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Books You Saw on Miki's Hope in 2014

Wednesday, December 31, 2014


I have read so many marvelous books by great authors this year I don’t even know where to begin. I actually can not pick a favorite author (forget me trying to pick a favorite book-it isn’t going to happen). What I finally decided to do is just use Goodreads stats and links (you can find them at the bottom of this post. I may or may not have read every book every author I love has written but I’ve come pretty close as anyone who follows me will testify. You can find reviews still on my blog under the category Books.

But before the list I would like to answer some remarks I am forever getting on my blog comments, on Facebook comments, on G+ comments and yes even on Twitter comments.

The one most prevalent is: “How do you find the time to read so much?”

Answer: I am now semi retired and I love to read so when I’m not working at a bookkeeping client or trying to keep up on Facebook groups—I read, sometimes 2 or 3 at a time (2 paperbacks and 1 Kindle. The Kindle is on my computer which is why I prefer paperbacks). It truly is not comfortable sitting at the computer and reading. I would like to thank all the authors who send me paperbacks-you are truly saving my backside!

Another question I get is “Are you a speed reader? How can you read so many books?”

Answer: I am not a verified speed reader-but I am a fast reader especially if the book has my total attention and interest. Remember, not all books are the same length so some are relatively short and take me no time at all—others well--.

I do try and keep my reviews short and to the point (that is my accounting degree and environmental science degree training mostly). I realize that not everyone likes the same books so I try to give my opinion then add the description from Amazon (and NO I am not an affiliate) and the url where people can go to read a chapter or two. I also attempt to put up something about each author. Did you ever try to find Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter, Websites or a pic and bio about an author if it wasn’t on Amazon–take it from me—it is not always easy. (Authors please take note!!).

Okay—enough of that—any other questions you want answered—put them in the comments and I will attempt to answer them.

According to Goodreads in 2014 I read 185 books (and reviewed them I believe) and still a few more I have coming and some that I read from the same authors in prior years!!- click here it will take you to the list I hope!!


This link will take you to the covers

And remember--not everyone likes the same books, but all books (and authors) deserve a chance. Do NOT judge a book by it's cover! Go in and read those free chapters-you might find that you would like it! And Parents--please check out books before buying them for your children--not all children are at the same level and only you will know for sure if the book belongs in your child's library.


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And last but not least I would like to thank each and every one of you who reads and comments on my blog. It is very much appreciated.





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33 comments :

Fiona said...

It's fabulous that you read so much and find the time to do so. I really want to read more in 2015.

Rebecca Swenor said...

I have always been a slower reader but learned the trick to speed reading when I went to Devry. The Literacy Site I shared and became a fan. Thanks for sharing.

Samantha Angell said...

I'm with you, where I am not a verified speed reader but I do read super quickly. I love checking out new books- will have to see what you read and if there is anything that interests me!

Masshole Mommy said...

You read more than anyone I have ever met. My husband reads a lot, but you have him beat by a mile.

Alyssa Collazo said...

I love reading. I want to set a goal for 2015 and hopefully reach it. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer said...

I wish I had the time to read as much as I'd like. I have a "to read" list a mile long.

Kristen Campbell said...

What a great resource, thank you! I need to MAKE more time to read. I do love it so!

Jeanine M said...

I wish I read more, and as much as you! That can be one of my 2015 goals. To read more! I really do miss it and you've read some great ones it seems!

kristi dominguez said...

I soooo wish I was a speed reader (or maybe just speedier reader...lol!). I feel so enriched and content when I do take time out to read. This would be a great resolution for me!! Thanks for always sharing your picks!

monica said...

Yes! I am always wondering and inspired by question #1 - as maintaining a blog takes a ton of work and you do that well! Cheers to more books in the new year!

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

I also love to read, and am a very fast reader. I just have to learn to make more time for myself to relax and read.

Scott said...

I've always wondered where you find the time to read as much as you do. I'm lucky to finish one book a month!

Holly S. said...

It floors me how many books you've read this year! I used to love reading, and have collected so many books, but it seems like it gets harder every year to pick one up and finish it in less than a month!

Nichole Quigley said...

I love reading! I need to make more time for it...it is so relaxing!!

CourtneyLynne said...

I love reading!!!! This is something I really hope to do more of in 2015! Nothing better than getting lost in a good book!

Katherine Bartlett said...

You surely love to read! Awesome job this year!

jaime said...

That's such a great number of book! I'm a fast reader too. My husband jokes about it a lot!

Mama to 5 said...

That is great that you can read so many great books. I so wish I had the time to do so because there are many books I would love to read.

Heather Jones said...

I'm hoping I can find more time to read in 2015. I just finished "Replay" by Ken Grimwood that I highly reccomend and now I started reading "I just want to pee alone" Written by a bunch of mommy bloggers. Its very humerous.

Miriam Schulman said...

I love to read but I can never seem to keep up with the speedy readers in my book club. This year one of ,y goals is to read more business strategy books

Lesley said...

I saw a lot of books on your website this year that I'm reading or have been reading, thank you. I definitely look forward to what you have in store for us next year.

Echo A said...

It is so wonderful that you read so often! I used to read a lot more, but it's harder with kids.

JaimeLovesStuff said...

What a great reading year you had! I looove to read. I don't get as much reading as I would like, so I am building a library for my retirement. LOL.

Eileen Chow said...

One of my new year's resolutions is to read more! I hope to be able to read as many books as you!

Franc said...

It's really nice that you have some time now to read. I wish to reestablish that habit soon. That should be a great new year's resolution.

Housewife Eclectic said...

I love to read! I hope to get 150 books in 2015!

Miranda Myrabev said...

oh wow a hundred and eighty five books thats amazing and a lot. I too do book reviews and when I have time i try to find the author info and share with the book.

Chrystal Mahan said...

Reading was my hobby, my passion. Then I went back to college and then grad school. Who has time to read then? LOL I am slowly getting back into the reading game. Even though I have an iPad and read a lot that way, I much more prefer to have a real book in my hand.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

You did such a great job of introducing us to so many great books. I've recommended many of the ones you reviewed.

Caitlin Fore said...

I'm super impressed with your ability to read so much! I am such a night owl - I love to crunch out a lot at night and wish I would get on a better schedule of reading before I go to bed.

Michelle Hwee said...

Wow you really love books! I am not much of a book reader but you definitely have me engaged! I would love to check them out.

Sara-Jayne Jones said...

One of my resolutions this year is to read more. I even have my books lined up!

Amby Felix said...

I totally need to start reading more for fun! I read for reference and studying but I know I'm missing out.

 
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