Saturday, February 27, 2010

Flashback ~ The Year 2005~

Can it be that I have already gone through 37 years of Flashbacks? Time went by too fast!!!!! Hmmmm, what do I do now that I have almost reached the end...........I will have to think about it, but I am sure that I will come up with something entertaining!

~Flashback 2005~

George W. Bush is officially sworn in for his second term as president (Jan. 20).

Hurricane Katrina wreaks catastrophic damage on the Gulf coast; more than 1,000 die and millions are left homeless. Americans are shaken not simply by the magnitude of the disaster but by how ill-prepared all levels of government are in its aftermath. (Aug. 25-30). See also Hurricane Katrina Timeline.

Science fiction and fantasy dominated the box office, with Star Wars: Episode III- Revenge of the Sith; The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; and The War of the Worlds taking the top four spots on the list of highest-grossing films. Sith took in more than $380 million.


  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Capote
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Crash
  • Good Night, and Good Luck
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • The History of Violence
  • Madagascar
  • Match Point
  • Munich
  • The Squid and the Whale
  • Star Wars: Episode III-Revenge of the Sith
  • Walk the Line
  • The War of the Worlds

Friday, February 26, 2010

~The Friday 56~

Friday 56 is hosted by Tonya at Storytime With Tonya and Friends.


*Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.

* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of Tonya's blog.
*Post a link along with your post back to Tonya's blog.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

I haven't participated in this meme for awhile! I am reading this book right now and I'm really enjoying it....just wanted to share it with everyone!

~She gazed up at Uncle Bill. "Is that where you live?"
He laughed. "No, I heard there were a couple of magpies in the area who wanted to live in that tree. It's for them."
She seized my hand. "Janet, we can live there!"
"Just pretend," I cautioned her. "Just sometimes."

~The Bufflehead Sisters by Patricia J. Delois.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

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! ;)

Today's teaser is from Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich:

~You are an unlucky thirteen years older than me. But here is the most telling thing: you wish to possess me. And my mistake: I loved you and let you think you could. pg. 18~

Whats YOUR teaser today?

Monday, February 22, 2010

~Mailbox Monday~

I received a few in the mail last week from

Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich;

"Here is the most telling fact: you wish to possess me. Here is another fact: I loved you and let you think you could."

When Irene America discovers that her husband, Gil, has been reading her diary, she begins a secret Blue Notebook, as much the truth about her life and her marriage as the Red Diary - hidden where he can find it - is a manipulative farce. Alternating between these two records, complemented by unflinching third-person narration, "Shadow Tag" is an eerily gripping read. When the novel opens, Irene is resuming work on her doctoral thesis about George Catlin, the nineteenth century painter whose Native American subjects often regarded his portraits with suspicious wonder. Gil, who gained notoriety as an artist through his emotionally revealing portraits of his wife - work that is adoring, sensual, and humiliating, even shocking - realises that his fear of losing Irene may force him to create the defining work of his career. Meanwhile, Irene and Gil fight to keep up appearances for their three children: fourteen-year-old genius Florian, who escapes his family's unravelling with joints and a stolen bottle of wine; Riel, their only daughter, an eleven-year-old feverishly planning to preserve her family, no matter what disaster strikes; and, sweet kindergartener Stoney, who was born, his parents come to realise, at the beginning of the end. As her home increasingly becomes a place of violence and secrets, and she drifts into alcoholism, Irene moves to end her marriage. But her attachment to Gil is filled with shadowy need and delicious ironies. In brilliantly controlled prose, "Shadow Tag" fearlessly explores the complex nature of love, the fluid boundaries of identity, and one family's struggle for survival and redemption.

Dances With Luigi: A Grandson's Search for his Italian Roots by Paul Paolicelli

In this spirited memoir, veteran TV journalist Paul Paolicelli does what many of us can only dream of--he picks up and moves to a foreign country in an attempt to trace his ancestral roots. With the help of Luigi, his guide and companion, he travels through Italy--Rome, Gamberale, Matera, Miglionico, Alessandria, even Mussolini's hometown of Predappio--and discovers the tragic legacy of the Second World War that is still affecting the Old Country. He visits ancient castles and village churches, samples superb Italian cuisine, haggles at the open air market at Porta Portese, enjoys and Alessandria siesta, and frequents "coffee bars", where beggars discuss politics with affluent Italian locals. He finds lost-lost cousins during the day and performs with an amateur jazz group during the night. Along the way, he discovers deeply moving stories about his family's past and learns answers to question that have plagued him since childhood.
More that just a spiritual account of one man's ancestral search, Dances With Luigi is also a stunning portrait of la bella Italia--both old and new--that is painted beautifully in all of its glamour, history, and contradiction.

The Melting Season by Jami Attenberg

A tender, provocative story about the power of friendship, the thrill of self-discovery, and the strength it takes to escape the past.

Catherine Madison is headed West with a suitcase full of cash that isn't hers. She's just left the only home she's ever known, a small town in Nebraska, after the only man she had ever known, her husband, Thomas, deserted her. She's also left behind her deepest, most shameful secrets-among them a dysfunctional family she's never quite been able to escape and a marriage whose most intimate moments have plagued her with self-doubt. On the road, she was going to become a new person. Or so she thought.

But running away from the past isn't as easy as she had hoped. When Catherine reaches Las Vegas, she forms surprising new friendships that compel her to reveal what she had sworn she'd keep hidden, and teach her what human connection really means. Armed with this new knowledge, she is finally emboldened to uncover the truth about her family, come to understand what destroyed her marriage, and prevent her troubled sister from repeating her mistakes.

Deeply compassionate and unflinchingly bold, The Melting Season is the story of an indelible character's journey from isolation to belonging, as well as an honest look at the things we feel we deserve from our lives- and how far we will go to find them.

What was in YOUR mailbox today?

Happy 101 Award!

Thank you so much Marce for awarding me with The Happy 101 Award! You can visit Marce at her blog Tea Time With Marce!

The rules for this award are to list 10 things that make me happy, and to pass the award on!

1. Rain
2. Taking a nap
3. Curling up with my husband and Chihuahuas to watch TV.
4. Reading a good book!
5. Jellybeans
6. A hot cup of herbal tea
7. Being at the beach
8. Listening to my favorite songs
9. Flannel Sheets
10. Daffodils

I want to encourage anyone who reads this post to please accept this award from me, and list 10 things that make you happy on your back to me to that I may visit you! :-)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Book Review - Limbo by A. Manette Ansay

From childhood, acclaimed novelist A. Manette Ansay trained to become a concert pianist. But when she was nineteen, a mysterious muscle disorder forced her to give up the piano, and by twenty-one, she couldn't grip a pen or walk across a room. She entered a world of limbo, one in which no one could explain what was happening to her or predict what the future would hold.

At twenty-three, beginning a whole new life in a motorized wheelchair, Ansay made a New Year's resolution to start writing fiction, rediscovering the sense of passion and purpose she thought she had lost for good.

Thirteen years and five books later, still without a firm diagnosis or prognosis, Ansay reflects on the ways in which the unraveling of one life can plant the seeds of another, and considers how her own physical limbo has challenged--in ways not necessarily bad--her most fundamental assumptions about life and faith.

Luminously written, Limbo is a brilliant and moving testimony to the resilience of the human spirit.

My Thoughts:

What a wonderful memoir this was. I immediately fell in love with A. Manette. I admired her strength and her wisdom. I enjoyed reading about her adolescence....her school days, friends and relationships that led her into adulthood.

I have her other books, and can't wait to read them. I think that she is a truly gifted author.

About the author: A. Manette Ansay grew up in rural Wisconsin, one of sixty-seven cousins and more than two hundred second cousins in a large extended Catholic family. At thirty-six, she is the author of four highly acclaimed novels, including Midnight Champagne, a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist; Vinegar Hill, an Oprah Book Club Selection; as well as Sister, River Angel, and a collection of short stories, Read This and Tell Me What It Says. Her awards include the Nelson Algren Prize, the Great Lakes Book Award, and a National Endowment for the Arts grant. She is at work on another novel.

Product Details
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial (September 17, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0380732874
ISBN-13: 978-0380732876


Flashback 2004

Enormous tsunami devastates Asia; 200,000 killed (Dec. 26).

Gay marriages begin in Massachusetts, the first state in the country to legalize such unions (May 17).

Florida hit by hurricanes Bonnie (Aug. 12) and Charley (Aug. 13).

George W. Bush is reelected president, defeats John Kerry (Nov. 2).

Martha Stewart, diva of domesticity, was sentenced to five months in prison in July after being found guilty on four counts of obstruction of justice and lying to federal investigators. She began serving her sentence in October. She was also fined $30,000. The charges stem from her December 2001 sale of 3,928 shares of the biotech stock ImClone. She made the trade the day before the FDA announced it had declined to review ImClone's new cancer drug-news that sent shares tumbling.

Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake created an enormous scandal when Timberlake ripped the bodice of Jackson's costume during the halftime show of February's Super Bowl XXXVIII, exposing her right breast, which was pierced and adorned with a brooch. Timberlake promptly apologized for the "wardrobe malfunction." The Federal Communications Commission fined CBS, which broadcast the Super Bowl, $550,000 for the incident.

American Idol remained one of the top-rated shows on television. Judging by the number of reality shows up and down the dial, viewers still want their entertainment to be "real."


  • The Aviator
  • Collateral
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Friday Night Lights
  • The Incredibles
  • Kinsey
  • Maria Full of Grace
  • Million Dollar Baby
  • Sideways
  • Spider-Man 2

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Finds

My pick today for Friday Finds is Circling My Mother by Mary Gordon.

Book Description from
In this triumphant return to nonfiction after two critically acclaimed works of fiction, Mary Gordon gives us a rich, bittersweet memoir about her mother, their relationship and her role as daughter.

Anna Gagliano Gordon, who died in 2002 at the age of 94, lived a life colored by large forces: immigration, world war, the Great Depression, and physical affliction--she contracted Polio at the age of 3 and experienced the ravages of both alcoholism and dementia. A hard-working single mother--Gordon’s father died when she was still a girl--Anna was the personification of the culture of the mid-century American Catholic working class. Yet, even in the face of these setbacks, she managed hold down a job, to dress smartly and raise her daughter on her own, and though she was never a fan of the arts which so attracted Mary, she worshiped the beauty in life in her own way, with a surprising joie de vivre and a beautiful singing voice.

Gordon writes about Anna in all of her roles: sister, breadwinner, woman of faith and single mother. We discover Anna’s wry and often biting humor, her appreciation of life’s simple pleasures, her courage in breaking out of the narrow confines of her birth. Toward the end of Anna’s life, we watch the author take on all the burdens and blessings of caring for her mother in old age, beginning even then to reclaim from memory the vivid woman who helped her sail forth into her own life.

Bringing her exceptional talent for detail, character, and scene to bear on the life of her mother, Gordon gives us a deeply felt and powerfully moving book.


Natalie at The Book Inn has graciously passed on The Prolific Blogger Award! Thank you Natalie!

A Prolific Blogger is one who is intellectually productive… keeping up an active blog that is filled with enjoyable content.

1. Every winner of the Prolific Blogger Award has to pass on this award to at least seven other deserving prolific bloggers. Spread some love!

2. Each Prolific Blogger must link to the blog from which he/she has received the award.

3. Every Prolific Blogger must link back to This Post, which explains the origins and motivation for the award. Passing it on to:

Kathy at Books, Bags and Bon Jovi
Nina at J'adorehappyendings
Shellie at Layers Of Thought

I hope that three is okay...As far as I'm concerned, every blogger that I visit is prolific! You are all wonderful - Happy Friday!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

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! ;)

Today's teaser is from In His Sights: A True Story of Love and Obsession by Kate Brennan.

~In the dark, I crawl out of the bedroom and press myself against the wall in the hallway as I move toward the top of the stairs. I'd left a front hall light on, for security, but it will only expose me if I go downstairs; on either side of the door are floor-to-ceiling windows. I can hear the front door being jostled.~ pg. 223

What's YOUR teaser today???

Monday, February 15, 2010

Mailbox Monday

I received a few last week....all from!

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
by Beth Hoffman:

Twelve-year-old CeeCee Honeycutt is in trouble. For years, she has been the caretaker of her psychotic mother, Camille-the tiara-toting, lipstick-smeared laughingstock of an entire town-a woman trapped in her long-ago moment of glory as the 1951 Vidalia Onion Queen. But when Camille is hit by a truck and killed, CeeCee is left to fend for herself. To the rescue comes her previously unknown great-aunt, Tootie Caldwell. In her vintage Packard convertible, Tootie whisks CeeCee away to Savannah's perfumed world of prosperity and Southern eccentricity, a world that seems to be run entirely by women. From the exotic Miz Thelma Rae Goodpepper, who bathes in her backyard bathtub and uses garden slugs as her secret weapons, to Tootie's all-knowing housekeeper, Oletta Jones, to Violene Hobbs, who entertains a local police officer in her canary-yellow peignoir, the women of Gaston Street keep CeeCee entertained and enthralled for an entire summer. Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply touching, Beth Hoffman's sparkling debut is, as Kristin Hannah says, "packed full of Southern charm, strong women, wacky humor, and good old-fashioned heart." It is a novel that explores the indomitable strengths of female friendship and gives us the story of a young girl who loses one mother and finds many others.

In His Sights: A True Story of Love and Obsession by Kate Brennan

What if the man you'd loved for years vows, when you leave him, to destroy you? What if he transforms into a ruthless tormentor, stealing your freedom, undermining your sanity, and threatening your safety?

This is not a fictional scenario. It is Kate Brennan's life.

Kate is a well-respected writer and scholar, a highly independent woman with simple tastes and a complicated romantic past that leave her perfectly content with singlehood. So when she meets Paul—a wealthy, charismatic businessman with a great deal of free time—she's wary of getting involved. Eventually, though, his polished charm and relentless wooing win her over. Things move quickly, and it is only after the two have moved in together that Kate discovers the serial infidelity, the unbalanced psyche, and the sordid secrets lurking under the Mr. Right facade.

Kate lets Paul into her life with trepidation, and when she ends the relationship, she finds she can't get him out of it. With limitless resources, he dedicates himself to stalking her: he tracks her movements, arranges for people to break into her home, interferes with her work, and even relocates to her new neighborhood. His harassment lasts for more than a decade and, as Paul is still at large, it continues to turn Kate's life upside down today.

This visceral memoir not only lays bare the mind of a stalker, but also shows how a smart, successful woman can fall prey to a warped and powerful man who has the money and connections to keep her under his watchful eye. Both frightening and insightful, In His Sights is a gripping tale of one woman's descent into the dark side of love and how she has fought—and still struggles—to free herself.

Sister by A. Manette Ansay

As Abigail Schiller prepares for the birth of her first child, she realizes her attempt to put down roots with husband Adam will never be secure until she resolves the heartache of her past. She had fled her family farm in Horton, Wisconsin, just after high school and had severed all ties with her pious Roman Catholic mother and bullying, distant father. But it was the disappearance of her brother that troubled her most. Sensitive and vulnerable as a boy, Abigail was his guardian angel. Later, he rebelled against his abusive father through run-ins with the law and eventually vanished. The torment of his absence finally drives Abigail to discover what happened, forcing her to return to the places and people she thought she left for good.

What was in YOUR mailbox today?

Saturday, February 13, 2010

~Flashback 2003~


Federal spending: $2,158 billion
Federal debt: $6,783 billion
Consumer Price Index: 184
Unemployment: 6.0 %
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.37

Saddam Hussein is captured by American troops (Dec. 13).

Space shuttle Columbia explodes, killing all 7 astronauts (Feb. 1).

John A. Muhammad, convicted in the 2002 Washington, DC, area shootings, receives death sentence (Nov. 24).


The Recording Industry Association of America cracked down on people who illegally swapped more than 1,000 songs over the Internet, filing lawsuits against hundreds of people, including a 12-year-old girl. Apple Computer, however, made downloading both affordable and easy with its iTune Music Store. It allows fans to download tunes for 99 cents each.

The Pixar team released another animated treasure with Finding Nemo, a fish-out-of-water tale about pair of clown fish who brave dark waters and menacing aquatic creatures to be reunited. The film grossed more than $340 million.


  • Lost in Translation
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Finding Nemo
  • Mystic River
  • Cold Mountain
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • Freaky Friday
  • House of Sand and Fog
  • Seabiscuit

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Finds

Lately I have been slack about posting to my blog, and I apologize for that. I have had so much else to do, which has left me with practically no reading or blogging time. I hope this situation changes soon!

I did "find a Friday Find" on Laurel Rain-Snow's Goodreads bookshelf......

"Tragedy in Tin Can Holler" is a captivating must read true story of a family's past transgressions revealing a family member who was a serial killer that got away with murder during the great depression, incest and child abuse, lies and betrayals and domestic violence buried for decades! The vicious murder of the author's mother haunted her for 48 years, but discovering the truth about her mother's murder was just the tip of the iceberg. Her story is spell-bounding as she unveils the hidden secrets that shocked the residents of 3 counties in southeast Tennessee

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Global Authors Publishers (January 25, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982122349
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982122341
What did YOU find today?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

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! ;)

My teaser today is from Far From Home by Anne DeGrace:

~We sit together in a little circle, me on the berm, Melissa on the step of the bus and Michael on the ground at her feet, and they start telling me about helping babies be born, and half the time it's more than I want to know thanks very much, but I listen anyway at first to be polite and then because I've just never heard the like, and I suppose I'm kind of fascinated, you know? The way you get sometimes, reading some of those Enquirer stories. ~pg194

What's YOUR teaser today?

Saturday, February 6, 2010

~Flashback 2002~


Federal spending: $2,011 billion
Federal debt: $6,228 billion
Consumer Price Index: 179.9
Unemployment: 5.8 %
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.37

Kenneth L. Lay, chairman of bankrupt energy trader Enron, resigns; company under federal investigation for hiding debt and misrepresenting earnings (Jan. 24). Background: 2002 News of the Nation

Pennsylvania miners rescued after spending 77 hours in a dark, flooded mine shaft (July 28).

Snipers prey upon DC suburbs, killing ten and wounding others (Oct. 2–24). Police arrest two sniper suspects, John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo (Oct. 24).

The movie Spider-Man was the year's box-office blockbuster, grossing more than $406 million. In all, Americans spent $9.3 billion on about 1.6 billion movie tickets in 2002—a 10% increase over 2001 figures (Dec. 31).


  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • About Schmidt
  • Far From Heaven
  • Adaptation
  • The Hours
  • Chicago
  • Gangs of New York


  • Atonement, Ian McEwan
  • Emperor of Ocean Park, Stephen L. Carter
  • The Crimson Petal and the White, Michael Faber
  • Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
  • The Nanny Diaries, Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

What were YOU doing in 2002?

Friday, February 5, 2010

Woo Hoo! An Award for Me!

I have received The Prolific Blogger Award from the lovely Lisa at Lit and Life! Thanks, Lisa!

Receiving this award means:

A Prolific Blogger is one who is intellectually productive… keeping up an active blog that is filled with enjoyable content.

1. Every winner of the Prolific Blogger Award has to pass on this award to at least seven other deserving prolific bloggers. Spread some love!
2. Each Prolific Blogger must link to the blog from which he/she has received the award.
3. Every Prolific Blogger must link back to This Post, which explains the origins and motivation for the award.
4. Every Prolific Blogger must visit this post and add his/her name in the Mr. Linky, so that we all can get to know the other winners. (Click here for the Mr. Linky page.)

Debbie at Wrighty's Reads

Michelle at The True Book Addict

Rebecca at Lost In Books

Ah Yuan at GAL Novelty

Lisa at Book Blab

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow

Stephanie at Laughing Stars

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My WOW Pick!

My Waiting On Wednesday pick for this week is:

The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove: A Novel
Susan Gregg Gilmore

An excerpt from the book from

"Apparently among those who consider their social standing some measure of importance, I am to be admired, for I am one of few Nashvillians who can claim with infallible certainty that a blood relation has lived in this town since its inception. My mother, although a Grove by marriage, never tired of sharing this piece of family trivia at cocktail parties or morning coffees, convinced that it elevated her position far beyond what her birth parents could have guaranteed. And whether she did exaggerate the details in the hopes of impressing her peers, the truth remains that a poor Carolina farmer did pack his bags some two hundred and fifty years ago and set out to cross the Appalachian Mountains, heading west with his young bride determined to claim a few acres of his own and a better life for his family. He probably didn’t have a penny to his name by the time he got to Fort Nashboro begging for a hot meal and a place to sleep, but that doesn’t seem to matter to the Grove family anymore.

Legend has it that when the Chickamauga Indians attacked the Nashville settlement, they killed my ancestral father as he fought to protect his beloved wife. She grabbed the musket from her dead husband’s hands and continued the fight, killing three Indian warriors herself. Then she fell on top of her husband’s cold, bloody body and held him in her arms throughout the night.

Her name was Bezellia Louise, and for generations since, the first girl born to a Grove has been named in her memory. Although most official historians dispute any claims of her heroics, my father donated thousands of dollars to the Nashville Historical Society with the belief that eventually some fresh, young academic would see the past more according to my family’s advantage. But fact or fiction, I believed in her courage and passion and have always been proud to share her name.

Sadly, the Bezellias birthed before me never cared for this designation, preferring a monosyllabic moniker – like Bee, Zee or Zell – to their formal Christian name. My own mother disliked the name so much that for years she refused to let it cross her lips, calling me only sister, a generic substitution that summed up her distaste for my name and her inadequate affection for me. I, on the other hand, always wanted to hear my name in its entirety, never caring what others thought of it."

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Shaye Areheart Books (August 17, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307395030
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307395030
What are YOU waiting for today?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

~Again, Where's My Teaser?~

Here I am again this week with NO teaser! Last night I finished A. Manette Ansay's Limbo, which I really enjoyed! A review will be forthcoming.

So....tonight I once again will stand in front of my TBR shelves, close my eyes, and hope to pick another winner!

Have a great Tuesday, everybody!

P.S. I just recently joined Weight Watchers and found the photo above....I can't stop laughing at it and wanted to share it with you!

Monday, February 1, 2010

~I've Been Given An Award!~

Yvonne at Socrates Book Reviews has given me an award: The Sugar Doll Award! Thank you so much, Yvonne, for thinking of me!

I am supposed to list 10 things about myself, then pass the award on to some other bloggers!

1. I love to watch scary movies....the scarier, the better!

2. My favorite pizza is Pizza Hut Veggie Lovers with the Thin 'n Crispy crust.

3. I keep all of my pets (past and present) whiskers in a memory box on my dresser.

4. I love raw onions.

5. Fall is my favorite season.

6. I eat regular hard pretzels dipped in mustard.

7. I eat hot sauce on eggs, smoked oysters, and macaroni & cheese.

8. I am deathly afraid of spiders.

9. My favorite color is pink.

10. I wish I could have remained friends with my ex-husband...he always made me laugh.

I am passing this award on to:

Stephanie aka Laughing Stars

Lisa at Lit and Life


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