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I am so very nervous about this…I hope you all enjoy it! 😀

Yummy Men and Kick Ass Chicks!!!!

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Bookfessions #2

Thanks again Bookfessions for this awesome images that speak to the heart and mind of any obsessive reader out there! 😀

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NEWS: Cover Reveal!

Releases: January 1, 2012

My absolute favorite author Delilah Marvelle revealed the new cover for her up-in-coming Rumor Series on HER website.  I am soooooooo flipping excited for this series! I’ve been eating up her books as I can.  The only one I haven’t read is Lord of Pleasure and I’ve been worried knowing that when I finish it I don’t have any of her books waiting for me…yes I know I’m weird.  So now that I know this book is coming out in about 6 months I can read the book and be completely caught up with Mrs. Marvelle’s wonderful work!  I absolutely LOVE this cover!  It’s smoking hot, hot, HOT!  😀 


London and New York City in 1830 is about to collide in the sexiest of ways in this new series as the lines between the British Aristocracy and the American Five Points are blurred to make way for forbidden passion and love.

Roderick Gideon Tremayne, the recently appointed Duke of Wentworth,  never expected to find himself in New York City, tracking down a mysterious map important to his late mother. And he certainly never expected to be injured, only to wake up with no memory of who he is.  But when he sees the fiery-haired beauty who’s taken it upon herself to rescue him,  suddenly his memory is the last thing on his mind.

Georgia Milton, the young head of New York’s notorious Forty Thieves,  feels responsible for the man who was trying to save her reticule from a thief, only to get injured.  But she’s not prepared for the fierce passion he ignites within her.  When his memory begins to return,  her whole world is threatened,  and Roderick must choose between the life he forgot and the life he never knew existed.

Exciting huh??!! I know I’m excited.  😀  If you’ve never checked out one of Delilah’s novels you MUST pick one up!  They are fantastic.  😀

Giveaway: Water For Elephants

Since this week turned into Water for Elephants week here at my blog between my review for the book, my review for the movie, and my comparison review book vs. movie I decided to have a giveaway.  I’ve been telling everyone and their Mother to read this book so I’m hoping this will encourage one lucky winner to read the book and start spreading the word as I have been doing.

From Publishers Weekly:
With its spotlight on elephants, Gruen’s romantic page-turner hinges on the human-animal bonds that drove her debut and its sequel (Riding Lessons and Flying Changes)—but without the mass appeal that horses hold. The novel, told in flashback by nonagenarian Jacob Jankowski, recounts the wild and wonderful period he spent with the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth, a traveling circus he joined during the Great Depression. When 23-year-old Jankowski learns that his parents have been killed in a car crash, leaving him penniless, he drops out of Cornell veterinary school and parlays his expertise with animals into a job with the circus, where he cares for a menagerie of exotic creatures[…] He also falls in love with Marlena, one of the show’s star performers—a romance complicated by Marlena’s husband, the unbalanced, sadistic circus boss who beats both his wife and the animals Jankowski cares for. Despite her often clichéd prose and the predictability of the story’s ending, Gruen skillfully humanizes the midgets, drunks, rubes and freaks who populate her book. (May 26)
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Giveaway Details:

  • This giveaway is open to EVERYONE anywhere in the world.
  • To enter please provide your e-mail with your comment
  • Followers will get two entries (My definition of a follower are individuals who have been active on my blog in the past, not people who sign up right now to “follow me” just to receive two entries. OR a follower is someone who is following me currently on Twitter.)
  • The giveaway will be open from now, May 20th, through Wednesday, May 25th. Giveaway closes at 11:59 pm Central Standard Time on the 25th.
  • The Winner will be chosen randomly by and announced Thursday, May 26th.
  • Depending on when individuals get back to me the book will be in the mail Friday, May 27th.
  • The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my e-mail or another winner will be chosen.

Comparison: Water for Elephants Book Vs. Movie

So after reading Water for Elephants and watching the movie I wanted to give you a little comparison review to explain a few things I liked or didn’t like about the book or movie.

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Water for Elephants (2011)

-Rated PG-13
-Released: April 22, 2011
-120 Minutes
-Starring: Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz
-IMDb (7/10 rating): “A veterinary student abandons his studies after his parents are killed and joins a traveling circus as their vet.”

4/5 Stars

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Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen

Historical, Romance
$14.95 with 20% off
331 Pages
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Released: April 2007

6/5 Stars

“And you want to know what Uncle Al did when the hippo died? He swapped out her water for formaldehyde and kept on showing her.  For two weeks we traveled with a pickled hippo.”

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Some Fun for the Week #18

This weeks fun post will be dedicated to an awesome event that came to good ol’ Manhattan, KS!  It was the Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race.  Basically top cooking trucks travel across america stopping at a different location every week.  At each location the truck who makes the least money is eliminated while the rest of the trucks continue on.  Well our town was picked for one of the stops and I headed out, searched them all down (which wasn’t too hard) and took pictures!

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Bookfessions #1

Just this past week on twitter I noticed Amy J with My Overstuffed Bookshelf posting pictures of Bookfessions from tumbler.  I started to check them out and loved many of them so I decided that on Sunday’s for my randomness post I would pick ones that pertained to me personally and explain why they speak my mind.  I am starting to read these bookfessions from number 1 on so I hope you enjoy them!

Thank you BOOKFESSIONS for posting these awesome graphics! 😀

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