Friday, November 25, 2011

2011 Christmas Book Wish List!!!

To my friends and family,
Advance Happy Christmas to all of you! This year all I ever want is to get these books as Christmas gifts. Hehehe. So if any of you are kind enough to fulfill any of these wishes, I'll be forever grateful. 

 The Christmas Book Wish List

2. Armageddon's Children by Terry Brooks ( wish granted by ________________)
3. The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks ( wish granted by ____________________
5. Hangman by Faye Kellerman ( wish granted by _________________________)
7. Divergent by Veronica Roth ( wish granted by __________________________)
8. Plague by Michael Grant ( wish granted by _____________________________)
9. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles ( wish granted by ___________________)
10. Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen( wish granted by _____________________)

Granted Books:
4. The Doomsday Key by James Rollins ( wish granted by Anne Prieto, my dearest sister!
6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins ( wish granted by Raila Soares, a dear friend and fellow blogger from Brazil!) 
1. The Confession by John Grisham ( wish granted by me! A gift for myself! )

Thanks and I hope to hear from you all soon! Email me at if you want to give me a certain book of your choice! Then I will put your name on this post so we will know all the books that have already been filled! GOD bless!  :-)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Review: Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber

Anne Marie Roche wants to find happiness again. At thirty-eight, her life's not what she'd expected - she's childless, a recent widow, alone. She owns a successful bookstore on Seattle's Blossom Street, but despite her accomplishments, there's a feeling of emptiness. On Valentine's Day, Anne Marie and several other widows get together to celebrate . . . what? Hope, possibility, the future. They each begin a list of twenty wishes, things they always wanted to do but never did. Anne Marie's list starts with: Find one good thing about life. It includes learning to knit, doing good for someone else, falling in love again. She begins to act on her wishes, and when she volunteers at a local school, an eight-year-old girl named Ellen enters her life. It's a relationship that becomes far more involving than Anne Marie intended. It also becomes far more important than she ever imagined. As Ellen helps Anne Marie complete her list of twenty wishes, they both learn that wishes can come true - but not necessarily in the way you expect.

As I closed the last page of this book, I can't help but smile. It's like going back to my hometown, a place where I was gone for a very long time. Visiting the people, the old church by the road and the hundred year old school and everything that I was familiar with. Every single book from the talented Ms. Debbie Macomber is a delight to read. I always feel connected with her characters. They're not perfect, they have the same problems that normal people encounter, but how they get past through it with some help along the way from people they are close to really gets to me. It's magical...

Twenty Wishes is a book about love, friendship and helping other people without expecting anything in return. The story has many likable characters, Anne Marie Roche is my favorite, maybe because she has a bookstore! You all know that's my ultimate dream, to have my own bookstore someday...Move that on the top of my list of twenty wishes. If you're down in the dumps and wants to get away from all the cares in the world, pick up this book and be transported to a place of wonder...

My Rating: 4 ½ Stars

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

In My Mailbox #42: Books! Books! Books!

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by  The Story Siren.
In My Mailbox time! I got loads of new books these past few days! Special mention to Ms. Debbie Macomber for sending me review copies of 1105 Yakima Street and A Turn in the Road and to Malcolm Ater for Tyler's Mountain Magic, also a review copy. I'm excited to read all these books!

The First Patient by Michael Palmer
The Camel Club by David Baldacci
Relentless by Dean Koontz
The Last Surgeon by Michael Palmer
Compulsion by Jonathan Kellerman
Killer Heat by Linda Fairstein
Lethal Legacy by Linda Fairstein
The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry

Review Copies sent by authors:
1105 Yakima Street by Debbie Macomber
A Turn In The Road by Debbie Macomber
Tyler's Mountain Magic by Malcolm Ater
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