October/Poetober Wrap-Up

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All the creepiness last month! My goal for October: Let’s go with 5 again. I’m only counting 4, though technically 1 of those included 2 books in a set. More below… Also, I consumed a lot of dark and stormy Poetember-related video, audio, and live events. What I read: (Link to my…
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Reading Challenge: A Thriller

2017 Reading Challenge
Time for the next category in the RWC 2017 Reading Challenge. Category #20: A thriller This one, I’ll admit, is a bit of a gimme for me. The number of thrillers I read in a year far blows away any other genre. I love the suspense, the tension, the mystery…  And…
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Reading Challenge: One-Hit Wonder

2017 Reading Challenge
Time for the next category in the RWC 2017 Reading Challenge. Category #19: A book by a one-hit wonder author This category is all about authors who published one big book and nothing else. Until recently, this would’ve included Harper Lee for “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Some might say she should’ve…
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Poetober 2017

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Welcome to October, the month when we turn to all things dark and haunted. I call it “Poetober” as a tribute to Edgar Allan Poe, King of Creepiness. I love this time of year. The weather starts to turn cooler, leaves change color, and monsters go bump in the night.…
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September Reading Wrap-Up

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So many books! My goal for September: I’m feeling optimistic and will set a goal of 5. My total was 10 – though some of those were super short. What I read: (Link to my Goodreads 2017 shelf where you can find individual reviews that may or may not differ from what is…
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Reading Challenge: Banned Book

2017 Reading Challenge
Time for the next category in the  RWC 2017 Reading Challenge. Category #18: A book that has been banned Let’s celebrate Banned Books Week (Sept 24-30)! This year, the event focuses on the importance of the First Amendment and our right to free speech (and right to read). The organization provides a…
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Reading Challenge: Memoir or Biography

2017 Reading Challenge
Time for the next category in the  RWC 2017 Reading Challenge. Category #17: A memoir or biography September 22 is “Dear Diary Day” according to random internet sources. The “holiday” encourages journaling as a way to decrease stress and increase creativity. To honor those who faithfully keep track of their…
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August Reading Wrap-Up

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Many milestones to report! My goal for August: This next month should be much better for reading so I’ll go with 4. What a joke. I traveled to NY twice – once because my grandmother had a stroke and two weeks later for her funeral. This year is a nightmare.…
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