Getting Ready For Hurricane Florence…

Two years ago, my husband and I relocated to North Carolina. I am absolutely loving the warmer, sunnier climate compared to decades of brutal winters in my home state of Pennsylvania.

But…

Hurricane Florence

This is the first hurricane to truly impact us (about 2-3 hrs from the coast).

We bought batteries, water, food and cat supplies…

We put away our outdoor furniture, took down my wind chimes and flags…

And I have plenty of books to read if we lose power…

So, if I’m offline for a few days you will know what is going on.

Please pray for everyone along the coastline who will be impacted directly. Be safe – evacuate.

 

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Philadelphia, A City Of 12 Firsts – How Many Did You Know?

I love the City of Brotherly Love, Birthplace of America, The City That Loves You Back — Philadelphia, PA.

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That’s probably why my next book takes place in Philadelphia (more about this later).

     Philadelphia’s Firsts:

  1. Benjamin Franklin started the first library in 1731.

  2. The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, that opened in 1805, is the country’s first art museum and school.
  3. The Philadelphia Packet and Daily Advertiser is the first daily newspaper, begun in 1784.
  4. Benjamin Franklin and Dr. Thomas Bond started the nation’s first hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital.
  5. The first university in the nation, The University of Pennsylvania, began the first medical school in 1756 and the first business college, the Wharton School of Business, in 1881.

  6. The Philadelphia Zoo was the first ever American zoo, opening in 1874. Philly Zoo
  7. The first organized protest against slavery was the Germantown Quaker Petition, drafted in 1688.
  8. Mother Bethal A.M.E. Church is the first African American church established in 1794.
  9. First Thanksgiving Day Parade was held in Philly in 1920.
  10. The Philadelphia Naval Yard was the first naval shipyard in the nation, 1801.
  11. Johann Behrent built the first piano in America in 1775.
  12. The Philadelphia Stock Exchange was the first stock exchange, founded in 1790.

Have you ever visited Philadelphia? What do you like the best?

For more fun facts about Philadelphia, check out the following sites:

 

 

14 most anticipated fall romances – BookPage

I love the monthly newsletter, BookPage, that I pick up at my local library. It shows me the new books, interviews & reviews. On their website you can find even more.

Bookpage…

We’ve already rounded up our favorite romances of the year so far, but hark! Autumnal challengers have appeared on the horizon! (Not to say we make books engage in death matches here at BookPage. Only metaphorically.)

Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews Ace • August 28 We think we’re ready for the final book in Andrews’ beloved Kate Daniels series, which follows…

Source: 14 most anticipated fall romances – Blog Post

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Raving

He could go on for hours raving about the idiot drivers who travel the roads with him, making me stark raving crazy.

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Give it a try, it’s fun. See full post for instructions.

Word Adventures

The raving lunatic before her was once considered a genius; it was a fine line from there to madness and she couldn’t doubt the perpetual raving about his work, his talent eventually made him cross the line.

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Here are the prompt rules:
Make a sentence with the word of the week. Leave it as just a sentence or write a post to go with it.

Try to do it on Tuesday.

Include the hashtag #tuesdayuseitinasentence.

Post it on Twitter and/or Facebook (if you have a public site) and/or Pinterest and/or WordPress and/or any other social media site you belong to.

Participate as many times as you’d like. You can write a different sentence for each platform, but please keep it to one sentence per post.

I will be trolling Twitter for the hashtag, so watch my Twitter feed in the sidebar for retweets. Make sure to connect on…

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Inspiration For Dealing With Mental Illness & Breast Cancer

Aimee’s blog is a necessity for anyone dealing with mental illness and/or cancer but also an inspiration for anyone dealing with life and its struggles.

Please leave your comments on Aimee’s blog page, thank you.

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Life is hard. Things we don’t plan for happen to us. Illness strikes us unexpectedly. When things happen, we can choose to fight or sit down and have a pity party. Some decide to wallow in self-pity and they want everyone else to feel sorry for them. They tell the world about how awful things are for them and how there is no help. This only leads to an endless road of hopelessness. Others decide to fight. They stand up to their illness and face it head on. With mental illness and cancer, if you want to reach recovery, you must decide to stand tall and fight.

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I know a woman who is suffering from mental illness. She tells everyone there is no help for her. She goes to her friends and talks on and on about how awful her life is. She blames her husband for not understanding and…

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The Weekly Rewind: June 24, 2018

I’ve just recently discovered this gem of a blog. Highly recommend to other romantics 🙂 Thanks Ari.

The Romance Corner

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Hey guys!

July is here and so is the arrival of humidity. My hair has basically blown up and it has a mind of its own, lol. In other news, I’m really proud of myself because I’m all up to date on ARCs and reviews and I even have two weeks worth of posts already scheduled. I’m hoping it stays that way for the rest of the year. *fingers crossed* 

Anyways, let’s get to my week in blogging!

Let’s get started!

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I read a total of three books and for the most part I enjoyed them. It Takes Two was an okay read and would recommend it if you’re in the mood for a cute summer read. I really enjoyed Sarina Bowen’s YA debut and hopes she writes more in the future. The Upside of Falling has me so pissed the fuck off and I need the…

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Wish Your Man Was More Romantic?

Life is hectic.

Life is busy.

Life is crazy, but does that mean there’s no room for romance? Absolutely not.

However, you know the average man is not naturally romantic. (Remember “Wham, bam, thank you Ma’am?”) They generally consider romance just fluff before you get to the good stuff. So, you’ll have to let him know how important it is to you.

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(I’m not talking about every man. There are some out there that are truly Romance Masters. I applaud them. This post is about the average Joe, clueless about romance.)

Let’s face it. Most of you gals have probably spent years throwing out little hints about how to be more romantic without much success. Well, if you haven’t figured it out yet, I’ll lay it out for everyone.

Hints Do Not Work On Guys

You have to use a 10 lb. sledge-hammer to get their full attention. Of course, that is not a literal suggestion but you do have to stop being subtle about this concept. Get your man away from any distractions (TV, cars, friends, food, etc.) and talk to him about what you what. Be sure to make it a conversation not a confrontation or you won’t get anywhere.

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Give him a few examples of what romance means to you. Then hand him a list of about four or five simple examples because you know he won’t remember the conversation past the next car show on TV or round of golf.

Some examples you could include in your list:

  • Holding hands while walking
  • Evening walks together where kids, finances and work are off-limits to discuss.
  • Foot rubs
  • Breakfast in bed
  • Bubble baths together
  • A soothing cup of tea or glass of wine
  • Chocolates and flowers

The possibilities are endless. Come up with things that appeal to you.

Good luck and be patient with your budding-Romance Master.

Tell me some of the things on your romance list…