Sunday, August 29, 2010

Celebrating 1 year of Blogging & Announcing New Thursday Meme

What an exciting moment for Tea Time with Marce.  A whole year, I can't believe it went so fast.

I want to say thank you to everyone that has became a follower,  my Tea Time commenter's, those that gave me assistance by email when needed and the authors that take the time to stop by.  And of course all the great recommendations that has led me to have a Wishlist way to long, but i'm not complaining.

I am going to celebrate all week, my first post was Aug 29 but I had my 1st comment on Sept 6 so that is when I will announce winners for my international giveaway.

I will choose 2 Winners, 1 for my blogoversary and the other for getting to 200 followers..  The 1st winner gets a book of their choice and a book from my 2010 read so far list, which you can see on my sidebar.  The 2nd winner gets to choose from my sidebar.  Books will be new and sent from Book Depository.  You only have to leave a comment with your email and tell me what book you would be interested in.  I enjoy having giveaways, it is a way of saying thank you, so you have to be a follower.  I promised myself to never have giveaways to gain followers.

Also, here it goes, announcing my meme that will start this Thursday, hope you participate.

Title Talk on Thursday

Title Talk on Thursday is a NEW weekly bookish meme, hosted by Tea Time with Marce. A time to share opinions on how the title represented the story, while networking and adding to your Wishlist. All Genre's of Books are Welcomed.

Comment and leave the following:

*Summary of the book
*Include a Teaser sentence the Title was used in if it is NOT a SPOILER
*Opinion on Title, is it a clever title, a grab your attention title, is it original, does it match the genre,etc
*Link to Your Review

Thank you for visiting Tea Time with Marce, I appreciate all comments and participation. Have fun with the Title Talk this week.


Comment and leave the following:

Title - The Remains
Author - Vincent Zandri
Genre - Thriller
Summary of the book - Thirty years ago, teenager Rebecca Underhill and her twin sister Molly were abducted by a man who lived in a house in the woods behind their upstate New York farm. They were held inside that house for three horrifying hours, until making their daring escape.

Vowing to keep their terrifying experience a secret in order to protect their mother and father, the girls tried to put the past behind them. And when their attacker was hunted down by police and sent to prison, they believed he was as good as dead.

Now, it’s 30 years later, and with Molly having passed away from cancer, Rebecca, a painter and art teacher, is left alone to bear the burden of a secret that has only gotten heavier and more painful with each passing year.

But when Rebecca begins receiving some strange anonymous text messages, she begins to realize that the monster who attacked her all those years ago is not dead after all. He’s back, and this time, he wants to do more than just haunt her. He wants her dead.

Opinion on Title - The Remains suits this thriller, I think it was a great metaphor for the remains of the past which was haunting Rebecca and also The Remains that the investigators couldn't find.
My Review of The Remains

 What Title stood out to you this week? 
When I read a book and come across the title, it always brings a sense of accomplishment and I think clever, interesting or I just smile with that ahh moment.  So I decided to start this meme hoping it starts great conversation on each others blogs especially when we have read the same book.
I hope you visit and celebrate my year with me, you have been a huge part of why I love blogging.


  1. First and foremost - CONGRATS! A year is a big deal!!
    Love the New Meme - In fact I am going to go get my post all ready for Thursday right now!

    And I would love to be entered into the giveaway. The book I would choose is Glass Study by Maria V Snyder. And from your read list I would choose - I heart you, You haunt me by Lisa Schroeder
    polsen11atcomcastdotnet and I am a follower.

  2. Thank you, glad you like the new meme. I heart you, You haunt me is fantastic, I was shocked a Verse Novel could have such an impact.

  3. Congrats on your blog being one year old. And, that sounds like a wonderful meme.


  4. Marce:
    Happy Anniversary !!! You should be proud...your blog is great, informative, honest and fun. I love your anniversary cake...did you bake it? lol Where did you find that?

    Please enter me in your giveaway. I would pick "The Quickie" by James Patterson. Its amazing..he writes faster than I can read. Can't keep up with all his books.

    Will try to participate in your new meme. GL with it.

  5. Thanks Clarissa and Cheryl.

    Hope to see you one week joining the meme.

  6. Congratulations!! :D And I'll make sure to stop by when your meme officially starts.

  7. Congratulations on your first blogoversary, Marce!

    Great new meme and I look forward to participating.

    My choice for the giveaway is The Manufactured Identity by Heath Sommer - I love psychological thrillers.

  8. Thanks Jillian, look forward to you participating.

    Thanks Cat, that is my favourite of the year so far.

  9. Happy First Year blog anniversary! That is really an exciting accomplishment! Congratulations on your new meme. I am sure it will be very successful!!

    I am interested in reading The Manufactured Identity by Heath Sommer.

  10. Congratulations on blogging for a year! The new meme sounds good... now if only I can remember to participate ;-)

    The book I'd like to win from your list is Prophecy Sisters by Michelle Zink.

    angela.donner (at)

  11. Congratulations on blogging for one goes by fast doesn't it?? And I think that your new meme is a very clever idea. I'll definitely be participating at some point. Have a great week of reading!

  12. Thank you BookQ, I appreciate the kind words.

    Thanks Angela, that is another fav of mine.

    Samantha, thank you, I look forward to you participating when you can.

  13. Congrats to you, Marce! I love your blog and am happy to be a follower.....

    I can't find your list of read books?

  14. Happy Blogiversary!!! I come wth virtual cupcakes and of course coffee!!! Woo hoo to you! :D

    Oh and I am along time follower

    journey through

  15. Congrats!! Time goes fast! For some reasons I thought you'd been blogging for longer :)

    I like the new meme - I love clever titles :)

    The book I'm interested in reading is The Manufactured Identity by Heath Sommer (and what an interesting title :)

  16. One year is such a wonderful accomplishment! I would love to get a copy of Hunger Games (I'm the last person in the world to read this series). My email is

    I love the idea of title talk! Some titles are just so memorable and significant.

  17. Aw, congratulations on reaching one year with your blog! I hope it'll be around for many more to come.

    And that's such a great idea for a meme! I'll participate for sure if I get the chance.

  18. Happy bloggy birthday! well done!

  19. Happy blogoversary!

    The new meme looks fab!

  20. Happy Blogoversary! A year goes by fast doesn't it? It's been a pleasure reading your blog. I look forward to checking out your new Meme!

  21. Congrats! Happy 1 yr Blogoversary!

  22. WOW, congrats! What a great accomplishment. I also just saw your post to the authors who have contacted you and thought that was so cool and wonderful! Fun new meme too!

    I'd love to be entered in the contest. The book from your list I'd love to read most is The Murderer's Daughters.

    stephaniet117 at yahoo dot com

  23. Friends thanks for celebrating with me and the congrats :-)

    I look forward to having you participate in Title Talk when its convenient for you.

  24. Happy Anniversary! I'm so glad I've found your blog - I really enjoy reading it!

  25. Woohoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    That's a wonderful meme - I have to think about this and be back!

    ReadingOnARainyDay AT gmail DOT com

  26. Happy blogiversary!! I'm excited about the new meme and hope I have time to participate now and again.

  27. Happy blogoversary!!! I feel like this entire year has just flown by.

    And I like your new meme. I'll definitely try to use it in the future.

  28. Happy blogiversary!

    I'd love to enter your giveaway. I'd like to be entered for Thirteen Reasons Why.

    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

  29. Happy Blogoversary! I am making a book meme list at Story Time Under the Stars, and I am adding your new meme to the list.

  30. Happy blogiversary Marce!! I love your blog & I look forward to lots more years of great posts! :-)


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