Posts Categorized: 2018

Sunday Post–snow starts to melt

Sunday Post–snow starts to melt

February 18, 2018 2018, Sunday Post 8

Kimberly hosts the Sunday Post each week. I like to take part because it gives me an opportunity to look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also love to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. Home It warmed up this week–upper 40’s–and a lot of our 10 inches of snow melted. On Sunday it’s supposed to get up to 55 degrees! We’re taking care of our daughter’s dogs this weekend since she’s gone for the weekend. They’ve had lots of fun running in the backyard that still has some snow. I got… Read more »

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2018 Reading Challenges

2018 Reading Challenges

February 16, 2018 2018, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Discussion Challenge, Goodreads, Popsugar Reading Challenge, Reading Challenges, Swords and Stars Reading Challenge 6

Goodreads Reading Challenge I’m participating in the Goodreads challenge again this year. Last year my goal was to read 100 books and I read exactly that! This year I decreased my goal to 90 books. I feel like I have lots more going on in 2018 and I want to read books because I love reading not to meet a challenge. (However, if I read more than 90 books I will be very happy!) Other challenges I’ve decided to participate in a few other challenges this year. Last year I didn’t take part in any reading challenges so I’m ready this year to jump in. It’s always fun and I… Read more »

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Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Privilege of Peace by Tanya Huff

Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Privilege of Peace by Tanya Huff

February 14, 2018 2018, Can't Wait Wednesday 8

  Can’t-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings. This is a weekly meme to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. The books I choose aren’t released yet and usually won’t be published for at least two or three months. I love finding out about books which will publish in future months and I like to share my excitement about the books. I also like to find out about new books on other people’s blogs and hope they’ll sometimes find something to look forward to on my blog. I’m excited to read . . . The Privilege of Peace by Tanya Huff Series: Peacekeeper #3… Read more »

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Sunday Post: The Olympics Start

Sunday Post: The Olympics Start

February 11, 2018 2018, Sunday Post 14

Kimberly hosts the Sunday Post each week. I like to take part because it gives me an opportunity to look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also love to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. Home I’m over my cold and spent a little time sorting books and moving them to a different room. If they’re moved to a different room I must have done something good with them–right?!! I did find a few I plan to donate or take to the used bookstore. We had more snow this week–an inch here… Read more »

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Audiobooks aid my card creation

February 9, 2018 2018, Discussion Posts 2

Last year I listened to more audiobooks than ever before and it was all because I made a lot of cards last year. Usually I only listen to audios when I’m in my craft room. I don’t use headphones. I like to just listen using my phone as the audio plays loud and clear while I decide what kind of card I’m going to create and then get busy and create it. I guess I must use two different parts of my brain when I listen and create, because I do really get into a good book while making my cards. (I do sometimes listen outside my craft room when… Read more »

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Can’t Wait Wednesday: Last Dragon Standing by Rachel Aaron

Can’t Wait Wednesday: Last Dragon Standing by Rachel Aaron

February 7, 2018 2018, Can't Wait Wednesday 13

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings. This is a weekly meme to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. The books I choose aren’t released yet and usually won’t be published for at least two or three months. I love finding out about books which will publish in future months and I like to share my excitement about the books. I also like to find out about new books on other people’s blogs and hope they’ll sometimes find something to look forward to on my blog. I’m excited to read . . . Last Dragon Standing by Rachel Aaron Series: Heartstrikers #5 Published by… Read more »

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Books I’ve read recently that made me feel good

Books I’ve read recently that made me feel good

February 6, 2018 2018, Tell Me Something Tuesday 8

Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post on Rainy Day Ramblings where a range of topics from books to blogging are discussed. This week’s topic: Some light, fluffy feel good books I’ve read lately. I don’t really read many light, fluffy feel good books. Not because my books are serious, weighty books dealing with “serious” topics. These are the books which made me feel good about reading…happy that I chose that book to read. I’ve read these books within the last six months or so. Lots going on in the world that makes this the perfect time to read light, fluffy feel good books. Starman Jones by Robert Heinlein Starman Jones… Read more »

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Sunday Post: February already?

Sunday Post: February already?

February 4, 2018 2018, Sunday Post 12

Kimberly hosts the Sunday Post each week. I like to take part because it gives me an opportunity to look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also love to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. Home I didn’t sleep much last night and finally got up at 4:00 a.m. this morning. I had a few things to do to this post so I decided to finish the post, publish it and link it to Kimberly’s blog. Ha! Not so easy. I got the post ready and noticed that I’d lost the connection… Read more »

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February 2018 books on my list

February 2018 books on my list

February 2, 2018 2018, books on my list . . . 6

I keep a list of all the books I might want to read and add to it as the year goes on. As each month comes along I create a list on my blog for others and for me to keep track of as the months go by. I don’t buy all these books–since I already have way too many books to read and some of the new books are expensive. I’m trying to stick to a budget. I hope people reading my post may find some new books to read. I also hope these people will point me toward books I missed. Not too many books this month, but… Read more »

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My return to blogging with slightly new directions

My return to blogging with slightly new directions

February 1, 2018 2018, books, Discussion Posts, NetGalley, new beginnings, personal life 10

My return I realize I’ve been absent from this blog for a while. I lost my desire to blog plus I’ve been busy. November and December are always the busiest months in our family. And I love all the family time and activities. I’ve spent January thinking about what I want to do with my blog and now I’m ready to begin again. I’m reinventing my blog just a little. February is a good time to restart. It’s a cold day today (9 degrees at the moment), but a beautiful blue sky day just like the one below showing our backyard on New Year’s. I’m eager to return to my blog… Read more »

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