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

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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…

Book Review: A Gentleman in Moscow

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A Gentleman in Moscow has been downloaded through my Audible app for quite some time. Well before I posted my Summer Reading List. After finishing Since We Fell so quick, I wasn’t quite sure which to start on next. But having A Gentleman in Moscow handy, I started reading/listening to it June 21st and it took me exactly a month to get through. A Gentleman in Moscow By: Amor Towles   amortowles.com 480 pages, published September 6, 2016. Available on Amazon and at other stores, click here. Initially, I was intrigued by…

June Favorites

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Before I get to my June favorites, I want to wish you a Happy 4th of July!!! Holidays that fall during the middle of the week make work so interesting. I had off this past Friday, but worked Monday and then we have today off. So it has made for a weird week. Actually it has felt like a long vacation. Especially since most of my time has been spent at the lake over the last few days. No better place to be this time of year! June was one…

Book Review: Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane

Book Review: Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane - sheerheart.org

Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane happened to be the book that jumped out at me and demanded to be read first out of the eight books I included on my summer reading list. In last week’s Summer Bucket List post, I mentioned needing to do reviews on each of the eight, but saying I need to and actually doing it are two different things, as you all know. Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane 432 pages. Available on Amazon and at other book stores. (click here) To begin, Half…

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.…

Hot Reads 2017 – Take 2

Hot Reads - Take 2

Where to begin? I feel like I have read some real good ones this go-round. Yet, I always feel thirsty for more. Any fellow readers experience the same feeling. Even though I am reading far more than I used to, I now find myself yearning for a rainy day or many lunch breaks thrown together to lounge outside on a porch with a book. The Scam by Janet Evanovich (Fox & O’Hare #4) Guns of the Timberland by Louis L’Amour All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr The…

March Favorites

March 2017 Favorties

Where has March gone? I couldn’t wait for March. Promises of baseball, good weather and free weekends to play with cows. For the most part, March did not let me down! Well Aggie baseball did, going 1-2, the first weekend of March in the Shriner Baseball Classic in Houston, but nonetheless, it was a great month and the Aggies shutting out lsu last night was a cherry on top. April is looking just as promising. Engagement pictures to be taken of my sister and her fiance! My cousin’s wedding! Fish Fry,…