Saturday, July 31, 2010

Book Giveaways in Blogworld (07-31-10 edition)

    Note: A reminder that you are free to email me about any giveaways that you are having, if you want me to blog them, and I'll be happy to try to post them even if I am not entering them. Just include a link to the giveaway, what you are giving away, how many copies are being given away, and the deadline in order to assure being included. Email me at nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com.

    Here is a list of some giveaways going on in Blogworld*. Please note that new giveaways that were added this week are indented in Blockquotes:

    All About {n} is giving away 3 copies of April & Oliver. Deadline is July 31. US/Canada only.

    Library Girl Reads is giving away $70 to CSN Stores. Deadline is July 31. US/Canada only.

    Giveaways and More is giving away 3 sets of six books each of Rita Awards Nominees. Deadline is July 31. US/Canada only.

    The Fiction Enthusiast is giving away 5 copies of Barely a Lady. Deadline is July 31. US/Canada only.

    Wicked Good Books is giving away a copy of Twenty Boy Summer in celebration for her 1st blogiversary! Deadline is July 31. US/Canada only.

    The Eclectic Reader is giving away your choice of four books. Deadline is July 31. International!

    Reading with Tequila is giving away up to 4 gently read books. Deadline is July 31. US only.

    Queen of Happy Endings is giving away your choice of three books. Deadline is July 31. International!

    Readaholic is giving away 3 copies of April & Oliver. Deadline is July 31. US/Canada only.

    Alison's Book Marks is giving away a copy of Linger. Deadline is July 31. US/Canada only.

    Bookin' with Bingo is giving away a copy of The Search. Deadline is July 31. US only.

    A Journey of Books is giving away 5 copies of Barely a Lady. Deadline is August 1. US/Canada only.

    Crazy for Books is giving away 3 copies of Hidden Wives. Deadline is August 1. International!

    At Home with Books is giving away a copy of How to Be an American Housewife. Deadline is August 1. US/Canada only.

    Over the Edge Book Reviews is giving away 2 copies of White Heat. Deadline is August 1.

    Lori's Reading Corner is giving away 2 copies of The Breaking of Eggs. Deadline is August 2. US/Canada only.

    Crazy for Books is giving away Never Wave Goodbye. Deadline is August 2. US/Canada only.

    Ellz Readz is giving 2 winners their choice of a book from the Book Depository. Deadline is August 2. International!

    The Fiction Enthusiast is giving away Infinite Days. Deadline is August 3. US/Canada only.

    Jo-Jo Loves to Read is giving away up to 3 copies of an audiobook of Backseat Saints. Dealine is August 6. US/Canada only.

    Butterfly Book Reviews is giving away a copy of Linger. Deadline is August 6. US/Canada only.

    So Many Precious Books, So Little Time is giving away up to 3 copies of Fit for Life. Deadline is August 6. US/Canada only.

    Mindful Musings is giving away a copy of The Fiddler's Gun. Deadline is August 6. US only.

    Lori's Reading Corner is giving away 2 copies of The Blind Contessa's New Machine. Deadline is August 6. US/Canada only.

    Crazy for Books is giving away 2 copies of The Blind Contessa's New Machine. Deadline is August 6. US/Canada only.

    Go Yay! is giving away 3 copies of Fit for Life. Deadline is August 6. US/Canada only.

    He Followed Me Home is giving away a $25 Visa card and a copy of The Iron King. Deadline is August 7. US/Canada only.

    All About {n} is giving away 3 copies of Follow Me. Deadline is August 8. US/Canada only.

    Pure Imagination is giving away 4 books in a summer celebration. Deadline is August 8. International!

    Peeking Between the Pages is giving away a 5 book collection from Hatchette Book Group! Deadline is August 8. US/Canada only.

    Chick with Books is giving away a copy of The Disappearing Spoon. Deadline is August 8. US/Canada only.

    Lori's Reading Corner is giving away 4 copies of The Jewel of St. Petersburg. Deadline is August 9. US only.

    Crazy for Books is giving away 4 copies of The Jewel of St. Petersburg. Deadline is August 9. US only.
    Lori's Reading Corner is giving 2 winners a choice of book from a list in honor of Penguin's 75th Anniversary! Deadline is August 10. US/Canada only.

    Readaholic is giving away 2 copies of And One Last Thing. Deadline is August 10. US only.

    Readaholic is giving away 3 copies of The Jewel of St. Petersburg. Deadline is August 11. US/Canada only.

    A Musing Reviews is giving away 2 copies of The Link. Deadline is August 11. US/Canada only.
    Just Jennifer Reading is giving away 2 copies of The Disappearing Spoon. Deadline is August 11. US/Canada only.

    Just Jennifer Reading is giving away 3 copies of Queen Pin. Deadline is August 11. US/Canada only.

    Books R Us is giving away a copy of Blind Hope. Deadline is August 11.

    Bookin' with Bingo is giving away 2 copies of The Disappearing Spoon. Deadline is August 11. US/Canada only.

    Just Jennifer Reading is giving away 3 copies of the audiobook Backseat Saints. Deadline is August 11. US/Canada only.

    Bookin' with Bingo is giving away a 5 book collection from Hachette Book Group! Deadline is August 12. US/Canada only.

    Bookin' with Bingo is giving away Ghost Shadow. Deadline is August 12. US only.
    Crazy for Books is giving away a book in honor of Penguin's 75th Anniversary. Deadline is August 13. US/Canada only.

    Readaholic is giving away 3 copies of Follow Me. Deadline is August 13. US/Canada only.
    Bookin' with Bingo is giving away all three books included in the latest The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest trilogy. Deadline is August 15. US only.

    At Home with Books is giving away 3 copies of Fit for Life. Deadline is August 15. US/Canada only.
    Books R Us is giving away a copy of Her Fearful Symmetry. Deadline is August 15. US/Canada only.
    A Musing Reviews is giving away 2 copies of And One Last Thing. Deadline is August 16.

    A Musing Reviews is giving away 3 copies of Fit for Life. Deadline is August 16. US/Canada only.

    Passages to the Past is giving away a copy of The Jewel of St. Petersburg. Deadline is August 16. US/Canada only.

    Simply Stacie is giving away 5 copies of Wicked Intentions. Deadline is August 16. US/Canada only.
    Libby's Library News is giving away 20 books! Deadline is August 16. US/Canada only.

    Books R Us is giving away 3 copies of Fit for Life. Deadline is August 16. US/Canada only.
    Bookhounds is giving away 5 copies of Wicked Intentions. Deadline is August 17. US/Canada only.
    Just Jennifer Reading is giving away 3 copies of Fit for Life. Deadline is August 18. US/Canada only.
    A Musing Reviews is giving away Red Rain. Deadline is August 19.
    A Sea of Books is giving away 3 copies of Follow Me. Deadline is August 20. US/Canada only.

    Peeking Between the Pages is giving away 3 copies of Follow Me. Deadline is August 22. US/Canada only.
    The Eclectic Reader is giving away your choice of 3 books. Deadline is August 31. International!
    A Journey of Books is giving away 2 copies of Cold Rock River. I can't find any deadline mentioned. US/Canada only.

    *Courtesy Note: Please keep in mind the many, many hours of work that goes into me compiling this list each week. Please be courteous and thoughtful, and do not steal my text. Either recreate your own list, or link to this list and direct your readers here for giveaway information. Thank you so much for your consideration.

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Friday, July 30, 2010

I feel alone~

    Well you know all those times whenever ur down or sad there is always someone who would eventually say that they would be there for you? Yea same happened to me as I simply can't remember all those people who actually said that to me. Buthen whenever I really am in need of someone to actually make me feel better or by just having someone around, nobody is every around!!



    Hey it's not like you could actually go and meet anyone just because your upset right? Sigh.

    And what happens is that when called or sms, everyone is so busy with their own life and own stuffs that sometimes I end up wondering if they even care whether I'd be alive or dead.... But let's just say that it's they who is having the problem.......




    Look at how they'd be chasing me and would get so pissed off that I couldn't be there. What am I? Some emotion-less human or wait! Am I even a human to begin with? *smack head*




    At times I just feel like I wanna break free at any costs. No matter what ever way am sorry but that's how I feel. Wishing upon the star for an angel to grab ma soul away~ Sigh.....

    All I want is just some care... Am I asking too much? Though there are a few people who actually LOVE to know what is actually going on with me so they could practically beat me down even more than I already am....



    The above pic is how I exactly feel. I've been faking as if I am happy and all but actually I feel like I am just dying slowly inside. I wanna let go of it. But HOW?!!

    Everytime I just feel almost snapping at someone for even small issues. Sometimes feel like just wanna go bang my head on the wall for no reason or even worst feel like strangling ownself. T____T

    I need a break. Someone kindly save me.... Even a day would do....


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I Wanna...Fireflies in December by Jennifer Erin Valent

    “The summer I turned thirteen, I thought I killed a man.”

    So begins the story of Jessilyn Lassiter, a young girl whose world is torn apart the summer of 1932. When Jessilyn’s best friend, Gemma, loses her parents in a tragic fire, Jessilyn’s father vows to care for her as his own, despite the fact that Gemma is black and prejudice is prevalent in their southern Virginia town.

    It doesn’t take long for the Lassiters to attract the attention of a local band of Ku Klux Klan members, who make increasingly violent threats on Jessilyn and her family.

    As she struggles to navigate a complex world of first crushes, loyalties, and betrayals, Jessilyn ultimately discovers what it takes to be a bright light in a dark world.

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Looky what I got...The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

    I work for a software company, and the head tech had a dialogue going with one of our users regarding this book. I remarked to her that I had never read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

    Well the other day I received this, The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (the entire collection), in the mail at work as a gift from our head tech.

    How I have survived six years in a tech office without reading at least the first book in this series, I have no idea. However I will be starting on this collection sometime this year, and begin my journey through the galaxy! If I disappear for awhile, you know where I'll be!

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Looky what I got...The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams


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My Reading Style

    I've been noticing certain trends with me that I find are becoming indicative of a certain reading style that I consistently display:
    • I read multiple books at once. This is partially due to a tendency to boredom requiring a lot of variety. It is also partially due to me being a bit scatter-brained. So I need to have one book by my bedside and one in my purse and another in the living room. That way I always have one available, and don't have to work so hard to remember to grab my book as I go.
    • The first 50 pages are difficult for me. I have a hard time getting into a story during the slow build-up that you commonly have at the beginning of a story. So I hem and haw, debate on whether to continue reading the book, read a couple of pages and then put the book down, read a couple of paragraphs and put the book down. Then suddenly the book catches me, usually between 50-75 pages in, and then I'm hooked and can't wait to see what will happen next.
    • A book is like my gas gauge-- the first half goes slowly, and the second half just whizzes by! I guess another comparison would be a road trip. Don't you find that the trip home goes by so much faster than the first half? Books seem to drag on and on for the first half, and the final 100 pages usually flies by! And a good book is sort of like a road trip, isn't it? I mean, it takes you on a journey, and then brings you back on home again. Part of the explanation for this phenomenon is probably due to point #2 above. I just take so long to get through the first 50 pages. And by the time I get to the final 100 pages, I am usually immersed into a high-octane storyline that has me hooked. So I wind up foregoing everything else (including the computer *gasp*) to complete the story. Also keep in mind that I am generally a slow reader. Others will finish a book in a single day that may take me a week or two to get through. A couple of paragraphs read while I brush my teeth, a few more read pumping gas, a couple of pages read in bed before I pass out from exhaustion. I read in fits and starts.
    So how about you? Do you have a certain "reading style"? Do you just sit down and devour books in a single sitting, or are you a distracted reader who only reads a little at a time? Do you focus on one book at a time, or do you have multiple books going at once? Do you find that books go down smoothly, or do they go in fits and starts? Like me, do you find that maybe the beginning drags on slowly, while the end flies by?

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What's Releasing (07-28-10 edition)

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Tough Times Ahead~

    Well been kinda shocked that I do have a few people who actually support my blog! Thank you!! Thank you people!! =)

    Anyways, it's been a tough beginning of the week for me as my probation in my company was extended and all in all now i hear from my management side that my career would depend on how my drama goes!

    I mean wtf?! My career as a customer service rep is going to be based on a freaking drama?!

    To make things even better for me, the drama team is simply "CHAOS!". Everyone with their own plans, their ideas, their own egos all wanting to be the 1 to run the show. Why didn't I just back down? Somehow I do have this feeling that things are going be more tougher for me from now on.

    Yesterday was already so bad that I was madly stressed to the extend that I pulled my papa, to go makan satay all of a sudden!! OMG!! I missed those satay so badly as I used to have it quite often before. So after then got even more stressed so ended up in Club 9 to listen to some beats and watched WWE.

    Thank god that actually helped but total damage for the night was RM50. >.<

    Yea I know RM50 is not that much but for just lazying around that seemed alot... LOLX

    But can't be doing so every night though... Now just got off work gonna go for drama practice. Yet still am hoping that things would work out 1 way or another. Hope if there is any such left. Sigh...

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Tough Times Ahead~


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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Teaser Tuesday (07-27-10 edition)

    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!
    Today's Teaser:

    Junior felt a wild urge to scream with laughter. Or triumph. Or both. Big Jim's hand was still on the nape of his neck. Not squeezing. Not pinching. Almost...caressing.

    -- Under the Dome by Stephen King (page 139)

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Mailbox Monday (07-26-10 edition)

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    Mailbox Monday is brought to us by The Printed Page. Here are just some of the books I've received over the last few weeks:

    The Secrets of Newberry by Victor McGlothin Won from Just Jennifer Reading

    For Ivory Bones Arcineaux and Julian Bynote, life in 1950s New Orleans couldn't be sweeter. Friends since they met in an illegal gambling house in Newberry, Louisiana, they have their pick of all the fine women, good food, and hot nights they can handle. They seem to have it made-especially Julian who begins to make a new life for himself after meeting the beautiful, classy Magnolia Garbo at a social. But both men are about to find out that letting the good times roll can be deadly when a simple robbery goes wrong and Julian witnesses Bones murdering a man in cold blood. The victim was a white city councilman with all the right connections-and if the two are discovered, it will mean the end to everything they've built together. With the New Orleans police hot on their trail, Julian must decide whether rolling in the fast lane is worth losing his freedom and his life.

    The Cradle by Patrick Somerville Won from Libby's Literary News

    Early one summer morning, Matthew Bishop kisses his still-sleeping wife Marissa, gets dressed and eases his truck through Milwaukee, bound for the highway. His wife, pregnant with their first child, has asked him to find the antique cradle taken years before by her mother Caroline when she abandoned Marissa, never to contact her daughter again. Soon to be a mother herself, Marissa now dreams of nothing else but bringing her baby home to the cradle she herself slept in. His wife does not know-does not want to know-where her mother lives, but Matt has an address for Caroline's sister near by and with any luck, he will be home in time for dinner.

    Only as Matt tries to track down his wife's mother, he discovers that Caroline, upon leaving Marissa, has led a life increasingly plagued by impulse and irrationality, a mysterious life that grows more inexplicable with each new lead Matt gains, and door he enters. As hours turn into days and Caroline's trail takes Matt from Wisconsin to Minnesota, Illinois, and beyond in search of the cradle, Matt makes a discovery that will forever change Marissa's life, and faces a decision that will challenge everything he has ever known.

    Elegant and astonishing, Patrick Somerville tells the story of one man's journey into the heart of marriage, parenthood, and what it means to be a family. Confirming the arrival of an exuberantly talented new writer, THE CRADLE is an uniquely imaginative debut novel that radiates with wisdom and wonder.

    The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand Won from the book chick

    Greg and Tess MacAvoy are one of four prominent Nantucket couples who count each other as best friends. As pillars of their close-knit community, the MacAvoys, Kapenashes, Drakes, and Wheelers are important to their friends and neighbors, and especially to each other. But just before the beginning of another idyllic summer, Greg and Tess are killed when their boat capsizes during an anniversary sail. As the warm weather approaches and the island mourns their loss, nothing can prepare the MacAvoy's closest friends for what will be revealed.

    Once again, Hilderbrand masterfully weaves an intense tale of love and loyalty set against the backdrop of endless summer island life.


    Damaged (Maggie O'Dell Series #8) by Alex Kava
    Won from Knitting and Sundries

    In Pensacola Beach, the Coast Guard braces for a Category-5 hurricane that has entered the Gulf of Mexico. During a routine patrol of the waterways, the aircrew spots a massive fishing cooler floating a mile offshore. The guards suspect that the icebox contains smuggled drugs, but when they open it, they’re shocked. It is filled with body parts.

    Criminal profiler Maggie O’Dell is sent to investigate as the rest of Florida holds its breath for the storm’s impending arrival. Eventually, Maggie is able to trace the torso in the cooler back to a man who mysteriously disappeared weeks earlier after a hurricane hit Port St. Lucie, on the Atlantic side of Florida. How, then, did his body end up six hundred miles away in the Gulf of Mexico?

    Cliffhanger chapters, behind-the-scenes forensic details, colorful characters, and satisfying twists have become the trademarks of Alex Kava’s psycho- logical thrillers. In Damaged she ratchets up the suspense by sending Maggie into the eye of a monster storm to track down a killer.

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Ma New Baby Brotha~

    I've been wanting to blog about this for quite some time but couldn't manage to find any time as there has been alot of stuffs to be done at work... Anyways here is the new casanova~



    Yep, that's him! Ain't he cute!! Born on the 6th of July he falls nicely between his parent's birthdays which is on the 4th for ma papa, Clinston Ho and 8th July for ma mama, Hannah Chin Mei Fong. Sorry papa I dunno your full name.... =P

    Well I rushed of work to witness his birth but eventually only managed to catch it later than I actually wanted and there he was lying on his bed cutely....




    Sorry for the bad quality pic as me and ma papa were so Kan-Cheong overdosed that we didn't have any cameras by us. LOL. But anyways there he was surrounded by a few other babies.

    I felt my heart race when i saw him! I dunno why of cz but it was such a nice feeling i had. Though am yet to carry him, am looking forward for his full moon party thats coming up! While I get my pics for the event, below are more pics of this handsome baby~


    I was shocked myself when I actually saw this too... He is just few days old but already knows to show his tongue... LOL




    Poor fella needs to be tied up as he is kinda strong for his age... always manages to push out his hands so needed to tie him down! XD







    Well that's about it for now people! Enjoy reading as more exiting stuffs are coming up next week as there is full moon party for this fella here and also my company's event night on the 31st! My direction and also script drama is gonna be happening as well...!! Stay tuned guys!! XD

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Ma New Baby Brotha~


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9 Deadly Words~

    I was kinda browsing around my facebook when i actually came across this article which i am not sure was for joke or if it was for real about the words that women use with double meanings.

    I mean of course for most guys its kinda confusing when you don't really get it and end up making things worst than it already is. Even me tend to get the wrong translations for what my baby says sometimes and really regret it. Though of course 1 word that I'd certainly know what it means is when she says "u like ar" which means she ain't happy.

    Below is the note that i found from the site that i saw this. Take a look and for guys, this could be a turning point in ur relationship as you might understand certain things about ur girl more better. =D






    Cheers people!! More posts are coming up as been wanting blog for quite some time but work load was over my head so couldn't find the time to blog at all... Finally its sunday!! XD

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Book Giveaways in Blogworld (07-24-10 edition)

    Note: A reminder that you are free to email me about any giveaways that you are having, if you want me to blog them, and I'll be happy to try to post them even if I am not entering them. Just include a link to the giveaway, what you are giving away, how many copies are being given away, and the deadline in order to assure being included. Email me at nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com.

    Here is a list of some giveaways going on in Blogworld*. Please note that new giveaways that were added this week are indented in Blockquotes:

    Knitting and Sundries is giving away free books as part of the big GotBooks! event. Come and get 'em! Deadline is July 24. US/Canada only.

    Thoughts From an Evil Overlord is giving away a copy of Hidden Wives. Deadline is July 24. US/Canada only.

    Books R Us is giving away 3 copies of Queen Pin. Deadline is July 25. US/Canada only.

    Simply Stacie is giving away a copy of The Wholesome Junk Food Cookbook. Deadline is July 25. US/Canada only.

    Simply Stacie is giving away 5 copies of Dangerous Desires. Deadline is July 25. US/Canada only.

    Readaholic is giving away 3 copies of Backseat Saints. Deadline is July 25. US/Canada only.

    Readaholic is giving away 5 copies of The Whisperers. Deadline is July 26. US/Canada only.

    All Ruby Cakes is giving away 2 copies of The Disappearing Spoon. Deadline is July 26.

    Library Girl Reads is giving away your choice of nine books (gently read). Deadline is July 26. US only.

    Chick with Books is giving away 3 copies of Barely a Lady. Deadline is July 27. US/Canada only.

    Readaholic is giving away a copy of A Wretched Man. Deadline is July 27. US only.

    Yankee Romance Reviews is giving away 3 sets of the Rita Awards Nominees. Deadline is July 28. US/Canada only.

    Readaholic is giving away 2 copies of Day by Day Armageddon Beyond Exile. Deadline is July 29. US only.

    Simply Stacie is giving away 3 sets of six books each of Rita Awards Nominees. Deadline is July 30. US/Canada only.

    A Sea of Books is giving away 3 sets of six books each of Rita Awards Nominees. Deadline is July 30. US/Canada only.

    A Sea of Books is giving away 3 copies of Backseat Saints. Deadline is July 30. US/Canada only.

    All About {n} is giving away 3 copies of April & Oliver. Deadline is July 31. US/Canada only.

    Library Girl Reads is giving away $70 to CSN Stores. Deadline is July 31. US/Canada only.

    Giveaways and More is giving away 3 sets of six books each of Rita Awards Nominees. Deadline is July 31. US/Canada only.

    The Fiction Enthusiast is giving away 5 copies of Barely a Lady. Deadline is July 31. US/Canada only.

    Wicked Good Books is giving away a copy of Twenty Boy Summer in celebration for her 1st blogiversary! Deadline is July 31. US/Canada only.

    The Eclectic Reader is giving away your choice of four books. Deadline is July 31. International!

    Reading with Tequila is giving away up to 4 gently read books. Deadline is July 31. US only.

    Queen of Happy Endings is giving away your choice of three books. Deadline is July 31. International!

    Readaholic is giving away 3 copies of April & Oliver. Deadline is July 31. US/Canada only.

    Alison's Book Marks is giving away a copy of Linger. Deadline is July 31. US/Canada only.
    Bookin' with Bingo is giving away a copy of The Search. Deadline is July 31. US only.
    A Journey of Books is giving away 5 copies of Barely a Lady. Deadline is August 1. US/Canada only.

    Crazy for Books is giving away 3 copies of Hidden Wives. Deadline is August 1. International!
    At Home with Books is giving away a copy of How to Be an American Housewife. Deadline is August 1. US/Canada only.

    Over the Edge Book Reviews is giving away 2 copies of White Heat. Deadline is August 1.
    Lori's Reading Corner is giving away 2 copies of The Breaking of Eggs. Deadline is August 2. US/Canada only.

    Crazy for Books is giving away Never Wave Goodbye. Deadline is August 2. US/Canada only.

    Ellz Readz is giving 2 winners their choice of a book from the Book Depository. Deadline is August 2. International!
    The Fiction Enthusiast is giving away Infinite Days. Deadline is August 3. US/Canada only.
    Jo-Jo Loves to Read is giving away up to 3 copies of an audiobook of Backseat Saints. Dealine is August 6. US/Canada only.

    Butterfly Book Reviews is giving away a copy of Linger. Deadline is August 6. US/Canada only.
    So Many Precious Books, So Little Time is giving away up to 3 copies of Fit for Life. Deadline is August 6. US/Canada only.

    Mindful Musings is giving away a copy of The Fiddler's Gun. Deadline is August 6. US only.

    Lori's Reading Corner is giving away 2 copies of The Blind Contessa's New Machine. Deadline is August 6. US/Canada only.

    Crazy for Books is giving away 2 copies of The Blind Contessa's New Machine. Deadline is August 6. US/Canada only.

    Go Yay! is giving away 3 copies of Fit for Life. Deadline is August 6. US/Canada only.

    He Followed Me Home is giving away a $25 Visa card and a copy of The Iron King. Deadline is August 7. US/Canada only.

    All About {n} is giving away 3 copies of Follow Me. Deadline is August 8. US/Canada only.
    Pure Imagination is giving away 4 books in a summer celebration. Deadline is August 8. International!

    Peeking Between the Pages is giving away a 5 book collection from Hatchette Book Group! Deadline is August 8. US/Canada only.
    Chick with Books is giving away a copy of The Disappearing Spoon. Deadline is August 8. US/Canada only.

    Lori's Reading Corner is giving away 4 copies of The Jewel of St. Petersburg. Deadline is August 9. US only.

    Crazy for Books is giving away 4 copies of The Jewel of St. Petersburg. Deadline is August 9. US only.

    Just Jennifer Reading is giving away 2 copies of The Disappearing Spoon. Deadline is August 11. US/Canada only.

    Just Jennifer Reading is giving away 3 copies of Queen Pin. Deadline is August 11. US/Canada only.

    Books R Us is giving away a copy of Blind Hope. Deadline is August 11.

    Bookin' with Bingo is giving away 2 copies of The Disappearing Spoon. Deadline is August 11. US/Canada only.
    Just Jennifer Reading is giving away 3 copies of the audiobook Backseat Saints. Deadline is August 11. US/Canada only.

    Bookin' with Bingo is giving away a 5 book collection from Hachette Book Group! Deadline is August 12. US/Canada only.
    Bookin' with Bingo is giving away Ghost Shadow. Deadline is August 12. US only.

    Readaholic is giving away 3 copies of Follow Me. Deadline is August 13. US/Canada only.

    Bookin' with Bingo is giving away all three books included in the latest The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest trilogy. Deadline is August 15. US only.
    At Home with Books is giving away 3 copies of Fit for Life. Deadline is August 15. US/Canada only.
    Libby's Library News is giving away 20 books! Deadline is August 16. US/Canada only.
    Books R Us is giving away 3 copies of Fit for Life. Deadline is August 16. US/Canada only.
    Just Jennifer Reading is giving away 3 copies of Fit for Life. Deadline is August 18. US/Canada only.

    A Sea of Books is giving away 3 copies of Follow Me. Deadline is August 20. US/Canada only.

    Peeking Between the Pages is giving away 3 copies of Follow Me. Deadline is August 22. US/Canada only.
    A Journey of Books is giving away 2 copies of Cold Rock River. I can't find any deadline mentioned. US/Canada only.

    *Courtesy Note: Please keep in mind the many, many hours of work that goes into me compiling this list each week. Please be courteous and thoughtful, and do not steal my text. Either recreate your own list, or link to this list and direct your readers here for giveaway information. Thank you so much for your consideration.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

I Wanna...Eddie's Bastard by William Kowalski

    "Eddie's Bastard" is William Amos Mann IV, known as Billy — the son of a heroic pilot killed in Vietnam and an unknown woman. The last in a line of proud, individualistic Irish-American men, Billy is discovered in a basket at the door of the dilapidated mansion where his bitter, hard-drinking grandfather, Thomas Mann, has exiled himself. Astonished and moved by the arrival of his unexpected progeny, Thomas sets out to raise the boy himself — on a diet of love, fried baloney, and the fascinating lore of their shared heritage. Listening to his sets out to capture the stories on paper. He is a Mann, Grandpa reminds him daily, and thus destined for greatness.

    Through the tales of his ancestors, his own experiences, and the unforgettable characters who enhance and enliven his adolescence, Billy learns of bravery and cowardice, of life and death, of the heart's capacity for love and for unremitting hatred, eventually grasping the meaning of family and history and their power to shape destiny. Steeped in imagery and threaded with lyricism, Eddie's Bastard is a novel of discovery, of a young man's emergence into the world, and the endless possibilities it offers.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What's Releasing? (07-21-10 edition)

    Available the week of 7/26/10:

    The Guardian of the Gate by Michelle Zink

    The ultimate battle between sisters is nearing, and its outcome could have catastrophic consequences. As sixteen year-old Lia Milthorpe searches for a way to end the prophecy, her twin sister Alice hones the skills she'll need to defeat Lia. Alice will stop at nothing to reclaim her sister's role in the prophecy, and that's not the only thing she wants: There's also Lia's boyfriend James.

    Lia and Alice always knew the Prophecy would turn those closest to them against them. But they didn't know what betrayal could lead them to do. In the end, only one sister will be left standing.


    The Korean War: A History by Bruce Cumings

    A bracing account of a war that lingers in our collective memory as both ambiguous and unjustly ignored
    For Americans, it was a discrete conflict lasting from 1950 to 1953 that has long been overshadowed by World War II, Vietnam, and the War on Terror. But as Bruce Cumings eloquently explains, for the Asian world the Korean War was a generations-long fight that still haunts contemporary events. And in a very real way, although its true roots and repercussions continue to be either misunderstood, forgotten, or willfully ignored, it is the war that helped form modern America’s relationship to the world. With access to new evidence and secret materials from both here and abroad, including an archive of captured North Korean documents, Cumings reveals the war as it was actually fought. He describes its start as a civil war, preordained long before the first shots were fired in June 1950 by lingering fury over Japan’s occupation of Korea from 1910 to 1945. Cumings then shares the neglected history of America’s post–World War II occupation of Korea, the untold stories of bloody insurgencies and rebellions, and the powerful militaries organized and equipped by America and the Soviet Union in that divided land. He tells of the United States officially entering the action on the side of the South, and exposes as never before the appalling massacres and atrocities committed on all sides and the “oceans of napalm” dropped on the North by U.S. forces in a remarkably violent war that killed as many as four million Koreans, two thirds of whom were civilians. In sobering detail, The Korean War chronicles a U.S. home front agitated by Joseph McCarthy, where absolutist conformity discouraged open inquiry and citizen dissent. Cumings incisively ties our current foreign policy back to Korea: an America with hundreds of permanent military bases abroad, a large standing army, and a permanent national security state at home, the ultimate result of a judicious and limited policy of containment evolving into an ongoing and seemingly endless global crusade. Elegantly written and blisteringly honest, The Korean War is, like the war it illuminates, brief, devastating, and essential.


    Fantasy in Death (In Death Series #30) by J.D. Robb

    In the latest novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling author J.D. Robb, it is game over for the criminals pursued by NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas. Bart Minnock, founder of the computer-gaming giant U-Play, enters his private playroom, and eagerly can't wait to lose himself in an imaginary world, to play the role of a sword-wielding warrior king, in his company's latest top-secret project, Fantastical. The next morning, he is found in the same locked room, in a pool of blood, his head separated from his body. It is the most puzzling case Eve Dallas has ever faced, and it is not a game. . . . NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas is having as much trouble figuring out how Bart Minnock was murdered as who did the murdering. The victim's girlfriend seems sincerely grief-stricken, and his quirky-but-brilliant partners at U-Play appear equally shocked. No one seemed to have a prob¡lem with the enthusiastic, high-spirited millionaire. Of course, success can attract jealousy, and gaming, like any business, has its fierce rivalries and dirty tricks-as Eve's husband, Roarke, one of U- Play's competitors, knows well. But Minnock was not naive, and quite capable of fighting back in the real world as well as the virtual one. Eve and her team are about to enter the next level of police work, in a world where fantasy is the ultimate seduction-and the price of defeat is death. . . .



    Jealousy, Vol. 3 by Lili St. Crow

    It's a good thing Dru Anderson is fast. Because the sucker chasing her isn't slowing down—and he won't rest until he has tasted her blood and silenced her heart . . .

    Dru's best friend, Graves, and her strange and handsome savior, Christophe, are ready to help her take on the ultimate evil. But will their battle for Dru's heart get in the way of her survival?





    The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

    Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.

    Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.


    World Without End by Ken Follett

    Ken Follett has 90 million readers worldwide. The Pillars of the Earth is his bestselling book of all time. Now, eighteen years after the publication of The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett has written the most-anticipated sequel of the year—World Without End. In 1989 Ken Follett astonished the literary world with The Pillars of the Earth, a sweeping epic novel set in twelfth-century England centered on the building of a cathedral and many of the hundreds of lives it affected. Critics were overwhelmed—“it will hold you, fascinate you, surround you” (Chicago Tribune)—and readers everywhere hoped for a sequel. World Without End takes place in the same town of Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building the exquisite Gothic cathedral that was at the heart of The Pillars of the Earth. The cathedral and the priory are again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge, but this sequel stands on its own. This time the men and women of an extraordinary cast of characters find themselves at a crossroad of new ideas— about medicine, commerce, architecture, and justice. In a world where proponents of the old ways fiercely battle those with progressive minds, the intrigue and tension quickly reach a boiling point against the devastating backdrop of the greatest natural disaster ever to strike the human race—the Black Death. Three years in the writing, and nearly eighteen years since its predecessor, World Without End breathes new life into the epic historical novel and once again shows that Ken Follett is a masterful author writing at the top of his craft.



    Frostbitten (Women of the Otherworld Series #10) by Kelley Armstrong

    The Alaskan wilderness is a harsh landscape in the best of conditions, but with a pack of rogue werewolves on the loose, it's downright deadly. Elena Michaels, the Pack's chief enforcer, knows all too well the havoc "mutts" can wreak. When they hear of a series of gruesome maulings and murders outside Anchorage, she and her husband, Clay, journey to Alaska in the dead of winter in order to hunt down the dangerous werewolves. Trapped in this savage, untamed winter realm, she and Clay learn more about their own werewolf heritage than they bargained for, tapping a little more into the wild nature of the beast within.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: Rooms by James L. Rubart

    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!
    Today's Teaser:

    "It's like being in the deepest parts of my own soul in those rooms," Micah continued. "Buried in ripping pain or drenched in joy and freedom. The pain is hell, but the joy is like nothing I've ever experienced. Stuff that happens only in dreams. I'm getting close to God again, and it seems so real... But I don't know if it is real or if I'm going insane..."


    -- Rooms by James L. Rubart, page 138


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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Angels cry~

    Recently while i was doing my work at this mamak i kinda got stuck with this song by Mariah Carey and Neyo titled as Angels Cry. The song was so good that its stuck to my head and prompted me to look for the lyrics!

    Mariah:
    I shouldn't have walked away
    I would've stayed if you said
    We could've made everything OK
    But we just
    Threw the blame back and forth
    We treated love like a sport
    The final blow hit so low
    I'm still on the ground

    I couldn't have prepared myself for this fall
    Shattered in pieces curled on the floor
    Super natural love conquers all
    'Member we used to touch the sky
    And

    Lightning don't strike
    The same place twice
    When you and I said goodbye
    I felt the angels cry
    True love's a gift
    We let it drift
    In a storm
    Every night
    I feel the angels cry

    C'mon babe can't our love be revived
    Bring it back and we gon' make it right
    I'm on the edge just tryin' to survive
    As the angels cry

    Ne-Yo:
    I thought we'd be forever and always
    You were serenity
    You took away the bad days
    Didn't always treat you right
    But it was OK
    I do somethin' stupid
    And you still stay with me

    But you can only go for so long
    Doing the one you claim to love wrong
    Before too much is enough
    You look up
    Find your love gone
    And

    We were so good together
    How come we could not weather
    This storm and just do better
    Why did we say goodbye

    'Cause lightning don't strike
    The same place twice
    When you and I said goodbye
    I felt the angels cry
    True love's a gift
    We let it drift
    http://www.elyricsworld.com/angel_cry_lyrics_mariah_carey_ft_ne-yo.html
    In a storm
    Now every night
    I feel the angels cry

    Mariah & Ne-Yo:
    C'mon babe can't our love be revived
    Bring it back and we gon' make it right
    I'm on the edge just tryin' to survive
    As the angels cry

    Baby I'm missin' you
    Don't allow love to lose
    We gotta ride it through
    I'm reaching for you

    Baby I'm missin' you
    Don't allow love to lose
    We gotta ride it through
    I'm reaching for you

    Lightning don't strike
    The same place twice
    When you and I said goodbye
    I felt the angels cry
    True love's a gift
    But we let it slip
    In a storm
    Every night
    I feel the angels cry

    Oh babe, the angels cry


    Personally i think the song is brilliant! The lyrics, the singers, the music everything!

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