Friday, October 30, 2009

The Friday 56






Rules:
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of http://storytimewithtonya.blogspot.com/
*Post a link along with your post back to http://storytimewithtonya.blogspot.com/




Page 56, Sentence 5:

The language of Arabic had a divinity of its own: the simple act of opening one's mouth and spouting Quranic Arabic was enough to endow the speaker with blessings.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Can God Be Trusted? Finding Faith in Troubled Times By Thomas D. Williams



Full Description:

Father Williams explores the most common obstacles that prevent people from trusting God, including personal betrayals, unfulfilled expectations, and seemingly unanswered prayers. He then explains what is reasonable to expect from God and offers practical tips for ways to grow in trust.
Williams is becoming a revered voice in the Christian community for his insightful writings on issues that really matter to Christians. In this new book, Father Williams will help readers understand, not only how to trust God in spite of doubts and confusion, but to truly know God can be trusted.

©2009

About Author:

Thomas D. Williams, LC, ThD, is Vatican Analyst for CBS News and a professor of theology and ethics at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University in Rome. He has also worked extensively for NBC News and Britain's Sky News, covering church and ethical issues, including the final illness and death of Pope John Paul II, the 2005 papal conclave, and the election of Pope Benedict XVI. Father Williams also regularly appeared in the MSNBC series The Ethical Edge and is author of several books and dozens of articles, both scholarly and popular.

My Take on the Book:
For a religious book, I have to admit, it was better than I had expected it to be. I found myself really enjoying it, and agreeing with the author in many ways. I don`t think you have to be religious in nature, to appreciate the writing.
It was a very enlightening book, with regards to trust and those issues surrounding it. We do have levels of trust, and this book really helps to define them.
The author did a great job of conveying the information, without forces his religious ideals upon the reader. I really found that satisfy too. I'd like to point out, that there is the cutest and warmest story on Page 64. I enjoyed it so much, I had to call a friend and share it with them.
I recommend this book to anyone looking for a good read.


~I did not receive any compensation for this post. This is my honest opinion.~

Article Submission: I'll Take a Community With That Book, Please!‏

Earlier today I was contacted by FSB Associates to share this informative article, with you, my readers. Please read this article written by Fauzia Burke who is the founder and President of http://www.fsbassociates.com/, a Web publicity firm specializing in creating online awareness for books and authors. She is currently a featured blogger on The Huffington Post( http://www.huffingtonpost.com/fauzia-burke ) new books vertical where this article originally debuted. This article emphasizes that publishing companies need to change their marketing strategy to reach a new era of readers who are well informed looking to connect.

All New FSBMedia- Quality Content from Published Authors
Please visit at: http://www.fsbassociates.com/ & http://www.fsbmedia.com/

I'll Take a Community With That Book, Please!
By Fauzia Burke


With today's search empowered readers, do we need to market and publish books differently? Does general publishing makes sense in an age of Google searches, micro communities and niche marketing?
Today's readers are tech savvy and resourceful. They know how to get the information they need and have higher expectations from publishers and authors. They don't just expect a book, they expect a community with their book.

I often hear publishers say that there are "very few brands in book publishing." But to thrive in today's competitive, niche markets, perhaps brands are exactly what we need. What readers choose to read is personal and an extension of who they are. Shouldn't their book choices be supported by a publisher, a brand that is invested in their interests?

Many small publishing companies have done an enviable job of branding themselves and building reader communities around their books. Take O'Reilly, TOR and Hay House. You may not read their books, but you know what they publish. Their communities trust them. People who share their point-of-view flock to their lists. These companies publish for a niche community, and are trusted members of their community. They provide extra resources, and often their authors are members of the community itself. TOR has even launched a bookstore to meet their readers' needs. These publishers show passion for their books and an understanding of their readers, and as such their readers reward them with loyalty.

Publishing books for the community
Besides reader loyalty, publishing for micro communities may have other long-term benefits as well. For example, the focus would help publishers save money on marketing. Marketing through online communities is less expensive and much more powerful than trying to reach the general public and hoping to find the right match. The publisher's Web site wouldn't have to cater to a wide variety of people, it would be designed to serve the needs of a small group. Instead of expensive advertising, they could announce the book to the community that has already bought into their brand. Publishers and authors could enlist the support of the community to spread the word (which will always be the most efficient method for marketing books.) The logo on the book spine would mean the readers have a promise that the book is worth reading. The readers would know that the publisher looked at over a thousand manuscripts all on the same topic and is offering them the very best.

So are large, general publishers at a disadvantage with today's search-empowered, community oriented readers? I think so. General trade publishing is for everyone, yet there is no "everyone" out there. Readers are part of micro communities. They want good books, and they need publishers who will support their interests and passions.

The bottom line is that publishers and authors need to evolve their marketing and publishing strategies to accommodate for a new kind of reader. A reader whose expectations demand more interaction and community. A reader whose loyalty you can have once you have earned it. A reader who wants more than a 6 week marketing campaign so you can sell a book. This new reader requires an investment of months and years.

Is that too much to expect? Perhaps. But this is your new reader, and she will stay with you if you stay with her.

Stay tuned for Web marketing tips in future weeks, or follow FSB on Twitter to see our results in real time: http://twitter.com/FSBAssociates

©2009 Fauzia Burke

For more information, please visit http://www.fsbassociates.com/

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Contest Time!!! Ends Nov. 11th 11:59 p.m. e.s.t. CLOSED




Seven: The Number for Happiness, Love, and Success

Full Description From Website:
What is it about the number seven that has such a hold on us? Why are there seven deadly sins? Seven days of the week? Seven wonders of the world, seven colors of the spectrum, seven ages of man, and seven sister colleges? Why can we hold seven numbers or words in our working memory--but no more? Author Jackie Leo explores everything about this mystical, magical, useful, and fun number in her new book.

SEVEN REASONS YOU NEED THIS BOOK

1. SEVEN is a tool to improve the quality of your life. It is a way to define time, synthesize ideas, and keep your mind performing at top speed in an era of distractions.
2. SEVEN is culturally significant. It pops up everywhere, structuring our world in ways so fundamental, we notice them only when we pause to look. Across the ages and across cultures, the number has acquired a huge scientific, psychological, and religious significance.
3. SEVEN is intriguing. Why, out of hundreds of recipes in a cookbook, do people return to the same seven, over and over? Why, when asked to choose a number between one and ten, does such a large majority of people choose seven? Why does it take seven rounds of shuffling to obtain a fully mixed deck of cards?
4. SEVEN is influential. You'll learn how the number seven shapes our thinking, our choices, and even our relationships.
5. SEVEN is practical. Throughout this book are Top Seven lists covering the best ways to get someone's attention, to build your personal brand, and to put yourself in the path of prosperity and good luck.
6. SEVEN is fun. You'll encounter surprising facts, intriguing puzzles, and hilarious anecdotes.
7. SEVEN is wise. You'll hear stories about the meaning of seven from Mehmet Oz, Sally Quinn, Liz Smith, Christina Ricci, and many others.
Artfully designed and full of enough insights to keep you engaged in conversation at the water cooler for years, SEVEN will provoke, enlighten, and amuse.

Author Bio from Website:
Jacqueline Leo
Media guru JACQUELINE LEO has held a number of high-level positions in publishing and television. She founded and launched Child magazine in 1986, and went on to be editor in chief of Family Circle magazine and editorial director of the New York Times Women's Magazine Group, where she launched Fitness magazine. She was senior producer and editorial director of Good Morning America, editorial director for Consumer Reports, and vice president and editor in chief of Reader's Digest. She is currently director of digital operations for the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. She lives in New York City.



GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO ANNA AND THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP, I HAVE
1 COPIES OF THIS FABULOUS BOOK
TO GIVE AWAY. HERE IS WHAT YOU
NEED TO DO TO WIN A COPY!

RULES: Open to U.S. and Canada

All comments must be separate and have a valid email.

Mandatory: Must comment and leave email, good for one entry.

For extra entries, leave separate comment for each:
+1 Be a follower of my blog.
+1 Blog or tweet contest, leave link. Can be done daily.

Easy as 1-2-3! Contest ends November 11, 11:59 p.m. (e.s.t.)



Best of luck!!!!

Teaser Tuesday



Hosted by: http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/?s=Teaser+Tuesdays

* Grab your current read.
* Let the book fall open to a random page.
* Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
* You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from…that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given.
* Please avoid spoilers!


My Teaser:


In the book of Proverbs we read: "The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, but the Lord tests the heart" (17:3). Both the crucible and the furnace are unpleasant prospects.

Page 102, Can God Be Trusted: Finding Faith in Troubled Times by Thomas D. Williams, LC, ThD

Monday, October 26, 2009

A Flower Blooms On Charlotte Street by Milam McGraw Propst




Full Description:
The only remaining female in the George Nash family, Ociee chooses to view herself as more brother than sister. Her favorite outfit is soft, worn dungarees and her brother Ben's old shirt that Mama made. Ociee's hair is a wispy web of curls and, dreadfully, it usually falls in her face when her self-tied ribbons slide down her back. Her gray eyes sparkle as she delights in jumping on moving boxcars and chasing strangers who dare to wander upon her Mississippi farm. This same little tomboy also goes to great pains to cook and clean and make a home for her beloved Papa and brothers Fred and Ben. She tries valiantly to fill the hole her Mama's death has left in the family. She fingers Mama's locket and hopes the touch of it will make things better. Ociee endears herself to all while she struggles through the trauma of her mother's funeral to finally celebrate her young life. Her eyes learn to see beyond stereotypes and traditional viewpoints as she looks into the hearts of people and finds only what is strong and joyful within them. Ociee giggles as only an innocent child can giggle; yet her youthful spirit carries what would seem to be the wisdom of an older soul. Ociee triumphs over the sadness, fear, and anxiety of the painful occurrences of her early life. In doing just that, she will bloom in a new garden and sow seeds of love in the lives of those who come to know her in a new home on Charlotte Street.

©2004

About Author:
For more information visit her website: http://www.milammcgrawpropst.com/


My Take on the Book:

For a Young Adult book, it was very good. A light-hearted tale of a young girl and her family. I enjoyed all of the characters in this book, especially the gypsy. How I wished that he reappeared. Many parts of the book I really enjoyed. A must read for any young girl.

I read this book in e-book format.

~I did not receive any compensation for this post. This is my honest opinion.~

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Climate For Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions



Full Description:

Global warming: it's one of the hottest scientific and political issues of today. And yet we've all found ourselves asking . . .

- It's freezing outside--where's global warming now?
- Climate is always changing--how do we know this isn't just a cycle?
- Why should Christians care about global warming when we know the world won't end that way?

For all the talk about climate change, there's still a great deal of debate about what it all means, especially among Christians. A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE offers straightforward answers to these questions, without the spin. This book untangles the complex science and tackles many long-held misconceptions about global warming. Authored by a climate scientist and a pastor, A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE boldly explores the role our Christian faith can play in guiding our opinions on this important global issue.

Book Website: http://climateforchangethebook.com/

©2009

About Authors:
Katharine Hayhoe
Katharine is a climate scientist and geoscience professor at Texas Tech University. A Toronto native and Illinois graduate, she tells everyone she has moved to Texas to anticipate global warming!
Katharine is an author of a number of studies that examine how climate change will affect the places where we live and the things that we care about. This includes the U.S. Global Change Research Program's 2009 report on climate impacts in the United States. Her work has been featured in over two hundred newspapers and media outlets around the world, including the BBC, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and even Sports Illustrated--not the swimsuit edition, in case anyone was wondering.
Katharine is also honored to have contributed her research to and served as an expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
Follow @KatharineHayhoe on Twitter for frequent updates on the latest climate change science.
Andrew Farley
Andrew Farley is the lead teaching pastor of Ecclesia (EcclesiaOnline.com) and co-hosts Real Life in Christ, a 30-minute program that airs every week on ABC-TV in the West Texas area. Andrew served as a professor at the University of Notre Dame for five years and is now a tenured professor at Texas Tech University. Andrew has coauthored three textbooks and more than a dozen journal articles. He is also the author of The Naked Gospel: The Truth You May Never Hear in Church.
Follow @andrewfarley on Twitter for updates.

My Take on the Book:
For the most part, this was an interesting book. The science behind it is what appealed to me. I rather enjoyed reading about the changes going on our planet. Most of them we all know of, and yes, I do what I can to help lessen my output into the atmosphere. The authors did inspire me to want to do even more. Which is always good. Though at times I really didn't see where "God" fit into the book. The things happening to our world we know is human error. Here is an example from the book to show what I mean, and even better, the book is quoting the Bible....

"For He does not willingly bring affliction or grief to any human being" (TNIV). When it comes to climate change, we are the authors. Not God.
~ Page 65

The point is, I was already grabbed by the author upon mentioning global warming. Then bringing a religious aspect into it, without justifying it being there, did nothing to keep my attention. It made me irksome at having to read it, while waiting to read more about our earth.
I do think they wrote truthfully and with great respect. Plus we all need to do more for our environment, so with that I thin everyone should read it. Some of the scientific stats in it will really make you think.

~I did not receive any compensation for this post. This is my honest opinion.~

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Sugarless Plum by Zippora Karz



Full Description:
It started as the perfect story. Zippora Karz was a member of the famed New York City Ballet by the age of eighteen. By twenty she was starring as the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, dancing roles created by Jerome Robbins, and traveling the world.
It was the stuff dreams are made of until, at age twenty-one, Karz became exhausted, dizzy and excessively thirsty. Heavy pancake makeup covered the sores under her arms that would not heal, but she neglected to go to the doctor. When she finally did, she was diagnosed with diabetes, and learned that if she continued to ignore her symptoms, she risked heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness and amputation of her toes, feet and legs. She struggled to get the correct diagnosis and treatment, first thinking she had Type-2 diabetes, when in fact she had Type 1, juvenile diabetes. Once placed on an insulin regimen to regulate her blood sugar, she would inject herself with unsafe doses before going on stage in misguided attempts to obtain peak performance. The potentially fatal result of Karz's self-experimentation became all too real when she nearly lost consciousness. Her weight dropped and she became dangerously ill.
Balancing ballet and her blood sugar would be a long and difficult struggle for Karz, but eventually she learned to value her body and work with it, rather than rage at its limitations. In The Sugarless Plum, Karz shares her journey from denial, shame and miseducation about her illness to how she led an active, balanced and satisfying life as an insulin-dependent diabetic and soloist with one of the world's most famous ballet companies. Through her fascinating story, those struggling with diabetes and other serious illnesses can find encouragement and inspiration as well as practical advice on achieving physical and emotional wellness.
After sixteen years with the New York City Ballet, Karz retired and took her passion and skills into a whole new arena as a diabetes educator and advocate, where today she inspires people to not just manage their illness, but to thrive and fulfill their passions. The Sugarless Plum takes readers deep into the heart and soul of a young dancer, and is a remarkable testament to determination and perseverance.

©2009

About Author:
Zippora Karz, author of The Sugarless Plum:A Ballerina's Triumph Over Diabetes, danced with the New York City Ballet from 1983 through 1999. She now serves as a teacher and répetitéur for the George Balanchine Trust, rehearsing and staging Balanchine's choreography for a host of international dance companies. She is also a diabetes spokesperson and educator who regularly addresses major diabetes conferences and organizations worldwide. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
For more information, http://zipporakarz.com/

My Take on the Book:
Where do I start?!
Having just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes myself, this book really hit home. Though being the devils advocate here, it's really not for everyone. For me, it was all that and more! While reading I connected in every way, including being an odd age to get this disease. Usually people over 40 get it, however, she was 21! I'm a little older, but still not 40, so I understood the fears she felt. You wonder how it can happen, when you're fit and eat good. You forget your DNA plays a huge part, and live how you want, until...
I loved how she wrote, not only of this disease, but also of her love of dance. She allowed us into a world unknown, and it was a nice journey. I rooted for her with every step she took. I thought it was well written, and well expressed!! Kudos!!
You really should grab a copy. If I had to put in on a 5 scale, I'd give it a 3+!

~I did not receive any compensation for this post. This is my honest opinion.~

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Friday 56




Rules:
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of http://storytimewithtonya.blogspot.com/
*Post a link along with your post back to http://storytimewithtonya.blogspot.com/



Page 56, Sentence 5 (&6):

Without a word, Sheila grabbed me by the hand. As she pulled me out the door to where my mother was waiting to drive me home, she uttered one two-word exclamation: "You're going!"

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Take Your Best Shot by Austin Gutwein, (Founder of Hoops for Hope) and Todd Hillard





Full Description:
Discover how you can respond to God's call in your own life, whether it's in your own town or on the other side of the world.
Teen Austin Gutwein has taken his best shot several thousand times to help AIDS orphans in Africa and in the process has built a school and a medical clinic! Take Your Best Shot tells how one boy made an incredible difference in the lives of those without hope while challenging the reader to do the same.
The interactive dialogue will leave space for the reader to respond. By the end of the book, the reader will know the testimony of Austin and other teens from around the world who are committed to a life of sharing Christ’s love, and will have begun to search for God’s voice in their own lives. The book will also equip and challenge readers with information on a variety of ministries and organizations around the world to help people, animals, and the environment.

©2009

About Author:

Austin Gutwein
Because this remarkable young man decided to take action, thousands of children left behind by the AIDS epidemic now have access to food, clothing, shelter, a new school, and, finally, a medical testing facility. His story has been seen nationally on CBS Sports before the 2008 NCAA Final Four tip-off, and has been featured on The Today Show. As a speaker on the Revolve Tour, Austin reaches about 125,000 teenagers each year. He lives with his family in Phoenix, Arizona.
Austin's blog: http://www.hoopsofhope.org/blog.html
Todd Hillard
Is a freelance writer and is passionate about taking the dreams and stories of others and bringing them to life on the written page. He has seventeen years of pastoral experience and has written more than twelve books.


My Take on the Book:
For a spiritual book, I was more than entertained, I was left wanting to do something. This may have been a book for teens, but I was truly inspired by Austin, and his story. It made me look in a light, I had not before looked at. Truly inspiring, down to the Acknowledgments. My attention was captured from the very beginning, and I read, not only to finish the story, but to finish the emotion. For all the sadness this book can bring, comes the utmost joy and enlightenment. This book was well thought, and the phrasing was great! An easy to read book, for those who have a hard time staying involved. I really think Austin has the right idea!

We may not be able to change the world, but we can change one life!

I highly recommend you and your teens read. It will inspire you all, and together a difference can be made!

~I did not receive any compensation for this post. This is my honest opinion.~

Monday, October 19, 2009

Teaser Tuesday




Hosted by: http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/?s=Teaser+Tuesdays

* Grab your current read.
* Let the book fall open to a random page.
* Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
* You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from…that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given.
* Please avoid spoilers!


My Teaser:

And when these people breathe their last, the caregivers help prepare the body for burial, make arrangements for the funerals, and then help the families lay the body to rest in the ground.

Page 198, Take Your Best Shot by Austin Gutwein, (Founder of Hoops for Hope,) with Todd Hillard

MBA in a Book: Fundamental Principles of Business, Sales and Leadership by Leslie Pockell and Adrienne Avila



Full Description:
MBA IN A BOOK offers the kind of information graduates of MBA programs ought to have, but usually gain only after years of hard-won experience. This volume contains essential advice about the fundamentals of business, sales, and leadership from some of history's most influential thinkers and doers: entepreneurs, executives, scholars, statesmen, and philosophers.
The business principles section includes wisdom about the fundamentals of business practice and theory and important advice on investment, leadership, management, marketing, and success. The following section includes observations and insights that offer useful sales advice and ingenious techniques. Readers will discover gems of wisdom that address both the daily practicalities and the grand ideals of leadership in the final section.
Updated with a new introduction, this valuable collection will provide readers with the keys to mastering timeless and essential business skills. MBA IN A BOOK will inspire, guide, and support anyone interested in mastering the complex strategies that lead to success in business.

©2009

About Author:
Leslie Pockell
Some years ago I created an anthology called EVERYTHING I’VE LEARNED—100 Great Principles to Live By. It occurred to me that it might make sense to apply this concept to business, giving young people entering the workplace (and perhaps some veterans as well!) an opportunity to benefit from the wisdom of those who had gone before. Three volumes resulted: THE 101 GREATEST BUSINESS PRINCIPLES OF ALL TIME, THE 100 GREATEST SALES TIPS OF ALL TIME, and THE 100 GREATEST LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES OF ALL TIME. Now that they are combined in one omnibus hardcover volume, I feel that they provide a compendium of essential business insights that should be learned in every MBA program, but in large part are not. These principles are not theoretical—they are practical applications and explanations of phenomena that are to be found in every workplace environment, and accordingly in this book readers will find a fundamental grounding in the realities of the business world unavailable anywhere else.
Some may ask where I get the authority to compile such a work, and attach such lofty claims to it. I have no advanced business degrees myself, but I have labored in an assortment of metaphorical vineyards over the course of the past four decades, from entry level to senior management positions, in government and in the private sector, and I have paid attention to the commonalities and repetitive patterns around me. In an era when hit television programs like The Office and award-winning novels like And Then We Came To The End are documenting the futility and anomie that is so often a part of our shared work experience, and the economic chaos all around us demonstrates the inadequacy of so-called professional expertise, the universal verities of business presented in MBA IN A BOOK are more relevant than ever.

Adrienne Avila
Adrienne Avila is the co-author of "Everything I've Learned".


My Take on the Book:
It's really hard to judge a book of quotes. And that happens to be exactly what this was. If you are looking for a book that describes actual business, sales, tips or advice, then look elsewhere. This is a beautiful collection of quotes, but that is all. I really am not putting this on my recommendation list.

Here is the first quote in the book:
"Buy Cheap, sell dear." ~ John Greenleaf Whittier

~I did not receive any compensation for this post. This is my honest opinion.~

New Author Challenge 2010




January 1st, 2010 - December 31st, 2010


Sign Up Here: http://www.literaryescapism.com/new-author-challenge-2010/

Literary Escapism is hosting this challenge and I had to enlist. I love reading, and especially new authors.

RULES:

1. The challenge will run from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010.
2. Since this is an author challenge, there is no restriction on choosing your novels. They can definitely be from other challenges. However, the authors must be new to you and, preferably from novels. Anthologies are a great way to try someone new, but only a third of your new authors can be from anthologies.
3. I want this to be an easy challenge, so you can pick to do either 15, 25 or 50 new authors. It all depends on how fast you read and how adventurous you want to be. For me, I’m trying another 25 new authors. If you reach your goal halfway through the year, don’t stop. Any new author you try can be added to Mr. Linky. We all want to know about your new experience.
4. After reading your new author, write your review and then go back to Literary Escapism and add your link to Mr. Linky. Make sure you include your name and the author, but adding the title is completely up to you.
5. Bloggers or Non-Bloggers alike are welcome.

Once you reach your goal, you don’t have to stop. Any new author you try, go ahead and head back to Literary Escapism and add it to the list. Introduce us all to whoever you find. Afterall, there’s no reason to stop trying new authors, right?!

I'm choosing 25 new authors. I know small list, but I don't want to put too much. Less is more, and plus I can add more anyway. I will add them as I come across them. If they are new, they have to be previously unknown right?!

1. GARY STELZER The Cost of Dreams http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/01/cost-of-dreams-gary-stelzer.html
2. DALTON JAMES The Mudhogs http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/01/mudhogs-dalton-james.html
3. NASTYA POLIKARPOVA Men With Red Ties http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/01/men-with-red-ties-nastya-polikarpova.html
4. DANIEL MENAKER A Good Talk http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/01/good-talk-daniel-menaker.html
5. HELENA DANYLUK Rock N Roll Confessions: Book 1 http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/01/rock-n-roll-confessions-book-1-helena.html
6. ALAN MARKOVITZ Topless Prophet http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/01/topless-prophet-alan-markovitz.html
7. JOHN YOUNG Kill Dress http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/01/kill-dress-john-young.html
8. OGO AKUBUE-OGBATA Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/01/egg-larva-pupa-woman-ogo-akubue-ogbata.html
9. MIKE KNOWLES Darwin's Nightmare http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/01/darwins-nightmare-mike-knowles.html
10. GEORGE NICHOPOULOS M.D. The King and Dr. Nick http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/02/king-and-dr-nick-george-nichopoulos-md.html
11. BILL WALKER A Note From An Old Acquaintance http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/02/note-from-old-acquaintance-bill-walker.html
12. TASS SAADA Once An Arafat Man http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/02/once-arafat-man-tass-saada.html
13. RICHARD HAFFEY Love Song http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/02/love-song-richard-haffey.html
14. J.B. BERNS Do It or Age Quickly http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/03/do-it-or-age-quickly-jb-berns.html
15. HAL ROBACK Gold Digger Nation http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/03/gold-digger-nation-hal-roback.html
16. GARASAMO MACCAGNONE St. John of the Midfield http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/04/st-john-of-midfield-garasamo-maccagnone.html
17. BRENT PILKEY Lethal Rage http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/04/lethal-rage-brent-pilkey.html
18. SARAH SUNDIN A Distant Melody http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/04/distant-melody-sarah-sundin-blog-tour.html
19. RAYMOND C. HUNDLEY PHD Will the World End in 2012 http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/04/will-world-end-in-2012-raymond-c.html
20. DAVE ROBERTS The Twilight Gospel http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/04/twilight-gospel-dave-roberts-blog-tour.html
21. PETER BUCKLEY The Rough Guide to Cloud Computing http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/04/rough-guide-to-cloud-computing-peter.html
22. STEPHEN HAWLEY MARTIN Dead Man of the Year http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/04/dead-man-of-year-stephen-hawley-martin.html
23. KATIE HINES Guardian http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/04/guardian-katie-hines.html
24. SANDRA BYRD Asking For Trouble http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/04/asking-for-trouble-sandra-byrd.html
25. DANIEL KAMIN Ruby of the Realms http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/04/ruby-of-realms-daniel-kamin.html

Locked In by Marcia Muller




Full Description:
Shot in the head by an unknown assailant, San Francisco private eye Sharon McCone finds herself trapped by locked-in syndrome: almost total paralysis but an alert, conscious mind. Since the late-night attack occurred at her agency's offices, the natural conclusion was that it was connected to one of the firm's cases. As Sharon lies in her hospital bed, furiously trying to break out of her body's prison and discover her attacker's identity, all the members of her agency fan out to find the reason why she was assaulted.

©2009

About Author:

Marcia Muller, a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, is the author of more than twenty novels and many short mystery stories. She has also established a brilliant reputation as an anthologist and critic of mystery fiction. In 1993 she was awarded the Private Eye Writers of America Life Achievement Award, and Wolf in the Shadows was nominated for the 1994 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Crime Novel and won the Anthony Boucher Award. She lives with her husband, mystery writer Bill Pronzini, in northern California.

Please visit her Web site at www.marciamuller.com

My Take on the Book:
Great book!!! I might as well out it out there right away! I was on the edge of my seat, reading along, trying to answer the riddles myself. I had to keep reading until I knew everything. I just had the hardest time putting the book down. Plus I had to keep an eye to Shar, probably the main character, and her status.
I also loved the way it was written. By so many different perspectives. I enjoyed the colorful bunch of characters, and even some not-so-much. But the emotions for them all were real, which made for a great read!
Overall, it's a book I would definitely take home to Mom!! Put it on your list folks!! It's worth it!

~I did not receive any compensation for this post. This is my honest opinion.~

Interview with Sherri Shepherd Oct 29


Please join us in a live interview with Sherri Shepherd, author of
PERMISSION SLIPS
Grand Central Publishing ISBN 9780446547420






Date: October 29, 2009
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Author: Sherri Shepherd
Title: Permission Slips
Publisher: Grand Central Pub

BlogTalkRadio/HBG Program:
Join us live as we interview Sherri Shepherd, co-host of The View and author of PERMISSION SLIPS. Sherri has been on the couch of many talk shows, such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, and The Bonnie Hunt Show,
and she holds the record for being the most-booked guest on The Ellen Show (23 times). She can also be seen as Sgt. Judy, Robert Barone's partner, in Everybody Loves Raymond. Her other film roles include co-starring alongside Queen Latifah in Beauty Shop and Ashton Kutcher in Guess Who. Sherri's greatest accomplishment, however, is being the proud mother of her 4-year-old son, Jeffrey Charles, Jr. Away from the set, she enjoys karaoke, skating, church activities, and a good game of Taboo.

Call-in with your questions during show time to participate in the live interview @ 646-378-0039.

Listen-in or chat on the Grand Central Publishing channel on BlogTalkRadio: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/grandcentralpub/2009/10/29/Live-w-Sherri-Shepherd-author-of-PERMISSION-SLIPS

If you would like your questions to be read on air by the host email: anna.balasi[at]hbgusa.com

Musing Monday




Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about the read-a-thon…

Are you planning on participating in the upcoming 24 Hour Read-a-thon (either as a reader or cheerleader)? Have you made any preparations for the event? And, veterans out there, any tips you’d like to share with the newbies?

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks.


I am not participating in the read-a-thon. Kudos to those that are ambitious enough to do it. I just couldn't keep my eyes open for 24 hours reading. My eyelids would be heavy after 3 or 4. I wish the best to all who are participating, and who knows, maybe I'll enter next year!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

One Scream Away by Kate Brady




Full Description from Book:
Seven years ago Beth Denison was attacked by a killer named Chevy Bankes. Since then, she's created a new life for herself and her daughter, one far removed from the night that ended in an awful tragedy. But now Bankes is out of prison, and his chilling phone calls tell Beth he's coming for her.
Ex-FBI agent Neil Sheridan is driven to investigate a chain of murders eerily similar to a disturbing case from his past. When the killer's trail dead-ends at Beth's doorstep, Neil finds a beautiful woman with a secret she'll do anything to keep. Yet even as Beth surrenders to Neil's protection--and then his embrace--she still refuses to tell him why Bankes hungers to hear her scream, and why she'll soon consider the unthinkable: face Bankes alone.

©2009

About Author:
Kate Brady began writing fiction when her doctoral research became tedious. For years, she wrote in the closet, penning several novels that—thankfully—remain there. Now, she leads a double life. Some days, she’s a choral conductor and professor of music education. Other days, she plays with imaginary people on her computer.
Kate lives in Atlanta with her husband, two children, and an array of furry, feathery, and scaly things. When she has time to read, her nose is most often found in a police story or gourmet cooking magazine! She is currently working on her next novel.

My take on the book selection:
Again I really liked this book! It fell into the same category as Dean Koontz and Stephen King, but with a romantic twist. I was surprised I enjoyed it as much as I did. The story was quite suspenseful, though you always knew who did the crime. The extra stories about the criminal character is what really pulls you into the book. And the connection between him and the leading lady. At times I felt empathy for her, then other times I felt like she will get what she deserves. Crazy right?! The characters and plots were quite juicy! A very entertaining read, especially for horror fans! Yes I say horror, there are some graphic parts in the book. Regardess, it's a recommendation from me!

~I did not receive any compensation for this post. This is my honest opinion.~

Friday, October 16, 2009

A New Earth: Awakening Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle


Full Description from Book:
With his bestselling spiritual guide The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle inspired millions of readers to discover the freedom and joy of a life lived "in the now." In A New Earth, Tolle expands on these powerful ideas to show how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. Tolle describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence.
Illuminating, enlightening, and uplifting, A New Earth is profoundly spiritual manifesto for a better way of life--and for building a better world.
Eckhart Tolle is a contemporary spiritual teacher who travels extensively, taking his message throughout the world.

©2005

About Author:
Spiritual Teacher and author was born in Germany and educated at the Universities of London and Cambridge. At the age of twenty-nine a profound inner transformation radically changed the course of his life. The next few years were devoted to understanding, integrating and deepening that transformation, which marked the beginning of an intense inward journey. Later, he began to work in London with individuals and small groups as a counselor and spiritual teacher. Since 1995 he has lived in Vancouver, Canada.

Eckhart Tolle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Power of Now (translated into 33 languages) and the highly acclaimed follow-up A New Earth, which are widely regarded as two of the most influential spiritual books of our time.

Eckhart’s profound yet simple teachings have already helped countless people throughout the world find inner peace and greater fulfillment in their lives. At the core of the teachings lies the transformation of consciousness, a spiritual awakening that he sees as the next step in human evolution. An essential aspect of this awakening consists in transcending our ego-based state of consciousness. This is a prerequisite not only for personal happiness but also for the ending of violent conflict endemic on our planet.

Eckhart is a sought-after public speaker and teaches and travels extensively throughout the world. Many of his talks, intensives and retreats are published on CD and DVD. Most of the teachings are given in English, but occasionally Eckhart also gives talks in German and Spanish. In addition to The Power of Now and A New Earth, Eckhart has written a book designed for meditative reading entitled Stillness Speaks. A book consisting of selections from The Power of Now is also available, entitled Practicing the Power of Now.

(From official website: http://eckharttolle.com )

My take on the book selection:
This book was so many things for me. It challenged me in ways I didn't think it could. It was interesting enough, but at times too I felt, it was just someone's ideals being pushed across. I have my own beliefs and faith, especially when it comes to religion, and I don't like it to be pressed into every issue or topic. The above description from the book is a prime example of what I'm talking about. It says it will inspire you, make you question your ego and spirituality. I agree in some parts it did, but for the MOST part, it fell flat. I was expecting a lot more actual answers, when we got spiritual references. I am a person based on facts, and they just weren't there all the time.
This book couldn't capture me like a novel and pull me in, it's way too touchy a subject. I also wanted to read it thoroughly, making sure to absorb what I could. Most of it already known through common sense and good judgment. I did think the book was cleverly written, but I should have read the previous first. Maybe it would have been a better read. I think all points were truthful enough, they just weren't conveyed for everyone. This book in my opinion is a self help book, geared to a certain quota. One that I do not fill. I just don't feel "awakened."
Not on my recommendation list. Sorry Oprah!

~I did not receive any compensation for this post. This is my honest opinion.~

Aloha Friday



This meme is hosted by An Island Life: http://islandlife808.com/memes/aloha-friday-103/

To Play:
Answer this question, then post your own at your blog and link up at An Island Life.

Question is:
What is your favorite book adapted into a movie and why?

My Answer:

I think of all the books out there that have been made into films, Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck was the best. In the movie it starred a young Gary Sinise, and the characters and scenes were so much like the book. I read a book, a I play it like a film in my mind, so this was the closest adaption to what my mind already created.
Links for the book info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Of_Mice_and_Men
Links for the film info: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105046/

The Friday 56



Rules:
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of http://storytimewithtonya.blogspot.com/
*Post a link along with your post back to http://storytimewithtonya.blogspot.com/


Page 56, Sentence 5:

Except that holding Beth Denison was like handling fire.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

When Everything Changed The Journey of American Women From 1960-present by Gail Collins




Full Description From website:


Picking up where her previous successful, and highly lauded book, America's Women, left off, Gail Collins recounts the sea change women have experienced since 1960. A comprehensive mix of oral history and Collins's keen research, this is the definitive book about five crucial decades of progress, told with the down-to-earth, amusing, and agenda-free tone this beloved New York Times columnist is known for. The interviews with women who have lived through these transformative years include an advertising executive in the 60s who was not allowed to attend board meetings that took place in the all-male dining room; and an airline stewardess who remembered being required to bend over to light her passengers' cigars on the men-only 'Executive Flight' from New York to Chicago.

We, too, may have forgotten the enormous strides made by women since 1960--and the rare setbacks. "Hell yes, we have a quota [7%]" said a medical school dean in 1961. "We do keep women out, when we can." At a pre-graduation party at Barnard College, "they handed corsages to the girls who were engaged and lemons to those who weren't." In 1960, two-thirds of women 18-60 surveyed by Gallup didn't approve of the idea of a female president. Until 1972, no woman ran in the Boston Marathon, the year when Title IX passed, requiring parity for boys and girls in school athletic programs (and also the year after Nixon vetoed the childcare legislation passed by congress). What happened during the past fifty years--a period that led to the first woman's winning a Presidential Primary--and why? The cataclysmic change in the lives of American women is a story Gail Collins seems to have been born to tell.


About Author:

Gail Collins was the Editorial Page Editor for the New York Times from 2001-2007--the first woman to have held that position. She currently writes a column for the Time's Op-Ed page twice weekly.

©2009

My take on the book selection:


This book was more than interesting, it was empowering and inspirational! For any women out there, American or not, this book will show you how far we've come in society. Discussing all issues and rights surrounding women. There were things in the book I had just learned. I had no idea how things really were back in the 50's or 60's, I was not born yet. I do have a respect for women who endured that time, whether as a child, young girl or woman. I couldn't imagine living the life they did, with less respect and rights as today. Today's woman is quite lucky I think. The book was very well written, and I didn't feel I needed to be American to connect with the stories in it. I believe it was written truthfully and with the best intentions. For that I highly recommend you read. Woman or man. You may learn something as I did. If not, it is still a great set of historical stories.

~I did not receive any compensation for this post. This is my honest opinion.~

Teaser Tuesday




Hosted by: http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/?s=Teaser+Tuesdays

* Grab your current read.
* Let the book fall open to a random page.
* Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
* You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from…that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given.
* Please avoid spoilers!


My Teaser:


In 1976, for the first time, more than half of African-American babies were born to unmarried women.

Page 277, When Everything Changed, The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960-present, by Gail Collins.

Monday, October 12, 2009

A Suprise 2nd Contest!!!! Woohoo!!! Ends October 21st, 11:59 p.m. (e.s.t.) CLOSED


This contest ends sooner so get your entries in!!!

A Climate for Change Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions By Katharine Hayhoe and Andrew Farley

Full Description From Website

Global warming: it's one of the hottest scientific and political issues of today. And yet we've all found ourselves asking . . .

- It's freezing outside--where's global warming now?
- Climate is always changing--how do we know this isn't just a cycle?
- Why should Christians care about global warming when we know the world won't end that way?

For all the talk about climate change, there's still a great deal of debate about what it all means, especially among Christians. A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE offers straightforward answers to these questions, without the spin. This book untangles the complex science and tackles many long-held misconceptions about global warming. Authored by a climate scientist and a pastor, A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE boldly explores the role our Christian faith can play in guiding our opinions on this important global issue.


Author Bio from website

Katharine Hayhoe is a professor in the Department of Geosciences at Texas Tech University and CEO of ATMOS Research, a scientific consulting company. She contributed her research to and served as Expert Reviewer for the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Katharine's work has been presented before the U.S. Congress, highlighted by state and federal agencies, and featured in over 200 newspapers and media outlets around the world.

Andrew Farley is the lead teaching pastor of Ecclesia (EcclesiaOnline.com) and co-hosts Real Life in Christ, a 30-minute program that airs every week on ABC-TV in the West Texas area. Andrew served as a professor at the University of Notre Dame for five years and is now a tenured professor at Texas Tech University. Andrew has coauthored three textbooks and more than a dozen journal articles. He is also the author of The Naked Gospel: The Truth You May Never Hear in Church.

GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO VALERIE AND THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP, I HAVE
1 COPIES OF THIS FABULOUS BOOK
TO GIVE AWAY. HERE IS WHAT YOU
NEED TO DO TO WIN A COPY!

RULES: Open to U.S. and Canada

All comments must be separate and have a valid email.

Mandatory: Must comment and leave email, good for one entry.

+1 Be a follower of my blog.
+1 Blog or tweet contest, leave link. Tweets can be daily, blogs once.

Easy as 1-2-3! Contest ends October 21st, 11:59 p.m. (e.s.t.)




Best of luck!!!!

Contest Time!!!!!! Ends Oct. 26th. at 11:59 p.m. (E.S.T.) CLOSED




Can God Be Trusted By Thomas D. Williams


Full Description From Website


Father Williams explores the most common obstacles that prevent people from trusting God, including personal betrayals, unfulfilled expectations, and seemingly unanswered prayers. He then explains what is reasonable to expect from God and offers practical tips for ways to grow in trust.

Williams is becoming a revered voice in the Christian community for his insightful writings on issues that really matter to Christians. In this new book, Father Williams will help readers understand, not only how to trust God in spite of doubts and confusion, but to truly know God can be trusted.

Author Bio from Website:

Thomas D. Williams, LC, ThD, is Vatican Analyst for CBS News and a professor of theology and ethics at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University in Rome. He has also worked extensively for NBC News and Britain's Sky News, covering church and ethical issues, including the final illness and death of Pope John Paul II, the 2005 papal conclave, and the election of Pope Benedict XVI. Father Williams also regularly appeared in the MSNBC series The Ethical Edge and is author of several books and dozens of articles, both scholarly and popular.

GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO VALERIE AND THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP, I HAVE
1 COPIES OF THIS FABULOUS BOOK
TO GIVE AWAY. HERE IS WHAT YOU
NEED TO DO TO WIN A COPY!

RULES: Open to U.S. and Canada

All comments must be separate and have a valid email.

Mandatory: Must comment and leave email, good for one entry.

+1 Be a follower of my blog.
+1 Blog or tweet contest, leave link. Tweets can be daily, blogs once.

Easy as 1-2-3! Contest ends October 26th, 11:59 p.m. (e.s.t.)



Best of luck!!!!

Musing Monday




Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about books on your top book lists…

This past week, Borders re-released it’s 100 Favourite Books of All Times. Do you vote in these kinds of polls when they arise? Do you look through the list, or seek out books featured?

100 Favorite Books link: http://www.borders.com.au/favourite-books?utm_source=taomail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=278+Borders+Shortlist+09.10+-+VIC+Main&tmtid=3576-278-4-22-1012673

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks.

I personally never vote in these kinds of polls. I think it would make me somewhat bias to chose one over the other. When it comes to books, I'd rather not do that. I am open to reading anything, and would read the phone book if there was nothing else. I am a person to always express my honest opinion, but hate to narrow things down to just one. Makes for a bad voter.

As for my favorite books, I'll just tell you about some of my favorite books and authors.

I adore reading John Steinbeck novels. My intention is to own them all. Even if I never read them again, which I highly doubt. He wrote some wonderful stories, endless even. I also enjoy any bios. Doesn't matter who they are, known or unknown, it's just the real story. Something in that appeals to me. Also as a poet, I absolutely love anything Maya Angelou. Not only it is beauty in literature, but it is empowering for women. I also rather enjoy a Stephen King novel. Scare the pants right off ya!!! I dig that! Lastly, I loved the fantasy genre for a bit in Tracy Hickman, Margaret Weiss, and Terry Pratchett. There's even a new book on the shelf I was recently eying.

That is me... in a nutshell.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Murder in the Magicks Club by Byron A. Lorrier Esq.




There is no description on/in the book.

©2009

My Take on the book selection:
So you must have guessed from the Jack Kilborn book, that I love murder mysteries. And yes, that's what this book was. However I wasn't a big fan of it.
The book had such a slow start, and I felt the author is way too descriptive when writing. He never did "capture" me, and pull me into the story. It fell flat for me.
I liked the characters, but didn't like the way the author wrote the dialogue. He used so much slang while writing, it just wasn't necessary to give the reader the right impression or atmosphere.
Overall, not something I would tell friends about. Not a recommendation from me.

~I did not receive anything for my post. It is my honest opinion.~

Aloha Friday




This meme is hosted by An Island Life: http://islandlife808.com/memes/aloha-friday-103/

To Play:
Answer the question then post your own at your blog and link up at An Island Life.

Question is:
What is your favorite way to communicate, and why:
Text message
Email
Phone

My Answer:
I would rather email than any other source, unless it is face-to-face conversation. I am most likely the only young woman in the world who refuses to get a cell phone again. I had one and it cost more than it was worth, also I dislike being tracked down outside the home. I feel that if you have my email or home number, you have a way to contact me. Cell phones are unnecessary and expensive.

The Friday 56




Rules:
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of http://storytimewithtonya.blogspot.com/
*Post a link along with your post back to http://storytimewithtonya.blogspot.com/


Page 56, Sentence 5:

It was the only thing at the club that worked hard and was pure profit.

Stella & Dot

ManyBooks Email Subscription (CA/US/UK)

Blog Archive

Labels

100+ Book Challenge (39) 12 (16) 12 Pearls of Christams (1) 12 Pearls of Christmas (26) 18+ (4) 1st chapter reveal (2) 2009 (1) 2010 (1) 2010 TBR (6) 2011 (8) 2012 (11) 2013 (18) 2013 TBR (1) 2014 (22) 2014 Holiday Gift Guide Submissions (1) 2015 (18) 2016 (18) A (2) a to z blogging (25) a-z (1) A. Horror (1) aboriginal (1) about me (1) Academy Award for Best Director (1) Academy Award for Best Picture (1) accessories (2) acne (1) acrylic block (1) action (7) activism (1) activity sheets (1) actor (2) adaption (1) adult (7) adult coloring book (2) advanced readers copy (6) adventure (18) advertisement (1) affiliate links (756) African-American (1) Air conditioning (1) air freshener (1) alcohol (3) all-natural (1) alphabe (77) ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (1) Amazon (1) Amazon Vine (3) amish (12) animals (7) animated (5) animation (4) Anna Karenina (4) anniversary (1) anniversary edition (2) announcement (6) annual (1) Anson Williams (1) anthology (3) anti-aging (2) Apple compatible (1) ARC (23) architecture (2) Armchair BEA 2012 (5) Armchair BEA 2013 (12) Armchair BEA 2014 (6) ArmchairBEA2015 (3) art (5) article (55) arts and crafts (1) arts festival (1) artwork (1) astrology (3) audiobook (21) author guest post (58) author interview (39) Author Writing Tips (3) authors' movie star cast (1) autobiography (7) AUX cable (1) Avon Voices (1) baby (1) back-to-school (1) bags and purses (1) Bakescapades (1) baking (4) banned book list (1) based on book (2) based on comic book (1) based on film (1) Based On Real Cat. early review (1) based on true story (1) bath (1) BBAW (10) BDSM (1) beauty (12) beverage (2) bewitching (1) Bewitching Book Tours (1) bible study (2) biblezine (1) biblical (4) biography (15) birds (1) birthday (2) black history (1) bladder control (1) Blind Date With A Book (1) blitz (6) blog hop (3) blogoversary (5) blogradio (1) Blogsplash (1) Blue Jeans Go Green (1) blues (1) bluray (27) blurb (11) body lotion (2) Bolse (1) bon apettit recipe (1) Book 1 (9) book 10 (1) book 13 (1) book 2 (21) book 3 (14) book 4 (6) book 5 (2) book 6 (1) book beginnings (93) book blast (202) book blitz (5) book to film (10) book trailer (3) book-to-graphic novel (1) booking through (1) bookmark (1) bookshout (3) booktofilm (4) borrowed copy (1) bought (27) bread (1) bulletin (1) Bullying (1) business (2) calendar (1) calypso (1) Canada (3) Canada Beef Ambassador (2) Canadian (1) Canadian author (4) candy (1) CanvasPop (1) car charger (1) Cardiac Disease (1) cardio (1) Cardiovascular disease (2) cards (2) career (1) cartoon (1) Casino (1) cd (11) celebrity (12) Challenge (362) character interview (1) charity (1) ChickAdvisor (4) chicnova (1) children (40) Children's literature (2) China (1) christian (69) christmas (31) classic (4) classic literature (6) classical (1) cleaning product (2) cleanser (1) clips (1) clothes (16) clothing (4) cocktail recipe (1) coffee (2) coffee machine (1) collection (1) coloring sheet (1) comedy (18) comic (7) Comic book (4) Competition (1) complete challenge (1) computers (2) conditioner (2) confections (1) conspiracy theories (1) contemporary (10) Contemporary romance (1) cookbook (61) Cooking (1) cooking tool (1) copycat recipes (1) Coral reef (1) corset (1) Cosmetics (1) costume (4) costume jewelry (1) Cotton (1) Cotton Incorporated (1) Cotton's 24 Hour Fashion Show (1) coupon (2) cover reveal (21) cozy (4) crafts (1) Crafts by Freda (1) crime (4) CSN (1) cuba (1) culinary fiction (1) culinary mystery (1) culture (2) customized (2) cuticle conditioner (1) daily (6) dance (1) day planner (1) death (1) debut (2) decoration (2) dehumidifier (1) delivering (1) DeLonghi (1) devotional (19) diabetes (1) diamond (1) diaper (1) diary (3) digital copy (1) digital photo art (1) digital photo keychain (1) discography (1) discount (1) discussion (5) Disney (1) DIY (2) DK Canada (5) Dog training (1) dogs (2) doodle (1) doomsday (1) Dorm Ideas (1) drama (3) drawing (1) Dreamworks (1) dress (6) dress shirt (1) drink (4) drummer (1) dvd (14) dysotopian (8) dystopian (19) e-book (9) e-novella (1) eArc (15) early review (6) earphones (2) earplugs (1) Easter (1) easy listening (1) ebook (128) ecowear (1) education (11) educational (1) egift cards (1) electronics (4) Ellipsis (1) Emotional Health (1) encyclopedia (3) end-of-the-month wrap-up (1) EntangledTour (1) EPA (1) epic (1) erotica (9) eShakti (2) essays (1) estate planning (1) event (7) excerpt (68) exercise (2) expressions (1) Expresso Book Tour (3) external giveaway entry (1) eye shadow (1) Facebook Fans (1) facial butter (1) fairytale (7) fairytale retelling (14) family (8) fantasy (77) fashion (15) fashion related (1) Fathers Day (1) Favorite Author (5) Favorite Cookbook (12) favorite movie (2) Favorite Poetry (25) Favorite Read (38) feature (5) features (1) Febreeze (1) feminine hygiene (1) fiction (599) film (5) First Book of the Year (2) First Reads Program (1) Fisher-Price (1) fitness (3) flower centerpiece (1) food (12) food and drink (2) Food Network (5) Food Network TV (3) foot balm (1) For Men (1) Fox Pictures (6) Fox TV (1) Fragrance oil (1) Freda's Voice Challenge (4) free (1) free blogger event (2) freebie (9) FreeRead (80) friday (12) friday 56 (391) frosting (1) FSB Associates (1) Fuji Film (1) fun (1) fun stuff (1) FVHGG (1) FVMDGG (7) G (3) gadgets (2) game (2) garbage bags (1) Garnier Review Crew (1) gemstone (1) Get to Know Freda (52) ghosts (2) gift (6) Gift basket (1) Gift book (1) gift cards (1) gift ideas (1) girls (2) Giveaway (613) giveaway blitz (1) Gladys Knight (1) Glamulet (1) Gluten-free diet (1) Go-GURT (1) Gospel music (1) graphic (1) Graphic novel (7) green (1) greeting (3) grooming (1) Groupon (1) growing (2) Guest post (22) guitar (1) hachette book group (1) hair chalk (1) hair dryer (1) hair extensions (1) hair pieces (1) haircare (3) Halloween costume (1) hand mixer (1) harlequin (2) harlequin presents (2) harlequin super romance (1) headphones (2) health (23) Heart disease (1) herbs (2) historical (33) history (7) holiday (5) Holiday Gift Guide 2014 (12) Holiday Gift Guide 2015 (1) Holidays (1) home (4) home decor (5) Hometown Author (1) horror (15) Hotel (1) household supplies (1) how to for writers (6) how-to (3) how-to advice (1) hubby review (3) humanitarian (1) humor (21) Hurricane Katrina (1) hygiene (4) I Am A Writer Tours (5) I.O Book Tours (1) IAARNAW (1) IAmAReaderTours (2) Iams (1) ID tags (1) idiot's guides (1) illustrated (2) illustrations (1) Influenster (1) infographic (1) inspirational (13) Instagram 56 (103) instructional (2) insurance (1) internet (2) interview (75) intro (20) iPad case (1) ipad compatible (1) iphone compatible (2) ipod compatible (1) Italian (1) Italy Book Tours (1) J. Crew (1) James Bond in film (1) Japan Funbox (1) Japanese Foods (1) Japanese Mythology (2) Japanese Proverbs (1) jewelry (8) jokes (1) Joni Mitchell (1) jumper (1) keychain (1) kids activities (1) Kids Toys (1) Kindle (21) kindle freebie (5) KitchenAid (1) kitchenware (1) lajupette (1) Lampe Berger (2) language (3) Larry the Cable Guy (1) launch party (1) launch team (7) leggings (1) legit lit book tour (1) leisure (1) Lent (1) letter from editor (1) LGBT (1) LinkVehicle (2) literary fiction (1) literature (1) LitFuse (2) Louisiana (1) Love Lessons Learned (5) lunch ideas (1) Lunch Makeover (1) luxury (1) M/F/M theme (1) magazine (1) make up (4) map (1) marine biology (1) Marvel (1) mash up (2) mathematics (1) Maybelline (1) Meat Cookbook (1) meditation (1) MEGA (1) Mega Brands (1) meme (1) memoir (49) memorabilia (1) memorium (1) Men's wear (1) menopause (1) menstruation (1) Mental Health (1) Mermaids (1) MG (5) MG/YA (1) Middle East (1) middle grade (18) mind and body (1) mineral make up (1) mini-review (7) miniseries (1) Mobile App (1) model (1) moisturizer (1) Monday (3) monthly (87) monthly box subscription (1) MONTHLY LINKY (36) mother of pearl (9) mothers day gift guide 2014 (5) motivational (2) movie (90) movie #2 (1) movie trailer (1) movies (2) MP3 player (1) Multi-Grain Cheerios (1) music (16) music accesories (1) music videos (1) musical (1) musician (2) my book list (1) my guest review (3) my interviews (1) My Pacific Pearl (1) mystery (65) myths (1) nail art (1) nails (3) Namefully (1) Natural product (3) natural remedy (1) Neil Peart (1) Nestlé Waters North America (1) Netflix Original Programming (1) NetGalley (19) new release (1) new years (2) New York City (1) news (6) Nigerian Entertainment Website (1) Noise-cancelling headphones (1) non-fiction (186) novella (29) nutrition (2) Oasap (4) office chair (1) office supplies (1) One2One (10) online (1) online ordering services (1) Online Read (1) online shopping (3) online store (4) oprah book club (1) oral health (1) OrangeberryTours (2) ornament (2) orthotics (1) pain remedy (1) painting (1) paranormal (75) Paranormal romance (1) paranorml (1) parenting (2) partnered post (1) Party Favor (1) party planning (1) PC Nutrition First (2) pearl girls mothers day (9) pearls (1) perks (1) personal event (2) personal growth (1) Personal Story (2) personalized (1) pet clothing (1) pets (5) PG (39) philosophy (2) photo printing (4) photography (9) picture book (5) picture-book (1) pilates (1) pirates (1) plants (2) Playlist (4) poetry (13) poetry by Freda (9) pop culture (2) Portable Printer (1) poster (1) Posterjack (6) prayer (1) prehistoric (1) prequel (3) prescreening (2) preserves (1) press release (2) printables (1) Printer (1) printing (1) product (103) progress cards (1) prologue (1) promo stop (45) proverbs (1) psychology (1) puberty (2) PulseIt (7) PumpUpYourBook (1) purchased (1) Purifier (1) PUYB (3) puzzle (1) Q. A (6) quickie giveaway (37) quotations (1) quotes (2) R (16) Racetrack (1) Random Acts of Kindness (1) re-read (1) re-review (1) read-a-long (4) recipe (28) recipes (9) recycling program (1) Reebok (12) reference (32) relationships (3) release day (1) religious (19) remake (2) rented (1) Restaurant (1) restaurants (1) retail concept store (1) retelling (4) review (1206) Ridley Scott (1) Riveted Reads (5) roaster (1) rock (1) romance (108) Romwe (1) rough guide (1) Round-Up (1) rules (1) Rush (band) (1) Safety (1) sale (1) sampler (1) Samsung compatible (1) Samsung phone cover (1) saving (2) SC Johnson (1) Scent (1) school (1) school lunch (1) sci-fi (22) science (4) screener (40) season 1 (3) self help (1) self-help (26) selling (1) series (129) service (2) sex (2) Shakespearean (1) shampoo (2) shelving (1) shoes (1) Shogasm (1) shopping (1) short stories (32) short story (26) shorts (6) sign up (2) Simpsons (1) Single Jo Coffee (1) Skin (2) skin care (4) skin cream (2) sleuth (1) slideshow (2) small appliance (1) Smartphone Accessories (1) snacks (1) soap (1) socks (1) soft rock (1) software (1) sonnets (1) southern (2) special clothing (1) special deal (1) special post (27) spiritual (1) sponsored giveaway (101) sponsored post (100) sports (2) spotlight (12) stain remoner (1) staples (2) Star Wars (1) Stars On Ice (3) State Farm (2) SteamPunk (4) Stella & Dot (9) stimulants (1) stocking stuffers (2) summer festival (1) supplement (1) suspense (37) swagbucks (2) Sydney Festival (1) Sydney Festival 2014 Program (1) tablet case (1) take out (1) tank top (1) Tassimo (1) tbr checkpoint (1) TBR PILE (3) Tdiscs (1) teaser (314) technology (5) technology accessories (1) teen (4) television (2) Thanksgiving (1) The New York Times Best Seller list (1) theatre (1) thriller (36) Throw Back Thursday (1) Thyroid cancer (1) tie (1) time travel (1) timer (1) tips (3) tomoson (2) toothbrush (1) tour (110) tour dates (1) towel (1) toys (1) travel (5) Tribute Book Tour (1) trilogy (1) true crime (1) tshirt (8) Tuesday (15) tv (7) tv movie (1) tv show (4) TV shows (1) twitter party (1) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1) unauthorized (1) undershirt (1) United States (1) United States Environmental Protection Agency (1) universal charger (1) update (1) Urban fantasy (1) Valentine's Day (2) vampire (2) video (3) videogame-to-film (1) vignettes (1) virtual author tours (1) visual arts (1) VoxBox (1) walking cane (1) Warby Parker (1) website (4) wedding (1) wedding anniversary (1) WeekendAssignment (2) weight loss (3) weight management (2) werewolves (2) wigs (1) will (1) winner (7) wishlist (5) Witchcraft (1) women (4) women's health (1) women's lit (7) won (78) words (1) workout (1) Worst Cooks in America (2) Wrap Up Linky (2) wrap-up (1) wristband (1) written for (1) WWII (1) XOXO Reads (3) YA (122) yoga (1) Yogurt (1) Yoplait (1) Yoplait Go-GURT (1) young adult (54) Zazen Bear (1)
© Freda's Voice 2012 | Blogger Template by Enny Law - Ngetik Dot Com - Nulis