Saturday, 26 February 2011
Friday, 25 February 2011
A The Archivist by Martha Cooley
B Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster
C Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty by Jody Gehram
D The Dewey Decimal System of Love by Josephine Carr
E Eat, Drink, and Be From Mississippi by Nanci Kincaid
F For Matrimonial Purposes by Kavita Daswani
G Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner
H How Not to Make A Wish by Mindy Klasky
I Isolde: Queen of the Western Isle by Rosalind Miles
J Julie and Julia by Julie Powell
K Kommandant’s Girl by Pam Jenoff
L Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich
M Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder
N Night Fall (The Vampire Diaries) by L.J. Smith
O Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
P Peace Like a River by Lief Enger
Q The Quest by Wilbur Smith
R Round Ireland with a Fridge by Tony Hawks
S Sleeping Over by Stacey Ballis
T Tales of a Female Nomad by Rita Goldman Gelman
U Uncommon Grounds by Sandra Balzo
V The Various Flavors of Coffee by Anthony Capella
W The White Castle by Orhan Pamuk
X The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson
Y A Year in the World by Frances Keyes
Z The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane AckermanIf you would like to join me just visit The Thoughts of a Book Junkie at this link which takes you directly to the challenge.
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
Sunday, 20 February 2011
- The Bachelor by Carly Phillips is the first of a romantic Trilogy about three brothers finding love. Probably, a little silly but it could be fun.
- Haunted New Orleans by Troy Taylor a ghost story book about the spirits of one of my favorite places. Really curious about his take on the Crescent City and his writing style.
- The Vampire Diaries: The Return by L.J. Smith a continuation published over ten years after the original four. I read L.J. Smith in high school so her writing is very nostalgic for me. I may be ready for a "return" to that feeling as well.
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Monday, 14 February 2011
Sunday, 13 February 2011
Saturday, 12 February 2011
Thursday, 10 February 2011
Wednesday, 9 February 2011
Sunday, 6 February 2011
Thursday, 3 February 2011
, when I began to read, I discovered a raunchy romance novel with little to no plot. Seriously, there has never been so many three letter sentences written in one book. The main character must have been undressed in about every chapter, and of course the dragon-man was a stud. I like a romance novel as much as the next girl, but I was extremely disappointed that a story set in Croatia could be so shanty. My advice is this book can be skipped, and not worth the three dollars I paid for it.
*In other news Monday I looked out the third floor window at work and spotted this beauty!
Wednesday, 2 February 2011
Sunday I went with my Maid of Honor, Leah and bridesmaids Ashlei and Linda to the Biloxi Bridal Premier Show at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum. It was a jungle in there! I am pretty sure there were less people last year when Leah and I went to it. After a very congested registration process (involving two lines) we entered wedding wonderland. Almost every aspect of wedding was covered except for invitations and limos for some reason. It was not as overwhelming today because I already have my venue. Also a good idea of what DIY touches that I will be attempting for my wedding, and what things I will be hiring sometime to do. My two biggies to take care of are the wedding cake, and the caterer.
However, I will never get over how outrageous prices are for anything with the title “wedding” or “bridal” attached to it. Even though it is an event very personal to every couple, it is a business. (A multi-million dollar industry actually.) Many of the same tablescapes and favor tables were similar to last year. I think I saw a half a dozen candy tables. Some of my favorite booths included the lovely ladies managing The Redding House, the great food at Broome’s Catering, and the creativity of Tilley Photography.
All in all it was nice to see my fellow friends that are brides as well, and get some contacts. But I think I will stick to The Knot, blogs, magazines, and a little imagination to create my wedding day vision.
**Bridal Show Goodies**