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Sep
01

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along with Teaser Tuesday! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random 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!

“Star Trek?” I asked her. “Really?”
“What?” she demanded, bending unnaturally black eyebrows together.
“There are two kinds of people in the universe, Molly,” I said. “Star Trek fans and Star Wars fans. This is shocking.”
She sniffed. “This is the post-nerd-closet world, Harry. It’s okay to like both.”
“Blasphemy and lies,” I said.” ~ Ghost Story by Jim Butcher

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Aug
31

Musing Monday is hosted over at Should Be Reading.

Musing Monday asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

Musing Monday asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer each week…

I’m currently reading…
Up next I think I’ll read…
I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
I can’t wait to get a copy of…
I wish I could read ___, but…
I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: What is your favorite book? (or, one of your favorites!)

I have several favorite books because that is just how my book brain works. One of my all time favorites that will always be a favorite, however is Trinity by Leon Uris. I first read this book when I was 13 and given some of the content it might have been a little soon but it has stayed with me since.

From the acclaimed author who enthralled the world with Exodus, Battle Cry, QB VII, Topaz, and other beloved classics of twentieth-century fiction comes a sweeping and powerful epic adventure that captures the “terrible beauty” of Ireland during its long and bloody struggle for freedom. It is the electrifying story of an idealistic young Catholic rebel and the valiant and beautiful Protestant girl who defied her heritage to join his cause. It is a tale of love and danger, of triumph at an unthinkable cost — a magnificent portrait of a people divided by class, faith, and prejudice — an unforgettable saga of the fires that devastated a majestic land . . . and the unquenchable flames that burn in the human heart.

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It has been many years since my last read but I still remember it. I may have to read it again this year if I can get a new copy.

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Aug
25

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along with Teaser Tuesday! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random 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!

You’re in America now,” I said. “Our idea of diplomacy is showing up with a gun in one hand and a sandwich in the other and asking which you’d prefer.” ~ Turn Coat by Jim Butcher


Aug
24

Musing Monday is hosted over at Should Be Reading.

Musing Monday asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

Musing Monday asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer each week…

I’m currently reading…
Up next I think I’ll read…
I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
I can’t wait to get a copy of…
I wish I could read ___, but…
I blogged about ____ this past week…

I am currently finishing up Turn Coat by Jim Butcher another of the Dresden file books. I know I just read these all last year but they are worth the re-read for me. I really do enjoy spending time in the Harry verse it makes me calm and is great to crochet by. I think I am going to design to Harry themed crochet items!

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Aug
18

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along with Teaser Tuesday! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random 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!

“Likest thou jelly within thy doughnut?”

“Nay, but prithee, with sprinkles ‘pon it instead, I said solemnly, and frosting of white.”

― Jim Butcher, Small Favor


Aug
18

Musing Monday is hosted over at Should Be Reading.

Musing Monday asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

Musing Monday asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer each week…

I’m currently reading…
Up next I think I’ll read…
I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
I can’t wait to get a copy of…
I wish I could read ___, but…
I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: Have you ever won a copy of a book (other than for review)? What was the book, and what were the circumstances?

Sadly I have to say no I haven’t. I have won books for review and such things but nope nothing else.


Aug
12

Musing Monday is hosted over at Should Be Reading.

Musing Monday asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

Musing Monday asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer each week…

I’m currently reading…
Up next I think I’ll read…
I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
I can’t wait to get a copy of…
I wish I could read ___, but…
I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: Do you read in the water (bathtub, pool, etc)? Why, or why not?

I am a few days late again but better late then never right? I do read in the bathtub but not the pool. The biggest reason for not the pool is because I am not in one that often, if that changes so might the reading habit. When I read in the tub I usually choose a book that already has a little bit of damage to it or my kindle. Yes I live dangerously that way.


Aug
05

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along with Teaser Tuesday! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random 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!

So. You get handed a holy sword by an archangel, told to go fight the forces of evil, and you somehow remain an atheist. Is that what you’re saying?” ~ Death Masks by Jim Butcher


Aug
05

Musing Monday is hosted over at Should Be Reading.

Musing Monday asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

Musing Monday asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer each week…

I’m currently reading…
Up next I think I’ll read…
I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
I can’t wait to get a copy of…
I wish I could read ___, but…
I blogged about ____ this past week…

There was no random question this week, and I am running late. Yes, it is Wens and I am just posting Musing Monday, so sue me, I was busy doing… Will work stuff (I know, shocking.)

So, I am going to share with you the fact that I finally got a friend of mine hooked on Dresden. I started with her last year when I got hooked trying to get her to listen. “I have to be careful with the books I read for fun, ” she would say. Which I do get it, she works a lot and reads many many documents for work. I get it, I work a lot too, and I find I am being more choosy with my fun reads as well. “V.. seriously you will not regret this.” I told her over and over. I begged her to just try the first book if she didn’t like it, I would never bother her again. I reminded her that the Audio’s of Dresden are FANTASTIC and read by a mutual favorite Actor James Marsters.

I finally gave up for a while, but when I was doing a look for something else I saw the new release of book 13 of Dresden, Ghost story had been re-recorded with Marsters. I jumped for giddy joy and was all a twitter with delight. Why you ask? Ghost story is the one Dresden book that I did not feel a connection with. I know that the reader shouldn’t matter, but after 12 books of hearing the way one person reads the books it completely threw me off. Harry’s voice and tone just did not seem right to me, Toot Toot was weird, Murphy was not supposed to SOUND like that. Now I know the tone of the writing was the same and I did like the basic story of the book. I just didn’t feel connected. Dresden was the first set of books that I listened to on Audio because A) I wanted to crochet but also read and B) James Marsters. The problem, then became for me, how could I only listen to book 13 again? That just seems wrong, you have to get the build up to everything so you can feel properly in the dark place for book 13.

All of this leads me to announce to my friend, “I am going to listen to Dresden again.”, this got her attention. I am not often given to re-reading books (a small handful fall into my re-read pile) let alone re-listen. On that note she announced that she would listen to book 1 with me, just book 1 just to give it a try and she just wanted to listen along with me.

We just completed book 4 and she is all about going on to book 5. Needless to say I got to say I told you so several times. She LOVES Harry Dresden and the cast of characters around him. She LOVES how James Marsters creates Harry and his cast. Check off one Karma point for me because she loves them so much she even says they help on her bad pain days. As someone who also suffers from chronic pain I know how important that one small thing can be.


Jul
28

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along with Teaser Tuesday! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random 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!

Seems like the only book that might snap me out of my reading slump is Dresden..plus they released Ghost Story again but this time with Marsters reading it as it should be. Of course one can’t just start at book 13, so I had to start with Storm Front again. I am having so much fun with it. I also finally got a good friend of mine to read Dresden too.

“I’d made the vampire cry. Great. I felt like a real superhero. Harry Dresden, breaker of monsters’ hearts.”
― Jim Butcher, Storm Front

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