I had a bit of a slow week but I did finally open a Twitter Account....(thanks Rach) come follow me HERE!
I don't know what Im doing yet, but hopefully soon I'll catch on.....
Also this week I posted a contest for a chance to win Start Here by Alex and Brett Harris- a practical guide for teens to live by. Im picking a winner April 1, 2010- so don't forget to enter. Also if you didn't know already Emily at What Book is That has been hosting a charity event at her blog this month to help raise money for the troops overseas. All comments at her blog= money. Also Im donating a copy of Another Faust by Daniel & Dina Nayeri for the top commentator of the month. So hurry over to Emily's and enter for your chance to win!!
Awards and New Blogs
Thanks to Jackie-from Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories and Kelsey from The Door to Wonderland for awarding me the Beautiful Blogger....you made my week a bit more beautiful! If you haven't checked out these gals blogs- be sure to head over and say hi!!
This Week Im planning to Read:
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick------Abandoning her worldly life, traveling to a remote Wisconsin town in the dead of winter, trusting her future to a man she had never met - such was Catherine Land's new beginning. But there was an ending in sight as well, an ending that would redeem the treachery ahead, justify the sacrifice, and allow her to start over yet again. That was her plan." "For Ralph Truitt, the wealthy businessman who had advertised for "a reliable wife," this was also to be a new beginning. Years of solitude, denial, and remorse would be erased, and Catherine Land, whoever she might be, would be the vessel of his desires, the keeper of his secrets, the means to recover what was lost. That was his plan." Set just after the turn of the twentieth century, A Reliable Wife is the story of these two people, each plagued by a heart filled with anger and guilt, each with a destiny in mind. But neither anticipates what develops between them - the pent-up longings that Catherine discovers in this enigmatic man and the depth of her own emotional response; the joy Ralph experiences in giving Catherine the luxuries she has never known, his growing need for her, and a desire that he thought was long buried.
The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan-------Gabry lives a quiet life. As safe a life as is possible in a town trapped between a forest and the ocean, in a world teeming with the dead, who constantly hunger for those still living. She’s content on her side of the Barrier, happy to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse. But there are threats the Barrier cannot hold back. Threats like the secrets Gabry’s mother thought she left behind when she escaped from the Sisterhood and the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Like the cult of religious zealots who worship the dead. Like the stranger from the forest who seems to know Gabry. And suddenly, everything is changing. One reckless moment, and half of Gabry’s generation is dead, the other half imprisoned. Now Gabry only knows one thing: she must face the forest of her mother’s past in order to save herself and the one she loves.
Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris----Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana, but she keeps to herself and doesn't date much because of her "disability" to read minds. When she meets Bill, Sookie can't hear a word he's thinking. He's the type of guy she's waited for all of her life, but he has a disability, too--he's a vampire with a bad reputation. When one of Sookie's coworkers is killed, she fears she's next
An Absence so Great by Jane Kirkpatrick-----While growing in confidence as a photographer, eighteen-year-old Jessie Ann Gaebele’s personal life is at a crossroads. Hoping she’s put an unfortunate romantic longing behind her as “water under the bridge,” she exiles herself to Milwaukee to operate photographic studios for those owners who have fallen ill with mercury poisoning. Jessie gains footing in her dream to one day operate her own studio and soon finds herself in other Midwest towns, pursuing her profession. But even a job she loves can’t keep painful memories from seeping into her heart when the shadows of a forbidden love threaten to darken the portrait of her life.
Have a Great Week and Happy Reading!!!