Dewey’s Read-a-thon: Hour 1 – Introductory Questionnaire

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Introductory Questionnaire 1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? 2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? 3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? 4) Tell us a little something about yourself! 5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll… Read more.

18 Holes: Which is your Weird Golf favorite?

Weird Golf: 18 tales of fantastic, horrific, scientifically impossible, and morally reprehensible golf by Dave Donelson is a collection of golf-related short stories. Which Weird Golf tales did you like the best? Why? ~~~ Yuri Shoots Par – Learn golf and shoot par in seven days? No problem for Yuri the extra-terrestrial. Screaming Blue Yips –… Read more.

Should teachers date the parents of their students?

In Lessons From A Younger Lover, romantic sparks fly between Gwen Smith and Ransom Blake from the moment that they first bump into each other at a coffee shop. Later, Gwen (a new teacher at Sienna Elementary School) discovers that her favorite first grade student and Ransom’s daughter Isis are one in the same. At forty-years-of-age, Gwen wants to ignore the sparks… Read more.

Friends with Benefits in Love and Play?

[SPOILER ALERT – DON’T READ IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK] Although I don’t recall Dominique Clark or Jake MacDonald using the term, I considered their relationship in Love in Play (by Zuri Day) to be a kind of  “friends with benefits” type of situation. “… when their instant attraction leads to a sizzling all-night sexual marathon, they agree that several rematches… Read more.

Have you ever bought a book just because you liked the cover?

Cover love!! Have you ever bought a book just because you liked the cover? If I don’t win a free copy of The Reckoning (Book 2) by Alma Katsu via the Goodreads Giveaway (giveaway dates: May 07 – Jun 07, 2012), I may have to order a copy just because it is so captivating. I dare you to look away. It… Read more.

Who is your Vanessa Williams? [POLL]

When you first think of Vanessa Williams, in what role do you picture her?  Who is your Vanessa Williams?   Vanessa Williams is a singer (The Sweetest Days, Everlasting Love, Comfort Zone, Star Bright), actress (Soul Food, Eraser, The Courage to Love, Mama Mirabelle’s Home Movies), dancer, mother, daughter and now – author (You Have No Idea)…. Read more.

To Chase or Not to Chase? [SOCIAL SUICIDE]

Would you chase down a potential murder story as a teen (or even as an adult) like Hartley Featherstone in Social Suicide? Sam’s eyes went big again. “Whoa. You killed Sydney!” I shifted uncomfortably on my patchwork comforter. “No I didn’t! I mean, not exactly. But the point is that the cops all think it was… Read more.

As I was reading My Dead Boyfriend by Barbara Rose, I tried to imagine what faery music sounds like. And … I got nothing. Absolutely nothing. Wind chimes, perhaps? I couldn’t hear it in my head.

So I searched around found this CD: The Faerie Isles – Celtic Harp Music. Play the music sampler to hear song samples from the album.  Aren’t they lovely? I never considered harps as faery instruments.

Listening to the sampler with my eyes closed, I can understand why a faery would choose a harp to play.

What do you think faery music sounds like?

Do you like a weird food combination? [SHADES OF TRUTH]

The PBJD (Peanut Butter Jelly and Dorito sandwich) uploaded to by jkennethmartin In Shades of Truth (From Sadie’s Sketchbook series) by Naomi Kinsman, Sadie Douglas and Pippa Reynolds like to eat peanut butter and Doritos sandwiches. They believe that PB&D sandwiches can fix almost anything. Do you like an odd food combination? What is it? I… Read more.