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Teaser Tuesdays (Sept. 2)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “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 Lists if they like your teasers!

CamdenElizabeth_WithEveryBreath-GM-augustMy Teasers:

“Kate stiffened beside him. He didn’t want to proceed with the story, but he had to.”

~ p.215, “With Every Breath” by Elizabeth Camden

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

{The link for the comments is at the BOTTOM of this post.}

Musing Mondays (Sept. 1)

MusingMondays5Musing 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!

My Musings:

It’s a holiday, today, so I’m skipping out… Feel free to play, if you wish!

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PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your answer in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

Friday Finds (Aug. 29)

FridayFinds2014jFRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

So, come on — share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!


My Finds:

SosnaErica_YourLifePlan  HamiltonGuarinoElizabeth_Percolate  WatkinsSarahBeth_Life-Coaching-for-Writers  CaineChristine_Unstoppable

ChapmanGary_SyncOrSwim  ChapmanGary_GrowingUpSocial  DeRushaMichelle_50WomenEveryChristianShouldKnow

Your Life Plan” – Erica Sosna
Percolate” – Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino
Life Coaching for Writers” – Sarah-Beth Watkinds
Unstoppable” – Christine Caine
Sync or Swim” – Gary Chapman, Paul White, & Harold Myra
Growing Up Social” – Gary Chapman & Arlene Pellicane
50 Women Every Christian Should Know” – Michelle DeRusha



PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Friday Finds post, or share your ‘finds’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

WWW Wednesdays (Aug. 27)

WWW_Wednesdays4To 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?




My answers:

FarleyAndrew_RelaxingWithGodWhat are you currently reading? I’ve started reading “Relaxing With God” by Andrew Farley, but haven’t gotten too far into it, yet.






SpangleLinda_FriendsWithTheScaleWhat did you recently finish reading? I finished “Friends with the Scale” by Linda Spangle last week, and it was good.






MinterKelly_WhereverTheRiverRuns_DavidCCookWhat do you think you’ll read next? Probably “Wherever the River Runs” by Kelly Minter, another review book.






PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own WWW Wednesdays post, or share your answers in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! 

Teaser Tuesdays (Aug. 26)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “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 Lists if they like your teasers!

FarleyAndrew_RelaxingWithGodMy Teasers:

“Does too much sinning mean we lose our salvation? Gosh, that would mean that most of us…well, c’mon, that would mean that ALL of us would be in serious trouble!”

~ p. 104, “Relaxing With God” by Andrew Farley

 

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

{The link for the comments is at the BOTTOM of this post.}

Musing Mondays (Aug.25)

MusingMondays5Musing 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!

My Musings:

JohnsonDani_FirstStepsToWealthI’m thoroughly excited to be getting “First Steps to Wealth” by Dani Johnson! She had a deal on her website where you could get the book for free… just pay shipping! I read the book earlier this year, and had loved it! I had put it on my Top 10 list for this year, and also on my wishlist. So, yeah… very happy to be getting my own copy! It should be here any day! :D

 

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your answer in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

Friday Finds (Aug. 22)

FridayFinds2014cFRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

So, come on — share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!

My Finds:

JakesSarah_CollidingWithDestiny_GrafMartin  DeadlyErrors-AllenWyler  DawsAmy_ChasingHope

DekkerTed_AD30  JordanLakeJoy_BlueHoleBackHome  GiltrowHelen_TheDistance

Colliding With Destiny” by Sarah Jakes
Deadly Errors” by Allen Wyler
Chasing Hope” by Amy Daws
A. D. 30: A Novel” by Ted Dekker
Blue Hole Back Home” by Joy Jordan-Lake
The Distance” by Helen Giltrow



PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Friday Finds post, or share your ‘finds’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

REVIEW: “Friends With the Scale” by Linda Spangle

SpangleLinda_FriendsWithTheScalePeople hear this book’s title and they giggle… most people don’t think of their scale as their “friend”. However, this book sheds new light on this household object, and shows how it doesn’t have to be the “monster” we all love to hate.

One of my favorite quotes from the book is this: “…realize that your scale is saying a lot of great things about your weight loss efforts. You just have to know how to listen.” (p.4) And that’s what this book is all about.

Throughout the book are “Power Keys” — motivational quotes to help you maintain this new “friendship” (vs. animosity) with your scale. Linda also talks about the “right scale”, plateaus, exercise, and more. I loved that the book is filled with very down-to-earth, highly-applicable tips … easy enough for anyone to follow.

Another favorite is the part that talks about overcoming barriers (when your scale won’t budge), and how Linda urges patience instead of running for the snacks when your scale gives you a reading that you don’t particularly care for.

Overall, I’d recommend this book. It’s a quick, easy read, but very helpful for those who want to lose weight and not let the stupid scale sabotage their progress.

GIVEAWAY! “Deadly Errors” by Allen Wyler

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Interested in winning a copy of “Deadly Errors” by Allen Wyler? Find out more below!

ABOUT THE BOOK

DeadlyErrors-AllenWylerA comatose man is given a fatal dose of insulin in the emergency room, even though he isn’t diabetic.  An ulcer patient dies of shock after receiving a transfusion of the wrong blood type.  A recovering heart patient receives a double dose of medication and suffers a fatal heart attack.

Brain surgeon Dr. Tyler Matthews suspects that something is seriously wrong with the hospital’s new “Med-InDx” computerized medical record system. But he doesn’t suspect that there’s something murderously wrong with it.

As Matthews begins to peel back the layers of deception that cover the deadly errors, he crosses powerful corporate interests who aren’t about to let their multi-billion dollar medical record profits evaporate. Now a target, Matthews finds himself trapped in a maze of deadly conspiracy, with his career, his marriage, and his very life on the line.

Once again, Wyler blends his unparalleled expertise as a world class surgeon with his uncanny knack for suspense to create a true “best-of-breed” medical thriller. Deadly Errors is a lightning-quick action procedural that is destined to win new fans to the medical thriller genre.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Allen Wyler is an internationally renowned brain surgeon with over thirty years of experience and is recognized for his pioneering work in the field of neurosurgery. He is currently medical director of Northstar Neuroscience, a biotech firm in Seattle, Washington.

ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY

Astor + Blue Editions, LLC is offering a complimentary copy of Dr. Wyler’s first book, “Deadly Errors” to one of my readers in order to promote his upcoming book, “Deadly Odds” which will be releasing in September 2014. So, snatch up your chance to win, below! :)

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HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

Leave a comment telling me what your favorite thing has been about this summer (2014). Winner of this giveaway will be chosen at random from the comments by August 31st. Thank you! (Open to residents of the USA and Canada only).

 

WWW Wednesdays (Aug. 20)

WWW_Wednesdays4To 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?


My answers:

SpangleLinda_FriendsWithTheScaleWhat are you currently reading? I’ve started reading “Friends With the Scale” by Linda Spangle, but haven’t gotten too far into it, yet.






GravesTraceyGarvis_Covet_penguinWhat did you recently finish reading? I finished “Covet” by Tracey Garvis-Graves last week, and it was excellent!






WhalenMarybeth_TheBridgeTender_JuneSHEREADSWhat do you think you’ll read next? Probably “Wherever the River Runs” by Kelly Minter, another review book.






PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own WWW Wednesdays post, or share your answers in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! 

Teaser Tuesdays (Aug. 19)

 

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “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 Lists if they like your teasers!

SpangleLinda_FriendsWithTheScaleMy Teasers:

“Most people understand that changes in a human body take time, and not seeing results doesn’t mean things aren’t happening. But sometimes we forget this, and after trying so hard to lose weight, we stomp off to eat a bag of cookies because the scale hasn’t moved.”

~ p. 55, “Friends With the Scale” by Linda Spangle

 

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

{The link for the comments is at the BOTTOM of this post.}

Musing Mondays (Aug. 18)

MusingMondays5Musing 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!

My Musings:

I have something pertaining to books, this week…

Last week I discovered something so cool — and, maybe I’m the last one to know, but hey… don’t care!

Have you heard about Amazon Smile? Apparently you can sign up for free, and every purchase you make will donate 5% to the charity you’ve selected to sponsor! {read more about the program here}. Here are the basics:

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My only “guff” with this is that you can’t select more than one charity at a time. Nevertheless, it’s still an awesome idea!

I’ve selected “Mercy Maternity House“, but I was really torn, because I’d also love to support “Pencils of Promise“. Here’s a tidbit about Mercy House:

The Mercy House exists to support and provide alternative options for pregnant girls living in the streets of Kenya. The Mercy House will help to aid them in nutrition, housing, prenatal care, counseling, Biblical teaching and job skills for sustainable living.

{You can find out more about Pencils of Promise here}

Other charities available (and this is just a tiny portion of what’s there!):

  • Room to Read (www.roomtoread.org)
  • World Wildlife Fund
  • charity: water
  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation
  • Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
  • Hope for Haiti, Incorporated
  • Doctors Without Borders Usa Inc.
  • Teen Promise Inc.
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Planned Parenthood

There are also many churches, schools, and PTAs available. You just search for “school” or “church”, and it’ll bring up all sorts of them!

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PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your answer in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

Friday Finds (Aug. 15)

Friday Finds

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

So, come on — share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!

My Finds:

BransonRichard_ScrewItLetsDoIt  EstherElizabeth_GirlAtTheEndOfTheWorld

“Screw It, Let’s Do It” by Richard Branson
“Girl At the End of the World” by Esther Elizabeth



PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Friday Finds post, or share your ‘finds’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

WWW Wednesdays (Aug. 13)

WWW_Wednesdays4To 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?





My answers:

What are you currently reading? I haven’t started reading anything new, yet. Not sure what I’ll choose next, but it will definitely be a review book.

GravesTraceyGarvis_Covet_penguinWhat did you recently finish reading? I finished “Covet” by Tracey Garvis-Graves on Monday night, and it was excellent! I added it to my Top 10 List for the year, as it was hard to put down.

Before that, I finally finished “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook” by Gary Vaynerchuk! And yes, it was a really good book.


WhalenMarybeth_TheBridgeTender_JuneSHEREADSWhat do you think you’ll read next? I’ve got “The Bridge Tender” by Marybeth Whalen, “Friends With the Scale” by Linda Spangle, “Wherever the River Runs” by Kelly Minter, and a couple of other review books to read… just have to decide which I want to dig into first. ;)


PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own WWW Wednesdays post, or share your answers in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!  :D

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