Monday, February 28, 2011

It's Monday - What Are You Reading??

This is a great weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. We simply post what we finished reading over the the last week, what we plan on reading this week, etc. It is a fabulous way to get ideas about great reads and see what this great book blogger community is up to!

What I Read Last Week

1.  A Brisket, a Casket by Delia Rosen (Deadly Deli Mystery #1)
2.  Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay (Cupcake Mystery #1) (1 out of 15 for Off the Shelf Challenge)
3.  Butercream Bumpoff by Jenn McKinlday (Cupcake Mystery #2) (2 out of 15 for Off the Shelf Challenge)

What's on the Shelf for this Week?

1.  Voluntary Madness by Norah Vincent
2.  Crossfire by James Patterson

So tell me, what are your reading this week??

Books are Life,

Sunday, February 27, 2011

In My Mailbox!!

In My Mailbox is a weekly feature done by Kristi, of The Story Siren, where you share what books you have received in the last week whether at the story, as a gift, free, or at the library!

From the Library

Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella (the latest in the Shopaholic series)

Cross Fire by James Patterson (Alex Cross series #17)

Shoulder Bags and Shootings by Dorothy Howell (Haley Randolph Mystery #3)

Voluntary Madness by Norah Vincent

Happy reading!
Books Are Life,

I'm taking the Off the Shelf Challenge in 2011!

Hi all,
   Ok I am now joining my first official reading challenge for 2011 - the Off the Shelf Challenge!  It sounds great.  It is a challenge designed to read books you already have on your shelf - what a concept :)

I have committed to the Trying Level which is 15 books off of my shelf in 2011! 

Here we go and happy reading to all!

Books Are Life,

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Book Blog Hop

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word!  This weekly event is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! 

This weeks question is

Do you ever wish you would have named your blog something different?

My answer:  Nope!  Ironically, I just started my book blog today, and I love the name!  I knew I took Latin in school for some reason.

Books are Life,

Welcome to my new reading blog Books Are Life - Vita Libri!!!

Welcome to my new blog about books and all things reading!  Why a book blog - well simply because I love reading books, researching books, talking about books, shopping for books, basically anything to do with books!   If you too are a reader, you know what I'm talking about :) So this new blog allows me to share my passion and connect with other people who share this love! 

I grew up in a home where reading was highly valued and there were books around always.  I LOVE IT!!

I'm not sure exactly everything that this blog will turn into yet but I would love to share some of my favorite reading resources/websites, author profiles, reading recommendations from me and my friends, and any other recommendations you may have. 

I am mostly a reader of fiction but would love to expand my reading genres!

Lately I have been into what seems to be this new niche in the mystery world - the themed mystery novel.  There are cat mysteries, mysteries about shopping, decorating, embroidery, tea, wine, cheese, honey, donuts, cupcakes, purses, . . . and I could continue.  If you are into a light, simply read, these mysteries are definitely for you. 

I hope you enjoy my new venture and I look forward to talking reading with you!

Books Are Life,