Friday, January 30, 2015

Fast Five - Authors

Fast Five Friday is a weekly blog hop created by, us, Cover Girls. Its purpose is to connect with writers, readers, viewers, and bloggers. With that aim in mind, we would love for you to join us! 
We're suckers for lists, so we thought it'd be cool to do a weekly blog hop where we list things. We've provided the topics for each week below, with five being the focus . 
You're not required to post every week. You can pick and choose which topics you'd like to participate in. 
Whatever topics you decide to do, please include the link to your Fast Five Friday post in the comments section of our FFF post each week, so we can stop by and show our FFF love to you!
Click here for info --> Cover Girls
 
Jan. 30: Five Favorite Authors
 
 
I enjoy many MANY authors' works but the ones above are the ones who stick out in my mind the most. Their noveltry (that's on purpose) is unique and imaginative, pulls you in, makes you feel as though you are truly living the words on the paper!
 
 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Express Yourself - Writerly Tips

Express Yourself  is a weekly meme hosted by myself and Jackie. It's goal is to help our fellow bloggers get to know one another better by being nosey of course.

Each week we will find something different to post about. It will correlate with writing, blogging, and life in general. Then, we hope, you’ll follow suit and post what it is that motivates you.


This weeks question:



Jan. 26-30: What are some writerly tips you've found helpful?


Pinterest... Pinterest is FULL of writing tips and visual aids.

Here are two I like...



Friday, January 23, 2015

Fast Five - TV Character Crushes

Fast Five Friday is a weekly blog hop created by, us, Cover Girls. Its purpose is to connect with writers, readers, viewers, and bloggers. With that aim in mind, we would love for you to join us! 
We're suckers for lists, so we thought it'd be cool to do a weekly blog hop where we list things. We've provided the topics for each week below, with five being the focus . 
You're not required to post every week. You can pick and choose which topics you'd like to participate in. 
Whatever topics you decide to do, please include the link to your Fast Five Friday post in the comments section of our FFF post each week, so we can stop by and show our FFF love to you!
Click here for more info --> Cover Girls
 
Jan. 23: Five TV Character Crushes
Lincoln - The 100


John Snow - GoT
 
Ragnar Lothbrok - Vikings
 
Daryl Dixon - The Walking Dead
 
Ichabod Crane - Sleeping Hollow
 
 
Yeah, I realize I have a type... dirty & cunning.
 
 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Express Yourself - 2014 Fave Movie

Express Yourself  is a weekly meme hosted by myself and Jackie. It's goal is to help our fellow bloggers get to know one another better by being nosey of course.

Each week we will find something different to post about. It will correlate with writing, blogging, and life in general. Then, we hope, you’ll follow suit and post what it is that motivates you.






This weeks question:


Jan. 19-23: What's your favorite movie you saw in 2014?

That's hard to choose!

My favorite one I saw in the theaters would have been Guardians of the Galaxy. I LOVED that movie!!

 
 


Friday, January 16, 2015

Fast Five - Most Anticipated 2015 Novels

Fast Five Friday is a weekly blog hop created by, us, Cover Girls. Its purpose is to connect with writers, readers, viewers, and bloggers. With that aim in mind, we would love for you to join us! 
We're suckers for lists, so we thought it'd be cool to do a weekly blog hop where we list things. We've provided the topics for each week below, with five being the focus . 
You're not required to post every week. You can pick and choose which topics you'd like to participate in. 
Whatever topics you decide to do, please include the link to your Fast Five Friday post in the comments section of our FFF post each week, so we can stop by and show our FFF love to you!
Click here for more info --> Cover Girls.
 
Jan. 16: Five Most Anticipated 2015 Novels

Bonus... cause I just stumbled upon it...

The Prey (The Hatchery #1) by
 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

2015 Audiobook Challenge

***My goal is to go for Stenographer (can listen while multi-tasking) 10-15.
I constantly listen to books while at work and I'm sure I'll go over the 15 mark but wanted to be humble about my limit. (Most of the books I read are audiobooks.)
 
 
2015 Audiobook Challenge
 
They had so much fun with the Audiobook Challenge so it’s coming back for 2015! Join The Book Nympho and Hot Listens for the 3rd year of great audiobooks.
 
Audiobooks are great for those times you want to read but can’t for some reason like driving, doing chores, working out, or if you’re one of the lucky ones like me, listen to them at work.
 
I know some of you are thinking, audio books? Pass. I thought that once too. But when you find a great narrator they can make the story even better. There are some series I will only listen even if I can get the Arc I’ll wait until the audio is available because the narrator does such a great job bring the book to life.

Reading Challenge Details:

  • Runs January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015. You can join at anytime.
  • The goal is to find a new love for audios or to outdo yourself by listening to more audios in 2015 than you did in 2014.
  • Books must be in audio format (CD, MP3, etc.)
  • ANY genres count.
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
  • You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads, Shelfari, Booklikes, Facebook, LibraryThing, etc. – I’ve created a Goodreads Group for the challenge, feel free to join.
  • If you’re a blogger grab the button and do a quick post about the challenge to help spread the word. If you’re not a blogger you can help by posting on Facebook or Tweeting about the challenge.

By request, a new level (Marathoner) has been added this year for the hardcore listeners and the numbers for My Precious has been changed from 30+ to 30-50.
Levels:
  • Newbie (I’ll give it a try) 1-5
  • Weekend Warrior (I’m getting the hang of this) 5-10
  • Stenographer (can listen while multi-tasking) 10-15
  • Socially Awkward (Don’t talk to me) 15-20
  • Binge Listener (Why read when someone can do it for you) 20-30
  • My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) 30-50
  • Marathoner (Look Ma no hands) 50+
They've decided to go back to having quarterly updates to help keep everyone motivated and to snag new participants through out the year. There will be posts on the following dates for you guys to check in to let them know how your listening is going for 2015.

Update Schedule:

  • March 27th: 1st Quarter Update
  • June 19th: 2nd Quarter Update – Giveaway included
  • September 25th: 3rd Quarter Update
  • December 18th: 4th Quarter Update and Wrap – Giveaway included
Audio Resources:
FREE audio resources:
Overdrive through your local library
Audiobook Jukebox audios for review
 
 
Click HERE to see what audiobooks I've been reading!
 
 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Express Yourself - Musical/Play

Express Yourself  is a weekly meme hosted by myself and Jackie. It's goal is to help our fellow bloggers get to know one another better by being nosey of course.

Each week we will find something different to post about. It will correlate with writing, blogging, and life in general. Then, we hope, you’ll follow suit and post what it is that motivates you.


This weeks question:


Jan 12-16: What is a musical or play you've viewed? ♫♪


Besides my kids' plays & musicals at their schools... none, unless you count the movie: ♫♪ Into The Woods ♫♪

Then I guess I have watched one... recently.


My little review: ♫♪ Into the Woods ♫♪ is a really great movie... if you're into that kind of thing. I'm more of a shoot'em & blow'em up, going on a fantasy walkabout kind of girl with my dwarfish friends, but I have to admit I liked it... not loved it but liked it.

50/50 campy... and Chris Pine really made me laugh with his overacting, respectively. While walking out I had verbally wished my friend & I had decided to see The Gambler.



Very talented and gifted actors/actresses and Meryl Streep was phenomenal! ♫♪