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Friday, September 16, 2011


I know - you've been waiting with baited breath for me to announce the winner, haven't you?

After removing the moderators (duh!) the entries are:
  1. The Happy Booker thanks Bibliophile Brouhaha for If I Stay by Gale Forman
  2. Tea Time with Marce thanks Peeking Between the Pages for Up from the Blue by Susan Henderson
  3. Misha @ My Love Affair with Books thanks Leeswammes Blog for The Bed I made by Lucie Whitehouse
  4. Hannah @ Snuggle Up & Read thanks to Jennie from Life is Short. Read Fast. for Sarah Dessen books
  5. ibeeeg @ Polishing Mud Balls thanks Logan of Rememorandom for The Name Of The Wind
  6. Julie @ Knitting & Sundries thanks Book R us for In Free Gall by Julie Zeh
  7. Julie @ Knitting & Sundries thanks The Thrifty THings for Last to Die by kate Brady
  8. Julie @ Knitting & Sundries thanks Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews for Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
  9. Julie @ Knitting & Sundries thanks There's a Book for Jumpstart the World by Catherine Ryane Hyde
  10. Tea Time with Marce thanks The Book Frog
  11. Short Story Slore Thanks The Book Lady for You Know When the Men Are Gone 
  12. Julie @ Knitting & Sundries thanks Mary at book Fan for Cariobou Island by David vann
  13. Julie @ Knitting & Sundries thanks P K Reeves at Aisle B for Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
  14. Tea Time with Marce thanks Natalie at Coffee and Book Chick
  15. Tea Time with Marce thanks Natalie again for Coffee and Fate
  16. Tea Time with Marce thanks Book Chick City, great series Dan Wells
  17. Julie @ K & S thanks Boookin With Bingo for Glorious by Bernice McFadden
  18. Dollycas@Dollycas Thoughts thank Maureen at Plotting It Out
  19. Dollycas@Dollycas's Thoughts Thanks Cmash Loves To Read
  20. Dollycas@Dollycas Thoughts Thanks Beth at The Crazy Life of a Bookoholic Mom

The winner of the $10 gift card to Amazon or BN is.....

Short Story Slore 
You Know When the Men Are Gone


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Challenge Update & Giveaway

August is almost over and all I can think is...

Where did my summer go?

Challenge Update

I personally agreed to review 13 books recommended to me by others however, being the challenge host I'm honestly trying to accomplish the 24. So far, I'm more than half done but it's not looking good. I've read 14 books that have been recommended by others. While I have managed to post 9 of those reviews with thanks you's I'm not completely finished the other 5. Plus, I still need to read 10 more. I'm working on it though.

Where are you? Are you reading and reviewing the books that were suggested by others? Did you remember to publicly thank them?

If you'd forgotten to recommend them in your post then edit your post! I'm going with the honor system here - don't do this just to win. The importance of this post is to recognize the importance others play in our chosen reading. Let's show those publishers that these ARCs and Reviews are absolutely worth their time and money!


I'm be giving away a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card to one of the people who have Read, Reviewed and Recognized a book that was suggested to them. All you need to do to enter is to enter a link to your review on our Recognize page.
* All of the entries since we started will be included.
* The giveaway ends on August 31st. I'll announce the winner in September.

Until then...

Get Reading!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Summer Update & Giveaway!!

Hey, Blogging Buddies!!

How is your summer going?

CMash, Julie & I are kicking it! We're lounging at the beach laying around doing nothing but looking at the hotties & eating bonbons!!

Here is an awesome postcard they had made in honor of us:

Just kidding! We've all actually be reading, reading, and reading trying to keep up with all of these challenges we've gotten ourselves into! :0
Personally I'm at 29! Oh, my, it sounds kind of bad when you say it like that...

So how, is the challenge going for each of you?

I'm a little behind. I've only read & reviewed (with Thank You's) 9 books so far this year. That means that the year is more than half over and I've not yet even finished half of the twenty four I promised. Ugh!!

Where are you? Are you reading & reviewing the books that were suggested by others? Did you remember to publicly thank them?

Well, just to spice things up, I'll be giving away a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to one of the people who have Read, Reviewed & Recognized a book that was suggested to them. All you need to do to enter is to enter a link to your review on our Recognize page.
* All of the entries since we started will be included.
* The giveaway ends on August 31st. I'll announce the winner in September.

Until then... Get Reading!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Are You Linky Users?

If so -- your linky is down, unless you found out about the change & managed to pay before it switched. Unfortunately, I managed to miss that headline so our linky is down until I have some time to actually review other comparable sites.

Thank you all for your patience!!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Do You Have a Recommendation?

Do you have that one book stuck in your head?

You know which book I mean...
The one you dream about.
The one that catches you wondering how they're doing until you remember that it was just a book.
The one that you just know you'll read again, even though you may not have given it a terrific rating when you first read it.

This isn't something I think about normally but I will say that Nora Robert's books are usually the ones that do this to me. For instance, I've read the Key trilogy several times and still I'll sometimes catch myself wondering if their business is still going well. Or thinking that I need to stop by and grab a book. It's not even real! but to me it just is.

Another one? Well, in one of the JD Robb books (I'm not telling which one) an entire family is murdered in their sleep. All except for one. She was spared because she had a friend spend the night and went down the back staircase to get a drink and the 'team' missed her. I frequently either wake up to check on my kids or to just walk around the house.

Which book catches you?

Friday, January 21, 2011

What have we done?

Good morning, Team!!

So how is everyone doing with this challenge?

This month I've read two books that have been suggested to me:
  1. I read A Christmas Carol, which was put on my son's reading list for school & he suggested demanded that I read it with him and his class.
  2. I was also recommended Here Lies Bridget by A Blog About Nothing. I had seen it on Netgalley but blew it off because it was a YA (which I generally don't enjoy) but after reading her review I decided to give it a go. That review won't be up for a few days but I thought I'd mention it.

So do you have any books that you'd like to read because someone has mentioned them?

Do you need help remembering them?

Enter them in the following linky:
Please, use this format to keep it straight:
Gina ~ Hott Books wants to read Blind Man's Alley

Link it to the review you read that made you want to read that book.

When you've finished your book, just let me know & I'll remove it from the list.

I hope this helps each of us keep our reviews straight!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Little, Small, Mini Challenge

I just realized something......DUH!!!only took me a couple of weeks for my brain to catch up. I suffer from those 2 dreaded diseases, C.R.S. and well most other people have senior moments but I have "senior days" lol. I have trouble remembering to do things for 1 blog and now my dahsboard is full and the three of us are trying to get into the same parking spot....only have parking permit. Where was I? Oh of my partners (can't remember which one) thought it would be fun if all the cohost had a "R" nickname. So I got right to work, even though very lame but thought Julie would be Rook as she owns a Nook, Gina has both a Nook and Kindle so she was Rindle and me, who has a Sony, was can stop laughing at me now and, if you have to,  run to the bathroom (because you are laughing so hard). So Self and I was thinking today, that this will be a mini challenge within the challenge,..What nicknames would you give us? Remember...the more comments the more chances of winning for a surprise giveaway so get those thinking caps on and let us know what you think. Can't wait to see what you think!!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

How About You?

I know, I know, I've been slacking! It just requires me much thought and contemplation before I start blogging. For some reason I need to stop and think before I start typing.

I'm already so off topic!

I love this Challenge but... well, it has occurred to me that I have no idea who has given me the recommendations for many of the books on my TBR list. Sure, I'm part of book clubs so they obviously recommended those, but beyond that? I've not a clue.

Cheryl uses a simple but effective post-it method that just won't work for me because... well, first of all, I have a TBR list of more than 1000 and second, I read ebooks and just don't have a large enough Nook to keep all of the post-it's I need.

So, I've come up with a method I believe will be effective. I use goodreads to generally track my TBR list of books I've not yet bought so I've just started adding the name of the person who recommended it to me. I also keep a spreadsheet of the books I own that and I've started adding the names of the wonderful people who send me the books or suggest books the books I add to my list from a galley site. I'm hoping this will work for me.

How are you planning to track your list?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Get Ready, Set, Go

Happy New Year Every One!!
Today is the official start of The Three Rs Challenge!!!  I am so excited!!!! And as Gina will tell you.."I'm easy" (no...not in that sense  lol) but what makes me happy.  I am hoping that we find some really great books, have discussions, recognize those bloggers that take the time to write the reviews, and recheck them them 2-4 times before publishing them ( you know...we all to it), have some laughs, form new friendships, get to know each other a little bit better and have some giveaways (just what you need....more books to shove into your already overflowing bookshelves).  So ...if you come across, in your travels around the blogosphere, and see a really great review, let the rest of us know, leave the blogger's link here (and it would be nice if you comment on that blogger's post that you are doing so) so that we can check it out, and when you read the book let us know what you think of it.  OK enough of my to search....ttys!!!