WWW – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017; What have I been reading this week?

The three WWW’s are:

What have you been reading?: Everest, by S.L. Scott

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A beautiful read about a billionaire who is fighting to regain his life,  and a young woman who is struggling to make her dreams come true. This book was well written and I really enjoyed reading it. There is love found, tragedy, and a sense of belonging in this book.

 

What are you currently reading?: Another Round of Whiskey, by S. Moose

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A book in the Kelly Elliott Wanted Kindle World. I am looking forward to reading this one.

What will you read next?: Hinterland Series; The Wolf’s Bounty, by K. T. Harding

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The first in a series. I am looking forward to this one as well. It looks good.

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I don’t normally do this, but today I need to post something really personal. I am only posting this to my blog because I just needed to get it off my mind so that I can concentrate on work. I know that it won’t clear it from my mind, but I needed to get the thoughts out of my head today.

We were informed on Tuesday night that a cousin, Jimmy, passed in his sleep.He had a heart attack. The issue I am having with this is that he was only 33 years old. He was a young man who had so much going for him. He had a rough start, but he had come around and had made good choices in his life. He had a beautiful little girl who was the apple of his eye. His mother is my husbands cousin. We spent Thanksgiving together when our kids were young and the tradition was carried on. Up until the past couple of years, we were still celebrating Thanksgiving together. He was one year older than my oldest child. He had one of those smiles that lit up his face when he genuinely smiled at you. He had those smiles of recognition where they didn’t reach his eyes, but when he was truly happy and enjoying life, his face just lit up when he smiled. He had a heart of gold and was such a sweet little boy, and grew up to be a sweet young man.

I can remember during Thanksgiving when his mother would stress so because he was such an active little boy. He was a hyper little boy and his mother always worried too much some times that he was  being loud and rambunctious, but he was never doing anything wrong. She is a wonderful mother. Jimmy always held a special place in my heart because he was such a sweetheart, and always seemed to be happy. He was a handsome young man, a great father, a hard worker, and a special young man. I hope that he is with his grandmother, niece, and other family members that left before him and looking down on his daughter, sister, mother, and anyone else that he loves.

Please remember to tell the ones you love that you love them, keep in mind that life is too short to hold grudges, be mean or angry with people. Enjoy the life you have and spend as much time as you can doing what you want.

RIP Jimmy, you will be missed by many. You were a loved young man who made a difference in many lives. Love you Jim.

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WWW Wednesday, November 22, 2017 – What I am reading this week.

The three W’s are:

What have you finished reading?  I just finished reading Hushed Torment, by Bella Jewel

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I loved this book. A beautiful love story between two very different people, but they work very well together.

 

 

What are you currently reading? I am just getting started on On Her Guard, by Skyla Madi

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What will you read next? I will start The Plan, by Ella James once I finish reading On Her Guard.

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WWW Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – What I am reading

What are you Currently Reading?:
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Currently reading: I am almost half through “The Keys to my Diary, Marina”, by Ann Omasta. I am enjoying the life of Marina and her journey through life as a single woman. I should be able to finish the book in the next couple of days.

 

What did you recently finish reading?:

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Recently finished:I recently finished reading “Heart of a Cowboy”, by Kristin Vayden. This story pulled at my heartstrings in many ways. I loved the book!

 

What do you think you’ll be reading next?:

 

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Reading Next: My next read will be “A Hero’s Honor”, by Tessa Layne. I am looking forward to reading this book. Don’t you love the front cover?

 

 

The end of October and the beginning of November Sunday Rambling

We spent Halloween with our daughter, son in-law, granddaughter, and grandson. Our grandson is only two months old, but he was dressed up as a skunk, and our granddaughter was a Belle from Beauty and the Beast, she is three. I walked around and went trick or treating with them. My granddaughter was so proud of herself when said trick or treat, although it was usually after she got the candy. She learned very quickly about bowls on the porch with candy in it. Her mother told her there was a note with them that told how much candy they could take. As soon as her mother told her how much she could take, she promptly counted out that many and put them in her pumpkin.

My reading for this week has been on the light side, it was a busy week at work as well, especially with a short week for me, because I took Tuesday and Wednesday off for Halloween. My daughter lives 4 hours away from us, so we stay over when we go to visit. I read “Wormwood”, by Larry Enmon this past week, and reviewed it. A great read, you should buy it and read it. I am three quarters into a book and should be finishing it soon. I’m reading “The Betrayal”, by Anne Allen. I am really enjoying the book. I love these crime thrillers. You should buy this book too, and read it. My next book that I will begin reading next will be “Innocent Lies”, by Chris Collett. I have some others that I am waiting to hear back on to read and review as well as being involved in the blitz for them to come out.

 

End of October Rambling!

As I get older and watch my children work their way through life, I sit and think at times that I really wish we had some time to just sit and talk about everything and anything. We do this when we can all get together, but those times are too few and far between as they are living their lives and trying to make their dreams come true. It is also getting harder to get everyone together now for holidays, birthdays, or just spending time together.

I am very proud of my children and their lives. They are all very smart, kind, and fun loving.

I love my family, and how we all support each other in whatever we endeavor. As I have stated before, I am working on my BA as an adult, and my husband and children have been my loudest supporters for me to complete my degree and continue when I was discouraged and ready to quit. This is why I wish we could spend more time together and enjoy our lives.

Sunday thoughts and ramblings – my first non-book review post.

This weekend I’m writing a paper for my English Seminar course, Doubt and Knowledge. We are reading religious books from very early centuries, and I have to write a reflection paper on one of the readings we have done so far. I chose the book “The Life of Christina of Markyate”, to do my reflection paper on. While I was beginning the paper, I began to wish I had some Twizzlers to eat while writing. Then I began to wonder, why do I need something to eat while I am writing? Whenever I have a paper to write for a class, I have Twizzlers on hand so that I can munch on it while I am thinking and writing the paper. I have noticed that some of my favorite authors will talk about food that they have on hand when writing as well.

It’s funny how I lost my train of thought on my paper, which by the way is 2.5 pages out of a 5 page paper, but I am able to ramble on my blog post. I guess it’s just that I needed a break from the MUST write paper, and do some rambling, and hopefully my mind will begin to work again for the paper I need to write.

I am one semester and a half away from graduating with my BA in English. Now mind you I am no longer in my 20’s, I am a mature woman with three wonderful, grown children, one married, and two beautiful grandchildren, but I did not go the traditional route when I graduated high school, and I decided to go to college after my children were born and in school full time. This semester is my final English course to have my credits for my major, and then next semester I have to take a Biology course, yuck!, to complete my degree and graduate in May 2018. It has taken me 12 years to get here, since I only take one class each semester, Spring, Summer, and Fall, because I work a full-time job, and was raising a family. I changed my major and minor around once, rather than quit because I was not getting the grades I wanted. I also had to take a few semesters off throughout those 12 years, due to surgeries and other extenuating circumstances.

Happy Sunday!

Reading a book series

I recently read a book series that I really enjoyed. The first book was great, the writing was awesome, and I really enjoyed the storyline. I decided to read the next books in the series, so I promptly purchased them and began reading. I enjoyed the series as far as the story went, but I found the writing to be somewhat lacking. There were quite a few mistakes in the continuing books. They were small, but still when you read one book and the writing is right on, and then go to the next book in the same series by the same writer and find writing errors, it’s kind of a let down. I’ve read book series where the name of the main hero or heroine change in the middle of the book, and where the use of the incorrect character is put in. It’s kind of a let down. I love to read and I know that mistakes can happen, I have to write things in my job on occasion and can make mistakes as well, but I re-read what I’ve written before I am done and sometimes I have another set of eyes read it as well. Doesn’t the author have a proof reader or editor who can catch this? This bothers me with other books aside from books in a series too, but when you read a book in a series and find these kinds of errors, I think it’s more irritating.