Sunday, July 31, 2011

Summer Give Away Hop

I am taking part in the Summer Giveaway Hop hosted by I am a Reader Not a Writer and Bookhound.  There are over 300 blogs participating in the giveaway, so after you enter my giveaway check out the rest of the blogs.

 I am giving away a book of your choice up to $15 in cost from The Book Depository.   This giveaway is open to anywhere that The Book Depository ships.
The Mandatory Entry is that you must follow my blog with google friend connect.  Please leave a comment with your gfc name, and an email address to contact you if you are the winner. 

Bonus entries:  You will get 1 extra entry each for doing any of the following things (Please be sure to leave an email address where I can contact you if you win:

1. Follow me on twitter @engelsigh and come back here and post commnet.
2. Tweet about my giveaway and comment with a link to your post.
3. Leave a comment telling me what book you'd like to get if you win (don't worry, you can change it later).
4. Leave a comment suggesting a book for me to read.

The giveaway runs from August 1 to August 7th.  Winner will be selected by random number generator on August 8th.  I will notify the winner via email.  Winner will have 48 hours to accept their prize before a back up winner is chosen.

Check out the other giveaways:

RAK - July Round Up

It's the last day of the month, so it's time to showcase my RAK activity for the month.  This was my first month, and though I didn't receive any books this month, I sent out four.

Copies of the Hunger Games were sent to:


Signs ups for next months RAK begins tomorrow at Book Soulmates.

In My Mailbox 7/31/11

In My Mailbox is a weekly event hosted by The Story Siren.  It's a place to list all the books you've received this week.

From the Goodwill Half Price Sale
Fingerlicken Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
Marley and Me by John Grogan
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
Uglies by Scott Westerfield

From Blogfest 2011 Giveaway (from Rikki's Teleidoscope)
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo

From the Library
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
Spells by Aprilynne Pike
Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr
Origins by L.J. Smith
Shadow Souls by L.J. Smith
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
Torment by Lauren Kate
Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich
Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich
Entice by Carrie Jones
Captivate by Carrie Jones

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Random Acts of Kindness

Every month, Book Soulmates hosts a fabulous book event for people that love giving and receiving books.

• Sign up each month you'd like to participate in.
• Show off your participation! Grab one of the buttons available :)
• Create a wish list and post it in the Google Doc located in each R.A.K post for the month. {Post on your blog, Amazon, where ever as long as there's a link to it.}
• If you choose to do a R.A.K for someone, check out their wish list and contact that blogger for their address.
• At the end of the month, SHOW US YOUR R.A.K!
Make a post saying 'Thank You' to whoever granted one of your wishes and share it with us :)

Let's keep our International bloggers in mind and in our hearts.
Remember, there's always the Book Depository and they offer FREE shipping!

My wishlists can be found Amazon and The Book Depository.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Reading Challenges updated

I've gone in and updated my 2011 reading challenges with the books I've read.  I'm doing well in all but the Classic challenge and the 2011 Debut author challenge.  Looks like I have some catching up to do on those.  I'm on book 66 on my 100 book challenge.  I'm trying to get as many books read as I can between now and August 29th when classes start for me again.  Once school starts I have no time for reading for fun.  I've bottomed out under 80 books the last few years and I really want to make it to 100 this year.  Happy Reading!

Summer Giveaway Hop Starts August 1st

I am taking part in the Summergiveaway Hop hosting by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Bookhounds.  Please check back on the 1st to enter my giveaway.  Be sure to check out the other blogs hosting giveaways. There are over 300 other blogs giving away prizes.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Correction - Gold Canyon Candles

The deadline for ordering summer products is not July 31, 2011 as stated in my last post, but runs through August.  For ordering please visit my site at

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What are you reading is hosted by One Person's Journey Through Books. Each week we spotlight the books we are reading, planning on reading or just finished reading.

"Fallen" by Lauren Kate 452 pages

"Plum Lovin" by Janet Evanovich 164 pages (AUDIO)
"Ghost Town" by Rachel Caine 353 pages
"My Horizontal Life" by Chelsea Handler 214 pages
"Hush, Hush" by Becca Fitzpatrick 391 pages

"Plum Lucky" by Janet Evanovich
"Early to Death, Early to Rise" by Kim Harrison
"No Angel" by Jay Dobyn

"Plum Spooky" by Janet Evanovich
"Need" by Carrie Jones
"Bite Club" by Rachel Caine

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Last Chance for Summer Products

The last day to order summer products is July 31, 2011.  Go to my Gold Canyon Candles website to place your order on such products as:

Support Our Troops Candle  - The popular Warm Welcome fragrance has been colored yellow and fittingly used in the Support Our Troops candle. 10% of the retail value from each candle sold will be donated to Operation Homefront in the U.S. and CFPFSS in Canada.  $17.98

Grey Rustic, Grey Genie and Blue Genie Scent Pod Warmers with Magna Charms.  Curious children or pets and workplace rules sometimes prevent the use of burning candles, but you can still enjoy some of our most popular candle fragrances without the use of any wicks or flames. Our patent-pending Scent Pods® and Warmers provide a clean, easy-to-use home fragrance alternative.  These pods are magnetic and can be decorated with Magna charms.  Pod warmers $34.98 to $36.98.  Magna Charms $6.98

Scent Pods - for use with pod warmers.  $5.98 each.

Sunset Speciality Candle, Sunrise Specialty Candle and Beach Scented Specialty Candles - Sunset - Pineapple Coast + Beach + Coconut Lime Verbena. Sights, sounds, smells ... Lie on the sand as you take in the most beautiful sunset. Instantly travel to your vacation getaway.  $16.98 Sunrise Sliced Watermelon + Spa + Pool Towel. Grab your crisp, clean pool towel and head to the beach at sunrise for much-deserved peace and tranquility.  $16.98  Beach Specialty Candles - This set includes three 2 oz. Beach fragrance candles and three holders, each with a magnetic porcelain starfish that can be used on most metal surfaces. Reusable glass fits votives, tealights and the Iron Votive Centerpiece. Limited quantities available. $20.48

Summer Scents that will be going away: beach, spa, storm, watermelon slice, coconut mango breeze, strawberry shortcake, cranberry flirtini, coconut lime verbena, kumquat and pool towel.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

On My Wishlist

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet.

I've been desperately waiting for the follow up to Sirens, Undercurrent. 

Summary from Goodreads:

"Nothing has been normal since Vanessa Sands learned that her sister was murdered by sirens—femme fatales of the watery depths—and that everything she believed about her family was a lie.

Her boyfriend Simon’s been the only person Vanessa feels she can really trust. But now there are some secrets she can’t tell even him. And when Vanessa finds herself in the sights of Parker, Hawthorne Prep’s resident charmer, she needs someone to confide in more than ever. Doubting her relationship with Simon, unsure of Parker’s intentions—and of her own—and terrified by what she’s learned about herself, Vanessa has never felt so alone.

But personal problems must be put aside, because the Winter Harbor sirens are back for revenge. Now, Vanessa must face her past and accept that she is just like her enemies—every bit as alluring, every bit as dangerous.
The eagerly anticipated second novel of the Siren trilogy, Undercurrent is a seductive paranormal romance that will leave you breathless. "

Also, the sequel to Nightshade is about to be released and I can't wait to read it.

Summary from Goodreads:

"When Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemies, she’s certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer—one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack—and the man—she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive."

Monday, July 11, 2011

In My Mailbox

Today, from the Book Depository I received:

From Amazon I received:

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