Friday, April 10, 2015

Sit Down and Write 6 #sitdownandwrite

I realize that I am a bit late in signing up for this, but better late than not participating.  I am doing this because I have a number of book reviews to work on.  I hope that I can catch up on most, if not all of the books that I have to review.

Hopefully some of these reviews will appear here in the coming days.  Happy writing.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday Snapshot - March 28

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by West Metro Mommy Reads.

To participate in Saturday Snapshot: post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky below. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.

Normally I don't share photos of my family here for a number of reasons, but I thought this would be an exception, as it has been shared a lot by me online.  I got this photo from my dad on Tuesday evening and I was quite surprised that I had never seen this photo. It is a photo of my Grandma Wiebe holding me in her last days, flanked by my cousins Sherida (darker hair) and Lorelle (blonde hair).  I never really knew my grandma, as she passed away when I was a little over six months old at the time.  It will be a photo I will definitely treasure.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Mar.16)

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a fun weekly meme that is hosted by Shelia at Book Journeyin which we share what we've read and reviewed and what we plan on reading in the coming week.

Books finished this week:

Books reviewed this week:

Books to finish this week:
  • Liar, Temptress, Soldier Spy
  • Such a Pretty Face
  • The Color Purple
Books to work on this week:
  • While We're Far Apart
  • Shadow of Night
  • A Memory of Violets

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Sunday Salon - Spring 2015 Bloggiesta

It's that time of  again when the lovely folks at Bloggiesta remind us bloggers that it is bloggiesta once again.

I realize that I have some readers wondering what is Bloggiesta and what is exactly done during this time?

To put it simply, it is that time of the year when bloggers put together a to-do list for their blog, whether it be a blog about reading or whatever else you blog about.  It basically is a blogging marathon  (aka spring cleaning) to improve your blog or to get things done that need to get done that you haven't done yet. So if you haven't caught up with your reviews from the past few months, this is
your chance to do so.  While the vast majority of people who participate are readers, those who blog on other subjects are also welcome. So if you blog about computers or sports or whatever else, you are welcome to join the rest of us.

My to-do list for this bloggiesta is pretty simple: catch-up on book reviews from January through March and link up with my reviews on Pinterest and update my currently read list on Pinterest as well.

If you wish to sign up, you can go to and sign up (or you can click the button). 

As for my week in reading, it wasn't really that great.  While I did read quite a bit from Shadows of the Night, The Color Purple and Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, I didn't exactly finish anything.  I am hoping that I will finish at least something by this time next week (actually I do, as I have to get a book done for my book club, but none of the books stated above).

Hope you all have a good Sunday.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (Mar. 9)

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a fun weekly meme that is hosted by Shelia at Book Journeyin which we share what we've read and reviewed and what we plan on reading in the coming week.

Books finished in the last few weeks:

  • After the War is Over
  • The Book of Strange New Things
  • Ru
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Books reviewed:

None; I have been busy reading and watching the first two seasons of House of Cards and playing with my new laptop and was quite busy last week; plan to start working on book reviews in the next day or two.

Books I hope to finish this week:
  • Shadow of Night
  • Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy
  • The Color Purple
Books to work on this week:
  • While We're Far Apart
  • How to be a Victorian
  • Beautiful, Little Things
Hope you have a good reading week.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Sunday Salon - A busy week

Last week was a busy one for me, as it seemed that every day from Monday through Saturday I had something up.  In a lot of ways that was good, but with that I was unable to get a lot of reading done, even though I did finish the final book in the Harry Potter series and a short book called Ru.

A small part of my week was taken up with a conference that was held at my church on Friday evening and all day Saturday and yes, I attended the whole thing.  If you are wondering, it was an apologetics conference.  There were two sessions that were quite fascinating, but of those two, it was the final group session on Saturday afternoon on C. S.  Lewis.  Being a reader and a person that enjoys intellectual endevours, I really enjoyed the talk; it also helped that the speaker, Dr. Louis Markos, was an engaging speaker (the speakers that I heard were all were good speakers, but felt that Dr. Markos was probably the most engaging speaker of the weekend).

As for Sunday, I am planning on resting and catching up on my reading and getting some cleaning done (my PVR and by taking things down to the garbage and doing some other chores and cleaning out my email boxes a bit) and if the weather cooperates, go for a short walk in my neighbourhood; I don't really feel like driving tomorrow.  I might work on some book reviews. After being around people basically since Monday, I need a break and some quiet.

Hope you all have a pleasant day, doing whatever you end up doing.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sunday Salon - Ramblings

As I write this, I am basically playing on my new laptop (it's an Acer Aspire R 14) and getting used to it.  For most people it probably wouldn't be much of a challenge getting used to a new computer, but for me, it has proven to been a bit of a challenge in that when I got it, I had hoped that the transition would have been a bit smother than it has been.  While I have worked on Windows before, this is a whole different experience, in that I have to customize it to what I would like it to do and it doesn't help that I have had Macs for the past 15-20 years.  The past week has been a bit of a struggle and hence my reading has suffered.

I have also been watching the first 13 episodes of House of Cards and find that Kevin Spacey's deliciously nasty; his character reminds me of the person that he portrayed in the movie version of In the Midnight of Good and Evil.

I have been trying to read during this past week or two, but it has been difficult.  But what I have been reading is Ru by
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