Saturday, September 28, 2013

October Kindle Fire Giveaway - OVER

I am not a participating Blogger in this giveaway for a Kindle Fire, but I am certainly entering it!  I thought you would like to enter, also.

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fall kindle fire


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Cat Thursday | Cookies (Sept 26)

Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Enjoy! (Share your post in the Mr. Linky on Michelle's blog, The True Book Addict).

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday, Damage Control (Sept 25)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Teaser Tuesday, Strangled by Silk (Sept 24)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Monday, September 23, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? | Strangled by Silk (Sept 23)

This meme is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.  The participants post the books read in the past week, the current reads and the planned upcoming reads, and often find books to add to never-ending TBR lists.

I am currently reading Strangled in Silk.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Banned Books Week Giveaway - OVER

9/29 Update:  Congratulations to the winner, Bethany N, entry # 233!  Thank you to everyone who liked Jane Reads!

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Welcome to the 3rd Annual Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop, hosted by Kathy at I AM A READER and Mary at BookHounds.  There are over 75 blogs participating in the hop this year.  This is the first year that Jane Reads has joined in the fun.

But first, a word from our sponsor:
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.  
(from the ALA website)

The American Library Association has compiled lists (per decade) of the top 100 books that have been challenged or banned from public libraries and schools most frequently since 1990.  At least 46 of Radcliffe's Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century have

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Cat Thursday, Maxie the Cover Cat (Sept 19)

Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Enjoy! 

(Share your post in the Mr. Linky on The True Book Addict.)

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My current favorite pictures of my beloved cat, Maxie, are the pics now featured on my newly redesigned blog.  Glogirl of Glogirly Design has done a fantabulous job with my (well, my blog's) total makeover!  

Maxie is thrilled, also, to finally

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Emerald Isle, by Barbra Annino | Review

Emerald Isle, by Barbra Annino
From the author's website:
Stacy Justice may be a witch, but she still wants a nice, normal twenty-ninth birthday. Unfortunately, Stacy rarely gets normal. As her grandmother, Birdie, plans a birthday ritual for Stacy, disastrous news derails the celebration: the magic cauldron that supplies the world’s food has disappeared. And the last time it vanished, Ireland fell under the Great Famine.

A secret society known as The Council decrees that if Stacy finds the cauldron, she’ll receive the coveted role of Seeker of Justice, and her mother will finally be freed from prison in Ireland. But the grandson of nasty council member Tallulah challenges Stacy for the role. If he finds the cauldron first, Stacy will never see her mother again. And if they both fail, the world will suffer an unimaginable fate.

The fourth book in the enchanted Stacy Justice series, Emerald Isle follows Stacy’s journey to Ireland—and to a mysterious, magical world. But can the reluctant witch complete her international, intergenerational quest in time to save her mother—and the whole planet?

The books in Barbra Annino's Stacy Justice series just keep getting better and better!   The books should be read in order, however.  If you're new to the series, begin with Book 1, Opal Fire, then read Book 2 (Bloodstone) and Book 3 (Tiger's Eye) first.  Each of them has earned my Four Kitty seal of approval.  

Emerald Isle is wonderful!  I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.  The storyline

Stranded, by Dani Pettrey – BookBlast Giveaway (Sept 15 - Oct 6)


Stranded (Alaskan Courage #3)

When her friend vanishes from a cruise ship, reporter Darcy St. James isn't satisfied with their explanation that she simply left her job of her own accord. Something isn't lining up, and Darcy believes the only way to find the truth is to put herself in Abby's position. Within days, Darcy learns