Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Tombstone

{This Girl Reads}

The epitaph is the inscription on a tombstone—you could say it's a person's last words.

Today, I'll quote the last line of five books. (I won't spoil anything!)

Nora Roberts Tribute
"And home."

Diana Gabaldon Outlander
"Or, will by now."

Heather Graham Ghost Shadow
"And so they were."

Robyn Carr Hidden Summit
"Our beginning."

David Baldacci The Collectors
"Here comes big, bad Jerry"

Would you share a final line, final last words from a book you love?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

From the Web

{This Girl Reads}

You never know what's going to creep onto the web. Sometimes, however, you get a pleasant surprise.

Today's feature links to five amazing book blogs I've found recently.

Ravishing Romances
Book Hounds
Flurries of Words
Book Fever
The Secret Writer

I love reading and sharing thoughts on books...what book blog have you found recently?

Monday, October 29, 2012

Back from the Grave

{This Girl Reads}

Get ready to dig up your past and bring some of your old friends back to life:

Today I will feature five books I read and loved as a kid.

  • The Black Stallion
  • King of the Wind
  • The Hobbit
  • The Nancy Drew Books
  • Misty of Chincoteague

What book did you love as a kid...or what books??

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday...

From Love's Justice
Coming November 12, 2012 from Crimson Romance.

Pre-Order on Amazon!

“So where do you want it? Head or heart?”

Justin had no time to think. He knew his life was over. It didn’t really matter to him where he was shot. The heart would be best, though; then he wouldn’t have to feel it break. 

If you are a writer--aspiring or published--and would like to be involved with Six Sentence Sunday, 
feel free to visit the Six Sentence Sunday Home.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Halloween Blog Hop!!

Hello!  And Happy Halloween!!!  

I am so excited to share a copy of The Wanting Heart with one lucky winner!!

See below to enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Skeletons in My Closet...urrr Bookshelf

{This Girl Reads}

Supposedly, everyone has a few skeletons in their closet—I think everyone has a few on their bookshelves, too. 

Today I am featuring five books I've owned for a long time but never read.

  • The Little House on the Prairie Series
  • The Yearling
  • Jurassic Park
  • The Firm
  • Carrie
How about you...what books have you owned for years, but never read?

Friday, October 26, 2012

Bats in the Belfry

{This Girl Reads}

Even the biggest book enthusiasts have some bats in their belfries about things in books that drive them insane.

Five things that drive me insane in books...

* Cruelty animals or children.
* The author talking to the reader.
* Cover doesn't match the content.
* Ends with no resolution.
* End with the main characters dead or soon to be dead.

What drives you insane?? In books...

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Haunted Week!!

{This Girl Reads}

Ever had the feeling that someone was watching you? It just might be the spirit of a book you haven't put to rest.

Today I'll feature five books I began, but never finished.

* The Shining
* Portrait of An Artist as a Young Man
* Pet Sematary
* Gone with the Wind
* Where the Red Fern Grows

How about you...what book is haunting you?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Letting Go of the Reins

Life Lessons of a Rodeo Queen
Lesson #4

Many of you know, I have four kids.  They amaze me on a daily basis.  I am moved to tears of pride so often because of their talents and wonderful hearts.

Lately though, this mother has been having a hard time letting go.  Recently, I took my oldest daughter to audition for a play. Normally, this would not be a big deal.  I have been a theatre director for almost 10 years.  I love the theatre and am so excited for her to be involved with it.  Yet, I had so many worries.  What if she doesn't get a part she likes?  What if they're mean to her?  What if she trips? What if she doesn't get a part at all!

I was so worked up that I almost went back inside and got her.  Or at the very least, sat with her.

But, I didn't.  And everything turned out just fine!  She was a beautiful member of The Secret Garden cast, and we cheered for her with roses and all--for she was the Star of the Night in our family.

And I learned that it's okay to let go of the reins.  To let life teach and let my kids step out on their own.

You'll have to remind me of this soon...we have the Nutcracker coming up!

What have you done lately where you've let go of the reins?