Bout Day 2! The hours wickedly pass whilst wrapped up in spontaneity!

Posted Tuesday, 7 January, 2014 by jorielov 0 Comments

Bout of Books 9.0What’s a girl to do! Only a farthering of a distance was meant to be broached, yet the day unravelled into a bit of a bout of unexpected blessings, wicked kibitzing, deep belly laughing, quirky humour sharing, errand running with a friend, and the warmed cuppa chili with a fresh brewed cuppa coffee which cast off the deep chill swept round me bones whilst walking in the environs without a proper set of mittens! Laughs. Its a bout of a time alright, as gleefully spent as though I was plumb charged and ignited inside of a novel! Avenues of unknown delights rounded each bend, and this happy bookish soul was thankful in the end! The type of day which evolves simply as the winds cast their murmuring glow, Wintry crystal blue skies with a soft brush stroke of cotton white! Air as crisp as the shouldering winds keeping you chilled, with an expectation of ‘something!’ For me? Getting a second chance at participating in the Bout with a renewed sense of being! I wanted to relax into the Bout, settle into random convos, tweet & chat on blogs, and enjoy the whole process w/o the limitations of how many page counts!

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Honestly, I didn’t get back home in time to read as I was suffering technical difficulties with both my email server and my browsers! I was burning the midnight oils something fierce trying to source the cause of the issues! I tucked myself in past 4am, thrilled to bits everything was alright for the Author Guest Post for To Tuscany with Love! My eyes wandered to my shelves, where my ChocLitUK books were murmuring their silent whispers, as I am posting my very *first!* reviews for ChocLit book titles this coming Saturday! Each of the three Saturdays left in January will be a different featured ChocLit author & title! I feel so very grateful to being accepted as a ChocLit reviewer, because I oft thought to myself I am not quite a ‘chick lit’ girl, and now I can affirm that I am definitely a ‘choc lit’ kind of gal! The stories evoke such a hearty response of excitement of what lays beneath the pages! I cannot wait to post my reviews and to give my readers a few surprises along the way too! Romance for me is always a genre I will hungrily be motivated to explore, because I love solid story-lines which are founded in relationships, coupled with either adversity, angst, coming-of age, growing woes, or other bits of realism thrown in for good measure! I love solid character arcs, world-buildings (whether modern day or historical!), and a proper sense of who the characters are and why they are making the choices they decide! I like being swept up into a romance in the Winter, whilst the air is frightfully cold, and your mind is eager for the warmth of the story inside!

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My mind was all a-swirl of the lovely moments and memories the day unfolded into my lap! I even met a new crafter who I hope will become a good friend — someone who crochets to my knits, but appreciates the social engaging with other crafters! Its sometimes hard to sort out where ‘crafters’ meet-up with one another, and so to help another creative find what I am finding lately was a way to pay forward the kindnesses I have been receiving too! Truly, part of my issue with reading today was trying to sort out how to stop re-thinking upon the conversations, the spoken stories, the little moments which brought so much joy; some days like today unfold by their own accord. They take you places you hadn’t planned, and enlighten you with moments you will fondly muse about long after the hours dissolve and a new day starts to dawn!

And, how about you dear, Bout’ers?! What do you do when life graces you with such a lovely day like mine!? Do you embrace it or stress about the readings you weren’t able to do? For me? There will always be time enough for books and reading; but life as it is being lived is an experience to cherish all by its own! Especially when everyday joy and kindness alights in your life during ordinary hours! Simple joys warm my heart forevermore!

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I am self-educated through local libraries and alternative education opportunities. I am a writer by trade and I cured a ten-year writer’s block by the discovery of Nanowrimo in November 2008. The event changed my life by re-establishing my muse and solidifying my path. Five years later whilst exploring the bookish blogosphere I decided to become a book blogger. I am a champion of wordsmiths who evoke a visceral experience in narrative. I write comprehensive book showcases electing to get into the heart of my reading observations. I dance through genres seeking literary enlightenment and enchantment. Starting in Autumn 2013 I became a blog book tour hostess featuring books and authors. I joined The Classics Club in January 2014 to seek out appreciators of the timeless works of literature whose breadth of scope and voice resonate with us all.

"I write my heart out and own my writing after it has spilt out of the pen." - self quote (Jorie of Jorie Loves A Story)

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Posted Tuesday, 7 January, 2014 by jorielov in Bout of Books, RALs | Thons via Blogs

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