Monday, August 23, 2010

She's gone Country By Jane Porter:Book Review and Contest Winners

    Shey Darcy,once the New York it girl,has to give up her life as a model when her
husband,John wants out of thier marriage.  A family tragedy  forces her to come back home to
Parkfield,Texas bring her 3 boys with her.  Overwhelmed  with grief she decides to stay  and rebuild her life.
Will she survive her overbearing mother?  Will she reunite with her first love Dane Kelly? Will her
brother,Blue Callen stay married to his spoiled rich wife who thinks he's not doing enought?  Jane Porter
has a gift when it comes to narration.   She knows just when to reveal certain details at the right time.
the characters where likeable and relatable.(I am from Texas so this may be a biased opinon)  The plot was
a little predictable but I still enjoyed alot.Her writing style overall is a simple ,no frills approach and I will definitely have to check out her previous work.   

Our 3 winners from the contest are:

1. Amy Lyn
2.Shan flip flops
I would like to thank the Hatchett Book Group for allowing me the opportunity to review this book.
I dont recieve any money or compensation to review these books. I would love to thank you guys so much
for following I just reached my 100th follower so I am going to have to do something special for you
guys (I dont know what just yet I am almost speechless) without you this would be as much fun as it is.
Almost forgot I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Crazy-for-books the blogs I follow

It's that time of the week again dont forget to check out my giveaway(She's gone country by Jane Porter)
I have 3 copies to giveaway and deadline is this Sunday
also you can post links to your giveaways in the post below this one
Now back to the question at hand
blogs I follow well in all it's over 30 if you look at my dashboard. but being a parent of 3 kids (2 of which has special needs ) doesn't leave me with alot of time to visit each and everyone
I try to visit the ones in my sidebar because I can get a quick glance as to what's going on with everyone else
It depends since school starts for us Monday It will give me some time to visit more but I prefer to leave a good quality comment on a few blogs then a whole bunch of so-so comments on a lot of blogs.
So which do you prefer ? Quality or quantity?   Do you make time to visit every blog you follow?
I would love to get your feed back on this
and stay tuned  for the winners of the giveaway Monday

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Book blog news:Post links to your giveaways,book reviews,memes etc

Hello everyone a few rules
You are more than welcome to post links to your giveaways,book reviews,book tours whatever you want
Just remember to link back to
leave comments on  other blogs
and follow blogs that are of interest to you

Monday, August 16, 2010

Contest giveaway:She's Gone Country by Jane Porter

I am giving away 3 copies of "She's gone country" by Jane Porter
Here are the contest rules:
1.You must be a follower of this blog

2.U.S  and Canada only

3. Please leave your email address in the comments section to speed things up
and just for fun what do you think of when you think of someone going "country"?

Contest deadline is August 22nd at midnight
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 13, 2010

How many books on my tbr list and orbus terrarum challenge

Hello everyone from Friend Follow and Crazy-For-books book hop!
Thanks for stopping by on this busy Friday .  I love comments  I think it's one of the best things
about blogging interacting with other bloggers
Dont forget to scroll down to the next post if you would like to post links to your giveaways,book reviews,memes,etc.
It's that time of the week again.  The question for this week is HOw many books are on your To be read list?
Got to say on my own personal tbr list is atleast 10(not counting books sent to me by  publishers)and speaking of books on my TBR List

For my orbus terrarum challenge I selected "Night"by Elie Wiesel, who was born in Sighet,Transylvania after the war
He was persuaded by the French Writer Francois Muriac to write this memoir that documented his life
when his family was forced to go to Auschwitz in 1944.  Mr. Wiesel along with his wife Marion would go on to establish the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanities  shortly after he recieved The Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 you can go to for more information.  I m sure that of the 40 books he has written(fiction and nonfiction) this is  the one that is the most thought provoking  It's one of those books
that will leave an indelible mark in your mind.  You definitely come away feeling saddened by the horrendous
reality  that they were subjected to in the concentration camps and yet I was caught off gaurd by the acts of compassion by the victims themselves.  I am pleased that my daughter's English teacher assigned this book to them because ,to me the only thing that would be a greater tradegdy is if we allow ourselves to forget what happened. On that note I leave you with a quote

"Sometimes we must interfere when Human lives are endangered when Human Dignity is in jeapordy
National Borders and Sensitivites become irrelevant when men or women are persecuted because of their race,religon,or political views that place must at that moment become the center of the universe"
Elie Wiesel

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Book blog News:post links to your giveaways,book reviews, memes,etcc here

A few things
1. post a link back to
2.  Follow blogs that are of interest to you
3. Leave a comment  other blogs and let them know you found them through this hop

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Versatile Blogger Award part 2

 Here is part two
I wanted to include links to these blogs that I thought were cool
(Check out the June 26 for the part one)

As you can see by this side of the list I love scrapbooking and art journaling as much as I do reading(hence the other blog)  I apologize for the big gap in between my computer crashed in June for 3 weeks and the kids
spilled something on the hard drive in July so I was out of commission 2 more weeks.  So if you don't see your blog in this post Part I is in the June 26th entry that I had to do at the library.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Book blog news: post your giveaways,titles of books your reviewing,or general news

Post a link back to

more than welcome to link your giveaways,books your reviewing  , memes etcc... here
and leave comments fro the other bloggers

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

And the winner is Debbie and Outnumbered mama!

Congradulations you are my two contest winners for my giveaway Rules of betrayal
email your address to clsherrard(dot)bookaddict(at)gmail (dot)com

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