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How & Why I Annotate

Hey Gems! 
Today's post is just me sharing how and why I annotate my books and how you can begin annotating yourself. Check out the video below, along with time stamps to get to certain parts quicker: Time-Stamps: 02:07 - why I annotate 05:12 - when I annotate 05:49 - how I annotate 07:28 - showing my keys 08:18 - my tools (pens, highlighters, tabs, etc) 18:44 - how you can start annotating 21:19 - color code systems 31:24 - Q&A 42:56 - examples of books I annotated 1:02:04 - annotated Bible studies
Keep on going to see my personal annotating systems up close. I hope this post and video is helpful for you to begin your own journey of annotating and interacting with your books.
There is also a very useful article to help you understand why we should annotate in our books, check it out HERE! Blessings,
Recent posts

A Reckless Love by Beth White {Blog Tour}

Thank you to Revell for having me on board this tour! I truly appreciate it and I must say I enjoyed this one for sure.

Title: A Reckless Love
Author: Beth White
Series: Daughtry House #3
Age: Adult
Genres: Christian Historical Fiction
Publication Date: June 2, 2020
Publisher: Revell Reads
Source: Paperback
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Synopsis:
In the fine tradition established by her Southern grandmama, Aurora Daughtry has recently orchestrated the marriage of her eldest sister and facilitated her middle sister's engagement. She also rejoices in her part in transforming the family's dilapidated plantation manor into a luxurious and lucrative resort hotel. Just when it seems there is nothing left to absorb her considerable talent for managing people, in walks federal deputy marshal Zane Sager.

But Zane is not at Daughtry House for a vacation. He's tracking a killer and collecting two key witnesses to a federal judge's murder.

Aurora takes it upon herself …

What Momma Left Behind by Cindy K. Sproles

Title: What Momma Left Behind
Author: Cindy K. Sproles
Age: Adult
Genres: Christian Historical Fiction
Publication Date: June 2, 2020
Publisher: Revell
Source: Paperback
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Synopsis:
Worie Dressar is seventeen years old when influenza and dysentery ravage her Appalachian Mountain community in 1898, leaving behind a growing number of orphaned children with no way to care for themselves. Worie's mother has been secretly feeding a number of these little ones on Sourwood Mountain. But when she dies suddenly, Worie is left to figure out why and how she was caring for them.

Plagued with two good-for-nothing brothers--one greedy and the other a drunkard--Worie fights to save her home and the orphaned children now in her begrudging care. Along the way, she will discover the beauty of unconditional love and the power of forgiveness as she cares for all of Momma's children.

Storyteller and popular speaker Cindy K. Sproles pens a tender novel full …

Where the Road Bends by David Rawlings {Blog Tour}

Hey Gems!!! I'm back with another review on an awesome contemporary fiction!
I want to thank Prism Book Tours for having me on the tour for this lovely read!!

Title: Where the Road Bends
Author: David Rawlings
Age: Adult
Genres: Contemporary, Christian Fiction
Publication Date: June 2, 2020
Publisher:Thomas Nelson
Source: ARC
Purchase: Hardcover | Kindle | Audible | Christian Book | B&N | Book Depository | TNZ Fiction
Synopsis:
Fifteen years after college graduation, four friends reconnect to keep a long-ago promise and go on a trip of a lifetime in the Australian Outback.

Eliza needs to disconnect from her high-powered fashion job to consider the CEO position she’s just been offered. Lincoln hopes to rekindle a past relationship and escape from another one. Bree looks forward to a fun getaway from home and her deeply buried disappointments. Andy wants to disappear from the mess he’s made of his life—possibly forever.

Dropped at a campsite in the middle of nowhere, the friends quickly…

The Heart of a Hero by Susan May Warren {Blog Tour}

Hey Gems!!! Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for The Heart of a Hero by Susan May Warren, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours
Back with another amazing blog tour for an awesome read! I am so grateful to be on this tour!

I had the chance to read the first book, The Way of the Brave, previously and enjoyed the story of Orion and Jenny. I was excited to get more of crazy Aria and Jake.

Title: The Heart of  a Hero
Author: Susan May Warren
Series: Global Search & Rescue #2
Age: Adult
Genres: Christian Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Publication Date: June 2, 2020
Publisher: Revell
Source: Paperback
Purchase: Paperback | Kindle | Audible | HardcoverBarnes & Noble | Book Depository | Christianbook
Synopsis:
Jake Silver may not be able to put the memories of his time as a sniper and Navy SEAL behind him, but at least he can put his skills to use as a part of the Jones Inc. rescue team. Saving the life of pediatric heart surgeon Dr. Aria Sinclair on Denali helped too…

Stay with Me by Becky Wade {Blog Tour}

Hey Gems!!! Looking for a cute, romantic contemporary to read that you can swoon over? Check out my review of Stay with Me by Becky Wade. Thank you to Prism Book Tours for having me on board this tour!

Title: Stay with Me
Author: Becky Wade
Series: A Misty River Romance #1
Age: Adult
Genres: Christian Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: May 5, 2020
Publisher: Bethany House Publisher
Source: Paperback
Purchase: Hardcover | Paperback | KindleChristian Book | B&N | Target | Book Depository
Synopsis:
Loving her is a risk he can't afford . . . and can't resist.

When acclaimed Bible study author Genevieve Woodward receives an anonymous letter referencing her parents' past, she returns to her hometown in the Blue Ridge Mountains to chase down her family's secret. However, it's Genevieve's own secret that catches up to her when Sam Turner, owner of a historic farm, uncovers the source of shame she's worked so hard to hide.

Sam has embraced his sorrow, his …

Standoff by Patricia Bradley

Title: Standoff
Author: Patricia Bradley
Series: Natchez Trace Park Rangers #1
Age: Adult
Genres: Christian Romantic Suspense
Publication Date: May 5, 2020
Publisher: Revell Reads
Source: Paperback
Purchase: Paperback | Kindle | Audible
Synopsis:
The Natchez Trace National Parkway stretches 444 miles from Nashville to Natchez, the oldest town on the Mississippi River. It's the perfect road for a relaxed pleasure drive. Unfortunately for Luke Fereday, it's also perfect for moving drugs.

Sent to Natchez to infiltrate the organization at the center of the drug ring, Luke arrives too late to a stakeout and discovers the body of his friend, park ranger John Danvers. John's daughter Brooke is determined to investigate her father's murder but soon finds herself the target of a killer who will do anything to silence her.

Luke will have his hands full keeping her safe. But who's going to keep him safe when he realizes he's falling – hard – for the daughter of the man he failed t…