Saturday, May 31, 2008

Reading Time

I felt bad for complaining that I had no time for reading. Especially when I had an hour and a half in between giving blood--oops, I mean getting my teeth cleaned--at the dentist's office the next morning. I put a small dent in Skid by Rene Gutteridge. Tomorrow I'm going to kids camp with my two daughters. I'm taking a book just in case I get a little time to myself. Gotta be optimistic.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Sorry for the lack of reviews!

I've been so swamped lately I haven't had any time for reading! Three books are waiting for me to read them and blog about them right now. If anybody tells me I have one more thing I have to do, one more appointment I have to make, one more activity I have to chaperone, I'm going to scream! I used to love spring. Now it's just an excuse to for people to fill up my calendar with a trillion things I have to do!

Okay, now that I've vented those feelings, I'll let you know which books I'll be blogging about--just as soon as I get room to breathe again. Which will be in a couple of weeks--no, wait, there's a wedding I have to attend--out of town--way out of town.

Oh yeah. List of books. Here it is: Skid by Rene Gutteridge--she writes contemporary romantic comedies, hysterically funny. Fatal Deduction by Gayle Roper--she writes wonderful contemporary romantic suspense, and very well, too. And Gunfight at Grace Gulch by Darlene Franklin--a historical cozy mystery, which I can't wait to dive into.

So now you know what's in my To Be Read Right Away stack. Anything in your To Be Read pile?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

New Winner

Well, the name I picked to win Never Say Diet never said where to send her free book, so I had to draw another name, and it was ... Grateful Gramma! Wow, this blog is lucky for her!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Generation NeXt Marriage

Generation Next Marriage by Tricia Goyer is a book about marriage for those born between 1960 and 1980 - Generation X. While this isn't exactly a how-to book from an expert on how to make your marriage better, it is an interesting overview about our generation's attitudes, successes and failures when it comes to marriage. I'm finding it very easy reading, and it also opens my eyes to potential problems and practical ways to love my hubby more.

Check it out, if you're a Gen X'er. There are a lot of first hand accounts of real people in real marriage situations and how they deal with the stresses of life in today's world. I think you'll enjoy it, and it just might make a difference in your marriage.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Winner of Never Say Diet

After writing down all the names, cutting them into strips, folding them identically, and letting my six-year-old pick one, the winner is ...

Malvina! Please email me ASAP at melaniedickerson [at] knology [dot] net and give me your snail mail address.

But you should all go out and get this book. Don't wait! Be proactive! Your new life can start today!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Never Say Diet

I've been reading this book, and it's really fabulous. It's the riveting story of Chantel Hobbs, who was tired of failed diets and created her own plan, resulting in a 200-pound weight loss and an appearance on Oprah.

Chantel shows how you can make the "brain change" that will enable you to lose weight and keep it off, taking back your life in the process. Her story is inspiring, and her advice is real and doable.

I'm giving away a copy of this great book, so leave a comment if you want to be entered in the drawing.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Win a House!

That's right! A friend of mine is giving away her house in Selma, Alabama. All you have to do is win her essay contest on "Small Town, U.S.A." You can write an essay, can't you? Well, the entry fee is $50, but if you win, that's going to be the best $50 you ever spent, I'd say.

Anyway, here's the website This is legitimate, folks. So don't hesitate to enter.