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Books that Came in November 2016

I have received so much great advice in relation to my reading life. From bloggers to friends to business experts the tips and suggestions have truly been helpful. I appreciate every piece of it and am really taking them all to heart. I’ve implemented some changes already. But with the holiday season, I’m truly going…
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An Aha! Moment for My Reading Life

After my post a few weeks ago where I was being real about my reading life (see HERE), I received emails from some of you offering support and nods of agreement. I even received some advice about how to plan out time to read and make it a priority which I really appreciated. Then yesterday…
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My Reading Life – Being Real

I have been blogging for nearly nine years now. I didn’t intend for my blog to focus mostly on reading, but that is how it has turned out. I’m glad that is the direction it has gone because it has lead me to meet people that I would have never met otherwise. It has directed…
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Bookroo National Reading Month Reading Challege – #Bookroo30for30

I previously told you about this  great children’s book subscription service  called Bookroo.  You can see all about that post, HERE.  Today, I’m sharing about this awesome Reading Challenge Bookroo is offering in celebration of  March being National Reading Month.  This is a great way to get your kids to read  for 30 minutes every day …
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Banned Books Week – My Opinion

Thanks to Sheila at Book Journey for hosting this Banned Books Week event. Many other bloggers are participating and offering their own take on Banned Books. Be sure to check out her site for related posts this week! A banned book is the removal of a reading material that someone has protested. A book challenge…
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Celebrating International Literacy Day with Grammarly

International Literacy Day was recognized this week. Literacy is a basic human need in my opinion. Being able to read, write and comprehend is crucial to nearly everything we do. Not knowing how to read will greatly diminish your quality of life in many ways. In our world, there are so many children who don’t…
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Catching You Up on Life Around Here

Even though I haven’t been posting much on here, I have been keeping busy. I finished this book last week: I haven’t told you about it yet, because I read it for the Cedar Rapids Gazette. The author is an Iowan, near where I grew up.  So, I am doing a feature on her and…
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Books That Came My Way In January

I’m happy to say that my reading in January was about what I had expected. I stayed on track and reviewed all the books I was hoping to during that month. I started two books that I had been wanting to read for my own enjoyment and even finished one of them. Deadlines required me…
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My Year of Reading and Best Books of 2014

2014 was full of great reading. I surpassed my goal of reading 75 books in 2014, finishing the year with 81 books read. But, the last few months were much slower when I had a lot less time to read due to subbing and busy evenings full of our kids activities.  My son helped me…
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Books That Came My Way in November

I subbed a large number of days in October and November, so my reading has had to take a back seat to the rest of my commitments and responsibilities. I only committed to one review in December and one in January, but I will be bringing you a few more.  I am much pickier about…
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