Friday, April 30, 2010

Free Books April

Want a free book? Check out the links below! Or, you've got books to give away this month? In the link box below, please enter the book title in the "Your Name" blank, and the post url (if you have a blog or website) where you posted your book giveaway:

Free Books April Giveaways Participants
1. Black Hills - ends April 7
2. Worst Case - ends April 7
3. Laur Rider's Masterpiece - ends April 8
4. The Devil's Punch Bowl - ends April 16
5. Angels Everywhere - ends April 21
6. Love In Mid Air - ends April 16
7. Presumed Innocent - ends April 17
8. Entre The Cow - ends April 4
9. Without Mercy - ends April 24
10. The Magic School Bus - ends April 20
11. The Lumby Lines - ends April 25
12. Stealing Lumby - ends April 25
13. Firework Over Toccoa - ends April 12
14. Ramblings & More - Here Burns My Candle (4/9)
15. Ramblings & More - An Absence So Great (4/15)
16. 2 Autographed Copies of Glorious (4/13)
17. A Homemade Life - ends April 16
18. Presumed Innocent-Ends 4/17
19. 5-Book Package of The 39 Clues Series-Ends 4/22
20. The First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide -4/26
21. Read, Remember, Recommend: A Reading Journal for Book Lovers - 4/23
22. Eileen
23. wise owl book review
24. Angelology by Danielle Trussoni-ends 4/15
25. 3 Copies Presumed Innocent (4/20)
26. 3 Copies Alex Cross's TRIAL (4/20)
27. Queen of Your Own Life (4/20)
28. Between Friends - ends April 18
29. My Own Soap Opera - ends April 23
30. A Week in December 4/30
31. The Swimming Pool- 4/30
32. Your Choice of Historical Fictions - April 19 to 21
33. The Help - 4/30
34. Alex Cross's Trial-ends 4/30
35. Dark Deceptions - ends May 5
36. Homeport - ends May 20
37. Stay A Little Longer - ends April 30
38. Sugar - ends May 10
39. The Bridegrooms - ends May 1
40. First Daughter - ends 4/30
41. Last Snow - ends 4/30
42. Nasty, Brutish and Short
43. Sexaholics (Apr 28)
44. Sex, Drugs and Gefilte Fish (May 5)
45. Guide to Getting it On (May 7)
46. Three Copies - What to Wear for the Rest of Your Life - ends May 9
47. Elise
48. The Shack - ends May 15

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Book Review: Homeport

Wow, this book is truly fascinating!! The story was so entertaining that I couldn't put my book down. There was the sizzling romance, the exotic backdrops, the suspense, strong characters and most importantly, the intriguing plots that built up my curiosity throughout my reading and then surprised me at the very end.

This novel has all the elements that make it a best seller romance. The ending is also greatly satisfying. I had read so many stupid, cheesy, boring and lame romance fictions in the past that I was very skeptical when I picked this book up. But what a delightful surprise it gave me. Life is too short to be wasted on crappy romance novels that have no substance but plain stupid sex scenes. Reading this book, I truly got to escape into a totally exciting world and I learnt quite a lot about Italian arts, and the career of archaeometry. What makes Nora Roberts' novels becoming my favorites is her ability to write to entertain and also educate. (of course it's not intensive education from college, but I sure am more worldly after reading this book). I wish I had learnt about this author when I was a kid in Hong Kong, (she was already a successful author back then) cause her heroines always have very interesting careers. I just think that would have helped me in exploring my life's calling. Nora Robert did a great job in this novel.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Inspirational Quote I Last Read

" Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?"

-- Proverbs --

Did you come across a quote that inspires you today? What is it? (Please post it on your blog and let us know the link, so I can post it on this post to link to your blog post....)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Winner of Debbie Macomber's Romance Novel Giveaway Is...


To continue my clutter clearing campaign to get rid of my thousands plus books that are literally taking over my home, I'm giving away this book to one of my blog's followers. On April 21, 2010, a winner will be randomly picked and will be announced here on this blog. To have a chance to win this book, please do the following:
  1. Be a follower of my blog.
  2. Have a U.S. mailing address
  3. Post a comment on this post to express your desire to participate in this giveaway
Hopefully, I will get rid of all my books pretty soon. I do have separation anxiety with all my books (this is only the 4th book I'm giving away.... at least I'm making a tiny progress....), but I've got to start parting with them, or I won't even have room to sleep in... So follow my blog to be informed of my latest book giveaway.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Inspirational Quote I Last Read

"All men love to appropriate the belongings of others. It is a universal desire; only the manner of doing it differs."

-- Alain René Lesage--

Did you come across a quote that inspires you today? What is it? (Please post it on your blog and let us know the link, so I can post it on this post to link to your blog post....)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Book Club Discussion 1: Question #4

Go to previous discussion question....

For Harrison, Nora is the epitome of the perfect woman. Hazel represents the same for Innes. Yet their respective encounters are relatively brief. What is it about these two women that the men find so compelling? Do you think the two men really know the objects of their desire?

My answer:

Both Nora and Hazel seemed to possess an attractive, slim and elegant physicque with quiet, subtle and intelligent demeanors. I think these were the qualities that both men found themselves attracted to. The fact that both Nora and Hazel seemed to be somewhat mysterious, and quietly defiant in terms of love seemed to intrique the two men a lot. I don't think the men in the story really knew the objects of their desire. They were just drawn to the women because of thier physical appearance and their being unavilable to them. For some reason, pepole always desire something that is beyond their reach.

If you are reading this book, please participate in this discussion by posting on your blog your answer and a link back to this post. Then put a comment below to let us know where your blog post is. If you don't have a blog, just put your answers in the comment box. Thank you for particpating in this book club discussion.

Monday, April 12, 2010

My First Wedding: A Planner For Modern Couples

This book totally cracks me up!!! When I saw the cover of this book, I just couldn't resist buying it. This extremely funny book will give the engaged couple a lot of good laughs in every stage of their wedding planning. Besides being a book full of very entertaining wedding humors, it is actually a very informative step by step manual that can guide anyone who has no clue about what to do after the proposal, to actually pull off a wedding. I highly recommend this as a gift to any newly engaged couple. The book is filled with humorous cartoons just like the cover. It's a very witty wedding planner I truly enjoy. For those who are married and who had gone through all the wedding planning thing, this book will bring back a lot of nostalgia, that will make you laugh out loud at the stuff you had put yourself and your family through when you were a bridezilla... I find this wedding planner extremely entertaining and it definitely helps me relax and cool off during frustrating moments of the "getting married" process. The book begins with the following quote:

"Most young women think their wedding day will be the happiest day of their lives. Unfortunately for most of them, that will be true."

Monday, April 5, 2010

Inspirational Quote I Last Read

"Beauty is its own excuse for being."

--By Emerson--

Did you come across a quote that inspires you today? What is it? (Please post it on your blog and let us know the link, so I can post it on this post to link to your blog post....)