Friday Five

So I thought the scoring gig would be over by this last Tuesday.  I should have known better.  It was extended until today.  Sigh.  I do admit I really enjoy doing this project but with the school year wrapping up and other things, it's been beyond crazy here.

I thought I'd go a head and share some of my recent finds this week.  **Yes, even with it being so crazy, I'm  still reading.  To me, not reading would be like not breathing.  Yes, it's that important and a big part of who I am.


 This book won the Andre Norton 2011 Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy award.  Jen Laughran mentioned how great it was and so I had to check it out.

OMG, I read it in like 2 days.  It was so good!

Here's my teaser on Good Reads:
I'm totally, totally in love with the writing of THE FREEDOM MAZE by Delia Sherman. The writing is nothing short of scrumptious and feels like I'm sitting on the porch on a hot summer's day drinking a tall iced tea while visiting with a dear friend. Yes, it's that good!

2. THE LAST ECHO by Kimberly Derting

This is the third book in the BODY FINDER series.  What can I say?  Derting has the whole creep/spooky factor down.  I love how she's able to weave in the killer's POV in such a way you can't help but get goosebumps.

YA Books Central review coming soon!

3.  I'm really excited about this book!  I loved Guadalupe's book UNDER THE MESQUITE!  It was my one of my favorite books of 2011!  Here's the link to her publisher and more info:

4.   Also check here for the cover reveal of ENTICE the second book in the EMBRACE series from Sourcebooks!  I totally loved EMBRACE!  Can't wait for this next book!

Here's my YA Books Central review of EMBRACE:

5. This was a fun galley:

I was able to get it from Net Galley.  If you're a reviewer/blogger, Net Galley is one addition you should have as it has tons of ebook galleys from publishers.

**Guilty Pleasure:

This week's been so frantic with company(brother-in-law and nephew 'showed' up from Utah), scoring was extended, lesson plans due, blogging tour interviews due, edits, and even homeschooling.  I think I do deserve some 'me' time.

Tomorrow I'll be at the beauty salon getting my hair colored, cut, and conditioned plus I'm also getting a pedi.  Think I'll get one of those nommy Starbucks drinks too.  The latest Cookie Crumble frappuccino drink is really good.  I just skip the whip cream and have them add soy instead of whole milk.  Very yummy.


Lilian said…
Those fraps look so YUMMY! One of my friends got one of those new green tea ones...I was so envious!

Lilian @ A Novel Toybox
Kim Baccellia said…
It's really good! Plus, you can have them replace the whole milk with soy. I'm allergic to milk and I can drink it with soy without running to the bathroom!

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