Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Time // 7:00 a.m.
Place // My desk
Eating // Dannon Light & Fit Greek Cherry Yogurt...just noticed/realized it has 20 calories less than the Yoplait and 4gms MORE Protein. That will be my preferred choice going forward.
Drinking // Diet Dr Pepper. Water. I should probably just eliminate this prompt since the answers never change. 
Reading // It’s not been such a wonderful week for reading, I basically read NOTHING over the weekend thanks to hydrocodone completely knocking me out and/or making the words on the page jump all around. I'm still 6 books behind my goal for the year...guess I shouldn't have raised it this year.  When I do read, however, I am reading The Paris Architect for me and Navigating Early for a 5th grade boys book club. I also just finished reading Counting by 7s for my 5th grade girls book club. 
Watching // DVR'd episodes of Cupcake Wars....the funniest thing is that Ethan WANTS to watch it as well.
Cooking // only if I have to. ick. do frozen french bread pizzas on Sunday count?
Blogging // still not too often. *sigh*
Listening // I'm really enjoying Joe Nichols new album, also "Carolina" by Parmalee and "Sweet Annie" by Zac Brown Band.
Thinking // about how irritating it is when people TELL me HOW to live.
Needing // to feel better about ME and my life. How does one do that exactly?
Wanting // a vacation to one of those cute little "cabanas" ON the water in FIJI. Yeah, like that will happen.
Hating // Not having enough "down/relaxing" time or in other words, rushing around EVERY.SINGLE.DAY after work to get things ready/done for the next day. Not fun!
Loving // sleeping. 
Avoiding // facebook. for a variety of reasons.
Anticipating // the next good book!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

GIVEAWAY!! Kindle Fire OR Cash!!!

Kindle HDX NOvember 
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  1. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
  2. Feed Your Reader
  3. Ripple Effect Romance Series
  4. Dark Motive's Books & More
  5. Fae Books
  6. Author Marianne Morea
  7. Buku-Buku Didi
  8. Author Camelia Miron Skiba
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  13. Author Bonnie Blythe
  14. Author Julia Crane
  15. The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl
  16. Author Kim Cresswell
  17. A Bookish Escape
  18. Author Talia Jager
  19. Mother Daughter Book Reviews
  20. Fiction Dreams
  21. Book Angel Booktopia
  22. Kelly's Lucky You
  23. Author Roxanne Crouse
  24. Author Rachelle Christensen
  25. Author Jennifer Laurens
  26. Hardback Book Hotties
  27. Lori's Reading Corner
  28. Author Misty Moncur
  29. MyLadyWeb: Women's History and Women Authors
  30. Author Elizabeth Isaacs
  31. Living, Learning and Loving Life
  32. Fairiechick's Fantasy Book Reader
  33. My Story That I Like Best
  34. LeahSay's Views
  35. Christine's Blog
  36. Candle Light Reads
  38. The Demon Librarian
  39. SMIBookClub
  40. Author T.L. Clarke
  41. Back Off My Books
  42. Michael SciFan
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  44. Coffee and Characters
  45. No Thought 2 Small
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  47. Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf
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Monday, November 11, 2013

Musing Monday

Musing Mondays post is sponsored by Should Be Reading.

Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits.

• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).

• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 

• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.

• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!

• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

Miraculously, I actually haven't bought any books for myself in the past 12 days!! On October 30, I bought Emily Giffin's "Where We Belong" because it was offered for only $1.40!!! I've read all of her books except for this one and while I've sort of strayed a bit from the traditional "chick-lit", I still would like to read this one as I've always enjoyed her books. 

I have my "wish-list" set up on and check it every couple days as e-book prices are CONSTANTLY changing and when I see a book on my list drop in price quite a bit, I grab it...which means I ALWAYS have something waiting to be read. 

Right now I am reading TWO books...I'm not keen on reading more than one book at a time, but this problem has come about because the 5th graders at my school are loving doing "book club" with me. Yay!!  For my boys book club, I am reading "Navigating Early" by Clare Vanderpool...I actually haven't started it and need to read 78 pages before Thursday so I'll be getting started on that one tonight!!

As for my own reading, I have only read a few pages so far in The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure. I had hoped to make some progress on this one over the weekend but the post-knee-surgery meds had other sleep. Hopefully I'll get moving on it this week as it sounds fabulous!!