Saturday, July 24, 2010

I'm Back....

After some recent time management issues... I am back and trying to catch up with my blog. I have read some interesting things during my time away, so I will restart with some new "Just Finished" posts. Glad to be back, blogging friends!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

My wonderful sister at The True Book Addict gave me an awesome gift for Christmas.....BOOKS!! She gave me a gift certificate for books from Better World Books, and my selections arrived today!

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell
Abundance by Sena Jeter Naslund
The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks
If I Were a Lion by Sarah Weeks

I can't say enough good things about this site! The books arrived in a timely manner, AND you just can't beat the prices! I got all of these books for $22.00! Granted they are used, but gently, and they are all hardcover. Swing over there if you are interested in some good deals. I chose the Bargain Bin (5 for $15.00), and had enough left on my gift certificate to get an extra book plus my grand daughter's absolute favorite (If I Were a Lion) for $2!! I would highly recommend this book for any preschoolers out there.....Off to read now...Thanks Michelle, I love you!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Just Finished.....

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. This was a great read! It is the second book in a series with the first book being The Hunger Games. I first heard of this series from Stephenie Meyer's web site, she highly recommended it. It took me a minute to get reacquainted with the characters, but once I did, what a ride! This series is fast paced, full of action, and has a touch of a love story. I was riveted to this book, and read from the third chapter to the end of the book without stopping! The only problem is that this book has a cliffhanger ending! I will have to wait until the third book comes out to find out what happens. I will be waiting with baited breath!!!

Friday, January 8, 2010


In no particular order...

Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris, a Sookie Stackhouse novel (releasing June 2010).
Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong (releasing August 2010).
The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong, YA (releasing May 2010).
Tales of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong (releasing April 2010).
Flirt by Laurell K. Hamilton, Anita Blake Vampire Hunter (releasing February 2010).
Bullet by Laurell K. Hamilton, Anita Blake Vampire Hunter (releasing June 2010).

These are just a few books I have my eye on, and am "patiently" waiting for their/my release!

Just Finished......

Gwenhwyfar by Mercedes Lackey and Divine Misdemeanors by Laurell K. Hamilton. I was very impressed with Gwenhwyfar. It was a King Arthur story which is based on the premise that Arthur had three wives by the name of Gwenhwyfar (Guinevere). The author found plausable research that put her on the track of writing this novel. There is plenty of intrigue, magic, action, and thankfully, only one love scene! I enjoyed "growing up" with Gwen, and formed a bond with this character of endearing qualities and spirit. I heard it may be the first in a trilogy? I certainly hope so, I will be keeping my eye on this author.
Divine Misdemeanors was also an interesting book. I read all of Laurell K's books religiously, and this is from the Meredith Gentry series. I love the imagination of the author, and some of the historical facts she adds about the lore of the fairies. Of course this book didn't lack of action and drama, and thankfully, it was not as steeped in sexual liasons as in previous books in the series. I will continue to read on in this series, as well as her other series.