Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Christmas Singing by Cindy Woodsmall

The Christmas SingingThe Christmas Singing by Cindy Woodsmall

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mattie had finally picked up the pieces of her life, the life she had broken by her first love Gideon. or that is what she's been telling herself. Life is comfortable for Mattie, in which she's just too content too mess with at this point in her life. She moves to Ohio, in which she lives with her brother and his family at first. She gets her business, "Mattie Cakes" off and running, her dreams are coming true. She's doing really well, her business is booming til one day an accident forces her to return home and face her past.

This was my first Amish-Fiction book, I received the ebook version and read it on My Kindle Fire. I received it in exchange of an honest review. I really liked this book was a very easy for me to pick up and read,really light & fun. if it wasn't fir being a busy mom I could if easily finished in a day or so. but instead since I'm a busy mom it took me about a week. I liked this book and hope to read more of Cindy's books among other Amish related fiction.

As I had stated I never read any Amish-Fiction before, but reading Cindy Woodsmalls' book "The Christmas Singing" makes me want to read more. I'm not sure what kind of books she's read in the past but really hope to read all she has to offer. She left me wanting to know more about the characters in this book. I received this book via Blogging for Books, and the only thing I received was an ebook version of the book in exchange of an honest review on my blog. I hope everything I've said will encourage you to look into read Amish-Fiction. Reading has made me more intrigued by the Amish faith, I don't know much about it. However I remember having a friend who came to visit family as a young girl. We got along really well and she moved back to Pennsylvania where she was from, reading this makes me wonder whatever happened to her.

"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review"

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Gossip Girl Reading Challenge

You Know you Love me-- XOXO, Gossip Girl
I love the show Gossip Girl, I got hooked about two years ago. But never got to watch when it was on so I usually just watch it on The CW's Website, well about 4 months ago they came out with an app that has all of The CW's tv shows, full episodes!! YEAH baby!! lol So I'll clean and watch it at the same time now. hehe. I'm such an addict of this show, and it makes me miss New York City soooo badly sometimes. So I've decided to do this challenge and see how much different it really is. I've heard That Chance Crawford's character in the show is really different from what it is in the book. I've read in spoilers that he was more of a druggie and pothead. So he is much more than that. I think with the show the writers can have a chance to really make the characters grow as they have with him. My favorite Character by far is Chuck Bass I £££ him! I think his character has really changed from what it was as a spoiled rich kid, although he still has his moments. He reminds me of Today's Generation of Clark Gable, perhaps I'm wrong but he could be my Clark Gable any day. He just seems dark and debonair like Clark Gable was in his time. I'm such a Clark Gable fan too ahhh how dreamy. okay enough about that, here's the details on the book challenge and if your reading I hope You'll join in.

1. Gossip Girl
2. You Know You Love Me
3. All I Want Is Everything
4. Because I'm Worth It
5. I Like It Like That
6. You're the One That I Want
7. Nobody Does It Better
8. Nothing Can Keep Us Together
9. Only In Your Dreams
10. Would I Lie to You?
11. Don't You Forget About Me
12. It Had To Be You

13. I Will Always Love You (prequel)


  • Challenge will run January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012. Participants can join at any time throughout the challenge.
  • Create an intro post, linking back to this post.
  • Sign up using the Linky below. Make sure to add your post about this challenge, not your blog home page.
  • All forms of books acceptable (audiobooks, eBooks, etc.), rereads are allowed and these books and be used for other challenges.
  • You don't need a blog to participate. Just ignore the Linky and sign up in the comments. Leave any thoughts about the books on the challenge's review linky post.
  • Reviews, while always appreciated, are not mandatory.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Happy Feet Two

Leah before Watching Happy Feet Two in 3D

     So we decided we'd take Leah to her first movie EVER! Granted we watch movies all the time at home so it was a completely different experience for her. She has been begging me for weeks to take her to the movies. At first she wanted To see the movie Puss in Boots, but we've seen the Trailors repeated over the last few weeks and I think that had something with her decision in the end. I really loved Pink's role in the movie. It depicts a mother's true role in every sense of the word "mother".  She plays Gloria whose son, Eric wants to find his place in this world when he gets upset with his father and goes off with his two best buddies to another area. His father finds him, but getting back home is a journey in more ways than one. Getting back isn't so easy and Mumble who is played by Elijah Wood must find a way to reunite his family once again. Its a very heartwarming story, but I do not think it is for everyone. My husband had said that if not for the singing and dancing it would be a very boring movie. But I guess it just depends on what you like. I think this movie truly depicts how our world is being impacted by Global Warming and its effects. About two months ago I took a Science class, in which I didn't think I'd like very much but it had became one of my favorite classes I've ever taken. I always said that animals and other living organisms adapt to their environments and this is really true in this case. However, they did not just want to adapt, their survival could not handle that. They not only adapted but they had to find a new way of surviving. So they go on a journey of finding a new way of surviving. I liked how they showed that everything in colder climates aren't covered completely with snow anymore that in fact there is grassy areas, in addition to areas of puddles and little ponds of water that was once frozen with ice and snow. It really opened my eyes what is really happening in places like this especially after taking this science class a few months ago. I've always felt that we have the power to make a difference, but I know not many people feel this way too. I thought I would include the song that Pink sung that I fell in love with. Enjoy! I really love this song, its so moving. A great message as well. I also wanted to say I loved Brad Pitt's and Matt Damon's role in the movie, they made it even more fun.