Saturday, August 11, 2018

The Sunday Post #amreading #amjoy @caffienatedbookreviewer



The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted  @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things  received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

LOOKING FORWARD TO AUGUST

Not a whole lot happened this week. I went to Taylor Falls and went to Wild Mountain.



Readers, if you want to comment on where you discover books please do so at the bottom of this post.


CURRENTLY

Reading:  The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowry, After by Anna Todd, The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters, The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchinson, I love Dick by Chris Kraus,  If on a winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino, Atheists Who Kneel and Pray by Tarryn Fisher, The Bedlam Stacks (Magical Realism) by Natasha Fisher, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street , also by Natasha Fisher.  

Listening: The One and Only by Emily Giffin , Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward


Watching: Marchella (Uk thriller on Netflix) The Wave (a Norwegian movie)



ON THE BLOG

What Happened:

Not a whole lot

Up Coming:
Saturday:Weekend Warriors 
Sunday:Sunday Post


Readers if you want to comment, please do so below.

Weekend writing Warriors #amreading #amjoy #8sunday

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly hop for everyone who loves to write!  Sign up on the website:Wewriwa.com and share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet of your writing on Sunday.


No one likes it when their family life changes.  This is particularly hard for the Radtke's.  A troublesome girl named Tracey enters their lives and the children are an endless journey to make sure this girl doesn't get into any further trouble or cause their parents to lose their fostering license.  These are snippets from my second novella in the series, "Oh Tracey."

This week
You’d think by the fourth hello that she’d get the fact that the caller hung up.
I gathered that Tracey came from a complicated family after reading a file that my mother, Roseann, mistakenly left on the counter. Her grandmother raised her after her mother was sought as an unfit parent. Her mother was still in and out of her life. Surely, Tracey’s grandmother must have came from a generation that didn’t use phones as a weapon to verbally abuse people. I take that back, her grandmother probably didn’t even have a phone when she was Tracey’s age.
Tracey got up and climbed up the stairs to the attic.  She came back down and walked over to where her charger was plugged into the wall, unplugged it, she tossed it into her huge burlap sack with a few other cords, hanging over the side like hanging vines from a potted plant. I nodded at her from my place at the couch.


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Sunday, August 5, 2018

The Sunday Post #amreading #amjoy @caffienatedbookreviewer


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted  @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things  received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

LOOKING FORWARD TO August

So I came across this booktuber who was talking about Book Discovery so I decided to talk about where I find the books I read. I discover books on Goodreads, on the NY Times bestseller list. I read books that my friends are reading. I have a friend in Ohio and we often Buddy Read. You'll be surprised how many people do not read and if they do, they only read things like the newspaper or some blurb on facebook. I wanted to also mention that a lot of the books I discover are on Youtube.
These are some of my favorite booktubers
Bookables
BooksandLala
All d books (reviews a lot of literary works, like books on the Booker Prize list)
PolyReader( reviews a lot of Australian books)
Eric Carl Anderson (literary works and more)
Rincey Reads (reviews a lot of Diverse Works)
Tech Wiser ( Gives a lot of tips about how to read ebooks and where to find them)
Kendra Winchester (gave me the inspiration to write this post on Book Discovery)
Literary Prints (Recommends a lot of Japanese novels)
Heffa (Very Down to Earth when she reviews  books)
Alex’s Fiction Addiction (Gives a lot of British and European thriller recommendations
Books and Pieces (Gives a lot of British thriller Recs)
Read by Jess (One of the funniest Book reviewers)
Wilde Reads (If you're in the mood for serious book reviews)
Ariel Bissett (Young Leader in booktube, reviews books across every genre)

So this is my list if you’re interested, check these Reviewers out, you won’t be disappointed.



Readers, if you want to comment on where you discover books please do so at the bottom of this post.


CURRENTLY

Reading:  Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall, Final Girls by Riley Sager, Emma in the Night by Wendy Park, Creative Quest (nonfiction), Try Not to Breathe, by Holly Seddon,

Listening: Hagseed by Margaret Atwood (somewhat similar to Shawshank Redemption)

Watching:  The Four (Voice competition) so glad that My fav British R&B singer James Graham pulled through.



ON THE BLOG

What Happened:

Not a whole lot

Up Coming:
Saturday:Weekend Warriors 
Sunday:Sunday Post


Readers if you want to comment, please do so below.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

#8Sunday Weekend Writing Warriors #amwriting #amjoy #8sunday_writers

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly hop for everyone who loves to write!  Sign up on the website:Wewriwa.com and share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet of your writing on Sunday.


No one likes it when their family life changes.  This is particularly hard for the Radtke's.  A troublesome girl named Tracey enters their lives and the children are an endless journey to make sure this girl doesn't get into any further trouble or cause their parents to lose their fostering license.  These are snippets from my second novella in the series, "Oh Tracey."

Last week
Sunday

Tracey had a Red Bull drink on the window sill. I couldn’t drink Red Bulls.  They made me feel as though my heart was beating out of my chest. She yelled on the phone to who I assumed was her boyfriend.

“Damn you to hell.  Don’t ever call me and if you do I’m not going to answer. My phone will be off. I don’t want to ever see you again. Hello? Hello?
This week


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Saturday, July 28, 2018

The Sunday Post #amreading #amjoy


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted  @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things  received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

LOOKING FORWARD TO JULY


I'm looking forward to seeing Mission Impossible, Fall Out.  I heard Tom Cruise got injured in this one, which will only make it that more suspenseful to watch.  Overall this week has went along swimmingly. We made our way to the Deer Park in Wisconsin last Sunday.  As the name implies, there's lots of deer to pet and farm animals roaming about.  There was this fantastic art park nearby and we explored that.  This month I've read one thriller after another, devouring books that have to do with Nut jobs.  This helped me keep my mind off the Minnesota heat.(check out the books below)  A philosopher once said that we like to see the flaws in others in order to make ourselves feel good. 

That's all for now folks.

Readers, please comment at the bottom of this post and check out https://literarybookgifts.com/  This is a fantastic site for buying gifts for classic book lovers.  If you're a fan of Fitzgerald, Whitman or Poe or know someone who is-maybe get them a gift.  It never impresses someone more than knowing their favorite author. 



CURRENTLY

Reading:  Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall, Final Girls by Riley Sager, Emma in the Night by Wendy Park, Creative Quest (nonfiction), Try Not to Breathe, by Holly Seddon,

Listening: Shopaholic and Sister by Sophie Kinsella, The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, By Katarina Bivald, A Desireable Residence by Madeline Wickham aka Sophie Kinsella, Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson (You'll love the tone in this novel)

Watching:  Samuel Jackson Movies



ON THE BLOG

What Happened:

Saturday:Weekend Warriors post

Up Coming:
Saturday:Weekend Warriors 
Sunday:Sunday Post


Readers if you want to comment, please do so below.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

#8Sunday Weekend Writing Warriors #amwriting #amjoy #8sunday_writers

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly hop for everyone who loves to write!  Sign up on the website:Wewriwa.com and share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet of your writing on Sunday.


No one likes it when their family life changes.  This is particularly hard for the Radtke's.  A troublesome girl named Tracey enters their lives and the children are an endless journey to make sure this girl doesn't get into any further trouble or cause their parents to lose their fostering license.  These are snippets from my second novella in the series, "Oh Tracey."

Last week
He then took off the mask, "But in all seriousness the owner at Shinders said he saw Tracey at the mall a couple of times with a trench coat on. The owner is an interesting one."
“Why’s that?”
“Oh, he just was selling more than hobby stuff, if you know what I mean.” He made a gulping sound and cupped his hands, pretending to sip something down. "He gave me this," he motioned to large black plastic bag he held in his hand, and inside was a small purse. He said I should give it to Tracey, because he saw her leave it on a bench one day at the mall. I think it’s a clue."
This week
Sunday

Tracey had a Red Bull drink on the window sill. I couldn’t drink Red Bulls.  They made me feel as though my heart was beating out of my chest. She yelled on the phone to who I assumed was her boyfriend.

“Damn you to hell.  Don’t ever call me and if you do I’m not going to answer. My phone will be off. I don’t want to ever see you again. Hello? Hello?

Readers, please comment below. 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

@caffeinatedbookreviewer #amreading #amjoy


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted  @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things  received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

LOOKING FORWARD TO july


Had lots of fun this week. I went to see The Twins (baseball). And went to the Raspberry festival in Hopkins and saw DJ Tom Barnard from KQRS running with the Bulls-if you have no idea what that means-basically runners have to get to the finish line as fast as possible, but have to avoid getting the red flags hanging on their backs taken by one of the fast and relentless official bull runners and roller derby bulls. 
I also went kayaking on the St. Croix yesterday in Hudson, Wisconsin.  In the past I'd just call large vessels on the water either boats, pantoons or yahts, but I guess you also got your: 
  • Fishing Boats.
  • Bass Boats
  • Bowrider Boats
  • Catamaran Boats
  • Cuddy Cabins Boats
  • Centre Console Boats
  • Dinghy Boats
  • Houseboats
  • etc


Thanks for stopping by, please be sure to check out what I'm reading and maybe even leave a comment.

CURRENTLY

Reading:  The Ice Beneath Her by Camilla Grebe, The Dinner by Herman Koch, 

Roomies by Christian Lauren, The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry,Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Listening: My Not so Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella, The Graves's Fine and Private Life and Alan Bradley, Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes

Watching:  The Mountain Between Us (with Kate Winslet)



ON THE BLOG

What Happened:

Saturday:Weekend Warriors post

Up Coming:
Saturday:Weekend Warriors 
Sunday:Sunday Post


Readers if you want to comment, please do so below.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

@caffeinatedbookreviewer #amreading #amjoy


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted  @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things  received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

LOOKING FORWARD TO APRIL




I've went to see the River Rats on the Mississippi River after Independence day. It was a beautiful day to see people being pulled by a rope and a boat. 

I absolutely love the name, River Rats (so catchy) and I learned so much about water-skiing that I didn't know before- like there's barefoot skiing which is skiers who skim across the surface of the water on nothing but the bare soles of their feet at 35 mph while also making pyramids. I guess I didn't know there were so many types of skis including trick skis, jump skis, wake boards ski's that you can just sit on. There is something called swivel skiing which is somewhat similar to women's figuring skating but on water.

I've really been into water sports lately. I've also been following Thai Cave rescue in the Times.  I've been really feeling emotional for the 12 young boys that are trapper underneath.  It's hard to focus when people are suffering.

Thanks for stopping by, please be sure to check out what I'm reading and maybe even leave a comment.

CURRENTLY

Reading:  

Listening: Armada by Ernest Cline (author of Ready Player One), Car Sick by John Waters

Watching:  Siren (Mermaid series),The NBA tournament, The Comet (a movie)

ON THE BLOG

What Happened:


This past Friday: Interviewed actress  audio narrator Nancy Wu (narrator of the novel War Cross by Marie Lu) check out post here


Saturday:Weekend Warriors post

Up Coming:
Saturday:Weekend Warriors 
Sunday:Sunday Post






Readers if you want to comment, please do so below.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

#8Sunday Weekend Writing Warriors #amwriting #amjoy

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly hop for everyone who loves to write!  Sign up on the website:Wewriwa.com and share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet of your writing on Sunday.


No one likes it when their family life changes.  This is particularly hard for the Radtke's.  A troublesome girl named Tracey enters their lives and the children are an endless journey to make sure this girl doesn't get into any further trouble or cause their parents to lose their fostering license.  These are snippets from my second novella in the series, "Oh Tracey."


Last week
 The doll’s eyes seemed to be plastered open. They peered in every direction.
“Yeah, right,” I said. I took him aside, “You find out anything?” It was hard to look at Zion seriously with the mask on.
“I found out something but it wolfed away,” he said. “Get it? Cause I’m a wolf?”
“Not funny,” I said.
This week
He then took off the mask, "But in all seriousness the owner at Shinders said he saw Tracey at the mall a couple of times with a trench coat on. The owner is an interesting one."
“Why’s that?”
“Oh, he just was selling more than hobby stuff, if you know what I mean.” He made a gulping sound and cupped his hands, pretending to sip something down. "He gave me this," he motioned to large black plastic bag he held in his hand, and inside was a small purse. He said I should give it to Tracey, because he saw her leave it on a bench one day at the mall. I think it’s a clue."
Readers, I'll have to do some serious drafting to keep this story going.  Please be patient with me in the next weeks and please comment below.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Turkey Comes to Trin Carl's Blog

Here is another expat blog, aysulove.com This woman is writing from Turkey. She has a montage of beautiful city pictures of Turkey in her cover page and she has a post called Ex-Pats the TV show.  I like how she describes herself in her blog A married girl married and living in Turkey for 3 years, sadness to happiness. Here you will hear about the struggles and high points of living in another culture, learning the new ways to cook, speak, make friends along with many more.  Now I really thought I heard it all when it comes to reality shows but here we go folks another show to add to your list.  She posts a link of where you can find the show on her page aysulove.com/2014/01/19/ex-pats-the-tv-show-2/ .


Here is another Blog from Turkey called Post Cards from Istanbul.  But the actual site can be found at pointwhitedrive.wordpress.com and she has a cloud a list of words related to Turkey.  One phrase  caught my mind Night Life in Istanbul.  Okay readers, what do we think we'll find here? Yes, of course clubs and more clubs  One of the clubs called Quick China looks very modern and romantic, dark and cavernous.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Sunday post @caffienatedbookreviewer #amreading #amjoy



The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted  @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things  received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

LOOKING FORWARD TO june


This week I've written a first draft, query letter for my first novel, Oh Brother It's my goal this year to publish and I really think it will happen.  I've also been researching Montessori schools for my lil' one.  I really like the philosophy behind Montessori's and this idea of teaching kids through routine and life skills at an early age whether that's though a four-year-old setting the table or scooping ingredients together for lunch prep.
My lil' one and I have been so busy this summer and it's been so much fun.  I got together with a group of women through meetup.com at Treasure Park-there's a picture to the right.  This was a huge playground made of entire wood.  It's supposed to represent a huge pirate ship.  There's  little hiding spots below the structure like the underbelly of a ship make you feel claustrophobic at times.  They'll be tearing down the playground soon-probably to replace wood chip mulch with a rubber matting so I'm glad I got a chance to the park before it happens.
We also went to Good Times park in Eagan and then to a community rec center in Eagan that was sorta similar to McDonald's playground.  
Earlier this month I put my kayaking skills to use as promised on Lake Calhoun (aka Bde Maka Ska-it's new name ) so that was real fun.  I went out with a group of five women-some of which paddle boarded.


Thanks for stopping by, please be sure to check out what I'm reading and maybe even leave a comment.

CURRENTLY

Reading: The Unseen World by Liz Moore, I Let you Go by Clare Mackintosh, Nine Continents by Xiaoulu Guo, Bombay Blues by Tanuja Desau Hidier,

Listening: How to Stop Time by Matt Haig, Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella

Watching:  Nothing, too busy to watch anything right now.

ON THE BLOG

What Happened:

Saturday:Weekend Warriors post


Up Coming:
Saturday:Weekend Warriors 
Sunday:Sunday Post



#8Sunday Weekend Writing Warriors #amwriting

#8sunday Weekend Writing Warriors #amwriting #amjoy

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the weekly hop for everyone who loves to write!  Sign up on the website:Wewriwa.com and share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet of your writing on Sunday.


No one likes it when their family life changes.  This is particularly hard for the Radtke's.  A troublesome girl named Tracey enters their lives and the children are an endless journey to make sure this girl doesn't get into any further trouble or cause their parents to lose their fostering license.  These are snippets from my second novella in the series, "Oh Tracey."


Last week
 She straightened out a craft and then went over to the tin box, unlatched it and flipped it over. Checking to see if it was empty.
Zion walked out of nearby Shinders hobby store. He had on a rubber wolf mask but I could recognize him anywhere. The wolf’s eyes kept lighting up and I noticed he was holding a lever mechanism in his hand.
“Boo,” he said. “You girls having fun?” He asked, more to me than Tracey.
“No, we were not having fun,” I said, crossing my hands over my chest.
“Why not? You got plenty of dolls to keep you company,” he motioned to a nearby china doll table. 
This week
 The doll’s eyes seemed to be plastered open. They peered in every direction.
“Yeah, right,” I said. I took him aside, “You find out anything?” It was hard to look at Zion seriously with the mask on.
“I found out something but it wolfed away,” he said. “Get it? Cause I’m a wolf?”
“Not funny,” I said.
Readers, please comment below.

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