Jul 21
15 Day Book Blogger Challenge,Day 14- Deal Breakers

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge,Day 14- Deal Breakers

It’s Day 14 of  the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge, started up by Good Books and Good Wine.   Rose’s Deal Breakers: The number one deal breaker for me is messing with my HEA.  Yes, I am looking at you, Jessica Sorensen. Just don’t do this. I can deal with heartache and heart break and tragedy and sadness, but not what Jessica Sorensen did to me.  I bet you wanna check out what I am talking about, huh? I suppose I will save you the trouble and just put the link HERE. Now aside from that, deal breakers for me include bad, like really really bad, editing in an… Read more »

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Jul 20
15 Day Book Blogger Challenge,Day 13- Underappreciated Books Everyone Should Read

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge,Day 13- Underappreciated Books Everyone Should Read

It’s Day 13 of  the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge, started up by Good Books and Good Wine.   One Two underappreciated books Rose thinks EVERYONE should read: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick.  A simple coming of age love story. Simple as in, no melodramatic teenaged angst, no love triangle, etc.  However, this book is not fluffy as some reviewers state.  I really enjoyed the characters in this book. I look forward to more from this author. This was her debut novel.   Take Me There by Carolee Dean. I thought this was just going to be a guilty pleasure read. like… Read more »

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Jul 19
15 Day Book Blogger Challenge,Day 12- Fighting Blogger Fatigue

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge,Day 12- Fighting Blogger Fatigue

It’s Day 12 of  the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge, started up by Good Books and Good Wine.   How Rose fights blogger fatigue: I like to schedule all of my reading a month in advance. I know that sounds boring and tedious, but it seriously helps me stay focused on what I need to be reviewing on my blog.  I love to organize and reorganize and organize some more, to the point that nothing gets done, but usually everything is organized. That is, until I feel like being messy, which, ya know, happens.  I also try to schedule my blog post drafts in advance.  Having the posts drafted in advance… Read more »

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Jul 19
Voyager Review

Voyager Review

Voyager by Diana Gabaldon Series: Outlander Series #3 Publisher: Delacorte Press Date Published: November 1994 Genres: Historical Fiction Format: Audiobook Audiobook Length: 43 hrs and 51 mins Audiobook Narrator: Davina Porter Rating: Description:  From the author of the breathtaking bestsellers Outlander and Dragonfly in Amber, the extraordinary saga continues. Their passionate encounter happened long ago by whatever measurement Claire Randall took.  Two decades before, she had traveled back in time and into the arms of a gallant eighteenth-century Scot named Jamie Fraser.  Then she returned to her own century to bear his child, believing him dead in the tragic battle of Culloden.  Yet… Read more »

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Jul 19
Feature and Follow Friday – July 19, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday – July 19, 2013

Feature for July 19, 2013 – Book Vacay: Where is the best destination reading spot for you? (Where do you like to go to read other then your home)   Rose: I know this will more than likely sound super lame, but I love to read at the library.  It is peaceful. I will never run into anyone I do not wish to see. Everyone is quiet. No one looks at me like I am a weirdo for reading forever and a day on a perfectly sunny afternoon and best yet, if I finish the book I am currently on, I can… Read more »

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Jul 18
15 Day Book Blogger Challenge,Day11- Our Best Blog Posts!

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge,Day11- Our Best Blog Posts!

It’s Day 11 of  the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge, started up by Good Books and Good Wine. 1. Launching our very own meme, That’s what HE said Thursday! – Because we rock and are so excited! We are hosting our very own meme, That’s what HE said Thursday. Check it out and join us this Thursday for awesome quotes by some super amazing book boyfriends to their heroines.   2. Nightline Segment!!! – Because Rose was on TV! 3.Comicpalooza 2013 – Because Houston has our own smaller version of ComiCon. 4. Houston Teen Book Con – Because it was a fun event… Read more »

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Jul 18
That’s what HE said Thursday- July 18, 2013

That’s what HE said Thursday- July 18, 2013

Every Thursday we are hosting a brand new meme called: That’s what HE said Thursday. For more info on what this meme is all about click here. In honor of our very first post for this meme, we are conducting 2 giveaways!!!!! Giveaway 1: one lucky participating blogger will win a $15 Gift Card to the book seller of their choice!!! Enter using the Rafflecopter. A link to your post is the only mandatory entry, but other sharing and following options exist for additional entries. To enter giveaway 1, click HERE. Giveaway 2: one commenting follower will win a $10 Gift Card to the book seller… Read more »

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Jul 17
15 Day Book Blogger Challenge,Day 10- How Do You Choose What Books to Read Next?

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge,Day 10- How Do You Choose What Books to Read Next?

It’s Day 10 of  the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge, started up by Good Books and Good Wine.   How Rose Chooses What to Read Next: I find that choosing what to read next is sooooo difficult because I have so many books I want to read and never enough time. In fact, Julie has this problem as well. click here and jump to the comments section; I calculated how long it would take Julie to read every book currently on her TBR list. It wasn’t pretty and required surgical removal of her “buy now with one click” finger.  I choose what books to read… Read more »

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Jul 16
15 Day Book Blogger Challenge,Day 9- Why Blog About Books?

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge,Day 9- Why Blog About Books?

It’s Day 9 of  the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge, started up by Good Books and Good Wine.   Why Rose Blogs About Books: People blog about other things? Just kidding.  I love books. I think about books all the time. I am either reading, listening, trying to write or day dreaming about a book every waking moment of my life.  I really do not understand how people do NOT like books.  It all started when I first read The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons.  I was sooooo caught up in Tatiana and Alexander’s story, that I just couldn’t let them go! They weren’t just characters. It… Read more »

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Jul 15
15 Day Book Blogger Challenge,Day 8- Blog Appeal

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge,Day 8- Blog Appeal

It’s Day 8 of  the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge, started up by Good Books and Good Wine.   What Appeals to Rose on Blogs: Clean, Crisp Layout. Good information. Ultimately this is what will keep readership! I really like memes. I think they are fun, so I like when a blog has a separate menu or page for the memes. I love looking at the background different book bloggers use for their wallpaper and border. I like to try to identify the books in the pics. And yes, if you were wondering, the wallpaper on our blog is an actual book shelf in my… Read more »

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