Thursday, December 31, 2009

2010 New Years Read-a-thon Update Post


Well it is finally here ya'll!  The 2010 New Years Read-a-thon hosted by
Kristen over at Bookworming in the 21st Century
The fun began at 5pm Dec 31st and lasts until Sunday.

I won't add any reviews until Read-a-thon is over so I can get as much reading time in as possible.

Was Shooting for 24 hours but only managed almost 16.5!
Still think I knocked out quite a few of my smaller books so I'm still happy.   :)

Completed the following 6 and got 2 more started plus I was a bad girl
and watched a movie- Meteor
4 episodes (Disk 3 season 1) of  Tru Calling
and the new BBC series premiere of Demons

***1). The Good Girls Guide to Getting Kidnapped by Yxta Maya Murray
***2). Comfort Living by Christine Eisner
***3). What's My Pee Telling Me? by Josh Richman & Anish Sheth, M.D.
***4.) Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
***5). Wereling by Steve Feasey
***6). auf Wiedersehen by Christa Holder Ocker

& got started on Nailed by Jennifer Laurens  & H.E.A.V.E.N. by Nan Becklean

2010 Fantasy Reading Challenge

Royal Reviews is having a 2010 Fantasy Reading Challenge. You can choose from as little as 3 books.

The Fantasy Reading Challenge can include YA Fantasy or Historical Fantasy, Science Fiction Fantasy or any other sub genre of Fantasy. There really are no limits to this challenge as Fantasy is such a wide and varied genre. Just enjoy and have fun!

Challenge Guidelines:

1. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate.

--Non-Bloggers: Include your information in the comment section.

2. There are four levels:

-- Curious – Read 3 Fantasy Fiction novels.
-- Fascinated – Read 6 Fantasy Fiction novels.
-- Addicted – Read 12 Fantasy Fiction novels.
-- Obsessed – Read 20 Fantasy Fiction novels.

3. Any book format counts.

4. You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.
5. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2010. Only books started on January 1st count towards this challenge.

My Obsessed List that will change and vary thru-out the year:

01). Rampant - Diana Peterfreund

02). Linger - Maggie Stiefvater

03). The Crescent - Jordan Deen

04). Ballad - Maggie Stiefvater

05). Witch & Wizard - James Patterson

06). Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

07). The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

08). Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins

09). The Hunger Games: Book 3 - Suzanne Collins

10). Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick

11). Fallen - Lauren Kate

12). The Maze Runner - James Dashner

13). Coraline - Neil Gaiman

14). Wereling by Steve Feasey








Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The 10 in '10 Teen Chick Lit Challenge

Do you love chick lit? That fun, snappy voice that begs to be read and enjoyed? Then join us for:

The 10 in '10 Teen Chick Lit Challenge!

Co-hosted by teen book blogger Jessica ( and YA author Kay Cassidy (, the 10 in '10 Teen Chick Lit Challenge is your chance to read some fabulous teen chick lit books with other chick lit fans. The challenge runs from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010.

Go HERE to find out how you can participate!

My list will probably change thru the year.

01) The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy

02) Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging  by Louise Rennison

03) The Clique by Lisi Harrison

04) Gossip Girl #1: A Novel (Gossip Girl Series) by Cecily Von Ziegesar

05) The Naughty List by Suzanne Young

06) The Real Real by Emma Mclaughlin

07) Gorgeous by Rachel Vail

08) Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott

09) Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson

10) Bad Apple by Laura Ruby

11) Beautiful by Amy Lynn Reed

12) Nailed by Jennifer Laurens


A-Z Wednesday

A-Z Wednesday is hosted by My Life In Not So Many Words   She chooses a letter each week and you pick a book from your stack of TBR using that letter and post what it's about.

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

"Tally Youngblood lives in a futuristic society that acculturates its citizens to believe that they are ugly until age 16 when they'll undergo an operation that will change them into pleasure-seeking "pretties." Anticipating this happy transformation, Tally meets Shay, another female ugly, who shares her enjoyment of hoverboarding and risky pranks. But Shay also disdains the false values and programmed conformity of the society and urges Tally to defect with her to the Smoke, a distant settlement of simple-living conscientious objectors. Tally declines, yet when Shay is found missing by the authorities, Tally is coerced by the cruel Dr. Cable to find her and her compatriots–or remain forever "ugly." Tally's adventuresome spirit helps her locate Shay and the Smoke. It also attracts the eye of David, the aptly named youthful rebel leader to whose attentions Tally warms. However, she knows she is living a lie, for she is a spy who wears an eye-activated locator pendant that threatens to blow the rebels' cover. Ethical concerns will provide a good source of discussion as honesty, justice, and free will are all oppressed in this well-conceived dystopia."


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Holiday Break Reading Challenge Activity #12

OMG  I forgot all about this challenge (Holiday Break Reading Challenge)  and it's almost over but I am still gonna jump on and do what I can now.   :(  I have some books started that I will be able to add hopefully before it's over.  Anyhow Karin wanted us to list a few animal books we loved for Activity 12 and below are 2 that I adore the books as well as the movies for.

The first one is Babe: The Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith  
The next one is Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor


Wednesday's Words (3)

cajole\kuh-JOHL\ , transitive verb;

1.To persuade with flattery, repeated appeals, or soothing words; to coax

Cajole derives from Early Modern French cajoler, originally, "to chatter like a bird in a cage, to sing; hence, to amuse with idle talk, to flatter," from Old French gaiole, jaiole, "a cage," from Medieval Latin caveola, "a small cage," from Latin cavea, "an enclosure, a den for animals, a bird cage," from cavus, "hollow." It is related to cave, cage and jail (British gaol).
One of Virgil's great accomplishments was his ability to charm, cajole, weasel people out of their bad moods, especially when their bads moods inconvenienced him.

-- Anthony Tommasini, Virgil Thomson: Composer on the Aisle


Teaser Tuesdays: The Good Girls Guide to Getting Kidnapped

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Should Be Reading Choose two sentences from your current read, and add the author and title for readers.

"You got to make them fear, ya, Michelle. It's the first rule for a Queen.
Yes, Mama.
And they won't till ya make them. See? Ya gotta earn your place."

From The Good Girls Guide to Getting Kidnapped by Yxta Maya Murray


Monday, December 28, 2009

In My Mailbox (11)

Hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren

Holiday With A Vampire: Christmas Cravings\Fate Calls by Maureen Child
Never After by Laurell K. Hamilton
Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
The Boy Book by E. Lockhart

Thirst #1 by Christopher Pike
The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine

For Review
The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy {Thank you Kay!}
The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Kidnapped by Yxta Maya Murray
Undead Much by Stacey Jay
The Naughty List by Suzanne Young
Sins of the Border by Leslie Kohler
One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni {This came with a neat little pamphlet readers guide}
auf Wiedersehen by Christa Holder Ocker

Guest Post: Change Your Mindset, Not Your Man

Learn to Love What’s Right Instead of Trying to Fix What’s Wrong(Adams Media 2009)

Many women are disappointed, frustrated, and despairing about their relationships with men. Growing up with Sleeping Beauty, Barbies and romance novels, we don’t realize how the happily-ever-after myth contributes to our relationship misery and failures. My book is the message I needed as a young woman-- that there is no substitute for growing a self and creating a full passionate life, that a man can’t possibly be your fulfillment. It’s hard on the guys when we women want what they have not been socialized to provide. They’re prepared to do the heavy lifting and make money but when we ask them to be sensitive and attuned to our many emotional needs it naturally makes them defensive and angry and they often conclude that there isn’t any way to please us. The conflict comes from trying to get happiness, validation and love from your partner when the only one you can change is yourself!
My book spells out exactly what it takes to find contentment with your normally flawed and imperfect guy the way he is. Complaining and even couples counseling can be disastrous if fixing him is the goal. Your thoughts and stories may be helping or hurting you. I show you what it takes to lead by example when you are the one with more relationship skills and needs and have been socialized for relating. Everything from the best therapies, what I’ve gained from my own life, and what my courageous and beautiful clients have taught me is here. Finding your authentic self and the power to accept the things you can’t change will make you a more confident person and a truly loving partner.


1. He doesn’t have to change for you to be happy.
Expectations of romantic love since girlhood have fueled our disappointment with men. We have been socialized to believe in and want a deep connection with a soul mate. Many men were taught to be tough, ignore their feelings, and channel energy into work, so it’s not their fault that they aren’t as attuned to us and as affectionate as we want. It’s natural for the rush of excitement and chemical attraction to wear off after the honeymoon. All relationships take work. It’s not like the movies where finding the right one is the only requirement. Believing that your happiness depends on him and his behavior makes you a victim instead of an empowered woman.

2. All attempts to fix him can make it worse.
I suggest a reminder note “let him be as he is” to help you stop the tugging and pouting that we all do to get more attention since it’s likely to make things worse. Men are highly sensitive to criticism and often tune out when they feel attacked. Couples counseling works if both partners commit to change but too often it’s the woman enlisting the help of the therapist to make him be the way she wants. If a man succumbs to his partner’s demands and lets her control him, she may lose respect for him, so it’s a good thing if he is able to maintain his sense of himself.

3. What you believe and say is powerful.
It’s not a secret that how you think about your relationship and what stories you tell about your partner will affect your attitude and your feelings and emphasize those qualities you focus on. We know that our beliefs influence our feelings and in turn our behavior. Learning to recognize your thought patterns will help you have more choices rather than function automatically.. Testing your partner’s is something all of us have done. For example, tell him it’s okay to go fishing with his buddies and leave us to handle the garage sale and then make him wrong for not choosing us. We think these test measure his love for us but they really don’t.

4. Star in your own happy life.
Men are more attracted to women when they are happy and fulfilled and seem to tune out when they are a rain cloud of negativity. This explains why when women are blue and need something from their guy he may decide to work late or spend time in the garage. When women star in their own life and make their needs more important often men get a charge from the energy she is radiating. When you value yourself he may see you the same way and be more interested in pleasing you. You will be less like a mother complaining and pointing out his problems and more like an exciting woman who gets what she wants.

5. Learn to rely on your own self support.
Men may become worn down by too much emotionally laden information coming at them on a regular basis. Some men view problems as complaints about them or your life with them and tune out. As mature women we must grow an internal resilient self to weather some of life’s stressors and not depend on our guy for everything. Learning how to support and soothe yourself makes you less needy. Not being super sensitive and taking things personally is a great way to head off hurts. Journaling, music, or exercise helps work through issues and feelings. Being in nature or with pets or treating yourself to physical comforts are other ways to sustain yourself through troubling situations.

6. Help him be more relational.
Accept that his being attuned to your feelings and needs does not come naturally to him. It’s a mistake to insist that he must figure these things out on his own for them to mean something. Prepare him for an emotional conversation by telling him what you need, e.g., I just want you to listen to me; I don’t need advice or a solution. Remind him with posted notes, coupons, and pictures hinting for what you want in the way of gifts or special events. Ask directly for things like a foot or neck rub, taking over for dinner or the kids’ homework when you need help. Avoid pouting and other drama as a way to get his attention.


Sally B. Watkins M.S.W., LCSW

I grew up in a Pennsylvania household with violence and deprivation. The happily-ever-after story was one I clung to in the unheated attic of my childhood room where sleep came fitfully to the sounds of my parent’s battles. I was a writer even then and imagined in poetry my prince just like the one in Cinderella. Like many women I went through much of my early adulthood searching for that perfect someone to love and care for me.

Self help books, therapy, and groups helped me find that person that I am today. I graduated from the University of Maryland at Baltimore with a master’s degree in social work and before that with a bachelor’s degree in education from Carnegie Mellon University. In addition to my twenty year psychotherapy practice I continued to be a writer-- grant writing, personal journals, short stories, essays and writing classes. My published work includes magazine articles and a regular column for a local newspaper. This is my first book, CHANGE YOUR MINDSET NOT YOUR MAN.

I now live in El Dorado Hills, California with my husband Warren. My two sons are grown. I enjoy cooking healthy food, working out, hiking, playing tennis, reading, and sailing in the Pacific Northwest.


Saturday, December 26, 2009

Congrats to all the December Winners!


All winners have been emailed for mailing address.  Congrats!

Winners for Rion by Susan Kearney


Miss Cindy
Debbie Lester

Winners for Knight of Pleasure by Margaret Mallory

Sue Ahn
Beth C

Winners for I, Alex Cross by James Patterson



Monday, December 21, 2009

Review: Gifts of the Heart by Karen Boes Oman

Gifts of the Heart by Karen Boes Oman

Paperback: 36 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN-10: 1449961592
ISBN-13: 978-1449961596
Rating: 4/5
Review Copy Provided by Author

"When a terrible storm whisks Grandpa and Grandma off the road on the day before Christmas, it scatters their grandchildren's presents all across Mother Goose Land. Their search for the lost gifts leaves them empty-handed but with hearts overflowing with love. But what will Grandpa and Grandma tell their grandkids when they arrive without presents? A knock on the door leads grandparents and grandchildren on an exciting Christmas Eve adventure, a night filled with music, magic, and the best gifts of all - gifts of the heart."

Gifts of the Heart is an excellant book that portrays the true meaning of Christmas which is to give of ones heart and love with very pretty illustrations as well!


Review: The Mud Hogs by Dalton James

The Mud Hogs by Dalton James
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN-10: 1432745603
ISBN-13: 978-1432745608
Rating: 5/5
Review Copy Provided by Author

"Three little pigs try everything in their power to make or find mud. Along the way they learn a valuable life lesson. "

**OKay I review quite a few childrens books and I thought I should briefly mention that I do rate them a bit different than others for obvious reasons.

The most common things I rate them by are:

1) Did they hold the kids interest?
2) Were they able to retell the story for me?
3) Did the story make sense and get its message across?

and a few others that just depend solely on the particular book I am reviewing.

The Mudhogs passed all three of the above with flying colors! It was a cute and simple story that did get its point across which basically was Home is a wonderful place to be!

I was really impressed that not only was this book written by an 8-year old but that it's not even his 1st published work! This is his 3rd published book! I can't wait to see what stories he has yet to tell in his future! Great job Dalton!


Review: Bait For Lunch by K. A. Okagaki

Bait For Lunch by K. A. Okagaki
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 28 pages
Publisher: 4RV Publishing LLC
ISBN-10: 0981868584
ISBN-13: 978-0981868585
Rating: 5/5
Review Copy Provided by Author

"Gilroy Tanaka thinks Grandpa staying with him while Mom and Dad are away will be a treat. Poor Gilroy's delight turns to shock when his grandfather serves octopus for dinner and squid kabobs for lunch. What's a hungry kid supposed to do?"

This was a really funny childrens book and reminded me so much of myself when I was younger and my folks tried to get me to sample "different" foods and I wouldn't have none of it. No Way! Our little girl loved the book but I dont think it inspired her to eat the octopus just yet!

Outside of being fun and an easy read I enjoyed that this book was broke into small chapters even as short as it was to get small children used to reading chapter books.


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Beat The Clock Winners (1)


I wanna first thank all of you for entering!  All of you did surprisingly well and most everybody got at least 10 correct. The answers will follow this post but without further adieu let me announce who won!
There was only supposed to be one winner BUT I had so many entries and I am getting in the Christmas spirit I chose 2 lucky winners using the randomizer and they are
Alessandra who chose Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater
& Jennifer who chose White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison
(both have been emailed)
Look for more Beat The Clock fun in the New Year as well as some other fun giveaways including my reaching 100 Followers which is just around the corner YEA!!!!
Answers were:
Scones and Sensibility by Lindsay Eland
Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omolou
Shadow Hills by Anastacia Hopcus
The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard
Wintercraft by Jenna Burtenshaw
The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy
Wolves, Boys and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler
The Mark by Jen Nadol
Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey
Anna and the Boy Masterpiece by Stephanie Perkins
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
Sea by Heidi King
Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore
All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab
Forget Her Nots by Amy Brecount White
The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade
Princess for Hire by Lindsey Leavitt
Of All the Stupid Things by Alexandra Diaz
Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins
Angel Star by Jennifer Murgia


Friday, December 18, 2009

Review: The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay

The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Pocket
Rating: 5/5

Charlie is an ass kicking cop, back from the dead, fighting crime in the city with partner Hank. There's a new danger that has hit the streets; a narcotic known as ash. It's their mission to uncover the identity of the source of the ash before it takes another victim; but will they be to late?

This book was so doggone great I have already got the next installment on preorder! I can't even begin to describe it to you because it has so many fascinating elements to it!

Two of the things that I enjoyed the best was Charlie's strength which I felt like she got most of from being a single mom and the other thing that kept me highly interested and my fingers busy was because unlike alot of books I couldn't guess the outcome of what was about to happen next in The Better Part of Darkness. It was like you were having to hang onto every word and page for fear of missing something!

Bring on the next installment! This was better than the thrill of riding a roller coaster!

Review Copy Provided by Publisher.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Library Swap (2)

Rode with my sister to her dentist appointment and we made another library swap stop!  Yeahhh! Got some interesting books this trip.  I am thinking maybe starting the first of the year doing some "used book" giveaways to followers of my blog but haven't worked out any details yet.  I will be thinking on that over the holidays but if you all have some interesting ideas on giveaways please list them below!  :)  Now onto the goodies that I grabbed!  {muhahahahahaha}

T is for Trespass by Sue Grafton
Sweet Spot by Susan Mallery
I'm Watching You by Mary Burton
Repair To Her Grave by Sarah Graves
The Delta Ladies by Fern Michaels
Sorrow On Sunday by Ann Purser
The Devil Who Tamed Her by Johanna Lindsey
Two Little Girls In Blue by Mary Higgins Clark
Listen To Your Heart by Fern Michaels
92 Pacific Boulevard by Debbie Macomber
Jane & The Wandering Eye by Stephanie Barron


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Beat The Clock Book Giveaway

You have until noon {Eastern Time} on Saturday Dec, 19 2009 to BEAT THE CLOCK!

This giveaway is Open to All provided your country is on THIS LIST
Please make sure your country is on Book Depository's shipping list HERE

Your challenge should you choose to accept it is to correctly list as many
authors or books as you can from the Wordle below.
**All of them are Young Adult Authors and Books


  1. 5 Authors Correct = 2 entries

  2. 5 Books  Correct = 2 entries

  3. 10 Authors Correct = 5 entries

  4. 10 Books Correct = 5 entries

  5. Any 20 Books and Authors Correct = 15 entries

  6. Any attempt gets you 1 entry whether your correct or not.

  7. If you post about this giveaway in any way leave me a link in the comments section and each link gets you 2 extra entries!

Choose 1 of the books below should you win!

Use the form for your answers!  The more you get correct the more entries you get to win and then will pick a winner from entries Saturday.  Thanks for playing and good luck to all!


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holiday Break Reading Challenge.

If you're planning on reading over Holiday break, you should join the
 Holiday Break Reading Challenge 
hosted by Karin.  Please click the link to go there and sign up and grab your button.  :)

Here's the rules posted by Karin:
1) Anyone can participate. I'm focusing on teachers and students, but if you want to cram a little extra reading in during the holiday season, please join us.

2) The Reading Challenge is designed to be self-paced. I will ask for you to set a goal for the number of books you want to read, but if you don't reach the goal - no big deal. This is for fun.

3) You don't have to provide a list of books you plan to read in advance. You can, but it isn't required. My mood determines what I read so I usually don't stick to a list. If I can't do it, I don't want to force others to do it.

4) The Holiday Break Reading Challenge corresponds with my time off from school. So, it starts on Friday, December 18, 2009 and ends on Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 at Midnight.

5) I'll have a section set up on the blog for reviews. Please link your reviews of the books you complete during the challenge.

6) Everyday there a new "Challenge" will be posted. These "Challenges" are designed to help you get to know other bloggers, talk about what you are reading, and share information about books. A new Mr. Linky (if I can figure it out) will be used in each post to record everyone's responses.

7) HERE IS THE BIG ONE! At least one prize will be given out everyday during the Reading Challenge. This might be a book, a bookmark, or other swag. No specifics lined up yet.

8) Be sure to follow the Reading Challenge on Twitter. New challenges and prize information will be announced there, too.

9. Grab the button to put on your blog.


Tuesdays Tune

I am so embarrased but I have watched Angel all these years and never realized Lindsey was Christian Kane and could ahem cough cough SING!  I happened to catch a rerun episode this morning of him singing The LA song and almost flipped out and wanted to share with you guys not only a Tuesday Tune but one of my all time favorite shows!  And OMG Lindsey.. I mean Christian is SOOOO HOT!

Review: A Blue and Gray Christmas by Joan Medlicott

A Blue and Gray Christmas by Joan Medlicott
Pages: 336 pages
Publisher: Pocketbooks
Rating: 3/5

An old box is dug up in the town of Covington and in it holds many years worth of memories from The Civil War; the letters and diaries of two men on opposite sides of the war.

The story is told thru those contents, read by a group of ladies who have made their homes in Covington from various places. The ladies read a few at a time trying to piece together the mens lives and try to eventually make contact with some relatives of them and bring everybody together for a huge Christmas celebration.

I liked this book alot especially the letters & diaries of John and Tom. I could almost feel how afraid, scared, and alone they felt thru their writings and the struggle of not knowing if they wanted to return home or not after the war as neither really felt they had much to return home to; but think I may have enjoyed it a bit better if I had read the previous ones in the series and had a better understanding of the backgrounds of Hannah, Amelia, and Grace and how they came together because at times I felt a bit lost in the present part of the story.

Review: Hakim & Terrance Shadow Mystery by Bernadine Feagins

Hakim & Terrance Shadow Mystery by Bernadine Feagins
Paperback: 68 pages
Genre: Childrens
Rating: 5/5

Hakim and Terrance have a mystery to solve; finding Hakim’s dog Shadow. Along the way they meet many new people and learn what friendship is all about.

This was a terrific childrens book! It teaches many lessons to help kids understand friendship, sharing, and that it’s not always right to keep things we find.

I can really relate to losing a pet because my little doggies are my babies and I go crazy when I dont know where they are.

Review Copy Provided by Author/Publisher


Monday, December 14, 2009

In My Mailbox (10)

Hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren

I missed posting a few days of mail so this is for a
couple of days worth of mail.

How to be Famous by Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt
A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve

For Review:
Monster Republic by Ben Horton
Beyond Guilty by Richard Brawer
The Crescent by Jordan Deen
Bait for Lunch by K.A. Okagaki
Moonbeam Dreams by Gina C. Browning
Gifts of the Heart by Karen Boes Oman
Rion by Susan Kearney

Audio Books:
I Alex Cross by James Patterson
David Sedaris
The Imperial Cruise by  James Bradley
Hollywood Moon by Joseph Wambaugh
The American Journey of Barack Obama from the Editors of Life Magazine
Cleaving by Julie Powell
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
Fatality by Caroline B Cooney
Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter
Gossip Girl Book 1 by Von Ziegesar
The Wish by Gail Levine

Before Midnight by Cameron Dokey
Run For Your Life by James Patterson

Cross Country by James Patterson
Before I Die by Jenny Downham


My Secret Santa

I am so totally excited today because I got my Secret Santa in the mail! Woohoooo! Wanna see what I got?

Michele sent me a book The Devil to Pay along with a bookmark and card, a box of holiday Oreo's, a packet of note cards/envelopes, a holiday cd, and a X-mas card.

Thank you so much Michele!  I enjoyed everything and have been pining over her books for a while now and am so excited over this one and OMG ya'll I just noticed it is autographed!!!!