RBRC: The Shape of Snakes by Minette Walters

My book for the November Recycled Book Reading Challenge is The Shape of Snakes by Minette Walters. I found this to be a great novel. Well written and the attention to detail as far as reports, articles, letters, and such added a necessary level to the mystery.  The plot is outstanding and the topic tackled…

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Dressember: Ladies and Gentleman, Please Give This a Glance!

Has anyone here heard of Dressember? I had not. Not until I went on a Ted talk binge watch and heard from the founder of Dressember. It is a fantastic idea and this year, I will be participating! The central idea behind Dressember is to raise awareness, as well as donations to combat modern day…

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RBRC: Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs

*NO SPOILERS!* ‘Cross Bones’  by Kathy Reichs was my October read for the Recycled Book Reading Challenge. I am actually late with this post because I got caught up in Halloween and Saints Day celebrations and wasn’t quite able to complete the book in good time. I really enjoy reading Kathy Reichs because, well, Bones….

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I Am Ending The Extreme Lifestyle Experiment; Food Diet

It’s been over 2 months now since I initially launched my most challenging experiment thus far and I am at the point now where I have to end the experiment as it is now. For those of you who have not been following, this experiment was based around the premise of only eating the food…

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Recycled Book Reading Challenge: American Beauty by Zoey Dean

This is my RBRC book for the month of September. I have to start by saying that this was not my kind of book. I think this book is aimed more towards the teen crowd. Apparently this is one book out of a large series. This was more of a Beverly Hills high graduation story,…

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Recycled Book Reading Challenge: The Testament by John Grisham

Hi there 🙂 Last month, I didn’t post a RBRC post because we were traveling. I’m continuing the challenge though and so picking back up with this month’s post. The Testament is a well known book. I have read it before (hence the reason its been collecting dust for a few years), but it was…

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Super Easy DIY: 4 Ingredient Homemade Tortillas

Hi there 🙂 As you well know, I set a challenge for myself that basically forces me to learn how to cook and bake. Cooking is not my thing and baking is a serious ‘No-Go’ zone. In my ultimate frustration with not being able to have what I want, I’ve been scouring the web for…

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Feeling Defeated – Did The Challenge Get The Best of Me?

I’m not quitting, I don’t think. But I am having one of those discouraging days when I just don’t think I can carry on with this challenge anymore. It’s difficult. I knew it would be when I started it. But it’s also…expensive. I can no longer go to my fave ‘cheap stores’ to buy affordable…

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August 2018 RBRC

Greetings! I’m sharing Colette’s Recycled Book Reading Challenge for this month, as we were traveling and I was unable to do my regular post. (Which by the way, the RBRC will be continuing as of the 1st of this month!) Colette is awesome and I hope you will visit her blog. All the best! -Mliae…

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EXTREME Lifestyle Experiment…Can I Do It?

Greetings all and thanks for stopping by! Today I’ve got a big one for you… We just returned from our trip to the States, and it was so much fun! But now its down to business and I would like to discuss with you something I’ve been thinking about doing. I’d really like your input…

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Recycled Book Reading Challenge: The Medici Secret by Michael White

The Medici Secret by Michael White was my RBRC book for the month of May. I have to say that I really enjoyed this one! (So much so, that I’m actually linking to the author’s page). At first glance, one might easily assume that this book is quite much like the Davinci code series. It…

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Recycled Book Reading Challenge: Destination Unknown by Agatha Christie

Loved, Loved, LOVED this book! Agatha Christie is known for her excellent writing and descriptive mysteries. This book, was no different. One of the things I really like about Agatha Christie’s books is the language. English has so many variations. It seems the the older books are written in a clear and easy to decipher…

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One of my Lucky Readers is Getting Some Awesome Results With Chape!

Hello there 🙂 I pose this question to my fellow bloggers: Do you ever get the feeling that people aren’t really reading or participating in your posts?? I had this feeling EXACTLY! And then, I heard some fun news: One of my readers enrolled in the contest at Chape and won 3 months of free…

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Re-launching the Recycled Book Reading Challenge!

Hello 🙂 How is everyone today? Today, I’m re-launching the Recycled Book Reading Challenge! I originally launched this challenge 2 years ago, and I was amazed at the results. The challenge originally ran for 1 year, but it kept going strong for at least a good 15 months! After a while, challenge posts began to…

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Minimalist Wardrobe Challenge #2 – Items & I’m So Mad!

I’m so mad, I’m so mad, I’m so mad!!! OK, basically I’m mad at myself. I’m super frustrated & I don’t know what to do. I’ve been working on post #2 for my Minimalist wardrobe challenge. And although I really didn’t have that much to begin with, it was taking me forever to categorize &…

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Recycled Book Reading Challenge: Rising Sun by Michael Crichton

This 1992 novel by Michael Crichton was a pretty good read. I’m not sure where I managed to pick up this book. As I don’t normally purchase books that have been made into movies, I’m thinking this was something that was passed along to me by a friend. I like detective novels, in small doses….

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The Recycled Book Reading Challenge: Terror’s Cradle by Duncan Kyle

The 1970’s seems to have been a great period for the adventure & suspense novel. This book serves as a prime example. I purchased this book at a used book store for about .10 cents. I love finding books in English around places like these because they don’t sell so well, only the rare customer…

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Recycled Book Reading Challenge Post will be Delayed a Few Days

Hello everyone 🙂 My sincerest apologies, but The Recycled Book Reading Challenge that I always post on the 1st of every month will be delayed a few days. We’ve been on the go quite a bit this month and I have not had enough time to read through thoroughly. The post will be up on…

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Recycled Book Reading Challenge: Walt Whitman, Selected Poems

I was really excited to find this book! Walt Whitman is hailed as an American superhero of nineteenth century poetry & essays. His book, Leaves of Grass, left a lasting impression on students worldwide…especially this one. What can I say about this book? If you like poetry, symbolism, American history….you’ll love this book. Much of…

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Recycled Book Reading Challenge: Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

Hello! Welcome to my Recycled Book Reading Challenge post for my April read! I did  and did not like this one. I must admit, this is the first Ann Cleeves book that I have read. Allow me to explain. The story starts out with Magnus Taint, an older gentleman with a mental disability who is blamed…

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Is it Possible to NOT Lie?

Hi there, Today I got Busted. With a capital B, for ‘lying’. Not outright lying, or pathological lying, but white-lie lying. And when I tried to defend myself, the reply I received was ‘you lie all the time about this stuff’. I was gobsmacked. I mean…REALLY?! I’ve always considered myself a rather straight forward person, with…

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Recycled Book Reading Challenge: Dante’s Inferno

A classic piece, I was so excited when I saw this book…and for all of 10 pennies! I think most of us are familiar with Dante’s 9 rings of hell. In the 1300’s, Dante gets lost in the woods. When Virgil, a ghost, offers to help him find his way back. Virgil can lead Dante…

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Recycled Book Reading Challenge! Hitman: Enemy Within

I am sooooo late posting this, this month. My apologies! The holidays carried me away and I just could not complete the book in time. My apologies! My read for the month of December (and part of January) is Hitman: Enemy Within by William Dietz. I am not sure how I found myself with this…

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Bejeweled Blitz Challenge update

Greetings earthlings 🙂 As many of you know, I challenged myself to see how many coins (starting from as near to zero as I could get without earning  more coins by playing) I could get on Bejeweled Blitz by only using the daily free spin(s), the new treasure chest button (coins or a gem free…

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Recycled Book Reading Challenge: Sandstorm by Michael Asher

This book was passed along to me by a friend of mine after he finished reading it. It’s been sitting on my bookshelf for awhile, so I thought it would be a great pick for November’s Recycled Book Reading Challenge. This book is set in the Sahara, during the 50’s. It is a bit cliché…

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