Be Our Guest Fridays {4}: The Book Wheel Shares Tips on Running a Successful Blog Event

Be Our Guest Fridays {4}: The Book Wheel Shares Tips on Running a Successful Blog Event

October 31, 2014 Be Our Guest Fridays, Blogging Tips 1

Welcome to Be Our Guest Fridays! Be Our Guest Fridays is a weekly feature hosted by Tanya from Mom’s Small Victories and Helen from My Novel Opinion where we feature guest posts by our favorite bloggers and authors. We started this feature as a fun way to give back to the blogging community. We are excited to share with you these creative, inspiring and knowledgeable bloggers. My Co-Host Helen from My Novel Opinion You can find my fabulous co-host Helen on her blog, on Facebook, on G+, and on Twitter. See her blog for more ways you can find Helen…. Read more »

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Seven Letters from Paris by Samantha Verant: An Enchanting Modern Fairytale

Seven Letters from Paris by Samantha Verant: An Enchanting Modern Fairytale

October 31, 2014 Books, TraveltheWorldinBooks 0 ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads: “Twenty years, seven letters, and one long-lost love of a lifetime At age 40, Samantha Verant’s life is falling apart-she’s jobless, in debt, and feeling stuck… until she stumbles upon seven old love letters from Jean-Luc, the sexy Frenchman she’d met in Paris when she was 19. With a quick Google search, she finds him, and both are quick to realize that the passion they felt 20 years prior hasn’t faded with time and distance. Samantha knows that jetting off to France to reconnect with a man that she only knew for one sun-drenched, passion-filled day is… Read more »

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Top 5 Tips on How to Create a Sense of Community on Your Blog: Guest post on NC Blogger Network

Top 5 Tips on How to Create a Sense of Community on Your Blog: Guest post on NC Blogger Network

October 30, 2014 Blogging Tips 7

Why do you blog? I started blogging as a way to positively deal with my struggles with Rheumatoid Arthritis. What I did not expect was how my blog would grow into a wonderful community of readers, some who share my obsession with books and food and others who empathize and understand what living with a chronic illness is like. Needless to say, I was humbled and honored when Allison from the NC Blogger Network asked me to write a guest post about tips on creating a sense of community on your blog. Today’s the day! Stop by and check out… Read more »

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Throwback Thursday Linkup {17}: My Invisible Illness

Throwback Thursday Linkup {17}: My Invisible Illness

October 29, 2014 Rheumatoid Arthritis, Throwback Thursday 2

Welcome to our Throwback Thursday Weekly Link-up, Week #17. Our Throwback Thursday linkup is a chance to update and get attention on an old blog post. Today, my featured blogger inspired me to share my guest post about Dealing with an Invisible Illness with Just One of the Boys’ In Her Shoes series. We all have something to deal with and I hope my post helps others see that you can’t (and shouldn’t) judge a person by their appearance. Just One of the Boys’ In Her Shoes series is fabulous, I encourage you to check it out and share your… Read more »

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Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge Book Maps or Summary Linkup

Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge Book Maps or Summary Linkup

October 27, 2014 TraveltheWorldinBooks 4

If you joined us during our Travel the World in Books Readathon, you know that Aloi from the Guiltless Reading gave us a very detailed and thorough tutorial on how to create a book map. A book map is an easy way to visualize where the books you have read have taken you. During the Readathon, I loved the creativity which bloggers used to create their maps. Some were color-coded by fiction vs. nonfiction; some were mapped by book setting; and yet others were mapped by author birthplace. Guiltless Reading challenged us all to create a book map and its… Read more »

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Be Our Guest Fridays {3}: Author Kimberly Belle at My Novel Opinion

Be Our Guest Fridays {3}: Author Kimberly Belle at My Novel Opinion

October 24, 2014 Be Our Guest Fridays 2

Welcome to Be Our Guest Fridays! Be Our Guest Fridays is a weekly feature hosted by Tanya from Mom’s Small Victories and Helen from My Novel Opinion where we feature guest posts by our favorite bloggers and authors. We started this feature as a fun way to give back to the blogging community. We are excited to share with you these creative, inspiring and knowledgeable bloggers. My Co-Host Helen from My Novel Opinion You can find my fabulous co-host Helen on her blog, on Facebook, on G+, and on Twitter. See her blog for more ways you can find Helen…. Read more »

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Throwback Thursday linkup {16}: Easy Rotisserie Style Chicken Cooked in a Bundt Pan

Throwback Thursday linkup {16}: Easy Rotisserie Style Chicken Cooked in a Bundt Pan

October 22, 2014 Throwback Thursday 0

Welcome to our Throwback Thursday Weekly Link-up, Week #16 . Our Throwback Thursday linkup is a chance to update and get attention on an old blog post. Today I am sharing with you my Easy Rotisserie Style Chicken Cooked in a Bundt Pan. Yes, a bundt pan makes a perfect whole chicken roaster! When it is just us for Thanksgiving, I’ve made this chicken instead of a big ole turkey that takes all day to cook. It’s moist and delicious and just big enough for our family. Do you have an old blog post that you love from the past… Read more »

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This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash Book Review

This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash Book Review

October 21, 2014 Books 14 ★★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads: “Hailed as “mesmerizing” (New York Times Book Review) and “as if Cormac McCarthy decided to rewrite Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird” (Richmond Times-Dispatch), A Land More Kind Than Home made Wiley Cash an instant literary sensation. His resonant new novel, This Dark Road to Mercy, is a tale of love and atonement, blood and vengeance, a story that involves two young sisters, a wayward father, and an enemy determined to see him pay for his sins. When their mother dies unexpectedly, twelve-year-old Easter Quillby and her six-year-old sister, Ruby, are shuffled into the foster care system… Read more »

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Be Our Guest Fridays {2}: Aqua Aerobic Exercises for Arthritis Relief by Kaitlin  Gardner

Be Our Guest Fridays {2}: Aqua Aerobic Exercises for Arthritis Relief by Kaitlin Gardner

October 17, 2014 Be Our Guest Fridays, Rheumatoid Arthritis 4

Welcome to Be Our Guest Fridays! Be Our Guest Fridays is a weekly feature hosted by Tanya from Mom’s Small Victories and Helen from My Novel Opinion where we feature guest posts by our favorite bloggers and authors. We started this feature as a fun way to give back to the blogging community. We are excited to share with you these creative, inspiring and knowledgeable bloggers. My Co-Host Helen from My Novel Opinion You can find my fabulous co-host Helen on her blog, on Facebook, on G+, and on Twitter. See her blog for more ways you can find Helen…. Read more »

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Throwback Thursday Linkup {15}: My Top Ten Books to Read for Fall

Throwback Thursday Linkup {15}: My Top Ten Books to Read for Fall

October 15, 2014 Throwback Thursday 15

Welcome to our Throwback Thursday Weekly Link-up, Week #15. Our Throwback Thursday linkup is a chance to update and get attention on an old blog post. Today I am sharing with you my Top Ten Books to Read for Fall. I posted this a couple of weeks ago and have been working my way through the list. With the Wonderfully Wicked Readathon starting Friday and Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon coming up on Saturday, I hope to make a better dent in this list. I have finished The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain and 200 pages into 11/22/63. What are you… Read more »

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