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Friday, July 1, 2011

JUST FOR FUN - JULY 2011



Below is the form to fill out after you read your JUST FOR FUN book for July!  Remember the form must be filled out no later than August 3, 2011 (3-day grace period.) to qualify for the challenge. 

Just click on the 2011 JUST FOR FUN READING CHALLENGE PAGE in the right sidebar to find the form anytime throughout the month.

Here are just a sample of the books people read JUST FOR FUN in JUNE.



These were given 5 stars!!!
Confessions of a Shopaholic (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Shopaholic Series)The Bird Sisters: A NovelMr. Popper's PenguinsRuby Red (Ruby Red - Trilogy)The Remains of the Dead (Ghost Dusters Mysteries, No. 1)Un Lun DunThe Secret Agent: (RED edition) (Penguin Classics)The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games TrilogyThe Wedding TrapThe Substitute Millionaire (Harlequin Desire)


These earned 4 stars!!!!
Hooked on Murder (A Crochet Mystery)One Fifth AvenueThe Adoration of Jenna FoxEnder's Game (Ender, Book 1)Cross (Spanish Edition)Wuthering Heights (Norton Critical Editions)Delicious Do-Over (Harlequin Blaze)BossypantsAll the Queen's PlayersPoe's Children: The New Horror


These only earned 3 stars!!!
The Unexpected Millionaire (Harlequin Desire)Mark of RoyaltyThree Weddings and a Bar Mitzvah (86 Bloomberg Place Series #4)Garden Spells (Bantam Discovery)I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls)


Quite a nice variety!!!
Are you TBR piles getting smaller or BIGGER???

I have also included a Mr. Linky tool at the bottom of this post in case you blogged about your JUST FOR FUN book or if you want to recommend your JUST FOR FUN book, feel free to leave a note in the comment section below this post.  This is not a requirement of the challenge but the option is available for you.   

DON'T JUST LINK UP, BE SURE TO FILL OUT THE FORM. 
 Thank you!

Your Escape With A Good Book  Travel  Agent


7 comments:

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I read Left Neglected and loved it! Here is my review:
http://bookaholicmom.blogspot.com/2011/07/left-neglected-by-lisa-genova.html

I highly recommend it!

Carol N Wong said...

Here is my review:

I enjoyed reading ‘Diary of a Beverly Hills Matchmaker’ by Marla Martenson. It was light, breezy, and witty and funny. It was exactly what I needed after the dark and gloomy book before it. She nailed Los Angeles for the people living there with oddball characters, the demand for being physically fit and underweight. I was relieved when she discussed that because I moved from the Midwest where people don’t work out hours at a time every day and all the women are not size zero. She also got into the celebrity spotting game where there are limos everywhere.

Sprinkled throughout the book are e-mails from happy clients who fell in love and got married and disgruntled ones who threatened to quit unless they had their ideal date. Some of her clients are common sense deficient when it comes to dating, some are gold diggers, and a few want the impossibly perfect date.

Marla also tells of how she met her husband, Adolfo. He is her Ricky to his Lucy. She visits with her mother, who turns out to be very down to earth and funny too.

At the end of each chapter are the author’s affirmations, some of which cracked me up. So if your last book left you gloomy, be sure to read this one.


I enjoyed reading ‘Diary of a Beverly Hills Matchmaker’ by Marla Martenson. It was light, breezy, and witty and funny. It was exactly what I needed after the dark and gloomy book before it. She nailed Los Angeles for the people living there with oddball characters, the demand for being physically fit and underweight. I was relieved when she discussed that because I moved from the Midwest where people don’t work out hours at a time every day and all the women are not size zero. She also got into the celebrity spotting game where there are limos everywhere.

Sprinkled throughout the book are e-mails from happy clients who fell in love and got married and disgruntled ones who threatened to quit unless they had their ideal date. Some of her clients are common sense deficient when it comes to dating, some are gold diggers, and a few want the impossibly perfect date.

Marla also tells of how she met her husband, Adolfo. He is her Ricky to his Lucy. She visits with her mother, who turns out to be very down to earth and funny too.

At the end of each chapter are the author’s affirmations, some of which cracked me up. So if your last book left you gloomy, be sure to read this one.

I recommend this book to all people who need a little humor in their lives.

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

I read The Cleaner by Paul Cleave here's my review http://www.frellathon.com/2011/07/cleaner-review.html

I loved it so I recommend everyone check it out.

CelticLady said...

The book I read just for fun is A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard, I did not do a review as I read it just for fun and I have a lot of other reviews to do. I did not fill out the linky because there is no link to it on my blogs. Anyway back to the book, it was an awesome, sad, creepy and last of all inspiring book. A quick read, I finished it in less than 24 hours. What an inspiring woman Jaycee has become..lesson learned, do not let your kids walk alone to school. It doesn't have to be a parent but another child etc. We do not want any more children snatched on the way to school. I highly recommend this book!!

Esme said...

I need to post a review of this book-it could be my favorite book of the year.

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

In April, I finally put together the bookcase that my oldest daughter bought me for my birthday. I then moved ALL of my TBR books to it; challenge books on top of it, and review books to the bottom shelf, which amazingly cleared off my filing cabinets and the task table in the dining room. I made a vow to not let the TBR's become more than the bookshelf could hold - no double-stacking or stacking on top of the books in the shelves either.

SO .. it is now only July, and I have not stuck like glue to my resolution. There are some books stacked on top of the books in the shelves as well as some double-stacked. There are too many review books for the bottom shelf.

I'm pretty hopeless.

dollycas aka Lori said...

Julie,
I have been working on moving into our spare bedroom to get organized. Told hubby I needed 2 bookcases and started to get a handle on my TBR pile, sorting out those I am willing to forego. Came up with about 15 books, then between today and yesterday 13 books from my Paperbackswap Wish List have been posted to me. Unbelievable. I usually get one or two books a month and open my shelf for mailing about once a month to keep my credits up and get some new books out to people. Now I will be right back where I started. I better tell hubby to get one more bookcase. lol