Thursday, July 17, 2014

EYM: Grade School Memories

July 14-18: What is a favorite grade school memory?

One of my favorite memories was the bicentennial of the United States. I remember we had to bring 200 of the same items to school. I brought 200 pennies. And then we made a collage out of what we brought using pictures we found in magazines that had to do with the growth of our nation in the 200 year span; technology, cities, currency, buildings, etc etc.

It is one of my favorite memories cause I won first place in my grade for the girls!! Go me!!

Plus... I rocked the 80's hair style!! No, unfortunately I don't have a pic...

What's your favorite grade school memory?!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

EYM - Beloved Toys & WIP

June 30 – July 4: Did you have a beloved toy growing up? What was it?


I had lots of toys I absolutely adored growing up. But I think my most beloved of them all… my Cheer Bear Care Bear. Between my brother and I, I think we have a totally of 10 different bears when we were younger. And I’m happy to say, my mom saved them, and now my kids have them – tattered and all. They are as loved by my kids, just as they were by my brother and me.


July 7-11: In your WIP, what is the last line on pg. 42? Not a writer, then use a book of your liking.


From my WIP: Valhalla


** I sat there a moment, feeling the endorphins spread in my veins.

Top Ten Tuesday - July Challenges

Top Ten Challenges for the Month of July…


1.        Work on my WIP. It hasn’t been touched since 2012.

2.       Make it through the month without hurting someone… this includes myself. I’m accident prone.

3.       Don’t die of excitement before my vacation.

4.      Enjoy every minute of my vacation even though I will miss the kids immensely.

5.       Don’t hurt any in-laws while on vacation.

6.      Go to the movies!

7.       Hangout with my soultwin AT LEAST one more time if not two. We are both so damn busy!

8.      Be more accountable with foods I put in my pie-hole.

9.      Take the kids to the zoo – we do have a season pass for crying out loud!

10.    Blog more!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

EYM & Top Ten Tuesday

EYM – Last three weeks


June 9-13: Use ONE adjective to describe yourself.



June 16-20: What the scariest movie you’ve watched or book you’ve read that made you unable to sleep?

Recently - The Conjuring – Yeah, that movie had me swearing at the TV and hiding behind my fingers!!

Before The Conjuring, the only other movie that wigged my ass out was The Fourth Kind – still the scariest movie I have ever seen, and trust me, I have watched A LOT of frightening, blood thirsty, horror fest movies in my life time. The Forth Kind made my husband and I sleep with the lights – no shit!! Aliens *shiver*


June 23-27: What’s the last book you read? If you want, please give a small review for us. How many stars, etc etc.

The last book I read (finished audiobook yesterday) was Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness. It only took me about 2 months to finish it cause, like the first book – Discovery of WitchesShadow of Night started off SO slow. However, I was hooked about ½ way thru!! It finished really well. If you are a history fanatic and love reading Elizabethan literature with witches, vamp and demons – this series is for you! WARNING – lots and lots of historian filler, very descriptive!! It even brings real life 16th century Elizabethans to life! ß Very interesting!




Top Ten Tuesday


June 24: Ten Book Cover Trends (or just elements of covers) I Like/Dislike {can stick to one or the other or both!}

1.  Bringing Sexy Back

2.  Face Off

3.  Give Me a Hand

4.  Kiss Off

5.  Lay One on Me

6.  Ball Gowns

7.  Playing Possum

8.  The Beheaded

9.  The Eyes Have It

10. Let’s Play a Game of Chess Chest

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Top Ten 2014 Books I've Read

Top 10 Tuesday is a post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week's topic is...

June 10: Top Ten Books I've Read So Far This Year

1.  Unhinged by A.G. Howard

2.  Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

3.  Daughter of Smoke & Bone AND Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor

4.  The Rule of Three by Eric Walters

5.  Etiquette & Espionage AND Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger

6.  Pure by Julianna Baggott

7.  The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

8.  Cinder & Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

9.  Sunrise by Mike Mullin

10. Doll Bones by Holly Black


Thursday, June 5, 2014

EYM - Last One in May & June

May 26-30: Which AtoZ post and/or blogger did you really enjoy this year?


This might sound a little bias but I really enjoyed doing Cover Girls AtoZ theme. Every year Jax and I take turns picking out 26 different novel covers – no repeats, that we find appealing in our own ways. I chose 13 and Jax selects 13. It’s first come first serve on our alphabet chart. Sometimes we take each other’s letter of choice and sometimes we even pick the same title the other one was thinking about. Then we each give a short expression of what we love about it. Not only is it fun but also very informational! I get to find out what and why Jax handpicks the books she does and I get to find out what she thinks about the novels I selected.


June 2-9: Any fave video games? Not a gamer, then what are your top board games, cards, etc you enjoy?


I like playing Mario Cart (or anything Mario) on Wii and I enjoy playing Liars Dice and several app games. But my favorite thing to do and watch the kids or my honey play video games cause they are so entertaining to watch.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Top Ten Beach Bag Novels

Top 10 Tuesday is a post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week's topic is...

June 3: Top Ten Books That Should Be In Your Beach Bag or Ten Books That Will Be In My Beach Bag This Summer

I will be going to the beach in July (just myself and The Man) and I WILL have one of these in my bag!

1.  In the After by Dimitria Lunetta

2.  The Outside by Laura Bickle

3.  Fuse by Julianna Baggott

4.  Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

5.  Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts

6.  Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza

7.  Alienated by Melissa Landers

8.  The First Days by Rhiannon Frater

9.  As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott

10. Cress by Marissa Meyer