Sunday, March 31, 2013

2013 March Goodreads Reader Challenge

Posted by Ann Roberts at 4:12 PM 0 comments

9 of 10 Completed

Goodreads Challenge Thread

1.'M' is for March: A Small Fortune by Ferrarella, Marie 3/4
Read a book that starts with 'M' or a book whose author's first or last name starts with 'M'.
2. Happy Birthday Alexis-Morgan Roark!: Thrown by a Curve by Jaci Burton 3/8
Read a book from a February birthday celebrant's GR bookshelf whose name/nickname starts with the same letter as yours OR match the date of your birthday (1-31) as close as possible to a member on the March birthday list.
3. Geography: The Trouble with Love (Cupcake Lovers, #2) by Ciotta, Beth 3/31
Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Japan. Japan is famous for its Technology and food. Read a book with a person working in the food industry or a book where technology plays a main role. Japan is also famous for Manga (Japanese comics).
4. Third Month: Acquiring Trouble (Bluegrass Brothers, #3) by Brooks, Kathleen 3/4
Read a book with 3 words in the title or a book that is 3rd in a series.
5. Erin Go Bragh (Mar 17): Painted Faces by Cosway, L.H. 3/30/2013
Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Ireland.
6. Old Stuff Day (Mar 2): Love Me Knot (Holding Out For a Hero, #4) by Stevens, Shelli 3/27
Read a book that has long since lavished in your TBR.
7. Popcorn Lover's Day: Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Powell, Julie 3/28
Read a book that has been converted to movie or vice versa.
8. March 1st: Free Fall (Elite Force, #4) by Mann, Catherine 3/9
March is the beginning on Autumn in Southern Hemisphere. Read a book set in the fall or a book with an Autumn scene on the cover or a book with a predominantly red, orange or yellow cover.
9. Smoke and Mirrors Day (Mar 29): Relentless (Lodestone Trilogy #3) by Adair, Cherry 3/22
Read a 'magic' book or a book with magicians or a mystery book.
10. Reader's Choice: How Hard Can It Be? by Robyn Peterman 3/26
Read any book of your choice.

Goodreads 2013 RT Convention Challenge: Level 1

Posted by Ann Roberts at 4:12 PM 0 comments

Level 1 Completed
Goodreads 2013 RT Convention Challenge

Attending Author Book Read Date Read New / Read
Erin Nicholas Just a Kiss (The Bradfords, #5) 1/5/2013 Read
Jennifer Bernard  aka Juniper Bell Sex and the Single Fireman(The Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel, #3) 2/1/2013 Read
Jennifer Probst The Marriage Bargain (Marriage to a Billionaire, #1)

3/28/2013

New
Kelly Jamieson Jilted (Promise Harbor Wedding, #1) 3/23/2013 New
Kresley Cole The Captain of All Pleasures(Sutherland Brothers, #1) 2/2013 New
Linda Joyce Bayou Born (Fleur de Lis Series, #1) 3/19/2013 New
Lora Leigh Secret Sins (The Callahans, #3) 1/21/2013 Read
Meg Benjamin Fearless Love (Konigsburg, #7) 2/1/2013 Read
Robyn Peterman How Hard Can It Be? 3/26/2013 New
Shannon Stacey All He Ever Dreamed(Kowalski Family, #6) 1/23/2013 Read

Thursday, March 7, 2013

2013 February Goodreads Reader Challenge

Posted by Ann Roberts at 10:34 AM 0 comments

10 of 10 Completed

Goodreads Challenge Thread

1. 'F' is for February: Fearless Love (Konigsburg, #7) by Benjamin, Meg 2/1
Read a book that starts with 'F' or by an author whose first or last name begins with 'F'.
2. Happy Birthday Amanda!: The Best Man by Higgins, Kristan 2/26
Read a book from a February birthday celebrant's GR bookshelf whose name/nickname starts with the same letter as yours OR match the date of your birthday (1-31) to a member on the February birthday list.
If neither of these options work, select a match as close as possible (either side of the initial or date).
February Birthday List
3. Geography: A SEAL's Seduction by Weber, Tawny 2/15
Read a book whose author, character, or setting is from Israel. Other options: You may also read a book set in the Middle East. Israel is (in)famous for religious and political strife. Thus, you can also read a book about religion or politics/politicians or with characters in the armed forces. The national flag of Israel is blue and white - you may read a book with a predominantly blue or white cover.
4. Groundhog Day (Feb 2): Waiting For Love (The McCarthys of Gansett Island, #8) by Force, Marie 2/19
In the movie Groundhog Day, the Bill Murray character is doomed to relive the same day over and over again, leading to shenanigans, laughter, tears, and ultimately, a life re-examination. Read a book involving life-altering choices or time, either time travel, a time loop, or a historical/futuristic/non-contemporary time.
5. Superbowl Sunday (Feb 3): Hip Check (New York Blades, #10) by Martin, Deirdre 2/29
Are you ready for some footbaaaaaall! Here in the States, Superbowl Sunday is practically considered a holy day for some: whether you're an actual fan of the sport, the half-time show, or the commercials XD. Read a sports-themed book: athletes, sportscasters, sports reporters, agents, etc. Or if you're like me (most of the time) and just like to watch the half-time show and commercials, read a story where the character is a musician or involved in the entertainment or advertising industry.
6. Lunar New Year (Feb 10):  Her New Year's Fortune by Leigh, Allison 2/28 
It's the Year of the Snake! Lunar New Year is extremely popular across the Asian culture. Read a book with a main character who's Asian, or by an Asian author, or any book related to snakes, dragons (a mythical creature found in many Asian folktales), fireworks, or good fortune. OR read a manga.
7. Valentine's Day (Feb 14): Courted by the Texas Millionaire by Green, Crystal 2/25
Read a book with hearts on the cover or a book about high school/college sweethearts, or young love (yes, YA counts).
8. Tell a Fairy Tale Day (Feb 26): Operation Cinderella (Suddenly Cinderella, #1) by Tarr, Hope 2/17
Read a fairy tale! Or read a retelling of a fairy tale, or a book about faerie, fairies, or the fey.
9. Chocolate Lovers' Month; When Chocolate Is Not Enough by Harrington, Nina 2/4
Read a book where chocolate, sweets, desserts, or baked goods is the main theme or is on the cover/title, or a book where a character is obsessed with sweets/chocolate/etc. OR read a book that you consider a guilty pleasure. XD
10. Reader's Choice: Bungalow Nights (Beach House No. 9, #2) by Ridgway, Christie 2/27
Read any book of your choice.

2013 January Goodreads Reader Challenge

Posted by Ann Roberts at 10:23 AM 0 comments

10 of 10 Completed

January Goodreads Reader Challenge Thread

1. 'J' is for January: Sea Glass Winter: A Shelter Bay Novel (Shelter Bay, #5) by Ross, JoAnn 1/7
Read a book that starts with 'J' or by an author whose first or last name begins with 'J'.
2. Happy Birthday! AlbertaJennShades of Gray by Maya Banks 1/9
Read a book from a January birthday celebrant's GR bookshelf whose name/nickname starts with the same letter as yours OR match the date of your birthday (1-31) to a member on the January birthday list. Eg My name is Jane and my birthday is 13 August. I can either pick a January birthday celebrant whose name starts with 'J' or was born on 13 January.
If neither of these options work, select a match as close as possible (either side of the initial or date).
January Birthday List
3. Geography: Boys in Blue (Bachelors At Large) (Harlequin Intrigue #745) by Rebecca York 1/15
Read a book whose author, character or setting is from Louisiana, USA. Louisiana is well known for New Orlean's Mardi Gras, so for this category you can also read a book centered around a celebration or involving a parade.
4. 'New Year' means New Year Resolutions! Back to You (Bad Boys of Red Hook, #1) by Kaye, Robin 1/13
Read a book with a character that is trying to improve themselves, started in a new profession/job/life-phase or has moved to a new district/country.
5. National Stay Healthy Month. Stuck with You by Trish Jensen 1/27
Read a book where good health or dealing with health issues is a key consideration. For example, read a book where a main character is an athlete, doctor, nutritionist/dietician, physiotherapist, or where the character is recovering from ill health.
6. 13 Jan - This is, of course, Rubbie Duckie's Birthday!: (From Sesame Street) The Cop's Missing Child by Whiddon, Karen 1/28
Read a book that features a child or children; or just read a children's book :) [Not a Young Adult book.]
7. 14 Jan - National Dress Up Your Pet day: Beach House Beginnings (Beach House No. 9, #.5) by Ridgway, Christie 1/10
Read a book with a pet in the storyline.
8. National Hugging Day and Make Your Dreams Come True Day are both in January: Beach House Beginnings (Beach House No. 9, #.5) by Ridgway, Christie 1/10
This is an easy category for everyone - Read a romance book! And a 'High 5' if your bookcover shows 2 {or more ;} people hugging!
9. Backwards Day is Jan 31: Heatseeker by Lucy Monroe  1/30
Two options.
* How do you organise your TBR shelf? Take a deep breath and select a book from the opposite end of your shelving (the last 20% of your 'normal' bookshelves).
OR
*Catering for those that don't have a TBR shelf, read a book that shows someone/something's back view or that 'takes you back' in time (a historical book or time-travel book that goes back in history).
10. Reader's Choice: Just a Kiss (The Bradfords, #5) by Nicholas, Erin 1/5
Read any book of your choice.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Review: Painted Faces

Posted by Ann Roberts at 12:03 PM 0 comments

Painted Faces
Painted Faces by L.H. Cosway

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



I selected this book to read for a challenge. I wasn't sure what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. This was an emotional story that kept me engrossed from the beginning.



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