Be glad in the Lord and rejoice! Psalm 32:11

Monday, February 7, 2011

It's Monday and there's a whole lot going on!!!

Wow, It's Monday and I have tons going on today - busy busy busy in the bookie world around here!


My dear book friend Sheila is celebrating her One Year Anniversary for hosting the beloved and popular "It's Monday! What Are You Reading?" meme!  Happy Anniversary, Sheila!!!

This is one of my favorite meme's and you can find it at Book Journey http://bookjourney.wordpress.com/.  It's a weekly gathering to see who's reading what in the book review blog world!

What I'm Reading Now: 

Here's what I have lined up for this week ...(hold your breath, it's a big list!!!)

The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels and Tractor Wheels by Ree Drummond
The Tudor Secret by C.W. Gornter (blog tour stop Feb. 11th!)
The House of Six Doors by Patricia Selbert (blog tour stop Feb. 10th!)
Sometimes I Feel Like A Nut by Jill Kargman
Sex & Love at Midlife by Bernie Zilbergeld
The Soul Mate Secret by Arielle Ford
Unprotected Texts: The Bible's Suprising Contradictions about Sex and Desire by Jennifer Wright Knuse
Opposites Attract by Renee Baron
It's Not Him, It's You by Laura Berman

(The last five are for a roundup article I'm doing for Valentine's Day!)

Whew!  I know, ambitious, but it's supposed to snow again tomorrow and the next day!  :)


It's Mailbox Monday!

This month, the meme is being hosted by Library of Clean Reads (http://libraryofcleanreads.blogspot.com/2011/02/mailbox-monday-for-february-6-2011-and.html)

Here's what was in my mailbox this past week (which was a miracle cause we had a horrible ice-storm and it practically shut down all mail and package delivery for three days!)

Divergent by Veronica Roth
Born Under A Lucky Moon by Dana Precious

Roses by Leila Meacham
The Mountains Bow Down by Sibella Giorello
And a beautiful set of Amy Tan re-releases - The Joy Luck Club, The Hundred Secret Senses and The Kitchen God's Wife

I Bought:

The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman
You Know When The Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon

I was honored to be asked to review Jerry B. Jenkins new book, The Brotherhood last week and hosted a giveaway for a free copy of this incredible book!  The contest ended last night, and I used Random.org to pick a winner.

And the Winner is:

                               Alissa (captainliss 40)!

Thank you everyone who entered this giveaway!  And if you haven't read my review of "The Brotherhood," go check it out!  http://sharonsgardenofbookreviews.blogspot.com/2011/02/book-blog-tour-stop-and-giveaway-for.html

And last, but certainly not least!

I will be taking part in the Follower Love Giveaway Hop which begins tomorrow!  I have a great giveaway in mind, so be sure to stop back by and see what I have up my sleeve!!

As usual, Happy Reading, my friends! 



Khadija said...

Yay for the Follower Hope giveaway! Across the Universe looks really good, i hope you're enjoying it. :)

Come check out my interview with author Courtney Summers? http://blackfingernailedreviews.blogspot.com/2011/02/author-interview-courtney-summers.html

RAnn said...

I have The Mountains Bow down, so far its a winner

Mary said...

I enjoyed Roses!

Kaye said...

Oooh, you got Born Under a Lucky Moon. Enjoy all your nice new reads.

Jennifer said...

You have an ambitious week ahead! Happy reading and have a wonderful week. My Monday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2011/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-25.html

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

It is a big list! Holy smokes Sharon!!! :) Thanks for doing the meme Sharon - I really appreciate all you contribute!

dollycas aka Lori said...

YOU HAVE SO MUCH GOING ON!!! I see your post about Laura Ingalls Wilder. I know it is a long way off but for 145th birthday next year I am going to have a challenge to re-read the whole series! I have wanted to that for years!


Lisa said...

I LOVE LOVE the cover for Roses! Stop by and see me if you have a moment. http://bookskidsanimalsandmore.blogspot.com/2011/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading.html

Joy Weese Moll said...

That is a long list! Good luck with the reading and the roundup article (sounds like fun!).

Here's my Monday!

Kristin said...

I read The Tudor Secret last week and loved it...looking forward to seeing your thoughts.

My It's Monday post can be found here.

Mystica said...

I do not even know where to start the comments - such a pile of gorgeous reading, reviewing you are going to enjoy yourself. The Tudor Secret sounds so good as well as so many others. Enjoy.