Monthly Archives: September 2012

Bloggiesta Wrap-up!

Today was the final day of the weekend bloggiesta, and though I didn’t get through my entire list of things to do I did get a bunch of stuff done.

What all did I accomplish?

1. Review Archive page
2. Posted all my reviews on Amazon
3. Created a Pinterest for my blog and pinned all of my reviews
4. Did some posting
5. Visited some new blogs, followed and added them to my Awesome Blogs I Follow page
6. Updated blog buttons for the blogs I follow
7. And of course some reading!

I didn’t get a chance to get to formatting all of my older posts, but I can get to that later on, but I still got plenty done!  Hope everybody’s bloggiesta was very productive and fun!

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*Review* Freaky Green Eyes – Joyce Carol Oates

 Freaky Green Eyes

Joyce Carol Oates

368 pages

ISBN: 9780064473484

Read 9-25-12

Format: Audiobook

Source: Library

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“Later, I would think of it as crossing over. From a known territory into an unknown. From a place where people know you to a place where people only think they know you.”

Sometimes Franky Pierson has a hard time dealing with life. Like when her parents separate and her mother vanishes, Franky wants to believe that her mom has simply pulled a disappearing act. Yet deep within herself, a secret part of her she calls Freaky Green Eyes knows that something is terribly wrong. And only Freaky can open Franky’s eyes to the truth.

I thought this book sounded really interesting from the synopsis.  Alter ego? Missing parent? Sounds like a good story set up.  Unfortunately, I was fooled.  I really didn’t care for this book, even from disc 1, but I kept on trucking. Continue reading

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In My Mailbox (21)

 In my mailbox is a fun weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren that lets us share our bookish finds!

Bought Continue reading

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Bloggiesta 2012!

This is actually part 2 of Bloggiesta and it is from September 28-30.  The first one was in March and I missed out on it since I didn’t know about it! But I will be participating in the fun this time and spending a lot of time doing bloggish things this weekend.  To find out all the details you can check out the two hosts There’s a Book and It’s All About Books.

Bloggiesta is your chance to:

  • spiff up your blog
  • try something new on your blog, fix something, add something or delete something
  • catch up on reviews, Google Reader, email, or anything else that’s out of control
  • work and party together with other bloggers
  • learn new things from blogging experts
  • join several mini challenges and win prizes
  • have fun for three days blogging and connecting with your blogging friends!

So what is on my to do list for the Bloggiesta weekend?

1. Format old posts to look like my current ones.
2. Post my reviews to Amazon (I already post on Goodreads and LibraryThing).
3. Read and reviews of course.
4. Make a Review Archive page.
5. Make new blogger friends.
6. Find new blogs and add them to my Awesome Blogs I Follow Page.
7. Schedule future posts and check off old posts from my blog journal (yes I have a journal for my blog).
8. Possibly start attaching book recommendations or if you like this book suggestions on review posts.
9. Set up my bookie Pinterest.

Okay, so I have a nice long list.  We will see what all I can get done over the weekend!

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Waiting on Wednesday (16)

 Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I am waiting on: Continue reading

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Wordy Wednesday (10)

  Wordy Wednesday is a meme I host here at On The Shelf.  I love to learn new words and being the avid reader I am, I am bound to come across words I don’t know, so this meme is to spread word knowledge! If you’d like to participate, just post the word and the definition and any other fun facts you may want to list as well.  I also like to include the sentence it came from in the book I was reading as long as it doesn’t include spoilers.

For this Wordy Wednesday I have: Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday (28)

 Tuesday is a weekly meme anyone can take part in, hosted my MizB at Should Be Reading.  To participate all you have to do is get the book you are currently reading, open to a random page, and post a two sentence teaser that doesn’t contain spoilers.  Make sure you don’t forget to let us know the title and author of the book so people can add it to their To Be Read list if they liked the teasing!

Here’s my teaser: Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday (23)

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and The Bookish.  Each week a new top ten list is posted, and to participate all you have to do is fill in YOUR top ten for the list.

This week the topic is:

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Musing Mondays (20)

 Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.  Each week we will get a fun reading related question to answer.  This week Musing asks:

This week’s musing –courtesy of http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com– asks…

Do you have any hobbies outside of reading? Or do you collect anything?

Hmm….I probably have way too many hobbies to keep up with.  Aside from reading, writing and blogging, I also like cross-stitch, photography, genealogy, and scrapbooking.  I am a mild bit of a hoarder, so I try not to go too crazy on collecting things.  When I was younger, I used to collect the TY beanie babies, and I still have them all.  Of course I have a huge collection of books, and since I like to write a lot, I have a ton of pens and journals.  I also collect snowglobes for places I have been (not the cheapy plastic ones, but the actual glass ones), X-Men comics, manga series, Tinkerbell stuff (my boyfriend’s nickname for me is Tinkerbell), foreign coins when I can get them, and toe socks!  I love toe socks!  I was a bit disappointed last year since I couldn’t really find any toe socks.  That is everything that I can think of at  the moment!

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First Day of Fall Giveaway!!

Well, tomorrow is September 22nd which is the first day of fall!  I absolutely love fall and it is my favorite time of year, and to celebrate, I decided to do a giveaway.

Up for grabs is a book of your choice worth up to $15 USD from The Book Depository.  The giveaway is international as long as The Book Depository ships to your country.

Being a follower is not a requirement, but not only is it appreciated if you do follow, but you will earn extra entries if you do.  Spread the word and get even more 🙂

Good luck to everybody who participates!  The winner will be notified by email and will need to respond within 48 hours.

Enter the giveaway here!!

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