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Monday, November 24, 2014

2014 Turning the Pages Christmas Card Exhange

Turning the Pages

I know I'm super late in getting this post up but Darren a.k.a. Mr. Turning the Pages and Pragya from Reviewing Shelf convinced me to do this for the THIRD YEAR IN A ROW!  
The Who:
Too vague?
What to do:
E-mail me (Kimberly) @ (Just copy and paste it)
 with the subject line Christmas Card Exchange and if you could please add the button to your blog!
What's needed:
You're name, e-mail address,and snail mail address and blog URL, Twitter URL, and if you have it your blog's Facebook URL.
How Many Cards do you send out?
Since I'm late getting this post up (it's been a craptastic month of bad news here) I'm not expecting a huge crowd of people but I'm thinking people will need to be willing to send out at most 10 cards but you have to be willing to send cards out internationally this is mandatory  so if you don't want to spend the extra 30 to 80 cents per card to send out to a couple of international people please DON'T SIGN UP. 
What's going to happen:

On December 5th  I'll e-mail you with your list of people you'll be sending your cards to so make sure you add me (Kimberly) to your e-mail contacts list so my e-mails go straight to your inbox.

You can send X-mas post cards as well and if you have the time/money you can add a little something to the card as well (Extra stuff in the envelope isn't a requirement).
Please send your cards out before December 11th as the postal services get really busy.
If you have a problem and cannot get your cards out by December 11th e-mail me and I'll tell everyone you'll be a little late. Since it's such a busy time of year I advise putting the cut off date for sign ups December 4th as well as the Mailing cut off date December 11th on your calenders (I will send 2 reminders out about mailing the cards off.  One on December 8th and one on December 10th)
Now I hope I was pretty clear (I've never done one of these before) so if you do have any questions, concerns or minor suggestions don't hesitate to shoot me a line at or on the blog's facebook page CLICK HERE and I'll get back to you ASAP!
Dates to Remember:
Sign up cut off date: December 4th
Mail cut off date: December 11th

It's Monday! What Are You Reading #122

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Journey and is a great way for others to find out what you are planning to read this week and, best of all, see what others are reading.
Read Last Week:
Five: A NovelSquallJuba GoodStill Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #1)Beware the WildLazarus, Vol. 1: FamilyIn Real LifeLena Finkle's Magic Barrel: A Graphic NovelWritten In Red
Currently Reading:
Saint Brigid's Bones: A Celtic AdventureSerena
Up Next:
The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #15)The GatekeeperAll the Truth That's in MeAllegiant (Divergent, #3)
What are YOU reading this week? Did you read anything last week that you'd recommend?

Quote-Tastic Monday #69

This one is simple and just about sharing your favorite quotes and the books they come from! Hosted by the FABULOUS Anna at Herding Cats & Burning Soup
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.
Summary & Cover taken from
Length: 525 pages (Hardcover)
Publication Date: May 1st 2012 by HarperCollins Children's Books
“People, I have discovered, are layers and layers of secrets. You believe you know them, that you understand them, but their motives are always hidden from you, buried in their own hearts. You will never know them, but sometimes you decide to trust them.”
I'm not a fan of this series (Rated the first two books 2 stars and have book 3 coming up on my TBR pile) but I did love this quote.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #137

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.
Deceptions (Cainsville #3)
Olivia’s life has exploded. She’s discovered she’s not only adopted, but her real parents are convicted serial killers. Fleeing the media frenzy, she took refuge in the oddly secluded town of Cainsville. She has since solved the town’s mysteries and finds herself not only the target of its secretive elders, but also her stalker ex-fiancĂ©.

Visions continue to haunt her: particularly a little blond girl in a green sundress who insists she has an important message for Olivia, one that may help her balance the light and darkness within herself. Death stalks Olivia and the two men most important to her, as she desperately searches to understand whether ancient scripts are dictating their triangle. Will darkness prevail or does Olivia have the power to prevent a tragic fate?
Summary & Cover taken from
Length: 320 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: August 6th 2015 by Sphere
Why I'm Waiting:
I've read the first two books in the Cainsville series and I've absolutely loved them, which is no surprise since I've been a fan of the author since I was 13. I can't wait to see where Olivia's story is going.
Blood Infernal (The Order of the Sanguines, #3)
In a masterpiece of supernatural mystery and apocalyptic prophecy, New York Times bestselling authors James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell bring to a thunderous conclusion their epic trilogy of novels set between the worlds of shadow and light, between salvation and damnation, where the very gates of Hell must be shattered to discover the true fate of humankind in...

Blood Infernal

As an escalating scourge of grisly murders sweeps the globe, archaeologist Erin Granger must decipher the truth behind an immortal prophecy foretold in the Blood Gospel, a tome written by Christ and lost for centuries: The shackles of Lucifer have been loosened, and his Chalice remains lost. It will take the light of all three to forge the Chalice anew and banish him again to his eternal darkness. With the Apocalypse looming, Erin must again join forces with Army Sergeant Jordan Stone and Father Rhun Korza to search for a treasure lost for millennia. But the prize has already fallen into the hands of their enemy, a demon named Legion, before whom even the walls of the Vatican will fall.

The search for the key to salvation will take Erin and the others across centuries and around the world, from the dusty shelves of the Vatican’s secret archives to lost medieval laboratories, where ancient alchemies were employed to horrific ends. All the while, they are hunted, besieged by creatures of uncanny skill and talent. As clues are dug free from ancient underground chapels and found frozen in icy mountain caverns, Erin will discover that the only hope for victory lies in an impossible act—one that will destroy not only her, but all she loves. To protect the world, Erin must walk through the very gates of Hell and face the darkest of enemies: Lucifer himself.

With The Blood Gospel, the first novel in the Order of the Sanguines series, James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell combined science, myth, and religion to introduce a breathtaking world where miracles hold new meaning and the fight for good over evil is far more complicated than we ever dreamed. And now, in this epic conclusion to the Sanguines trilogy, Blood Infernal, they take us to the very pit of Hell itself, making us peer into the abyss and face our greatest fears, to answer the ultimate question: What price will we pay for true salvation?
Summary & Cover taken from
Length: 352 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: December 31st 2015 by Orion (first published February 10th 2015)
Why I'm Waiting:
I just love James Rollins' books and I love this series that he's penned with Rebecca Cantrell. It's
an excellent read with vampires, ancient secrets and lots of action so I'm really looking forward to this
one coming out.

Library Loot #43

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.
Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #1)Lazarus, Vol. 1: FamilyBaygirlObsidian (Lux, #1)The Walled CityIn Real Life
Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel: A Graphic Novel