Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Winter's Respite Wrap-Up

And I have my first 5 starred book of the year.

Birthday Giveaway

(You know it wasn't until I was making that banner that it hit me, I never finished figuring out how to make a button for this blog.)

I don't think I need to tell you it's my birthday, but in case you didn't get that from the title; Hey it's my birthday today!

I've never been one to celebrate the day, I don't know why. If anything it's because I've never had that one special experience.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Winter's Respite Day 6

Brightest Kind of Darkness - 433
Life's That Way - 90

395 pages since my last update.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Rae of Hope

Rae of HopeRae of Hope by W. J. May
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published November 14th 2011 by Mitchell Morris Publishing, Inc.

How hard do you have to shake a family tree to find out the truth about the past? Fifteen-year-old Rae Kerrigan never questioned her family’s history. That is until she accepted a scholarship to Guilder Boarding School in England. Guilder is an exclusive, gifted school. Rae has no idea what she is getting herself into or that her family’s past is going to come back and taunt her. She learns she is part of an unparalleled group of individuals who become inked with a unique tattoo (tatu) on their sixteenth birthday. The tatu enables them to have

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Winter's Respite Day 4

And then it hit me; maybe I could go further if I tried sticking to one book.  I've been switching between Life's That Way in the morning and Brightest Kind of Darkness in the evening. I don't know when I started reading more then one book at a time, but it's just habit now.

I haven't made that much progress in my reading, especially since I woke up sick on Tuesday and yesterday I had to put on my I'm sick, but no I'm not dying act, so I couldn't read as much as I would have liked.
Feeling better today so hopefully I'll be able to get to some of those challenges I saw and said I'd do later. (I really need to stop doing that, I always say I'll get back to something but forget.)

Maybe I can manage to finish a book by the end of this read-a-thon, I know I'll have all of tomorrow and hopefully most of this evening so that will take me pretty far.

Monday, January 23, 2012

A Winter's Respite Read-a-thon

 I've been looking forward to this read-a-thon so much it's actually a little scary. What can I say, I love read-a-thons and this might be one of the last I can give my full attention to.

Music Monday

Dancing Through Life - Wicked

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Lucky One

The Lucky OneThe Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When U.S. Marine Logan Thibault finds a photograph of a smiling young woman half-buried in the dirt during his third tour of duty in Iraq, his first instinct is to toss it aside. Instead, he brings it back to the base for someone to claim, but when no one does, he finds himself always carrying the photo in his pocket. Soon Thibault experiences a sudden streak of luck—winning poker games and even surviving deadly combat that kills two of his closest buddies. Only his best friend, Victor, seems to have an explanation for his good fortune: the photograph—his lucky charm.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Dusty Reads (4)

Dusty Reads is a weekly meme hosted by Xpresso Reads, featuring a book that has been sitting unread on a home shelf for some time.

Monday, January 16, 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

It's Monday. What are you Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey where we share what we have been reading and what we plan to read this week.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

Unnatural Law (Darwin's Children #2)

Seventeen-year-old Jaycie Lerner’s psychokinetic power surge is over, and her astounding powers are under control for the time being – sort of. As she struggles to maintain her humanity in the face of the awesome terror and responsibility of her abilities, she also yearns for the chance at a normal life – and a relationship with Matt Carter, the best friend she had to leave behind. But Matt’s got a few tricks up his sleeve, and he’s not about to give up on his feelings for Jaycie. As Jaycie and her family grapple with the day-to-day routine of trying to keep their world together, Jaycie’s mother figure, Allison Young, endures a personal crisis of her own.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Top Ten Books I'm Excited To Read in 2012

Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Let's not confuse this list with last weeks books I'm looking forward to in 2012, this is more the books I'd like to read.

Monday, January 2, 2012

It's Monday. What are you Reading?

It's Monday. What are you Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey where we share what we have been reading and what we plan to read this week.
I'm not 100 percent sure what I'm going to be reading this week, so I'm going to expand it to what I plan on reading this month.