Author: Cafinated Reads

Nov 11
More Winners! More Winners! More Winners!!!

More Winners! More Winners! More Winners!!!

YAY! I am so excited to be drawing my 5 winners with my new numbered posts!!! The 5 lucky people who will be recieving a copy (courtesy of Valerie @ Hachette Book Group!) of Miracles: A 52 Week Devotional by Karen Kingsbury are……. Random Integer GeneratorHere are your random numbers:247211619Vicki said…  I love Maggie’s Miracle because I believe miracles happen everyday and love reading about them. 24Katey said…  I am following your blog. This looks so good. 7 Deborah M said…  I would love to win this Karen Kingsbuy devotional. I have to say I haven’t read any of her books before, but I would love to start. Deborah M 21Emily said…  Hey Molly, Please enter me! I’m a follower.16Mark said…  Not sure I can pick a favorite book by KK, but I would say her Redemption series are my favorite books she wrote – I just identified with Ashelely in the series for a couple of reasons 19They have been emailed and will have until 12pm on Thursday November 12th to contact me back with their info or I will draw new winners…Congratulations to the 5 winners!!! Thank you all who entered and please come back and enter my… Read more »

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Nov 09
FIRST WildCard Virtual Tour: A Climate for Change by Katherine Hayhow and Andrew Farley

FIRST WildCard Virtual Tour: A Climate for Change by Katherine Hayhow and Andrew Farley

I just recieved my copy of this book, courtesy of Hachette Book Group, in the mail late last week so my review will be posted at a later date!! It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card authors are: Katharine Hayhoe and Andrew Farley and the book: A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions FaithWords (October 29, 2009) ***Special thanks to Valerie M. Russo of the Hachette Book Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHORs: Katharine Hayhoe is a professor in the Department of Geosciences at Texas Tech University and CEO of ATMOS Research, a scientific… Read more »

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Nov 07
Finding Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn

Finding Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn

About the book: Bestselling author Robin Jones Gunn brings readers a poignant Christmas novella about a woman, desperate for a place to belong, who finds herself in London a few days before Christmas, looking for the father she never knew. About the Author: Robin Jones Gunn is the bestselling author of sixty books, representing 3.5 million copies sold. A dozen of her novels have appeared on the top of the CBA bestseller list, including her wildly successful Sisterchicks series. Thousands of teens from around the world have written letters to Robin sharing how God used the Christy Miller and Sierra Jensen series to bring them to Christ as well as lead them to make life changing decisions regarding purity. Robin and her husband of thirty years live near Portland, OR, where they are members of Imago Dei Community along with other Christian authors including Donald Miller, the author of Blue Like Jazz. You can learn more about Robin on her Web site at www.robingunn.com. My Review: Miranda doesn’t believe in Christmas. She’s searching for the father she never knew and somewhere she can fit in and call home, so she finds herself clear across the ocean in England, searching for… Read more »

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Nov 05
Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright Repost for Buuklvr’s Bookin Holiday!

Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright Repost for Buuklvr’s Bookin Holiday!

Since I am doing Buuklvr’s Bookin Holidays all this month and next, I thought I would REpost this since it is a christmas read….and an AMAZING one at that. About the Book: Rising newspaper reporter Hope Jensen uncovers the secret behind the “Christmas Jars”–glass jars filled with coins and bills anonymously given to people in need. But Hope discovers much more than she bargained for when some unexpected news sets off a chain reaction of kindness and brings about a Christmas Eve wish come true. About the Author: Jason Wright is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USAToday bestselling author. He is also a political commentator and the co-founder of PoliticalDerby.com, a popular website for political junkies. Articles by Jason have appeared in over 50 newspapers and magazines across the United States including Glenn Beck’s Fusion Magazine, The Washington Times, The Chicago Tribune, and Forbes. He is the author of four books, The James Miracle (2004); Christmas Jars (2005); The Wednesday Letters (2007); and Recovering Charles (2008). Jason is also a popular speaker who speaks on writing, service, and various political and social issues. He has been seen on CNN, FoxNews, C-SPAN, and on local television affiliates around… Read more »

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Nov 05
This Just in~a big thank you to Tea!!!

This Just in~a big thank you to Tea!!!

ANOTHER award!!! I am still fairly new to blogging but have already gotten THREE awards!!! Thank you so much to Tea @ Read With Tea for this great award! Here are the Rules: What a surprise!! I am suppose to list seven of my favorite thing and share this award with seven other blogs. Ok, that’s what I’ll do. This is going to be fun.1.Shelly @ The Attic Girl 2.Emily/Elyssa @ Daughters of the King3.Libby @ Libby’s Library News 4.Mark @ Thoughts of a Sojourner 5.Karen @ Bookin With Bingo 6 Vicki @ Reading At the Beach 7. Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews Oh My!**************************************************************************************************************************************************************************Seven of My Favorite Things1.God2.my 2 sons and my parents3.books, books, books and did I mention books????4.Thanksgiving/Fall5.Fall6.My bloggin Buddies7.The feel and smell of the Christmas Season

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Nov 05
Jake the Snake Preview and Book/Tshirt Combo Giveaway

Jake the Snake Preview and Book/Tshirt Combo Giveaway

This is a preview and giveaway (thanks to the author!) for a book AND Jake the Snake tshirt that would make a great Christmas gift for the “Jake the Snake” in your life! All you have to do to enter is go here to the authors website and sign the guest book! Then come back here and tell me that you did that! Be sure to leave your email address in the comment so I can contact you if you are the winner!!! Giveaway ends December 1st @ 6pm. Open to residents of the US and Canada only About the Book: Jake the Snake is a rambunctious kindergartner who is always getting into mischief! And when that happens, he is sent to the “stupid time-out chair.” Jake the Snake is scared Santa Claus is watching and will bring a stupid lump of coal for Christmas ’cause Christmas isn’t far away! When Jake the Snake drowns his brother’s pet lizard in chocolate sauce, he is really afraid. But things only get worse when Jake the Snake goes to the mall to visit Santa and barfs in the mall elf’s hat! Will Jake the Snake get a stupid lump of coal for Christmas? Or… Read more »

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Nov 04
Updated Blog!

Updated Blog!

Hello reader friends!! I have updated my blog just a bit…it is now a 3 column blog and one special feature has been added….when you leave comments on my posts and giveaways they are now NUMBERED!!! Super yay! Have been trying to do that for some time and thanks so much to one special bloggin buddy I know have numbers in my comment posts! It will make it so much easier for drawing the winners of my giveaways!! Hope everyone is having a great week and that my new layout will go over well with you all!

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Nov 04
A-Z Wednesday

A-Z Wednesday

Welcome to A-Z Wednesday!! To join, here’s all you have to do: Go to your stack of books and find one whose title starts with the letter of the week. Post: 1~ a photo of the book 2~ title and synopsis 3~ link(amazon, barnes and noble etc.) 4~ Come back here and leave your link in the comments. If you’ve already reviewed this book you can add it also. Be sure to visit other participants to see what book they have posted and leave them a comment. (We all love comments, don’t we?) Who knows? You may find your next “favorite” book. THIS WEEKS LETTER IS: “M” My book is:Mrs. O:The Face of Fashion Democracy Synopsis: Celebrated for her style and substance, Michelle Obama has transformed the role of first lady and become a 21st century icon, attracting attention from all over the world. The qualities so admired in her – intelligence, strength and charisma – radiate through her personal style, which has united accessibility with high-wattage glamour. The clothes, like the woman, feel both familiar and inspirational. Readily mixing high-end labels with more affordable brands, with a focus on craftsmanship and artistry, Mrs. O has elevated the notion of… Read more »

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Nov 04
FIRST WildCard Tour:Kelly Eileen Hake’s Bride Backfire

FIRST WildCard Tour:Kelly Eileen Hake’s Bride Backfire

I will be getting my copy of this book soon so my review will be posted at a later date! It just was too good to pass up sharing with you all! It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Kelly Eileen Hake and the book: The Bride Backfire Barbour Publishing, Inc (October 1, 2009) ***Special thanks to Angie Brillhart of Barbour Books for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kelly Eileen Hake is a reader favorite of Barbour Publishing’s Heartsong Presents book club, where she has released several books. A credentialed secondary English teacher in California, she… Read more »

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