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Are You on Goodreads.com? Me too!

I love Goodreads.com! It’s where I connect with my friends and catalog all of my books.

 

Are you on Goodreads.com? Friend me!

P.S. You must know the secret word to friend me. There’s a hint in the video.

See you over there…

 

 

 

 

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Vacation Reads and Help me choose!

As much as PammyPam likes to work hard, she also likes to play hard.  And because all this hard ness, I need to go on vacation.  To be sure, anyone who has children knows that being a mother on vacation is still work. But whatever, I’ll take what I can get. So, I will be relaxing hard while on vaca.

To be sure I’ll be relaxing, I’m taking a few books. But this are my secret indulgences: chick lit.  What? Someone as erudite and literary as PammyPam reads chick lit? SURE DO! And you know why? Because its fun and makes me feel all squishy nice, like donuts.  And while you cant live healthily on donuts its fun to splurge every once in while and eat 7 or 8. Oh wait, that’s me.  Anyway, you get my point.  I’m going to be on a beach, under a palapa for Pete’s sake, I don’t wanna hafta read Kafka. Oh wait, been there done that. I mean Dostoevsky. War and Peace.  You get it. I want a fun, light read, not a tome that will up my baggage fee.

So. Where was I?

VACATION READS, right…

Here’s what I’m taking with me:

Jennifer Babelicious Weiner‘s newest book The Next Best Thing.

And why am I taking this magnum opus?

1. Because it looks FUN

2. Because I can totally see myself sipping a drinky poo under a palapa devouring this little lovely

3. Because Jennifer Babelicious Weiner sent me a SIGNED autographed copy because I cried like a baby at BEA (my story and I’m sticking to it)

4. Because that’s ME in the bathing suit on the cover. Those of you who know me, hush.

 

 

 

 

The next literary gem I’m taking on vaca?

Those We Love by Lee Woodruff

I chose this cutie because I had the good fortune to meet Lee Woodruff at BEA.

I rocked her world and we became besties like Rachel and Monica.

IMHO.

I did meet her.

 

 

 

 

 

And now to the business:

I plan on taking one more book to (oopsie I almost told you where I was going on vaca) read on my vacation. I like to have choices.

Please help me choose one more book to read, wouldja?

Leave your suggestion in the comments.

There will be a dumb cool prize!

Contest ends June 20th at 9pm.

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Jump Into 2012!

Are you looking for a great opportunity to grow your social media following? Then join me in giving one very lucky winner $1200 to kick off 2012. This multi-blog collaborative giveaway is being organized by OutnumberedMama and there are still plenty of spaces.
You might be asking yourself “What’s in it for me?” Well, it boils down to this: For just $10 per social media entry method, you can get the exposure of a $1200 giveaway without having to put up all that cash on your own. To give you an idea of what that means, during the last giveaway OutnumberedMama organized (a $500 cash giveaway) the participants averaged a growth of 300 NEW Followers per social media entry in just under three weeks.
Registration has been extended to January 2nd – but hurry as the spaces will fill up with this great opportunity. To get all the details and sign up please visit: The Busy Woman’s Guide to Surviving Motherhood and tell her PammyPam, An Unconventional Librarian sent you!

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Dewey’s Readathon

I’m cheering in Dewey’s Readathon again!

The Readathon will take place

Saturday October 22, 2011

Join in the fun!

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Books Challenges

It’s Monday and I’m Reading…

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Synopsis from GoodReads.com

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.

Ok, so WHY am I reading this?  Two great reasons:

  1. I originally chose the title back in September for Banned Books week but didn’t get to it.
  2. My favorite book store, Trappe Book Center, which hosts my favorite book club, chose the title for the January meeting.

This gives me double the reason to read the book, right? What’s that you say (cupping ear)? Didn’t I read that in High School or College?  No.  I don’t remember. But I did see the movie. Ok some of it. Ok I’ve seen the scene with Gregory Peck in it. But anyway, what a great time to catch up on this famous read, right?

My take so far…Like!

Take a moment and head over to BookJourney and see what others are reading this Monday.  Go on…scoot!

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Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom WINNER!!

Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom By Eric WightTHANKS to everyone who participated in my very first giveaway.  I wish everyone could win but I have tallied up the points and the winner is: La Tonya, from 40s, Reasons to Live, Love, and Laugh out Loud (http://www.latonyarichardson.com/), LT, as I call her, is one of my besties from www.iyampam.com.  If you’re over 40, denying being over 40, have heard of 40, or will be 40 someday, her blog is a MUST read. Why? Cuz she’s really great,is a college professor, has 5 kids, and still manages to blog and be FABULOUS. Love my girl, LT!

This is the perfect stocking stuffer for the kiddos, enjoy!

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GIVEAWAY NEWS: EXTENSION

You may know that my personal blog was down a few days ago. Because of that blip, I somehow lost a few days worth on the Unconventional Librarian as well.  What this means is that if you commented on Unconventional Librarian AFTER December 3rd, you comment (and therefore you giveaway entry) is not here.  I DO have the emails as back up, but just to make sure, PLEASE comment again so that I make EXTRA SURE! I don’t want to leave anyone out so, I’m going to extend the giveaway ANOTHER WEEK to allow you to catch me up!

Thanks for reading and GOOD LUCK!!

Contest will run through December 17, 2010.

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My first giveaway-Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom by Eric Wight

My favorite local bookstore, Trappe Book Center recently celebrated 20 years in business last month with a number of popular authors popping by for a visit.  One of the authors who visited was Eric Wight, a young man who writes and illustrates his own books.  Wight has written a series of books about Frankie Pickle, a “kid with the world’s most amazing imagination!” As you can imagine, Frankie’s imagination leads him to adventure and trouble, it’s HILARIOUS!

Never one to want to be left out of a party and continuing the book store’s success I am excited to present my very first giveaway!!

I am giving a way a signed copy of Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom!  I’m Frankie’s (and Eric Wight’s) newest fan and I think you will enjoy him as much as do and here’s why:

  • It’s hilarious
  • Likeable characters
  • easy to read
  • BONUS: it’s part graphic novel!

Who doesn’t love graphic novels?

So, speaking of graphic novels, here’s how to get in on the goodies:

  • Comment on this blog.  1 comment = 5 points
  • Comment on any of my other blogs. 1 comment = 3 points
  • Follow me on Twitter = 1 point
  • Friend me on BlogFrog or any other way you can find me (I’m all over the place) = 10 points
  • Share your fave book blog for an additional 5 points

**Be sure your comments include the name of a graphic novel or children’s book you enjoy and why cuz I’m always looking for new stuff to read.**

There is no limit to the number of times you can enter. Show me lots of love and I’ll love you back!

(Professional sounding voice) Contest closes December 10th 2010.

THANKS for stopping by. I hope you win!

You can’t stay in your corner of the forest, waiting for others to come to you; you have to go to them sometimes. ~Winnie the Pooh