May 31, 2009

Review: Priceless Memories by Bob Barker



With a 50 year television career, Bob Barker, is a familiar face. Beginning as a radio host Bob made the jump to TV with the audience participation show Truth or Consequences. He’s hosted numerous specials including Miss USA, Miss Universe and The Rose Parade. But of course he’s most famous for The Price Is Right.

In this audio book narrated by Barker himself he shares some of his most treasured memories starting from life on a Native American reservation to his stint in the military through his romance with his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Jo up to his retirement.

I was a little disappointed by Priceless Memories. Barker’s stories are repetitive and lackluster. With such a long career and knowing so many celebrities I was anticipating more interesting or humorous adventures. The best story he told was when he moved and his elderly dog escaped through an open door. It took two days and nights to finally track him down and thankfully there was a happy ending. In my opinion this one gets a pass as purchase but it might be a good library read.

May 30, 2009

I Like: OldSwitcheroo.com - Trade your media

I found a new cool place to trade my used movies, books, video games and cds called Old Switcheroo.




It works like this... Gather up and list all your old media. Garage sales and thrift stores are a great place to start if you don't have anything at home to part with. Once you list your items you'll get one credit when it's requested by another member and you ship it out. Then you can use that credit on another item of your choice. Easy!

The site is still in beta so if you have anything you'd like to get rid consider posting it now so that the site can grow quickly and there will be more for you to request.

3 Down - 3 To Go!! Another challenge completed



I hit 100 books on Thursday but since the challenge was to read 100+ books in 2009 I added one more book Friday and posted today. The yellow book in my side bar will now link to this page where I'll continue to track the books I read this year. Last year I finshed with 140. This year my personal goal is 175. I hope I can make it and thanks again to J. Kaye for hosting the challenges!

    JAN
  1. Divine Justice - David Baldacci
  2. Fifteen Minutes of Shame - Lisa Daily
  3. Oh My Goth - Gena Showalter
  4. Ice Tomb - Deborah Jackson
  5. Sleeping Arrangements - Madeleine Wickham
  6. Sundays at Tiffany's - James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet
  7. Where is Simon, Sandy? - Donna Seim
  8. American Outrage - Tim Green
  9. The Accidental Werewolf - Dakota Cassidy
  10. Modern Magic - Anne Cordwainer
  11. Irreplaceable - Stephen Lovely
  12. Beat the Reaper: A Novel - Josh Bazell
  13. Mayhem at Mount Moosilauke (Escapade Johnson) - Michael Sullivan
  14. Lifelines - CJ Lyons
  15. Houdini - T. J. Banks
  16. Little Pink House: A True Story of Defiance and Courage - Jeff Benedict
  17. Whisper of Warning - Laura Griffin
  18. Speed Demon - Erin Lynn
  19. FEB
  20. The Lennon Prophecy - Joseph Niezgoda
  21. The Terror: A Novel - Dan Simmons
  22. Accidentally Dead (Accidental Friends, Book 2) - Dakota Cassidy
  23. The Witches of Belknap County (Escapade Johnson) - Michael Sullivan
  24. Snitch (Occupational Hazards, Book 2) - Rene Gutterridge
  25. What the Dead Know: A Novel - Laura Lippman
  26. Deadly Housewives - Anthology
  27. Blood and Bone - William Lashner
  28. Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
  29. Darkfever (Fever Series, Book 1) - Karen Marie Moning
  30. The Virgin's Lover - Philippa Gregory
  31. The Demon King and I - Candace Havens
  32. Witch High - Anthology
  33. Fade (Wake, Book 2) - Lisa McMann
  34. The Codex - Douglas Preston
  35. Dying for Dinner (A Cooking Class Mystery) - Miranda Bliss
  36. Bloodfever (Fever Series, Book 2) - Karen Marie Moning
  37. Darling Jim: A Novel Christian Moerk
  38. The Towering World of Jimmy Choo - Lauren Goldstein Crowe
  39. MAR
  40. Compulsion - Jennifer Chase
  41. Steve Martin: The Magic Years - Morris Walker
  42. Dog on It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery - Spencer Quinn
  43. Time of My Life: A Novel - Allison Winn Scotch
  44. Amazing Grace - Danielle Steel
  45. The Dangerous Days of Daniel X - James Patterson
  46. The Girl She Used to Be - David Cristofano
  47. Elijah's Coin: A Lesson for Life - Steve O'Brien
  48. Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life - Rachel Renee Russell
  49. The Blonde on the Train - Eleanor Lerman
  50. My Little Red Book - Rachel Kauder Nalebuff
  51. Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane) - Jaye Wells
  52. Secrets Unveiled - Sheshena Pledger
  53. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel - Jamie Ford
  54. Sail - James Patterson and Howard Roughan
  55. Peppermint Twisted (A Candy Shop Mystery) - Sammi Carter
  56. The Big Dirt Nap: A Dirty Business Mystery - Rosemary Harris
  57. The Heretic's Daughter: A Novel - Kathleen Kent
  58. APR
  59. Retail Anarchy: A Radical Shopper's Adventures in Consumption - Sam Pocker
  60. Holly's Inbox - Holly Denham
  61. The Lucky One - Nicholas Sparks
  62. Life Sentences: A Novel - Laura Lippman
  63. In Quest of Theta Magic - Enid Wilson
  64. Faefever (Fever, Book 3) - Karen Marie Moning
  65. A Treasure Worth Seeking - Sandra Brown
  66. Invisible - Kimber Chin
  67. Drood: A Novel - Dan Simmons
  68. The Turnaround - George Pelecanos
  69. Passion Unleashed (The Demonica Series) - Larissa Ione
  70. Crazy Fool Kills Five - Gwen Freeman
  71. Dirty Little Angels - Chris Tusa
  72. The Book of Lies - Brad Meltzer
  73. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man - Steve Harvey
  74. Lady & the Vamp (Immortality Bites, Book 3) - Michelle Rowen
  75. The Rivers Run Dry - Sibella Giorello
  76. UFOs, JFK, and Elvis - Richard Belzer
  77. One Deadly Sin - Annie Solomon
  78. Blood Brothers (Sign of Seven Trilogy, Book 1) - Nora Roberts
  79. Run for Your Life - James Patterson
  80. Stakes & Stilettos (Immortality Bites, Book 4) - Michelle Rowen
  81. Fallen Skies: A Novel - Philippa Gregory
  82. The Year of Fog - Michelle Richmond
  83. This One Is Mine: A Novel - Maria Semple
  84. MAY
  85. Dramarama - E. Lockhart
  86. Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story - Leonie Swann
  87. Enduring Justice (Defenders of Hope Series #3) - Amy Wallace
  88. Honeymoon - James Patterson
  89. A World I Never Made - James LePore
  90. Gray Apocalypse - James Murdoch
  91. The Good Guy - Dean Koontz
  92. Pleasure Unbound (Demonica, Book 1) - Larissa Ione
  93. Judge & Jury - James Patterson
  94. Desire Unchained (Demonica, Book 2)- Larissa Ione
  95. Little Earthquakes - Jennifer Weiner
  96. Death's Daughter - Amber Benson
  97. Shadow of Colossus (Seven Wonders Series #1) - T.L. Higley
  98. Eve: A Novel of the First Woman - Elissa Elliott
  99. The Night Watchman (Ray Quinn Series, Book 1) - Mark Mynheir
  100. A Hint of Wicked - Jennifer Haymore
  101. Reasons - Tracy Fabre
  102. Mating Rituals of the North American WASP - Lauren Lipton
  103. Priceless Memories - Bob Barker
  104. Saints in Limbo - River Jordan
  105. My Cat Hates You - Jim Edgar
  106. The Blue Pen - Lisa Rusczyk
  107. JUN
  108. Immortal Outlaw - Lisa Hendrix
  109. BoneMan's Daughters - Ted Dekker
  110. Out of Sync: A Memoir - Lance Bass
  111. The Elf and The Princess - Anna del C. Dye
  112. Obsession: An Erotic Tale - Gloria Vanderbilt
  113. First Family - David Baldacci
  114. Secrets to Happiness: A Novel - Sarah Dunn
  115. Tare - Peggy Sue Yarber
  116. The Way Home - George Pelecanos
  117. Jungle Jack's Wackiest, Wildest, and Weirdest Animals in the World - Jack Hanna
  118. Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings - Christopher Moore
  119. The Host: A Novel - Stephenie Meyer
  120. Guilty - Karen Robards
  121. Deadly Exchange - Geoffrey M. Gluckman
  122. Blood Bar: A Vampire Tale - Norm Applegate
  123. Trouble in the Elf City: The Silent Warrior Trilogy - Book Two - Anna del C. Dye
  124. Str8te Boys - Evangeline Anderson
  125. Undead and Unwelcome (Queen Betsy, Book 8) - MaryJanice Davidson
  126. Fragment: A Novel - Warren Fahy
  127. Survivor: A Novel - Chuck Palahniuk
  128. JUL
  129. Jack Wakes Up: A Novel - Seth Harwood
  130. Burned: A Tragic Mystery - J. A. Nevling
  131. The Night Gardener - George Pelecanos
  132. Riding Lessons: A Novel - Sara Gruen
  133. Elfs in a Conquered Realm - Anna del C. Dye
  134. Jennifer Scales and the Ancient Furnace - MaryJanice Davidson & Anthony Alongi
  135. Jennifer Scales and the Messenger of Light - MaryJanice Davidson & Anthony Alongi
  136. Swimsuit - James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
  137. Hollywood Is like High School with Money - Zoey Dean
  138. At First Sight: A Novel of Obsession - Stephen J. Cannell
  139. The Actor and the Housewife - Shannon Hale
  140. The Night I Got Lucky - Laura Caldwell
  141. Ravens - George Dawes Green
  142. Playing for Pizza - John Grisham
  143. The Amateurs - Marcus Sakey
  144. Dead Write: A Forensic Handwriting Mystery - Sheila Lowe
  145. City of the Dead (Seven Wonders Series #2) T. L. Higley
  146. Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Deception - Eric Van Lustbader
  147. AUG
  148. Wait Until Twilight: A Novel - Sang Pak
  149. Selling Forever - Kimber Chin
  150. Wintergirls - Laurie Halse Anderson
  151. The Man of Her Dreams - Robie Madison
  152. Bargain with the Devil - Enid Wilson
  153. Girl Stays in the Picture (Girl Novel) - Melissa De La Cruz
  154. Mad Dash: A Novel - Patricia Gaffney
  155. All the World - Liz Garton Scanlon
  156. Thereby Hangs a Tail: A Chet and Bernie Mystery - Spencer Quinn
  157. Romance at the Edge: In Other Worlds - Anthology
  158. Bleak History - John Shirley
  159. Intertwined - Gena Showalter
  160. Babydoll - Allyson Roy
  161. Acheron - Sherrilyn Kenyon
  162. Daniel X: Watch the Skies - James Patterson & Ned Rust
  163. Would-Be Witch - Kimberly frost
  164. Sep
  165. Cleopatra's Daughter: A Novel - Michelle Moran
  166. Hollywood Wives - The New Generation - Jackie Collins
  167. Lifeguard - James Patterson and Andrew Gross
  168. Barely Bewitched - Kimberly Frost
  169. Stray Affections (A Snowglobe Connections Novel) - Charlene Baumbich
  170. The Chocolate Cat Caper (Chocoholic Mysteries, No. 1) - JoAnna Carl
  171. The Chocolate Bear Burglary (Chocoholic Mysteries, No. 2) - JoAnna Carl
  172. Citizen Girl - Emma McLaughlin
  173. Ginger High - Melissa Burmester
  174. Killjoy - Julie Garwood
  175. The Rasner Effect - Mark Rosendorf
  176. Raising Atlantis - Thomas Greanias
  177. OCT
  178. Tall, Dark & Fangsome - Michelle Rowen
  179. The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children - Keith McGowan
  180. The House of Thunder - Dean Koontz
  181. Finger Lickin' Fifteen - Janet Evanovich
  182. My Soul to Take - Rachel Vincent
  183. Plum Spooky - Janet Evanovich
  184. Hex in High Heels - Linda Wisdom
  185. On the Grind - Stephen J. Cannell
  186. Benny & Shrimp: A Novel - Katarina Mazetti
  187. Mistress of the Art of Death - Ariana Franklin
  188. Dragons Prefer Blondes - Candace Havens
  189. Hannah (Daughters Of The Sea) - Kathryn Lasky
  190. Petite Sweets: Bite-Size Desserts to Satisfy Every Sweet Tooth - Beatrice Ojakangas
  191. Pendragon's Banner: Book Two of the Pendragon's Banner Trilogy - Helen Hollick
  192. Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer
  193. Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning
  194. NOV
  195. To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) - Harper Lee
  196. Poison Pen: A Forensic Handwriting Mystery - Sheila Lowe
  197. Heat Wave - Richard Castle
  198. Female Force: J.K. Rowling - Adam Gragg
  199. Ace of Cakes: Inside the World of Charm City Cakes - Duff Goldman
  200. One True Theory of Love - Laura Fitzgerald
  201. Sidney Sheldon's Mistress of the Game - Tilly Bagshawe
  202. Female Force Bestsellers: Stephenie Meyer - Ryan Burton
  203. Rizzo's War - Lou Manfredo
  204. DEC
  205. Ark of Fire - C.M. Palov
  206. Simon's Cat - Simon Tofield
  207. Secrets of a Christmas Box - Steven Hornby
  208. The Christmas Dog - Melody Carlson
  209. Pirate Latitudes: A Novel - Michael Crichton
  210. Miracle in Sumatra: The Story of Gutsy Gus - Jeanne McNaney
  211. HeavenSent.com - Stefanie Worth
  212. She's Got Balls - Mia Watts
  213. Truly, Madly: A Novel - Heather Webber
  214. The Object of My Obsession - Cara North
  215. True Blue - David Baldacci
  216. A Change in Altitude: A Novel - Anita Shreve
  217. In the Courts of the Sun - Brian D'Amato