Friday, March 30, 2012

Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French Kiss
Author : Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Published : 12-2-10
Pages : 384
Rating : 4 Stars

I enjoyed this book but did not love it.  I did not fall in love with either Eitenne or Anna, although I did like their story.  One thing that I did love about this book was the descriptions of Paris and the places they were visiting.  I almost felt like I was there with them.  I also appreciated the fact that Anna was a big movie buff and one of the first she ever went to see in Paris was It Happened One Night which is one of my favorite classic movies. 
I think the problem I ran into with this book was that there was so much hype around it that my expectations were way too high.  Which in truth is my fault, you should never expect anything going into a book and should just draw our own conclusions.

50 Shades of Grey Review

Fifty Shades of Grey
Author : E L James
Publisher : (Originally self published fan fiction)  Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Pages : 357
Rating : 4 stars

This book was really good for me, apart from all the sex. So a warning to people that are squeamish about descriptive sex acts in books, you will not like this book. I have to admit at times I felt naughty for reading this LOL I almost felt like I was reading porn without pictures. Hmmm is that even possible? Well anyway the sex thing really didn't deter me from the book although I could have done without it. I really loved the story line and both Ana and Christian. I liked how the first book ended and I was surprised by how the author chose to end it. I'm looking forward to reading the next book.

Oh and this would be my choice for Christian Grey in the movie

The Midwife's Confession : Diane Chamberlain

The Midwife's Confession
Author : Diane Chamberlain
Publisher: Mira
Published : 4-26-11
Pages : 432

Review : 5 Stars
I adored this book. This book had a little bit of everything, love, hate, betrayal, secrets, kids, etc. It was great, it had so many plot twists and turns, you really were not sure what was going to happen or how it was going to work out till the end.

I simply love Diane Chamberlains's books. This is the second one that I have read and her books suck me in and make me want to not put her books down.

Friday, March 23, 2012

More Titanic!

I just saw this on Twitter today and since next month will be Titanic reading month for me, I thought anyone else that might be doing it would be interested in this.

here is the Twitter : @TheTitanic

facebook :

Thursday, March 22, 2012

April themed reading

So if you watched my book haul yesterday you will know that I chose to read Titanic themed books for the month of April.  Titanic sank on April 15, 1912.  Which means...that it has been 100 years this year!  I have decided to read 2 books and possible a third to commemorate this event.

The first two are :

And if I am still craving Titanic stories this will be my third choice :
I will probably watch the movie on the day of the sinking so that I can say "I'm the king of the world!"  No not really. :)  If you are going to be doing any themed reading, let me know.  And, if you are going to be joining me on Titanic reading month, I'd love to know what you are reading and what your thoughts on the books were.

I picked a winner!

Seriously did you think of boogers and someone picking their nose when you first read that? I did when I thought of it :)  Well in case you missed the vlog, here is where I announce the winner.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Quick Update

Hey everyone,

I wanted to post here in case you are not following me on Twitter, which is where I have been updating what is going on.  I have had major problems uploading videos with the new camera to Youtube.  I filmed a whole bunch on Friday and I cannot get them to upload.  So, that is why I have not done the giveaway winner yet.  I want to film the winner being picked. 
It is very frustrating to say the least.  I'm going to try to work on it tonight and then hopefully be able to get it up.  If I can't get it working by tomorrow then I will just announce the winner here on the blog as I don't want you to wait too long for the winner.

Thanks for your understanding!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Divergent Contest- Who's the winner?

Hi guys,

I have not chosen the winner yet for the Divergent contest.  I was trying to film a video tonight to let you know when and how I was going to do it but the batteries on my camera kept dying so I will be doing that tomorrow.

However the winner will be chosen this week and I will have the video vlog and blog post up this week with the winner.

Happy Reading!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Contest CLOSED

The contest is now closed.  I tried several times to film a video yesterday but my lap top camera has decided to not work anymore.  <sigh> So I am working on getting one of my other cameras to work. 

In the meantime, I wanted to let all the contest entrants know that I will be announcing the winner within the next couple of days here on my blog and also right after that I will put up a video, as long as I can get my camera to work.

You will have 24 hours to contact me after I have chosen a winner so that I can send your book off to you.

Thank you so much to everyone who entered and I'm looking forward to our next contest!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Contest Update

The contest is going really well!  I have really enjoyed reading all of your responses on your favorite Disney characters and why you chose them.  If you watch my channel then you probably know I am a Disney A holic so this is alot of fun for me. 

You have a few more days to enter the contest, as it will close on Friday at 5pm EST.  Remember that if you have left a comment on my youtube channel then you ALSO must leave one here with the same information. 
I will be announcing the winner within a week after the close of the contest.

I'm also working on getting my new channel up and running.  It's going to feature segments about my life, Belle and my other pugs, my married life, my Fibromyalgia and also the products and clothes that I buy.  So I'm hoping that you all will like it and join me over there when I get it up and running.  

So that's it for today.  Thank you to everyone that has already entered the contest and I look forward to doing more of these in the future with you!

Happy Reading!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday fellow book lovers!  I'm so happy that it's Friday and I plan to get some quality reading time in this weekend.  I just started Divergent and I am loving it so far.  Wow, I can't believe I waited so long to start reading this.  I am in love with the writing, the pace, the characters and the story line!  I'm so glad this is the book I chose for my first giveaway. 

Speaking of the giveaway, it's going really well!  Just remember that you have to post both on my Vlog at : and also here on the Divergent Contest post, in order to be entered.

Since Divergent is a huge book, that will probably fill up my weekend of reading.  So what are you all reading this weekend?

I also will be going out sometime shopping with my mom for some beauty shopping and also getting my nails done.  I'm thinking Sunday will be my lazy day but who knows.  So let me know what you are planning for the weekend and what your quality reading time will be spent on.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

World Book Day!

Today is World Book Day!  What are you reading to celebrate?  I've started reading Divergent by Veronica Roth.  I'm about 25 pages in and already I am loving it.  I can tell this is going to be my kind of book, and I'm really glad about that since I'm giving away a copy and wouldn't want to give away a stinker!  So let me know what you are planning to read to celebrate world book day.

If you would like some more information on what World Book Day is all about, you can check them out here :
World Book Day 2012

Happy Reading!