Sunday, November 19, 2017

MY FEATURED BLOG OF THE WEEK #1

This is new feature I am adding to my blog as I keep discovering wonderful new blogs, however I am also sharing some of my old favorites as well! This week I am spotlighting on Cinnamon and Sugar and a little bit of murder!I LOVE this blog, so I am hoping to share this with you -first off here is the link:
Cinnamon & Sugar and A Little Bit of Murder
Kim Davis is the blogger and she has such style!
She has terrific giveaways (which I just won one!!) and you MUST check out her recipes-oh man, food heaven!! I am going to try the Gingerbread Eggnog Trifle-doesn't that just 
sound delish? Also she has video tutorials  and I am going to be going through her recipe index and Cookie Collection.
I hope everyone will stop by and check out this fantastic blog!!Also I wanted to share my win from Cinnamon and Sugar and a little bit of murder-I am so thrilled. And I found her email in my spam folder-good thing I checked it!!
Thanks for reading and please visit this terrific blog!!

A-Z ALPHABET CHALLENGE

I LOVE this Challenge!! Quite fun! Here are the details:
Details
This challenge will run from January 1st, 2018 until December 31st, 2018.
You can join anytime. You do not have to post a review of the book. Books can come from any genre.
You do not need to link up each spoonful.
Make a page or a post or a GoodReads shelf where you will keep track of your spoonfuls. I keep track of mine on my Challenge Page.
Crossovers to other challenges are allowed and encouraged!
It’s an alphabet challenge!!! The challenge is to read one book that has a title starting with every letter of the alphabet.
You can drop the A’s and The’s from the book titles as shown below.

The First Main Word Needs To Be
The Letter You Are Counting 


Except For those pesky Q, X AND Z titles then the word that starts with the challenge letter can be anywhere in the title.

So there are two different ways you can set up your own A-Z Reading Challenge.
A – How I plan to do it: Make a list on your blog from A-Z. Throughout the year, as you go along, add the books you are reading to the list. Towards the end of the year, you can check and see which letters you are missing and find books to fit.
OR
B – Make a list now of 26 books, picking one for each letter of the alphabet. For example: A – Antiques Wanted by Barbara Allan B – Biscuits and Slashed Browns by Maddie Day C – Class Reunions Are Murder by Libby Klein D- The Diva Cooks Up A Storm by Krista Davis, etc.. 
Books can be read in any order and all formats – print – e-book – audio – are acceptable for this challenge!
Ready to join??
Bloggers grab the image below and make a post about the challenge to encourage others to join!
Non-bloggers you can join too! Just keep track any way you wish. You can even set up a special shelf on Goodreads.com to help you keep track!  It is super easy, Just click the MY BOOKS tab at the top of the page. When that page opens just click – ADD A SHELF in the left hand sidebar. Title it Alphabet Soup Challenge and you are all set. 
Follow Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book as there may be special announcements made about the challenge.
There is also a very active group on Facebook where you can share your books read and converse with others taking part in the challenge. Alphabet Soup Challenge –  You can share your accomplishments throughout year there. Right now they are finishing this year’s challenge but it will switch over to the new year on January 1. 
This year I am asking everyone to sign up using Google Forms. Sign Up Here. This way I have your emails in case I need to contact you about any changes to the challenge or about special events. 


FUN FINDS &SWEET SWAG #1

I love finding fun stuff from authors (such as swag, free downloads/playlists,etc. So I thought I would gather some of my finds from this week and share them every Sunday (as Sunday's seem boring in the blogosphere), please feel free to comment with any finds you'd like to share or a post that has Fun Finds or Sweet Swag!! So since this my first installment I will start with discovering different author's Fun Stuff sites! Here is the first:
Roni Loren If you sign up for her newsletter you will get a free Reading Journal!! LOVE it!
And obviously signing up for newsletters can get you all kinds of goodies.
Writerspace is one of my favorite places to enter author contests and of course to see what is new.
And for some Sweet Swag (which I LOVE collecting!)here are 3 authors that will send bookmarks for an SASE. 
Jennifer Ashley
c/o Becky Timblin
123 Southwold Dr
Cary NC 27519

Elizabeth Hoyt
c/o Author RX
PO Box 932
Taylorsville SC28681

So these are my Fun Finds and Sweet Swag for this week! Hopefully next week will be longer..LOL

Happy Reading!!
PS HERE IS A CHANCE TO WIN A CHRISTMAS HAMPER FULL OF BOOKS!! 
CHRISTMAS HAMPER OF BOOKS CONTEST-THIS CONTEST ENDS IN 24 DAYS!! GOOD LUCK!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

STACKING THE SHELVES!

Hi everyone, I am joining in this week's STS, hosted by Tynga's Reviews:Tynga's Reviews. Click the link and join in the fun, this is one of my favorite weekly memes!! Ok anyways... I got two new books this week-one I won on Goodreads-No Other Duke Will Do by Grace Burrowes


You can purchase this at B & N Here:
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/no-other-duke-will-do-grace-burrowes/1125896043?ean=9781455570010# If you do swagbucks you will earn SB's!!
This next book which I am currently reading, I received for review.
I was thrilled when I received this in the mail-it was wrapped in nice paper and came with a card! I took a photo however I haven't been able to upload it yet-I will soon. This is also signed by the author, I now want to read her other book- Do Not Assume!!
I am already engrossed in this novel (see my Book Beginnings post below for how this book starts!). So this is a short and sweet STS!! Happy Reading!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Hi, everyone! Happy Friday! I am joining in this weeks Book Beginnings on Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader Rose City Reader, click the link to join in or just read!!
Ok here is my Book Beginning.
"Where the lane to Blackhall skirts the house and the borders of flowersfall away, the locust,lilac and crepe myrtle paths lead to the high cliff,where I will hold my precious babies in my arms and plunge into the sea."
Do Not Ask by Elaine Williams Crockett- received for an honest review. 
Ok, how could you NOT want to know what happens here? I loved the description right off the bat. And I am enjoying this book immensely.
Happy Reading!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

REBECCA ZANETTI AND I

I was just browsing another blog when I came across Rebecca Zanetti's new book- Twisted Truths which was released on 11/14-which just so happens to be both of our birthdays-so naturally I wanted to give this terrific author a really nice gift by writing this post!! 
You can purchase this book at Barnes and Nobles here:Twisted Truth
They also have other books of hers, such as:Lethal Lies:Lethal Lies
Also here are some fun facts about Rebecca-which I enjoyed reading!
Favorite movie:  Life with Father
Favorite book:   Raise High the Roofbeams, Carpenter
First thing she does after finishing a book:  Laundry.  And then more laundry.

Person she’d want with her if stranded on a deserted island:  Her husband.
Other person, if her husband wasn’t available:  Her sister Debbie. 
Biggest pet peeve:  The loud guy who always sits behind her in the movie theater with his huge tub of popcorn and then crunches it through the entire movie.  Never takes a break.
I took this from her site -which is really nice. Please visit her site at:Rebecca Zanetti. And I hope she had a terrific birthday-and it's not often I "meet" someone who shares my birthday. Jimmy Kimmel also shares our day, which is pretty cool as I like watching his show.
Happy Reading Everyone!


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Happy Wednesday!

Hi everyone, well its the day after my birthday (49),and I spent most of the morning entering contests on either Writerspace or Goodreads- which I love doing!! I have a few fun things for you in this post, so I hope you will keep reading.
I won a book yesterday (birthday present..LOL) and had just won a book last Sunday!Anyways, the two books I won are: No Other Duke Will Do by Grace Burrowes and The Duke Knows Best by Jane Ashford, looking forward to these reads!! 
Right now I have my homemade chicken soup cooking on the stove and it smells sooo good. My mom's recipe! Ok, time for fun item #1!!
If you would like to earn a little extra cash please click on my Inbox Dollars link-right sidebar-I have received a check from them and it didn't take long, you also get paid to read emails, do surveys, watch videos. I hope you will check it out!!

Fun item #2!!
Up Til Dawn Book Blog- is one of the many blogs doing the Gratitude Giveaway Hop!! I love hops so I thought I would share this so you can hop to it-LOL!!
Thanks for reading!!

MY FEATURED BLOG OF THE WEEK #1

This is new feature I am adding to my blog as I keep discovering wonderful new blogs, however I am also sharing some of my old favorites a...