Taglines: "What does it take to survive aboard a spaceship fueled by lies?" & "Across the Universe is Titanic meets Brave New World."
31 January 2011
30 January 2011
The moment you become a fish on a hook.After that, the book sort of owns you. You're doing laundry and thinking about your book. You're cooking dinner and thinking about your book. You're working (or trying to work) and wishing you could rendezvous with your book. I call that moment the point of no return.
29 January 2011
The winner is: Vv of vvb32reads!Congrats doll! I will be contacting you via email. Thank you to everyone who entered and showed interest in Shelina's sweet memoir. The winner was selected with help from Random.org.
27 January 2011
Authoress: Alexandra Adornetto
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan
Formats: eBook, Hardcover, Paperback, Audio
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Angels
Tagline: "Will love ruin Bethany or save her?"Premise: An angel, sent to earth on a mission, falls in love with a human.
Wrapping: Gorgeous isn't? But the best part is that the silhouettes actually honor the character descriptions.
Wholly: Halo is a 4 star tale about the power of love. Have you read Halo? Am I the only one secretly hoping Gabriel gives Molly a chance?
26 January 2011
Tagline: "What if you woke up and your life was perfect?"
25 January 2011
Goodreads summary: "When Elise plummets from her bedroom balcony one gorgeous summer night, her children awaken to a nightmare.
Their mother is dead. Their father is charged with her murder.
Lawyer Kate Lange knows all about nightmares. She's survived the darkest period of her troubled life and the wounds are still raw. Now she's been handed a case that seems utterly unwinnable: defending her boss, high-profile lawyer Randall Barrett. A prosecutor's dream suspect, Randall is a man who was cuckolded by his ex-wife. A man who could not control his temper. A man who had argued bitterly with the victim the previous day in full view of the children. With limited criminal law experience, Kate finds herself enmeshed in a family fractured by doubt. Randall's teenage son is intent on killing him. His daughter wants only to feel safe again. And the entire legal community would like nothing better than to see Randall receive a public comeuppance. As Kate races to stay a step ahead of the prosecution, a silent predator is waiting for the perfect time to deal the final blow."
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22 January 2011
If you love vintage and you like art deco, I definitely recommend you pick up the February 2011 InStyle magazine featuring Miss Dita Von Teese's picture-perfect old Hollywood style home. Her luscious art deco library makes me swoon. Isn't it gorgeous and sumptuous? Which part do you like most? I'm leaning on the roman shades and lamp.
20 January 2011
"She stuck her head out and took a deep breath. If she could eat the cold air, she would. She thought cold snaps were like cookies, like gingersnaps." -The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison AllenWhen I found a copy of this book for $1.00 in a vintage shop, I squealed and did a little dance. I just started it and already I am enchanted. Her writing is so descriptive and whimsical. *le sigh* Click here to see my review of my first Sarah Addison Allen read The Girl Who Chased the Moon.
19 January 2011
Goodreads blurb: "In a time of grand airships and steam-powered cars, the death of a penniless young maid will hardly make the front page. But part-time airship waitress and music hall dancer Julia Bairstow is shattered by her sister's murder. When Lady Law, the most notorious private detective in Britain, offers to investigate the case pro bono, Julia jumps at the chance-even against the advice of Constable Al Grant, who takes her protection surprisingly to heart.
Lady Law puts Scotland Yard to shame. She's apprehended Jack the Ripper and solved countless other cold-case crimes. But is she really what she claims to be-a genius at deducting? Or is Al right and she is not be trusted? Julia is determined to find out the truth, even if it means turning sleuth herself and turning the tables on Lady Law."
14 January 2011
"Nothing deepens a stream like a good rain...or makes it harder to cross." - Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes
Credit: Thank you Blueicegal at Fantasy 4 Eva for bringing this to my attention.
12 January 2011
"I swallow, hard. Doc is a good man, but his answer to everything is always medicine. He doesn't like emotion, any emotion. He prefers things quiet, controlled." - Across the Universe by Beth Revis
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07 January 2011
Thank you! Thank you for your comments while I was away on Christmas vacation. I am sorry it took me a while to reply. When I finally sat down yesterday to read and respond to everyone, I smiled, laughed, and got teary. Thanks for being more than I ever could have imagined from an online book love community. You gals rock!
06 January 2011
My say: Have you ever wondered what it must be like for a modern day Muslim? Have you ever pondered or been fascinated with the process of arranged marriages? Well then you have to read this book. Love in a Headscarf is witty, charming, and often comical. It is the real life story of a British Muslim gal looking for her Mr. Right. I smiled and smiled through Shelina's journey to find love and a balance between her culture and her faith. By the end of the book, she will feel like your friend and you will be so proud of what you've learned about her faith, her choice to wear a hijab, and her views on love coming after "I do".
- Shelina's relationship with her mother.
- When Shelina and her gal pals get together and swap suitor horror stories.
- Her guts! Shelina challenges what "nice" girls should and should not do. This gal travels, buys a sports car, and climbs a mountain.
05 January 2011
Best Seller's Blend
Adorable right? Has anyone tried it? Which flavor would you choose?
04 January 2011
"I nod mutely. My voice is upstairs in my bedroom in protest at this awkward social situation.""It is easy to say you know something, but a completely different matter to live it with your being.""It was easy to forget that along with what you do, it is how you do it that is important."
01 January 2011
I can not believe it. It is finally 2011. Happy New Year!
Mr. Whimsy and I are back from our travels and I am looking forward to reading.
I sure did miss you gals.
So what I want to know is, what book will be your first read of the new year?I am trying to decide between Halo and Love in a Headscarf.