Monday, June 27, 2011

Time4Mommy Meme Monday!

Today, I'm going to participate in Time4Mommy's weekly Meme Monday. This week's questions are...
  1. What did you do this week to take time for yourself?
  2. What is your favorite kind of candy?
  3. Do you have any siblings?
And here are my answers!
  1. This week, I didn't get much time for myself. But even when I had the wee one, I was able to rearrange my bedroom and clean it really nicely. It was definitely nice to be able to look around last night and just smile since there was no more work to be done!
  2. My favorite candy is chocolate. Mmmmm. I didn't use to be a chocoholic, but when I got pregnant that was all I wanted. In fact, I used to go to the local ice cream shop and get sundaes every night. (That didn't last too long...) Now I have to limit myself, but if there is any chocolate in my house, I will definitely hoard it for later!
  3. Yes, two. I am the youngest in my family. My brother, Tim, just turned 28. He has a traumatic brain injury and is both physically and mentally handicapped. He lives with us in our big ol' house. My sister, Meg, is practically my twin. She is one year older and shares many of the same interests as me. She doesn't live with us any longer, but I get to see her once a week.
Well I'm really excited to see everyone else's answers! What about you guys? Even if you aren't participating in the meme, answer these in the comments!


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sunday Blog Hop at Planet Weidknecht!

Since the last blog hop I did went SOOOO well and I met such amazing people, I thought I'd give the Planet Weidknecht Blog Hop a shot!

So welcome new followers! I am Nikki and well, this is my blog! I'm just getting started. I'm trying to do a lot of book reviews from all the genres I love: romance, paranormals, children's books, young adult fiction, and even Christian lit. I'm currently working on getting some author interviews and giveaways, including a giveaway after I reach 100 followers!

Come in, introduce yourself, and if you get a chance, follow me on twitter too @greisn1. I'll return any follows (as long as you let me know you followed lol)


Giveaway and a Plea for Tweeps

Hi there!

Omigosh I really can't believe how many followers I now have. Fifty one is an AMAZING number, at least it is when you start at zero! So I think what I want to do is....

Have a 100 follower giveaway!!!!

Obviously, I'm going to need 100 followers first. So help me out! Spread the love!

I'm also putting out a call for you to follow me on twitter. I'm seriously lacking on the twitter front right now. So go to the right side (yes, that's it over there ===>) and follow me on twitter! Let me know who you are and I'll definitely return the favor!

I'm pretty pumped about having you all here with me! So I'm going to work extra hard and you can help out, and one lucky person will win... something... when we get to 100 followers!!


Friday, June 24, 2011

Review: "Summer Promise" by Robin Jones Gunn

Summer Promise by Robin Jones Gunn
5 of 5 Stars

Summer Promise is the story of Christy Miller, a 14-year-old girl from Wisconsin that is spending her summer with her aunt and uncle in California. She has trouble making friends in the beginning, but after her aunts gives her a complete makeover she gains the confidence to finally go out and socialize. Her new friends seem wonderful, but looks can be deceiving. Christy has a wild and eventful summer, during which she learns all about herself.

This is another book that, as a mom, I would encourage my daughter to read in her teens. Though Christy has to deal with some tough issues, including death and finding herself, she shows younger girls that it is okay to be upset. The main message I took from this book was that when you put your life in God's hands, he will help you deal with your problems.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. It is a wonderfully wholesome and entertaining story. This book was hard to put down. Though the religious aspect was a bit overpowering at some parts, I couldn't help but wonder what was going to happen next. I'm still left wondering what is going to happen next, and encourage you to read the story and find out why.

Like my review? Despise it? Let me know how I'm doing!

Follow Friday!

This is the first Follor Friday I've participated in, hosted by the wonderful Parajunkee.

Check out the featured blogger, Mickey from I'm a Book Shark. She is one of my favorites and I know you'll love her too!

Welcome all new followers! Leave me a comment so I can return the love!!!

Question of the day:
Q: In light of the Summer Solstice, also known as Midsummer, let's talk about fairies. What is your favorite fairy tale or story that revolves around the fae?

A. Honestly, I haven't read much YA or adult fiction about the fae. My favorite fairy tale is Sleeping Beauty. Though I'm a bit against the whole "weak princess needs the strong prince to save her" idea, this fairy tale has always been close to my heart. I have to admit that i LOVELOVELOVE the Disney version.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Note to my followers

Hi everyone! I'm so glad you are all reading my blog! I'm really excited that so many people are here with me on my adventure to becoming a book blogger! I really appreciate all the feedback I've received on my reviews, but one comment brought to my attention an issue I'd like to bring up.

While I have been reviewing some Christian literature, I am not here to discuss religion, my views, or any interpretations of the Bible. I appreciate any comments I receive on my posts, however I do ask that you respect my wishes and refrain from making comments about my personal beliefs or yours. I realize that every person has their own beliefs, and sincerely hope you respect my beliefs the way I respect all of yours.

Once again, thank you all so much for reading my blog and I can't wait to get more feedback from each an every one of you. (Or any comments really. I'd even love to hear about your award-winning sweet potato pie!)


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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Help me out: rate my reviews!!

So I'm trig to become a book blogger and I'd really appreciate if I could get some feedback on my recent reviews! Follow these links to read my reviews and rate them. I really appreciate it!

"What Are You Waiting For?" by Dannah Gresh

"Only You, Sierra" by Robin Gunn Jones

Monday, June 20, 2011

Review: "What are you Waiting For?" by Dannah Gresh

"What Are You Waiting For?" by Dannah Gresh
4 of 5 stars

When I first read about this book, I thought it was interesting. I thought it would be neat to see what I thought would be a different view on sex from what I was originally taught in church: no premarital sex, no masturbation, and being anything but straight is a sin.

The beginnings of Dannah Gresh's book was really great. She gave us really interesting facts about dating, introduced new Hebrew to our vocabulary, and gave some fascinating quotes from the Bible. But here is where I started to lost interest. Gresh's work is just like everything you've ever been taught about sex. I commend her for using scientific facts about the brain in her work, but it was nothing different or new.

I never finished the book. I will admit that. I am a supported of gay rights, and was turned off by her mentions of women who are "in recovery" of being lesbian. Unfortunately, my views clashed with Gresh's.

Though we do not see eye-to-eye, I must admit that this book is very well done. She clearly researched all of her facts. I particularly liked how she included stories and anecdotes from her life and other women's lives. This book is great for reinforcing the standard Christian views on marriage, and even though my views differ, I would give Gresh 4 out of 5 stars for such a well-researched work and such a candid book.

I was given this book to review free of charge through the Blogging for Books program an was not required to write a positive review.

In order to help realize my dream of becoming a book blogger, I would appreciate if you would rank this review!

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

SiS read-a-thon Final Report!

1. First of all, give us an end-of-read-a-thon status update. Books read, pages read, you know the drill!
*books read: only 1
*Pages read since last update: only 13
*Pages total: 229
2.What is your favorite book you read during the read-a-thon?
The only one I completed was Only You, Sierra, so I suppose that was my favorite!
3. Did you participate in any mini-challenges? Which ones?
I participated in all of the mini challenges! Even the optional ones :-)
4. Which mini-challenge was your favorite?
My favorite was creating a story, I really enjoyed seeing all the ways people connected those four words!
5. What has been your favorite thing about the read-a-thon?
That I was able to connect with new bloggers and make friends, or at least get my very first followers!
6. Are you satisfied with how much reading you got done? Did you do more than you expected? Less?
I'm rather unsatisfied with the amount of reading I got done, but when you are raising a 14-month old you can't expect to do much anything else. I expected to get a bit more done than I did.
7. What did you think of the updates? Too close together? Didn't like the time limit?
I think the updates were perfectly spaced out. It gave me enough time to attempt to get some reading done before I had to post and tell you guys how little I actually got done!
8. If you could change one thing about the read-a-thon, what would it be?
I personally wish that it was held for another day (til Sunday night.) I am in the Easter time zone, so at least 8pm is 10pm for me, but I get most of my reading done after the baby goes to sleep around 9pm. I the read-a-thon was held for another day, then I would have had two full nights to read and would have looked more productive P
9. Would you participate in another read-a-thon hosted by Squeaky Books? Why or why not? (Again, I won't cry if you say "no")
yes, I would! This was my first read-a-thon and it was very enjoyable!
10.Any last comments on the read-a-thon?
Well, I sure would like to win at least one of those prizes...

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SiS Read-a-thon Update #11!

  • Books read so far: Still just one
  • Pages read since last update: 20
  • Pages read total: 206
  • How I'm Feeling: Pretty good. I wish I had more time to read, but I might be able to get some more reading in before the final update/report/thingy.
To be completely honest, I think the book-world I want to live in is the real world. While all the fantasy worlds seem like they would be so magical and great, they all involve way more conflict and fighting than the world. I wanna live in the world of the muggles, the world that the Cullens hide from, the world Clary grew up in. It's safer and less dramatic.

SiS Read-a-Thon Update #10!

*Books read so far: still just 1
*Pages since last update: none!
*Total pages: 186
*How I'm feeling: hungry!

Nothing I've really read is funny or inspiring. Except that in What Are You Waiting For? it mentioned that in Iran, dating is apparently illegal. I don't know of that's true, but it's really something to think about. Look at how lucky we are that we get to date whoever we want? Very interesting.

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SiS Read-a-thin Update #9!

*Books read so far: still just 1
*Pages since last update: none, but the babez and I had a great nap!
*Total pages: 186
*How I'm feeling: still rather sleepy ;-)

Anagrams are always fun. Let's see what we get from Nikki Greis... Kinkier Sig, haha!

What about if I use Nicole Greis?
Cringe So Lie


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SiS Read-a-thon Update #8!

*Books read so far: still just 1
*Pages since last update: 15
*Total pages: 186
*How I'm feeling: pretty good, though I'm not getting too much reading done lol

When I organize my bookshelf, I do it first by author, then by series, and last by title (unless it's in a series, then I do them in order!) What about you guys?
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SiS Read-a-thon Update #7!

  • Books read so far: Still just 1
  • Pages read since last update: ...3 lol
  • Pages read total: 171
  • How I'm feeling: Well I'm not getting too much reading done, but I'm trying.
Personally, I can't think of any books I've read that were oh-so-moving or anything. But I think a good book for fifth graders would be City of Bones. I absolutely loved that book, though it didn't have any moral to it. I think it would be a good way to get old elementary students interested in reading. Since I spent most of last semester with a group of awesome fifth graders, I think it's safe to say I know that they like fantasy books. And City of Bones is perfect.

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SiS Read-a-thon Update #6!

  • Books read so far: 1!
  • Pages read so far: 168
  • Pages since last update: 78
  • How I'm feeling: So happy I finally got one book done! However, I am not reading the ones I originally said I would. Death and The Penguin ended up not being very interesting. So now I'm moving on to What Are You Waiting For? It seemed pretty interesting, though it's not the fiction I usually read. Actually, I don't usually read Christian works, but I got them to review since I'm just starting out so I guess I gotta read them at some time!
For this challenge, I would put together Anita Blake with Ron Weasley. No, not romantically. I think that Ron would be a great sidekick for Anita. Anita is really brash and fierce, while Ron.. is not. He is the humorous friend, the one everyone likes to laugh at. I think that they would be great together, because even though he is a clown he sometimes gets things right that no one else does.

Review: "Only You, Sierra" by Robin Jones Gunn

5 of 5 stars

"Only You, Sierra" by Robin Jones Gunn is the first work of Christian fiction I have ever read, and I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I was surprised to see how prevalent Sierra's faith was in the story. The entire story revolved around Sierra waiting for "God-things", or events caused by the creator that were meant to lead Sierra to something.

As a mother, I found this to be a great story. Sierra is a very polite, moral young lady who is not afraid to follow her heart. Her relationship with her parents is very open and adult, with both sides willing to listen to each other and compromise. Sierra definitely thinks about her actions and what effect they will or have had. More than once in the story, she admitted she was wrong and apologized. This character is one that every parent will wish they had.

The only part I was concerned about was Sierra's strong desire to have a boyfriend. For being a Christian novel, I was rather surprised that was the focus of the novel. However, I can recall my teen years and yes, my life revolved around boys. I really commend Gunn on her ability to show something most teens worry about in a way that still puts the main focus on God.

One thing I did notice about the novel is that it was originally published in 1995, and it seems like Gunn tried to do some minor updating. There are a few times when sentences about cell phones or emails look like they were added in at the last minute. This doesn't change anything about the story, but I found the lack of technology to be refreshing. So much of our lives today focuses on technology, it was nice to read about a family who likes to spend time together.

I would give this book 5 of 5 stars. Gunn did a great job writing a story that focuses on real-world problems like dating and relocating that is also wholesome and entertaining. I would recommend this book to any Christian.

Could you please rank my review below? I am just getting started and I'd love to know how I'm doing!

Friday, June 17, 2011

SiS Read-a-thon Report #1!

1. Update:
Books read: 0
Pages read: 90
Pages since last update: 52
How am I feeling: glad the little one is in bed so I can get some reading done!
2. What is the favorite thing you have read today?
Well today I've really only been reading "Only You, Sierra", so I suppose that's my favorite. It's a cute story.
3. Which mini-challenge was your favorite?
I really enjoyed the story challenge. It was interesting to see how many way those words could be put together!
4. What has been your favorite thing about the read-a-thon?
Getting to connect with all kinds of new bloggers, and getting new followers!
5. What has been your LEAST favorite thing about the read-a-thon?
The fact that I haven't got to read as much as I would have liked to.
6. Are you on track to meet your goals?
Not at all but I'm having fun, so who really cares?
7. Will you be participating tomorrow? Do you have any new goals?
Yes I will be participating as much as I can Saturday. I have no new goals.

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SiS Read-a-thon Update #5!

  • Books read so far: still none.
  • Pages read since last update: 3! Woohoo!
  • How I'm feeling: Pretty good since the baby is about to go to bed and I can get mah read on!
Mini Challenge:

This one was super hard, but I think I got it. It's in two sentances, but it's only in titles.

Just after sunset, Brother Odd, what are you waiting for?

It makes some sense :)

SiS Read-a-thon Update #4!

  • Books read: nada
  • Pages since update: nada
  • How I'm Feeling: Le sigh, I would very much like for it to be baby's bedtime. I wanna reeeeeeead!

SiS Read-a-thon Update #3!

  • Books Read: Still none
  • Pages read since last update: None. (I knew that kid would keep me busy)
  • How I'm Feeling: Hungry. Isn't it dinner yet?

Once upon a time, there was a lime-green goat. He lived with his family in the town of Centerika. One day, he was working on his new laser-guided missile. Suddenly, he had no control of his left arm!

In order to find out what was wrong, he went to see the local shaman. “Gorsha,” said the shaman to the lime-green goat (for that was his name.) “Gorsha, you’re arm is possessed and will never work properly again.”

From that day forward, no laser guided missiles were ever built in Centerika again.

SiS Read-a-thon Update #2!

  • Books Read: 0
  • Books Given Up On: 1
  • Pages Read: 35 of "Only You, Sierra"
  • Time Spent Reading: Not enough
  • How I'm feeling: Just got home from work, and i have a feeling baby bug is going to keep me from reading a lot today. Silly thing is very hyper

I haven't been running this thing very long, but here is my wordle!

Review: The Seraph Seal by Leonard Sweet

The Seraph Seal by Leonard Sweet
1 out of 5 stars

Think back to high school. How many of you remember how horrible the reading assignments were? Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Oliver Twist. Do you remember the overwhelming sense of boredom you had every time you sat down to read? Or how you just wanted to get finished in order to move on to something more interesting, such as calculus homework?

Those are all the feelings I got while trying to read The Seraph Seal. I tend to like apocalyptic books, but Leonard Sweet nearly bored me to death with this one. I admit that the beginning of the story was certainly intriguing, but soon enough it seemed like every character was dark and shady and was doing something behind the back of someone else. Of course, every good book has a bad character, but do we really need a whole cast of bad guys?

There was one story line I could kind of get into, and that was Paul's. Even this wasn't enough to keep me engaged though, since every few paragraphs you jump to a different story line with a whole new set of characters. It became rather hard to keep all of the characters straight, especially when they didn't seem to have any connection to each other (or very loose connections.)

The one good thing I can say about this story is that Leonard Sweet does very well with providing detailed descriptions. His descriptions of rooms and places could really help you imagine what he was visualizing when he wrote The Seraph Seal.

Would I recommend this to anyone? No. I enjoy mysteries and thrillers, but after spending the better part of a day trying to become interested in this story, I've given up.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com
(http://BookSneeze®.com) book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 ( “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Read-a-thon Update #1

  • Books Read: 0
  • I've read 4% of The Seraph Seal so far
  • Total Time read: 1 hour
  • How I'm feeling: I feel like I want to give up on this book and move on. It's rather... blah.
  • My favorite movie adaptation was Watchmen. I know they changed a lot, but they got a lot right. I've seen it a thousand times and want to see it a thousand more!
  • My least favorite move adaptation was The Losers. I loved the books, but I couldn't get into the movie at all. It was casted very well, but it just didn't work well on the big screen.

Spring into Summer Read-a-thon: Starting Line!

What do you hope to read during the read-a-thon?
  • Well, I'm just getting started here on my blog so I'm going to be reading some books to get reviews done. Here's the order I'm going to read in!
1. The Seraph Seal by Leonard Sweet
2. Only You, Sierra by Robin Jones Gunn
3. Death and The Penguin by Audrey Kurkov

What book are you starting with?
  • The Seraph Seal by Leonard Sweet
I hope to read:
  • At least the first two books!
Where are you going to read?
  • Friday, I'm starting out by reading at the library. Then I'll head home, and I'll be there for the rest of the weekend. I will get most of my reading done in bed after the wee one goes to sleep!
What will you include in your updates?
  • Since I read books in ebook format, it's hard for me to count up the total number of pages. So for this read-a-thon, I will be posting updates that include what percent I am done with each book, which book I am on, and how I'm feeling at the time.
Wish me luck!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Review: "Count Down to Love" by Julie N. Ford

"Count Down to Love" by Julie N. Ford is a romance novel that follows the adventures of Kelly Grace Pickens. At the beginning of the story, Kelly Grace is left poor, homeless, and alone when her fiancee quite literally leaves her at the altar. In order to earn some money, she agrees to be a last-minute replacement for a contestant on a reality dating show called "Count Down to Love".

This is a great example of a clean romance novel. I admire Ford for her ability to write a love story while leaving out the curses and bedroom scenes. It was a refreshing change from most other romance novels.

That being said, I had a few problems with this story. First, it was hard to follow the timeline of the story. There were a few places where I couldn't tell if we had moved forward a day, a week, or a month. Also, contestants seemed to be removed from the show out of nowhere. Though Ford chose to use a rose ceremony similar to what you would see on ABC's The Bachelor, she omitted a few and left me wondering who was still in the mansion and who was gone.

The other major problem I had with the story was that it seemed that the climax was in the middle of the novel, rather than at the end. As a reader, I was very engaged in seeing how things would turn out from the beginning. However, it seemed like the major problems of the story were resolved in the middle, making the rest of the novel look more like filler material.

Though there were some problems, I admit that I liked the story. I would recommend "Count Down to Love" if you are looking to read a clean, almost family-friendly love story. But if you are looking for a truly engaging read, look elsewhere.

"Count Down to Love" by Julie N. Ford will be released July 14, 2011. For more information, visit the book's website at

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Last Word: Interview With Myra McEntire

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Review: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Cassandra Clare has done it again. In City of Ashes, the second part to her ever-growing Mortal Instruments series, Clary, Jace, Izzy, Alec, Luke and Magnus are back to their magic- and drama-filled life in New York City. This time, there is a murderer on the loose who seems to be out to get Downworlders. If that wasn't bad enough, Jace is under investigation thanks to the events in City of Bones and the Inquistor sent from the Clave is not messing around.

I admit that this book was very hard to put down. Clare has an amazing ability to keep you on the edge of your seat with major events happening on almost every other page. Her writing is brilliant and she definitely knows how to keep a reader drawn in.

It seemed like a major portion of this book was focused on the definition of a family. The only thing that bothered me is that while the book focused on Jace's family, Clary's mother was mostly in the background. Due to the events in City of Bones, Jocelyn was left in a coma-like state. Though she was mentioned more in the beginning and the end, through most of the story she wasn't mentioned at all. I suppose she couldn't be a major character because she wasn't conscious, but I think it is safe to say that Clary would have been thinking about her mother quite a bit.

All in all, I loved this book and can't wait to get into City of Glass. Just like in City of Bones, Clare left the me dying to know what is next.

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Review: Song of the Living Dead by Soren Narnia

Song of the Living DeadSong of the Living Dead by Soren Narnia

The zombies rose and walked, the country went mad, and then the zombies laid down again---all without committing a single act of violence. Song of the Living Dead is a satire and an elegy, a patchwork oral history of the strangest plague in world history. While scholars, politicians, and common citizens share their insights on this fictional madness, the restless dreamer Lionel tells his own story. Traveling randomly across the east with a group of close friends, he witnesses first-hand the nightmarish confusion that the living dead bring upon the land. It's a story of one man's despair over his country's inability to unite in crisis, a tale of sudden, random violence and illusions of America's greatness gone askew. When the zombies rise a second time and become anything but docile, the tale becomes even darker, as Lionel struggles to understand the design of a universe lost in the realm of B-horror movies--and more vivid real-life tragedies.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Before this book, I had never read a zombie book. What I expected out of a zombie book was the typical horror-story, scare-your-pants-off gorefest that every zombie movie I had ever heard of was. I was warned that this book was different, but I didn't imagine how different it could be.

Soren Narnia did a wonderful job on Song of the Living Dead. In the story, there has been a so-called zombie outbreak, though the zombies simply wake up to walk around and die again. There is no violence, no gore, nothing. The story itself is narrated by Lloyd, who is roaming the country with his band of nobodies, including his wife, a professor friend, a teenage girl who he is close to, and a man who has went AWOL from the military. Though there aren't many zombie sightings near the beginning, there are more and more until you reach the climax of the story, which features hundreds.

I have to admit that the twist at the end really through me for a loop. It was definitely unexpected, and shed a whole new light on the events that occurred through the story. Though it is a short book, it is definitely worth the time to read.

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Oh My Books!: 1st Blogoversary Giveaway!

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Friday, June 10, 2011

AwesomeSauce Book Club: Save My Soul Blog Tour-Interview and Giveaway

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This post is to announce to the world that I'm participating in the Spring into Summer read-a-thon hosted by Enna Isilee of Squeaky Books!

This read-a-thon is going to be so great! It's two days where you try do NOTHING but read. It's a great chance to get rid of some of those books that have been sitting on your TBR pile forever.

But that's not all! There will also be awesome mini-challenges and a TON of giveaways! In fact, just for signing up you are entered to win a $25 gift card to Amazon! SO GO SIGN UP! And if you say that Nikki Greis sent you, you'll get 5 extra entries to win that gift card! CLICK HERE to enter to win, and know all there is to know about the read-a-thon.

Here's my goal:

I plan to participate on: BOTH DAYS
I plan to read: 2 Books
I hope to read: City of Fallen Angels, The Strain, and The Toyminator

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Gripped into Books: 500 Followers Giveaway!

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Hey everyone, head over to Two Boys + One Girl = One Crazy Mom and check out the Angelina Ballerina movie review and giveaway!