Saturday, July 2, 2011

Random Acts of Kindness

R.A.K. or otherwise know as Random Acts of Kindness is the brainchild of Vanessa and Isalys over at Book Soulmates. I think this is a genius idea. You put together a wish list of items that you would like to receive. Then hopefully at the end of the month someone has sent you some items from it. You in turn choose other fellow bloggers from the list and send them items from their wish list. This will be the first time participating and I'm excited. I've already been able to send out a few books and I've only looked at a few wish lists so far. If you are a fellow book lover I highly suggest joining this event. For anyone interested in participating, here's how:

  • Sign up each month you would like to participate
  • Show off that you are a R.A.K. participant by grabbing the button
  • Create a wish list(on Amazon, Goodreads, on your blog etc) and post it in the Google Doc located in each R.A.K. post for the month
  • If you choose to do a R.A.K. for someone, check out their wish list and contact that person for their address
  • At the end of the month SHOW US YOUR R.A.K! Make a post saying "Thank you" to whomever granted one of your wishes and then share it with Book Soulmates

Let's keep our International bloggers in mind and in our hearts.
Remember, there is always Book Depository and they offer FREE shipping!
Simple and easy!
Sign up for July [HERE]
See who else is participating in July [HERE

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Review: Seducing The Governess by Margo Maguire

I was very excited to read this book. I had heard a lot of great things about it and I just love the premise of the Lord of the Manor falling for the governess. Boy was I disappointed. This book started off so good and then kind of just fizzled out. I loved the beginning of the book and seeing the banter between Nash and Mercy, but once I got towards the middle of the book everything seemed to slow down immensely. It actually was a bit boring. I just kept reading waiting for something to happen. I found it very frustrating at times. I don't understand putting things into stories just to put it in. There were some things  that she would allude to but nothing ever came of it. I just don't understand why it was there.

Another thing that I disliked was the last bit of the book. It just seemed so rushed. Almost as if she realized that the book was ending so she just had to solve everything. Some things just didn't work for me. Like Mercy, she has no recollection of her early childhood and then all of a sudden she is dreaming about it. Seriously? It just seemed so convenient. Both Mercy and Nash's mysteries are solved so simply.

I would have also liked to have seen a bit more interaction between Mercy and Nash before they fall into bed together. They share one kiss and all of a sudden Mercy is falling into Nash's bed. It didn't seem very consistent with what we had already been shown of Mercy's personality. Don't get me wrong, I love the two of them together I just feel like it was a bit rushed.

I am curious to read the next book in this series. The premise seems very interesting and I would love to see more of Mercy and Nash.