday, but the "Teaser Tuesdays" too! As if I need more book ideas to add to my stacks.

I am "Waiting On" the latest in the Rachel Morgan books by Kim Harrison. It is called Black Magic Sanction. She is having a book signing in the Twin Cities on March 1, 2010 and I will be going to that, so I know I will only be waiting until then!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: Doomsday Can Wait

Teaser Tuesdays - from
Anyone can play! Check out everyones teasers and find even more books to add to your TBR stack!!!!

My teaser:

"A month ago I put a stake through the heart of the only man I've ever loved. Luckily, or not, depending on the day and my mood, that wasn't enough to kill him."

Doomsday Can Wait by Lori Handeland (p.1)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Hey - I finally got a Voki!

I have been watching the students making themselves Vokis and my co-worker has already changed her Voki a couple times, and finally I have gotten in and made one! Super fun. You should go to and play around with it.

Caster Girls! (& boys)

Click here to go to a great contest for the amazing new book, Beautiful Creatures.