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Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge Update (July 2018)


July’s words were: apple, between, blue, cabin, desert, many, stay, water, wood/s Here’s what I read… Middle Grade Novels: Last Summer with Maizon; Maizon at Blue Hill; and Between Madison and Palmetto by Jacqueline Woodson Picture Books: Too Many Toys … Continue reading

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Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge Update (May 2018)


May’s words were: pearl, flower, clasp, pale, mountain, one, never, dog, around Here’s what I read and listened to: Memoirs: On Hitler’s Mountain: Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood by Irmgard A. Hunt Everything I Never Told You by Celeste … Continue reading

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Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge Update (April 2018)


In April, I received doctor’s orders to listen to podcasts, so this list includes pieces that I read (with my eyes) as well as items I listened to (with my ears). The key words for April were: clear, rain, lily, … Continue reading

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Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge Update (March 2018)


Here are the March keywords in the Monthly Key Word Challenge: green, luck, great, shout, hope, wrong, rope, carry, into I should preface my March reading update with noting two things related to my reading that happened during the month. … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day at the Zoo


Last year, a family member adopted a young cat, and thus the most playful cat in the world became a part of my life. Last month, I searched pet supply stores for a Valentine’s Day-themed cat toy for him, surprised … Continue reading

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Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge Update (February 2018)


February’s words were: pink, snow, heart, arrow, point, right, holiday, walk, and Novels: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (also The Year of the Flood and MaddAddam) Non-fiction: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond Short … Continue reading

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Little and Free


I obtained this Little Free Library coloring page at a previous year’s National Book Festival (and recently finally colored it).

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