Blog Award!

>> Saturday, February 27, 2010

I've received another blog award and this one's from Darlyn over at Darlyn & Books! Thanks for thinking of me Darlyn!

For this award the recipient must:
1.Thank and link to the person that gave you the award.
2.Pass this award on to 15 bloggers you've recently discovered and whom you think are fantastic
3.Contact said Blogs to let them know they've won
4.State 7 Things about yourself!

Okay so 7 things about myself....hmmm, lesseee.

1. I'm partially blind in my left eye due to my mother contracting the German Measles when she was pregnant with me. I can see fine and drive but 3D movies are totally lost on me. Epic Fail on those.

2. When I was 12, I went to the National YBC Bowling Championships representing the Bantam girls from Manitoba. After being in last place going in the final day of competition, we managed to rally to win the silver medal.

3. I can't sleep without my body pillow which is a habit I picked up when I was pregnant with my daughter so when we travel, it comes with us. Its the bane of my husband's existence.

4. I have a half sister named Jesyka who I don't know nearly as well as I should for reasons beyond both of our control.

5. I love most reality tv shows, something I got hooked on with the first season of Survivor.
6. There is no number 6.

7. Reading is one of my passions and I taught myself to read when I was 4 with the tv guide. It seems my daughter has picked up that passion also and I am thrilled.

Now I need to give this award to some deserving bloggers. Since I only follow so many blogs, I cannot do 15 (also I have another award and don't want to duplicate blogs)

RKCharron @ Books
Virginie @ She Read A Book


The 4 Month Challenge (T4MC) - Part 3

>> Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Virginie over at She Read A Book is hosting The Four Month Challenge and I think it looks pretty cool and wish I would have known about it at the beginning of the year and could have started with the 1st installment! Either way, I think I'll sign up now and go with the flow and see how I do. The requirements are listed below. I don't know if I have titles for all the categories yet but I'll update as I go!

5 Point Challenges

Read a book by an author you’ve never read before
Read a book with a one word title
Read a book with an animal name in the title
Read a book with a proper name in the title
Read a fantasy

10 Point Challenges

Read an ‘Austenesque’ book
Read a book with a two word title
Read a book that is part of a series
Read a book about a real person
Read a mystery

15 Point Challenges

Read a book written in the 60’s (any century)
Read a book with a number in the title
Read a book by an author born in March, April, May or June.
Read a book with a three word title
Read a book by an author with three names

20 Point Challenges

Read a book with over 500 pages
Read a book with a four word title
Read a book by two authors
Read a book written in the 70s (any century)
Read a book that has been number one on the NYT Best-sellers list


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? - Feb 22, 2010

>> Monday, February 22, 2010

It's the Monday, What Are You Reading - Olympic edition as in "I haven't been reading much because I can't lift my a** off the couch or unglue my eyes from the tv". Currently just waiting for Virtue & Moir to do their skate for Canada and go for the gold!!

This weekly meme is brought to you by Sheila at One Person's Journey Through A World of Books!

So with that, here's what I've been up to:

Currently Plowing Through:

I'm reading Axis by Robert Charles Wilson which is the sequel to Spin and while sci/fi is not usually my genre of choice, I enjoyed Spin more than I am enjoying Axis.


Stupidly, I gave my husband first crack at Jack: Secret Circles which would have been my next book but alas, I need to let him finish it first. Sigh. So, maybe the next Melissa Mayhue book, Highland Guardian which also is a book for my time travel challenge!

So, what are you reading this week?


Blogger Award!

Oh, I'm so pleased to announce that I've received my very first blogger award from Natalie over at The Book Inn! Thank you very much Natalie!!

A Prolific Blogger is one who is intellectually productive… keeping up an active blog that is filled with enjoyable content.

1. Every winner of the Prolific Blogger Award has to pass on this award to at least seven other deserving prolific bloggers. Spread some love!

2. Each Prolific Blogger must link to the blog from which he/she has received the award.

3. Every Prolific Blogger must link back to This Post, which explains the origins and motivation for the award.I now pass on this award to the following amazing people! :


Guest Interview

>> Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Today I'm a guest over at Reading with Tequila! Come and check me out and learn a little bit more about me! You can enter to win a prize also!

Now, back to your regularly scheduled program!


It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

>> Monday, February 8, 2010

For the first time from its new home over at Sheila's One Person's Journey Through A World of Books comes It's Monday! What Are You Reading meme! Thanks Sheila for hosting this meme!

Last Week:

- It took me longer than I think it should have but I finally finished reading Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marilier. Its the first person in her Sevenwaters Trilogy and while I liked it, it was slow moving at times, getting better near the end. This was a library book also so helped with my Library Challenge!

- I borrowed my friend's Kindle and started to read The Peabody-Ozymandias Traveling Circus and Oddity Emporium by "The Man" F. Paul Wilson and while its technically not a Repairman Jack novel, it is a part of the whole Adversary Cycle. Honestly though, the Kindle has been slow going!


I got inspired to once again tackle The Dresden Files and started The Summer Knight on Friday. If you're looking for paranormal, Jim Butcher's got you covered with The Dresden Files!

So what are you reading on this fine Monday during I Love to Read Month? A friend and I have our little contest during the month to see who reads the most pages. The loser treats to lunch or dinner! A little friendly, fun competition that benefits us both and gets us out of the house for some "kid free" time!


Recommend Me

>> Friday, February 5, 2010

This weekly meme is hosted over at the Neverending Shelf story.

Pick one of your favorite reads, old or new and tell us why you like it, post your review, your thoughts, anything, the sky is the limit! Don't forget to link back up at the Neverending Shelf!

I recommend to you today The Last Canadian by William
C Heine.
I read this novel many moons ago on a recommendation and loved it! Its a novel of one family's struggle through a world wide epidemic! Since it was published in 1974, it might be hard to come by but I'm sure many public libraries might have a copy or two kicking around (which, would be a bonus if you're in the
Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge). Its a fast read and holds true just as much today as it would have when it was written!


Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your...

>> Tuesday, February 2, 2010! A good friend of mine has put a lot of trust and faith in me and lent me her kindle so I can read a few of the books she had downloaded on it!

While I can understand the convenience of the kindle or other e-readers, it sure makes the statement "curling up with a good book" redundant but books like UnderThe Dome by Stephen King would be wonderful to read on the kindle. The hard cover is over 1000 pages so its not a good book for curling up with! You might break your nose if you fall asleep reading as many people are oft to do. The kindle would be great to take with you to the gym if you planned on using any exercise equipment or if you're a big commuter. Very handy and convenient.

But the jury's still out on whether it'll compare to curling up with a good book. I'll let you know!


It's Monday. What Are You Reading?

>> Monday, February 1, 2010

It's Monday again and the world wants to know what you are reading. This meme is hosted by J. Kaye over at her book blog but I believe the hosting of this will change next week to:

Last Week:

- The 5 Greatest Warriors by Matthew Reilly which is another book with his character Jack West Jr.

- I finished off the Born in Trilogy by Nora Roberts with Born in Shame and while her books aren't always throught provoking, they always seem to keep me entertained!

- I picked up a new book by Melissa Mayhue which I'd seen a lot about while cruising the interweb. Thirty Nights with A Highland Husband. It fills a requirement in two of my reading challenges: 1st in a Series and my Time Travel reading challenge. I can't wait to read the next one in the series.

Currently Reading:

A friend recommended this one to me: Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier. I'm enjoying it but find it slow going. Its a hardcover with about a billion words on each page so I feel like its taking me for forever to get through it. That and it is cumbersome to carry around.

What are your reading this week?

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