Friday, November 25, 2011

Follow Friday Thankfulness! And my giveaway!

This weeks Follow my book blog Friday is all about above to read this weeks post and join the fun!

What am I thankful for??
My daughter has beat Leukemia and 8 months in the hospital paid off. My heart is light as a feather yet so full of care for all the kids still fighting!
And my blogging family that went through it with me over those long stays in the hospital. We were always reading something!

Also, come on over and register for:
a $20.00 Amazon gift card!! :) Click here or above

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Moving....on and on...

Moving day is 11 days away!

On our way here:
There is a room through a set of pocket door off the living room that is soon to become my dream library! wooot!

And the give-away is under way :)

Have you registered? Go to this post and leave a comment! That's all there is to it and someone will get an early Christmas present of a $20.00 gift card to Amazon as a celebration of getting 100 followers.

I've been reading, but haven't finished much and a couple books behind on reviews.
After The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (which I still can't get out of my head!!) I read
1984 (which took me forever)
Tuesday's With Morrie.

Neither one lived up to expectations. 1984 was a re-read and I think I had better recollection of the emotional involvement with Winston. I didn't really connect with him this time which threw the whole thing off for me. Of course I do love that it was a groundbreaking, genre setting piece of work. Iconic and world changing, but I'm just not really Orwell's style of writing anymore I'm afraid. 5 stars for premise 3 for literary merit.

Tuesday's With Morrie - I enjoyed for what it was. I wasn't blown away from any of the revelations. I think we've all heard them and know them. It was a 'preaching to the choir' sort of book. Morrie himself is what I liked. He seemed like a great person and full of life, love and fun and anyone would have been blessed to have known him. And I wondered who was in my life like that I may be taking for granted and better still, was I like that for anyone? If not, why not? Could I strive to be a better person that way? All in all TWM warmed my heart and made me feel good for the time I felt I got with Morrie so I gave it 3.5 of 5 stars. The strivings of Mitch Albom for deep meaning and earth-shaking revelation seemed a bit trite to me.

Right now I'm in the midst of The Reader. I hadn't even read the blurb when it was recommended and lent to me by my coworker. I must say it wasn't what I expected but I am liking it.

Forgive me if you I bow out for a few days until the move is over. and if I don't make it here to let you know...I wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Time for a give-away! $20 Amazon Gift card

I passed the infamous 100 followers mark!! 
Woot! I LOVE my followers and fellow bloggers! I can't wait to keep up with all your blogs and also to meet lots more! It is an amazing community!

So for the giveaway... hmmm lets see....
how about.....

A $20.00 Amazon gift card? :) 

Just comment here. 
1 entry/comment per person.  
I will use a random number generator to pick one of yous guys to give this token of my appreciation...not that I don't appreciate all of you... well you understand :)

I'll leave this open until Dec 1st.

Thanks again to all and any of you who read my blog. I do truly love books and am so glad for this forum to be able to share that love!

Good Luck!! :)