Oct 2, 2014

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My Life’s Quirks – Camping With the Girl Guides – an Update

My Life’s Quirks – Camping With the Girl Guides – an Update

Back in June of 2011, I posted a special Vlog edition of My Life’s Quirks. The topic: my first camping experience with the Girl Guide Sparks. I remember that trip vividly. The rain, the awkwardness, the Canada Goose poop…everywhere… *shudders* What I had actually forgotten about that time was how nervous I was and how I wanted out. In that post, I talk about how...

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Oct 1, 2014

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Silly Stuff – Awful Library Books

Silly Stuff – Awful Library Books

This week I visited a site I used to visit often but have been away from lately. I’m glad I went to take a look because man, there are some awful library books out there! Enjoy...

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Sep 30, 2014

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Joint Review: He’s So Fine by Jill Shalvis (Lucky Harbor #11)

Joint Review:  He’s So Fine by Jill Shalvis (Lucky Harbor #11)

Contemporary Romance September 30 2014 Mass Market Paperback 368 pages Grand Central Publishing Received from publisher via NetGalley Yummy Man – Cole Donovan Kick Ass Chick – Olivia Bentley From Goodreads - For Olivia Bentley, Lucky Harbor is more than the town where she runs her new vintage shop. It’s the place where folks are friendly to strangers-and...

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Sep 29, 2014

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Question – Does Your ‘Mate’ Have to Be a Reader?

Question – Does Your ‘Mate’ Have to Be a Reader?

Quick and easy this week.  Sort of. We are all avid readers.  Like, crazy insane ‘I Love Books’ avid readers.  But is being a reader a quality you require in your partner? I met Jason in 2001.  I was NOT an avid reader at that time.  In fact, back then I still assumed all books were boring.  I know…crazy right?!  So for me, that was not a quality I looked...

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Sep 25, 2014

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Taking a Few Days Off

Taking a Few Days Off

It’s Girl Guide camping time again! And for those of you who follow my blog, you know that means “Julie is knee and most likely elbow deep in planning and paperwork and other crap that leads to the fun of camping with a group of Girl Guides and has no time to read let alone blog”.  So I am taking a few days off to focus on camp and not go insane. I’ll be...

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Sep 24, 2014

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Silly Stuff – Pinterest “Funny” Search

Silly Stuff – Pinterest “Funny” Search

I was wondering what to do for this week’s Silly Stuff and decided Pinterest would be my site of choice this week. What I did was type “funny” into the search bar. This is what came up This was actually the first pin that showed up in the search. *snort* Maybe not funny as in ‘har har’ but so true! Clever! I had to do a double take for this...

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Sep 23, 2014

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Review: Daring by Elliott James (Pax Arcana #2)

Review: Daring by Elliott James (Pax Arcana #2)

Urban Fantasy September 23 2014 Paperback 400 pages Orbit Received from publisher Yummy Man – John Charming From Goodreads - THE WEREWOLVES HAVE A NEW LEADER…AND HE CANNOT BE STOPPED. Something is rotten in the state of Wisconsin. Werewolf packs are being united and absorbed into an army of super soldiers by a mysterious figure who speaks like an angel and fights...

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Sep 22, 2014

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Question – Would You Ever Consider Writing A Book?

Question – Would You Ever Consider Writing A Book?

So I’ve been blogging for well over four years now and I’ve met – either in person or online – many incredible authors.  I love seeing that these amazing and talented men and women are as awesome in ‘person’ as their voices are in their books. But I have also seen the stuff readers throw at authors and wondered why these readers feel they have...

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Sep 19, 2014

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Review: Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh (Rock Kiss #1)

Review: Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh (Rock Kiss #1)

Contemporary Romance September 9 2014 eBook 356 pages Received from NetGalley Yummy Man – Zachary Fox Kick Ass Chick – Molly Webster From Goodreads - A bad boy wrapped in a sexy, muscled, grown-up package might be worth a little risk… Molly Webster has always followed the rules. After an ugly scandal tore apart her childhood and made her the focus of the...

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Sep 18, 2014

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Thrifty Thursday Review – Hopeless by Colleen Hoover (Hopeless #1)

Thrifty Thursday Review – Hopeless by Colleen Hoover (Hopeless #1)

The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to pick a book which was free (at some point).  This month’s title was free in December of 2013.  Now, it costs about $4 on all your usual eBook buying sites. Young Adult December 19 2012 eBook 410 pages Yummy Man – Dean Holder Kick Ass Chick – Sky Davis From Goodreads - Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more...

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Sep 17, 2014

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Silly Stuff – Test Answers That Are Totally Wrong But Still Genius

Silly Stuff – Test Answers That Are Totally Wrong But Still Genius

Months ago, I found this. I waited and waited until the perfect time to share. With all the kids back in school from summer break, I feel that time is now. I give you Test answers that are totally wrong but still...

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Sep 16, 2014

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Anne Reviews: House Immortal by Devon Monk (House Immortal #1)

Anne Reviews:  House Immortal by Devon Monk (House Immortal #1)

Urban Fantasy September 2 2014 Mass Market Paperback 336 pages ROC Received from publisher Kick Ass Chick – Matilda (Tilly) Case From Goodreads - One hundred years ago, eleven powerful ruling Houses consolidated all of the world’s resources and authority into their own grasping hands. Only one power wasn’t placed under the command of a single House: the control over...

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Sep 15, 2014

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Question – Could You / Would You Buy Books Blindly?

Question – Could You / Would You Buy Books Blindly?

A while ago, someone shared this picture of a bookstore located somewhere on Facebook: Where I find this to be a fascinating idea, buying books blind without knowing who the author is or without seeing the cover, I’m not sure I could do it.  I personally select what books I want to buy according to blurb, friends’ reviews and (often) author.  In this store, you get...

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