Thursday, January 15, 2015

Winter Book Challenge -Update-

Since I'm already late to starting this challenge I thought I'd do a mid-January update to fill you guys in on how I'm doing. I technically read a few before January but they were started within the timeframe and I'm just adding them to my list to make sure I stay updated and can cross things off as I go.

#1 - Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (352 pages)
#2 - Bad Girls Of The Bible by Liz Curtis (288 pages)
#3 - 
What Women Fear by Angie Smith (224 pages)
#4 - 
TBD 
#5 - 
TBD
#6 - 
TBD
#7 - 
TBD
#8 -
TBD
#9 - TBD
#10 - A Million Little Pieces by James Frey (448 pages)
#11 - A Million Ways To Die by Rick James (Alan Jackson: A Million Ways To Die)
#12 - 
TBD

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Here's a little review on each book that I've finished up to this point:


#22What Women Fear by Angie Smith. This was tough! It was truthfully not a true book like I was expecting but each chapter was broken down into a different "fear" and how God helps us through these fears and what we should try to do or expect from him in different situations. I took home a lot of new information and peace of mind from reading this book and often stopped to really digest what Angie was telling me. I found myself going to my Bible and opening it to finish reading up some quotes she referenced as well as pulling out my prayer journal to jot down some personal feelings I acquired from reading specific passages in her book. Overall, I loved the book. But, I wish there was some way to tie all the chapters together. I will for sure keep it and re-read it here in a year or so because I know there were plenty of things in the book that I kinda skipped over without letting the words sink in.


Alright, now it's time to get my "focus" on and really get some books crunched away this month!! I want to finish at least half the list so I need to read 3+ books to reach that goal. I'm hoping with the small amounts of free time that I have that I can hopefully knock some books off the list!




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Friday, January 2, 2015

-Winter 2014 Book Challenge-



I'm late for the start (go figure) but I just love Megan's book challenges and wanted to participate again! So, I'll jump right in and just start my list and read accordingly in hopes of catching up and maybe completing a list for once!

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#1 - Freebie! (5 points)  Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (352 pages)
#2 - Read a book written by an author who has published at least 10 books (10 points) — Bad Girls Of The Bible by Liz Curtis (288 pages)
#3 - Read a book of short stories (10 points) — 
What Women Fear by Angie Smith (224 pages)
#4 - Read a book with a food in the title (10 points) — 
TBD
#5 - Read the first book in a series that is new to you (15 points) — 
TBD
#6 - Read a book that was originally written in a language that is not your native language (15 points) 
TBD
#7 - Read a book written by a local author (15 points) — 
TBD
#8 - Read a "bookish book" (20 points) — 
TBD
#9 - Read a book with a direction in the title (20 points) — 
TBD
#10 - Read a book from a genre you don't usually read (25 points) — A Million Little Pieces by James Frey (448 pages)
#11 - Read a book with a song lyric in the title (25 points) — A Million Ways To Die by Rick James (Alan Jackson: A Million Ways To Die)
#12 - Read two books with a different meal in each title (30 points) — 
TBD

Well, wish me luck. I figured with winter being so depressing I could get lost in a book or two and not feel too guilty hiding under blankies in bed for half a day ;)
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Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas

With this past year being a whirlwind of jumping into the self employed world I realize that my poor ol blog is a'lackin but I really do miss all of you! I have made some extremely close friends and I value each and every friendship I've made. I promise that 2015 will be more focused on building my blog back as well as coming back and practicing routinely keeping updates about life and what's going on around the farm. I have to say the one update I miss the most is my farming on the four's and although I still keep tabs on the farm I miss adding those journal entries on here for you all to see! I'm hoping to do a few round up posts to share what went on in the garden and how hard we worked during harvest on the farm as well as many other updates that happened through out the year. Keep an eye out, but in the meantime, enjoy the holiday season. Take every moment and soak in the festivities! This may be your last holiday you'll celebrate, enjoy every blissful moment!



Merry Christmas from our family to yours!



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