Thursday, December 8, 2011

19 and The Switch by Lucille LaBossiere

Today is my 19th birthday. Yay! ok now to the book,

The book I received in the mail today is titled "The Switch" by Lucille LaBossiere.
The cover is of what looks like a daughter and mother, by it turns out to be the niece. This is such a heart wrenching story, that everyone needs to read it.
The summary is as follows:
"AFTER ENDURING A DIFFICULT LIFE, Evelyn Parker seems to have it all-a marriage proposal from her soul mate and a beautiful eight-year-old daughter. But after her car plunges over a cliff, her life is abruptly snufied out; her daughter, Kimberley, is sent to live with her widowed aunt. At such a young age, Kimberley has no idea how the events that soon begin unfolding will shape her future. Aunt Beatrice, who at just thirty years old is already sporting gray hair after the death of both her husband and her sister, is forced back to work to support her niece. As she grows into a young adult, Kimberley never forgets her aunt's act of kindness and is determined to repay her. Just as she is ready to begin her career, an opportune moment not only offers Kimberley the chance to fulfill her long-held dream to show her gratitude to Aunt Beatrice, but also propels her into a relationship that will change her life forever. In this romantic tale, a young girl begins a coming-of-age journey that eventually leads her to discover the meaning of true love."

Some information about the author:
Lucille LaBossiere was born on Vancouver Island and lived in Cranbrook and Kitimat before retiring in Terrace, British Columbia. She is married with two children. This is her first novel. and I are selling this book. It is signed by the author. Let me know if you are interested.

Love always,

Monday, November 28, 2011

Drifting House by Krys Lee

I received a book in the mail today. The cover captured my attention. Reading the summary, the seriousness captured my thoughts. Its a story of Korea. Of the famine and the children. I can tell that this story is going to be really heart wrenching.

The summary is as follows:
"An unflinching portrayal of the Korean immigrant experience from an extraordinary new talent in fiction.

Spanning Korea and the United States, from the postwar era to contemporary times, Krys Lee's stunning fiction debut, Drifting House, illuminates a people torn between the traumas of their collective past and the indignities and sorrows of their present.

In the title story, children escaping famine in North Korea are forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to survive. The tales set in America reveal the immigrants' unmoored existence, playing out in cramped apartments and Koreatown strip malls. A makeshift family is fractured when a shaman from the old country moves in next door. An abandoned wife enters into a fake marriage in order to find her kidnapped daughter.

In the tradition of Chang-rae Lee's Native Speaker and Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies, Drifting House is an unforgettable work by a gifted new writer."

I am really looking forward to the release of this book. It will be released in Feb. 2012. If you would like the book, please contact me!

Love always,

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Texas Medicine by Zack Miller

I'm not going to lie. Just by looking at the cover of this book, it seems rather uninteresting. But I guess we can't judge a book by its cover.

The summary of Zack Miller's Texas Medicine is the following:
"Texas Medicine is where Dallas meets M*A*S*H. It is the story of a physician who is overwhelmed with his work and trapped in a dead marriage. During the summer of 1990, he confronts the murder of a colleague, the life threatening illness of a friend, the theft of his vehicle, and the surreal world of a malpractice suit. When he decides to end his marriage, he is caught in the maw of the family court system. Just as he scrapes emotional and financial bottom, he is recalled to active duty in the United States Navy for Operation Desert Storm. In Saudi Arabia he is befriended by a fearless orthopedic surgeon who puts them in harm's way. As the war winds down, he is offered a plum position at the premier Naval Hospital in San Diego."

Here's some background about the author:
"Zack Miller is a physician who has trained in both psychiatry and neurology. He served on active duty with the United States Navy in the 1970's and again during Operation Desert Storm. He was in private practice in Texas during the 1980's. See more at"

If you would like to order this book head to (I'm selling this book for $11.50).

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. Don't each too much.

Love always,

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Doll by Daphne du Maurier

I received a new book today in the mail (also sold one, but that's a story to another day). This book is The Doll by Daphne du Maurier. It is a book composed of "Lost" short stories.
The summary is as follows:
"The lost stories of Daphne du Maurier, collected in one volume for the first time.

Before she wrote Rebecca, the novel that would cement her reputation as a twentieth-century literary giant, a young Daphne du Maurier penned short fiction in which she explored the images, themes, and concerns that informed her later work. Originally published in periodicals during the early 1930s, many of these stories never found their way into print again . . . until now.

Tales of human frailty and obsession, and of romance gone tragically awry, the thirteen stories in The Doll showcase an exciting budding talent before she went on to write one of the most beloved novels of all time. In these pages, a waterlogged notebook washes ashore revealing a dark story of jealousy and obsession, a vicar coaches a young couple divided by class issues, and an older man falls perilously in love with a much younger woman—with each tale demonstrating du Maurier’s extraordinary storytelling gifts and her deep understanding of human nature."

This book is sold on
Leave a blog post if you would like to buy it from me.

Love always,

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pieces of Me by Veronica Neave

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, a box of books were sent to me. One of books caught my eye. This book was Pieces of Me by Veronica Neave. The cover is nice and pink, the pink ribbon is present too.

The summary of the book is the following:
"When Veronica discovers that she has the BRCA2 gene mutation and an 80 percent chance of breast cancer to go with it, her view on life changes drastically. Join her thought-provoking journey of self-discovery as she confronts her beliefs about sexuality and body image and makes a difficult decision that will affect both her health and her hope."

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is one that many honor. Companies nationally and internationally begin to sell "pink" products in order to help the goal to cure breast cancer. The one thing that I do in order to remember breast cancer is the pink strip. The pink strip is hair coloring. A small strip of hair is dyed pink and the money is donated to the foundation.

This bok is sold on for 11 dollars. I am selling is for $8.30.

Love always,

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Alchemy of You by Patricia Copley O'Connell

I got 7 packages in the mail today. Yes, SEVEN! 2 were things that I had ordered but the rest were books. Lots and lots of books. On that caught my eye was a book called The Alchemy of You. The subtitle of this book is Health Secrets of Phenomenal Women. This easily caught my eye. So I'm going to post it on my blog. The summary is as follows:

"Now every woman can take advantage of the same secrets of body chemistry that keep phenomenal women looking and feeling their youthful best-gathered from some of the most enlightened sources around the world, compiled here in one easy-to-use reference."

This summary is short and sweet but completely explains what the book is about. From what I've seen of the inside, this is an extremely helpful book for women who want to stay vibrant.

Love always,

Sunday, November 6, 2011

What a successful weekend!

I am very excited about this weekend's success!

First, I have some money going into my bank account very soon! And by some money, I mean $54. Yes $54! Ive sold that much in 2 weeks. It surprised me that I sold that much stuff. I guess that 8lb cookbook did a lot of the work, but still.

Then I found out that I sold some items over the week. Three items to be exact. What is even more exciting is that 2 of those items were books. The shocking part about this is that books don't sell that easily unless it is written by a celebrity (which one of the books is written by a star of The Office). But still the selling is good for my bank account. The third item is a CD. They always sell pretty quickly!

Cant wait for the week!
Love always,

Friday, November 4, 2011

Is Everyone Hanging Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

I got two books in the mail today. One in particular caught my eye. This book is called Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and it is written by a star of the NBC Series The Office. That excited me a lot.

This summary of the book is the following:
"Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”

Perhaps you want to know what Mindy thinks makes a great best friend (someone who will fill your prescription in the middle of the night), or what makes a great guy (one who is aware of all elderly people in any room at any time and acts accordingly), or what is the perfect amount of fame (so famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law), or how to maintain a trim figure (you will not find that information in these pages). If so, you’ve come to the right book, mostly!

In Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood, with several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls. Mindy Kaling really is just a Girl Next Door—not so much literally anywhere in the continental United States, but definitely if you live in India or Sri Lanka."

This looks like a good read. Its listed as $25.00 on Amazon. But I am selling it for $13.50. I really do hope it sells.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Thousand Lives by Julia Scheeres

I got a package in the mail containing the book, A Thousand Lives by Julia Scheeres. This book is an advance read edition meaning that it contains uncorrected proofs. It looks like a very interesting book.
The description is:

"“I love socialism, and I’m willing to die to bring it about, but if I did, I’d take a thousand with me.” —Jim Jones, September 6, 1975
In 1954, a pastor named Jim Jones opened a church in Indianapolis called Peoples Temple Full Gospel Church. He was a charismatic preacher with idealistic beliefs, and he quickly filled his pews with an audience eager to hear his sermons on social justice. After Jones moved his church to Northern California in 1965, he became a major player in Northern California politics; he provided vital support in electing friendly political candidates to office, and they in turn offered him a protective shield that kept stories of abuse and fraud out of the papers. Even as Jones’s behavior became erratic and his message more ominous, his followers found it increasingly difficult to pull away from the church. By the time Jones relocated the Peoples Temple a final time to a remote jungle in Guyana and the U.S. Government decided to investigate allegations of abuse and false imprisonment in Jonestown, it was too late.

A Thousand Lives follows the experiences of five Peoples Temple members who went to Jonestown: a middle-class English teacher from Colorado, an elderly African American woman raised in Jim Crow Alabama, a troubled young black man from Oakland, and a working-class father and his teenage son. These people joined Jones’s church for vastly different reasons. Some, such as eighteen-year-old Stanley Clayton, appreciated Jones’s message of racial equality and empowering the dispossessed. Others, like Hyacinth Thrash and her sister Zipporah, were dazzled by his claims of being a faith healer—Hyacinth believed Jones had healed a cancerous tumor in her breast. Edith Roller, a well-educated white progressive, joined Peoples Temple because she wanted to help the less fortunate. Tommy Bogue, a teen, hated Jones’s church, but was forced to attend services—and move to Jonestown—because his parents were members.

A Thousand Lives is the story of Jonestown as it has never been told before. New York Times bestselling author Julia Scheeres drew from thousands of recently declassified FBI documents and audiotapes, as well as rare videos and interviews, to piece together an unprecedented and compelling history of the doomed camp, focusing on the people who lived there. Her own experiences at an oppressive reform school in the Dominican Republic, detailed in her unforgettable debut memoir Jesus Land, gave her unusual insight into this story.

The people who built Jonestown wanted to forge a better life for themselves and their children. They sought to create a truly egalitarian society. In South America, however, they found themselves trapped in Jonestown and cut off from the outside world as their leader goaded them toward committing “revolutionary suicide” and deprived them of food, sleep, and hope. Yet even as Jones resorted to lies and psychological warfare, Jonestown residents fought for their community, struggling to maintain their gardens, their school, their, and their grip on reality.

Vividly written and impossible to forget, A Thousand Lives is a story of blind loyalty and daring escapes, of corrupted ideals and senseless, haunting loss."

This book sells for $26.00 on I am selling it for 14 dollars. I hope it sells.

Until my next package,

Love always,

Monday, October 31, 2011

1,2,3 Packages

Today I got 3 packages in the mail. 2 were books. One was signed by the author with a nice little note to me. I immediately posted them on amazon. They look very science fiction oriented.
The third package was a DVD. The movie is "Breaking the Press". This is a christian movie. I am hoping that it sells pretty quickly!

Just got back from the Nightmare on the Harbor concert. It was CRZY and cold!

Love always,

P.S I won 9 books today! <---New RECORD!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

BIG BOOK, small book

So yesterday in the mail I got two ironic items. The first was a book that fit in my mailbox. For those of you who don't know what a mailbox at C of C looks like, IT IS TINY! So the fact that a book could possibly fit in it is almost mind blowing. But it did. And the book was extremely tiny. Plus I can't even sell it on Amazon because it doesn't exist. Next I got another book in the mail that weighed 8 lbs. Yes 8 lbs. IT IS HUGE! Its a fancy cookbook worth $50. Luckily I CAN sell that one on Amazon. Im crossing my fingers that it will sell.

So tonight is my friends Halloween party. I have so much to do to get ready before tonight. Im really exciting to see everyone tonight. Its been WAYYYYY too long.

Also, I GOT THE CUTEST GIFT FROM ERIK!!! <----It was our 2 year anniversary.
He got me a huge ball fox. Its name is Farley and I absolutely love it.

Till next time.
Love always,

Thursday, October 27, 2011

It smells of passion!

So today I received two bottle in the mail. One contained bath salts and the other contained mineral rub. They both have the smell of passion fruit. So in order to test it out, Erik decided to use the rub on his hands. This was a perfect idea because Erik's hands are rough and not soft. He spent 10 minutes rubbing his hands together and then washed it off. Miraculously, his hands turned unbelievably soft. Hecmi's Sweet Delights works wonders. It does great things to soften your skin. Its a keeper.

I took my pumpkin from the cafeteria today. SO HAPPY!

I'll keep you up to date,
love always,

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sand Gone What?

So I received a oddly shaped package in the mail today. In it was Sand Gone Sand Remover. Now I finally figured out how to pronounce it. Its Sand Gone (pause) *a* Sand Remover. If you just say it all at once, it makes absolutely no sense. Anyway, it comes in this little circle container. Inside is a powder puff which you use to apply it. The point of this product is to remove the sand after going to the beach. I was very excited about getting this because I live so close to the beach, and sand annoys me so much. I cannot wait to try it.

Also, Halloween is coming up. I've began the celebration tonight with pumpkin carving and even more pumpkin carving. Now my dorm room is covered with TONS of pumpkins/squash. YAY!

Will keep you updated,
Love always,

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Receive, Post, Sold

So I sent off an order today. It was a CD by Jeremy Riddle (a christian singer). Within 24 hours of posting it on, it sold. For a decent amount too ($10). I was hoping to receive a package today, but was unfortunately disappointed. I guess I just have to keep on entering more sweepstakes so I can win more things to receive.
I learned that DVDs and CDs sell much quicker than books. The DVD and CD that I have received sold at the most after a week. That is compared to the books that I still haven't sold yet. One reason could be that I refuse to see that book for less than a dollar. Many of the books that I am trying to see have listings of under a dollar. There is almost no profit there. Any ideas on how to get my books sold?

Ill keep you updated!
Love always,

Monday, October 24, 2011

In the beginning...

WELCOME! For those who don't know me. My name is Katie. I'm a college student (trying to get into pharmacy) and I sweepstake. Don't think that that is all that I do. Because its not. I am basically a normal college student with a little hobby called sweepstaking.

Now what is sweepstaking? According to me, its winning things without having to pay for it. Hence, why as a college student I am doing it. So far, I've won 20+ sweepstakes (and/or giveaways).

So what do I do with all the stuff? I sell it. Smart right? is pretty amazing when it comes to selling stuff. I've sold 5 things so far.

So why do I have this blog? To update you (my followers) on all the sweepstakes I've won. Not just sweepstakes, but my life. How I get through college and everything else.

Hope you enjoy!
Love always,