"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." ~Toni Morrison

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Teaser Tuesday: The Emerald Atlas

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a rand
om page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Here is my teaser:
"They were on the edge of a cliff, looking out over a dark valley lit up by lightning flashes.  It was hundreds of feet to the bottom and nothing but sheer rock walls in either direction.  Kate cursed herself, remembering their first day in the orphanage and how they had gone to the waterfall and savored the dizzy, excited rush of watching the river plunge over the cliff.  She should've realized where they were heading."
The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens, p.135

What are you reading this week?
Have you ever read The Emerald Atlas?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

What I'm Reading Wednesday #4 (February 15, 2017)

I am still reading Christine but I am getting closer to the end...
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Anyway, here is my progress so far... 
2017 Goal: 32 books
Books Read = 2/32
Books from TBR list: 1
Series completed: 0
Erin's Book Challenge:  1/10  0/Bonus Round


January
1.  Midair by Kodi Scheer
2.  And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (TBR)


What are you reading this week?  How are your reading goals going?

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Currently..... (February 8, 2017)

Currently...


Writing... More like editing
I am preparing an excerpt of one of my manuscripts for an online critique group on Steve the Wrimo Forum.  I am really looking forward to getting some feedback.  I am the only one who has read my writing in a long time.  It will be good to share again.

Reading... Christine by Stephen King
Oh my goodness, this book is huge!  What was I thinking?  I have been a very unmotivated reader recently.  I probably should have chosen a smaller book :)

Listening to... Too much news
 I love NPR and I listen daily, but I feel like the news has been a little more intense recently.  It can be overwhelming.


Eating... oranges
I cannot go to the grocery store recently without buying oranges or other citrus.  I cannot get enough.

Drinking... 'Cot in the Act cider by Two Towns
We got a keg for my husband's birthday.  It's an apricot cider and it is yummy.

Wearing... jeans and sweatshirts
If it's comfy and warm, I am wearing it right now!

Feeling... sick
Hubby just had a possible bout of pneumonia.  He had a high fever.  I got a cold too and have been feeling exhausted by the whole thing.

Weather... cold
Still cold here.  The snow went away, but it is cold.  This is still true.  It's supposed to start warming up this week.

Wanting... to go back to Costa Rica
It was amazing!

Thinking... I need to stop picking my nails
I have been doing a lot better but recently started picking at a thumb nail and now I can't stop.

Watching... The Magicians
Just finished season 1 and started season 2.  I am completely addicted to this show!

Enjoying... participating in a trivia tournament 
Hubby and friends and I have formed a team (we're Trivia Newton John!) and we are rocking the trivia world.  Currently tied for first and gearing up for another night of random trivia questions!  

What are you up to?
Have you watched The Magicians?  Been in a trivia tournament?
Have you read Christine?

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

2017 What I'm Reading Wednesday #3 (February 1, 2017)

Onto my third book of the year and the second book of Erin's Book Challenge:  Christine by Stephen King.  I am only a few pages in and already loving it.  King is one of my favorite authors.
Anyway, here is my progress so far... 
2017 Goal: 32 books
Books Read = 2/32
Books from TBR list: 1
Series completed: 0
Erin's Book Challenge:  1/10  0/Bonus Round


January
1.  Midair by Kodi Scheer
2.  And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (TBR)


What are you reading this week?  How are your reading goals going?

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Teaser Tuesday: Christine

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a rand
om page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Here is my teaser:
"This is the story of a lover's triangle, I suppose you'd say--Arnie Cunningham, Leigh Cabot, and, of course, Christine.  But I want you to understand that Christine was there first.  She was Arnie's first love, and while I wouldn't want to presume to say for sure (not from whatever heights of wisdom I've attained in my twenty-two years, anyway), I think she was his only true love.  So I call what happened a tragedy."
Christine by Stephen King, p.1

Have you ever read this book?
What did you think?

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

2017 What I'm Reading Wednesday #2 (January 17, 2017)

Well, not much progress has been made.  I found some reading time this weekend and made progress on my current read, And the Mountains Echoed.

Anyway, here is my progress so far... 
2017 Goal: 32 books
Books Read = 1/32
Books from TBR list: 0
Series completed: 0
Erin's Book Challenge:  0/10  0/Bonus Round


January
1.  Midair by Kodi Scheer


What are you reading this week?  How are your reading goals going?

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Teaser Tuesday: And the Mountains Echoed

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a rand
om page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Here is my teaser:
"People always disappoint Mamá in the end, me included.  They can't make good on what they owe, not the way Mamá expects them to.  Mamá's consolation prize is the grim satisfaction of holding the upper hand, free to pass verdicts from the perch of strategic advantage, since she is always the one who has been wronged."
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini, p.302