Sunday, May 29, 2011

2011 E-Book Challenge

Wow, I just found this E-Book Challenge.  It is great since I just got my Kindle a few months ago.  I'll use this post and list the e-books I read here.  There are seven levels of the challenge and I think I will fall somewhere between obsessed (read 20 books) and possessed (read 50 books).  Some e-books are short so I'm going to go for Possessed and hope for the best.  Here we go....

  1. The Amersham Rubies by Rhys Bowen
  2. The Bride's Baby by Liz Fielding
  3. Chief Cook and Bottle Washer by Rita Hestand
  4. Cottage by the Sea by Ciji Ware
  5. Divine by Karen Kingbury
  6. Fools Rush In by Janice Thompson
  7. Matchmakers 2.0 by Debora Geary
  8. Millie's Fling by Jill Mansell
  9. One True Love by Barbara Freethy
  10. Sweet Baklava by Debby Mayne
  11. Speed Dating by Nancy Warren
  12. A Very Special Delivery by Linda Goodnight
  13. Wild Desire by Lori Brighton
  14. Bring on the Blessings by Beverly Jenkins
  15. Don't Make Me Come Up There by Kristen Welch
  16. Stingray Bit My Nipple by Erik Torkells
  17. This Fine Life by Eva Marie Everson
  18. The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty
  19. Dating Mr. December by Phillipa Ashley
  20. Life, Love and a Polar Bear Tattoo by Heather Wardell
  21. Stuck in the Middle by Virginia Smith
  22. American Idol: The Untold Story by Richard Rushfield
  23. Bootscootin' Blahniks by D. D. Scott
  24. Dear Cupid by Julie Ortolon
  25. Ex on the Beach by Lisa Scott
  26. Facebook Fairytales: Modern Day Miracles by Emily Liebert
  27. The Girl who Couldn't Say No: Memoir of a Teenage Mom by Tracy Engelbrecht
  28. How to Dump Your Boyfriend in the Men's Room by Sibel Hodge
  29. My Heart Remembers by Kim Vogel Sawyer
  30. My Sister's Voice by Mary Carter
  31. Oprah Down Under by Brian Lawrenson
  32. Seven Exes are Eight too Many by Heather Wardell
  33. Sisteen Brides Stephanie Whitson
  34. Too Big to Miss by Sue Ann Jafarian
  35. A Boyfriend Before Christmas by Caedem Marquez
  36. Cake Icing, Butt Budder and Tea Lids by Renee Andrews
  37. Christmas Wishes by Debbie Macomber
  38. Colby's Child by Patricia Watters
  39. A Dixie Christmas by Sandra Hill
  40. A Fair of the Heart by Donna Marie Rogers
  41. For Time and Eternity by Allison Pittman
  42. The Journey Home by Michael Baron
  43. On Sparrow Hill by Maureen Lang
  44. Rain Song by Alice J. Wisler
  45. Raising Abel by Carolyn Nash
  46. Safe Harbor by Judith Arnold
  47. Saving Katya by Sandra Edwards
  48. Sweet Heaven by Kate Watts

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Let the summer begin!

School is out!!!!

Yesterday I worked my last day of the school year.  Actually, I worked a couple of more days than the school year required but I was asked to help with an extra project and that made up for a couple of snow days from earlier in the year.

I will be spending this holiday weekend catching up on some cleaning, shopping and relaxing.  Also there will be a couple of trips to the airport.  Wednesday we dropped a relative off at the airport.  Today we drop another relative off there.  Then on Monday and next Saturday will will pick up the returning travelers. I wish I was going on one of those trips.

Next week I also get to spend some time with this guy while his parents go have some fun.

I am looking forward to seeing him.  He will keep us busy and tired for a couple of days.  He loves to play with his motorcycles and the guys that ride them.  He also loves to take rides on our 4 wheeler with Grandpa.  There will probably be a couple of trips to the park.  I hope there will be a few naps too.

More summer plans include a family reunion, a 4 wheeler ride, a trip to visit my daughter and her family and hopefully a lot of time on the back porch with my kindle.  There are also some projects that I hope hubby and I get started.   Summer always seems to go so fast and I never get everything finished that I want to do. 

Let the games begin!!


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What's on your nightstand ~ May

What's on Your Nightstand is a monthly carnival at 5 Minutes for Books.

Here is what is going on at my house as far as books....

The Land of Painted Caves: A Novel (Earth's Children)I finished reading Jane Auel's Land of Painted Caves this month.  It is the 6th and last book in her Earth's Children series.  The first book was Clan of the Cave Bear.  This book has been a long time coming.  The first book in the series was published in 1980.  I have read all of the other books but it had been a really long time so I went back and re-read books 4 and 5, and then read the new one.  I read then one after another and I think that was a mistake.  I have always enjoyed the books very much but I was really disappointed in this last one.  It seemed to drag on and really didn't have as much of a plot as the previous ones.  These are huge thick books and I think I might have enjoyed it more if I had taken a break between books.

In other book news,  I am thoroughly enjoying my Kindle.  I have downloaded over 100 free books and have read a handful.  Several are short and don't take very long.  I love that you turn it on and it is at the page you left off.  No losing your place when your grandson pulls out your bookmark.  It is easy to put in my purse or lunch box for those few minutes I manage to steal for reading at work or the waiting room, etc.

I did take a break the other day and read a few magazines that are starting to pile up again.  Several months ago I did a nightstand post about my magazine problem.  I have let several subscriptions expire but my drawer was getting full again.  I made a small dent in the pile.

I am looking forward to school being out next week so I can delve deeper into the Kindle list and hopefully clean out that magazine drawer.