BOOKS AND BLOGGING PHILOSOPHY

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.

NEW VISITORS AND OLD- WELCOME!

NEW VISITORS AND OLD- WELCOME!
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?


Monday, October 31, 2011

Bitten by Books » Author R.G. Alexander Release Party and $100.00 Amazon Gift Card Contest 11/1 – RSVP



http://www.bittenbybooks.com/48638/autho...
Join me at BittenByBooks 11/1 with 
author R.G. Alexander for a Release
 Party, chat and contest. This event 
post goes up at noon Central and runs 
into the evening. R.G. will start 
answering questions around 12:00 pm 
Central Daylight Time.
RSVP HERE for 25 extra entries on the day of the contest.

Friday, October 28, 2011

ENTER TO WIN A NOOK COLOR!


Throughout October and early November, be sure to visit:

Lisa’s blog
Shiloh’s blog 
Jaci’s blog


They'll be visiting each other’s blogs, leaving excerpts and guest posts…when we do, all you have to is leave a comment and you’re entered to win a Nook Color! 

FRIDAY FUNNY # 8

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

TEASER TUESDAY #9



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

         She was hurt,
 knew she was hurt.
 Couldn't think about it. 
He'd kill the hell out of her unless she evened the odds.

page 45
of 
New York to Dallas
by JD Robb


PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!

Monday, October 24, 2011

EVOLVE Two: Launch Party, and $50 Gift Card Giveaway 10/25


Join me at BittenByBooks on 10/25 for the EVOLVE Two: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead, chat and contest. This event post goes up at noon Central and runs into the eveningThe authors will start answering questions around 12:00 pm Central Daylight Time.

Join editor Nancy Kilpatrick and “EVOLVE Two: Vampire Stories of The Future Undead” authors:
  • Thomas Roche
  • Anne Mok                                                          
  • Heather Clitheroe
  • Michael Lorenson
  • Sandra Wickham
  • Ivan Dorin
  • Dave Beynon
  • Bev Vincent
  • Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • William Miekle
  • David Tocher
  • Ryan McFadden
  • and more…
for the Online Launch Celebration of EVOLVE: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead.
About the Book
Hot on the heels of the best seller, EVOLVE: Vampire Stories of the New Undead, Nancy Kilpatrick does it again with twenty-two original stories that explore the evolution of vampires in the future.
Vampires: friend or foe? Either way, time is on their side, and they are more powerful than ever before!
Meet the eternal predator that humanity never ceases to find both fascinating and terrifying. EVOLVE Two: Vampire Stories of The Future Undead moves this creature beyond 2012, through this century and into the next. We humans will evolve, but so will they! Whatever apocalyptic events that lie ahead for our species, for the planet, Vampires will be there too, helping or hindering, effecting or infecting us. Time is on their side, but it may not be on ours. They are vampires, and more powerful than ever before!
EVOLVE TWO includes works by:
Tanith Lee, Kelley Armstrong, John Shirley, Thomas Roche, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Heather Clitheroe, Erika Holt, Ivan Dorin, Michael Lorenson, Jason Ridler, David Beynon, Eileen Bell, Peter Sellers, Sandra Wickham, William Meikle, David Tocher, Leanne Trembley, Ryan McFadden, Steve Vernon, Bev Vincent, Anne Mok, and Sandra Kasturi.
About the Editor:
Award-winning author Nancy Kilpatrick has published eighteen novels, over one hundred and ninety short stories, five collections of stories, and has edited nine other anthologies. Much of her body of work involves vampires. Nancy writes dark fantasy, horror, mysteries and erotic horror, under her own name, her nom de plume Amarantha Knight, and her newest pen name Desirée Knight (Amarantha’s younger sister!) Besides writing novels and short stories, and editing anthologies, she has scripted four issues of VampErotic comics. As well, she’s penned radio scripts, a stage-play, and the non-fiction book The Goth Bible: A Compendium for the Darkly Inclined (St. Martin’s Press — October 2004).
CONTEST INFO:  Open to readers worldwide!
Prize$50.00 gift card to Amazon
RSVP HERE and get 25 entries to the prize portion of the contest when you show up on the day of the event. If you don’t show up and mention your RSVP AND ask a question, your points won’t be entered into the contest.
Be SURE to TWEET and FACEBOOK this link: http://www.bittenbybooks.com/?p=48489 so your friends can RSVP too.

OCTOBER Giveaways Elsewhere on the Blogesphere


Reading Between the Wines Book Club: Halloween Event: Shifters - Pamela Palmer (Giveaway)


Guest Post & Giveaway: Denise Hamilton, author of Damage Control 
Giveaway: The Countess by Rebecca Johns  
Review & Giveaway: Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl 
http://moretalesfromthecrypt.wordpress.com/2011/10/23/welcome-to-blogging-giveaway/
1 winner will have their choice to win either a FINISHED copy of Shatter Me, a FINISHED copy of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer OR a FINISHED copy of The Scorpio Races.
A Great Book Is The Cheapest Vacation: 2nd Annual Halloween Extravaganza! My Life As a Wh...: Hi everyone! I hope everyone is having a ghooooooooooold month! Since I'm reading Diana Rowland's newes release, My Life as a White Trash Z...
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Reading Between the Wines Book Club: Halloween Event: Angels - Felicity Heaton (Guest P...:    Hello again lovely readers, it's time for the second half of our Angel feature for 'Creatures that go Bump In the Night!' I'm very happ...
ROOTS IN MYTH: THE VEIL by Cory Putman Oakes GIVEAWAY!: There's always that worry after meeting an author who has a new book coming out. What if I don't like it? But I'm so happy that wasn't the c...












Reading away the days!: 600 Follower Giveaway!: Hey! I am so excited to be hosting my 600 Follower Giveaway! Last week I hit 600 Followers and I was amazed and shocked as I have only bee...


Unabridged Andra: 500 Followers giveaway!!: Doesn't it feel like I just had one of these babies? Oh well, I have the best followers ever and you guys deserve to be rewarded with riche...
My World...in words and pages: Guest Post & Giveaway with Author Dina James!: Dina did it! She gave you an excerpt of her book which is one of my MANY favorite parts of the book!  Where Billy compares to a... PIZZA! ...

First Novels Club: Review and Giveaway: Happy Book Birthday to THE SCORPIO RACES! Plus Secret ARC Giveaway! http://www.firstnovelsclub.com/2011/10/happy-book-birthday-to-scorpio-races.html via @FirstNovelsClub

First Novels Club: SHINE on, Lauren Myracle! Plus Giveaway! http://www.firstnovelsclub.com/2011/10/shine-on-lauren-myracle-plus-giveaway.html via @FirstNovelsClub


Passages to the Past: Author Guest Post by Gabrielle Kimm + Giveaway of ...: Passages to the Past is pleased to bring you a guest post from author Gabrielle Kimm , whose novel His Last Duchess , was released on Octo...

Passages to the Past: Guest Post with author Stephanie Dray + Giveaway o...: Passages to the Past is excited to bring you a guest post by author Stephanie Dray Song of the Nile and a 
giveaway of her latest novel in ...

http://booknerdreviews.com/2011/10/book-nerd-reviews-october-book-giveaway/
ENDS 10/31









6 Month Blogiversary + 500 Followers MASSIVE giveaway!


SpadesHighReads: It's My Birthday!! & Giveaway! =): It's my birthday and I'll blog if I want to, read if I want to, give a prize if I want to... YAY!! It's that day of the year where I can d...
The Qwillery: Interview with Janet Mullany and Giveaway - Octobe...: Please welcome Janet Mullany to The Qwillery. TQ :  What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk? Janet :  Humor, I think, ...
The Qwillery: A Vampire For Christmas Blog Tour - October 19, 20...: Thanks, Sally, for hosting the #VampXmas blog tour! It’s always fun to visit with you and your readers. The anthology, A VAMPIRE FOR CHR...
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The Qwillery: Interview with Sandy Williams and Giveaway - Octob...: Please welcome Sandy Williams to The Qwillery as part of the 2011 Debut Author Challenge interviews. The Shadow Reader , Sandy's debut novel...
The Qwillery: Interview with Stephanie Draven and Giveaway - Oct...: Please welcome Stephanie Draven to The Qwillery. Stephanie is the author of the Mythica series. The next book in the series, D ark Sins and ...

A Book-lovers' Review: Trick or Treat Day 1 Spooktacular Giveaways:   Here at A Book-Lovers Review Trick or Treating will begin today, October 13th and end on Halloween night October 31st.  I will ha...





The Book Diva: Giveaway: One Grave At A Time by Jeaniene Frost: I am giving a way a signed copy of One Grave At A Time by Jeaniene Frost. This is her latest release in the Night Huntress series (Cat and ...