TUESDAY TEASER

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This meme encourages the reader to take a random few lines from where he/she is reading or will read and quote them in hopes of teasing other readers into reading the same book. It is hosted by the Purple Booker and has a huge following. (When posting your teaser, be sure to mention the title and author of the book; no spoilers, please).

I have selected “The Quiet Child” by John Burley as my letter “Q” book for the Alphabet Challenge.  Here is a brief teaser from the novel.

“Sean emerged from the aisle with two cartons of ice cream in hand, the coffee and sugar balanced on top. He set them down on the counter and walked over to the rack of comics in the shop’s entryway. A dying glimmer of sunlight spilled through the door’s window, illuminating the back of the boy’s head, a hint of scalp visible…

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BOOK THREE of the 2019 Audio Book Challenge

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The Audio Book Challenge of 2019, originated by “Hot Listens” and “Caffeinated Reviewer”, which was pointed out to me by my blogging friend, Carla at “Carla Loves to Read” was a perfect “fit” for me.  I rarely listen to audio books because I am primarily a visual reader.  However, taking on this challenge (I have agreed to listen to 30 books; Carla is aiming at 50.) has been a growth experience in many ways.

The third book I have heard since I began the challenge in January is Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes. Like all of King’s books, it is wonderful and terrible at the same time. King’s main character, Bill Hodges, a “ret-det” (“retired detective” to us civilians), of the police force in a distressed American city is haunted by “the perp who got away, ” “Mr. Mercedes” (so dubbed by the media), plowed a stolen, classic Merdcedes into a…

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Self Care 101: ABCs of Life

FROM LITTLE TRUTHS STUDIO

Appreciate
Build something
Connect
Do what is difficult
Explore
Forgive
Gather
Honor
Ignore the skeptics
Just be
Know you are loved
Listen
Make
Nourish body and soul
Observe
Plant a seed
Question
Read
Stretch
Try something new
Unplug
Vote
Wonder
Express your gratitude
Say yes to adventure
Get enough zzzzzzzzs


This thoughtful print was created by artist Lori Roberts of Little Truths Studio. “For me, painting is a way of celebrating all the little truths this world has to offer, everyday miracles worthy of celebration: the immense potentiality held within a tiny acorn, the cycle of the moon, the subtle meaning expressed in a poem or a simple act of kindness that changes someone’s outlook,” Lori explains on her website. “I seek deeper truths and understanding about ourselves — what it means to be human, finding happiness, the importance of interconnectedness, our intrinsic need for nature.”

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WWW Wednesday

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This meme was created by MizB at Daily Rhythms and now is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. In participating, one answers three “Whats”

What are you currently reading?

What have you recently finished?

What will you read next?

Here are my answers for 1/23/19

Currently, I am listening to Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes as part of my 2019 audio book challenge.

I am also slowly and thoughtfully still reading The Newcomers by Helen Thorpe, part of my goal to read more non-fiction.

Evidence of Flossing, a collection of poems and a photo essay by Jennifer A. Payne is another current read, which I’m more glad each time I encounter a new section that I purchased this slim, delightful, thought-provoking reading experience.

Today/Currently, I have just finished The Obelisk Gate as book “O” of my Alphabet Challenge, which I picked up halfway through the alphabet…

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