Series: Treasures of the Nile

{TTT} Favorite 2016 Releases So Far

Posted June 21, 2016 in Reading / 6 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly link-up hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

It has been a long time since I have written a Top Ten Tuesday post. I haven’t meant to leave it this long, but apparently life gets in the way. Anyway, I am back for now. This week’s list is the Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far. Since I have only read 11 2016 releases I would rate 5 stars so far, I’m going to give you all eleven. They are listed in the order in which I read them.

MiriamRaeliaThe Catholic CatalogueThe Star-Touched Queen
The Name of God is MercyRisukoThe Winner's Kiss
DivinedThe Raven KingThe Rose and the DaggerRuined

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{Review} Miriam – The Plagues, the Exodus from Egypt, and My Three Favorite Characters

Posted February 13, 2016 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

{Review} Miriam – The Plagues, the Exodus from Egypt, and My Three Favorite CharactersMiriam by Mesu Andrews
Series: Treasures of the Nile #2
Publisher: WaterBrook Press (2016 - March 15)
Paperback ARC (369 pages)
Via: Blogging for Books
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Also by this author: The Pharaoh's Daughter
Also in this series: The Pharaoh's Daughter
Reading Challenges: 2016 Royal Challenge, Read 2016

Synopsis

The Hebrews call me prophetess, the Egyptians a seer. But I am neither. I am simply a watcher of Israel and the messenger of El Shaddai. When He speaks to me in dreams, I interpret. When He whispers a melody, I sing.
At eighty-six, Miriam had devoted her entire life to loving El Shaddai and serving His people as both midwife and messenger. Yet when her brother Moses returns to Egypt from exile, he brings a disruptive message. God has a new name – Yahweh – and has declared a radical deliverance for the Israelites.
Miriam and her beloved family face an impossible choice: cling to familiar bondage or embrace uncharted freedom at an unimaginable cost. Even if the Hebrews survive the plagues set to turn the Nile to blood and unleash a maelstrom of frogs and locusts, can they weather the resulting fury of the Pharaoh?
Enter an exotic land where a cruel Pharaoh reigns, pagan priests wield black arts, and the Israelites cry out to a God they only think they understand.

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2015 in Review (& End of Year and Statistics Surveys)

Posted December 31, 2015 in Life, Reading / 10 Comments

Big Things That Happened in 2015

  • I mentioned the school talent show in which the teachers sang Yellow Submarine.
  • I worked at a Catholic summer camp for the summer and had a blast. I wrote about it and shared some pictures.
  • I survived over a week of blinding smoke due to forest fires. It was insane. I talked about that here.
  • I had my very first ever Blogversary which was exciting.

Analysis of Books I Read in 2015

This was the very first year that I ever kept track of the books that I read. My stats have amazed me.

  • I read 141 books.
  • Almost all of the books I read this year were 4 or 5 stars. I must be pretty good at choosing books I know I’ll enjoy.
  • Over two-thirds of the books I read this year were from the library or books I own.
  • Over half of the books I read this year were hard copied (Paperback or Hardcover) while over a quarter were ebooks. Audiobooks made up the rest.
  • About a quarter of the books I read this year were debuts.

I made some pretty nifty looking pie charts in Excel (you can just pretend they are totally awesome).

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{TTT} Quotes from Books I Read in the Past Year

Posted November 17, 2015 in Reading / 8 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly link-up hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

So I haven’t participated in a while because of life getting in the way. This week I am making sure to have this post ready early and this week’s list is the Top Ten Quotes from Books I Read in the Past Year. While I don’t keep the best track of quotes, these are the best of the ones I have kept track of. They are listed in no particular order except the first one which had to be listed first for reasons.

Dream a Little DreamA Wrinkle in TimeBeauty
Hollow CityDark TriumphThe Sea of MonstersThe Dream Thieves
Becoming DarknessIsland of the Blue DolphinsThe Pharaoh's Daughter
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May 2015 in Review

Posted May 31, 2015 in Faith, Reading / 4 Comments

Month in Review

Things that Happened in May

  • The last full week of school has been completed! Really, this is a party worthy event.
  • We celebrated the Ascension, Pentecost, and Trinity Sunday. That is three great Sundays in a row.
  • You can tell that summer is fast approaching. The sun beats me up at 5am and it is still bright when I try to fall asleep after 9pm. It is crazy to think that just a few months ago (like December) it was dark when I was walking to work at 7:30am and dark when I was walking home at 4:30pm.
  • The school talent show was this past Tuesday. The teachers decided to do our own thing this year. We all got a variety of instruments and played Yellow Submarine. I will give you just one word for it: HILARIOUS!

Books I Read in May

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenFrostbiteHollow CityRuin and RisingIsland of the Blue DolphinsMagic StudyThe HeirDark TriumphThe Plain ChoiceShadow KissThe Sea of MonstersA Wrinkle in TimeMortal HeartThe Dream ThievesThe Titan's Curse
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