Friday, March 27, 2015

TGIF: Hopping and Booking Through Friday (03/27/2014)

My husband woke up this morning with a killer headache, and so I volunteered to drive our daughter to school today. Wouldn't you know it, the minute we get there, she runs to the restroom and throws up. Home again we go. She's resting (I'm not so lucky that she'll sleep--I doubt she'll even nap), and I am hoping she'll let me do a little blogging today. I am five reviews behind and had hoped to work on those. They may have to wait. It's not like they haven't waited this long already . . . Here's hoping she is feeling better soon! Stomach troubles are no fun.


Every Thursday Deb from Booking Through Thursday asks a question which participants respond on their own blogs on Thursdays (or any day they can, thankfully for me). They then share their links at the main site and visit other participants blogs.
Do you carry a book around with you? Inside the house? Whenever you go out? Always, everywhere, it’s practically glued to your fingers? (And yes, digital books very much DO count as long as you’re spending time reading on your Kindle or iPad and not just loading them with books that you never actually read.)
Now I feel bad about not being more detailed in my Day in the Life post yesterday. One of the first things I grab before heading downstairs in the morning is my e-reader and maybe a print book if I just happen to be reading one. I make sure one or both are tucked into my purse when on my way out the door. If I am staying in, I like to have them close by just in case I get the chance to read.

Sometimes you can find me walking and reading. I learned the hard way that I cannot read while going up and down my stairs, although sometimes I still snatch peeks in my book as I go because, well, how could I not?

Do you take a book everywhere you go? 

Book Blogger Hop


Every Friday Coffee Addicted Writer from Coffee Addicted Writer poses a question which participants respond on their own blogs within the week (Friday through Thursday). They then share their links at the main site and visit other participants blogs.


Which books have you read in the past month that still have you thinking back to the storyline and the characters? (submitted by Elizabeth)
I read more than my average amount of books last month.  This month is a different story. It was not a month for reading despite my best intentions.  As a result, all of the books I've read this month were pretty memorable. That's not the answer you want though, is it?

Is it fair to say Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, which I have read before? Probably not since I am just over half way through (I'm taking my time reading it since my husband and I are reading it together) and haven't yet finished it.

I finished the third book in Anne Bishop's The Others series early in the month, Vision in Silver, which I devoured and absolutely loved.  Meg is a blood prophet, a trailblazer. She's innocent and kind, like a child in many ways, still learning the ways of the world. She has a way with people--and the others--winning over their hearts, including mine. She is also extremely brave, pushing herself, challenging herself.  And Sam, the young wolf whose mother was killed in front of him. He has suffered so much and has finally come out of his shell. It's hard not to love him and feel for him as a mother.

After reading all three books (Written in Red, Murder of Crows and Vision in Silver) in a row it is hard not to think about them still, admittedly. Still, I imagine this book and the two before will stay with me awhile given how much I enjoyed them and the world Anne Bishop has created. I hate having to wait for the next in the series.

Have any books you read this month stand out for you more than another? 


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26 comments:

  1. So sorry about the family sickness; hope you escape! I haven't read anything by Anne Bishop, but it sounds like a good series.

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    1. Jenclair - Thank you! I won't win the best parent of the year award today as Mouse has spent most of the day in front of the television set, but she is feeling much better. She wanted to go outside and play earlier and I told her no. I don't want to take the chance. She wasn't happy.

      My husband's been trying to sleep all day. I'm not sure he's had success with that.

      I do recommend The Others series if you get a chance to read it. Someday I may actually review it. Haha

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  2. Oh, hope your family feels much better soon and the tummy troubles stay away from you. And, yes, I always have a book with me - else I get kind of panicked. The fact that books can be on my phone if I wish these days has helped. :-)

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    1. Kay - Thank you. I think they both are feeling better this evening. We may actually be able to go to soccer tomorrow after all. She's held down her lunch. We'll see how dinner goes.

      I don't like to read on my phone, but it's nice to know I have the option!

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  3. I don't always have a book with me when I go out but I always carry one around the house.

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    1. Kathy - I like to have one with me when I go out "just in case." I don't always remember to bring a spare pair of clothes for Mouse like I should, but I always have a book with me. LOL

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  4. I hope your family feels better soon! My husband came back from his business trip two days ago and he'd a headache yesterday which hasn't really go away. I told him maybe he didn't get enough sleep, with the work and the travelling.

    I always have a book in hand. If there are times I'm caught without a book outside, I make sure I've my cell along so I can read the e-galley. It's not really an easy read as compared to Kindle, but at least it's something.

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    1. Melody - Everyone was feeling much better today, thankfully. We even when about our usual Saturday activities without any problems.

      I hope your husband is feeling better! I have a feeling my husband's headache stems from a similar reason. He is terrible about getting enough sleep.

      Yes, reading on a phone isn't the best way to go, but it works in a pinch, doesn't it?

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  5. Oh, I hope your husband and daughter are feeling much better today. Neither the headache nor the stomach bug are fun to have.

    I do always have an ebook with me for reading when I have time but I rarely ever read it. That's a bummer because that book is slowly becoming a DNF due to lack of opportunities to read it.

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    1. Athira - Thank you. They are both feeling much better. I tried to get my husband to take a nap today, but he only dozed for a short time on the couch--with our four year old crawling on him. Mouse's stomach problems lasted such a short time, fortunately. I was worried it would be much worse given the stomach bug going around.

      I don't often get a chance to read when out either, but it's nice to have a book in case I do need it. I know what you mean about a little read book possibly becoming a DNF. That's one reason I keep telling myself I need to get back to that audio book. I don't want it to be like last year's which I never did finish and ultimately gave up on.

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  6. I hope everyone is feeling better over there!
    I take a book almost everywhere I go as well. Funny enough, I was reorganizing my desk at work this past week and I found three books in one of the drawers. Why would I need three books at work? lol. I always carry my Nook to work too, and take it with me when I go to lunch. It's second nature.
    That's nice that you and your husband are reading Jane Eyre together. I have that one on Mt TBR. Between work, the kids and school, I really have had a slow reading month. I'm in the middle of a paranormal called Isabella's Heiress which is pretty good.
    Happy weekend!

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    1. Naida - Thank you. Everyone seems to be all better. The shortest illnesses in the history of our house. LOL

      That's happened to me before too--finding several books in my work drawer I'd forgotten I had put there.

      Isabella's Heiress sounds good! I just started a historical romance which I'm not especially enjoying. I hope it gets better. So it's not just me who is having a slow reading month. That's too bad. Hopefully April will be better.

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  7. Oh no! I hope your husband and Mouse are well soon. And I definitely carry a book or a Kindle (or both) everywhere I go.

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    1. Irene - Thank you. Whatever they had seems to be gone now. Whew. Mouse never did develop a fever so I'm thinking it was probably just something she ate. She doesn't have much of an appetite today though.

      I just realized I haven't yet read today! What free time I've had, I spent on the computer reading Day in the Life posts I guess that's reading still--just not a book. Better remedy that.

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  8. Oh no! Poor Mouse! Hope she's feeling better today. I'm in total sympathy with you on the sick child who will not sleep issue. The Tornado is the worst patient because he expects to be able to do everything like normal and than comes unglued when he just doesn't feel like it. I actually don't always carry my Kindle with me. If I have any appointment that could potentially require waiting I take it with me but in general I don't have it. I listen to audio a lot especially in carline though.

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    1. Katherine - She's doing much better, thank goodness. My husband dropped her off at school this morning, and I asked the daycare provider to keep me posted on how she does today. She didn't each much this weekend at all, although she said she was feeling much better. We'll see.

      Tornado and Mouse sound like they are the same when it comes to being sick. They don't understand what rest means. LOL

      In our "new" car, I can listen to an audio book over the carline which is wonderful--I just so rarely remember to do it. :-S

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  9. Hope your daughter is feeling better. I always have a book with me wherever I go, but i don't read during tasks. I can barely walk and chew gum :)
    I've been trouble finding books to sink my teeth into, but that Bishop series sounds one I should try. Thanks!

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    1. Jenny - Thank you! She's feeling better. It was a short illness, fortunately.

      I hope you are able to settle into a book soon. I know what you mean though. It's been a little like that for me recently.

      The Others is such a good series. I hope you like it if you give it a try.

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  10. I've seen Vision in Silver floating around the book sphere, I'm really interested in them :)

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    1. Claudia - Have you? I've been avoiding reading anyone else's review until I write mine. It should have been done by now, but I just haven't had much time to sit down and write a proper review. I hope you like it if you do read it!

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  11. I know I have to have a book with me in the car. I hate being stuck somewhere waiting and being without a book. Can't wait to hear about all the books you've read this month!

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    1. Iliana - Even when I don't have time to read, I like knowing I have a book handy should the occasion arise. It often does in one form or another.

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  12. I don't know this book, but glad it keeps "taking you back." :)

    I had quite a few books.

    I hope you had a great weekend.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

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    1. Elizabeth - It's such a good series. I wish I could be in that world right now instead of where I am. LOL

      I hope you have a great weekend too.

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  13. I absolutely take books with me everywhere! I almost always have my Kindle with me. Best Christmas gift ever!

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    1. Shaina - I can't imagine not having a book with me just about everywhere I go. I really like my Kindle too. :-)

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