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July TBR List ~ Final Picks

#julytbrlist

It's been a long time since I picked books to read that are just for me. Usually, I pick "homeschooling" type book, things for history, science, etc. Not this time. In my list below I have genres I never thought I'd be reading like fantasy, magic, and sorcery, oh my!




I let my book boxes pick my list. I have a bit of a subscription addiction here. Yeah, I need to scale back. 
#subscriptionaddiction

So I may be a little too ambitious with my TBR List. BUT I don't want my books piling up. I really shouldn't be buying more books. My plan is to read the books and get rid of them. Although it will be hard with some because they look so beautiful. Like this one from OwlCrate.


Sorcery of Thorns, now this is a new genre for me ~classic fantasy. OwlCrate is a Young Adult (YA) monthly book box. Each month a new release book (mostly fantasy) with some bookish goodies. OwlCrate is one of the most popular Young Adult subscription boxes out there. When they had their theme Libraries of Wonder, well, I had to order! 

Next month theme will have a gorgeous mug too so I'm excited about that. Maybe I should start sharing some of the book boxes on my blog. You can see my unboxing on YouTube.


This cover is beautiful in a  mysterious sort of way. I got this book from my Beacon Book Box subscription! Another YA subscription box. Like OwlCrate this box has a new release book and some bookish goodies. This founder of this company just turned 16!

The Beholder sounds really good. I really need to practice my summarizing skills. Here is a "clip" from Amazon,


Selah has waited her whole life for a happily ever after. As the only daughter of the leader of Potomac, she knows her duty is to find the perfect match.
But after an excruciatingly public rejection, Selah’s stepmother suggests an unthinkable solution: Selah must set sail across the Atlantic to visit a series of potential suitors—and if she doesn’t come home engaged, she shouldn’t come home at all.
This one involves an evil stepmother.

Rebekah Women of Genesis is a book from the July Delilah Box, now this is more of what you all are probably used to seeing me read, hehe.


#thedelilahbox

The Delilah Box is also a monthly subscription but it doesn't actually come in a box anymore. Taylor the owner now sends her books and bookish items in a reusable homemade bag. You can see one of my unboxings on Youtube as well (the June box).

Imagine Me Gone is a more Lindaish book as well,
When Margaret's fiancΓ©, John, is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans despite what she now knows of his condition, or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him. Imagine Me Gone is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. At the heart of it is their eldest son, Michael, a brilliant, anxious music fanatic who makes sense of the world through parody. Over the span of decades, his younger siblings -- the savvy and responsible Celia and the ambitious and tightly controlled Alec -- struggle along with their mother to care for Michael's increasingly troubled and precarious existence.
EDITED 7/7: I cannot recommend this book, not only was it boring but there are "scenes" of intimate relations between couples. I don't need to know what these people did in bed. 


#booksubscription

Imagine Me Gone came with a dot-to-dot and a coloring book! This book box is Coloring and a Classic ~although Color Me Gone doesn't look like a classic to me. It is a four-star and did win lots of awards and finalist list. I can't wait to read it!

My last two books are from My Coffee and a Book Club. Yup, coffee, and books my happy place! With this subscription, I got two hardback books, two e-books, and a 12oz bag of coffee!


#mycoffeeandabookclub

Both the Dark at the Crossing and Days Without End look pretty good. I can't wait to dive into reading these books. 

The two E-books:

All the books have great reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, so I'm looking forward to some good reads this month. I don't think I'll get to the two e-books just yet, although I'm almost done reading An Orphan in the Snow, which is also set in the same orphan's home as The Orphan's Wish but a few years before. 

Whew! That's a lot of books, at least for me. Will I get through them all, not sure but I'm going to try!

What books are you reading right now or plan to read for the month of July?

#mytbrlist #bookboxsubscriptions #bookaddiction #bookworms


My Mobile Desk

I know this isn't the nicest picture but I'm so excited about my new desk! Well, it's really a medical adjustable, tilt, over the bedside table on wheels, wow, now that's a mouthful!

#hospitaldesk

It works out so perfect. I was using the lap desk which worked out great for years. The one shown in the picture was given to Joshua by his cousin (what a great gift!!!). I took it over, hehe. Before that my sister Cynce had given me a lap desk but it eventually fell apart.

I have been wanting a medical desk for a few weeks now because I usually blog in the morning and balancing my coffee and computer on my lap desk was not easy. I'd have to put my coffee on my nightstand bending my wrist to get it. Unfortunately, I have wrist problems from a receptionist job in my earlier working years. 

It may not be pretty (I'd actually have preferred a lighter color) but it is functional and perfect for blogging, paying the bills, and such.

At the end of the day I just slide it at the end of the bed, lift the desk part up as high as it will go and wal-lah it's out of the way. I have a place for my computer now too, wahoo!

Do you all have a mobile desk (like that name better, haha)?

God's Glory Box Review


God's Glory Box a monthly reminder of God's Glory subscription. I couldn't wait for this box of goodies to arrive. This is a pretty amazing little box because each box sent God's Glory Box will donate five meals, yes, five!!! That's a lot of meals donated for a box that cost $31.00 a month and that includes shipping.



Every month you will receive three to four products. The products are handpicked and most items are supporting a small business like Etsy. Usually, there will be at least two items that are shareable.

Some of the items included in boxes are:

  • Shirts! God's Glory Boxes include a shirt at least 6-8 times a year and I must say they are of good quality, nice and thick.
  • Books! I love books and they are included about 6-9 times per year, wahoo!
  • Jewelry! I do need some jewelry. This is an area in my wardrobe that I don't include enough and God's Glory Boxes adds jewelry at least 4-6 times per year. 
  • Other items like soaps, bookmarks, etc.  



Here is what I received in the May box!

  • The Gratitude Journal by Shelley Hitz ~ Embark on this 21-day gratitude challenge! Each day includes personal stories, struggles, and reflections, read one scripture and one quote about gratitude, appley personal application steps, and get accountability and encouragement!
  • A high-quality shirt that says, "To God be the Glory" Gal. 1:5
  • A pretty bookmark from The PorterBox
  • Two beautiful note cards to share, they have a verse Psalms 92:4 and otherwise blank.
  • Two Downloadable Hymn Prints! These are gorgeous!


I loved the high-quality items you get for the price and that each box = five meals donated so not only do you get some goodies but you are also helping families.

Just the T-shirt and bookmark alone is a $36.00 value!




For those of you who don't like surprises can get a sneak peek at what the July box will have!

Email us at admin@godsglorybox.com with Linda5 for a $5 off the first box of a 1-month coupon and Linda10 for a $10 off the 3, 6, 12-month plan.
Connecto with God's Glory Box on Facebook and Instagram!





πŸ“š My TBR List πŸ“š


I still need to add a few more books to my July TBR list but this is what I have so far. I think it might be a bit much but we'll see.
#TBRlist

I will write a more detailed blog post but today I just wanted to give you all a peek of what I'll be reading in June. 


Not my usual reads but again, I'll go into more detail later. I am not sure if I'll be able to read them all but that is the goal.

I actually have a few more to add to the list. They will be arriving later today but since I usually blog in the morning they are not shown in this picture.

So, for those of you who have followed my blog for years, I'm sure some of these books are a bit different from what I've normally read in the past. New genres here.

What are you reading?

🍞 Homemade Bread Using the Zojirushi 🍞

My homemade bread 🍞 I love it! A little too much though because I've gained some weight since I've been making it. I use mostly sprouted whole wheat but still, it's causing weight gain. I haven't stepped on a scale but notice my jeans are a bit tighter! Eeeks!


It tastes soooo good though fresh out of the oven or lately the bread machine


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The Zo Machine makes such nice nooks and crannies where the butter just falls in and taste so good!


πŸ¦† Phil Robertson πŸ¦†

I think I need to start up another 30-day challenge. The last one really got me back to blogging although I did miss two days. The last one being Phil from Duck Dynasty.







I still want to do 30 days of CorningWare. I just think that would be fun to share. 

Now that my kiddos are older they don't like me taking pictures of them as much so it makes for a boring post with no pics and not much to tell. Sooooooo with that said I have some exciting news! I joined the Review Crew again! I'm so excited. Maybe it will help get my blogging mojo back. I am required to post at least weekly so that will help but I miss blogging about homeschooling and this will force me too (in a good way of course!).

So, yeah, I'm excited and I'll probably make videos for most of them too now that I have my YouTube Channel up.


Awe, my Love 😍 and my little guy who is not so little anymore 😭


I love how O cam see some smiles but at the same time they look pretty serious

It's nice seeing Ethan and his dad together. On our way to our old stomping ground to watch my niece and nephews!