Saturday, December 14, 2013

Currently Reading

I am currently reading Sweet Nothings( A Sugar Springs Novel) by Kim Law. I got this book for free.
Joanie Bigbee, cupcake baker extraordinaire, likes to keep her options open—and she’s good at it. She's started and sold some 30 businesses in her postage stamp-sized Tennessee town, and at the moment she can be found in a short skirt and go-go boots, selling cupcakes out of the back of a converted Volkswagen van. What she moves on to next is anybody’s guess. She knows better than to be tied down. In any way. She's watched every woman in her family fall head-over-heels, only to find themselves wondering how to pick up the pieces when love is lost.
When Nick Dalton shows up at the groovy cupcakery, all Joanie wants is a taste; a fling with no strings suits her just fine. But for Nick, a bite is not enough; he wants the whole cake: a big house, a family, true love. But love only makes you stupid, right? Joanie has to decide whether to follow where her free-spirit leads…or hold on to the sweetest thing she’s ever known.

Finished Reading

Just finished reading The Boyfriend Bylaws by Susan Hatler. Here is my review for it. I thought this was a very cute book. I love that it was a short story. Plus it had a short story at the end called My Last Blind Date. I am looking forward to reading more books by this author.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Currently Reading

Currently reading The Boyfriend Bylaws (Totally Fit) by Susan Hatler.
(Totally Fit Series #1) Melanie Porter has been dumped—again. When others accuse her of “being in love with being in love,” she agrees to let her best friend, Patti, step in and direct her dating life with The Boyfriend Bylaws.

EXCERPT

Rule #1: No giving out your phone number until approved to do so.

Rule #2: Must obtain permission to accept any date invitation.

Rule #3: No bringing up marriage, kids or the future.

Rule #4: No going to first base without authorization.

Amended Rule #4: No going to first base, or any other base, without authorization.

Rule #5: No scribbling your first name with some guy’s last name. Ever.

Rule #6: New rules may be added as Patti Hartley deems necessary.

Memorize it, live by it, and happy dating!

. . . .

“His name is Nick,” I said. “He seems like a total gentleman, not to mention he’s insanely gorgeous. Can I get permission to go on a date with him before he asks me out?”

Patti scoffed, stretched her leg out, and reached for her right foot. “No way.”

Why did she have to be so difficult? I was playing by her rules. “What’s the point of waiting until he asks me out, and then calling you? That’s just stupid.”

“Why should you wait? Let’s see. Brad. Paul. Mike. Marcus. And don’t think I didn’t see the wink your co-worker, Matt, gave you at lunch today.”

Friday, November 29, 2013

Finished Reading

I just finished reading Kisses From Katie by Katie Davis. Here is my review for it. Wow Katie is an amazing strong young woman. I really enjoyed reading this book. Once I started reading it I could not put it down. It is one of those books that just grabs you from the first chapter and wont let go. I really learned a lot from this book. It really gave me a different outlook on life. It is an eye opener. Not only did I learn about Katie and her story but I also learned that you need to trust God more. I think if more people trust in God more the world would be a better place. I would highly recommend this book to a friend.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Currently Reading

I am currently reading Kisses From Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption by Katie Davis. I actually started reading  this yesterday.
What would cause an eighteen-year-old old senior class president and homecoming queen from Nashville, Tennessee, to disappoint her parents by forgoing college, break her little brother’s heart, lose all but a handful of her friends (because the rest of them think she has gone off the deep end), and break up with the love of her life, all so she could move to Uganda, where she knew only one person but didn’t know any of the language? A passion to make a difference. Katie Davis left over Christmas break her senior year for a short mission trip to Uganda and her life was turned completely inside out. She found herself so moved by the people and children of Uganda that she knew her calling was to return and care for them. She has given up a relatively comfortable life—at a young age—to care for the less fortunate of this world. She was so moved by the need she witnessed, she's centered her life around meeting that need. Katie, a charismatic and articulate young woman, is in the process of adopting 13 children in Uganda, and she completely trusts God for daily provision for her and her family. 

Despite the rough conditions in which Katie lives, she has found a life of service to God to be one of great joy. Katie's children bring constant delight and help her help others by welcoming whoever comes to their door. As the challenges grow, so does Katie's faith and her certainty that what she's doing in Uganda, one person at a time, will have far-reaching rewards. It isn't the life she planned, but it is the life she loves.

To further her reach into the needs of Ugandans, Katie established Amazima Ministries. The ministry matches orphaned children with sponors worldwide. Each sponsor's $300/year provides schooling, school supplies, three hot meals a day, minor medical care, and spiritual encouragement. Katie expected to have forty children in the program; she had signed up 150 by January 2008; today it sponsors over 400. Another aspect of the ministry is a feeding program created for the displaced Karamojong people—Uganda's poorest citizens. The program feeds lunch to over 1200 children Monday-Friday and sends them home with a plate of food; it also offers basic medical care, Bible study, and general health training.

Katie Davis, now 22, is more than fascinating, she's inspiring, as she has wholeheartedly answered the call to serve. 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Finished Reading

I finished reading  Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns by Lauren Weisberger. Here is my review for it. I thought this book had to many chapters and pages. It was a cute story. I wonder if it will ever be a movie. By the way the Devil does nothing. I thought what Andy's husband did to her by signing her name on the contact   to sell her magazine without her knowing about it was wrong. 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Currently Reading

I am reading Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns by Lauren Weisberger.
The sequel you’ve been waiting for: the follow-up to the sensational #1 bestseller The Devil Wears Prada.
Almost a decade has passed since Andy Sachs quit the job “a million girls would die for” working for Miranda Priestly at Runway magazine—a dream that turned out to be a nightmare. Andy and Emily, her former nemesis and co-assistant, have since joined forces to start a highend bridal magazine. The Plunge has quickly become required reading for the young and stylish. Now they get to call all the shots: Andy writes and travels to her heart’s content; Emily plans parties and secures advertising like a seasoned pro. Even better, Andy has met the love of her life. Max Harrison, scion of a storied media family, is confident, successful, and drop-dead gorgeous. Their wedding will be splashed across all the society pages as their friends and family gather to toast the glowing couple. Andy Sachs is on top of the world. But karma’s a bitch. The morning of her wedding, Andy can’t shake the past. And when she discovers a secret letter with crushing implications, her wedding-day jitters turn to cold dread. Andy realizes that nothing—not her husband, nor her beloved career—is as it seems. She never suspected that her efforts to build a bright new life would lead her back to the darkness she barely escaped ten years ago—and directly into the path of the devil herself...

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Finished Reading

I just finished reading  All's is Fair in Love and Words by Ann Herrick. Here is my review for it. I thought it was a cute story. It was a short read which I love. I want to read more books by this author. I would recommend this book to a friend.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Currently Reading

I am currently reading All's is Fair in Love and Words by Ann Herrick.
Laurel can't handle her new authority as editor of the yearbook, especially when it comes to Matt, the new guy at school who has her head spinning. Is she doing what's best for the yearbook, or what's best for her? Is she being unfair to Matt, or is he trying to use her? To complicate matters, her best friend's love life is falling apart, her home life is driving her crazy with parents who are frantic about their upcoming high-school reunion and a sister who has suddenly become klutz of the century. Can Laurel help her best friend, survive her chaotic household and resolve her war of words with Matt without losing at love?

Finished Reading

I finished reading Sandcastles of Love by Sydell I. Voeller. Here is my review for it I thought this book was a fun simple read. I enjoyed it very much. I picked this book for a readathon. I loved that it was a short read. It's the prefect young adult book to read on a beach or anywhere for that matter. I would recommend it. I couldn't put it down from the first chapter.

Dewey Marathon

Sandcastles of Love 100% of book done.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Currently Reading

I am currently reading Sandcastles of Love by Sydell I. Voeller.
When Logan Becker’s family embarks on a summer “house swapping” vacation in a beach town in Oregon, Logan is overjoyed. Similarly, Tricia Merrit, the daughter of the other family, is thrilled to be in the farm belt of Minnesota. 


Logan falls in love with the beach boy surfer of her dreams, but soon she discovers he’s Tricia’s boyfriend. Logan’s dreams are shattered. Meanwhile, there’s another boy who is attracted to Logan—the totally uncool Grant Duncan who is busy trying to launch a campaign to clean the local beaches. Can Logan come to realize that true love often reveals itself in unexpected ways?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Finished Reading

I finished reading Waking up Married by Mira Lyn Kelly. Here is my review for it Finally  finished this book.  I haven't had time to read because I have been busy with life. Anyway I thought this was a cute story. I enjoy a happy ending.