Monday, December 26, 2011

Best of 2011

The winner of  the Best of 2011 Giveaway Hop is Book Attict. Congrats and enjoy!

Welcome to the Blog Hop!  Thanks to our awesome host, Kathy at  :) 

My book in 2011 is Paranormalcy by Kiersten White.

This is the first in the series and it's sets the tone. It's funny, witty and a bleepin' good time. :) It's all about Evie, bag 'em, tag 'em and leave. She's good at her job and enjoys it too. She's the only one who can see through the other paranormals glamors and identify them for the International Paranormal Containment Agency. Her best friend is a mermaid, and her ex boyfriend is a faerie, and she is starting to fall for a shape shifter. What about Evie? Well her normal life gets thrown in the air when she starts having crazy dreams and learns about a faerie prophesy  that may be the end of paranormals around her, and maybe Evie herself.

Awesome, yeah?! Yeah, it is. :) and Ladies and Gentlemen, it's a signed copy!

To Enter:  You must be a follower (Have your pic--or blue box/name--show up in the followers box, no pic, no win.) and leave me your fav book of 2011, and your email in case you win. :) GOOD LUCK!  Sorry, U.S. only
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Friday, December 23, 2011

Friday Feature

Happy Holidays! Here are some of the songs being played at our house:

Yes, I have three girls. Here's Justin Bieber:

Alvin and the Chipmunks:

Michael Buble and Thalia:

This is beautiful! ToR+ Sacksit:

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Books for kids

As a mom who loves books I have quite the growing library. And I am a firm believer of the quote, Children become readers on the laps of their parents. Therefore it only makes sense that my children, even at their young ages, are readers and admirers of a well crafted book. My oldest (6) likes to grab books off the shelf and look through and piece together words she knows and even, on occasion, has the patience to sound out the harder words and string the sentences together. Her current favorite is Little Women.
So what is the point of all this proud mama talk? Content my friends, content.
I happen to like a bunch of different genres and that goes from YA to classics, General fiction, historical, and chick lit. Do I think that my darling daughter should be sounding out scenes out of A Thousand Splendid Suns? --no, probably not. She is okay in the classics, within reason but I believe in the innocence of childhood so I want to censor her a bit. I don't love middle grade or early readers and don't always have time to pre-read everything before her so I have turned to this fab site: The Literate Mother. They read  books, and post reviews, including spoilers and rate it in language, violence, sexual content and adult themes. Then they give it a one to five rating along with an explanation of why it got that rating. It's a great place. Check it out.
Do you monitor the books your kiddos read or are they free to roam?

No author spotlight today, useful website in it's place. :)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Transcendent Review

So a few writers I adore have put together a compilation of short stories. I really liked that I could read one quickly while the little one napped and another before bed or whenever I had time again. They are all paranormal, which I prefer and throw in a little kissing and romance? I am SO there! Pick up a copy and kick back for a few mins or read through them all in an afternoon. It's a great read. :)

How can you get your hands on this fabulous book? It's simple, follow your favorite link:

· Paperback on Amazon: Coming Soon for $10.99! (When it does the address will be:

· Paperback on Barnes and Noble: Coming Soon!

· eBook on Kindle: Purchase today for $0.99!

    eBook on Nook: Coming Soon!

· Goodreads:

· Facebook:!/pages/Transcendent-Tales-of-the-Paranormal/255603224494043

· Book Club Discussion:

This is a linky list to the blogs of the authors who contributed to Transcendent.

These are other reviews of Transcendent:

There are big prizes available on Wendy's blog

Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday Feature

A set of three for today the first is Fun:

This is One Republic:

And the last is Katy Perry:

Enjoy! :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

As Promised

These are the benches we built to go with the bed I showed earlier.

We got the plans off and modified them a bit to be longer and we also added the cushion on top. I love them! What do you think? Oh, and ignore the soccer bag and 2x4 under the bed :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Author Spotlight

Meet Rachel Hawkins.

Author of the wonderful Hex Hall Trilogy. LOVE these books. And I can't wait until the third comes out. The voice grabs you right away. It's hilarious, sarcastic and witty goodness kept me turning pages and staying up to finish. I am looking forward to the next book and have my own suspicions about where it will go but I'm sure it will be delightful no matter. You can read her blog here:
and the amazon page to buy your very own Hex Hall, and you will need the next, Demonglass because you won't be able to wait for shipping twice! Here: 
Go, buy, enjoy! and Happy Tuesday everyone!

p.s. For those who have been waiting, Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare came out today.  :)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Friday Feature

So I am off to Disneyland this morning and I thought I'd post some kiddo friendly, Disney songs.