November Vote!

black woman votingOff of My Bookshelf!

It’s that time ladies.  Time to Rock the Vote!  For the month of November we are going to read something from my bookshelf.   There are some great titles up for vote this time.  Here are the Rules for Voting.

1. You may vote for three (3) books.

2. All members get to vote only once.

3. Last Day to vote will be October 29, 2012. (Midnight Los Angeles time)

4. The book with the most votes wins.  But if there is a tie there will be a 48 hour death match. The two or three books will go into a head to head competition for only 48 hours. Whichever book is left standing (with the most votes) wins!

Below the poll you will find the title of the books linked to a brief description.  Now… may the best book win!!

 

The Bone Setters Daughter by Amy Tan

Bo’s Café by John Lynch and Bill Thrall

How to be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway

Incubus by Carol Goodman

Legend by Marie Lu

The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd

Tuesday with Morrie by Mich Albom

The Sweetest Thing by Jill Shalvis

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November Nominations Are Open!

Mocha Girls Read members it’s that time to pick a new book for the month of November.  The theme for November’s book nominations will be…From My Bookshelf!  We are picking from a list of books currently on my bookshelf commonly known as the TBR Pile.  (To Be Read)

List of Books

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

Incubus by Carol Goodman

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moaggach

Under the Never Sky by Rossi

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Legend by Marie Lu

Angel Time by Anne Rice

The Sweetest Thing by Jill Shalvis

The Bone Setters Daughter by Amy Tan

How to be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway

Bo’s Café by John Lynch and Bill Thrall

Tuesday with Morrie by Mich Albom

Forever Odd by Dean Koontz

True Believer by Nicholas Sparks

The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff

The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani

The Night of the Weeping Women by Lawrence Naumoff

The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd

Healer by Carol Cassella

One Fifth Ave by Candace Bushnell

For selecting our book of the month Mocha Girls Read uses a democratic system for monthly selections. What do I need to do? In the comments section below, tell us what you want to read next.  (Must be from the list above) How many books can I nominate? Just pick 1 title off your the list. Then what? We will put the list of nominations up for everyone to vote on.  Once the voting is over the winner will be selected as the book for November. What if there is a tie? We will put the two books to a head to head competition. The two books will be re-posted and everyone will be able to vote again but only in a 48 hour window of time. When do the nominations start and end? The nominations start today and will close on October 21, 2012 at midnight.  Voting will start the next day.

Check  out the list ladies and let us know what you want to read next. You can also email your nominations to us at mochagirl@email.com.  Click the book titles to read a synopsis and the reviews of the books.

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Cast the Movie

November Book of the Month

Now that most of you have finished reading Be Careful What You Pray For by Kimberla Lawson Roby.  So now it’s time to talk about it.  First go to the button in the menu and tell us what you think.  We want to hear your voice.  Add your thoughts to the reviews by sending them to mochagirl@email.com or just click on the poll below.  Just 1 click is all it will take!  Easy!

Cast It!  So now if you were the casting the movie version of this book.  Who would you cast?  Who are the actors that you were imagining while reading the book?

First let’s start with the Mocha Girl.  Alicia Black.  She seems to be a young lady who has it all together.  She was well taken care of by her dad and the men in her life.  She is a Nordstroms and not TJMaxx shopper.  I have one women in mind for her, Kerry Washington.  She is a powerhouse actress that would bring something to Alicia’s character to make her “real”.

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Who did I pick for Pastor JT Valentine?  I am glad you asked.  First Kimberla Roby Lawson said he was… He was almost too good to be true, what with his at least six-foot-two body frame, flawlessly smooth skin, coal-black wavy hair, and pearly-white teeth.  Ok, I had a hard time with this one.  I want to cast Jesse Martin in everything.  *sigh* But I think Boris Kodjoe would be perfect and he is a hottie that fits the bill and I can see him at the pulpit of a mega church.

Boruis Kodjoe

Boruis Kodjoe

For Alicia’s dad, Reverend Curtis Black has to be an old school actor that can express his feelings with a look.  Old enough to be her dad and still got it!  Denzel Washington!!!!  Of course!  Enough said.

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

I would love to see break out actresses, non-traditional actresses and underrated actresses cast in the roles of the other women.

Who would you cast in the roles?  Any favorites?

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More Giveaways! (Closed)

black friday saleLadies why stand in line for hours to spend money?  Why go to the crowded stores to find out the $100.00 flat screen HDTV is sold out?  Why wait in line for a parking spot 2 miles away from the mall entrance?

I have an answer for all of this.  Online giveaways!!!! 

black friday Book HopThe Black Friday Book Bonanza Hop runs from Friday November 25th through Sunday November 27th.  75 Blogs have signed up to host a giveaway.  So here is the list of Mocha Girls and what they are giving away.

Mocha Girl Tina at Buried Under Books (adult site): This giveaway is open to U.S. only.  There will be ONE winner for each book.  “Unbound” by Kim Harrison, Melissa Marr, Jeaniene Frost, Vicki Pettersson, and  Jocelynn Drake.  “Within The Flames” by Marjorie M. Liu.  “Crown Of Crystal Flame” by C.L. Wilson.  “The Other Guy’s Bride” by Connie Brockway

Mocha Girl Reene at Reena Jacobs:  Prizes up for grabs! Ambasadora by Heidi Ruby Miller (eBook – International) A Summer in Oakville by Shellie Neumeier (eBook – International) The Devil and Preston Black by Jason Jack Miller (eBook – International) Vampyre Kisses by Elizabeth J Kolodziej (eBook – International) Reluctant Guardian by Kristi K James (eBook – International) Stories with Fang o,.,o by Raven Corinn Carluk (eBook – International) Deadlands by Raven Corinn Carluk (eBook – International) A book worth up to $10 The Book Depository (International) or a $10 Amazon Gift Card (US-only) Your Choice of one of Reena’s Works

Check this out!  Mocha Girl Lena at Lena Sledge’s Blog… Books, Reviews and Interviews is doing a really good and BIG giveaway.  One (1) NEW Kindle Touch eReader from Amazon.com  Yes!  She is giving away a Kindle.  Mocha Girl Lena also has other giveaways going on right now too!  So please check them out.

As always there are giveaway buttons in the menu bar.  And whatever you do

1.  Read the giveaway rules.

2.  Enter the giveaways.

3.  Scroll to the bottom of the giveaway and repeat.

Good Luck and do this instead of standing in line for hours to spend money.

Mocha Girls Alysia

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More Giveaways!

black friday saleLadies why stand in line for hours to spend money?  Why go to the crowded stores to find out the $100.00 flat screen HDTV is sold out?  Why wait in line for a parking spot 2 miles away from the mall entrance?

I have an answer for all of this.  Online giveaways!!!! 

black friday Book HopThe Black Friday Book Bonanza Hop runs from Friday November 25th through Sunday November 27th.  75 Blogs have signed up to host a giveaway.  So here is the list of Mocha Girls and what they are giving away.

Mocha Girl Tina at Buried Under Books (adult site): This giveaway is open to U.S. only.  There will be ONE winner for each book.  “Unbound” by Kim Harrison, Melissa Marr, Jeaniene Frost, Vicki Pettersson, and  Jocelynn Drake.  “Within The Flames” by Marjorie M. Liu.  “Crown Of Crystal Flame” by C.L. Wilson.  “The Other Guy’s Bride” by Connie Brockway

Mocha Girl Reene at Reena Jacobs:  Prizes up for grabs! Ambasadora by Heidi Ruby Miller (eBook – International) A Summer in Oakville by Shellie Neumeier (eBook – International) The Devil and Preston Black by Jason Jack Miller (eBook – International) Vampyre Kisses by Elizabeth J Kolodziej (eBook – International) Reluctant Guardian by Kristi K James (eBook – International) Stories with Fang o,.,o by Raven Corinn Carluk (eBook – International) Deadlands by Raven Corinn Carluk (eBook – International) A book worth up to $10 The Book Depository (International) or a $10 Amazon Gift Card (US-only) Your Choice of one of Reena’s Works

Check this out!  Mocha Girl Lena at Lena Sledge’s Blog… Books, Reviews and Interviews is doing a really good and BIG giveaway.  One (1) NEW Kindle Touch eReader from Amazon.com  Yes!  She is giving away a Kindle.  Mocha Girl Lena also has other giveaways going on right now too!  So please check them out.

As always there are giveaway buttons in the menu bar.  And whatever you do

1.  Read the giveaway rules.

2.  Enter the giveaways.

3.  Scroll to the bottom of the giveaway and repeat.

Good Luck and do this instead of standing in line for hours to spend money.

Mocha Girls Alysia

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