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5/1/16 11:48 P

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On the last of a trilogy by C.E. Murphy in The Negotiator series. They are Heart of Stone, House of Cards and Hands of Flame. Amazing urban fantasy novels--just sad there are only 3.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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4/9/16 11:48 P

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I just finished the new (came out in March) Anne Bishop novel, Marked in Flesh. I can't believe how good it was! These books are so involved and well-told. I care about the characters deeply--the humans, the shifters, the vampires. I like how they truly think differently, and how the best of them strive to find ways to work together, despite the hate-mongering of a particular group of humans. I really cried in one tragic section, but I love the hope that also blooms as individuals reach beyond their own species to find and do what is best for all. I really *really* recommend these books!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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3/26/16 11:11 P

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Found a bookseller at B&N who's also into fantasy. I was there to pick up the new Mercy Thompson novel, Fire Touched, which was absolutely & completely fabulous! Anway, Diane told me about a new Anne Bishop series, the Others. I think her previous series were straight fantasy, but this is urban fantasy, like Patricia Briggs' Mercy series and her Alpha & Omega ones, or Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden novels. So I just started the first one, Written in Red, which I'm enjoying immensely! It's a long book, but I've already requested the next one. There's only 4 so far; I'll probably inhale them all, then check out her earlier works, and see if I like them as well. I'm getting them at the library--at least so far!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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3/10/16 11:49 P

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My sister recommended a children's fantasy series by Victoria Laurie, whose Psychic Eye mystery series I've enjoyed, as I did her YA novel, When. This is the Oracles of Delphi Keep. I'm on the 3rd book, and enjoying them.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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3/10/16 11:20 A

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I am currently reading Family Coven: Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft, in an effort to help me find practical ways to ground my children and create a legacy for them should they chose to follow my path. It's pretty interesting.

Also picked up some fluffy teen vampire novels and a Kurt Vonegut book at the used book sale last weekend, so I'm looking forward to those.

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2/27/16 11:55 P

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I just finished the brand new Haunted Home Renovation mystery, featuring a woman contractor (!) who sees and interacts with ghosts. It was fun, as usual; the author Juliet Blackwell also has an even better (to me) Witchcraft series. Both are set in the San Francisco Bay Area, my old stomping grounds, which is fun.

Just began to reread Clutter Busting.

On the movie front, I *finally* got the 4th Die Hard movie from the library and rewatched it today--great fun, much like the first in humor and non-stop action. Now that I'm caught back up, I've ordered the 5th and most recent one.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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12/19/15 9:07 P

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Just finished Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews--absolutely delightful. I haven't enjoyed all her books equally, but some have been real gems. I enjoyed the peek into the movie business in this one, which features a location scout who brings a whole Hollywood production team into a tiny Florida town.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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12/13/15 12:56 A

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Just finished an amazing young adult novel, When by Victoria Laurie, who writes the Psychic Eye series I really enjoy. It was very moving; I highly recommend it!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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12/12/15 5:48 P

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The librarian at my local branch recommending Black Spring by Alison Croggon to me. So I came home with it. It's a fantasy novel that's influenced by Wuthering Heights. The author also wrote The Books of Pellinor.

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12/9/15 11:43 P

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I am really loving Heather Blake's 2 magical mystery series--both the Wishcraft and Magic Potions series. Lots of quirky characters, but they have depth as well as color; they think and grow, and I care about them!
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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12/6/15 5:30 P

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I'm re-reading Outlander. I haven't read the rest of the series so I hope to do that after the re-read.

I'm also reading The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron to help nurture my creative fires.


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11/28/15 9:35 P

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Very cool to include the link, Inari!

I discovered a new series author of magical mysteries (who was close to Juliet Blackwell in the library and bookstore)--Heather Blake. I've read the first 2 in her first Wishcraft series (not to be confused with Blackwell's Witchcraft series), and just started her second Magic Potions series, which I'm also enjoying. She has interesting characters and a well-developed magical universe she created in the first series, set in a village near Salem, Massachusetts. The newer series has a healer (hoodoo) witch living in Alabama, where they love crazy (according to the heroine); I'm not sure if there will be as much of a fantasy element as in the other set of books. But I like her writing.

Started and finished the new Debbie Macomber Christmas book, Dashing Through the Snow, today. Thoroughly enjoyable!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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11/20/15 12:30 P

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11/13/15 11:21 P

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Just got the new Nora Roberts book, the first in a new fantasy trilogy, Stars of Fortune. It's always hard to wait for months for the next installment! I read part of the peek at her next stand-alone coming out next year, but don't think I'll read the rest. Some of her "romantic suspense" novels are just too dark and violent. Others I've loved, but I've learned to be wary. The trilogies are often more satisfying for me with crackling dialog and pop culture references. I'm sure I'll finish it by tomorrow, but I picked up several books at the library.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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11/7/15 9:38 P

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Finally got The Imitation Game from the library (there were hundreds in line when I first signed up for it). Excellent, yet so sad what intolerance wrought.

Just finished The Paris Key, a lovely novel by Juliet Blackwell, whose cozy mysteries, especially her Witchcraft series, I've enjoyed greatly. This was a lovely stand alone transformation fiction piece.

Am caught up on the Psychic Eye series by Victoria Laurie, have enjoyed them greatly. The last got into some deeper issues than she's dealt with before.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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11/4/15 11:53 A

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Just purchased "Walking in Light: the everyday empowerment of a shamanic life" by Sandra Ingerman. Looking forward to my breaks at work so I can start reading it! emoticon

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10/10/15 9:47 P

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With this non-rent paycheck, I made some purchases beyond just groceries, including my own copy of Warrior Goddess Training, which I am loving, and want to start highlighting and writing in--and now I can!

On the just-for-fun front, I began a cozy mystery series by Victoria Laurie about an intuitive psychic. Just started book 2--very enjoyable!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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9/11/15 12:09 A

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I've only got a couple more chapters in the next to most-recent Haunted Home Renovations mystery by Juliet Blackwell. I laughed out loud several times while reading at lunch today. emoticon and I learned the new Harry Dresden book just arrived at the library. It may be a graphic novel, or some special format--can't wait to check it out!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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9/6/15 10:29 P

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I read all the Witchcraft mysteries, a cozy series recommended by a Spark Friend, by Juliet Blackwell. I enjoyed them greatly. I've started her Haunted House Renovation series about a female general contractor who sees spirits. They both take place in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I grew up, which is great fun.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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8/1/15 12:52 A

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I'm reading my second Odd Thomas book by Dean Koontz. Not as great as The City, but interesting & sort of fun. I read the first, haven't gotten the second in yet from he library, so reading the 3rd in the series now, Brother Odd.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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7/23/15 11:43 P

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I'm re-reading some of the early Wind River Mysteries, and reading others for the first time. They are set in Wyoming, featuring Father John O'Malley, a priest at the Catholic mission on the WR reservation, and Vickie Holden, an Arapaho lawyer. The one I'm reading now, Spirit Woman, deals with the search by women historian's for written documents that might solve the mysteries surrounding Sacajawea's life after the Lewis and Clark expedition. There are also two women dealing with abusive men in their lives, just as Sacajawea did with her French trapper husband. A tense read.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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7/19/15 11:59 P

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The City by Dean Koontz: Although there is a slight supernatural element, it isn't horror. Focuses on the childhood of a black musician in the 60s--beautiful and poignant.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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7/15/15 10:44 P

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Stumbled on a cute title by Fanny Flagg: The All Girls Filling Station Last Reunion (or at least that's close) at the library--very enjoyable.

Finally gave the new Charlaine Harris (Sookie Stackhouse series author) series debut novel, Midnight Crossroads, a try--intriguing.

And picked up the newest Wind River Reservation mystery by Margaret Coel, Night of the White Buffalo. I'm going to go back and re-read the early ones, and the ones I missed after I left the bookstore business.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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7/7/15 11:46 P

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Having re-read all the urban fantasy novels and short stories by Patricia Briggs (in her Mercy Thompson and her Alpha & Omega werewolf series), I've begun reading some of her earlier straight fantasies. Reading Dragon Bones right now. The sequel Dragon Blood should be here by Friday.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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7/7/15 11:01 A

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Not reading anything "witchy" right now; I'm all fiction right now. I'm reading Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King.

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5/7/15 9:10 P

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I read the final volume of the Order of the Sanguines series not long after it came out (by James Rollins--a fave author--and Rebecca Cantrell). Now I'm re-reading this fabulous trilogy; finished volume one, Blood Gospel, and now into volume two, Innocent Blood. Supernatural thrillers with deep spiritual and historical themes.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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1/24/15 9:24 P

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Just finished the 5th Nikki Heat book "by Richard Castle"; now waiting in line for the 2014 installment--book #6. Funny, I had been #96 in line for 31 copies, but when I refreshed the library holds page just now, it reads 94 of 42--maybe they purchased more because of the high demand.

Now reading the next to newest book in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith, which are always kind and heart-warming and humorous; they read like love letters to Africa/Botswana, where I think Smith was raised by missionary parents. This is #14, The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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1/18/15 11:07 P

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I'm on the 4th Nikki Heat novel--rereading them to remember the flow of events for the next two installments in the series. They are "written by Richard Castle" and very cleverly tie in with events and details on the Castle TV series. I don't know who the ghost writer is, but they have a very similar storytelling sense. Great fun, and hard to put down!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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1/15/15 8:25 A

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I need to read that book about tidying up! I'll see if my library has it!
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I'm a little further in the Magic of Tidying Up book by Marie Kondo. I think I'll read through her book (it's small and goes fast), before really undertaking her approach. Though I've begun writing down why I want to do this, and still looking further into the feelings behind the things I want. I like that she emphasizes the inner processes as much as the skills, but she also helpfully warns you off those actions that can derail the process and impede progress.

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12/15/14 12:22 A

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I'm about halfway through HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Until the final book came out, this was my favorite one in the series. I just adore the Harry Potter books. They are truly magical!
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Started one of my favorite holiday stories today--the novelization of The Gathering, a TV movie from the late 1970s. It's very well-written and quite moving. Then I'm planning to reread my Harry Potters.

Blessed Be, Amanda

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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Almost done with Debbie Macomber's new holiday book, Mr. Miracle--about a male angel who comes to earth to help humans, but gets in trouble his own self! Silly but cute.

Re-watched The Man in the Iron Mask--good story, lovely music, moving performances.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Finished the 3rd Windy City Neighbors book by Neta (YadaYada Prayer Group) Jackson and her husband Dave Jackson. Just started the 3rd & final book in Nora Roberts newest trilogy set in Ireland with magic and witches.

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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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I will probably finish my new book this evening: Grounded by Neta and Dave Jackson. She wrote he Yada Yada Prayer Group books which I greatly enjoyed. This is in a new series which features some familiar characters from the YYPG books, the House of Hope series & others. Funny how a pagan like me can so enjoy these Christian fiction books. But I've always enjoyed stories with a spiritual theme.

Blessed Be, Amanda

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But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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I'm only reading monthly magazines right now; I haven't really decided what I want to read next.

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ive been reading the education of little tree.



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Casting Spells by Brenda Bretton a nice light read that is full of Magick with Fairies, Vampires, Shapeshifters and a human or two. It is amusing and fun. I hope to get more of her books if they are anything like this one I will enjoy them.

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Besides my food magazines and Nat. Geo I'm reading Desperation by Stephen King.

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I've been in a reading slump lately, but I read Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory last month which I loved. I love her anyway, but I really liked all the references to witches and tarot (I'm learning to read tarot cards).

I need to find some good fiction books to get back on track.

As for non-fiction, I'm reading Friendships Don't Just Happen by Shasta Nelson. My real life friend circles have been struggling for a long time now. And this book has been really helpful in understanding things.

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Just finished the third Rose Harbor Inn novel by Debbie Macomber, about the widow of a serviceman killed in Afghanistan who opens a B&B in Cedar Cove, Washington (a fictional town where her Cedar Cove series, now on Hallmark, was set). We follow her evolving life, and the issues of her guests. This one was titled Love Letters.

Finished the Saving Mr. Banks DVD. It was quite sweet and moving--though the "extras" were very disappointing: a single deleted scene! I was hoping to hear more about the author, her books, the casting--a number of actors I recognized in small roles. Oh, the early 60s fashions and hair were amusing. Makes me want to see the Mary Poppins movie & maybe check out the book(s). I enjoy good children's books.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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I usually am reading multiple books at once because I find out I am often in the mood for something different every night. I usually try to do a good mix of fiction and non-fiction, but right now I am only reading fiction.

Re-reading: The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon (this is the fifth book in the series). She just released the eighth book back in June 2014, but since it was a 4 year gap between book 7 and book 8, I wanted to be fresh on what had taken place in the series so I wouldnt go into book 8 with all the details forgotten. Each book is very long, 800+ pages each.

Six Years by Harlan Coben (Goodreads Choice Award Nominee - I joined a challenge to read 5 nominated books, this will be the fifth one - its really good, mystery/thriller. I am still trying to predict the outcome, but am completely clueless - its good when an author has me stumped. It keeps me engaged in the book)

I am J - Chris Beam (YA Fiction - about a girl who came out to her parents as transgender (wants to be a boy) and the struggles the family faces with the news and transition).


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I'm currently re-reading "Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman.

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I stumbled on a new to me) mystery series set in Mississippi, the Sarah Booth Delaney mysteries about a PI who has a "haint" (or ghost) in her ancestral home. The author is Carolyn Haines, who writes very well. I've enjoyed it so much, I plan to read them all in order from the library (13 or 14 now); I've reserved the first two. emoticon

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But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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The Lady of the Rivers by Phillipa Gregory

A work of fiction based on fact

The War of the Roses Lancaster( Red Rose) verses York ( White Rose) was all about Sovereignty.
The Tudor Rose was born from this as a symbol of unity when Henry VII defeated Richard III of York at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 and married Elizabeth of York

Phillipa Gregory has done her research well and I have read the White Queen that was turned into a TV series and was very good.

This book The Lady of the Rivers is the story of the real-life mother to the White Queen so named as they supported York.

The books tell the story of the women who ruled and were used as pawns in a game of intrigue and war as to who was the rightful King.

The Mother of Elizabeth Woodville who becomes Queen of England, Jacquetta is a powerful woman and has abilities of foreseeing the future. The family believed they were descended from Melusina, the river goddess.
This book takes you into the world of that time and how people viewed things back then and we meet Joan of Arc in the opening pages. They even use Tarot cards as they were origanally used as a game. (The meanings are still the same or not far from what have today)

English history is full of intrigue and can be complicated but Phillipa Gregory does a wonderful job of delving into the lives of people and getting to a story that really needs telling.

I have only just started this book and looking forward to seeing it unfold.






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6/25/14 12:14 A

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Re-reading the Inn BoonsBoro trilogy by Nora Roberts--I was in the mood for something light, and she always makes me laugh (love her dialog).

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Joe Hill's NOS4A2 joe hill is Stephen king's son. I've read Heart Shaped box and Horns. Both are fairly good supernatural thrillers.

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I've started re-reading Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" series.

It's not so much horror as Sci-fi. It reminds you in an odd way, of Tolkien. But set in the desert. Requires some dedication. I think it's 7 or 8 volumes long.

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Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett I love it

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