Fall Reading Challenge 2017

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Fall reading challenge, I’m ready, are you? September 22nd means fall is officially here. Beings that summer is my favorite time of the year, fall doesn’t get me quite as excited as it does everyone else. All I have been hearing about this week is pumpkin spice latte, blah, blah, blah. I’m not a cool weather person, so the longer I have temps in the high 70s to low 90s the better. I’m assuming I’m in the minority on this one, but I digress. After enjoying my Summer Reading Challenge…

August Favorites

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Whew August was wonderful, and this post is about to be full of my August favorites! Being my birthday month, August is always one to look forward to, even though it marks the endish of summer. Not only did I have many favorite things, but I also had a blast making memories. Whether it was spending the weekends at the lake with family and friends, working and hauling cows from sunup to sundown, or hanging out with the family and “old peeps”, August brought me so much to be thankful…

Hot Reads – Part 3 / What I am Reading

Hot Reads Part 3 / What I am Reading - sheerheart.org

Eighteen weeks ago I shared what I had read, was reading, and what I was wanting to read. Since then, many books have come and gone. Going to update you on my Goodreads Reading Challenge. If you are a lover of books, or just want to motivate yourself back into the reading habit, check out Goodreads.com and their Reading Challenges. It’s easy to set up and you pick your challenge. In 2015, I set my goal at 30 books; 2016 at 35 books; and 2017’s goal is 40 books. This…

Hot Reads 2017 – Take 1

Hot Reads 2017: Part 1 Sharing the books that have made their way to my reading list. Goodreads Reading Challenge sheerheart.org

Well shoot. We are already 45 days into this brand new year. Even though we are a little over a month and a half into 2017 is proving to be a good year. Mild weather, good health, new adventures. What more is there to ask for?!? On top of all the good already experienced, I have had a great run of luck when it comes to my reading list this year. As I mentioned in my post from the beginning of the year, I’d like to read a whopping 40…

Challenge Completed.

Reading Challenge 2016

2016 has come and gone. Twenty sixteen brought me so much in way of faith, hope and love. Life takes you where you don’t think you need to go. But embrace the ride and find a way to hold on is how I approached this past year. One of the goals nearest to my heart in 2016 was the Goodreads’ Reading Challenge. After a hot start in 2016, I naturally succumbed to procrastination and went a couple of months without touching a single book. But not to fear, I was…

Five Thousand Pages Down

Goodreads Reading Challenge 2016

As June nears its end, I figured I’d give an update on my 2016 Reading Challenge, through Goodreads.com. I began the year, guns a blazing, when it comes to burning through the books. Within the first 36 days, I had already finished six books. And then in the same way I took a break from blogging, I did the same for the most part with my reading. But towards the middle of May, I caught the reading bug, finishing three and a half books since. Two of those were some…

Most-Loved: January 2016

Most-Loved: January 2016

Did someone forget to tell January that it was supposed to feel like the longest month ever following the back-to-back holiday seasons? January sure did fly by. I’m not too sad to see it go though, and look forward to February being nice to me! After stewing over some of my favorite things from the month, I figured I’d share with you! To begin, of course we’ll start with the books I read in January, for my Reading Challenge 2016, and which were my favorites! 10 Lb. Penalty by Dick…

Down to the Last Minute

2015 Reading Challenge Update

Prior to my recent Fave Photo Friday: Edition No. 30 post, it had been a little while since I had last posted. But I do have some pretty valid reasons for my absence. For one, this time of year had me plenty busy helping my company with Adopt-A-Family, a Family Services Association event. For a tiny office of only 15 employees, we were able to help 3 families, 15 individuals, of which a whopping 10 were children under the age 11. I couldn’t be more proud of a group of…

I Won’t Be a Liar

Dramatic? Yes. Click-bait? Yes, guilty as charged. But now that you are here, by the end of the year, I won’t be a liar. At the beginning of 2015, I had set myself up with the lofty goal to read 30 books before the end of the year. What was a I thinking/smoking/drinking? During the first few months I read quite a bit, but then somewhere between then and a little over a month ago I forgot all about reading and was too hooked on Spotify and podcasts to look…

Road Trip Reads

Road Trip Reads

A number of good things came about on my trip to the mountains this past weekend. One of those was being getting back into another book. Last month while on vacation with my family, I lost myself in the pages of a book called “Hill Country,” written by Janice Woods Windle. I found myself more interested than usual in a book of this type. I wasn’t sure if it was actual interest or due to reading at such a high elevation. Nonetheless, this historical fiction novel lured me in and…