April 15, 2018 Chicago bipolar Weather

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I am not good with photo’s but see Chicago Illinois on 4/15/2018!  Oh My!

Now on to the biggest news: I have a friend who writes books….http://sherylsteines.com/

Sheryl writes for women, urban fantasy, and she is listed on Amazon.  Please check her out if you love to read.  http://sherylsteines.com/author-sheryl-steines/

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As a self-proclaimed television junkie and an avid reader, Sheryl Steines writes what she loves. From the character/relationship story from one of her writing inspirations (Judy Blume), to the fantastical world of magic and mayhem in another inspiration (J.K. Rowling), to the strong female character of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Sheryl uses the world of magic and mystery, mashed with a bit of detective work, to weave a story of women who face challenges, overcoming them with dignity and honesty, using her own challenges as inspiration.

Sheryl has written two books in her Wizard Hall Chronicles series (The Day of First Sun and Black Market) and working on a new series, The Empaths (Gracie Madison Feels the World). Both series introduce the reader to young women battling demons of the supernatural kind and the personal kind, each fighting to find their way.

Sheryl Steines has been writing since she was seven years old, since she picked up her first Nancy Drew novel and hasn’t stopped. When she’s not reading or writing, she can be found tooling around in her convertible, supporting causes and raising her kids, dealing with extra ordinary challenges.

For more about Sheryl Steines, her books and her life check out http://www.Sherylsteines.com, @SherylSteines, FB Sheryl Steines Author, and Instagram at Wizardhall.

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Happy Sunday and may you be blessed.

 

 

 

 

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THE ANONYMOUS BOOKAHOLICS TAG

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THE ANONYMOUS BOOKAHOLICS TAG

February 18, 2017

 

I think it’s about time for another book tag! PAGESANDTEA tagged me for The Anonymous Bookaholics Tag, thank you!
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT BUYING NEW BOOKS?

Everything! I am a book buying lover!  I love walking into the bookstore and having so many new books tempting me, and looking for the most striking covers, reading blurbs on the back of books, ending up wanting about 5 new books and having to decide which one I’ll choose on that particular day and which will go onto my wish list. I have to say I love hard cover copies of books more than ebooks.  I do read both types.

HOW OFTEN DO YOU BUY NEW BOOKS?

I buy most of my books today in resale stores.  I always love to go on the treasure hunt in the thrift stores and I always go home with atleast two books I have not read before.  I usually hunt for the authors I am currently reading like Brad Meltzer, John Grisham, Johnathon Kellerman.

BOOKSTORE OR ONLINE BOOK SHOPPING – WHICH DO YOU PREFER?

I love hard copy books, so going to thrift stores is what I prefer.  If it’s a true crime, thriller or self-help book I will opt for the online ebook to read.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE BOOKSHOP?

I love Boarders for a book hunt but I also love Amazon online books, and Abe books because of the discounted rate.

DO YOU PRE-ORDER BOOKS?

Not usually, but I do buy them as soon as they come out.

DO YOU HAVE A MONTHLY BOOK BUYING LIMIT?

No not really.  If I want to read a book I buy it even if I cannot get to reading it right away.  I have moved and donated all of my books over the years that right now I am building up my empire of books as we speak which entails of maybe 20 books.

BOOK BUYING BANS – ARE THEY SOMETHING FOR YOU?

No.

HOW BIG IS YOUR WISHLIST?

I keep my want to read or buy books in the Amazon wish list so I don’t forget.

WHICH THREE BOOKS FROM YOUR WISHLIST DO YOU WISH TO OWN NOW?

I wish I owned all of Nicholas Sparks books.

I wish I owned all of Iris Johansen books.

I wish I owned all of Brad Metzler books.

So, what about you? Are you a bookaholic? 
Feel free to consider yourself tagged and have fun answering the questions. 
See you next time for another book tag!

How to make time to read by Jeyran Main Guest Post

 

Jeyran is a blogger, consumer reviewer, book editor, book promoter and a freelance book translator. Her website Review Tales demonstrates her thoughts, reflections and works.

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How to make time to read?

 

I have been asked numerous amount of times regarding my reading habits and how I get to read so many books and still manage to juggle everything else in my life.

 

Reading induces creativity and helps you mature your conception regarding complex problems. You grow intellectually and at the same time it comforts you in so many ways, which you may have never experienced.

 

Studies have shown that every year the average number of books being read in the United States decreases. This I believe is due to the hectic lifestyles we are modernizing into. Making time for such a rewarding thing, in my opinion, is crucial for your mental stability, growth and mood. Hence, I am going to share my secrets on how I read so many books a year with you, for it is just as beneficial as exercising every day.

 

Secret Number One: Set a goal when you start

 

When you start to read a book. Pick how many pages you wish to indulge in before setting it aside. For instance, promise yourself that no matter what, you will read 50 pages before you get up to do anything else.

 

You can increase the amount of pages, as you become a more regular reader.

 

Secret Number Two: Practice Speed Reading

 

This is a technique that is taught and is very effective. Speed-reading is especially beneficial if you are in university and you have piles of books (over 300 pages) you need to read in a short amount of time.

 

These techniques include things like reading in-group words instead of word by word or forcing your eyes to move faster by using a ruler or pen across the page.

 

Secret Number Three: Read before you sleep

 

Reading before you sleep relaxes you and tires your eyes in assisting you to sleep better. It allows you to put everything you have done aside during the day and just sweep you away into the world of which your book takes you into.

 

Next time you feel that you have no time to read, think again. You have more time than you think.

 

Written by Jeyran Main

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Guest Post Book Review by Review Tales

 

Jeyran is a blogger, consumer reviewer, book editor, book promoter and a freelance book translator. Her website Review Tales demonstrates her thoughts, reflections and book reviews.

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Angles – Part I by Erin Lockwood

This review was kindly requested by the Author, Erin Lockwood

The story of Angels is a captivating tale about a girl names Caralee. She has a loyal group of friends and one best friend, Teddy who looks out for her all the times. He gets married at the beginning of the story to a lovely girl named Anne. Although the triangle at first looks like he has feelings for Cara and it is going to be a troublesome trio, the story takes on a new drama twist with the appearance of a dashingly handsome man named Sam.

Sam is everything a girl wants not just by the way he looks but also his mannerism. The sense of security, sensuality, and his gentlemanly behavior is to perfection. His presence alone brings along turmoil of emotions for Cara, let alone the way he interacts with her. There is a slight problem, though; Cara is already in a relationship with another gentleman, Jason.

The protectiveness of Teddy also takes a great deal of affect in this tale where Sam and Jason both are his friends, and he appears to have strong feelings for Cara himself, as well.

This dynamic tale of events does certainly wrap your head in a twist but, thankfully not so much of a knot. The pace and level of understanding are superb along side the skill in making each character appealing to the reader. The Author has excellent taste in expressing what actually goes on in a woman’s head. There was so much back and forth that even I, as a woman felt like saying “no wonder they say we, as women, are complex.”

I found Cara not as mature and robust as I would have liked her to be. When you have so many men wanting to be with you and constantly trying to steal your affections, then a substantial lead would be more attractive. The issue Cara had was that the men she was in a relationship would not commit to her and in her defense, she does come to a realization that she has to grow up, but it is a little too late. Altogether, her vulnerability was pleasing to the plot, and I enjoyed the inter-connectivity of the whole story together.

The ending is sweet and promises a second series. I look forward to finding out what happens to this girl and her friends.

I recommend this book to contemporary romance readers. You will enjoy reading this book in one sitting.

Written by Jeyran Main @ ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Share your thoughts on her review and click above to stop by her blog!  She has outstanding book reviews for all reader types.  I am a book addict but she is far more advanced than I can be in 2017 as I am in college full time.  Thanks jackie-paulson-signifture-for-blog-oists

 

Happy New Year My Statistics Total in 2016

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I wish to thank all of my followers who encourage me to keep blogging.  I  just started my first class in College:

January 1, 2017

Jackie Paulson

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I am very analytical and my instructor is an Attorney, I want to get an A in this class as I love law and we are doing the FIRAC which means: Facts, Issue, Rule of law, Analysis and Conclusion.  IN law this is very important and I love to analyze cases!  I bet that is why I love reading John Grisham books and Iris JoHansen and other authors!

I wanted to post this page to keep as my remind as I blog for another year.  Since this blog is three months old I am proud of all my followers.

I have so many words to make my 2017 –  I came up with sueewnwe.jpg

  1. Surrender
  2. positive
  3. empowered
  4. Authentic
  5. Focus
  6. Learn
  7. Concentration
  8. Letting go
  9. Worthiness
  10. Deserve
  11. Receive
  12. Break Free

I hope to make College a Priority and use all of the words above to keep me Focused.

Priorities:

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Letting Go of my past Issues

Getting straight A’s in College

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Read Books and do Book Reviews

Get more Authors to offer me books

Be Creative

I WANT:

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Find a Job down the road to fulfill me-because with my AA and BA I have not found work in a field of study and it leads me back to cutting hair which I did for 20 years and since found I am burnt out of it.  I also did SECURITY but the legal, ethical and political crap is not for me!

My Dream is to ATTEND LAW SCHOOL.

 

 

 

 

Book Review: Curing Chronic Illness by Alan Hunter

Alan Hunter cover curing chronic illness.pngCan raw food cure Disease?  Yes!  The big pharma want to keep money in their pockets and discredit natural ways to heal dis-eases.  The reason I personally know that natural remedies work is because years ago, I was diagnosed with a so-called problem that was not curable and in fact it was.  I thought outside the box, went to a holistic healer who read my eyes and prescribed me natural medicines for ten months and to the doctor’s surprise I was 100% cured.  This is how I know the value of this book by Alan Hunter.  This book is filled with the evidence, gathered from medical research and studies from world-famous universities and colleges, medical institutions, clinics and hospitals, from all around the world. Did you know that every living organism in the world eats its food raw; all animals eat raw, all fish, all insects, all birds eat raw. They may die of injury or by being attacked by other animals, but disease as we know it in our human, cooked-food society, simply does not occur in the wild?  I love the references in this book that prove the research done by Alan Hunter.   It is valuable to anyone who may not believe that raw foods can heal any ailment just like back in the biblical days with people and animals.  To sum up the book I leave you with a quote: “If humanity will one day grasp the importance of natural food, this will be the beginning of a new era in the history of human life; it will simply be the PARADISE.”
― Arshavir Ter HovannessianRaw Eating: Or a New World Free from Diseases, Vices and Poisons