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I Got Tagged…Again!

Written on 11/13/2008   By   in Uncategorized

This time Kim from My Book Reviews and More nabbed me :) .

And because I had so much fun with the first tag, I’m going to list another 7 random bookish things about me, but I’m not going to tag anyone else – if you want to play along leave me a link to your post so I can come and see YOUR random bookish facts! I’m sure many of you share these facts in common with me.

Here goes:

1. I read aloud to my children almost every night.

2. I read fiction MUCH faster than I do non-fiction, but I keep my non-fiction titles far longer than fiction, and tend to reread it at a higher percentage.

3. I’ve never read a Stephen King novel before, nor do I intend to :)  .

4. I don’t generally read romance novels, whether Christian or Harlequin. I think I have read 1 Christian romance this year and it was only due to it’s unusual premise.

5. I was one of those children who read encyclopedia’s for fun, yup, that was me :) .

6. My favourite book as a tween, teen and young adult was Fire and Hemlock by Dianna Wynne Jones.

7. I have a doozy of a time reading any amount of text on the computer. Two pages is okay, but a novel – forget it!

So, don’t be shy! Send me your link and let me know your 7 random bookish facts :) .

2nd Christian Book Carnival!

Written on 10/29/2008   By   in Uncategorized

Welcome to the second edition of the Christian Book Carnival!  We have a few entries this week, and I hope to see more participation in the future!  Please share about the carnival with your readers, and make sure to submit for next Wednesday :).  You can either use the submission form, or email me – jennifer at quiverfullfamily dot com.  You can read more about the details here.  Reviews in any genre of Christian literature is accepted, as long as it’s more than a few brief sentences, blog tour posts that include a review are welcome!  I’m also looking for future hosts so please email me if you are interested!

For this past week we have the following reviews to share!

FICTION

Lindsey presents Review of Fossil Hunter by John B Olson posted at A Kindred Spirit’s Thoughts.

Sunny presents Home Another Way ~ Review posted at That Book Addiction.

Melissa presents A Whisper of Freedom by Tricia Goyer posted atBibliophile’s Retreat saying, “This is 3rd of a Series in which the stories build on each other. I highly recommend reading them in order.”

NON-FICTION

Kim Ford presents Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore posted at Window To My World. Saying “This book is phenomenal! I hope the review and exposure to these incredible folks will be of some help to someone.”

Jennifer (that’s me!) presents The Last Undercover – The True Story of an FBI Agent’s Dangerous Dance with Evil by Bob Hamer posted atQuiverfull Family.

Thanks to everyone for their submissions this week, and for helping to spread the word!  Hope to read all of your reviews again next week :).

Gun Shy

Written on 09/27/2008   By   in Uncategorized

I doubt that there is anyone in the world more naive than I am when it comes to guns.  I’ve never fired a gun (excepting a water pistol), loaded a gun, carried a gun etc.  My husband Larry does have some experience hunting with rifles, and  for slaughtering livestock.

Due to my total unfamiliarity with guns and ‘gun culture’ I was extraordinarily surprised to see the vast array of Galco Holsters on the market! Who would have known (certainly not me!) that there were so many different ways to carry a gun, and so many options available? Colour me amazed!

Look Ma, No Hands!

Written on 09/26/2008   By   in Uncategorized

Hands free blogging.  Now, that would be the life!  Like many mommy bloggers my hands are often full of baby, toddler or a big girl, making the time to blog difficult to come by.  But imagine if I could sit in my rocking chair, which is near the computer, nurse my baby and blog or send email at the same time!  Woooo!  Now that would be multi-tasking.

I think it would be possible with the help of Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 Standard.  I’ve heard of voice recognition software before, but never though that it could be so simple and straightforward, the software even comes with it’s own headset!  How convenient.  Take a peek at these videos:

 

Colour me impressed! It even filters out background noise like, say…children…What a fabulous innovation for mothers who blog from home (I know, where else is there to blog from?). There is also a NY Times Review of DNS10 available if you’d like to read what the ‘experts’ have to say about this product.

Now, because we’re Mac users here, and not one of those fancy, innovative Windows hybrid machines my husband keeps telling me about, Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 Preferred won’t work for us, these programs are PC only.  There is a solution for us Mac users though in MacSpeech Dictate (you have to buy your own Mic for this one).  I’m going to have to talk to my husband about this when he gets home!

How can you see yourself taking advantage of this program in your blogging pursuits?