My friend Beccie who is also the creator of Bookies has found a cause she is very passionate about and wants to support an every way possible: Human Trafficking and Missing Children.
In the month of September she and her sister are participating in The Ride for Missing Children through the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. For every donation they receive they will walk a mile for children from your chosen state. And for every $100 raised Beccie will walk a mile dressed as a movie or book character!
I personally helped Beccie get to her first $100 goal and for that particular mile she will be walking for children in Georgia and dressed as the character of Belle from Beauty and the Beast! Since my donation this morning, she has already raised more donations and is getting closer to her goal!
Help Beccie and her sister Lorrie reach their team Dream Weavers goal! Donate here:
Today is the start of a new decade for: I am 40! Oh my, I have no idea how that happened! Time really does pass by fast and it goes by even faster as we get older.
Even with ‘quarantine’/social distancing going on I am fortunate to still be working. Yesterday at work we celebrated my birthday since I won’t be there today. I feel that no one should work on their birthday! Here are a couple of pics:
Now, reading wise: To start off this new decade, here is the book I have chosen (and the title is quite fitting!):
If you could repeat one year of your life, what would you do differently? This heartwarming and hilarious novel from the authors of The Status of All Things and Your Perfect Life features three best friends who get the chance to return to the year they turned forty—the year that altered all of their lives, in ways big and small—and also get the opportunity to change their future.
Jessie loves her son Lucas more than anything, but it tears her up inside that he was conceived in an affair that ended her marriage to a man she still loves, a man who just told her he’s getting remarried. This time around, she’s determined to bury the secret of Lucas’ paternity, and to repair the fissures that sent her wandering the first time.
Gabriela regrets that she wasted her most fertile years in hot pursuit of a publishing career. Yes, she’s one of the biggest authors in the world, but maybe what she really wanted to create was a family. With a chance to do it again, she’s focused on convincing her husband, Colin, to give her the baby she desires.
Claire is the only one who has made peace with her past: her twenty-two year old daughter, Emily, is finally on track after the turmoil of adolescence, and she’s recently gotten engaged, with the two carat diamond on her finger to prove it. But if she’s being honest, Claire still fantasizes about her own missed opportunities: a chance to bond with her mother before it was too late, and the possibility of preventing her daughter from years of anguish. Plus, there’s the man who got away—the man who may have been her one true love
But it doesn’t take long for all three women to learn that re-living a life and making different decisions only leads to new problems and consequences—and that the mistakes they made may, in fact, have been the best choices of all…
This just sounds so good! I can’t wait to start it!!!!
Hello Forty: Bring it on!!!!
We have a different sort of post for you: Today Kim is sharing a tour of her personal library. She’s been meaning to do this for a while:
Quarantine is a weird time! Staying at home, even for introverted booknerd, can get monotonous. So now is the time to try all those things we’ve been talking about doing. So I did! My library is my pride and joy so I decided to share it with everybody!