I’m talking about the book by Judith McNaught.
I read it first around 1997-1998 (yes, that long ago!) but it still remains to be one of my most favorite romance novels to read. I think I have read it more than fifty times and I have memorized all the chapters by heart. This book, along with Paradise (by Judith McNaught also), remains on top shelf in my bookshelf and e-books in the iBooks app in my iPhone. That how MUCH I love it.
Anyway, the reason why I’m writing about it is because I read it again last night, and it was the first time I wanted to see and get curious about Texas – specifically in Amarillo, where most of the scenes in the book happens. Zack, the male lead character, spends jail time in the Amarillo Texas State Prison while Julie, the female lead character, has her hometown in Keaton. I googled Amarillo and was pleasantly surprised that it is loaded with tourist destinations as well – lots of pretty places to see. I am sure that Amarillo Texas hotels are booked all year-round.
Here are some of the tourist spots I have found out about:
Amarillo Botanical Gardens
Splash Amarillo water park
Wonderland amusement park
American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum
My family is not really the type of family who love to go camping and roughing it out in the woods, but we love nature and my kids love animals and anything where they can swim in – so I am sure the water parks and zoo would be a great hit!
Now you don’t need a scanner software to copy every important file in your previous planners, or even download printable files online. You just get the new Belle de Jour 2011 Planner out in the market now – with two design binding options available: the ringbind or binded book.
Feel free to visit the website (www.belledejourpowerplanner.com) or join them on facebook (www.facebook.com/BelledeJourPlanner).
Every purchase of BDJ comes with a BDJ Essentials Forget-Me-Not Notebook! If you need more space to track your special events, write down your contacts, plan your projects, make your lists, or even create emergency business cards in case you run out of them, this is for you! The Forget-Me-Not notebook is designed to be inserted in the front or back pockets of your BDJ Planner and comes free with every purchase. What’s more, we created three other varieties that you can purchase separately: BDJ Chronicles (blue), a simple notebook that will organize your thoughts and errands; BDJ Basics (green), a monthly planner for quick reference when planning your social life; and BDJ Favorites (purple), to keep track of birthdays and gifts to the people most special to you.
Every purchase of BDJ comes with the BDJ Lifestyle Card! The BDJ Lifestyle Card lets you gain access to exclusive BDJ events and is inclusive of recurring discounts (in addition to the discount coupons) from lifestyle brand partners. The BDJ Lifestyle Card may be claimed; upon registration at the BDJ website, they ship it for FREE!
BDJ is sold online and through retail at the SRP of P598. All website orders will get 5% early bird discount and free delivery within the Philippines.
In this age of multimedia and digital files, it is not surprising that many are making the move towards this trend. However, the good old paper and books should not be neglected. For those who are still craving for the feel of paperback on their hands, it is a good idea to Rent books from booksfree.com while for those who are more into electronics and digital stuff, they also have Audio books on cd available for rent. Below are some good reasons why you should try booksfree.com Book rental.
- Great and diverse book selection. They have books for everyone. Whatever genre that may interest you, you are sure to find several books that are worth renting from their diverse book selection.
- Affordable plans. They have plans to suit your reading or listening needs. Whether you only want to borrow a book or two every month or rent several all at once, there is a plan at booksfree.com that will match your needs and budget.
- Free delivery. One of the best things about booksfree.com is the free home delivery that comes with every book rental.
- New titles. Not only do they regularly update their selection with new titles, you could also choose to be notified every time.
- Donate books for credit. Those who have old books at home could even free up some shelves by donating their books. Not only will you get extra shelf space, you will also get credits so that you can borrow more books!
I am an atypical woman, I’ve got to admit. I don’t really get excited with new clothes. I hate shopping at the malls and prefer to do my own shopping online. I don’t really collect designer shoes, bags or clothes (but honestly I think I can change my mind if I were richer!) but I save and pinch pennies to be able to get the latest gadgets out in the market. I also love books. Nothing gives me a better high than smelling the leaves of a newly purchased paperback or after reading a nice good book. Unfortunately, buying books as often I can read them (around three a week if I am not busy) would be bad for my pockets too. It’s a good thing I came across BooksFree.com
Book rentals have never been easier with BooksFree.com. Rent book programs provide a hefty subscription fee to become a member but BooksFree.com. You get a customized plan, depending on the number of books you can read in a month. Once you sign up, you can add books to your queue and once it reaches the number of your plan, they get shipped to you for free. Once you are done – and no, you don’t have a deadline! – you just ship them back using the envelope they give you and it ships for free. And then you get another set of books, even Audio books on cd. They recommend members to have books on queue so it gets shipped once they receive notice that the current reading list is being returned!
Paperback books are shipped 2-3 books per order via Media Mail and should arrive within 5-10 business days. Paperback book members must return the same number of books they receive in order for the next order to generate properly. Audiobooks are shipped in their entirety, one title per order via First Class mail and should arrive within 2-5 business days.
Have you ever wished that there will be a similar company like Netflix that allows movie rentals for books? If you have wished for one, you now have your wish come true in the form of BooksFree.com. Booksfree is the nation’s leading Paperback and Audiobook rental service. They offer over 250,000 titles in paper backs and Audio books on cd.
Book rental has never been this easy and accessible, thanks to a virtual library you can access online, 24 hours, seven days a week, in your pajamas! You always have the option to rent as many books as you want – and it gets shipped to you free.
How It Works
Rent books at BooksFree.com by becoming a member.
You can customize the membership plan you want by letting them know how many books and/or audio books you read and/or listen each month. From there, you can pay membership fees by credit card monthly.
Here is What You Get:
You get to rent an unlimited amount of books with no due dates. It also gets shipped free to your house and you will a return mailer that has been paid for, so you get to return your books without having to pay for shipping fees.
Orders are shipped 1 audiobook per order and 2 or 3 paperbacks per order. You are actually recommended to have a queue of books in your account so that as soon as you are done with your current reads, another one is on the way!
With Booksfree you can rent as many audiobooks or paperback books as you want. The number of titles you rent depends on how quickly you listen to and return each title – it’s that SIMPLE!
I am an avid reader. If I had the choice and the money to sustain my hobby, I would be reading book after book as soon as I am done reading one. I am sure most women feel the same. But with the demands on women these days – career and family – it is hard to take time out for oneself. I am extremely grateful I got to buy myself an iPhone a few months ago, it has become virtually glued to my hand because I have discovered I can read e-books all the time – on the train while going to work, while waiting for meetings, in line for doctor appointments, eating alone at lunch.
I can sense that e-books are going to change the economics of the publishing industry. The main driver of this change will be the sudden increase of devices that display electronic books out in the market. There are the smart phones like the Apple iPhone, mainstream readers like the Amazon Kindle, and tablet computing devices like the Apple iPad. These devices are easy to read, easy to carry, and hold libraries of books. Though it might be a loss to the paperback industry, I can sense that it will benefit the reading public and the author too. More books will be sold. When a book costs as much as a latte and is easy to buy, carry, and store, it will be a much easier impulse buy.
Aptara Corp is an ebook publishing company that can convert an existing book in paperback format into an e-book. And this ebook publisher can convert them into different files that can be supported by electronic readers – ALL of them!
I have a pink notebook as a gift so I am not keen on getting another planner. I only 5 more stickers to go until I get my Starbucks 2010 planner too. We need mounts for the 2 TVs we have though, we might just buy that this weekend.
Featuring at least twelve indigenous communities in the Philippines, the paintings of an Obo Manobo, Retchor “Ettok” Umpan, and passages written by young indigenous peoples themselves, the GOT HEART 2010 PLANNER is both interactive and youthful with its numerous activities and amazing information. The Planner also has different activities that will allow you to discover more about our IPs in fun and light ways. Aside from promoting love of culture, the GOT HEART PLANNER proceeds will help fund the foundation’s projects for the indigenous peoples, specially a T’boli School in Cotabato.
489php for pick-up at Green Meadows Subd. or Ateneo de Manila University.
500php inclusive of shipping for addresses within Metro Manila
Dimensions (in inches): 6.5 width x 8.86 length x 0.6 thickness
Binding: Smythe Sewn, Hardbound
Cover Material: Arlin Bookcloth- Black; Arlin Bookcloth- Red Outer Wrapping
Debossed 2×2 in. ornamental Got Heart logo on Cover
Inside: Full color printing on Matte paper
Got Heart Planners will also be available at the following locations starting the 2nd week of November:
- Ateneo – OSA office c/o Rica Joven (text 0923-4213060)
- Ateneo FA Dept c/o Mike Parker
- Greenmeadows: c/o Aika Chua (text 0932-2638458)
- Got Heart Office: 47 Chico St., Project 2, Q. C. (call 02-9940818)
Be the first to get your copy of the Belle de Jour 2010 Power Planner, the ultimate planner for women who wants to lead the IT Girl lifestyle. With the Belle de Jour (IT Girl) Power Planner, you have all the time management-based tools, pages, lists to help you manage your priorities.
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Excitement is definitely in the air. The year 2010 is in sight and what better way to take stock of things achieved and new dreams to pursue than a gathering of like-minded empowered girls!
This year to launch the 2010 BDJ Power Planner, we’ve decide…d to have a get-together that’s bigger, better and loaded with lots of heart. Introducing…. the first ever “BDJ Fair: Exceeding Boundaries: Give More, Live More!”, the get-together will hold talks with experts on beauty and fashion as well as accomplished women in their respective fields. We have various booths and lotsa activities lined up for you, check the details below, and register! =) As part of BDJ’s social responsibility, the BDJ Fair is also a fundraising activity for the rehabilitation of Ondoy victims. 100% of the event proceeds will be donated to a deserving community/group affected by Typhoon Ondoy.
SAVE THE DATE!!
Date: October 25, 2009, Sunday
Time: 2pm to 9pm
Venue: New Eastwood Mall: Open Park (Libis, Quezon City)
Entrance: Php 50 (for walk-ins); Php 20 (for pre-registered BDJ Girls (100% for donation =)
What about the BDJ 2010 Power Planner? Where can you buy it? Can we reserve now? =)