Posts tagged ‘Christmas in July’

Guest Review: Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris

Welcome Jen D. with Not Now…I’m Reading! She has come to share this awesome review on my blog to help me celebrate my last week of Christmas in July 2011!  😀  Jen is an awesome woman who enjoys reading, watching So You Think You Can Dance, True Blood, music, and so much more!  Her blog is some much fun to read because she always has a combination of reviewed books, a weekly question that gets you thinking, some fun songs she shares with you, and some recaps on weekly episodes of her favorite shows.  She is an awesome friend as well, always making time to help you out whether it’s just giving you time to vent to saying something funny to make you laugh.  You should check out Jen’s blog by clicking on her picture to the left.  😀

On to Jen’s awesome review of a book I’d never heard of but now I must read!!

Humor / Essays
 Hardcover – $11.63
Paperback – $8.00
 Kindle – $8.99
 176 Pages
 Little, Brown & Company
 Released:  October 2008


Wolfsbane and Mistletoe: Hair-Raising Holiday Tales – Anthology

-Paranormal Romance
-Paperback; $11.00
-Ace Books
-Released: October 2008
-Authors included: Charlaine Harris, Donna Andrews, Simon R. Green, Dana Cameron, Kat Richardson, Alan Gordon, Carrie Vaughn, Dana Stabenow, Keri Arthur, J.A. Konrath, Patricia Briggs, Nancy Pickard, Karen Chance, Rob Thurman, and Toni L.P. Kelner

**Note, some of the books are available through authors websites or on amazon for free or very cheap.  I only indicate two after a review but I did not look for all of them. :-D**


3rd Christmas in July Giveaway

Welcome back to another fun giveaway during my fun month of Christmas in July!  Up for grabs are two Paperback books and two DVD’s.  If you click on the picture below it will take you to the review if you would like to check that out.


Giveaway Question:

What is your favorite Christmas/Holiday song of all time? Basically which song do you have to hear every Christmas/Holiday season and can listen to it over and over again without it ever getting old?

Giveaway Details:

  • This giveaway is open to EVERYONE anywhere in the world.
  • To enter please provide your e-mail with your comment
  • Followers will get two entries (My definition of a follower are individuals who have been active on my blog in the past, not people who sign up right now to “follow me” just to receive two entries. OR a follower is someone who is following me currently on Twitter.)
  • Anyone who answers the giveaway question will receive an extra entry.  This means followers will get up to three entries and non-followers will receive up to two entries.
  • The giveaway will be open from now, July 23rd, through Friday, July 29th. Giveaway closes at 11:59 pm Central Standard Time on the 29th.
  • The Winner will be chosen randomly by and announced Saturday, July 30th.
  • The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my e-mail or another winner will be chosen.


Vlog Weekly Update: July 23, 2011

Items for this coming giveaway:
Once Upon a Christmas by Holly Jacobs a Harlequin Novel
A Long Hot Christmas by Barbara Daly a Harlequin Novel
The Holiday
The Christmas Story

Thea Harrison’s Awesome Giveaway (This link takes you directly to her giveaway announcement on Goodreads)

Guest Review: A Christmas Story (1983)

Please welcome Diana with Offbeat Vagabond back to the 3rd awesome week of Christmas in July.  She is an awesome woman who loves movies as much as I do…maybe even more, and she reviews books and movies over at her blog.  She does an amazing job with her reviews, constantly convincing me to add more books to my TBR list.  I’m happy that she’s been able to guest review this month once a week so keep your eyes peeled for her last review next Friday!  If you want to check out her awesome site, and you REALLY should, click on her button to the left!

Now onto her review of this Christmas movie classic!

Comedy, Family
94 Minutes
Director: Bob Clark
Writer: Jean Shepherd
Starring: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon and Darren McGavin
IMDb (8/10 rating): “Ralphie, a young boy growing up in the ’40’s, dreams of owning a Red Rider BB gun. He sets out to convince the world this is the perfect gift. But along the way, he runs into opposition from his parents, his teacher, and even good ‘ol Santa Claus himself.”

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Guest Review: A Long Hot Christmas by Barbara Daly

A huge thanks to Ally with Swept Away Again for participating in my Christmas in July celebration. Ally has become an amazing friend to me through blogging and twitter and I’m so happy that I stumbled upon her blog.  I know that I had seen her blog at Julie’s site and it really kicked off when she reviewed the Fever Series by KMM because I had just finished it.  After that I just kept pestering her at her blog and now we can’t stop talking.  She is an awesome lady who takes the time to talk to her friends and show how much she cares, you should really check out her blog and you can get there by clicking on her image to the left. 🙂

Now onto her awesome review…

Contemporary Romance
Barnes & Noble
224 Pages
Released January 02

Favouite Quotes:
“I got a little carried away,” he admitted.
“Tension,” she said, nodding.
“Long week. It’s only Wednesday.”
“And it’s almost Christmas.”
“We have a tendency to overdo at Christmas,” Hope said.

His box of condoms was enormous. She did some quick math calculations. If her box was sufficient for a one-night stand, then his box could handle a lengthy, flaming affair.
He must have read her thoughts. Or maybe just read the look on her face. “The big box was more economical than a small box.”

Maybelle does all their decorating.
She still hasn’t sent Hope a bill.

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The Holiday (2006)

Comedy, Romance
138 Minutes
Director & Writer: Nancy Meyers
Starring: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and Jack Black
IMDb (6.8/10 rating): “Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other’s countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.”


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