Monday, August 20, 2012

Book Blogger Hop: What genre would you never read?

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What genre would you never read?

I might not be the popular one after this question, but I would say historical , sci-fi, and paranormal.  My mom loves the historical - going back in time - I am not a history buff - give me something in the today time. =)

Sci-fi - just not into. =)
And Paranormal - not so much.  Just doesn't appeal to me.

How about you?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sunshine Blogger Award

I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award from Stacy at Stacy Sews and Schools.  THANK YOU Stacy!!

So, Here are the rules:
1.  If you are nominated, you must blog a post linking back to the person/blog that nominated you.
2. You must answer some questions, nominate ten fellow bloggers and link their blogs to the post!
3. You should comment on your nominees’ blogs to let them know you’ve nominated them.

So, here are the questions:
1. Who is your favorite philosopher?
Hmmm tough one.... don't have an answer

2. What is your favorite number?

3.   What is your favorite animal?
Cats, Frogs, and Penguins

4.    What are your Facebook and Twitter URLs?

I don't have one for my blog but my personal one is  Should I do a facebook for my blog too?

5. What is your favorite time of the day?

6. What was your favorite vacation?
Maine - my first vacation with my hubby when we were dating.  Or Hawaii - where we got married.

7. What is your favorite physical activity?

8. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?
Diet Coke

9. What is your favorite flower?

10. What is your passion?
My family.  I love to read also.

My ’10′ Blogger Nominees

1.  Ann's Reading Corner

2.  Crazy For Books

3.  Crazy Adventures in Parenting

4.  Coletta's Kitchen Sink

5.  Suzy Henderson

6.  Cindy's Books and Bits

7.  Escaping with Books

8.  Jeanna's Bookshelf

9.  Griperang's Bookmarks

10.  Silver's Reviews


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Book Review: "Second Chance Pass" by Robyn Carr

Book Description:

In the space of a few months Vanessa buried her husband, Matt, and gave birth to their son- breaking her heart while filling it with a whole new kind of love. But the one man she longs to share this love with now acts if she doesn't exist. — Paul Haggerty lives by the marine motto: Semper Fi. Ever faithful to his best friend, he's done right by Matt's widow as best he can... considering he's been secretly in love with her for years. Now, just as he's about to make his move, another woman has staked her claim on him-a claim that will be tough to escape.

With courage, humility and not a little meddling from the good folks of Virgin River, Vanni and Paul might just get a second chance to have the love they both desire and deserve.

My thoughts:

This is the 5th installment of Robyn Carr's "Virgin River" series.  I will be honest and tell you that I didn't think I was going to like it.  I just had that feeling - I don't know if it was because of the storyline with the widow or not.  Not sure.  But I AM glad that I was wrong.  

I really enjoyed this book.  I love how the author brings back the main characters back and still incorporate the new characters they are introducing.  

This book had a lot of storylines going on, but she makes it work.  I guess if I were to have a complaint about it would be Mike and Brie didn't get enough page time.  Hopefully in this next one.

In this book and I have noticed with at least one others the 'main' story gets done and then they start building the premise for the next book.  I enjoyed it, so much that I decided to continue on the series right away and read the next one. =)

Happy Reading! 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Book Blogger Hop Question: Who is your 'go to' author?

Book Blogger Hop Question Time:

Book Blogger Hop

Who is your go-to author when you are in a reading rut?

I will have to say it would be Janet Evanovich Robyn Carr, or Susan Mallery.   If I am in the mood for something light and funny I will grab a Stephanie Plum book and re-read it.  Or if I want a contemporary romance, I will grab Susan Mallery or Robyn Carr.  Both authors have a gift to take you to their stories and make you feel a part of it.  

What about you?  Who are your go-to authors?

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Book Review: "A Home By The Sea"

Book Description:

Grace Lindstrom has followed her fiancĂ© across three continents, starry-eyed and full of dreams. But when he dies in a plane crash, Grace discovers that their life together was the cruelest kind of lie—and swears to never lose herself to that kind of love again. Until one night, when a chance encounter leads her to the kind of man she's always dreamed of—and the deep family ties she's never known.Noah McKay knows he can't offer Grace any kind of future—not when he spends every day putting his life on the line. But when Grace's grandfather suddenly falls ill and she's called home to the small island town where she grew up, he realizes he can't live without her. Aided by good knitting, good chocolate and deep friendship, Grace is slowly learning to trust again—but can she learn to love a man whose secrets run so deep.

I think this is the first time I have read anything by this author.  I know I have some books of hers on my TBR.  But this particular book I have been eyeing for awhile.  It turned out to be one of those books where when you are done you say "Why didn't I read this one sooner?"

Well I liked this book.  I liked how Grace and Noah got 'introduced' at the beginning of the story.  I really enjoyed the family ties with Noah and Grace.  Grace's friends were introduced and as I was reading it and was getting towards the end, I was wondering how they were going to end the book.  I was hoping to not be disappointed.  I wasn't it.  Especially when I noticed that there was going to be a sequel coming out in September. =)  I think if it wasn't for that I might have been a tad disappointed.

I am looking forward to the sequel and I am going to be moving more of her books up on my TBR pile as well. =)

Happy Reading! 

Friday, August 3, 2012

Book Blogger Hop Time

Book Blogger Hop Time

Book Blogger Hop

When a book goes “viral” (Hunger Games, Fifty Shades, Twilight), do you rush out to read it like everyone else, even if it’s not in your typical genre?

My answer - No.  Do I read them eventually?  Sometimes. 

The two that I remember recently is "The Help" and "Fifty Shades of Gray".  I have read "The Help and am very glad I did.  I haven't read any of the "Fifty Shades" books yet, but I will .  

How about you?