Friday, July 23, 2010

What I am reading and Welcome!

Good morning fellow addicts   I am glad you stopped by and as usual Jennifer fromwww.crazy-for-books.com
Has posed a really good question .  I am finishing up Damaged by Alex Kava  I am giving away 2 copies
(Leave your comments in the contest  giveaway post further down) and I am also reading Hotel on the
Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (Boyfriend got a gift I swear)
I just finished "Here's the Deal Dont Touch Me" by Howie Mendell
I am going to brutally honest here .  I had no intention on reading this book at all
I saw Mr. Mendell promoting this book on Good Morning America and I thought
to myself thougt it wasn't for me .  I mean aren't alot of actors,althletes trying
to get us their kinda crappy memoirs?(The only reason I have the book is
because the Amazon seller sent this instead of "Drown" by Junot Diaz.  I wont say
which one because we all make mistakes)   I detest /loathe/hate the idea of
wasting money.  Heck it doesn't even have to be my money and I it drives me nuts.
So that's the real reason I read this book..  Did You know Howie Mendell wasn't diagnosed with Adhd until he was an Adult?   That he married the only girl he actually
dated.. I have a newfound respect for his wife of 30 years especially since fans are
disrespectful at times,their privacy doesn't exist and she has had to do the lion's share
of raising the kids.  Howie Mendell's struggle with Ocd and Adhd makes this a entertaining read.I guess having a sense of humor can get you through some things.  I gave it 4 1/2 stars out of 5.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Contest Giveaway: 2 copies of Damaged by Alex Kava

Damaged: A Maggie O'Dell Novel
Deadline is JUly 25th at midnight
here are the rules

1. You must be a follower of this blog

2. U.S residents only

3. leave your email address so I can reach you much faster .What's your favorite crime show
CSi or Law and Order?  I was a huge fan of both but now that Law and Order(not svu or criminal intent)
is going off I have to say Csi

Dont forget to post your giveaways,meme,challenges, book tours etcc in the post below

book blog news hop:post giveaways,challenges,memes,book tours Here

I apologize for taking so long blogger wasnt acting right!
Well you know how we do this

1. you can post whatever you think will be of interest to your readers

2.leave a comment on somone else's blog

3. Post a link back to bookaddict4real.com (I will have my button soon)

I dont like pressuring people to follow blogs I think it's a personal decision one
left entirely up to you.  ( I left alot of space so enjoy!)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Secrets of Newberry Review and Winner of the book!

Essence Bestselling author Victor McGlothin has done it again with "Secrets of Newberry"(the secrets will rock you to your core but that's not until later in the box)
Our story begins in New Orleans in the 1950's on the night that the two main
characters lives will be radically changed.   Ivory "Bones" Arcineaux meets Hampton
Bynote at an illegal gambling house.  Things get hot for our scoundrels until Hampton
meets Magnolia Holiday  she appears to be everything  he is looking for except
he doesn't know it yet.  While she definitely makes a difference in Hampton's liefe will
her love/influence be enough on  the road up ahead?  I Know I am supposed to feel some empathy for Hampton's character I dont ,not because he wasn't   a "tortured soul" (He was and rightfully so ) it's just that I didn't really feel sympathetic until almost
the end.  I did relate to his sister Pearl Lee.  I thought for a male author he did a pretty good job with that without making all of us sound domineering .  The dialouge was
cliched to me at first but it definitely  improved.  The plot is good in spite of that funny
little twist almost  3/4ths of the way into the book.McGlothin's writing style is engaging,vivid,and at some moments raw, but overall  a worthwhile read I gave it 4out of 5 stars.  I would like to thank the Hatchett Book Group for allowing me this opportunity  to review this book .(No I don't get paid to do this)

And the winner of  "Secrets of Newberry " is Mike  Mike please email me at clsherrard(dot)bookaddict(at)gmail (dot) com within 48 hours  Send me your mailing address so I can send it to the Hatchett Group .       I will still be giving away two copies of "Damaged" by Alex Kava deadline is not until Sunday so stay tuned

Friday, July 23, 2010

What I am reading and Welcome!

Good morning fellow addicts   I am glad you stopped by and as usual Jennifer fromwww.crazy-for-books.com
Has posed a really good question .  I am finishing up Damaged by Alex Kava  I am giving away 2 copies
(Leave your comments in the contest  giveaway post further down) and I am also reading Hotel on the
Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (Boyfriend got a gift I swear)
I just finished "Here's the Deal Dont Touch Me" by Howie Mendell
I am going to brutally honest here .  I had no intention on reading this book at all
I saw Mr. Mendell promoting this book on Good Morning America and I thought
to myself thougt it wasn't for me .  I mean aren't alot of actors,althletes trying
to get us their kinda crappy memoirs?(The only reason I have the book is
because the Amazon seller sent this instead of "Drown" by Junot Diaz.  I wont say
which one because we all make mistakes)   I detest /loathe/hate the idea of
wasting money.  Heck it doesn't even have to be my money and I it drives me nuts.
So that's the real reason I read this book..  Did You know Howie Mendell wasn't diagnosed with Adhd until he was an Adult?   That he married the only girl he actually
dated.. I have a newfound respect for his wife of 30 years especially since fans are
disrespectful at times,their privacy doesn't exist and she has had to do the lion's share
of raising the kids.  Howie Mendell's struggle with Ocd and Adhd makes this a entertaining read.I guess having a sense of humor can get you through some things.  I gave it 4 1/2 stars out of 5.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Contest Giveaway: 2 copies of Damaged by Alex Kava

Damaged: A Maggie O'Dell Novel
Deadline is JUly 25th at midnight
here are the rules

1. You must be a follower of this blog

2. U.S residents only

3. leave your email address so I can reach you much faster .What's your favorite crime show
CSi or Law and Order?  I was a huge fan of both but now that Law and Order(not svu or criminal intent)
is going off I have to say Csi

Dont forget to post your giveaways,meme,challenges, book tours etcc in the post below

book blog news hop:post giveaways,challenges,memes,book tours Here

I apologize for taking so long blogger wasnt acting right!
Well you know how we do this

1. you can post whatever you think will be of interest to your readers

2.leave a comment on somone else's blog

3. Post a link back to bookaddict4real.com (I will have my button soon)

I dont like pressuring people to follow blogs I think it's a personal decision one
left entirely up to you.  ( I left alot of space so enjoy!)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Secrets of Newberry Review and Winner of the book!

Essence Bestselling author Victor McGlothin has done it again with "Secrets of Newberry"(the secrets will rock you to your core but that's not until later in the box)
Our story begins in New Orleans in the 1950's on the night that the two main
characters lives will be radically changed.   Ivory "Bones" Arcineaux meets Hampton
Bynote at an illegal gambling house.  Things get hot for our scoundrels until Hampton
meets Magnolia Holiday  she appears to be everything  he is looking for except
he doesn't know it yet.  While she definitely makes a difference in Hampton's liefe will
her love/influence be enough on  the road up ahead?  I Know I am supposed to feel some empathy for Hampton's character I dont ,not because he wasn't   a "tortured soul" (He was and rightfully so ) it's just that I didn't really feel sympathetic until almost
the end.  I did relate to his sister Pearl Lee.  I thought for a male author he did a pretty good job with that without making all of us sound domineering .  The dialouge was
cliched to me at first but it definitely  improved.  The plot is good in spite of that funny
little twist almost  3/4ths of the way into the book.McGlothin's writing style is engaging,vivid,and at some moments raw, but overall  a worthwhile read I gave it 4out of 5 stars.  I would like to thank the Hatchett Book Group for allowing me this opportunity  to review this book .(No I don't get paid to do this)

And the winner of  "Secrets of Newberry " is Mike  Mike please email me at clsherrard(dot)bookaddict(at)gmail (dot) com within 48 hours  Send me your mailing address so I can send it to the Hatchett Group .       I will still be giving away two copies of "Damaged" by Alex Kava deadline is not until Sunday so stay tuned

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