What's up my Buttercups? Hope this Sunday finds all of you well and happily reading away. BBAW was two weeks ago, and although I had very good intentions, I was unable to participate as much as I wanted to. So I just cruised around to other blogs to see what they had to say. That was quite interesting and I actually discovered a few new blogs to follow. As if I needed more :) Whatevs.
By Fire By Water , by Mitchell James Kaplan for a Columbus Day review. I am enjoying this book more than I thought I would, considering the main theme is the Inquisition. There are many points of view in the story and the crisis of faith and life is riveting.
The third book is Very Valentine , by Adriana Trigiani. This is a fun read and one that can easily be picked up and read at any time. It's about an Italian family of shoemakers in New York, and a granddaughter in her thirties, who would like to find love, someday.
The fourth book is Dark Moon of Avalon by Anna Elliott. It is the second in the trilogy, and unfortunately I am having a tough time with it. I loved the first book and will definitely read the third, but this one is tough going. Maybe it's my mood or something.
After that, I have some of my last books to read for review commitments. I have been cutting back on accepting review copies, because I'll never get to the books I own or the library if I keep receiving review copies. Plus I am starting to dislike this whole schedule thing. Once in a while is fine, but all the time is starting to take the joy out of reading. I can't have that.
As for blogging, I have been writing some reviews that are due soon, but that's about it. I have also been toying with the idea of using Intense Debate for my commenting system. My Friend Amy utilizes it, and I believe Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader says it's easier for non-blogger commenters to comment. So I may give it a try. What do you think? Have you tried Intense Debate yourself? If so, was it easy to use, etc? I appreciate any feedback you could provide.
And lastly, I finally picked the winners for my 151 Followers giveaway. Everyone has been contacted, but just so you know, here are the winners:
#1 Staci from Life in the Thumb, chose A Cottage by the Sea
#2 Teddyree from The Eclectic Reader, chose The Language of Trees
#3 Stormi from Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! chose Shattered Mirror
Thanks to everyone who entered, and for continuing to follow and support my blog. i appreciate it greatly.
So that's it for now. It's time for me to catch up on this week's Project Runway. Have a great week and happy reading :)
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