Archive for the 'Books & Music' Category

Jan 08 2014

Book #1 and a TV show

Published by Stace under Books & Music, Daily Ramblings, TV

2013 was a record-setting year for me, book wise. I not only read the Bible through (which I now plan to do yearly), but I also read more books than I ever have in the past (110 total !!!) I’m leaving my GoodReads widget up for a couple of weeks longer, just so [...]

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Jul 28 2013

Debbie Macomber Fan Ambassador

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*Disclaimer: Still duplicating posts that I made over at Tumblr while our site was down*
Yes, I’m a nerd. Even worse, a book nerd. And I’ve loved Debbie Macomber books for a long time, so when she started having a good online presence, I jumped on board. I get her postal mail newsletter, [...]

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Jul 06 2012

Harry Potter books

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After resisting for years and years, I finally broke down and started reading the Harry Potter books. So, the year 2012 will go down as the year I read them all. In digital form, no less
I’ve had my Kindle for nearly 2 years now, and I love, love, love it! [...]

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Jan 31 2011

Marta’s Legacy Books

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I don’t normally do book reviews, per se, or recommend books. I read a lot of books, and I generally enjoy everything I read. I don’t step far outside my comfort zone. I know the authors and types of books I like, and I tend to stay within those parameters.
I had to blog [...]

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Jan 26 2011

WWW Wednesdays Meme

Published by Stace under Books & Music, Memes

As seen on Kim’s blog, from the original source, Miz B:
To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?
OK, I haven’t talked books in a while, and I have been trying to read more. I [...]

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Nov 15 2009


Some various, random and assorted items:
I’ve posted a few new recipes that we’ve tried recently (and liked) over at our family website’s recipe section:
Fall Fruit Crostatas (a Rachael Ray recipe)
Crockpot Turkey and Black Bean Chili (which was named Black Bean and Pumpkin Chili at Taste of Home, but I renamed it because of the pumpkin, [...]

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Sep 30 2009

Book Love

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I just love, love, love to see one of these:

Sitting on my doorstep, like it was today I had a bunch of credit stored up at Amazon (gift cards, plus a certificate cashed in from points at MyPoints, and gift cards accumulated by searching at Swagbucks). So, I decided to splurge and [...]

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Feb 08 2009

Book Catch-Up

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Since our website was down (and therefore my blog), I haven’t been able to post any updates on the books I’ve been reading so far in 2009. I have, however, been keeping up at GoodReads, so hopefully most of those who might be interested in what I’ve read or my thoughts on those books [...]

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Jan 10 2009

Books, E-Readers and a QOTD

I know a lot of bloggers aren’t avid readers, but I am one of those who is. I read a lot more since Tim took up golf, LOL! I ended up reading 88 books last year (get it, 88 in 08?!), and will once again shoot for 75 or more this year. [...]

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Jan 04 2009

Chick-Lit Challenge 2009

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I’ve decided to join the reading challenge at The Twiga Blog, the 2009 Chick Lit Challenge. The rules are:
Back by popular demand, the 2009 Chick Lit Challenge has been expanded for the whole year! From January 1 through December 31, 2009, read at least 10 chick lit books. Books can overlap with other challenges [...]

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Jan 04 2009

What’s in a Name 2009 Reading Challenge

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I participated in the first “What’s in a Name” challenge last year and had a great time picking and reading the books. So, it was a no-brainer that I would join again!
Annie is hosting again this year, at a new blog place (here). The rules are as follows:
*Dates: January 1, 2009 [...]

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Dec 19 2008

Winter Holiday Reading Challenge - Complete

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I finished the books I set out to read for the Winter Holiday Reading Challenge (original post here). I also read a book entitled “My Mother’s Wish: An American Christmas Carol”, which was very short and pretty decent, but was not my favorite of the books I read. My original three books I chose [...]

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Nov 11 2008

Winter Holiday Reading Challenge

Published by Stace under Books & Music

I saw this over at Lynne’s blog (here), and thought it looked like fun. I always like to read some seasonal books at Christmas. Last year, I checked several out of the library, and this year, I asked for and received a couple as birthday gifts. So, I’m really looking forward to reading [...]

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Oct 24 2008

Random Quotes

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Here’s a couple of random quotes I have marked from one of the non-fiction books I am reading. It’s called “One Month to Live: 30 Days to a No-Regrets Life” and is a book we’re doing in conjunction with a sermon series at our church. The book is written by Kerry and Chris [...]

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Oct 16 2008

2 Book Reviews

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I’m cheating again and posting here what I wrote over at GoodReads about two books I recently finished. The first is Katie’s Dream by Leisha Kelly and the second is The Choice by Nicholas Sparks. I enjoyed them both, quite a bit, but then again, I tend to enjoy most every single book [...]

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