Friday, November 13, 2009

Gods Behaving Badly Review & My First Giveaway

Thank you for coming to my blog Tea Time with Marce.........

Sorry about the spacing, I can't seem to fix it.

Give Away Rules - I’m International so this contest is also, everyone is welcome to join in.

· This is a book blog so your comment has to include your favourite read of 2009 so far. If I choose your book to add to my TBR list you will be the WINNER. If I have more than 1 person with the same book I will choose the first person that posted it.

· Just comment do not leave your email in the comment box, I will contact the winner via your blog and ship it to you, free of all shipping charges.

· Become a follower.

· One entry per follower.

Giveaway ends Tuesday, November 17th at midnight Atlantic time zone. I will review comments and choose my TBR book and announce the winner and the book on Wednesday.

NOTE - I will become a follower of all those that post books I have interest in or that I am in agreement with.

Summary of Gods Behaving Badly

Being immortal isn't all it's cracked up to be. Life's hard for a Greek god in the 21st century: nobody believes in you any more, even your own family doesn't respect you, and you're stuck in a rundown house in north London with too many siblings and not enough hot water. But for Artemis (goddess of hunting, professional dog walker), Aphrodite (goddess of beauty, telephone sex operator) and Apollo (god of the sun, TV psychic) there's no way out...Until a meek cleaner and her would-be boyfriend come into their lives, and turn the world literally upside down.

My Review

Taking a spin on the review. While reading I kept thinking about celebrities who will fit the character and it made it even more hilarious to me.

The Mortals

Alice – Holly Madison

Neil – TR Knight

The Gods/Godesses

Artemis – Goddess of hunting – Marcia Cross

Apollo – God of the sun – Matthew Mcconaughey (the looks but the disgusting attitude of Kanye West)

Aphrodite – Goddess of beauty – Angelina Jolie

Zeus - King of the Gods - Sean Connery

If you need a break from your norm and a good laugh, than you have to read Gods Behaving Badly. The first chapter had me in tears. The communication between Apollo and Neil was so unbelievably funny I went back just to read an argument they had.

This is Marie Phillips first novel, I thought she did a good job, laughs, sarcasm that was totally naughty, laughs, below the belt revenge between the gods, laughs, some vulgarity and yup more laughs .

Good luck and thanks for being a part of my First Giveaway.
BTW You do not have to know anything about The Greeze Gods to enjoy this book.


  1. One of the best books I've read this year was, The Gargoyle. I totally fell in love with this book. I've already bought the paperback version and put it in my bookcase so that I can read it again. That's how much I loved it.
    Congrats on your first giveaway.

    I follow by Google Friend Connect.

  2. yay for your first giveaway! How fun!
    I have read so many great books this year, so it's really hard to say what my favorite was. I guess I'm going to have to go with the Hunger Games.
    Even though you've probably already read it.
    Hope you find lots of good books this way!
    I follow via google friend connect

  3. My favorite book read in 2009 is The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel. Long, but awesome.

  4. Great contest :)

    My favourite book so far this year would have to be A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. It's the only book I rated 10/10!

  5. I think my favorite book so far this year is HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins. It was just too good to be put down! :)

    Would love to enter this contest! :) Thank you for connecting with me on google friend connect! I am going to follow you as well! :)

  6. The Hunger Games was definitely a favorite. I think my favorite cozy this year is Murder at Longbourn. I really liked it.

  7. Oh my, my favorite book of the year....... I have read quite a few good ones. But with this post, I'm going to go with the one that surprised me the most. I read the book "The Quickie" by James Patterson for my A to Z Title Challenge. It was the only book I could find that started with a Q and I loved it. It had so many twists and turns.

    Oh, and I'm now a follower :)

  8. I have a lot of favourite books, which I read in 2009.
    So here I am going to mention a few of those with my review liks:

    1) The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
    2) My Father's Paradise by Ariel Sabar
    3)Random Acts of Heroic Love by David Schienmann
    4) Rooftops of Teheran
    5) Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

    And I have you on my google reader. Does that count?


  9. Well I haven't read the book (see teaser tuesday) but apparently it does live up to the hype. Love your choices. They go well based on names alone.

    Favorite reads of 2009:
    A Poisoned Season by Tasha Alexander
    This is the second in her series and it didn't bother me one minute. I just haven't had time to go back to them.

    Royal Blood by Rona Sharon
    Good mysterious story, and kept me glued to the pages.

    Twilight of Avalon by Anna Elliott
    Re-telling of Tristan and Isolde tale and completley different. very realistic with strong female characters.

  10. Hi Marce, It's Andrea from SH.

    (I want to recomend this book to you even though I know that it is on your TBR pile.) If you choose it, you do not have to send me the book at all. I just like to talk about all things books and I had to check out my friend's blog!

    Here is my review of one of my favs of 2009. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

    There was a clear blue, crystalline sky the day I closed this book upon completion. No, no, no. I just cannot describe the sky as abundantly or gloriously as Markus Zusak can and does in his novel, The Book Thief. While only a pin tip's worth of what this novel consists of, the "black-cloaked" narrator's descriptions of the sky in the moment he reclaims a soul symbolize the events that are taking place within that snapshot of time. The sky prose adds another layer of beauty and substance to this masterpiece. The Book Thief is one of those rare books that adheres to our mind and will not be dislodged. It shouldn't be dislodged. "Horror" does not get it right. It must be more than that word. What word does one use to sum up Hitler's poisonous power and that of the Nazi Party under Hitler's words? As you travel through this 550-page tome, be prepared to get angry at the blunt force of pain befalling the pre-and then post-adolescent German girl, Liesel Meminger who grew up in the early 40's. Her love and subsequent hatred of the power a word carries are the string that connects her days as she continues her life just outside of Munich, Germany.

  11. Great international contest.

    One of my favourite books this year to read;
    Emma by Jane Austen and Coraline by Neil Gaiman.

    Follower! :)

  12. Count me in I am a current follower.

  13. My favorite book so far this year has been Off Season by Anne Rivers Siddons.
    I'm a new follower.

  14. My favorite book of 2009 is Jansten's Gift. It was very inspirational!


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