Saturday, March 24, 2012

Drop It Like It's Hot hop

Welcome to Drop It Like It's Hot Hop! This hop is hosted by Charisma Media Network

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Welcome to Linky Followers Blog Hop! This hop is co-hosted by Stressed Rach, Beauty Brite, Asha’s Butterflys, Its a Pen Pal World and Carole's Ramblings.

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Some blog tours

Book Blog tour for Until Next Time from Tribute Books
April 24,2012

Forgiving Trinity blog    tour

the Half-Faerie Tale- April 1-14, 2012

Forgiving Trinity - Liz Reinhardt


Cant wait to post my reviews on these books. I am very excited to start reading them and I hope you all will like my reviews :)

IMM (#003 & #004)

Hello All,
I am here today with an update for IMM (In My Mailbox)
hosted

by the one and only The Story Siren( www.thestorysiren.com) and it

is a weekly meme to post the books you have received, bought,

borrowed, traded, ebooks, ARC's, etc from the whole week.

This is one of my favorite Meme's and that's why I try my best to

post this when I can.

So, here is the books I have bought, received, etc for the past two

weeks.

-Bought-

Perfect- Ellen Hopkins
Bloodlines- Richelle Mead
Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry #1) by Simone Elkeles
RULES OF ATTRACTION( Perfect Chemistry #2) by Simone Elkeles

and CHAIN REACTION ( Perfect Chemistry #3) by Simone Elkeles
A Million Wishes (The Wishes Series) by DeAnna Felthauser (ebook)
The One You Love (suspense mystery) [Kindle Edition] Paul

Pilkington
Glimpse (Zellie Wells)


-Received-
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games trilogy book #1) by Susanne

Collins

- Ebooks-

Wicked Hungry - Teddy Jacobs


-Won in contests-
Shadows of the Past by Gale Minchew

A Brother's Love by Sandy Wolters

Bess, Nicholas and a Dog Called Bones by Tessa Armytage

Spiritus by Dana Michelle Burnett

Ember - Carol Oates - PDF

Indivisible - Jessica McQuinn


So, I have to say that I have had a good 2 weeks of mail and books to

keep me busy. Please leave a comment if you want and if you follow

me, leave your link and i will follow you also.





Tuesday, January 31, 2012

In My Mailbox (002)


In My mailbox (002)

This book meme is taken from Kristi at The Story Siren book review blog and I like this concept, so here I am making my second IIM Post.

This week I received the following:

The Magic Room-Jeffrey Zaslow
"The New York Times bestselling journalist and author of The Girls from Ames, Jeffrey Zaslow, takes us to a multi- generational family owned small-town bridal shop to explore the emotional lives of women in the 21st century.

You may not have heard of Fowler, Michigan, much less Becker's Bridal. But for the thousands of women who have stepped inside, Becker's is the site of some of the most important moments of their lives-moments that speak to us all. Housed in a former bank, the boutique owners transformed the vault into a "magic room," with soft church lighting, a circular pedestal, and mirrors that make lifelong dreams come true.

Illuminating the poignant aspects of a woman's journey to the altar, The Magic Room tells the stories of memorable women on the brink of commitment. Run by the same family for years, Becker's has witnessed transformations in how America views the institution of marriage; some of the shop's clientele are becoming stepmothers, or starting married life for a second time. In The Girls from Ames, beloved author Jeffrey Zaslow used friendships to explore the emotional lives of women. In The Magic Room, he turns his perceptive eye to weddings and weaves together secrets, memories and family tales to explore the hopes and dreams we have for our daughters.




The City Of Glass- Cassandra Clare

To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters -- never mind that enter-ing the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.
As Clary uncovers more about her family's past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadow-hunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadow-hunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he's willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City -- whatever the cost?

Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the final installment of the New York Times bestselling trilogy The Mortal Instruments
"
The City Of Ashes- Cassandra clare
Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go — especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father.

To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?

In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City's Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation


Hades-Alexandra Adornetto

Heaven Help Her.

Bethany Church is an angel sent to Earth to keep dark forces at bay. Falling in love was never part of her mission, but the bond between Beth and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier Woods, is undeniably strong. But even Xavier’s love, and the care of her archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, can’t keep Beth from being tricked into a motorcycle ride that ends up in Hell. There, the demon Jake Thorn bargains for Beth’s release back to Earth. But what he asks of her will destroy her, and quite possibly, her loved ones, as well.

The story that Alexandra Adornetto built in her New York Times-bestselling debut, Halo, comes alive in action-packed and unexpected ways, as angels battle demons, and the power of love is put to the test
The Secret Life Of Astrology

That's all that I received since my last IMM post..

Go ask Alice book review


Go Ask Alice- By Beatrice Sparks Review by Samantha Stroy.

First, I want to say before I get to the review is I didn't have to read

this. In fact I read it for all the wrong reasons. My husband 's high

school English class was reading it and he has never been the best at

studying and reading books. ( he's a great reader, just hates to read.)

So, he brought home his homework and was struggling with it. So, I

decided to get my own copy and read it and help him with his

homework. Anyway, I fell in love with the book and what was

suppose to read 30 pages of it just to help him, well I read the whole

thing. I have read it a total of 7 times and love every minute of it.

The story is about a 15 year old girl in the 1970's and receive's a

diary to write her feelings and emotions in. It started out innocent

but somewhere along the line she was slipped a LSD drug at a party

and somehow she liked it and wanted more. She would do anything

she could think of to get high again. She met and started hanging out

with some bad kids at school. Then, she was kicked out of school for

selling drugs and being on drugs, then kicked out of her house.
house.
She ended up running away from her town to San Francisco,

California to start a new life. She ends up hitting an all time low

and started sleeping with guys, and other random things just to get

money for her next dope baggy. All at the same time she is writing

her journal entries on paper bags, napkins, random scrap paper, and

anything else she can think of to write on. she ends up back home

and put in rehab to get rid of her withdrawls and to start clean and

not be on dope anymore.

Everytime I read this book I like it all over again like the first time.

It's one of those books you can read over and over and not feel guilty

reading it. I have always liked the whole diary format books. It's a

great way of writing and the reading is more fun.
There are way more books in the same format that Beatrice Sparks

writes. Her way of writing reminds me of Ellen Hopkins books.

This is on the banned books list of reading material which I

understand if you are 14 and under. But, for high school reading

material, you are old enough to read a book like this and learn a

positive message from it.
It's a book that even though its about a negative subject, you can

learn from it. Like, learning from other people's mistakes.

"This groundbreaking classic is more compelling than ever for today's

readers. A sensation when it was first published and a perennial

bestseller ever since, this real-life diary charts an anonymous

teenage girl's struggle with the seductive--and often fatal--world of

drugs.
" Taken from Goodreads."

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ever After PR



Are books a big part of your life? Do you sit for hours reading? Is writing a book part of your life also? Do you sit for hours trying to get to a finish product? Are you not sure it is ready for a final print, then let us help you. Join in on the book reviews, product reviews, author giveaways, author guest posts at EverAfterPR.

Hope to see you there.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

IN MY MAILBOX (#1)

So, this is my very first In My Mailbox meme I saw at www.thestorysiren.com and thought it would be fun to do. Althought you are suppose to do it ona Mon day but I am excited to share today :) ok. Here it goes:

The Edumacation of Jay Baker by Jay Baker
A few bullet points about Jay: • He is in love with a cheerleader named Cameo “Appearance” Parnell • He is forever losing “Love-15” to tennis-playing goddess Caroline Richardson • He rocks a touch√© array of pop-culture references, jokes, and puns • His family-life cookie is about to crumble. Live vicariously through Jay as he faces off against his mortal enemy, gets awkward around his dream girl(s), loses his marbles in a Bermudian love triangle, watches his parents’ relationship implode, and, finally, learns to get real and be himself(ish).

Becoming- Raine Thomas:
Every three years, Amber Hopkins explodes. Okay, not a blown-to-smithereens explosion, but whatever it is always hurts like hell and leaves her life a shambles. She’s already worked her way through five foster placements, and she’s doing whatever she can to avoid getting blasted into a sixth.

As her eighteenth birthday approaches and she feels the strange and powerful energy building, disaster looms. When the inevitable explosion occurs, her life gets its biggest shakeup yet. She’ll not only learn how her fellow foster and best friend, Gabriel, really feels about her, but she’ll discover that she isn’t really without family.

To top it all off, she’ll finally find out why she’s having the power surges: she isn’t entirely human.

Amber must Become, transitioning to another plane of existence and risking the loss of the most important relationship she’s ever had. Her choice will impact the future of an entire race of beings, and will pit her against an enemy that will prey upon her doubt to try and take her very life.

Kind of makes the explosions now seem like a cakewalk.

Under The Stars- Rebecca A. Rogers.

After seventeen-year-old Andrina’s home is demolished by meteors, she encourages her family to relocate to Legora, one of the few remaining cities that promise a new life to weary travelers. But Legora’s food and supplies are in shortage—too many refugees have sought protection behind its gates—and the only option is to appeal to the King of the New World for provisions. When the town assembles a lottery to choose who will plea to the king, Andrina holds the ill-fated ticket.

Her arrival in Valyad, the royal territory, sparks intrigue from King Zarek. Andrina can’t imagine herself acting like the other girls, who flounce after Zarek’s affection and money, but she considers giving in to her flirty side if it’ll guarantee that her family is fed. So when Zarek leaves Andrina with a bitter decision—marry him or he’ll strip Legora of its supplies—she has no choice but to accept being Queen of the New World.

Soon, though, Andrina uncovers that Valyad is smothered in deceit. Days after their wedding, Zarek is found stabbed to death and all fingers point to Andrina. Betrayed by Valyad’s governor, who wants the crown for himself, Andrina learns that it’s the people who will cast a vote on her fate; people who don’t want a commoner operating their kingdom. Andrina must not only convince Valyad that their king didn’t die by her hand, but also outsmart the sly politicians of the realm with a surprise they can’t outrun.

Thats from a few days ago. I will actually post the ones I bought today on Monday so I am on track.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

BOOK REQUEST

MY OLDEST DAUGHTER, ELIZABETH, IS REALLY INTO READING AND HER TEACHER SAYS SHE IS AT THE TOP OF HER CLASS WHEN IT COMES TO READING, WRITING AND COMPREHENSION.

SO, SHE ASKED ME IF I KNEW ANY GOOD AGE APPROPRIATE CHAPTER BOOKS, AND MY MIND COMES TO A BLANK. SHE HAS READ THE PRINCESS DIARIES BY MEG CABOT, HARRY POTTER BOOK 1, ROMONA AND BEZUS BY BEVERLY CLEARY..

I NEED SOME IDEAS THAT ARE CHAPTER BOOKS LIKE THE ONES I HAVE MENTIONED ABOVE. SHE DOES LIKE THE VAMPIRE THEME BUT THE VAMPIRE DIARIES IS TOO MUCH FOR HER..LOL..

ANY IDEA, PLEASE HELP. I WAS THINKING ABOUT OLD CHAPTER BOOKS I USED TO READ LIKE THE BABYSITTERS CLUB, THE BOXCAR CHILDREN, NANCY DREW, ETC BUT SHE WANTS SOMETHING OF THIS DECADE..LOL..

HOPE TO HEAR SOME GOOD IDEAS.

XOXOXO,
sAMANTHA

ALSO, HERE IS A SMALL WISHLIST OF MY OWN THAT I HOPE ANYONE CAN MAKE ME HAPPY WITH WANTING TO GET ME ANY OF THESE.

THE HIDDEN-JESSICA VERDAY
ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS- STEPHANIE PERKINS
THE FAERIE RING- KIKI HAMILTON
LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR-STEPHANIE PERKINS
PRETTY LITTLE LIAR BOOK 1-4
SHATTER ME- TAHEREH MAFI
THE BEST OF ME- NICHOLAS SPARKS
THE NEXT ALWAYS- NORA ROBERTS
DEARLY, DEPARTED-Lia Habel
SAM'S LETTER TO JENNIFER- JAMES PATTERSON
FATEFUL-CLAUDIA GRAY
BLOODLINES-RICHELLE MEAD
DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE-Laini Taylor
THE NAME OF THE STAR-Maureen Johnson
JULIET IMMORTAL-Stacey Jay

AND THAT'S JUST THE BEGINNING LOL.. SO, IF ANYONE WOULD LOVE TO GRANT MY WISHES PLEASE EMAIL ME AT ITSAPENPALWORLD@YAHOO.COM

Book Giveaway...


http://komzreviews.blogspot.com/2011/12/holiday-season-giveaway-part-2.html

I look forward to seeing if I win. Good luck to everyone who wants to join :)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Blog Prompt

Writer's Block: It’s the end of the world


If you knew today was your last day on Earth, how would you spend it, and why?


This is one of those topics that makes you think and think about it over and over again until you just consider you have no answer to. No one knows what exactly is becoming as of December 21st,2012. Could be good, could be bad. I think this will be a time in our era that is not sure of what will happen. I thought about this question a lot and have had conversations before. I know if Tomorrow was going to be december 21, 2012, then I will be spending it with my children and husband. At least if we all go out as once in history then make it remarkable. Even if I don't make it or something happens to my husband, (knock on wood it don't) I want my kids to remember me being a positibe and loving role model. Like, remembering something special in all of them in knowing how much love we gave them.

I do not think the world will end. It reminds me more of what everyone was expecting for the year 2000 that came and went. People said the computers and all electronics would not work, and guess what? We made it through. Now, here and now with this whole 2012 will end. I mean, it is the end of an era in the Mayan Calender, not our Gragorain one we use today. To the Mayan's, their calender ends and begins a new phase. Just with every year we have a birthday marked on when we were let to live and make our independace in this world out of the womb.

I try to be optimistic because if I am wrong and the world does come to an end, it makes me teary eyed just thinking on who I will be losing and those who have affected my life until this day. If all somehow make it to the same place we all know where high in the sky, I just hope your life was what you wanted it to be.

I have been on this Earth for 27 years, 28 years in 9 days, I have learned how to love, how to trust, how to feel emotions, sharing my love and making a family of my own, graduating high school being 2 1/2 months pregnant, getting married, and basically looking back on everything makes me feel very good about my life. Even with all the triamph and strive I have been through before becoming an adult until right now in my life, I am content with being a married, stay at home mom and being able to let go of this world at ease and love in my heart.

I just hope that I have made an empact in someone's life as much as I have received from those alive and dead in my life. Growing from it and learning from my mistakes.
Everything happens for a reason. Take the good with the bad and even it out, that way when the world comes to an end you know where you will stand and be okay with the life you had here on this Earth.

xoxoxo,
Samantha

Monday, October 10, 2011

Samantha's Thought's October 2011

This is a column I write for an online penpal magazine at www.sandbook.net , it comes out once a month and is very informative and fun. Please check it out.!




Imagine your life is living in the 1950's, your family just arrived here in America to be free from their country. You have to learn a new language ( I have been told English is the hardest language to learn) , and learn our customs and culture. In school you are different and outcasted.
You go home to a nice love, warming house where your mom is cooking in the kitchen and you turn on your black and white tv and all you see is American Bandstand dance/music show. Oh how you wish you could be on the tv show dancing.

You start being homesick and decide to write your best friend in the country you can from and you tell your best friend about your new life here. Little did you know the letter you are mailing is considered snail mail and penpalling is something you start doing for many years.

My nanna's family lived in the United States. Moved to this town ( West Sacramento) in the early 1900's from Missouri. My great grandmother was half Cherokee Native American and had living on an Indian Reservation with her children for many years. She raised 4 kids there but decided to move and they did just that.
I have been told many stories from my family about first moving here, going to school, being poor, raising kids, etc

On my dad's side my grandma and her family came from France. WHen they came to this country they bought some property and somehow became part of the Hatfield and McCoy feud that last for I think 7 years. They fought over a pig. yes, you read it right.
Since then my family has dropped the MC and now just go by Coy but no matter how they change their name, I know the real story of where I come from. Yes, the McCoy family comes from Ireland and Druids. Well at least the part of my family did.

They always wrote long letters back home.
That's why I enjoy writing and meeting others from different countries. I grew up in a diverse family and the craziness that goes on but that's what make's family. Even if they move to another state or another country, no matter what we keep in touch.

I have met a lot of people over the years and I am thankful for their friendship. I have 10 friends that I can confide it no matter what and they can confide in me.
What keeps you penpalling? Is it the mail? The idea of receiving mail from another country that intriques you? The writing itself? The friendships you make?
It's football season and in my house it's all that's on tv. We are Greenbay Packers fans and I have a soft spot for the Dallas Cowboys.

I went and had another MRI on my knee because for the past couple of months I have been in horrible pain so they was to operate again to see the problem. I am not looking forward to it at all. But, it need's to get done.

Hope everyone is having a great time penpalling

Love Always,
Samantha Stroy
http://beeskneesreviews.blogspot.com
http://itsapenpalworld.blogspot.com
www.facebook.com/angelbaby916
itsapenpalworld@gmail.com

Anne Frank And me Book Review


Anne Frank And Me by Cheri Bennet and Jeff Gottesfeld

I have read this book a couple years ago and it still plays in my mind a lot. ever since the very first time I read The Diary Of Anne Frank, I wanted to know more about the Holocaust. I don't think I have anyone in my family that was in the Holocaust, but I have admiration and respect for those that survived it.
So, on to the book.
Nicole Burns was your average high school student. So, one day her teacher assigned the class to read The Diary Of Anne Frank, and to also go the local museum to look and learn from a new exibit on display of The Diary Of Anne Frank. All of her classmates was handed an index card to pretend they were living then and act the card out as a play. Well, something went wrong and there was a gun shot heard that a guy that was again the Holocaust had shot it off in the building and Nicole gets hit and passes out. When she wakes up, she is in a new town, new parents, new home, etc and she somehow realizes she isnt in the right era she was in before.
She had to learn how to adapt to the new time era she was in and somehow jews weren't allowed to go outside without a patch on their jacket's showing they were Jewish.
The book kept you wanting to know the next step. Nicole had been taken away from her family by mistake because she didn't wear her Jewish patch. She was later sent on a train where she met Anne Frank and they talked for awhile. Anne Frank had went another direction and they both met up in a consentration camp. The Jew's had to choose to go to the right or the left.
Anne Frank yelled to Nicole " Go to The Right, Always Go To The Right."
That meant the ones to the right lived and the ones to the left died. Sad enough Anne Frank had gone to the left.
A few hours later Nicole wakes up and she is lying on the ground and her teacher is hovering over her. She askes if she was ok and the teacher said she had only been out for 12 minutes, but to Nicole she was in another time era for a year or more.

This book was very suspenceful and I loved every minute of it. I wanted to know more when the book ended, and books like that are amazing and worthwhile. I really felt as I was Nicole in the other time era, the way the author had described everything really made you feel you was there. This is a book I would love my kids to read one day. I hope you go to your local library and check this book out. You won't regret it.

By: Samantha Stroy

Also, posted at http://beeskneesreviews.blogspot.com

Saturday, October 8, 2011

october 2011

Imagine your life is living in the 1950's, your family just arrived here in America to be free from their country. You have to learn a new language ( I have been told English is the hardest language to learn) , and learn our customs and culture. In school you are different and outcasted.
You go home to a nice love, warming house where your mom is cooking in the kitchen and you turn on your black and white tv and all you see is American Bandstand dance/music show. Oh how you wish you could be on the tv show dancing.

You start being homesick and decide to write your best friend in the country you can from and you tell your best friend about your new life here. Little did you know the letter you are mailing is considered snail mail and penpalling is something you start doing for many years.

My nanna's family lived in the United States. Moved to this town ( West Sacramento) in the early 1900's from Missouri. My great grandmother was half Cherokee Native American and had living on an Indian Reservation with her children for many years. She raised 4 kids there but decided to move and they did just that.
I have been told many stories from my family about first moving here, going to school, being poor, raising kids, etc

On my dad's side my grandma and her family came from France. WHen they came to this country they bought some property and somehow became part of the Hatfield and McCoy feud that last for I think 7 years. They fought over a pig. yes, you read it right.
Since then my family has dropped the MC and now just go by Coy but no matter how they change their name, I know the real story of where I come from. Yes, the McCoy family comes from Ireland and Druids. Well at least the part of my family did.

They always wrote long letters back home.
That's why I enjoy writing and meeting others from different countries. I grew up in a diverse family and the craziness that goes on but that's what make's family. Even if they move to another state or another country, no matter what we keep in touch.

I have met a lot of people over the years and I am thankful for their friendship. I have 10 friends that I can confide it no matter what and they can confide in me.
What keeps you penpalling? Is it the mail? The idea of receiving mail from another country that intriques you? The writing itself? The friendships you make?
It's football season and in my house it's all that's on tv. We are Greenbay Packers fans and I have a soft spot for the Dallas Cowboys.

I went and had another MRI on my knee because for the past couple of months I have been in horrible pain so they was to operate again to see the problem. I am not looking forward to it at all. But, it need's to get done.

Hope everyone is having a great time penpalling

Love Always,
Samantha Stroy
http://beeskneesreviews.blogspot.com
http://itsapenpalworld.blogspot.com
www.facebook.com/angelbaby916
itsapenpalworld@gmail.com

Friday, September 16, 2011

Feed Me Friday hop





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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday

This is something I see on many book review blogs and I think it is an amazing idea. It's Called waiting on Wednesday and you pick the book that you are waiting for it to come out.
So, Here is my WoW.

"The Hidden" by Jessica Verday. Comes out September 2011. It is the last and final book in the Hollow trilogy series. When I start reading a series, I always try to read the whole series before starting a new one.

Here is what it is about :
A love that knows no bounds.

Abbey knows that Caspian is her destiny. Theirs is a bond that transcends even death. But as Abbey finally learns the full truth about the dark fate that links her to Caspian and ties them both to the town of Sleepy Hollow, she suddenly has some very hard choices to make. Caspian may be the love of her life, but is that love worth dying for?

Beautifully spun, emotionally gripping, and irresistibly romantic, The Hidden will leave you breathless

I seriously can't wait.I need to know what happens with Abbey and Caspian and their soulmate love story. If you haven't read it then you should start with the first one The Hollow.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

wEEkend Hop

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Update

I am working on getting my battery laptop cord to work. In the meantime I have to form out 60.00 for one that I dont have at the moment and when I do I will update with some book reviews and some articles from Sandbook.

hugs,
xoxoxo,
Samantha

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June issue of Samantha's Thought's

Hi Everyone,
   Welcome to the June issue of Samantha's Thought's. Today is a honorable holiday in
the USA called Memorial Day. ( May 30th). I chose to pick this day to write my column
because I feel like I need to honor and respect those in my family that have fought in
the military and honored my family.
My grandfather on my dad's side was a respectful marine. He passed away when I was 2
years old but I do remember how he smelled. Like peppermind and cigars. At times I
smell out of the blue.
My Uncle Tommy was in the Navy and was drafted when he was 18. My mom was 8 at
the time but he wrote her letters that she still has.
Also, my nanna has letters from all three of her sons that fought in the military as well.
It's amazing to be able to read those letters from before I was born. More then half of
my family has been in the military and I am proud they fought for my and other's
freedom today.
I am doing another journal letter project kawaii style with a friend of mine ( Hi,
Cecelia), and I am excited about it. We are going to add day by day entries and quotes,
kawaii stickers and artwork and stuff like that.
Recently, I have gotten into book reviews. In fact I share a blog with Stephanie (
http://beautybriteblog.blogspot.com/ ) calles Bee's Knee's Review's (
http://beeskneesreviews.blogspot.com/ ). We receive free books from authors that are
looking for exposure and recognition. I am excited to be apart of something so
interesting.
Lately, my inspiration has been a big negative but that's all about to change. Does that
ever happen to you?
What time of day or night is best for you to write?
Me, Im better writing at night when the house is quiet, listening to music, a few candles
lit and fresh air.
Although, if it is a nice day I will be on my back porch writing or reading when it's nice
and sunny.
I need a favor from all my viewers, can you please visit my blog and follow it or leave a
comment about my column. If you like it, or not or if anything needs to be worked on
more. ( http://itsapenpalworld.blogspot.com/ ) I would appreciate it. I just want to
know who reads and likes my column or who doesn't, It;s important to me to see if my
writing is likable by others. I guess I criticize myself too much. So, please let me know by
leaving a comment.
When I started penpalling at age 15, everypne seemed so much older then me. Now, I
feel I'm the older one. lol.
If anyone wants some excess fb's, label bags, deco's, sticker bags, etc I have plent and
have no problem sending them to whomever. Just drop me an email. All my info is at
the bottom of this column.
What is the most thing you look for when searching for a penpal? How do you let
someone know you can't be penpals with them because after a few letters it doesn't
work out?
Recently, my oldest daughter was in her school talent show and her and 7 other girls
danced to Hannah Montana's "HoeDown Throwdown" it was cute and she received an
award for it. My middle child turned 5 years old and starts kindergarten this August.
She's excited.
I'm looking for some suggestions to what to write about for the July issue and future
issues. What do you want to see, know about, want to read?
My 7th wedding anniversary is July 4th which is Independence day here. I will talk more
about that in the July issue.
But, I am open to any and all suggestions. Please comment on my blog and let me know.
Looks like I will end here. I hope you enjoyed this issue and I look forward to any
feedback on my blog. If your looking for a long letter penpaller or someone who likes to
swap kawaii then message me on facebook.
Until next time,
Love Always,
Samantha Stroy
www.facebook.com/angelbaby916
www.twitter.com/xoxoxowithlove
itsapenpalworld@gmail.com
http://itsapenpalworld.blogspot.com/ ( penpal blog)
http://beeskneesreviews.blogspot.com/ ( book review blog)

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I want to see if this works so please disregard this message lol.