Friday, May 31, 2019

June 2019 Reading Challenge: Leftovers, Again.

It's June, the year's half-way mark, and the month to catch up on books that were in previous reading challenges but never reached the top of the TBR pile. It's time to review those leftovers.

June Reading Challenge: Leftovers, Again

Perusing the March reading challenge, Kismet: Books I felt "destined" to read, I chose to finish:
1.) Expert Secrets by Russell Brunson

From the April reading challenge, The Kids' Picks: Middle Grade books recommended by the young team, I selected:
2.) Orphan Islandby Laurel Snyder 
3.) The Third Mushroom by Jennifer Holm

And from the latest challenge for May, looking for titles containing the word "dirt," I picked:
4.) Playing Dirty by Jennifer Echols
5.) Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah N. Lemon

* A recommended read!


Playing in the dirt!
A tall, bearded iris

Friday, May 24, 2019

On the Production Line: BIG heart corner-bookmarks!

Packaging Completed!
Top: "Just My Type" and "Happiness is Coffee"
Bottom: "Love Bees" and "Adventure Awaits"

The corner-bookmark factory of one--that's me, thankyouverymuch--is back in production mode! The Doodlebug Design paper and die cuts I ordered arrived and did their trick. I was inspired by the cuteness overload. So in between writing, camping, and worrying about everyone's health in my family (a quagmire of cancer, congestive heart failure, hip replacement surgery, and even the common cold), I decided to find some kind of outlet. Picking at my fingernails and staring at the floor doesn't really accomplish much as it turns out. Plus, the fingernails are in short supply--pun intended. So...paper therapy.

As the stash of heart corner-bookmarks grows, I'll list them on Etsy, hide them in Little Free Libraries, or tuck them here and there...whatever. Wherever! Just going to have fun and see what happens, letting my true Sagittarius nature reign.

Here's the latest:

"Just My Type"

"Happiness is Coffee"

"Love Bees"

"Adventure Awaits"


"You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down." ~ Charlie Chaplin (Sagittarius)

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

May 2019 Reading Challenge: The Dirt!

Thomas C. Haliburton said, "Money is a necessity; so is dirt." are books, dude, so get ready to get your hands dirty with this May's reading challenge. I don't necessarily mean naughty, but more like the place where you plant seeds and grow things, the important stuff under your lawn, the reason you have a washing machine, you know...that stuff. Just plain ol' dirt. 

May 2019 Reading Challenge: The Dirt!

My list of "dirty" books for the month include:

1.) Playing Dirty by Jennifer Echols - Contemporary Romance

2.) Dirt by Denise Gosliner Orenstein - Middle Grade

3.) Dirty Little Secrets by Kerry Cohen - Nonfiction

4.) Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren - Contemporary Romance

5.) The Dirt Diary by Anna Staniszewski - Middle Grade

6.) Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon - Young Adult

"Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt." ~ Unknown