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Third Book Winner

img_5948.jpgThe winner of the third book titled Christmas Dreams is Niki from the blog Niki’s Ventures. Congratulations! Niki has lots of links to freebies on her site and she does quilting. Something that I think would be fun. . .

Thanks to all of you that entered my Three Book Giveaway. I wish that I could send all of you a book.

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Today is the day to wrap up the Fall into Reading List. I’m sad and glad at the same time.  Cllick on the graphic to see the list of participants who finished up today.

  1. The Silent Storm by Brown and Crone (Anne Sullivan’s childhood) Written on a simpler level, it was a quick and easy read.
  2. Desert Star by Linda Chaikin (already read the first one) Have to say that this one did not leave much of an impression on me.
  3. Hansi The Girl Who Left the Swastika by Maria Hirschmann. This one was interesting to me. She was a Polish girl that was a Nazi Youth, and escaped to Germany when the Russians took over Poland. She was saved after the war.
  4. Ever After by Karen Kingsbury (another sequel). I cried and cried! It was definitely a true to life story that I could hardly put down.
  5. Tis Herself by Maureen O’Hara (autobiography). About what I expected. It was just her point of view so some of the things made me wonder. . .
  6. Remembered by Tamera Alexander (comes after Rekindled & Revealed which I really liked). It was good, but I hope that she stops with three in this series.
  7. A New Day by Anita Bryant (I read her earlier autobiography so I’m curious.) Only finished this one because it was on my list. I did skim read a lot of it.
  8. Cassidy by Lori Wick (one of my favorite authors). I still like Lori Wick. I can definitely tell when she’s writing for money. She’s just not as captivating as she used to be; or maybe it’s my taste that’s changing.
  9. Stars of the Twilight by Mada Scott (letters from her husband Lt. Col. C.L. Scott, an Air Force Bomber Pilot). He flew some of the first airplanes. I knew that he died in the war so it was bittersweet. One interesting thing was during their engagement when she was a teacher, he would buzz over her school in an airplane. All the students would run outside to wave at him. Quite different from today!
  10. Deadly Decore Mysteries by Ginny Aiken (Design on a Crime, Decorating Schemes, Interior Motives) Cozy mysteries. Funny, easy to read, pleasant.
  11. Janette Oke A Heart for the Prairie by Laurel Oke Logan. I just couldn’t get this one finished. Tried and tried.
  12. Fancy Pants by Cathy Marie Hake new in October. I really liked this one. Somewhat unbelievable, but it’s a fiction book! I might have to buy this one – used, of course.
  13. The New Testament by the Lord Jesus Christ KJV 1611. I made it through I Corinthians. I feel somewhat guilty because of that. The only excuse I have is that I like to take my time, read, and think about the words so I can’t read it as fast.
  14. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. I’m glad I read it, but I’m not keeping that book.
  15. The Measure of a Lady by Deanne Gist. Interesting for sure, but there’s something with Deanne Gist that just doesn’t mesh with me.
  16. The Martha Rules by Martha Stewart 10 essentials for achieving success as you start, build, or manage a business. Part way through – I will probably finish this one. It makes me want to think, create, market, and sell!
  17. Freedom’s Hope by Dianna Crawford (#2 in The Reardon Brothers Series) I’m really liking this series so far. Set in the pioneer days. The Reardon Brother’s have a valley that they are poplulating. # 3 is on my shelf to be read. I like the way that the characters witness to each other.
  18. True Light by Terri Blackstock. (#3 of the Restoration series) For some reason I find this series to be fascinating. A Pulsar knocked out all electronics and they have to change their whole lifestyle.

This was the first time that I made an actual reading list. Posting made me stick to the list more so I did read some non-fiction. It was fun, but I don’t think I will do another list right now.

I will post the winner of the third book later today.

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img_5948.jpgThe winner of the book titled To Catch a Thief is Julie at Joyful Days. Congrats to you!  I sent an e-mail to the address that you left with your comment.

My husband has been my random number generator for this contest. 😉

Thanks to all of you that entered!  The contest for Christmas Dreams is still open.  Just go to the original post here and leave a comment.

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First Book Winner

img_5948.jpgThe Winner of the book titled Texas by Debra White Smith is Arlene at Ever Joyful.  Congrats to you!  I sent an e-mail to the address that you left with your comment.

Thanks to all of you that entered!  The contest for To Catch a Thief and Christmas Dreams is still open.  Just go to the original post here and leave a comment.

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THREE BOOK GIVEAWAY

I have three books that I would like to give away.

  1. On November 21 I will give away Texas by Debra White Smith; four interwoven novels based in East Texas. [In good used condition] ~Arlene from Ever Joyful was the winner. ~

  2. On October 21 it will be To Catch a Thief by Cox, Harris, Mills, and Y’Barbo; about 4 Female Pinkerton Agents. [like new condition]

  3. On December 21 – Christmas Dreams by Germany, Hawkins, Jones, and Panagiotopoulos; four stories from Christmas present. [used condition]

Click on the titles for more info.

img_5948.jpgJust leave me a comment for your chance to win. You won’t have to re-enter each month. I will randomly choose someone on the 21st of each month, then e-mail the winner for mailing information before I ship the book free of charge to the winner.

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Callapidder Days is hosting a fall reading fest through December 21st. While I don’t need any motivation to read; I do need some motivation to “step away from the fiction.” Click on the graphic to the left to join in with us.

I thought about adding some books that I will read to the children, but that changes by the minute. We’ll go to the library and I’ll look for specific books, but the kids will pull all kinds so we will be reading lots of different things. I try to read to my children about 20 minutes a day.

So here is my list (still with some fiction):

  1. The Silent Storm by Brown and Crone (Anne Sullivan’s childhood)
  2. Desert Star by Linda Chaikin (already read the first one)
  3. Hansi The Girl Who Left the Swastika by Maria Hirschmann
  4. Ever After by Karen Kingsbury (another sequel)
  5. ‘Tis Herself by Maureen O’Hara (autobiography)
  6. Remembered by Tamera Alexander (comes after Rekindled & Revealed which I really liked)
  7. A New Day by Anita Bryant (I read her earlier autobiography so I’m curious.)
  8. Cassidy by Lori Wick (one of my favorite authors)
  9. Stars of the Twilight by Mada Scott (letters from her husband Lt. Col. C.L. Scott, an Air Force Bomber Pilot)
  10. Deadly Decore Mysteries by Ginny Aiken (Design on a Crime, Decorating Schemes, Interior Motives) Cozy mysteries
  11. Janette Oke A Heart for the Prairie by Laurel Oke Logan
  12. Fancy Pants by Cathy Marie Hake new in October
  13. The New Testament by the Lord Jesus Christ KJV 1611
  14. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  15. The Measure of a Lady by Deanne Gist
  16. The Martha Rules by Martha Stewart 10 essentials for achieving success as you start, build, or manage a business
  17. Freedom’s Hope by Dianna Crawford (#2 in The Reardon Brothers Series)

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