What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next?
How are all of you doing out there today??? I live in the woods but the two closest cities to me, Shreveport and Bossier, both have coronavirus cases, so things have been locked down tight here. Our busiest streets now look like ghost towns. My mother is a nurse at a hospital in Shreveport and in the thick of things. She’s high risk herself at 61 (62 in a few weeks), but she’s a real trooper.
Overall, I’m feeling pretty blessed right now. I have all my needs and those of my immediate family met. But, I keep thinking of all the people that live paycheck to paycheck and might be really struggling right now, those with anxiety/depression, etc. All I can do is pray, but I hate saying “all” like it’s not much because I truly believe in the power of prayer. So, if you’re feeling anxious or alone, scared or depressed, etc., and need someone to vent to, someone to pray for you, I just wanted to say that I’d love to pray for you or be someone to talk to. We all have to lean on each other. We’re all in this together. Know you’re not alone.
Y’all, I really thought this would be an impossible task! I didn’t think I’d be able to narrow down my favorites to a top 20, let alone a top 10. I had quite a few 5 star reads this year. Well, my memory has seriously helped with the narrowing down process! How? Well, after about 200 books read, a lot of them start running together, and I have trouble remembering a lot of them. I’m sure if I went back and read my review it would all come back to me, but there were some clear stand outs this year that were impossible to forget.
December was a bizarre reading month for me with the holidays. I can’t believe I read 15 books (16 really because The Maysen Jar Box Set has 2 books in it)! I was a reading machine at the beginning of the month, but I got very little reading done the last two weeks of the month since I had family and friends over nonstop. Continue reading →
#SixforSunday is hosted by Steph at A Little But A Lot. Every week there is a bookish-themed prompt to inspire 6 choices.
Today’s topic is Fireside Reads. I wish I could say there was some rhyme or reason to the stories I chose. While most are set at winter and make me want a fire, that isn’t the case for all of them, but they still came to mind as books I’d want to read by the fire. Continue reading →
Title: Red Winter Series: Red Winter Trilogy #1 Author: Annette Marie Release Date: Oct 21, 2016 Genres: YA Fantasy/Romance/Mythology Blurb:Emi is the kamigakari. In a few short months, her life as a mortal will end and her new existence as the human host of a goddess will begin. Carefully hidden from those who would destroy her, she has prepared her mind, body, and soul to unite with the goddess-and not once has she doubted her chosen fate. Shiro is a yokai, a spirit of the earth, an enemy of the goddess Emi will soon host. Mystery shrouds his every move and his ruby eyes shine with cunning she can’t match and dares not trust. But she saved his life, and until his debt is paid, he is hers to command-whether she wants him or not. On the day they meet, everything Emi believes comes undone, swept away like snow upon the winter wind. For the first time, she wants to change her fate-but how can she erase a destiny already wrought in stone? Against the power of the gods, Shiro is her only hope… and hope is all she has left.
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organise yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at The Book Date. Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels or anything in those genres – join them.