December 15, 2011

Booking Through Thursday

Hi everyone!!  Before getting to today's memes, I thought I would let you know about a few things that have been going on, besides me signing up for challenges lol, oh but don't fret, that will be posted in a couple of days lol.

GiGi Ann from Ann's Reading Corner, had sent me an email and asked how Steve was doing and that there hadn't been an update in a while.  I realized I hadn't posted about his recovery, being so excited about the 2012 challenges and I apologize for that.    We went to the doctor's this past Friday and he got the ok to start working from home.  His facility shuts down before Christmas until the first of the year and at that time he can start working on site as tolerated.  He was thrilled.  He is still experiencing focal seizures but still no answers as to if and/or when this will be a permanent residual effect of the surgery.  The not so good news is that he is still not allowed to drive until he is seen again in February.  Thank you everyone for the support, concern, caring and prayers you showed us throughout this time.

As some of you know, I had some blogger issues for the past few weeks, my blog went missing, then back online, my gmail account was supposedly deleted, by who, I don't know, but yesterday I received an email that that too has reappeared along with all the documents that I thought I lost for Partners In Crime Tours.  And for the past 2 weeks all the time I put into trying to retrieve as much as I could, was now time wasted.  Because of this experience and talking to other bloggers who have had similar problems on and off, after the New Year I will be moving to WordPress.  Gina from Hott Books, has put everything in place, she is phenomenal when it comes to computers.  Thank you Gina.  Nothing has changed, it looks identical to this one, only different platform.  I will let you know more as the time gets closer.  I am just trying to learn to navigate and feel comfortable with it before I move.  Also I hope to bring back Sunday's Shining Star once I get settled.

Partners In Crime Tours has 2 books that I booked for the beginning of the new year and still have some slots opened for reviewers.  The books are Gods and Fathers by James LePore and Voices of the Dead by Peter Leonard (my current read).  You can read the details and synopsis at our site (  If you are interested in either book or both, fill out the host submission form or email me @  Even those who post their reviews on GoodReads and LibraryThing are welcome to host also.

And one final thing....Christmas is right around the corner.  Is your shopping completed?  Looking for that last minute gift?  An old friend contacted me, Bill Walker, author of A Note from an Old Acquaintance, (check out my review) is having a Holiday Special on the Nook Version of his book.  A great read for $0.99....can't beat that.  

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Today's question:
What’s more important to you? Real, three-dimensional, fleshed-out fascinating characters? Or an amazing, page-turning plot?
(Yes, I know, they are both important. But if you had to pick one as being more important than the other?

My answer:
Oh this is a toughie today and I haven't had my coffee yet lol.  I am going with the amazing plot.  Yes, as the questions states, they are both important, but if there isn't a plot that keeps me engrossed or wanting to go back and pick up the book to see what happens, the characters, no matter how well they are defined is going to keep my interest.  I feel that the plot, the premise, the story line is the bottom line for how we choose a book.  Its' the first thing, I usually look at, the synopsis, the back of the book or jacket to see what the story is about.  So I would definitely say the plot.


Anonymous said...

I agree with the plot.

bermudaonion said...

Thanks for the update on Steve. You've certainly had a trying year - 2012 has got to be better!

Marce said...

I'm glad Steve is feeling better and go back to work, that is huge. The time to drive will go fast i'm sure.

Good luck on the transition to wordpress.

Gigi Ann said...

I am so glad to hear Steve is mending, even if slowly for now.

I agree a book needs a good plot. But, I really like both a good page-turning plot and good characters.

Hope the move to Wordpress will help combat all your problems you have had lately.

Carol said...


glad to hear Steve's recovery is progressing.

Will follow you where ever you go :)
Just remind us when you move over to wordpress.

carol x