Saturday, February 28, 2009

My February Books

February Books
Total books read: 16
New Authors: 8
Books in a Series: 10
Mystery: 0
Non-Fiction: 1
Romance: 3
Children or YA Fiction: 11

The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan
Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine
A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck
Greyfriar's Bobby by Eleanor Atkinson
Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
Romancing the Dead by Tate Hallaway
Dead Sexy by Tate Hallaway

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Fire & Ice by Anne Stuart
Why We Suck by Dr. Denis Leary
Elvenbane by Andre Norton & Mercedes Lackey
The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan (39 Clues)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Library Loot 6

Last weeks library loot wasn't very big but I did read A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck and watch Muppet Treasure Island (DVD)! 10 new things arrived for me at the library today, they are:

Ballet Shoes (DVD)
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
Because of Winn-Dixie (DVD)
Treasure Planet (DVD)
The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby (DVD)
Dark Harvest by Lynda Hilburn
Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich
A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mardi Gras

My library was closed today for Mardi Gras :(
Well hope you have a great day anyway!

If Ever I Cease To Love - George Lewis

Go To the Mardi Gras - Professor Longhair

Monday, February 23, 2009

Teaser Tuesday- A Long Way from Chicago

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!


    "Mrs. Dowdel, you falsified those so-called Lincoln items. They're bogus. I could have the law on you."
    "That's right." Grandma gazed over him at the wide-mouthed bass. "The banker throws the poor old widder in the pokey. That'll look real good for your business."

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Musing Monday- Library

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about the library……

How often do you visit the library? Do you have a scheduled library day/time, or do you go whenever? Do you go alone, or take people with you?

I love the library. Ever since I was a kid my mom could drop me off and go grocery shopping and when she came back I'd have at least one bag of books to take home. For awhile I did stop going but once I moved to Mississippi... well lets just say that the library staff here know me by name!

According to them I'm actually one of their top people who place holds (although I'm not exactly sure if that was meant to be a good thing) and I or my husband go to pick them up once a week (sometimes twice but once most of the time). I really, really love the selection of books, audiobooks, and movies plus how willing they are to inter-loan books for me!

Not my library but cute:

Roald Dahl

Do you have a favorite Roald Dahl or a suggestion on which one I should read next?

Don't forget to stop by my post on The Witches!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Lots of Reviews

I'm a little tired of being so far behind on my reviews so I'm going to be posting a lot for awhile (probably one a day). I really hope you guys don't mind and that you enjoy them!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Library Loot 5

I only read one of the books I picked up last week and that was The Graveyard Book which I absolutely adored. I did get four other library books read as well but those are all ones I've had almost since I started doing these library loots! Okay, so here is what I've recently picked up:

Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck
Muppet Treasure Island (DVD)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New Poll

Hey guys! I have a new poll question that's pretty important to me, would you please go vote over on The Movieholic & Bibliophile's Blog? Thanks, guys! You're the best!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

TV Show Meme

1. Name a TV show series in which you have seen every episode at least twice:
Veronica Mars and Buffy are the two that come to mind.

2. Name a show you can’t miss:
Well I can miss any of them because then I can just sit down and have a marathon of unwatched shows!

3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to watch a show:
Jason Dohring

4. Name an actor who would make you less likely to watch a show:
Sorry can't think of one off the top of my head. Maybe Paris Hilton?

5. Name a show you can, and do, quote from:
Well hubby quotes from Friends a lot but I don't really have one.

6. Name a show you like that no one else enjoys:
Ghost Hunters maybe lol.

7. Name a TV show which you’ve been known to sing the theme song:
I like the True Blood one...

8. Name a show you would recommend everyone to watch:
Either Veronica Mars, Alias, Burn Notice, or Criminal Minds.

9. Name TV series' you own:
4 Nip/Tuck's, complete Buffy, Moonlight, complete Veronica Mars, 5 24's, 3 Prison Breaks, Studio 60, 3 Heroes, 3 Prison Break's, 1 Batman: The Animated Series, complete Friends, 6 seasons of CSI, 4 CSI: Miami, 1 Ghost Whisperer, 5 One Tree Hill, complete OC, the original Archie Comic Sabrina the Teenage Witch complete series & Best of Lassie.

10. Name an actor who launched his/her entertainment career in another medium, but has surprised you with his/her acting choices in television:
I'd have to go with Anna Paquin at the moment thanks to True Blood (which I love!)

11. What is your favorite episode of your favorite series?
Sorry, way, way too many. Probably a Buffy (like Once More With Feeling) or a Veronica Mars one.

12. Name a show you keep meaning to watch, but you just haven’t gotten around to yet:
Oh goodness. Hubby collects TV shows and he's always after me to watch 24, Heroes, Prison Break, and Studio 60.

13. Ever quit watching a show because it was so bad?
Not exactly. I'm currently not watching Ghost Whisperer because I don't really approve of the whole Jim thing.

14. Name a show that’s made you cry multiple times:
Cold Case, Buffy, oh and I cried when Veronica Mars was cancelled if that counts.

15. What do you eat when you watch TV?
Anything, but usually junk food.

16. How often do you watch TV?
Not too often. Maybe a couple times a week or sometimes I'll go weeks without watching anything and then have to get caught up on all my shows.

17. What’s the last TV show you watched?
Um, I think it was a Top Chef episode or maybe it was Alias?

18. What’s your favourite/preferred genre of TV?
Crime Drama like Criminal Minds, the CSI's, NCIS, Cold Case, and even the Law and Orders.

19. What was the first TV show you were obsessed with?
Full House I think. My grandma and I would sit down and watch it when I was a kid. The second was probably Who's Afraid of the Dark?

20. What TV show do you wish you never watched?
None really. Well unless you count the cancelled ones that I miss so much.

21. What’s the weirdest show you enjoyed?
Weird for me? Shear Genius or Ghost Hunters maybe. Oh and Sons of Anarchy. Love that one but its not really something I would normally watch!

22. What TV show scared you the most?
I watched the X-Files when I was a kid and several scenes from episodes scared me. I have my fear of certain insects thanks to it.

23. What is the funniest TV show you have ever watched?

24. What show was cancelled too early?
Veronica Mars, Moonlight, Blood Ties, Buffy, Angel- you know, all my favorites.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Musing Monday- Book Reviews

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about book reviews……

Do you read any non-blogging book reviews? If so, where (newspaper, library etc)? Do you have any favourites sources you'd like to share?

Actually I don't read any book reviews outside of the internet because I read over hundred book blogs online! Well Bookreporter does send me a newsletter occasionally but I only skim it. Also you can't call the video interviews that Borders does with authors about their new books book reviews really even if they do try to explain their books.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thursday Thoughts- Fictional Characters

I thought long and hard about this one. Would I want to be Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake with all her yummy guys (or her Merry Gentry for that matter) like Jean Claude, Asher, Nathaniel, etc? Or would I like to be Patricia Briggs' Mercy? How about Stephenie Meyer's Bella?

Hmm... no. If I could be any fictional character, I think I might have to go with Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse for one main reason: Eric Northman. Yes, Sookie has an interesting ability that might not be the most ideal but she is also a down-to-earth type of gal too. She's funny, pretty, and very interesting.

Now sometimes being that interesting has consequences... usually the really, really bad kind like having people (and Supes) want to kill you. On the other hand, it also means other Supes (supernatural creatures like vampires, shapeshifters, and Weres) want to protect you. Supes like Eric, Quinn, Alcide Herveaux, Sam, and I'll even grudgingly admit that Bill has pulled her out of the fire a time or two himself...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Library Loot 4

I picked up some good stuff since my last library loot post! I watched the entire season of Alias, read Why we suck by Denis Leary, and read The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan too. Here is what I've picked up recently:

Elvenblood by Andre Norton & Mercedes Lackey
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan
Dead Girls Are Easy by Terri Garey

Monday, February 9, 2009

Cat is Looking to Trade

Cat from Beyond Books is looking to trade her hardback copy for a paperback copy... well, I'll just let her tell you:

See this book? It’s Kim Harrison’s The Outlaw Demon Wails and it’s in hard cover and it’s in great condition and it’s on my shelf.

What I would LIKE is to have the mass market version for my collection however. The problem is, I am so eager to read the latest Kim Harrison books that I auto-buy the new one as soon as it comes out - in hard cover! Then I am left with a miss-matched book for my collection and I generally go out and buy the mass. Not that I don’t think Ms. Harrison deserves all my money by buying both versions, but I don’t NEED both versions at the same time.

So, if you are interested in having a shiny hard cover copy of this book and you happen to own the mass market version (and it’s in good condition) and you are willing to trade.. I would appreciate it.

OR!! If you happen to have a mass market copy of For a Few Demons More in good condition and you would like this here hard cover book, I would also be willing to trade for that. (I already gave my HC copy of that one away on bookmooch last year, sorry!)

Oh, and I’m going to picky here - it has to be the North American covers. Which I know the mass is different from the hard cover, but I can handle that.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Awards and a Tag

Alice gave me this Lovely Award!

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

Isn't she sweet? Oh and Shaunesay sent me the Butterfly award again! Thanks so much ladies!!!

Pabast (Reading Mama) tagged me with a photo meme:

The rules are simple.
1. Find your 5th photo file folder,then the 5th photo in that file folder.
2. Post that picture on your blog.
3. Tag 5 others to do the same.
that's it!!

Here is my picture:

It's a pic of my cat from the first place we stayed when we moved to Mississippi (I really don't miss that bed lol).

Friday, February 6, 2009


I'm so glad I didn't have to scan this into the computer (whole lot of annoying if you ask me) since I'd already done so last year. Here's a picture of hubby and I holding an albino python like in the story Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen.

Snakes in general scare me but I've held quite a few pythons over the years and my uncle actually owned a few. Some were quite gentle like the one above, others you had to have a second person holding it too but all of them you should be wary with. The have no teeth but they can squeeze you to death. I believe that pic was taken in 2004 and although you can't see it very well both of my hands are touching the snake (she had wrapped the end of her tail around my side).

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Library Loot 3

From my last Library Loot post I haven't read any of the books I picked up so far and I took back my Davy Crockett and Baby Take a Bow movies unwatched (but plan on getting again soon). Here are my latest library things:

The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan
Theodosia and the Staff of Osiris by R.L. LaFevers
The complete tales of Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter
Romancing the dead by Tate Hallaway
Why we suck by Denis Leary
Alias Season 4 (DVD)
Alias Season 5 (DVD)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

My January Reads

January Books
Total books read: 10
New Authors: 2
Books in a Series: 8
Mystery: 3
Non-Fiction: 0
Romance: 5
Children or YA Fiction: 1

Tall, Dark, and Dead by Tate Hallaway
Secondhand Smoke by Karen E. Olson
Many Bloody Returns anthology
Kitty and the Silver Bullet by Carrie Vaughn
Kitty Takes a Holiday by Carrie Vaughn
Kitty Goes to Washington by Carrie Vaughn
Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn

Sweetheart by Chelsea Cain
Sacred Cows by Karen E. Olson
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll