Monday, January 21, 2013

Ken Sweet's "CLEAN" Free 1/21 and 1/22

Ken Sweet contacted me today and let me know that his book, CLEAN, is available for free today and tomorrow on Amazon.  Download it, check it out and leave him a review if you get a chance.  I've downloaded it and added it to my "To-Read" list.

Link to Amazon is here:

Happy reading!

Musing Mondays Returns: New Format

Looks like while I was busy not blogging, Should Be Reading's blog changed the format on Musing Mondays, which will actually make it easier to write for.  See below.

Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
So for today's (which is a wee bit late, sorry) - I'll discuss one of my reading habits.

Normally, I like to read just before I go to sleep, unless I've taken something to help me sleep or I'm exhausted.  Reading helps to relax me and slow my brain down.

Unfortunately, not all books help with that.  The Hunger Games series was one of those that I just couldn't put down.  Each chapter end was suspenseful and I had to turn the next page.  My husband is finding it to be the same way.  Most of the time I can stop just about anywhere (though I prefer to wait till the end of the chapter) and pick up again the following day or when I have a chance.

I have also been reading more on my Nook Simple Touch than my paperbacks lately.

How bout you?  What are your reading habits?

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Want Free Books? Get Them Now

As usual, scanning through websites and, of course, Facebook, I come across a lot of regular listings for free e-books.  And I try to share them, because sharing is good.

The Frugal Girls posted about 'Ruby' being free.  Check out the links on their page here:  The book is available for Nook and Kindle. is giving away books through February for their KISS collection.  This week's free book: Waking Up Married.  Find it here:

And of course, Amazon has a huge list of free books here.

As does Goodreads here:

Then of course, the Nook selection of Free books, sorted by genre:

Happy reading!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Site Updates and More

As you can tell (maybe), I updated the left hand column a bit to include one of the goals not mentioned the other day.

Goodreads has a reading challenge set up.  A former co-worker and friend posted that she was doing a 100 book challenge.  Several other friends have posted 60-80 book challenges.  I decided, what the hell, I'll do the 100 book challenge too.  The bigger challenge will be logging into Goodreads every time I read a book and mark them read and the date they were read.

The widget on the left should update and show where I'm at on the challenge.

So far I've completed two books and am on the way on book 3.  Wish me luck!

I also added stuff for Google +, random quotes from Goodread and latest activity on Goodread.  So I'll definitely try to keep up to date on it.

I've also installed the GoodReads app on my phone. I'll let everyone know how that works later on.


Thursday, January 3, 2013

2013 Goals, etc.

I posted this on my Facebook wall, but figured I post it here too.  This makes me, at least somewhat, accountable.  As I posted there:

So I am not doing "resolutions" per say this year, but rather goals. And instead of far fetched goals, they're reasonable.

Some of my goals for this year include:

  • Writing at least one blog post a week for Kayhynn Turns The Page (if I average more than that it will be awesome), my book review site
  • Writing at least one article a week for EOGamer's New Portal (not announced yet mwahahaha)
  • Writing at least one article a week for EOGamer period (Outside the new portal)
  • Use MyFitnessPal to lose weight and count calories and all that fun stuff. Thanks Laura Chapman and Jennifer Siefring for recommending and reminding me about it respectively. 
  • Add guides and updates to UOHomeDecor weekly until everything from other sites that gave me permission to archive it has been done.

Ultimately, my goal is to write more this year. And so I'm making lists to get me to that goal.

That being said, this is my 50th post since I launched this blog in November 2011. Go me!  So my goal is to have, at minimum, 52 blog posts this year - hopefully double that.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

WWW Wednesdays - Jan. 2, 2013 Edition

Here's the answers to this week meme's from Should Be Reading's blog. Feel free to leave your comments with the answers to these questions and be sure to check out their blog as well for other's answers.

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions in the comment section or in your own blog then link it from the comments.

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

I look forward to seeing your answers below!

What are you currently reading? Great Hexpectations by H.P. Mallory.  It's book #3 in the Dulcie O'Neil Series.   This book (as well as the other three) came as part of an awesome deal I found before leaving for a trip last year where all three books were available on B&N for just .99 cents.  Having never heard of the author, I thought I'd get them and see how it went from there.  I have to say it was the best 99 cents I have spent on books and am buying the other two in the Dulcie O'Neil series to have on hand when I finish re-reading this one.

Either way, I picked up the three books and this is a re-read of them.  Either my first or second re-read..I think second.  The books are easy to read and keep you wanting more.

What did you recently finish reading? A Tale of Two Goblins by H.P. Mallory.  It's book #2 in the Dulcie O'Neil Series.  If you like Paranormal Romances, especially those that don't just jump to the sexy deed, these books are for you.  Pick up To Kill a Warlock, the first book in the series, before reading this one or Great Hexpectations, or you may get a bit lost in the series.  I also have to say I really like the puns in her book titles.

What do you think you'll read next? Wuthering Frights by H.P. guess it.  It's book #4 in the Dulcie O'Neil Series.  This one I haven't read at all yet as it wasn't a part of the first 3 I downloaded.  But now that it's available (and once I finish re-reading the others) I have ordered it for my Nook.  I also have book 5 ordered and downloading, so I should be good to go.  Here's hoping there's not more to the series.

If you haven't checked out her books yet, be sure to check out her website at which has information about her two series as well as her book for writers titled "Quit Your Day Job.

Happy reading!