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Chelsea

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Chelsea last won the day on January 21

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  1. Bookworms

    I haven't read much this week since I've been sick, but I did pick up a copy of Joy at Quail Crossings by Jennifer McMurrain. It's the fifth book of the Quail Crossings series (or sixth if you count the prequel novela), and you will have to read the rest of the series to know what's happening. But it pretty much follows a group of siblings, a widow, and her father from Depression era Texas into the 1950s. I've read the first three books multiple times, and I'll be rereading the whole series again so I know what's happening for this new one.
  2. Amazon Book Deal Of The Day

    Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens, 4th Edition: Breed Selection, Facilities, Feeding, Health Care, Managing Layers & Meat Birds (Storey’s Guide to Raising) Serious poultry farmers and backyard bird raisers have relied on this best-selling reference for more than 20 years. The fourth edition of Gail Damerow’s comprehensive handbook is now completely revised and redesigned, making it more accessible and informative than ever. You’ll get the most up-to-date details on shelter, food, health care, eggs, chicks, and meat, and recent research into chicken behavior and communication makes the sections on flock management truly authoritative. New color photos and illustrations provide more specificity and information about chicken breeds, anatomy, and health. Get it here for $2.99
  3. I work in a grocery store, so that puts me right in the thick of all the panic buying and hoarding. We had to call the cops on Friday to protect our truck driver as people were attempting to steal toilet paper right off of it. I'm not high-risk of getting it or having serious problems if I do get it, so I shouldn't worry about it too much. I've definitely been practicing lots of extra handwashing and other proper preventative measures, of course. I do my schooling online, so I don't have to worry about that at least. When we do eat out, it's pretty much always to-go, so we'll just stick with that or eating at home of course. We've got our prescriptions good for now, and Mom and Dad should be just fine too. We also have a stocked pantry, freezer, and fridge, and I can always pick up little things at work when we have them. Just going to take it day by day and wait for things to blow over.
  4. Bookworms

    No kidding on that! They've got all our public schools shut down, at least. But I work in a grocery store, so I highly doubt we'll be shutting down any time soon.
  5. Bookworms

    While I'm currently reading The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes, I did manage to get a good deal on a good used edition of Soil Sisters: A Toolkit for Women Farmers by Lisa Kivirist on Thriftbooks. If you've never checked the website out, I highly recommend. Pretty much all of my physical books these days from from their website, and I've only ever had one come in rough condition in my six years of using it. Anyways, I don't have much time for reading right now with schoolwork, but The Ship of Brides is alright. It's all about a group of Australian war brides traveling on an aircraft carrier to be taken to meet their British husbands. It's not my favorite of all the war bride books I've read, but it's definitely more about their time on the ship than what happens afterwards.
  6. Chelsea's Creations

    Definitely not. It's gonna beat that stuff on the shelf every time, after all.
  7. Chelsea's Creations

    It's a different recipe than I usually use, and it sits to rise overnight. But other than that, it's just homemade bread.
  8. Chelsea's Creations

    It's been a hot minute since I baked some bread, so here's an overnight loaf I decided to try out. It's the first loaf I've ever gotten to crackle as it cools, and nothing beats that sound.
  9. Bookworms

    Absolutely! I seem to usually be drawn to the characters nobody else likes. They're usually the ones that go through the most growth.
  10. Bookworms

    At the moment, I'm working my way through War Brides by Lois Battle. It's got some mixed reviews, but I'm about 66% of the way through and still enjoying it. One of the brides is pretty disliked by most of the reviewers, but I like her best so far. She's a lot less cut and dry than the other two. She's definitely less "head in the clouds" or "dreamy" than them. She knows what she wants and she knows how to get it.
  11. Bookworms

    Had two new books come in the mail today, but this is the one I figured would get more interest here. I'm adding it to my never-ending TBR list.
  12. Amazon Book Deal Of The Day

    Seeds of Science: Why We Got It So Wrong On GMOs - $1.99 Mark Lynas was one of the original GM field wreckers. Back in the 1990s – working undercover with his colleagues in the environmental movement – he would descend on trial sites of genetically modified crops at night and hack them to pieces. Two decades later, most people around the world – from New York to China – still think that 'GMO' foods are bad for their health or likely to damage the environment. But Mark has changed his mind. This book explains why.In 2013, in a world-famous recantation speech, Mark apologised for having destroyed GM crops. He spent the subsequent years touring Africa and Asia, and working with plant scientists who are using this technology to help smallholder farmers in developing countries cope better with pests, diseases and droughts.This book lifts the lid on the anti-GMO craze and shows how science was left by the wayside as a wave of public hysteria swept the world. Mark takes us back to the origins of the technology and introduces the scientific pioneers who invented it. He explains what led him to question his earlier assumptions about GM food, and talks to both sides of this fractious debate to see what still motivates worldwide opposition today. In the process he asks – and answers – the killer question: how did we all get it so wrong on GMOs? Get it here!
  13. Amazon Book Deal Of The Day

    This is a great idea! I check my Kindle deals every day, so I'll keep an eye out for any that might get missed.
  14. Bookworms

    I'm about 75% of the way done with yet another WWII book I've been reading. I should hopefully finish today or tomorrow at latest. Then I'll need to try and find something to read on my trip next week, although I don't imagine I'll have much time to read at this rate.
  15. Bookworms

    Glad it's not just me. I've got a shelf of them...and a folder on my computer...and a folder on my Kindle...and another list on Goodreads. Oh no, send help. 😅
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