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Good Reads Yes or No

Tuesday – Social  Post is all about Good Reads.  I am a book lover from a Book loving family. I am a long time Good Read member but i find myself using it less to find books and chat in groups.  There;s been some controversy over  Good Reads since Amazon bought them about the reviews but I try as a reader and reviewer stay away from that. But it’s nice that my Kindle and Good reads accounts are linked together so my book are on both sites.And I can post one review and they show up on both place.

I know a lot of authors use it for group chats,giveaways and Promotions but I really go there for that. I use it more of a catalog of what I am reading or have read,

I had an earlier account but at this time –

On My Book shelf-   1090  books read since 2016.

* Do You use Good Reads ?  How do you use it ?  How many books on your self ? 

 

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Need an account sign up !

Goodreads is a free website for book lovers. Imagine it as a large library that you can wander through and see everyone’s bookshelves, their reviews, and their ratings. You can also post your own reviews and catalog what you have read, are currently reading, and plan to read in the future.

History of Good reads –

Founded in 2007-  is an Amazon company and “social cataloging” website founded in December 2006 and launched in January 2007 by Otis Chandler, II, a software engineer and entrepreneur, and Elizabeth Khuri.  Amazon purchase the company in 2013 .
Mission
Goodreads’ mission is to help people find and share books they love. Along the way, we plan to improve the process of reading and learning throughout the world.
Company Overview
Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. See what your friends are reading, organize what you’ve read, list your favorite books, discuss literature, form groups, and connect with other readers.

Good Reads Review Policy  Policy/Guuidelines

 

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Sealed with a Kiss

Today is June 30 th- and the last day of our Wedding Event @ Lisa Everyday Life. I hope you have enjoyed the Post and maybe found something interesting.  Lisa 

Our Last Doodle will be a Kiss ! No not the Band (telling my age)

 

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A Kiss can Mean many things for many people –

In some situations, a kiss is a ritual, formal or symbolic gesture indicating devotion, respect, or sacrament. The word came from Old English cyssan (“to kiss“), in turn from coss (“a kiss“).

Some anthropologists have suggested that the Greeks learned about erotic kissing from the Indians when Alexander the Great invaded India in 326 BC. However, this need not mean that kissing originated in India, or indeed that it does not predate the oral roots of the Vedic texts.

 

In a Wedding  Ceremony It comes After I pronounce you man and wife.

 

 

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Originally, it was assumed that the bride and groom had not kissed before the wedding so this would traditionally be their first kiss, and in Roman times kissing was a legal bond that sealed all contracts. However, though many ceremonies do include this line, the kiss is not   traditionally a part of the religious ceremony.But now enjoyable part that seals the marriage between two people.

 

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The Wedding Kiss

“If you like Nora Roberts, you will enjoy this series! My problem with these books, is once I start reading them, I don’t want to put them down!” ~ 5 star review for The Wedding Kiss

 

“I love this whole series and Lucy Kevin is an amazing writer. This was one of the first series of books I read on my e-reader and I could not put it down.” ~ 5 star review for The Wedding Kiss

 

Lucy Kevin is the “sweet” pen-name of New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Bella Andre (who writes the #1 bestselling series about The Sullivans). Lucy Kevin books are fun, flirty and romantic–without the steamy scenes.

 

BOOK DESCRIPTION: Rose Martin, proprietor of San Francisco’s premiere wedding venue the Rose Chalet, is trying to convince herself that the man she’s marrying in a week is the right one for her. But with only seven days left until he loses her forever to another man, RJ Knight, the landscaper and handyman at the chalet, can’t step aside any longer. He might not be a wealthy member of San Francisco high society like her fiancé, but RJ is desperately in love with Rose…and he’s pretty darn sure that she’s in love with him, too. Now, with help from the rest of the Rose Chalet staff, he just needs to prove it.

 

THE WEDDING KISS is the fifth fun, sweet, and emotional contemporary romance in the Four Weddings and a Fiasco series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Lucy Kevin.

 

“Four Weddings and a Fiasco” Series
Book 1: The Wedding Gift
Book 2: The Wedding Dance
Book 3: The Wedding Song
Book 4: The Wedding Dress
Book 5: The Wedding Kiss

 

Wedding Veils * History & Tradition

Today Wedding Tradition is part superstition – in that in My case I borrowed my Wedding Veil . I was having my hair done by a friend and I had not purchase one and she offered hers.   So it became my borrowed item for my wedding. But the Veil can have many symbols in many countries and religion.  Which make it a tradition for many brides.  Lisa 

So my Question is ? Did you have one? Length?

Bridal Veil Length Guide = Shoulder 20″- 22″ Inches , Elbow Length 30″- 34″ Inches, Fingertip Length 38″- 42″ Inches, Walking/Waltz 60″- 70″ Inches, Chapel Length 90″ Inches and Cathedral Length 108″ Inches.

Doodle # 28 th :

 

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history of wedding veils. The history of wedding veils tells us that, in ancient times, the Greeks used it as a way of protecting the bride from evil spirits, while in Medieval times it was worn as a symbol of purity and chastity.

Wedding Veil   Etiquette  Answer ‘s Here  Bride .com

Planning a Wedding in 2017 – Latest Veil Trends Fashion Week

 

Yes ! Lori Wilde has a great series call – Wedding Veil Wishes  this book features an Irish viel . Enjoy –

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Wedding Veil Wishes Series

Legend claims this antique Irish wedding veil can grant your heart’s deepest desire. But be careful what you wish for…
The moment Texas socialite Delaney Cartwright touches the veil, she knows she can’t go through with her wedding. And it’s not just because she envisions a stranger’s dark eyes and irresistible lips the second her fingers hit lace. But she can’t simply call the whole thing off. The nuptials to her nice, predictable childhood friend are the social event of the season (not to mention that her mother would freak). To fan the flames of this dying ember, Delaney abducts her fiance for a night of passion…and grabs the wrong guy! It isn’t her fault that Detective Nick Vinetti of the oddly familiar eyes and lips has crossed her path–and looks game for all kinds of sexy fun.
Now Delaney hatches an outrageous plan to get out of marrying: she’ll hire her own kidnapper. With an altar to avoid and a cop to dream of, this runaway bride is hoping a little Irish magic will unveil the true destiny of her heart.

Wedding Shoes Lost

It’s all about shoes today ! Wedding shoes that is – Doodle # 16

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On Pinterest Board – Bridal shoes

 

# Lisa fact- I started down the in an expensive pair of designer shoes but by the reception i  was barefoot. And  Just like Cinderella i lost my shoes

Now a little Fairy Tale reading for Grownups-

 

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Fairy Tale romance series

Happily Ever After …
Or Happily Nevermore?

Gisela’s childhood was filled with laughter and visits from nobles such as the duke and his young son. But since her father’s death, each day has been filled with nothing but servitude to her stepmother. So when Gisela learns the duke’s son, Valten—the boy she has daydreamed about for years—is throwing a ball in hopes of finding a wife, she vows to find a way to attend, even if it’s only for a taste of a life she’ll never have. To her surprise, she catches Valten’s eye. Though he is rough around the edges, Gisela finds Valten has completely captured her heart. But other forces are bent on keeping the two from falling further in love, putting Gisela in more danger than she ever imagined.

 

 

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Fairy Tale Brides

Wedding fever has hit the little town of Marietta…

Lisa Renee loves weddings. As owner of Marietta’s bridal salon, Lisa takes charge when a celebrity wedding rolls into town and does what she does best: hosting the fairy tale wedding her clients dream of. But the celebrity’s badly behaving bridesmaids shatter Lisa’s poise, excitement, and hopes of putting Marietta and her boutique on the map. The only place she can find peace is on the pediatric ward of the local hospital where she volunteers, a place that holds more meaning to her than anyone knows. Leave it to the handsome and charming new doctor to change all of that…

Dr. Adam Brady is enjoying his new job and anonymity at Marietta’s hospital, but he hasn’t been able to focus entirely since the gorgeous business owner and hard-working volunteer piqued his interest. As he spends more time with her, sparks fly, and he realizes that he’s not the only one in Marietta with secrets…

It’s a Plane-

It’s all about AirPlanes. In our week of Transpiration -So hop a plane with me and see whats out in the Wild Blue Yonder!   Lisa  

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An airplane or aeroplane (informally plane) is a powered, fixed-wing aircraft that is propelled forward by thrust from a jet engine or propeller. Airplanes come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and wing configurations. The broad spectrum of uses for airplanes includes recreation, transportation of goods and people, military, and research. Commercial aviation is a massive industry involving the flying of tens of thousands of passengers daily on airliners. Most airplanes are flown by a pilot on board the aircraft, but some are designed to be remotely or computer-controlled.

The Wright brothers invented and flew the first airplane in 1903, recognized as “the first sustained and controlled heavier-than-air powered flight”

 

And my favorite Airplane Movie – 

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Airplane Movie

If Your Summer Vacation Planes include an Airplane Ride- 

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Children Book

A first airplane ride can be very exciting! Watching planes take off and land, going through security, walking the jet way, finding the right seat, watching out the window as the plane taxis down the runway, and flying up high in the sky and then, at the other end, Grandma waiting with a hug! Nancy Speir’s acrylic illustrations deftly interpret the wonder and joy of a child’s first plane-trip adventure.

Summer Reading Camps

Hello Friday – It’s another wet day in Louisiana but schools out here and I’am thinking about Summer Break.  One fun thing you can do is – a Summer Reading Camp !

Why Reading Camp ?

The research is clear that children who don’t read during the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress and that loss has a cumulative, long-term effect.

 

Welcome to Summer Reading 2017! BUILD A BETTER WORLD!

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What is Summer Reading?

  • A free 8-week program at branches of the Public Library that encourages babies, children, tweens, teens and adults to read throughout the summer.
  • Set your own reading goals, read at your own pace wherever you’re most comfortable, and visit the library once each week to collect fun incentive prizes.
  • There are free special events and workshops in our libraries all throughout the Summer Reading Program!
  • So check out your local library and join in the fun. 

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Barnes & Nobles Summer Reading Program Website

Check your  local store for events and calendar

 

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Scholastic  Summer Camp sign up here

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More Idea’s from  We Are Teachers –Summer Reading links

 

What are your kids doing this summer? My son is also doing a Cyber Camp in July  – just another way to keep learning doing the Summer.   Lisa