Posts Tagged: Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2016 2016, holidays 2

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate ‘Twas Christmas broach’d the mightiest ale; ‘Twas Christmas told the merriest tale; A Christmas gambol oft could cheer The poor man’s heart through half the year. –Walter Scott ∴ “Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” ― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings ∴ “When I discovered libraries, it was like having Christmas every day.” — Jean Fritz My three kids are with us and I feel very lucky to have them here to celebrate our first Christmas in our new house. I made… Read more »

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Sunday Post: December 4

Sunday Post: December 4

December 4, 2016 2016, Sunday Post 3

This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it! I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. Home and Blog We got a tiny bit of snow last night…just enough to cover the grass. Still it is pretty with the Christmas lights on one of our fir trees in the backyard. I saw a few snowflakes this week so… Read more »

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December books on my list

December books on my list

December 1, 2016 2016, books on my list . . . 7

I don’t have too many books on my list this month. That’s good! Each month I list the books I think I would like to read. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–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…lol. The list I make each month helps me remember the books. And I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! I also hope they will point me toward books I missed. December 1 Denny’s Law by Elizabeth Gunn Series: Sarah Burke Published… Read more »

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Holiday Picture Book Gift Guide

Holiday Picture Book Gift Guide

November 29, 2016 2016, Top Ten Tuesday 6

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week I’m talking about Christmas and winter books which would make great gifts for a young child. With one exception these are all books our children enjoyed reading when they were little. ……………………. The book on the left (which is the version we have which I read to my children) is out-of-print and there is no photo on Goodreads so I’ve linked to Amazon. The book to the right by… Read more »

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Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon Update

Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon Update

November 12, 2016 2016, Read-a-Thons 2

This week I’m participating in the Ho-Ho-H0 Readathon (from Nov 9 – 15). It’s hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and is so much fun. I finished my first book! The Magic of Christmas by Sarah Morgan I enjoyed The Magic of Christmas. It’s a Harlequin Medical Romance which is the Harlequin line I like the most. Sarah Morgan is also one of my favorite contemporary romance authors. I like the medical aspects of the book (in a London Emergency Department). I also really like the Christmas aspects of the book and the two young girls in the book–Dr. Christian Blake’s daughters. He’s a handsome doctor in the ED… Read more »

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Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon Goals

Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon Goals

November 8, 2016 2016, holidays, Read-a-Thons 2

I enjoy participating in the Ho-Ho-H0 Readathon every year. It’s hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and is so much fun. Besides reading or listening to books there are challenges to participate in as well as a twitter party (on Nov 15). And we can twitter our progress at #HoHoHoRAT. Goals for Readathon Read three Christmas/winter themed books I hope I can take part in at least one challenge. I want to tweet my progress during the week and participate in the twitter party. I shared a favorite Christmas cookie recipe last year and hope to do the same this year. Note I had this goal post written before… Read more »

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Waiting on Wednesday: October 26

Waiting on Wednesday: October 26

October 26, 2016 2016, Waiting on Wednesday 2

I am participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information. ……………………….. Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days by Jeanette Winterson Series: None Genre: Holiday Short Stories Publication date: December 6 Synopsis: For years Jeanette Winterson has loved writing a new story at Christmas time and here she brings together twelve of her brilliantly imaginative, funny and bold tales. For the Twelve Days of Christmas—a time of celebration, sharing, and giving—she offers these twelve plus one: a personal story of… Read more »

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October books on my list

October books on my list

October 6, 2016 2016, books on my list . . . 2

These are the October books on my list. Each month I keep a list of books that interest me based on the author, synopsis, genre or sometimes just the cover! My favorite genres: Mysteries–especially police procedurals; Science Fiction–especially military science fiction and space opera; Fantasy–especially urban fantasy. I don’t buy all these books since I already have lots of books to read and I feel lucky if I get 10 books read each month. But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of the books. I hope people reading my post may find some new books to interest them… Read more »

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Sunday Post: Dec 27

Sunday Post: Dec 27

December 27, 2015 2015, Sunday Post 7

This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it! I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. Last Week–home and blog Christmas! My husband, three kids and I were all together for Christmas this year. So nice. Doesn’t happen so often when the kids are grown. We even had a bit of snow for a white Christmas! We saw… Read more »

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Sunday Post: Dec 20

Sunday Post: Dec 20

December 20, 2015 2015, Sunday Post 6

This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it! I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. Last Week–home and blog Wedding–Here we come! My youngest daughter, my son and I are headed to Wisconsin for a wedding on Saturday. One of our favorite nephews is getting married and we’re so happy for him and his bride. We are… Read more »

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