Monday, March 28, 2011

Gena Showalters new book

Hi Everyone, Gena Showalter has a new book coming out. If you go to her page, she has a contest going on. The more visits you have (to your sites), the better chance you have at winning a kindle. Please check out my site. Good luck everyone! -Jessica

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Moira RogersWilder's Mate Kindle Contest

Hi Everyone! I'm going to give this a shot and see if I can get this to work. I just copied and pasted it using the insert link. If you can give me pointers on how to fix it up, I'd appreciate it.

Moira Rogers is having a contest to promote her Wilder's Mate where you have a chance to win a Kindle. All you have to do is post/comment on this blog and/or the others listed here (click the here). Info can be found below. Join in the fun and good luck to everyone!

This post is part of Moira Rogers’ Wild Web Adventure Promo. For full rules and disclaimers, or to hold your own kindle contest, visit the contest post. Winners will be chosen during the first week of April.
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Want to win a brand new Wi-Fi Kindle 3? All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, and you can have your chance! For more chances to win, visit the main contest page. Every participating blog you visit gives you another chance to win!

This post is part of Moira Rogers’ Wild Web Adventure Promo. For full rules and disclaimers, or to hold your own kindle contest, visit the contest post. Winners will be chosen during the first week of April.


Friday, March 25, 2011

Bitten By Books RSVP for contest to win $100 gift card…-328-rsvp-here/

You can click on the site above or click on the banner/picture. I finally figured out how to make clicking on the banner/picture send you to a website. Now, if I can only remember that for the next time. LOL

Good Luck everyone!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

First attempt at a book review

Rhymes with Cupid by Anna Humphrey

Book Description copied from Amazon (tho it technically wouldn't let me past it):

Goodman's Gifts and Stationary Store

February 14th
Cashier: Elyse

3 boxes of heart shaped candies. . . $12.00
Chocolate is the only good thing about the nauseating holiday

4 containers of candy hearts. . . $5.00
Ever since my ex cheated on me, I've sworn off love. Too bad my new neighbor Patrick didn't get the memo.
1 Valentine's Day card. . . $4.50
I'm not interested. Although, he is pretty cute. And sweet. And funny.

1 singing Cupid doll (promotional item). . . $0.00
Stupid Cupid! Point your arrows someplace else. . .

Subtotal $21.50
It's going to be a complicated Valentine's Day.

My thoughts on it:
The two main characters: Elyse and Patrick.
Elyse meets Patrick one day at work and tries to set him up with her coworker-sappy-panda lover friend Dina who she is trying to help get over her boyfriend.
She soon finds out that Patrick is actually her next door neighbor that her mom has asked to help Elyse get better with driving (she's failed the test 3 times).
It's easy to see that Patrick is trying to get together with Elyse and not Dina. But Elyse is not interested in boys since her ex did the unthinkable.
Will Elyse come to a different conclusion in the end? Will Patrick move on?

It was a really good book. A typical YA romance. You've got the perfect guy and the perfect ending. First person point of view through Elyse's eyes. There were some points that I think could have been better developed and felt that they were just thrown in (her mother- work and coworker). But it is a book that I would recommend, really enjoyable and a holiday read (for those who like to read some holiday books around the holiday times). I really came to love Patrick and Dina.

I would give it a 4 out of 5 stars.

So, that's my first book review. I'm posting it on my blog so that I can make changes to it. What's your input? Do I need to change anything? Did I do it wrong?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Do you give something up for Lent? Or do you do something extra?

I decided to give stuff up for Lent. Meaning, this year, I decided to give up more than one item. I gave up chocolates/sweets, fast food (going out to eat for lunch, frozen meals, etc.), AND the purchasing of books/ebooks, reading of ebooks, checking out of books/ebooks. The last one is so that I am trying to force myself into reading the thousands of books in my room that I have not read yet so that I can get rid of them.

I am also trying to do something extra. I try to check up on people, make positive comments to people, finish projects, etc.

So far I think that I'm doing pretty good. I'm missing pizza and some chocolates now and then but overall it's not as bad as I thought it would be.

What did you give up or doing extra? If you don't celebrate Lent, then what do you do instead?