Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thanksgiving by Janet Evanovich

Thanksgiving is part of twelve romances that Evanovich wrote in the late eighties and early nineties. Nine of them were published. They are being re-released. Thanksgiving is number six in the romance series.

I like the setting in the book. It takes place in Colonial Williamsburg. One of the characters, Meagan works there on weekends selling tickets. She also makes tea pots during the week. The other character Pat is a pediatrician who just moved to Williamsburg. They are brought together by a bunny and a baby.

What follows is a hilarious series of events that bring this couple closer together. For example, when they attempt to cook different foods for Thanksgiving dinner with burning results.

This book is a nice light romance. Evanovich has a nice touch of comedy in this book. It was a quick, easy read. A nice vacation book.

Happy reading

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Between eating and visiting family read a book.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Christmas Challenge

The rules are simple:
Read two books related to Christmas
Read them between November-December 2007
She will also have a drawing for prizes for those who have completed
there book choices.
Sponsor: Susan
I am participating in this challenge as well. It is my second challenge, but it will be my first to complete.
Book Choices:
  1. Home for the Holidays by Debbie Macomber (finished)
  2. Sugar Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke (finished)

Book shopping

I just got back from Borders and Salvation Army. Here is a list of books that I bought today.


  1. The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent By Esther and Jerry Hicks
  2. Sugar Cookie Murder By Joanne Fluke (The Borders cashier said it was a good read. We will see)
  3. Family Blessings By Fern Michaels

Salvation Army ( I did not think that they had a good selection today, but obviously I found some books)

  1. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende (50 cents)
  2. Dance Upon the Waters By Nora Roberts (50 cents)
  3. A Victorian Christmas By Various Authors (50 cents)
  4. A Regency Christmas by Various Authors (50 cents)
  5. The Wedding by Danielle Steele (50 cents)
  6. The Crimson Petal and the White By Michel Faber (1.00$)
  7. Mr Darwin's Shooter by Roger McDonald (1.00$)

50 cents for paperbacks and a dollar for hardcover.

Happy Book Hunting

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Self Conscious in Reading Choices.

As I look at other people blogs, I am beginning to feel self conscious in my reading choices. It seems that everyone is reading intellectual books not only for contest but for their own enjoyment. I read mostly light fiction. When I do the contest I want to have fun. I don't want to feel that I have to read a intellectual book for a contest. I would like to read what I like. If you look at my book shelf you will see a very eclectic taste. I have Harlequins, mysteries, history, historical fiction, science fiction, chick lit and many other genres. So don't be surprised if you see some of these books on my contest lists. I want to expand my horizons and read books that are on my shelf. So I hope that doing reading contest will accomplish both.

Now that my daycare center has finished their site visit for NAEYC (National Association for Education for Young Children) accreditation. We just have to wait for the results. And I am done with assessment and parent conferences, I can focus on deciding what reading contests I would like to do.
Happy Reading.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

My First Reading Challenge

My first reading challenge will be Decade Challenge 2008. I hope I will be able to complete this challenge. My 11 year old daughter is also going to participate as well . As we were going through the list we found some books appropriate for her.

The rules are simple:
1. Read a minimum of 8 books in 8 consecutive decades in ‘08.
2. Books published in the 2000’s do not count.
3. Titles may be cross-posted with any other challenge.
4. You may change your list at any time

sponsered by 3M

My Possible List

1870: The Mysterious Island By Jules Vernes

1880: Portrait of a Lady By Henry James

1890: Captains Courageous By Rudyard Kipling

1900: The Jungle By Upton Sinclair

1910: O Pioneers By Willa Cather

1920: A Passage To India By E.M. Forster

1930: Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitchell

1940: Methuselah's Children By Robert Heinlein

1950: Night By Elie Wiesel

1960: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich By Aleksadnr Salzhenitsyn

1970: The Chocolate War By Robert Ormer

1980: Light Penny Candle By Maeve Binchy

1990: The Doomsday Conspiracy by Sidney Sheldon

This is Subject to Change.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

The Children's Book Council: Children's Book Week

The Children's Book Council: Children's Book Week

What a wonderful way to share your love of reading with a child.

Some suggested activities from the website. Donates some books to a homeless shelter, children's hospital, or a daycare center. Read a book set in the city you live in and take a tour of the city, use the book as a guide. Read a book everyday to a child. Have the child answer questions about what you read. You can also have the child retell the story to you or have them draw a picture about the book and tell you about the picture. You can also send an email to family and friends telling them about Children's Book Week.

I will probable celebrate Children's Book Week by taking my girls to Borders and letting them buy two books; one to keep and one to donate to their schools.