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Musing Mondays (July 7)

musing mondaysMusing 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’m currently reading Gary Vaynerchuck’s “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook“, and it’s fabulous! All about social media, and what’s proper for each platform.

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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

REVIEW: “E2” by Pam Grout

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Finally — I finished a book! LOL (it’s been far too long!)

This was a quick read, with a light, humorous tone. Pam talks mainly about how your thoughts influence your life.

Unfortunately, she leans heavily toward the “Law of Attraction” line of thinking… and I only partially agree with this. I loved that, since Pam was raised in a Christian environment, she did talk about God a lot (even if she kept calling Him the “supernatural force”).

There were parts of this book that I did agree with, but overall, not so much. I think there’s some truth to it, but you can’t just sit back on your heels and wait for things to come to you. It still requires hard work, and effort on your part — other than just thinking positively.

We could all stand to look at life more optimistically, though! I’m tired of all the negativity and criticism. I would like to see people happier and feeling more fulfilled. A lot of this book mentions gratitude, and that –IMHO– is a great stance to take up. ;)

 

Friday Finds (July 4)

FridayFinds_bringOntheInkFRIDAY 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:

Believe it or not, I have none, this week! LOL

Happy 4th of July to all of my American friends!

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 (July 2)

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:

BachDavid_StartLateFinishRichWhat are you currently reading? I’m skimming through a bunch of books, so not really reading any one in particular.  One of these is Start Late, Finish Rich” by David Bach. It’s got some good tips!






OlsonJeff_TheSlightEdgeWhat did you recently finish reading? I finished “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson. (Not recent!)





WhalenMarybeth_TheBridgeTender_JuneSHEREADSWhat do you think you’ll read next? Probably “The Bridge Tender” by Marybeth Whalen. We’ll see.





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

Teaser Tuesdays (July 1)

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!

My Teasers:

I don’t have a teaser today, as it’s a (Canadian) holiday, and also, I’m not reading any one book in particular, right now.

Will have something new next week!

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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

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Musing Mondays (June 30)

musing mondaysMusing 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:
This week I’m doing a Book Blogger Quiz, courtesy of Alicia @ Awesome Book Assessment. Feel free to play along!

Top 3 bookish pet peeves?

  1. When people borrow books but don’t return them
  2. Unhappy endings
  3. When people don’t take care of their books (or mine!)

Perfect reading spot?

Anywhere. Really. I’ll read anywhere. I like lounging on my bed, in a chair, on the couch, at the kitchen table… wherever is relatively quiet without a lot of distractions… and comfortable.

3 Bookish confessions?

  1. I do enjoy Young Adult romances — all that teenage angst!
  2. I am notorious for dog-earring pages to mark something I want to go back to.
  3. I am a book hoarder. I prefer physical copies of books, and my bookshelf currently houses over 1400 books. But I DO have them all cataloged. I am organized at least.

When was the last time you cried during a book?

It’s been a while. Can’t remember the last book that caused tears.

How many books are on your bedside table?

None. I keep them all shelved until I read them. Well, I guess I have to count the one I’m currently reading, so it’s usually one.

What is your favorite snack to eat while reading?

Anything I like! But, usually it ends up being chocolate, chips, or cookies.

Name 3 books you’d recommend to everyone.

  1. The Renaissance Soul by Margaret Lobenstine
  2. The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau
  3. Relentless by Robin Parrish {Dominion Trilogy, book 1}

Write how much books mean to you in 3 words.

Love of learning.

What is your biggest reading secret?

I have, in the past, bought books without telling my husband, and then have put them in the bookshelf before he noticed. He never realizes that a new title has been added. ;)

Who I’m tagging:

Anyone who wants to do this!

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 (June 27)

FF2_MdFRIDAY 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:

ScottKevinPaul_8EssentialExchanges  JohnsonDani_SpiritDrivenSuccess  ZempelHeather_AmazedAndConfused  GiglioLouie_Passion

 

8 Essential Exchanges” by Kevin Paul Scott
Spirit-Driven Success” by Dani Johnson
Amazed & Confused” by Heather Zempel
Passion” by Louie Giglio

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

Won’t You Follow Me?

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I’d love some new followers over at my Rhythm Life Coaching blog! Come on over!

Here’s a list of some of my recent blog posts, there:



Hope to see you there! :D

WWW Wednesdays (June 25)

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:

BachDavid_StartLateFinishRichWhat are you currently reading? I’m skimming through a bunch of books, so not really reading any one in particular.  One of these is Start Late, Finish Rich” by David Bach. It’s got some good tips!





OlsonJeff_TheSlightEdgeWhat did you recently finish reading? I finished “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson. (Not recent!)





WhalenMarybeth_TheBridgeTender_JuneSHEREADSWhat do you think you’ll read next? Probably “The Bridge Tender” by Marybeth Whalen. We’ll see.





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

Teaser Tuesdays (June 24)

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!

McDonaldMisner_10WaysToStayBrokeForeverMy Teasers:

“Be a critical viewer and teach your kids to be the same. It’s never too early to learn about living happily within your means!”

~ p. 143, “10 Ways to Stay Broke…Forever!” by Laura J. McDonald & Susan L. Misner

 

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

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Musing Mondays (June 23)

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 Musing:

Right now, I’m not really reading any one book in particular. I’m actually skimming through various books I got out of the library on personal finance. I’m learning about investing, and saving, and how to become a millionaire. ;) Here’s hoping, right? LOL.

HabstrittGreg_TheRRSPSecretSome of the titles I’ve gone through, so far:

• “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind” by T. Harv Eker
• “6 Steps to $1 Million” by Gordon Pape
• “A Million Bucks by 30” by Alan Corey
• “The RRSP Secret” by Greg Habstritt

I’m actually quite anxious to get myself a copy of that last one. It was extremely insightful, and I want it so I can reference back to it over and over. It’s now on my wishlist, and will be one of the next books I buy.

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 (June 20)

FridayFinds_bringOntheInkFRIDAY 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:

CorleoneDouglas_GoodAsGone  McDonaldMisner_10WaysToStayBrokeForever  SauliteAnita_TheSavvyMoneyGal  MarshallPerry_8020SalesAndMarketing

WillinghamRon_Authenticity  AshTim_LandingPageOptimization  HardyDarren_TheCompoundEffect  HabstrittGreg_TheRRSPSecret

Good As Gone” – Douglas Corleone
10 Ways to Stay Broke…Forever!” – Laura J. McDonald & Susan Misner
The Savvy Money Gal” – Anita Saulite
80/20 Sales & Marketing” – Perry Marshall
Authenticity” – Ron Willingham
Landing Page Optimization” – Tim Ash
The Compound Effect” – Darren Hardy
The RRSP Secret” by Greg Habstritt



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 (June 18)

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:

BachDavid_StartLateFinishRichWhat are you currently reading? I’ve picked up “Start Late, Finish Rich” by David Bach, and am slowly skimming through it. It’s got some good tips!





OlsonJeff_TheSlightEdgeWhat did you recently finish reading? I finished “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson.






WhalenMarybeth_TheBridgeTender_JuneSHEREADSWhat do you think you’ll read next? Probably “The Bridge Tender” by Marybeth Whalen. We’ll see.





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

Teaser Tuesdays (June 17)

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!

McDonaldMisner_10WaysToStayBrokeForeverMy Teasers:

“It’s a good question, and one that many people aren’t forced to consider — until it’s too late. Check out the top ways you can keep the charade going and stay broke!”

~ p. 1, “10 Ways to Stay Broke…Forever!” by Laura J. McDonald & Susan L. Misner
(I just bought this book, and it’s great, so far!)

 

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.}

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