Monday, January 31, 2011

Meet Me on Monday!

Who are we? The bloggers that we chat with and rarely get to meet?
Meet Me on Monday is a way to get to know more about some of your fellow bloggers - I think it sounds super fun!  This is my first Meet Me On Moday!  It is hosted by Java @ Never Growing Old.
Here are the five questions for this Monday:
1.  What do you put on your hot dog?
2.  Do you play Sudoku?
3.  What is your favorite vegetable?
4.  Do you color your hair?
5.  What is your favorite brand of clothing?

My hot dog? Mustard - ONLY mustard - unless I get crazy and add cheese!

Soduku? I have played it - I truly LOVE brain games - puzzles of all kinds - but this for me is work!

My favorite vegetable?  
Okay - kidding - my favorite vegetable would have to be sugar snap peas!  Although if you asked my family they would say that it had to be garlic because I put it in everything - I personally think that garlic is a staple!
Do I color my hair? NO.  I did once - cost me a fortune and it didn't look all that different.  I would rather spend my money on books and chocolate! (I did use that colored mouse in high school!)  Perhaps one day I will be this brave!

My favorite brand of clothing?  This one threw me - I guess I have never thought about brand enough to have a favorite!  I have spent quite a bit of my life in "hand-me's" of one kind or another - you know "hand-me-downs" or "hand-me-ups" or the like.  I was the middle of three girls and only 13 months younger than my sister, so she wore it- then I did.  As we grew, she had a better job and great taste - so I continued to "borrow" her things ("hand-me-overs").  Now - with two children (16 & 21) I get my daughter's "No longer in fashions" and my sons "The sleeves are too shorts" and I call them "hand-me-ups" - they are great for around the house and weekends! Someday I guess it will all be called vintage!

Super Huge Epic Contest - check it out!

Epic HUGE contest! It is being hosted by Heather at The Secret Adventures of Writer Girl!
So - here is the deal - - - you go to her blog - follow her - tell her you stopped by because you saw this on my blog - then we both get that much closer to winning!  
Heather wants followers - to get them she is willing to give away mountains of books!  You send 25 followers to her blog and you win a book of your choice (from the list she is providing - which is huge!)
It breaks down like this: (I copied it from her site):
If you get -
10 followers over here = A poem or short story of your choice written for you. Anything you want.
25 followers = 1 book of your choice
40 followers = 3 books of your choice
60 followers = 5 books of your choice
75 followers = 7 books of your choice
100 followers = I don't know yet, but it is going to have to be something very epic.

So.....go check it out!  Refer me - put it on your blog - maybe we can all win!

2011 YA Challenge

The 2011 YA Challenge is being hosted by Jamie at For the Love of YA!
I have chosen - - The "Fun Size" YA Reading Challenge – Read 20 Young Adult novels.
Here are my books - dates read and review links!
1. Marked by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast - 1/15/11 - reviewed here
2. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand - 1/19/11 - reviewed here
3. The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin - 1/17/11 - reviewed here
4. The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa - 1/25/11 - reviewed here
5. Legacy (Ganzfield #3) by Kate Kaynak - 1/28/11 - reviewed here
6. Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton - 1/29/11 - reviewed here
7. Scourge by David H. Burton - 2/5/11 - reviewed here
8. Foresight: The Gods of Fate Book 1 by Sherry Ficklin - 2/22/11 - reviewed here
9. Gunnar: Hurricane Horse by Judy Andrekson - 3/6/11 - reviewed here
10. Betrayed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast - currently reading
11. Sir Gawain the True by Gerald Morris - 3/11/11 - review here
12. The Trouble with Spells by Lacey Weatherford - 3/17/11 - reviewed here
13. Demon Kiss by Lacey Weatherford - 3/19/11 - reviewed here
14. Blood of the White Witch by Lacey Weatherford - 3/24/11- reviewed here
15. Mind Readers by Lori Brighton - 3/27/11 - reviewed here

It's Monday - - What are you reading?

I have been away from this meme for a bit - glad to be back!

This is what I have been reading: 
Just finished with a weekend of reading - reviews to come this week!

Legacy: Ganzfield Book 3 by Kate Kaynak - I received this ARC from the author and LOVED it!  I have read the first two books in the series and was thrilled by the opportunity to read this next installment!  It was fantastic!
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton - this ARC was on the Kindle from Net Galley.  Thoroughly enjoyed this story.  She is a brand new author and I can't wait for more!
Pack Challenge: Magnus Pack Book 1 by Shelly Laurenston - this is not my first Shelly Laurenston book - and will not be my last!!! Love her work! I will be reading more in this series for sure.

Eternity Embraced by Larissa Ione - this book is a short novella in her Demonica Series.  I fell in love with this series and keep looking for more.  I love her characters!
I also listened to Don't Blink by James Patterson & Howard Roughan - I won the audio version of this book from Martha's Bookshelf - thanks so much for the great story!  I really enjoy James Patterson books and this one with Howard Roughan was great!  
Be sure to stop back later this week for reviews of all these great books!