As a small town librarian there is plenty of time for personal projects. I chose recently to document what I was wearing as I enjoyed the look.
As the day was cold I chose the thickest, longest socks from my collection. I also choose the leather Reeboks as they are the best for walking and running in.
My skirt is a lovely purple, 100% wool, pleated affair from Pendleton. I got it at the thrift store. (I live in a lovely neighborhood for thrift stores.) I noticed the fabric first, then the length and style. Upon discovering that it would fit me I bought it. Only then did I realize that it was purple and I, therefore, didn’t have to worry about trying to get more purple into my wardrobe.
The books are Inheritance by Christopher Paolini, Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery, and New Chronicles of Rebecca by Kate Douglas Wiggin. I’ve read them all and enjoyed them to varying degrees.
Lastly, I know nothing about the shirt, other than the fact that it is a maroon basic. The purple hair ribbon is a satin strip that I picked up somewhere.
There you have it. Do I look like a librarian? Should I go through and remove all the k’s because my eyboard is acting up and not letting me get it on the first hit?
It is ending.
Amanda Tero has spent the last three months celebrating the fact that she finished a trilogy and now the final book is out.
I’ve agreed to give a review of the final books so here it is.
Protecting the Poor
Were all cool. I think my favorite was Noel. He inspired his older brother to do what is right and found the courage to step out and save the day.
The Lack of Romance
It didn’t have any, need I say more. I don’t like romance.
From the time Noel leaves Abtshire to the epilogue the ending was action packed.
They were smart like villains of that type rarely tend to be.
***** Five Stars *****
Amanda Tero began her love for words at a young age—reading anything she could get her hands on and penning short stories as young as age eight. Since graduation, she has honed her writing skills by dedicated practice and study of the writing craft. She began her journey of publication with a few short stories that she had written for her sisters and continued to add to her collection with other short stories, novellas, and novels. It is her utmost desire to write that which not only pleases her Lord and Savior, but also draws the reader into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.
It wouldn’t be a release party without a giveaway! One U.S. Winner will receive the complete paperback Tales of Faith series, and one International Winner will receive the complete eBook series.
Head over to her blog to enter the giveaway and find out more about the tour.
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Sorry to anyone who came by earlier wanting to see the post, but I’ve been super busy lately and the post didn’t get as polished as I would like it until now.
They are Gramsie’s cousins
A couple of weeks ago I went to visit my oldest brother and while there I read “Ten P’s in a Pod”. It is an interesting read.
Through out the book, there is the claim “Most unusual family in the world”. Maybe back then they were super unusual, but to me the girls sounded like “girls”. By “girls” I mean they really cared about how they looked. Sure I care about how I look, but not enough to get my hair done in the latest style, or to spend my family’s few dollars on books and magazines.
I felt like someone had edited the book. The family had memorized large portions of the Bible. The Bible was often quoted in the book and most of them had the reference in parentheses at the end. Enough of the verses didn’t though or also had the phrasing “in (book of the Bible)”
I felt like though at least the author wasn’t a hypocrite, the kind of life his family led could easily lead to hypocrisy. They traveled North America singing, encouraging people to read the Bible, quoting the Bible, and the father preached. I think that the family’s habit of all 10 year olds on up being in the Bible at least 2.5 hours stopped them from that fate.
Speaking of reading the Bible for 2.5 hours everyday. I don’t think it is necessary for normal people to read nearly that much. Personally for me most days I’ll get half an hour. For those who teach about the Bible, yes I think 2.5 hours is great, maybe consider more, but for most of us our job is to act out God’s Words and that requires taking our heads out of books, movies, computers, and instead helping others.
A couple of weeks ago I posted about the Bible being a book of books. I wrote a little about how some of the books are smaller.
Today I’m going to talk about these smaller books.
I love reading them. It makes you sound so accomplished, “I read an entire book of the Bible today”. But in all honesty, except for Philemon and Jonah, I struggle to remember what is in these books. I feel really bad, that I forget what these books are about, but they sort of run together.
Off and on for the last fifteen months though I’ve been working on a slight solution for myself. Every day after reading the sections of the Bible that I’m in, if I have time I’ll read a little book.
Now if I were to change which book I read everyday, it wouldn’t really help. So I don’t. Perhaps I could change which book I read every week. A fortnight would give me more time to become familiar with it. But, what I’ve been doing is changing books every month.
It really helps. I pick up on themes. Words will jump out. Sentences will become clear.
Do you have this trouble? How do you deal with it?
I really enjoy Christian Indie authors, so I like to support them however possible. So I sign up for blog tours. Today it’s “Hymns in the Hills” time to shine. I am bad at written reviews though so I chose to do another interview.
Here is the Author Rebekah Morris!!!
What detail are you the most proud of?
Kade’s name. I’ve never made up a name before and after coming up with MacKaidric, I had many people tell me how much they loved the name. That was a relief because I wasn’t sure it would actually work.
What character in this book are you the tiniest bit envious of and why?
I had to think about this one a few minutes since it’s a question I’ve never been asked before. After due consideration, I decided on Jess, because she has so many younger siblings, and I’m the youngest in my family. I know she did have a difficult time trying to take care of them all at times, but she did have the help of Zeke and Ez. And Riss and Belle.
What is the least common thing you are a fan of?
Frozen Gummie Bears. I just love those things. I don’t really like them at room temperature, but cold? Yes, please! I’m trying to turn this love into a fad. Want to join the club? I don’t really have a FGB club, but it sounds good.*
What sort of honor would you like your book to receive?
Well, it would be fun if it got a 5 star rating from Readers Favorites. But the highest honor this book could receive, and I would love it if it would receive it, would be that it encouraged a reader of any age to accept the free gift of salvation, and then show them that even a small light can be used for Christ.
Thanks so much for letting me come and share today, Esther.
Hymns in the Hills synopsis:
“Could you not teach them what you do know?”
Separated from her parents and sent to live with unknown relatives for the summer, Belle Standish clings hard to the promises found in her dear Bible and her beloved hymns. As she grows to love her newly discovered family, she finds much work to be done for her Lord in this neglected field.
But when danger threatens those she loves, Belle’s faith and courage are tested in ways she never imagined. Will God’s promises hold true even in the midst of the storm? And what can she possibly accomplish with just her one little light?
Rebekah A. Morris is a homeschool graduate, an enthusiastic freelance author and a passionate writing teacher. Her books include, among others, Home Fires of the Great War, The Unexpected Request, Gift from the Storm and her best-selling Triple Creek Ranch series. Some of her favorite pastimes, when she isn’t writing, include reading and coming up with dramatic and original things to do. The Show-Me state is where she calls home.
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*I couldn’t find gummy bears to freeze, but I did find some gummy candies, they are in the freezer waiting for this afternoon when I plan on eating a few and posting about it on my Instagram.