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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

JANE #AUSTENinAUGUST BEGINS ! 1.8.17


JANE's  #AUSTENinAUGUST PARTY Has BEGUN! ....


Adam at Roof Beam Reader is hosting this annual event
now in it’s 5th year.
I am a happy participant.  Whether reading Jane Austen novels
or checking out the variations, this month’s for Jane.

Today is my intro to a new feature for 2017 ~
Austen in August on Instagram

[+ twitter – pinterest – fb – etc]
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Today begins the daily Jane Austen prompts
I have created to inspire those participants who do enjoy
or who might enjoy the creativity of book photography.
 You may be joining us as an instagrammer,
or may already be a #janeausten #bookstagrammer .
Each of you are most welcome to participate at your level of interest.
Cheerleaders are definitely valued!
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The #Bookstagram Reading Challenge follows as listed.
Participants post a photo for the day's prompt,
tag it @faith.hope.cherrytea  as host, and hashtag it
 #JAusteninAugust - #AusteninAugustRBR - #JaneAusten
so everyone can find and follow the new photos of JA related prompts.
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Choose the prompts that inspire you.  Take your photos anytime,
then post your #bookstagram corresponding to
the day of the prompts you’ve chosen.
[Or use a scheduling service such as Later.com to post for you]
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I’ve found book photography a creative focus that increases enjoyment of
my books on a new level.  This month, it’s our Jane Austen collections.
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This also works for those who prefer to post photos to twitter, pinterest or fb.
Be sure to identify them with the same #hashtags as above.
Share your love and spread the word for Jane Austen in August.

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Are you ready?
Let’s Party! . . .
  Jane Austen in August 2017
1 – Ready Set Go - 1st #JA book you’re reading
2 – Resources - TBR stack for #JAusteninAugust
3- Travelin’ Band – fav JA roadtrippin’ reads
4- Silver Screen – any 5* JA movie recs?
5- 2nd Time Around - 2nd hand JA book find
6- Faith & Family – your fav JA quote
7- #BookmarkMonday - show your JA bookmarks
8- Tops - your top pick[s] of JA books
9- Party Time! – Anne Elliot’s 230th Birthday!
10- JA Geometry – worst JA love triangle[s]
11- Shopaholic - Best ever bookstore JA find
12- What’s New?- new JA  library find
13- Let’s Get Poetical - JA book spine poetry
14- On Deck - JA you’re reading right now
15- Day Out – show us your JA outdoors
16- Wordless Wednesday – JA book illustrations
17- Get Serious - nonfiction Jane
18- Showtime - show off your JA bookshelves
19- Most Wanted - your ‘must have’ JA novel
20-
For Openers - fav JA chapter opening line[s]
21- Surround Sound – JA audio book lovers
22- Comfort Zone - your fav JA reading spot
23- Waiting on Wednesday – JA you’re anticipating
24- Unfinished Business – JA/variations you dnf
25- Up to Now - #JAusteninAugust read so far...
26- Villainous - least liked JA character[s]
27- Favouritism - most liked JA character[s]
28- Memorabilia – JA items / memorabilia
29- News – what’s new in the world of JA ?
30- Last Word – have your say #JAusteninAugust
31- That’s a Wrap – your #JAinA completions
 

#JAusteninAugust
   ~  #AusteninAugustRBR@faith.hope.cherrytea
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I’m thrilled to be participating with each of you in the
 #AusteninAugustRBR event and
so pleased to offer this new month long addition. 

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My Thanks to Adam for generously including me in
the lineup of activities.
 

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We look forward to discovering your Jane Austen and
variation reading during this entire month of August.

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HapPy Reading, Photographing and #Bookstagramming !
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Monday, 31 July 2017

JANE AUSTEN IN AUGUST 2017 July 31.17


WILL YOU Be READING 
JANE AUSTEN This AUGUST ?
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TIME for 2017's Version of this ANNUAL CHALLENGE!
August 1st opens the 5th year of individual Jane Austen
marathon reading during the month of August - info HERE
and group reads,
this year's choice being Northanger Abbey - details HERE
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SignUps remain OPEN until JULY 31st
for participation in any Austen in August events, giveaways, etc.
though reading Jane Austen, of course, is encouraged all month
and doesn't require signing up.
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We look forward to sharing all things Jane together !
Hoping you're part of the Celebration of Jane Austen.
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THANKS to our returning host,
Adam at Roof Beam Reader !

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Find us connecting using #AusteninAugustRBR
on Twitter and Instagram,
where we also have a NEW Bookstagram Challenge
using #JAusteninAugust via @faith.hope.cherrytea


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Be sure to follow if you're on both or either .
We'll be looking for your Jane Austen tweets and photos !
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Saturday, 1 July 2017

CANADIAN BOOK CHALLENGE 11 - BEGINS JULY 1.2017


Celebrating Canada's 150th Birthdaywith the start of the 11th Canadian Book Challenge ! 

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THE 11th Annual CANADIAN BOOK CHALLENGE
begins today and runs to June 30 next year
just in time to begin it all again !
HUGE Kudos to John at Book Mine Set blog
for 10 years hosting and inspiring the reading, challenges, and giveaways!
You're Amazing !
THANK YOU, JOHN !
and ...
Warm Welcome to Melanie!
Find her creative hosting challenges blogged at
Indextrious Reader

Ready to Join Us for 
Canadian Reading in 2017-2018 ?

We look forward to sharing the Canadian Road Trip fun !


Any fav Canadian authors or books to share?
Inspire us in Comments....
Find us tweeting #CanBookChallenge
John @BookMineSet
Melanie @Melwyck
moi @_eHope 
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Friday, 16 June 2017

AUDIOBOOK MONTH is JUNE 2017 16.6.17


AUDIOBOOKS for JUNE


A fav I enjoy whether in June or any other month, I am
focusing on ‘listening’ to my books during this month.
If you are new to audiobooks, there are several sources available
in addition to purchasing.
Public libraries come first to mind.  Both shelved and catalogued,
along with various online programs, to which your library subscribes.
Mine uses Hoopla and Overdrive.
These allow online check out of audios onto tablets or pc for the prescribed loan period.  The loan will return automatically so no fees incurred.
Another free resource, online classic books recorded by volunteers, whether single or several narrators dramatizing the story, is LivraVox.
Listening to narration samples helps in choosing well before beginning the novel.
They’re also available via youtube as are many other audiobooks
and dramatized audios.  Fun to explore !

Audiojukebox provides audiobook review opportunities for bloggers.
Review guidelines are an excellent and helpful resource for the specifics
required for great audiobook reviewing.   

My June 2017 Audiobook Listening :

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The Red Door Inn - Liz Johnson/Amy Melissa Bentley - June 6-8
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Proposals + Poison – Rachelle Christensen/ Kirsten Potter – June 9  
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The Patience of the Spider – Andrea Camilleri/Grover Gardner – June 11-12   
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The German Girl – Armando Lucas Correa/Joy Osmanski – June 14 -
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Nancy Atherton / Teri Clark Linden - June 15-16 
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Which audiobook to choose next....?

I'm thinking it will be
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Are you an audiobook fan as well ?
Any tips to share ?
Which titles have you read during June ?
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Saturday, 13 May 2017

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY ! May 14.17


May you Blessed Today!
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EnJoy God's Blessings for You Today !
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SAVVY READATHON SATURDAY May 13th 2017




It's On !

One day devoted 9 am to 9 pm to Reading
at The Savvy Reader.

Lots of discussion happening at #SavvyReadathon on twitter
@SavvyReader .
A headsup in case you're wondering about my day's feed...

Here's what's happening for me today
All the details with book contests,
reading badges to win for participants in the 50bookpledge.ca
[find my reading shelves as linked in sidebar]
and a FuN day filled with your fav ways to Read!
On deck 1st ?
A Jane Austen PRIDE and PREJUDICE audio drama  

A couple ebook options next...


RUN for the HILLS
Aussie author,
Carla Caruso's
New Release
 
now read as well
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Majoring on Canadian author, Kim Izzo's
New Release
WWI era featuring both England and NY settings

So..... it's back to the reading and hoping for your
most excellent day however you spend it !
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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

2017 READING INVITE with PRINTABLE JOURNAL OFFER


Posting Modern Mrs Darcy's annual Reading Invitation
This year's comes with fun options ...
Modern Mrs Darcy 2017
Choices I Read for FUN:

Chosen for cover – Elderberry Croft- Becky Doughty 
Reputedly can’t put down- Blackmoore – Julianne Donaldson
Where I’d like to visit –  Holland - In Your Eyes – Ruth Axtell
Already read -  Curiosity Keeper – Sarah E Ladd
Juicy memoir – Another Hannah - Mari Klassen
About books/reading -  Imagine That  - Kristen Wallace
Genre I avoid – coming of age but I loved this one
Thief of Glory – Sigmund Brouwer
One I don’t admit wanting to read –
In backlist of new fav author –  A Trick of the Light – Louise Penny
Rec’d by person w/ taste –
Unread tho’ excited to buy/borrow –About a topic I already love – Jane and the Man of the Cloth – Stephanie Barron
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Option #2

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My Choices for Growth:

Newberry or Honor Award – A Simple Murder – E Kuhns debut
Book in translation – Heidi – Johanna Spyri
600+ pages – The  German Girl -
Poetry/play/essay collection – The Art of LifeEdith Schaeffer
Any genre addressing current events –
Immigrant story – A Christmas to Remember : Tales of Comfort and Joy– Anthology of various Canadian authors
Published pre-birth – Anne of Green GablesLM Montgomery
3 by same author – The Nature of Freedom/Overcoming Negativity/
The Practice of Delight
 - Graham Cooke 
Author #ownvoices / #diversebooks –  Life Outside the Matrix: A Journey into the Supernatural Lifestyle Venetia Carpenter
Ambiguous ending/ unreliable narrator – 
2017 nomination for award –
Pulitzer/Nat’l Award -




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Both options available for pinning allowing participants
the opportunity to add their book selections  
with comments including recommendations etc
Subscribing at Anne's blog includes a great journal
to track your year's reading.  Check it out HERE
Yep. I'm in.  Again!
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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

BOUT OF BOOKS 17: On NOW AUGUST 22 through AUGUST 28th


Bout of Books
Hosted by Amanda and Kelly, find them HERE
with all the details and tweeting @boutofbooks
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Posting my participation for this annual event.
Internet intermittent.  Reading isn't.
My bout of books goodreads shelf HERE
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Read To date:
The Olive Harvest by Carol Drinkwater
Tea for Two: Taking Time for Friends - Brownlow Publishing

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Current Reading:
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
Dancing with Mr Darcy - Stories Inspired by Jane Austen and Chawton House - British Award Winner Collection by Sarah Waters
With Sacred Threads: Quilting and the Spiritual Life by
Susan-Towner Larsen and Barbara Brewer Davis
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Friday, 29 July 2016

JULY: READING IN REVIEW 30.7.16


JULY in REVIEW


Reading and road-tripping!
A Perfect combo for this gorgeous month.
By mid-July, I had met my Goodreads Challenge goal of
reading 205 books for 2016. Yay!
A reading challenge I set for myself to discover my actual year’s reading abilities. Some unexpected summer activities and interruptions have now slowed my reading pace so it’s not an issue.
Most of July’s novels are from authors I particularly enjoy
plus some new-to-me authors I’ve *’d below.

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Books Read
Along the Shore – LM Montgomery
Chateau of the Windmill – Sheila Benton*
Marseille Caper – Peter Mayle
Now You See Her – Joy Fielding*
Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit – Emma Thompson
Further Tale of Peter Rabbit – Emma Thompson
Cars, Trucks and Things that Go – Richard Scarry
Nothin’ Like a Puffin -
Mr. Rude
Mr. Cheerful
An Impartial Witness – Charles Todd
Light of the Moon – Luanne Rice*
A Table By the Window – Hillary Manton Lodge
The Girl from the Savoy – Hazel Gaynor*
Lavender Garden – L Riley*
Heavens to Betsy – Beth Pattillo
An Incomplete Revenge – Jacqueline Winspear
 A Lesson in Secrets – Jacqueline Winspear
From this Moment – Elizabeth Camden
Where Nests the Water Hen - Gabrielle Roy

Audiobooks Read

A Rather Lovely Inheritance – CA Belmond*
Two Crosses – Elizabeth Musser
After You – Jojo Moyes*


Challenges Joined
Summer Destinations
Paris in July
Canadian Book Challenge 10
Austen in August upcoming
BIG Book Summer continues
20 Books of Summer continues
Summer Bookish Bingo continues


Incoming Sources:
Library books [18]
Borrowed [1]
Purchased [3]
Won [3]

Find more Reading recommendations at these
monthly reading wrapup links ~
Kathryn's Book Date Month in Review
Nicole's Feed Your Fiction Addiction Monthly Wrapup
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Friday, 24 June 2016

BOOK BEGINNINGS: AN IMPARTIAL WITNESS by CHARLES TODD 24.6.16


AN IMPARTIAL WITNESS by
writing team, 
Charles Todd
Book 2 A Bess Crawford Mystery
Publisher:  William Morrow/Harper Collins
Published:  2010

My Friday Book Beginnings
feature for Rose City Reader's meme.

The opening sentence or two of my
book of choice?


"As my train pulled into London, I looked out at the early summer rain and was glad to see the dreary day had followed me from Hampshire.  It suited my mood."
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An intriguing plot of WWI nurse, Bess Crawford, accompanying a convoy of soldiers from France to London.  
One of her patients is a young pilot who has been burned beyond recognition, and who clings to life and the photo of his wife that is pinned to his tunic.
Bess discovers a newspaper with a drawing of the woman's face on the front page. Accompanying the drawing is a plea from Scotland Yard seeking information from anyone who has seen her. For it appears that the woman was murdered on the very day Bess encountered her at the station.

My Thoughts?
Having earlier read another in the series, my interest was piqued.  A library book sale offered up two hardcovers this week, so I'll begin this book 2 for 
PARIS in JULY at Tamara's Thyme for Tea.


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Thanks to Gilion for hosting the weekly Book Beginnings each Friday.
New book intros and great book bloggers to discover.
Jump in anytime!

as well as at Carrie's First Line Fridays !
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and think now of joining us for 

PARIS IN JULY if you love reading/ cooking/ travelling FRANCE

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