Thursday, March 31, 2016

March 2016 Wrap Up

March 2016 Wrap Up

My month in review. Let's see how I did!

Books Read

In order to meet my Goodreads goal of 100 books, I need to read 8.33 books per month. According to Goodreads, I've read 2 books this month:
  1. Buzz Books 2016 Spring/Summer
  2. Passenger by Lisa Lutz

Monday, March 28, 2016

Bloggiesta Finish Line - Spring 2016

Another Bloggiesta has come and gone. That was fast! I had a pretty ambitious list of goals, then totally dropped the ball. Didn't make it to a single Twitter chat. Didn't visit all of the other participants as planned. Didn't complete my goals. Did better than I did on the mini Bloggiesta, but thinking it might be time to step back and re-evaluate the old blog.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter 2016

Happy Easter everyone!

And if you don't celebrate the day, Happy Sunday!

Happy Easter!
Isn't it the truth!

Happy Easter!

black sheep,peep,family,easter

Don't forget...half-priced candy at the store tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Buzz Books 2016 Spring/Summer #BookReview

 photo Buzz Bks 2016.jpg Title:  Buzz Books 2016 Spring/Summer
Release Date:  January 14, 2016
Publisher:  Publishers Lunch
Source:  NetGalley

Our eighth Buzz Books edition evokes all the excitement of Winter Institute with substantial pre-publication excerpts from 40 adult titles.

Enjoy access to the newest voices the publishing industry is broadcasting for the upcoming season as you discover breakout books from established authors, sparkling debuts from soon-to-become literary stars, and fascinating memoirs and inspirational nonfiction. (Goodreads)

My Review:

Buzz Books are one of my favorite ways to discover new authors! Even though not every sample may appeal to you, you know that there's going to be something in there that you'll probably love! Here are a few stories that caught my eye:

Thursday, March 17, 2016

It's time for Spring Bloggiesta!

Spring Bloggiesta - March 21-27
It's time for the Spring Bloggiesta again! This week-long event will be March 21-27th, and I want to make a good dent in my list this time round!

What is Bloggiesta?

In short, Bloggiesta is a blogging marathon revolving around ticking off those items on your to-do list and improving your blog while in the good company of other awesome bloggers doing the same thing. Our awesome mascot Pedro (Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize) is ready to break out the nachos, enchiladas, drinks, mariachi music and whack a pinata or two! It’s nothing short of an awesome fiesta! (website)

Sunday, March 13, 2016

My Journals: Handmade leather wonder

the jewel of my collection!

Blank journals are another weakness of mine. Even though I have an entire cabinet full of journals, I can't seem to stop collecting them! Not sure what I'm going to do with them all, but I can't seem to make it out of a bookstore with at least one.

My Journals:  Handmade leather wonder
This is the nicest journal I own! 

Monday, March 7, 2016

Bookmark Monday: Not All Who Wander

Bookmark Monday

Since I collect bookmarks, thought it would be fun to join the Guiltless Reader for her Bookmark Monday posts!

I've always loved the Not all those who wander may be lost Tolkien quote, so knew that I had to buy this bookmark as soon as I saw it!

Bookmark Monday:  Not All Who Wander
While it's not the exact quote, it's certainly inspired by Tolkien!

Bookmark Monday:  Not All Who Wander quote
Not all who wander are lost

Bookmark Monday:  Not All Who Wander design
 Love the design at the bottom of the bookmark!

I have a compass with the actual quote, but this is a little easier to carry around!

Do you have any favorite quotes? Would love to hear them!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

My Book Haul 3/5/2016

Cold Between, Well Path, Little Is Left To Tell, Orchids and Stone, Diary of Anna the Girl Witch

In need of a new way to showcase titles, I decided that My Book Haul seems like a good fit. I like giving books a little special attention as sometimes it can be awhile before I'm able to review them. Sad to say, but some get put on the shelf and gather a little dust before I'm able to give them the love they deserve. I've included links to Goodreads if you want more information.

For Review:

This was a surprise in my mailbox. I love book surprises!

Cold Between by Elizabeth Bonesteel
Cold Between by Elizabeth Bonesteel

When her crewmate Danny is murdered on the colony of Volhynia, Central Corps engineer Commander Elena Shaw is shocked to learn the main suspect is her lover, Treiko Zajec. She knows Trey is innocent - he was with her when Danny was killed. So who is the real killer and why are the cops framing an innocent man?


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

February 2016 Wrap Up

February 2016 Wrap Up
My month in review. Let's see how I did!

Books read

In order to meet my Goodreads goal of 100 books, I need to read 8.33 books per month. According to Goodreads, I've read 1 book this month. One! That's downright embarrassing!

  1. Brotherhood In Death by JD Robb