The Sunday Salon 10/11/10

11 10 2010

Yes I know, it is technically Monday now but I wanted to get this up before I went to bed:)

Well…I participated for the first time in the Dewey 24hr read-a-thon as a mini challenge host and as a reader (but I think everyone participates as a reader so I gets that’s kind of a no-brainer lol.) Though I wonder if there are people who participate in the mini challenges who don’t get a whole lot of reading done? I doubt it. That’s kind of the whole point of it. Anyway I really liked it and enjoyed myself:) Did you participate?


I am going to finish reading…er let me correct myself I have my Chronicles of Narnia (the entire series in a book-a pretty big book I might add) about half read. I am in the third or fourth story. I want to find it in my stacks and shelves and boxes of books and finish it.

It has been a pretty slow reading for me. If it wasn’t for the Dewey thon I wouldn’t have set the goal to finish I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali or Which None Can Shut by Reema Goode which is really sad for me because they are both pretty thin books that I could get read in a few hours. But they are done and out of the way! I got about a third of the way through The Freedom Writers by Erin Gruwell but had to return it to the library:(again)

Next mini tbr to tackle:Soul to Soul Parenting by Annie Burnside, Money Hungry by Daryl Moore, and last but not least, Your Money God’s Way by Amie Streater. These are all relatively small thin books. Then onto another mini tbr pile to work on!

…Anyway I’ll stop boring you with my tbr thinking/idea/planning….;) I am going to go to bed to do some reading on my current read:Top 5 Questions TO Ask Your Doctor by Jim Sutton & Sagar Nigwekar. Should only take me a couple nights to read:) Getting my pile down to make room for more! 😀 G’night and I’ll see y’all tomorrow afternoon.



Booking Through Thursday 10/7/10

8 10 2010

(Hosted by page flippin addict)



When you travel, how many books do you bring with you?
Has this changed since the arrival of ebooks?

For me, first it depends on the length of the trip. If I am going away for the weekend, I’ll bring along a few thinner books or a couple of thicker books. It also depends on if I am in the middle of book s at the moment anyway. I just left for the weekend spur of the moment and I was already in the middle of three books that really interest me; so I brought all three.

When I bring book(s) with me, I have to know that they will keep my interest. I don’t want to be on a trip with a completely new genera or author, start to read it and lose interest. Then want to read a book and have a book with me that doesn’t interest me. So those types of books stay home where if I lose interest I have other choices and can go back to the other later.

22 09 2010

To play along, just answer the three questions below and link your post to MizB’s blog.

* What are you currently reading?
* What did you recently finish reading?
* What do you think you’ll read next?

Here is mine:

I am reading a few books. And they are:

  • Your Money God’s Way by Amie Streater reading for review
  • The Wife’s Tale a novel by Lori Lansens this months Word Shakers read
  • Money Hungry by Daryl Moore reading for review
  • Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor by Jim Sutton & Sagar Nigwekar reading for review
  • Soul to Soul Parenting by Annie Burnside reading for review
  • Vexation by Elicia Clegg readng for review
  • I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali with Delphine Minoui
  • Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado reading for review

I haven’t recently finished anything; sadly. I have started a few books like Julie & Julia, but couldn’t finish on time before it went back to the library; so that’s back on my TBR. Besides I am organizing my reads. Meaning, I am tackling the books for review before continuing with other reads. I feel bad that I have had these books sitting for a while unread. When I receive a book to review, I want the review up within the month. But I also need more confidence in my reviews. I’m always afraid they’re going to sound uneducated, boring, and a bunch of ramblings. Need to have more faith in myself.

Next I am going to read:

  • Green Philanthropy by Helen, Justin, and Alexis Deffenbacher going to read for review
  • Which None Can Shut by Reema Goode going to read for review
  • Run to Overcome by Meb Keflezighi going to read for review
  • Everything Hurts by Bill Scheft going to read for review
  • Women’s Anatomy of Arousal by Sheri Winston going to read for review
  • Duckegg & Persons on Interest by NovaMelia going to read for review
  • Staying Fit After 60 by Calvin Hill going to read for review

I know what you must be thinking…that’s a lot of book! But really, most of them are pretty thin. But I will be happy to get them read with the reviews up. It’s not a chore or anything, but these people send me the book expecting to see a review in a timely manner and I am trying to show I’m not always like this (AKA getting a book read and review up 10 years later…)

So that’s my plan…think it’s good?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading!

20 09 2010

(Hosted by BookJourney)

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week.  It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

This week my reading is a bit more organized. I am buckling down on getting my books for review done. Plus, I finally got my husbands computer back from a friend of ours with my review from I Will Not Be Silent by April Maley. SO Happy to get that up FINALLY! So that should be up by Wednesday or Thursday.

Here is what I am reading this week:

I am continuing The Wife’s Tale a novel by Lori Lansens. <—Book Club read for Word Shakers hosted by BookJourney. Go to her website to find out more. It’s not too late to join the fun!

Your Money God’s Way: Overcoming the 7 money myths that keep Christians broke by  Amie Streater

Money Hungry by Daryl Moore

Top 5 Questions To Ask Your Doctor: Important questions your doctor want you to ask about your medical condition by Jim Sutton, RPA-C and Sugar Nigwekar, MD

Soul to Soul Parenting: A Guide to Raising a Spiritually Conscious Family by Annie Burnside, M.Ed

That’s it for now for this week. I am hoping to get all these read this week and maybe starting next week. Though a few of the books are on the thin side so they shouldn’t take more than a day to read.

Fall Into Reading 2010

20 09 2010

I found out about Katrina’s blog through MizB. I’m glad I looked more into it because it’s a challenge I know I can finish, and it actually helps me complete a challenge or two because I can take a book or two from a challenge list and put it in my list here for this challenge.

The Fall Into Reading 2010 Challenge ask you to:

  • make up a list of books you’d like to read, and…
  • read them between the challenge dates, which are…
  • September 22 — December 20 , 2010

Here is my list:

My goal: 7 books

  1. Soul to Soul Parenting: A guide to raising a spiritually conscious family by Annie Burnside, M. Ed
  2. Outlive Your Life: You were made to make a difference by Max Lucado
  3. Your Money God’s Way by Amie Streater
  4. Top 5 Questions To Ask Your Doctor: Important questions your doctor wants you to ask about your medical condition by Jim Sutton, RPA-C and Sugar Nigwekar, MD
  5. Money Hungry by Daryl, Moore

I am also keeping up with the Word Shakers online book club hosted by BookJourney as well which is:

  1. The Wife’s Tale a novel by Lori Lansens
  2. Octobers Read for Word Shakers- unknown at the moment

Booking Through Thursday 9/16/10

18 09 2010

Hosted by Booking Through Thursday)

This weeks question, suggested by Mae, asks:

“I couldn’t sleep a wink, so I just read and read, day and night … it was there I began to divide books into day books and night books,” she went on. “Really, there are books meant for daytime reading and books that can be read only at night.”
– “The Unbearable Lightness of Being”, Milan Kundera, p. 103.

Do you divide your books into day and night reads? How do you decide?

Funny you should ask. I do most of my reading at night; before I go to bed. I guess the reason for that is get busy during the day and there is always so much to do. So I read for a couple (or more;) hours before I go to bed. The funny part about that, which I’m sure you all can attest-iffy to, is at times I dream about what I have read. And I have had some weird dreams!

When I was in school, especially highschool, we took the transit to school and i used that time to read. I can’t read while on transit anymore because I’m too busy holding my daughter while hubby holds the stroller though. So my time to read is at night, when daughter is sleeping and all is quiet:)

Musing Mondays 9/13/10

13 09 2010

(Hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading)

This weeks Musing Monday question is:

Where do you buy / Get most of your books?

I can’t afford to buy a lot of books, let alone all the books I want, etc. I get a lot of my books rented from the library. OR from doing book reviews. But I certainly don’t do book reviewing for the free book(s). I do it because I have thoughts and opinions on books that I love to share and discuss; I think it is fun reviewing books though I certainly don’t like giving bad reviews but I am being honest.

I honestly have never heard of an annual library book sale. I’ve never seen one from what I can recall, but the library I go to most often has a bookshelf in the main lobby where paperbacks are 50 cents and the rest are $1.oo.  But I am definitely going to search those out!

I tend to barrow books as well, mainly from my mother, Christian self-help, motivation, Bible study type books. And way back when (lol) before I met my husband and I was holding down two full-time jobs I never had time to go out to the actual book stores so I joined a few book clubs via mail and got some really good deals and now I have boxes of books. But there are so many more wonderful books out there that have come out in the last few years I need to catch up!!

Have you or did you ever join a book club via mail?