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!


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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

REVIEW: “A. D. 30” by Ted Dekker

DekkerTed_AD30Ted Dekker has a way of inviting you into the story from the very first page, such that you don’t want to put the book down — you need to know what will happen to these characters. This book is like that.

Right away, I cared about Maviah and her young son. I wanted to know what would happen to them. The book’s description let me know that they were going to have to flee, and that she was going to encounter a man named Yeshua. But, I had to know what would happen on the way there… and what would happen after Maviah meets Yeshua, as well.

The blurb / description says this:

A sweeping epic set in the harsh deserts of Arabia and ancient Palestine.

A war that rages between kingdoms on the earth and in the heart.

The harrowing journey of the woman at the center of it all.

Step back in time to the year of our Lord…A.D. 30.

The outcast daughter of one of the most powerful Bedouin sheikhs in Arabia, Maviah is called on to protect the very people who rejected her. When their enemies launch a sudden attack with devastating consequences, Maviah escapes with the help of two of her father’s warriors–Saba who speaks more with is sword than his voice and Judah, a Jew who comes from a tribe that can read the stars. Their journey will be fraught with terrible danger. If they can survive the vast forbidding sands of a desert that is deadly to most, they will reach a brutal world subjugated by kings and emperors. There Maviah must secure an unlikely alliance with King Herod of the Jews.

But Maviah’s path leads her unexpectedly to another man. An enigmatic teacher who speaks of a way in this life which offers greater power than any kingdom. His name is Yeshua, and his words turn everything known on its head. Though following him may present even greater danger, his may be the only way for Maviah to save her people–and herself.

I was especially taken with Maviah’s encounters with Yeshua. Mr. Dekker made the Bible stories come to life… there is something really powerful about reading those accounts as if you are in the crowd; it has a way of making it so much more real.

Overall, this is a great book. Dekker never disappoints.

Recommended.


A complimentary copy of this book was provided to me for review from Shelton Interactive.

Friday Finds (Oct. 31)

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

For Immediate Press Release

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An art exhibit of Self-Expression, Joy and Simplicity
The Art of Nathalie Villeneuve
November 2 through November 7, 2014

MERIDEN, CT.- The Augusta Curtis Cultural Center of Meriden is pleased to announce the art of Nathalie Villeneuve. Canadian-born visual artist Nathalie Villeneuve paintings are best described as Expressionist meets Parisian chic. Ms. Villeneuve’s, strong influence of Franz Marc, a German printmaker considered a pioneer of the German Expressionist movement, creates a series of heavy lines contrasting bright colors fading into soft brush strokes on canvas. Her body of work depicts women in dance, cinema, photography and even the mundane such as in the grocery store. The scenes she creates on canvas consisting of elegant, long-legged feminine figures gracefully perched and frozen in time during moments of peaceful reflections.
Ms. Villeneuve, a Meriden resident has shown her artwork at various galleries and venues in Connecticut and Canada. She now has a growing body of collectors throughout the U.S. Northeast. Ms. Villeneuve studied at the Dicksen Art Center/UCLA under Professor Roger Herman towards receiving her Bachelor’s of Interdisciplinary Art.

Ms. Villeneuve’s art entitled “Self-Expression, Joy and Simplicity” will be on display for limited engagement at the Augusta Curtis Cultural Center located at 175 East Main Street in Meriden, CT opening Sunday November 2, 2014 to November 7, 2014. An opening reception is planned for Sunday November 2nd from 7pm to 9pm. The opening is free and open to the public. The artist will be available to meet and greet.


For more information regarding the show or artist, please contact:
Nathalie Villeneuve 203. 927.6782 email myart@nathalievilleneuve.com
www.NathalieVilleneuve.com

WWW Wednesdays (Oct. 29)

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 (Oct. 28)

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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 (Oct. 27)

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 (Oct. 24)

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 (Oct. 22)

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 (Oct. 21)

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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 (Oct. 20)

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 (Oct. 17)

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:

HerbertWray_OnSecondThought  GomanCarolKinsey_TheSilentLanguageOfLeaders  SweeneyCamille_TheArtOfDoing  HawkinsonMatt-Kristen_LessWorkMoreMoney

FergusonDave_TheBigIdea  SweetLeonard_SoulSalsa  ThompsonRyan_PassiveIncome

On Second Thought” by Wray Herbert
The Silent Language of Leaders” by Carol Kinsey Goman
The Art of Doing” by Camille Sweeney
Less Work, More Money” by Matt & Kristen Hawkinson
The Big Idea” by Dave Ferguson
SoulSalsa” by Leonard Sweet
Passive Income 101” by Ryan Thompson


*** NOTE: I also updated the last 2 weeks’ Friday Finds posts! See them here: Oct. 3 and Oct. 10


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