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Friday, June 20, 2008

a giveaway

I have an extra copy of Maureen Child's FALLING FOR KINGS FORTUNE, Kings of California

SILHOUETTE Desire May 2008.

If you'd like a chance to win this book, all you have to do is comment to this blog before Monday, June 23, 2008 and tell us what you are reading and why you decided to pick that book up.

Good luck and hugs,


Sunday, June 15, 2008

A great Book!!!!

HIDDEN by Shelley Sheppard Gray
Read my review here:

This book is wonderfully written, and deeply emotional. HIDDEN tells the story of Anna Metzger who runs to her Amish friend Katie and her family's Amish Bed and Breakfast. Anna is unsure of herself and her life, but longs to feel safe again. Within Katie's home and with Katie's family Anna begins to find the person she truly wants to be, and the place she feels she belongs. But the past is not going to go away. And Katie's brother Henry isn't too happy to have Anna staying with them. At least at first. Has Anna found her home finally? While in hiding will Anna find her true self?

This is a Christian fiction with romance and I'd suggest everyone read it. It's a great story. You will be glad to have read it!

If you've read the book please tell me your thoughts?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Too hot to read?

It's a 100 or close to it here. I swear we are burning up. But still I want to read. Sit back in the A/C and under the fan, and read. I plan to start FALLING FOR KING'S FORTUNE by Maureen Child in just a bit. So has it ever been too hot or too cold for you to read? As in Thia's post ever been longing to read and just couldn't? What do you do?

Do you move from book to book until you can read? Or do you give it up for awhile and try again later?

Any books you long to read when it's hot? I'm wondering if a Winter setting will help me cool off?LOL

WendyK*sweating even in the A/C!*

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Why am I complaining.....

So, why exactly am I complaining again? After all, I am in a nice air conditioned house, on vacation, in the Florida Keys. The sun has shown brightly and beautifully each day. I feel at ease here, like the Mother goddess is filling me full of love and joy with this time in her paradise. Even with all that, I am still slightly ill. I love to read on vacation and just like everytime, I bring about eight books or so. How many have I read you ask? One and I am not even finished with that! I drove down here myself, a thirteen hour drive with my two pre-teens. (Don't get me started!!) Then, when I do get the chance to read, I am either so distracted or tired, that I cannot get through one whole paragraph, much less chapter. Arrrgghhhh!!! I just want to kick back and read. With that being said, let me go on further to say that while I am complaining, I have had a super-fabulous time and even though I would like to kick back and read, it is all good. How could it not be? I am in paradise!

Happy reading - grrrrrrr.......


Thursday, June 05, 2008

Christian Fiction Challenge

Living Waters Publishing Company has teamed with Compassionate
Healing Ministries International to present our first annual Summer
Christian Reading Challenge.


Dates: June 9 - July 18
Ages: 10-15 Prize: $75
Number of winners: 3
Drawings held on: July 25
Participating sites: http://livingwaters publishing. blogspot. com,
www.livingwaterspc. com, http://chmi. weebly.com,
http://paradiseforw riters.blogspot. com

Details: Every Monday, we will put a book on the participating sites,
found below. Each Friday, we will post a quiz under that listing. It
must be copied and pasted into a Word document, answered and emailed
back to info@livingwaterspc .com by Saturday noon in order to be
eligible for the drawings. The more books you complete, the more
chances you'll have at winning. The answers must be correct to gain


Dates: June 9 - July 18
Ages: 16 years of age and up
Prize: $100
Number of winners: 3
Drawings held on: July 25
Participating sites: www.livingwaterspc. com,
http://livingwaters publishing. blogspot. com,
http://learntofeelp retty.blogspot. com,
http://paradiseforw riters.blogspot. com, http://chmi. weebly.com

Details: A book will be posted on participating sites on Mondays and
the quiz will be posted on Fridays. You must copy and paste your quiz
into a Word document, answer it correctly and email it to Jessica at
info@livingwaterspc .com to gain entry into the drawing. All quizzes
are due in by the following Saturday noon.

FOR MORE INFO, EMAIL US AT info@livingwaterspc .com

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Epilogues? Love or hate them?

Epilogues? We have been discussing SEALED WITH A KISS for the month of May over at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GrabABook. And the question was asked about the ending and I realized, I'm a reader who loves, LOVES epilogues. I knew this before, but I think it really hit home with this particular book.I enjoyed the book. It was good. But I wanted an epilogue to let me know how things were going mths or a year down the road. I actually look at the back of books to see if they have them. Do you like epilogues? Does it matter? What's your favorite time frame for an epilogue to occur?

What are your thoughts on Epilogues? Do you feel books need them, some, most, none?

Come on talk to me:)


Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Darth Vader and reading in bed

Everyone has their favorite place to read.

Mine is my bed. How can you give up nearly fifty years of habit?! Early in life, my bedroom was the place to go to escape my turbulent family life, and the bed was the main piece of furniture in it. Then for twenty-nine years and two children and assorted pets including dh, I lived in a small one-floor house where the only place to go to read in peace was the bed, late at night.

Now I have a lovely room in a much larger house that's all mine, complete with my idea of heaven--orange walls, room for _lots_ of books, a comfy sofa, and a bright lamp beside it. The only thing is--

I want to read in bed! The only problem, that's where dh's toy, the big-screen plasma tv with Surround Sound system is. Last night I finished up the ARC of Julie Kenner's July release, DEJA DEMON (yes, the fourth in her Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom series--this one's fantastic!)
to all the lovely sounds of the original 'Star Wars.' Darth Vader's heavy and ominous breathing seemed appropriate as background noise to demon fighting and Saving The World From Evil. Darth Vader's famous theme will forever be intertwined in my mind with Kate Connor and family.

Tonight I'm reading the first in a new cozy mystery series set in the Edwardian period, HIGH MARKS FOR MURDER by Rebecca Kent aka Doreen Roberts Hight. I'm happily ready to hit the sheets. Dh informs me that he's watching the new Rambo movie...oh, dear!

So where do you like to read?

Monday, June 02, 2008

Ebooks vs print books

I recently read an ebook, a Christian romance and loved it. However I still find that reading ebooks is a hassle for me. I don't have an ebook reader, I only have my laptop. While it's better than the desktop for mobility it still limits me and is heavy and gets hot after a while.LOL So I still find that I prefer print versions. Something about holding a book, the weight, the smell, the feel of it in my hands. And the convenience. If I have to stop or leave the house or whatever I can put a bookmarker in my place and easily find it again. With ebooks I feel I have to read them all at once. I find it's harder to find my place when I stop and I find I don't like having to reread pages before I find where I was.

Do you like ebooks or print? why?