Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
The first 3 people to respond to this question by writing 1 paragraph, will receive 1 extra entry in the book contest. But you have to have already gained at least 1 entry before doing this! Click here to see how if you haven't yet! How did you get into reading? Was it a book you read, a friend, a librarian, a teacher? If you can remember, did it make you want to start blogging about books? Just write me 1 paragraph answering the question! I
will add in your extra
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
At first I was thinking "this quiz can't possibly know what kind of reader I am!" But I was totally wrong! This describes the type of reader I am, and I couldn't even put it into the terms it gave me if I hadn't of taken it!
It turns out I am 3 different types:
Your responses showed you fitting into three different personalities:
Involved Reader: You don't just love to read books, you love to read about books. For you, half the fun of reading is the thrill of the chase - discovering new books and authors, and discussing your finds with others.
Exacting Reader: You love books but you rarely have as much time to read as you'd like - so you're very particular about the books you choose.
Eclectic Reader: You read for entertainment but also to expand your mind. You're open to new ideas and new writers, and are not wedded to a particular genre or limited range of authors.
These are very detailed in my opinion, because all 3 of them describe me perfectly. I totally adore the first one, Involved Reader, because I ABSOLUTELY love to read book blogs, and about books, and all of that jazz. It does give me a thrill on other readers opinions and their views. Everyone gives me ways of looking at something differently than what I would expect, and that is exactly what the reviews on different blogs show! Ha, and the Exacting Reader is somewhat like me... I do have time to read and all, it's just sometimes I don't feel like it.
Such as now, I am so ashamed of myself for the month, because I have only read ONE BOOK! AHHHHHHH! That's horrible, but if you have ever gone into that dreadful non-reading faze where picking up a book for a while will just kill you, then you understand. But, I think I am getting over that now (hopefully because I am getting tons of review books in the mail!!!) So, let's just pretend this month of reading never happened.
And as for the last one, I am totally open to new authors, because how are you supposed to find your favorite if you don't try new things? I have so many "favorite" authors, I don't really have a #1.
Hopefully I can get 1 or 2 books done before June comes!
If you still haven't taken this quiz, what's stopping you!!! Get with it! Ha, I'm just kidding, but you really should check it out by clicking here! If you do decide to take it, please, let me know if you blog about it by commenting! I'd love to hear from you!
Monday, May 25, 2009
Ok, so if you want to get bonus, I mean bonus, entries, then keep reading!
Every 3 days, I will be putting up some extra fun stuff for you, so you can earn up to 5 extra entries added to your total!
Here is what you can do so far to get several extra entries from the original post:
1 Entry= comment to this post,
including your name, blog link, and email
2 Entries= Post this contest to your sidebar along with the ending date, prize,and link to this
3 Entries=Follow me if you already aren't, or if you
do, tell me along with all the other things needed in your comment!
Every time I post up your new opportunity to win this book, it will be titled Extra 1(2,3,4,5....) so you know when to look out for it!
BUT! In order to get some extra entries, you HAVE to comment to the original post here! Just follow the rules once you read through it.
1. Write and post a paragraph to this entry, how reading
has changed your life, and how it has played a positive effect on you,
2. Write another paragraph after that, on how it has
changed others around you.
Honestly, when I hear I have to write a whole paragraph+ on something that is hard for me to think of, I tend to just not do it. Your comment doesn't have to be a paragraph, but it has to be more than 2 sentences, obviously.
The first 10 people to reply to this post with the following rules posted above, will get 3 extra entries added to their total. But remember, you must comment to the original post, gaining at least 1 entry before doing this!!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
- Have to comment with your name, blog link (if you have one) and email.
- Cannot enter more than once, unless you forgot to include some information in your original information.
HOW TO GET ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:
- 1 Entry= comment to this post, including your name, blog link, and email
- 2 Entries= Post this contest to your sidebar along with the ending date, prize, and link to this post.
- 3 Entries=Follow me if you already aren't, or if you do, tell me along with all the other things needed in your comment!
Contest ends: June 20th! Good Luck!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
If there is anyone out there that would teach me how to upload a whole new template by email, that would be great!!!!
Here's a few templates I would love to have as possibilities:
Please, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are willing to help me get a new layout, and if you know what to do to help!!
Thanks so much!
Friday, May 15, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Wait for it......................................
The 2 winners to recieve their copies of Elijah's Coin are.................
Sunday, May 10, 2009
For the first award, I want to thank DeSeRt RoSe for giving me the "#1 Blogger Award!" I have no idea how I am going to pass this one along, because I love all the book blogs! I know this is probably going against the rules, when the real rules say to pass this onto several blogs you think are "#1", but I'm just going to give this award to anyone who reads this post! So, consider yourself #1!!!
As for the next award, thanks to Ashley for giving me the Kreative Blogger Award! The rules for this one include:
*Post 7 things you love
*Give award to 7 other bloggers who are creative.
7 things I love:
3. Doing handstands
4. That feeling you get once you start a really good book. (Is it just me?)
6. Writing stories
7. Blogging about books
(I couldn't get the "#1 Blogging award uploaded!! Sorry!)
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
- SleepAway Girls from Bookdivas.
- Perfect Chemistry from Bookdivas. (I haven't gotten this yet, but I will be getting it in the next day or 2 hopefully.)
Nothing at the moment!
- Gossip Girl (Finally found a copy in another town!)
Monday, May 4, 2009
Before we take off with this awesome interview, I want to apologize with my lack of reviews. When summer vacation hits, there will definitely be more! Next week (Monday) Mysterious Monday will return as well!
Now, here is the Author In The Spotlight!
- When did you know you first wanted to become an author?
I have been writing since I was a kid, it was a great outlet to express my feelings. It brought a calmness and comfort to me. I have known writing gives me a voice to my inner thoughts. I have many journals, short stories, and other writings I have done through my life. It has only occurred to me in the last few years “I am an author.” When I wrote my first manuscript and the publisher accepted was when I then realized a dream fulfilled. It is so exciting to have two books published now; Jewels Treasured by Her Family and Three Roses for Pearl
2. What did you always dream of being while growing up?
I had a bad childhood, so my biggest desire was to have a loving husband and large family with many children. I thought it would be the most wonderful thing to be a teacher because they got to teach and love children. The truth is these dreams have come true on many levels in my life. I believe in dreams and goals because they do come true. I have been married to my very loving husband for going on 26 years; I have a wonderful married daughter and two young grandchildren. I also got to be apart of children’s lives when I worked in a childcare center for ten years. I love children and their honesty.
3. How do you come up with character names?
I have been studying people very closely all my life, which has helped me in my creating characters and their names. I have been known to use people who have or are in my lives names. I think coming up with Characters and their names are like the frosting on the cake of each project. I do think my characters are believable and relatable. I have a gift of coming up with characters.
4. If you weren't an author right now, what would you most likely be doing?
In my life I never had the time to devote to my writing until now. Unfortunately I had to go on work disability which opened the door of time to write. If I didn’t have my writing to keep me busy I would try to find another outlet to create because I am an artist at heart. I have done some drawings, painting and creative lettering. I do spend much of my time with my grandkids because they are very important to me.
5. Is there a specific process you do before writing a story?
No, I don’t go by any special process, I just write until I can’t. I am tripped up by grammar and spelling so it is important for me to edit, edit, and edit more. I feel I have a few struggles in my writing that maybe others don’t face. I am dyslexic, bi-polar and suffer from depression. This is why I am amazed that I have achieved any success. In my books I have a theme of overcoming and doing the best to live worthy lives.
6. Do you have a comfort food, or snack that you usually eat while writing?
I drink coke zero like water and water but don’t eat much when on a serious writing session.
7. Where do you like to write?
I have a back office in my home. It is full of windows and the bright sunlight shines in when I am there. I have a CD player, printer and my PC and am ready for the thoughts to flow!
8. Who is your favorite author and why?
In the past two years I have been doing reviews for other unknown authors, mostly from the same publisher as myself. A.W. Nutter, Curtis E. Gibson, Melissa S Diaz, Susan Beth Nemitz, Norma Davis, BJ Myers, and Dave Sheed are a few of the very talented ones I have read! So I have to admit I have not been reading many mainstream well known authors for while. I want to say each of these authors kept my attention and have wrote very good books and well worth the time to check them out: on publishamerica.com.
9. Do you get stressed while writing? Or get writer's block a lot?
I don’t crowd myself with overwhelming time restrains so it takes off the stress. I do get writers block but know it is temporary because my imagination is always in overdrive.
10. What time of day do the ideas come to you the most when trying to think of a new story to write?
There is no time of day I get ideas, because everything tends to give me inspiration. I like to think out my stories pretty far along before I write them out.