January 24, 2011

Monday Memes

MONDAY

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Hosted by  Miz B at Should Be Reading
This week's question:
Is there a book you absolutely love, but for some reason, people never think it sounds interesting, or maybe they read it and don’t like it at all?

My answer:
Absolutely!!!  And it's not a book but a series, of 13 books.  It is my favorite read of all time and called The Left Behind Series.  I am not sure if its because that when I tell someone what the premise of the books are or that it is a series of 13 books that kind of scares someone away.  It did me at first.  A friend of mine tried on different occasions to get me to read it and I finally gave in.  All it took was the first few chapters, I was hooked, and the series was done in a little over a month.  I am not sure if anyone has taken my advice to read it but whenever I am around readers, I always ask if anyone has read it, and the majority of the time they have, and the discussion turns directly to those books and similarities of the wold today.  Would love to know if any bloggers have read them and what they thought!!!



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January is being hosted by Rose City Reader 
Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia of The Printed Page and is now on tour.
According to Marcia, “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.”
                                              For Review from The Hachette Book Group

Won from Gina at Hott Books

Free EBook download from Sony

 






Hosted by Java from Never Growing Old
"Meet Me On Monday!"
Blogging is a funny thing...we tell our most intimate thoughts for all to read and yet most of the time I find myself sitting and wondering, "who is this person!?" I know them...but yet I don't know them! I want to know who the person is behind all those words so I thought of a great way for all of us to "meet" each other!
Questions:

1. What is your favorite kind of fudge?
Sugar Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Chocolate peanut butter fudge

2. Is there snow outside your window?
Snow animation
Yes and more on it's way!!

3. What is your favorite meal of the day?
breakfast plate
And it is even better, when served at a restaurant.

4. Do you text on your cell phone?
texting
No

5. Waffles or pancakes?
blueberry pancakes
Blueberry pancakes



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Hosted by Michelle from The True Book Addict
Before I give my final wrap up progress report, I want to thank Michelle for hosting this week long Read-A-Thon.  Than You Michelle!!!  It has been fun and when there were moments that I wanted to slack off a bit, I felt like you were sitting on my shoulder saying..." Bad girl!!  You should be reading" lol and I would pick up my book.  So thank you for spending the week with me.
Total Wrap Up:  20 hours read.. 1 book finished ..1 review finished... 1 book into the DNF pile

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Hosted by Maw Books
Progress Wrap Up:
*Organized mail folders
*Created button/banner
*Created mock google document
*RSS feed
*Cheat sheets
*Favicon/gravatars (need more work on that one
*Bookmarked other sites with certain issues that I will be addressing throughout the coming months


19 comments:

caite said...

nope, have not read that series...and not sure it is my cup of tea. but the worse is if a friend does read it and HATES it...that is the problwm.

Hott Books - Gina said...

You did well with Bloggiesta! Congrats!
I need to read the Left Behind series but am just waiting for the $ to come down...

randomizeme said...

Hmmm... had no idea there were so many Monday Memes!

Anyway, for your Musing Monday post, I've only actually seen the TV movie based on the first book of the Left Behind series, so it would be unfair of me to judge the entire series on the acting prowess of Kirk Cameron ;)

And for my take - Weekly Meme: Musing Mondays

Renegades said...

I barely text. It seems there are very few that don't. I'd be a general education texter. :)

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I'm now very curious about this series...I think, judging from some of your other book choices, that I might like it.

I see that you have some Judith Krantz and Barbara Taylor Bradford and Sandra Brown books listed...I love all of those!

Here's my musing:

(click my name)

Mary said...

Ooh, some good (and vintage!) books in your mailbox. Enjoy :)

Teacher/Learner said...

Mmm...pancakes :P (that's a drooly face). The Musing Monday question is an interesting one. Mine would be K-PAX by Gene Brewer--amazing sci-fi book but no one has ever heard of it or thinks it sounds dull. Ah well, their loss :D

Rumtruffle said...

Hello
Just visiting via MMOM. I finished reading Connelly's The Referal yesterday, must have missed the Fifth Witness, off to Amazon now! Hope you have a lovely week, feel free to hop over and say hi.
Helen x
http://acraftykindoftruffle.blogspot.com

Rumtruffle said...

Just put it on order!

Lori said...

I actually heard good things about the Left Behind series. Check out my answer for Monday's Musing.

Nise' said...

I started the Left Behind series, but decided to wait until they were all finished as I hate to wait and have not gone back yet!

Looks like some oldies but goodies in your mailbox!

TheBookGirl said...

Lots of good books came into your house this week :) I've never read Michael Connelly but I know several people who can't get enough of his books.

Hope you enjoy them all!

bermudaonion said...

My mother-in-law's not much of a reader and she loved the Left Behind series so I guess I should give it a try.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Great assortment of books in your mailbox. You got a lot accomplished this week with the Readathon and Bloggiesta. Great job!

Julie P said...

Hi Blogger BFF! Just wanted you to know I was thinking of you.....

Kaye said...

I got sucked into the Left Behind Series too - something I never thought would happen just from reading the plot premise. I think I quit at about book 9 though. You had a great MM this week. Enjoy!

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Some great books for you last week! Congrats on your wins :)

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I LOVE Judith Krantz. I read I'll take Manhatten when I was I think 12. way too early I know but I loved her!

Happy Monday!

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Great books in your mailbox! I've heard The Lincoln Lawyer sounds like a good one.

You are welcome, Cheryl! I so enjoy hosting read-a-thons and try to provide as much encouragement as I can. My next one, Spring's Serenity Read-A-Thon, will be in April. Be watching for the dates.