A Lovely Award Nomination!

 

Blogger recognition award

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Thank you, Robbie Cheadle from Robbie’s Inspiration for nominating me for this award. Robbie was sweet enough to nominate me for this as I was recuperating from Mystery Thriller Week.  I really appreciate you thinking of me.
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While I was engrossed in MTW This happened!

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Yes! I have over 1000 followers now. I love each one of you too. I mean you took the time to follow me and in return, I follow your blogs too.  I hope you are still happy with the content of the posts.

I am still loving reviewing books. Maybe I should explain that I am not a reviewer of analytical discussion and grammar policing. I am a reviewer that tells you why I loved, liked, or tolerated a book.

If I do not like the book or found it unappealing while reading, I do not post about it. My personal philosophy is: Why should I waste my energy and time to share a book that I found terrible?  Why even clutter my friend’s brains with the mundane and bad? You can go to other sites for that. Goodreads and Amazon are where you can find bad books.  Not on The Page Turner.

I also hope that you enjoy my little misadventures with my family, writing and learning processes.  There is something freeing about sharing a vacation, a productive day of writing, or just a fun day.

Thank you all for following me.  I enjoy your pages immensely and I hope you find something entertaining about mine.

Here is a rare picture: 

 

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Mufasa sharing a Sweet Boy moment. (few and far between) 

 

 

Snap Chat Pop Quiz!

 

The correct answer is worth 50 points! 

Who’s that hiding under those glasses, that toboggan, and beard?

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Why it’s Audrey Hepburn of course!  

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The Versatile Blogger Award!

Happy Friday!

I am thrilled to say that I have been nominated by Angelina for The Versatile Blogger Award!

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Thank you, Angelina from Where Dragons Reside, for nominating me! It was a surprise and an honor. If you have not been to her blog, you should. You can learn more about her book Deity’s Soulmate, her other writing and her lovely book reviews.

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Recap of the Indie Author Day Event on Facebook

Let me start by saying that when I first heard of the event I was immediately interested. What a wonderful way to meet other indie authors and learn from them. As an author of an indie publication, the marketing for the book falls on my doorstep.  I can use all the help I can get.

The day started at Midnight EST and I stayed up until 5:30 so that I could support the other authors and make sure they were not alone.  That was the number one fear. That no one would show up for the hour.  It was great to actually see how many readers and writers showed up for each hour.

The questions were interesting and extremely thought provoking. So many people asked for advice on publishing and writing. As an indie author, that is a huge question. Everyone has their own writing schedule and timetable, so it was so enlightening to see how others plan out their writing day.

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Book Review: Go West, Young Woman!: From Military Wife to Country Life, by Nancy Quinn

Go West, Young Woman!: From Military Wife to Country LifeGo West, Young Woman!: From Military Wife to Country Life by Nancy Quinn

  • Print Length: 392 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1555718299
  • Publisher: Hellgate Press (June 20, 2016)
  • Publication Date: June 20, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01HDZVHGA
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Book Review: The Scent of Jasmine, by Jude Deveraux

    The Scent of Jasmine (Edilean, #4)The Scent of Jasmine by Jude Deveraux

    • Print Length: 434 pages
    • Publisher: Pocket Books; Original edition (December 28, 2010)
    • Publication Date: December 28, 2010
    • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B003UYUS32

     

     

    My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    The Shepherds of Donaldson Park Away From Home For the First Time

    Friday began a week of loneliness and insecurity. My little book that has been my constant companion since April 1st is spending the week at four beta readers houses. My little secret project with its lively characters and over the top bad girl behavior is now out being read by strangers.curmudgeon

    Before this happened a little curmudgeon in my head kept telling me, throw it out, it isn’t funny, You are going to be sorry if you publish this thing. I do not get along with my mental curmudgeon . I find him overly mean and bitter.

    I am a funny girl, how dare I have a mean curmudgeon living in my head. Anyway, I digress, The time came for someone other than me to read and evaluate the shepherds and their people.

    Off they went in various forms to be judged, weighed, and measured and hopefully laughed at. Hopefully to be found with redeeming qualities. It is hard to let your little book that has been your closely guarded secret out into the world. But nevertheless, off they went. I am a wreck. I want to defend each little mistake, each little confusing bit of dialog, but I put on my big girl pants and wait to hear where I wrote effect instead of affect and that particularly  annoying word “Then” too many times. I know some of my grammar issues, not all. I wish I had a better grasp on grammar, so I didn’t have to rely on another person to tackle it.
    Me, I have stories in my head, several stories at a time, with a complete cast of characters. It is a beehive of activity up there. I have beta readers and editors to help me with the details. Out of it all, I hope you find the lovable story of two people and their three shepherds as fun and alive as I find them in my head.

    This is a big step for the Shepherds. I packed them up and sent them out, knowing they would come home a better representation of themselves. After all, isn’t that what we all do with our babies at one time or another?

    While the Shepherds are away, I will work on their cover. Oh yes, the curmudgeon has something to say about that too.

    I sincerely want to thank the four Beta readers for agreeing to put their seal of approval on my precious story. I hope they will come back with lots of little tips on making it a better product. I am truly excited to be this close to publication.

    By the way, anyone that made it down to this point, let me tell you I have another super secret project in the works.shh…  It is totally different and I have an illustrator working with me. Guesses are accepted and appreciated. Thanks for reading all of my posts and let me know you saw this final announcement. This project will take me through Christmas and is very dear to my heart. I can’t wait to tell more about it.  I started the newest project Wednesday. Super excited to be writing.

    Book Review: Mr. Waldorf Travels to the Great State of Texas, by Beth Ann Stifflemier

    Mr. Waldorf Travels to the Great State of TexasMr. Waldorf Travels to the Great State of Texas by Beth Ann Stifflemire

  • Series: The Spectacular World of Waldorf
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Waldorf Publishing; first edition (September 1, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1943276358
  • ISBN-13: 978-1943276356
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Book Review: Northwoods Wolfman, by Scott Burtness

    Northwoods Wolfman (Monsters in the Midwest, Book 2)Northwoods Wolfman by Scott Burtness

  • Print Length: 364 pages
  • Publisher: Scott Burtness; 1 edition (June 24, 2015)
  • Publication Date: June 24, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00X2VB5E4
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Book Review: The Big R, by Dean Baker

    The Big RThe Big R by Dean Baker

  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publication Date: May 21, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KHYC368
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    My Review:

    Reading about Evan’s predicament made me feel bad for the guy while I laughed at some of the escapades. Nothing worse than having to watch your social and business life crash and burn right before you are heading to a reunion with all your successful classmates. No one said High School was easy and the memories of those winners, make Evan want to shine, not be a dull embarrassment, single and unemployed. So Evan attempts to change his situation.

    Watching Evan go from bad, to worse, to weird is almost a painful journey, except, you can’t help laugh. The humor was laced all through the story and even when I was shaking my head at the situation. at one point I was thinking, oh my gosh, I think we have been writing emails to the same people.

    A funny look at a man trying to make the best of the unpleasantness that sometimes follows us around like a little personal dark cloud.

    The first of the story, I felt more pain than humor, but once I got to know the central characters, I could see just how eccentric they really were. Barry was a nightmare friend. He had one task in life, and he looks for it everywhere he goes.

    My Recommendation:

    With a little bit of potty humor, and nothing terribly shocking this is a good funny read for adults. I learned a few British terms that had me shaking​ my head at first. I can’t wait for Mr. 80’s to come out. It should be a rip-roaring crazy time. Who knew Political scientists were so funny.

    Where to Find The Big R:

    This book is available on KindleUnlmited and in Paperback. You​ can purchase by clicking the links below.