Thursday, December 30, 2010

Book Reviews Coming Soon

One of my few New Year's Resoulutions is to read more.  I've always had a passion for books. As a young girl, it all began with Nancy Drew and then as a teenager I couldn't wait for the next Stephen King or John Saul novel.  So it only made sense that I would eventually pursue a Master's degree in English Literature.  My primary focus was on Women and Minority Literature.  However, once my son was diagnosed with Autism almost ten years ago, I left behind my academic pursuits to be a stay at home mom and meet his ever changing needs.  I have to admit, I don't miss teaching college students and grading the piles of research papers. However, I do miss a good book discussion!  Anyway, I recently discovered an opportunity to offer book reviews here on my blog in exchange for free books...what a deal!

I'll be reviewing a wide variety of genres including, mystery/thrillers, biography/memoirs, historical fiction, Women's fiction, Inspirational,  select Non-fiction, Young Adult/Children's Literature,  and even an occasional cook book! Romance novels per se  have never been an interest of mine...but who knows!  And I hope to even toss in a few of my favorite classics as well. I'll also be hosting Book Tours and Giveaways.   At the moment, I'm reading Hope Burned by Canadian author, Brent LaPorte and will be posting a review next week.
I also just received in the mail, The Radleys by Bristih author, Matt Haig.  Both books are very different from what I typically read, but intriquing nonetheless.  I hope you'll join me in my journey through books this coming year!

~Wishing you all a Happy New Year!


  1. Always interested in to read them everyday but wish I had more time to do that. Am off this week and loading up my Kindle....I checked out the review on Hope Burned and it was intense...especially since it is about child abuse. Would be interested in your review....

  2. Hey there, new follower here!!

    I lOVE books, to say the least, lol. I can't wait to read your review of "Hope Burned" and then most likely, buy my own copy ;)

    Stop by and follow me back if you get a chance :)


  3. Following you from Think of me Thursday.

  4. What a pretty blog!! I am following you back and thanks for hopping with us today.

  5. Stopping by via the Thursday Hops to say hello and to follow.
    Have a great day.

  6. I am happy to be following you now, I have a new blog! Hope you check it out! (following you as The Pilot's Wife)

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  7. new follower(Bern425) via thursday hop - nice to find you!

    I have always been an avid reader though I usually fail to jot anything down about what I read - I always start a book journal and then by June it's just falls to the wayside!

    Can't wait to see your reviews - always enjoy new books!

    come check me out at

  8. Your blog is so homey! Great set up! Found you through book blog!

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  9. Hello, I Love your blog look and feel! It'd beautiful. Looking forward to reading your reviews and maybe getting a few recipe ideas?? :)

  10. I love the look of your blog, it feels like a comfy place to sit a spell! I too used to love reading John Saul and Stephen King but have not read their books for years! Actually, even though I love to read, I seem to spend too much time on the computer.
    Reading more, and blog surfing less, is on my Goal List for 2011!
    Shawn (your newest follower)

  11. Love the look of your blog too! Felt so cozy when I got here :)

    Found you through Book Blogs.

    I'll be looking forward to what you thought of The Radleys. I've seen that title floating around quite a bit.

  12. I have always loved reading also. Can't wait to read your reviews. I'm a new follower via Friday blog hop. Would love a follow back at

  13. I am lovin' your blog!
    Stopping by from the blog hop.
    Hope you had a Merry Christmas and wishing you a Happy New Year.

  14. Hi there! We're starting a brand new book club next month, so I'll definitely be back to read your reviews!

    Regards from Cape Town!

  15. Beautiful blog. Found you through BookBlogs and I am now following you. If you love thrillers with a hint of the paranormal, then check out Drowned Sorrow and The Strangers Outside; they seem to be right up your alley.

    ~Vanessa Morgan,

  16. I'm a new follower thanks to Book Blogs. I'm a cat, a movie actor, a cartoon character, a celebrity, and so much more ;-) My blog is Wishing you all the best for 2011.

  17. Your blog looks lovely - looking forward to your reviews in 2011.

    By the way, I found you via Book Blogs but when you followed my blog I couldn't find a link to this site to follow you back. Can you check your blogger/google friend connect profile to make sure this site is listed under 'webpage' so others can find you.

    Happy reading in 2011.

  18. I've nominated you for the stylish blogger award! Please accept!

  19. Hello! Great Blog! I found you at Book Blogs.

    Sounds like we share the same resolution :) of reading more.

    I am a new follower and found you on Twitter.

    All the best to you and Happy New Year!

    The Wytch's Mirror:A Book Blog

  20. Following from Blog Hop Thursday, hope you can follow back.
    Mom in Training @

  21. Following you from the Friday Follow hop. Look forward to reading your book reviews. Hope to see you at All in the life of Family.

  22. I am your newest follower from the welcome weekend blog hop! I love your blog!

  23. What a lovely blog! Following you through the blog hop and can't wait to read your reviews.

    Please stop by Harvest For Tomorrow if you get a chance.

    Amy at

  24. Hello, Kim. I found your blog from the For the Love of Blogs weekend wander. Couldn't be more happy to have stumbled upon you! Can't wait to explore your blog.
    Have a wonderful New Year!

  25. I'm your newest follower and I would love for you to stop by and follow me back!

    Happy New Year from Being Frugal & Making It Work!

  26. Good Morning and Happy New Year!! so glad I came across your blog..I love to read and just got a Cruz Reader for christmas so your blog is going to come in real handy...I am your newest follower via Weekend Wanderer...come hop on over to my site..



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