Library Lust

by Notorious Spinks on 06.04.2011

Library Lust is a weekly meme posted by The Captive Reader.  I usually peek over to her blog to check out the awesome libraries and decided I’d join in.  Y’all know I love books and libraries.  It’s just something about those books that I lust over.  So…anyways… this week I found the interior of the […]

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First Lines Friday

by Notorious Spinks on 06.03.2011

Hey Spinkys! I’ve been neglecting you all! Life has been crazy with graduation and mom has been in and out of the hospital….Life…. But here’s my First Lines Fridays. First Lines Friday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along. […]


Guest Post: Homemade Biscuits and Preserves

by Notorious Spinks on 06.03.2011

For Valentine’s Day, my sister gave me a gift that I can really appreciate, homemade strawberry preserves. Three whole jars of them! So I thought that it was only appropriate that I make something to go perfectly with them. I went online to find a good recipe that would be great with these preserves because […]


Library Loot: June 1 to 8

by Notorious Spinks on 06.03.2011

  Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire (The Captive Reader) and Marg (The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader) that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out of the library. I support my local library to get books I’m not sure I want to own and to make sure they stay […]


@ArmchairBEA : Blogger Interview

by Notorious Spinks on 05.25.2011

Today is the third day of Armchair BEA.  The activity for the day is to interview another blogger.  I had the opportunity interview Bella from Cheezy Feet Books and Sarah from Puss Reboots interviewed me.  So when you finish up here head on over and check it out. You can also find Armchair BEA post […]


@ArmchairBEA 2011- Giveaway

by Notorious Spinks on 05.24.2011

This is my first year participating in Armchair BEA and I’m so exited to participate. To celebrate I am giving away an (1) ARC of The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt.  As an added bonus my friends at Ecco Books is throwing in a (1)  limited edition print of the cover art by poster artist […]


Armchair BEA: Welcome to Notorious Spinks Talks Books

by Notorious Spinks on 05.23.2011

To everyone visiting from Armchair BEA, Welcome!  Make yourself cozy, lean back in your armchair and grab a cup of coffee. I’m Yolonda and I blog from Memphis, TN.  I’ve been a book blogger since December 2009 and I absolutely love it.  A fellow book blogger convinced me to start a book blog because I […]


WWW Wednesday (May 11)

by Notorious Spinks on 05.11.2011

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next? What are you currently reading? Jane Eyre The Gateway: Discover the Power to Create an Outrageously Prosperous and Happy Life by Robert Sidell Girls […]


Teaser Tuesday: Silver Sparrow

by Notorious Spinks on 05.10.2011

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: * Grab your current read * Open to a random page * Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page either in the comments below or on your own blog (give […]


Mailbox Monday (May 9)

by Notorious Spinks on 05.09.2011

    Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week. For review: Wallflower: A Novel From Berlin After the Fall of the Wall by Holly-Jane Rahlens Growing Up Laughing: My Story by Marlo Thomas That’s all folks!  Now what’s in your wallet […]

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