Tag: Book Stuff

Social Reading (and free Harlequin books)

Posted January 16, 2011 by Holly in Discussions | 2 Comments

Copia is currently offering 15 free Harlequin titles..with a twist. eBooks on Copia allow readers to write and share notes with other readers.

Join the conversation inside every book.

When you write notes, highlight text and bookmark important pages, your friends can follow along and respond back. This makes Copia the only social platform that allows you to discuss your books while you read.

To take advantage of the Copia social reading experience, just sign-up for an account at www.thecopia.com, add the books you want and download our free eReader app for PC, Mac, and iPad (Win 7 and Android apps are just around the corner).

The free Harlequin downloads are the same ones they’ve had available since the 60th Anniversary celebration, but I’m sure at least a few of you haven’t read them yet. Besides, it might be kind of fun to leave virtual notes inside the margin, or have real-time conversations. Of course I’m saying this before fully exploring the website – who knows how easy it is to use.

I’m going to sign up. I’ll let you know when (if?) I’ve started using it. Have you tried it? Do you want to?

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Some Book Questions I Felt Like Answering. =)

Posted March 12, 2009 by Rowena in Discussions | 5 Comments

I saw this on Anna’s Book Blog and thought it would be fun to participate in. It’s pretty similiar to the one that Casee did not too long ago but anyway, here are my answers:

1) Which book has been on your shelves the longest?

Something Wonderful by Judith McNaught.

2) What is your current read, your last read and the book you’ll read next?

Current: Blue Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas
Last: The Boyfriend Game by Stephie Davis
Next: Temptation Ridge by Robyn Carr

3) What book did everyone like and you hated?

Does A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux count? I know a lot of people that loved it but I also know a lot of people that hated it. I’m thinking that counts.

4) Which book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read?

Broken Wing by Judith James. (I know, I know, Kristie, I promise one of these days I’m gonna pick this up and read it, I promise!)

5) Which book coming out in 2009 is top priority to read?

Both of the books that I was looking most forward to in ’09 have come out already (Instant Attraction by JS and Practice Makes Perfect by JJ) so now, hmmm…I’ll say Paradise Valley by Robyn Carr. YAY Rick’s book!

6) Last page: read it first or wait ’til the end?

I wait to read it. I’ll read any spoiler I come across in reviews (for the most part) but when I start a book, I start at the beginning and wait to read the end.

7) Acknowledgements: waste of ink and paper or interesting ?

I didn’t read these things for the longest time but then I read a post on Seneca’s blog where she talks about the Dedications so now I read both the Acknowledgements and the Dedications on every book that I read, they’re so cute.

8) Which book character would you switch places with?

Hmmm, Alyssa Locke from the Troubleshooters series by Suz Brockmann.

9) Which Authors do you want to read that you haven’t yet?

Hmmm, Lori Wilde, Cristie Ridgeway and Kristin Hannah. There are others but those are the only ones that I can think of right now.

10) Which books are still on your shelf from when you were in school.

The Boo Radley one.

11) Which book has been with you to the most places?

Once and Always by Judith McNaught, I took that book with me through 3 states.

12) Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad ten years later?

The Boo Radley one.

13) Stephen King or Anne Rice?

How about Sherrilyn Kenyon?

14) Used or brand new?

I’ll take them both. I’m not too picky about books, I don’t discriminate. I celebrate all books.

15) Have you ever seen a movie you liked better than the book?

The Notebook.

16) Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?

Holly and Casee.

17) Recommend a series/ or book:

Just one? *sigh* Okay The Troubleshooters series by Suzanne Brockmann and oh wait, The Virgin River series by Robyn Carr. Oh well, I cheated. For the book, I recommend Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James.

Your turn…only if you want though.

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Book Meme: My Letter is "B".

Posted October 9, 2008 by Rowena in Reviews | 10 Comments

While blog hopping last week, I came across Christine’s blog, where she was participating in a meme from Stacy’s blog.

It looked really fun so I wanted to join in as well. Here are the rules of the game:

1. Comment on this blog and ask for a letter.
2. I will give you one.
3. Think of 5 fictional characters whose name begins with that letter, and post their names and your comments on that character on your blog.

Christine gave me the letter, “B”. I’m going to follow her lead and name 5 heroes with a name starting with B. Wish me luck!

1. Ben Lewis from Heart of Fire by Linda Howard. Can’t do a list of B heroes without naming Ben Lewis. He’s the only man that can bring out the mean girl behavior between me and Holly so bad that he was banned from being claimed ANYWHERE. If I can’ t have him then Holly can’t and vice versa. And nobody can pull a slap slap scene the way this man can…=P

2. Benedict Bridgerton from An Offer from a Gentleman by Julia Quinn. The second child of the Bridgerton clan, I think I was the only person in my circle of friends that absolutely adored Benedict. He’s my favorite Bridgerton, LOVE me some Benedict. I wanted to dance with him at a Masquerade.

3. Brodick Buchanan from Ransom by Julie Garwood. This stubborn obstinate Scotsman captured my heart in his book and would have gotten a lot of apples thrown upside his head if we were ever to live together because he drove me mad at the same time that he was making me sigh. He was one of those hardheaded, possessive heroes that you can’t help but love because he was willing to leave his beloved Scotland to live in the most hated England if it would make his wife happy and someone who is willing to make that big a sacrifice deserves to be on this list. LOVE BRODICK!

4. Brandon Vaughn from Hot Stuff by Carly Phillips. I love athletes. I absolutely love them and this guy is an ex-football legend that I loved more than I loved his book. He was hot, sexy and dreamy rolled into one steamy hot package.

5. Braden MacAllister from Claiming the Highlander by Kinley MacGregor. I love hottie heroes because I’m just shallow enough to not care. I loved Braden and his family and I thought he was the perfect match for Maggie. He was the youngest MacAllister but he was still hottie McHot Stuff and I heart him!

Alright, so it wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be so THANKS Christine and if you want to play this game on your own blog, leave a comment and I’ll give you a letter to play with.

Good times, enjoy!

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Organization is Key..

Posted June 20, 2008 by Holly in Discussions | 36 Comments

When I moved in with my (now) husband, I kind of took over the den and used it as my book room (we also have a computer and t.v. in there, plus a futon for when guests stay over), but didn’t bother organizing anything at the time. I finally got sick of it not being able to find anything and decided to alphabetize them. With the help of my son, we managed to do it in about 3 hours.

I didn’t include pictures of the other 2 shelves I have (mostly because I’m lazy and don’t feel like snapping more pictures) but you get the idea.

I alphabetize by author, then put in order of series. Actually, now that I think about it, I’m pretty sure I still need to put these in order of series. Eh, this is good enough for now.

I’m curious..how do you shelve your books? Do you alphabetize? Have some other crazy system only you can decipher? Something else?

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