Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Rayovac Powers Your (and hopefully MY) Summer!

When you think about summer fun (it's officially summer! Yaay!), do you think about how you are going to POWER YOUR SUMMER??

Rayovac is running an awesome promotion right now where you can POWER YOUR SUMMER with one of their great prizes!! You can find all of the information here.
You'll answer an easy question and you'll be entered!!

Oh and I almost forgot!! For some LIVE fun, be sure to tune into the Twitter Party Next Wednesday!

Rayovac Powers Your Vacation Summer Promotion Twitter Event
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. CST
Location: #rayovac
Follow: @Rayovac_Battery, @5minutesformom, @CirclePRMary

Disclosure: The first 99 bloggers to promote the Rayovac Powers Your Summer Twitter Event won a prize package from Rayovac.

Love and Blessings!

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Runner by Cynthia Voigt

The Runner (Tillerman Family, #4) The Runner by Cynthia Voigt

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Wasn't crazy about this on, it took a long time to read.

The storyline was just OK. It showed how preconceived notions about things like race can really come back to bite you in the end! (pun intended!).

I found the main character descriptions were good but the storyline left a lot to be desired. It was told from the viewpoint of a headstrong teenager and his thoughts on his parents, his schoolmates and of course running. I just didn't find it very interesting at all.

This was a book from my personal collection. Nothing was received for this review.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Spell O B S T I N A T E

That's the word that did it...

She was almost there, #3 out of 41 4th grade kids. She had already spelled words like A L L E G E and F A N A T I C A L (thank God she didn't get infinitesimal, that knocked about 10 kids out!!) ( but she probably would have aced it!) (but I don't know how well Momma would have handled listening to each letter!)

I always told her that being OBSTINATE would not serve her well...

But I really didn't think it would get her THIS way!

What did the champion spell... A D V E R S I T Y

Quite appropriate don't you think?

Love and Blessings!

P.S. Her BFF was the champion so it was all good!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Email Overload!!

I had to do it, I had no choice...

I had OVER 9000 emails! Mostly from my Yahoo groups. I deleted them. I'm starting fresh! I had to be done... but I can't help wondering... what did I miss????

Have you ever had to do a mass delete of your emails?

Love and Blessings!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

BLOG Tour (late) - The Last Christian by David Gregory

Run, don't walk to the bookstore, library, wherever and get this book!!

The Last Christian: A Novel The Last Christian: A Novel by David Gregory

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wow! I'm not a science fiction reader at all but this was EXCELLENT!

Synopsis of the book: In the future, it’s possible to live forever—but at what cost?

A.D. 2088.

Missionary daughter Abigail Caldwell emerges from the jungle for the first time in her thirty-four years, the sole survivor of a mysterious disease that killed her village. Abby goes to America, only to discover a nation where Christianity has completely died out. A curious message from her grandfather assigns her a surprising mission: re-introduce the Christian faith in America, no matter how insurmountable the odds.

But a larger threat looms. The world's leading artificial intelligence industrialist has perfected a technique for downloading the human brain into a silicon form. Brain transplants have begun, and with them comes the potential of eliminating physical death altogether—but at what expense?

As Abby navigates a society grown more addicted to stimulating the body than nurturing the soul, she and Creighton Daniels, a historian troubled by his father's unexpected death, become unwitting targets of powerful men who will stop at nothing to further their nefarious goals. Hanging in the balance—the spiritual future of all humanity.

In this futuristic thriller, startling near-future science collides with thought-provoking theology. The Last Christian is a provocative “what if?” novel from David Gregory, best-selling author of Dinner With a Perfect Stranger.

My Opinion:

When I agreed to review this book, I was not thrilled about it to be honest. I do not like science fiction, never have. But I have to say this book was amazing. They way the author tied together the past and the present was seamless. Abby Caldwell was the perfect leading lady and the flow of the story was excellent. From a Christian perspective, there are many lessons to be learned: Abby's bravery and steadfastness about confessing her faith, people making the ultimate sacrifice for others, the thought of what could happen if we remain cavalier about our Christian faith. I would highly recommend this book and I just may read it again myself!

This book was provided to me by Waterbrook Multnomah for the purpose of review. The opinons expressed are my own!

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I cannot say enough that this is a must read!

Love and Blessings!