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Updated – Reading time: The When Are You Reading? Challenge

My first year participating in the When Are You Reading? challenge hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words is officially completed. And I’m happy to report I was able to read books set in or written in each time period represented in the challenge. When I joined it in June, I had three… Continue reading Updated – Reading time: The When Are You Reading? Challenge

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The unabridged list of books read in December

Well, here we are again: on the cusp of a new month and a new year. As it’s my last roundup of 2016, it’s the right time to reflect on my attempt to read my own books this year. It has been the most meaningful reading effort I’ve participated in and one that I’m looking… Continue reading The unabridged list of books read in December

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The unabridged list of books I read in November

I can hardly believe we’ve arrived at the last month of 2016. My quest to read my own books is almost over, and I feel like it just began. Also, my tally of books read from my existing library reflects that. Ha. I might need to keep it for 2017. It’s that or descend into… Continue reading The unabridged list of books I read in November

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The unabridged list of books read in October

October was a fab reading month! I enjoyed diving into contemporary literary fiction, fantasy fiction for young readers, a memoir, a nonfiction book, a classic, and some YA. Quite an eclectic month! Books I read: The following is one of my longest tallies this year. Actually, it might be my longest. Then again, quite a… Continue reading The unabridged list of books read in October

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2016 Reading Challenges: The Quarterly Report

Reading challenges make me nervous. They can create a competitive dynamic where it’s unnecessary and unproductive. They can set expectations that, if not met, cultivate feelings of failure that drain the pleasure from reading. Who needs that kind of negativity, especially from an activity that one engages in by choice, presumably for pleasure and enrichment?… Continue reading 2016 Reading Challenges: The Quarterly Report

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The unabridged list of books I read in September

Looking at my September book tally makes me realize just how quickly the month flew by and how busy I was. All this is to say: I didn’t find nearly as much time for reading as I would have preferred. No matter, though. A successful reading month (or year) isn’t measured by how many books I… Continue reading The unabridged list of books I read in September

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Wednesday reading roundup: September 28

This week’s reading adventures have been classic (pun intended). I dedicated myself to The Odyssey this week and finally moved it to the read column. And I started The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton. For the weekly inspiration of WWW Wednesday, many thanks again to Taking on a World of Words for hosting it and to Coffee and… Continue reading Wednesday reading roundup: September 28

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Wednesday reading roundup: September 21

Yesterday, I mentioned to my love the title of a book I wanted to read. His response: “If it’s a book, assume we already own it.” Ha. Ha. “What if it’s a new release?” I replied. He came back with, “You probably pre-ordered it. We probably already have two copies.” Ah, he knows me so… Continue reading Wednesday reading roundup: September 21