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2021...71 books and other stuff

Friday, January 01, 2021

Happy new year friends!

2020 was a crazy ride and I exceeded my reading goal by 30 books emoticon I trust 2021 will be brighter emoticon This year my goal will be to read 71 books. A very lofty goal. emoticon emoticon I will continue to update the blog with my list as I go. ;). If you have any recommendations I’d appreciate;)

We have rain this 1st day of 2021. I’ll take it;). emoticon Such a blessing to welcome another year in healthy and happy. I am blessed Though 2020 wasn’t my favorite year, it definitely reminded me what is truly important. God, family, friends, love. Without these ( that I take for granted at times). 2020 would have been an even rougher ride. God is great...all the time. I read in the Bible , listened to the Bible, and had many talks with my youngest son. He is well versed and is teaching me a lot emoticon I truly fell more in love with my husband this year! He is my dreamguy and best friend. My sons and I have grown closer emoticon Both are fine young men. Never hesitating to express their love for us . Makes my heart happy ! True friends have been there...may be virtually..but still there;). My spark friends are always the absolute best! All the time! I appreciate the love, support, and motivation given daily emoticon emoticon 2020 still had many blessings. Thank you God

As for other goals this year....hmmmmm. Stay active, happy and healthy.
Strength is important. I help my hubby move a lot of heavy trees in our bonsai garden. Trust me...they are not all tiny ;). emoticon I would love to be able to do one pull up. Then 3.. emoticon So I will be working on those ;).
My weight fluctuates....125-135 emoticon But I’m kinda okay with that. It’s life. Holiday food and drinks are yummy. Sure I want to be at the lower end of this fluctuation, but it’s not the end of the world if I am not emoticon And right now...I am not ;)
This year I will turn 55. Happy, healthier, active, and stronger are my goals . Hey...looking 10 years younger would be great too emoticon Know of any magic skincare? LOL

Here’s to a wonderful 2021 emoticon

1. The mother in law. Kiersten modglin...twisted thriller. Enjoyed
2. Blindside. James Patterson. Bennett series. Always enjoy
3 apartment 6. Stuart James. Pretty good
4 the accident. Natalie Barelli. Twisted ride. Very good. Hard to put down
5 the wrong family. By taryn fisher. Crazy ride
6. Have you seen me? Karen white. Very good
7. The hunting party Lucy foley. Enjoyed
8. The scorpion tail by j Patterson. Delightful!
9 before the coffee gets cold. Really enjoyed. Toshikazu kawaguchi
10. Little pretty things by Lori radar day. Enjoyed
11. 7 ways to kill a king. Melissa Wright. Okay
12 the apothecary poison. Cj archer. Enjoy this series ;)
13 defying jihad by Esther Ahmad. Absolutely my favorite
14 the wife upstairs by Rachel Hawkins. Very weird but good read
15 his and hers by Alice feeney. Twisted fun read
16 savage season joe r lansdale pretty good
17 the rival roomies piper rayne just okay
18 mind over weight by Jan k smith MD
19 the perfect marriage by jeneva Rose. So crazy
20. Cause to kill by Blake pierce. Enjoyed
21 hero by Rhonda Byrne
22 betwixt by darynda Jones. Enjoyed
23. Cause to run by Blake pierce. Enjoying series
24 the black book. James Patterson. Very good
25. Fly away ..Kristen Hannah. Amazing!
26. Death and the girl next door. Darynda Jones. Okay
27 win. By Harlan coben. Very good
28 the coldest case. James Patterson. Enjoyed
29 the wrong alibi Christina Dodd. Okay
30 watching. Blake pierce. Very creepy
31 cause to hide. Blake pierce. Enjoy this series
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  • JIBBIE49
    Tinkers, by Paul Harding (I have this book to read as it won the Pulitzer Prize in 2010)
    I have read these other Pulitzer Prize winners and wanted to read more of them.)
    I read: 2008
    The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz

    The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
    The Known World, by Edward P. Jones
    Empire Falls, by Richard Russo
    Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri

    The Stone Diaries, by Carol Shields
    A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole (was a difficult book to get through for me.)
    When my children were growing up, I read them a lot of books and here are some titles and I also read any book they were assigned in Middle/High School so I kept them on track to get the reading done. When my oldest son was in Middle School he told me on Sunday evening he had to have a book so I had to drive at 8:30pm to the store that closed at 9PM to get the book so he had 3 chapters read by the next morning. Thus I put a stop to that stuff right then and kept in contact with the teachers.)

    Look Homeward, Angel: A Story of the Buried Life by Thomas Wolfe
    The Good Earth by Pearl Buck (Olan is my favorite character in all of literature)
    All of Kurt Vonnegut books
    As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
    Books by James Michener
    35 days ago
    Hi Cindy,
    I love that your sons are so loving to you both. Sons are the best. emoticon

    Awesome that you read more books last year. You can read 71. emoticon

    Enjoy your 2021 year.

    Hugs and Love,
    emoticon emoticon Sister emoticon
    96 days ago
    Hiya and happy new year!!! Wow, you did great on your books! Also you are a bright spot in my day whenever I see you online. Thank you for being such a wonderful, kind, spark friend! emoticon emoticon
    101 days ago
    I am reading a lot too. Loved the update! You are doing great. Love your attitude. Wishing all the best for you and yours! Hugs.
    101 days ago
    Love your blog Cindy! Happy New Year! May this New Year bring you joy, peace and happiness! Stay safe!
    emoticon Hugs and love! xoxo emoticon
    101 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/1/2021 1:47:12 PM
    101 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    I love to read as well and have no idea how many books I have read this year but I always have at least 1 going at all times. Jodi Picoult and Nicolas Sparks are 2 of my favorite authors, just finished reading 1 by each of them last week and the other one that I just finished is "take it back" It was awesome.
    Your 2020 had several things that came out ahead and I love that you found the silver lining as well. I feel the same way as we have really reconnected with our daughters this year and it is awesome to have adult kids that love to come home and spend time with us.
    Have a blessed new year. I am wishing you much happiness and joy as well as continued great health!
    All the best!
    101 days ago
  • LORI-K
    Congratulations on exceeding your reading goal! emoticon I’m so happy for you that things are going well with you and your family. May you have a healthy and blessed new year!
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    101 days ago
    I loved your blog Cindy! You are the epitome of grace and wellness! I particularly loved reading that you set a goal to read.... this is my first year to try it- I will start with just 50. Kudos to you on maintaining a healthy range (not a number!)🌟
    101 days ago
    Wtg on exceeding your goal for books!! Nice job! Yes u r truly blessed my friend. Hope 2021 is good to us. Happy NY! 🍾🎉🎈🙏🏻
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