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Archive for December, 2014

Jaded by Kristy Feltenberger Gillespie Review

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Jaded is a great YA book. It was well written with two great main characters – Jade and her best friend, Ty. The characters were well developed and it was fun reading about them. I really was amazed at all the different words that were used for colors. Eye color is a theme in this book.

I would recommend this to young teens. It was a delightful book to read.

Four out of five stars

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Curse of the Dark Wind by Charles Yallowitz Review

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Four and a half stars out of five

Book Six in the Legends of Windemere series is full of action, fantasy and adventure.

Luke, and the other champions, try to solve the mystery of the Living Curse. It takes them on a journey to Gale Hollow and then on to Widowhorn and the Garden of Uli. Luke appears to be the champion who is targeted in this book in the series. As he and his friends battle all sorts of creatures, are visited by an old friend, and discover new found magic and talent.

I really enjoyed Fizzle in this book. He was allowed to shine with his abilities and the champions seem to rely on him throughout much of this book.

These are fun books to read. I recommend reading them in order though so you will have full understanding.

I do wish, however, that the partnering of the champions would leave out the sex. I would not recommend these books for teens because of the sex. It is unnecessary for the broader book and story and feels forced and unnatural.

Definitely read these books if you are looking for a good fantasy read.

I’m baaaaccckkkkk!

Yep, one of my resolutions (I hate making those, don’t you?) is to restart blogging here on a daily basis again. I have missed all of you – and yet, I keep getting followers. I miss blogging but once I quit doing it every day, I got out of the habit and it was always something I was going to do later. Later never came.

But now, I’m back!

So, here are my New Year’s resolutions

  1. Blog daily on my Thanksgiving blog
  2. Blog at least three days a week on my poetry by pamela blog
  3. Seriously think about my health – I’ve already cut nearly all diet soda out of my life and started drinking lots of water. Now I need to be more mindful of what I’m eating and lose some weight. The stress of this past year has not been kind to my waistline.
  4. Write more. I need to devote a set amount of time each week to writing. I have poems in my head that are waiting to be put onto paper (or a computer screen). And I have a book that is ready to be put together. I have to make this a priority.
  5. Read more. I have missed reading lately and it makes me cranky.

I really have had quite the year in 2014. You can read the complete (hopefully not terribly boring) recap over on my poetry blog. What? You don’t follow me there? You should – just click here and it will take you straight over there. You can read about my year too if you fancy a long read.

Okay, I’ve bared my soul to you on what I’m planning to do this year. How about you? Do you make resolutions? Care to share what they are? Let’s make 2015 an amazing year – together!

Catch up

I haven’t blogged in quite awhile. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t had plenty to be thankful for. Quite the contrary. In no particular order:

We haven’t had the weather we had last year. It’s still not summer, but at least we aren’t neck deep in snow or bitter temps.

My dad finally got approved for Medicaid. That was a weight lifted. His house didn’t sell at auction so it’s just listed on the regular market. I need to paint a few rooms. I’m figuring I will lose my entire vacation painting but I really must get it sold.

Dad doesn’t want to go out on Christmas. How is that something to be thankful for? It means I don’t have to spend Christmas with my sister! Mostly her in laws. I will have lunch with dad at the nursing home. I’ve already reserved a room for that purpose.

Dad turns 80 on January 3. We are having a birthday party for him then and my daughter and grandson will be home. Yay!

My staff Christmas party was tonight. I always have them over to my house. I cook. I usually try and do something special. Since I hate to cook I went with easy instead this year. Crockpot chicken and noodles with mashed potatoes and yeast rolls. It was good enough that people took seconds. I am blessed to have a great staff. They make my life so much easier

I found health insurance that will save me over $10,000 a year. I know not everyone is happy about the ACA but it has been a big deal for me. With my MS I haven’t been able to shop around or even get insurance. Plus the cost was nearly prohibitive. So, yeah, this is a big deal for me.

I think that’s enough for now. Back to my crazy busy insane world.

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