Monday, August 30, 2010

Teaser Tuesday 8/30/10

(Hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

"The hell with women, and marriage. A man can't have everything."
From page 37 of " Julie & Julia: 365 days, 524 recipes, 1 tiny apartment kitchen" by Julie Powell

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Me and My Disappearing Act

So, I have internet access at the moment. I want to catch up as much as possible. I hate having iffy internet connection. I would love to have a laptop with wifi. That way no matter where I am, I can do my blogs and participate. But Now I am doing job searching so I will slowly but surely save up for a notebook w/built-in internet. Anyway, I don't like disappearing and I don't like not keeping up with my blogs so I will do my best not to. You all should be seeing more of me again.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

WWW Wednesdays 8/4/10

(Hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading)

To play along just answer the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you will read next?

I am currently reading Vexation by Elicia Clegg for review. Almost done reading!

The book I read before Vexation was I Will Not Be Silent by April Maley for review. My review isn't up yet.

I am going to read Permanent Obscurity by Richard Perez for review.

Booking Through Thursday 8/5/10

(Hosted by Booking Through Thursday)
This weeks question:
What is the first book you remember reading? What is it about the first book that made you really love reading?

I don't remember the first book I read but I do remember reading The Bearstein Bears, Nancy Drew, The Tale of Peter Rabbit series and more. I remember when I was younger that I love that the books went into more detail and when reading a book, it turns into a movie in my head. I have loved books since I can remember. If I could get paid to read, that would be a dream come true!

Sunday Salon 8/8/10

(Hosted by The Sunday Salon)
Well, it's been a slow reading week(s) for me since my daughter, hubby and I are staying with friends to be of help so I only brought a few with me thinking that would last me a few weeks. Two out of the three I brought with me were library books and the other a book for review. But then I was so busy I didn't have time to read! I Know! So then I had to return the two books and re-request them. I made sure to devote an hour every night before I went to bed to read So I have about a week or so more to go then I'll be done. That's if I read a minimum of five pages a day. So easy! lol. Then to continue drafting my review for I Will Not Be Silent by April Maley and start my review for Vexation by Elicia Clegg.
On another note, I recently requested/added My Life In France by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme, Mastering The Art Of French Cooking (Volume two) by Julia Child and Simone Beck, As always, Julia: Letters between Julia Child & Avis Devoto: food, friendship & the making of a masterpiece selected and edited by Joan Reardon, The French Chef Cookbook by Paul Child, Mastering The Art Of French Cooking (Volume one) by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle & Simone Beck, Julie & Julia: 365 days, 524 recipes, 1 tiny apartment kitchen: how one girl risked her marriage, her job & her sanity to master the art of living by Julie Powell.
Notice something? Yea I'm on a bit of a Julia Child kick.
This is because my mother mentioned that since I love to cook and I'm not half bad at it I might want to try watching Julia Child on PBS. Sure! Why not! I LOVE cooking shows. I have my favs and the ones where I just do not like the person. I love Julia Child. She is funny. I asked my mother is she had any cookbooks by her and she gave me the answer I was not expecting; "no sorry honey...ask your aunt...." :( Well, she has one but....anways, I went to (online library) and looked for Julia Child's cookbook. I put pretty much every book there on the list on my request list. Then a couple of nights ago I watched Julie & Julia. I loved it, went and purchased it for a steal of a deal! So then of course my next mission was to find Julie Powell's blog. I found the one she blogs on now. But...after a little bit more research, I found her original one. I am loving it so far. My only question about her new one so far, what do you have against Rachael Ray? I didn't like her in the beginning but I realized that's because 'she's spunky & funny & cute'. But she has grown on me and I ended up buying three of her cookbooks a few years ago. My only complain with Rachael Ray is (I'm sorry hun, I love you, I think you are adorable) her recipes are expensive. When I first bought her 365 recipes cookbook ( where there is a different meal each day and a little box at th top so you can mark it off, say you like it or not) I was going to follow it and write a journal on it but it was too expensive for my wallet. Anyway, this is The Sunday Salon not "Elisha's Rambling's". So until next time,
Have a great work week everyone!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Hi Everyone!

Hey all! This will be a short blog, more like a note...letting those of you who read my blog know, I am still here! I have been staying with friends to help them out and they had issues with their computer so I couldn't get on. I know... I went a litttttle crazy lol. Anyway, now that the issue is fixed I am hoping I can get on a lot more and get back up to speed...get caught u with my posts, FINALLY put my review up for I Will Not Be Silent by April Maley...It's been bugging me soo much not being able to post my blogs, check out the other great blogs, not bing able to post my reviews...But it's OK now:) My review should be up within this week...that's my goal...
Anyway, I am back nd active as I love so pleas be patient and don't disappear on me please!

Have a great weekend everyone!