Banned Books Week

Sep 29, 2008 by

September 17 to October 4 is Banned Books Week! From Bannedbooksweek.org: Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read! Banned Books Week is the only national celebration of the freedom to read. It was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than a thousand books have been challenged since 1982. The challenges have occurred in every state and in hundreds of communities. People challenge books that they say are too sexual or too violent. They object to profanity and slang, and protest against offensive portrayals of racial or religious groups–or positive portrayals of homosexuals. Their targets range from books that explore the latest problems to classic and beloved works of American literature. According to the American Library Association, more...

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I am a Survivor

Sep 28, 2008 by

This past Friday was a very emotional day for me, and I am not just talking about my reaction to the US government’s $700 billion bailout. *insert shrieks of terror here* There were two incredible posts on this day from Ana and Thea from The Book Smugglers and from Christine at the Happily Ever After blog that brought major tears to my eyes. The Book Smugglers had this wonderful interview with Lisa Kleypas posted. Lisa visited and was so incredibly gracious to respond to our comments, especially mine. For me this was a dream come true because she is one of my idols. Christine posted her thoughts about Lisa’s book, Blue Eyed Devil, and her reaction after reading the book. Her post was such an inspirational and passionate telling of about her own past...

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Some Video Fun- Ninja Cat!

Sep 28, 2008 by

Have you see Ninja Cat, the newest video sensation yet? No? Then you need to see this. I know I need a good chuckle and smile after the past few days I...

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A Thank You

Sep 26, 2008 by

To Ana, Thea and Christine. Just because… “In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” – Albert...

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A Wallflower Christmas **Power Puff Advanced Review** and Contest...

Sep 25, 2008 by

Usually when I see a holiday themed book, I turn the other way. I am not really into the holiday reads, and when I first heard that Lisa Kleypas had written one, I almost groaned. I know, I should be ashamed, because it is a Lisa Kleypas book after all! But when Bubbles and Buttercup from The Book Smugglers couldn’t stop raving about A Wallflower Christmas, I decided to give it a try, especially since it is Lisa Kleypas Appreciate Week over at The Book Smugglers. Ana asked if I wanted to do another team review with her since we have so much fun doing them together. How could I refuse? I am so glad I decided to read A Wallflower Christmas. Lisa has done it again, writing a superb romance with another to...

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Why Are the Sheep Left Out?

Sep 24, 2008 by

The past few weeks there has been a bit of zaniness over at Twitter, that community message board site that can give you hours of fun and help you procrastinate in ways you never thought possible. Jen B, C2, Holly and I came up with a wacky story about demon sheep who turn into hot ranch hands with the letter “H” in their names. Lhuke, Mhiller and Bhubba are the characters in this tale and we have seemed to take it one step further by adding amoebas to the plot. By now you are probably shaking your head wondering if we were drunk or high during these conversations. I know I wasn’t. ;D. But from these conversations, a thought came to my mind about shift-changing animals in literature. Once upon a time the only...

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Calling All C.L. Wilson Fans!

Sep 23, 2008 by

Did you know that C. L. Wilson is having a contest everyday this week at her blog to promote the release of King of Sword and Sky, that comes out a week from today? You have your chance to win Tairen Soul Collector Cards, autographed copies of her books and much, much more. Just stop by her blog each day till King of Sword and Sky is released and leave a comment on the daily post, and you will have a chance to win...

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Smooth Talking Stranger Cover And Lisa Kleypas Madness Planned!...

Sep 21, 2008 by

Both Ana and Thea from Book Smugglers are oh so awesome because they have posted the cover for Lisa Kleypas’s new contemporary that comes out next year! **Actually, this is the UK cover**Plus next week is Lisa Kleypas week, about all things Lisa on their blog. I am taking part in my obsession… er… respect for this author. Come Thursday I will be posting an advanced review of A Wallflower Christimas along with my fellow Power Puff girls. Plus, I will be giving a copy of this book away. And it all comes down to the interview and giveaway on Friday with Lisa that Ana and Thea have planned. I welcome you to join in on all the fun this week. It’s going to be a good one...

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