Thursday, July 24, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Songs of Summer, hosted by The Armchair Squid


The Armchair Squid: Ah, summer. Sunny mornings full of possibility, lazy poolside afternoons and rockin' nights lit by tiki torches. What songs bring back the sunscreen and beach-sand to you? What songs defined your one perfect summer, be it decades ago or just yesterday?

Welcome to the Songs of Summer bloghop, hosted by the Armchair Squid, Cygnus and Suze. Please join us by posting 5 of your favorite summer songs and sharing some memories about them. Maybe between us, we can build the perfect soundtrack to accompany us over the next few months. If possible, include links so we can hear these gems. And, if you're in the southern hemisphere, join us to dance those winter blues away!

Be sure to bounce on over to the rest of the participating bloggers. Click on the image to see the list.

Feather: I resisted this blog hop. But when it comes to music and summer, its a combination that makes me weak in the knees. Why resist? This is going to seriously date me! Like, who remembers any of these?

UNDER THE BOARDWALK  by the Drifters
  

RHYTHM OF THE RAIN by the Cascades
 

STAYIN ALIVE by the Bee Gees


SUMMER WINE by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood

KOKOMO by the Beach Boys
 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop: Amazon Gift Card $10 Giveaway


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What better giveaway than one that offers a prize of an amazon gift card, value $10, so you have the freedom to select your prize according to your heart's desire?

Since becoming a published author, I've been researching how readers select their reading material. What appears to be the norm is that readers typically remain loyal to a select few authors. Once you find an author you enjoy, you seldom deviate to other authors.

It appears I'm a bit unusual. I select reading material from a variety of genres and make decision based solely on the synopsis. I don't care who is the author. Even book covers don't do it for me. Frankly, I'm tired of the half naked bodies. Yes, it's a good indication of lust and romance in the novel. However, there is nothing that speaks to the plot - and some romance novels are sadly lacking in a thrilling plot beyond the heavy breathing and daring touches.

What about you? How do you select your reading material?

Hop on over to the rest of the bloggers participating in this hop and see what they have to say and enter to win their giveaways.

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