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?

Thursday, February 16, 2012


I just finished this fabulous book and can't wait for the next one in the series.

My Winner for the Julie Cross book "TEMPEST" is 

erin whose email begins with e.baker21.....
Erin your book has been ordered and is on it's way.

by Julie Cross
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
Age Range: 14
ISBN: 9780312568894 
Young Adult Fiction 
352 pages

The year is 2009.  Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps– it’s just harmless fun.

That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future. Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.

But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler.  Recruit… or kill him.

A success in the making: Pre-empted by Summit Entertainment (producers of Twilight) for feature film, with foreign rights sold in more than a dozen countries, Tempest, on sale January 17, is the first book in the buzzed about Tempest series by Julie Cross.

“Julie Cross's thrilling debut is brimming with excitement, romance, and intrigue. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough!” —Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE.

My Winner for the Julie Cross book "TEMPEST" is 
erin whose email begins with e.baker21.....

When asked--" If you could be a time traveler where and when would you want to go to? "
Her answer-"I think I would like to go to Italy during the Renaissance or London :)

Katie Amanda whose email begins with katieamanda....
When asked-
What 1 thing (not a person) do you 
 that you don't think you could ever do without?"
Her answer-
I love coffee and books, of course. 
An unsurprising amount of people said books!
Katie Amanda has been sent an email and has 72 hours to reply.

AND I realized I hadn't picked a winner for the YA Hop sooooo
My Winner for the YA GIVEAWAY HOP is 
rickimc whose email begins with rickimc.......
When asked-
"What was your favorite YA book?"
Her answer-
"Favorite - there are too many! Probably Spud by John van der Ruit."

Ricki has been sent an email and has 72 hours to respond