Tuesday, September 1, 2009

August Wrap Up and more

I'm a little behind in my wrap ups... AppleBlossom was due on August 15th, but she decided to arrive early on July 31st. Spending time with her has most definitely affected my reviews and reading time, but that's ok. She is worth every book-free moment. *grin* In other exciting news, Creative Madness was nominated four times for a BBAW Award.

Cloth Diaper Education post
Guest Post - Author Lynnette Bonner
Guest Review - Sand Sharks by Margaret Maron

Old reviews posted:
5 stars
Remembered, The Fountain Creek Chronicles by Tamera Alexander
4 stars
A Garden in Paris
A Hilltop in Tuscany by Stephanie Grace Whitson

New Reviews:
5 stars
A Dream to Call My Own, The Brides of Gallatin County #3 by Tracie Peterson
Honor in the Dust, Winslow Breed Series #1 by Gilbert Morris
Discover God Study Bible
TSI: The Gabon Virus by Paul McCusker and Walt Larrimore M.D.
Your Pregnancy Quick Guide: Labor and Delivery
Your Pregnancy Quick Guide: Postpartum Wellness
by Glade B. Curtis
4 stars
Surrender the Wind by Rita Gerlach
The Blue Enchantress, The Charles Towne Belles Series #2 by Marylu Tyndall

Wordless Wednesday

In July, I made some changes to the formatting of my blog and added some navigation tags. Some such as listing book reviews by genre. Hopefully this will make my blog more user friendly for finding interesting previous reviews.

Q&A with Author Mary Connealy

Guest Reviews:
Your Pregnancy for the Father to Be
Death's Half Acre by Margaret Maron

Old Reviews:
5 stars
Petticoat Ranch, Lassoed in Texas #1
Calico Canyon, Lassoed in Texas #2
Gingham Mountain, Lassoed in Texas #3 by Mary Connealy
4 stars
Silent in the Grave
Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn
Courting Trouble
A Bride Most Begrudging by Deeanne Gist

New Reviews:
5 stars
Complete Illustrated Pregnancy Companion
Your Pregnancy Week by Week
Ransome's Honor, The Ransome Trilogy #1
Stand-In Groom, Brides of Bonnettere #1
Menu for Romance, Brides of Bonneterre #2 by Kaye Dacus
New Mom's Guide to Dealing with Dad
Expecting by Marla Taviano
Montana Rose, Montana Marriages #1 by Mary Connealy

4 stars
Deadly Intent by Camy Tang
Pirate Hunter by Tom Morrisey
My Everyday Promise Bible

2 stars
The Pregnancy Journal

1 star
What to Expect When You are Expecting

Wordless Wednesday
Last pictures of Mama before Birth
36 Wks preggo

Product Reviews
The Baby Lua

My June/ mid Annual 2009 Wrap Up

19,122 pages for 2009

64 books for 2009
August count 8

So far my best month was July at 14, with a second of January at 10. My worst month April with 3 books read. These numbers do not include long-term reading books, just completion.

2 comments and creative thoughts:

Julie J. said...

I have several of the books you've reviewed on my bedside table to read. Some of those include the Fountain Creek Chronicles, The Blue Enchantress (it's on my netgalley), the Lassoed in Texas series, Stand-In Groom, Menu for Romance (on netgalley), Montana Rose. Wow...where do I start!?!?!?!?!

CherryBlossomMJ said...

Read Lassoed in Texas before Montana Rose, so that you can grow with Mary's writing (yes I know you already read Christmas Cowboy). Read Kaye Dacus when you're in the mood for contemporary fun loving romance. Fountain Creek Chronicles when you in the mood to continue the westerns from Mary. And read Marylu anytime.

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