Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I've Been Tagged!

I was tagged by Bella @ Bella is reading . . . with this fun meme.. To complete the meme I need to answer the following questions:

1. What are your current obsessions?
My Iphone

2. Which item from your wardrobe do you wear most often?
My jeans and any T-Shirt

3. What's for dinner?

4. Last thing you bought?
Prescription Contact Lenses, but by bedtime my eyes were bloodshot :(

5. What are you listening to?
Karl Wolf - Like This

6. What are you watching now or the latest movie you watched?
The Reader

7. Favourite holiday spots?
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.. I would love to check some of the islands too but no one from my family wants to go!

8. Reading right now?
Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione

9. What will you be reading next?
No idea, it depends what my mood is at the time :)

10. Four words to describe yourself.
Stressed, worried, depressive but friendly :)

11. Guilty pleasure?
Chocolate, almost any kind :)

12. Who or what makes you laugh until you’re weak?
A good joke, usually said by my hubby.. He says the best jokes :)

13. Favourite spring thing to do?
Go to the beach .. since it's extremly hot here in the summer the best time would be in the spring.

14. Planning to travel to next?
I'm not really planning on any trips for the next couple of years! But things might change :)

15. Best thing you ate or drank lately?
Schezwan beef at the Chinese restaurant we ate at last Monday for my son's belated birthday party that his grandmother made for him.. and the cake was soooooooo good.

16. When did you last get tipsy?
Never. I don't drink.. Never did never will.

17. Favourite ever film?
Pay It Forward.

18. Care to share some wisdom?
"It doesn't matter how smart or careful you are; if a predator wants you he'll find a way" from Fear No Evil by Allison Brennan I feel it has many levels so you could apply it to any kind of predator!

19. Song you can't get out of your head?
The one I'm listening to now.. I woke up humming the sone so I put it on.. Karl Wolf - Like This.

Rules of the meme. Respond and rework. Answer questions on your own blog. Replace one question. Add one question. Tag 8 people.

Ok I'm done now and time to tag some people .. and here they are.. hope they don't mind :)

1. Sandy @ You've GOTTA read this!
2. Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews
3. Alaine @ Alaines Reading Blog
4. Teddy Rose @ So Many Precious Books, So Little Time
5. Erotic Horizon @ Erotic Horizon
6. Jenny Girl @ Jenny loves to read
7. lilly @ Reading Extravaganza
8. Blodeuedd @ Book girl of Mur-y-Castell

If anyone else reading this would like to try it out.. feel free to do so :)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Musing Monday (April 27)

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about reading non-fiction…
Do you read non-fiction regularly? Do you read it in a different way or place than you read fiction? (question courtesy of

I do read non-fiction but not as much as I read fiction, you might say about 1 book to every 20 to 30 fiction books .. So I read it once in a while, or in addition to a fiction book like now.. I have one on my nightstand that I read a couple of pages from every couple of days.. it's called Cheap Psychological Tricks: What To Do When Hard Work, Honesty, and Perseverance Fail by Perry W. Buffington, PH.D.. It's fun and the topics are very short about 2 pages each so it's easy to read a topic or two before going to sleep..

But when I was reading A Child Called It or it's sequels, the book was with me all the time so it had no certain place to be read..

What do you do? do you read non-fiction regularly?

Wanna see what other have to say ?? check here !!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Super Comments Award "You Don't Say" #3

I am so lucky :) I got this award for the third time!! Bella from Bella is reading . . . has awarded me this cute award.. this is what it means ..

"We give and get awards for having a great blog and being a good friend. What I want to award is those people whose comments have meant THE WORLD to me. It takes time to visit a blog and leave a comment ... I wanted to recognize some special bloggers whose comments have made such an impact on me. The “You Don’t Say?” Award is awarded to these special bloggers in hopes that they will pass the award along to 5-10 of their best commenters!"

These are my 10 top commentors and their number of comments, according to my cute widget at the bottom of the page.. courtesy of Robin @ My Two Blessings .. but since I gave some of them this award I will pass it on to those I didn't, and then some :)

Sandy Nawrot (38)
Beth F (34)
Vickie (33)
Dar (29)
Jenny Girl (19)
Bella Foxx (19)
Yvonne (18)
TexasRed (18)
lilly (16)
Erotic Horizon (15)

So for this time I will pass it to this time ..

lilly (16) @ Reading Extravaganza

Erotic Horizon (15) @ Erotic Horizon

J. Kaye (12) @ J. Kaye's Book Blog

Dorte H (11) @ DJs krimiblog

Insert Book Title Here (10) @ {Insert Book Title Here}

Duchess Berry (10) @ 3 minutes Writer

His Sweetheart (9) @ His Sweetheart

Padfoot and Prongs - Good Books Inc. (8) @ Padfoot and Prongs

Now it's your turn to pass it around :)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Lets Be Friends Award

I am so honored for receiving this award from the gracious The Book Resort.. she has been showering me with the most beautiful awards :)

Blogs that receive the Let’s Be Friends Award are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers.

There are so many bloggers out there who this description defines but unfortunatly I have to choose.. so here they are ..

3. S. Krishna @ S. Krishna's Books

5. Daryl @ On The M104

7. MsMoonlight @ Moonlight To Twilight Blog

2009 Friendly Blogger Award

I have been honored by the generous Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews and The Book Resort @ The Book Resort with this friendly award :)

And since there are so many blogger friends out there it's really hard to choose, so I'll go with Yvonne passing it to 5 and The Book Resort passing it to 15 totalling 20 :) *ain't I the clever one*

So I'm passing in on to ..

1. Literary Feline @ Musings of a Bookish Kitty

5. Erotic Horizon @ Erotic Horizon

8. TexasRed @ TexasRed Books

10. Jenny Girl @ Jenny loves to read

12. Cindy @ Cindy Reads Romance

15. Rebecca @ Lost in Books

16. Robin @ My Two Blessings

17. Dorte H @ DJs krimiblog

18. Padfoot and Prongs - Good Books Inc. @ Padfoot and Prongs

20. Jennifer @ Jennifer's Book Blog

Ok that was not easy to do.. just to choose 20, since I regard all blogs that I follow and that are on my blog roll my friends..

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Dogs And Cats

I found this on Shelfari posted by Bronte and thought it was so funny I just had to share it here.. I imaganed my cat Dexter thinking those thoughts and just had to laugh.. So for all the Cat and Dog lovers out there :)

Excerpt from a dog's diary

8:00 am - Dog food! My favorite thing!

9:30 am - A car ride! My favorite thing!

9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favorite thing!

10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!

12:00 PM - Lunch! My favorite thing!

1:00 PM - Played in the yard! My favorite thing!

3:00 PM - Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!

5:00 PM - Milk bones! My favorite thing!

6:00 PM - Oooh, Bath . Bummer.

7:00 PM - Got to play ball! My favorite thing!

8:00 PM - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!

11:00 PM - Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!

Excerpts from a cat's diary

Day 983 of my captivity...

My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects.

They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength.

The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet. Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet. I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made condescending comments about what a 'good little hunter' I am.

There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of 'allergies.' I must learn what this means and how to use it to my advantage.

Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this again tomorrow -- but at the top of the stairs.

I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released - and seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded.

The bird has got to be an informant. I observe him communicating with the guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe. For now...

The phrase "He is obviously retarded" had me laughing out loud! It was just so funny thinking my Dexter thinking that!

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Zombie Chicken Award #2

I have been honored yet again with the fabulous Zombie Chicken award by my blogging friend The Book Resort .. I thank her for her generousity and for thinking of me..

This is what this award means..

"The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken - excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all..."

I will pass this award along to ..

1. Alaine @ Alaines Reading Blog

2. Erotic Horizon @ Erotic Horizon

3. His Sweetheart @ His Sweetheart

4. eshda3wa @ eshda3wa

5. Dottie @ My Blog 2.0

6. Teddy Rose @ So Many Precious Books, So Little Time

7. Bella @ Bella is reading . . .

8. Robin @ My Two Blessings

9. Barbara @ Happily Forever After

10. Carpoolqueen @ Just Your Average Carpoolqueen

11. Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews

12. Amy C @ Romance Book Wyrm

13. Sadako @ Dibbly Fresh

14. Mishel @ Mis(h)takes

15. Phoebe Jordan @ Talk About My Favorite Authors

16. Danielle @ Danielle's Book Thoughts

17. Cathy @ Kittling: Books

18. Lindsay @ Bytes Of Memory

19. Erika Lynn @ Kiss My Book

20. myza @ Books And So Many More Books


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Year Published: 1921

My Rating: 4 stars

64 pages


This was an amazing story, the idea was so unique I just loved it.. plus it was the first book I read on my IPhone :)

Benjamin Button was born in 1860 an old worn and withered man, and as he grew "older" he was growing younger.. From having conversations with his grandfather and smoking cigars to playing with his grandchild and attending Kindergarten with him..

He became a successful business man, fell in love, married, had children, went to war, attended Harvard, prep school, kindergarten and ending with his nurse to take care of him..

Very interesting and inspiring, shows how the aging process effects the person and those around him, the respect he gets at certain phases in his life..

But it does keep me wondering HOW he was born? I mean he was the size of a grown man, surely his mom had a C-Section ;)

Now I need to check out the movie, I know Brad Pitt is in it, so I'm assuming he played the part well :)

Another review @ R. is for Reading
And Another @ Lost in Books


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Fear No Evil by Allison Brennan

Fear No Evil by Allison Brennan

Year Published: 2007

My Rating: 5 stars

416 pages

Distance: Sacramento, California = 8112.5 miles / 13055.8 kilometers

This is the third book in this series and unfortunatly the last.. I would really love to read a book about each of the Kincaid siblings :)

Lucy Kincaid, the youngest of the Kincaid breed has been kidnapped on her graduation day by an online predator and made her family frantic.

Then they discover that she is being broadcasted live on the Internet via a live feed somewhere anonymous, with less than 48 hours to live and a vote to which way the viewers wish she meets her end!

Kate Donovan is a former FBI agent who has been tracking this kidnapper/murderer "Trask" for over 5 years with no luck. After a sting going bad ending up with her lover Evan and her partner Paige dead, she went into hiding.. But the Kincaids find her and ask her cooperation to catch this so-called Trask. All they know him by is by the nickname .. he seems not to exist anywhere!

Dillon Kincaid the forensic phsycologist is trying hard to understand the motives of Trask, so he digs into Trask's background and childhood to try to find out who he really is.. trying to think like Trask to know what he might or might not do.. to understand his way of thinking and his motives, to try to save his sister's life!

Will they be able to catch him before Lucy's time is up? Is she really his goal or does he want more? Could Kate fight her own demons and find peace again?

This book was a roller coaster from the beginning, true that it took me a while to read but that was because I was very busy.. it was so hard to put down but I just had to do it.. Everytime I think everything is going to be fine, something happens and changes everything..

I really wish Ms. Brennan would consider more books in this series.. I really need to know what happens to Patrick :)

Quotes I liked from the book..

His head was bandaged, and for some reason that bothered her more than anything. It made everything more real. That he'd had brain surgery because of the explosion that nearly killed him. That he was in a coma and might not survive.

He couldn't look at her with pity, he wouldn't tell her everything would be all right. He wouldn't offer her food or suggest that she get some sleep.

"It just proves that it doesn't matter how smart or careful you are; if a predator wants you he'll find a way."


Friday, April 17, 2009

The Super Comments Award "You Don't Say"

Alaine @ Alaine's Reading Blog AND Jennifer @ Jennifer's Book Blog have both so kindly thought of me to award me this so darn cute award.. I thank both of them and appreciate her kindness and thoughtfulness :)

This is what this award means..

"We give and get awards for having a great blog and being a good friend. What I want to award is those people whose comments have meant THE WORLD to me. It takes time to visit a blog and leave a comment ... I wanted to recognize some special bloggers whose comments have made such an impact on me. The “You Don’t Say?” Award is awarded to these special bloggers in hopes that they will pass the award along to 5-10 of their best commenters!"

Now to passing this award to my best commenters :)

1. The Book Resort @ The Book Resort

2. Sandy @ You've GOTTA read this!

3. Wisteria @ Bookworm's Dinner

4. Rebecca @ Lost in Books

5. Yvonne@ Socrates' Book Reviews

6. TexasRed @ TexasRed Books

7. Vickie @ Vixen's Daily Reads

8. Blodeuedd @ Book girl of Mur-y-Castell

9. Kara @ World According to Books

10. Melissa @ Shhh I'm Reading

11. Wendy R @ Musings of a Bookish Kitty

12. Becky Workman @ My thoughts...your thoughts?

13. Jenny Girl @ Jenny loves to read

14. ds @ third-storey window

15. Bella @ Bella is reading . . .

16. Robin @ My Two Blessings

17. Jenners @ Find Your Next Book Here

18. Beth F @ Beth Fish Reads

19. Jess @ Barney's Book Blog

20. Marta @ Marta's Meanderings

And since I've been awarded for this twice I get to pass it to twice the number of nominees :) I originally posted 15 but I will add 5 more so that would be fair and square to have 20 for both awards..

I know there are more commenters that I should have recognised but my mind is so not organized right now that I really can't think of anyone else..

So if you ever commented on my blog you really deserve this award and therefore I give it to you to post :) and will gladly add your name to the list too!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Booking Through Thursday - Windfall

Yesterday, April 15th, was Tax Day here in the U.S., which means lots of lucky people will get refunds of over-paid taxes.

Whether you’re one of them or not, what would you spend an unexpected windfall on? Say … $50? How about $500?

(And, this is a reading meme, so by rights the answer should be book-related, but hey, feel free to go wild and splurge on anything you like.)

Well, although I don't live in the USA and we don't have taxes here in my country I was reluctant to answer this weeks question.. But I though I would consider that somehow I got a refund for something I bought and got back $50 or $500 and what I would do with the money..

Well if I got $50 I'll go get me some books from Amazon or ebooks from Fictionwise :) can't have that TBR losing weight :)

If I got $500 than that is a completly different issue.. I would go get me a Netbook with 3G access :) so I could easily blog anywhere I go.. the smaller the Netbook te better with the most capacity possible ;)

That's it for me, what about you?? What would you do if you got back $50 or $500??

If you would like to check what others have to say.. check here ..

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

See No Evil by Allison Brennan

See No Evil by Allison Brennan

Year Published: 2007

My Rating: 5 stars

432 pages

Distance: Sacramento, California = 8112.5 miles / 13055.8 kilometers

This is the second book in the No Evil series, and as I have said before I'm a fan!! What a book!!

Conner Kincaid is an ex-cop turned Private Investigator, he is hired by Assistant District Attorney Julia Chandler who ruined his career and was behind him losing his beloved job five years ago!

Why did she hire him? because he is the best and he cares for her niece Emily who is accused of murdering her step-father in the most grusome manner imaginable!

Julia believes Emily is innocent, so does Conner, and with the help of Conner's brother Dillon a phycologist they try to unravel the mystery of this almost perfect crime.

While trying to solve the mystery thay discover a series of violent crimes that seem to revolve around an individual and then surprises start happening..

And the history between Conner and Julia, will they be able to overcome the hurt and bypass it to start out fresh?!

Every time I say I know who the killer is.. the story moves around and surprises me..

I loved this book from cover to cover.. it's great for any mystery/crime reader.. just perfect!

Quotes I enjoyed from the book:

He knew why they made their choices, what motivated them, how to defeat them. He was the chess master.He reached for his cell phone and dialed Cami. Time to give her a bone and make her perform. Time for the next move.

It was on his orders, his command, who would live and who would die. The thrill of the hunt, of marking the sinners, elated him, kept him focused. He would fix the world one death at a time.

"People believe what they want to believe. They see no evil because they don't want to. But evil is out there, and this is the result." The holy man gestured to the dead girls. "You might not see the evil, Officer Kincaid, but you can see its handiwork right here."

"I'm a firm believer that no crime is perfect. Evidence always talks. Sometimes we don't hear it right away, but it's there whispering."


Musing Mondays #9

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS (April 13) post is about blog comments

How do you respond to the comments on your blog?
Do you try to email individually or comment on post yourself answering the comments above?
What do you think is the best way to respond to comments and do you respond to all of them?
Do you feel slighted if you don't receive a response back from the blog owner?
(question courtesy of Jenn)

Well I have to sheepishly admit I LOVE comments! I love recieving them because it tells me that someone is reading what I'm writing.. it makes me feel loved :) pathetic right?!

Anyways, I always try to respond to every commenter individually but in one comment by grouping all the responses together in that single comment.. I don't know if you know what I mean, but you could check any post to see what I'm doing! I see that it's convenient and working ok!

I feel I need to do that to let the commenters know that I read their comment even if I'm late, I'll reply as soon as I can.. even if it's just to say thanks for passing!

I do that because I want them to know that I appreciate their effort for passing by AND leaving a comment because I know not every one who passes by leaves one.. not everyone has something to say.. I admit I do that sometimes.. well a lot of times.. but I'm not proud of it.. I like to leave comments but sometimes I don't have enough time to do that or I can't find something reasonable to say.. but I will improve my social skills.. I promise :) I know I can !!

I usually check out the commenters blogs too, and thats to read some of their posts and reply there.. specially if it's a new commenter, I go check their profile and their blog(s).. sometimes I even follow them and add them to my blog roll if I liked what I found.. that's why I have a huge blog roll!

As for emailing the commenters, no I have never done that unless there was a reason and they specified their email in the comment, I don't know if people would like being emailed just to reply to them so it never crossed my mind to do it. So I think I can say I only emailed 2 commenters!
But I wouldn't mind getting emails :)

I would love to recieve a reply from the blog owner, that would be GREAT, and if I don't I guess that would be ok.. he/she must have a reason for that!
I will continue commenting on the posts that I like or that grab my attention regardless :)

One last thing, I realised that I really liked the idea of people commenting on a post as a reply to a comment I made on their blog.. I found that really nice and always brings a smile to my face :) I will have to try doing that!

To check other's responses for this week's musing check here ..

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Booking Through Thursday - Numbers Game

For something different, I’m borrowing a question from … here! One of the very first questions ever at Booking Through Thursday. Back from 2005 when Laura owned the blog but, because it was so new, it didn’t get as many responses as it does now … so, why not revisit?

Here’s the question:
Some people read one book at a time. Some people have a number of them on the go at any given time, perhaps a reading in bed book, a breakfast table book, a bathroom book, and so on, which leads me to…

Are you currently reading more than one book?
If so, how many books are you currently reading?
Is this normal for you?
Where do you keep your current reads?

I'm currently reading one book since this is the norm for me.. I tried to read 2 books a while ago and I got so confused I kept thinking who's who in which book.. I guess it doesn't help when both books are crime/mystery.. :)

So after that I went back to reading one book at a time.. unless it is a short story that is completly different than what I'm reading I would do that..

The book I'm reading now is "See No Evil" by Alisson Brennan and I'm halfway through.

Where I keep my reads is real close to me.. If I'm going out it's always in my bag, if I'm home it's surely in the same room with me.. even now it's next to the keyboard just waiting to be picked up :) It does help when it's in my Sony reader too :)

What do you do?
To read what other bloggers are saying check here ..

Musing Mondays #8

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about your to be read list…

As a follow up to last week's question, Joseph asked how you keep track of your tbr list. Do you have a paper list or on your computer? Do you take it with you when you go shopping? How do you decide what gets added to it?

I never had a TBR list, I would just go to the bookstore and buy whatever looks good to try new authors or books by a favorite author, but since I was introduced to Shelfari over a year ago I have kept a virtual TBR on my shelf there..

I'm planning on making a spreadsheet to add to so I can have it accessible anytime and I do like Rebecca's idea of having it on her phone.. but it will be some huge file!!

My TBR shelf on shelfari has 890 books at this moment and I can't promise it will be the same within the next hour :) since I always add to it whatever book strikes my fancy when I'm reading reviews from the many blogs that I love to visit.. or having books recommended to me by my blogging or non-blogging friends.

What do you do? Do you have a list? Want to know what other bloggers are doing? Check here ..

The TBR Pile Game!

Anna Campbell's at Romance Bandits says:

"We're all addicted to books! We all have towering TBR piles.

I thought it might be fun to ask you all to pull the top five books off your TBR piles and report on them here. I bet we get some interesting selections! No cheating! Just whatever comes off first."

So I was thinking should I pull off 5 books from my physical TBR or my Virtual TBR ?!

Then I thought it would not be fair for my virtual TBR (which contain 890 books right now) to get neglected if I chose the physical and vise versa.. so I decided to list my 5 books of each so my 2 TBR piles won't get mad at me and ban me from reading them ;) how could I ever live without them!!

My 5 books from my Physical TBR pile are..

1. Hot Blooded by Lisa Jackson (this one I'm actually planning to read soon for the Lisa Jackson read-a-fest, I mean it ! :) )

2. Until I Find You by John Irving

3. The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett

4. The Best Revenge by Stephen White

5. The Thread Of Fear by Laura Griffin

My 5 books from my Virtual TBR at Shelfari (sorted by last added) are..

1. The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter

2. The Loch by Steven Alton

3. True Evil by Greg Iles

4. Blaze by Stephen King

5. Twice Kissed by Lisa Jackson

Although these are the latest added to my virtual pile I'm not planning on reading them soon.. that is because I'm participating in a "few" challenges, I'm trying to catch up with :)

Daz reminded me that I have an Ebook TBR that I completely forgot about .. how that happened is beyond me.. so here is my Ebook TBR before I get banished from Ebook land :)

1. Romeo's Dead But Juliet Faked It By Christine McKay
2. A Love That Lasts By Melanie Rutan
3. Fall From Grace By Eve Asbury
4. On The Brink Of Something By George Del Pozzo
5. Kisses Of Fire By Phyllis Campbell

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The One Lovely Blog Award

I thank my gracious friend purplg8r at So Many Books, So Little Time for awarding me this oh-so-beautiful award, which is given to new blogs and blogging friends she has discovered. I thank you for discovering my blog and feeling it worthy of your recognition :)

Now it is my duty to pass it on to the newly discovered blogs that I have discovered and enjoyed :)

1. retroredux at Retroredux's Reviews

2. Sharon at A Bookworm's Reviews

3. Marg at Reading Adventures

4. Jodie at Book Gazing

5. Blodeuedd at Book girl of Mur-y-Castell

6. Literary Feline at Musings of a Bookish Kitty

7. Teddyree at The Eclectic Reader

8. Dreamybee at Subliminal Intervention

9. jess at Barney's Book Blog

10. Bandit Jack at The World From Down Here..

11. Lisa at Desert Fences

12. Donna at Bites

13. Michele at Reader's Respite

14. Kerrie at Mysteries In Paradise

15. LisaMay at Look At That Book

16. Leya at Wandeca Reads

17. Amy C at Romance Book Wyrm

18. Becky Workman at My thoughts...your thoughts?

19. Sadako at Dibbly Fresh

20. Maqsood Qureshi at Maqsood Qureshi's Blog

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Premio Dardos Award

My dear friend Yvonne at Socrates' Book Reviews has been so gracious as to award me this beautiful award.

This award acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in his or her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day.

The rules to follow are:

1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.

2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

So now I'm passing this on..

1. Robin at My Two Blessings

2. TexasRed at TexasRed Books

3. S. Krishna at S.Krishna's Books

4. Insert Book Title Here at Insert Book Title Here

5. Jenny Girl at Jenny loves to read

6. Melanie at My Reading Journey

7. Toni at A Circle of Books

10. Imzadi Dragonfly at Imzadi Dragonfly's Look on Things

12. Julie at Outlandish Dreaming

13. Cathy at Kittling: Books

15. Pabast at reading mama

Monday, April 6, 2009

Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione

Year Published: 2008

My Rating: 5 stars

416 pages

Distance: Williamsburg, Virginia = 6632.4 miles / 10673.8 kilometers

This is the first book in the Demonica series.

Tayla is a demon slayer, trained and deadly. When she got wounded and her partner killed when engaged in battle, she was admitted to Underground General or UG for short. A hospital specializing on treating demons and underground creatures.

Then she meets Eidolon who is her treating doctor and also a demon, she is torn by her forever hatred of demons and all her beliefs, but she can't seem to stay away from him. Well neither could he, since he is going through a very critical stage in his life.

While fighting their emotions and their physical bounderies they are faced by yet another enemy threatening both their worlds. Will they unite body and soul??

The tension between Eidolon and Tayla is perfect, and the sibling quabbles between Eidolon and his brothers Shade and Wraith are just great! Plus there were surprises that took me off guard!

Although the book was a bit hard for me to get into, because of the new terminology of some things like the Aegis, Seminus and the S'genesis as soon as I got the hang of it, it felt like second nature.. well I know that sounds creepy.. but hey maybe I'm a half-breed :) BTW I just love the word Incubi ;)

Anyways, after that I was so engrossed in the story, the pages flew and I was sucked in their world.. it was such a good book that I would highly recommend it to any paranormal lover like me, specially if you are into Angel, Buffy or ER, because it's kind of a mixture of them all.. just WONDERFUL!!!

And believe it or not, not all demons are evil ;)

Quotes I enjoyed from the book ..

“You wouldn’t want to get blood all over that shiny rubber floor.”
“It hoses off.”

“Because that species comes out at Halloween and eats-"
“Her particular breed. They’re vegetarians. They mainly raid farmers’ fields in the fall because they like gourds.” Still holding her phone in one hand, he dumped his tray of bloodied tools into a nearby container with the other. “Your Aegis buddies slaughtered innocent younglings that would have grown up to do nothing worse than suck the guts out of a few pumpkins.”

“Oh, gag. I drank your blood. Why did I do that? And why do you keep a scalpel in your drawer?” She narrowed her eyes at him. “Most guys keep condoms there.”

“What’s your true form?”
“This is it.”
She gaped. “Your species looks like Playgirl models? It’s not fair.”
“What’s not?”
“You. You’re a demon. Evil should look… evil. Ugly. Wouldn’t hurt if you smelled bad, either.” Heck, she’d be happy if he just didn’t smell good. The air around him smelled faintly of spiced dark chocolate and man, making her mouth water and her libido kick into high gear.

The air-headed twit shook her head as if Tay had been serious. “Nurse Allen. I brought food, but you can’t eat until Dr. Eidolon removes the restraints.” She smiled, revealing shiny fangs. “Obviously, the restraints are necessary, seeing how your kind are merciless murderers and all.”Tayla stared.
“Pot, meet kettle.”
“Thanks, Nancy. I’ve got it. Go home. We’ll see you tomorrow.” The masculine voice shivered through Tayla like a forbidden pleasure. Vodka for the alcoholic. Cheesecake for the dieter. Orgasm for the monk. “Hello, Tayla.”
“Hey, Dr. Evil.” She didn’t look. What if she’d dreamed up his good looks? What if he had horns, hooves, and porcupine quills?

Other reviews..
Kasey or Karen @ Kesey's View
Virginia @ Bitten By Books

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Zombie Chicken Award

I have been awarded this cute and twisted award by my friend Sandy at You've GOTTA read this!, Thanks Sandy for thinking of me and my love of the occult ;)

Now for the explanation of this prestigious Zombie Chicken Award which means:

"The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken - excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all..."

So to avoid the wrath of the Zombie Chickens I therfore award this award to the following bloggers ..

1. Jennifer at Jennifer's Book Blog

2. SusieOfArabia at Jeddah Daily Photo Journal

3. Vickie at Vixen's Daily Reads

4. Cindy W at Cindy Reads Romance

5. MsMoonlight at Moonight To Twilight Blog

6. Drey at drey's library

7. Wisteria at Bookworm's Dinner

9. melodyofamom at The Melody Of A Mom

The Splash Award

I have been awarded this gorgeous award by Jennifer at Jennifer's Book Blog , it is such an honor to be regarded as award material.. so thank you so very much Jennifer for this honor :)

The Rules:

1) Put the logo on your blog/post.

2) Nominate up to 9 blogs which allure, amuse, bewitch, impress, or inspire you.

3) Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.

4) Let them know that they have been splashed by commenting on their blog.

5) Remember to link to the person from whom your received your Splash award.

As for passing this award, here are the nominees :)

4. Bella Foxx from Bella is reading . . .

5. Daryl at on the m104

7. Rebecca at Lost in Books

8. Sandy Newrot at You've GOTTA read this!

9. Erotic Horizon at Erotic Horizon

Even though I don't always comment on your blogs, I'm there :)

Friday, April 3, 2009

"I Suck at Challenges" Challenge Update #2

For the month of March this is my challenge's updates..

Books read in March..

Challenges Completed:

Other Challenges updated:

2009 Read and Review Challenge
Just reviewing all books read this year!

15/52 (4 added)

27/50 (11 added)

5764/10000 (1825 pages added)

24/45 (7 added)

6/8 (1 added)
3/12 (2 added)
1/3 (1 added)
1/? (1 added)
Finishing anyone of these series would mean I finish the challenge.

5/12 (4 added)

35/72 (12 added)

3/12 (1 added)

6/10 (1 added)

5/10 (2 added)

2/5 (1 added)

6/5 (3 added)

5/12 (1 added)

4/8 (1 added)
3/12 (2 added)
1/3 (1 added)
1/? (1 added)
Finishing anyone of these series would mean I finish the challenge.

22/30 (6 added)

24/100 (6 added)

1/9 (1 added)

1/12 (1 added)

5/12 (4 added)

6/10 (1 added)

1/10 (1 added)

Spring '09 Challenge
2/15 (2 added)

Not bad for this month :) I'm happy with my progress!

Musing Monday #7

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about recording your reading…

Do you keep track of what and/or how many books you read? How long have you been doing this? What's your favorite tracking method, and why?If you don't keep track, why not? (question courtesy of MizB)

I never thought of keeping track of what I read until I was introduced to Shelfari by one of me 2 best friends, she sent me the link for the site on my birthday and I subscribed the same day.. it was one of my treasured gifts :)
that was in December 2007..

I joined the 50 book challenge there and started to keep track from January of 2008.. I tried to add the books I read in Dec. 2007 since it coincides with me buying my sony reader.. so since then I know exactly what I read and what order they were read in..

But prior to that, I know most of the books I read but I don't keep track of all of them, I added some of them to my shelf..but that's about it..

Lately I was introduced to writing reviews and I so enjoy it because I love reading other people's reviews :) and it reminds me what that specific book was about even after a while, because sometimes when I'm reading a series I kind of forget which book had what details in it, or what was the main idea of the book! Plus it gives me a chance to voice out my thoughts and ideas about the book since I don't have book buddies in real life, so it's annoying to not be able to talk about a favorite book or a hated book :)

To check out other responses for this week's Musing Monday go here ..

My Blogging Awards


Books Read In 2007

  • PS, I Love You by Cecilia Ahern
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
  • Where There is Evil by Sandra Brown
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  • New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
  • The Sins of the Fathers by Lawrence Block
  • Time to Murder and Create by Lawrence Block
  • Drop Dead Sexy by Elisa Adams

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