Tag: reading

Ebook Deals for June

Posted June 7, 2011 by Jen in
Ebook Deals for June

Dear Readers… I want to share with you some SPECTACULAR eBook deals from SOURCEBOOK going on during June.  Look for the deals wherever Sourcebook eBooks are sold, but please be patient if pages aren’t uploaded immediately on June 7, as it does take their eBook retail partners a little bit of time to update/upload their information. Also—do […]

A Visit to Lori Foster’s..

Posted June 6, 2011 by Jen in
A Visit to Lori Foster’s (not so little) Event

Dear readers. NO… Unfortunately I did NOT attend the marvelous gathering that Ms. Lori Foster throws every spring. However, my dear friend, Nima (short for Nissan Mama) did attend the public signing. Being the amazing friend that she is, she wrote up this wonderful post and took some photos so that we could share the […]

Bittersweet Mother’s Day

Posted May 16, 2011 by Jen in
Bittersweet Mother’s Day

Twimom is on vacation and she has insanely left me holding the fort, so to speak. At first I must say I was really nervous and hoping there were plenty of books we’ve reviewed so I wouldn’t have much work. I’ve had a lot on my plate (like most of us working moms)…my little bio […]

Going on Vacation!

Posted May 13, 2011 by Jen in
Going on Vacation!

Hey Readers… I’ve got some great (for me) news… I’m going on vacation! And not just any vacation… My husband and I are leaving the kids home and traveling to Australia for 12 days – well 10 days in Australia and 2 days for travel. We will be visiting my cousin and fiance in Melbourne […]

What Makes a Story a 5-Star Bo..

Posted May 10, 2011 by Jen in Reviews
What Makes a Story a 5-Star Book?

Earlier today, I sent my friends/blogging partners a copy of an upcoming review. At the end, I noted it would either be a 4.5- or 5-Star rating. Una replied back and asked me  What is making you, if you can tell me without spoiling the novel, shift between 5 and 4.5? That got me thinking […]

Year in Review – 2010

Posted December 29, 2010 by Jen in Year in Review
Year in Review – 2010

Welcome to the end of another year. This is my first year blogging, and it was interesting to see how my book list panned out. I read fewer books in 2010 than 2009, but that is understandable now that I’m writing reviews, completing author interviews, blog hopping and chatting with my gals (and guys) and […]

Guest Blog & Giveaway by A..

Posted November 15, 2010 by Jen in Author Guest Post, Giveaway, Guest Post
Guest Blog & Giveaway by Author Philippa Ballantine

Today I have the honor of hosting author Philippa Ballantine to That’s What I’m Talking About.  Philippa (aka Pip) is a fantasy writer hailing from Wellington, New Zealand. In the coming year she will have three books hitting the real and virtual shelves. The first of which a supernatural fantasy, Geist is available now from […]

Reading Book Series

Posted November 10, 2010 by Jen in
Reading Book Series

I’m going to put this out there… I LOVE READING SERIES! I always have.  Series are comforting for many reasons… They are familiar. Once you have read one book, you know the key players, the rules, and the world, and you get to return time and time again. They tend to have complex and engaging […]

Running on Empty?

Posted July 23, 2010 by Jen in
Running on Empty?

I feel like I’m in a book reading slump. Do you ever feel that way? It seems like it’s taking me longer to read each book I select. I used to read a book in 2-3 days, it’s now taking 5-10 days!  Also, I find that I’m not enjoying reading like I once was. Usually, […]

Summer Vacation Part 2

Posted July 9, 2010 by Jen in Giveaway
Summer Vacation Part 2

Checking in from Summer Vacation again…  We are 10 days into my 2 week trip to visit the folks. The extended family all left yesterday morning and it’s a bit quieter now. We’ve had great weather, lots of fun, and plenty to eat and drink. I am glad to have a little down time before […]

Summer Vacation

Posted July 1, 2010 by Jen in
Summer Vacation

Vacation. Ah, the good life. Checking in on day 2 of my annual family vacation. Just wanted to let you all get a glimpse of my view: Meanwhile, in between chasing the kiddos, waiting for the rest of the family to arrive, and preparations for the 4th of July celebrations, I am spending some time […]

Why I Love To Read

Posted June 22, 2010 by Jen in
Why I Love To Read

Today I’m guess blogging over at the wonderful Mama Kitty’s Reviews and talking about why I love to read. Stop by and say hello! Click the photo for link to MamaKitty’s blog.

What Does a Book Rating Mean t..

Posted June 14, 2010 by Jen in
What Does a Book Rating Mean to You?

Recently I read a post by Parajunkee in her Blogger 101 series that talked about writing a bad review. It brought up some great points. But it was this comment by author JA Saare that inspired my post: I can say that one of the worst things as an author is when you get a low rating […]

Meeting Lara Adrian – A ..

Posted June 1, 2010 by Jen in Giveaway
Meeting Lara Adrian – A Fangirl’s Experience

Welcome to Day 1 of my Lara Adrian/Midnight Breed Event and Giveaway…One of the first paranormal authors I read was Lara Adrian.  Her books came recommended to me from a group of friends I fondly refer to as my “guttermates.” At the time her fifth Midnight Breed book was released, so I was able to […]