Tuesday, July 3, 2012

SIS: Shares In Squidoo - Best Book Lenses

Since this is my blog about books, I thought I would dedicate my first SIS: Shares in Squidoo to the best book related lenses I have spotted so far:

Alica H. (Lensmaster name: eclypsechic) wrote this Best Chick Lit lens, which I enjoyed. It grew my "books to read" list quite a bit! We like a lot of the same authors.

I'm a fan of Janet Evanovich's Plum series, so I must pay tribute here to audiobooks1, who produced this lens, Janet Evanovich Audiobooks. This lens inspired me to move outside of my Plum series comfort zone.

"Pretty Little Liars," the TV show, is one of my guilty pleasures. Imagine my delights when I found this lens with all of the original PTL books listed in order! Thanks, marciag!

I hope and pray my daughter grows up to love reading as much as I do. I learned a lot about the different awards granted to children's books and discovered some gems I would like to add to her bookshelf reading OneFootPutt's lens, Award Winning Children's Books - 2012.

I just realized I haven't posted a lens about books yet! Guess I better get to it!


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Time to Catch Up!

I set myself a goal to read 40 books this year. I have read 8. Even with audio books I'm this far behind! In some ways I think it takes me longer to listen to audio books. I like to listen to them as I fall asleep. Then I have to "rewind" and try to find the last part I remembered listening to!

I'm actually considering reading the Twilight Series. Hubs watched one or more of the movies and said I might be surprised. I figure I might as well see what all the buzz is about. I read the Hunger Games, which is out of my reading comfort zone, and was glad I did, so here goes!

Check out the next 10 books on my To Read list:


I will be back soon to review "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and "The Girl Who Played With Fire," by Stieg Larsson.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Amy Einhorn Books Perpetual Challenge

So a tweet caught my interest today. It lead me to a blog with a book review about Defending Jacob, by William Landay. That post lead me to another post, which reminded me to come back and give my own book blog (you are HERE!) some attention! So, here I am!

The review of Defending Jacob really drew me in. I am sure it is going straight to my "to read" list on GoodReads, which I desperately need to prioritize!

As if I needed any more inspiration to read, Dawn's blog lead me to the Amy Einhorn Books Perpertual Challenge. I saw that The Help is on there, which I am already reading and enjoying. I figure this challenge will lead me to books I might not otherwise pick up.

When I finish The Help, I will post a review about it. I am trying to finish reading it this week.  I will be watching the movie with some other ladies on Saturday night.