And the Reading Continues

Goodreads Reading Challenge 2015

  To begin, Half-Priced Books is a dangerous place. Very dangerous. I dropped by because traffic was horrible, then decided I might as well look for some Louis L’Amour books I don’t already have, and then all of a sudden, I have a basket fully from all different shelves. If anyone needs a library card for my library, let me know! Ok, now back to the regular broadcasting update: Reading Challenge 2015 UPDATE A week or two ago I recapped my year of reading thus far, or at least the last month…

Rain Makes for the Best Reading Time

Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan

Well, I love a rainy night I love a rainy night I love to hear the thunder Watch the lightning When it lights up the sky You know it makes me feel good Another rainy night? Could it have been just a dream? Well the ground couldn’t have lied to me, this morning, when I took Ellie out. After these past two days, I am really regretting not having my pair of rubber boots with me at the apartment. Wet feet is never a great way to start your morning.…

Kindergarten 101: Naptime & Reading Logs

A Long Time Ago

Crap! It’s the second to last day of July. Where the heck has my summer gone?!? While in college I remember realizing how fast semesters would fly by. Then later after I graduated and realized this only got worse. While in elementary, middle and high school, I wanted the time to fly by so fast. I wanted it to be summer again or I wanted to hurry up and be older. Now I realize that there is no slowing it down. However, yesterday afternoon I felt like a kindergartner again!…

At Thirteen: I was Reading in Church and She Was #6 on the Charts

tanya tucker

And to think I felt nervous standing up at the lectern in church reading to two hundred or so parishioners a couple of readings?!? Its marbles compared to what she accomplished at 13! “Who is she?” You may ask.  Well I am referring to the- Tanya Tucker, hailing from the great state of Texas. What an artist. At 13, she passed on the opportunity to record “The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.” in order to record “Delta Dawn.” I think this gamble worked out in her favor in the…

Summer Bucket List

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Happy Summer! It’s no secret I love summer, therefore, I’m sharing my summer bucket list with you. What’s on your list of things to do this season. P.S. you have 90 more days to get them done! My list could have easily been longer, but as I mentioned in my 8 Books to Read This Summer post, I’m trying to be somewhat realistic with my goals these days. * Finish My Summer Reading List * What better place to start then my goal of completing my summer reading list. Having…

8 Books To Read This Summer

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Last night I sat down to try to figure out what the heck I am going to read this summer. You’re going to find only eight books on this list. There is the potential to read more than eight, but this list is realistic. Because I know there is a good chance I am going to find myself stuck in a Sackett book or one of the many Baldacci counterparts to the series I have already started. To begin, do you ever catch yourself buying a book solely because the…

May Favorites

May Favorites

Four days into June, I’m having a hard time remembering what I even did in May! But nonetheless, I did have some May Favorites to share with you. Favorite Book P.S. I just checked, and I am apparently three books ahead of schedule on my Goodreads Reading Challenge! Woohoo! Reading books like The Last Mile by David Baldacci, makes it pretty darn easy to read. As I have said before, Baldacci is a special author. Between his memorable, likable characters and the way he details each scene, his books are absorbing.…

Top 5 Friday: Western Novels

Top 5 Friday: Western Novels - sheerheart.org

Getting closer to home with this week’s Top 5 Friday post. We’re going to chat a little about my favorite western novels. It’s not secret, western is most likely my favorite genre. Take a look at any of my reading posts, and my point will quickly be validated. Where It Began My love for tales of the wild west, began when I was just short of a teenager. I believed Grandpa hung the moon, still do. In their den/office they have two huge book cases full of books. I remember…

Grateful For…

Grateful

Grateful: warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received. Have you ever caught yourself using a word over and over again to describe how you feel, but then draw a blank when someone asks for the definition? That is how I felt when I asked myself what grateful meant. I use the word, along with blessed, to describe and express thanks for all that I have been given in life. But perhaps, I had let the words’ meanings turn bland or vanilla over time. Overused, taken for granted. But…

Book Review: Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly

Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly

“God wants you to be happy even more than you want it yourself.” Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly is perhaps the most powerful thing I have ever read. Powerful as in it truly struck a chord. I’ve read plenty of books that are supposed to help you get your act together, find happiness, be successful, etc. But none like this. Resisting Happiness By Matthew Kelly Beacon Publishing, 2016 242 pages (paperback), $10.61 (as of May 15, 2017) on Amazon 192 pages (hardcover), $16.84 (as of May 15, 2017) on Amazon “This…