Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Message from the Pug

Mommy says she has "writer's block" I don't know what that means but she said I could take over for her.  Not that I really want to, but if you're going to allow me to do something, I'm going to do it!

So the other day Mommy and I were laying around and she was reading a book. She gets done and mutters something like "Now what?"  I should have just kept my head down and pretended like I didn't hear her.  But no, I lifted my head, cocked it to the side and she took that as me being interested in what she was saying.

Here's Mommy's problem.  She's got this issue when reading books, she doesn't like to read just one book in a series.  She likes to read them in order, or as close to in order as possible.  She's got done reading one book and in that book it linked two more series so now she wants to know if she should read those other two series?  I say no, more reading means more non pug cuddle time!

Then she won 4 books, and they are all parts of series.  Does she get the books that came before or just read the ones she got?  I say don't read them at all and cuddle with the pug!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Color Coded Reading Challenge - The Green Mile - Part 1

I've read a few Stephen King books, I'm cautious with what I read of his, we don't always get along.  My dad was a big Stephen King fan, so I've tried to read some of his stuff, it hasn't always turned out well.  It took me almost two years to read "Hearts in Atlantis" it was one of those "pick it up - put it down" routines.

For the next book in my color coded reading challenge I decided to go with The Green Mile.  I have always seen the six part serial books at my local library and had always wanted to read them, what better chance than now!

The Green Mile, Part 1: The Two Dead GirlsThe Green Mile, Part 1: The Two Dead Girls by Stephen King
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I wasn't sure what to expect. I haven't seen the movie, and know very little about the story.  It was a lot of set up and background information.  It was just enough to hook you in and make you wait for the next book.  I would have been one of those people who each month would have gone to get the next part as soon as it came out.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Book Trailer Thursday - "Goodbye for Now" by Laurie Frankel

This book is on my TBR List.  It sounds like a really interesting concept and I can't wait to read it!

Published on Jun 1, 2012 by 
Sam Elling is taking social networking to the next level: the afterlife. "Goodbye for Now", the second novel from Laurie Frankel, is already an international sensation, selling in 26 territories and having film rights optioned by Lionsgate/Temple Hill. "Goodbye for Now" hits stores on August 7th, 2012.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A Message from the Pug

There is nothing my Mommy loves more than me, but reading comes in at a close second.  I love to cuddle with my Mommy but sometimes her books get in the way of how I want to lay on her.  I think the books need to go.

I like books, Mommy read me part of a Harry Potter book once when I was sick.  I'm not saying she needs to get rid of them, but when it's cuddle time, they need to go!  There is a certain way I like to lay on top of her when I decide it's cuddle time and it's hard to do that when she's holding a book.

Sometimes she will put the book down, but there are some she just won't put down.  It doesn't matter how I push myself in front of the book or how much I give her "the stare" she just won't put them down.

What more can I pug do to get the attention of her Mommy?


Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Book Store Wedding

This is my kind of wedding...plus wait til you see their cake! I want a cake like that!

Published on Jul 11, 2012 by 
Loyal customers who met in our store tied the knot on July 7, 2012 at Bookmans Mesa. We are honored to be part of their story. The Bookmans family wishes Daphne and Andrew a lifetime of happiness and dragon slaying in their marriage.

Special thanks to artist Pitx for the song "Chords For David"

"Chords For David" by Pitx (feat. jlbrock)
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My Collections

I collect books and most recently shoes.

I have a habit of walking into the house and kicking off my shoes.  By the end of the week there is a collection of shoes lined up against the wall.  Last week I came home one day to find that my shoes had been moved up stairs into my hallway.  But instead of being lined up against the far door (I use the room as a big closet for now) they were lined up like this:

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Literary Signage

I saw this great signage on Tumblr and just had to see more by the artist Patrik Svensson.  He did a bunch of different signage for Jashanmal Books in the United Arab Emirates.  His website has all those designs plus more of his work.

I have to say I really love what I see on his site.  All his work is for sale, now it's just a matter of deciding which piece I want to order.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

100th post

Ok so this really isn't my 100th post, but when I renamed this blog and gave it more of a focus 2 years ago I deleted quite a bit of randomness that I had accumulated here.
If you look back you can still see some of that randomness, but now that I've been focused it's mostly been about books.  I'm still learning and experimenting with blogging, I don't think I'm much good at it, but I like doing it for me, even if only 5 people on average read these posts.

This year I've signed up to track books on Goodreads and if you look to the right you can see/follow my progress.  I've set a goal of 100 books, but I haven't counted everything I've read.  I reread quite a few romance books, those haven't been counted.  I think there are a handful that I forgot to count but they couldn't have been that good if I can't remember them, so they don't "count".  I also don't count the number of children's books I've read.

We get our new books in and there is almost always at least one picture book that gets my attention.  Below are a few of the ones that I really enjoyed so far this year.