Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Night Circus... Discussion Questions #2

Here is the next batch of discussion about
The Night Circus...
I know everyone has been super busy with Christmas
and maybe haven't had time to join us yet...
feel free to jump in at any time if you get the book read.
You can add your two cents for one or more of the following questions... :)

1. What was your favorite part of the circus?

2. Which character would you most want to meet?

3. Why are Frederick Thiessen and the reverurs important to the story?

4. Why do you think some people were so entranced by the circus that
 they devoted themselves to following it around?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Night Circus- Discussion #1

Time for some TALK about what you thought...

1. The Night Circus is not written in a linear timeline..
Did you find the structure of the book disorienting?
Do you think it was effective in mirroring the nature of the circus
or did it just annoy you? 

2. The novel frequently changes narrative perspective.
How does this transition shape your reading of the novel
and your connection to the characters?
Why do you think the author chose to tell the story
from varied perspectives?

3. The novel opens with a quote from Oscar Wilde...

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight,
and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

What are your thoughts on this quote and why the author chose it?
Who was a dreamer in this story?
and what is their punishment for being so?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December Book: The Night Circus

Hi, everyone! 
I am so sorry for the late notice on this, but our book this month is....
Brooke will be leading our discussions this month. 
This book has gotten some serious buzz around the book world so it should be a fun one!

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Story Overview:
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. 

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands. 

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead. 

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Angel's Blood Discussion #4

Hey there

Hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday weekend...

I hope some more of you had a little time to dig in to the book!


I'm wondering what you guys thought of


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Angel's Blood Discussion #3

This story is rich with supporting characters

who all promise to have their own amazing story in the future

Who is your favorite Guild member (besides Elena)?

Which Angel or vampire story would you most like to read?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Angel's Blood Discussion #2

Elena has a lot of internal struggle in this book

Fighting her attraction to Raphael

and even Dimitri

Asserting herself as a hunter to be reckoned with

her memories of her childhood and struggles with her father

(this storyline develops so well in the next two books)

What do you think of her struggles and how she handles them?

How do you feel about Elena as a character?

Do you think she's strong enough to hold her own with Raphael?

Monday, November 14, 2011

Angel's Blood Discussion #1

So, I'm a few hours early...
but I figured what the heck?

angels' blood

What did you think of the whole Vampires made by Angels idea?
The author's writing I think is especially descriptive while keeping me interested
I'm not bored by the details as I can tend to get sometimes,
What did you guys think?
I can't wait to hear....

Thursday, November 3, 2011

November's Read: Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh

Hey chicks! It's a brand new month witch brings us a brand new book! Did you guys enjoy Succubus Blues last month? I know I did! I'm already on to book 5:) I *cannot* get enough of Seth and Georgie:)

Here's the synopsis for Angels' Blood from Amazon.com:
Nalini Singh introduces readers to a world of beauty and bloodlust, where angels hold sway over vampires.

Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux is hired by the dangerously beautiful Archangel Raphael. But this time, it’s not a wayward vamp she has to track. It’s an archangel gone bad.

The job will put Elena in the midst of a killing spree like no other—and pull her to the razor’s edge of passion. Even if the hunt doesn’t destroy her, succumbing to Raphael’s seductive touch just may. For when archangels play, mortals break.

Amy is our hostess this month and she has RAVED about this series, so I'm really excited to get started on this one! If you're reading this, you can join us! We're not an exclusive book club, just a group of girls who love to read and we'd love it if you joined in the convo with us! Discussion Questions usually start around the 15th of the month, but the hostess has the say so on when she actually posts the questions:) Hope you can join us!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Final Discussion: Succubus Blues- The Series

Succubus Blues is the first book in a 6 book series. 
Have you read any of the others?
Do you plan to?
Did you enjoy this initial book?
Final thoughts??

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Discussion #8: Succubus Blues- Carter

Carter councils Georgina a lot throughout this novel.
What did you think about their relationship and the way that it transitioned throughout the book?
Is the change because an angel or is it because of something else?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Discussion #7: Succubus Blues- Jerome After

Jerome's attitude towards Georgina changed a great deal over the course of the novel.
What are your thoughts on this?
Her relationship with Roman?
Her relationship with Seth?
Thoughts as to why??

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Discussion #6: Succubus Blues- Character Faults

Both Georgina and Seth had failed relationships in the past because of their own faults.
Thoughts on this? 
How do you like reading about "flawed" characters?
Have they learned from their mistakes?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Discussion #5: Succubus Blues- Religion

Richelle Mead has an MA in Comparative Religion. How do you think that this education affects her writing into the paranormal? What did you think about the religious aspects of Angels and Demons in this book? Thoughts?

Friday, October 21, 2011

Discussion #4: Succubus Blues- Seth

Thoughts about Seth?
Can you see a true future for him & Georgina?
His writer's brain and distraction from real life?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Discussion #3: Succubus Blues- Roman

Thoughts about Roman?
What about him being a serial killer?
Persecuted for being nephilim? 
Predictions for seeing him again? 
Georgina's relationship with him?

Monday, October 17, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Discussion #1: Succubus Blues- Monogamy?

We are finally ready to discuss Succubus Blues.
 I hope that you all are ready because I have a whole slew of topics to discuss!! ;o)

Our first discussion is about monogamy...

The opening scene in this book definitely sets the tone for the fact that Georgina needs sex to survive. She has sex with a virgin and steals his soul.

I know that most of us are romance readers (vs. Urban Fantasy which is the genre of this novel) and we are used to monogamous heroes and heroines. How did you feel about Georgina's hook-ups and her being a succubus?

Sunday, October 2, 2011

October's Book: Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead

Hey Chicks!
Christi here with you to give you a head's up about October's book: Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead. 

This is book #1 in the Georgina Kincaid Succubus series.
I finished it yesterday and was blown away...and immediately ordered the rest of the series.
There is LOTS to discuss here. I think that I have 8 discussion points already planned.

Warning: this is an Urban Fantasy which does not necessarily have an HEA like romance novels do. I am not a huge fan of this genre because of that, but for me, this novel worked for me in the romance dept. although it is done in a fashion that is totally unique (we will be discussing that too.) I am just hoping that the entire series does too...there are 6 novels to complete the series. I have finished two of them already.

But for October, we will just be discussing book #1 and those discussions start October 15th so be sure to start reading soon!!!

Here is a brief story description for you...

Succubus (n.) An alluring, shape-shifting demon who seduces and pleasures mortal men. Pathetic (adj.) A succubus with great shoes and no social life. See: Georgina Kincaid. 

When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical? 

But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid's life is far less exotic. Her boss is a middle-management demon with a thing for John Cusack movies. Her immortal best friends haven't stopped teasing her about the time she shape-shifted into the Demon Goddess getup complete with whip and wings. And she can't have a decent date without sucking away part of the guy's life. At least there's her day job at a local bookstore—free books; all the white chocolate mochas she can drink; and easy access to bestselling, sexy writer, Seth Mortensen, aka He Whom She Would Give Anything to Touch but Can't. 

But dreaming about Seth will have to wait. Something wicked is at work in Seattle's demon underground. And for once, all of her hot charms and drop-dead one-liners won't help because Georgina's about to discover there are some creatures out there that both heaven and hell want to deny. . .

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Scent of Darkness Discussion Part 3

What do you girls think about Ann?

Do you think she made a good transformation during the book?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Scent of Darkness Discussion Part 2

Ok, so let's talk about Jasha. I love him! Is that horrible? What kind of modern woman am I? But honestly, I only like these SUPER alpha characters in books.

1. What do you think of Jasha?

2. What makes a good alpha in your opinion?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Scent of Darkness Discussion Part 1

Hi girls!! I'm so happy that you are reading along with me and that you are enjoying what you're reading (from what I've heard.) I'm gonna go kind of general on the questions at first since I know not everyone is done.

1. What do you think about this twist to the normal shapeshifter/demon folk lore?

2. How do you feel about the Wilders being able to break away due to love?

3. Feelings about the "icon" element of this book?

Sunday, September 4, 2011

September Book--Scent of Darkness

Scent of Darkness (Darkness Chosen, Book 1)

Hey Chicks! This month, Ashley is our hostess and she's chosen this sexy book for us to read:)

Synopsis from Amazon.com

"This satisfying series kickoff finds Ann Smith, an inexperienced, plain-Jane office assistant, dropping off some paperwork at the home of her handsome, successful boss, Jasha Wilder—and hoping to use the opportunity to confess her mad crush on him—when she catches him transforming from wolf to man. It's just the beginning for the dumbstruck secretary, whose discovery draws her into Jasha's cursed world—his family's ancient pact with the devil, the search for their clan relics, a gang of boisterous, unpredictable relatives who share his shape-shifting ability—and onward to her extraordinary destiny. Dodd's latest is a fast-paced, well-written paranormal, with a full, engaging mythology and a handful of memorable characters. In Ann, she creates the quintessential all-American girl, counterpointing nicely the rich tapestry of Jasha's family history; the mix shows great promise for future volumes."

Who's up for a big, bad, wolf? Me, Me, Me!!!!!!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Let the Clucking Begin!

Ok, chickies, let's start clucking! First, let's talk about Phoebe and Emma, as their relationship is  central to the plot. How much responsibility do you think Phoebe bears in regards to Emma's death? In what specific ways do you think their relationship affected Phoebe and her self-worth?

I'll post a new question tomorrow.

Thanks for clucking!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Whadya Think?

Okay, Chickies, just curious if A Vintage Affair is tickling your fancy. :) Do you like it? Not so much? Kinda, sorta, maybe? Do tell! (Shh..no specifics, though. We'll save details for later!)

I enjoyed it. I thought it was a bit slow at first, but then I was hooked.

So whadya think?

Friday, August 12, 2011

Anybody Out There?

Okay, chickies, is anybody reading with me? It's really lonely here all by myself. :(

Saturday, August 6, 2011

For August: A Vintage Affair

Hi Girlies! I'm Vicki (aka Brittany's mom) and I'm hosting this month's book, A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolf. It's different than anything we've read thus far. It's kind of fun to mix things up a little! 
Cover Image

"Every dress has a history. And so does every woman.
 Phoebe Swift’s friends are stunned when she abruptly leaves a plum job to open her own vintage clothing shop in London—but to Phoebe, it’s the fulfillment of a dream, and her passion. Digging for finds in attics and wardrobes, Phoebe knows that when you buy a piece of vintage clothing, you’re not just buying fabric and thread—you’re buying a piece of someone’s past. But one particular article of clothing will soon unexpectedly change her life.
Thérèse Bell, an elderly Frenchwoman, has an impressive clothing collection. But among the array of elegant suits and couture gowns, Phoebe finds a child’s sky-blue coat—an item with which Mrs. Bell is stubbornly reluctant to part. As the two women become friends, Phoebe will learn the poignant tale of that little blue coat. And she will discover an astonishing connection between herself and Thérèse Bell—one that will help her heal the pain of her own past and allow her to love again." (Copied from the B&N website.)

It took me a little while to get hooked~but once I was, I couldn't put it down. Anyway, I hope you find a little time to sit back and relax and enjoy this book. Happy reading!


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

"Such a Pretty Fat"- Last One!

Ok, so I know it's technically August, but I'm on "summer time", so I'm going to post one last question to wrap things up!

Overall, what did you think? Would you recommend the book to someone? Will you be reading anything else by Jen Lancaster?

Thanks for letting me host this month! Can't wait to read out next book!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

"Such A Pretty Fat" Discussion #2

One of the things that I found the most interesting about the book were Jen's crazy relationships with people...her husband, her friends, her trainer, her neighbors, her parents, etc! Which relationship interested you the most and why?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Let the chat begin!

Ooops...I accidentally posted this on my own blog which made no sense! Haha, oh well.

Sorry it has taken me so long to get to this...I just got back from D.C. last night! Anyway, I wanted to start with a "no-spoilers" question in case some people haven't finished yet. So...

What did you think about Jen? Did you love her? Hate her? Want to grab a margarita with her? Did you connect with her? Relate to her?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Laughing my "Fat" off :-)

Hi everyone!

I'm on a trip to Washington, D.C. right now, but I was reading our book, "Such a Pretty Fat" on the plane and had to put it away because I kept laughing out loud and embarrassing myself! I hope everyone is enjoying it. Any reactions/thoughts so far? I'll post real questions next week, but I just wanted to see what everyone was thinking!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July Book~Such a Pretty Fat by Jen Lancaster

Well, it's July! You know what that means? We're moving on to a new book! This month, Brittany is our hostess with the mostess! I'm really looking forward to this book, it looks so fun:) Click on the picture to go to the Amazon link!

Synopsis from Amazon.com:

"To whom the fat rolls…I'm tired of books where a self-loathing heroine is teased to the point where she starves herself skinny in hopes of a fabulous new life. And I hate the message that women can't possibly be happy until we all fit into our skinny jeans. I don't find these stories uplifting; they make me want to hug these women and take them out for fizzy champagne drinks and cheesecake and explain to them that until they figure out their insides, their outsides don't matter. Unfortunately, being overweight isn't simply a societal issue that can be fixed with a dose healthy of positive self-esteem. It’s a health matter, and here on the eve of my fortieth year, I've learned I have to make changes so I don't, you know, die. Because what good if finally being able to afford a pedicure if I lose a foot to adult onset diabetes?"

Sounds cute, no? I can't wait to read this one! Get started girls, discussions start in a couple weeks! Or whenever Brittany decides, lol! No rules here!;)

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Wish List- Discussion #3

Last bit of discussion 
The Wish List
before we move on
to July's book...

How did you feel about the relationship/romance between
Kristen & Tennyson?
Enough? Not enough? Just right?

Would you recommend this book to others?

Would you read the next book in the series?

Please share your rating of this book...

It has been so much fun hosting this month...
thanks for playing along and sharing your thoughts & comments!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Wish List- Discussion #2

Lots of nice feedback with our first discussion question!
Seems like there was a positive reaction from most of you
who responded.
{since I'm not the author I wouldn't be entirely crushed...
but it is more fun if at least somebody enjoys the book!}

My next question(s) for you are:

Did you think the storyline was predictable, or did it have you guessing what would happen next?
Which events or parts of the story did you like the best/least?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Wish List- Discussion #1

Let's start discussing!
I can't wait any longer... LOL

This first discussion won't have any spoilers,
since some of you are still reading.

If you haven't gotten the book yet...
you can join us at any time...
the book is 
The Wish List
by Gabi Stevens

My first question is...
Did this book
What did you think when you saw the cover?
Did the first page/chapter grab your attention
and make you want to continue?

Looking forward to what everyone has to say...

Thursday, June 2, 2011

June Book ~ The Wish List by Gabi Stevens

Hey Chicklits! Are we ready for our next book? I'm so excited about this one, it looks really fun:)

Synopsis from Amazon.com:
 " In this charming but thin paranormal romance debut, Kristin Montgomery's life gets turned upside down when her three aunts blithely inform her that they're fairy godmothers, retiring, and selecting Kristin as their first replacement. 

The logically minded CPA quickly discovers that all is not wish granting and fairy dust in the world of the magic-using Arcani, where someone very dangerous may be planning a coup. She also has to cope with Tennyson Ritter, an inevitably attractive and arrogant wizard sent by the Arcani to test Kristin's abilities.

 Kristin enjoys granting kids' wishes, befriending sprites, and seducing Tennyson, but though she supposedly possesses vast untapped magical powers, they don't extend to identifying the (extremely obvious) villain or besting him without help. Readers will hope to see Kristin come into her own in the planned sequels. (May) "


Our hostess with the mostess this month is our Sweet Brookie! Can't wait to start this one, how about you Chicks?;)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Barefoot Wrap!

Well hello lovelies! This is a barefoot wrap! I have found it so hard making discussions on this book when I didn't like it and I'm sure your all finding it hard to discuss hahah.
Bring on JUNE book I say!!
So anyway I thought I would share a series I just finished reading, Lucky In love, One lucky cowboy & Getting Lucky by Carolyn Brown! These books were so good! I love me a cowboy romance novel! So what are you all reading at the moment? And does anyone have any other good Cowboy romance novels to recommend to me :D.
Its been kinda fun hosting LOL wish I had of picked a better book oopsie.
Kristy xoxo

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Discussion #2

Bare foot has four main characters, Brendam Vicki, Melanie & Josh. Which character made the strongest first impression on you? Did you find that your favorite character shifted as the novel progressed?
Or  did they all annoy you LOL.

Kristy xox

Friday, May 20, 2011

Barefoot... Discussion #1

Hello lovelies!
Sorry it has taken me so long! I have been waiting to see if everyone finished the book. So I chose this book because I have been DYING to read it!....but boy was I disapointed :(.
I wanna hear what you all thought about the book..if you liked it and what you thought of the story line.
Cant wait to hear what you all think...I hope someone like it LOL.
I guess thats the best thing about a book club, being challenged to read things you normally wouldnt and sometimes reading something you thought you would like that is not so good!
Kristy xoxo

Thursday, May 5, 2011

May Book--Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand

Hey chicks! It's May and that means we're movin' on to a new book! This month, we're putting all things paranormal on the backburner and we're going to read this book about three women and the struggles they find themselves in...

Synopsis, from Barnesandnoble.com

It's summer on Nantucket, and as the season begins, three
women arrive at the local airport, observed by Josh, a local
boy, home from college. Burdened with small children,
unwieldy straw hats, and some obvious emotional issues,
the women—two sisters and one friend—make their way to
the sisters' tiny cottage, inherited from an aunt. They're all
trying to escape from something: Melanie, after seven failed
in-vitro attempts, discovered her husband's infidelity and
then her own pregnancy; Brenda embarked on a passionate
affair with an older student that got her fired from her
prestigious job as a professor in New York; and her sister
Vickie, mother to two small boys, has been diagnosed with
cancer. Soon Josh is part of the chaotic household, acting
as babysitter, confidant, and, eventually, something
more, while the women confront their pasts and map out
their futures.

Kristy is our Hostess this month and I'm excited to read this one:) 

Has everyone started reading this yet? I'm just finishing "To Tame a Highland Warrior" by KMM (OMG LOVING IT!) and then I'll be starting it! Can't wait to start our discussion again:) Let's chat, what are you reading right now? Anyone care to share a picture of their TBR pile??? I'll post mine tomorrow, but a fair warning, it consists of Barefoot and the rest of the Highlander books, lol!


Thursday, April 28, 2011


Hey there all...


I'd like everyone to just say what they thought of the book overall..

any last thoughts or points you'd like to make?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I have to take a minute to say

I so love all the names she picked out for the characters..

and I would love to have a zombie killing lioness for a pet

named Ripley

do you think Lazlo is a strong enough love interest for


or should she be with Tatum..or Blue?

How did you feel about the placement of the romance element to the story?

too much, not enough?

Monday, April 18, 2011

Welcoming a new Chick!

Hey everybody! I'm hi-jacking the Hollowland discussion to welcome a new Chick-lit! Please welcome Kellie Winnell! 

She's our Kristy's BFF in real life, the owner of Tickled Pink Stamps and a reader like the rest of us! Welcome Kellie, I look forward to getting to know you! Any friend of Kristy's has to be amazing:)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hollowland Let's Talk About Remy...

When I'm reading...

There are few things I like more than a strong heroine..

What did you guys think of Remy?

Friday, April 15, 2011


Hollowland by Amanda Hocking

I have been so so excited to start this discussion,

and I am so sorry that I didn't get to it this morning!

I overslept and was running late for work!

So, let's get started!!

I'd like to know what you thought before you actually opened the book

In other words

Did you judge a book by it's cover, title, description etc?


How did it measure up?

Did it meet or exceed your expectations?

How did it surpise you?

Disapppoint you?

I can't wait to hear what you guys think!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

April Book--Hollowland by Amanda Hocking

Hey chicks! Has everyone started the April book yet? I know alot of you are actually DONE already, lol! Speed readers:)

Synopsis from Barnes & Noble:

"This is the way the world ends - not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door."
Nineteen-year-old Remy King is on a mission to get across the wasteland left of America, and nothing will stand in her way - not violent marauders, a spoiled rock star, or an army of flesh-eating zombies.

Oooo, sounds good:) 
I downloaded this for my Nook but have NO IDEA where to get this book if you don't have one. If you have a paperback or Kindle version, please share here where you got it for those who don't have a Nook! 
Domo Arigato;)
On that note, if you DID get this on your Nook, does it show it having like 679 pages? Mine does, but every time I "turn the page" the page number skips 3. I'm not missing any content, but it's weird how the formating on this Nook book is working, lol!

Amy is our hosetess this month and she'll be posting discussion questions in a couple weeks, yay!!!

Happy reading, Chicklits!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Kiss of Midnight -- Final Discussion

Okay girlies, here's our last discussion for this month! 

Give us your personal overall review of Kiss of Midnight and give it a grade (A+, A, A-, B+, B, etc....)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Kiss of Midnight -- Discussion #3

I want to talk about our our fearless heroine today! We were talking in the previous thread about how Gabrielle followed her instincts to rogue lairs and vampire shelters without knowing why. She thought the photos she took were interesting pieces of art, which they no doubt were! I sort of wish there were pictures in this book, I'd love to see her photos!
Do you think it was foolish of her to leave after she let Lucan drink from her? He was upset with himself, having thought he'd killed her because of his bloodlust. She mistakes his anger for not wanting her there and leaves the compound to go back home, to where she thought she "belonged". With all she knew about vampires, rogues, and minions, was she silly to leave the safety of the compound? What would you have done?

Monday, March 21, 2011

Change for the May book

Hey everybody, wanted to duck in and let you guys know that our book for May has changed. Kristy wanted to change it to something else so check out the schedule on the right column. Hopefully no one went out and bought the previous book, but if you have, well...you can never have too many books:)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Kiss of Midnight -- Discussion #2

Okay girls, I took Billy to the airport this morning and I'm just too upset today to come up with a discussion prompt, so lets just talk about what we DID like and what we DIDN'T like about the book. I can't think of much I didn't like, lol! How about you?

Friday, March 18, 2011

Kiss of Midnight-Discussion #1

Hey Chick-lits and friends! Sorry the discussion is starting so late, I have a few things going on here on the home front;)

I realize some of you may not be finished yet, so I want to start out discussing things we've all read by now to minimize spoilage;)

Let's discuss the mythology behind the Vampires existence in this book/series. What do you think of the origins of the Vampire species, as described in Kiss of Midnight? The Vampires (even though that's not what they called themselves, that's what they essentially were) crash-landed on earth many many years ago. Their digestive systems were far too advanced to survive on human food/plants and therefore had to survive off of human blood, the only thing they could find with the proper nutrients to sustain them. Did you find these origins more or less "believable" than some mutant race bent on the slaughter of mankind, drinking blood to humor themselves?? Also, wasn't it interesting that these ancient Vampires were supposedly responsible for all the missing civilizations of times past, like Atlantis and the Mayans?

Monday, March 14, 2011

Everybody close to being done with KOM?

I'm trying to get a feel for when we've all read the book so we can start discussing it without worrying about spoilers. Please post here and let me know if you've read it or not. If you're not finished, no rush! As long as you've STARTED the book, we can discuss the beginning of the book:) I was wanting to start discussion questions on the 15th, but I may push that back a few days depending on who still isn't finished...

Friday, March 11, 2011

Celebrity for a Day!

Since we're all talking books, I hope it's okay if I share this... (And if it's not, Amber, please tell me and I'll take it down, k?)

I write children's books. The current series is about a guinea pig and his owner, Zamboni and Billy. The big joke between me and Amber is that I get nightmares from the paranormal genre, and Amber gets nightmares from books about guinea pigs and little kids! LOL So not true on Amber's part, but definitely true on mine!

I feel so honored that Pedrito, the son of our sweet friends Paloma and Pedro, chose to use my book, Zamboni's Bath, as the basis for a school project. He invited me to watch his presentation. On Wednesday Emma (my 4-year-old granddaughter) and I drove to RI to celebrate Pedrito's project.

The event turned into an "Author's Visit." The teachers asked about my background, how I became an author, what my writing process is, etc. The kids asked lots of questions about being an author. Then they asked me to read my book. I have not read to a group of children since I quit teaching 8 years ago~and I must say that I've really missed it! They wanted to know all about my other Zamboni books waiting to be published. So I shared the titles and let them guess at the plots. It was so fun to hear their ideas! They were all so excited and begged me to come back when the next one is published. The whole thing made me feel so happy~watching children enjoy the book and feeling excited to write their own stories is a far greater reward
than royalties!

After I read the book, Pedrito did a fabulous job presenting his project. He used props that he made from clay to retell the story. I was quite impressed~especially since he's only six! Here we are with his copy of the book and his project.
The really hilarious part about all of this is that the kids think I am a celebrity! LOL They kept saying, "Wow! You're a real live author!" (Yes, I am thankful that I'm not a dead author! Ha ha!) They really think I am famous. They have no idea how anonymous and unglamorous I am~and happy to be that way. Though a million-dollar bestseller would be nice...

Thanks for letting me share!


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Think I'll stay busy while Billy is gone?

So this is a total fluff post, but one I thought you'd all get a kick out of! While I was back home for a visit, I did some MAD book shopping since I don't get a good selection of what I like here in Okinawa. Amazon started shipping our books media mail so as of today I'm STILL waiting on the rest of my BDB books that I ordered the DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS! So you can see why I felt the need to stock up while I was home:)

Some of them I bought new, but I did get at least 20 from a used book store called "The Book Exchange"!!! I was SO excited to see all my beloved paranormal books for more than half off, I was in HEAVEN!!! As you can see, I loved the March book SO much that I got the rest of the series!!;) Right now I'm reading the Morganville Vampires series and loving it!

What are you guys reading this week? Working on Kiss of Midnight or are you reading something else (don't worry, I won't tell on you!;)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Kiss of Midnight...March Book Reminder

Hey girls. This is just a reminder that our March book is Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian. Amber is going to be leading our discussion this month, which should be starting mid-month so you still have plenty of time to locate the book and read it. I hear it's a REALLY good one!!

Here's the story overview to whet your appetite:

He watches her from across the crowded dance club, a sensual black-haired stranger who stirs Gabrielle Maxwell’s deepest fantasies. But nothing about this night—or this man—is what it seems. For when Gabrielle witnesses a murder outside the club, reality shifts into something dark and deadly. In that shattering instant she is thrust into a realm she never knew existed—a realm where vampires stalk the shadows and a blood war is set to ignite.

Lucan Thorne despises the violence carried out by his lawless brethren. A vampire himself, Lucan is a Breed warrior, sworn to protect his kind—and the unwitting humans existing alongside them—from the mounting threat of the Rogues. Lucan cannot risk binding himself to a mortal woman, but when Gabrielle is targeted by his enemies, he has no choice but to bring her into the dark underworld he commands.

Here, in the arms of the Breed’s formidable leader, Gabrielle will confront an extraordinary destiny of danger, seduction, and the darkest pleasures of all. . . .

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Final Goodnight Tweetheart discussion...

Hey girls! This will be our last discussion question for Goodnight Tweetheart.

Give us your personal overall review of Goodnight Tweetheart and give it a grade (A+, A, A-, B+, B, etc....)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Time for a new discussion day...

...but I am out of ideas this morning and too lazy to go find my book.

So, today's discussion is a free-for-all.

What did you really like about the book?
Was there anything you hated?
Did anyone figure out all of the goodbye tweets and which shows they were all from?

Discuss whatever you want about the book....

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Twist for Goodnight Tweetheart- Discussion...

Did you see Mark's illness coming?

Would you have ever guessed that he was only 6 blocks away from Abby the entire time?

What did you think about the twist in the story?

Would it have been as strong of a story if he really had been traveling the world like he Tweeted?

What are your thoughts?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Goodnight Tweetheart discussion continued...

Today, I am cheating and taking a question from the book...

Would you have been able to forgive Mark for his deception? Do you feel like Abby's response was appropriate? Would you have gone harder on Mark or easier on him if faced with a similar circumstance?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I can't wait...let's talk about the ending....

Okay, I had planned on waiting to discuss this until closer to the end of the month, but I just have to know....

Are you all happy with the way that the book ended?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Goodnight Tweetheart- Let the discussion begin...

Hi everyone!
Hopefully, everyone has finished our book, Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros, at this point because from here on out....spoilers are okay!

First, let's discuss online relationships.

Obviously, we are an online book club so none of us have issues with creating online relationships/friendships. 
But love is a different creature...
Do you think it's possible to find your true love online?

Are you on Twitter?
140 characters or less is about 2-3 sentences. 
Is it possible to really get to know someone within those small snippets?

Or is this all just part of the fantasy that comes along with a good romance novel?
Is it realistic to believe in the fate that you could find your true love in 140 character snippets?

What are your thoughts???

Friday, February 11, 2011

Anthologies...Love or Hate??

heya, girlies! This is our last general discussion question before we start talking Goodnight Tweetheart. I plan on putting up our first discussion question on Sunday so READ IT BEFORE THEN! Our discussions  WILL have SPOILERS and we don't want to ruin the book for anyone! ;o)

So for today's discussion, let's talk anthologies...
Do you read them?
Do you enjoy them?
Does it take a certain author in an anthology before you will pick it up?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Do you break your spines??

Someone (I think that it was Amber) mentioned in the last post discussion about how much they love used books because they feel loved, and that got me to thinking...

Do you like to have your spines broken on your paperbacks or do you like yours in pristine condition??

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sunday Check-in!! Bookstores...

Hey everyone!! Is everyone gearing up for our discussion of Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros?? We will start discussing (and those discussions WILL include spoilers) in about another week so move this one up in your TBR pile if you haven't read it yet!

For today's discussion, we are going to talk book stores (i.e. Nirvana in my world!) What is your ideal bookstore? Do you have a local bookstore that you can peruse? Do you ever travel to really good bookstores? Do you like used bookstores? Is a coffee bar essential to a really good book store???

Do you have a favorite online bookstore?


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

March Book - Kiss of Midnight

Hey everybody! I just wanted to post quickly and let you all know what the March book is, so you can get it in advance if you're looking for something to read!

#1 in the Midnight Breed Series

Editorial Review:

He watches her from across the crowded dance club, a sensual black-haired stranger who stirs Gabrielle Maxwell’s deepest fantasies. But nothing about this night—or this man—is what it seems. For when Gabrielle witnesses a murder outside the club, reality shifts into something dark and deadly. In that shattering instant she is thrust into a realm she never knew existed—a realm where vampires stalk the shadows and a blood war is set to ignite.

Lucan Thorne despises the violence carried out by his lawless brethren. A vampire himself, Lucan is a Breed warrior, sworn to protect his kind—and the unwitting humans existing alongside them—from the mounting threat of the Rogues. Lucan cannot risk binding himself to a mortal woman, but when Gabrielle is targeted by his enemies, he has no choice but to bring her into the dark underworld he commands.

Here, in the arms of the Breed’s formidable leader, Gabrielle will confront an extraordinary destiny of danger, seduction, and the darkest pleasures of all. . . .

I've read alot of reviews on this book and it sounds like it has a lot of parallels to the Black Dagger Brotherhood books. I know MOST of us really love those books! The reviews I've seen say that though this series has ALOT of similarities, it's different enough and the writing is good enough for this series to stand on it's own. I hope everyone likes this one! If it's anything like BDB, there is alot of sex scenes, so if you find that kind of thing offensive, be warned...LOL! This is the first in a series of eight books, the ninth book in the series will come out in June!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Favorite Season for Reading?

For most of us in the US, it is a snowy cold day and that got me to thinking....
What is your favorite season for reading?

Are you a snuggle up by the fire and read gal?
Or do you like to lay yourself on the beach while you read and listen to the surf come in?
Do you like to sit down at your favorite coffee shop porch when the leaves are changing with a good book?
Or do you like to head out with a picnic blanket to the park with your book in the spring?

What is your favorite weather/season for reading???

Monday, January 31, 2011

Hi all!
AmyC here...wow LOVE the new look here Amber and Christi!!
I just wanted to share a couple links with you where you can get free
ARC's (Advanced Reading Copies or Galleys) of books
Once you get one or two, and you end up on a few publisher's mailing lists
they'll start asking if you're interested in recieving more
Sometimes they even will sponsor copies for you to giveaway on your blogs
subscribe to their newletter
if you register for this forum you can join any of several reading groups
publisher's and authors frequent this forum and often offer free copies of their books in exchange for reviews done on your blogs
There are also tons of book bloggers there who have giveaways going on all the time
that you can enter
Susan is an author and fellow readophile who
posts daily other book blogs where you can enter to win more free books
She also has a huge blog roll where you can..yep
enter to win MORE free books
Have a great day!

Friday, January 28, 2011

What time of day/week do you read?

Is there a certain time of the day/week that you prefer to read? Tell us what your reading habits throughout the week....

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Favorite Chick Lit book of all time...

We all have favorite books...classics where the stories will live with us forever.

But today, we are talking Chick lit. Do you have ONE book that you read over and over? What is your favorite Chick Lit book of all time?

Let's dish! Leave a comment!!! Oh and give us the story overview if you have time!

Monday, January 24, 2011

How long...

Today's discussion question was inspired by one of Ashley's comments.

How long have you been reading Chick lit/romance?

Are you a new convert of have you been a lifelong reader?

Comment away girls!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

How do you read? Traditional books or E-Reader?

I was downloading some books today and got to wondering how you ladies read? Traditional books or do you have an E-Reader and if so, what kind do you have?

I do a mix of both. If I find a book I want in the bookstore I go ahead and buy it because I will forever love the feel of a real book! Having said that, I also REALLY enjoy my Nook! It's nice to be able to hold it with one hand and push a button to turn the page, lol! Wow, I really sounded lazy right there, ha! I got my Nook last March and have read quite a few books on it. I also have an iPad but haven't read a book on that yet, I prefer the e-ink of the Nook, plus I don't like the backlight on the iPad.

The other day I picked up my Nook to read and the battery was dead. How funny to hear myself tell Billy I couldn't read because I needed to charge it's battery, lol!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Let's Talk Authors!

Hello everyone! Is everyone getting their copies of Goodnight Tweetheart? A few of us have read it already and we are chomping at the bit to get to talking about it....it is soooo good!!! I cannot wait to start really discussing it!

Speaking of waiting...we are getting close to having a new blog design here. Amber has been working behind the scenes with a designer. She is thinking that we will have a new look this week! I can't wait to see it!

So today let's talk authors. We all have our favorite ones!! First I need you to name ONE author who you buy regardless of what they release. I think that we all have one of those...it doesn't matter what the storyline is, you are going to buy that author's book. For this part of the question, I want you to list just a single author and tell us what it is about their writing that you love so much.

THEN, you can go on and wax poetic about as many other authors that you love as you would like to discuss. I think that we can have some fun discussions and all find some new authors today.

BTW, when you comment, you can check a box at the bottom of the comment box so that you receive all the comments from this blog post via your email. This is a GREAT way to keep track of how everyone responds!

Get chatting girls!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Time to talk reading!

Whoohooo! This is going to be such a fun group. Love all the intros that you all have posted. I think that we are still missing a couple, so please go back down to the post below and introduce yourself if you haven't done so already... ;o)

This IS a book group so we are going to start talking books!!

What is your favorite genre to read?

Do you mainly read fiction or nonfiction?

I think that since we are all here, we all like Chick lit/romance to certain degree, but what sub-genre do you enjoy most?
Here are just a few that I can think of, but there are so many:
*sci fi

Besides Chick lit/romance, what other fiction genres do you enjoy reading?

We will be talking authors next question so save those answers...

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Let's get to know each other!!

Good morning girls! We are just getting this all set up and are figuring it out along the way, but here is a mini-timeline for the way our first (and probably second) book are going to work...

I think that you all know that our book for February is Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medieros.

Because we want to give everyone ample time to be able to get the book into their hands, we are assuming that no one is going to have it until Feb. 1. Then you have 2 weeks to read it, because we are not going to have any book-specific questions until mid-Feb (probably Feb 14.) At that point, we will start having a discussion question about every other day until the end of the month. These questions/answers WILL have spoilers so be sure to have read your book before the discussions start. ;o)

But because we don't want our little blog here to remain inactive, we are going to start some discussions about books and life in general over the next month. Let's get to know each other! The main part of the discussions will take place in the comments so check them often!

So, for today, tell us about yourself! Leave us a comment about who you are and how you know Amber.

A HUGE THANK YOU to Amber for coming up with this group and idea!!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Feb's book on sale!

Hey girls! I just wanted to let you know that our Feb selection, Goodnight Tweetheart, is a trade paperback so it retails for a bit more than a normal paperback. The retail price on it is $15, but right now barnesandnoble.com has it on sale for $9.29 which is a GREAT price! You can check it out HERE.

Also, here is the synopsis so that you know what the book is about. It looks to be a fun one:

Abigail Donovan has a lot of stuff she should be doing. Namely writing her next novel. A bestselling author who is still recovering from a near Pulitzer Prize win and the heady success that follows Oprah’s stamp of approval, she is stuck at Chapter Five and losing confidence daily. But when her publicist signs her up for a Twitter account, she’s intrigued. What’s all the fuss?

Taken under the wing of one of her Twitter followers, “MarkBaynard"—a quick witted, quick-typing professor on sabbatical—Abby finds it easy to put words out into the world 140 characters at a time. And once she gets a handle on tweets, retweets, direct messages, hashtags, and trends, she starts to feel unblocked in writing and in life. After all, why should she be spending hours in her apartment staring at her TweetDeck and fretting about her stalled career when Mark is out there traveling the world and living?

Or is he?

Told almost entirely in tweets and DMs, Goodnight Tweetheart is a truly modern take on a classic tale of love and loss—a Griffin and Sabine for the Twitter generation.