January Favorites // 2018

January Favorites // 2018 - sheerheart.org

Is it ever too late to do a favorites post? I sure hope not, because even though we are already seven days into February, I’ve got a handful of January Favorites that are still worth sharing. The first month of the year was, for the most part, a blast. Full of family time, ranch time and lots of time with the cows. To my amazement, I haven’t accidentally wrote 2017 on any of my journal entries or work documents! How long does it normally take you to adjust to writing…

Hot Reads – What Am I Reading Now? / 2017 Recap

Hot Reads - 2017 Recap / What Am I Reading Now

Hello! Welcome to a new year, my friends. Per my new and old self, I figured the best kind of post to start the new year on the blog would be one of the Hot Reads variety! So much reading has been done since my last Hot Reads update. A bunch to get to, so I’ll cut to the chase. And then I’ll give y’all a sneak peek at what my 2018 Goodreads Reading Challenge looks like! FYI, this post may contain affiliate links, please see my Disclosures page for more information. Thank…

Fall Reading Challenge 2017

Fall Reading Challenge 2017 - sheerheart.org

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…

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…

Twenty-six in Review

Twenty-six in Review - Turning 27 - sheerheart.org

Time to take a look at twenty-six in review. There are only a handful of hours left of me being 26. Whoa, where has the time gone? This past year has been one of the best yet. From stepping out of my comfort zone to getting back into the blogging groove, it has been one productive year. In this post, I am going to share some of my favorites from this past year. 26 in Review Favorite Posts Lake Bound: Fun at Medina Lake Not For Sale Top 5 Friday:…

Book Review: A Gentleman in Moscow

Book Review: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles - sheerheart.org

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…

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…

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…

The Journey Begins

Lent

Come back to me with all your heart. Don’t let fear keep us apart. Trees do bend though straight and tall; so must we to others’ call. Long have I waited for your coming home to me and living deeply our new life. The wilderness will lead you to your heart where I will speak. Integrity and justice with tenderness you shall know. Long have I waited for your coming home to me and living deeply our new life. You shall sleep secure with peace; faithfulness will be your joy.…

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…