The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
Thursday, April 30, 2009
The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Hey there CHICKS!! Welcome to SELF HELP SUNDAY!!!
How Not To Look Old by Charla Krupp
I can't be the only one out there who needs this advice.
This book is so much fun...like a girlfriend you can fit in your tote bag...seriously
This book starts out with a quiz "Are you High, Medium or Low Maintenance?" and then each section addresses you accordingly..LOVE THAT!..I'm low by the way...(but that's not necessarily a good thing)
I love this...page 42.."If it's on your body, and headed south, it needs to make a U-turn"
Every chapter opens with "Nothing makes you look old like...." and proceeds to spout those things we're still doing that we did in our twenties, and why they don't work for us anymore.
This book covers everything from plucking your eyebrows to choosing the right shoes and how to go about it in a very fun and amusing way. I know you chicks are going to love it!!
5 Copies are up for grabs to 5 very lucky chicks!!
Thanks to Anna at Hatchette for this giveaway!
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Friday, April 24, 2009
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Monday, April 20, 2009
City of Thieves David Benioff
Review by: Britain Castellano
This book follows the story of Lev Benioff, a 17 year old boy who is caught looting and put into the same cell as a deserter named Kolya during the Nazi siege of Leningrad. Both thought they were going to be executed, but instead they are given a chance at saving their lives by completing an odd mission: find a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter’s wedding cake.
This book is very dramatic and adventurous. David Benioff does a better job in transitioning in this book than in any other book I have ever read(I’m almost 14 but I have read plenty of books!). This is obviously an adult book, but I think I like adult books better than “young adult” books after reading this. The book is very savage, brutal, and funny! David Benioff, like I stated earlier, is very good at instantly changing the mood of the story.
The only complaint I have is that the book was not longer! I just kept wanting to read on but eventually it ended, like all good things do. I loved the fact that every character had a distinct and constant personality. In this way, the author excels even farther. Especially how he shows Lev(the main character) gradually changing thoughts and acting differently like a real person would, instead of suddenly making a dramatic emotion/personality change the way a lot of young adult characters do.
David Benioff captures the heart and emotions of his readers. The entire story, I felt like every person, place, and thing mattered, I CARED about the characters. Also, in many parts of the story, I broke out in laughter at the funny jokes present.
From sadness to savagery to humor, David Benioff has produced a gripping and thrilling masterpiece! Hats off to you mister Benioff and thank you for providing me with many hours of pure enjoyment.
Thanks to Alexandra Ramstrom at Penguin Group for this book.
Parents, there are swear words and I would say a moderate amount of violence in this book, but no more so than anything they see on basic cable or xbox 360 today. Plus it's an actual BOOK!!!
I will be sharing our review copy with one lucky commenter to this post
To enter please leave a comment with your thoughts on Britain's review of the book, I want you to give him a grade!! AND don't forget your email address, I can't count your entry without it!!
Britain will chose a winner on Monday April 27th!
The Book Buddy is the cutest ever
little lap pillow, that I never knew I needed.
The BB comes with a removable acrylic desktop that you can use for your laptop, (no more setting your lap on fire) but here's one of the other cool things...my kids have discovered it also makes a great lap desk for their snacks in front of the TV, or while working on their school work. (we homeschool) The adjustable straps hold the acrylic in place so your work doesn't slide all over the place.
The second set of straps are great for holding your book in place while you're reading and these are also adjustable. We've been fighting over mine since it arrived about a week ago. The quality is amazing, I'm no expert but it seems to be manufactured from a similiar weight to upholstery fabric, very thick and durable, which keeps the weight of the acrylic and laptop from making it "sink".
Mandy has tons of other great products available over at reading comfort, great gift ideas for every book lover you know, and for yourself.
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There is still time to enter the following Giveaways
You Buy The Peanut Butter, I'll get the Bread Kirsten Poe Hill and Renee Warren
Mr. Perfect Linda Howard
Passion Unleashed Larissa Ione
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Sunday, April 19, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Ready for a little FUN!!
Stakes and Stilettos
I love how a fresh look at vampires
can make them all fun again!
Michelle Rowen's vampires don't
go around trying to bite everyone, or kill people. They don't control minds, have super human strength, or turn into bats.
They mostly drink their blood from a keg...beer style. They breathe, have beating hearts, and can walk around in sunlight. In fact, they're almost human...almost...except for immortality and pesky liquid diets.
Sarah Dearly is a newly turned vamp who is trying to get used to her new life, but the universe is working against her. In a matter of a week she loses her job, gets staked, gets cursed by a witch to be a nightwalker, And to top things off she's having trouble talking her boyfriend's wife into letting him go so that they can be together.
This is actually the 4th book in the Immortality Bites series, #5 is due out August 25 of this year, so you have plenty of time to catch up. I really enjoyed this fresh look at vampires.
Michele Rowen's characters are funny, witty, and people I would want to hang out with. I thought I had pretty much read everything that could be written about vampires, I'm pleasantly surprised and pleased to say that I haven't.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
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Sunday, April 12, 2009
Hello there chicks!! I hope everyone is enjoying their EASTER!!
It's SELF HELP SUNDAY here at
CHIC BOOK CHICK...thanks for taking time out of your busy day to stop by...I'll try to keep this short, I know you've got chocolate bunnies to eat and Easter eggs to search for!!
FIRST, I had to pick another winner for Girls In Trucks, I wasn't able to contact one of the winners....and...
JEANNE....THAT's YOU!!! I've actually got your address so you are golden!!
NEXT...THE winners of the 5 SETS OF THESE THREE BOOKS...
OK CHICKS..You've got until Tuesday morning to email me your addresses (firstname.lastname@example.org) or I'm going to have to pick new CHICKS!! Please put "winner" in the subject line!! Thanks!!
Thanks to Anna at Hatchette for these books!!
Living Beauty Bobbi Brown
I did not expect to like this book, but I LOVE IT! Here's the thing...I don't put a lot of thought on a daily basis into how I look, oh the condition of my skin, or whether or not I have the right haircut for my face....who has the time??
As I was reading through this book however, I had a lot of "a-ha" moments where I really thought, ok maybe it's time to start taking better care of myself.
um...DUH!..Amy...I'll be 35 on Friday...oh Gosh..yes I just admitted that....All through this book are these interviews with famous women who, at least I think of, as REAL women...about their thoughts on beauty...like Rita Wilson, Lorraine Bracco, and Anne Curry who had a quote I just have to share because I love it!
"..Above everything else, the thing that helps me make the most of my looks is my daily effort to be a good person..." -Anne Curry
The book covers everything from nutrition to exercise, The "make-up" face lift, head to toe makeovers, I especially appreciated the very detailed instruction in here on how to hide basically every flaw with carefully applied makeup...
SO WHO WANTS A COPY!!
I've got 5 to give away!!
I'm making it easy today....
Just leave me a comment here by Sunday April 19th!!
us and Canada only please no PO Boxes
Thanks to Anna at Hatchette for these books!