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Bout of Books 24 Update and 2019 Reading Goals

  I spent last week participating in my 6th Bout of Books. See my initial post, HERE. Joining the Bout of Books Readathon is a great way to get back into the groove of reading every day after the crazy holiday season. Even if you don’t read every day it’s ok. This readathon has no…
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I’m Joining Bout of Books 24

Starting January 7, 2019, I’ll be participating in my 6th Bout of Books. It runs from Midnight on January 7, 2019, and ends at 11:59 PM on January 13, 2019.     Bout of Books is a low-key, no pressure way of getting readers to focus their spare time on reading. The official blurb from…
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Books as Gifts

Books make the best gifts. I may be a little biased, but I love giving books as gifts. I think they offer a personal connection. You are either saying, I loved this book and I think you will too. Or, I know you love cats, science, history, etc so I thought this would be a…
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Banned Books Week 2018

Today is the beginning of Banned Books Week. The purpose of this week is to bring together librarians, publishers, booksellers, authors, teachers, journalists, and readers to support the freedom of seeking and expressing ideas no matter how unpopular those ideas may be. The books that have been banned are books that have been asked to…
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Quick Lit: Mini-Reviews of Some Recent Reads – September Edition

I’m trying to read more books that I choose for my own reading enjoyment. Not for review, but because I’ve been wanting to read them or they caught my attention. Most of them have been talked about ad nauseam or have been on my to-read list for a long time so they don’t really need…
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Books that Came My Way in August 2018

This is my monthly roundup of books that arrived on my shelves in August. I also share a bit of what’s been going on in our family’s lives as well. We have officially had two weeks of school. Patrick is all settled in at college and the homework has begun. We are already in the…
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Bout of Books 23 Wrap-Up

Well, per the usual, every time I participate in Bout of Books, my week doesn’t go as planned.  I ended up having the chance to go to my friend’s lake house for a girls’ weekend and I couldn’t pass up that chance. So I left Friday and never touched a book all weekend. All reading…
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Bout of Books Day 4 Update

Yesterday was Day 4 for Bout of Books, a week-long readathon focused on reading more books.  If you missed my first post featuring the books I’m hoping to read this week, click HERE. Thursday was the First Day of School for our Senior and 8th Grader. So, our morning was a bit hectic and as soon…
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Bout of Books Day 3 Update

  Yesterday was Day 3 for Bout of Books, a week-long readathon focused on reading more books.  If you missed my first post featuring the books I’m hoping to read this week, click HERE. Well, I also had a day that didn’t go as planned again. That seems to be the theme this time around. I…
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Bout of Books Day 2 Update

Yesterday was Day 2 for Bout of Books, a week-long readathon focused on reading more books.  If you missed my first post featuring the books I’m hoping to read this week, click HERE. Yesterday did not go as planned in the area of reading. I was only able to listen to my audiobook and didn’t get…
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Stacie's read-in-2019 book montage

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
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