My Favorite . . . Book Character — March 29, 2017

 

My Favorite . . . is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it, the world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive.

 

Each week I will post a new My Favorite . . . post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on the weekly post, link back to that post, and visit others.

 

This week’s Favorite is: Book Character

 

That’s like asking me which of my children is my favorite!!! I love so many characters: Hermione, Molly Weasley, Harry Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin . . . quite a few of the characters in Harry Potter . . . Elizabeth Bennet, Augustus Waters, Matt Archer, to name a few. =)

 

 
 

Molly Weasley. She’s my hero.

 

 
 

Joe from Little Women

 

 
 

My Favorite . . . Animated Movie — March 22, 2017

 

My Favorite . . . is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it, the world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive.

 

Each week I will post a new My Favorite . . . post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on the weekly post, link back to that post, and visit others.

 

This week’s Favorite is: Animated Movie

 

This is a tough one. It’s hard to pick one. I love Despicable Me and Minions movies. I LOVE Moana. And of course I love Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and Tangled. I don’t think I can pick just one. But those are some of my favorites.

 

 

My Favorite . . . Bookstore — March 15, 2017

 

My Favorite . . . is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it, the world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive.

 

Each week I will post a new My Favorite . . . post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on the weekly post, link back to that post, and visit others.

 

This week’s Favorite is: Bookstore

 

I love all bookstores. But I would have to say my favorite is Barnes & Noble. I love it when I get to go and look around. My kids love it, too!

 

Any of them. All of them, but especially the little ones that sell old, used books; they smell like heaven!

 

My Favorite . . . City — March 8, 2017

 

My Favorite . . . is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it, the world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive.

 

Each week I will post a new My Favorite . . . post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on the weekly post, link back to that post, and visit others.

 

This week’s Favorite is: CITY

 

Duck, North Carolina, is my favorite place to vacation. But I’m from the Pittsburgh area, and Pittsburgh is also my favorite city!

 

 

Outer Banks, North Carolina. I like vacations.

 

 

My Favorite . . . Book Series — March 1, 2017

 

My Favorite . . . is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it, the world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive.

 

Each week I will post a new My Favorite . . . post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on the weekly post, link back to that post, and visit others.

 

This week’s Favorite is: Book Series

 

As if there is any choice . . . Harry Potter!

 

Harry Potter. Obvi.

 

Outlander

 

 

My Favorite . . . Sci Fi Novel — February 22, 2017

 

My Favorite . . . is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it, the world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive.

 

Each week I will post a new My Favorite . . . post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on the weekly post, link back to that post, and visit others.

 

This week’s Favorite is: Sci Fi Novel

 

Not sure I have one . . . does Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy count?

 

 

Game of Thrones

 

 

My Favorite . . . Romantic Moment — February 15, 2017

 

My Favorite . . . is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it, the world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive.

 

Each week I will post a new My Favorite . . . post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on the weekly post, link back to that post, and visit others.

 

This week’s Favorite is: Romantic Moment
I think my favorite romantic moment is when my husband brings me coffee in the morning. Almost every morning, while I’m getting ready for the day, he brings me a cup of coffee just the way I like it. That to me is so sweet and very romantic. Oh! One more romantic moment: he’s making me custom bookshelves!
After my husband proposed (and I forgot to say ‘yes’), he told me we were going out to dinner to celebrate. He’d reserved a table on the second floor of our favorite restaurant, and when I got to the top of the stairs, I saw a giant table and all of my (soon-to-be) family members waiting to welcome me into the family. I still hadn’t actually said “yes,” but Husband and I are going on nine years of marriage and that moment still makes me all melty inside.

 

My Favorite . . . Book Cover — February 8, 2017

 

My Favorite . . . is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it, the world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive.

 

Each week I will post a new My Favorite . . . post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on the weekly post, link back to that post, and visit others.

 

This week’s Favorite is: Book Cover

 

It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I love the cover for my current read, The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser.

 

 

 
 
 

My mom re-made a dust jacket for An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott out of an old greeting card. I’m sorry to say I love that cover more than the actual book (sorry, Ms. Alcott!).

 

 
 
 

My Favorite . . . Childhood Memory — February 1, 2017

 

My Favorite . . . is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it, the world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive.

 

Each week I will post a new My Favorite . . . post about one subject and I’ll tell you all about it. And the best part? Everyone is welcome to join. The only thing you’ll have to do is sign up on the weekly post, link back to that post, and visit others.

 

This week’s Favorite is: Childhood Memory

 

So many to choose from . . . one of my favorites is sledding. We had a huge hill a few blocks away, and my dad always took me sledding in the evenings. Afterward, we would come home and have hot chocolate.

 

 
 

We lived in Indiana, which is FLAT, so you could see thunderstorms coming from miles away. We used to know exactly how much longer we could play outside before it started raining.

 

 
 

EFC’s Top Picks of 2016

It is the end of another year and we read some wonderful books. Each of us chose our top books that we read this year.

And here they are . . .

 

Chrissy

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Seas by Colleen Oakes

Trivial Pursuits by Aven Ellis

Novelista Girl by Meredith Schorr

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

 

Melissa

 In the Heart of Texas by Ginger McKnight-Chavers

Rarity From the Hollow by Robert Eggleton

Garbage Bag Suitcase by Shenandoah Chefalo

Lost & Found by Brooke Davis

 

Gina

The Lake House by Kate Morton

It’s What I Do: A Photographer’a life of Love and War by Lynsey Addario

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

 

Heather

Dying for Rome: Lucretia’s Tale by Elisabeth Storrs

The Family Plot by Brea Brown

Twin Piques by Tracie Banister

Out of My League by Brea Brown

Outlander (book 1) by Diana Gabaldon

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

 

 

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