Reading Challenge for 2022

Everyone knows how much I loved to read. I have books in every room in my home. I carry in my purse my kindle so when I’m in the Dr. office I read it while I wait to be called.

My Goodreads challenge has been completed with reading and reviewing thirty books. In the past, I have read more than thirty, however lately I have been cutting down. For next year’s challenge, I’m down to twenty since I would like to reread a few old novels and those take time to finish. Some of these novels I read it years ago and it’s time to enjoy them again.

I’m rearranging my bedroom shelves with the novels I want to reread. Adding the ones, I want to read and the children’s book I read to my grandchildren. Now, my bookshelves are done and ready for the New Year.

Here is my novel’s reading list for 2022

  • La Carreta by Rene Marquez
  • Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel Cervantes Saavedra
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchel
  • Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien
  • Wicked by Jerry Maguire
  • Roots By Alex Haley
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Old books on wooden planks with blur shimmer background

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt, Jan. 13th, 2018

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is as follows: read closely. When you’re ready to sit down and write your post, look to the publication (book, newspaper, permission slip from your kid’s teacher, whatever you find) closest to you, and base your post on the sixth, seventh, and eighth word from the beginning of the page. Enjoy!

As soon as we get off the elevator, I know something is wrong. This is the first sentence from the book I just received today from the school. Every year during the month of February our elementary schools participate in a reading program they called “one book, one school”. Also, they include fun activities.

This year the book is Fenway and Hattie by Victoria J. Coe. I was reading the papers of the activities for the month and it looks we all going to have fun. Some of the activities are wearing silly hat, mismatch socks, drawings, and wearing pajamas.

The six, seven, and eight words are “off the elevator”. It looks our main character it’s going to have an adventure. The kids are going to enjoy the story. Who doesn’t like dog’s stories?






I’ve been a little stress ever since I went back to work. I’ve been disorganized therefore I’m working on it. It takes time to get into a routine, especially when I’ve to wake up too early. Between working and taking care of my dad, it looks I need more than 24 hours a day. I expect by the end of the day be done with my food orders and my paperwork.

It’s a holiday weekend and I want to relax and watch hallmark mystery movies. Also, I can continue reading my cozy mystery book. Yesterday I got a few books from Barnes and Nobles.

my pile of new books


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My cozy corner

My hideout is in a corner in my living room where I enjoy my cozy recliner. After a long day at work and take care of my dad, I grab a cup of coffee and relax in my recliner. I love taking a nap, read, or use my computer.

On that corner and next to my couch is one of my bookshelves with my favorite books and a pile of wanting to read I keep accumulating. Also, a few pictures of my kids, grandkids, a family picture, my dad, and my mother last picture taken.  Close to my recliner a small table with my computer, my kindle, and a lamp. On my recliner, I can’t forget my soft blanket, and a small pillow.

My hideout is also my granddaughters especially my oldest. She loves to sit there for hours reading her books or taking a nap. They will be coming in the summer and I’ll be losing my comfort corner.



Vacation Time!

I’m in vacation mode since school is out. I’ve been cleaning the house, getting ready the camper, gardening,and fixing a few things in the house. I’m planning to paint my kitchen, my bathroom, and change the décor in my bedroom, but that would be a project for July. Next weekend would be our first camping and I can’t wait to relax meanwhile my hubby goes fishing. I’m planning a trip to Arizona at the end of July. My vacation would be a busy one that’s for sure, however I already read five cozy mystery books and at nights I’ve been writing like crazy. I am enjoying my time and it only be a week.



Second Time Around

I love books very much; I use to have over 300 books. My house started to get cluttered and I’ve to get rid of some of them. I donate more than half of the book to the library and give some away to family and friends. I still have seven full shelves of tremendous readings. The ones that I kept are my favorites and I would never get tired of rereading them.

Of course I keep buying every time I feel the need of reading something interesting. The shelves keeps growing, maybe I’ve to cut down again.

Here are my favorites that I would never get tired of









Second Time Around

Tell us about a book you can read again and again without getting bored — what is it that speaks to you?



Every weekend I do my groceries, laundry, and clean the house. As soon I finished, I would check my emails, check my Facebook, I blog for a little bit, and I go to my Pinterest page. I also like to play a few games with the girls and at the end of the day I would watch a movie. Last week I watched “Cop Land” with Sylvester Stallone and a few oldies like “Execute Decision” and “Die Hard” (I like all of them). Before I went to bed, I started to read “Land of Stories” it took me two days to finish the first book. This is a children’s book that my granddaughter wants me to read so I decide to please her. By the way, is a very good book and I highly recommended it. I’m ready for book number two.


This weekend pretty much the same the only difference is the weather is too cold (-6 feels like -12) I’m going to stay inside hibernating with my glass of Moscatto and ready to watch “The Last Castle” with Robert Redford. My husband would be cooking like every weekend. My stack of books is waiting, too.





Write about what you did last weekend as though you’re a music critic reviewing a new album.

Story of my Life!

Of course I would read the book of my life and from cover to cover. I’ll like to check if the writer get’s the story right or at least close enough. Maybe it will turn into a motion picture starring Meryl Streep. For sure, before I sit to read I better have a box of tissue. Lately my memory isn’t as sharp as before and getting to read the story of my life would bring those memories back.  I would remember the way I was raised the love, sacrifices, and the hard work of my parents to raise six of us. As a child watching my mother’s health deteriorated was tough, however we did appreciate every little thing we have.

Should I want to read my horrible experiences? Depends on which one the author decides to write. Some of my bad experience as a child, I’ve never told not even my parents so those I’m sure would never make it into the book.

Another part of my story that would be touching and heart breaking would be my teenage years. I can’t forget the day I met my precious best friend Lucy. Everything we went through from partying, happy times, boyfriends, shameful mistakes, and tragedy. I lost her in a car accident in 1982 she was 23. She was going to be my maid of honor. I was devastated. My life has changed forever.  I married in 1983 I’ve my first two kids 84 & 86 and a few months later after my daughter’s birth I lost my mother. Again, I was devastated. Sadness, tears, and depression began to be part of me.

However, as I say before I would keep reading. I want to bring back the memories that for any reason my brain has blocked. The memories that made me the way I am.

What happen with the future me? Should I read that part too? I will in a heart bit. I’m curious to know what happen to me and what legacy I left to my love ones. It will be interesting to know which of my kids will miss me the most. Who will keep the memories and traditions alive?

I’m wondering if they would ban the book.

book of me

Daily Post: If you could read a book containing all that has happened and will ever happen in your life, would you? If you choose to read it, you must read it cover to cover.