January 29, 2008 archive

Themed Reading Challenge – Challenge Wrap Up

Links to Challenge Wrap Ups

Since readers seem to be breezing through this challenge, I am posting a Mr. Linky for wrap up posts. Please link directly to your post about the challenge wrap up. Consider telling us:

1. What things did you enjoy the most about this challenge?
2. What were your favorite reads? Least favorite?
3. Would you do this one again if it were offered next year?
4. Anything you’d change about the challenge?

Links below….

Feeling Meme-ish?

I’ve been tagged for two memes this week…

Bonnie at Bonnie’s Books hit me up for Loves Meme, Loves Meme Not – a ying and yang sort of thing. Here are my answers:

I love to eat: pasta with a huge, crusty loaf of bread; grilled vegetables; stuffed potatoes; and anything chocolate.
I hate to eat: Olives – they make my mouth all funny.

I love to go: exploring in new places; shopping in unique stores; browsing in bookstores.
I hate to go: to work everyday – I’d rather play!

I love it when: the sun finally comes out after a week of horrible weather; my dogs greet me at the door when I get home.
I hate it when: the computer crashes or does something odd that I don’t understand.

I love to see: my pets play; my husband’s face at the end of the day.
I hate to see: people being mean to each other.

I hate to hear: the vibration of someone’s car radio turned up too high on some irritating rap station.
I love to hear: the sound of the red tail hawks in the trees; the whisper of wind through the pines; classical music.

**This meme actually comes with these cute little heart shaped candy thingies…but I was too lazy to save and upload them here. Go to Bonnie’s blog if you want to get them! If you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged!

AND Callista at SMS Book Reviews tagged me for the Make My Day Award – thank you, Callista!! I am now supposed to choose ten blogs which “Make My Day” – what a dilemma. Have you seen my blogroll? That’s right, the one that trails down the entire right side of my blog? Well those are the blogs I love and read!  So, I’m going to pick ten, but if yours doesn’t get picked, please know I still love you!

Michelle at 1MoreChapter, – she is the queen of blog design; I love reading her blogs…and she has some great challenges there too!

Laura at Musings – it is not often that one finds a true bookie soulmate – someone whose tastes run nearly perfectly with your own…and, Laura is that person. I never miss reading her reviews because I know that her favorites will soon be mine!

Dana at So Many Books, So Little Time – Dana’s blog is like her…the perfect mix of spirituality, humor and quirkiness! What’s not to love?

Jill at The Magic Lasso – another blogger whose interests parallel my own. Jill’s blog is full of great reviews – and her photo, with that big smile, always makes me smile too!

Amy at The Sleepy Reader – a big time bookie and challenge-aholic, Amy’s blog is just plain fun.

Wendy at Musings of a Bookish Kitty – not only do we share first AND middle names, and reside in the same State…but we always seem to end up in the same groups too. Full of great writing, I always look forward to reading Wendy’s blog.

Jenna at Jenna’s Library – this is a new blog, and Jenna isn’t letting any moss grow under her feet! Beautifully set up, Jenna’s blog is great to visit.

Dewey at The Hidden Side of a Leaf – I love reading her Sunday Book Coveting feature; and she is the star of book giveaways. This is one of the most active bloggers out there!

Tanabata at In The Spring it is the Dawn – this is a feast for the eyes – beautiful photos fill the pages of this blog.

Kim at Daisy Cottage – Going to Kim’s blog is like paging through my favorite home magazines. Beautifully designed, great decorating ideas – it is a fun blog to visit…and who couldn’t love that little doggie?

Book Review Posted At Piker Press

My book review of The Outlander, by Gil Adamson has been published at the Piker Press this week – why not check it out? And while you’re at it, take a look at the other articles there including:

His Grandfather’s Garden, by KK Brown – about a man living in Johannesburg and his elderly grandfather.
The Lowly Bean, by Sand Pilarski – all about Great Northern White Beans with a yummy soup recipe included.
Patterns In Blood  #12, by Lydia Manx – a serialized novel that will keep you up late at night.
Grocery Shopping: Pantslegs or Plastic, by Sand Pilarski – a creative way to be environmentally conscious.
Jon Renaut’s Peek of the Week – it will make you hunger for a glass of red wine.

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