Monthly Archives: November 2013


15/15/15 challenge update (late edition)

Posted 19 November, 2013 by DLWhite in Goals & Plans 0 Comments

I totally spaced doing this yesterday!

 

Photo courtesy  Lincolnian (Brian), Flickr.com

Photo courtesy Lincolnian (Brian), Flickr.com

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Everything’s fantastic here. Good writing progress last week, especially with a couple of sprints over the weekend. “Winning” for NaNoWriMo is 50,000 words. For me that’s slightly under 50% done with the book.  I’m making great progress, however I know I won’t hit the finish line on Nov 30th.

Weight loss……..continues. I lose slowly so I”m okay with that. I’m entering the time of the month during which I usually lose so yay? Right.

And I finished two books over the past week, so awesome. I’m at 72 of 75 books read for the year!

 

 

 

and 800 million books on my TBR list……………..

 

Have a great week. WRITE ON!




Marching to Zion: A Novel by Mary Glickman [Review]

Marching to Zion: A Novel by Mary Glickman [Review]

Marching to Zion: A Novel by Mary Glickman Summary: Mags Preacher, a young black woman with a dream, arrives in St. Louis from the piney woods of her family home in 1916, hoping to learn the beauty trade. She knows nothing about Jews except that they killed the Lord Jesus Christ. Then she begins working for Mr. Fishbein, an Eastern European émigré who fled the pogroms that shattered his life to become the proprietor of Fishbein’s Funeral Home. By the time he saves Mags from certain death during the 1917 race riots in East St. Louis, all her perceptions have changed. But Mr. Fishbein’s daughter, the troubled redheaded beauty Minerva, […]




Lies You Wanted to Hear by James Whitfield Thomson [Review]

Lies You Wanted to Hear by James Whitfield Thomson [Review]

I love flawed people and books about flawed people. The more f*cked up, the better. Matt seemed perfect when Lucy met him. A little too perfect. A little too exact opposite of Griffin, the man she shouldn’t love considering he’s a complete louse, but still does. I don’t think Lucy was ready for a relationship when she met Matt, but she convinced herself that she was. She let herself believe that she might be enough for him.



15/15/15 Challenge + NaNoWriMo! Update

15/15/15 Challenge + NaNoWriMo! Update

Hello old friends! It’s Monday again (how does that keep happening??) so it’s time for  some updates! Let’s take care of the challenge update first: [progpress title=”Books” goal=”15″ current=”4″ previous=”0″ label=”Books”] [progpress title=”Pounds” goal=”15″ current=”2″ previous=”0″ label=”Lbs”] [progpress title=”Chapters” goal=”15″ current=”2″ previous=”0″ label=”Chapters”] Not a bad week at all! In fact I am pretty pleased. I got in another book read and a chapter written. No weight loss, since I usually don’t see changes in my weight but once a month. I am, however, wearing a smaller size today so I still get to do a victory dance! On to NaNoWriMo! Current word count is 8093 words so far I’m also […]



Venice in the Moonlight by Elizabeth McKenna [Review]

Venice in the Moonlight by Elizabeth McKenna [Review]

Venice in the Moonlight by Elizabeth McKenna Summary: A story of vengeance, forgiveness and love… After her husband’s untimely demise, Marietta Gatti is banished from the family’s villa by her spiteful mother-in-law. She returns to her hometown of Venice and her only kin—a father she hasn’t spoken to since her forced marriage. Her hope of making amends is crushed when she learns she is too late, for he recently has died under suspicious circumstances. Grief-stricken, Marietta retraces her father’s last night only to discover someone may have wanted him dead—and she may be next. When the prime suspect turns out to be the father of the man she is falling […]