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My Favorite Books of 2014

In looking back over the past year, I decided it was a pretty good reading year. I lowered the number of books I wanted to read to 85 and it was a good move. It allowed me to spend time … Continue reading

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Reading Challenges: 2015

This is the time of year when I spend a lot of time on the Novel Challenge blog. Participating in reading challenges is one of my favorite parts of book blogging. Challenges have led me to read books I might … Continue reading

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Re-Visiting Louise Penny’s Novels

Those of us who are fans of the Armand Gamache novels–all nine of them–are looking forward to the next book in the series. Book #10 is to be called The Long Way Home. The novel still features the Chief Inspector, … Continue reading

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Triple Dog Dare: I Made It!

I just spent the last three months reacting to the Triple Dog Dare Challenge. Here’s what the dare looked like: “I dare you to go three months without reading anything new!” The hardest part of the whole experience was going … Continue reading

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Update: The Triple Dog Dare Challenge

In the past I’ve observed fellow book bloggers participating in this challenge. I’ve never joined before because I never thought I had enough resolve to stick with it. After all, no new books for three months seemed quite daunting. But … Continue reading

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Advent Tour: It Began With a Baby

The Virtual Advent Tour is about sharing traditions and other things important to us this time of year. I have a tradition that exists inside my head at Christmas. I think about pregnant Mary and how she felt traveling, bumping … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day

I hope all of you here in the U.S. are enjoying the first long weekend of the summer. I do remember how much I used to enjoy these three-day events. Now that I’m retired, people actually have to remind me … Continue reading

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I’m Taking a Blogging Break

After years and well, actually decades, of constant hand motion, my hands are taking their revenge. They want to stop moving, get repaired and heal. Today I’m having carpal tunnel surgery on my right hand to get the process started. … Continue reading

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Quirky Girls Celebrate One Year of Blogging

It’s hard to believe, but Quirky Girls Read is now one year old. Each day this week we’re celebrating with giveaways and blog posts. Today is my day. Come by and read my post and sign up for two books … Continue reading

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