Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Keep Watching!!

I just want to let everyone know to keep watching Nutz4reading's Thoughts.  More reviews will be posted this week.  And look for an upcoming giveaway to happen in the future.  I am hoping to start doing some more giveaways and interviews soon.

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Update from Hurricane

I just wanted to let all my readers know that I am fine and that I had no problems during the hurricane.  I was very lucky to not have lost power or have any major damage to myself, family, house etc.

I would like it if everyone would just remember those that did suffer some sort of damage during the hurricane.

The east coast was very lucky and the storm turned out to be less threatening than expected.  I did have a tornado watch for our area which frightened me a lot.  I did learn one thing during this hurricane.  Do not look at all the posts on Facebook about the Hurricane.  I was more worried when reading the posts then any other time.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Preparing for Hurricane Irene

I am sure everyone has heard of the hurricane/tropical storm that is scheduled to hit the eastern states today (Aug. 27, 2011) and continue into late Sunday.  I am in that path and decided to post to let everyone know that I am hoping to get a lot of reading done during this storm.

I believe I have myself prepared with new flash lights.  I couldn't find any of the ones I already own.  They just up and walked off I think.  I even put jugs of water in the freezer so that if the power goes off I at least have some cold water to drink and use for other things if needed.

The past couple of days have been very interesting.  So many people running out and buying water, food, generators and other things.  We were talking at work about how some people we saw with gallons of water, and milk.  One person had 8 loaves of bread.  I hope she has a huge family otherwise the birds are going to be well fed in her area. I am not trying to take this storm lightly.  I just figure I am not going to spend money on water when I can just as easily take all my containers and freeze water if I need it.  I bought food that will feed me and my son for the storm.

Personally I think the weather forecasters just like to embellish these storms and it just makes people panic.  Where I live we had a hurricane/tropical storm go through before and yes we go floods and some places lost power. The children were in school and they got dismissed early.  Some children took forever to get home because roads were under water and the bus couldn't make it through. I am just going to take the storm as it comes.  Hope the Good Lord is looking out for me and my family.

Now to all who are in the path of the storm stay safe.  If you are supposed to be evacuated then please evacuate.  I am praying for the safety of all who are in the path of Irene and those who have already been hit by the storm.

Some things to do during this hurricane/tropical storm is to read, play games with the children or family members, cuddle with your pets, and watch mother nature at work.  Get yourself ready for the storm of the decade... :)

Stay Safe Everyone!!  

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The End of Summer...

Well the end of Summer is drawing nearer everyday.  I will be going back to normal work hours next week, yeah!!  Which means 8 hours days instead of 10 hour days.  It will take me forever to learn to sleep past 5 am.  I do like to be up early and stay up late.  Now hopefully I will be able to get some reading done before going to bed at night.

Now that Summer is winding down in the U.S., at least, do you have plans now that the kids will be going back to school.  Did your children do any summer reading?  Did you have to force them to read?  What did they read?

I remember when my children were young taking them to one of the local libraries and checking out books for them to read.  Sometimes they were all gung ho about it and other times they could care less.  The library also had some camps for them to do.  I signed them up one year and they enjoyed themselves.  My son did one for Science.  I can't remember what my daughter decided to do.

Now my children are older and I don't get them to go to the library as often.  The last time my son went he was looking at reference books just to read.  He loves to learn and reading factual books seems to be what he enjoys.  My daughter I haven't taken to the library lately.  She is in college and she talks about the books that she has to read and the ones she has read.  Sometimes I do get to keep some of them but not often.

Those are my thoughts for today.  I hope to post more often.  I will have a review coming soon, just not going to say for what...

Happy Reading and thanks for visiting!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tears for the lives lost 9/11

I want to thank Mr. Artie Van Why for giving me a chance to read his story on the events of September 11, 2001. That Day in September is the first book I have ever read about that fateful day. I do have a fascination about actual events and to have the chance to feel what it was like to be there through the words of someone that was there is one that I will never pass up.

That Day In September had me tearing up right from the beginning. I know what I was doing when the attack happened and it touch me then and it touch me again reading this book. Yet to read a first hand experience makes me realize how much different it was for me then for everyone in New York. I cannot even start to say what it was like to be working right next to the World Trade Center and hearing a loud boom.

Mr. Van Why writes from the heart as he recounts his steps during the attack on the World Trade Center and the days and months that follow. Most of us may have suffered for a few days but those who live and work in New York saw the damage for months after the incident. They had a reminder of all the lives lost every day. There are parts of the book when Artie talks about strangers comforting each other and how he felt like New York had become like a family to him.

Everyone of us should reflect and remember September 11, 2001 especially with the 10th anniversary so close upon us now. Take the time to read That Day in September and remember those lives lost.

5 stars