April Reading Wrap-Up

During March, I read 10 books. During April, only 4. What happened? I’m not really sure. (A visiting friend, travel, a 9-day migraine… those may have contributed to my low book count.) Let’s review: When We Were Alive – C.J. Fisher  – 3.75* – (Apr. 6): (Goodreads review) Interesting debut novel written…
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March Reading Wrap-Up

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Now THIS is how we reach some book goals. March was a 10-book month. We’ll get right to it. A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara  – 4* – (Mar. 2): (Goodreads review) This was a tough read. Well-written, great depth to the characters and relationships, but it tackled a lot of…
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February Reading Wrap-Up

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February… Even in a Leap Year, this will be a short post. Bring on the books! My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry – Fredrik Backman  – 3* – (Feb. 4): (Goodreads review) I wanted to love this based on reviews from friends. It’s a read for bookclub (though we…
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January Reading Wrap-Up

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Time for a look at what I read in January. It could’ve been a better start, but it was a good start considering how busy the month became overall. Programming note: Remember how I said I would have my Reading Year in Review. then my Writing Year in Review, followed by my…
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A Reading Review of 2015 and Look Ahead to 2016

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Last year I did this as a two-part post. This year, I’m cramming it into one. You’re welcome? Reading in 2015 My reading goals in 2015  looked something like this: Read at least 40 books (my original Goodreads challenge goal) Read more short stories Try new genres Read more widely…
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December Reading Wrap-Up

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December picked up considerably from prior months, which I really enjoyed. It was nice to end a big reading year on an “up” month. Programming note: Come back next week for my Reading Year in Review. The following week, I plan to have my Writing Year in Review, followed by my…
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September/October/November Reading Wrap-up

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Umm, yes, that’s right. My monthly reading wrap-up turned into a quarterly wrap-up. Does that mean it will be 30+ books long? No, not even close. Goal of 10 books failed miserably each month. In fact, I haven’t even read 10 books total in that time. Why is that? Life…
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August Reading Wrap-up

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Note: I wrote this around Sept. 8th but never published it. Oops. And now it’s almost time for my September wrap-up.  Goal of 10 books achieved! Though I think I’m going to shorten my reviews here and start sending you over to my Goodreads page if you want to read my longer…
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Pinterest for Writing

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Like everyone else, I use Pinterest for collecting recipes, decorating ideas, craft projects and other ambitious Martha Stewart-y ideals I’ll never live up to in this lifetime. But I’ve also been using it to brainstorm and collect story ideas. Note: My “typical” Pinterest usage is on a completely separate account (webchicky)…
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