Thursday, October 28, 2010

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

If you are looking to post links to your book blogs,book reviews,giveaways,memes,etc.. then you are definitely
in the right place.Photobucket

A few things:

1. Grab my button from the sidebar.
2. A worded link is fine (I.e.
3.  Have fun with it .

Monday, October 25, 2010

Without a Word by Jill Kelly Book Review

Today I will be linking up and I will review"Without a Word by Jill Kelly.
We may know Jim Kelly ,the Buffalo Bill's answer to the Superbowls of yesterday.  Honey in the earlier part of the 1990's  they were definitely running things.  Mr. Kelly lead them there in 1990,1991,1992 and 1993.
In 2002 he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Jim Kelly was definitely the Man of the Moment. But what you may not know is that by the time he retired from football life had already taken a dramatic turn.In June 1997 Hunter Kelly was diagnosed wtih Krabbe's Leukodystrophy.  Merriam-Webster
definess Krabbe's Disease as a rapidly progressive demyelinating familial leukoencephalopathy with onset
in infancy characterized by irritablity followed by tonic convulsions, quadriplegia, blindness,deafness, dementia, and death.  This memoir captures a family's struggle with a terminally ill child .  How does your faith survive something like this? My overall impression of the book at first I thought some of the diary entries that were included were a little contrived. As I read further along ,come to find out that she wrote them
to be read out loud for Hunter  which I thought was so sweet.  Even though they lost the battle with the disease , they didn't lose their marriage ,that is a miracle in and of  itself.  I gave the book 4 out of 5 stars.
Ftc disclosure I  woud like to thank Faith Words(Hatchett Book Group) for allowing me the opportunity to review this book,but other than being an Amazon Associate, I dont recieve any compenstation from the publisher to review the book.

Friday, October 22, 2010

crazy-for-books Oct 22-Oct25,Radiant Reviews and Book blog News.

Dont forget to post Links to your Blog,Book Reviews,Meme,Giveaways etc in the post below.
Good morning fellow book lovers.  Thank you for taking time to visit.   Our question for today is where is our Favorite Reading Place?   I have two the sofa and public transportation!   Since I dont have a car and
appointments to got to I have a lot of reading time.
I am joining in Chrissie's Radiant Review today as well My favorite book review was "Hotel On the Corner of Bitter and Sweet"  by Jamie Ford. I would highly recommend this book to everyone.

Book Blog New: Post links to your blog,book reviews,giveaways ,etc Here


Good morning Fellow book addicts.  Thanks for stopping by.  You may post links to your
Book blog
Book reviews
any book related news you feel other readers may enjoy.
Grab my button
and have fun!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Contest Giveaway:Win Two copies of "Winning In Troubled Times" By Dr.Creflo Dollar

Winning in Troubled Times: God's Solutions for Victory Over Life's Toughest Challenges
I am giving away 2 copies of this book.
The rules are as follows:

1. You must be a follower of this blog to win.

2.Open to US and Canada residents only.

3.Leave Your email address in the comment section of this
Post so I can reach you quicker.Deadline is October 26th at  Midnight

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

And the winner is :Stephanie and Marjorie!

congradulations Stephanie and Marjorie please email me your address to
Remember you have 48 hours If I dont hear from anyone after 4:15pm Friday then I have
to pick another winner from the Contest Post. Thanks for playing. Stop by tommrow
to see our next giveaway!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

crazy-for books hop (OCT 15-18)  It's that time of week again!I believe the question was "IF you find it hard to get into do you stick it out and finish it?"  I have to be honest ,Ayear ago I would've said absolutely,but now I probably wouldn't and  would just come out and say I didn't finish it."Language of Secrets" would proabably be the exception It was so horrible I just had to see how bad this was going to be and sure enough it was the
as horrendous as I thought it was going to be!  Thanks for stopping by and dont forget you can post links
to your book blog,giveaway,etcc in the post below this one and the giveaway for "The Unnamed by Joshua
Ferris is 2 posts down.  

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Book blog News:Post links to your book blogs,the kinds of books you review,giveawaysetc...


Hello fellow book lovers it's that time of week again!
You may post links to your book blog,  up to 3 genres that you review and /or your giveaways.
If you have a weekly meme that you participate in or host that's fine, also. It's totally up to you.
Just a few things:

1. Grab my button and post it on your blog( a worded link is o.k. I know we post alot about our own is ok as well.

2.Please leave comments on  other people's blogs. We all love to get feed back I know I do !

3. Follow blogs that are of interest to you . Mostly have fun .  I have found  alot of cool blogs this way.
I am looking forward to do the same here.

so you're post may look like this (Adult lit,Christian,and mysteries) Giveaway"The Unnamed" by Joshua Ferris.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New contest The unnamed by Joshua Ferris and Sarah Lynne and Laura H. won a copy of Testimony

Congradulations please email me at clsherrard(dot)bookaddict(at)gmail(dot)com

For the new contest the rules are as follows
1.  You must be a follower of this blog.

2.US and Canada residents only.

3. Leave your email address in the comments.  Let me know if you are a new or old fan of
Joshua Ferris.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Testimony by Anita Shreve

Testimony: A Novel For the writer who once joked that she could have wallpapered her bathroom  with the
rejections she got from magazines for her short stories Anita Shreve has come a long way.  Toward the end
of her career as  a High School English Teacher she quit to pursue her dream of becoming a writer.  Even though
she graduated from Tufts University , and eventually won the O'Henry prize for "Past The Island Drifting"(A short story) she became a journalist ,living in Nairobi, Kenya for three years.    For me personally  I remembered when Oprah picking the "Pilot's Wife" as a book club selection.   I also remembered thinking
'She must be good  if Oprah picked her'.  Needless to say I couldn't pass up the chance to review this book.
Silas,Rob,J Dot and a girl who would later change her name to Sienna are involved in a sex scandal that
would rock Avery Academy to it's very core.   Their exploits are filmed  and posted on YouTube.    Where
were the Adults?    Did the girl consent and later regret it ?  Was she sexually assaulted?  Was one of the students influenced by their parent's poor choices?   My overall impression was this : because this writer has won
awards and has been an international success my expectations were higher than I would have for a  first time
novelist.  Having said this I have to be honest and say I was disappointed.   Have I read worse ?  Of course .
  Have I read better. Good God yes!   I was drawn to the Silas character because he had this high moral
code and conversely I disliked the girl ,Sienna because she didn't .  My biggest problem is the plot.  Since this
was told from so many  different characters point of view, it was a challenge to stay involved with the story.(Do I really need to hear from the check out girl from the school cafeteria?)  It reminded me of William Faulkner's
 "Sound and Fury" but the key to that it was told from only  4 characters point of view not any more than that.  I understood completely the need to show how a bad decision can effect so many people.(That's true in real life,too.)  I think we could  have gotten this point a lot better from the four main characters,not everybody and they mama! Honey I was getting a headache by page 65!   I would only give this book overall 3 out of 5 stars.
If you want to check it out from the library great.  I would exactly run  out and get the Hardcover version of this.   Ftc disclosure.  I would like to thank the Hatchett Book Group for giving me an opportunity to review this book and no I dont recieve money from them to review it. ( I am an Amazon Associate  however.)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Totally Postal Thursdays and the Link ups

  Some of the books I go this week were "Without a word" by Jill Kelly,"The Unnamed"byJoshua Ferris, and "Velocity by Alan Jacobson.   I got these from the Hatchettbook Group and Fsb Media. I am linking up with,  and dont forget to post your links to your giveaways,book reviews,memes, book related news in the Linky List below.  I am giving away 2 copies of "Without a Word"
by Jill Kelly .Enter your comments to win 2 posts below.  The question for this week at
What is your favoirte beverage while blogging?  I dont eat or drink while blogggin but sometimes I'll have coffee or hot chocolate.

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


Good morning everyone I thought t would be easier if I got with the program and made this  a Friday event.
I apologize  for any inconvience this may have created.Just a few things.

1.Grab my button and post it on your blog.
2. Leave a comment for other people's blogs.  We all love to hear feedback on our book reviews(I know I do)
3. Follow blogs that are of interest to you.  No pressure ,let's just have fun with it.

Also the first 7 people to post liks will have their blog button posted on the sidebar(Assuming you did the same for Me) Thanks for stopping by!   I also want to publicly thank Outnumbered Mama who did my blog buttons.  She is very reliable ,fast,and patient.  So if you  need a blog button go

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Contest Giveaway: 2 copies of "Without a Word by Jill Kelly

Without a Word: How a Boy's Unspoken Love Changed Everything Good morning fellow bloggers  I am giving away 2 copies of "Without a Word" by Jill Kelly a few ruless:
1. You must be a follower of this blog to win.

2.US  and Canada only.

3.Please leave your email address in the comment section of this post only.  I will randomly select winners
from this post.  Deadline is October 12,2010 at midnight.  Thanks for stopping by my blogand stay tuned  for the Linky List where you can post links to your giveaways,title of the book you are reviewing,memes, or challenges you are participating ins See you soon!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Crazy-for-books hop Oct 1,2010

Good morning everyone!  It's that time of week again . I love this question for this week .How do I promote
my book blog?  I have to say that Book blogs ning group has been really helpful. I love them to death I feel they are friendly and approachable.  Twitter is tarting to payoff. I had a separate page on  Facebook for my blog before someone hijacked my original account (long story)  I have another one but I just socialize mostly(when I have time which I dont)   I have found so many good books  to read on Good reads.   If I schedule some time to leave some more quality comments that would probably help.  Any who enough blathering I have to get the kids ready for school !

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