Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
- March: The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank (review)
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
A big shout out of Thank You Very Much to DeSeRt RoSe BoOkLoGuE for giving me this award. It totally made my day and gave me that extra special feeling. Exactly the type of things that sisters do for one another.
- Corine Solomon is a handler—when she touches an object she instantly knows its history and its future. Using her ability, she can find the missing—which is why people never stop trying to find her. Like her ex-boyfriend Chance, who needs Corine’s gift to find someone dear to them both. But the search proves dangerous as it leads them into a strange world of demons and sorcerers, ghosts and witchcraft, zombies—and black magic...
Monday, March 23, 2009
Today's musing is the following:
How many bookstores do you frequent? Do you have a favourite? If so, which one and what makes it so?
Although I am a big lover of the library, I do go to some bookstores. There are not that many independent bookstores in Philly, as least not to my knowledge. I mainly go to Border's, because I have a member ship card, and I like the layout of the store. Barnes and Noble charges for their club, and I think that's a bit ridiculous. You are going to charge me to join your club, to get reduced prices on books? Did you ever think I may spend more if you just had decent sales or coupons for me to use? There may be another benefit to the B&N club I am just not aware of. If so please tell me.
There is one used bookstore in particular that I will go to if I'm in the neighborhood. A sweet, old couple own it. They have a decent variety of books, and always make a little conversation with you. There is another, more well know used book store in Old City, but I have never been there. Not for any particular reason, just never think to go. It's a bit out of the way for me, however, maybe in the Sporing time I'll make a road trip there.
So do you have any special bookstores?
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Your result for The Classic Dames Test...
You scored 19% grit, 14% wit, 52% flair, and 29% class!
Find out what kind of classic leading man you'd make by taking the
Classic Leading Man Test.
Friday, March 20, 2009
I was kindly and thoughtfully given this award by Stacy from Stacy's Book Blog. Thank you so much! I am deeply and truly grateful Stacy. I discovered Stacy from Teaser Tuesday postings.
Stacy reviews a wide variety of books, conducts author interviews, and usually has a fun quiz every week. Make sure you go check her out.
It is now time for me to bestow this award to I think three fabulous blogs. I read many blogs, and follow quite a few, some of which who have already received this award. therefore I will award this to some new blogs I have recently discovered and come to enjoy:
Chartroose from Bloody Hell, It's a Book Barage - very funny, and uncannily enough, we have a lot of the same interests, especially her band meme.
Toni from A Circle of Books - she is one of the first people I became book blog friends with. Plus she is a knitter.
Heather J from Age 30+...A Lifetime of Books - excellent blog with lots of things going and always has the time to comment
Cecilia from The Epic Rat - another person I met through Teaser Tuesdays. She is mainly into YA, and her blog is very fun to read. YA books are a must read for me every now and then.
There are so many other blogs I read and follow, and I think all of them are fabulous. I just wanted to single some of that out. Stop by and check them out also if you can. Enjoy your weekend and may you get lots of reading done!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Workers in Alexandria are excavating for a new building when they discover the ruins of an old tomb, and all work crashes to a halt. According to federal law in Egypt, all discoveries must be properly catalogued by archeologists and this tomb has unusual relics and representations, apparently contemporary with Alexander the Great.
Daniel Knox's first love is history and archeology, specifically on Alexander the Great. When he pisses off a local mobster on the coast of Egypt, he heads to Alexandria to an archaeology colleague's apartment to hide out for a while. He learns his friend is getting to participate on the dig for this newly discovered tomb. Sneaking in with his friend, Daniel sees signs that the find is far bigger than anyone realizes and might hold clues to finally unravelling one of the world's greatest mysteries: Where is Alexander the Great buried?
In his lifetime, Alexander was beloved as a god, and across the Mediterranean, everyone wanted to be close to him. Upon his death, there was a mad scrabbling among his former allies to secure his empire for themselves. Even now, nearly 2500 years later, Alexander is still being fought over. With the discovery of this tomb and the revelation of its relics, the race is on to find Alexander. Rival archeologists, Egyptian officials, and Macedonian nationalists all scurry and scramble, attacking each other along the way as they hunt for a glorious prize--the body of Alexander the Great.
I love anything having to do with Egypt, archeology, historical mysteries...oh the what ifs! This is definitely a book I will be checking out.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
She asks you to do the following:
Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page. Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!Please avoid spoilers!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Today she is musing about the following:
We were all warned as children to 'never talk to strangers', but how do you feel about book-talk with random people? When you see people reading, do you ask what it is? Do you talk to people in the book store or the library? Why or why not? What do you do if people talk to you? (question courtesy of Dena)
It depends on the situation. If someone speaks to me in the bookstore or library, I'll speak back. However, if they are shady looking or my instinct tells me otherwise, I'll make a nice comment and then ignore them or walk away.
If I see someone reading a book, I usually don't disturb them, because I wouldn't want to be disturbed. Unless, they happen to look up and catch my eye. Then I'll say something. Most people are not that chatty on public transportation, especially the subway. There are quite a few not so nice people out there.
Now if I see someone else knitting, 9 times out of 10, I'll make a comment like"What are you working on or that's pretty." It seems more natural to make a comment with a fellow knitter than a book reader. Maybe because I don't come across too many knitters out in public.
I am a friendly person, sometimes too friendly for my own good. I'll pretty much talk to anybody. Unfortunately, in today's world one needs to be very cautious.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
However, I would like give a huge heartfelt thanks to Jill from Sneaky Momma Blog Design. She writes and posts tutorials for working and sprucing up your blog. Both of her blogs are quite beautiful and professional looking. I posted a question to her and she was kind enough to help me out. We went back and forth in email, and she even tried to do what I wanted herself. Jill definitely gave up some free time on my behalf, and I am eternally grateful.
So please, go check out both her blogs and say hello. The kindness of others never ceases to amaze me. Bloggers are definitely a unique bunch as well.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Please avoid spoilers!
Monday, March 2, 2009
When reading do you read every word?