Monday, March 15, 2010

Lots o' Stuff

Isn't it funny how quickly time flies and life just seems to keep moving forward whether you want it too or not. So, since I wasn't able to post more than once last week, this gets to be a long one!

1) It's a Super Spring Break Mary Kay Sale! From today (March 15) till midnight March 20 you can get up to 25% off your Mary Kay order. Here's how it works. Everyone automatically gets 15% off your purchase. You get another 5% off if you become a follower of my blog for a total of 20%(Those of you who are already followers automatically get the 5% plus a little something extra :) ). Then if I can get a total order of $250 or more (from everyone ordering between now and Saturday), I'll give everyone an additional 5% for a grand total of 25% off your order. So tell everyone, hope online, have fun doing a virtual makeover on my website, take a look at new colors and products for the spring and place an order!

2) Karen Hoover's book, The Sapphire Flute is available tomorrow!! YEAH!!!! :)

3) Here's a great book that was released in January. D. N. Giles aka Nichole Giles' The Sharp Edge of a Knife is based on a true story that sounds amazing. Here's the backliner for the book:

Most people would have panicked, sitting bound and gagged on a boulder in the middle of the desert as I was, but for some reason, I didn’t. A strange kind of reassurance washed over me from somewhere deep within. Whether it was peace that I’d go quickly, or comfort that I was being protected, I wasn’t sure.

Mel Petersen leaves for work on the morning of February 7, 1958, he has no idea what awaits him. A few miles from his house, Mel picks up a pair of young men who appear to be college students, hoping to prevent them from having to walk in the cold. What Mel doesn’t know is that the men are actually convicts on the run, who are desperate to get away by any means necessary.
When one of his passengers holds a knife to Mel’s throat, he has no choice but to submit to the demands of the criminals. Mel hopes he has what it takes to talk his captors into letting him live so he can return to his wife and children, but fears they will kill him before he has the chance.
Based on a true story, The Sharp Edge of a Knife follows Mel and his captors on an unforgettable ride that will have you questioning the depth of your faith and sitting on the edge of your seat as it grabs your attention from the first sentence and keeps you riveted until the very end.

For a sample chapter and more about the author take a look at her website and blog.

4) Book Reviews
I've been reading through the Fablehaven (Fablehaven, Rise of the Evening Star, Grip of the Shadow Plague and Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuaries) series again by Brandon Mull. If you like magical creatures and all the havoc that can happen around them, this is a series for you. I discovered that I had read the first three around this time of year last year in preparation for the release of the fourth book. That explains why I remembered more about those three than the last one. For me, Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuaries was the best one. I loved the descriptions, the detail and the plot twists. I also really like the lessons that are learned by Seth throughout the series. Here are two quotes that really stuck out.

"I hate how my past actions keep messing up my future options," Seth muttered.
"Then you've started down the road to wisdom," Grandpa replied.

"Choices determine character."

Great lessons not matter the context. I'm excited for the conclusion that is coming out next week.

5) There was something else I had in mind that I would post about but of course I would remember it now. I'll just have to do another post later!

Life's a Journey! Enjoy the Ride!

1 comment:

  1. Bonnie, How exciting to find you after what seems like such a long while!!! I knew you would end up book blogging!! Welcome to the community! It's rich and filled with incredible people, ideas, and stories. I'm excited to hear what you're reading and catch up on your life. (I'll take a minute and email you directly!!!)

    Our book group read Fablehaven back in October and I must say that I really enjoyed it. It's fun to hear that you're reading the series again in anticipation of the next one!. I just returned from the Tucson Festival of the Book this last weekend. I caught up with about 400 of my new best friends (authors) and even got some professional development hours while I was there. I want to blog about it when I get my photos downloaded. Until then I'm going to surf the net, read a lot, and enjoy this thing called Spring Break!!

    Hope to hear from you soon.
    Love, Gaye