What To Do?

What To DoIt is fall in Utah which means it will soon be snowing.  I saw a prompt that asked what I did on a dark and stormy day and I figured it would be a good topic to write about because that type of weather will soon be taking over in Utah.  There aren’t a ton of things that I do when it is storming out but a few things that I really do enjoy doing.

The first thing that came to mind when I saw this prompt was I love to watch football when it is stormy and nasty out.  I don’t think there are many things better than curling up and watching a good football game when it is cold and nasty out.  On with that theme I also love to just put on a good movie or even watch reruns of my favorite shows curled up in bed.  I love not having to go out and being able to watch it storm and be warm and comfortable in my house watching TV.

The only other thing that I really love doing when it is storming is to get whatever book I am reading and find a warm spot to sit and finish the book.  I love being able to read books when it is gross outside because I can read about warm places and forget for a while that it is snowing and freezing outside for a little while.  I also have started to love listening to audiobooks because there are days where my head hurts so bad that I can’t read but being able to listen to an audiobook is great for passing the time as well.

Those are a few things that I love to do when it is stormy and gross out.  What do you like to do when it is storming outside?

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The Best Part

The Best Part

This is an old prompt from the writers workshop a few weeks ago.  I found the post in my drafts and decided that I wanted to finish it and get it posted.  The prompt is: The best part of my day is…  I chose this one because it is something that would change for each person and I would love to read what others find the best part of  their day.

The best part of my day depends on what day of the week it is for me.  During the week I would have to say that when I get off work is the best time of day for me.  I hate driving home with all the traffic but being off means that I don’t have to answer the phone anymore and I don’t have to be bitched at customers anymore.

On the Saturday’s I love when I get to shut my door and watch my TV shows.  I am addicted to Lockup on MSNBC & Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel.  I get lucky that Ghost Adventures is on right before the new episode of Lockup and I don’t have to miss either of them most weekends.

On Sunday’s I love when I can read the whole day away and not have to worry about anything other than doing my laundry.  I think I love getting lost in books more than I love watching TV shows.  I think this is because when I am reading I can decided for the most part what people look like and it makes you think more than when you are watching TV.

Anyway those are the best parts of the end of the day for me.  What are the best part of your days?

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A Few Books

What I Am Reading

So this week for the Writers Workshop one of the prompts was to write a book review and since I am always doing book reviews I figured I would just list a few of the posts from the past few weeks so you can check them out if you are new or may have missed them.

Those are just a few of the books I have been reading this past month or so.  I do want to say that I have a review for a book that will be live on Monday and it is by far the best book I have read in a long time.  If you love books like the Hunger Games & Divergent I know you will love this book!  So be on the lookout for that post on Monday!

I am always on the lookout for books to read so what books have you been loving?

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Every Perfect Gift by Dorothy Love

Every Perfect Gift by Dorothy Love

About

Book 3 in Dorothy Love’s Hickory Ridge Romance series.
Ethan and Sophie long to share a future together. But the secrets they’re not sharing could tear them apart.
Sophie Caldwell has returned to Hickory Ridge, Tennessee, after years away. Despite the heartaches of her childhood, Sophie is determined to make a home, and a name, for herself in the growing town. A gifted writer, she plans to resurrect the local newspaper that so enchanted her as a girl.
Ethan Heyward’s idyllic childhood was shattered by a tragedy he has spent years trying to forget. An accomplished businessman and architect, he has built a majestic resort in the mountains above Hickory Ridge, drawing wealthy tourists from all over the country.

When Sophie interviews Ethan for the paper, he is impressed with her intelligence and astounded by her beauty. She’s equally intrigued but fears he will reject her if he learns about her shadowed past. Just as she summons the courage to tell him, Ethan’s own past unexpectedly and violently catches up with him, threatening not only his life but their budding romance.

My Review

This book was amazing.  I read it in less that 24 hours which is fast for even me.  I instantly fell in love with Sophie and Evan.  While I was reading the book I hoped that they would end up together because they seemed so perfect for each other.  The author does a great job of describing things and also does a great job of keep the reader on the edge of their seats.  I didn’t put this book down until I was finished with it and I am going to read the other books in the series along with any other books that the the author has written.

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Finishing The Book

How do you feel about not finishing a book once you’ve read a few chapters?

As most of you know I love to read.  I can pretty much read anything because I love to read but if a book doesn’t grab my attention in the first couple of pages I for the most part I won’t finish the book.  If I get a chapter or two into the book then I have to finish it because if I don’t I will always wondered how it ended.  Then there are the books like “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”  where the first book was hard to get through but the 2nd & 3rd book are two of my favorite books.  I am trying not to judge books by their covers but there are just some books that I can’t make myself get interested in.

Right now I am reading a book that I just can’t get into but I am  like 10 chapters into the book so now I have to finish it or I will always wonder how it ended.  The only book that I couldn’t read was the Twilight series.  I tried several times and I couldn’t even get through the first chapter of the first book.  I can’t figure out what people saw in those books but I guess it is like me and Harry Potter.  I could read the Harry Potter books over and over again.

Do you finish books if you have read a few chapters into the book?

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Book Review-House Of Secrets

House Of Secrets

FTC:I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

The cover and excerpt from the book were taken off of the website that gave me the book to review.

They vowed, as children, to be silent…

When her father orchestrates a surprise trip to the summer house of her childhood, Bailee Cooper is unprepared for what follows. What is intended to be a happy reunion for Bailee and her sisters quickly becomes shrouded by memories from the past.

Together again, the three sisters sift through their recollections of fifteen years ago…of an ill mother, and of their father making a desperate choice. One sister believes their silence must end and the truth be revealed. But they soon come to wonder if they can trust their memories.

Mark Delahunt arrives in the wake of this emotional turmoil. Determined to win Bailee’s affection, Mark becomes a strong fortress for her in this time of confusion, and what was once a tentative promise begins to take root and grow. Caught between the past and an uncertain future, can Bailee let God guide her to healing…or will she risk losing the chance to embrace love?

My Review

I can’t saw enough good things about this book.  I read the whole book in 3 days.  It was an amazing book.  It really made me think about things in my own life.  I also now have the motivation to make some changes that I need to make in my life.  I usually don’t like books like this one but I couldn’t put it down and I learned so much about myself because the main character in the book is my age and has a personality like mine.  I am not going into details because I don’t want to give the story away to anyone who may want to read the book.

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Simple Things

Mama’s Losin’ It

This week for the Writers Workshop I am going to write about 1.) The simple things..

It is the simple things in life that make me happy:

Going home and chasing my girls around the house

Or listening to Sylvia “bark” like she is a dog

Hanging out with Misti just talking and laughing

Designing blogs for people

Laughing at the crazy things that people will say or do

Being around my grandma who can always make me laugh

Blogging

Reading good books

With out all the simple things that make me happy life would be depressing!

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Day 4- Favorite Book

I can’t say that I have a favorite book but I do have lots of books I like to read.  I have never been able to re-read a book like I re-watch movies.  My favorite series of books is Harry Potter!!!!!!

I loved the books and I love the movies just as much!  I also love to read books that are written by Jody Picoult.

I love how she writes.  There has only been one book of hers that I couldn’t get through so for me that means she is a great author!