Thursday, May 31, 2012

My Favorite Reads Giveaway Hop! June 1 - 6


It's time for another fun giveaway hop!

Don't you just love these hops?

This one is hosted by 

Thanks so much to both of you for hosting!

Be sure to check out my other giveaways going on right now. They are listed under the My Giveaways tab.

For the My Favorite Reads Givewaway Hop I am giving away a paperback copy of my all-time, most favorite book EVER!! 

The Time Travelers Wife 
by Audrey Neffenegger


So far, I have read it 3 times and have seen the movie twice.

Each time I read it, I love it even more. I really believe that this is a book that begs to be read more than once. The first time, it is rather confusing with all the bouncing around in time. But the second time through the book, it all falls into place and I really think that is when I fell in love with this book. This is probably the only book that I read and then immediately turned to the front and read it again!

I have noticed something interesting when talking to people about this book. The readers are just about evenly split into either 'loving it' or 'not liking it'. I think the readers that don't like it get caught up in trying to figure out the time-travel part of the book and just don't sit back and enjoy the love story part of the book. And the amazingness (don't think that is a real word, whoops) of making all the pieces fit.

And now for the fine print ~~
Must be 13 to enter
Open internationally if The Book Depository mails to your country. Check here if you don't know.
The winner selected will be emailed and will have 48 hours to get in touch with me or a new name will be drawn.  

Check out all the other stops on this hop for more chances 
to win some fabulous favorite reads!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

WWW Wednesdays May 30

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading 

To play along, just answer the following three questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

Finding Felicity by Monica Marlowe 

My stops on the CLP Blog Tour for Finding Felicity 
will be June 7th and 8th.  

11/22/63 by Stephen King 
The Big Rock Candy Mountain  by Wallace Stegner

What did you recently finish reading?

A Contented Mind by Samantha Hoffman

 My thoughts are here and I have a giveaway going on right now for a paperback copy of this beautiful book
Go check it out!!

Mistaken Identity by Van Ryn, Cerak and Tabb

My book group is reading this one. I will post my thoughts and the groups reaction to the book later this week.

What do you think you will read next?

I've got a little time before I have to have a book read 
so I think I will try to finish either

What's on your WWW this week? 
Leave me your link and I'll stop by to check out your reads. 

Monday, May 28, 2012

Night Road by Kristin Hannah

For a mother, life comes down to a series of choices.
To hold on…
To let go..
To forget…
To forgive…
Which road will you take?

For eighteen years, Jude Farraday has put her children’s needs above her own, and it shows—her twins, Mia and Zach—are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia’s best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable.

Jude does everything to keep her kids safe and on track for college. It has always been easy-- until senior year of high school. Suddenly she is at a loss. Nothing feels safe anymore; every time her kids leave the house, she worries about them.

On a hot summer’s night her worst fears come true. One decision will change the course of their lives. In the blink of an eye, the Farraday family will be torn apart and Lexi will lose everything. In the years that follow, each must face the consequences of that single night and find a way to forget…or the courage to forgive.
Night Road is vivid, emotionally complex novel that raises profound questions about motherhood, identity, love, and forgiveness. It is a luminous, heartbreaking novel that captures both the exquisite pain of loss and the stunning power of hope. This is Kristin Hannah at her very best, telling an unforgettable story about the longing for family, the resilience of the human heart, and the courage it takes to forgive the people we love. ~~synopsis from Goodreads

My thoughts on Night Road ~~ 

OMG - this is one amazing book! I loved it but I don't think I have cried so hard over a book in such a long time. This story is so emotional and heartbreaking but I could not stop reading it. Kristin Hannah writes so well that I was truly in the story and bonded with this family as if they were my own and felt the emotions that they were feeling.

Jude, the mother of teenage twins, Mia and Zach is so entrenched in her children's lives that when the unthinkable happens, she cannot forgive or forget and everything and everyone in her life falls away. Can she ever get past it and have a life again? The emotions that everyone feels and goes through are just gut-wrenching but the sobering thought I kept having was that this kind of things 'could' happen to anyone, at anytime ~ it is not just a 'story'. 

This book is one that I would have read straight through in one sitting, if I could've. (Darn, I should have just called in sick ~ hehe) I had a hard time putting it down but I also did not want it to end. 

My book group won copies of Night Road from the Registered Book Group Contest (THANK YOU SO MUCH!!) and we read the book in February. I am extremely slow at getting our thoughts posted about this book but that does not take away from the fact that all 8 of us LOVED the book and we had such a great discussion about it. This book does make a great book club book because there are characters that you can just love and other characters that you just want to throttle. And there are so many topics and situations that pertain to teenagers now that we really got into some great discussions. 

And here is my last testimonial about how everyone felt about this book. Some times when we have multiple copies of the same book, we donate them to our local public library so they can create a book club bag for their patrons to check out. Not one person in my book group was willing to part with their copy of Night Road ~ we all still have it on our personal bookshelves. And I am thinking it's about time to read it again. This would be a great summer read to lose myself in again!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Guest Post: Samantha Hoffman, author of A Contented Mind

I am so excited to have Samantha Hoffman here today. Yesterday was my stop on the CLP Blog Tour. I posted my thoughts about her book A Contented Mind. You can read my thoughts here. Lovin' it! Visit the rest of the tour stops here.

I asked Samantha to comment on the question I like to ask authors ~~ 

I have heard other authors say that they 'hear voices in their head' and that is how they write their books: the characters are telling their stories. Not being a writer myself, that concept has always intrigued me.

When some people hear voices, we get them medical attention, others end up becoming writers. Does this happen to you? How do you come up with your stories? 

Let's find out if Samantha has voices in her head. I also have a giveaway going on for a print copy of A Contented Mind at the end of this post.  

Hello Susan!

Although I feel most writers have a touch of inspired lunacy, as of yet, I don’t hear voices in my head. But I cannot speak for what tomorrow may bring...(smile). Instead, I see the story. And I think that is why A Contented Mind reads a bit like a movie. Or at least many have commented that while reading it, they see the story as if it were a movie playing in their mind.

I see, feel and hear the story - then work to articulate what’s in my mind. The same is true for my children’s stories; I just articulate them differently. 

A Contented Mind started with one image that sat in my mind for nearly a year. And for reasons I’m not entirely sure of, I was convinced the scene was intended for a different story (the one I’m currently writing; Safe People, which is mentioned in ACM). A Contented Mind came about one day when I had been struggling with a suffocating bout of depression. I threw open my laptop and hammered out a few lines; lines so dark, I knew no one would want to read them. So, I tried again. Four weeks later, A Contented Mind was finished, in a very lengthy, rough form. I later cut it down by more than a third. And those first-hammered out dark lines later became song lyrics within ACM.

The sequel to ACM and all the stories I’ve written since have not emerged in the same forceful way. A Contented Mind sits like a deep, rich, complex dessert. Some love it to the extent they wake at night wanting another bite and others just don’t have a taste for it at all. One can’t create and please all at the same time. It’s impossible. ACM is written with soft prose, and with a singular rhythm. I never once fashioned one sentence intentionally. Nothing was premeditated. Heck, I didn’t know how the blasted thing was going to end! In many ways, it wrote itself. For the most part, all my stories write themselves. They flow, as they flow. For better or worse.

If the story can’t be seen within my mind, then I can’t write it. Once I relax and listen to music, the images take shape. And much like being the Invisible Man, I’m allowed to be in the presence of these characters, without them even knowing. My hope is that I do them justice when I put into words what I see. Because their lives feel almost as real as that of my own. 

Thank you for the opportunity to meet you and your readers. It was a joy ~ 
Author Bio 

Samantha started writing books as a child. Although those roughly hewed works are kept under lock and key, they possess the same need to understand life as her current novels. In the past, Samantha has written numerous columns on health and spirituality for a local newspaper. Currently, she writes the popular blog: Insanity - A Writer’s Commentary On All Things, as well as two novels: A Contented Mind, it’s sequel, Chasing Nirvana, and the children’s chapter book series: Dainty Delaney. Currently she is at work on her third novel. On May 18th, 2012 Samantha will be featured in Art & Entertainment section of The Traverse City Record Eagle newspaper.

Life can get rough at times, loving oneself shouldn’t be. That, in a nutshell, is the message that is imbued within the books Samantha writes.

Connect with Samantha!

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

On Tour and a Giveaway: A Contented Mind by Samantha Hoffman

Sometimes it takes seeing the dream before we find the courage to face the nightmare.

Without realizing it, bestselling author Meg Scott, stepped into the life of her dreams. A new beachfront home on the West Coast; a far cry from her secluded home shared only with her faithful Irish setter on Martha’s Vineyard. A gig playing violin with a world renowned rock band about to depart on a European acoustic tour; friends that easily became the family she lost when young. And upon shaking hands with the band’s drummer, Jadon Hastings, she found love and desire never known beyond the stories she wrote.

Under a hazy California sun, Meg’s dream sits in clear view. To make it her own, she’ll have to confront not only her past, but her future. In doing so, she discovers - those you trust - can’t always be trusted. ~~synopsis from Goodreads

My thoughts on A Contented Mind ~~

Once again, such a beautiful cover! A Contented Mind is such an amazing love story. I found myself feeling all of the emotions, love, angst and confusion that Meg felt after she moved to California to escape her past. She is immediately welcomed by the band and the members become family to her. What a special person she must be, to be loved and accepted so quickly by all of them. Well, really not all, almost all. She is attracted one member in particular but it seems it is just not meant to be.

I was immediately drawn into Meg's world by this beautifully written story by Samantha Hoffman. The words created a magical, loving world that I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of. I felt like I became a friend of Meg's and just wanted her to be happy.

A part of the book that was very personal for me was when they were discussing which was better ~ Cheezits or Goldfish? My fav cracker has got to be Cheezits, but Goldfish do come in as a close second. This is one small part of the book that made the story and characters seem real to me. 

I have to admit that I am not quite done reading this story as I am writing this post. I really do need to get back to Meg's world to make sure everything is okay with her. That's what friends do, right?

Samantha Hoffman is a great writer and I am really excited to read more of her words. Here is another author that will be added to my 'must read' list. Thank you Samantha for writing such a beautiful story for all of us!

I received a copy of this book as part of the CLP Blog Tours 
in exchange for my honest opinion.  

Other stops on the tour are located here.

And stop back here tomorrow when Samantha will be talking about writing A Contented Mind.

Author Bio

Samantha started writing books as a child. Although those roughly hewed works are kept under lock and key, they possess the same need to understand life as her current novels. In the past, Samantha has written numerous columns on health and spirituality for a local newspaper. Currently, she writes the popular blog: Insanity - A Writer’s Commentary On All Things, as well as two novels: A Contented Mind, it’s sequel, Chasing Nirvana, and the children’s chapter book series: Dainty Delaney. Currently she is at work on her third novel. On May 18th, 2012 Samantha will be featured in Art & Entertainment section of The Traverse City Record Eagle newspaper.

Life can get rough at times, loving oneself shouldn’t be. That, in a nutshell, is the message that is imbued within the books Samantha writes.

Purchase A Contented Mind

Enter my giveaway below to win this beautiful book.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

WWW Wednesdays May 23

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading 

To play along, just answer the following three questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

A Contented Mind by Samantha Hoffman
On tour for CLP Blog Tours. My thoughts will be posted tomorrow. Isn't this cover beautiful? 

11/22/63 by Stephen King 
The Big Rock Candy Mountain  by Wallace Stegner

What did you recently finish reading?

Saving Ruth by Zoe Fishman 
I read this for it's TLC Book Tour. My stop was yesterday. You can read my thoughts here. I am also having a giveaway for my copy of this fabulous book.

What do you think you will read next?

Mistaken Identity by Van Ryn, Cerak and Tabb
My book group is reading this one. I think it will be an interesting read but so, so sad.

What's on your WWW this week? 
Leave me your link and I'll stop by to check out your reads. 

Guest Post and Giveaways: Susan Kaye Quinn ~ Closed Hearts

I am so excited to have Susan Quinn here today at The Book Bag!! Susan is the author of the amazing book Open Minds (Book 1 in the Mindjack Trilogy). 

I read it and loved it! My thoughts are here

And don't you just love both of these covers!!!

Book #2, Closed Hearts has just been released and you can get in on some great fun. There is a Virtual Launch Party going on over at the author's website that you are not going to want to miss.

There is also a Rafflecopter below for a chance to win a "What I'm Reading Now" mug or a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card, so be sure to check that out!

And now ~~ here's Susan with her thoughts on change.
Embracing Change by Susan Kaye Quinn

The last year has seen nothing but change in the publishing industry. It's my firm believe that the people who do best in turbulent times are those who are most adept at embracing change.

The Many Paths 

In the past 18 months, I've seen writer friends switch from pursuing traditional publication to self-publishing their first (or second or third) novels (yay Indelibles!). I've known writers that stopped querying agents and submitted to small publishers (Cherie my publishing sister through Omnific Publishing). Other writer-friends have stuck with traditional publishing and landed agents and book contracts (yay Terry Lynn Johnson, Adam Heine, and Joshua McCune!). Still others are fence straddlers (that's me!) pursuing multiple paths at once. 

Embracing change is scary.

Self-Publishing Route

For writers taking the road less traveled along the self-pub route, it can be frightening to deviate from the "established" path, especially if the dream of a big advance from a large publisher has been a long cherished one. The bold will go forth into self-publishing because it makes logical business sense, but for the less confident, it can feel like quitting without trying hard enough. One thing that encouraged me to take the leap was the resounding chorus coming from the other side of the publishing point. There were many, many self-publishers that were extremely happy with their choice, whose main regret was that they waited so long to take the leap. As someone who is on the "other side" now, I can heartily say the same thing. Do I regret self-publishing? Not a bit. Every day, I'm happier I chose to leap when I did: people are reading (and enjoying!) my work, I'm building a fan base that extends beyond my awesome writer friends, and I have a measure of control over my writing career that eluded me before. This was the right choice for my Mindjack Trilogy and my career at this point. At the same time, I don't regret going through a small publisher for my first novel, and I'm still pursuing traditional/big publishing for my middle grade series (because those are the right choices for those books).

Small Publisher Route

For many writers, the small publisher route wasn't the "dream" they had as a child, but is the reality they are increasingly choosing as an adult. For a long time, I had to stop the small voice ( evil, as Adam Heine calls it) inside that told me this wasn't a "real" publisher because it hadn't been around for 100 years. This evil voice completely baffled my husband, who said, "They're willing to bet money that you'll make money for them with your writing." Ah, yes. This is a business, not a fairy tale! Strange, how often those are confused with one another. But this helped me put it in perspective and embrace my small publisher as an innovator in a tradition-bound field. Once I realized that, I found the small publisher route actually fit my personality quite well. While some writers with small publishers are increasingly opting for the self-publishing route (myself, Talli Roland), my friends who have chosen small publishers continue to find that to be the right path for them. I think small publishers are wonderful about embracing the desire to launch writers in their careers, which is part of what makes them a great place to start.

Big/Traditional Publishing Route

I haven't landed an agent or big publisher book contract (yet), but I have queried (extensively) and had some significant first-hand experience with agents and editors, as well as lots of second-hand experience through traditionally-published friends. Just because a writer chooses to pursue traditional publishing doesn't mean they escape the need to embrace change. Lately, with the rise of self-publishing, writers choosing to stay the course with traditional publishing have been on the defensive, feeling like they have to justify their choice. This is something that self-publishers and small-publishers have had to do all along, so it's an interesting turn in such a short period of time (a year ago, I wasn't seeing any of this). Self-publishing affects trad-pubbed authors as well - the industry is roiling, agents are fighting for their livelihood, editors under even more pressure to prove the "viability" of a writer before taking a chance on them. The stakes and expectations are higher for debut traditional novelists, and even those with novels already out. Elana Johnson spoke eloquently about how even after traditional publishing (or maybe especially then) that her definition of "success" all comes back to the writing. To me, this is key: the thing that rules, that has to rule, at all times along the journey is the writing. It is the creation of content that is most important, with the path to publication simply a means to an end.

To me, embracing change means embracing the writer.

No matter what path we follow, we writers are much more similar than we are different. Writers pitted against each other, judging each other for the path they choose or the level of "success" they achieve - who does that serve? Not writers, of that much I am certain. Writers are an amazingly supportive bunch ... when they're not judging another writer. We are our better selves when we're banding together to support and help promote one another. This is why groups like the Elevensies (trad-pub), the Apocalypsies (small and large pub), and the Indelibles (self-pub) are so important. I've seen this grouping of writers for support happen at my small publisher as well. I think it's a natural (and wonderful!) tendency for writers to band together and help each other out. These groups provide a safe haven of support and an avenue to celebrate each other's successes.

When it comes right down to it, we are all simply writers. Published or unpublished, traditional or indie, bestseller or midlister - at the beginning of every day we are moving forward with our writing. The journey (hopefully) is a life-long one filled with friends and a love for the craft.


Closed Hearts (Mindjack #2)

$2.99 at AmazonBarnes and Noble (ebook and print)

When you control minds,
only your heart can be used against you.

Susan Kaye Quinn is the author of the bestselling YA novel Open Minds, Book One of the Mindjack Trilogy, which is available on AmazonBarnes and Noble, and iTunes. The sequel Closed Hearts has just been released.

Susan's business card says "Author and Rocket Scientist," but she mostly plays on TwitterFacebook, and Pinterest.

Mind GamesOpen MindsClosed HeartsIn His EyesLife, Liberty, and PursuitFull Speed Ahead

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(with more bonus Mindjack Trilogy content & guest posts) 



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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

On Tour and a Giveaway ~ Saving Ruth by Zoe Fishman

When Ruth returns home to the South for the summer after her freshman year at college, a near tragedy pushes her to uncover family truths and take a good look at the woman she wants to become.

Growing up in Alabama, all Ruth Wasserman wanted was to be a blond Baptist cheerleader. But as a curly-haired Jew with a rampant sweet tooth and a smart mouth, this was an impossible dream. Not helping the situation was her older brother, David - a soccer star whose good looks, smarts, and popularity reigned at school and at home. College provided an escape route and Ruth took it.

Now home for the summer, she’s back lifeguarding and coaching alongside David, and although the job is the same, nothing else is. She’s a prisoner of her low self-esteem and unhealthy relationship with food, David is closed off and distant in a way he’s never been before, and their parents are struggling with the reality of an empty nest. When a near drowning happens on their watch, a storm of repercussions forces Ruth and David to confront long-ignored truths about their town, their family, and themselves. 

My thoughts on Saving Ruth ~~ 

You all should know by now that I am a sucker for a great cover. So yep, I just had to read this one. Not only is it a great cover, it's an awesome story too!

Saving Ruth is on it's book tour for TLC Book Tours this month and next. You can check out the other stops on the tour here.

And be sure to check below for my giveaway of Saving Ruth. 

And now, my thoughts ~~ I was immediately drawn into this story. The writing just flowed off of the page and into my mind. I felt very comfortable in Ruth's world right from the start. I don't really know how to describe it but it just all seemed familiar to me. Kudos to the author, Ms. Fishman! 

Ruth and her brother, David are home from college for the summer. Things aren't right between the two of them and things aren't right with their parents. It seems that everyone has a secret or an issue that they are keeping from the others. Will they be able to open up to each other and get the help that they need?

Like I said, I immediately felt very comfortable in this story. I really liked Ruth and her best friends. They really were there for her when she needed support and they told it like it was, which is something good friends can do. Ruth is a good person and tries to do the right thing, even though her brother seems to be having some serious problems. She doesn't give up on him or rat him out.  

Maybe one of the reasons this story seemed familiar to me is because I grew up in a small town too and the swimming pool was our major source of entertainment in the summer. The lifeguards were our heroes - Ruth loves being a lifeguard and she loves the children that are placed in her care for a good part of the day. So I love this line ~ 'We may have been called lifeguards, but really we were tan babysitters in swimsuits.' Yep, my summers were like that! 

Another great line from Ruth ~ 'This is not how I wanted to behave - like a petulant child whose lollipop had been taken away. I wanted to be noble and dignified. Funny how you couldn't fight the role you were most comfortable playing when it came to family.' Boy, that is so true! 

I am so glad that I read Saving Ruth ~ it is such a great story. I love Zoe's writing style so much that I immediately ordered her previous book, Balancing Acts. I am adding her to my 'must read' list of authors! 

I received a copy of this book from TLC Book Tours for my honest opinion. 

About Zoe Fishman

Zoe Fishman is the author of Balancing Acts. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and son.

Listen to Zoe talk about Saving Ruth with Book Club Girl on the Book Club Girl on Air show on Tuesday, June 12th at 7 pm ET.
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Monday, May 21, 2012

It's Suffocate's birthday!

It is May 21st and guess what that means?

S.R. Johannes’ Suffocate is out today!

Suffocate is the first novelette in THE BREATHLESS series. It is a 15,000 word young adult thriller that combines the dystopic and science fiction genres.

(and if you go to the author's website and leave a comment, you'll have a chance at one of 5 e-book copies she is giving away!)

Here’s a little about the novelette…

“For centuries, the world outside the Biome has been unlivable. Today, marks the first time anyone will attempt to leave the suffocating ecosphere. Eria is not worried because her scientist father has successfully tested the new Bio-Suit many times. It's a celebratory day until something goes horribly wrong. In the midst of tragedy, Eria uncovers a deep conspiracy that affects the very air she breathes.

If those responsible find out what she knows, they won't stop hunting her until she takes her last breath.”

The 2nd novella in the series, CHOKE, is scheduled for Fall 2012. The 3rd, EXHALE, is scheduled for Winter 2013.

You can purchase Suffocate for only 99 cents 
on Amazon or B&N 

You can also add it to your 'to read' shelf on Goodreads!

And in case you were wondering, 
here is a bit about the author –

S.R. Johannes is author of the Amazon Bestseller Untraceable and a current nominee of the Georgia Author of the Year in the Young Adult category. After earning an MBA and working in corporate America, S.R. Johannes traded in her expensive suits, high heels, and corporate lingo for a family, flip-flops, and her love of writing. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her goldendoodle Charley (notice he is listed first), her British-accented husband, and the huge imaginations of their little prince and princess, which she hopes- someday- will change the world.

You can find her hanging out online and visit her at 

Or one of these other places - she is all over cyberspace!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Showcase Sunday #1

Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits & Tea, where we show off the books and eBooks we receive each week.

Come join the fun!

Books I received for review ~~

Safe Within by Jean Reynolds Page from TLC Book Tours. 
My stop on the tour will be June 28th.

 Suffocate (Breathless Novelette Series) by S.R Johannes

Hym and Hur by Phillip Frey

Books I won ~~

Spin by Catherine McKenzie.

I have been holding onto my ARC of Spin. Now that I have a finished copy, I am thinking I should hold a giveaway for a gently read, very well taken care of, copy of this great book. You can read my thoughts on Spin here.

What are you showcasing this week?

Leave me a link and I will stop by and check out your books. 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Busy! Busy! Busy!

Wow ~ I have really been neglecting The Book Bag. I apologize! I just finished hosting a conference for library support staff and if I wasn't busy planning for it, I was busy thinking about it. I feel like I have not had time for anything else.

Whew! Now that's over and I can get back to my love; this blog and all of you!

Stay tuned this week, I will have a ton of posts going up. Among them will be 2 book launches, 2 books on tour and a writer talking about the voices in her head. And my usual memes showcasing my new books and WWW Wednesdays. 

And then there will some awesome and amazing  

Did I mention that?  

Yep ~ you ARE going to want to be here! 

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! 

I am ready for a great week!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

WWW Wednesday May 16

WWW Wednesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading 

To play along, just answer the following three questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

by Stephen King 

by Wallace Stegner

What did you recently finish reading?

by Liane Moriarty
Loved it! Will be posting my thoughts soon. It made me think about the difference, if any, between who I am now and who I was 10 years ago. People don't think they change but it might be interesting to see if we really do. 

What do you think you will read next?

Saving Ruth 
by Zoe Fishman 
I will be reading this for it's TLC Book Tour. My stop is May 22. I absolutely love the cover. 

What's on your WWW this week? 
Leave me your link and I will stop by and check out your reads.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Winners @ The Book Bag!

I have 2 giveaways that just ended. 

I am so excited to announce the winners!!

First ~ the winner of the amazing book 

Make It Stay by Joan Frank is.....

#13 Lauren T. 

Congrats Lauren! An email is on it's way!

My next giveaway is for one print copy and 3 e-book copies of the fabulous book    

The Warble by Victoria Simcox 

And the winners are .......

#11 Heidi G. 

#6 bn100

#27 Bethie

#25 Fiery Na 

I will be sending out emails to you all soon.

In My Mailbox (21)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by 
The Story Siren
Each week we spotlight the books we've received 
for review, swapped, won or purchased. 

For Review 
Saving Ruth by Zoe Fishman

Paula Takes a Risk by Randi M. Sherman

Leave your link. I will visit to see what you got this week.

Happy reading!!
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