Book Binge Contest

The ladies over at Book Binge are hosting a contest where you get the chance to win an eBookwise eReader! Anyone who’s read my blog knows that it’s at the top of my Christmas Wishlist. I’m new to ebooks and have been reading them off the computer ~ to save my eyes future aggravation, this is just a good investment.

All you have to do is answer 10 questions on your blog/journal and leave the link to your Meme in the comments section of their post. The winner will be chosen on January 5th. Good luck!

Christmas Meme:

1. What is your favorite Christmas romance to re-read each year? I don’t have one. I read new ones every year. To be honest, I haven’t read one yet that I want to reread.

2. What is your favorite Christmas movie/show? It’s a Wonderful Life

3. What is your favorite Christmas cookie? Krumkake

4. When do you start Christmas shopping? This year, I started in October and am already done. Usually, I start the beginning of December and am rushing through the Christmas Crazy crowds.

5. Do you re-gift? No.

6. What is your favorite Christmas song? The Little Drummer Boy by Bing Crosby and David Bowie

7. When do you get your Christmas tree? I don’t put up a tree anymore. It’s just me, and since kiddo doesn’t come over for the weekends it’s just not worth the hassle.

8. Wrapping presents: Love it or hate it? Both? Hate doing it ~ love it when it’s done.

9. Who is the hardest person to buy for? My mom. She has everything and if she doesn’t she goes and buys it before anybody else has the chance to.

10. Christmas tree: Real or artificial? Artificial

Holidays for the Troops

I initially got this information from Stacy’s blog and then more details from Laurie’s blog:

The third annual Holiays for the Troops project is underway. You can visit Laurie here for more information. Please read below for details about the project, and email Laurie at for mailing info. or with any questions you may have.

Donations of either items to be sent to the troops or checks, money orders or gift cards to be used to shop for and ship items to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are being collected. Please visit Lori Foster’s website for a detailed listing of suggested items in the event you would like to do your own shopping for the troops. In addition to the items on this list, holiday items such as lights, decorations, ornaments, cards, etc. are much appreciated. In return for your donation, your name will be entered in a raffle for some exciting prizes. While the prize bundles haven’t been put together yet, they will be generous and will include books and other goodies donated by authors and various others in the romance community.

The deadline for troop donations will be Thanksgiving Day, and the prize drawings will take place on Saturday, November 24.

Please tell your author friends about this project; prize donations are being accepted through the first of November. Please note that there is absolutely nothing political about this project. It is simply a show of support for the men and women who serve our country.

Let it snow…..

Well, we got snow last night. Not a lot, but it’s a combination of rain, snow, slush and general yuck which makes driving very interesting. It’s pretty and it smells so wonderful outside, but I’m not looking forward to the drive home.

I finished reading the short story “Hot Toy” by Jennifer Crusie in the Santa, Baby anthology. It was cute ~ I chose to ignore the levels of ridiculous that were in the story and concentrated on Nolan and Trudy. They had great chemistry ~ I’ll write more on this later.

I started reading The Pleasure Slave by Gena Showalter last night ~ it sucked me right in and I’m already on page 100. Great story so far. I love how Tristan pushes Julia’s buttons.

Visit to the doctor yesterday went okay ~ all my bloodwork came back normal, so that’s a relief. So now, I go back next week for a bone scan.

Don’t forget!:

The ladies over at Sanctuary’s Finest are doing a fun end of the year giveaway.

Please visit their blog and check it out!