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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next? What are you currently reading? “Affliction” by Laurell K. Hamilton (So far it’s the best that I have read in a long time by her, and I appreciate the fact that it’s almost 600 pages long! <3)

What did you recently finish reading? “We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed by our families: Stories from Rwanda” by Philip Gourevitch

What do you think you’ll read next? “Joyland” by Stephen King that my husband bought for me the same day I got “Affliction” 🙂 I wanted to read a book that I had got sent to read and review from a Goodreads Author but it’s not letting me send it to my Kindle for some reason…:(

 

 



To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next? What are you currently reading? “We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families: Stories from Rwanda” by Philip Gourevitch (This book about the genocide of the Tutsis by the Hutus…yea, I didn’t know the names myself until I started reading, but it’s very interesting hearing about things that were happening all the way in Rwanda when I was a young kid…and very sad, too.)

What did you recently finish reading? “Ribsy” by Beverly Cleary (Yes, it was a kid’s book, but it was a fun, easy read and super cute!)

What do you think you’ll read next? “When life gives you lemons, at least you won’t get scurvy!” by Madge Madigan (That is if I can get it sent to my Kindle! I got a free copy to review by request through a Goodreads club and it sounds hilarious!) 🙂

 

 



To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next? What are you currently reading? “Ribsy” by Beverly Cleary…yes, it’s a kid’s book, but I got it at a garage sale last week and I felt like reading it! 🙂 So far, it’s really cute!

What did you recently finish reading? “Fast food nation: The dark side of the All-American Meal” by Eric Schlosser

“Kiss me in Paris” by Kimberly Kinrade and Dymtry Karpov-Kinrade (Absolutely awesome book! As someone who is NOT a fan of romance books, this book didn’t even seem like one to me. It was just amazing! For my full review, go here!)

What do you think you’ll read next? “We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families: Stories from Rwanda” by Philip Gourevitch (I am waiting on this book from Booksfree to get here, so if it doesn’t get here soon, I will have to find something else to read first…otherwise, this is what I am reading next)

 

 



To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next? What are you currently reading? I have not actually got a chance to start it yet, but I will in a bit…”Kiss me in Paris” by Kimberly Kinrade(It officially comes out next week, but I am doing a beta read for it and I only hope I will actually be able to finish the book by tomorrow night, which is when I think they need it read by…aahhh!

What did you recently finish reading? “The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1)” by Jasper Fforde (loved it, can’t wait to read more!)

“Dreams from the Monster Factory: A tale of prison, redemption, and one woman’s fight to restore justice to all” by Sunny Schwartz (this was a book I borrowed from my Mom before she even read it. She got it from the Dollar Store and it sounded interesting to me. It was definitely a book that makes you think!)

What do you think you’ll read next? I may end up changing my mind, but I’ve really been wanting to read “Fast Food Nation: The Dark side of the All-American Meal” by Eric Schlosser (I got it a while back at a thrift store and I really think I want to read it next, but who knows?)



To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next? What are you currently reading? “The Eyre Affair(Thursday Next)” by Jasper Fforde (I am loving this book! I originally picked up the newest one in the series from my library because of the title and when I realized it was a series, I returned it unread since I wanted to start at the beginning. It’s a series about Thursday Next(that’s the girls name), who is a detective in Special Ops as a LiteraTec(Literary Detective). In other words, they deal with book related crimes, which is actually more extreme than it sounds. If you LOVE words and books as much as me, I recommend checking this series out. I am excited to read more of these books!)

What did you recently finish reading? “You suck: A love story” by Christopher Moore

“No stone unturned: The true story of the World’s Premier Forensic Investigators” by Steve Jackson

What do you think you’ll read next? I don’t really know for sure….I have so MANY books to choose from and will just have to decide when I finish what I’m reading now!

*P.s. I just realized last week, I didn’t change the date from the week before, so my post read May 22nd instead of June 5th….sorry!*

 

 



To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next? What are you currently reading? “No Stone Unturned: The true story of the World’s Premiere Forensic Investigators” by Steve Jackson(should finish VERY soon if I can just find more time! I am literally like 20 pages away from the end!)

What did you recently finish reading? “Strange Candy”(Anita Blake Vampire Hunter, #0.5) by Laurell K. Hamilton (Yea…I have been VERY busy 😦  )

What do you think you’ll read next? “You suck: A love story” by Christopher Moore

wcToday was the first theme day of the Blogathon and it asked, “What are your 5 favorite apps?” So without further ado….(did I say that right?), here are my 5 favorites! (This is on my Kindle, NOT my phone)

1. “Words with Friends”-LOVE this game and love playing it against people……but for some reason my husband is the only one who seems to ever play anymore 😦

2. “WordPress”- Yep…the app for WordPress 😉 I use it to check my comments and post my blog occasionally…and share my post to Facebook if I’m not near the computer!

3.”Myfitnesspal”-I have been using this for months to keep track of my calories, my weight and my inches. It’s really simple to use and so much easier than writing things down daily!

4.”SongPop”-I have the Free version but I don’t really see or rather, hear the difference. I’m obsessed with this game and only wish it didn’t take so long for people to play their turns!

5. “Scramble with Friends”-Another word game I love, but can’t find enough people that stick with playing it against me….at least this one sometimes has challenges that you can play alone! (Obviously you can tell my favorite apps are mostly short played games on my Kindle!)

 



I have left comments on several blogs yesterday and today…and none of them are showing up. It’s very aggravating when I leave a comment for someone and WordPress fails to show them! 😦

I’m sorry if people are wondering why I’m not leaving comments cause I am..they are just not showing up! Not sure what the problem is!

Update 5/26-STILL can’t leave comments, ugh! I have left a message with WordPress support and am impatiently awaiting a response and a change! So sorry I can’t comment on anyone’s posts…this is driving me crazy because I want to so bad!



Today’s Daily Prompt reminded me of “Seriously Funny Kids”, which is a TV show on Lifetime sort of reminiscent of Bill Cosby’s old “Kids say the Darnedest Things”. On the show, they have this section of the show called, ‘What is IT and what is IT for?” where they have an older item that kids are unfamiliar with and ask them what it is and what it’s for. I find it very amusing and hilarious the ideas the kids come up with to describe such things as an abacus or a floppy disk.

Well…today Word Press got the idea to ask everyone what their blogs were for. I must say that hearing, or rather reading, this question made me feel like a little kid on “Seriously Funny Kids”. To answer this question is very puzzling and difficult for me. At first, I was standoffish when I read it and wanted to plead the fifth. But then, I decided I WILL answer your question, Word Press! I’m afraid my answer will NOT be particularly politically correct and there may be a lot of boos and naysayers, but I will give you my answer. And as my mom was always fond of saying, “You can like it or lump it!”

Side note here: What exactly does it mean to lump it? Somehow I always felt as a child that this saying was akin to saying “Because I said so!” Do you REALLY have an option here? Since I STILL don’t understand what lumping it means (must be a word though since spell checker isn’t popping up!), I guess my only other option still is to LIKE it….~sighs~

Now back to the q/a! What is my blog for????

It’s for everyone and at the same time, no one at all in particular. It’s called The Real Sharon because it’s a place where I am 100% real. It’s a place where I unload my burdens on to a virtual paper, a place where I spill my heart out for those who care to see, a place where I share my life with others. It’s a place to connect with other human beings that maybe have a lot in common with me or maybe have very little or nothing at all. But I’m here sharing my life with others like a wide open book….this may mean stories of marriage, stories of day to day boring life, sharing my philosophy and outlook on things with others, or just sharing laughs.

How could I possibly make my blog focused on just one aspect of ME when I am so much more? I could have done my blog on just marriage or being a newlywed, being in my 20’s, a procrastinator, a plus size woman…there are so many things I could have chosen. To pick just one thing to blog about day after day seems rather tedious and dull, though. I don’t like to be stuck having to write about the same thing all the time. Isn’t blogging supposed to give you a sort of freedom? And what freedom can be found by not being able to ever go outside the box that you originally created for yourself?

We, as humans, are constantly evolving, constantly changing. I am not the same ME I was 3 years ago and I don’t expect to be the same 3 years from now. Does it make sense to make a blog and then constantly delete and remake one because your focus of what you want to write has changed along with yourself? To me, this makes as much sense as driving blind. I don’t know where I will be in the future so I choose not to focus my blog on any one particular thing. Instead my focus is on MY life in general. My life right now along with what made me ME in the first place. And in the future, it will still be focused on wherever my life has taken me at that point.

My blog is to entertain, inspire, make you laugh, make you cry, it’s everything rolled up into one because that’s what I am. That’s what I believe we all are. And I try to do my blog as if I am talking to you in person almost, sort of a conversationalist take on things. I admire people who are very descriptive in their blogs and wish I was better at that, but I believe I am better suited for a “diary” format. Some of my favorite books are ones where I feel like the character is speaking to me directly; like I am inside their head or sneaking a peak into their diary. Not sure if that’s why I feel better suited to writing in this same way or vice versa, but it might also have to do with my strong urge to be heard that I talked about yesterday.

So I hope you like my personal diary, conversationalist journey of a blog I have and if you don’t, that’s OK, too!

(I looked up the definition of lump in terms of “lumping it”….I believe I was right….it seems to basically be “Like it or deal with it!” Now I know for sure I never had an option!



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