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What are you Reading?

Hi Everyone,

I am spending this “restful” Sunday cleaning up a shattered dog dish, doing some laundry and spending some time with my boys, reading. I finished a Children’s book earlier today, and I am close to finishing a Memoir this evening, before starting a light-hearted beach read for tonight. I hope you all are having fun in this beautiful weather. What are reading as you wrap up the weekend?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Raining and Reading…

Hi Everyone,

It has been a stormy few days here, which means I have been catching up on my reading! How’s the weather your way? What are you reading this week?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Happy Easter!

Hi Everyone,

Happy Easter! I have baked the eggs and written a few rough drafts. Now, I have a few short hours to read before dinner at the family’s home.

What are your plans for the holiday Sunday? What books will entertain you for the rest of the weekend?

 

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Let’s Discuss…

Good Morning Everyone,

A couple of week’s ago, we discussed favorite genres of books. Today, let’s discuss length. Do you enjoy short stories, novellas, full-length novels or those epic 800+ page journeys?

I’ll admit, some short stories leave me feeling like something was missing or that it was rushed. However, when written correctly, short stories can provide a nice “vacation break” in between books. (Am I the only one that has a difficult time switching stories and characters, sometimes?) I feel the same way about novellas, too. 

I prefer the average length novel. Those massive books can be daunting, when you haven’t read the first page. However, when I was younger and I would have the summer off, I would set out to conquer one throughout those few weeks. I think in this day and age, not too many people have time to devote to reading the extra long tales.

What about you? How do you like your books, super short or super long?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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A Quote to Begin the Day…

“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.”
                              ~Ralph Ellison

So today’s my birthday. For the first time in my adult life, I am just me on my birthday. Not a student. Not a caregiver. Just me. I am delighted to say I am a Book Reviewer, which was something I could only have dreamed of when I was younger, to be surrounded by books and to be able to talk to others about the amazing worlds book give us. But as far as who I am as a person… well, I am still figuring that out. 

Thanks for all your continued support. Have a wonderful week everyone!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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Let’s Discuss…

Good Morning Everyone,

On Saturdays, I will be posting a question or topic for us to chat about. I hope you enjoy the discussions.

To start, I just want to know what your favorite genre is? Do you love to time travel through Historical Fiction or futuristic Science Fiction? Do you want to fall in love with romantic characters through tear-jerkers or Happily Ever Afters? Or do you like to stick with the facts and truth that non-fiction provides?

As for me, I really enjoy most genres. I feel that as long as the book is well-written, then I will be able to escape into it. Some genres, like horror and sci-fi, I have to be prepared and in the mood to read them, but other than that I will read whatever I can get my hands on.

So leave a comment below, telling me what genres you love the most!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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A Quote to Begin the Day…

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”
~Oscar Wilde

 

Continuing with the theme from yesterday, I have re-read To Kill a Mockingbird numerous times. I love re-reading books. I have an entire shelf dedicated to books that I have re-read so much that I can pick up a book and immediately go to my favorite passages, for a quick pick-me-up. However, I have met several people that wish to only read a book once and then move on.

What about all of you…do you enjoy re-reading books? If so, which stories top your list?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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A Quote to Begin the Day…

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”

~Harper Lee

 

Did you hear the news??? Author Harper Lee will be publishing a new book this summer. It seems this book was her original idea for a story, but due to suggestions she changed the POV and age of the main characters to create one of my absolute favorite books: To Kill a Mockingbird! This story will about an adult woman named Scout who travels to her hometown to visit her father. I am so excited!!!!!!! I can’t wait to see this “new” book. I feel like even though I have read To Kill a Mockingbird a dozen times, I should re-read it again this summer.

How many of you are as excited as I am about this news? Who was your favorite character from To Kill a Mockingbird?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

 

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Game Day or Reading???

Hi Everyone,

You may have heard… Today is Super Bowl Sunday. And thanks to the past couple of years, there’s a few Bowls happening today. You have the classic football option: the Super Bowl, or the adorable: Puppy Bowl, or the latest: Kitten Bowl. So will you be watching one or all of these Bowls today?

Or will you be throwing your own type of Bowl… a Reading Bowl? Chocked full of amazing adventures and the only halftime break you take is when you need to pick up the next book, since you finished the first!

 

What’s your game plan for the Big, First February Sunday? (Let me know in the comments below.)
As for me, since my football teams did not make it to Arizona today, I will be watching the always adorable Puppy Bowl. (Really, there are no losers in that game! Have you seen the view from the Water Cam???!!!) Then, this evening I shall be curled up with my boys participating in a mini-read-a-thon.

Either way you spend the day, I hope it is a great one!

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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What are you Reading?

Hi Everyone,

Yes, I know, I normally declare Sunday as my Reading Day. However, my back is aching and it is raining, so instead of sitting at the computer all day, I will be reading in a comfortable chair today.

How do you all like to read? Do you have one perfect spot for ideal reading? As for me, I read anywhere, except the car, but we do have this one cozy chair that just suits all comfortable reading positions!

I have my three books stacked up that I hope to conquer today next to my water. So, I am ready to spend my Friday traveling the world through reading.

How are you all spending your Friday? Is it raining or snowing where you live?

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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