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Friday, April 25, 2008

Booking Through Thursday on Friday

I was late.. :(

Do your reading habits change in the Spring? somewhat I guess, I usually like lighter fun books and ones with happier endings.
Do you read gardening books? oh yes indeed and I have a greenhouse [small one]Even if you don’t have a garden? More light fiction than during the Winter? yes yes Less? Travel books? yes Light paperbacks you can stick in a knapsack? I always have them in the car and in my bags and in the trunk so I can go to the beach with them
Or do you pretty much read the same kinds of things in the Spring as you do the rest of the year? no but I do still read a good thriller to keep me tingling with excitment...hmmm I think I may be a bit strange???

Look What Came Walking Down my Street?

I had to post this cute little mama and her chicks. I was sitting in my office and glanced out the window and tada...there she was just a waddling down the sidewalk..lol....

Now I here are some future reads..I just got the two "eat, pray, and love" and Anne Lamott's "Blue Shoe" from a book swap and I am excited to start. Plus I got the "Not your mama's Crochet" book and I want to read that one too as it has a lot of hints and ideas.

Then in my Apron swap I got the "Chocolate for a Women's Dreams" book another one to read while nibbling on some dark chocolate...yummy!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

"Sew U" New Sewing Book

I was visiting my firend over on Angry Chicken and she had a review on a great book called; Sew U; Home Stretch. I don't usually comment here about books like this but I am a sewer so I had to read up on this book and loved it!!! I agree that it has some wonderful ideas about what to do and not to do with knits and stretchy materials. I am one that has a little difficulty when sewing with them, don't you? It is a joy to see a very "reader friendly" book for us sewers..

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Thursday And What are You Reading?

Okay so I am not reading a lot of new novels now...I know I know...but I have been so on the go, [I hate the word busy] that I just plum ran out of time. But I am reading a little, does that count???

I went away for the weekend , last weekend I should say, and I started Rita Mae's "Rest in Peace" I just love her novels they are light and amusing and loads of interesting page turners. This one is about:
Mrs. Murphy thinks the new man in town is the cat's meow.... Maybe she should think again. Small towns don't take kindly to strangers—unless the stranger happens to be a drop-dead gorgeous and seemingly unattached male. When Blair Bainbridge comes to Crozet, Virginia, the local matchmakers lose no time in declaring him perfect for their newly divorced postmistress, Marry Minor "Harry Haristeen." Even Harry's tiger cat, Ms. Murphy, and her Welsh Corgi, Tee Tucker, believe he smells A-okay. Could his one little imperfection be that he's a killer? Blair becomes the most likely suspect when the pieces of a dismembered corpse begin tuming up around Crozet. No one knows who the dead man is, but when a grisly clue makes a spectacular appearance in the middle of the fall festivities, more than an early winter snow begins chilling the blood of Crozet's very best people. That's when Ms. Murphy, her friend Tucker, and her human companion Harry begin to sort throughout the clues . . . only to find themselves a whisker away from becoming the killer's next victims.
Anyone else out there a fan of her?

I also started another in my library...."The Middle Ages" by Jennie Fields. Its a birdseye view into the single woman in her later 40s. I love this theme. Being a bit past that age and happily married I can still relate to the age changes it brings us. I am finding this book quite enjoyable.

Now onto some other stuff, DH and I went to Palm Springs over the weekend and it was really warm, but the best part was that he took me on a horse drawn carriage ride around town. That was really nice. :) And romantic in the evening hours...


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

What Should I Read Next????

I have an enormous selection to choose from, but I still want to go to B&N and get more????? Am I sick???? Almost as bad as my yarn collection addiction. But I am finishing up Debbie Macomber's 2nd Cedar Cove series books. I love them and also love Jan Karon. My friend got me her new one. I also wanted to work on the Maggie Sefton series as I have only read the 1st one, "Knit One, Kill Two" and I have 2 more of hers. I also wanted to continue with James Patterson's book that I got for Chritmas from a friend, "The Darkest Evening of the Year"....and Joann Flukes, "Banana Split Murder Mystery" oh whats a reader to do....?????

I did watch "I am Legend" with Will Smith...it was terrific... or I might read one of my Christmas books????? Oh decisions decisions... hmmmmm....

Friday, April 4, 2008

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April's Contest "Read it and Comment"

Here's April's "Read It and Comment" contest. This one is a simple one. All you need to do is read the posted story, comment here about it, and then post on your blog linking to this contest. That's all!!! The winner will be picked by the Random Selector. Each comment will be considered a number and then entered into the generator and the number selected will be the winner. But remember only those that follow the rules will be entered.

The contest ends April 30th at 12:00pm.

The winner will be announced sometime during the 1st week in May.
So, hurry up ......Here are the rules;
  • read the story below
  • comment here on it
  • and post a link on your blog to this contest
  • And be sure and add your blog or name link to the comment here

That's it.....Simple......fun....and easy ......

The Story:

"Pawnshop owner Daniel Greer is losing everything. In the seedy and rapidly changing Houston neighborhood where he built a solid business, a new Vietnamese competitor is stealing his customers. Desperate and too trusting, Greer and his wife Carol are thrust into the thick of a bloody Asian gang war-- a clach that's seeping into the city's corridors of power and wealth. But not until Carol is kidnapped does Greer guess the scope of the dark, vicious game he has entered, and the frightening prize he must pay for victory. Trapped between warring factions, terrified by the senseless violence exploding around him, Greer reluctently prepares himself for battle. He'll risk anything to save his wife--and exact a very personal revenge."

The prize will be a new book called "Predator's Waltz" by Jay Brandon.

Now comment and post on your blog....good luck!!

Winner of the Books in the Tub Contest

The winner guessed exactly the tight # ...it was 32 books in the tub....the winner is

Jayne D Hip Hip Horray!!!!!!

Your prize will be sent in the mail within 10 days...thanks for guessing.,,,

And thank you everyone for trying out...be sure to try out for the next contest and you could be DaBookLady's next winner!!!!!

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