The IMB BIG GIVE

Yep, you’re not seeing things. I’m really giving away selected books from my shelf over the next 3 weeks.

Reason for this? We’re moving house soon, and I’ve simply run out of shelf space. Plus, even after donating a box of books to Share the Love and another local charity, the tomes of novels I’ve accumulated over the years are still too numerous.

So, without further ado, here are the ‘goodies’ which are still in really good condition that are up for grabs.  I’ve linked them to the reviews posted so you can have a ‘preview’.  Have fun reading!

If none of them below suits, browse through the list on my shelf (see sidebar) and let me know which one you fancy. All you have to do is register your interest in the comment field of this post before 31 January 2010. In your comment, tell me why you’d like to read the book(s) you’ve chosen.

That’s it! No strings, no contests.

[Edited: Books not in this Give-away: Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, Return to Troy, Chronicles of the Celts, the entire Harry Potter series and these on my TBR pile.  Books that are struck out below have been taken. Hurry!]

Book Review: A Countess Below Stairs Back from Real Life

The Russian Concubine by Kate Furnivall

Fallen by Erin McCarthy

A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson

On the wayMore additions to the shelf  The Boleyn novels

Scandal Becomes Her by Shirlee Busbee

Cotillion by Georgette Heyer

The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory

Impulse Shopping Again   The Hazards of Hunting a Duke

Goddess of Light, Goddess of Spring, and Goddess of the Rose by P C Cast

The Desperate Debutante series by Julia London:
The Hazards of Hunting a Duke, The Perils of Pursuing a Prince, The Dangers of Deceiving a Viscount

The Courtship Dance and The Wedding Challenge by Candace Camp

More additions to the shelf

[Also taken OFF the Shelf:

High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory ]

Stocking Stuffers

Yep, it’s that time of the year again when I’m checking my list twice, and picking over the new releases and my wish list.  I don’t know about you, but here are some goodies I really hope will be filling my stockings this festive season (big hint to DH and friends) (wink, wink):

Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

Stocking Stuffers Stocking Stuffers and ….

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Pleasure of A Dark Prince by Kresley Cole, as well as her novella with Gena Showalter, Deep Kiss of Winter… plus Archangel’s Kiss by Nalini Singh.

What about you?

Make Your Own Superhero

There I was, catching up on my blog hopping this week, when what should catch my eyes but Angie having some fun creating a superhero image good enough for her biz card.

Of course I couldn’t resist checking out this superhero factory even though I’m supposed to be a year older today, and thus wiser, and less indulgent when it comes to games and chill stuff like this.  For the fun of it, here’s my superhero image….

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Like Angie, I couldn’t resist the whip lash 😉 Go have some fun too, here.

Sunday Music

I’ve been listening so often to this song I Can Only Imagine by Mercy Me I thought I’d share it here with you.  Enjoy!

And the words to go with the music …

I can only imagine
What it will be like
When I walk
By your side

I can only imagine
What my eyes will see
When your face
Is before me
I can only imagine

I can only imagine

[Chorus:]
Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel
Will I dance for you Jesus or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in your presence or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah, will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine

I can only imagine

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A Tale of Three Cities

The past three months saw lucky me traveling to no less than five cities, two of which were for the second time.  Here then are my impressions of three of them I visited for the first time – Bangkok, Seoul and Auckland.

Bangkok is many things:  it is a city that is modern in the many malls and hotels springing up at every corner yet there are pockets of slums that hint at a less prosperous past.  It is truly a city for the shopaholic — everything, well almost everything, can be had at a bargain. Lest I’m beginning to sound like a bird with cries of ‘cheap, cheap, cheap’, let me put that image out of your mind by revealing that there are upscale malls where international brands showcase their merchandise,  and unless you have thousands in your wallet, you’d best step aside for the well-heeled wealthy. But I digress, no where is bargain hunting taken up with more passion than at Chatuchat, the Sunday flea market.

IMG_0485Seoul at night
And that, was where hubby and I went on that Saturday we were there.  He had flown in the night before after my business meetings have ended. This being a business trip, I haven’t the chance to explore much of the city, so I was looking forward to discovering Bangkok with the man. Our visit to the night bazaar the previous night was uneventful with nothing much to show except a pair of cushions which I was entrusted to purchase for a colleague.  So, determined to do some serious damage to our wallets, we headed for Chatuchat with much anticipation.
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Which Psy-Changeling Hero for You

Here’s a BIG, BIG thank you to Kristie for the tip-off on this fab quiz to mark the imminent launch of Nalini’s third book in the Psy Changeling series, Caressed by Ice

 

Since I’m such a sucker for funs quizzes, and I’ve been enslaved by Nalini’s Slave to Sensation, how could I possibly give this a miss?

I’m going to start on Visions of Heat soon, but with this book coming out now, I’m wondering is I should wait.  I love reading back-to-back books in a series. While I ponder on that, here’s the result …

 

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