Thursday, February 29, 2024

#13 2024 Reading Challenge

#13 of 52 for Goodreads 2024 Reading Challenge
Kindle Unlimited
eBook & Aduiobook
4 stars
Started Feb 11
Finished Feb 12



A Forever Thing 
(A Three Magic Words Romance #1)
by Carolyn Brown

I love a good love story. 💕
Great book. 
Sometimes it's nice just to read something that gives you the warm fuzzies. No mystery (even though I love mystery books), just good ole regular people who find each other and give LOVE a chance.

2024 Book Cover Challenge:
Prompt 5: A book with a red cover

The 52 Book Club Reading Challenge:
Prompt 44: Includes a wedding

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

2024 Reading Challenge

Just wanted to pop in and say that 
we subscribed to Kindle Unlimited again!
Woo-Hoo!!

I've got soooooooooo many books 
on my "Want to Read List."

Here are just a few:
(some of these books have already been read this year)




Let me know in the comments books you loved.
I may add them to my list!

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

#12 2023 Reading Challenge

#12 of 52 for Goodreads 2024 Reading Challenge
Audiobook
3 stars
Started Feb 9
Finished Feb 10


I enjoyed this book. I wanted the story to move faster, but I enjoyed all the characters and the idea of the storyline. They did repeat a certain part of the book many times which seemed redundant. 

Loved the dog in the story. I'm telling you right now, if there is a dog in any book that gets hurt in any way, I'll stop reading it.  I love murder mysteries to see how they figure out who did it, but you start hurting dogs - I'm outta here. 

The doggie in this book.... love him!

2024 Book Cover Challenge:
Prompt 20: A book with interesting lines on the cover

The 52 Book Club Reading Challenge:
Prompt 45: Chapter headings have dates 

What books do you recommend I read?

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Monday, February 26, 2024

#11 2024 Reading Challenge

#11 of 52 for Goodreads 2024 Reading Challenge
Audiobook
5 stars
Started Feb 6
Finished Feb 8


I picked this book based on the cover. Didn't ready any blurb for what it was about. 

Oh my gosh. It started out good. The middle was good. The ending was OUTSTANDING!

At first when I started reading it, I thought, "I don't know if I want to keep reading this." But I did. I was invested at this point. Plus I had to make sure the "bad guy" got it in the end.

I thought it was over, but it wasn't.
Then I thought it was over again, but it wasn't.
Then a third time, I was like, "Yes! Love it! Totally unexpected! Now that's a good ending!"


2024 Book Cover Challenge:
Prompt 10: A book with food or ingredients on the cover

The 52 Book Club Reading Challenge:
Prompt 30: Picked without reading the blurb

What are you reading? 

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

163 Cute

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Ch# 163
Cute


Every type of crafting welcome.
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Have a blessed day!

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Friday, February 23, 2024

#10 2024 Reading Challenge

#10 of 52 for Goodreads 2024 Reading Challenge
Audiobook
1 star
Started Feb 5
Finished Feb 5


Awful. Why did I try yet another novella (short story)? Oh that's right... because all the books I want to read are on HOLD at the library!!

Sigh

2024 Book Cover Challenge:
Prompt 1: A book with a blue color

The 52 Book Club Reading Challenge:
Prompt ??: Didn't see one for this book 


What are you reading?

What's your favorite book of all time?

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

#9 2024 Reading Challenge

#9 of 52 for Goodreads 2024 Reading Challenge
Audiobook
2 stars
Started Feb 4 
Finished Feb 4


Another novella. I thought I'd try this short story type of book again while I wait on my 7 different Library holds to come available. I just like to read. It feels weird to not be reading something everyday.

This book was a waste of my time. I mean it kept me reading because I did not want a DNF (Did Not Finish) this year. Blah. Just Blah.

The sisters were best buds growing up, then estranged for decades, and then **SNAP** all of a sudden (like between one sentence and the next), they are besties again.  I wasn't convinced... just didn't seems likely with that turnaround. Whatever. Are there any good novellas out there? Am I just picking the wrong ones? 

2024 Book Cover Challenge:
Prompt 16: A book with trees or flowers on the cover

The 52 Book Club Reading Challenge:
Prompt ??: I didn't see one that worked for this book 

What are you reading?

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

#8 2024 Reading Challenge

#8 of 52 for Goodreads 2024 Reading Challenge
Audiobook
2 stars
Started Feb 4
Finished Feb 4



This was a novella (short story). I don't normally read these, but thought what the heck. I'm between books right now. It's short. I'll try it.

Yuck. Not a fan. Not enough time getting to know the characters & honestly just boring.

2024 Book Cover Challenge:
Prompt 16: A book with trees or flowers on the cover

The 52 Book Club Reading Challenge:
Prompt ? I didn't see a prompt that fit this one

What are you reading?

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

#7 2024 Book Reading Challenge

#7 of 52 for Goodreads 2024 Reading Challenge
eBook
??? stars (not finished yet)
Started Feb 7 - put on hold
Finished 



This eBook was borrowed from the library for 21 days. However, once I started reading it, I decided it would be so much better as an audiobook. LOL So for now this book is on hold until it's my turn on the wait-list for the audiobook.

I'll be back with a review whenever that happens. Right now the library is estimating a 9 week wait! 
But I know if I skipped #7 with my posts right now, you may be wondering why. Now you know. :)

2024 Book Cover Challenge:
Prompt 17: A book with a white cover

The 52 Book Club Reading Challenge:
Prompt ?: Unknown at this time - to be announced after audiobook is available 

What are you reading?

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Monday, February 19, 2024

#6 2024 Reading Challenge

#6 of 52 for Goodreads 2024 Reading Challenge
eBook
5 stars
Started Feb 2
Finished Feb 3


This is a wonderful feel-good book. I haven't read Carolyn Brown in a while, and I forgot how relaxing her stories can be. Plus I always love it when there is a happy-ever-after ending. 💕

2024 Book Cover Challenge:
Prompt 1: A book with a blue cover

The 52 Book Club Reading Challenge:
Prompt 9: A character-driven novel

What are you reading?

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Saturday, February 17, 2024

162 B is for Baby

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Ch# 162
B is for Baby



Every type of crafting welcome.
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Have a blessed day.

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Friday, February 16, 2024

#5 2024 Reading Challenge

#5 of 52 for Goodreads 2024 Reading Challenge
Audiobook
4 stars
Started Jan 20
Finished Jan 27


The Fury by Alex Michaelides

Great Book! I loved the plotting, different characters point of view, the reveals here and there, and great ending. It did go on a bit long. That's the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars.

2024 Book Cover Challenge:
Prompt 24: A book cover without people on it


2024 The 52 Book Club Reading Challenge:
Prompt 1: Locked Room Mystery
Prompt 10: Told in non-chronological order

What are you reading?

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

#4 2024 Reading Challenge

#4 of 52 for Goodreads 2024 Reading Challenge
Audiobook
3 stars
Started Jan 20
Finished Jan 27



This book was weird & a page turner at the same time. It was a bit long & drawn out, but still very good.

2024 Book Cover Challenge:
Prompt 8: Water on the cover

The 52 Book Club 2024 Reading Challenge:
Prompt 8: Features the ocean

What are you reading?


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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

#3 2024 Reading Challenge

#3 of 52 for Goodreads 2024 Reading Challenge
Audiobook
5 stars
Started Jan 12
Finished Jan 20



Loved this book! So many twists I didn't expect. It was fun for me to try to figure out who did it, and keep changing my mind as more information was revealed. That's what makes a great mystery: the every changing possibility of who did it sort of thing. Loved the ending. Totally unexpected.

2024 Book Cover Challenge:
Prompt 4: Person or people on the cover

The 52 Book Club 2024 Reading Challenge
Prompt 20: A Revenge Story


What are you reading?

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

#2 2024 Reading Challenge

#2 of 52 for Goodreads 2024 Reading Challenge
Audiobook
3 stars
Started Jan 12
Finished Jan 14



The only reason I gave this book 3 stars and not more, was because of the subject matter. I don't like hearing about this kind of thing. But it was a good book. And if you like this kind of topic, you'll probably love this book. 

For this book in my journal I wrote:
"This was a creepy book. Not scary, just sickening how it turned out."

2024 Book Cover Challenge:
Prompt 22: A book cover with a road or trail on the cover.

The 52 Book Club 2024 Reading Challenge:
Prompt 14: A grieving character

What are you reading?

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Monday, February 12, 2024

#1 2024 Reading Challenge

#1 of 52 for Goodreads 2024 Reading Challenge
eBook
5 stars
Started Jan 6
Finished Jan 11


I love the Miss Fortune Mystery Series! It's like spending time with old friends each time I start a new book in this series. They all make me laugh out loud. 
No, really. Sooooo good.

2024 Book Cover Challenge:
Prompt 23: A book cover with your favorite color
(purple at the top)

The 52 Book Club 2024 Reading Challenge:
Prompt 24: A cover without people on it


What are you reading?

What's your favorite book of all time?


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Sunday, February 11, 2024

January Books Read

Happy Sunday, my friends!

    I thought I would share with you the books I read in January. I searched for some reading groups on Goodreads and Facebook to see what kind of challenges I may want to participate in.  There are so many groups! I chose 2 different groups in their 2024 Book Challenge.  One group has 52 prompts of types of books, and the other has 24 prompts based on the book's cover.  

    I don't like being forced inside a box of rules, but the way I'm doing these challenges is a little backwards. Instead of finding a book to read for the prompts, I'm reading books I want to read and then seeing which prompt they may fit. If I don't fill in all the prompts by the end of the year, I'm okay with that. I love reading. And the prompts are just a little game to play while I'm doing it.

    A lot of the books on my "To Read" list are on hold with the library until they become available. I also joined Book of the Month in January and purchased one book in January and one in February and decided one book is so not enough to read for a month. I ended up cancelling that this week. BUT then I signed up for Kindle Unlimited. Yay!

    With Kindle Unlimited, some of the eBooks also include the audiobook. Woo-Hoo! I love multitasking with audiobooks. I can fold clothes, do the dishes, laundry, drive, etc while listening to audiobooks. That makes them must faster for me to finish. 

    I still like reading eBooks and physical books in my hands, but I do prefer an audiobook..... unless the narrator has an accent. With my struggling with progressive hearing loss, any background noise or accents are really hard for me to understand. I knew in my 20s I had this hereditary hearing loss thing, and over the years, it just gets a little worse. That's okay. That's just life.  

Books Read in January 2024:

Thanks for visiting with me today. 

    I'll be back this week letting you know what I thought of each of these books. 

What are YOU reading?

What would you recommend that I read?

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Saturday, February 10, 2024

161 Valentine

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Ch# 161
Valentine


He's on an Action Wobble!
(so fun)




Every type of crafting welcome.
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Have a blessed day!

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Saturday, February 3, 2024

160 Red & Pink

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Ch# 160
Red & Pink


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Have a blessed day!

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