Posts Tagged: winter

HoHoHo Readathon Update

HoHoHo Readathon Update

November 16, 2017 2017, Read-a-Thons 2

This is my favorite blogging extra curricular activity of the year. I love Christmas and winter and this helps me get in the holiday spirit. And I’m so happy Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer hosts it each year. This year’s event ran from Wednesday, November 8th through Wednesday, November 15th at 11:59 pm. During the event, we could participate in challenges, win prizes, meet new friends and join the Twitter party. You could participate for a day or cozy up by the fire and hang out every day. The more you participated the more entries earned for the Participant Giveaway. This is a fun and laid back activity so think about it for next… Read more »

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Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon Goals

Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon Goals

October 27, 2017 2017, Read-a-Thons 6

This is my favorite blogging extra curricular activity of the year. I love Christmas and winter and this helps me get in the holiday spirit. And I’m so happy Kimberly hosts it each year. Thank you! It’s that time of year when the holiday and winter-themed books hit the bookshelves. It’s also time to sign up for the Fifth Annual HoHoHo Holiday/Winter Readathon! hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. Gather up your favorite cocoa, comfort foods, holiday music and books and join in the fun! This year’s event will run from Wednesday, November 8th through Wednesday, November 15th at 11:59 pm. During the event, you can participate in challenges, win prizes, meet… Read more »

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Sunday Post: Feb 12

Sunday Post: Feb 12

February 12, 2017 2017, Sunday Post 5

Kimba 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 and Blog Busy weeks My husband had chemo treatments this week. He’s doing great, but it’s hard not to worry. Now he’s in the time period where he feels really tired so he’s not doing too much except rest. The doctor is doing more scans next month. Our son was still here so… Read more »

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Sunday Post: January 29

Sunday Post: January 29

January 29, 2017 2017, Sunday Post 8

Kimba 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 and Blog My son and his dog are visiting from New York and we are all having lots of fun. This weekend my son and daughter drove to northern Wisconsin for a long weekend with relatives. They’re hoping to play in the snow while they’re there. My husband and I are taking care… 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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TBR Review: Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

TBR Review: Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

June 17, 2015 2015, Audiobook Challenge, Audiobooks, book rating, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 1

Raven Black by Ann Cleeves Narrated by Gordon Griffin Series: Shetland #1 Genre: Mystery Published by Minotaur Books, 2006 (Macmillan Audio, 2014) Audiobook, purchased 384 pages 11 hours, 21 minutes Grade: B+ Narrator grade: B+ Synopsis: Raven Black begins on New Year’s Eve with a lonely outcast named Magnus Tait, who stays home waiting for visitors who never come. But the next morning the body of a murdered teenage girl is discovered nearby, and suspicion falls on Magnus. Inspector Jimmy Perez enters an investigative maze that leads deeper into the past of the Shetland Islands than anyone wants to go. It was precisely midnight when he stepped through the door. Taylor… Read more »

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Sunday Post–March 2

Sunday Post–March 2

March 2, 2014 2014, Sunday Post 13

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. 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. This is a great meme to participate in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it! Last Week Around the house A couple days of snow this week. But we did have a lot of sun the rest of the time and sun is good even… Read more »

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Sunday Post: January 26

Sunday Post: January 26

January 26, 2014 2014, Sunday Post 5

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. 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. This is a great meme to participate in every week and I thank Kim for hosting it! Last Week Around the house We flew into Chicago on Saturday morning and the weather was cold, but not too bad. However, the rest of the weekend and the beginning… Read more »

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