Archive for November, 2012

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November 29, 2012

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Celebrate

November 25, 2012

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I am not perfect. I have faults. I am temperental, impatient, and difficult. However, in spite of all that, I love life, and the need to celebrate it holds a strong pull over me.

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Fire

November 23, 2012

He and I are complete opposites of each other.

He likes to blend in; I like to stand out.

He likes to go unnoticed; I enjoy a dramatic entrance.

He prefers to fade in the background; I aim to get the spotlight.

He likes to shut up; I love to talk.

He likes to be right all the time; I enjoy giving corrections.

It is a messy thing, him and I. However, we do have our moments. Sometimes, there are good times; there are great times. So maybe things are a mess and things feel like a whirlwind, but it’s far more enjoyable ride. I like the arguments. I like the challenge. I like treading the difficult path…. because in the end, I’d know that whatever it is that I accomplish, I will be proud to say that I worked hard for it.

Because that’s what I am.

I am argumentative. I am obstinate. I annoy easily. I am proud. But above all that, I like working hard for something. I love putting in efforts. I love saying I deserved something because I gave it my best shot.

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14 Days

November 20, 2012

It has been two weeks since the last time I actually updated this blog.

I have been a little busy with the book blog that I created. First, I created one under my domain, and then I realized that it would eat up a lot of my hosting space, so I decided to create a WordPress hosted book blog instead.

The blog has been driving me crazy the past week. Fortunately, there have been several other bloggers who have already happened to like my content and have started following the blog. I hope that trend continues to increase over time.

I will probably keep the subdomain i created for my first book blog. I like the domain http://books.ishabelle.com, but I just did not want to use up my hosting space with all the pictures I attach to each blog entry.

If you have time, check out my book blog http://theunendingreadinglist.wordpress.com. You’ll find a lot of books that you may be interested in reading.

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Souls Departed

November 7, 2012

This post is a day late. My late stepmother’s birthday was yesterday. However, as always, I have been caught up in work and other personal stuff, so I wasn’t able to stop and write about something.

She was a fun person. She wasn’t the usual stepmother character that used to be portrayed in fiction where she had imaginary horns and always made things difficult. In fact, she was kind and nice to me. She did not treat me like a daughter, which was just as well because I honestly did not see her as a mother. I already had a mother, and I did not have the need for one more. She also did not try to be my best friend. When I lived with her and my dad, I was at a point in my life where all I wanted was to get away and go some place where nobody really knew where I came from, and I could pretend I had a pretty normal life.

I am thankful for the years I spent with her and my father. It was during those years that I realized exactly what I wanted to happen with my life. I realized I wanted to be on my own, how badly I wanted to be free. So when the first chance at freedom came to me, I grabbed it without any second thoughts.

I try not to regret anything that’s happened in my life, any decision that I’ve made. However, the only regret that I may have is that I never got to thank her personally. I wish I could have seen her before she passed away. I wish I was able to tell her that all is well. Wherever she is right now, I can only pray that she has found peace and happiness that may seem to have eluded her while she was alive.

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Book Review: Irish Thoroughbred

November 5, 2012

Irish Thoroughbred (Irish Hearts, #1)Irish Thoroughbred by Nora Roberts
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As Nora Roberts’ first published work, this fares well.

I may be partial to this book because Ms. Roberts is one of my favorite authors, and tops my list in the romance genre.

This book has a simple plot. There wasn’t much of a conflict. There’s the common theme on Silhouette novels about the hero being too macho to the point of being unreasonably dominant and the heroine to be such a “nice” and feminine girl, which, of course, may reflect the trends of the 80’s, when the book was published.

Still, I like this book. The characters may leave a lot to be desired, but the storytelling was great. Just enough drama, romance, and action to keep you reading until you finish it. This book is best for when you want to read something that you can finish in just a few hours. I even read this book more than once, and I still enjoy it every time.

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To Book Blog or Not

November 3, 2012

I’ve been thinking of starting up a book blog, you know, for all those books I have read and for all the books I have yet to read.

I have more than 2000 books stored on my library manager. That’s not including the ones that I have on paper. Out of that 2000, I don’t think I only read about 500.

That’s why I got this crazy idea to start a new book blog under a different subdomain. Maybe something like books.ishabelle.com.

OR…..

I could just use this blog as a place to post the books I have already read… Yeah…. Well, I am still debating on that.

I could even just use a WordPress.com hosted site instead of using my domain. But what’s the use of a domain if you still keep using free hosted services, right?

Sigh! This book blog thing has really gotten me confused. I’ll probably just sleep on this for a night or two. I hope I do get a final decision before the new week starts. xoxo.

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