Thank you!

139543869_thankyou-1368294948Thanks to those who have completed my survey, so far! (and, if you haven’t done so, please have a look! I’m finding the answers REALLY helpful!)

One of the things a couple people mentioned was the layout or design of Should Be Reading. And, this was great, as it’s been a long time since I changed the full layout/design, and I realized that this is probably part of my problem. Being a multipassionate, I need variety… when things are the same for too long, I get bored and want to move on. So a theme-change seems to be one of the things I needed … it has reenergized me, and made me happy with my blog, again!

I also decided to take most of the things from my sidebar, and move them to my “What Else?” page, leaving the sidebar cleaner and less cluttered. Feels good to have done that!

And, last but not least (for now!), I added my actual head-shot to my About page, so that my readers can “know” me better! :P  No more cartoon… now you get to see the “real” me!

What do you think? Do you like these changes, so far?

(just FYI, I’m really happy with the colors, so I won’t be changing them again, for a while! LOL)

Just so you know, the survey answers I’m getting are prompting lots of great ideas on new content and memes for 2015! I’m hard at work, coming up with some awesome new offerings! Again, I will be writing a full post about the survey results (an overview), as soon as the survey is closed — coming up quickly! (Nov. 27th is the deadline! … that’s next Thursday!)

So, once again, thank you so much for your help! I love my followers! <3

Friday Finds (Nov. 21)

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:

KnoxElizabeth_FaithPoweredProfession  MerrittBob_GetWise

Faith-Powered Profession” by Elizabeth Knox
Get Wise” by Bob Merritt



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

Changes for 2015 — Wanna help?

Hey there, peeps! Thank you so much for hanging in there with me, as I take this little hiatus from blogging — and leave everything automated for a while. It’s been much needed, and I’m grateful that you’re still sticking around!

I’ve been giving some thought to what I want to do with my blog for 2015, and have decided to ask for your help! I want your input! As such, I’ve designed a very quick, completely PRIVATE survey (your answers will not be shown to anyone else!) for you.

Would you be so kind as to provide me some insights on how I can make Should Be Reading a better experience, starting in 2015? I’d really appreciate it! The survey should only take 5 minutes or less.
{click the picture below to take the survey}
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I will be sharing an overview of the survey results (NOT giving away anyone’s individual answers!!!) in a separate blog post, once the survey is closed — one week from today.

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I will also announce the winner of a giveaway then, too! – One lucky survey participant will receive a small token of my appreciation! ;)

Also… if you want to SHARE THIS SURVEY (post) with others, I’d be really grateful! Just hit your choice of “Share” buttons below this post! ;)

THANK YOU, IN ADVANCE, FOR YOUR HELP!

WWW Wednesdays (Nov. 19)

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?



{example of a WWW Wednesday post}

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Where are MizB’s answers?



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 (Nov. 18)

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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!

(For an example of how to “tease”, see here)

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Where is MizB’s teaser?



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 (Nov. 17)

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!


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Where’s MizB’s answer?



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 (Nov. 14)

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:

AllenRoberta_ThePlayfulWayToKnowYourselfDoniusWilliam_ThoughtRevolution  SurfrappJason_CreativityForSale  FischerRusty_FreedomToFreelance  DavenportBarrie_StickyHabits

JarvisPaul_TheGoodCreative  CongdonLisa_ArtInc  KatieByron_LovingWhatIs  ParrishAnneLeigh_WhatIsFoundWhatIsLost

HawkinsPaula_TheGirlOnTheTrain  HuntAngela_Esther  ChandlerSteve_WealthWarrior  JamesEngerKelly_SixFigureFreelancing  SchmitJoe_SilentImpact

The Playful Way to Knowing Yourself” – Roberta Allen
Thought Revolution” – William Donius
Creativity for Sale” – Jason Surfrapp
Freedom to Freelance” – Rusty Fischer
The Good Creative” – Paul Jarvis
Art, Inc.” – Lisa Congdon
Loving What Is” – Byron Katie
What is Found, What is Lost” – Anne Leigh Parrish
Sticky Habits” – Barrie Davenport
The Girl On the Train” – Paula Hawkins
Esther” – Angela Hunt
Wealth Warrior” – Steve Chandler
Six-Figure Freelancing” – Kelly James-Enger
Silent Impact” – Joe Schmit



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 (Nov. 12)

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?



{example of a WWW Wednesday post}

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Where are MizB’s answers?



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 (Nov. 11)

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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!

(For an example of how to “tease”, see here)

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Where is MizB’s teaser?



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 (Nov. 10)

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!


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Where’s MizB’s answer?



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 (Nov. 7)

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:

(coming soon!)


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 (Nov. 5)

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?



{example of a WWW Wednesday post}

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Where are MizB’s answers?



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 (Nov. 4)

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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!

(For an example of how to “tease”, see here)

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Where is MizB’s teaser?



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 (Nov. 3)

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!


image-stock-photo-old-books-for-sale-181488589

Where’s MizB’s answer?



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