Mountain Dog by Margarita Engle

09/19/2016

I don’t read Young Adult books very often, but I just read this book.

This was a very fast read. It read like poetry. I would highly recommend this book if you want a fast book to read, or if you like animals.

 

Summer Reading Challenges

06/06/2016

I am trying to do some Summer Reading Challenges.

Here are what I am working on now.

Read a book with a yellow cover- Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch- finished

Read a book under 200 pages- A Spanish Marriage by Diana Hamilton- finished

Read a book under 150 pages- Killer Cupcakes by Leighann Dobbs- Kindle book- finished.

A Murder Mystery- No Clue At The Inn by Kate Kingsbury- Finished

A Book with a blue cover- Start Me Up by Nicole Michaels- Finished

Read a book without reading the back cover- Curiosity Killed The Cat Sitter by Blaize Clement- Finished

A book with an Ocean on the front cover- Wild About Harry by Linda Lael Miller- finished

A book I’ve Been Meaning To Finish- Sweet Delicious Madness And Many Mysterious Deaths of Silvio Berlusconi by Julie Sarff

A Book Set In Europe- Beauty And The Spy by Julie Anne Long- finished

A Book From The Library- Forgiving by LaVyrle Spencer-  Finished

A book of short stories- cozy mystery 15 book series by various authors.

A book adapted into a movie- Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

A Romantic Comedy- Game, Set, Match by Nana Malone

A Book set in my home state- An Engagement in Seattle by Debbie Macomber- finished

A Thriller- Layers Of Lies Diane M. Dickson

Book about best friends- Four Friends by Robyn Carr- finished

A book that is published on 2016- Behind Closed Doors by B.A Paris

A book over 600 pages- Dragonfly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon

A YA fiction- Mountain Dog by Margarita Engle- Finished

A New York Times Bestseller Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

A YA Bestseller- Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

A YA book I read as a kid- Farmer Boy by Laura Ingells Wilder

Page Total Update 3/1/2012

03/01/2012

So far this year I have read 41 books and 14,687 pages over the past 60 days. I have have read an average of 358 pages out of each book. On average I have read 244 pages a day. When added to the last 2 years I have read 402 books and 133,018 pages ove the past 790 days. So on average I have read 330 pages out of each book. I have read an average of 168 pages over the past 790 days. So I need to read 866,982 pages to reach my 1,000,000 pages

Books I read in Feburary

03/01/2012
Breaking Dawn Stephenie Meyer Paranormal 9/10 754 pages Library  
The Fire Rose Mercedes Lackey Science Fiction 8/10 433 pages Library  
Desire Amanda Quick Fiction 8/10 400 pages Library Audio
How To Let God Help You Through Hard Times Louis Weber Self-Help 10/10 191 pages Library  
California Girl Patricia Rice Fiction 8/10 350 pages Own  
No Proper Lady Isabella Cooper Historical Romance 8/10 329 pages Library  
Heart Of The Matter Emily Giffin Fiction 8/10 400 pages Library Audio
Where Angels Go Debbie Macomber Fiction 10/10 304 pages Library Audio
I Only Have Fangs For You Kathy Love Paranormal Romance 8/10 296 pages Library  
Baby, Come Home Stephanie Bond Harlequin Romance 10/10 330 pages Library  
The Solitary Envoy T. Davis and Isabella Bunn Historical Fiction 8/10 447 pages Library  
Keeping Faith Day LeClaire Romance 10 246 Library  
Just Like Heaven Julia Quinn Historical Romance 9 374 Library  
Baby, Don’t Go Stephanie Bond Harlequin Romance 10/10 379 Library  
A Christmas Blessing Sherryl Woods Silhouette Special Edition Romance

10/10

247 pages Library  
While My Sister Sleeps Barbara Delinsky Fiction 9/10 425 pages Library  
The Lone Star Lonely Hearts Club Susan McBride Mystery 8/10 332 pages Library  
The Overton Window Glenn Beck Thriller 8/10   Own Audio
The Trouble With Harry  

Katie MacAlister

Historical Romance 9/10 338 pages Library  

A Gift From The Sea

01/20/2012

GIFTABLY GREAT
“The problem is … how to remain whole in the midst of the distractions of life; how to remain balanced, no matter what centrifugal forces tend to pull one off center; how to remain strong, no matter what shocks come.”
Doesn’t that just about sum it up? Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s meditations on motherhood, simplicity, and her place in the world ring as true today as they did more than fifty years ago. A contemplative tour de force.

A GIFT FROM THE SEA, by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1955; Pantheon, 1991)

Mixed Berry Cobbler

01/08/2012

Mixed Berry Cobbler

Ingredients

2 tablespoons whole-grain pastry flour
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon cold unsalted butter
1 package (12 ounces) frozen mixed berries
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Preparation

Preheat the over to 375°F. Place six 4-ounce ramekins or custard cups in a baking pan.

Whisk the flour and brown sugar in a small bowl. Cut the butter into small pieces, add to the bowl, and rub with your fingers until the mixture is crumbly.

In a medium bowl, combine the berries, granulated sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice. Toss to mix. Spoon a half cup of the berry mixture into each ramekin. Sprinkle each with a half tablespoon of the crumbly dough.

Bake until the topping is golden and the berries are bubbly, about 30 minutes.

Makes 6 cobblers

Per cobbler: 83 calories, 16 g carbohydrates, 1 g protein, 2 g total fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 3 g dietary fiber, 1 mg sodium

A Babe In Ghostland by Lisa Cach

01/06/2012

A Babe In Ghostland by Lisa Cach:

Megan Barrows has retired from a brief career as a ghost-busting phychic and now uses her sixth sense to fill her Seattle antiques store with objects with happy pasts. After once nearly having the soul sucked out of her by a maleovlent spirit, she prefers a quiet life.

Case Lambert is a real estate prospector who restors old houses, than sells them for profit. He has just bought a dilapidated manison so amazing that he wants to keep it for himself, but the house appears to be haunted. Seriously haunted. A few inquiries lead him to Megan Barrows.

Megan at first refuses to help, but Case is a master of persuasion. Moving into the mansion, they discover that one of the ghosts has a thing for Case–and there may be even more amorous spirits inside this veritable paranormal vortex. But it soon becomes clear that no one–dead or alive–can stop Megan and Case from ending up in each other’s arms….

page total update as of 1/6/2012

01/06/2012

I am trying to read a total of 1,000,000 pages. I started this last year.

 

This year I read 198 books and 66,317 pages. I read an average of 334 pages out of each book. During the 365 days last year I read an average of 181 pages a day. When added to last 2010’s totals I read 118,331 pages and 361 books. On average I read 327 pages out of each book. Over the last 730 days I have read 162 pages each day. So I have to read 881,669 more pages to reach 1,000,000

The Books I read in December

01/06/2012

Kissing Comfort Jo Goodman
Historical Romance
9/10
378 pages
Library

High Anxiety
Charlotte Hughes
Mystery
10/10
291 pages
Library

She Shoots To Conquer
Dorothy Cannell Mystery
9/10
294 pages
Library

Twlight Whispers
Barbara Delinksy
Fiction
8/10
416 pages
Audio book
Library

Eclipse
Stephanie Meyer
Paranormal
10/10
629 pages
Library

Once Upon A Time, There Was You
Elizabeth Berg Fiction
9/10
304 pages
Audio book
LIbrary

The Glass Lake
Maeve Binchy
Fiction
9/10
757 pages
Own

Derik’s Bane
MaryJanice Davidson
Paranormal Romance
10/10
292 pages
Library

Serendipity
Carly Phillips
Contemporary Romance
10/10
283 pages
Library

The Last Time I Saw You
Elizabeth Berg
Fiction
9/10
288 pages
Audio book
Library

Roses For Christmas
Betty Neels
Romance
10/10
219 pages
Library

The House Next Door
Anne Rivers Siddons
Fiction
9/10
356 pages
Library

A Night To Surrender
Tessa Dare
Historical Romance
9/10
372 pages
Library

Thief Of Hearts
Tess Gerritsen
Suspense
9/10
360 pages
Library

Broken Flower
V.C. Andrews
Fiction
9/10
422 pages
Library

Christmas Cookie Murder
Leslie Meier
Mystery
10/10
314 pages
Library

Glory, Glory
Linda Lael Miller
Fiction
8/10
287 pages
Library

Books Can Be Deceiving
Jenn McKinlay
Mystery
10/10
282 pages
Library

High Heels and Holidays
Kasey Michaels
Fiction
9/10
328 pages
Library

The Winter Rose
Jennifer Donnelly
Fiction
8/10
707 pages
Library

Heart Of The Tiger
Lindsay McKenna
Silhouette Romance
9/10
251 pages
Library

Murder Of A Creped Suzette
Denise Swanson
Mystery
10/10
252 pages
Library

Devoured By Darkness
Alexandra Ivy
Paranormal Romance
9/10
368 pages
Library

The Lion
Nelson DeMille
Suspense
8/10
448 pages
Audio book
Own

The Gemel Ring
Betty Neels
Harlequin Romance
9/10
187 pages
Library

Very Merry Mysteries
Various Authors
Fiction
10/10
469 pages
Library

Fantasy
Various Authors
Romance
9/10
373 pages
Own

A Hero For Dry Creek
Janet Tronstad
Inspirational
Romance
10/10
245 pages
Own

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

01/03/2012

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Large hard pretzels are drizzled in chocolate for a decadent treat!

INGREDIENTS
12 large whole wheat pretzels
1 cup dark chocolate chips
waxed paper

DIRECTIONS
Melt chocolate in microwave for about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds or so. Dip top half of pretzel in chocolate and place on waxed paper. Repeat with all 12 pretzels. Place in refrigerator to cool.
Makes 12 servings.

Number of Servings: 12

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 169.7
Total Fat: 4.9 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 59.1 mg
Total Carbs: 31.9 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
Protein: 3.7 g