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Friday, February 25, 2011

Follow my Book Blog Friday

Follow Friday Blog Hop hosted by Parajunkee.com

Q. Share your current fav television show! Tell us a bit about it...

My current favorite TV show hands down is GLEE!! But I also love Raising Hope and Modern Family because they are so funny, they lift my spirits when I need a good laugh and for when I'm looking for some drama I love The Real Housewives of New York City, New Jersey, DC, and Beverly Hills! lol and sometimes Jersey Shore

Thursday, February 10, 2011

One Lovely Blog Award

I had the honor of receiving this award:

In accordance with accepting this award I would like to thank:

Kate from Reads, Reviews, and Recommends

For giving me this award. I greatly appreciate it. Thank you!

And Now, Here is what to do when receiving this award:

1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.

2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered.

3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

15 Lucky Bloggers

Book Belle

Kero's Book Blog

Traci Bell's Blog

Praise, Prayers and Observations

Hands and Home


Moirae (the fates) book reviews

Book Reviews By Ashley

The Radar Report

From the ♥ of a Bookworm

My Awake Journey

Nikki's Notes

Redeemed Reader

The Architect and The Artist

Tyra's Book Addiction

Congratulations to the 15 lucky bloggers receiving this award from me Reader Between The Covers! When passing this award along please send to 15 other bloggers not on this list.

Thanks again!
Jessie D

Monday, February 7, 2011


The Girl From the Ghetto is having a lot of giveaways during the month of February here is the link to one of her giveaways on her blog check it out:
http://bit.ly/eeVNV3 (just copy and paste)

Jessie D

Sunday, February 6, 2011

A Time To Dance By: Karen Kingsbury

A Time To Dance is Book One in Karen Kingsbury's Timeless Love Series.

They had a love everyone thought would last a lifetime. John and Abby Reynolds were the picture perfect couple, with a marriage people only dreamed of. To Abby and John the love they once shared feels like just a dream. The relationship that seemed destined by God, the powerful connection physically, emotionally, and spiritually is falling apart. Divorce seems like the only option. Knowing the news is going to bring a devastating blow to family and friends, John and Abby decide to have a family meeting with their children to break the news. But when Nicole, their oldest daughter announces some special news of her own Abby and John realize they can't ruin their only daughters happiness. But can they pretend to be the happy couple they once were, the couple everyone thinks they are, for six more months?

When I requested to review this book, I thought half of it was going to be about the couple fighting while the other half was going to be about them learning to love each other again. You know, the usual christian fiction about divorce.
So I have to say hats off to Mrs. Kingsbury! What a wonderful job! She really struck a cord in my heart! During chapter eighteen I literally had to stop and collect myself, after bawling like a baby, in order to continue reading. This book brought a lot of deep emotions to the surface for me.

With divorce being the norm today when a marriage isn't working, especially with celebrities, this book makes you feel like there is a light in the darkness. Hope. I am a single woman and was content with my lifestyle until I finished A Time To Dance. It made me believe that true love is worth finding. I definitely recommend this book to everyone. I absolutely loved loved loved it! And I really want a chance to read Book Two, A Time To Embrace, in Karen Kingsbury's Timeless Love Series! So don't waste time go read the book and find your love! Believe me you will not regret it. Karen Kingsbury has created a masterpiece with A Time To Dance!

I was given a complimentary copy of this book by booksneeze.com in exchange for an honest review.

Jessie D

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Real Skinny On Losing It By: Michelle Mckinney Hammond

"No more volunteering to be a victim of the foods you are eating." The Real Skinny On Losing It is a divas life story about yo-yo dieting. Her failures and triumphs. Her divalicious tips at losing weight and keeping it off. Michelle Hammond lets you join her on a fun spiritual journey through weight loss. With her upbeat attitude you get that, don't be scared girl come on and join the real party! feeling.

A completely honest look at weight and women's struggle with it. Michelle gets down to the "nitty-gritty" about losing the pounds all while being healthy. I was pleasantly surprised with this book because, I have to admit, I was on the fence about reviewing it. I thought to myself,, "Eh, just another self help diet book, nothing new." But no, I was definitely wrong! There were elements brought to the table that I didn't even know could contribute to losing weight. Although she made the reading entertaining it did feel like she would ramble on a bit. But my favorite parts were the Keeping It Real and Diva Reflections at the end of each chapter. They gave you the chance to just stop and think and be honest with yourself. And as a woman who has struggled with weight, I certainly see this book as a great tool in helping women change their lifestyle for the healthy.
The recipes were a great bonus in the back of the book!

Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Jessie D