My Reading Life – Being Real

Archive for October 2016

My Reading Life – Being Real

I have been blogging for nearly nine years now. I didn’t intend for my blog to focus mostly on reading, but that is how it has turned out. I’m glad that is the direction it has gone because it has lead me to meet people that I would have never met otherwise. It has directed…

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Enjoy the Beauty of Your Day

We have been fortunate to have one of our most beautiful Octobers that I can remember in awhile. The weather has been warm and sunny and hardly any rain and cold to speak of until yesterday.  October is my favorite month of the year. I love watching the changing of the leaves and the crispness…

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Book Review: Working Stiff By Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell

WORKING STIFF Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner By: Judy Melinek, M.D. and T.J. Mitchell Published: August 12, 2014 Publisher: Scribner Non-Fiction For some reason, I am fascinated by medical memoirs. This one is kind of on the other end of medical…more in the morgue, but still an interesting look…

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Children’s Book Review: Extreme Wildfire By Mark Thiessen

EXTREME WILDFIRE Smoke Jumpers, High-Tech Gear, Survival Tactics, and the extraordinary Science of Fire By: Mark Thiessen with Glen Phelan Published: August 30, 2016 Publisher: National Geographic Kids Non-Fiction Wildfires seem to be all over the nightly news in all parts of our country. Recently, the western part of our country dealt with losses of…

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Cookbook Review: Good Taste By Jane Green

GOOD TASTE Simple, Delicious Recipes for Family and Friends By: Jane Green Published: October 4, 2016 Publisher: Berkley/NAL Non-Fiction/Cookbook There is no doubt that Jane Green is a talented author. She has written numerous widely-popular novels including her latest, FALLING, that I reviewed HERE. But besides writing best-selling novels, Jane Green loves food. While leafing…

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Product Review: FramedArt.com

With the recent remodeling of our home, I was in need of new artwork for our walls. Just at the right moment, I had the opportunity to review my experience with FramedArt.com. I had a really hard time narrowing down my choices. But, since I still wasn’t sure what I was going to do with…

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Children’s Book Review: Dining with Dinosaurs By National Geographic Kids

DINING WITH DINOSAURS A Tasty Guide to Mesozoic Munching Illustrated by: Hannah Bonner Published: September 20, 2016 Publisher: National Geographic Kids Non-Fiction This is THE book for children who love dinosaurs. Future Paleontologist in your house of any age? Get them this book. I learned so much and chuckled on every page. The writing is…

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