How I Choose My Books Tag

It’s hard to find a decent book tag out there that doesn’t make me want to cringe. Which is why I am so happy to have found this one! This is a book tag I picked up from Stephanie at Adventures of a Bibliophile and was originally created by Jenn at Thrice Read. Thanks for the creative ideas, ladies!

Find a book on your shelves with a blue cover. What made you pick up that book in the first place?

IMG_1396How to Stop Time by Matt Haig. I first found out about this book several months ago when Matt Haig announced on Twitter that it was being adapted into a movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch. I adored The Humans and Reasons to Stay Alive and was waiting for him to write something new. I hadn’t heard anything of the book before, but saw that it (the book) was being released in July. I really wanted it, but recently decided to behave myself and read more books already on my TBR shelves before allowing myself to buy this one when it was released. Imagine my surprise when it showed up on my front porch two days ago. Apparently I had pre-ordered it in April and forgot about it. So much for self-discipline… Continue reading “How I Choose My Books Tag”

Share Your World: July 17, 2017

This will be a weekly post of the most random of random questions to answer- to share my world! Thanks to Cee’s blog for being the brainchild behind this!

What is your favorite cheese? As my husband’s family hails from Wisconsin, we have an entire drawer of our refrigerator devoted solely to cheese. And when I say drawer, I mean the extra drawer in between the French doors of the fridge and the pullout freezer, so it’s as wide as the fridge itself. I do love a nice, sharp, aged Wisconsin cheddar (3 years max preferably; 5 years starts to get a little woooooo.) But I also really like Manchego and BellaVitano. Continue reading “Share Your World: July 17, 2017”

The Mid Year Book Freakout Tag

I saw this tag over at Jacquie’s blog, Rattle the Stars, and decided to participate! Thanks for your inspirational post, Jacquie! 🙂 (Like, a month ago, but hey!)

I guess since it’s the middle of July, we are indeed more than halfway through 2017 already. Mind blown. Given that I suddenly have a lot of time on my hands, I’ve made it a goal to read a lot this year. It’s going pretty well so far, so let’s see what I’ve been reading!


 

Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2017

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The book moved me beyond what I thought I was capable of feeling. And it truly showed that our Lord still performs miracles. If you have never read this book, you must. I want to read it again! If you read The Diary of Anne Frank as a child or young adult, this is the next step you must take. Continue reading “The Mid Year Book Freakout Tag”

Share Your World: July 10, 2017

This will be a weekly post of the most random of random questions to answer- to share my world! Thanks to Cee’s blog for being the brainchild behind this!

How do you like to spend a rainy day? Strangely enough, today is a rare (as of late) rainy day! Which makes me so happy because I honestly prefer rainy days to sunny ones; it’s the migraineur in me. As I don’t work anymore, one day is not any different from the other in terms of what I do with myself. But I’ve always loved to spend rainy days reading, which I have been doing today. As long as it’s not storming, I also love opening the windows in our bedroom just a bit so I can really hear the rain as it drips from the flora outside. Ah, petrichor.

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It’s July; What Am I Reading?

I have a reading problem.

It’s amazing the number of ways that statement could be interpreted…

I mean…

 

(And yes, those are my TBR shelves…or at least two of the three…but the third one is really just a single cube shelf…) But no, what I really mean is, I have this problem where I can’t ever be reading just one book at once. The only exception is if I happen to pick up a book that is so good I read the entire thing in one sitting.

So this means I’m reading multiple books right now. Even more so because a few of them are real chunkers. Continue reading “It’s July; What Am I Reading?”

Share Your World: June 26, 2017

This will be a weekly post of the most random of random questions to answer- to share my world! Thanks to Cee’s blog for being the brainchild behind this!

What goal are you working on now? Your goal can be something fun or extremely serious. Have fun with this question. Trying to live as normal a life as possible given my chronic illnesses. It’s become more of a challenge as time goes on. I hate the term “new normal” because there’s nothing normal about the way my illnesses are making me live, so I’m trying to not look at it that way. Continue reading “Share Your World: June 26, 2017”

Share Your World: June 12, 2017

This will be a weekly post of the most random of random questions to answer- to share my world! Thanks to Cee’s blog for being the brainchild behind this!

What do you do when you’re not working? If you are retired, what do you that is not part of your regular daytime routine? Due to my illnesses, I am unable to work at the age of 31. I hate it and I’m ashamed of it. And I have no children to take care of because my body is a traitor. So what do I do now? I write, both on my blog and in my journal. I read. I listen to music. That’s it. Continue reading “Share Your World: June 12, 2017”