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REVIEW: “When the Game Stands Tall” (movie)

When-the-Games-Stands-Tall-PostThanks to Nuts About Books, I was given tickets to go see the movie, “When the Game Stands Tall” in theatres.

I am not a fan of football. I don’t like seeing men tackling others, and I just don’t get it. However, I have to say that this movie was very good, despite that it’s about football. It’s based off a true story, of the De La Salle school football team, and their incredible winning streak. Their coach had a different approach to coaching football, and it led them to great success. Yet, when tragedy happens, and the streak is broken, the team has to find a way to keep going despite the discouragement and disappointment. That’s what this movie is all about.

The film has a faith element to it, yet I was glad that it wasn’t too “cheesy” or overly religious. And, like I said, while I hate football, generally, the movie had me surprisingly interested — if only because you get to know the players, and I think that that helps to make the stakes more interesting.

Overall, I enjoyed this movie more than I thought I would. Definitely recommended.

Friday Finds (Sept. 12)

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:

BartonCody_ThisIsIt  KeeSamuel_SoulTattoo_DavidCCook  MycoskiBlake_StartSomethingThatMatters  MeyerMarco_TheBusinessModelCanvasPlaybook
LevittSteven_ThinkLikeAFreak  SieboldSteve_HowRichPeopleThink  CastlemanTim_TheCreativityChecklist  KellyMatthew_OffBalance
KashdanTodd_TheUpsideOfYourDarkSide  PaulsonMart_GetThingsDone  KahnemanDavid_ThinkingFastAndSlow  CorleyThomas_RichHabits

This Is It” by Cody Barton
Soul Tattoo” by Samuel Kee
Start Something That Matters” by Blake Mykoskie
The Business Model Canvas Playbook” by Marco Meyers
Think Like a Freak” by Steven Levitt
How Rich People Think” by Steve Siebold
The Creativity Checklist” by Tim Castleman
Off Balance” by Matthew Kelly
The Upside of Your Dark Side” by Todd Kashdan, & Robert Biswas-Diener
Get Things Done” by Mart Paulson
Thinking Fast & Slow” by Daniel Kahneman
Rich Habits” by Thomas C. Corley

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 (Sept. 10)

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:

CamdenElizabeth_WithEveryBreath-GM-augustWhat are you currently reading?  “With Every Breath” by Elizabeth Camden.







What did you recently finish reading? Nothing recently.

FarleyAndrew_RelaxingWithGodWhat do you think you’ll read next?  Another review book, most likely. I’m thinking “Relaxing with God” by Andrew Farley.






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 (Sept. 9)

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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:

“What she really wanted to know was why he had changed his name. Each time she asked him about it, he stonewalled her, so she had taken to poking around the hospital, looking for clues.”

~ p. 86, “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. 8)

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!

CamdenElizabeth_WithEveryBreath-GM-augustMy Musings:

I’ve recently started reading “With Every Breath” by Elizabeth Camden. So far, it’s very good!


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 (Sept. 5)

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:

LangleyTravis_BatmanAndPsychology  RoorbachBill_TheRemedyForLove  SteenJane_TheHouseOfClosedDoors  HallMindy_LeadingWithIntention  KohlbergJudith_SyncOrSwim

Batman & Psychology” by Travis Langley
The Remedy for Love” by Bill Roorbach
The House of Closed Doors” by Jane Steen
Leading With Intention” by Mindy Hall, Ph. D.
Sync or Swim” by Judith Kolberg



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 (Sept. 3)

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:

CamdenElizabeth_WithEveryBreath-GM-augustWhat are you currently reading?  “With Every Breath” by Elizabeth Camden.







What did you recently finish reading? Nothing recently.

FarleyAndrew_RelaxingWithGodWhat do you think you’ll read next?  Another review book, most likely. I’m thinking “Relaxing with God” by Andrew Farley.







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 (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!

Garfield_summer

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

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