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Random Books: Fall’s Hurrahs

And then… 🙂  I went to two more book sales over the weekend and came home with EVEN MORE!

 
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Posted by on October 22, 2018 in Book Shopping

 

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Random Books: Towering Stack

I love processing through my latest towering stack of new books.  By the time I get around to doing it, I’d forgotten what books I’d bought and it’s like Christmas all over again!

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 22, 2018 in Book Shopping

 

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Change is in the Air…

In this case, I happen to think that change is good.  Good for the blog!  It’s also time for me to get honest and quit being so stubborn.  I’ve been battling being able to get my posts out like I would like for some time now and have finally reached the place where I am a full year behind my own schedule.  (In case you haven’t noticed, book review posts have been lacking a lot lately.)  😦  It’s been hard to write reviews doing justice to my thoughts on a book when it’s months after I’ve finished it and have a hard time remembering the characters’ names.  That’s terrible!  I’m also feeling weighed down by all of the different things I have on my backed-up list and I feel the need to purge.

So I promised myself that when I hit that ‘one year behind mark’, I’d double down and do some serious reassessing and catching up.  I’m not entirely sure how that will look yet.  I know that I don’t want to overwhelm followers’ inboxes with spam posts.  I think it will involve a lot of narrowing down of what I will write about for the time being in order to focus on book reviews and books-I’m-loving-type updates.  I’ve also decided to write less movie reviews since I don’t think I’m very good at them, and only write them in such cases as I’ve read the book first.  Except for reviews that I already have typed up and ready to go.

I want to provide my reviews on goodreads as well.  That shouldn’t create extra work, but will broaden the availability.  Unfortunately, the few reviews I have on there right now are negative ones and I don’t want to be the type of person who only speaks out when they have something to grouse about.

I have a few more ideas in the works, so stay TUNED (hint hint)!

Now, I’ve just pitched that long list titled “Backed Up Book Blog” and I’m feeling better already!

 

 
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Posted by on September 21, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Random Books: lots of Christian fiction

I’ve come across quite a few Christian fiction reads in my thrift travels lately.  Here’s my newest stack of random books before I catalog them into my own home library:

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2018 in Book Shopping

 

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Christian Summertime Reads (2017)

As your packing your swimming suit, sunglasses, and beach towel, don’t forget to pack a good book!  If you’re particularly into Christian/Inspirational fiction (see CBD catalog here), here are some books coming out this summer that I’m personally looking forward to reading!

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Posted by on July 8, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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Words & Lists, Lists & Words

Are you a lover of words?  Do you make lists lists lists?  I think you will enjoy this podcast featuring Marilyn McEntyre on Anita Lustrea’s podcast Faith Conversations (Episode 118).  Ms. McEntyre is a skilled user of words, and I enjoyed listening to what she had to say as well as how she said it.  Her voice of has a reflective, gentling effect.  She is the author of “Word by Word” and “Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies.”  I can’t wait to read them both!

I really liked the idea of praying with specific lists, and turning lists into prayers.  For myself, I know I was a list-maker since very young.  I think the reason why I do it is for several reasons.  1) It helps to get the chaos of my mind categorized on paper; 2) it helps me deal with sadness; 3) it helps me feel like I’m taking action toward my goals and problem-solving.

Why do you make lists or not?

 
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Posted by on July 3, 2018 in Journaling Our Journey

 

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Random Books Post: Yard Sales, Est. Sales, Book Sales!

Oh my!  I’ve got to get this latest stack(s) catalogued into my home library system so I can actually get to my nightstand and dust!  A friend came over this week and I was rather embarrassed.  So many fun sales lately!  Here are my latest treasures.  Included are some antique editions that I photographed:

 
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Posted by on June 30, 2018 in Book Shopping

 

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