Category Archives: reading

Looking Forward to October and #15in31

Well I was looking forward to October. I received some bad news yesterday, so we’ll see what happens with the rest of the month. September had its good moments. My oldest son, Oliver, decided (at the last minute) to go … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s been too long since my last post. I’ve missed you all so much! The baby’s sleep, so let’s see if I can write and post this before she wakes up. I actually read a book last week! It’s such … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: My favorite books of June

Time: // 2:05 p.m. The scene: // For the first time ever, I am days past my due date. I’m calm about it, while the rest of my family are on eggshells waiting for the new arrival. She’ll come when … Continue reading

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Currently

Time: // 5: 43 a.m. Tuesday morning. Everyone is asleep and the house is so quiet. It’s such a rare thing to experience. The scene: // I’ve been trying for the past two days to write a post, but to … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

Time: // 8:04 a.m. The scene: // As usual, I’m sitting at my desk in the living room. I spend a lot of time at this spot, doing research, reading, or just watching my kids play outside. Drinking: // coffee. … Continue reading

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#BoutofBooks 13 Master Post and Goals

I’m usually not someone who dislikes Mondays, but today is starting off a bit rough. Insomnia kicked in last night and I didn’t get much sleep. One of the best things about today is that it’s the first day of … Continue reading

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Bout of Books 13

I did pretty well with Dewey’s Readathon and now I’ve decided to participate in Bout of Books, the week-long readathon. Hopefully, it’ll help me get through May’s tbr pile. Want to know more about the event? The Bout of Books … Continue reading

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Looking forward to May

Usually, I’m the type of person who changes the calendar on days before the month ends, always eager for a new start. Nowadays, all the months look the same as I count down until my July due date. For May, … Continue reading

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Rah Rah #Readathon

It’s here! Dewey’s Annual 24 Hour Readathon! If you don’t know, Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon* has been going on for eight years now. A dear friend, Dewey, was the original host of the event before passing away. She was a … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: Happy Easter!

Time: // 9:00 a.m. The scene: // It’s a cold Easter morning as I sit at my desk, regretting the fact that I didn’t start cooking Easter dinner yesterday. I’m a big believer in cooking the day before, so I … Continue reading

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It’s spring. What I’m looking forward to reading. . .

I’m a winter person, but for some reason I am happy that spring is here. The new season is bringing a sense of renewal and the belief that better things are on the horizon. At least, it certainly feels that … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

Time: // 8:54 a.m. The scene: // Cuddling with my family on the couch while watching HGTV’s Flea Market Flip. The older kids are in the kitchen washing dishes and making pancakes. Love. This week: // has gone by in … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading?

Time: // 8:08 a.m. The scene: // It’s MLK Day, so the kids and I have the day off. That means I get to clean up the house, correct school work, celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday, and maybe buy some baby … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What are you reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey. It’s a new year and I am determined to read more! Well every year I’m determined to read more, but this year is … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: Have I Got a Book for you! #diversiverse

Happy Sunday! Instead of telling you what I’m up to, I decided to do something different. A Diverse Universe event is coming up and I thought I’ll write a list post for anyone who’s thinking about joining the event and … Continue reading

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Review: The Day I Became an Autodidact

The Day I Became an Autodidact: And the Advice, Adventures, and Acrimonies that Befell me Thereafter Kendall Hailey 288 pages Published in January 1989 by Delta Source: Public library A few days ago, I started reading The Day I Became … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

  #486252933 / gettyimages.com Time: // 8:08 a.m. The scene: // sitting at my desk, waiting for the donuts to finish rising. I have about 45 minutes left before I can start frying them. Most of the kids are asleep … Continue reading

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Bout of Books 10 and Update Post

Bout of Books have officially started. I’m typing this on Sunday night since Mondays are always busy with meetings, homeschooling, and errands. Don’t worry, I’m taking my reads to the beach with me Monday afternoon since summer has pretty much … Continue reading

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Bout of Books 10

After reading Candiss’s goals for Bout of Books, I decided to join the event. Bout of Books has been going strong for a few years but this will be my first time joining.  The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized … Continue reading

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Books read in April

April has come and gone. Thank God. It was just a stressful month. My neck is still sprained and I’m starting to understand – really understand that I’m getting older and it’s time for me to start taking better care of … Continue reading

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon

As I type this, it’s Saturday night, hours before the readathon’s 5 am start date in Southern California. I’m not getting up that early to start reading but I still wanted to make sure my post was up. The start … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon on a Monday

Time: // 7:12 pm The scene: // Sitting in my living room, typing this. Spring break for my sisters and I have started. I still have homeschooling but since spraining my neck (didn’t know that was possible) earlier last week, … Continue reading

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When My Eyes are Bigger Than My Stomach

Do you: Ever have moments when you walk into the library and you want everything you see?* Pick up book after book, taking them home though you know it might be awhile before you’re able to get to read them? Look … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

Time: // 8:28 am The scene: // at my kitchen table, nursing a cold cup of coffee. After going to a late showing of Captain America: The Winter Soldier last night, I’ve had very little sleep. For two weeks: // … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

Time: // 8:08 am The scene: // sitting in my living room, relaxing. It has been a long morning as I’ve been up since 4 am. I went for a sunrise stroll on the beach, ate breakfast at a local … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time VIII

To be honest with you, this reading “challenge” is one of the reasons why I continue to blog. I’ve been blogging for seven years and I’ve joined this event almost every year. If I remember correctly, it was Dewey who … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

Time: // 6:52 a.m. Sunday The scene: // sitting at my desk in the living room. The coffee pot is perking and the kids are asleep!! Yes! Spring break started for the kids yesterday and I’m have a four-day weekend … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

Time: // 8: 00 a.m. Damn Daylight Savings time. I’m exhausted. At least I have some coffee. The scene: // Sitting in my living room, most of the kids are asleep. The sun is shining and there are some awesome … Continue reading

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February Wrap-Up and Memoir March

It’s ridiculous how fast this year is going by. I did read somewhere if there’s nothing new and different going on in your life, it seems like time is passing by fast. Do you guys think that’s true? Looking at … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

Time: // 8:02 p.m. Saturday night The scene: // hanging out in my living room with the heater on and some pretty tulips on my table Currently Reading: // so many books right now. I think I’ll spend the next … Continue reading

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