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Books To Movies Giveaway Hop

26 Aug
It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these blog hops. Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to the Books to Movies Giveaway Hop which runs from August 27th to September 3rd with the winner announcement on September 4th. This hop is hosted by Bookhounds I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and features books that have been made into movies or TV shows. Thank you, Mary and Kathy for your hard work to gather all these bloggers and organize this fun event.
Books to movies August (2)
I’ve recently started to watch The White Queen (on Starz) and got hooked immediately. If you are a fan of the series The Tudors or Camelot this series is for you.  Brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize, the throne, in this dazzling account of the wars of the Plantagenets. They ruled before the Tudors, and now Philippa Gregory brings them to life through the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret players: the indomitable women.

The White Queen 
tells the story of Elizabeth Woodville, a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition, who secretly marries the newly crowned boy king. While Elizabeth rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for the success of her family, her two sons become the central figures in a famous unsolved mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the lost princes in the Tower of London. Philippa Gregory brings the artistry and intellect of a master writer and storyteller to a new era in history and begins what is sure to be another bestselling classic series from this beloved author. 
So, my prize for this giveaway is one e-copy of The White Queen by Philippa Gregory. 
For your chance to win all you have to do is FOLLOW THIS BLOG BY EMAIL by clicking on the button to the right called “Sign me up!” (atop all images) and leave your answer to the question: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BOOK TURNED TO MOVIE?
My fave book made into a movie is Gone With The Wind. *Sigh* Don’t we all need a Rhett Butler in our lives, ladies? 🙂

Gratitude Giveaways 11/15- 11/25

14 Nov

Dear Reader,

This post is for you and about you. For many months you’ve stopped by and read my blog. Sometimes you’ve left comments, sometimes you’ve liked or friended me. Sometimes you stumbled once and never returned. And that’s a-okay. I’m still grateful you came. And for the readers out there that never found me, I hope one day the universe will work its magic and bring you here.

I am beyond grateful YOU exist. And what better way to honor YOU than to reward you with … granting you a wish (no, the goldfish is not my cousin . . . ) As part of the Gratitude Giveaways Blog Hop organized by Kathy @ I’m A Reader Not A Writer  you can win a book you want, a gift card, a DVD, tickets to a movie, you name it as long as it’s within a $15.00 budget, you go for it.

All you have to do is leave a comment about what you’re most grateful for and you are one step closer to winning. The winner will be announced on 11/26. NO need to like me, follow me, friend me, but if you still want to do it, I won’t say no. Whatever you decide to do is fine with me.

Lots of love and appreciation!

Yours truly,


TGIF with Maxine

27 Jan

Fridays are so much fun! Fridays are the beginning of relaxing weekends, with staying up late and waking up even later, with dinners out, movies, visits, games or whatever else you’ve saved for the weekend. No need to worry about getting your kids to bed earlier, no need to set your alarm for the next day.

And what better way to celebrate Fridays than with one of Maxine’s quotes. A friend of mine sent mt the following and thought of sharing. Priceless!