Friday, January 18, 2013

Friendship Friday - 52 Books

This is my Friendship Friday offering and my "Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks" Challenge Kick-Off.  WOOHOO! :O)
Five Fun Facts About Me:
  1. I have lived in Pennsylvania, Utah, Texas, Kentucky and Switzerland.
  2. I had my first child at the age of 35.
  3. I love, l-o-v-e-, LOVE live theatre - attending, acting, writing - you name it.
  4. Reading one more book will put me in a tie with last year's total...which would be more impressive if last year's total was not so pitiful.
  5. I have a mama bear heart for life's underdogs.
Go click the Friendship Friday button above for more great reads.  Seriously.  Go do it.  Now. ;p

As for the reading challenge, the above button will take you to the home page of the hosting blog.  One book a week.  A small price to pay for sanity.  Books are a great way to learn new things.  Even from fiction books.  You may learn how to string together your own words in a better way.  You may learn things better not said when you are , say, interviewing vampires and such.

I am looking to the mini-challenges they will have to add some juice to my "OMG what book am I going to read this week" choices, as I have not made reading a prior for many years (I know, but I'm not dead yet, so there's still time to get better, right?)

I can say that I am reading two books at the moment:

The link is to the Kindle page at Amazon.  The book is also available in regular page-turning format.  So far, so good on this one.  The title was what caught my eye initially.  My life could use a little disrupting.  I am so ready to start steering my own boat, as it were, and not to leave the choices of destinations entirely to other people.  When I'm done, there will be a review post.

Ah, who can resist a good Amish fiction, eh?  (BTW, ditto on the link.)  The whole genre kind of reminds me of my childhood.  One of the school field trips was to a fall festival up in "Pennsylvania Dutch" country and it was one of my favorites.  Then there was the whole "Witness" movie phenom, where many of us learned that Harrison Ford was more than just a pretty face up there on the screen.  And actually, there are quite a few Amish in our neck of Kentucky.  FIL (when he could still drive long distances) would occasionally ferry some of the local brethren around longer distances (like out of state)


  1. Following back from the blog hop. Have a great weekend:)

  2. Thanks Judy, I so appreciate your visit, comment and follow! I'm getting ideas for decor for my daughter's 10th bday (also in February) from your blog and your crafty-bloggy friends!

  3. I'm sl glad you're joining the 52 Books In 52 Weeks reading challenge LuAnn - that was the one that got me started on the whole thing!

    This is my second year participating and my first joining in on the mini-challenges!

    Feel free to add your updates at the Reading Challenge link up as I'll be checking it throughout the year! :-)

    I loved reading your Autobiography by the way - we have so much in common!

    Have a fabulous week!

    Create With Joy

  4. Hi I am following you from the hop and would love to get a chance to read a book a week but finding the time is difficult. Still one can hope :)
    I would love for you to follow along.

  5. Hi Jillian, yeah we all could use a few more hours in the day. For me it would be like getting a bigger purse, it would fill up fast! Following back!