Where I share my love of books with reviews, features, giveaways and memes. Family and needlepoint are thrown in from time to time.


Sunday, March 29, 2009

Weekly Round Up of Links 3-29-2009

I see a lot of posts at the end of the week - different formats - where other bloggers are sharing their highlights and any interesting blogs they have visited . . . SO, I thought I would try it out myself!

First off - wanted to let everyone know how proud I am of my oldest daughter. She is a junior and made the honor roll. On Thursday she had her awards night where she and other honor roll recipients were recognized. She is currently enrolled in 4 AP classes as well as driver's ed and choir. Great job honey!

On Monday, I posted about a giveaway that I am hosting - 10 Things I Hate About Christianity: Working Through the Frustrations of Faith - I will give this book away after I have 10 entries - I am way short of this so go on over and get entered! There are other giveaways from other blogs below so keep reading!

I also have two other giveaways going on right now - Do Over by Robin Hemley - five copies to give away on April 20th! and Jantsen's Gift by Pam Cope. This one is ending on March 31st so hurry and sign up!

On Tuesday there was an interesting discussion over at Book Blogs as to whether or not "Spelling is Ded." I found this relevant as I have two texting daughters, one of which struggles somewhat with spelling already. The current forms of communicating does not help strengthen her ability!

Sher reviewed Follow Me by JoAnna Scott over at A Novel Menagerie. She says that she has rarely been impacted by a book to recommend it to the degree that she does in this review. You should go check it out!

Another great review was Shattered Reality by Kimberly Cheryl over at The Review From Here. It is the story of "a families journey to find peace after the sexual assault of her daughter by a beloved uncle."

Over at Flashlight Worthy I found a list of books to read aloud that are fun for all ages! I have a four year old and am looking forward to checking some of these books out!

On Wednesday Darren at Problogger posted his results of a poll he had done on whether people wanted more blog readers or twitter followers. Which would you prefer?

On Thursday, Lisa over at Books List Life brought up an interesting question - is there an author that you know of that you have read every single one of their books? At one point when I was younger I could say that about Stephen King, Anne Rice and the books that Nora Roberts writes as J.D. Robb - But they kept writing and I went through a period where I quit reading - so I am far, far behind now.

Callista over at SMS Book Reviews shares a find from The Book Examiner about the purpose of book reviews and are they useful.

Weekly Giveaways:

You can win the entire Kitty Norville Series over at The Tome Traveler's Weblog. Giveaway ends on April 8th! You can also win them over at Unmainstream Mom Reads but you only have until April 4th! At The Book Zombie you can win one of 3 copies of the newest Kitty book - or 1 set of the entire 6 books. I am not sure when this one is ending. . .

Joystory is giving away 2 books: Work in Progress by Kristin Armstrong and Girls in Trucks by Kate Crouch. Both giveaways are ending April 4th.

Maw Blogs Books is have a great giveaway of Jodi Picoult books that I almost don't want to share cuz I want to win! You have the chance to win 7 of her books! This giveaway is ending April 10th.

Some more sites to win Girls in Trucks - Readaholic is having a giveaway until April 7th. S. Krishna's books has 5 copies to giveaway - ending April 9th. Teddy Rose also has 5 copies to give away - ending April 10th.

Next up we have some giveaways for Turnaround by George Pelecanos. You have until April 7th to win one of 5 over at Readaholic. Five copies are also up for grabs at Rhapsody in Books. This one is ending on April 2nd. Teddy Rose also has 5 copies of this one to giveaway - ending April 10th.

If you like audio books you need to head on over to Cheryl's Book Nook. She is hosting a giveaway for 3 copies of each of the following:

Run for your Life by James Patterson

Drood by Dan Simmons

The Accountant's Story by Roberto Escobar

Max by James Patterson

Never Give Up by Joyce Meyer

Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane Gillman

The Age of the Unthinkable by Roberto Escobar

Women's Murder Club by James Patterson

This giveaway is ending on April 25th.

To win The Crimes of Paris by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler head on over to Booking Mama. She has three copies to giveaway - ending on April 15th.


bermudaonion said...

Congratulations to your daughter - it's obvious brains run in your family!

Molly said...

What a wonderful all-inclusive list. Thank you so much!!

Also, you must be quite proud of your daughter -- she is not only beautiful, but intelligent and a hard worker!!

susan said...

Every Monday I host Little Lov'n Monday where I invite readers to leave links to posts they think deserve a little lov'n. Submit and you earn a chance to win a free book. How about leaving us a link?


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