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It's Monday! What are you reading? - February 26

So my plan is each Monday to update anyone who reads this on what I'm currently reading and what I may have finished in the last week.

Currently Reading:

Title: The Catholic Youth Bible
Date Started: January 1
Note: Roof Beam Reader - Read the Bible as Literature Event

Currently Listening:

TitleAtlas Shrugged
Author: Ayn Rand
Narrator: Christopher Hurt
Date Started: August 23, 2017
Note: On part 5 of 7

Finished Reading:

Title: The Little Prince
Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery
DateFinished: February 24
Stars: 5

Title: The Immortalists
Author: Chloe Benjamin
DateFinished: February 21
Stars: 4.75
Note: February Book Club selection

Title: Furry Night
Author: Joan Aiken
Narrator: LeVar Burton
DateFinished: February 20
Stars: 4
Note: Episode 18 of LeVar Burton Reads

Title: Black Hills
Author: Nora Roberts
DateFinished: February 17
Stars: 4
Note: Reread

Title: So I Married a Sorcerer (The Embraced #2)
Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
DateFinished: February 13
Stars: 4

Title: The Baboon War
Author: Nnedi Okorafor
Narrator: LeVar B…

Exodus #2018BibleRBR

I  got really behind in my reading and my posting. So I'm going to do a quick rundown of Exodus today.   Two weeks ago I adopted a dog and he sort of took over my life. I got out of my morning routine of reading my daily passages. I'll have to get into a new routine.

Here's Pippin:


The Book of Exodus is broken down into four parts:
1. The Israelites in Egypt (1-12, 36)
2. The Exodus from Egypt and the Journey to Sinai (12, 37-18)
3. The Covenant at Mount Sinai (19-24)
4. The Dwellings and Its Furnishings (25-38)The Israelites in Egypt:

We start out by getting another brief recap of the linage so show how much time has passed since Joseph has brought his people to Egypt.  As with many historical stories as time passes and power changes hand, those who thought they were safe are no longer so and find themselves enslaved or greatly mistreated.

The new Pharaoh, demands that all males born to them are killed at birth.  The midwives are horrified and defy him. This decree cause…

Peek Inside a Book - Black Hills

Linking up to both Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader and The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.


This week the book Black Hillsby Nora Roberts caught my eye.

It Begins: 1 South Dakota June 1989
Cooper Sullivan's Life, as he'd know it, was over. Judge and jury -- in the form of his parents -- had not been swayed by please, reason, temper, threats, but instead had sentenced him and shipped him off, away from everything he knew and cared about to a world without video parlors or Big Macs.
On Page 56 (56%): Lil's first look at the cat took her breath away. Sleek, muscular, her eyes tawny glints, Cleo sat in her travel cage like royalty on a throne.

She eyed the humans, with what struck Lil as a gaze of pure superiority, and let out her coughing roar in case they didn't fully understand who was boss.

Verdict: This is a reread for me. I originally read it sometime before 2011, possibly when it was first released. I just got myself a Kindle Paperwhite and wanted to …

It's Monday! What are you reading? - February 12

So my plan is, each Monday to update anyone who reads this on what I'm currently reading and what I may have finished in the last week.

Currently Reading:

Title: So I Married a Sorcerer (The Embraced, #2)
Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
Date Started: February 10

Currently Listening:

Title: Atlas Shrugged
Author: Ayn Rand
Narrator: Christopher Hurt
Date Started: August 23, 2017
Note: On part 4 of 7

Finished Reading:

Title: How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days (The Embraced, #1)
Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
Date Finished: February 9
Stars: 4

Title: Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon (The Embraced, #3)
Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
Date Finished: February 7
Stars: 4
Comments: eBook ARC from Netgalley, book is due out in late March.

Title: I Am the Cheese
Author: Robert Cormier
Date Finished: February 6
Stars: 2
Comments: Read Harder Challenge - An assigned book you hated (or never finished)

Title: Mrs. Perez
Author: Oscar Casares
Narrator: LeVar Burton
Date Finished: February 6
Stars: 4
Comments: Episode 16 of LeVar Burton Reads

Ti…

Peek Inside a Book - How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days

When I was deciding to come back to the blog I was looking through all the blogging memes that the blogs I read follow. I had done Book Beginnings and The Friday 56 a handful of times, but over at Mixed Book Bag, JC merged them together and I really like that idea.  So borrowing from her I'm going to start linking up to both Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader and The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.


This week the book How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days by Kerrelyn Sparks caught my eye.


It Begins: Prologue
In another time on another world called Aerthlan, there are five kingdoms. Four of the kingdoms extend across a continent. There, the four kings thirst for war. 

On Page 56: Luciana spun around to find Tatiana smirking at her. She glanced around quickly to make sure they were alone, then whispered, "What are you doing here?"

With a shrug. Tatiana glided up to the railing. "Did you expect me to stay where I was buried?"

"Well, yes, actually.&qu…

Genesis 37-50 #2018BibleRBR

I'm doing this chronologically my posts will be grouped a little differently than weekly check-in posts that Adam is doing on RBR.  I started off with Genesis 1-11 and then chronologically the story moves to Job.  We are now back in Genesis and this post will cover everything up until the story of Joseph.

As I mentioned in the first Genesis post this book of the bible is broken down into four parts:
The Book of Gensis is divided as follows:
1. The Primeval History (1-11)2. The Patriarch Abraham (12-25:18)
3. The Patriarchs Isaac and Jacob (25:19 - 36)
4. Joseph and His Brothers (37-50) This is the final section of Genesis.  This is the story of Joseph who is much beloved by his father and hated by his older brothers. You may know this story because of the Broadway show Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  I, however, have never seen it, and only kinda like a song or two from the show.

There are a lot of lessons in this story. The story of Joseph and his brothers reinforc…

Peek Inside the Book - Red Clocks

When I was deciding to come back to the blog I was looking through all the blogging memes that the blogs I read follow. I had done Book Beginnings and The Friday 56 a handful of times, but over at Mixed Book Bag, JC merged them together and I really like that idea.  So borrowing from her I'm going to start linking up to both Book Beginnings on Friday from Rose City Reader and The Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.

This week I'm reading Red Clocksby Leni Zumas 



It Begins: Born in 1841 on a Faroese sheep farm;
The polar explorer was raised on a farm near
In the North Atlantic Ocean, between Scotland and Iceland, on an island with more sheep than people, a shepherd's wife gave birth to a child who would grow up to study ice. 

On Page 56: Those days at the Perfects' are probably a little different from those days on the hill.
On top of making dresses, Jessica knits sweaters out of local Shetland wool for all four children.
Cans jam from the wild berries they pick.
Home-cooks th…