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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Birthday Jayseeka! - from Danielson

This is a delayed post (December) but hey better late then never. 

Audiobook Review: Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

Published February 5th 2013 by Hachette Audio 

It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School.

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners—and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine's, young ladies learn to finish...everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage—in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year's education.

Set in the same world as the Parasol Protectorate, this YA series debut is filled with all the saucy adventure and droll humor Gail Carriger's legions of fans have come to adore.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

In My Mailbox 1

This is my very first IMM. I'm so excited. Over the past month I have been winning a TON of books so I figured I would share what I have received with ya'll.

Shadowhunters poster signed by Clockwork Princess audiobook narrator and Teen Wolf star, Daniel Sharman. From Simon & Schuster.

Island Eyes, Island Skies by christi the teen librarian
Being Henry David by Cal Armistead - won from The Cozy Reading Corner
 Manipulation by Jolene Perry - won from Mostly YA Book Obsessed
Spill Over by Jolene Perry - won from Mostly YA Book Obsessed
Residue by Laury Falter - won from One A Day Y.A
The Voice by - won from Reading Teen
It's Not Like I Planned It This Way by - bought
Where It Began by - bought

ESV Study Bible - bought


Fractured Light (Fractured Light, #1)Obscura BurningTrust in Me (Friends & Lovers, #3)Serial HottieV is for VirginBeing Jamie Baker (Jamie Baker, #1)The Avery Shaw Experiment

Fractured Light by Rachel McClellan - won from The Autumn Review
Obscura Burning by Suzanne Van Rooyen - won from Reading Lark
Trust in Me by Bethany Lopez - won from The Bookish Babe
Serial Hottie by Kelly Oram - won from  Good Choice Reading
V is for Virgin by Kelly Oram - won from  Good Choice Reading
Being Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram - won from  Good Choice Reading
The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram - won from  Good Choice Reading

Net Gallery

Storm (Swipe #3)The Last AcademyRock Harbor Search and RescuePast DarknessBroken WingsOnce Upon a PrinceGrave Consequences (Grand Tour Series, #2)Jane Austen Goes to HollywoodA Corner of WhiteTruth Stained Lies

I have a ton more kindle books that I bought over this past month but there are way too many to keep track of. I will try in the future. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Book Review: V is for Virgin By Kelly Oram

I won this book from  Good Choice Reading

V is for VirginV is for Virgin by Kelly Oram

When Val Jensen gets dumped for her decision to stay a virgin until marriage, the nasty breakup goes viral on YouTube, making her the latest internet sensation.

After days of ridicule from her peers, Val starts a school-wide campaign to rally support for her cause. She meant to make a statement, but she never dreamed the entire nation would get caught up in the controversy.

As if becoming nationally recognized as “Virgin Val” isn’t enough, Val’s already hectic life starts to spin wildly out of control when bad boy Kyle Hamilton, lead singer for the hit rock band Tralse, decides to take her abstinence as a personal challenge.

How can a girl stay true to herself when this year’s Sexiest Man Alive is doing everything in his power to win her over?

The Battle for Your Mind

My biggest struggle has been my mind/thoughts. In an attempt to get my shiz together I decided I needed to hear a sermon this morning. I love Adrian Rogers. When I looked him up I saw this title and pushed play.


Leave your thoughts or feelings (gag) below.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Dubsteppin Jet

Sophie decided to have some fun with my dog

Random Is My Middle Name

Once again I have pushed off putting a post for way too long. Instead of writing a lengthy heart-wrenching post of my many struggles (HA) I figured I'd spice things up and give ya'll a glimpse into my head (bwahaha).

The Curtsy

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This all started during Intercessory Prayer. Every once in a while I will get a really random thought. Well today while someone was praying I had this exchange play out in my head : girl curtsys, guy bows. Then I'm like WAIT A MINUTE!
What is the proper way to curtsy? Is it the left leg you but back or the right. After thorough (but still not thorough enough) investigation I found this : 
"I am left handed, so I place my left foot behind my right foot, catch my dress with my finger-tips and widen my dress slightly and bend my knees and lower my body about 2 or 3 inches etc, hold there a second and rise again." - Old-Fashioned Charm

I think there has to be a leg that everyone uses but who knows. Please feel free to leave a comment with your opinion or knowledge on the proper way to curtsy.

In My Mailbox


I'm considering starting an IMM (The Story Siren). I have been winning and receiving so many books that I want to be able to show you guys them. Everyone and their mom knows I love reading and my books are my babies.I Hate All Things Poop 

Even though I highly dislike anything related to what comes out of your rectum... this video is hilarious.
    steelers eagles photo: eagles suck small_1268122.jpgShout out to my awesome cousin Chri'tofer! I'm so happy you found Christ! My bday's never feel right without sharing them with you. And you rock my socks but some things won't change ... That's all for now folks. Leave a comment below.  <3