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Wednesday, 1 August 2018

AUSTEN IN AUGUST BEGINS ... 1.8.18



WELCOME TO 

I am a happy participant.  Whether reading Jane Austen novels
or checking out the variations, this month’s for Jane.
August 1st introduces the month long celebration of
#AusteninAugust hosted by Misty at The Book Rat blog .
Be sure to check out all the AIA action planned
along with guests.
My part?
August 1st begins the daily Jane Austen prompts
I’ve created to inspire participants who enjoy
or who might enjoy the creativity of book photography.
You may be joining us as an instagrammer,
or may already be a #janeausten #bookstagrammer .
Each of you are most welcome to participate at your level of interest.
Cheerleaders are definitely valued!  Clicking those likes and commenting
encourages every #AusteninAugust reader and bookstagrammer.
Find us using
#AustenInAugust on Instagram
[+ twitter – pinterest – fb – etc]
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@_eHope twitter – @faith.hope.cherrytea instagram – FaithHopeCherrytea pinterest - my board of Jane Austen HERE
@TheBookRat twitter –  @bookishmisty instagram – Misty TheBookRat pinterest
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The #Bookstagram Reading Challenge follows as listed.
Post a photo for the day’s prompt, then hashtag it
#AustenInAugust  add #JaneAusten if you’d like
so everyone can find and follow the new photos of Jane Austen related prompts.
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Choose the prompts that inspire you.  Take your photos anytime,
then post your #bookstagram corresponding to
the day of the prompts you’ve chosen.
[Or use a scheduling service such as Later.com to post for you]
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Book photography can be a creative focus that increases enjoyment of
our books on an additional level.  This month, it’s our Jane Austen collections.
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This also works for those who prefer to post photos to twitter, pinterest or fb.
Be sure to identify them with the same #hashtags as above.
Share your love and spread the word for Jane this #AustenInAugust.
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    Are you ready?   
Let’s Party! 
#AustenInAugust 
1 – Ready Set Go – 1stJane Austen book you’re reading
2 – Resources – TBR stack for #AustenInAugust
3- Travelin’ Band – fav JA roadtrippin’ reads
4- Silver Screen – 
any 5* JA movie recs? 
5- 2nd Time Around –
 2nd hand JA book find
6- Faith & Family – 
your fav JA quote
7- #BookmarkMonday – 
show your JA bookmarks
8- Tops – 
your top pick[s] of JA books
9- Party Time! –
 Anne Elliot’s Birthday!
10- JA Geometry – 
worst JA love triangle[s] 
11- Shopaholic – 
Best ever bookstore JA find
12- What’s New?-
 new JA  library find
13- Let’s Get Poetical – 
JA book spine poetry
14- On Deck –
 JA you’re reading right now
15- Day Out – 
show us your JA outdoors
16- Wordless Wednesday – JA book illustrations
17- Get Serious – nonfiction Jane
18- Showtime – 
show off your JA bookshelves
19- Most Wanted – 
your ‘must have’ JA novel
20- 
For Openers – fav JA chapter opening line[s]
21- Surround Sound –
 JA audiobook lovers 
22- Comfort Zone – 
your fav JA reading spot 
23- Waiting on Wednesday – 
JA you’re anticipating
24- Unfinished Business –
 JA/variations you dnf 
25- Up to Now – #AustenInAugust 
read so far…
26- Villainous – 
least liked JA character[s]
27- Favouritism – 
most liked JA character[s]
28- Memorabilia – 
JA items / memorabilia
29- News – 
what’s new in the world of Jane Austen ?
30- Last Word – 
have your say #AustenInAugust
31- That’s a Wrap – 
your #AustenInAugust completions
#AustenInAugust
Looking forward to discovering your Jane Austen
[and variation reading] during this entire month of August.~
HapPy Reading, Photographing, Quoting and #Bookstagramming !
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Adding our #AustenInAugust Challenge to the book discussions at
LINKING INFO for the PARTY
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Sunday, 29 July 2018

PARIS IN JULY 2018 - FINAL WEEK 29.7.18


It's definitely been a great idea for another year of posting
all things Paris and French
with our host Tamara at Thyme for Tea
Rather than quit the fun midweek
we're enjoying a full week to complete our posting
of art, music, books, food, style, sites, history and more.
Be sure to check out the lovely collection by worldwide bloggers.
Are there questions you're wishing you had answers for?
Why not have that discussion with friendly
and knowledgeable bloggers
on their favourite French topics!
A great gateway to new understanding of places and people.
I've read interesting journals of writers and artists
for this year's Parisien journey and highly  recommend them
for beauty and insights into Paris life.

Janelle McCulloch's

exploration of the City of Light's varied Arrondisements

and Janice MacLeod's adventures during her Paris Year
all artfully rendered and descriptively enticing...

I'd love to hear your recommendations!
My #ParisinJuly pinterest board is crammed full of 
scenic invitations to explore Paris.
Let me know your responses !
Any trips planned...?
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Find more blog discussions to enjoy with


Thank you for joining me for this closing week of our annual
Paris Adventure.
Perhaps you will plan to be with us next year?
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Au Revoir !
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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

BIG BOOK SUMMER READING CHALLENGE 18.7.18


BIG BOOK SUMMER READING
ANNUAL CHALLENGE
Hosted by Sue at BookbyBook blog
Inviting us to tackle at least one 400 page tome
for our summer reading.
Some annual fun seeing what books make it from 
our reading list to our completions!
So far, I've completed
432 pages of suspense 
418 pages of historic WWII 
400 pages of murder mystery 
all mixed in with other fun reading from my local library,
Little Free Library discoveries,
ebooks and audiobooks for various challenges.
How is your summer reading progressing?

Are you a BIG Book  reader ?

Have you tried reading a 400 + page book?
What was the result?  
Any favourites rising to the top?

How about your take on Reading Challenges ...
I've noticed a huge increase in challenge options.
Are you participating?
Any new reading challenges you'd recommend?
We're listening . . .
Feel free to add to the book discussions here:
and to join us at Sue's Annual Summer BIG BOOK event !
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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

JANE #AUSTENinAUGUST BEGINS ! 1.8.17


JANE's  #AUSTENinAUGUST PARTY Has BEGUN! ....


Adam at Roof Beam Reader is hosting this annual event
now in it’s 5th year.
I am a happy participant.  Whether reading Jane Austen novels
or checking out the variations, this month’s for Jane.

Today is my intro to a new feature for 2017 ~
Austen in August on Instagram

[+ twitter – pinterest – fb – etc]
~
Today begins the daily Jane Austen prompts
I have created to inspire those participants who do enjoy
or who might enjoy the creativity of book photography.
 You may be joining us as an instagrammer,
or may already be a #janeausten #bookstagrammer .
Each of you are most welcome to participate at your level of interest.
Cheerleaders are definitely valued!
~
The #Bookstagram Reading Challenge follows as listed.
Participants post a photo for the day's prompt,
tag it @faith.hope.cherrytea  as host, and hashtag it
 #JAusteninAugust - #AusteninAugustRBR - #JaneAusten
so everyone can find and follow the new photos of JA related prompts.
~
Choose the prompts that inspire you.  Take your photos anytime,
then post your #bookstagram corresponding to
the day of the prompts you’ve chosen.
[Or use a scheduling service such as Later.com to post for you]
~
I’ve found book photography a creative focus that increases enjoyment of
my books on a new level.  This month, it’s our Jane Austen collections.
~
This also works for those who prefer to post photos to twitter, pinterest or fb.
Be sure to identify them with the same #hashtags as above.
Share your love and spread the word for Jane Austen in August.

~*~
Are you ready?
Let’s Party! . . .
  Jane Austen in August 2017
1 – Ready Set Go - 1st #JA book you’re reading
2 – Resources - TBR stack for #JAusteninAugust
3- Travelin’ Band – fav JA roadtrippin’ reads
4- Silver Screen – any 5* JA movie recs?
5- 2nd Time Around - 2nd hand JA book find
6- Faith & Family – your fav JA quote
7- #BookmarkMonday - show your JA bookmarks
8- Tops - your top pick[s] of JA books
9- Party Time! – Anne Elliot’s 230th Birthday!
10- JA Geometry – worst JA love triangle[s]
11- Shopaholic - Best ever bookstore JA find
12- What’s New?- new JA  library find
13- Let’s Get Poetical - JA book spine poetry
14- On Deck - JA you’re reading right now
15- Day Out – show us your JA outdoors
16- Wordless Wednesday – JA book illustrations
17- Get Serious - nonfiction Jane
18- Showtime - show off your JA bookshelves
19- Most Wanted - your ‘must have’ JA novel
20-
For Openers - fav JA chapter opening line[s]
21- Surround Sound – JA audio book lovers
22- Comfort Zone - your fav JA reading spot
23- Waiting on Wednesday – JA you’re anticipating
24- Unfinished Business – JA/variations you dnf
25- Up to Now - #JAusteninAugust read so far...
26- Villainous - least liked JA character[s]
27- Favouritism - most liked JA character[s]
28- Memorabilia – JA items / memorabilia
29- News – what’s new in the world of JA ?
30- Last Word – have your say #JAusteninAugust
31- That’s a Wrap – your #JAinA completions
 

#JAusteninAugust
   ~  #AusteninAugustRBR@faith.hope.cherrytea
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I’m thrilled to be participating with each of you in the
 #AusteninAugustRBR event and
so pleased to offer this new month long addition. 

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My Thanks to Adam for generously including me in
the lineup of activities.
 

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We look forward to discovering your Jane Austen and
variation reading during this entire month of August.

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HapPy Reading, Photographing and #Bookstagramming !
~*~
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Monday, 31 July 2017

JANE AUSTEN IN AUGUST 2017 July 31.17


WILL YOU Be READING 
JANE AUSTEN This AUGUST ?
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TIME for 2017's Version of this ANNUAL CHALLENGE!
August 1st opens the 5th year of individual Jane Austen
marathon reading during the month of August - info HERE
and group reads,
this year's choice being Northanger Abbey - details HERE
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SignUps remain OPEN until JULY 31st
for participation in any Austen in August events, giveaways, etc.
though reading Jane Austen, of course, is encouraged all month
and doesn't require signing up.
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We look forward to sharing all things Jane together !
Hoping you're part of the Celebration of Jane Austen.
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THANKS to our returning host,
Adam at Roof Beam Reader !

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Find us connecting using #AusteninAugustRBR
on Twitter and Instagram,
where we also have a NEW Bookstagram Challenge
using #JAusteninAugust via @faith.hope.cherrytea


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Be sure to follow if you're on both or either .
We'll be looking for your Jane Austen tweets and photos !
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Saturday, 1 July 2017

CANADIAN BOOK CHALLENGE 11 - BEGINS JULY 1.2017


Celebrating Canada's 150th Birthdaywith the start of the 11th Canadian Book Challenge ! 

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THE 11th Annual CANADIAN BOOK CHALLENGE
begins today and runs to June 30 next year
just in time to begin it all again !
HUGE Kudos to John at Book Mine Set blog
for 10 years hosting and inspiring the reading, challenges, and giveaways!
You're Amazing !
THANK YOU, JOHN !
and ...
Warm Welcome to Melanie!
Find her creative hosting challenges blogged at
Indextrious Reader

Ready to Join Us for 
Canadian Reading in 2017-2018 ?

We look forward to sharing the Canadian Road Trip fun !


Any fav Canadian authors or books to share?
Inspire us in Comments....
Find us tweeting #CanBookChallenge
John @BookMineSet
Melanie @Melwyck
moi @_eHope 
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Friday, 16 June 2017

AUDIOBOOK MONTH is JUNE 2017 16.6.17


AUDIOBOOKS for JUNE


A fav I enjoy whether in June or any other month, I am
focusing on ‘listening’ to my books during this month.
If you are new to audiobooks, there are several sources available
in addition to purchasing.
Public libraries come first to mind.  Both shelved and catalogued,
along with various online programs, to which your library subscribes.
Mine uses Hoopla and Overdrive.
These allow online check out of audios onto tablets or pc for the prescribed loan period.  The loan will return automatically so no fees incurred.
Another free resource, online classic books recorded by volunteers, whether single or several narrators dramatizing the story, is LivraVox.
Listening to narration samples helps in choosing well before beginning the novel.
They’re also available via youtube as are many other audiobooks
and dramatized audios.  Fun to explore !

Audiojukebox provides audiobook review opportunities for bloggers.
Review guidelines are an excellent and helpful resource for the specifics
required for great audiobook reviewing.   

My June 2017 Audiobook Listening :

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The Red Door Inn - Liz Johnson/Amy Melissa Bentley - June 6-8
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Proposals + Poison – Rachelle Christensen/ Kirsten Potter – June 9  
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The Patience of the Spider – Andrea Camilleri/Grover Gardner – June 11-12   
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The German Girl – Armando Lucas Correa/Joy Osmanski – June 14 -
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Nancy Atherton / Teri Clark Linden - June 15-16 
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Which audiobook to choose next....?

I'm thinking it will be
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Are you an audiobook fan as well ?
Any tips to share ?
Which titles have you read during June ?
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Saturday, 13 May 2017

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY ! May 14.17


May you Blessed Today!
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EnJoy God's Blessings for You Today !
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SAVVY READATHON SATURDAY May 13th 2017




It's On !

One day devoted 9 am to 9 pm to Reading
at The Savvy Reader.

Lots of discussion happening at #SavvyReadathon on twitter
@SavvyReader .
A headsup in case you're wondering about my day's feed...

Here's what's happening for me today
All the details with book contests,
reading badges to win for participants in the 50bookpledge.ca
[find my reading shelves as linked in sidebar]
and a FuN day filled with your fav ways to Read!
On deck 1st ?
A Jane Austen PRIDE and PREJUDICE audio drama  

A couple ebook options next...


RUN for the HILLS
Aussie author,
Carla Caruso's
New Release
 
now read as well
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Majoring on Canadian author, Kim Izzo's
New Release
WWI era featuring both England and NY settings

So..... it's back to the reading and hoping for your
most excellent day however you spend it !
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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

2017 READING INVITE with PRINTABLE JOURNAL OFFER


Posting Modern Mrs Darcy's annual Reading Invitation
This year's comes with fun options ...
Modern Mrs Darcy 2017
Choices I Read for FUN:

Chosen for cover – Elderberry Croft- Becky Doughty 
Reputedly can’t put down- Blackmoore – Julianne Donaldson
Where I’d like to visit –  Holland - In Your Eyes – Ruth Axtell
Already read -  Curiosity Keeper – Sarah E Ladd
Juicy memoir – Another Hannah - Mari Klassen
About books/reading -  Imagine That  - Kristen Wallace
Genre I avoid – coming of age but I loved this one
Thief of Glory – Sigmund Brouwer
One I don’t admit wanting to read –
In backlist of new fav author –  A Trick of the Light – Louise Penny
Rec’d by person w/ taste –
Unread tho’ excited to buy/borrow –About a topic I already love – Jane and the Man of the Cloth – Stephanie Barron
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Option #2

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My Choices for Growth:

Newberry or Honor Award – A Simple Murder – E Kuhns debut
Book in translation – Heidi – Johanna Spyri
600+ pages – The  German Girl -
Poetry/play/essay collection – The Art of LifeEdith Schaeffer
Any genre addressing current events –
Immigrant story – A Christmas to Remember : Tales of Comfort and Joy– Anthology of various Canadian authors
Published pre-birth – Anne of Green GablesLM Montgomery
3 by same author – The Nature of Freedom/Overcoming Negativity/
The Practice of Delight
 - Graham Cooke 
Author #ownvoices / #diversebooks –  Life Outside the Matrix: A Journey into the Supernatural Lifestyle Venetia Carpenter
Ambiguous ending/ unreliable narrator – 
2017 nomination for award –
Pulitzer/Nat’l Award -




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Both options available for pinning allowing participants
the opportunity to add their book selections  
with comments including recommendations etc
Subscribing at Anne's blog includes a great journal
to track your year's reading.  Check it out HERE
Yep. I'm in.  Again!
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