I took a test to see which “Lord of the Rings” character I am!

http://www.brainfall.com/quizzes

I took a test at brainfall.com and it turns out I’m Frodo! Who knew???

I never expected Frodo!

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“Left – Hand Kelly,” by Elisabeth Grace Foley

Left-hand Kelly by Elisabeth Grace Foley.Technology being what it is, we have been having problems with our internet. šŸ™‚ So, I am behind on “things.” Our internet is doing a little better today, so here I am!

Left-Hand Kelly is a good western and it’s not your typical western. A man out of a job,Ā is walking through hayfields, in the direction of Clemson, when he witnesses a shooting. Well . . . and so the story goes. The book is well-written and I liked the tone of the story. It is the first time I have read a book by this author and I enjoyed it. The Sheriff was my favorite character. He was a quiet man and he seemed to be one step ahead of everyone. He observed and kept his observations to himself. I thought he had some wisdom in him. The entire time I was reading this short story, I was wondering at what the outcome would be, it really puzzled me. If you like westerns, this one is definitely worth a read. If you don’t like westerns this is worth a read.:) Enjoy! Happy Reading!

“Cloudy Jewel,” by Grace Livingston Hill

Cloudy Jewel (Grace Livingston Hill #84) by Grace Livingston Hill,http://www.amazon.com/dp/0842304746/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_S4NMsb1JV9KPMNB0With the death of her mother, Julia’s future looks like a lonely one. Her horrible sister and brother-in-law, (they are good antagonists), ask her to live with them, but for very good reasons, she refuses. After her mother’s funeral she receives a telegram, informing her that she is about to have visitors. In a whirlwind ofĀ exuberant loveĀ Julia’s niece and nephew arrive, packĀ her upĀ bag and baggage and whisk her away into a new adventure!

I loved this book! Allison and Leslie were delightful bundles of energy, chattering almost continually. There are a few challenges, which they face togetherĀ and work through with cautious courage. This is a fun read and it just makes ya feel good all over! This is a faith based book and I highly recommend it for older teens and adults. Oh yes! Cloudy Jewel is the endearing nicknameĀ Leslie and Allison give their most beloved aunt!

“Paralyzed Dreams,” by C. B. Cook

Pam is a young, enthusiastic teenager. She loves life, her friends and her family. Pam and her friend Lauren are in training (volleyball)Ā to go to the Olympics. However, one day, the unthinkable happens. Pam and her mother are in a terrible automobile accident and Pam is paralyzed from the waist down. She is now confined to a wheelchair. Pam’s life is shattered, volleyball and the Olympics are no more.

This book is a novella and I liked it.

I felt Pam’s anger and frustration as she tried to cope and work through this difficult situation. This story has a great faith message and I highly recommend it for teens and adults. This author has so much promise and I hope she continues to write in the future.

3… 2… 1… Launch!

The World Of The Writer

*static* Houston, we are ready for launch!

*stomach growls*

(Comment if you get thatā€¦) We are now launching the Paralyzed Dreams Virtual Book Tour!

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As posts go up throughout the day, Iā€™ll be posting the links here. Weā€™ve got a lot of awesome bloggers participating, putting up really cool posts and book reviews. Iā€™m so excited to get started, and I canā€™t wait! I know youā€™re going to enjoy it, too! Keep checking back!

Erinkenobi2893: Interview With Pam

Lights and Shadows: Excerpt #1

A Glimpse of Starlight: Book Review

Sarah, Plain & Average: Book Review [Spoilers!]

Iā€™ll be ā€œpatrollingā€ all posts and replying to comments, so keep an eye out for me! šŸ˜€

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“The Mystery of Mary,” by Grace Livingston Hill

The Mystery of Mary (Grace Livingston Hill #86) by Grace Livingston Hill,http://www.amazon.com/dp/0842346325/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_V3NMsb018T8S26GWThis book is so good. I couldn’t put it down. Tryon meets a mysterious woman at a train station. She tells him she is in danger and Tryon decides to assist the lovely woman. He helps her flee to Chicago, however, he cannot get the mysterious Mary out of his thoughts. Romance and mystery! I love it! Tryon and Mary are so likable and I found myself cheering for themĀ and booing the evil pursuers. This is the second book I have read by this author and it is my favorite. I have many moreĀ stories to read though! šŸ™‚

Another Culinary Mishap!

Oh yes. My disaster was a baked potato this time. The poor potato exploded in the oven, that’s right exploded. It was so ridiculous, all I could do was laugh! I took the necessary precautions, to prevent said disaster, but it exploded anyway! Tragic:) I am waiting for the oven to cool off so I can clean the mess.

"the perfect baked potato is crispy on the outside and pillowy in the middle. cracked open and still steaming, it's ready to receive anything from a sprinkle of cheese to last night's stew. here's how to make them." #tippicture from pinterest.