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Top Ten Books I Read In 2012

Top Ten Books I Read In 2012

Top Ten Tuesday – is an original feature – weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and exists so that everyone can share their love of lists with other bookish peeps!    For future Top Ten Tuesday topics & info on how to participate click here! Julie’s Top Ten Favorite Books Read In 2012 Fiction 1.  Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor – this was, hands, down, the best book I read (besides my own, of course) in 2012.  I had mixed feelings about the first one, not really enjoying the back story as much as the present story, but this book changed all that for me.  I never did connect with Karou’s old self, but I did appreciate the multiple points of view a little more this time around.  I‘m really looking forward to the next book and I sincerely hope she’s hard at work… Read more »

December 18, 2012 Uncategorized 3

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Retrograde: Week In Review #2

Retrograde: Week In Review #2

Retrograde is a weekly meme I do to look back on my week and look back on a favorite book and reintroduce it to the world.  This week my pick is Watership Down by Richard Adams.  Today this book is a classic, but when I first read it, it was pop fiction!  I was in 4th grade and my language arts teacher recommended it to us.  As I was trying to think of another new adult book that I could resurrect from the past, Watership Down wasn’t the first book on my list.  But when I started to think about it more critically, the characters, who are all rabbits, if you’ve never read the book, are actually little bunny versions of new adult people (in their own little rabbit way). You see the main characters are Hazel, Fiver, and Bigwig.  They are part of a big warren of rabbits (a… Read more »

December 17, 2012 Uncategorized 2

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Stacking the Shelves #2

Stacking the Shelves #2

This is my second week of Stacking the Shelves, which is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.  Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! This is a really great way to find new books and bloggers to watch and I can see myself doing this meme regularly…at least the weeks where I get new books.  If that turns out to be every week I might not have time to do anything BUT read!  OK, here’s what I got: Free For Review The Second Sign by Elizabeth Arroyo – Elizabeth will be here in February for a tour stop Bought in Print to Review This is Not a… Read more »

December 15, 2012 Uncategorized 8

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Feature & Follow #11

Feature & Follow #11

Gain Book Blog Followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me. The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs! When did you start blogging? I started this blog September 27, 2012    But I have a host of other blogs and websites.  This is my first book blog though. What is your favorite part of book blogging? Pretty covers!  No, really – just finding new books to love. What is your… Read more »

December 14, 2012 Uncategorized 13

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24 Days with the Savior

24 Days with the Savior

24 Days with the Savior  by Connie E. Sokol Do you desire a more Christ-centered Christmas? Spend “24 Days with the Savior.” For each day of December you’ll find a New Testament scripture excerpt and an inspiring thought about one character trait of Jesus Christ. Simple, thoughtful, focused. Feel the peace and joy of the season by knowing Him more fully. Purchase on Amazon  Just .99 cents ALL PROFITS ARE DONATED TO CHARITY. Testimonial “Thank you for taking time to post your thoughtful Christmas messages. With the busyness seasons and working full time plus I sometimes forget how truly blessed I am. I am so thankful for the Savior and his precious gift. Your daily thoughts help keep me focused. I am blessed with so many blessings,especially my family. ”  ~J. Fordham Author Connie Sokol Connie Sokol is a mother of seven, a national and local presenter, and a regular… Read more »

December 13, 2012 Uncategorized 1

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ and GIVEAWAY: Her Heart’s Secret Wish by Juliana Haygert

RELEASE DAY BLITZ and GIVEAWAY: Her Heart’s Secret Wish by Juliana Haygert

  Welcome to the Read and Review Hop! This is a weekly review hop to share what we love most as book bloggers: book reviews! To join in you just include your link and go to as many other reviews as you can to see what they reviewed this week and to post your link. Remember to also include a link to the review hop in your review so everyone else can join in! Rules: Please include a link to the hop page in your review if you are participating! This way more people will find there way to the hop and everyone wins! You’re also welcome to use the image above with a link back if you prefer, or the button right over here.  To participate, put the book title, etc and a link directly to your review in the Linky below. Try to visit and comment on as many… Read more »

December 12, 2012 Uncategorized 6

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Top Ten Favorite New-To-Me Authors Read In 2012

Top Ten Favorite New-To-Me Authors Read In 2012

Top Ten Tuesday – is an original feature – weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and exists so that everyone can share their love of lists with other bookish peeps!    For future Top Ten Tuesday topics & info on how to participate click here! Julie’s Top Ten Favorite New-To-Me Authors Read In 2012   Personally, I think the first two, Cassandra Rose Clarke and CJ Roberts, while writing VASTLY different things, are both very talented writers.  I think out of the entire list, these two ladies blow the others away.  Not to take anything away from the authors listed below them, but if anyone could write literary erotica, it’s CJ Roberts, her books are – Just. That. Good.  Not many people can pen a train-wreck of a relationship (and that’s putting it mildly) and have you loving the bad guy so completely by the end.  And… Read more »

December 11, 2012 Uncategorized 3

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BLOG TOUR: First Time: The Legend of Garison Fitch

BLOG TOUR: First Time: The Legend of Garison Fitch

Tour Schedule First Time: The Legend of Garison Fitch “What if history didn’t happen that way … the first time?” Garison Fitch was one of the most revered scientists in the Soviet Americas until he left fame behind to work on a secret project in his log cabin in the mountains of Marx. But something went wrong. Instead of traveling interdimentionally, Garison has traveled through time … twice. Now, he’s in something called “The United States of America” and a woman he’s never met before is calling herself his wife. It it a hoax? Or, has he somehow changed history? If so, can he return the world to what he believes is “normal”, or must he live in this strange world he created? Purchase Kindle * Nook * Smashwords Praise: “Sam continues to weave his magic as a storyteller. I always find myself anxious to find out what will happen next and what kind… Read more »

December 11, 2012 Uncategorized 0

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Gift Card Giveaway Hop

Gift Card Giveaway Hop

WIN $25 GIFT CARD  TO AMAZON OR PAYPAL CASH! I have TWO MORE blogs with a $25 giftcard in this hop: Stop by I Am Just Julie to get a $25 gift card to Wal-Mart (or PP cash)Stop by I Am Just Junco to enter to win a $25 gift card to Best Buy (or PP cash) THE HOP The Gift Card Giveaway Hop is hosted by Kathy at I Am A Reader Not A Writer and is Co-hosted by Mary from Sweeping Me, and it goes a little something like this: A bunch of blogs sign up to host a giveaway and then we link up together (using the Linky list below) which enables everyone who’s participating in the hop, as well as all of our collective followers, to visit each giveaway blog.  This allows blogs to get new followers and followers to find new blogs!  Everyone wins!  The… Read more »

December 11, 2012 Uncategorized 8

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