Favorite Quotes on Books and Reading

"A book is a gift you can open again and again." Garrison Keillor

Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.” Jane Yolen

"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it." Oscar Wilde

"Books have furnished, burnished, and enabled my life." Julia Keller

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Literary Blog Hop Winner

The Literary Blog Hop has ended. A big "thank you" goes out once again to Judith at Leeswammes Blog for organizing another great blog hop. 

The winner is Mary W. Congratulations Mary W. Mary W. has been notified that she's to receive a copy of a Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante. The winner was chosen using Random.org. You can verify your entry by visiting: http://www.random.org/draws/details/?draw=10719

Thanks to everyone that stopped by and entered.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Literary Giveaway Blog Hop

The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop, graciously sponsored by Judith at Leeswammes' Blog, has started. Thank you Judith! This blog hop will end at midnight (US Eastern time) on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. I'm giving away a paperback copy of  Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante from The Book Depository:

To enter this giveaway, please visit my giveaway page and use the official entry form. Please note that comments are not considered an entry into this contest. Entries are limited to one per email address (duplicate entries will result in disqualification). All entrants should check to ensure The Book Depository offers shipping to their country. Winner will be chosen using Random.org and announced by 9 AM (US Eastern Time) on 06/28/2012.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

What to read...

I know, it's been awhile since I've made a post. As previously explained, I suffer from chronic, severe migraine headaches. To help put this into perspective, I generally have at least one severe migraine headache each and every day. These headaches don't last for a few hours (wishful thinking), but are usually all day long. Regrettably these headaches are becoming more severe and interfering greatly with my ability to sit at my computer for more than a few minutes at a time. In addition, the sound the keyboard makes as I type has become excruciatingly painful as a result of my increased sensitivity to sound. (I won't even get into the increased light sensitivity, nausea and visual disturbances...) I've currently started a new medication regime and hope that I'll be able to stay upright at the computer for more than a few minutes. There will be a backlog of reviews posting when this happens. Until then, here's a little something from Teach.com to help you with your reading choices. 

Hope you enjoy...happy reading!

Summer Reading Flowchart