Thursday, May 31, 2012

**Romance Report**: Immortal Rider by Larissa Ione

Title: Immortal Rider

Author: Larissa Ione

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Publication Date: December 2011

Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Two



Monday, May 28, 2012

Book Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Title: The Night Circus

Author: Erin Morgenstern

Publisher: Doubleday

Publication Date: September 2011

Genre: Adult Fiction

Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Try Me Out! Weight Watchers One Pot (2)

Here's another one from this One Pot cookbook. I like the idea of one pot cookbooks, usually because the recipes are easy, fast and I don't have too many dishes left over. I have an older kitchen with very little counterspace and no dishwasher so I enjoy the minimum cleaning that usually goes along with a one pot recipe.
But this time was different.
It's a big book, so I don't expect to like every recipe in it. I was a bit sad though because this took me a bit of time and then to not like it...


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Shelf Candy Saturday! (30)

Thank you Five Alarm Book Reviews for hosting Shelf Candy!
Saturday is just another day unless you feed your book loving self with some candy!

Be sure to check out the other fun blogs that participate in Shelf Candy! I find many books for my To Be Read pile this way and I'm sure you will too!

Now, onto the Shelf Candy!
Drumroll please....

My Shelf Candy for this Saturday is:

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Author Interview & Book Review: "Blackbirds" by Chuck Wendig

Title: Blackbirds

Author: Chuck Wendig

Publisher: Angry Robot

Publication Date: April 2012

Genre: Adult Fiction/Urban Fantasy

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book One

Monday, May 21, 2012

Book Review: Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen

Title: Dark Kiss

Author: Michelle Rowen

Publisher: Harlequinn Teen

Publication Date: May 2012

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Fiction

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book One

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Try Me Out! Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson (1)

Oh Nigella. You are one of my favorite chefs. The book "How To Be A Domestic Goddess" is one of my favorite baking books ever. I have made many recipes from that book, and if you know me, that is quite a feat.

So this express cookbook caught my eye and I had to get it. It's beautiful, with lots of savory pictures of food and a good variety of different recipes.

I find her little notes along with each recipe charming.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Shelf Candy Saturday! (29)

Welcome friends to another edition of Shelf Candy Saturday!
Hosted by the wonderful Five Alarm Book Reviews!

I love book covers, and I'm not ashamed to admit many a book I have bought has been based on cover alone. Yes, I'm one of those. I always hope for a equally beautiful story inside!

Now, onto the Shelf Candy!

My Shelf Candy for this Saturday is:

Friday, May 18, 2012

Love In Bloom Giveaway Hop!

Thanks to I Am A Reader Not A Writer and Portrait Of A Book for hosting!


Thank you for visiting!
I love Spring into Summer. The weather is changing, the days are growing longer and days at the beach don't seem as far fetched.


This summber, why don't you enjoy a beautifully written summer read?


You can win:

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Book Review: Jersey Angel by Beth Ann Bauman

Title: Jersey Angel

Author: Beth Ann Bauman

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Publication Date: May 2012

Genre: Young Adult Realistic Fiction

Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone

Monday, May 14, 2012

***Romance Report*** Book Review: Much Ado About Rogues by Kasey Michaels

Title: Much Ado About Rogues

Author: Kasey Michaels

Publisher: Harlequin

Publication Date: March 2012

Genre: Adult Romance

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Three


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Try Me Out! Weight Watchers One Pot (1)

I love Costco. It's a great guilty pleasure. Not only can I get a hotdog and soda for $1.50, which I occassionally do, I also get to browse a fun and vast array of books. It gives me the chance to look and buy some usually expensive books, like say cookbooks for instance, at a "well, might as well try it" rate.

My last Costco splurge was for this Weight Watchers One Pot Cookbook. Mostly because the photo on the cover is gorgeous. I even love the color of the Dutch Oven.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Shelf Candy Saturday! (28)

Happy Saturday and welcome to another Shelf Candy!

Thank to
Five Alarm Book Reviews for hosting!

Please be sure to visit Five Alarm to see the other blogs participating in Shelf Candy! Totally worth it!

Now onto the Shelf Candy!
My Shelf Candy for this Saturday is:

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Book Review: Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf

Title: Breaking Beautiful

Author: Jennifer Shaw Wolf

Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books

Publication Date: April 2012

Genre: Young Adult Realistic Fiction

Series or Stand Alone: Stand Alone

Monday, May 7, 2012

Book Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Title: A Discovery of Witches

Author: Deborah Harkness

Publisher: Viking

Publication Date: February 2011

Genre: Adult Fiction

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book One

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Try Me Out! Sunday Roasts by Betty Rosbottom (1)

Sunday Roasts.

In my family, Sundays did not include roasts. I come from an Italian family, and most Sundays we gathered around the table for a large plate of pasta, homemade meatballs and red wine.

However, I have found that my British hubby, every Sunday, yearns for a good ol' roast, like his mum makes.

Our friend T, knowing this tidbit, gave him this beautiful cookbook for his birthday this year.

I'm going to be honest: I don't like to cook. I've never had much luck with it, planning how everything is going to magically be ready all at the same time, unburned.

So it was with fingers crossed and a little extra gusto that I decided to make a Sunday Roast. I thought, hey, I've now hosted Thanksgiving a few times, and the house hasn't blown up. Go me. I could do a little roast right?

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Shelf Candy Saturday! (27)


Hello fellow Sugar Kings and Queens!
Welcome to Shelf Candy Saturday.
Thanks to
Five Alarm Book Reviews for hosting.

I look forward to waking up Saturday mornings, making a cup of tea, and wandering through the blogs that participate in Shelf Candy.
I hope you will take a little bit of time today, visit Five Alarm and do the same!

And with that... onto my Shelf Candy!


Friday, May 4, 2012

Cover Reveal- The Torn Wing by Kiki Hamilton!

Cover Reveal!

The Torn Wing by Kiki Hamilton
Book Two in The Faerie Ring series

Don't you want to know what the next exciting book in The Faerie Ring series looks like??

Wanna see???

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Book Review: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Title: Of Poseidon

Author: Anna Banks

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

Publication Date: May 2012

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book One