Tuesday, November 30, 2010

#BIR2010 - The Countdown Begins!



It's almost time for Best I've Read 2010 to begin. Are you getting excited yet? You should be! The event starts next Monday the 6th and runs through the 14th. The BIR2010 official blog already has some great teaser giveaways posted as well as some really great posts so you can get to know the BIR2010 bloggers better. We'd love it if you stopped by and said hello. :-) 

Just to give you an idea how amazing BIR2010 is going to be, here is a little teaser of what you can expect here on BCM during those 9 days: 

  • Interviews with a minimum of 17 authors PLUS a live author chat to finish the whole event off with Jeri Smith-Ready;
  • 57 books being given away here on BCM alone - YES, I did say 57, not to mention swag and a chance to win YOUR NAME in a major sequel to a book;
Now, how about some names? 
  • Cassandra Clare;
  • Holly Cupala;
  • Kiersten White;
  • Ally Condie;
  • Angie Frazier;
  • Becca Fitzpatrick;
  • Kate Kaynak; and
  • Lisa McMann!! 
These are of course, just to name a few of the great authors we'll be featuring during the event. We cannot WAIT to get started! 
What are you most excited about? 

Wanna learn more? Check out the official BIR2010 site HERE and be sure to follow us on Twitter using the hashtag #BIR2010 

And be sure to enter if you haven't already in the 3 teaser giveaways that are already happening at the official site. See you there!

Teaser Tuesday


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My teaser this week is from Out of the Transylvania Night by: Aura Imbarus

"October nights in L.A. with thousands of sparkling lights, the freeways beaded with long lines of red and white car lights, yellow streetlamps, the colorful neon... the vibes– this city gave me goose bumps. I loved L.A." (page 209)

Interview with David H. Burton, Author of Scourge


A great part of the Books Complete Me fun includes author interviews. I was delighted to have the opportunity to interview David H. Burton, author of Scourge. Check out what David had to say!

BCM:
Share with us a few things about yourself.


DHB:
Well, I was born in Windsor, Ontario (just across the river from Detroit) to parents who encouraged me to read from a very young age, thankfully!! :)
I graduated from the University of Toronto with a major in Biology and a minor in Classical Civilization. I currently work a full-time job for one of the big banks here in Canada in the information technology world. And I actually love my job. It's a lot of fun! I currently live near Toronto with my same-sex partner and our three boys (we adopted three brothers almost three years ago). And we have one basset hound that keeps us all humble. :)

BCM:
What books make your top 5 list?


DHB:
In no particular order,
John Wyndham - The Chrysalids J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series Jose Saramago - Blindness J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series

BCM: If you were a fictional character in any book, who would you be and why?

DHB: Gandalf! Who wouldn't want to be an old wizard that travels!

BCM:
What inspired you to write Scourge?


DHB:
I originally wrote Scourge from Rudy's perspective (Grim's sister). It was a very different book then and she had only one sibling. I'm not sure what inspired me to write it in the first place, but I can tell you what inspired me to change it - our boys. The first thing I wanted to change was the dynamics of the characters. Our boys offered me a wealth of experience to draw from. I also noticed that, as a parent, there don't seem to be enough boy books out there. So that's what I decided to aim for.


BCM:
Can you share with us a favorite quote or scene from Scourge?


DHB:
Near the beginning of the book you meet Grim's little sister Ellen. Here's a quick quote.
“Hi, Ellen.” Ellen smiled a toothy grin. At the age of six, she still had all her baby teeth. She held up the doll. Its head had been ripped off; and not cleanly at that. Grim rolled his eyes. Ellen was the other female sibling in the house, and the closest thing to a serial killer among the lot.

BCM:
Will we see more of Grim in the future? If so, can you give us a hint of what is to come?


DHB:
There will be a lot of more of Grim! Scourge is the first book in the series. The next book is tentatively titled Circus Quirkus. I'm not sure I can give more than that at this point without giving too much away though. :)


BCM:
What other works do you have in progress? What should we be on the lookout for?


DHB: I have another novel I released earlier this year that's NOT for children. It's called The Second Coming for those adults that are interested. From a children's perspective, I have another book I'm working on and publicly posting the chapters on my web site as I write them - unedited. It's called Billy Bones: Beyond the Grave. It's basically about a boy who's dead and his adventures in the Afterlife. :)

BCM:
Thanks, David!

DHB: Thanks so much for taking the time to interview me!! I really appreciate it!! Check out the review of Scourge!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Review: Scourge by: David H. Burton

Review: Scourge by: David H. Burton
Genre: Middle Grades (ages 9-12) Fantasy, Steampunk
Publisher: David H. Burton
Release Date: November 29, 2010


The Story: (from Goodreads) Two dads, five siblings, and goggles! Grim Doyle has always known his life was not exactly "normal", and things gets even more curious when he discovers a set of stones that sweep him and his family to the fantasy, steampunk world of Verne - a place they had escaped from years ago. Now that they've returned, Grim and his siblings hide from the evil Lord Victor and his minions. And while learning about Jinns, Mystics, and the power of absinth they try to discover who is trying to kill them with the deadly Scourge.



My Review: Typically, I'm not the BCM team member who reviews middle grades books; however, when I read the synopsis of this book, I was instantly intrigued. That little spark of interest was very well rewarded!

Young Grim Dolye has a rather sullen life. He has no friends to speak of, he lives in a home with his siblings, two dads, and his aunt. One day, while hiding from his domineering aunt, he accidentally discovers an alternate universe called Verne. He soon discovers that Verne is actually his home, and that he, his dads, aunt, and siblings had escaped years before. The time has come to return but the circumstances are rather dire.


Grim has a few adventures and misadventures in the world of Verne, but it is not long before there is great danger. People are getting sick, including some of his family members. First, it is necessary to discover what this mysterious illness is; then it is up to Grim to find the cure before he loses his family to the disease. Will he be able to find the answers in time?

I found this book to be immensely fun to read. I usually become bored with books written for this age group, but this one was an awesome read. I found myself laughing; and, more often than not, I was biting my nails as I raced through the pages to find out what would happen next. Another aspect that I love about the book is the non-traditional family. I, for one, come from a family that is far from traditional, and I was delighted to see the particular family unit that Burton created in Scourge.


I felt that an alternate universe operated by absinth was rather amusing (not to mention some well-placed references within the story that had me nearly rolling in the floor with laughter). I found Burton's ever so-slightly dark-edged humor entertaining; and, I felt that Scourge was a great diversion from the norm. I recommend this for anyone who loves to read a good adventure!

Check out the book trailer here and return tomorrow to read an interview with David H. Burton!

My Rating:


It's Monday! What are you reading?



It's Monday! What are you reading?


This great meme is hosted by One Persons Journey Through a World of Books. Each week will share with you the books we are reading, just finished reading and those books we are planning to read this week.


Currently Reading:

Big Girl Small (ARC) by: Rachel DeWoskin
Richard Nixon: The Shaping of His Character by: Fawn M. Brodie
Out of the Transylvania Night by: Aura Imbarus


Just Finished Reading:

Drew in Blue by: J.M. Kelley
Velvet Glove by: Emma Holly
Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Negro Slavery
by: Robert Fogel and Stanley Engerman


Planning to Read:

Heavenly by: Jennifer Laurens
Marley & Me by John Grogan
Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling (time to revisit!)
Founding Mothers and Fathers: Gendered Power and the
Forming of American Society
by: Mary Beth Norton
That Nobel Dream: The "Objectivity Question" and the American
Historical Profession
by: Peter Novick


Please share with us what you are currently reading in a comment. We'd love to check out your blog. :-)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

IMM Take 19

All of us here at BCM are so excited to be a part of the awesome list of blogs who participate in the "In My Mailbox" meme. In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren so make sure you check out her book blog for a list of many of the blogs participating. She also has some helpful information on how to participate on your own blog. Click HERE to find out more.


This is a weekly meme where we will post any books (and other things) that we have received in the mail, bought, loaned from the library, etc. It's not limited to just books. It can be anything we have just gotten and are excited about.

So this week we are excited about the following:

Nicole purchased:

Tempted by PC Cast and Kristin Cast




Julie received:

As a gift:
Heavenly by Jennifer Laurens



From Authors/Publishers:

Big Girl Small (ARC) by Rachel DeWoskin
Expectations (ARC) by Liz Borino
Monogamy Sucks by George Pappas Believe: Christmas Anthology 2010 by Turquoise Mountain Publishers' Authors
Rescue Me by Jennifer Johnson
Black and Blue by Renee DeMarcus
Unlawful Hearts Suzi Goode
The Most Intimate Wish F.L. Bicknell


Cindy received from publishers:

Big Girl Small (ARC) by Rachel DeWoskin
The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan
Kendra received:

Crave by: J.R. Ward
Delirium by: Lauren Oliver



Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving


From:

The Books Complete Me Team

Cindy, Nicole, Sasha, Kendra, & Julie

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Review: Drew in Blue by: J.M. Kelley


Review: Drew in Blue by: J.M. Kelley
Release Date: December 1, 2010
Publisher: LazyDay Publishing
Genre: Adult Fiction

The Story: (From Kelley's website) Drew Doyle’s done a lot of stupid things in his life, but the biggest mistake by far was not paying attention to that 2% failure rate listed on the back of the condom box.

Drew In Blue is the story of a thirty-six year old loner unexpectedly saddled with the task of raising a baby while trying to sort out his mess of a life. Problem is, he just keeps making things worse for himself. It’s a running theme in Drew’s life, considering he never does anything the easy way. The River’s View, Pennsylvania gossip mill is watching each misstep as Drew juggles a price-gouging babysitter, a major case of artist’s block, and a best friend with an opinion to share on every bungled choice he makes.

Drew’s love life isn’t faring much better. Despite a long history of relationships that never really get off the ground, he falls head over heels for someone new, hoping that she might be the one to end his romantic bad luck streak. After a few abysmally bad false starts, things finally start looking up for Drew. That is, until he finds out (the hard way, naturally) that this new love interest isn’t the one for him after all. Turns out, it’s actually lifelong pal, and high school girlfriend, Kristina Moser.

Drew’s feelings for Kris intensify as he witnesses her growing bond with his son, and he finally realizes where he belongs. Now all he has to do is convince Kris he’s right… and she’s just not buying it.

My Review: Drew was not ready to be a father. With issues from his own childhood to deal with, an artistic career on hold, and relationships that never go quite the way he hopes, Drew's life is simply chaotic, and adding a child to the mix was not what he wanted.

But as Drew spends time with his son and watches the growing bond between Nick (his son) and Kris (his best friend for over twenty years) he tries to figure out where his life headed and what to do about various relationships. Drew's life is a study in Murphy's Law, but will he eventually get what he really wants, a family of his own?

I enjoyed this book. I know this was a work of fiction, but I could have easily been reading an excerpt from someone's life story, the characters are that real. There were times I laughed out loud at Drew and Nick's antics, but there were also moments that brought tears to my eyes as Drew dealt with being a new parent and with the demons from his past. Drew in Blue is both heartwarming and funny. If you want to read a touching story filled with laughable moments, I recommend this book to you.

My Rating:



Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Teaser Tuesday


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My teaser is from Big Girl Small (ARC) by: Rachel DeWoskin

"I wish I had paid closer attention, watched more, read my parents' Joy of Sex more carefully. I mean, I had read it, but all it had was pictures of skinny, hairy guy climbing all over a hairy girl like they were missing links trying to create the next human in the chain." (page 148)

Review: Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler

Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler
Release Date: December 1, 2010
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: YA

The Story: Things in Delilah Hannaford's life have a tendency to fall apart.


She used to be a good student, but she can't seem to keep it together anymore. Her "boyfriend" isn't much of a boyfriend. And her mother refuses to discuss the fight that divided their family eight years ago. Falling apart, it seems, is a Hannaford tradition.

Over a summer of new friendships, unexpected romance, and moments that test the complex bonds between mothers and daughters, Delilah must face her family's painful past. Can even her most shattered relationships be pieced together again?



My Review: Delilah Hannaford is a teenage girl struggling with what you could say are pretty normal issues for a girl her age. She is the only daughter to a work-a-holic mother, who is determined to be a successful businesswoman no matter what it costs her. She has the non-boyfriend (aka: friend with benefits) and her grades are less than desirable. Delilah gets caught shoplifting and then subsequently sneaking back into the house all right before learning her grandmother - that she hasn't spoken to in 8 years - has passed away. After a night of packing, Delilah finds herself in the car with her ever professional mother for the drive to Vermont, where they'll spend the summer.

Delilah and her mother don't exactly see eye-to-eye and the same can be said for her mother's relationship with her aunt Rachel. There are some deep-seeded issues with this family and Delilah is determined to find out what happened so many years ago.

I loved the tone of every character in this book. Their personalities rang true with everything they said and did. The fights were heartbreaking but it was the moments of hope, those few seconds with the characters where you could see the rays of light breaking through that really touched me.

You would normally expect a guy to be the only one to get through to the troubled girl. In this case there was the caring and totally romantic Patrick (better known as "little Ricky") from Delilah's childhood,  but he was by no means the only person that gave Delilah strength. Her aunt Rachel and even her emotionally distant mother really brought a great level of sincerity to the story.

As Delilah digs for answers to the past she learns that it's not just the past that needs fixing. She needs to fix herself as well. I loved this book. It is a touching story of love, loss and family that left me thinking about the characters long after finishing the book. I highly recommend it!

My Rating






 

Monday, November 22, 2010

It's Monday! What are you reading?


It's Monday! What are you reading?


This great meme is hosted by One Persons Journey Through a World of Books. Each week will share with you the books we are reading, just finished reading and those books we are planning to read this week.


Currently reading:

  • The Healing Spell by Kimberley Griffiths Little
Just Finished Reading:

  • Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler
  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Planning to Read:


  • Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel (Rebecca is a BIR2010 author!)
  • Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer
  • Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton


Please share with us what you are currently reading in a comment. We'd love to check out your blog. :-)

Crash Into Me WINNER!


The winner of Crash Into Me by Albert Borris is.....

Alexa!!

Congratulations Alexa!!  I have sent you an email and will have your book in the mail today. :-)

Thank you so much to everyone who entered and HUGE thank you to Albert for donating the book and for the great interview!


Sunday, November 21, 2010

IMM - Take 18

All of us here at BCM are so excited to be a part of the awesome list of blogs who participate in the "In My Mailbox" meme. In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren so make sure you check out her book blog for a list of many of the blogs participating. She also has some helpful information on how to participate on your own blog. Click HERE to find out more.




This is a weekly meme where we will post any books (and other things) that we have received in the mail, bought, loaned from the library, etc. It's not limited to just books. It can be anything we have just gotten and are excited about.


So this week we are excited about the following:


Julie received for Review from authors/publishers:


  • Drew in Blue by J.M. Kelley

Nicole Received via Purchase:




  • Haunted by P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast
  • Untamed by P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast
  • Night Star by Alyson Noel

Kendra Received for Review from publishers:



  • Cryer's Cross (ARC) by Lisa McMann

From Publishers for BIR2010 Giveaways:


  •  Bad to the Bone by Jeri Smith-Ready (several copies!)
I received for Review from Publishers/Authors/Publicists:


  • The Secret Society of the Pink Crystal Ball by Risa Green

So what did you get in your mailbox this week? Please leave us a comment with your link. We'd love to see it!

Also, if you haven't yet heard about Best I've Read 2010 - check out the official site HERE!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

2011 Debut Author Challenge!

I am so excited to be participating in the 2011 Debut Author Challenge that is hosted by The Story Siren. I read so much about this over the past few months and decided this year I'm going to join in on all the fun.


The goal is to read AT LEAST 12 young adult (YA) or middle grade (MG) books from authors that are debuting in 2011. I can totally do this and can't wait to get started!

As always, Kristie makes blogging more fun, so if you haven't already checked out her blog (who hasn't?) then you should do so now!

Here is the list of the first 12 books I'm hoping to read for the challenge (not including the many more I hope to add to this list!):

  1. Angelfire by Courtney Moulton
  2. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
  3. Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton (I already have this one - now I just need to be patient for January to roll around!)
  4. Clarity by Kim Harrington
  5. Flawless by Lara Chapman
  6. Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
  7. Divergent  by Veronnica Roth
  8. Die for Me by Amy Plum
  9. I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  10. Blood Magic by Tessa Graton
  11. Wither by Lauren DeStefano
  12. Like Mandarin by Kristen Hubbard

If you'd like to join in all on the debut author fun - just click HERE. Happy Reading!

Review: The Cool Woman By: John Aubrey Anderson


Review: The Cool Woman
by: John Aubrey Anderson
Genre: Military Fiction
Publisher: Fidelis Books
Release Date: July 1, 2010

The Story: (From Goodreads) Bill Mann, a pilot who sought to make aerial combat his guiding star, is already lost whether he knows it or not. Although he’s at the top of his Air Force class and married to a beautiful woman, his life is centered on drinking and partying—perhaps a way to escape a haunting memory. As a ten-year-old, Bill killed the two white men who beat his black mother to death.

In 1972, Mann is in Vietnam, flying his aircraft, The Cool Woman, in combat environs that have been called the most hazardous in air warfare history. He remains confident and considers himself "the envied of the envied" until the moment his beautiful wife says she wants a divorce, and the downward spiral of Mann’s life and his survival odds begins.

My Review: Typically, I really enjoy reading a story that is outside my "norm" of books to read. When I read the synopsis of The Cool Woman, I was intrigued. As a history nut, I often find Vietnam stories interesting, though I don't read them often. John Aubrey Anderson brings his years of military experience to the table when he wrote this book.

The Cool Woman is a fairly interesting book to read. The book contains a lot of military jargon which can get confusing; however, Anderson included a glossary of terms at the end which was very helpful. The historian in me felt that including all of the military talk added to the believability of the story; but the reader in me was often frustrated with the terms. On occasion, I felt like I missed something in the story.

I think what really fascinated me about this story was the authors ability to write a war story that to which both men and women can relate. It is easy to relate to and sympathize with the characters. John Aubrey Anderson's The Cool Woman holds a unique appeal as a war story. If you are looking for something outside of the young adult genre, or if you like reading military history, I would recommend that you read The Cool Woman.


My Rating:

Friday, November 19, 2010

Review: Seduction in Memory Grove Series By: Melissa Ecker


Seduction in Memory Grove Series
(3 Novellas)
By: Melissa Ecker
Genre: Erotica
Publisher: LazyDay Publishing
Release Date: December 1, 2010





Pull the Trigger


The Story: Rebecca Harper is making a clean break. The ink is dry on her divorce decree and her dream job has finally come to fruition. In two weeks, she will be on a plane to St. Louis. All her plans are set until sexy cop Justin Cain, her former high school crush, asks her to dinner.

This one night out instigates a roller coaster ride of hot sex, serious soul searching and heart breaking decisions. Will Rebecca leave Justin behind to follow her dreams? Or will his love be enough to keep her in Memory Grove?









Mount Up


The Story: Dr. Natalie Shea doesn't want to be attracted to the rugged but affable cowboy who ends up under her care after a rodeo injury. But when a second fateful accident has their paths crossing again, there is no denying the synergy, both in and out of the bedroom.

Luke Reilly is everything she never expected. He's captured her body, but her heart won't be won that easily. Can Luke break down the walls built by a childhood tragedy and set Natalie free to love him forever? Or will she walk away from him and Memory Grove without looking back?






Feed the Fire



The Story: After eight years, Olivia Andrews returns to Memory Grove for her best friend's wedding. She has no intention of becoming involved with sexy fireman, Cade Reilly, but once she finds herself in his bed, there is no turning back.

Their casual affair is suddenly complicated when an unexpected visitor shows up on Cade's doorstep and the demons that Olivia left behind come calling. Will their new found love overcome the obstacles created by their yesterdays or will those revelations drive a wedge between them forever?





My Review: This review is a little different; books are usually reviewed individually, but I decided these novellas were suited for a collective review. All three novellas will be released at the same time, so it simply made sense to put them together.

Each novella in this series has characters that are very believable, which I like. It was easy to relate to the heroines of the stories; and the heroes were extremely...hot! I loved the story lines; however, I felt a little cheated by the brevity of the stories. The struggles that each character faced were believable, but the resolutions were a little to quick to be believable (which I have found to be a common problem with novellas). I would have liked to see the characters develop a little more. I felt like they made a leap from disaster to "happy ending" a little faster than was believable.

All in all, though, I liked these books. I found the writing to be delightful to read and each is quite steamy. The series can easily be described in three words: hot, Hot, HOT! I hope to read more from Melissa Ecker; and hopefully the works will be a little longer! If you are looking for a quick, steamy read, I definitely recommend reading the Seduction in Memory Grove Series.



My Rating:

Follow My Book Blog Friday (#2)



Follow My Book Blog Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee's View. If you'd like to join in on the fun, be sure to check out her blog!

This week's question is:

How long have you been book blogging?

BCM has been book blogging for 8 months. We originally started on Wordpress but moved over to Blogger in June. :-)

How abouty you? How long have you been book blogging?

If you are new here this week, please post and let us know so we can check out your blog too. Happy Friday!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Review: Where the Truth Lies


Where the Truth Lies by Jessica Warman
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: October 2010
The Story: (from the back cover) On the surface, Emily Meckler leads the perfect life. She has three best friends, two loving parents, and the ideal setup at the Connecticut prep school where her father is the headmaster. But below the surface, Emily is suffering from devastating nightmares about either fire or water, and nobody knows why. When the enigmatic Del Sugar enters her life, Emily is immediately swept away, but her passionate relationship with Del is just the first of many things that aren't quite what they seem in Emily's life.
My Review: I was immediately captivated by this story. Jessica Warman's writing style is fluid and very easy to follow. I felt the characters were very believable and could've been people I know. I absolutely adored Emily's friend Renee. The child of a very rich, drug addicted Hollywood figure, she turned out to have more compassion and understanding than most people. Emily's seemingly "perfect" family turns out to be as imperfect as the rest of us. Turns out they have hidden huge events from Emily which all begin to unravel throughout the book. You will find yourself reading faster and faster. All in all a very compelling read. I highly recommend it for teens and adults alike.

My Rating:

Teaser Tuesday


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. To join in, just do the following:



•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
 
My teaser is from Delirium by Lauren Oliver:
 


"Maybe it was the race, or beating him to the buoys, or the fact that he didn't criticize me or my family when I told him about my mother, but in that moment the giddiness and happiness is still flowing strong and I feel like I could tell Alex anything, ask him anything. So I say, "Can I tell you a secret?" " pg. 162

Monday, November 15, 2010

It's Monday! What are you reading?



It's Monday! What are you reading?



This great meme is hosted by One Persons Journey through a world of Books. Each week will share with you the books we are reading, just finished reading and those books we are planning to read this week.

DISCLAIMER:  My list of to-be-read books has slowed to a crawl since BIR2010 has essentially taken over my life. I'm hoping I can dig back in and get some much needed reading done later this week but until then, not much has changed since last week. Bear with me. It'll be worth it!

Currently reading:


  • Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler
  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Just Finished Reading:

• Crash Into Me by Albert Borris


Planning to Read:


•Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel (Rebecca is a BIR2010 author!)
•Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer
•Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton


Please share with us what you are currently reading in a comment. We'd love to check out your blog. :-)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

IMM (Take 17)

All of us here at BCM are so excited to be a part of the awesome list of blogs who participate in the "In My Mailbox" meme. In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren so make sure you check out her book blog for a list of many of the blogs participating. She also has some helpful information on how to participate on your own blog. Click HERE to find out more.

This is a weekly meme where we will post any books (and other things) that we have received in the mail, bought, loaned from the library, etc. It's not limited to just books. It can be anything we have just gotten and are excited about.

So this week we are excited about the following: 



Nicole purchased: 






Marked, Betrayed & Chosen by P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast


Kendra received from the library: 







Deeper Than the Dead by Tami Hoag




From publishers: 






A Rush of Wings and Beneath the Sky by Adrian Phoenix 



Julie received as gifts (Happy Birthday Julie!): 



 
Highland Rebel by Tess Mallory
Hidden Moon by Lori Handeland
Marley & Me by John Grogan

From Authors:

 
Scourge by David H. Burton
The Second Coming by David H. Burton
Pull the Trigger by Melissa Ecker
Mount Up by Melissa Ecker
Feed the Fire by Melissa Ecker

Cindy Received from blog tours: 


Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler
The Healing Spell by Kimberley Griffiths Little 


From Publishers for giveaways - For BIR2010 (see button at the top of the page!): 





Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
Ellen Hopkins Swag
Cassandra Clare SIGNED Swag

If you'd like to learn more about Best I've Read 2010 (BIR2010) - click HERE.

What did you get in your mailbox this week? Please leave us a link. We'd love to check out your post! :-)

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