Monday, May 7, 2012
Recommend Monday and Winner of B'day Giveaway
Good Monday Everyone!
With the summer almost upon us, I thought we could add a little something extra to Recommend Monday. When I was a kid, summer meant seeing lots more movies. I still get excited to go see a movie and when the big blockbusters are advertised, it's such a thrill. So not only are we recommending great books for everyone to read, but great movies too. And while most of us see a whole less movies than we read books, it'll be great fun if you've seen a movie you loved and want to recommend it here.
So, with that said: How was your weekend? Did you see any great movies and/or read any great books? If so, please share with us!
Last week was a busy but fabulous week. Birthdays, even at my age, are still fun to me. And two lovely ladies made it even more special with a gorgeous Alabama basket filled with lots of delicious goodies.
Thank you all so very much for the lovely birthday wishes both here and on my Facebook page. I will once again repeat that I have the nicest, kindest readers in the world! (:
My weekend was super busy, too, and oh so much fun. Saturday was the Heart of Dixie Readers Luncheon in Huntsville. I so enjoyed seeing some of my readers who I've gotten to know from year to year and loved meeting new readers. I had one young lady introduce herself, saying she wanted to read some of the authors who were coming to the luncheon, so she and her friend purchased a couple of my books and so loved them, they went out and bought five more the next day. An author can't ask for a nicer compliment than that. LOL Yes, she made me cry but I know you're not surprised by that.
Then, two very special friends surprised me with a little birthday party, cake, sign and wonderfully thoughtful gifts. We went to the Olive Garden for dinner and had a blast. Then we stayed up till the wee hours giggling like teenagers. It was a lovely way to top off my birthday week.
As I mentioned last week, May is deadline month for Zach and Savannah. Sigh, no, I still don't have an official title. Until I do, we'll continue to refer to it as Zach and Savannah's book. They were incredibly cooperative last week. This week, I'm heading to an undisclosed location for some intense alone time with these two wonderful characters. Fingers crossed they open up even more.
As for recommends, I haven't been to a theater in a while, so have no movies to recommend today. I'm hoping to change that as soon as I meet my deadline. As for books, I'm still in the midst of reading the Fifty Shades trilogy. I'm on the third book, Fifty Shades Freed. And while I enjoyed the first one, the second one wasn't all I wanted it to be, however, Fifty Shades Freed has been an entertaining read. I'm in the middle of it and hope to finish it soon. I admit, in between the craziness, I've grown quite fond of both Christian and Ana.
And now, for the giveaway announcement. Since I love giveaways and there was such a good response, I decided name two winners and they are: jbiggar and Michele (Chelleyreads). Congratulations ladies, I'll email you for your mailing address.
Okay, that's it for me. I'm heading to the writing cave. I hope you have a fabulous week. Can't wait to see what books and movies you're recommending today!
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