New Adult

Forgetting Yesterday... A Sneak Peek

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Welcome to Sneak Peek Saturday on Reading List! 



Sneak Peek Saturday on Reading List  a glimpse into what I am reading currently





Current book:

Forgetting Yesterday 

Ava Wood



Forgetting Yesterday by Ava Wood  a Sneak Peek on Reading List



Goodreads Summary:

Missy Shaw thought she had her life planned out perfectly; do well in school, take her basketball team to state, and get a free ride to college. Her life wasn't perfect, but it was constant. With her best friend Karley at her side, she could handle anything.

After the death of her mother, however, her dad had other plans. Moving Missy from everything she knew in Kansas to the great unknown created a new set of problems. Attending a new school, all she really wanted was to be invisible, but that simple feat proved difficult when she had a run-in with the school's basketball star, Adam Miller, on her very first day.

Adam is every girl's dream; charming, sweet, and gorgeous. And for some reason, he's very interested in Missy. His attentiveness is unnerving as Missy does everything in her power to evade his interest. Living with secrets she's not willing to share, Missy works to push Adam away in order to keep her family safe. But will keeping secrets really keep her safe?
 



Sneak Peek:

When I was certain my dad was no longer following me, I stopped and began to wipe the tears from my face. I couldn't let Adam see me like this.  (location 534 ereader)







Initial Thoughts

I'll be honest, this one started slow for me.  My heart broke early for Missy, and that might be what kept me reading. This is a heartbreaking story, and could honestly be a serious trigger point for some with violence in the home, or it could be a wonderful encouragement to others... but then again, I haven't finished it, and I am pretty sure this is supposed to be a series...





Meet the Hosts of Saturday Sneak Peek:


Marissa @ Reading List

Marissa, writes book reviews from a variety of genres and  shares thoughts on motherhood & life on Reading List. She loves to see what others are reading to grow her to-read list.  Marissa also enjoys photography and a new journal to fill. 

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Alyssa @ Sunrise Avenue

Alyssa reads a variety of genres and writes about it at Sunrise Avenue. She is always looking for new bookish friends and recs'! Besides reading, Alyssa loves to bake and anything Doctor Who.


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Karen @ Dino Hero Mommy

Karen is a reading teacher who loves to listen to books as she commutes to and from work. She prefers crime thrillers and mysteries but enjoys a good book from any genre. She blogs about her life as a wife and mom at Dino Hero Mommy.






Here are some rules if you decide to join in:


• Pick up whatever book you are reading (non-fiction, fiction, children's... really the sky is the limit)
• Open to any page you have already read
• Share a few “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page - make it interesting without flipping to a ton of different pages. 
 BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away -- You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so we can all add your book to our To-Be-Read lists!


You can leave your teaser, author, and title in the comments (click over to the web version if you're on the mobile site). Or write up your own post and join us weekly!  Then you can share your link in the comments, and I will stop over and leave you a comment!!!  YAY!









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Blog hop

Hearts for Home 10/27

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Welcome to the Hearts for Home Blog Hop


I am so glad you are joining us!  When you share your posts with us, your post will be displayed across 12 different sites, isn't that wonderful? 

And each week there will be at least one feature to check out from the previous week.  I hope you come back every week. If this is your first week, take a moment and say to me in the comments.  If you sign up for the community newsletter, you will get reminders of the hop, and some random freebies!  YAY!



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Our Eighth Child's Pregnancy Testimony by Nicole at Children are a Blessing





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challenge

Gilmore Girls Lettering Challenge

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Gilmore Girls Lettering Challenge

25 days of Gilmore Girls quotes to letter


You might not know this, but I have been greatly enjoying Instagram over the past four months.  It is such a light-hearted social media group.  And, as a result, I have taken part in a few monthly challenges... which have been a blast.

With Gilmore Girls coming up in just a few more weeks, I have been searching for a challenge to celebrate... and when I couldn't find one, I decided I would give it a go.

If you are not familiar with these challenges, they are super fun.  Each day there is a quote or a line or something related to the Gilmore Girls, and you get to design it in your own writing - creative lettering, hand lettering, hand fonts, anything fun and unique to you really.  Then you snap a picture of it, share it on Instagram, and use this hashtag.   And if you want, you can see what everyone else is doing... 


Gilmore Girls Lettering Challenge on Reading List with Marissa Writes




And because some of these are longer, feel free to use part of the quote instead of the whole quote... Like I said, I just want this to be fun! But I am including the full quotes below, as they did not really fit on the image.  





  1. Lorelai & Rory Gilmore
  2. How many cups of coffee have you had today?       None... plus five...
  3. Stars Hollow
  4. I just take a book with me everywhere. It's a habit.
  5. I smell snow.
  6. Nothing says coffee like 6:00 in the morning.
  7. Oy with the poodles already!
  8.  We're almost there and nowhere near it. All that matters is we're going.
  9. Get back in your pajamas, go to bed, eat nothing but gallons of ice cream and tons of pizza.
  10. It's so satisfying to watch people exercise while you eat junk food.
  11. I'm so exhausted with incompetent people, I don't know what to do anymore. 
  12. Copper Boom
  13. I think I forgot to put on underwear. Can you check?
  14. People can live a hundred years without really living for a minute. 
  15. You jump, I jump, Jack.
  16.  In Omnia Paratus
  17. Oh, I can't stop drinking the coffee... I stop drinking the coffee, I stop doing the standing & the walking & the words-putting-into sentence doing. 
  18.  Five years. Cool. I've got about the next two and a half hours planned, and then there's just darkness and possibly some dragons. 
  19. Luke's Diner
  20. This thing we're doing here, you, me. I'm in. I am all in. 
  21. And if eating cake is wrong, I don't want to be right.
  22. As long as everything is exactly the way I want it, I can be totally flexible.
  23.  What she tackles, she conquers.
  24. It's not too much food. This is what we've been training for our whole lives. This is our destiny. This is our finest hour.
  25. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life




There are so many more quotes I wanted to pick... but there just was not room...  

I would love to hear ideas for other challenges...




Dystopian lit

Gilded Cage... A Sneak Peak

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Welcome to Sneak Peek Saturday on Reading List! 



Sneak Peek Saturday on Reading List  a glimpse into what I am reading currently





Current book:

Gilded Cage

Vic James



Gilded Cage by Vic James   A Sneak Peek on Reading List



Goodreads Summary:

Not all are free. Not all are equal. Not all will be saved.

Our world belongs to the Equals — aristocrats with magical gifts — and all commoners must serve them for ten years. But behind the gates of England's grandest estate lies a power that could break the world. 

A girl thirsts for love and knowledge.

Abi is a servant to England's most powerful family, but her spirit is free. So when she falls for one of the noble-born sons, Abi faces a terrible choice. Uncovering the family's secrets might win her liberty, but will her heart pay the price? 

A boy dreams of revolution.

Abi's brother, Luke, is enslaved in a brutal factory town. Far from his family and cruelly oppressed, he makes friends whose ideals could cost him everything. Now Luke has discovered there may be a power even greater than magic: revolution. 

And an aristocrat will remake the world with his dark gifts.

He is a shadow in the glittering world of the Equals, with mysterious powers no one else understands. But will he liberate—or destroy?



Sneak Peek:

Everyone in Britain except the Equals -- the Skilled aristocrats-- still had to give up a decade of their life. Those years were spent confined to one of the grim slavetowns that shadowed every major city, with no pay and no repite. (location 136 ereader)







Initial Thoughts

Wow... now this is a book that will take you on a ride. I'll admit, I am jumping around on books and projects right now, but this one pulled me in by page two.  I have to know what happens, and have been reading it while cooking, thankfully on a kindle... there are not enough hours in the day...  this is going to be a great story for fantasy fans... but I don't really know much more than that, right now that is... 





Meet the Hosts of Saturday Sneak Peek:


Marissa @ Reading List

Marissa, writes book reviews from a variety of genres and  shares thoughts on motherhood & life on Reading List. She loves to see what others are reading to grow her to-read list.  Marissa also enjoys photography and a new journal to fill. 

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Alyssa @ Sunrise Avenue

Alyssa reads a variety of genres and writes about it at Sunrise Avenue. She is always looking for new bookish friends and recs'! Besides reading, Alyssa loves to bake and anything Doctor Who.


Twitter ~~ Google + ~~ Instagram ~~ Pinterest
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Karen @ Dino Hero Mommy

Karen is a reading teacher who loves to listen to books as she commutes to and from work. She prefers crime thrillers and mysteries but enjoys a good book from any genre. She blogs about her life as a wife and mom at Dino Hero Mommy.






Here are some rules if you decide to join in:


• Pick up whatever book you are reading (non-fiction, fiction, children's... really the sky is the limit)
• Open to any page you have already read
• Share a few “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page - make it interesting without flipping to a ton of different pages. 
 BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away -- You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so we can all add your book to our To-Be-Read lists!


You can leave your teaser, author, and title in the comments (click over to the web version if you're on the mobile site). Or write up your own post and join us weekly!  Then you can share your link in the comments, and I will stop over and leave you a comment!!!  YAY!









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Hearts for Home 10/20

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Welcome to the Hearts for Home Blog Hop


I am so glad you are joining us!  When you share your posts with us, your post will be displayed across 12 different sites, isn't that wonderful? 

And each week there will be at least one feature to check out from the previous week.  I hope you come back every week. If this is your first week, take a moment and say to me in the comments.  If you sign up for the community newsletter, you will get reminders of the hop, and some random freebies!  YAY!







Last Week's Most Clicked Post

Musings of a Dance Momma - Gauteng Dance Festival, shared by Momma Jo 
Most clicked on Hearts for Home Oct 20




Now for this week’s Hearts for Home Blog Hop!

Share your posts this week, and then take a little time to discover some new ideas from all the other fabulous posts in this week’s party! Click on the little blue rectangle below to enter your links.

Please visit a few other bloggers and show them your support. We all love receiving a word or two from our visitors, so please consider leaving a comment when you find something that inspires you!

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  • Follow and/or subscribe to your host’s blog.
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Book review

A Lady of High Regard...A Book Review

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A Lady of High Regard

Tracie Peterson



After spending quite a bit of my summer flying through YA fantasy and NA contemporary books, I found myself noticing the gorgeous covers of the Historical Fiction/Christian Fiction as the seasons began to change. When I pick up a book of this genre, I have expectations of something that will grip me as much as the action-packed fantasy stories as I know there are such amazing historical events that can really drive a story.  That and I want to see how the author creates characters, and these books tend to have very complex characters.

I have read some of Peterson before, and was more than ready to give this book a try.




A Lady of High Regard by Tracie Peterson  A Book Review on Reading List



Christian fiction

Moonlight Masquerade... A Sneak Peek

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Welcome to Sneak Peek Saturday on Reading List! 



Sneak Peek Saturday on Reading List  a glimpse into what I am reading currently





Current book:

Moonlight Masquerade

Ruth Axtell



Moonlight Masquerade by Ruth Axtell  a Sneak Peek on Reading List



Goodreads Summary:

Lady Celine Wexham seems the model British subject. French by birth but enjoying life in 1813 as a widowed English countess, she is in the unique position of being able to help those in need--or to spy for the notorious Napoleon Bonaparte. When Rees Phillips of the British Foreign Office is sent to pose as the countess's butler and discover where her true loyalties lie, he is confident he will uncover the truth. But the longer he is in her fashionable townhouse in London's West End, the more his staunch loyalty to the Crown begins to waver as he falls under Lady Wexham's spell. Will he find the proof he needs? And if she is a spy after all, will he do the right thing?



Sneak Peek:

He set the pole on a rack with all the others, the Scripture "be not unequally yoked with unbelievers" flirting through his mind. He had no idea what Lady Wexham's Spiritual beliefs were, but he had seen no evidence of her attending church while in London." p146







Initial Thoughts

I had this on my TBR list for a long long time, so I finally grabbed it on a trip to the library, and I have had to renew it twice... so for me that isn't the best sign.  While I am determined to get to the end of the book, simply because I want to figure out how these two get together, it's a slow story. But it has so far fulfilled all of the typical points of a Regency Romance book... so if you're a fan...





Meet the Hosts of Saturday Sneak Peek:


Marissa @ Reading List

Marissa, writes book reviews from a variety of genres and  shares thoughts on motherhood & life on Reading List. She loves to see what others are reading to grow her to-read list.  Marissa also enjoys photography and a new journal to fill. 

Bloglovin' ~~ Subscribe ~~ Goodreads


Alyssa @ Sunrise Avenue

Alyssa reads a variety of genres and writes about it at Sunrise Avenue. She is always looking for new bookish friends and recs'! Besides reading, Alyssa loves to bake and anything Doctor Who.


Twitter ~~ Google + ~~ Instagram ~~ Pinterest
Bloglovin' ~~ Subscribe ~~ Goodreads 


Karen @ Dino Hero Mommy

Karen is a reading teacher who loves to listen to books as she commutes to and from work. She prefers crime thrillers and mysteries but enjoys a good book from any genre. She blogs about her life as a wife and mom at Dino Hero Mommy.






Here are some rules if you decide to join in:


• Pick up whatever book you are reading (non-fiction, fiction, children's... really the sky is the limit)
• Open to any page you have already read
• Share a few “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page - make it interesting without flipping to a ton of different pages. 
 BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away -- You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so we can all add your book to our To-Be-Read lists!


You can leave your teaser, author, and title in the comments (click over to the web version if you're on the mobile site). Or write up your own post and join us weekly!  Then you can share your link in the comments, and I will stop over and leave you a comment!!!  YAY!









Marissa at Reading List  http://forfunreadinglist.blogspot.com











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