Hi everyone. It’s nice to be back home again after a few weeks off for family holiday time. Except for an all-family cough/cold, we had a super time. It was so good to see how those two beautiful granddaughters are blossoming. Our youngest member, four-year-old TJ, called the trip his “Portland Adventure.” We enjoyed comparing our Santa Rosa Children’s Museum with Portland’s, but the best spot for him was the real submarine at Portland’s Science Museum. A nice touch was the snow on the ground for Christmas day.
I have to confess: I did not read a lot while I was gone. I was so excited about getting Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser, the “real” story behind the Little House book. However, within a few chapters I gave up. It was so negative that I didn’t want to ruin my holiday. I’ll come back to it in a month or so. I did read a couple of books for upcoming book club meetings, but I’ll share that with you next week.
Today let me share my list of reading challenges I’ll work on this year.
My GoodReads Challenges
Goal: 104 books
Library Love Challenge
Hosted by Angel’s Guilty Pleasure
Goal: Library Addict Level: 48+ books
*Neew this year: Monthly Motif Challenge
Hosted by Girlxo
Goal: 12 books
Hoted at Based On a True Story
Goal: 6 books
What’s In A Name? (A perennial favorite-my 8th year)
Hosted by The Worm’s Hole
- The word ‘the’ used twice
- A fruit or vegetable
- A shape
- A title that begins with Z – can be after ‘The’ or ‘A’
- A nationality
- A season
Goal: All 6
Hosted by Doing Dewey
Goal: 20% of books read will be nonfiction
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What I’m Watching . . . Well, Going To Watch:
My twelve-year-old granddaughter, Lou, wrote out a list of movies she believes I will love. We tend to like the same things so I trust her judgement. I have the first two already coming from the library. The both feature twelve-year-olds – Lou’s age. Did I mention Lou is taking Drama this year? They just finished Romeo and Juliet. Have you seen any of these movies?
Stand By Me
Now and Then
The Truman Show
That’s it for me this week. Hope you don’t mind my “listing” post. Now it’s time to get on woth some serious reading if I’m going to meet all my challenges. Happy Reading to you too.