Monday, October 26, 2015

The Listing Fest is here! Come read the crazy!

The Listing Fest Blog Hop celebrating Bish Denham’s eight years of blogging!

Congrats on your amazing milestone!
The rules are:
Sign up, grab the banner and make a list.
Keep your list to between 5 and 25 items. You can list whatever you feel like (except for adult type content.)
Post on October 26 and visit fellow participants. That’s it!
Link to the hosts, post the badge, and have fun visiting others!

Host - Bish Denham

My family laughs at my lists.
Honestly. They don't understand.
I've lived for quite a while now and if I think of something important, and I don't write it down, that sucker is gone.
So, I carry pen & paper almost everywhere I go or I text myself so I don't forget all the crap I need to remember.

The easiest way to explain my compulsion is to share with you my list of lists.

So, here they are, in no particular order...

1. List of FD auxiliary crap I need to do for the Holiday Shopping Spree I run in December.
2. List of school crap I need to do for my son.
3. List of work crap I need to do to help out my husband.
4. List of event crap I need to put on/take off the family calendar.
5. List of important crap I need to write blog posts about.
6. List of bits & pieces crap I need to remember to write into my new story.
7. List of research question crap I need to ask my 'experts'.
8. List of football equipment crap I need to return to the league.
9. List of outdoor crap I need to put away before we get snow.
10. List of recipe crap I'm already making for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

Really. It's pathetic.

But, it's how I keep things going in the Gardner household.


Don't forget there is a Trick-or-Treat Book Blog Hop as well!

Patricia Lynne is hosting the Trick-or-Treat Book Blog Hop!

Authors: Sign up HERE until October 30th.
On October 31st put one or all of your books up for free and make a post telling readers how they can get your book(s).

How you giveaway your book(s) is up to you. You can give away ebooks and make them free on Amazon/etc. and link readers to it. You can do paperbacks or ebooks, create a giveaway, gift it or hand out a coupon code, or use another social media like Twitter or Facebook. The only requirement is the book must be free.

Any type of book is welcome. Just mention the genre/age group/adult content when offering them.

Readers: Download free books on Halloween.

The goal of this hop is to get books into readers hands. Both authors and readers are free to make posts hawking this hop because the more the merrier. Use the hashtag #trickortreatreads.

Authors you are welcome to go trick or treating, too.

I will be giving away ebook (PDF/MOBI/EPUB) copies of Already Home or One Good Catch by email to readers that come Trick-or-Treating on Halloween!



A #TrickOrTreat Facebook Hop for Romance Readers from Amy Lamont

Let's encourage readers to come trick-or-treating on our Facebook pages and find some new favorite authors along the way!
When: Friday, October 30th, noon – midnight EST.
Where: On our Facebook author pages.
What: Authors post a Halloween-themed post on their Facebook page on October 30th, and include a giveaway that requires trick-or-treaters to comment, like, follow, and/or share. Include a link to the next participating author on the post so readers can continue trick-or-treating.

Interested authors, please sign up HERE
An email will be sent to you with more details on how to participate and how you can help get the word out!


  1. Thanks for listing with me, Heather! Crap! That's a good list of lists you've had to/or will have to make.

  2. A list of lists. Brilliant. I have a lot of #6. :)

  3. Heather!
    Those are some crappy lists. You need a list for your lists now.
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

  4. Brilliant, and I like how you use the word crap in every entry! The school crap one is relatable, but for me it's not for my kids- it's for myself! I'm a college student and I have SO much school crap to remember.

  5. That was very enjoyable. I'm putting together a Thanksgiving crap list myself.

  6. That's a lot of lists, but I'm finding more and more that I keep them too. :) Lots of great bloghops going on! Have a terrific week.

  7. LOL - I make those same lists. If I don't write it down, I'll never remember.

  8. I make list too, I find random pieces of paper all over with list from 3 years ago or longer, when I start cleaning out drawers and desks, lol
    Juneta Writer's Gambit

  9. LOL. Lists of lists. I knew someone would do that. I have most of my outdoor stuff put away for the winter. Soon I'll be switching out the rakes for snow shovels.

    Susan Says

  10. To read your list it seems that life is a lot of crap. I guess a lot of it is too. I should write down my list of lists rather than keep it all in my head. My brain is getting too crowded.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

  11. embrace your lists. I am sure you have to keep track of Stormy's lists too. But it is satisfying to check off things. Good luck

  12. Love the theme of your lists! Too much crap, too little time. :)


  13. That's a whole lot of crap! Actually, I have a lot of similar lists of things that need to be done. How else would we keep track of things??

  14. Ha, ha, I love lists, and yes, there's a lot of crap that needs done!

  15. Hahaha, the list of crap that needs to be done. Nice. There's always some crap to do.

  16. I've got to write down everything too. It's not so much compulsory, it's more due to my featherbrain-iness.

  17. Bish - Thank you for having such a fun HOP!

    M.J. - Thank you! I have those bits written down everywhere!

    Alex - Crappy lists is right! TY!

    Morgan - Ah yes, college crap isn't fun either. TY!

    Southpaw HR - Thank you. Yes, the holidays always require lists!

    Christine - It helps keep us sane! TY!

    L. Diane - Exactly. Sad, but true. TY!

    Juneta - That's hard, when you find an old list and realize you didn't do something! TY!

    Susan - Yeah. I can't do that too soon, with the shovels. Then I'll jinx the weather! TY!

    Arlee - Crowded is right! I need a good cleaning in there! TY!

    Joanne - Stormy is so high maintenance. :) TY!

    Yvonne - Perfect! I should have said that! TY!

    Sarah - I never seem to cross anything off though. :) TY!

    Yolanda - Crap is much funnier than stuff! TY!

    Shannon - Always. The pile gets bigger! TY!

    Patricia - Me too! TY!

    Katharina - True. I'm fluffy in the head as well. TY!

    Andrea - Preach! TY!

    Thanks for all the nice comments everyone!

  18. Ah, the crap we fill our lives with :D Great list, Heather!
    Guilie @ Quiet Laughter

  19. Yup, to-do lists are a necessary evil! I have two or three floating around my desk. Oh good, the book trick-or-treat is going on. I hadn't heard about it anywhere yet. Guess I hadn't been to the "right part of the blogosphere" yet. Thanks for the information.

  20. Well, glad I'm not the only with a listing problem though I don't think it's really a problem if it works for us.

  21. I am always making lists as well. To be honest, my list for this blog-hop was almost a list of lists too. In the end, I opted for my top five favourite songs.


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