Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday! (2)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we can't wait to get our hands on...hosted by: Jill at Breaking the Spine

This week, My selection is a book that cannot wait to read for three reasons:

1. The books storyline sounds astounding. 
2. Found out the Author lives in my area.
3. Look at the cover! :-)

The Selection
by Kiera Cass
Publication Date: April 24, 2012

From Barnes & Noble:

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Get Fit Gadget?

I am sure you are wondering why there is a question mark at the end of this post title...let me explain. Of course, I am always searching for a way to tone up with little effort. Even though I am old enough to know better, I still find myself trying the As Seen On TV get fit gadgets. This time I was swayed by the Shake Weight. The plan, try it out for one month and report back to my fellow bloggers if there is any difference in the muscle tone on my arms. If I am successful in toning up my arms I will be ready for tank top season. Wish me luck! ;-)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Young Adult Paranormal Activity Giveaway Hop

Young Adult Paranormal Activity Giveaway Hop
February 24th to 28th
Thank you to vvb32 reads & I Am A Reader, Not A Writer for hosting the giveaway. 

The Prize
A new hardcover of Hallowed (An Unearthly Novel) 
by Cynthia Hand

Giveaway Rules:
Must be at least 13 yrs or older 
(13-17 must have parents permission)
Open to US addresses only
Contest ends February 28th 2012 11:59 EST
One Winner will be selected using
To Enter fill out the form below

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here is a list of  the other Blogs Participating:

The Hunger Games Anyone?

So yesterday was the first day to buy tickets to The Hunger Games movie that comes out March 23, 2012. In anticipation of the big event, Joli @ ActinUp With Books (my blogging buddy), went and obtained our tickets yesterday for the midnight showing. I cannot wait to see my favorite book brought to life on the big screen. 28 days and counting! :-)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (1)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights upcoming releases that we can't wait to get our hands on...hosted by: Jill at Breaking the Spine

This week, My selection isn't a new book but a new version of a book. 

B&N Exclusive Edition
by Veronica Roth
Publication Date: February 28, 2012

From Barnes & Noble:

One choice can transform you . . . or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. The B&N exclusive edition contains sixteen pages of never-before-seen excerpts from the Faction Histories that reveal a deeper understanding of daily life within the world of DIVERGENT.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Smell Good Gadgets

Candles are cool but I hate the open flame. I am scared I or my dogs will knock them off the table and catch my house on fire. I am enjoying the scents with my electric candle warmers. Personally, I have several different styles. One company that sells them is ScentsyTM, which offers a plug-in wall warmer, full-size warmers and mid-size warmers. Some of the my favorite aromas are Eskimo Kiss, Vanilla Cream and Sticky Cinnamon Bun. These are not messy and make you home smell really good!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Favorite Friday! (2)

This week, my Friday Favorite is a gadget. For those who know me and to let those who don't, I am a big kid! I love to play. At home, I enjoy playing my Nintendo Wii. My favorite Wii game is Bowling. I bowl every Wednesday night (for real) on a league but with the Wii I am amazing. I can actually bowl over 200 on the Wii. In real life...well not so much. Some of the Wii games actually get you up off the couch and moving without the dreaded word exercise even having to be mentioned. Enjoy you weekend and be sure to get out and PLAY!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

WOW Wednesday!

I was so excited today to read Hana by Lauren Oliver. This short story about Hana who was introduced in Delirium was a wonderful surprise today when it was annouced that it could be read on MTV's website before it's official release on February 28, 2012. All I can say is WOW!!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Not sure about anyone else, but I am a hopeless romantic. I know it might be just another day to some but to me any day that you can show someone you LOVE them is a good day. There is also nothing like getting a little LOVE in return. Besides anyone who tells you they don't LOVE a good Love Story are fooling themselves. I am currently reading a wonderful book about how music brought two people together and they fell in LOVE and how Rob's love of music helped him through a tragic loss. I highly recommend...Love is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield

Friday, February 10, 2012

Favorite Friday!

I don't know much about anyone else this week but I am soooo.... glad it's Friday! In deciding what to put on my blog today, I came up with the idea to list a favorite gadget or book, or both every Friday.

For the inaugural Friday and in honor of the upcoming Valentine's Day.  I am choosing my favorite book I read in January which was Delirium by Lauren Oliver. This dystopian book about love being a disease and needing to be cured when you reach the age of 18 was so AMAZING. Although, I do want to give a warning that once you pick it up and starting reading you won't want to put it down! Looking forward to the release of Pandemonium this month since I can't wait to find out what happens next!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Beauty Gadgets

I am usually not too into make-up, my usual routine includes foundation with sunscreen and eyeliner. A change was needed to I recently got a new make-up kit. Which in-turn put me in search of some make-up brushes instead of using the little one that came with the kit. I found this neat lip brush that retracts so it doesn't get crushed and stays clean. It's probably been around forever but I have been out of the beauty good loop for a long time. Hope some of you find it neat too!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Road Trip Go-To

Today's road trip is a hobbie indulgence to the book launch party for Incarnate by Jodi Meadows. Every road trip I have two go-to gadgets. One is my trusty GPS for directions and the other is my iPod updated with my tunes. With these gadgets I am sure to find my way and groove to my favorite music or if you prefer audiobook.  So excited to meet the author and dive into the book!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Random Acts of Kindness

Book Soulmates hosts a wonderful Random Acts of Kindness program. This program is about giving and receiving great books from your fellow bloggers and bookworms. I love making someones day by a random book surprise and having a little something in my mailbox as well.

Here are the rules from Book Soulmates:

Please read carefully & follow all rules! Thank you!

  • Please sign-up each month that you can participate (and by participate, it means give as well as receive).
  • Show off your participation by grabbing our RAK button (code is in the right sidebar of Book
  • 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 us an our new email to [rakbybooksoulmates @ gmail . com] so that we 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!

Links you will need:
Sign up for February 2012 [HERE]
See who else is participating [HERE]
If you have any questions regarding RAK, please contact Book Soulmates via the following: