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Without Regret by Elaine Mingus

Without Regret by Elaine Mingus http://princessmouseycards.com #withoutREGRET #books #Christianity

Without Regret by Elaine Mingus http://princessmouseycards.com #withoutREGRET #books #Christianity

Hello Sunshine! Yesterday was Mother’s day, so Happy Mother’s Day to you! I had a wonderful weekend with my family. My son came by and chauffeured me around to my errands on Friday. He also helped me in a future blog post with his painting skills. I hope to finish & publish that soon.

So, I have this friend, Elaine & you can ask me how I met her but I couldn’t tell you the exact moment. What I can tell you is we were meant to meet. She is such a beautiful person, sweet mother & wife & she published a book. I just finished Without Regret & I absolutely loved it.

Without Regret by Elaine Mingus http://princessmouseycards.com #withoutREGRET #books #Christianity

Without Regret by Elaine Mingus
http://princessmouseycards.com
#withoutREGRET #books #Christianity

Elaine wrote this novel perfectly about 3 childhood friends that had a conflict 14 years earlier and not communicated because of it. The 3 ladies in the book are so relatable and their stories are so real. While I have been reading the book, I have been able to talk to my girlfriends about it & I feel like I am talking about the characters in the book as though they are one of our girlfriends:

Kate knew from childhood that she wanted to be a missionary. Cora has a beautiful voice & dreams of being a singer. Carmen’s dreams are of being a nurse.

We all have our dreams, but what happens when God interrupts our plans?

Without Regret by Elaine Mingus http://princessmouseycards.com #withoutREGRET #books #Christianity

Without Regret by Elaine Mingus http://princessmouseycards.com #withoutREGRET #books #Christianity

 
Without Regret is the perfect book for you to download for your e-reader & you can order from Amazon now. 

Without Regret $3.99

Once you start Without Regret, you will not be able to put it down. Also, check out this post from Elaine Mingus : The REAL Reason I Wrote A Book {and how it can help you write yours}

Thanks for visiting & sharing.

Lots of love,

Lisa

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Spring Reading

Austin, TX No Place Like Home http://princessmouseycards.com

Austin, TX No Place Like Home
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Ok, I have been away for so long! Unfortunately I have had a few ‘episodes’ with my brain injury and I have been unable to post. Just my usual migraines and seizures, but it does keep me from writing. I have also been getting our home ready for a guest, well, guests. We just had my friend Jessica here last week and Next month my brother and my nephews will be here. Jessica was here to speak at Austin’s World Famous SXSW. I felt bad, but I kept telling her it was a big deal that she was speaking at the event because I was making her nervous. I am born/raised Austin, so I know SXSW before it is today. When it was just music and no badges were needed. Oh those were the days. Anyway, she and our other friends did fantastic! They were speaking about ‘How Latina Moms Are Raising Next Gen Coders.’ Yes, SXSW has changed. There is so much going on around the actual Convention Center and so many booths advertising their products & giving their products free to do just that. There are even people walking around as advertising. I was the driver for my friend. She doesn’t live here & I wanted her to have a great time, so it was so fun to see how Austin is still very beautiful and the parks are full outside of SXSW! Of course, get inside the madness and it is full of cars and people.

Well, I have been a busy bee reading for my spring book list. One of my favorite Instagram, @princessmousey friends recommended a book, I Forgot To Remember. I was immediately attracted because it is about a young lady who has had a brain injury and struggled with amnesia. She overcomes amazingly. Reading this book was very good for me, because it helped me to understand that I am not the only one that goes through this.

I like reading Sophia Kinsella books. Sometimes I just need to read a good girl book and the Shopaholic series are my tried and true ‘go to’s’. Having said that, Shopaholic To The Stars is not my favorite of the series. The book took a very long time to get me into it. I can easily read a 400 page book in about 2 days, but this book took me about 2 weeks because I could not find myself getting into it. However, the ending has me wanting to read the next. Go figure!

WOW! The Girl On The Train was amazing. When I was young I loved watching Alfred Hitchcock movies. This book reminded me of watching his movies, like Rear Window. Needless to say, I could not put this book down! If you start this book, look for a thriller.

After reading The Girl On The Train, I asked my Instagram, @princessmousey followers for a recommendation and given The Nightingale. This is a beautiful story of 2 sisters separate lives in German occupied 1939 France. You read the book, you really see how the sisters are different, but as you keep reading are they really that different? It is really a beautifully written book.

I love reading novels to take me to another place & time. I just love to read! You can find me on Goodreads. I really recommend these books. I believe these books were all 300-400 pages, but they are all written so beautifully, the subject is wonderful to take on spring break & are all so exciting that you will be unable to put them down, but that’s just my 2 kisses. You will find every moment of silence or just a moment of alone time to read!

I also want to let you know about e-mails I started receiving from Book Bub. Everyday I get their email of about 1-3 books that are FREE, .99 or $1.99 per book! I have bought a Vegan Cookbook, a Paleo Cookbook and a few novels. Of course, I have just deleted the email most times, but it is good to get a bargain book to download to your tablet.

My favorite is checking the free books on my iTunes books. I always find books there! Always the classics, but they also put newer books. If you have an iPad, check on the very bottom of the iBooks page for Free Books Tab & Weekly Bestsellers Under $4. There are even kid books in there.

Brain Injury Awareness Month http://princessmouseycards.com

Brain Injury Awareness Month
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Last thing! March is Brain Injury Awareness Month! I have suffered a brain injury and I live in Texas. In Texas, Governor Greg Abbott has designated March 18 as Brain Injury Awareness Day. The Governor’s office estimates 2 million Texans are living with Traumatic Brain Injury & 144,000 sustained TBI’s in 2014. The Brain Injury Assoc. of America Texas Division assists victims & their families in finding rehab, legal, financial & other support services. 1-800-444-6443. biausa.org

Thank you for reading and sharing &

Lots of love,

Lisa

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Summer Reading!

So Many Books, So Little Time

So Many Books, So Little Time

I just love a good book! I have never been one to fall asleep with a book. I find every book to be a page turner. I get so wrapped up in each character. I must admit, I read lots of quick fun books. Light hearted & a bit quirky is my type of book. Yes, I read the Fifty Shades of Grey. I mean, I will get the latest trend books to see what all the hoo ha is about! There definitely was a lot of hoo ha in that series!

I will never forget when I first started reading Confessions of a Shopoholic by Sophie Kinsella back in,  I guess early 2001. As I was reading about Rebecca Bloomwood, I kept looking around me and over my shoulder. I swore the book was written about me! Only the character was based in London. Of course, when I read a book with a character in accent, I always read in my mind~the accent! Yes, I am a Sophie Kinsella addict. I have already pre-ordered her next book, Shopaholic to the Stars, coming out in October.

I am also a Maeve Binchy addict! Tara Road, Circle of Friends, The Glass Lake & oh how I love Scarlet Feather! Most of you find authors that we just adore and we must get every book that is written by them! No, I do not fall asleep to books. I am too much of a book lover. I find them all to be too much of another place to be that I want to be. I never want to leave. I end the book and I am just still there. It takes me a while to come home. I just love books! More so I love Authors! I love the words they place so beautifully or the beautiful places they take me.

Killer Cupcakes Leighann Dobbs

Killer Cupcakes Leighann Dobbs

I recently replaced my iPad with an iPad mini and was purchasing new books for my Library. I was surprised to see the great selection of Free Books! I have always known the great classics like, Pride & Prejudice, Romeo & JulietGrimm’s Fairy Tales and other time honored faves to be in the free selection. However, I just recently noticed they have more to choose from! Right now, Swim by Jennifer Weiner is free and that is a fantastic read! Jennifer Weiner has written so many fantastic books & I have read so many, so this is a great way to introduce anyone to her beautifully written words. I was surprised to find some fun romantic quick reads as well. I was totally captured by the title, ‘Killer Cupcakes’ by Leighann Dobbs! I read it in a few hours and loved it! Like I said, I love a quirky romance! I loved it so much, when I was done, I bought Book 2, ‘Dying For Danish’!

iTunes also has great books under the tab ‘Bestsellers for $3.99 or less’. I purchased a few that I missed when they first debuted. So definitely check out the tab, ‘Free Books’, because you just may find a few quick Summer Reads or maybe even Re-Read some of the Great Classics!

Jane Austen Centre

Jane Austen Centre

I know I could re-read Jane Austen a million times! Oh, while we vacationed in Bath, UK this April, I absolutely had to visit The Jane Austen Centre! It was so fantastic! There was this statue of her outside of the centre and inside you could have proper tea. It was lovely! Also in the UK, we were able to visit William Shakespeare’s Birthplace! It was absolutely amazing to be in the house of Shakespeare’s childhood! I placed a photo below for you to see the outside. Take a look at how beautiful it is kept!

Enjoy your Summer! Look for me behind a book or behind my iPad.

 

 

 

Lots of love,

Lisa

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Shakespeare's Birthplace

Shakespeare’s Birthplace