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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Books = Love

I just wanted to share 2 new books that I will be starting.  This first one is a 21 Day Makeover type book.  Have you every done one?  I have done a few books that you do something every day, and also done some online makeovers.  This one, my sister sent me.  As soon as I read the Introduction, I knew I needed to do this!!

This is from the introduction:

If you've ever said, "When things get back to normal, then I'll . . . " 
this is for you.

If you've ever felt too tired to do what you know you really need to do,
 this is for you.

True change really is possible. And it can start here an now.

Our culture tells us that we have to "Go big or go home." 
But research on change reveals a very different story:
 it's the small things that make the greatest difference over time. 
And with God as our partner in the process,
 that's amplified even more.

This is your moment. 
Are you ready to simply do what you can 
for the next twenty-one days? 

No matter what you've already tried or been through,
 there's a "yes" still being spoken somewhere deep inside you.

If you've ever made a goal or resolution 
and not kept it, this is for you.

Oh boy this is so me!  I am the queen on needing to "Go big or go home."  I never think that little changes will make any difference, therefore I don't do anything at all. I really need help in this area!!  I can't wait to start this!!!


The next book is the 11th book in a series by author Louise Penny.

If you are looking for an amazing series to begin, I highly recommend this one.  The books take place in Canada, in a small, not-on-the-map, rural village of Three Pines.  There you will fall in love with the main character,  Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, his family, the investigators who work under him, and most of all, the wonderful towns people from Three Pines.  You will wish you lived there!!  These books have it all....mystery, murder, love, friendship, the quaint life living in a small town, and beautiful scenery in every season!  My mom, my sister and I have read them all in order, and have been waiting for a year for this new one to get here, and I can't wait to start it!!  I just need to finish the book I'm reading now, and I'm at 86 percent on my Kindle, so it wont be long now.  

I am so excited to go back to Three Pines and see what everyone has been up to.  
I'll say Hi for you all when I get there :)   


"I love books.
  I love that moment when you open one and sink into it.
You can escape from the world, 
into a story that is way more interesting 
than yours will ever be."

~Elizabet Scott


  1. Why am I suddenly craving a licorice pipe and a cafe au lait?

  2. The "Do What You Can" Plan sounds like something I could use! Just last night I was too exhausted to do dishes and make all our lunches for today, even though that's something I really need to do every night (our dishwasher's been broken for a month and we're still waiting on the landlord to take care of it, so those dishes pile up quickly!).

  3. I love to read! Are you on Good Reads? I have about 3 or 4 books going at any one time, and if I really like a book, I feel a little sad when I finish it.

  4. The Three Pines books sound lovely - I like those kinds of mystery stories - where there is more than just fast paced mystery solving, and the characters are brought out and developed. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency books. From your description it sounds like you would love them (if you have not read them already). Will you post a review of how the makeover book goes?