Teaser Tuesday!

February 23, 2010 Uncategorized 6


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

 The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
 320 pages
 Harper Publisher
 ISBN:  0061583251

Suddenly, as I thought about these ideas and about my own experience so far, everything slipped into place, and my happiness formula sprang into my mind with such a jolt that I felt as if the other subway riders must have been able to see a lightbulb appearing above my head.  To be happy, I need to think about feeling good, feeling bad, and feeling right.

I simply cannot wait to review this book for you!!! I can already tell you I’m into the 3rd chapter and I’ve been blown away….this is a book everyone should read and try to live by for one whole year!  I bought one for my senior daughter and we’re trying to do this together….Gretchen Rubin makes it so incredibly easy with her happiness toolbox that is available on her website at http://www.gretchenrubin.com/  So if anyone else out there has picked up this book and has taken on the one year happiness challenge, let me know! I’d love to have a mini-support group going!  Book review to come soon!


I Flubbed!

February 23, 2010 Uncategorized 2

Well Guys right above my post “Waiting on Wednesdays” it says, quite clearly…..Tuesday!!!  Man oh man! And I knew it was Tuesday! I typed that post as I watched the garbage truck pick up the trash and I thought to myself, oh yeah, it’s Tuesday….and kept writing about Wednesday!  Geez! How blonde can one get.  Please forgive my lapse in sanity for a day.  I promise to be back on board tomorrow – oh hey, does that mean I get to forecast another book I’m waiting on????  until next time,
happy reading!


Waiting on Wednesday

February 23, 2010 Uncategorized 1

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at http://breakingthespine.blogspot.com/, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are anxiously awaiting.  Thank you Jill for hosting such an awesome meme!

The next Pendergast novel!!!!  We finally find out what happens to Helen & more about her past! Please tell me there are more who are passionate followers of Special Agent Pendergast….

To be released May 11th, 2010

At the old family manse in Louisiana, Special Agent Pendergast is putting to rest long-ignored possessions reminiscent of his wife Helen’s tragic death, only to make a stunning-and dreadful-discovery. Helen had been mauled by an unusually large and vicious lion while they were big game hunting in Africa. But now, Pendergast learns that her rifle-her only protection from the beast-had been deliberately loaded with blanks. Who could have wanted Helen dead…and why?

With Lieutenant Vincent D’Agosta’s assistance, Pendergast embarks on a quest to uncover the mystery of his wife’s murder. It is a journey that sends him deep into her past where he learns much that Helen herself had wished to keep hidden. Helen Pendergast had nursed a secret obsession with the famed naturalist-painter John James Audubon, in particular a long-lost painting of his known as the Black Frame.

As Pendergast probes more deeply into the riddle-the answer to which is revealed in a night of shocking violence, deep in the Louisiana bayou-he finds himself faced with an even greater question: who was the woman he married?

from www.amazon.com

are there any books you are anxiously anticipating?


Pay It Forward

February 18, 2010 Uncategorized 3

In receiving the Honest Scrap Award I have the honor of nominating several of my favorite blogs!  What a great way to “share the love” as Amy says at her blog http://www.theblacksheepdances.blogspot.com/ 

The blogs I’ve nominated can grab their logo and post it, and make sure to nominate their own favorites as well!  Bloggers:  when you post, the rules dictate you must reveal ten “true” things about yourself.  Be brave!

  • I am in awe of Dana’s blog http://bookwormcouchpotato.blogspot.com/ ! I started to get serious about my blog at the same time Dana launched hers & she has soooo much information and reviews! A really awesome blog to check out!
  •  Oh wow this next blog has it going on…..http://www.edifyingandedgy.com/ ! I am in love with their site! what a great name for a blog by 2 “edgy” females – Karin & Julie!
  • I love it when I find someone who has similar book tastes as I do which is the case of Jenners blog located at http://www.findyournextbookhere.com/ ! Enjoy checking her reviews!!!
  • The way Paige Ray writes is totally cool & I feel a kinship with her as I’ve just moved back to Georgia from San Diego….ahhh, how i miss the beaches of CA! Enjoy your desert & make way to the beach Paige Ray!!!  http://paigeray.blogspot.com/ 
  • Nadia’s blog at http://abookishwayoflife.blogspot.com/ has me completely lurking every day! And I so love the title of her blog….I can relate to “a bookish way of life”!!!!

Congratulations to these blogs & I hope you’ll take a moment to stop in at their sites and leave a comment or two!

Happy Reading!



    February 18, 2010 Uncategorized 6

    So many thank yous to Amy at http://www.theblacksheepdances.blogspot.com/ for giving me the Honest Scrap Award! I am honored, awed & so very excited to be receiving my first blogger award.

    In receiving this award I must reveal 10 true things about me….scary =]

    So here goes:

    1.  My favorite food in the whole world is chili….yep! CHILI! and not just any chili but the recipe my Uncle Larry taught to me when I was a teenager….let me know if you’ve got a killer chili recipe that I can try!
    2. I live in the mountains & have gorgeous views everywhere i look but if you put me next to the ocean I think I’ve died and gone to heaven!
    3. My children joke with me about my dog, Obie, telling me that he’s number 1 in my heart…..shhh! don’t tell Obie or my kids – they’re 1st in my heart!!!
    1. My secret dream when I was a teenager was to become a Navy Seal….when I found out I wouldnt be allowed as I am a female, I was crushed! I still love to read any books about our awesome military!!
    2. As is true of probably most book bloggers I can spend hours, literally hours, in a bookstore and never be bored.  I love to touch each book, read the inside covers & author bios, & people watch!  Which is a very good thing as I want to open my own bookstore, then I can really stay all day!
    3. I am a sucker for stray dogs and cats….have been known to pick them up off the side of the road or field behind church! (how I found our crazy cat – Rin Tin Tin whose name we are changing to Houdini! This cat found a way outside one night with no open doors nor windows….found her on the porch the next morning!
    1. My favorite sport is hockey!!! Second favorite is College Football!!!
    whew, this is hard! coming up with TEN things about me!!!
    1.  I am well-known to wear my Rainbow Flip-Flops during the dead of winter…..even out to eat at my favorite local pub,  Shenanigans.  Last time I was in there with my Rainbows on the waitress promised to bring me toe socks! 
    2. Although I’m 38 years old I still check in with my mom when I go out of town.
    3. And last but not least, my pet peeve is rudeness.  I will go out of my way to avoid rudeness.
    Yay! I finished & I’m so happy to be the recipient of the Honest Scrap Award.  Thanks again Amy!