Monday, May 14, 2012

The Inn BoonsBoro Triology

I picked up the second book in The Inn Boonsboro Triology, The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts at the library on Saturday morning. I finished it last night.  Yeah, it's that good.

Of course I am a big Nora Roberts fan, have been for some time.  I love her series and triologies best.  The only thing I don't like about them is the waiting in between the books!!!  The last one in this series won't be out until November and I'm ready to read it now.

I love to remodel, remake older houses into newer houses.  I've helped my parents re-do several and my hubby and I are always doing a project in our own houses.  So with that said, I was hooked on this when I first started reading about the redoing of the Inn.  The history of that building, the way the Mongomerys work to bring it back and the little unexpected twist they find in the Inn as the story moves along  (I won't tell you what that is).  Of course I am a sappy romantic so the romantic side to the books pull me in too.

Spring Fever

Do you have spring fever? Did you do any spring cleaning?

Actually when I refer to Spring Fever here I'm referring to Mary Kay Andrew's newest book titled Spring Fever that is due to be released on June 5, 2012. 

I was one of the lucky 50 winners on her facebook page about a month or so ago that won an Advanced Reading Copy of the new book.  Yay me!!  I love her sense of humor, her way with words just makes me feel like I am there, right there, in the setting, and the southern references in all of her past books.  In this book I could almost taste the Quixie soda that is produced where the main characters work.  And she certainly kept me laughing!

If you've never read Mary Kay Andrews this is the time to start!!  You can check out here facebook page here!/marykayandrews

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ready, Set, Go!!

Seems everyone is looking back over the last year to what they didn't accomplish or what they did, and looking forward to 2012 to what they hope to accomplish.  I don't really get into the whole 'resolutions' thing, but I can set goals for reading!! 

I'm not sure I even remember what goal I set last year for reading, if I set one at all.  I do know I started out pretty good on keeping up with what I was reading then let that fall by the wayside as I got buy with other things too.  And now that I own a Kindle Fire I won't have that little slip from the library to just file away all the time either (I will still go to the library, but also read on my Kindle). 

I have a Shelfari account, haven't kept up with it in a very long time.  A friend recommended GoodReads to me and I will try to use it this year, sometimes, just the hassle of putting them online gets to me, and I haven't really played around over there enough to know how the whole site works yet.

So will you set a goal for how many books you read this year, or maybe pages instead?  i think I may try to keep track of pages too, just to see how many there are too.  I think I will set a goal of...... hmm....  140?  And to me, I won't count books that I've read before, only new books.

How do you keep track of what you have read? I guess I will have to do better at this if I am going to know whether or not I meet my goal this time next year!!

good luck & get ready, get set, go!!!  Get reading!!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

This time of year

This time of year I  get in the mood to read Holiday books, listen to Christmas music (yes I realize I'm early) and bake.

So while I still have lots of books to read I can't resist this one!

A Home For Christmas by Deborah Grace Staley

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Kindle Books

Okay, so I don't have a Kindle. But yet I can't help myself from hunting for the free Kindle books daily.
I am trying to play catch up on my I Pod Touch (where I have the Kindle app I use the most) because as I downloaded another four books yesterday I decided I would see how many I actually had on there.

Um, FIFTY!. Yes, I said fifty.

I think I should stay away from downloaded anymore until I get some of these read & deleted off. Ha!
It's become like an obsession with me though!!

So, what are you reading? Out of those fifty, I am currently reading Stars Collide by Janice Thompson (sorry this one is no longer free).

Oh, and I've decided I will have a Kindle by the end of this year. If not before Christmas, then hopefully my hubby has been paying attention and will buy me one. ;)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Free Kindle Books!

I found some more today!! Sheesh, you'd think I own a Kindle or something but, I can't talk myself into spending that kind of money on myself so I'll just read on my tiny iPod Touch or Droid phone screen :)
And I don't read all of these genre's but no reason not to share with others who might!

The Oak Leaves by Maureen Lang

Untouchable by Scott O'Connor

Sixteen Brides by Stephanie Whitson

The Witch of Agnesi (Bonnie Pinkwater Series) by Robert Spiller

The Frontiersman's Daughter by Laura Frantz

Heart of Gold by Lacy Williams

Lye in Wait (A Home Crafting MysterY) by Cricket McRae

The Man of Their Lives by Francoise Bourdine

Charlotte Figg Takes Over Paradise by Joyce Magnin

Holding Out for a Hero by Stacey Joy Netzel

The Women of Tenacity by Shanna Hatfield

that's all for today!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Kindle books

Just two I saw this morning. :)

Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday
L.A. shoe designer, Maddie Springer, lives her life by three rules: Fashion. Fashion. Fashion. But when she stumbles upon the work of a brutal killer, her life takes an unexpected turn from Manolos to murder. And things only get worse when her boyfriend disappears - along with $20 million in embezzled funds - and her every move is suddenly under scrutiny by the LAPD's sexiest cop. With the help of her post-menopausal bridezilla of a mother, a 300 pound psychic and one seriously oversexed best friend, Maddie finds herself stepping out of her stilettos and onto the trail of a murderer. But can she catch a killer before the killer catches up to her...


Touched by Angels by Peggy Webb
Single mom Sarah Love is determined to make a fresh start in Alabama for herself and Jenny. Born special, Jenny struggles to do the things other four-year-olds take for granted. Sarah hadn't counted on Jenny escaping her vigilance and racing in front of Jake Townsend's motorcycle. And she certainly hadn't counted on falling for the sexy, complex daredevil who nearly wrecked his bike to save her child. Nor had Jake, who had lost his own child, expected to find himself drawn into the lives of a courageous mother and her stubborn, endearing daughter. Could Sarah and Jenny be his second chance? Could he be the hero Sarah and Jenny believe him to be?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Free Kindle books!!

Remember, you can still read these even if you don't own a Kindle. iPod Touch, Pc, Android, or Blackberry devices can support the Kindle App then you can be on your way to enjoying some FREE ebooks!!!

I will sometimes get them then not like them & delete them but hey, they are free for a limited time so I can always change my mind, right?

Here are some of today's offerings, I tried to list a variety even if some of them are not anything I'd read:

Her Best Catch by Lindi Peterson (Romance)
The Days of Summer by Jill Barnett (Romance)
Stuck in the Middle (Sister to Sister Bk 1)  by Virginia Smith I have already read this one & loved it!! (Inspirational, Romance)
Dating a Cougar (Never to Late Series) by Donna McDonald (Romance)
Claimed (the Circulate Series) by K.R. Smith (Paranormal, Romance)
Candy Wars: The Tooth Fairies vs The Candy King by R.G. Cordiner (Children's)
Cougar Cub Tales: I'm Just Like You by Sharon Cramer (Children's)

And, don't forget there are always lots and lots of the "classics" available for free!

Monday, May 2, 2011

FREE Books for your Kindle!

Do you have a Kindle? I don't. But I do have the Kindle App on my iTouch.
Did you know that you can get free books from Amazon to read on your Kindle app often?

Here are some that are marked down to free, for a limited time (I tried to list a variety) A Fool Again: A Novella eBook: Eloisa James: Kindle Store

The Abandoned by Amanda Stevens

The Strange Case of Finley by Kady Cross

Anyways, there are three, usually if you scroll across others offered (scroll down you'll see recommendations) there are some in there too. And they always have the classics available for free.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


I have friends who are expecting their 6th baby soon, due date is the 20th of March.

I'm working on a special surprise for them, I'm pretty sure she doesn't read here but just in case I won't say what it is exactly.

So, I've put myself on a reading restriction until I get it done. I didn't go in the library last week even though I was dying too & I have been reading a few on my iPod Touch on the Kindle app but nothing like I normally do.

Once I get this done, in the next day or so, I'll be back to reading full force!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

What I've read this year

1. Take Three by Karen Kingsbury

2. Family Affair by Debbie Macomber

3. Forbidden Falls by Robyn Carr

4. The Hope Within by Tracie Peterson

5. Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts

6. Maybe this Time by Jennifer Crusie

7. A Place of Peace by Amy Clipston

8. Amish Love by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller & Kelly Long

9. The Christmas Journey (for a blog review, can't remember author now, it was supposed to arrive before Christmas & was late)

10. Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

11. An Honest Love by Kathleen Fuller

12. Fools Rush In by Janice Thompson (Kindle Version)

13. The Choice (Kindle Version on my iPod) by Suzanne Woods Fisher
14. Angel Song by Sheila Walsh & Kathryn Cushman

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Are you reading?

We're 13 days into the new year already, are you working on your goal for this year?

So far I've read
Take Three by Karen Kingsbury
Family Affair by Debbie Macomber
Forbidden Falls by Robyn Carr

and I'm reading Last Days by Joel Rosenburg and a new author to me, Tracie Peterson's The Hope Within.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Final Tally for 2010

Did you take my challenge and set yourself a goal for 2010?
Did you make your challenge if you did?
If so, Yay for you!!
If not, that's okay, neither did I. LOL! I set my goal at 135. I know for a fact that I read 114. In September I began making a baby quilt, so I quit writing down the titles I was reading & slacked off on my reading. I need to do better with my records for next year. I know I read 114, and I know I read 3 or 4 on my Ipod Touch Kindle App that aren't on the list, maybe I did meet my goal and just don't know it.

Here's my final list:
1. The Sweetheart's Knitting Club by Lori Wilde

2. Shades of Blue by Karen Kingsbury
3. Round Robin by Jennifer Chiaverini
4. Ford County by John Grisham
5. The Sunflower by Richard Paul Evans
6. Brides for Brothers by Debbie Macomber
7. The Marriage Risk by Debbie Macomber
8. The Last Promise by Richard Paul Evans
9. A Creed Country Christmas by Linda Lael Miller
10. At Home in Mitford Jan Karon
11. A Gift of Grace by Amy Clipston
12. Echoes by Robin Jones Gunn
13. Whispers by Robin Jones Gunn
14. Faking It by Jennifer Crusie
15. Secrets by Robin Jones Gunn
16. Why My Third Husband will be a Dog by Lisa Scottoline
17. Not My Daughter by Barbara Delinsky
18. Blood Game by Iris Johansen
19. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
20. Redemption by Karen Kingsbury
21. Remember by Karen Kingsbury
22. Return by Karen Kingsbury
23. Rejoice by Karen Kingsbury
24. Partners by Nora Roberts
25. The Art of Deception by Nora Roberts
26. Cindy and the Prince by Debbie Macomber
27. Some Kind of Wonderful by Debbie Macomber
28. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
29. She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
30. The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin by Josh Berk
31. Reunion by Karen Kingsbury
32. Jenna's Cowboy by Sharon Gillenwater
33. Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
34. House Rules by Jodi Picoult
35. Fodor's Maui 2009
36. Maui Revealed The Ultimate Guidebook by Andrew Doughty
37. Plain Pursuit by Beth Wiseman
38. Top Maui Restaurants From Thrifty to Four Star by James & Molly Jacobson
39. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
40. Fame by Karen Kingsbury
41. Forgiven by Karen Kingsbury
42. Found by Karen Kingsbury
43. Family by Karen Kingsbury
44. Forever by Karen Kingsbury
45. Sisters by Danielle Steel
46. Think Twice by Lisa Scottoline
47. Sunrise by Karen Kingsbury
48. Summer by Karen Kingsbury
49. Someday by Karen Kingsbury
50. Sunset by Karen Kingsbury
51. Sweet Home Carolina by Sherryl Woods
52. Sweet Tea at Sunrise by Sherryl Woods
53. Honeysuckle Summer by Sherryl Woods
54. The Summer Hideaway by Susan Wiggs
55. A Proimse of Hope by Amy Clipston
56. Return to Sender by Fern Michaels
57. Eight Days to Live by Iris Johansen
58. The Lost Hours by Karen White
59. Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts
60. The Wedding Machine by Beth Webb Hart ( don't waste your time on this one!! )
61. Hannah's List by Debbie Macomber
62. Like a Watered Garden
63. Gardenias for Breakfast Robin Jones Gunn
64. Secrets by Robin Jones Gunn
65. Lavender Morning by Jude Deveraux
66. Game Over by Fern Michaels
67. Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts
68. Like Dandelion Dust by Karen Kingsbury
69. Return to Sullivan's Island by Dorothea Benton Frank
70. Whale Island by Cathy Lamb
71. Queen of Hearts by Judy Duarte
72. The Marrying Kind by Debbie Macomber
73. The Shunning by beverly Lewis
74. The Confession by Beverly Lewis
75. The Honeymoon House by Mary Carter
76. The Reckoning by Beverly Lewis
77. Cross Roads by Fern Michaels
78. Even Now by Karen Kingsbury
79. Ever Afer by Karen Kingsbury
80. Pieces of the Heart by Karen White
81. Learning to Breathe by Karen White
82. Fodor's Walt Disney World 2010
83. Always Green by Patti Hill
84. The Preacher's Daughter by Beveryly Lewis
85. The Englisher by Beverly Lewis
86. Plain Perfect by Beth Wiseman
87. Forevermore by Cathy Marie Hake
88. More Than Friends by Barbara Delinsky
89. Take One by Karen Kingsbury
90. Take Two by Karen Kingsbury
91. The Brethren by Beverly Lewis
92. The Geometry of Sisters by Luanne Rice
93. The Last Jihad by Joel Rosenberg
94. A Widow's Hope by Mary Ellis
95. 1022 Evergreen Place by Debbie Macomber
96. The Thorn by Beverly Lewis
97. A Summer in Sonoma by Robyn Carr
98. Call Me Mrs Miracle by Debbie Macomber
99. When the Heart Cries by Cindy Woodsmall
100. The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen
101. Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
102. A Plain & Simple Christmas by Amy Clipston
103. Winer's Awakening by Shelly Sheperd Gray
104. Orchard Valley Brides by Debbie Macomber
15. The Pioneer Woman's Cookbook by Ree Drummond
106. One Season of Sunshine by Julia London
107. Second Nature by Nora Roberts
108. Lessons Learnd by Nora Roberts
109. First Impressions by Nora Roberts
110. The Parting by Beverly Lewis
111. Gabriel's Angel by Nora Roberts
112. A McKettrick Christmas by Linda Lael Miller
113. Christmas Letters by Debbie Macomber
114. Unlocked by Karen Kingsbury

So.................are you up for it again? This time I not only hope to meet my goal of 135, I hope to keep better track!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I'm so bad!

I got lazy and quit writing down my book titles as I was reading. So did I make my goal this year?
I have no idea. I know that I slowed down a lot from earlier in the year.
I took on some paid sewing orders, school/ballet/life got me busy, and I took an editing job online. Because of those things I haven't been reading as much though I hope to get into a better routine and get back into it.

I am currently reading Karen Kingsbury's Unlocked. What are you reading?

And Julie D....did you receive your book that you won? They are always so super about shipping to me that I hope you did.

I received an offer for another one to review from a different publisher & just realized even though I responded over a week ago I haven't seen it or heard from them. Hm I'll have to check on that too.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

And the winner is....................


You have won the copy of Call Me Mrs Miracle by Debbie Macomber.

Make sure I have your current address and I'll get your info to her pr who will send you out a book asap.
Thanks for playing along!