Wednesday, January 11, 2017

New Author ... Adriana Mathers



Salem, Massachusetts is the site of the infamous witch trials and the new home of Samantha Mather. Recently transplanted from New York City, Sam and her stepmother are not exactly welcomed with open arms. Sam is the descendant of Cotton Mather, one of the men responsible for those trials and almost immediately, she becomes the enemy of a group of girls who call themselves The Descendants. And guess who their ancestors were?

Salem, Massachusetts is the site of the infamous witch trials and the new home of Samantha Mather. Recently transplanted from New York City, Sam and her stepmother are not exactly welcomed with open arms. Sam is the descendant of Cotton Mather, one of the men responsible for those trials and almost immediately, she becomes the enemy of a group of girls who call themselves The Descendants. And guess who their ancestors were?


This is my first read of the new year and it is definitely a 5 STAR book!!! Total Salem Witch Trials meets Mean Girls. I couldn't contain myself or read fast enough! The flow of the story is amazing and you just can't wait to see what happens on the next page!!  Adriana Mathers has amazingly cool family tree and creates an utterly fancinating fictional story for totally Nonfictional events in history. She is a true breathe of fresh air in the YA family!!!  

Ad How To Hang A Witch to your To Be Read pile!!! 
You won't be sorry! 👍🏻

New Year Word




So my friend Lodo and I in the past have picked a "word of the year." One year we picked the word SHINE and one year we picked the word BE. This year Lodo and I picked different words. 

She has picked GROW... she hopes to grow through her learning and love for technology and with her children ... cause lets face it our kiddos are growing so quickly if we blink we have missed it. Our kiddos are at the age were they are reaching amazing milestones and so involved in everything. 

My word is FOCUS .... I get distracted easily sometimes so I am hoping to be better at focusing .... on my family , my job and ME!! I plan to focus a little more on myself .... walking more, choosing healthier foods , ect. So here's to a new year and a little more FOCUS in my life .... and more greatness!!! 

Happy New Year ... What's Next?


So I am not saying it isn't a Happy New Year ... because it pretty much is!! I mean we went back to school January 3rd , had school for 4 days and now we have had 3 Snow Days! I mean I find that fun ... of course some might not due to we have had Virtual School Days while we have been out BUT that is a whole different subject!

Snow Days at my house this time have been incredibly lazy and have NOT included playing in the snow due to M having wisdom teeth removed before the storm. It has included hours of laying on the sofa, reading, cleaning out a few closets or "rat holes" as Mema calls them and a whole lotta NETFLIX!!! 

I can't wait to see what lies ahead of all of us this new year ... hoping to find my blogging mojo! 

Saturday, September 3, 2016

BUSY, BUSY SUMMER




This summer was a CRAZY & BUSY summer!!!!! I spent a majority ... well all but 2 weeks of my summer break in the Library ... revamping things!!!! Moving books, going through them, painting .. you name it ... we did it this summer!!!! Stay tuned for the reveal of our new Library. I must say that it turned out fabulous!!! a little paint, a lot of sweat, a little sewing here and there and some reshelving .... not bad if I say so myself! It was definitely time for the paint to say the least ... it had been 16 years since fresh paint had hit these walls. I am so excited for the kiddos to see the new improved library.  :)














Friday, July 3, 2015

Currently!!!!

I am currently reading ........ The Isle of the Lost!!!! It's the book version on the up and coming Disney movie called the Descedents! 


The movie comes out July 31st, but I just couldn't wait till then. It's always fun to read the book first! A sweet little Raider had the book at their house this summer and the cover caught my eye!! She let me borrow it and I read the Prologue and was hooked!!! A story about all the children of every Disney Villan!!! Who wouldn't want to read that??? 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

FAVORITE!!!!!

Ok so I have been working - we'll sort of - reading actually; I mean it is my job , righ? So I have been reading and lounging sinc e school got out and have finished about 5 books total. 

BUT yesterday I started Paper Towns by John Green - who I have adored since reading The fault In Our Stars last summer. Anyhow, I can't put it down so I probably won't get much done this weekend until I finish it. LOL 

I love the face it counts as 1. a book a friend Tecommended to you ( cause of one of the kiddos at school say I HAD to read it!) 2. A book being made into a movie

So I like looked up the trailer on You Tube which of course basically shows me what I have already read last night .... BUT I love adding the real life images to what I have read. 

SO ..... If you are looking for a great YA Read for your summer reading. And have not read Paper Towns .... Get a copy!!!!! 

I give it 
And I am only half way through the whole story and YES I will be hitting the theaters at the end of July to see my book come to life!!!!


Friday, June 12, 2015

A Little Summer Fun



I'd like to live in Adams Grove, VA  ...... after reading The Adams Grove Series written by Nancy Naigle. I simply have fallen in love with this fictional town ... well sort of.

 I pass the sign for Adams Grove right off the side of Route 58 heading to Emporia. Ever since I put the sign and the stories together I have wanted ... no longed to make that right hand turn off the interstate to check it out. So the other day I finally made that turn.

I was alone and on the way to Wrightsville Beach to see my favorite college buddy and her kiddos for the week. Alone, riding , singing at the top of my lungs to a mix of songs on the iPod ..... I made that turn not knowing what I'd find. 

The fictional town I had come to love ... was it there? Nope! But the landscape was beautiful. Field after field untouched ... crops growing ... beautiful scenery.  I did find a sign to stop and take a selfie with to show I was there. 

I was glad I took the time to make the turn, leave my regular beaten path and take a minute to enjoy the scenery. 

If you have NOT read any of Nancy Naigle's books .... take a minute ... you be glad you took the time to make  a right turn as well right into Adams Grove. 

Nancy Naigle  at Amazon