Reading in 2014

According to GoodReads, I read 246% of my reading goal last year. I had determined that at least one book a week (for a total of 52 books) was a modest, but manageable goal, and I blew it away with a total of 128 books!

This year I have determined to read at least 125 books, hoping to reach the same number of books this year.

Now, some of those books are children’s books, read to my youngest daughter, but don’t think that makes it easier. This little girl has some impressive library choices, and is currently enamored of the Non-Fiction shelves in the children’s section of the local library.

Another goal to reach is to read the books that have been sitting half-read on my shelves, and to finish reviewing the books that I have received as First Reads (I haven’t posted them in a while, but I still receive them from time to time).

Keep watching for monthly updates of my reading lists, and books that I have read and reviewed. Up next, my 2014 Reading List and a poll for which of those books You have read as well! Please answer the polls, and I’ll keep you up to date with amazing books!

 

Back for 2015 and The Year of Women Authors

Hi all! Sorry I’ve been gone for so long! So much has happened! But I am making one promise to you all…

I am Back for 2015!

Things may be a little different at first, and go a little slower than before (my life has sped up, so adding things back in the blender goes easier when added just a little at a time), but you will see me at least once a month from now on.

Also, I have unofficially declared 2015 as The Year of Women Authors! While I won’t be reading exclusively from female authors, I will be featuring a new one each month, and reading primarily books penned by women.

This is exciting for me, and hopefully you, too. I also have a surprise in store because an author contacted me directly, and has promised to give me exclusive content for her soon to be released work. Who is this author? Well… I can’t tell you yet, but I am totally excited about this brand new opportunity!

Stay tuned to find out more…

Mourning Wood – Volume 1: Fiction

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A rousing romp through short stories, author Michael Wood guides us through his early works. Although the stories would stand alone as in an ordinary anthology, the commentary that Wood adds at the beginning of each installment adds not only depth and focus, but also color to his creation.

The first volume in a two part series, Wood revisits 14 unique stories in all their original glory. Some stories are obviously better than others, and are introduced sequentially, from his earliest works to his more current acts of fiction. An introduction to the second volume, Mourning Wood – Volume II: Non-fiction, is at the end of the book, tempting the reader to wonder about the next installment.

We can only hope that Mr. Wood continues to practice his craft, and release further, newer works.

Goodreads ARCs Update

Today I got another Good Reads First Read in the mail. This one is:

Sailors of Stonehenge

I’ll update as soon as I read it. I’ve also gotten behind on my updates, so I’ll be listing more updates and book reviews soon!

Happy Pocket

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A fascinating concept. I’m definitely going to have to add this book to my “Got To Read” list.

Originally posted on Simple Tom:

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Change Your Reality by a Thought

I just finished reading a book called happy pocket.

It was one of the most mind bending books on success and the world around us that I’ve ever read. It opened my mind up to sooo many ideas, but the main thing was we literally have complete control over every aspect of our lives.

It broke down the science of success and happiness to quantum physics… haha probably sounds a little crazy already ;) The basic principle that It talks about though is that we are the cause of our circumstances, not the result.

What Is Energy?

To tell you how that works, I gotta break it down first.. When you look at a cell under a microscope its made up of molecules, those molecules are made up of atoms, which are made up of sub-atomic particles which aren’t made up of energy, they are energy. 

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GoodReads ARCs (Take 14)

This morning I received an email listing me as a winner of another new First Reads book!

As soon as I receive this, I will be adding it to my reviews. Just to note, the title is as follows:

Section 8

If you get a chance to read this book, feel free to review it here, too! To view more about this book, click on the title.

I have also updated my pages above in First Reads. Be sure to check them out and let me know what you think!

Horse Magazines and Blog

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I occasionally frequent other blogs, looking for things of interest. Horses being a side hobby of mine, I find this site to be entertaining. Click on the image above to check it out…

GoodReads ARCs (Take 13)

This morning I received an email listing me as a winner of another new First Reads book!

As soon as I receive this, I will be adding it to my reviews. Just to note, the title is as follows:

Celebrate the Sinner

If you get a chance to read this book, feel free to review it here, too! To view more about this book, click on the title.

 

GoodReads ARCs (Take 12)

This morning I received an email listing me as a winner of four new First Reads books!

As soon as I receive them, I will be adding them to my reviews. Just to note, the titles are as follows:

Santa Claus and Little Sister

The Power of Creative Reasoning: The Ideas and Vision of John Garang

Joan

Act Normal (A Stan Turner Mystery #8)

If you get a chance to read these books, feel free to review them here, too! To view more about each of these books, click on the title.

I have also started reading two other books:

Killer Koala Bears from another Dimension

Mourning Wood

I will post reviews above under First Reads as soon as I finish them. Please feel free to add a review of your own!

GoodReads ARCs (Take 11)

This morning I received an email listing me as a winner of another new First Reads book!

As soon as I receive this, I will be adding it to my reviews. Just to note, the title is as follows:

All That Is

If you get a chance to read this book, feel free to review it here, too! To view more about this book, click on the title.

I’ve also finished a book, so be sure to check out my thoughts and post your own! For reference, the title is:

A Shade of Vampire

**Click to read the review here!

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