Sunday, February 19, 2017

A little each day

A little progress everyday adds up to BIG results!

I saw this quote today and I realize that it is SO TRUE! I've been feeling unhappy with what I was thinking of as my lack of progress lately. This helped me to realize that I am making progress! Maybe it isn't as much and as fast as I'd like but I'm still writing, still editing and therefore, still moving forward!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Time is precious

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Looking forward to...

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I've been hearing and reading great things about this book! I'm really excited to get into this one.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Teaser Tuesday: Echoes in Death by J.D. Robb



Teaser Tuesday is newly hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. To play along, just do the following:

- Grab your current read 

- Open to a random page 

- Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page 

- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) 

- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like your teaser. 

My teaser this week is from page 113 of Echoes in Death by J.D. Robb:

"Do you have any - trinkets - from back when?"

"Now there's a loaded question from a cop over breakfast. I did have a few, here and there," he said with a shrug. "But I passed them on, you could say, when a cop came into my life - as she wouldn't like it."

"She wouldn't have known."

"I would have."

Monday, February 13, 2017

Valentines every day

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My family- my husband and our children - are my Valentines every day of every year! My husband has a commitment tomorrow night so we celebrated Valentines Day today. Though to be honest, we believe in showing one another - and our children - love every day. My husband and daughter went grocery shopping today and brought home flowers. Then he made an incredibly delicious salmon dinner. We sat down and ate all together while we talked and laughed and shared about our day. It made me so happy to spend our evening this way.

I hope everyone enjoys their Valentines - tomorrow and every day through the year. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Doctor Who

Yes, I know about Doctor Who. I even watched it with my dad when I was younger. It used to be that when I'd think of 'The Doctor" I would imagine Tom Baker because that's who played the Doctor when I watched with my dad. However, my kids have gotten into Doctor Who recently. When my oldest started asking a lot of questions about the show we tried finding episode on Netflix and Hulu - to no avail. We also tried getting episodes on YouTube - but again, not much luck. So I tried our local library. They had the complete season with David Tennant. He's fantastically good as The Doctor and now I'm thinking of him when I think of Doctor Who. My kids want to see more, of course, and I'm on board with them but I wonder how they'll feel seeing another actor in the role.

It has also come to my attention that there are books based on Doctor Who. I'll definitely be checking out some of those. In the meantime, enjoy this clip of David Tennant as The Doctor:

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Sky love

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I am fascinated with the sky. That's probably why I take and share so many photos of it! I think it's so interesting how it looks different every day.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Old friends

I feel like I'm visiting old friends when I read a new book in a series I love. I am currently reading Echoes in Death by J.D. Robb. This is the 44th book in her In Death series and it is as amazing as ever! Even though these are stories that revolve around homicide I still love being immersed in this world and 'seeing' the characters and what they're up to! Does anyone else feel this way about books and characters?

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Teaser Tuesday: The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer



Teaser Tuesday is newly hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. To play along, just do the following:

- Grab your current read 

- Open to a random page 

- Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page 

- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) 

- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like your teaser. 

My teaser this week is from page 29 of The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer:

"We have a problem. We need the kind of answers only you can give us. We don't have anyone else who can do this job. And we can't screw this one up."

Monday, February 6, 2017

Musing Monday's: Echoes in Death

 Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by The Purple Booker that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:
  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEKS RANDOM QUESTION: Do you try out genres you have not liked in the past once in a while just to see if your taste changed?


Tomorrow the new J.D. Robb book Echoes in Death is being released. I will be getting that first thing and diving into it. This is the 44th book in this series and it amazes me how it continues to feel fresh. I was a late-comer to this series because I was afraid it would be too gruesome for me. I admit that sometimes I do cringe while reading some of the scenes - they main character is a homicide detective - but I love the characters so much! I come back to this series again and again because I love Eve and Roarke so much! 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

An apple a day...

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I've been reading Life Changing Foods by Anthony William. He recommends one apple per day for kids and two for adults. There is so much wonderful information in this book about staying healthy through eating a plant based diet. I know the things we've tried in our family have been beneficial already. I'm ready to try his recommendations with a higher level of commitment. I think my husband is there, as well.