Sunday, October 30, 2011

Getting A Great Book Review - Part Two

I promised to be back this weekend with another list of places that offer to give you quality reviews.  I haven't checked all of them out myself, yet.  The list I have is enormous.  Lol.  And I'm beginning at the beginning.  If you missed last week's list, you can find it here:

Remember to read all the guidelines and requirements the reviewer posts on her site.  They work with a lot of authors, and it's hard when someone sends them a hard copy of their epic erotic fantasy along with a detailed synopsis with several testimonials.  The gracious reviewer then has to apologize and explain, as she blushes, that she only takes spiritual children's books in PDF format.  That might sound far-fetched, but in my experience with Highlighted Author, it's amazing some of the requests I get.  Lol.  Read the guidelines. ; ) Please.  And always thank them for considering your work.

On to the next 20 we go...

Joyfully Reviewed
Romance and erotica romance

Literary Nymphs
Romance and erotica

Long and Short Reviews
Romance and erotica

Long and Short Reviews
Young Adult and another site for romance and erotica

Love Romances and More
Romance and other genres

Manic Readers
All types

Mistress Bella's Paranormal Reviews
Paranormal romance

Night Owl Reviews
“We are ONLY accepting requests for these top-level genres: * Science Fiction * Mysteries / Action Adventure * Young Adult * Children's * Mainstream Fiction * Urban Fantasy “

Once Upon a Romance
A few genres

PNR Reviews
Paranormal romance

Pagan and Pen Book Reviews blog
All sorts

Quills and Zebras
All genres

Rites Of Romance
All romance except erotica

Romance Junkies
Romance all genres and heat levels

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Reviews
Sci-fi, fantasy

Seriously Reviewed
Romance all genres and heat levels

Single Titles
All types
Swamp Dweller Reviews
Sci/fi, fantasy, urban fantasy and dark fiction

The Reader's Roundtable
All genres

The Romance Reviews

And that's it for this week's portion of Getting A Great Book Review.  Thanks for passing through.  Check back next week for another 20 to add to the list.  If you have a site you'd like to add to the list, please share!

Good Luck!


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Getting A Great Book Review

Some say reviews do nothing to help your book, bring credit to your work.  I have to admit that when I read some of the reviews posted on Amazon, Goodreads, and other sites, sometimes I'm inclined to agree.  It's painfully obvious when family or friends that want to support their author and make them look fabulous post a review:  Five stars and a glowing paragraph of praise that does nothing to let the reader know what the book offered. 

While these are wonderful for the author to see, in my opinion, the average person will look at it and have a "huh?" moment.  "Okay, the book's great.  Why?"

I like to post the credible reviews I receive on my website.  What I really like to use are reviews that give opinions on the characters, story line, writing style, and why they'd recommend it to others.  Tidbits about the story and characters are great.  These good reviews carry weight to sway readers to pick up our book and read for themselves.

I've compiled a list of sites that I'd like to share with you.  This is a simple list of good sites that review books; the name of the site, link, and what they consider.  Unless there's a single genre listed, you might want to go ahead and check it out to see if you can use them.  Many accept both fiction and non-fiction.  

Keep in mind that sites that offer this service generally get bombarded with requests.  There might be a lengthy waiting line.  But we're in this writing career for the long haul, right?  So, don't get discouraged.  Accept the date they offer with a sincere thank you and put it on your calendar.  You'll still be promoting six months from now, even a year.  (Some work with you if it's a new release).

Since the list is a bit long, I'm cutting it into several posts.  I'll add part two next week, so drop back by.

A Million Words
All genres

A Romance Review
Romance mainstream and erotica

Alternate Reads
Romance and other genres

Bitten by Books

Black Raven's Reviews

Book Reviews by Suzie
New Age, romance, non-fiction, self-help, and paranormal.

Book Spark
All including non-fiction

Book Wenches  
Various genres

Breakout Book Reviews
All genres

Coffee Time Romance
Romance and other genres

Dark Divas Reviews
Romance and erotica

Dark Readers
All genres

E Finds
Mystery, suspense, horror, paranormal, non-fiction and general fiction. 
“I do NOT review unsolicited sci-fi, erotica, fantasy or romance.”


Fallen Angels Review
Several genres

Fantasy Book Review
YA and children's fantasy novels.

Fiction Vixen
All genres except YA

Various genres

Got Romance Reviews
All romance except for erotica

Historical Novel Review Blog
Historical Fiction Up to 1900

 I hope you'll find this list helpful in your search for quality reviews for your works.  If you have one you'd like to add, please share.  I'll add it to next week's post. :)

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Character Conference - A New Beginning - FFW

For Fantastic Friday Writers, we're to have a character chat with our characters.  I took the opportunity to call a little conference and fill them in on a new development in my writing schedule.

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Charlene leads the gang into Shilo Manor’s kitchen and motions for them to sit around the breakfast nook’s table.

Charlene:  Break out the muffins, Elaina. We’re going to have a chat and we might as well enjoy it.

Elaina:  *eyes Charlene then heads for the pantry* Sure.

Linda:  They’re not there, little sister.  James has them stored up in the guest room at the end of my hall.

James: *turns red and pulls out a chair for Linda, leaning to her hearing* You didn’t have to announce that.

Linda:  Well, really.  She made so many we couldn’t move in here. *takes her seat*

Charlene:  Okay, we’ll do without the muffins.

Cole:  *lifts a bottle of liqueur*  We can all have a drink to relax.  *cocks a chair to the side and sits, stretching his long legs*

Vincent:  *leans against the baker’s island and folds arms*  You seem to know what this about if you brought a bottle.

Cole:  I have certain insights.  One of the perks of being the MC.

All gazes gravitate to him then fly to Charlene.  James lifts a hand and glasses caravan from the cupboard to park on the table.  Mianna sits in Cole’s lap.  Elaina walks to Vincent and he wraps his arms around her.  Linda slips her arm around James’s.

Linda:  What’s going on?

Charlene: *sighs and laces her fingers*  There’s someone I’d like you to meet.

The back door flies open and a teen girl enters.  She stuffs her hands in her jeans back pockets and drumsticks fall to the floor with a clatter as her fists take up too much room.  She grabs them and readjusts her stance, upping her brows. 

Another girl bounces in behind her.  Her blonde curls bob around the big ribbon holding her ponytail.  She puffs a shiny smile and stuffs her pompoms to her back, standing at “cheerleader attention.”  All turn to look at them.

Vincent:  *eyes widen*  Teenagers?  You’re adding teenagers to the plot line?

James:  Charlene, no disrespect, but I’m just getting used to having five year olds around.

Cole:  They’re not joining us.

Charlene:  Cole. *sends him a warning glare*

Cole: *slugs a drink from the bottle*

Charlene:  Everyone, I’d like you to meet Tam.  She’s a junior at Sun Hill East High.  The only thing she loves more than basket ball is band. 

Tam:  *lifts a drumstick filled hand and nods a smile*  Hey.  Nice to meet you.

Charlene:  And that is Sandy.  She’s lieutenant in their high school cheer squad.

Sandy:  *steps back, high bounds, then waves a pompom to the group*  Hi!  It’s great to meet you!  *steps back into her pose*

Mianna: *hops up, rushes to them, pulls them into a hug*  Oh, it’s so nice to meet you too.  It’s obvious you’re not from Cornerstone Deep.  By the look of your pompoms, I bet you’re from Cornerstone Summit.

Sandy:  *beams and nods enthusiastically*  Yeah.  Earth.  How did you know?

Mianna:  Charlene’s daughter is a cheerleader and she thinks about it a lot.

Vincent:  Really.  What’s going on?  Earth doesn’t come into the series until way down the line.  Book three is about me and Elaina’s…  You know.  On Midway Summit.

Charlene:  Well. *leans back*  With Cornerstone Deep Echoes waiting on the publisher to decide whether or not to publish it, I thought I’d hold off on book three for a bit.  Things might have to change if…

James:  Charlene, they won’t reject Echoes.  They can’t.  I mean…  *he looks at Linda*  It has our story in it.

Charlene:  *leans her head and wrinkles her brow*  Well, James, there’s always a chance.  And Tam’s story has been in the wings for a while.  I’d like to get started on my first young adult novella.

Tam:  *motions at him with an easy sway*  Hey, James.  You guys are always welcome over.  My… *she turns bright red*  friend is a shape shifter from one of the other dimensions.  You might like to meet him.

James:  *furrows his brow and looks at Charlene*   Midway Deep?

Vincent:  *shines a broad smile*  This could be interesting.  Midway Deep is the oddball dimension.

Cole:  *nods and takes another drink then cocks his head to whisper in Charlene’s ear*  You were right.  They just might accept this after all.

Charlene pulls him into a hug and looks around at her beloved characters.  She could never image any one of them fading from her heart.  You'll always be with me.  Leaning back into her chair, she closes her eyes.  A deep breath clears the anxiety of having this conversation.  A slow exhale focuses her mind on the present.  She opens her eyes to her computer screen.  Leaning over the keyboard, she starts typing. 

Chapter One  
Mr. Scum
Sandra blubbered into her pillow and I sighed louder than I needed to.  She raised her puffy eyes to peek at me.  I could hardly make out their hazel color with all the blood shot, water, and smeared mascara.  I don’t know how she could see anything.  And that mascara had to sting.  “Really, Sandy.  Get over it.  He’s just a guy, they’re not worth it.”

Charlene:  *smiles*  And so it begins.

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Visit the other Fantastic Friday Writer's blog and see what their characters had to say.

 Elizabeth Muerller - Fantasy
Jeffrey Beesler - Science Fiction
Anastasia V. Pergakis - Fantasy 

Friday, October 14, 2011

Character Chat With Captain Derac Vidor - Cleanse Fire Released

Today I have the pleasure of announcing the release of one of my best friend's debut novel, Cleanse Fire.  It's book one in the Kinir Elite Chronicles.  Anastasia V. Pergakis is busy promoting but I love character chats and am more than happy to have the hero of the Chronicles, Captain Derac Vidor, over for a visit.

Derac, welcome! Come in, have a seat. 
Hello Charlene. Thanks for having me.
I can't tell you how tickled I am to have you over. *blushes* Can I get you something to drink?
Oh, just water would be fine. Thank you.
*waves a hand and heads to the refrigerator*  I know I probably don't have anything like you do in Kinir...but water I can do.
*laughs* We have what you would call beer and fruit juices. I just don't care much for either. And I’m on duty, so, of course, no alcohol of any kind.
*hands him a glass*  Kinir is quite different than Earth.  *sits across from him* Tell me about it.
It's a small country compared to some on Earth. But, we have a rich history. Being elves and having such long lives, allows for our country to be successful, as those in power stay there longer. The country is rather flat, soft rolling hills of green grass and golden grain. In the spring the meadows bloom with hundreds of different flowers. *sigh* It's lovely.
It does sound lovely.  We have areas of rolling hills and grain...but, we have big cities that take over with their smog. Lol.
Kinir City is the largest city, and the capital. It is rather 'dirty' compared to some of the smaller villages, I suppose. But, it's still beautiful in its’ own way. Especially with the parliament building standing tall. Then, all the colors in the store fronts and the hustle and bustle of city live as the elves go about their lives.
Compared to Earth's advances in technology, ours are limited. Which also means cleaner air and cities, I suppose. We travel with horse and cart - or on foot.
I believe on Earth you have running water inside your homes and something called electricity? We don't have anything as special as that. Still use candles and oil lamps to light our way at night. And it takes a long time to heat up water for a bath, as we heat it up one pot at a time on our wood burning stoves. *smiles* But, I love it. I wouldn't do well on your Earth. Far too loud and dirty and cold for me.
Lol.  I'm afraid I wouldn't do well without our little conveniences.
*laughs* Yes, I'm sure. But I know of nothing else and while your devices do seem magical to me, I'll stick with what I know.
I noticed you mentioned the Parliament Building standing tall when you described Kinir City's beauty.  You do love your country.
Yes. I do. My father was a farmer and he worked the land with pride. He taught me to do the same. Digging in the dirt, watching things grow, then seeing it bring elves the things they need - that's magical.
Indeed, it is. *smiles*
But, I don't think I was ever cut out for the farming life. I wanted to get out, see the world, meet new creatures. The Army was my way to do that. *shrug* When I retire, I will go back to the farm and fulfill my duty to my family. But, for now, I'm happy to be where I am. Protecting my country - the land and the elves - from those that want to destroy it.
You're the leader of an elite team of elves. Tell me a bit about that.
*shrug* There isn't much to say beyond that, honestly. While I am Captain of the team, I don't hold myself to a higher standard than them. I train just as hard. I fight beside them and would die beside them, regardless of my rank.
With the position though, comes more responsibility, I suppose. I do have to make sure they stay in line - as they are prone to forget. *ahem* And, then of course, there are the debriefings, paperwork, and dealing with my superiors.
You're too modest, Derac.  I had a peek at your story.  A team of six specialized elves with very different personalities spending practically all your time together? They need a good leader.
Yes. That is why I say that I don't hold myself higher to them. They are my family in a sense. And yes, every team needs a leader. But, I think there are many more out there better at it than I am. I look at my rank as more of....the big brother. I look out for my team, I feel responsible for them. But I'm not "separated" from them. Does that make sense?
*leans head with a smile*  Yes. It does. Tell me... How did you come to Anastasia and get her to write your story?
I observed from a far for a long while before talking to her. She was involved with another book at the time and I didn't want to interrupt that. So, I watched and waited and learned. She has a deep sense of patriotism for her country and that called to me. Her father, you see, served in the Army. And she feels this overwhelming pride and love in him. *smile* That's when I knew she was the perfect author to tell my story. She would understand my own loyalty. *shrug* She understands me.
Awww.  That's wonderful. And now your story is published!  How does it feel?
It's almost the same as getting a medal, I suppose. I feel pride in what we created. And I'm eagerly awaiting what people think. Yet, at the same time, the connection that Anastasia and I have from this experience is worth more to me than people reading the book.
You're so gallant. *winks*  I know she's sniffling as she reads this. Lol
*chuckles* Yes. I'm sure she is.
So, fill us in on Cleanse Fire.  Would you give us some highlights?
In Cleanse Fire, we discover a traitor in the chain of command. So this leads us to abandon our normal missions to protect the citizens, as we hunt down the one who betrayed us.
The mission goes awry, however, when we discover that he was not the only player in the conspiracy. We have to deal with a powerful wizard intent on killing on us. Attacked on two fronts - our allies growing thin - we fight back as hard as we can and bring to justice those that plotted against us.
And I know you will not be satisfied, Charlene, if I don't mention that a little romance happens in the book as well. *wink*
You read my mind! My next question was... *crosses legs and leans in close*  What's this little love that blooms between you and Kie?
*small smile*
Oh, no. That is not all you’re giving me.
*bigger smile*
*flashes huge smile and ups brows*
What do you want me to say? She snuck in and caught me unaware. I had no intention of falling in love again - with anyone. Ever. But it just *shrug* happened. I can't explain it.
Well, I'm thrilled she stole your heart.
*laughs* I am too.
Well, Derac, I promised Anastasia I wouldn't keep you here too long.  I know she has a lot of plans to keep you busy with promoting
Yes, she does. But, it's fun. I've enjoyed it so far. We also have book two to write.
That's right.  What's it called again?
Right now it's titled Fire Renewed. But, I'm not sure if Anastasia will keep that or not. The story is coming out a little differently than she thought. A little miscommunication on my part.
Lol.  Well, I look forward to it.  So, keep the communication going. Thank you so much for coming all the way to Arkansas to visit with me.
It was my pleasure, Charlene. I enjoyed it. We'll have to do it again when the next book comes out, yes?
*takes a deep breath and tries not to squeal* Oh, definately.
*charming smile. kisses Charlene's hand* Until then.

Cleanse Fire

Cleanse Fire Cover Art

Complete the mission, no matter what…

Captain Derac Vidor has served Kinir for nearly twenty years. It’s his life, his blood, his soul. And then his Commander betrays everything Derac holds dear. Now he has to focus on his own life and his team instead of saving the citizens of Kinir.

Treason is only the beginning…

Fueled by rage, the team chases the source to their Commander’s betrayal – a powerful wizard bent on revenge. The wizard seeks to destroy the Kinir Elite, in both mind and body. No place is safe, even among their allies.

The past holds the key…

Derac’s tragic past may be the key to saving the team. But can he face the gruesome nightmare in time?

Get your e-copy at or pre-order your paperback HERE.

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Friday, October 7, 2011

World Building With Holidays - FFW

For today's Fantastic Friday Writers blog hop, we're to share with you what kind of holidays our characters celebrate in their worlds, or how we come up with the holidays they celebrate.  I had to think about this one because, well, I haven't given my characters any to celebrate yet.  I hope this doesn't mean my worlds aren't three dimensional.  But, to be honest, the story takes place in a few week period and nobody had a chance to think about celebrating a holiday much less plan a party.  The plot moves pretty fast, and their focus was on saving Anna, undoing the damage that was done.

Well, I guess giving my characters something to claim as a holiday did come about in book two of the Chronicles of Shilo Manor series, Cornerstone Deep Echoes.  An event happens that will be celebrated for centuries to come.  It isn't named yet, but it will be in celebration of the God of Conformance's return to pass judgment and support the Sentinel's stand against the Nobleman who breached the convanents made with the gods. 

Every faithful follower of Arylin, Goddess of Love, Taravaughn, God of Life, and Griffin, God of Conformence, converged on Shilo City Park to see the great granite gargoyle's empty perch...and witness the showdown between Cole, the head of the Sentinels, and Lord Dressen, Grand Marshal of the Courts.  What follows will be branded in the minds and hearts of those present, as well as the history books.

I wondered, when I saw this topic, what other holidays I might add to round out my worlds.  So, I took to the internet and did a little surfing.  Here's what I found we claim as worthy reasons to celebrate.  By the time I read to the end of this list...I was hungry. Lol.

See what you think...  I couldn't help myself and added a couple comments to the side in blue. *wink*

According to, this claims to be a real list of "national" "days."


  • 1 - First Foot Day and Z Day
  • 2 - Run Up the Flagpole and See if Anybody Salutes It Day
  • 3 - Festival of Sleep Day
  • 4 - Trivia Day and Humiliation Day
  • 5 - Bird Day
  • 6 - Bean Day
  • 7 - Old Rock Day
  • 8 - National JoyGerm Day and Man Watcher's Day
  • 9 - Play God Day
  • 10 - Peculiar People Day
  • 11 - National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day
  • 12 - Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day
  • 13 - Make Your Dream Come True Day and Blame Someone Else Day
  • 14 - National Dress Up Your Pet Day
  • 15 - Hat Day
  • 16 - Hot and Spicy Food International Day and National Nothing Day
  • 17 - Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral Day
  • 18 - Winnie the Pooh Day
  • 19 - National Popcorn Day
  • 20 - National Buttercrunch Day
  • 21 - National Hugging Day
  • 22 - National Answer Your Cat's Question Day and National Blonde Brownie Day
  • 23 - National Handwriting Day, National Pie Day, and Measure Your Feet Day
  • 24 - Eskimo Pie Patent Day
  • 25 - Opposite Day
  • 26 - Australia Day
  • 27 - Punch the Clock Day and Thomas Crapper Day (yeah, I'm afraid to ask)
  • 28 - National Kazoo Day, Clash Day, Rattle Snake Round-Up Day
  • 29 - National Cornchip Day
  • 30 - Escape Day
  • 31 - National Popcorn Day and Child Labor Day
  • 1 - Serpent Day
  • 2 - Purification Day
  • 3 - Cordova Ice Worm Day
  • 4 - Create A Vacuum Day
  • 5 - Disaster Day
  • 6 - Lame Duck Day
  • 7 - Charles Dickens Day
  • 8 - Kite Flying Day
  • 9 - Toothache Day
  • 10 - Umbrella Day
  • 11 - White Tee-Shirt Day and Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
  • 12 - National Plum Pudding Day
  • 13 - Get A Different Name Day and Dream Your Sweet Day
  • 14 - Ferris Wheel Day and National Heart to Heart Day
  • 15 - National Gum Drop Day
  • 16 - Do A Grouch A Favor Day
  • 17 - Champion Crab Races Day
  • 18 - National Battery Day
  • 19 - National Chocolate Mint Day
  • 20 - Hoodie Hoo Day  (does anyone have any idea)? Lol
  • 21 - Card Reading Day
  • 22 - Be Humble Day
  • 23 - International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
  • 24 - National Tortilla Chip Day
  • 25 - Pistol Patent Day (Samuel Colt)
  • 26 - National Pistachio Day
  • 27 - International Polar Bear Day
  • 28 - Public Sleeping Day
  • 29 - National Surf and Turf Day


  • 1 - National Pig Day and Peanut Butter Lover's Day
  • 2 - Old Stuff Day
  • 3 - I Want You To Be Happy Day, Peach Blossom Day and National Anthem Day
  • 4 - Holy Experiment Day
  • 5 - Multiple Personalities Day (Yup. This is when I have all my characters over for brunch *wink*)
  • 6 - National Frozen Food Day
  • 7 - National Crown Roast Of Pork Day
  • 8 - Be Nasty Day
  • 9 - Panic Day
  • 10 - Festival Of Life In The Cracks Day
  • 11 - Johnny Appleseed Day and Worship of Tools Day
  • 12 - Alfred Hitchcock Day
  • 13 - Jewel Day
  • 14 - National Potato Chip Day
  • 15 - Buzzard's Day and Everything You Think Is Wrong Day
  • 16 - Everything You Do Is Right Day
  • 17 - Submarine Day
  • 18 - Supreme Sacrifice Day
  • 19 - Poultry Day
  • 20 - Proposal Day and Festival Of Extraterrestrial Abductions Day
  • 21 - Fragrance Day
  • 22 - National Goof-off Day
  • 23 - National Organize Your Home Office Day and National Chip and Dip Day
  • 24 - National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
  • 25 - Pecan Day and Waffle Day
  • 26 - Make Up Your Own Holiday Day and Spinach Festival Day
  • 27 - National "Joe" Day (Okay, now I want a national Charlene day)!
  • 28 - Something On A Stick Day
  • 29 - Festival Of Smoke and Mirrors Day
  • 30 - I Am In Control Day
  • 31 - Bunsen Burner Day and National Clams On The Half Shell Day


  • 1 - One Cent Day
  • 2 - National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
  • 3 - Tweed Day and Don't Go To Work Unless It's Fun Day
  • 4 - Tell-A-Lie Day
  • 5 - Go For Broke Day
  • 6 - Sorry Charlie Day
  • 7 - No Housework Day
  • 8 - All Is Ours Day
  • 9 - Winston Churchill Day and Name Yourself Day
  • 10 - Golfers Day
  • 11 - Eight-Track Tape Day
  • 12 - Look Up At The Sky Day
  • 13 - Blame Somebody Else Day
  • 14 - National Pecan Day
  • 15 - Rubber Eraser Day
  • 16 - National Stress Awareness Day and National Eggs Benedict Day
  • 17 - National Cheeseball Day
  • 18 - International Jugglers Day
  • 19 - Garlic Day
  • 20 - Look Alike Day
  • 21 - Kindergarten Day
  • 22 - National Jelly Bean Day
  • 23 - Read Me Day and World Laboratory Animal Day
  • 24 - National Pigs In A Blanket Day
  • 25 - National Zucchini Bread Day
  • 26 - Richter Scale Day and National Pretzel Day
  • 27 - Tell A Story Day
  • 28 - Great Poetry Reading Day and Kiss-Your-Mate Day
  • 29 - National Shrimp Scampi Day
  • 30 - National Honesty Day


  • 1 - Mother Goose Day and Save The Rhino Day
  • 2 - Fire Day
  • 3 - Lumpy Rug Day
  • 4 - National Candied Orange Peel Day
  • 5 - National Hoagie Day
  • 6 - Beverage Day
  • 7 - International Tuba Day, Paste Up Day, and National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
  • 8 - No Socks Day and Have A Coke Day
  • 9 - Lost Sock Memorial Day
  • 10 - Clean Up Your Room Day
  • 11 - Eat What You Want Day and Twilight Zone Day
  • 12 - Limerick Day
  • 13 - Leprechaun Day
  • 14 - National Dance Like A Chicken Day
  • 15 - National Chocolate Chip Day
  • 16 - Wear Purple For Peace Day
  • 17 - Pack Rat Day
  • 18 - International Museum Day and Visit Your Relatives Day
  • 19 - Frog Jumping Jubilee Day
  • 20 - Eliza Doolittle Day
  • 21 - National Memo Day and National Waitresses/Waiters Day
  • 22 - Buy-A-Musical-Instrument Day
  • 23 - Penny Day
  • 24 - National Escargot Day
  • 25 - National Tap Dance Day
  • 26 - Grey Day
  • 27 - Body Painting Arts Festival
  • 28 - National Hamburger Day
  • 29 - End Of The Middle Ages Day
  • 30 - My Bucket's Got A Hole In It Day
  • 31 - National Macaroon Day


  • 1 - Dare Day
  • 2 - National Rocky Road Day
  • 3 - Repeat Day Repeat Day Repeat Day Repeat Day....
  • 4 - Old Maid's Day
  • 5 - Festival Of Popular Delusions Day
  • 6  -Teacher's Day and National Applesauce Cake Day
  • 7 - National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
  • 8 - Name Your Poison Day
  • 9 - Donald Duck Day
  • 10 - National Yo-Yo Day
  • 11 - National Hug Holiday and King Kamehameha Day
  • 12 - Machine Day
  • 13 - National Juggling Day and Kitchen Klutzes Of America Day
  • 14 - Pop Goes The Weasel Day
  • 15 - Smile Power Day
  • 16 - National Hollerin' Contest Day
  • 17 -Watergate Day and Eat Your Vegetables Day
  • 18 - International Panic Day
  • 19 - World Sauntering Day
  • 20 - Ice Cream Soda Day
  • 21 - Cuckoo Warning Day
  • 22 - National Chocolate Eclair Day
  • 23 - National Pink Day
  • 24 - Museum Comes To Life Day
  • 25 - Log Cabin Day
  • 26 - National Chocolate Pudding Day
  • 27 - National Columnists Day
  • 28 - Paul Bunyan Day
  • 29 - Camera Day
  • 30 - Meteor Day


  • 1 - Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day and Build A Scarecrow Day
  • 2 - Visitation Of The Virgin Mary Day
  • 3 - Stay Out Of The Sun Day and Compliment Your Mirror Day
  • 4 - National Country Music Day and Tom Sawyer Fence-Painting Day
  • 5 - Workaholics Day
  • 6 - National Fried Chicken Day
  • 7 - National Strawberry Sundae Day
  • 8 - Video Games Day
  • 9 - National Sugar Cookie Day
  • 10 - Clerihew Day
  • 11 - National Cheer Up The Lonely Day
  • 12 - National Pecan Pie Day
  • 13 - Fool's Paradise Day
  • 14 - National Nude Day
  • 15 - National Tapioca Pudding Day and Respect Canada Day
  • 16 - International Juggling Day
  • 17 - National Peach Ice Cream Day
  • 18 - National Ice Cream Day and National Caviar Day
  • 19 - Flitch Day
  • 20 - Ugly Truck Contest Day
  • 21 - National Tug-Of-War Tournament Day
  • 22 - Ratcatcher's Day
  • 23 - National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
  • 24 - Amelia Earhart Day
  • 25 - Threading The Needle Day
  • 26 - All Or Nothing Day
  • 27 - Take Your Pants For A Walk Day
  • 28 - National Milk Chocolate Day
  • 29 - Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day
  • 30 - National Cheesecake Day
  • 31 - Parent's Day


  • 1 - Friendship Day and National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
  • 2 - National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
  • 3 - National Watermelon Day
  • 4 - Twins Day Festival
  • 5 - National Mustard Day
  • 6 - Wiggle Your Toes Day
  • 7 - Sea Serpent Day
  • 8 - Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Night
  • 9 - National Polka Festival
  • 10 - Lazy Day
  • 11 - Presidential Joke Day
  • 12 - Middle Child's Day
  • 13 - Blame Someone Else Day
  • 14 - National Creamsicle Day
  • 15 - National Relaxation Day and National Failures Day
  • 16 - Bratwurst Festival
  • 17 - National Thriftshop Day
  • 18 - Bad Poetry Day
  • 19 - Potato Day
  • 20 - National Radio Day
  • 21 - National Spumoni Day
  • 22 - Be An Angel Day
  • 23 - National Spongecake Day
  • 24 - Knife Day
  • 25 - Kiss-And-Make-Up Day
  • 26 - National Cherry Popsicle Day
  • 27 - Petroleum Day
  • 28 - World Sauntering Day
  • 29 - More Herbs, Less Salt Day
  • 30 - National Toasted Marshmallow Day
  • 31 - National Trail Mix Day


  • 1 - Emma M. Nutt Day
  • 2 - National Beheading Day
  • 3 - Skyscraper Day
  • 4 - Newspaper Carrier Day
  • 5 - Be Late For Something Day
  • 6 - Fight Procrastination Day
  • 7 - Neither Rain Nor Snow Day
  • 8 - National Date Nut Bread Day and Pardon Day
  • 9 - Teddy Bear Day
  • 10 - Swap Ideas Day
  • 11 - No News Is Good News Day
  • 12 - National Pet Memorial Day and National Chocolate Milkshake Day
  • 13 - Defy Superstition Day
  • 14 - National Cream-filled Donut Day
  • 15 - Felt Hat Day
  • 16 - Stay Away From Seattle Day and Collect Rocks Day
  • 17 - National Apple Dumpling Day
  • 18 - National Play-doh Day
  • 19 - National Butterscotch Pudding Day
  • 20 - National Punch Day
  • 21 - World Gratitude Day and International Banana Festival
  • 22 - Hobbit Day and Dear Diary Day
  • 23 - Checkers Day and Dogs In Politics Day
  • 24 - Festival Of Latest Novelties
  • 25 - National Comic Book Day
  • 26 - National Good Neighbor Day and National Pancake Day
  • 27 - Crush A Can Day
  • 28 - Ask A Stupid Question Day 
  • 29 - Poisoned Blackberries Day
  • 30 - National Mud Pack Day


  • 1 - World Vegetarian Day and Magic Circles Day
  • 2 - Name Your Car Day
  • 3 - Virus Appreciation Day
  • 4 - National Golf Day
  • 5 - National Storytelling Festival
  • 6 - German-American Day and Come and Take It Day
  • 7 - National Frappe Day
  • 8 - American Tag Day
  • 9 - Moldy Cheese Day
  • 10 - National Angel Food Cake Day
  • 11 - It's My Party Day
  • 12 - International Moment Of Frustration Scream Day
  • 13 - National Peanut Festival
  • 14 - Be Bald and Free Day and National Dessert Day
  • 15 - White Cane Safety Day
  • 16 - Dictionary Day
  • 17 - Gaudy Day
  • 18 - No Beard Day
  • 19 - Evaluate Your Life Day
  • 20 - National Brandied Fruit Day
  • 21 - Babbling Day
  • 22 - National Nut Day
  • 23 - National Mole Day
  • 24 - National Bologna Day
  • 25 - Punk For A Day Day
  • 26 - Mule Day
  • 27 - Sylvia Plath Day
  • 28 - Plush Animal Lover's Day and National Chocolate Day
  • 29 - Hermit Day
  • 30 - National Candy Corn Day
  • 31 - National Magic Day and Increase Your Pyschic Powers Day


  • 1 - Plan Your Epitaph Day
  • 2 - National Deviled Egg Day
  • 3 - Sandwich Day and Housewife's Day
  • 4 - Waiting For The Barbarians Day
  • 5 - Gunpowder Day
  • 6 - Saxophone Day and Marooned Without A Compass Day
  • 7 - National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day
  • 8 - Dunce Day
  • 9 - Chaos Never Dies Day
  • 10 - Forget-Me-Not Day
  • 11 - Air Day
  • 12 - National Pizza With The Works Except Anchovies Day
  • 13 - National Indian Pudding Day
  • 14 - Operation Room Nurse Day
  • 15 - National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
  • 16 - Button Day
  • 17 - Take A Hike Day
  • 18 - Occult Day
  • 19 - Have A Bad Day Day
  • 20 - Absurdity Day
  • 21 - World Hello Day and False Confessions Day
  • 22 - Start Your Own Country Day
  • 23 - National Cashew Day
  • 24 - Use Even If Seal Is Broken Day
  • 25 - National Parfait Day
  • 26 - Shopping Reminder Day
  • 27 - Pins And Needles Day
  • 28 - Make Your Own Head Day
  • 29 - Square Dance Day
  • 30 - Stay At Home Because You're Well Day


  • 1 - National Pie Day and Eat A Red Apple Day
  • 2 - National Fritters Day
  • 3 - National Roof-Over-Your-Head Day
  • 4 - Wear Brown Shoes Day
  • 5 - National Sacher Torte Day
  • 6 - National Gazpacho Day and Mitten Tree Day
  • 7 - National Cotton Candy Day
  • 8 - Take It In The Ear Day
  • 9 - National Pastry Day
  • 10 - Festival For The Souls Of Dead Whales
  • 11 - National Noodle Ring Day
  • 12 - National Ding-A-Ling Day
  • 13 - Ice Cream and Violins Day
  • 14 - National Bouillabaisse Day
  • 15 - National Lemon Cupcake Day
  • 16 - National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
  • 17 - Underdog Day and National Maple Syrup Day
  • 18 - National Roast Suckling Pig Day
  • 19 - Oatmeal Muffin Day
  • 20 - Games Day
  • 21 - Look At The Bright Side Day, National Flashlight Day, National French Fried Shrimp Day, and Hamburger Day
  • 22 - National Date-Nut Bread Day
  • 23 - Roots Day
  • 24 - National Egg Nog Day
  • 25 - National Pumpkin Pie Day
  • 26 - National Whiners Day
  • 27 - National Fruitcake Day
  • 28 - Card Playing Day and National Chocolate Day
  • 29 - Pepper Pot Day
  • 30 - Festival Of Enormous Changes At The Last Minute and National Bicarbonate Of Soda Day
  • 31 - Unlucky Day
I'm curious.  Are you up for a challenge?
See what you find...

How many days are dedicated to:
  • Food
  • Wellness
  • Play
  • Love
  • Family/Friends
  • Various Items
  • Charity/Awareness
  • Religion
  • Violence
  • Work
  • Misc.

Leave your results in your comment below. And feel free to comment! Lol

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