Sunday Sit-Down – Meme

Sunday Sit-Down

For me, Sunday’s are a day for catching up on some: housework, blog related-tasks and figuring out what I’m going to do in the coming week. I thought it would also be a nice idea to recap a little of what’s been going on in my life and on my blog. If you’d like to join in on this meme, I encourage you to do so. :) It’s a nice way to let others know what you’ve been up to, where you’ve been (on the Internet or in “real” life) and help us keep track of everything that’s going on. Don’t forget to link back to the Sunday Sit-Down post at Book Reviews By Bobbie, so others can read your post too!

Another slow week on the blog. Our Friday’s Find talked about the H1N1 virus thats sweeping across the globe. NEW TBR Review books arrived and I wished everyone a Happy Halloween.

This week was really busy in a not-so-good way, here at home. DS isn’t feeling very well and he has a pretty bad lung infection. It’s quite common for both of us to get lung infections if we get a cold or flu but this time around we also had to worry about the H1N1 virus. On Thursday, DS and I waited in line for over 2 hours to receive our seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccinations. I’m glad that we got them but the vaccination isn’t working at full force for 2 weeks, so I am keeping DS home from school for next week or possibly a little longer. I hope that you and your family are well and if not, I hope that you all get better really soon!

What have you been up to this week?

Sunday Sit-Down – Meme

Sunday Sit-Down

For me, Sunday’s are a day for catching up on some: housework, blog related-tasks and figuring out what I’m going to do in the coming week. I thought it would also be a nice idea to recap a little of what’s been going on in my life and on my blog. If you’d like to join in on this meme, I encourage you to do so. :) It’s a nice way to let others know what you’ve been up to, where you’ve been (on the Internet or in “real” life) and help us keep track of everything that’s going on. Don’t forget to link back to the Sunday Sit-Down post at Book Reviews By Bobbie, so others can read your post too!

The beginning of the week was pretty slow. On Thursday I reviewed two books; Highland Rebel by Judith James and Chosen by Desire by Kate Perry. Both of these book were great reads but I absolutely LOVED Kate Perry’s newest book!!! Our Friday’s Find featured a movie this week called Zombieland! :) It sounds like a hilarious movie, if  a wee bit icky because of all the killing. I received several new books for review and I’ll post about them this week.

What have you been up to this week?

 

Sunday Sit-Down – Meme

Sunday Sit-Down

For me, Sunday’s are a day for catching up on some: housework, blog related-tasks and figuring out what I’m going to do in the coming week. I thought it would also be a nice idea to recap a little of what’s been going on in my life and on my blog. If you’d like to join in on this meme, I encourage you to do so. :) It’s a nice way to let others know what you’ve been up to, where you’ve been (on the Internet or in “real” life) and help us keep track of everything that’s going on. Don’t forget to link back to the Sunday Sit-Down post at Book Reviews By Bobbie, so others can read your post too!

Yet another week closer to Halloween; it is such a fun time of year for our DS and thousands of other children around the word. :) This week, I reviewed a cookbook called Earth to Table by Jeff Crump and Bettina Schormann and I posted about 7 New TBR Review Copy – Arrivals. Our Friday’s Find highlighted another interesting book, Tainted by Brooke Morgan. On Saturday evening, we had our monthly Bloggers Unite Book Club Chat; we talked about one of Stephen King’s novels, The Shining. What a fantastic book too!!!

Here at home it has been a busy week of reading and networking. Other then that, we’ve been taking care of our 4 month old puppy “Spot”; he is losing his milk teeth and seems to think that chewing on his big puppy feet is great fun! Go figure lol ;)

What have you been up to this week?

Sunday Sit-Down

Sunday Sit-Down

For me, Sunday’s are a day for catching up on some: housework, blog related-tasks and figuring out what I’m going to do in the coming week. I thought it would also be a nice idea to recap a little of what’s been going on in my life and on my blog. If you’d like to join in on this meme, I encourage you to do so. :) It’s a nice way to let others know what you’ve been up to, where you’ve been (on the Internet or in “real” life) and help us keep track of everything that’s going on. Don’t forget to link back to the Sunday Sit-Down post at Book Reviews By Bobbie, so others can read your post too!

This week brought with it the first signs of winter; it snowed several time and the temperatures dropped down to -11 degrees celsius with the windchill…brrrr. The leaves are falling off the trees in a hurry and the grass is almost dead but this is to be expected.
I had the pleasure of hosting 3 lovely guest authors on Monday;
Emily Bryan, Jennifer Ashley and Alissa Johnson joined us for the day, generously giving away 3 books and they talked about their latest release, A Christmas Ball. On Tuesday, I re-posted an article about the potential effect that the new FTC Regulations will have on Canadian Bloggers. Our Friday’s Find highlighted a gorgeous, upcoming book called The Bedside Book of Beasts by Graeme Gibson; its available for pre-order right now and it is available to the general public on October 20th, 2009. Last but certainly not least, I want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! This time of year is so fun; even though we are far from most of our family, we start bundling up and before you know it, Christmas arrives! Christmas is my favorite time of year with caroling, the smell of pine needles, lots of great food and being surrounded by the ones we love. So, a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you all and I wish you many, many more to come!

What have you been up to this week?

Sunday Sit-Down – Meme

Sunday Sit-Down

For me, Sunday’s are a day for catching up on some: housework, blog related-tasks and figuring out what I’m going to do in the coming week. I thought it would also be a nice idea to recap a little of what’s been going on in my life and on my blog. If you’d like to join in on this meme, I encourage you to do so. :) It’s a nice way to let others know what you’ve been up to, where you’ve been (on the Internet or in “real” life) and help us keep track of everything that’s going on. Don’t forget to link back to the Sunday Sit-Down post at Book Reviews By Bobbie, so others can read your post too!

This week has been delightfully busy even though I didn’t get any reviews posted up. On Monday this week, we were planning to have 3 guest Authors & a Book Giveaway; there was a mix-up so the Guest post has been re-scheduled for Monday, October 5th, 2009 – that’s tomorrow! On Thursday I posted about some New TBR Review Copy Arrivals; they all look really great. On Friday I posted our 2nd weekly meme, Friday’s Find; it highlighted the National Geographic website and basically the whole National Geographic “movement”. Also on Friday, I posted about our Blogoversary Celebration & Enormous Book Giveaway…and it began one day early!! I couldn’t wait any longer to get it started; I was and I still am SO excited about reaching this milestone and about being able to offer such an enormous giveaway (50 Books) to my wonderful followers; I hope that you all have fun entering! On Saturday I announced the winners of the Simon’s Cat Book Giveaway; 2 winners have emailed me their info. already; I’m still waiting for Lisa, Auriette and Renee to contact me…they still have 6 days to do so.

Here at home it was a bit of a cook-off; I made a HUGE pot of homemade chili and I made 4 homemade cherry cheese pies…they are cherry cheese cakes in pie pans, just to clarify. :) Sadly, these delicious treats are all gone now; DH took a pie into work and we shared some chili with our neighbours and DH shared some at work as well. Surprise, surprise; DH’s co-workers want MORE! :)
The puppy is getting a little better with
the “chewing thing”…or we’re getting better at watching him…not sure which. I’m adding a picture of him (below) so you can see our little SPOT.
The temperature has been dropping lately; it was -2 Degrees Celsius one morning this week and we’ve had to turn the heat on a few times.
This week; who knows what will get done. ;) If I plan things, they never seem to go the way I want so I think I’ll wing it!

Our Puppy SPOT

What have you been up to this week?

Sunday Sit-Down – Meme

Sunday Sit-Down

For me, Sunday’s are a day for catching up on some: housework, blog related-tasks and figuring out what I’m going to do in the coming week. I thought it would also be a nice idea to recap a little of what’s been going on in my life and on my blog. If you’d like to join in on this meme, I encourage you to do so. :) It’s a nice way to let others know what you’ve been up to, where you’ve been (on the Internet or in “real” life) and help us keep track of everything that’s going on. Don’t forget to link back to the Sunday Sit-Down post at Book Reviews By Bobbie so others can read your post too!

Welcome to another edition of Sunday Sit-Down! :)
This week I read and reviewed Haunted by Barbara
Haworth-Attard; I absolutely LOVE this book!!! You really should pick up and read a copy of Haunted before Halloween arrives!
We have our
1st Blogoversary coming up on the 3rd of October… I’m SUPER excited about reaching this milestone AND our Enormous Book Giveaway that also begins on October 3rd; it’s going to be awe-inspiring so make sure you stop by from October 3rd-31st, to enter.
I posted about our
upcoming guest author’s post, Emily Bryan, Jennifer Ashley and Alissa Johnson; they will be here tomorrow! Yep, on Monday, September 28th…these lovely ladies will talk about their upcoming book release, A Christmas Ball and there will be a book giveaway!
Our
Friday’s Find featured the book The Help by Kathryn Stockett; it sounds like a really brilliant story and I can’t wait to read it.

Here at home, I have caught a cold or flu that has taken a bit out of me, but it is that time of year, right? I’m hoping to review a few books this coming week and get prepared for Book Reviews By Bobbie’s 1st Blogoversary Celebration. Not too much going on at home; just trying to get the new puppy (a 3 month old) used to everything and trying…TRYING to keep him from chewing on everything in the house! ;) Someday I expect to walk into the living room and feel an unexpected breeze, only to realize that the pup is gone because he’s chewed a hole, right on through the outer wall of the house! LOL The puppy is trying my patients but he is an adorable, loving, smart and very fun little guy so I (DH & DS) deal with it. :)

What have you been up to this week?

Sunday Sit-Down – Meme

Sunday Sit-Down

For me, Sunday’s are a day for catching up on some: housework, blog related-tasks and figuring out what I’m going to do in the coming week. I thought it would also be a nice idea to recap a little of what’s been going on in my life and on my blog. If you’d like to join in on this meme, I encourage you to do so. :) It’s a nice way to let others know what you’ve been up to, where you’ve been (on the Internet or in “real” life) and help us keep track of everything that’s going on. Don’t forget to link back to the Sunday Sit-Down post at Book Reviews By Bobbie so others can read your post too!
 
This week was slow on reviews but I did manage to get one up: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Seeing Is Believing.
I also announced my upcoming Blogoversary/Enormous Book Giveaway which begins on October 3rd, 2009; we’re still accepting book donations for our Enormous Book Giveaway (a GREAT way to promote your book), so feel free to email me at bookreviewsbybobbie(AT)gmail(DOT)com for more details. 

We have 5 winners for the Back to School from Hachette Book Group Book Giveaway; I’m still waiting to hear from Marge Mckoen & Jeffrey Beckett who have just 3 more days to send me their mailing addresses.
We also received 4 New TBR Copies and our Friday’s Find highlighted the new, Collector’s Edition of The White Queen by Philippa Gregory.

We had a family friend over yesturday afternoon for supper and we had a lovely time; I made homemade lasagna & cesar salad and she brought homemade brownies that are to DIE for!! :) This afternoon, the guys are going fishing and, if I remember correctly, they are planning to taking a picnic lunch/supper…sounds like like fun, doesn’t it? ;) I’m going to play possum so I can read Haunted: A Novel by Barbara Haworth-Attard…I’m really enjoying it so far!!

What have you been up to this week?