Wednesday, January 28, 2009

More Awards from the Sweetest People!

Sheri over at A Novel Menagerie gave me this adorable award she said:

Jen’s blog has been on my subscribe feed since I first started blogging. I’m just fond of her blogs, in general. Her writing is cozy and safe… and just fun to visit. She’s so creative and always has changes going on in her blogs.

Isn't she the sweetest? I'm supposed to write five things I'm addicted to and then pass this on to five other blogs so here goes!

  1. Reading of course! I always try to keep a book I want to read handy- which is way too easy lol.

  2. Blogging- I enjoy finding little gems (movies and books) and finding out more about them too.

  3. Music- Here's a little tidbit for you, did you know that my blog started out as The Movieholic, Bibliophile, and Music Junkie? I had a hard time writing up posts about albums I was listening to and I dropped it. Hmmm... maybe that should be a weekly feature over here on this blog?

  4. My Family- I can't get along without my husband and cat. My mom lives in another state from me so I don't get to see her and the rest of the family very often but if I don't call at least two or more times a week, I get so homesick its not even funny.

  5. My TV Shows- Oh how I love thee! I pine over them when they're cancelled and can hardly wait for them to come back on when they take a break between seasons. My current list of shows: Burn Notice, CSI: Miami, Cold Case, Criminal Minds, Ghost Whisperer, Hell's Kitchen, NCIS, Project Runway, Shear Genius, Sons of Anarchy, Top Chef, True Blood
    Shows I used to watch (and still like!) but not so much now: Dexter, Grey's Anatomy, House, the Law and Orders, Nip/Tuck, Private Practice, The Unit
    My favorite cancelled shows: Buffy, Angel, Veronica Mars, Moonlight, Blood Ties

I'd like to give this award to the bloggers I've known the longest:
Musings of a Bookish Kitty (Wendy), the bookworm (Naida), J. Kaye's Book Blog (J. Kaye), Hello, My Name Is Alice (Alice Teh), Here, There, and Everywhere 2nd edition (DesLily)

Another sweet person is DesLily! She gave me The Dardos Award and said:

And then there would be LadyTink, who single handedly is trying to get young people to realize that the old movies are worth watching! I love to hear her joy when she writes about discovering an old movie or talks about the actors that mainly only the elderly know. It does my heart good to know the old movies are not forgotten.

Okay I'm certainly not sweet lol but as DesLily once said, I'm "spreading that fairy dust again!" This is an award I personally made to reflect me a little and I originally gave it away last year to my main commenters. Now since I started Google Reader I've "met" quite a few more people and I'd like to send this their way (this is going to be a doozy of a list). I may not get everybody this go 'round either (and I may accidently skip you as well- don't worry, you're not being snubbed) but I'd like a few more people to have this just the same:

Beyond Books, living read girl, The THRILLIONTH page, Bermudaonion's Weblog, Peeking Between the Pages, Presenting Lenore, Just One More Page..., Maw Books Blog, things mean a lot, Shaunie's Happy Place, Stephanie's Confessions of a Book-a-holic, Fyrefly's Book Blog, Books 'N Border Collies, Reading With Monie, Diary of an Eccentric, Pop Culture Junkie, Wendy's Minding Spot, Books and Movies (Carrie), A Novel Menagerie, Fizzy Thoughts, Back to Books, Enchanted by Books (aka What I'm Reading...), not enough books, Savvy Verse & Wit, A Bookworm's World, A Reader's Respite, Dolce Bellezza, Sam's Book Blog, She Is Too Fond Of Books ..., Un-Mainstream Mom Reads, The Written World, an adventure in reading, Rebecca Reads, where troubles melt like lemon drops, Strumpet's Life, Beth Fish Reads, Me and You and a Blog Named Boo, Cavalcade of Awesome.
See, told you I'd miss someone! she reads and reads

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Davy Crockett

FYI, Fess Parker owns a winery now but he has a fan page where you can send in pictures of yourself in your coonskin cap!

The Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier post is on Ladytink's Neverland.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Musing Monday-Lending Books

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about lending books...

A few weeks back we had a question about borrowing books, this week I was wondering what your policy was on lending books. Do you lend books to anyone? Just friends? Only big readers? How long are they allowed to have them?

I have had many, many, many bad experiences with lending books so now I only lend to family members (mostly my mom). In my mom's case, I'll take the book back whenever she's done be it years or months later but for everyone else, I'll ask about it a couple of months later just to make sure they haven't lost it.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pooh Bear Songs

Do you have a favorite Winnie the Pooh Bear song?

Don't forget my review om Christopher Finch's Celebration of the Silly Old Bear!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Wall-E is Sad

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Library Loot 2

My library items came in today! I did take back both of my movies unwatched (well I wastched part of the Wonderland one but the quality was so awful I couldn't stand it) from last week and I plan on taking back Napalm and Silly Putty soon too. Of my library items last week I only read Kitty and the Silver Bullet but I plan on reading Secondhand Smoke still.

Davy Crockett, Two Movie Set
The Coffin Dancer by Jeffery Deaver
Baby Take a Bow (VHS)
Steamed by Jessica Conant-Park & Susan Conant
The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
Dead of the Day by Karen E. Olson

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Shirley Temple

So what's your favorite Shirley Temple film?

Don't forget to stop by my review on Little Miss Marker!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Teaser Tuesday- Many Bloody Returns

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!

Tony stared at the face of the Hunter unmasked and shuddered. "Dude, we're going a hundred and fifty-five k. Could you maybe watch the road?"

Happy Things Meme

Samantha at Sam’s Book Blog tagged me for the Six Things that Make Me Happy meme so here goes (in no specific order):

1. My husband who spoils me rotten

2. My cat who never ceases to make me laugh

3. The rest of my family of course

4. Disney stuff (movies, old memorabilia sites, the old Disneyland TV show that I’m currently trying to work my way through)

5. Books

6. Comments lol!

Here is who I’m tagging:

Wendy at Musings of a Bookish Kitty

DesLily at Here, There, and Everywhere 2nd edition

Naida at the Bookworm

Dar at Peeking Between the Pages

Alice Teh at Hello, My Name Is Alice

Nymeth at things mean a lot

~ Don’t feel obligated to play if you don’t feel up to it!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Chick-Lit or Women's Fiction?

From Wikipedia:

Women's fiction is an umbrella term for a wide-ranging collection of literary sub-genres that are marketed to female readers, including many mainstream novels, romantic fiction, "chick lit," and other sub genres.

Although sometimes used synonymously, it is distinguished from Women's writing, which deals with literature written by (rather than targeted at) women.

Chick lit is a term used to denote genre fiction within women's fiction written for and marketed to young women, especially single, working women in their twenties and thirties. The genre sells well, with chick lit titles topping bestseller lists and the creation of imprints devoted entirely to chick lit. It generally deals with the issues of modern women humorously and lightheartedly.

So which is it for you? Do you read chick-lit or "women's literature"? Do you consider it a guilty pleasure?

Musing Monday-Sick Days

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about reading while sick……

How does your being sick (or injured) affect your reading? Do you read more? Less? Do you pick out a different book than you had already planned? Do you have a "comfort book" that makes you feel better?

Honestly it depends on how bad I feel and what kind of medicine I'm taking. Alot of medicine completely knocks me though. I try to read something light or "fluffy" when I am sick (that or I watch TV- Disney's Alice in Wonderland always makes me feel a little better) so I don't really have to concentrate too hard. Sorry, no comfort book for me so far!

Friday, January 16, 2009



via Cake Wrecks (other angles)

via Neatorama

Which of these different Wall-E's are your favorite? The LEGO? Cake? Or the wooden one? Are there any others out there that you know about?

Don't forget to visit my new Wall-E post!

Thursday, January 15, 2009


I've lived in Mississippi for almost four years now but I'm still a Georgia girl at heart. It's still a little weird not to see mountains and be so close to the water. I had never even seen the ocean until I was nearly 13 so MS took a little adjustment for me. I still prefer Georgia but Mississippi is a pretty nice place most of the time!

How about you, have you ever been to Mississippi? Read a story set here?

Don't forget to check out 24 Hours by Greg Iles and Trapped!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

First Library Loot

I'm always saying how much I love my library and I visit at least once a week anyway so I'm going to start doing the Library Loot too! I don't always read everything I bring home but I do try.

So here is my loot for this week:

Mrs. Doubtfire (DVD)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland-1974 (DVD)
Kitty and the Silver Bullet by Carrie Vaughn
Napalm and Silly Putty by George Carlin
Secondhand Smoke by Karen E. Olson

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Teaser Tuesday-Shirley Temple

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!


Turning points in some movie careers occur to a blare of trumpets or the flutter of a pink slip bidding farewell. At other times it is a thin knife blade whose thrust fails to hurt until later.

Monday, January 12, 2009

While I was Away

As you may have noticed I took another unplanned sabatical from blogging because I got hooked on Ghost Whisperer (I got the first season for Christmas). I plan on doing better soon! Well while I was away my Google Reader keeps increasing it’s numbers (I am now in the 500 range) of unread posts so I have that to keep me busy for awhile.

I’ve discovered so many blogging awards that were given to me too! I know I really should pass these on myself but I always feel like I’m leaving some of the most important people out so if you leave a comment take an award please! Here are the awards that these bloggers have gifted me while I was away:

Melody & Wendy gave me this one
This award acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in his/her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary and personal values every day.

Naida gave me this one.
This is for all those blogs you cannot wait to read every day, that you look forward to seeing updates on and that have inspired you in your own blogging. There are no rules for this one, but feel free to pass it on to whomever you feel deserves it!

And a few more people have given me the Butterfly Award again:

Thank you Rebecca, J. Kaye, Samantha (sent it back my way)

If I have missed any awards that I have been gifted I do apologize and I hope you point me in the right direction! (Oh and Presenting Lenore gave me a Faithful Commenter award too)

James Bond

Dr. No was my first and so far, only James Bond film but I liked it a lot more than I expected to. My mom grew up watching the films because my grandma loved them and now Mom can’t stand to watch any of the Bond films lol. Matter of fact I’ve read that “half of the world’s population has seen at least one Bond film” and I just added myself to that list.

So how many Bond films have you seen? Who is your favorite Bond?

Don’t forget to stop by and check out Dr. No!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Teaser Tuesday-Kitty

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!

  • Please avoid spoilers!

“Vampires don’t talk about their weaknesses as weaknesses. They talk about the price. Their vulnerability to sunlight, wooden stakes, and crosses- it’s the price they pay for their beauty, their immortality.”

Monday, January 5, 2009

Butterfly Award

I'm feeling loved! Lezlie at Books 'N Border Collies , Rebecca from Just One More Page..., and Dar over at Peeking Between the Pages have all awarded me with this pretty Butterfly award. Lezlie gave it to me "for stopping by so often and saying hello." and Dar said, "I love her blog. Her posts are a great way to start the day for me." Aren't they the sweetest? Both are somewhat new bloggers to my daily blog list but I do enjoy visiting them and reading their comments on my blogs!

Alright, to pass it on:

1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Award up to ten other blogs.
4. Add links to those blogs on yours.

  1. The Bookworm- Naida is one of the first blogs I read whenever I get to my Google Reader

  2. Literary Feline- Wendy was one of the first blogs I started visiting when I started doing this thing and her informative reviews made me want to improve my own (which is why you know get a minimum of three paragraphs over on The Movieholic and Bibliophile instead of two which is what I started with lol)

  3. J. Kaye's Book Blog- I don't comment as much as I used to over there but I still enjoy lurking! She's helped introduce me to so many books and she's even made me take the challenge plunge this year.

  4. Bermudaonion’s Weblog- I'm slightly new to her blog but I've enjoyed her comments. Plus she has an adorable dog!

  5. Here, There, and Everywhere 2nd Edition- Love DesLily! Whether she's talking about books or older movies she always has something interesting to say.

  6. Melody's Reading Corner- Is another place I've been lurking lately but I owe her big time for informing me of some great reads like the one I just finished Sacred Cows by Karen E. Olson.

  7. Hello, My Name Is Alice- She posts the most amazing (and tummy-rumbling) pictures! She also throws in a few good book reviews occasionally.

  8. Sam's Book Blog- Samantha is another somewhat new to me blogger and normally I would just skip past her blog because she doesn't really do photos too often with her reviews (unlike me lol) but I found that really enjoy her "voice". She's clear and to the point about what she thinks and she reads lots of good books!

  9. things mean a lot- I'll admit that Nymeth's blog intimadated me at first because she's such thorough and articulate blogger but now I have to go by and visit her often. She's very nice and even if I have no intention of reading what she's reviewing I look forward to seeing what she thought about it!

  10. The Written World- Kailana was also one of the first bloggers I read but I've only recently started rediscovered her again.

If I left you out I'm very sorry and if you don't feel up to passing this on, please don't feel obligated.

Musing Monday- Library Books

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about library books…

Do you have a system for borrowing out books from the library? Do you know what you're going to borrow before you get there? How often do you borrow out books?

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with the link to your own Musing Mondays post! Thanks.

No I don't have a particular system. My library catalog is online and whenever I need a particular book I just order it. Then I go and pick up my stack of books (and sometimes movies) and they're waiting for me at the desk. I sometimes browse but for the most part, I'm in and out in under 5-10 minutes.

I borrow books WAY too often. I go to pick up and drop off at least once a week which is why I currently own so many books that I haven't read. Actually, I'm pretty positive that I own more unread books than ones I have read!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Future in Fiction

I just reviewed the first book in J.D. Robb's In Death series and since it is set in the future, I started thinking about all the things that the future is supposed to bring in fiction. My favorite thing is probably that Autochef in the book or the fact that tabacco is illegal but that's just from Naked in Death. I haven't read too many futuristic novels but there is usually somthing I think is particularly neat in each one (the hoverboards in Uglies for instance).

Do you have a favorite invention or something that you found really interesting that was in a futuristic novel? What book (or series) was it in?

Saturday, January 3, 2009

A Hectic Time

Hey guys! I'm now back in Mississippi but I haven't been around because yesterday I had a bridal shower to go to, then a rehersal, today is the wedding, and the next day is my two year anniversary so everything is extremely hectic right now. I'll be back as soon as possible... I don't even want to know what my Google Reader looks like though!