Friday, April 30, 2010

WELCOME To BLOGMANIA ! My Blog #114 or 123





You’ve arrived at exactly the right time to explore lots of new blogs, all of which, ARE GIVING AWAY A VERY SPECIAL BLOGMANIA GIVEAWAY (For One Day Only – April 30th) .

We’ve done all the work for you. No hunting or surfing. Each blog will have a number and each new blog link will have a number. These numbers will allow you to keep track of which blogs you’ve visited and how many are left to visit. Why not take a moment to make a list of blog numbers 1-123 and check off the blogs as you go.
I know you’ll want to visit as many blogs today as you can. So, if you see something that interests you on any of our participating blogs, why not bookmark that site. Later, when you have more time, you can discover all its fabulous treasures.

CLICK! CLICK! CLICK!MY GIVEAWAY and RULES:
1. Enter your email and state or country
2. Become a follower
2. Winner will be chosen by randomizer

The prize will be a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card and one of the following books:
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Or
Bed of Roses (Bride Quartet #2) by Nora Roberts



Here are some more blogs to check out:


(Blog- 1 – HOST OF BLOGMANIA) Between The Pages
(Blog -2 – CO-HOST OF BLOGMANIA) The Black Sheep Dances

(Blog-43 - CO-HOST OF BLOGMANIA) Books, Books Everywhere
(Blog-22) Opinions of a Moody Mama
(Blog-7) Skhye's Ramblings
(Blog-39) Paranormal Bites
(Blog-64) Riley Quinn
(Blog-91) Cate Masters
(Blog-110) Book Crazy
(Blog-121) Brain Foggles

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Blogmania Event Coming - April 30

Coming - April 30, 2010

WOW! Aren’t you the lucky one! You’ve arrived at exactly the right time to explore lots of new blogs, all of which, ARE GIVING AWAY A VERY SPECIAL BLOGMANIA GIVEAWAY (For One Day Only) .

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You literally have the chance to win hundreds of prizes. We’ve done all the work for you. No hunting or surfing for just the right blogs. Every blog you visit will have more links for you to follow, all of them with a special BLOGMANIA giveaway and just waiting for you to drop by.






Each blog will have a number similar to this (25 of 106) and each new blog link will have a number. These numbers will allow you to keep track of which blogs you’ve visited and how many are left to visit. Now really, isn’t this the easiest thing ever! AND SO MUCH FUN…



I know you’ll want to visit as many blogs today as you can. So, if you see something that interests you on any of our participating blogs, why not bookmark that site or become a blog follower. Later, when you have more time, you can discover all its fabulous treasures.



Remember! The special Blogmania prizes are only available for one day, April 30th. The number of prizes you could win is only limited by the NUMBER of blogs you visit.



Get Ready—Set —Go !

Read, Remember, Recommend Fiction Challenge

Read, Remember, Recommend Fiction Challenge



April 1, 2010 - April 1, 2011


Bibliobabe is hosting the Read, Remember, Recommend Fiction Challenge in honor of the April 1st release of her book.

Details:

Check out all the amazing books mentioned in Read, Remember, Recommend and plan your attack. Books do not need to be decided upon in advance. All books must be mentioned in the journal lists.
Write a challenge sign-up post on your blog. In that post provide a link to the Read, Remember, Recommend Fiction Reading Challenge post. If you do not have a blog, introduce yourself in a comment on that post.

Each time you read and review a book as part of this challenge, share this with other challenge participants by adding a direct link to your book review to the list in a comment at this post. If you do not have a blog, leave your review as a comment.
Rules:

Read as many books from the Read, Remember, Recommend reading journal as you can in one year.

Books read before April 1st, 2010 do not count.
Overlaps with other challenges are acceptable – and encouraged!
Rereading doesn’t count – have fun exploring new authors, awards and books!
Audio, print, and e-books are all acceptable.
You can change your commitment level at anytime.

Levels:

Notable Newbie – 5 books
Armchair Librarian – 10 books
The Library of Congress Calls Me Daddy – 20 books
A Book Intervention is Needed – 30 books

There are also some AWESOME prizes. To sign up and see the list of prizes, visit the post about the challenge.

Read, Remember, Recommend Teen Reading Challenge


Read, Remember, Recommend Teen Reading Challenge

April 1, 2010 - April 1, 2011



Bibliobabe is hosting the Read, Remember, Recommend Teen Reading Challenge to celebrate the April 1st release of her new book.

Details:

Check out all the amazing books mentioned in Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens and plan your attack. Books do not need to be decided upon in advance. All books must be mentioned in the journal lists.
Write a challenge sign-up post on your blog. In that post provide a link to the Read, Remember, Recommend Teen Reading Challenge post. If you do not have a blog, introduce yourself in a comment on that post.
Each time you read and review a book as part of this challenge, share this with other challenge participants by adding a direct link to your book review to the list in a comment at this post. If you do not have a blog, leave your review as a comment.
Rules:

Read as many books from the Read, Remember, Recommend for Teens reading journal as you can in one year.
Books read before April 1st, 2010 do not count.
Overlaps with other challenges are acceptable – and encouraged!
Rereading doesn’t count – have fun exploring new authors, awards and books!
Audio, print, and e-books are all acceptable.
You can change your commitment level at anytime.
Levels:

NE2N – Not Even to Newbery – 5 books
CYA – Covering Your Assignments – 10 books
LOL – Literature Over Love – 20 books
BFF – Book Fiend Forever – 30 books

There are also some AWESOME prizes. To sign up and see the list of prizes, visit the post about the challenge.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Book Review: Freestyle with Avery





Title: Freestyle with Avery (Beacon Street Girls)
Author: Annie Bryant
Genre: Young Adult
Challenges: 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge, Book Around the States Challenge, Monthly Mixer Mele (A), Read and Review Challenge 2010, 2010 Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge, 100 + Reading Challenge, Young Adult Reading Challenge, Audio Book Challenge 2010, Pages Read 2010,

Rating: 4/5
No. of Pages: Audio (240)
Published: 2009


Back Cover:
Hey, sports fans!

Avery here, comin’ at you live form Colorado, home of my dad – and the first ever Telluride Snurfer Snowboarding Competition! With mascot dog Marty at my side, I’m totally psyched to compete. But this trip is getting CRAAZY. At in Crazie Kazie, the all-star boarder who wants to wind as much as I do. The only thing crazier is her cat, Farkle….aka Franken-Cat!

I just might score some coaching tips from a certain celeb. And shout-out to my new friend, Jason – he loves animals, like me. You won’t believe the creature he’s keeping in his shed…it’s almost ready to be released into the wild.

Shred on , Avery

Mine: What a wonderful series for young girls. My only question is how can the parents be so clueless as to your daughters feelings (it’s usually the dad that doesn’t get it). Avery’s dad is now got a girlfriend and with that comes her daughter Kazie that is the enemy. Kazie seems to have taken Avery’s job at the ski shop and is her competition in the Snurfer Snowboarding Competition
Avery also makes friends with Jason the new kid in town that everyone else wants to know about also. Jason is a quiet kid with lots of with lots to hide the most interesting thing is the hawk he is caring for.

Book Review: Twenty Wishes - Debbie Macomber





Title: Twenty Wishes (Blossom Street)
Author: Debbie Macomber
Genre: Romance
Challenges: To Be Continued…Challenge, 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge, Monthly Mixer Mele (M), Read and Review Challenge 2010, 2010 Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge, 100 + Reading Challenge, Romance Reading Challenge 2010, Audio Book Challenge 2010, Romance Challenge 2010, Pages Read 2010, Contemporary Romance Challenge in 2010,


Rating: 5/5
No. of Pages: Audio
Published: 2008


Back Cover
: What do you want most in the world? Anne Marie Roche wants to find happiness again. At Thirty-eight, her life’s not what she’d expected – she’s childless, a recent widow, alone. She owns a successful bookstore on Seattle’s Blossom Street, but despite her accomplishments, there’s a feeling of emptiness.

On Valentine’s Day, Anne Marie and several other widows get together to celebrate…what? Hope, possibility, the future. They each begin a list of twenty wishes, things they always wanted to do but never did.

Anne Marie’s list starts with: Find one good thing about life. It includes learning to knit, doing good for someone else, falling in love again. She begins to act on her wishes, and when she volunteers at a local school, and eight-year-old girl named Ellen enters her life. It’s a relationship that becomes far more involving that Anne Marie intended. It also becomes far more important than she ever imagined.

As Ellen helps Anne Marie complete her list of twenty wishes, they both learn that wishes can come true -- but not necessarily in the way you expect.


Mine: What a wonderful idea to have twenty wishes to try to complete. Everyone should have twenty wishes. It seems so funny that on Valentine’s day all the widows decide to make a 20 wishes list and most all of them have a wish of love. They are all different kinds of love, but love just the same.
Anne Marie doing something good for someone else leads to falling in love again – it’s just with Ellen her lunch buddy at the school that she volunteers at. For the others it’s the service manager where she bought her car, the man in the wheelchair at the local movie theater. It all leads to love again to be had by the next Valentine’s Day