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

feeling rested

I have a good rest this past weekend, especially this morning. I didn’t have to be up at 4:30 am since it’s a holiday here in the US. It’s President day! I don’t care much about this holiday, however it’s great to have it off. I finally got my eight hours of sleep and I’m feeling much better.

My husband wasn’t lucky he has to work. I have the house to myself until 3:00 when I will babysit my little granddaughter. Then it won’t be quiet anymore. It’s nice to wake up by 8:00 instead too early. I got my shower and I’m enjoying already two cups of coffee. My plans for the day before my little angel come, do some laundry, clean the kitchen and finished reading a book I just started to read “Caught Dead Handed” by Carol J. Perry.

Also enjoying a little nicer weather. It’s getting warmer outside and they are announcing snow. The weather has not been that bad compared with last year.

One-Liner Wednesday~ Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll GO!” ~Dr. Seuss

 

 

 

This week in the school, we are celebrating Dr.Seuss birthday. It has been a fun  week so far. On Monday we wear green, Tuesday red & blue, today mismatched clothes. Thursday would be hats & socks, and on Friday the big day. It would pajama day with lots of reading and a big birthday cake at lunch time. The students are so exciting and having so much fun including myself.

Happy birthday Dr. Seuss and thank you for the wonderful readings!

One-Liner Wednesday is hosted by Linda G. Hill.

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No- stress

When I feel overwhelmed I take a little break from the computer and social media. I’ve been taking the time to read and color some of my books. I began reading a great book that I receive from a friend (thanks Linda), soon to finish and give my honest review.

My son’s wedding is approaching and my in-laws already arrived. My daughter and the girls will be here next week and I can’t wait to hear laughter and noise all over the house. I love that. However, I’m behind in a few stuffs for the wedding and my dress is one of them. I can’t find nothing I like and the wedding is in two weeks. I’m getting stressed out. When you live in a small town it’s difficult to find something you like. Maybe a trip to the city will be the best choice.

 

Present

If you are depressed you are living in the past.

If you are anxious you are living in the future.

If you are at Peace you are living in the Present.

~Lao Tzu

 

 

If you are depressed, you are living in the past. – When I’m depressed it could be I’m not as cheerful with myself. Yes, I like to remember the past and if I’ve one chance I would change a few things. However, remembering the past brings joy to my life.

If you are anxious, you are living in the future. – Once a while I feel anxious, but living in the future not too sure.

If you are at Peace, you are living in the Present. – This is the path I intend to be. It’s difficult, but achievable. We are living in a society where you get judged easily. Trying to live a peaceful life it’s hard to get.

What should I do to keep myself at peace and living the present?

1- I love to read and when I do, it takes me to a different world.
2- When I’ve the time I like to write, especially short stories.
3- A few months ago, I begin buying coloring books for adults. Since then I’ve already bought over twenty. I love spending the time coloring. It makes me feel calm and peaceful. That means I’m living in the present.

 

Daily Prompt: Present

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?

 

 

 

 

Passionate

 

Just Jot It January 4, 2018- Passionate

I am passionate about collecting unicorns, owls, baby dolls, and postcards. Where I put them all around the house.

I am passionate about books. What kind of books? I read almost everything and my favorite genre mysteries.

I am passionate about music, especially the music from the 70’s and 80’s. Oh I forgot no heavy metal and songs with profanity or trashing others.

I am passionate about Hallmark movies and also cheesy movies like Sharkanado. Can you believe that? I love Shark week.

I am passionate about adult coloring books. I already have 15 and my favorite is “The Enchanted Forest” by Johanna Basford.

Last but not least, I am passionate about my grandkids. I can spend hours playing games, doing the girls hair, or going to Barnes and Nobles to get new books.

That’s all for today… for this #JusJoJan for 1/4/18 2018