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Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge Update (June 2018)


June’s words were: bell, bird, bride, live, none, river, some, town, when I went on a family vacation for half of June, which gave me lots of extra time to read – on planes, in airports, in four different unfamiliar … 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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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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Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge Update (January 2018)


As I posted at the end of 2017, this year I am trying out the Monthly Key Word Challenge hosted by My Reader’s Block in which I try to read books with certain words in the title each month. Since … Continue reading

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The Promised Follow-Up Post


I recently wrote about the now-notorious seven “banned” terms at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reportedly handed down by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). After asking, “Is this real life?”, I stated, “I’ll stay … Continue reading

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