Monday, January 30, 2017

It's Monday! What Are YOU Reading? - 1/30/2017

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I hope you had a great reading week.  
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This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at BOOK DATE!

Post the books completed last week, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish this week.

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Books Completed the last three weeks:

TRAVELING LIGHT by Lynne Branard

Review is in the book's title.

A sweet, light read. 


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ALMOST SISTERS by Joshilyn Jackson

Loved the book...charming Southern characters with a grandmother who has a secret.  :)

Review will be on July 11.  :) 

I wasn't an overachiever....I thought the publication date was February 2.

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LEOPARD AT THE DOOR by Jennifer McVeigh

Review is in the book's title. 


Marvelous writing...a mesmerizing story.
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Book Currently Reading:

THINGS WE HAVE IN COMMON by Tasha Kavanagh - review will be on February 9.

It is a bit different from what I normally read, but giving it a go.  :)

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Books Up Next:


LAND OF HIDDEN FIRES by Kirk Kjeldsen - Review will be on April 4.

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THE BOOK OF SUMMER by Michelle Gable - review will be on May 9, 2017.




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How was your reading week?

THANKS for stopping. 





Mailbox Monday - 1/30/2017

 
Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists!

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia @ A Girl and Her Books, has a permanent home now at Mailbox Monday.
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Every week Mailbox Monday will have a new linky posted for our Mailbox Monday links at Marcia's Mailbox Monday blog.

Here’s a shout out to the administrators:

Leslie of Under My Apple Tree 
Serena @ Savvy Verse And Wit
Martha of Reviews By Martha's Bookshelf

THANKS to everyone for keeping Mailbox Monday alive.
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I hope you had a good mailbox.
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On Wednesday, January 25, I received:

1.  THINGS WE HAVE IN COMMON by Tasha Kavanagh, courtesy of Emer Flounders, MIRA BOOKS, Harper Collins.

This was a surprise...love surprises.


On Saturday, January 28, I received:
 
1.  THE LAST NIGHT AT TREMORE BEACH by Mikel Santiago, courtesy of Mirtha Pena or Simon and Schuster.

A surprise book, but Amazon says for fans of Stephen King.  

Stephen King isn't a favorite of mine, though.  :)  We will see.




Friday, January 27, 2017

Book Beginnings - 1/27/2017

 
*Please join Rose City Reader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name.  *Taken directly from Rose City Reader's Blog Page. 
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My book beginnings is taken from THINGS WE HAVE IN COMMON by Tasha Kavanagh:


"The first time I saw you, you were standing at the far end of the playing field near the bit of fence that's trampled down, where the kids who come to school along the wooded path cut across."
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Book Finished the last three weeks:

TRAVELING LIGHT by Lynne Branard

A lovely, sweet, light read. 

Review is in the book's title.


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THE ALMOST SISTERS by Joshilyn Jackson

LOVED the book.

Thought the publication date was in February, but it is July 11.  :)

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LEOPARD AT THE DOOR by Jennifer McVeigh 

Review is in the book's title. 

Beautiful book, beautiful writing. 

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Book Blogger Hop - 1/27 - 2/2


Question of the Week:

How many books have you started, but just couldn't finish? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)


My Answer:

Last January I did not finish at least 6 books within two weeks.

Not sure what was going on.

Throughout the year, I think I only did not finish two books.

So my total is 8 books for 2016. 






Friendly Fill-Ins - 1/27/2017

http://mcguffysreader.blogspot.com/2016/06/fill-in-statements-week-4.html
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Friday Fill-Ins

1. I have seen____ on Broadway.

2. My Chinese zodiac sign is______.

3. Celebrities                 .

4. A                  day is           .



My Answers:

1.  I have seen The Phantom of the Opera three times, Jersey Boys, Wicked, and Hairspray on Broadway.

2. My Chinese Zodiac sign is The Dragon.  I never did my sign.  Here is my page with my information. 

3.  Celebrities don't impress me.  :)

4.  A positive day is a wonderful day. 
 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Traveling Light by Lynne Branard


Winning the bid for an unclaimed storage unit wasn't Alissa's favorite prize, but what she found inside ​actually changed her life.

Alissa works for a local newspaper in North Carolina owned by her father and impulsively decides that she is going to take a road trip to ​New Mexico to return Roger Hart's ashes​ that were in the storage unit to his family.

Alissa begins her journey with the ashes and her dog.  When she stops at a restaurant and meets Blossom, her road trip and her life ​have an added passenger and some added changes.

TRAVELING LIGHT is a sweet, lighthearted read and a read that will make you think about your own life and decisions you make and have made.

I enjoyed Alissa because she was a good person, and I really enjoyed Blossom.  Blossom had the perfect name because she just brightened up any place she was and helped Alissa see her life in a different perspective.

TRAVELING LIGHT is a book to read when you need to be uplifted, when you need to hear good comments about mankind, ​and when you  just need a change of pace that comes with beautiful, descriptive writing and marvelous characters.

Enjoy TRAVELING LIGHT if you read it.  It even has some sweet romances included.  :)   5/5​

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Today is National Compliment Day

I made the image on Wordle.net

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All Information is taken directly from this page.

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I thought it would be fun to share this since everyone enjoys compliments.

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Date When Celebrated:  

Always January 24

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How nice of you to visit our site today. I can see by your choice of websites, that you are an intelligent person. You are a kind and inquisitive person. I love the way you...... 

Yes, its Compliment Day. Today is a great opportunity to say something positive about the people you come into contact with. Everyone has good attributes. ...that's right....... everyone.
  • Its a cinch to find compliments for family and loved ones, even for your Mother-in-Law. (Tip: She's probably a good cook.)
  • Friends are friends because you see something good about them. Here's an easy compliment to a friend: "Wow, you're very intelligent...you choose your friends wisely".
  • It's more challenging to compliment your boss, or people you don't like. Take up the challenge, and find a compliment for them today, too.
Remember: Mama said  "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything". After a long search for something good, if you just can't find a compliment for them, then silence is golden.
Compliment Day is celebrated by offering sincere compliments to people you know. It is important that you are sincere. People will see right through insincerity, and you will do more harm than good.
How many compliments should you give out today? The common suggestion is five compliments. Yes, they should be to five different people.  


Origin of Compliment Day: This day was created in 1998 by Kathy Chamberlin, of Hopkinton, NH. and Debby Hoffman, of Concord, NH.


Ecards We've got you covered with free Ecards for just about any other holiday, occasion, event, or no event at all!

A Compliment Day Game:

  1. Gather in a circle.
  2. Look at the person to your left.
  3. Find a compliment for that person.
  4. Write the compliment on a piece of paper and who it is for.
  5. Gather the notes and post on a board.
  6. All players match each of the compliments to a player. 
  7. The person with the most correct matches wins.


Flower of the Day: Vinca
Recipe of the Day: Candied Carrots



Monday, January 23, 2017

It's Monday!! What are YOU Reading? - 1/23/2017

http://bookdate.blogspot.com/
   
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I hope you had a great reading week.  
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This is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at BOOK DATE!

Post the books completed last week, the books you are currently reading, and the books you hope to finish this week.

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Books Completed the last three weeks:

ALMOST SISTERS by Joshilyn Jackson

Loved the book...charming Southern characters with a grandmother who has a secret.  :)

Review will be on July 11.  :) 

I wasn't an overachiever....I thought the publication date was February 2.

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LEOPARD AT THE DOOR by Jennifer McVeigh

Review is in the book's title. 


Marvelous writing...a mesmerizing story.
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Book Currently Reading:

TRAVELING LIGHT by Lynne Branard

Haven't read too much.  I have been sick all week. 



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Books Up Next:

LAND OF HIDDEN FIRES by Kirk Kjeldsen - Review will be on April 4, 2017.

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THE BOOK OF SUMMER by Michelle Gable - review will be on May 9, 2017.




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How was your reading week?

THANKS for stopping.