Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop! and Readerbuzz's February Giveaway







Literary Giveaway Blog Hop

I'm happy to announce
the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop
and
Readerbuzz's February Giveaway!


Win Paris to the Past!
Win All Kinds of Kisses!
Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!


(Paris to the Past is open to bloggers anywhere in the world.
I reserve the right to send a $15 Amazon gift card
instead of the book to areas outside the US.)

(All Kinds of Kisses is open to bloggers in the US only.)


(The Amazon gift card is open to bloggers
anywhere Amazon can ship!)


Rules for the giveaways are simple:

(1) You must follow me.
(2) You must leave a comment here
that expresses whether you'd like to win
Paris to the Past (international),
All Kinds of Kisses (US only),
the giftcard (international), or
any combination of the above,
and includes an e-mail address
 (posted in an elusive way to thwart the wicked).


BONUS:
If you really, really want to win the books and/or giftcard,
you are welcome to receive extra entries by:

Following me at Twitter
and leaving a comment +1 

Befriending me at Goodreads
and leaving a comment +1

Befriending me at Facebook
and leaving a comment +1

Please visit Leeswammes' Blog
to visit all sixty of the blogs
participating in the
I will leave these giveaways open
 until February 29th.
Good luck!
Readerbuzz's February Giveaway is scheduled to begin on February 1st at 12:01 am EST
and end on February 29th at 11:59 pm EST.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Top Ten Books That Broke Your Heart A Little


Top Ten Books that
Broke My Heart a Little

Happenstance by Carol Shields

Six-Word Memoirs on Love & Heartbreak

Love, Loss, and What I Wore


The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson

Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell

The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan

The Gold Bug Variations by Richard Powers

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson

Tadpole's Promise by Jeanne Willis

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
with illustrations by Maira Kalman


And don't forget!
The February Giveaway here at Readerbuzz is...
and
All Kinds of Kisses!
And it's international!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

Monday, February 13, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?






What I Finished Last Week


Why We Broke Up 
by Daniel Handler
with art by Maira Kalman

Why I Loved Why We Broke Up

I wasn’t too sure about you at first,
Why We Broke Up. You have your
world and I have mine and never the...more


 
What I'm Reading Now


Some Assembly Required by Anne Lamott
with Sam Lamott



What I Might Read Next

Suggestions always appreciated!



What are you reading today?!



And don't forget!
The February Giveaway here at Readerbuzz is...
and
All Kinds of Kisses!
And it's international!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! As part of this weekly meme Book Journey loves to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. Book Journey offers a weekly contest for those who visit 10 or more of the Monday Meme participants and leave a comment telling BJ how many you visited.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sunday Salon: Peaceful



It's Sunday and I'm completely and totally relaxed and peaceful.

I just spent most of the last week at an amazing technology conference. But that wasn't the relaxing and peaceful part.

The relaxing and peaceful part was the hotel where I stayed.





 I walked. I listened to calming music. I ate almonds and peanut butter and chocolate. And I read a fabulous book. A fabulously sad book. And I cried. I cried because the book was very sad. I cried because the book was very true.

Here it is:

Why We Broke Up*
Review to come soon.

And don't forget!
The February Giveaway here at Readerbuzz is...
and
All Kinds of Kisses!
And it's international!

*CAUTION!  CAUTION!  CAUTION!  This book is marked YA but it's full of things your mama won't be happy about. 
You have been warned.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Top Ten Books I'd Hand To Someone Who Says They Don't Like To Read

I've had good luck recommending these titles to
people who (eek!) hate to read:

Anything Harry Potter

All the Stephanie Plum mysteries



The Discworld books

Maus and other graphic novels

Lonesome Dove

Shel Silverstein

Hunger Games

Game of Thrones

All the Jodi Picoult books

How about you?
What would you recommend to nonreaders?
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

Monday, February 6, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?








 



What I Finished Last Week



Whew! I'm finally finished.
Here's my review:

A religious cult.
A man ceaselessly knocking on doors to collect fees for tv usage.
The Little People. Two moons.
A dowager. A private investigator. A...more





What I Might Read Next

I want to buy something for my Kindle
to take with me on my trip this week.
Something that I will love.
Do you have any suggestions for me?






I invite you to sign up for
my February Giveaway!
Win All Kinds of Kisses
or a $25 Amazon gift card!


What are you reading today?!



It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! As part of this weekly meme Book Journey loves to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. Book Journey offers a weekly contest for those who visit 10 or more of the Monday Meme participants and leave a comment telling BJ how many you visited.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sunday Salon: Readerbuzz's February Giveaway! Win a $25 Amazon Gift Certificate and All Kinds of Kisses!!!




I'm happy to announce
Readerbuzz's February Giveaway!

Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!
Win All Kinds of Kisses!

(All Kinds of Kisses is open to bloggers in the US only.
The Amazon gift card is open to bloggers anywhere Amazon can ship!)


Rules for the Readerbuzz's February Giveaway are simple:

(1) You must follow me.
(2) You must leave a comment here
that expresses whether you'd like to win All Kinds of Kisses (US only),
the giftcard (international), or both the book and the giftcard (US only),
and includes an e-mail address
 (posted in an elusive way to thwart the wicked).


BONUS:
If you really, really want to win this book and/or giftcard,
you are welcome to receive extra entries by:

Following me at Twitter
and leaving a comment +1 

Befriending me at Goodreads
and leaving a comment +1

Befriending me at Facebook
and leaving a comment +1

I will leave this giveaway open until February 29th.
Good luck!
Readerbuzz's February Giveaway is scheduled to begin on February 1st at 12:01 am EST
and end on February 29th at 11:59 pm EST.