Thursday, December 31, 2015

Goodbye 2015


Stay safe as you celebrate the passage of one year to the next. 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Worless Wednesday: Tulips

 
Tulips - my favorite flower! I want to go wherever this gorgeous picture was taken.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays: The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell

Teaser Tuesday's is hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm. 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 118 of The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell.

"What do you think Dad and Grandma would make of all this? What do you think they would say if they knew all of it was actually real?"

Monday, December 28, 2015

A Special Reading Plan for 2016

My children have implemented part of my reading plan for 2016. Since they have become Independent Readers they haven’t wanted me to read to them all that much. It was with mixed emotions that I had to accept that. On one hand I am so proud of their ability to read but on the other it was so sad to say goodbye to reading to them. It was something I cherished so much! Well, it turns out that I get to read to them again!

As you may know Barnes and Noble offered many books signed by the authors right after Thanksgiving. I got my daughter a signed copy of The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer. She was so thrilled about it on Christmas morning. That night she asked me if I would read the beginning of it to her and her sister. The next night she asked me to read some more of it. That night they asked me if I would read them the entire book – at least a chapter each night. I enthusiastically said yes! Since then we have been reading it – or rather I have been reading it to them. And we are all loving the book so much! This book is the first in a series and my kids have asked me to read the entire thing to them – a little bit each night. They also asked if I would read them the Harry Potter series after this one is done. So, it appears I will once again be reading to my children each night at bed time. I am thrilled by this development and it seems they are, too. I think – and hope – that it will be a wonderful bonding experience between the three of us.

 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays: The Mistletoe Inn by Richard Paul Evans

Teaser Tuesday's is hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm. 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 25 of The Mistletoe Inn by Richard Paul Evans:

I needed a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I needed something to look forward to.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays - Tribute by Nora Roberts (2)

Teaser Tuesday's is hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm. 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 116  of Tribute by Nora Roberts:

"You found letters in the attic? Like secret letters? Man, this is like one of those BBC mystery shows."

Monday, December 7, 2015

Dreams of Fireflies (On a Christmas Night)

 
My family and I love the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. This is a song that we hadn't heard, though. It came up on one of our Pandora Christmas channels the other day and my kids and I were immediately in love with this song. It's fun and festive at the same time. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays: Tribute by Nora Roberts

Teaser Tuesday's is hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm. 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 Tribute by Nora Roberts:

"I'm in my grandmother's house, which you sold to me. And you can't have it back."