Paying Attention to the Moment - Jo-Ann Carson

Paying Attention to the Moment

3 Bullet Friday (2019-09-27)

This is my weekly 3 bullet check-in, a post in which I chat about what I’m reading, thinking about and doing.


This week I read Death of a Policeman, another Hamish Macbeth cozy mystery by M.C. Beaton and A Bride for Brynmore, a Western Historical Romance, by Jacquie Nelson, which is free on Kindle Unlimited. I gave both books 5 stars. My review of Nelson’s book is up on Amazon, Goodreads, and Bookbub.

At the beginning of the year, I optimistically gave myself the challenge of reading 100 books this year. Then life happened. I don’t think I’ll make it. Goodreads tells me I’m behind by about 30 books already. Oh well. I’m having fun.


How we pay attention to the present moment largely determines the character of our experience and, therefore, the quality of our lives. Mystics and contemplatives have made this claim for ages—but a growing body of scientific research now bears it out.”
Sam Harris, Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

I’m on day 37 in his Wake Up meditation course. I access guided meditations through an app on my phone. It’s quite interesting.


It’s been a quiet week, and I liked it that way. My pool reopened after being closed for a month, so I’m happily swimming lengths again. I worked a bit on my audiobook course, and I can see I have a steep learning curve ahead. I’ve caught up with friends I hadn’t seen over the summer. And I’ve been working hard on my secret project. All is well in paradise.


How was your week? I’ve opened the comment section for this post.

What the critics are saying about my latest release

“This story drew me in from the very first page. Descriptive writing had me seeing the beautiful scenery and feeling like I was visiting the coffee shop and the cozy, tourist town.” B

“An entertaining read filled with more than enough twists and turns to keep the reader enthralled. Adding coffee quotes was a nice touch. My favorite: “Coffee is a hug in a mug.'”Joanne Guidoccio

“If you love supernatural romances filled with witches, warlocks, black magic and curses, then you are in for a treat …” Nicole Laverdure

“This is a fantastic light paranormal read.” Tammy Payne

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