Non-Fiction Review: The Treats Truck Baking Book

Non-Fiction Review: The Treats Truck Baking Book

The Treats Truck Baking Book by Kim Ima Publication date: 1 Nov 2011 by HarperCollinsISBN 10/13: 0062065777 | 9780062065773 Let’s be honest–baking books, by and large, are all kind of the same. Chocolate chip cookies, check. Sugar cookies, check. Oatmeal, Lemon Bars… omg, I’m getting hungry! And yet, you can’t have just one. You know what I’m talking about. When I still worked in a chain bookstore, not a week went by that I didn’t lust after one baking book or another. I am no longer around other people’s books every day, and I don’t bake or cook very often, but I can’t resist… Read more »

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In My Mailbox (10)

In My Mailbox (10)

adorable image courtesy of a cupcake and a latte In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It gives book bloggers the chance to share what they’ve bought/borrowed/received! I did some book buying last week. I know, I know. I’m not supposed to but I hit a couple of used books stores while visiting the fam and I can’t resist a used book store. Thank goodness Netgalley was relatively quiet last week or I’d have an even bigger pile. On to the goodies! Bought Good Girls Don’t, Start Me Up, and Talk Me Down… Read more »

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All I Want For Christmas: Winter Wishlist – Sign up!

All I Want For Christmas: Winter Wishlist – Sign up!

Hi there! I can’t believe it’s already December. I am already so behind on my Christmas shopping. Having trouble finding the perfect gift for the book lover in your life? Well sign up for Read Now Sleep Later’s seasonal meme and post your wishlist, gift ideas for books lovers and more.  For more details, go to http://bit.ly/wntrwish11 and please sign up! I’d love to see what everyone is hoping to get under the tree and what your gift ideas are.  Sign-up starts now, meme starts on December 6. Happy holidays!

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Krazy Kleypas Reading Challenge 2012

Krazy Kleypas Reading Challenge 2012

Hi, everyone! I am signing up for my first official reading challenge (here on the blog at least). I am joining Under The Covers’ fantastic Krazy Kleypas Reading Challenge 2012. I recently read my first Lisa Kleypas novel and loved it. I am official a convert to Ms. Kleypas and what better way to feed my addiction than to challenge myself to read more of her books? Here are the rules (taken from UTC): 1. The Krazy Kleypas Reading Challenge runs from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012. You can join at anytime during the year. This is a… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday (6) – Books On My TBR List For Winter

Top Ten Tuesday (6) – Books On My TBR List For Winter

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme created by the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. To sign up or find out more about it, visit the Top Ten Tuesday page. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books On My TBR List For Winter. This will be a mix of new books releasing in the winter but also books I’ve had in  my TBR pile that I want to read over winter break. 1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – Yes, this came out awhile ago but it’s been sitting on my shelf unread. I am hoping to get to it soon…. Read more »

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In My Mailbox (9) – Turkey Edition

In My Mailbox (9) – Turkey Edition

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It gives book bloggers the chance to share what they’ve bought/borrowed/received! Is everyone recovered from their food comas yet? Hmm, maybe not. Well grab a piece of pie and come take a look at the books I received this week. Bought Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Kindle) – I have heard great things about Armentrout and this book. It was only $3.99 on kindle and I could not resist. Almost Perfect (Fool’s Gold #2) & Finding Perfect (Fool’s Gold #3) by Susan Mallery – I just read the first book in… Read more »

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Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later – Review

Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later – Review

Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later by Francine PascalPublication date: 29 March 2011 by St. Martin’s PressISBN 10/13: 0312667574 | 978-0312667573 Category: Adult Contemporary FictionKeywords: Contemporary, revenge, romance, realistic, siblings, high schoolFormat: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook From goodreads: Now with this striking new adult novel from author and creator Francine Pascal, millions of devoted fans can finally return to the idyllic Sweet Valley, home of the phenomenally successful book series and franchise. Iconic and beloved identical twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are back and all grown up, dealing with the complicated adult world of love, careers, betrayal, and sisterhood. Thuy’s review:… Read more »

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Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

in front of shakespeare and company in paris I’m not very good at these types of posts so I am going to try to keep it brief. This Thanksgiving I am thankful for many things. Of course, my wonderful family. We’ve had some trying times this year but I love them to death and am so glad to have them in my life (even if they do drive me insane sometimes). I am also thankful for my wonderful friends. Extra big hugs to frootjoos and kimberlybuggie, two wonderful bloggers and friends in real life. Besides just having books in common, these… Read more »

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Winner: Lord of the Abyss Giveaway

Winner: Lord of the Abyss Giveaway

Thanks to everyone who entered our giveaway. We had a great time reading about people’s favorite fairy tales. I didn’t count but it looks like Beauty and the Beast was the most popular. Alright – time for the winner. And the winner is (insert drum roll)………. Amel Armeliana Congratulations, Amel! (imagine confetti and hand clapping) An email has been sent to you. Please get in contact with us ASAP so we can get your book out to you. To everyone else who entered, thanks again. If you haven’t already, go pick up a copy of Lord of the Abyss, which… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday (5) – Authors I’d Want To Share A Turkey Leg With

Top Ten Tuesday (5) – Authors I’d Want To Share A Turkey Leg With

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme created by the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. To sign up or find out more about it, visit the Top Ten Tuesday page. This week’s topic is Top Ten Authors I’d Love To Have At My Thanksgiving Feast. To make it easier on myself I am choosing only from living authors. 10. Maggie Stiefvater (Shiver series, The Scorpio Races) – I’ve seen Maggie speak a couple of times now and she is always fun and full of energy. I think it’d be a blast to hang out with her. Plus she… Read more »

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