Sunday, December 30, 2012

Random Thoughts: 2012 Resolutions Revisited

Since it is now the last few days of December 2012, I thought It would be fun for once to see if I managed to do the things I said I'd do (or try doing).

The following was copied from my post in January.


1) To AGAIN be more loyal to my blog and post more frequently and regularly, and to get it redesigned and nice and tidy 
    Unbelievably, I actually did WORSE than the past 2 years! Less posts...I wonder how THAT happened. Craziness I say. I WILL DO BETTER in 2013!

2) To finish up the rest of my college degree, to the best of my abilities
    Since graduating uni, I've started a new program and am halfway through the first year. *fingers crossed I pass!*

3) To lose 5kg
    What is it about 2012?? I ate MORE than I think I have ever eaten! Damn those Groupons. Lol.
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4) To take up photography seriously
    Bah! Still pretty much untouched.

5) To make new blog buddies
    Made some good ones this year. I hope our friendship will continue to grow.

6) To save more money for my future travels and spending wisely on books!
    I think I overdid my book buying this year. Will "try" to cut back next year. "yeah right"

7) To attend more events and workshops
     Am dropping this one for awhile, STILL don't have the time.

8) To travel more and read more 
     Didn't get to do much travelling this year sadly. Lots of family issues came up.

9) To get a part-time job AND learn to drive!
     Worked quite a few months AND did not learn how to drive....again....boo

10) To be a better person (calmer and more patient)
       Yet again, people still test my patience but I will continue trying to progress.

11) To clear the clutter that’s in my house
      STILL WORKING ON IT


Reading Goals

1. To Read More YA & Dystopian Books
           Read quite a few and LOVED THEM! Will blog soon! I hope.
      
      2. To Read The Odyssey, Complete Works of Sherlock Holmes (have had it for years) & Shakespeare (all of which I already possess)
           TBR is freakishly getting longer....I'll pass on this for now.

3. To Read Books before Watching the Movie Versions
     Failed when it came to Hunger Games. Loved the movie though.

4. Blog About Books Read
    Read below.
          I like to read and sometimes it comes in a marathon, yet I can never find the time to blog about  them, this is the year to change that habit!

Blogging Goals

      1. Blog more! 
          Getting worse strangely.

      2. Learn to Comment More
          Been trying this a bit. Getting better!

3. Get My Blog Button & Bar And Reorganize My Whole Blog
          Still waiting on my blog designer to deliver the goodies. SIGH...

Other Goals

     1. Continue (and PASS) My Studies
     2. Learn To Drive
     3. To Lose 5kg...now 10kg
     4. To Improve On My Photography Skills
     5. To Clear the Clutter That’s in My House
     6. To Be A Better Person 


2012 has been especially trying for us all. What with the horrific random shootings, freakish natural disasters, and all the other nasties like the economy and such.

Just remember that we (at least) managed to survive an "apocalypse"! Put THAT on your resume next time. That could be fun.

Keep on living your lives everyone! To the fullest!

Goodbye 2012!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Giveaway Goodies: AND THE WINNER IS: Gift Card Giveaway Hop


I took awhile picking a winner as the first few did not meet all the requirements. So I had to keep on rolling for a new one and checking the entries. Blah blah....you know all that.

Loved reading all the present ideas you're all getting for others this year. Very cool. I myself have not finished my Christmas shopping and it's NEXT WEEK! *runs*


ANYWAY....the winner is:

MEGAN P.

Pic taken from newsreporter.in
And Megan has just replied so that's it for this giveaway.


But do stick around. I'll be planning something for next month, which is not only the start of a BRAND NEW YEAR (since we'd have survived the Mayan prediction and all) but also my birth month. Woo hoo!!



Happy Holidays & A Very Merry Wonderful Christmas (if we're still here lol) and a Better New Year!

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Bookworm: Book Blast - A Hard Act to Follow by Henry Bushkin


A Hard Act to Follow by Henry Bushkin


"A Hard Act to Follow," is a non-fiction literary account of Henry Bushkin's tenure as Johnny Carson's lawyer, business partner, and friend. The book gives genuine insight into the 'Carson behind Johnny' with candid personal vignettes about the two, during the rollicking years when Johnny was the undisputed king of television. This is an engaging, eye-opening, anecdote-packed story about a young lawyer and his client, one of the biggest celebrities in the country. This funny, unfiltered account gives readers a look at the Johnny Carson that none but a select few really knew.




"A Hard Act to Follow” by Henry Bushkin provides a stirring account into Johnny Carson’s world—as told by Carson’s closest confidant.


The New Yorker article by Kenneth Tynan from 1978, included the following question and answer:


Tynan: When you’re at home, whom do you entertain?

Carson: My lawyer, Henry Bushkin, who’s probably my best friend.



Praise for the Book


"I loved the book." ~Wayne Newton


"Henry was Johnny's closest friend for many years which becomes clear through many of the wonderful
chapters of the book." ~Bob Trapenberg


"The book is full of tough love, humor, cultural history, sadness, humor, love, loss, well I guess I am saying it is full of life." ~Rupert Garcia


" Henry's portrayal of Johnny was spot on. I highly recommend this book which is the closest the reader
will ever get to know the real Carson." ~ Ed Weinberger, former Tonight Show writer and Producer for Carson Productions


"A beautifully easy read that pulls you in to an effortless journey through Johnny Carson’s effortful life. The glamour  the fellow celebrities behind the curtain, the loyalties, and the betrayals. It certainly provides new insight on decisions and the lives that are behind the scenes." ~Kathy Davis, Kathy Takes on Books

"I have read this book and it is FAB! If you love reading about celebrities, this is awesome. It is also a great memoir as well. I am a huge memoir fan so this one was a real treat and one of the best I have read in this genre in a long time" ~Mary, Bookhounds Blog


"Bushkin's easy, unpretentious style allows the reader to be a fly on the wall as this inside story plays out in the rarified air on which Johnny thrived. "A HARD ACT TO FOLLOW" is a must read whether you grew up on Johnny or never heard of him. And then there are the supporting characters -- from the Rat Pack to Johnny's Ice Queen mother ranging around the pages disturbing the peace. I read it straight through in 90 minutes and was left wanting more."  ~Sandy Ignon, Screenwriter (RANSOM).


"The tales are epic in nature and stretch from the first page to the last. “A Hard Act to Follow” is an honest appraisal of Carson and shows his dark side. In this, Bushkin strikes the right blend of salacious detail with an appropriate dose of discretion. Sure, you’ll learn more detail about Carson’s marriages--in a tasteful way. Bushkin will leave you wanting more. Great books will do that." ~Barry Mordis, Senior VP at Merryl-Lynch


"No one would describe Johnny as easy going-there was an edge to him that Bushkin always managed to soften. He continues to do that in this book. There was that challenging side of Johnny which is also captured in the book. Henry was Johnny's closest friend for many years which becomes clear through many of the wonderful chapters of the book. All in all a great book to read." ~Bob Trapenberg, Johnny's former Tennis Pro.





Author Henry Bushkin


Henry Bushkin is an experienced lawyer who practices in both California and New York. He currently lives in Los Angeles where his children also reside.







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Book Blast Giveaway

$50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Ends 12/26/12


Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


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The Bookworm: Book Blast - Blood Oath by T.L. Clarke

The battle against pure evil begins. Friendships are betrayed. Rivals bond...and powers collide.

Before I discovered that I was born into a secret society called the Eternals, blood-oath Warriors sworn to track and slay the dark and evil creatures that walk the shadows of the earth, the only major thing that I, I mean we--that's me, Jessica, Rosalinda, and Zora--cared about was starting our freshman year at Vineswell Academy, the prestigious boarding school for girls.

But that was way before the blinders were cruelly ripped from our eyes and cold reality slapped us on the back of our heads with a chain of not-so-nice realities, like the fact that everything we knew about our mothers was all lies, essentially smoke and mirrors designed to hide their very secretive lives as Circles, women Warriors inside the very deadly world of the Eternal Warriors.


Excerpt

            “Your wicked magic will not work on me, Eternal. The choice is simple. Break the curse.” His voice was smooth like honey, coaxing and very mesmerizing.

            I laughed bitterly. “Using the enthrall spell will not ease the pain of my final decision.” Part of me was quaking in my shoes, but the other part was irrationally calm. The conflicting emotions were tearing me apart. I looked at him with more calm than I was actually feeling as I continued, “I cannot give you what you want. The curse remains until sacrifices are made.”

            What in the world was I saying? I was practically sealing my death by telling him no. The Gabrielle side of my brain was screaming to just tell him what he wanted to hear to save my life, but the soul that was currently possessing me was saying quite the opposite.

            Tears slipped down my cheeks. “What shall your sacrifice be?”

            “You,” he responded in a voice laced with pure venom.

            I watched unflinchingly as his swords roared with flames, slicing smoothly into my body. Fire encircled me; wicked flames licked my skin without mercy, burning me from the outside in. I gasped with pain, banging against the shell of my body with all my might, but I was unwillingly trapped inside of the fiery tomb of pain. I silently begged for escape as the heat smothered me, until the rational part of my brain screamed furiously that this was just a dream; just wake up, and it would be over. Or would it?


            “Gabi!”


            I heard my name being called, but it was distorted and warped, like it was being called through a wind tunnel.


            “Gabi, wake up.”

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Author T.L. Clarke


I write Preteen/Teen Fiction. I also write Adult Fiction (Paranormal Romance) as my alter-ego Sedona Venez. I'm a  lifelong reader with a fascination with mythology and anything paranormal. When I'm not writing, I can be found watching bad movies, listening to music, and traveling.




I Am A Reader, Not A Writer


Book Blast Giveaway

$50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Ends 12/27/12


Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Giveaway Goodies: Gift Card Giveaway Hop









Firstly, a big thank you to Kathy from I Am A Reader, Now A Writer and Mary from Sweeping Me for hosting this great hop!

This Giveaway Hop, probably my last for 2012, will run from December 11th to 17th so you have ample time to join all the great blogs hosting their own giveaways along the Hop.


I think this is an awesome Giveaway Hop just because I'm sure we all could use an extra push to help out with the holiday gift buying! I know I do!


So not to dilly dally, here's my little offering! A $15 GC to Samhain Publishing! Isn't that cool? You get to pick anything you want! And I will be sending you an e-card so please check your email address carefully!



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Thanks for entering my little giveaway here. Why not hop over to the other great blogs on the list and score some more wonderful GC! It IS a Gift Card Giveaway Hop after all! Lots of luck and fun!




Monday, December 3, 2012

Random Thoughts: November RAK Wrap-Up & December RAK Sign-Up



November slipped past so quickly! Christmas and New Year's is now just around the corner. And now December is a time of giving so let's call on the Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) and spread some Christmas joy to others no matter where they are in the world!
November was a little different for me. I didn't send out a book but instead, an Amazon GC which was wonderfully utilized by the receiver to get a book she really wanted off her wishlist! The recipient of my little November RAK was:
miki @ Lecture toute une Aventure from Belgium



And from the same miki, I got:


her lovely handmade bookmark! JUST FOR ME! plus some cute Smurfy stickers!
























Yet again, a BIG thanks to the gals over at Book Soulmates for continually hosting this great monthly event! A lot of bookish joy has been spread around the world because of them.


Here's what you need to know to sign up for December!
 
COMPLETE RAK RULES RE-CAP:
Please read carefully &  follow all rules!  Thank you!




  • Please sign-up each month that you can participate (and by participate, we mean give as well as receive).
  • Show off your participation by grabbing our RAK button (code is in the right sidebar).
  • Create a wish list (on Amazon, Goodreads, or your blog, etc) and post it in the Google Doc located in each R.A.K post for the month.
  • If you choose to do a R.A.K for someone, check out their wish list and contact that blogger directly for their information.
  • Once you receive a RAK, send an email to [rakbybooksoulmates @ gmail . com] so that they can update the Google Doc. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU SEND EMAILS TO THIS ADDRESS!
  • E-book participation is limited to files being gifted directly to a person from the e-book store. Amazon's Kindle Store is set up to allow this, as well as the Kobo store and we believe Barnes & Noble with Nook as well.
  • At the end of the month, SHOW US YOUR R.A.K by making a "RAK Wrap-Up" post.  This post should include who you SENT gifts to as well who you RECEIVED gifts from :)
OPEN TO EVERYONE including all our International brethren!
Remember, there's always the Book Depository and they offer FREE shipping!

Easy peezy!!



Here's my Wishlist if you'd like to share the book love with me! THANKS.


Here are a few of my top wishlist books for this month:
Breathe by Sarah Crossan
*I'd love anything from my wishlist really*
Links you will need:
  • Sign up for December [HERE]
  • See who else is participating [HERE]
  • If you have any questions regarding RAK, please contact them via the following: rakbybooksoulmates @ gmail . com

Friday, November 30, 2012

Giveaway Goodies: Fall Book Exchange 2.0 - Wrap-up Post


Just wanted to add my thanks to the ladies at Ruby’s Reads Book Exchanges and Letters Inside Out for hosting a lovely little event! This was my first Fall Book Exchange (FBE) and it was a complete blast! I had some complications aka being-silly-me but solved it just the same, in time too!

My wonderful Santa was Laurie! She doesn't have a blog though. *sob* She sent me 2 GREAT BOOKS!




Thanks so much to Laurie for Iron King which I just devoured the moment it got here and Anna and the French Kiss, which Laurie recommends!


AND I played Santa to Christen from Goldilox and the Three Weres. 




 To Christen, I hope you'll enjoy reading your new books! I had fun picking them!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Bookworm: Book Blast - First Time: The Legend of Garison Fitch by Samuel Ben White




First Time: The Legend of Garison Fitch

"What if history didn't happen that way ... the first time?"

Garison Fitch was one of the most revered scientists in the Soviet Americas until he left fame behind to work on a secret project in his log cabin in the mountains of Marx.

But something went wrong. Instead of traveling interdimentionally, Garison has traveled through time ... twice.

Now, he's in something called "The United States of America" and a woman he's never met before is calling herself his wife. It it a hoax? Or, has he somehow changed history?

If so, can he return the world to what he believes is "normal", or must he live in this strange world he created?



Purchase



Praise:


"Sam continues to weave his magic as a storyteller. I always find myself anxious to find out what will happen next and what kind of twist will befall the adventurers. It helps to be familiar with the places that the heroines go, which adds to the story."
~Labdaddy, Texas

"I've had a few very unproductive but enjoyable days thanks to Samuel Ben White. If you haven't read Sam's books you have been missing a treat. These were funny, suspenseful, spiritual and kept you turning the pages."
~Karen S.

"Just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed your books. I have a Kindle and I have purchased all of the Garison Fitch novels. I am in Saudi Arabia and your books have really helped take me away from here."
~Scott, Saudi Arabia


Also Part of the Series:


Saving Time

Two years ago Garison Fitch traveled through time and rewrote history. An accident in the eighteenth century created a whole new world, and even gave Garison a wife he had never met before. Now, he’s got a daughter and he’s coming to enjoy this world he created. Until he’s attacked by men masquerading as Indians, and a funeral procession from out of the past enlists his help, and a tree grows from sappling to full-grown in a matter of minutes, threatening his daughter’s very life. Time itself is unraveling and Garison’s trips through time seem to be the cause. Garison must go back in time once again and keep himself from making the original trip that started the problem. But he can’t use his time machine to go back. How does one sew up a rip in time?





Lost Time

Jason Kerrigan and Brownwyn Dalmouth are pilots with the Republic of Texas Army Air Corps. A world war is going on and bombs have just brought an end to Crockett Air Field in south Texas. Jason and Bronwyn, though, are called away from the battle to be test pilots for a new aircraft that-they're told-will bring the war to an end. The experimental craft lives up to expectations in early tests, but then it lands them somewhere it never should have sent them. Another place? Another time? Another dimension? Somehow, they've taken a trip to the future and changed the past. Or did they? The answer to their change of reality may be known to a Justice of the Peace in Colorado named Garison Fitch. To figure it out, though, Garison may have to team up with his least favorite person: Bat Garrett.





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Author Samuel Ben White

Samuel Ben White (“Sam” to his friends) is the author of the national newspaper comic strip “Tuttle’s” (found at www.tuttles.net) and the on-line comic book “Burt & the I.L.S.” (found at www.destinyhelix.com). He is married and has two sons. He serves his community as both a minister at a small church and a chaplain with hospice. In addition to his time travel stories, Sam has also written and published detective novels, a western, three fantasy novels and four works of Christian fiction.





Links








Book Blast Giveaway
$50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash
Ends 12/16/12
*You need not enter your twitter name for each entry. Simply enter it when you follow Sam then you can leave the others blank.

Open to anyone who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent's permission. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Bookworm: The Tree With No Branches


  • Title: The Tree With No Branches
  • Author: Johnny Knew
  • Illustrations: K. Von Ward
  • Format: Hardcover 37 pages
  • Publisher: CutiePie Publishing
  • Published: 2012
  • Genre: Children's Fiction
  • ISBN 13: 978-0984173945
  • ISBN 10: 0984173943
  • Source: PDF courtesy of author



In an apple core (The Bookworm’s version of a nutshell)
A lovely little read the kids will adore and parents can appreciate.


Summary
A simple tree is mocked and bullied by all the other trees in the forest for being different. When a storm rages through the land, the tree baring no branches anchors itself deeper into the ground. It values the importance of having strong roots, courage and inner strength to weather the most challenging of storms. 
 
My Thoughts
I really adored this book. The writing is so much fun even though some of the rhymes didn't rhyme very well. I loved the illustrations by K. Von Ward, they are so vibrant and glorious and just fill every page with joy and happiness. Even though some of the trees had scary faces, it was done just right, like Halloween costumes.

The central tree was very lovely. Short and stout. It teaches people never to judge a book by its cover. Or in this case, never to judge a tree by its appearance alone. What is inside is so much more important and this is a message children and adults can learn from and carry with them throughout their lives.

And here's my meager rhythmic offering:

Shunned by others in a forest,
Just because you're not the tallest,
You've got to think hard about what you want,
And not think about what you aren't,
If you can learn from a little tree,
How hard can it really be?


Before I end this review, I just want to share a story with you.

When I was a young one, we used to play a game with my Disney picture storybooks where we tried to spot little details. Like, "Can you spot the frog? Or the worm?" This book only took me about 5 minutes to read and parents will be happy to know that they can play that game with their children as this book has lots of little added details worth taking the time to explore!

All in all, this is a great little book for the young ones. Even though I have no children of my own yet, I loved the book and it's message. The lessons in this book are so simple the young ones can pick up on it as well and they will be happy to read this book over and over again.


Purchase the book at Amazon. ADD Amazon affiliate link.

Do stop by Johnny's website, Knewville! It's really fun.




If you'd like more information, you can drop by Johnny's website or social media pages:
Twitter: Johnny@Knewvillebooks







The Tree With No Branches is the first of 6 books by Johnny Knew. His second book, Phoebe The Swimlazy Fish will be released around Dec 2012, just in time for Christmas! His third book, The No Fuzzy Bunny will be released next spring (Mar-Apr) 2013.


Disclosure: I received a free PDF copy of the book for review. I was not financially compensated for this review. Everything mentioned are my own thoughts based on my experience. 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Giveaway Goodies: World Vision Holiday Event



World Vision Holiday Event


Sponsored by World Vision and hosted by Mom Powered Media

Prizes: 2 Artisan Beaded Necklaces, 2 Eco Cold Cups, 2 Veggie Tales "Incredible Vegetables" DVD and 2 sets of plush  toys including Gertie Goat, Chuma Chick and Pallu Pig.

Most importantly, we are part of the bloggers united team at Mom Powered Media doing work for a good cause!

Event dates: 11/18 - 12/9

Free Blog Event! Sign-up here, BLOGGERS WANTED



Thursday, November 8, 2012

Giveaway Goodies: Worthy Book's Contest



Are YOU interested in winning a brand new camera? How about some GSC vouchers to watch that new movie (psst...Skyfall anyone?). Or even some yummy Chatime vouchers! What about Meal Vouchers for that dinner you've been planning?


Caught your attention yet? 


It's as easy as 1,2,3!


Worthy Books is giving you that chance. All you have to do is take a picture of your FAVE female brand outlet (products/services) and include a short reason why you picked that one and you're set to go!

OR

You can just exercise your right to vote and pick the one you like best.


Remember, contest ends 30th November 2012 so get your entries in. You won't regret it!




If you're interested in winning those lovely goodies, just click HERE to go to their Contest Page!

For more information, check out:

Their Homepage: www.worthybook.my 
Their Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/worthybook

Friday, November 2, 2012

Random Thoughts: RAK October 2012 Wrap Up & November RAK Sign-Up

Book Soulmates  


October was a horrid month, with Hurricane Sandy (hope everyone there is all right!) and lots of rain and flooding even here. But apart from that, there is always time to show some kindness to others. And that's the main lesson we learn from Random Acts of Kindness (RAK)

I managed to send out one book this time. Really wet month so going to the post office was harder than I though.

Anyway, I sent out:

to Liliana @ Lili Lost in A Book from USA (her bday is in Dec!)


AND I am getting some bookish swag (very exciting) from Jana @ Infinity from the Czech Republic! How wonderful is she? She sent out some RAKs during her own bday month!



Well I am sure everyone is gearing up for the holiday and Christmas but don't forget to send a RAK! And have fun doing it!


All this is possible with the gracious help of the gals over at Book Soulmates. So please thank them for hosting this great monthly event too!




As usual here's what you need to know!

COMPLETE RAK RULES RE-CAP:
Please read carefully &  follow all rules!  Thank you!



  • Please sign-up each month that you can participate (and by participate, we mean give as well as receive).
  • Show off your participation by grabbing our RAK button (code is in the right sidebar).
  • Create a wish list (on Amazon, Goodreads, or your blog, etc) and post it in the Google Doc located in each R.A.K post for the month.
  • If you choose to do a R.A.K for someone, check out their wish list and contact that blogger directly for their information.
  • Once you receive a RAK, send an email to [rakbybooksoulmates @ gmail . com] so that they can update the Google Doc. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU SEND EMAILS TO THIS ADDRESS!
  • E-book participation is limited to files being gifted directly to a person from the e-book store. Amazon's Kindle Store is set up to allow this, as well as the Kobo store and we believe Barnes & Noble with Nook as well.
  • At the end of the month, SHOW US YOUR R.A.K by making a "RAK Wrap-Up" post.  This post should include who you SENT gifts to as well who you RECEIVED gifts from :)
OPEN TO EVERYONE including all our International brethren!
Remember, there's always the Book Depository and they offer FREE shipping!

Easy peezy!!



Here's my Wishlist if you'd like to share the book love with me! THANKS.


Here are a few of my top wishlist books for this month:
The Goddess Legacy
Rapture and Ceremony in Death Bundle
Crossed
JD Robb books
Breathe
*I'd love anything from my wishlist really*

Links you will need:
  • Sign up for November [HERE]
  • See who else is participating [HERE]
  • If you have any questions regarding RAK, please contact them via the following: rakbybooksoulmates @ gmail . com

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Bookworm: Book Blast - Lauren by Julia Crane

Description:
A girl with a second chance. A boy with a terrible secret. When the truth is revealed, Lauren's world comes crashing down.
For once, seventeen-year old Lauren’s life is going right. She's attending college attending the college of her dreams, has what appears to be the perfect boyfriend, and is surrounded by her childhood friends.
But her boyfriend, Tristan, grows more possessive by the day, and his temper is getting harder to keep in check. When Lauren realizes Tristan is using her for her power, she has to make a choice: Tristan or her world.
*Lauren is a spin-off from Keegan's Chronicles




If you're interested to buy this great book, here are the links you need:







Author Bio:
Julia Crane is the author of the Coexist: Keegan’s Chronicles. She has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Julia has believed in magical creatures since the day her grandmother first told her an Irish tale. Growing up her mother greatly encouraged reading and using your imagination. Although she’s spent most of her life on the US east coast, she currently lives in Dubai with her husband and three children.
~Julia Crane





Visit her at: