Literary Friday ya’ll…

It’s FRIDAY. It’s also the opening weekend of CATCHING FIRE. I Know I shouldn’t go. I hate bigggggg crowds. BUT I”M SOOOOOO READY to see it! #catchingfire #lovepeeta What are YOU doing this weekend?

 

1. Deep South Magazine and their #literaryfriday: A GIVEAWAY of Joshilyn Jackson’s latest, Someone Else’s Love Story, talk of upcoming Twitter chats (yippee!), news about Joshilyn Jackson’s tour, and a review of Sleigh Belles by Beth Albright (remember her first book Sassy Belles was a Deep South Magazine Summer Reading List selection) by yours truly! Plus- a whole heck of a lotta other stuff!

 

2. Giveaways: What The Bride Didn’t Know by Kelly Hunter & Thursday Mashup has other giveaways listed!

 

3. Looking for ideas for the book lover in your life? Well Traveling With T just so happens to have a list! Read here for ideas!

 

4. #bringingAWESOMEback: Bloggers Made of AWESOME has returned! Lori @ Escape With Dollycas into A Good Book is a great tour coordinator & shows AWESOME love to cozy mysteries!

 

5.  Week 3 Questions have been posted for discussion about Hush Little Baby by Suzanne Redfearn!

 

6. What is your #fridayreads? I’m reading Kind of Cruel by Sophie Hannah!

 

7. Next week is Thanksgiving week- and I know many will be traveling. But check in when you can because I’ll have 2 giveaways happening- and they look pretty good!

 

 

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Thursday Mashup

Lots of giveaways and bloggy-blog talk today! Plus some crafty stuff!

 

Giveaways

Always with a Book is giving away Sweet Expectations by Mary Ellen Taylor. This giveaway ends TOMORROW (11-22-13). I saw this book on Netgalley and REALLY wanted to request it- but my review pile is a bit… hmm, shall we say nuts?! So go win this book and tell me how it is 🙂 Psst… there is a couple of yummy recipes in this post- and I swear I gained 5 lbs just LOOKING at them!

 

Always With a Book is giving away Mrs.Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chivaerini.

 

Always With a Book is giving away The Supreme  Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani!

 

Escape With Dollycas Into a Good Book is giving away Murder She Barked by Krista Davis.

 

One of the Jungle Red Writers, Lucy Burdette, is giving away a galley of her newest Key West Food Critic mystery series- Murder With Ganache (out in stores Feb 2014- but available for pre-order!)

 

Traveling With T (thanks to Harlequin Books– shout out to them!) is giving away What The Bride Didn’t Know by Kelly Hunter.

 

Nina Badzin is giving away a book (your choice!) to honor 3 years of blogging and the lessons she learned. While the giveaway is pretty fab (a free book up to a 20 dollar value- sign me up!) the LESSONS are the best. Read them. Bookmark. Print. Share. You’ll be thankful!

 

It’s KILLING me to tell you about this- because in all honesty- my selfish heart wants this. No, it’s not a book. It’s my other love. CRAFTING. I like to play with my scrapbook stuff- make things. It calms me. Makes me happy. Relaxed. The Thinking Closet is giving away……. wait for it………… a Silhouette Cameo (basically a crafty person’s dream.)

 

Bloggy Talk

 

Love at First Book is talking all about a PARTY! A G+ party to be exact. I’ve been seeing mommy is coocoo on G+ from various people that were already in my circle. But I hadn’t investigated further- because it’s CRAZY here. Baby shower for my SIL last week, drinks and dinner with author Susan Gregg Gilmore (someone pinch me!) and various Twitter chats & other bloggy commitments. Plus- did I mention this is my crazy time at work? This is when work get nutsy- and I have to power through. So… I have not done due diligence as I normally do- BUT I will be checking this out- and I think you should too!

 

The Book Wheel has been talking about 8 POPULAR books she didn’t like or finish! Interesting- and a couple of the ones she listed surprised me- because judging from the covers, I def thought these were A’s types of books. But I LOVED reading her article and have been lurking in the comments section seeing what others are saying!

 

Still Unfinished is a blog that I recently became aware of- in a previous Bloggiesta chat, Bryan was quite helpful with some questions of mine- some tips and advice he provided quickly was “favorite” by me so I could refer as need be! His post on “Why He’s Not Making His Blog A Facebook Page” is interesting and provides another school of thought for blogs and social media. Def read!

 

And because the holidays forthcoming have me crafty feeling- I’ve been, ahem…. stalking The Thinking Closet’s blog- and I LOVE her post on DIY Painted Cork Coasters.

 

Traveling With T has announced the December choice for #bookloversunite- and it’s The Lake House by Marci Nault. Come join in!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giveaway: What The Bride Didn’t Know by Kelly Hunter

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Photo Credit: Harlequin

Another giveaway! Harlequin Books is providing Traveling With T with another giveaway for a lucky commenter! Thanks Harlequin!

Summary from Goodreads:

 

Shh, it’s a secret!

Special ops expert Trig Sinclair is a man’s man, and that means he knows the cardinal rule of the bro code and no matter how dynamite Lena West is, as his best friend’s younger sister, she’s strictly off-limits!

But when a secret mission to Istanbul sees Lena and Trig pretending to be married (and sharing a bed!), he finds himself in a whole new world of sweet torture. But if Trig thinks playing the honor-bound hero is tough, it’s got nothing on how Lena feels when she discovers what her groom is really hiding.

 

 

Want to win? Comment for a chance! Giveaway is open to US/Canada- and runs from November 19th-26th. Winner will be notified November 27th! Please leave your email (you may use the AT and DOT).