August 27, 2008

What's New

This is to all of my dear friends that stand by me and lift me up when I need it. I apologize for the length between posts. It's been so hard for me these past few weeks and I feel like crying all the time.

I do have SO many authors to thank for making sure I have books to review and to have what I call *Comfort Reading*. This is the reason I review. I do it to pay back all the authors over the years that have taken me away from my horrible illness and bring to a place that made my day and night.

There are TOO many for me to list right now, but there were at least 4 authors (I think I maybe forgetting someone and that makes me nervous) OK...these four (I think it's actually five) sent me boxes of books. Their amazing generosity and caring sent me into teary fits and butterflies (those school girl ones) You ladies know what I mean. I will leave a list and I find it so hard to send them back "REAL SNAIL MAIL" thank yous and not just emails. Does anyone else have this problem? The person that sent me the most beautiul package, I don't have his address. I'd love to send him a very special thank you and SOME OF YOU as well.

J.Kaye, Trish, Nymeth, Wendy, Sandra, Breeni , Cheryl, and my friend are like a close knit on line family to me. Everytime I turn around, there is something sweet in my box or you leave me a comment. I LOVE COMMENTS and fresh faces. I know there are SO SO many of you I forgot Sandy Ellen Patsy, WindyCity, Care, Bunny...Please know that if I didn't acknowledge you above means I love you less or don't think of you all praying for me every day. Believe me .... you'll be in many more to come! AND PLEASE don't be afraid to say hello, I LOVE to make new friends. Look at all the blogs on my side bar that I Lurk...

I don't know what's going on with my Library Thing. I'm in the early reviewers program .... I just got in my August book, but my July, June and May books have not shown up. I'm not even kidding. Has this happened to anyone else? Is it just me? I thought I typed in my wrong address, but I got this months book. So that isn't it.

I'm still a little depressed and weak, but I'm fighting and trying. I love you all for being loyal to my blog. If you need to reach me privately, my address is

Also I got in a new book from a brand new author, it's his first book and it's amazing! I haven't finished it yet, but let me tell you what it says about the book on the back.

It's called PIT-STOP by BEN LARKEN and it's his debut novel.

Welcome to the Pit-Stop Grill, a roadside attraction along Arizona’s Route 66 where travellers kick up their feet while sipping a nice cup of joe. It’s a cool oasis in an unforgiving desert landscape. It’s also the last stop on the road to Hell.

When ten people find themselves inside the eerie diner, unable to get out or remember how they arrived, all they know is what their waitress, Holly, tells them: a bus is coming. It will take them the rest of the way to a destination of unspeakable horrors.

Led by highway patrolman, Officer Scott Alders, the group of strangers unite with a common goal—-escape. Each of them holds dark secrets, but personal demons are no match for the wraithlike bus driver who arrives bearing the nametag RAMSEY.

Driving an oily black bus with ghostly headlights and exhaust that smells of brimstone, Ramsey wastes no time picking them off one by one. As their number dwindles and the terror mounts, Scott Alders realizes it will take more than a police-issued sidearm to stop the evil that tracks them. But is there enough power in their battered spirits to combat a crimson-eyed driver with a schedule to keep?

One thing is clear: you’ll think twice before you make your next Pit-Stop..

So far, I'm loving it and you'll have my thoughts and how many TIARAS it's getting soon.

There are a few more I'm reading, but I will fill you in on those, hopefully tomorrow.



Happy Reading Everyone!


  1. Aw, Amy, I'm glad you consider me family! Just know that I am thinking about you and wishing you the best!


  2. I hope you enjoy the books. I really do. But if you don't, please pretend you did when you do your reviews. ;P


  3. It's good to hear from you, Amy. You don't need to apologize for not posting very often...the importance thing is for you to regain your strength and get better. It sounds like you've been reading some great books!

  4. Ohh I have not heard of this book but it sounds good. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it.

    I am still waiting on my July book from Library Thing.

    I hope you are in a happy mood now. Enjoy your holiday weekend

  5. Hi, Amy! It is great to hear from you again. I often think of you and continue to send my prayers your way.

    I know that some of the Early Reviewer books for LT haven't been received by others as well. I haven't yet received my July book.

    Ben Larken's book does sound good. I am glad you are enjoying it.

    Hang in there, Amy. We're all pulling for you out here and wishing you good health and many happy days.

  6. Amy !
    I am so happy to hear from you !
    Always know I am thinking about and praying for you every single day. I hope you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend and will be waiting for your next blog post or email.

  7. Sounds like a must read book! Great review.

  8. OOoo - the book cover for Pit Stop is great!

    You keep reading and enjoy the stories, keep fighting and know we are rooting for you!!

    hugs, Care

  9. Oh Breeni, You were one of my very first friends here. I do consider you family. I know you want the best for me. You're such a caring person. Thank you for that! xo

    Mr. Lawson! what a surprise! I can tell you I Love them so far and will continue to love them. Your heart is as big as your books! I love your writing style. I was just reading on J.Kaye's blog that you can only get your books just this month. They're going out of print for a while. You get them signed from the website too and they are SO worth it. If anyone is interested, check out

    Nymeth, you are so so sweet. Another one of my first friends along with J.Kaye, Breeni and Trish, you are an amazingly wonderful person. I love you for that!

    Cheryl, this book is SO SO Awesome! It's his debut too! Amazing! How about me, I've gotten two books out of five from my early reviewers. I'm waiting for May, June and July...Schooled, Loose Girl and Sleeping Arrangements. I got in the Matthew book above and there was one other when I first started. I was lucky or so I thought, May, June, July and August. I got one...the august one. The other was from February I think. But then again, that's my luck.

    Wendy, your prayers, kind words and thoughts mean so much. I always love hearing from you! You made me feel welcome from the start. Keep visiting. xo

    patsy, we've grown quite close! Thank you for everything. I will write you a little later.

    Care, you're always there to put a smile on my face. I love to see when you stop by. I'm starting to tear up, you all make me feel so special during this hard time.

    Speaking of which, J.Kaye, I can't thank you enough for being my friend, remembering my birthday and always asking how I am. You were my very first book blogging friend and I won "Kiss Me I'm Single" from your blog. FIRST, that week. You are always so caring and giving. Let me know if you ever need me. xoxo Amy

    Now that I'm crying, I should go...


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