Sunday, February 7, 2016

The #Weekly #Post #4! #Updates at the #blog for this upcoming #week starting 2/8!


Welcome everyone! It's GREAT to see you! I'm late in getting this posted today! Now it's well AFTER NOON! SO SORRY!!! I did not get this written last night like I should have so it would go out to all of you today, NOR did I get this written earlier today, so probably very few of you may read this??? I hope MORE than LESS of you get to read it, though!

This is late because I was SO lucky in that my son and his girlfriend came over last night and stayed over again! I'm getting used to this, and I'm LOVING it!!! I KNOW ALL of YOU MOM'S out there just LOVE this, too! We don't get to see our kids often enough at these ages, so when we do, it's just WONDERFUL!!!
My son took a job where he is hanging fiber optic cable for Comcast and other companies, so he's riding along in a boom down the streets and climbing phone poles. It's pretty darned COLD outside to be doing that right now, but the money is GREAT and he LOVES it!!! Can't fault him for that at all! A happy employee is an awesome employee! He IS in his element! Hands-on jobs are what he LOVES!

Oh, this last week was AWFUL! I ended up with that flu. I had to stop in at the family dr's office the week before, and as SOON as I opened the door, there was a man on the other side who wasn't feeling so well, and yep! You got it, I got sneezed on, along with a cough! I KNEW I was DEAD after that! Where were HIS hands after he was JUST diagnosed with the FLU??? HELLO??? He should have WASHED HIS HANDS ASAP! HE SHOULD HAVE wash had Kleenex or some type of tissue in his hands being he now KNOWS he had the flu! Funny thing was the doctor came running after him shaking MASKS FOR HIM TO WEAR!!! Ugh!!!!!!! People! I got hit with this last Sunday, and today is the next Sunday, and now I feel GREAT!!!!!!!!!! It was a HORRID week, but now it's OVER and now AMAZING DAYS AND WEEKS AHEAD!!!! I am back to . . . reading and books! The BEST thing on this earth!!!

The latest Stacking the Shelves for NEW books I've gotten is HERE! It is from yesterday! I LOVE that post! Also, if you click on the Sponsor's name which is also the link, it will take you to the original article that has a linky list which has ALL of the people who do that post too, and you can hop around and see if there are any BIG books out there, books that are the BEST to read, etc.! That is always so much fun! Try it out sometime!! It's AMAZING at how many books some people get, too! I was on one blog yesterday where she HAD to have gotten 30 books or MORE in ONE week! She said she was a little behind in posting her books, but still! Wow! Sometimes I worry and think what people will think about ALL the books I list, but I'm not worrying about that anymore, EVER! LOL! It's neat because sometimes you end up seeing the same book over and over again - THAT is a book to check out!

GIVEAWAYS!!! In the LEFT side column always! There are a TON there this week! Some of them go to Valentine's Day!!! LOVE! Awwww!

*ONE Giveaway - the CATS COLORING BOOK ENDS FEB 8th AT MIDNIGHT! Get your entries in NOW, especially if you LOVE cats! You'll get to color them!

*One #BlogHop! Romance is in the Air! Enter my book giveaway then HOP on to ALL the other blogs in this #BlogHop!

*One #Giveaway of $250 #Amazon #eCard OR #PayPal #CASH!

UPCOMING REVIEWS - Reviews GALORE are coming this week!!! I have SO MANY I will be doubling and/or tripling up on some days! Make sure to keep your eyes on the blog! There 'could be' giveaways, I'm not sure with these? Come check!

I HOPE you caught my Post about the COMPUTER HACKERS that were after me HERE! Wow! They were a pain in my rear SO bad they were so loud and called me EVERY DAY!!! They are Chinese, NOTHING AGAINST CHINESE PEOPLE, IT'S JUST TO HELP YOU RECOGNIZE THEM, and you cannot be wrong about them because of their accent, it's a PURE giveaway as to WHO THEY ARE!!! You know how their voices just sound like the same thing is being said over and over! It goes on and on, so PLEASE READ THE POST and also keep in mind "EVERYTHING you have been taught" about these people. They just want to rip you off! "THEY" ARE THE HACKERS, NOT YOU!! THEY ARE THE ONES WHO WANT TO GET "YOUR" PRIVATE INFORMATION! DON'T END UP BEING A VICTIM AND FALL FOR IT!!! STAY SAFE!!!
HANG UP ON THEM, AND AFTER A FEW TIMES OF "YOU" HANGING UP ON "THEM", THEY DON'T LIKE IT AND THEY QUIT CALLING!!! THAT IS HOW YOU GET RID OF THEM!!! Good luck! YOU CAN DO IT!

PLEASE HELP WATCH OUT FOR YOUR ELDERLY RELATIVES! Keep an eye on them, and actually come right out and ask them if ANYONE has called them about their computer.
If I were you, I would sit down with them and explain in a way they can understand that if anyone calls them regarding their computer to call YOU!
My 95yr old Uncle got taken for a few THOUSAND dollars, but he never told us about it! It was one of those things where we could not read his mind in order to know that it was happening. Yes, eventually the Hackers worked their way to us, BUT, it took MONTHS! Also, we knew better where he was scared to death, and I can understand HOW they scare people to death doing it because what they told ME was scary if I wasn't on my toes!

I will see you tomorrow, Monday, with a NEW review! You'll have to wait and see what book I review!
Take care!
Laurie

Friday, February 5, 2016

#StackingtheShelves #22 plus info about these #books I received this #week!

                   Thanks to our Sponsor, Tynga's Reviews

Hello everyone! It's that time of week again, that time to do an awesome "SHOW AND TELL" of the books we have been given, bought, borrowed, or received somehow some way this past week! I LOVE showing books off like this!

If you look up at the TOP of this post, you'll see a LINK for the Sponsor I put up there. Go there!! You'll get to see a HUGE linky-list of ALL the other blogs who have also linked up and are showing their books they have received, too! You HAVE TO WAIT until LATE Saturday mornings, almost early afternoons to see the list. The sponsor takes her time on Saturdays (she's allowed!!) to do her post and get the linky list up. Sometimes it has been as late as 5:00pm, but it gets put up! This is a GREAT WAY to see the BEST of the BEST books out there and what everyone is reading! I LOVE to see if there is a common theme, or one book in particular that keeps showing up! You'll get hooked into doing this every week! ALSO!!!! You will get to enter ALL of those blogs' Giveaways if they have any going on, too! This is such a GREAT post to visit each week! Warning!!! There are a LOT, and I mean a LOT of other blogs that hook-up to this linky-list! Prepare to spend some time visiting the other blogs!!

If you get lost - don't worry!! I make it so that always opens a NEW WINDOW!!! You can always come back here to find the address to where you were! Now go enjoy it if it's time! I PROMISE you'll LOVE this!!!

This first book is the book that author RJ Parker gifted me, I mentioned it, and just couldn't find it at the time I wanted to show it off. I have it now!! I want to say,
"Thanks, RJ Parker! I have it now!! I appreciate you gift SO much! Thank you for always thinking of me!! I am reading it NOW, and will be writing a review about it for you, too!"
Here is what he sent me! (This is why it's a good thing to go home and NOT spend the night with a date, lol!)

The Alcohol Murders True Story of Serial Killer Gilbert Paul Jordan by Harriet Fox and MANY OTHER AUTHORS, TOO! From Crimes Canada - Crimes that Shocked the Nation - Volume 10 ebook


I bought:

Cold Betrayal by J A Jance ebook


Your Irresistible Love (The Bennett Family) by Layla Hagen ebook

and

The Grownup by Gillian Flynn (This is a novella and an ebook. No wonder the price was so minimal!)

I'll see you next week with more again! Thanks for stopping by!
Laurie

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Romance is in the Air #BLOGHOP 1 PRINT BOOK #GIVEAWAY! NOW TO 2-14!

                 Thanks to our Sponsor, Bookhounds


Welcome! It's another Blog Hop! This time I will be giving away
'1' print copy of
A New Hope by Robyn Carr
US ONLY
As always, if you feel like writing a review about this book when done, the author would LOVE it! There are never too many reviews! Thanks!




Description:
Starting over is never easy, but in Thunder Point, where newcomers are welcome and friends become family, it's possible to find yourself again. In this brand-new story, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr takes us on a moving and rewarding journey as a young woman finds new hope.


After losing her child, Ginger Dysart was lost in grief. But since moving to Thunder Point, a small town on the Oregon coast, and with the help of her cousin Ray Anne, Ginger is finally moving forward. Her job at the flower shop is peaceful and fulfilling, and she's excited to start her first big assignment, assisting with the Lacoumette wedding.


In spite of her lasting heartache, Ginger finds herself swept up in the pleasure of the occasion. But the beauty of the Lacoumette farm and the joy of the gregarious family are ruined by an unfortunate encounter with the bride's brother, Matt. Struggling with painful memories of his own recent divorce, Matt makes a drunken spectacle of himself and Ginger when he tries to make a pass at her, forcing Ginger to flee the scene in embarrassment.

But when Matt shows up at the flower shop determined to make amends, what started out as a humiliating first meeting blossoms into something much deeper than either of them expected. Discovering they have a lot in common, they form a solid friendship, though everyone around them worries that Ginger will end up with a broken heart yet again. But if Ginger has the courage to embrace the future, and if Matt can finally learn to let go of the past, there may still be hope for a happy ending.

HOW TO ENTER? FILL OUT THIS FORM!
You may need to scroll down using the RIGHT scrollbar on the form in order to fill the form out. Good luck! After you are done filling out this form, you can scroll down to HOP to the next blog! Have FUN!





Here are the other blogs in the Hop!

Monday, February 1, 2016

COMPUTER HACKERS ARE CALLING ME ON MY PHONE!!!

WARNING! COMPUTER HACKERS ARE CALLING YOUR HOMES AND PRESENTING THEMSELVES AS BEING FROM MICROSOFT SOFTWARE! THEY ARE NOT!!! NO ONE FROM MICROSOFT SOFTWARE NOR FROM WINDOWS WILL EVER CALL YOUR HOME!
THESE HACKERS WANT YOU TO LET THEM INTO YOUR COMPUTER - PLEASE DO NOT LET THEM OR ELSE YOUR COMPUTER WILL HAVE BEEN HACKED AND RUINED!!!
THESE HACKERS ARE GOING SO FAR AS TELLING YOU THE POLICE WILL BE COMING TO YOUR HOME WITH THEIR GUNS PULLED AND ARRESTING YOU IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE THE "HACKERS" THEY CLAIM ARE USING YOUR COMPUTER (AND ARE REALLY BEING USED BY THEM) ARE USING YOUR COMPUTER TO DO ILLEGAL THINGS!
Please do NOT FALL FOR THIS!
ANY QUESTIONS - PLEASE EMAIL ME AT: laurieisreadingatgmaildot com!
Thank you,
Laurie

#Romance is in the Air $250 #Amazon #eGift #Code OR #PayPal #CASH #GIVEAWAY!

romance edited


"Romance is in the Air"

$250 Giveaway

NOW to Feb 14th! (Valentine's Day!)

An Awesome Group of Authors and Bloggers have joined with me to bring you 1 fabulous prize!!

We’re giving away $250 in Paypal Cash! Or alternately you can choose a $250 Amazon.com eGift Code!




Sponsor List – Thanks to these awesome 
bloggers and authors for sponsoring 
this giveaway!!

I Am A Reader
My Reading Spot
Stacy Claflin
B. Kristin McMichael
Room With Books
{ A Leisure Moment }
Kimber Leigh Wheaton
Aubrey Wynne: Romantasy Through the Ages
Jeanne Bannon
Glistering Bs Blog
Simple Wyrdings
J.L. Campbell
Jade Kerrion--Life Shocks Romances
Jennifer Bardsley
Lise McClendon - Author
Krysten Lindsay Hager author
TMBA Corbett
Jessie Costin
Why Not? Because I Said So!(Sheila Staley)
Megan Tayte (YA author)
CBY Book Club
Lori's Reading Corner
Kindle and Me
Theresa DaLayne
Here We Go Again...Ready?
Kelly Hashway // Ashelyn Drake
Felicia Starr
Poppy Lawless
Min Reads and Reviews
Laurie Here - Cont Fiction and More
Amy Reece Author
Dannielle Wicks
Jaci Wheeler
D.E. Haggerty
Book.N.Addict
Diana's Book Reviews
Heather Gray, Author
Angelica Kate
Every Free Chance Books

Giveaway Details

$250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon.com eGift Card

Ends  2/14/16
Openonly to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal or who can redeem an Amazon.com Gift Code. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the authors, bloggers and publishers on the sponsor list. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


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Saturday, January 30, 2016

The #Weekly #Post #3! #BOOK #BLOG UPDATES, #GIVEAWAYS, AND MORE!


Welcome! It's been another week of GREAT books and GREAT reading! I hope the same is true for you, too! This week starts the FIRST WEEK OF FEBRUARY! Wow! February already! This year is FLYING BY already! So the 1st starts Monday! Wow!!!!
This THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4th, STARTS the Romance in the Air Giveaway Hop at midnight! A Blog Hop from blog to blog entering all of their Giveaways! This Hop goes from 2-4 to 2-14! Make SURE to come by, then HOP to ALL of the other blogs, too!!! I usually always win at least 'one' book or ebook, so try it out! It's FUN!
So this is the old post where I USED TO post for the NYTimes Top 15 (20) Bestsellers for every past week, but even the NYTimes and so many other sites have that SAME post, it was getting very difficult for me to get this done on time and published before that 9:00pm time frame! My one hand shakes (I learned this week it has to do with my neurological muscle disease - YEAH!!! I say that because now I KNOW what causes it!!! I did not know for SOOOOO long! I kind of thought that had something to do with it, but I was not sure. I was right!) Now I want to use this post to educate you about the things that are going on here at my blog, at other blogs, links about books! Also, Reviews if they are out of this world, reviews of my own I post every week, Giveaways HERE and at other places, and more! Which reminds me, I was supposed to have a link for you FOR the NYT article showing you what they put out now, but with how busy this week was for me, I just didn't have the time. I am SO sorry. I didn't have ONE OUNCE of energy left to find it. I WILL have it next week! PROMISE!!!
YOU are also able to SHARE THIS these same things from YOUR blog, too! WHY SHARE??? Is it so I can get NEW readers to my blog? ABSOLUTELY "NOT"! (However, if you "would" like to follow my blog, there is Bloglovin (my preferred way for people to follow, and the way most ALL blogs have people follow them with ) and GFC which is Google Friend Connect! The reason I want you to share this article it's kind of like a weekly wrap-up, tells you what's coming this week, and MORE! YOU ALSO GET TO LIST YOUR THINGS GOING ON IN THE COMMENTS! I SURE HOPE YOU DO!!!
What I don't have today and WISHED I did is the different days NEW RELEASES come out, and what books the publishers are allowing me ONE copy of to give away!
This past week has been SO busy. I've been at ALLLLLLL of my doctors, and that has wiped me out! Riding in the car is painful, so the car killed me, too! I just felt outright sick, which I HATE! I am starting to feel better, BUT, I did sleep most of the day away AGAIN!! I HATE when that happens! It all has to do with the neuro disease. That thing has list(s) of issues, unfortunately, of things it causes to go wrong, but it is ONLY TO ME, NOT TO YOU! That's GREAT, huh!
Oh!!! My computer had OVER 600+ VIRUSES THIS WEEK!!! We don't know HOW it happened because I have ALL the coverage I could possibly need, but I did accidentally turn if off a few times without knowing it, and when I noticed, I turned it back on. I remember that. Grrrrrr! I'll tell you more about that next week.
I want to let you know there are 2 Giveaways that are ending TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT!!! Enter them NOW!!! That is if you have not YET entered them! They are listed in the LEFT SIDE COLUMN! I list ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL the Giveaways there! ALWAYS CHECK THAT COLUMN! You never know what you'll find there!
Well, I want to get this out to you tonight! Remember, EVERY DAY will be different this week, especially for Giveaways, so check back!
You have a WONDERFUL week of reading, of ANYTHING you do!! See you next week!
Laurie