Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.


Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
Oh, and I moved my Google Friend Connect info and share this buttons to the top, as without our friends, who are we?

Friday, July 15, 2011

BlogFest 2011 JULY 15-17

This giveaway hop is being hosted by Cinnamon @ A Journey of Books, so be sure to check out her blog and leave her some love!
Well, here we are blog hopping again! Whew, just barely got my breath back from the FREEDOM BLOG HOP. But what else would you do on a weekend anyway?
Come on and join the fun. Find more great blogs and win some goodies. I’m going to give away books this time around. I’ll let choose the winner, who will get their choice of two books. If I get 75 new followers than I’ll have a second winner who will get the other two books. Since this one only runs 3 days, it will only be open to US and Canada.  We’ll keep it simple and sweet.

To enter giveaway please follow this blog on Google Friend Connect, comment telling me what your favorite read has been this summer.
 Mine was “HOURGLASS” by Myra McEntire.

I am number 107 and the next five blogs behind me are
108 ;"";Live To Read ~Krystal;
109 ;"";Lori's Reading Corner;
110 ;"";Love To Read For Fun;
111;"";Madame Perry's Salon;
112 ;="";Makobi Scribe;

The complete list can be found at
The Demon Trapper's Daughter-BOUGHT The Demon's Lexicon-BOUGHT Falling Under-BOUGHT Ghost Town-BOUGHT
Here’s our favorite Bun with the rules.
$4th Bun
All comments left from start of hop till end will count as entry as long as you leave email and GFC handle.
Be sure and leave link in a comment.
I also have a contest going on for those of you who know your covers.
Check out “THE EYES” HAVE IT here.
This contest runs till Aug 8th.


Christine said...

My favorite read so far has been Divergent.

GFC-Christine Davis

ceeenndee at gmail dot com

Jessie Harrell said...

oh -- good question. My favorite was Where She Went by Gayle Forman - LOVED it!
Thanks for the chance.
old follower - jessieharrell at me dot com

V said...

My favorite read so far is Hush Hush.

GFC- Aylin Sanchez

Krazzyme(Young Readers) said...

My favorite read so far......hmm.....I'd have to say Blood Red Road by Moira Young.

GFC follower


Bryan R. Dennis said...

Hi, new follower here, found you through the hop. My favorite read this summer has been "The Blade Itself" by Joe Abercrombie. Have a great weekend!

My blogfest giveaway is at: Indie Snippets

Bryan R. Dennis said...

bdennis76 at gmail dot com

Grace Fonseca said...

What a beautiful set of books. Favorite read this year is hard, but have to say so far, its been between Shatter Me and The Mephisto Convenant. Both books were excellent. (P.S. Yes I got ARCS of them)

Chen Yan Chang said...

My favorite book I read this summer has to be LEGEND by Marie Lu!

GFC follower: cyc

jadedlittlegirlx [at] gmail [dot] com

Kah_cherub said...

I have also enjoyed Hourglass, but I have to say Wild Dawn by Cait Logan. ;)

thank you! I'm gfc friend Kah_Cherub

kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

SandyG265 said...

So far my favorite read has been Forever.

sgiden at

Shyialovesbooks said...

My favorite so far has been Tiger's Quest by Colleen Houck.

GCF- Shyia Magan

Shyialovesbooks said...!/mylifeismymuse/status/91941001102495744

I tweeted

GCF- Shyialovesbooks

Jadey! said...

Mine was definitely either Divergent or Hourglass, or Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck!

Jennifer said...

GFC (jennifer)

Favorite read so far of this summer. Wow. I liked Nightshade.

jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...!/jlkalman26/status/91953641245786112

jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

Suz said...

Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I am follower on GFC as Suz and I would love to win! My favorite read so far this summer is White Cat by Holly Black.

susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

Misha said...

Mine was Blue Moon by Laurell K. Hamilton. Great book!

Thanks for giveaway!


Patricia's Particularity said...

MY favorite is a tie between Light of Asteria by Elizabeth Isaacs and Waterfall by Lisa Bergren


kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews was my favorite read so far.
GFC follower

The Lovely Getaway said...

Fav rad this year is THE UNWEITTERN RULE by Elizabeth Scott. Such a cute novel, I loved it :) Thanks for the giveaway, please count me in! (im an old follower)


Saiiツ said...

My Favorite was Just listen by Sarah Dessen:) Thanks for the Giveaway!!
GFC Follower; Sarah E. Cruz


kristina shields said...

My favorite read was Tiger's Quest by Colleen Houck.

gfc follower: kristina shields

kristina shields said...


Ellen Elizabeth said...

Hi! My favorite read this summer has been Spartan Heart Part 1 and 2! (:



Bwyatt said...

My fav summer read so far is FOREVER by Maggie Stievater, and I"m only in the middle of it right now. I've really been looking forward to it though. Thanks for the contest and for being a part of blog fest. I'm finding some really great blogs.

LindsayWrites said...

my fave read has been wither!

thanks! follower!

americangirlie1991 at yahoo dot com

Rebs @ Book-Rants said...

My fav this summer was definitely Dark Descendant by Jenna Black

GFC Rebs @ Book Rants


Janae said...

Favorite read so far is Forever by Maggie Stiefvator. Absolutely loved it.
Old Follower: Janae VanderWoude

Maria said...

My favorite was Deilrium by Lauren Oliver.
GFC Follower: Maria

Christa said...

So far, definitely Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini! Though Die For Me by Amy Plum was good too.
GFC: Christa
: )
ambience.of.rain {at}

throuthehaze said...

One of my favorite reads so far has been Wildefire by Karsten Knight

I follow you via GFC (Throuthehaze)
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

pandasrule said...

My fave read this summer was My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody. It was such a cute novel.

GFC Follow- Angie

ajiehuang1997 (at) gmail (dot) com

Thanks for this giveaway!

Jennifer Mathis said...

acheron by sherrilyn kenyon has been my fav so far
gfc follower

April X said...

This summer my fave read has been Hex Hall and Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins :)

GFC: April X

donnas said...

So far Deeper Than Midnight.

GFC follower

tweet -!/DonnaS1/status/92081332989075456

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Devony said...

I really loved My Unfair Godmother by Janetter Rallison. Can't wait to read Demon Trapper's Daughter! Thanks for the chance! wilsondev(at)gmail(dot)com

Melissa said...

My favorite read this year has been Unbroken by Laura hillenbrand.


GFC Follower (Melissa)

Clarissa P (Clary) said...

My fave summer read is Just like Heaven by Julia Quinn.

Thanks for the giveaway!!

GFC - Clarissa P (Clary)

Sophia said...

My favorite read has been It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han. Or maybe it's been What Happened to Goodbye.

Thanks for the giveaway! :)


Brooke said...

My favorite read this summer is Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles.

I'm a GFC follower (Brooke). Thanks so much!


hannahekren said...

My favorite read so far was Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky. So incredible

GFC - Hannah Lorraine


Sammee said...

My fav read has got to be Larissa Ione Pleasure Unbound

GFC follower: Sammee


PaulineMilner said...

I am following you publically with Google Friend Connect.

GFC ID: dod

My favourite read (so far) this summer was The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven.

Thanks for the giveaway. ~Pauline

Simcsa said...

my favorite is delirium
gfc: simcsa1

Ricki said...

Divergent by Veronica Roth.
GFC - rickimc

Kristen said...

Favorite read so far would be Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier.

dragonzgoil at gmail dot com

follower. :)

debbie said...

My favorite read has been the hunger games (I am a little behind on my reading)
I am a gfc follower

Sarah said...

I recently read Treasure Me by Christine Nolfi. Very good read.

iOaNa... said...

My fav book is City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

iOaNa... said...

ops! :D
i forgot the email :">

Dovile said...

Mine so far has been Patrick Tilley's Amtrak Wars series.

GFC follower (Dovile)

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

dollycas aka Lori said...

Favorite book this summer is one I reviewed today A Small Fortune by Audrey Braun, it was so good!!!

dollycas79 at gmail dot com

old follower

ladystorm said...

Ohh some great books!!


My favorite YA book so far would be Die For me by Amy Plum and General Fiction is The Samaritan by Stephen Besecker! :)


books4me said...

Pick my favorite read?! First off, I have read so many books this summer that it is impossible to remember or pick just one! I really enjoyed Training the Receptionist by Juniper Bell.

books4me67 at

GFC: books4me

cjabdelnour said...

I follow on gfc as cjabdelnour. I just finished Night Secrets by Cherry Adair. Cheryl

Lolawid said...

My favorite read would have to be either Divergent, or Starcrossed!

widsfam7 @ digis dot net

TheReadingOwl said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)
My favorite read so far has been Graceling by Kristin Cashore.

GFC Follower: TheReadingOwl

readingowling AT gmail DOT com

TheReadingOwl said...


readingowling AT gmail DOT com

Jeanne said...

My favourite is If I stay♥
Thank you so much for the chance to win!
GFC: Jeanne

Darlene said...

My favourite read so far this summer was Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward!

Please enter me in the draw!

I'm following you on GFC (Darlene), and my email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

My favorite so far this summer has been The Knowledge of Good & Evil by Glenn Kleier!

GFC follower

djsloan1953@ yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

My favorite read has been Lycan Moon by S. Durham

Thanks for the giveaway -

GFC Kay Dee

kaydeeroyal at msn dot com


My fav read this summer was Harry Potter!


RtB Admin said...

I think my favorite read so far this summer has been The Taming of the Rake by Kasey Michaels.

Thanks for participating in BlogFest.

Jen K
GFC follower as Romancing the Book
admin.bookblog AT

Megan @ Inspired by Fiction said...

My favorite this summer was Pompeii by TL Higley

inspiredbyfiction at gmail dot com

Krystal said...

Thank you for the great contest! My favorite read has been Die For Me: Amy Plum edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

Jenn said...

So far, my favorite read this summer is The Love Goddess' Cooking School


latishajean said...

What a great giveaway thank you so much! My favorite so far is Everlasting. Im a GFC follower/latishajean

Sherry said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I love Big Bad Beast by Shelly Laurenston.

GFC follower - Sherry S.

sstrode at scrtc dot com

Amy (ArtsyBookishGal) said...

My fave read has been THREE LITTLE WORDS by Ashley Rhodes-Courter. So good.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Amy // amyismyfriend at aol dot com

GFC = ArtsyBookishGal


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vhubler said...

My favorite book this summer was Last to Die by Kate Brady
I am a GFC follower as Velvet

velvethubler at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

My favorite read so far is Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead.

Juana said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

My favorite is Changeling Moon by Dani Harper.

GFC follower = Juana Esparza


Laurie said...

GFC follower
my fav so far has been I see you everywhere by Julia Glass

Laurie said...


xxsquigglesxx said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite read this summer has been the Hunger Games trilogy. I finally got around to reading them and I love them!!

GFC - xxsquigglesxx


BrittanyGale said...

Thanks for the giveaway :) My favourite read this summer was Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen

I follow via GFC quixoticdreamer



TheJay2xA said...

My favorite read would be Die For Me! it was totally epic and I was so hooked until now! I want to read the next book already...

fallendream03 AT gmail DOT com

OLD gfc follower

TheJay2xA said...

forgot to add my gfc name on the other post hoping it still counts

gfc name: jayjay

fallendream03 AT gmail DOT com


Becca said...

I follow on gfc as Becca. My favorite read this summer is The Search by Nora Roberts. Thanks! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

LadyVampire2u said...

My favorite read so far this summer was Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
GFC: LadyVampire

LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

Unknown said...

Thank you for the giveaway!
My favorite read this summer has been Sixty One Nails by Mike Shevdon.

GFC Follower - jbronderblogs
Jessica -

Maryann Nixon said...

Recent favourite read - Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

GFC- MazzNixon

Thank you for the giveaway!

coliebear said...

GFC follower (coliebear) and I have enjoyed reading Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater.

Nikki said...

hmm toss up between Bloodbreeders by Robin renee ray and beasts of desire by leanore elliot! Nice bunny!
GFC follower Nikki

Nikki said...

hmm toss up between Bloodbreeders by Robin renee ray and beasts of desire by leanore elliot! Nice bunny!
GFC follower Nikki

Mflick1 said...

My favorite this summer has been Tiger's Curse

GFC - Mflick1

mf060784 at gmail dot com

Alison said...

Divergent was a good book so far this summer. Thanks for the chance to win

Dani @ Refracted Light said...

My favorite so far this summerwould be either City of Fallen Angels or Hereafter. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

GFC: Dani
dani AT refractedlightreviews DOT com

Anne R said...

I am new follower on GFC-areeths

favorite read this summer-first drop of crimson by jeaniene frost

areeths at new dot rr dot com

~ Babs ~ said...

My Favorite read so far has been Loyalty's Web

GFC follower ( Barbara Hightower )

bhitwr at gmail dot com

skyla11377 said...

My favorite read this summer so far is Secret's And Shadow's By Shannon Delany. Her 13 To Life Series, in my opinion, gets better and better with each page I turn. What an awesome way to celebrate Blogfest.

I am a Google Friend Connect follower (skyla11377).


Julie S said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Old follower. juliecookies(at)

stephjx said...

My favorite book this summer has been Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning. I finished it a few weeks ago and I'm still thinking about it.
GFC follower stephjx

Chi Kittie said...

Thank you so much for this giveaway. I do follow you via GFC. (Chi Kittie). My fave book I have read this year so far is called, Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma.


Chi Kittie said...

I have shared your giveaway on facebook here:


Ed of Frequent Reader, Infrequent Blogger said...

My favorite was Tiger's Curse.

GFC Follower: Ed of Frequent Reader, Infrequent Blogger

escrappy78 at gmail dot com

Book Sp(l)ot said...

My favorite book of this summer (so far) is either Haunting Violet or Forgotten

Old GFC follower

book.splot AT gmail DOT com

Judy said...

My favorite so far would be Fallen.

I am a GFC follower-judy


Mandroid said...

I just finished reading Libba Bray's Beauty Queens and it was a ton of fun. Definitely my favorite of the summer so far.

GFC: Mandroid
workingforthemandroid at gmail dot com

Sierra Cullen.♥ said...

Thanks for the giveaway! :) I'm a GFC Follower (Sierra Cullen.♥). My favorite has been Nightshade.


melora said...

My favorite read so far has been the Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton.

GFC follower Melora Brock

melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

Amanda said...

mine was Divergent by Veronica Roth
GFC is Amanda M.
amercnchic (at) aol (dot) com

Mare/TommyGirl said...

My favorite read this summer so far has been Forgotten by Cat Patrick.

GFC - tommygirl

tommygirl828 (at) gmail (dot) com

AEKZ2 said...

Fall of Giants was my favorite.

Slytherpuff said...

I finally read The Hunger Games trilogy and loved them!

GFC - Slytherpuff

pam262 at gmail

Mary said...

Witch Song I am currently reading and is by far my favorite so far!

Thanks for the giveaway!

mary_reiss @

GFC ~ Mary

FallenVamp said...

My favorite was Pretty Little Liars

Thanks for the chance.



JessS said...

My favourite read this "summer" (what with it being winter where I am) would be The Edge Of Night by Jill Sorenson. It was really good, especially the characters. Coming a close second would be Harry Potter 5, 6 and 7 which I re read.

GFC - JessS

Anonymous said...

My favorite read so far this summer has been No Place Like Holmes by James Lethcoe.
GFC follower- Krysta Banco


Lisa Potts said...

Favorite so far this summer has been Please Ignore Vera Dietz. Fantastic!
Thanks for the chance to win!
GFC Follower Lisa Potts
Lisapottswriter at gmail dot com

SiNn said...

too any to count fav so far is tyger tyge rin ya that is

ty for the chanc eim agfc follower

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

My favorite read is Divergent.
GFC Lisa McGeen

CaroleM said...

Favourite read... hard to say. Probably The Sweetest Taboo by Carole Matthews.I'm a follower on GFC.

BOrnToBead said...

My favorite read this summer...hmmmm.... not sure I can narrow it to one. The HUNGER GAMES trilogy for sure.... and I am now on the 3rd book in Jenna Black's FAERIEWALKER series. Those top the list but MATCHED by Allie Conde is gonna have to rank as my very favorite.
Lisa :)
(Thanks for the giveaways... the blog is great and love your name LOL!)

Shelbie and Amanda said...

Enter mee!
GFC The Mortal's library
favorite was wither.

Jen @ A Book and a Latte said...

My favorite summer read so far is Playing Hurt by Holly Schindler. GFC: Jen @ A Book and a Latte, email: bookandlatte[at]gmail[dot]com. ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

Leanne109 said...

My favorite has been Hearts and Diamonds by Nichelle Gregory.


GFC Leanne109