This Week’s Book Retailer Coupons and Discount Codes

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Get $3 off $30 or more with code WILD. Valid 11:59pm PST on 1/6 through 11:59 PST on 1/14.

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Get $15 off $100 or more with code SENDAK. Valid 11:59pm PST on 1/6 through 11:59 PST on 1/14.


5% off all orders using 5OFFNOW at checkout. Valid through: February 28, 2013
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Use code categorysalecp for 20% off at on subjects:
Art, Family and Relationships, Health and Fitness, Psychology & Psychiatry, and Computers this Jan 2013
 Sale categories change each month

Save 20% on titles by eBooks Featured Authors: Lisa Jackson and Erica Spindler

Receive an extra $2 when you sell your textbook with the coupon code EXTRA2 Ends 2-28-2013 3:00 AM

Enter code BLACKICE to receive $5 off orders over $95 at Ends 3-29-2013 12:00 AM

Enter code SNOWBALL for $3 off orders over $60 Ends 3-29-2013 12:00 AM

Enter Code ICEFISHING for $4 off orders over $80 Ends 3-29-2013 12:00 AM


Save 25% on Health and Fitness titles (code: JanFitness25)
January 8th to February 2nd at 11:59 pm

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Guest Post and Giveaway: Confessions Tour

Confesions Tour

Old Friends

We spent New Year’s Day visiting with old friends. One I’ve known since 1981 (in uetero of course) and one since 1990. Because they’re fabulous friends they’ve read my books.

One of them asked, “What’s it like revisiting the same characters?”

“It’s like seeing old friends,” I replied.

And it is. When you revisit established characters (or visit with old friends) there’s no awkwardness. You all share a history. You know what to expect from each other.

I feel the same way when I read a series of books from certain authors.

My friendships began when I was just a kid. I knew Nancy Drew and Bess and George.

As I got older I got to know everyone who worked at the 87th precinct.

Harry, Ron and Hermione are old friends to millions (or maybe billions?) of readers worldwide.

So is everyone in the Spellman clan. (Seriously, if you haven’t read the Spellman series by Lisa Lutz, you should give it a try.)

My husband knows Sookie Stackhouse and all of the people in her world.

I look forward to the time I spend with thel likes of Alex Cross, Jack Reacher, and the Kincaid clan (in Allison Brennan’s books).

Who are some of your literary “old friends”? Continue reading

Faithful, Fit & Fabulous Challenge

How are those resolutions going? That’s what I thought. The problem with resolutions is that they are usually impossibly huge and intimidating and many times aren’t things we want to do, but things we “should” do; stop smoking, lose weight, exercise more. If you really wanted to do those things, you would already be doing them. In order to move forward, your goals need to come from within and you need to be motivated. Without a clear reason, you won’t stay on track for long. I had a long blog post written, but then I found out about the Faithful, Fit, and Fabulous Challenge. Check it out.

Faithful, Fit & Fabulous
Filled with humor and “I can relate” life experiences, Faithful, Fit, and Fabulous is the ideal 8-week life boost that will refresh any woman’s life. Create a personal and effective life plan, and learn how to readily apply it in your busy daily life. Establish holy habits, feel fit and fabulous, and get organized. Just one goal a week for eight weeks—it’s simple and fun. Continue reading The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew

I’m so excited to be a part of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew for 2013! Not only will I have the chance to try out some great curriculum options, but I get to tell you all about them so you can make informed choices for your family. I can’t wait to see what the year holds for us! My first review is for, so let’s go!

ST-Logo-v211 is a homeschooling parent’s dream website. With more than 25 subjects ranging from Pre-K to high school, every family can find something that works for them. Brought to us by The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, this site is a fabulous resource. Depending on the subject, you can use daily, weekly, or monthly lesson plans to put together a full curriculum for your student or just pick one or two subjects to supplement your regular lessons. Or you can do what we’re doing and just pick out the subjects that look fun and do the lessons for those. 😉 Continue reading

2013 Word for the Year: Freedom

When I saw some blogging friends talking about their “Word for the Year”, I really wasn’t sure I wanted to do something like picking one word as my theme for the year. I don’t “do” New Year resolutions and this kind of seemed like the same thing. But after a couple days of thinking about it, I decided it was something I needed to do, and write. I read something a few days ago. I can’t remember if it was a quote by a writer or just a friend posting a status on Facebook, but it struck me and I’m really struggling with it tonight. I can ‘t remember the exact words, and if you know the quote and who said it, feel free to mention it in the comments.

If there is something that is really hard to write about, that is what you need to be writing.

So, I’m writing. My word for 2013 is FREEDOM. Continue reading

Survey Results Part 5: Review & Giveaways

I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions, but if I did, the first one would be to make more time to blog. Because it’s taken me way too long to finish posting the results of the survey I took in September. *sigh* These are the questions that didn’t fit in the other categories, most have to do with reviews and giveaways.

What do you think of my reviews?

I like most of them. 14 41%
I love them. Don’t change anything. 12 35%
Other 6 18%
I don’t read your reviews. 2 6%
I don’t really like your reviews. 0 0%

“Other” replies
“I haven’t been following long so I don’t think I’ve read any of them yet”
“I really enjoy your writing.”
“I only read then if the book sounds like something I might want to read, so only occasionally”

I’m glad to see that most of you who read the reviews enjoy them. 🙂 Continue reading