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WWW Wednesdays (July 9)

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:

VaynerchukGary_JabJabJabRightHookWhat are you currently reading? I’m reading “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook” by Gary Vaynerchuk, and it’s excellent!





GroutPam_E2What did you recently finish reading? I finally finished a book — after a full month! It was “E2” by Pam Grout. A quick, easy read about the power of your thoughts and intentions.





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 8)

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!

VaynerchukGary_JabJabJabRightHookMy Teasers:

“Whatever story you tell, you must remain true to your brand. Native storytelling doesn’t require you to alter your identity to suit a given platform; your identity remains the same no matter what.”

~ p. 12, “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook” by Gary Vaynerchuk

 

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.}

PROMO: “That Night” by Chevy Stevens

This is the July 2014 book club pick at SheReads.org.

That Night

They said she was a murderer.

They said she killed her sister.

But they lied.

As a teenager, Toni Murphy had a life full of typical adolescent complications: a boyfriend she adored, a younger sister she couldn’t relate to, a strained relationship with her parents, and classmates who seemed hell-bent on making her life miserable. Things weren’t easy, but Toni could never have predicted how horrific they would become until her younger sister was brutally murdered one summer night.

Toni and her boyfriend, Ryan, were convicted of the murder and sent to prison.

Now thirty-four, Toni is out on parole and back in her hometown, struggling to adjust to a new life on the outside. Prison changed her, hardened her, and she’s doing everything in her power to avoid violating her parole and going back. This means having absolutely no contact with Ryan, avoiding fellow parolees looking to pick fights, and steering clear of trouble in all its forms. But nothing is making that easy—not Ryan, who is convinced he can figure out the truth; not her mother, who doubts Toni’s innocence; and certainly not the group of women who made Toni’s life hell in high school and may have darker secrets than anyone realizes. No matter how hard she tries, ignoring her old life to start a new one is impossible. Before Toni can truly move on, she must risk everything to find out what really happened that night.

But the truth might be the most terrifying thing of all.

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Click here to read the reviews of “THAT NIGHT”
from other SheReads.org members.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

CHEVY STEVENS grew up on a ranch on Vancouver Island and still calls the island home. For most of her adult life she worked in sales, first as a rep for a giftware company and then as a Realtor. While holding an open house one afternoon, she had a terrifying idea that became the inspiration for Still Missing.Chevy eventually sold her house and left real estate so she could finish the book. Still Missing went on to become a New York Times bestseller and win the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel.  Chevy’s books have been optioned for movies and are published in more than thirty countries.

Chevy enjoys writing thrillers that allow her to blend her interest in family dynamics with her love of the west coast lifestyle. When she’s not working on her next book, she’s camping and canoeing with her husband and daughter in the local mountains.

 

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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

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

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

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

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

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