Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fall Into Reading 2011

I'm participating in this:

What is this?
You list the books you want and plan to read between September 23rd to December 21st and put them in a post.  There is MORE INFORMATION at the above link
There is NO TIME LIMIT TO WHEN PEOPLE CAN SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE IN “FALL INTO READING 2011”.   You are welcome to join at ANYTIME!!  Between NOW AND DECEMBER!  The deadlines mentioned in the prize/giveaways post are ONLY for prize eligibility!!  YES!!!  THERE ARE PRIZES!!
Go on over to sign up!!
Come back to MY blog here:  to come back to my blog to see what I am reading!!  (The books that are crossed out are books that I am done reading.)  

Here's what I am reading! Or, need to get read!

Never Knowing                                    Chevy Stevens            Goodreads!

Flat Out Love                                        Jessica Park                Crazy for Books Tour

Heiress                                                   Susan May Warren    LitFuse Tour

Josefina’s Sin                                      Claudia H Long            Publisher  3/4 the way thru!

Sins of the Mother                               Tara Hyland                 Publisher
Come Back to Me      Melissa Foster's***NEW!***Book Tour on 1-6-12
Baby, It’s Cold Outside                      Susan May Warren     LitFuse Tour
Unforeseen Fears                               H WilliamGruchow
Holy Ghost Girl               Donna M Johnson - Crazy for Books Tour
Farsighted                                    Emlyn Chand          -Novel Publicity Tour
Beatrice Munson                                Lorena Bathey
The Baby Boomer’s Guide to
    Chronic Pain                                   Dr Michael J Kaye
Anything                                              Michael Baron               NetGalley
Still More Stories from
    Grandma’s Attic  Book 3              Arleta Richardson
Treasures from Grandma’s
    Attic  Book 4                                    Arleta Richardson
Down From Cascom Mountain      Ann Joslin Williams
Northwest Angle                                William Kent Krueger
The Burning Soul                              John Connolly
The Lost Angel                                  Javier Sierra
Falling to Pieces, A Shipshewana
    Amish Mystery                              Vanetta Chapman            NetGalley
Beside Still Waters                           Tricia Goyer                      NetGalley
Along Wooded Paths                       Tricia Goyer                      NetGalley
The Healing - Kentucky Brothers Book 3   Wanda E Brunstetter      NetGalley
The Journey-Kentucky Brothers  Book 2  Wanda E Brunstetter      NetGalley
Lydia’s Charm                                   Wanda E Brunstetter      NetGalley
Money Secrets of  the Amish        Lorilee  Craker            BookSneeze
Something Old                                  Dianne Christner             NetGalley
A Prairie Christmas Collection      9 Different Authors         NetGalley
A Marriage Carol                   Chris Fabry&Gary Chapman  NetGalley
Easy and Elegant Beaded
    Copper Jewelry                            Lora S Irish                        NetGalley
Illustrated Guide to Sewing
    Garment, A Complete Guide
    For Fit and Fashion                     Peg Couch                        NetGalley
*Intoxications – Short Story           Tim Kizer
*The Black Chronicles:  Cry of
    The Fallen                                      Joel M Andre   ERROR - from Summmer

Books I forgot to list above and ARE INCLUDED IN THIS Challenge:
The Green River Killer: A True Detective Story  by Jeff Jensen and Jonathon Case 
      A Graphic Novel - (My first!)                                                 NetGalley         
*A Winter Discovery                           Michael Baron               NetGalley
*Any Color But Beige                         Catherine Larose         Tour Company                                               

Books that ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS CHALLENGE, but received AFTER I posted this post that I will NOT get to till AFTER the Challenge.

*Naomi's Gift: An Amish Christmas Story  Amy Clipston    Publisher/NetGalley
*The Boy Who Flew With Eagles     Ben Woodard                Author - Middle Grade Book - This book is SUPER neat!  The author and I are doing an experiment with my son who HATES reading!!  This book is about a boy and an Eagle that soars.  I am to sit down with my son and we are going to read this book together and see what HE thinks!  I will let the author know.  My son is 14, but VERY immature for his age.  He is repeating the 8th grade.   He had ADHD and the medications he takes causes him to have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder pretty bad.  He must touch EVERYTHING 4x ALL the time.  It is VERY frustrating for him. I feel SO bad for him because he has come crying to me asking me why does he HAVE to do this?  REALLY pulls at your heartstrings, huh?  UGH! I wish I could take it away!

*The Man in the Cinder Clouds     Rick Daley                    Independent Author
*This is another book in which, like the book above, it is about a very energetic boy and  Christmas.   I am going to do this SAME experiment above!!  I think this is SO cool to try out!! This is also a Middle Grade book!  
We'll see how my son likes doing this???  Eeeeks?  "TWO" books!!  He knows about the 
'1', but now I have added a 2nd one for him!!   That is okay, though, because this Christmas we are ONLY purchasing toys where he MUST sit still and play with!  This is intentional because he already knows he want to be a Marine.  He has an Air-Soft Gun ARSENAL!!!  He has SOOO many guns, and has asked for ANOTHER one for Christmas! I talked to my father-in-law, who happens to be dying, but introduced him to collecting Die-Cast Collectible cars and motorcycles!  My FIL, even though he is dying, is STILL collecting AND building scenes from his hospital bed of gas stations, car dealers, and some Airplanes!  How's that!  He is buying my son some Die-Cast collectibles for him to play with.  I WISH I had this photo as a digital photo, but, my FIL sent us money to purchase a shelving unit. We purchased a plastic one for my son.  It has four shelves.  EVERY motorcycle is perfectly stood up by it's kick-stand, and every car is perfectly placed.  He loves these!  Now, allow me to tell you "I" have knocked some of these over, and he takes the time to re-stand EVERY vehicle that "I" knocked over! ALL 4 shelves are FILLED!!  This will be the PERFECT Xmas gift!  I am also buying him a Wright Brothers Wooden Air Plane to put together!  I'm excited over this! I think he'll LOVE it!!
I will let you know how the experiments go, IF you are intersted!! 

**These are books I received AFTER I posted this post. These books are NOT a part of this Challenge!  It's a nice way to keep track of what I need to read!! I will 'try' to get to these books before 12-21, but it is doubtful.  That is NOT to say I won't try!!  I WILL try!!  I think some of these are going to have to go into the Winter Reading Challenge 2012!  By listing them here as I get them is a nice way to keep track of what I will need to read for the NEXT CHALLENGE, the Winter Reading Challenge 2012!

**Defending Jacob                            William Landay                      Publisher
        Release date: 1-31-12 
**She Had No Choice                        Debra Burroughs                 Author
**The Mercy                                       Beverly Lewis                        Publisher
**Unto These Hills                             Emily Sue Harvey                 Publisher/NetGalley
**Lilly's Wedding Quilt:
    A Patch of Heaven                        Kelly Long                             NetGalley
**Alison Wonderland                        Helen Smith                          Author
**The Wonder of Ordinary Magic  Lilli Jologren Day                Author
**Painted Jezebel                             Author                                    Author
**Longing                                          Karen Kingsbury                  NetGalley
**Smitten                                           Several Authors                    NetGalley
**Lilly's Wedding Quilt                   Kelly Long                              NetGalley

About the books:
A lot of the Amish books are from NetGalley.  NetGalley always seems to have a wonderful selection of Amish books.I've heard them referred to as, 'Bonnet Books'.  I had to laugh when I read that, but really, I guess they are in a way!  I belong to Amish Living, which you can find that by scrolling ALL the way to the bottom of this page, and you can find it on the top row in the far right column and click on the Icon!  We need to read a total of 15 Amish books within the year.  I am not sure what number I am on, and all the books I have read so far I have written reviews on, so they will be easy to find as they are here on my blog!  I 'do' need to catch up reading my Amish novels, and these should take me over 15, I believe.  The Amish books are such endearing reads.  They are about the simple life, but not about simple topics.  A topic that seems to have been addressed lately is the German Bible versus the English Bible.  Only the Bishops read from the :"German" Bible, leaving NO Bibles for the Amish folk.  The Amish rely completely on the Bishop's interpretation of the Bible since hardly anyone can read German.  Lately a LOT of Amish people have been purchasing English Bibles, which doesn't necessarily go over well with the other Amish families, which has made reading these books very interesting, to say the least!   I feel these are very enjoyable reads.  The books that do not have anything written as to where they are from are directly 'from' the Publisher.  The books marked with an * are directly from Indie Authors!  YEAH for the Indies!!!

STRUCK THROUGH BOOKS:   Are books I have read and written the reviews on!!  

Of course, I will be writing reviews on ALL these books, as expected!
I look forward to chipping away at this list!  All of these books sound SOOO good!
Thanks for reading!!
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