Day 21 ~ 30 Day Winter Writing Challenge

Hello Peoples! Becca answered a question on her blog Wednesday I thought I would answer today. You can find Becca’s blog at the link below ~

Wondering Wednesday โ€“ Do you like to travel? โ€“ The Becca Files

Do you like to travel? ๐Ÿš—

Yes, I love to travel! I’ve been to the Marianas Islands ~ Guam, Saipan and Rota and we’ve been to Hawaii. I’ve been to several states on the east coast and Martha’s Vineyard. It would probably be easier to say what states I’ve never visited. I would love to hike the Appalachian Trail sometime. What an adventure! My my my! I sound like Alex Rover!

Nim’s Island (2008)

Be the hero of your own life story.”

I’ve never been to Europe, Africa or South America. Since CO-VID we’ve visited Lake Superior in Minnesota. I love it there. What about you? Do you enjoy traveling? Tell me about your adventures! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Much love ~

Kathy

Day 20 ~ 30 Day Winter Writing Challenge

Hello Peoples! Yesterday morning I walked downtown to a cafรฉ I like. Early, I wanted to get outside in the fresh air. *haha* I dressed warm. The thermometer on our garage said, it was 30 degrees outside. I can do thirty, so I layered and wore my warmest hat and scarf. Grabbed my book and off I went. I don’t think I even walked a block when it started to snow ~ hard! It was really coming down! I was quickly covered in snow. It wasn’t the big snowflakes. It was round chunks of snow, but I kept walking. The snow stopped and the wind gusts came. Brrrr. It was wild outside, but I made it to the cafรฉ. The employee who took my order heard my tale of winter walking.๐Ÿ˜ I ordered a hot chocolate and toast. I read my book for an hour. Sent a text message to Rick. He came and picked me up, gave me a ride๐Ÿš™ home. I was glad he did. The temperature dropped.

I joined MeWe! ๐Ÿ™‚ Come on over and say “hello.”

MeWe – The Next-Gen Social Network

Much love ~

Kathy

Day 19 ~ 30 Day Winter Writing Challenge

Hello Peoples! Yesterday a friend I had not seen in a very long time stopped by. She gave us some tea ~ loose leaf and tea bag. She lives out in the country and we definitely don’t get together very often. It was a nice surprise.

Yesterday afternoon I was able to go for a walk. It was 30 degrees, so it was cold, but there wasn’t any wind! Yay! I stopped at a couple of the little free libraries and looked at the books. I didn’t find anything I was interested in, but it felt great to get out in the fresh air.

I also made veggie soup. I like the way soup, simmering on the stove, scents the house. โ˜บ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿฅ”๐ŸŒฝ

What are you reading?

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I’m reading, The Escape by Lisa Harris.

Since it’s 3:15 am, I am going back to bed. I have been sleeping strange hours recently. I sleep good, just at unusual times.

Much love ~

Kathy

Day 18 ~ Winter Writing Challenge ~ Irish Stewed by Kylie Logan

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An Ethnic Eats Mystery

Laurel Inwood, a chef, has left Hollywood and traveled to Hubbard, Ohio to help her sweet, foster Aunt Sophie run her restaurant, Sophie’s Terminal At the Tracks. The restaurant isn’t what Laurel expected, however, Aunt Sophie is having surgery, so, Laurel decides to stay and help until Aunt Sophie has recovered and is back on her feet again.

Shortly after Laurel arrives, Aunt Sophie and Laurel discover a dead body, slumped over a table in the restaurant. Jack Lancer, an investigative reporter is the victim. With Sophie soon to be in surgery and a young man wrongfully suspected, Laurel decides to do some sleuthing on her own. Of course, she does have help. Declan, a good looking lawyer, with a big family and owner of the Irish store is readily available to assist Laurel in any way he can.

Loved it! Laurel is a strong, female protagonist with an attitude and I suspect some arrogance. Declan, our equally strong male protagonist is up for the challenge. I loved the way those two bantered back and forth with one another. They were great together!!! The mystery was good ~ a little complicated. I didn’t solve it. 5 ***** stars!

Happy Reading!

Day 17 ~ Winter Writing Challenge ~ Baby It’s Cold Outside Book Tag

Hello Peoples. I was perusing blogs when I discovered this fun tag! If you would like to hop on board or participate in this fun tag, feel free to do so. You can find the creator’s blog at the link below ~

Baby Itโ€™s Cold Outside Book Tag (Originalโ„๏ธ) โ€“ Reading On A Star (wordpress.com)

OH NO! Rules again! ๐Ÿ˜

~ Thank the person who tagged and link back to their post. BIG THANK-YOU to Erin at Reading on a Star!

~ Display the banner (copy and paste).

~ Link to the original creator. The link is above.

~ Answer the questions!

~ Tag however many people as you want!

Questions!

Snow day ~ What’s your “comfort” book?

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This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart! I love this book. Anytime I want to travel to Corfu, visit with Lucy and her sister, share in Lucy’s adventure, swim with a dolphin and bask in the Corfu sun, I read this amazing book.

Snow Angels ~ What’s a book that you love so much you want to be buried with it?

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The Bible ~ Great stuff in this book.

Warm socks ~ What’s a book that makes you feel warm inside? (The fluffiest, cutest romance you’ve ever read?)

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Molly by Sarah Monzon

Molly is a romantic comedy that will leave the reader in stitches. It’s cute, fun and romantic. Loved it!

Hot cocoa ~ What winter themed novels have you previously read?

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

The White Witch cast a spell on the land *boo hiss* where it’s always winter and never Christmas. But! There is always hope. Aslan is on the move. One of my favorite books.

Sledding ~ What’s the book with the best plot twists? Who’s an author that always keeps you on your toes?

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Agatha Christie! She keeps me on my toes. I chose The Murder of Roger Ackroyd because it’s one of my favorites.

Ugly Sweaters ~ What’s a book with the ugliest cover? That’s a funny question. Mmmm.

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo!

I did not like the book or it’s cover! โ˜น

Movie Marathon ~ What’s the last book you binge read?

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Oh my word! I am addicted to Max and Annie Darling in the Death On Demand Series by Carolyn G. Hart!

Letters To Santa ~ What’s a book that’s on your wish list this year?

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Stone and Sunset by Sibella Giorello

I really like the Raleigh Harmon series!!!

And there you have it! Now it’s your turn. Don’t be shy. I tag everyone who reads this!

Much love ~

Kathy

Day 16 ~ 30 Day Winter Writing Challenge

Hello Peoples! Yesterday, I stayed home all day. The weather was terrible. There was a light snow all day, but the wind blew and blew and blew! Oh my! My phone said, it was around 30 degrees all day. It looked colder than that. I made soup, watched a couple of movies. I read a book and had a nap. Rick started a new jigsaw puzzle.

January is a stay at home in jammies, reading a book or watching a movie kind of month.

Much love ~

Kathy

Day 15 ~ 30 Day Winter Writing Challenge

Hello Peoples! We are in a blizzard warning. The wind is horrible. The wind gusts are up to 60 miles per hour. Brrr. The warning is suppose to end this morning. It did snow yesterday. I’ll be staying home today, snug and warm, all rolled up like a burrito. I baked oatmeal chocolate chip cookies yesterday. So good!

Oh my word! We have a black squirrel in our backyard. He is so wonderful. He is the first black squirrel I’ve ever seen. He’s as black as charcoal! I’ve seen gray squirrel and brown squirrel but never black squirrel. Have you ever seen a black squirrel???

I finished reading Under the Cajun Moon by Mindy Starns Clark. I liked it. It’s a murder mystery, a treasure hunt and so much more. The reader is transported to New Orleans. The author described the culture, the food and the great people so well. It’s also educational! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ Highly recommend!

Currently, I’m reading Jocelyn by Sarah Monzon. It’s a cute romantic comedy.

Have a great day! Stay warm!

Much love ~

Kathy

Day 14 ~ 30 Day Winter Writing Challenge

Hello Peoples! Yesterday was a beautiful day. I woke, dressed and walked to the bakery. I didn’t need a winter coat. I wore my new quilted vest, a scarf and mittens. I didn’t wear a hat or boots. I wore my athletic shoes. This is so unusual for January. We’re usually below zero in January. The bakery is take out only these days, so, I purchased a hot, dark chocolate and savored it on my journey home. When I arrived home and walked in the house, I was surprised to see our living room looked like a blanket, book and movie bomb exploded in said room. I laughed. I guess I didn’t notice the disaster before I walked to the bakery. We certainly enjoy our home. ๐Ÿ˜

The Outstanding Blogger Award

I enjoy tags and memes, however, I don’t care so much for the awards, they exhaust me. โ˜น I hope you still love me after saying that??? ๐Ÿ™‚ My blogger friend, Carla, tagged everyone for the Outstanding Blogger Award, so, I thought I would go for it. You can find Carla at ~

The Outstanding Blogger Award โ€“ Carla Loves To Read (wordpress.com)

You can find the creator of the award at ~

Colton Beckwith RPC | Essays of a High School Student (wordpress.com)

Pesky Rules ~

~ Provide the link to the creator’s original award post, (very important: see why in step five).

The Outstanding Blogger Award | Colton Beckwith RPC (wordpress.com)

~ Answer the questions provided.

~ Create 7 unique questions.

~ Nominate 10 bloggers. If you are reading this, consider yourself nominated. Ensure they are aware of their nomination. Neither the awards creator, nor the blogger that nominated you, can be nominated.

~ At the end of 2020 (I think I ‘m a little late) every blog that pings back the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2020 Outstanding Blogger Award. Mmmm. ๐Ÿคจ

Carla’s Questions ~

1.) What motivated you to start blogging?

I don’t really remember. I belonged to a book discussion group and the group had a blog. I branched out on my own from there.

2.) Do you have a favorite type of post? If so, what is it?

Short posts! *haha*

3.) What was your favorite book or genre from your childhood?

I loved biographies. I especially loved the story of Helen Keller and Pocahontas.

4.) Do you use your local library? If not, how do you get books?

I do use the local library. Since CO-VID I don’t use it as often as I did before CO-VID, but I do still use it.

5.) If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be?

Sarah Palin. I think she’s interesting.

6.) What is one time or incident in your life you wish you could relive?

Oh gee. I have no idea. Mmmm.

7.) Do you have New Year’s resolutions?

Not really this year.

7 Amazing Questions ~

1.) Do you love to cook? Favorite meal to prepare?

2.) What is your favorite exercise routine?

3.) Besides reading, do you have a hobby? What is it?

4.) Besides books, do you collect anything? What?

5.) Other than Christmas, what is your favorite holiday?

6.) Do you enjoy traveling? Favorite place to travel to???

7.) What is your favorite movie?

Have a great day!

Much love ~

Kathy

Day 13 ~ 30 Day Winter Writing Challenge

Hello Peoples! It’s early here ~ still dark. I couldn’t sleep, so here I am. I feel much better today. Yesterday I didn’t fell good. *blah* I had a nice nap in the afternoon. After the nap, I was rarin’ to go.๐Ÿ˜

I have heard we have more snow coming our way. I’m not sure when it will arrive, but I say, bring it on! โ›„

What are you reading?

I’m reading, Under the Cajun Moon by Mindy Starns Clark. It’s my first library book of 2021. I like it. The story seems a little different from what I usually read. It’s set in New Orleans. And! A treasure ~ that’s right, a treasure and a poem, a murder, a chef, a woman falsely accused and a story that keeps me guessing. I’m not even sure who to trust???

Have a great day!

Much love ~

Kathy

Day 12 ~ 30 Day Winter Writing Challenge

Hello Peoples. I don’t feel good this morning, so this will be short.

Even though it’s the middle of winter and the middle of January, the temperature is warming up. Very strange. For the next few days it’s going to be in the 40’s! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ We will probably see people walking around outside in shorts!

Do you enjoy little known holidays?

Did you know ~

January 19th is National Popcorn Day!!! CELEBRATE!!!

January 27th is Chocolate Cake Day!!! CELEBRATE!!!

Much love ~

Kathy