Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thursday's Faves

Thursday means it's time for Thursday's Favorite Things over at Katherine's Corner!

And guess who's co-hosting?!


How much fun is this?! Meeting new friends, visiting with old friends--it's a friend kind of hop! 

One of my favorite things to do is READ. Sometimes, I won't get one darn thing done during a day other than read a book. It's like a sickness. A delightfully wonderful sickness. 

Sometimes, I might have two or three books going (in different rooms) at the same time. 

I love to read.

I just finished reading a memoir by Lois Roelofs called CARING LESSONS. 

Some of you might have figured out that I enjoy reading memoirs. I like to hear about other people's lives and learning about their time periods, laughing at their funny stories, gasping with disbelief at things they have experienced, etc. 

One of the most interesting things about this book is hearing about the field of nursing. All the study, hours, time, bloodsweatandtears that go into obtaining a nursing degree. But, even more than that, what makes a nurse.

Lois discusses how she learned that nursing is more than performing procedures. It's so much more. 

"'s not necessarily just what we say to people, but how we act: how we listen, how we encourage, how we empathize, and how we show respect..." (from Caring Lessons page 115).  

Her thirst for knowledge was fueled by Lois' desire to serve others. The more she knew, the better able she was to help. 

This book could have been about my BFF- her life parallels Lois' in a way. They both have remained true to their upbringing to this very day; they are always improving themselves in an effort to better help others; always putting everyone ahead of themselves...

I found Caring Lessons to be a good read! 

If you'd like to read Caring Lessons or have a nurse in your family or circle of friends, I've got good news! Lois is giving away a copy to one lucky reader. 

WAIT! There's more! I'm going to pass along my copy too!  

All you have to do is leave me a comment that you'd like to have a copy and I'll let that random thingy pick the winning numbers! SIMPLE!

Thursdays Favorite Things Hop is where you can link your favorite post to share with old and new followers, or write a post about your favorite things!
Here are the rules, yes there are rules. But just a few:
  • You must follow Katherines Corner. Through Email, Linky Followers, Google Plus, or RSS and my blog Empty Nest If you’re a new follower, please let us know before you start hopping. 
  • Leave a comment when you follow so we all know you stopped by.
  • No adult content blogs.
  • Blogs only please.
  • Follow as many other blogs in the list as you can. Just click and go.
  • Leave a sincere comment or message on each of the blogs you visit so they know you stopped by.
Now hop on and share your favorites. If you’d like to post this blog hop on your page please just grab the linky code. Or if you would like to be a co-host please contact Katherine
 *participants who link up will be sent weekly reminders of this wonderful hop*
Please grab the hop button to share with others, you can copy and paste the image with a link to OR grab the code from Katherines Corner it's on her right sidebar.
It’s always nice to have the hop button on your post. But it IS NOT mandatory.


  1. I am a new follower. Thanks for co-hosting. This is our first time to link up to this party.

  2. So happy to have you as a cohost today :-) Count me in I'd love a chance to win the book. xo

  3. It's Thursday again - wow! Happy Thursday to you all xxx

  4. Janette- Thanks for stopping by and following! I'm heading your way to return the favor! Welcome!

    KC- You're in! Thanks for letting me co-host! Loving it!

    Angela- I know! How does it happen so fast EVERY week?! Thanks!

  5. I'm already a follower (GFC) just stopping in to say hello!

  6. Congratulations on being co-host of this hop. I also like to read and I am currently reading a very inspirational book from the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. I actually won it in a Blog giveaway. I am already a follower of your blog via GFC. Now I will also become a Linky Follower. Take care and have a good day.

  7. Donna- Thanks so much!

    Judy-Thanks! I love Chicken Soup for the Soul books!

  8. I'm currently reading "The Buddah in the Attic" by Julie Otsuka on my I-Pad2.

  9. I am a new follower and an avid reader. I have at least two books going at once, too.
    Laura From ImSoVintage

  10. Hi there - stopping through from Favorite Things Thursday.

    I love to read too. I like getting into a very large well-written book and look forward to finding a good series.

    Im already a google connect friend, but I am now following you on Pinterest as Yona Williams.

    Have a great day!

  11. Hi! New follower here through Katherine's Corner :)) Hope you can follow back. Following through GFC and LF.


  12. Pat- Sounds interesting. How is it?

    Laura- Reading has been one of my favorite things since childhood!

    Yona- I'm following you back on Pinterest! Thanks so much!

    Paula- It'll be my pleasure to follow you back! Thanks!

  13. So glad to have you in my group for the A to Z challenge, Empty Nester!

  14. It's nice to meet you from Katherine's Corner! I am an empty nester as well:)

  15. Matthew-It's going to be awesome! Looking forward to it!

    Mommy- Thanks! It sure is different, isn't it?

  16. this sounds wonderful...i'd so love to win this book and give it to my daughter. she's waiting to hear about nursing school acceptance...this would be great for her to read. ;)

  17. skoots- I'll put you in for the draw! Good luck!

  18. Wow, that's a lot of people doing this meme. I am lucky to even read a book and remember what I'm reading. How do you manage 3 at a time?

  19. Thank you for visiting my blog, I am now following. I am also an new empty nester and am loving it but still learning.

    Evelyn @

  20. Debby- It's just because I'm too lazy to get up and retrieve a book from another room- so I keep one in several rooms. LOL

    Evelyn- Thanks! It's different, that's for sure. But we get used to it. Sort of. :)

  21. Sounds like a great read. I hope I win!

  22. I'm now following on Linky Follower and GFC. Katherine invited me to link. I appreciate the invitation! Thanks for hosting!

  23. I would love to have that book. I'm from an entire family of nurses!

  24. Mama-I have several nurses in my family too! I really enjoyed the book. I'll put you in for the drawings!

  25. Ooh that book sounds interesting .... particularly as I think I would make a crap nurse, so I am interested about what skills are needed! Nice post. I shall bob around some of the blog hops tomorrow!

  26. Annie- Pretty sure I would make a crap nurse too. Saying, "Just get over it" isn't really very caring is it? LOL

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