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48hr challenge wrap-up

I’m finished! At 7 AM this morning I crossed the finish line for the 48-hour challenge. This weekend was not the best one to sit down and just read. I visit family, battled migraines, cooked, clean . . . This … Continue reading

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48 Hour Challenge

I  officially started at 7:00AM. For the first hour I’m reading Bone Vol 1: Straight out of Boneville by Jeff Smith.

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Sunday Salon: Reading events

It’s amazing that May is almost over with. It’s been a forgettable month. I can barely remember what I’ve accomplished. Book-wise I didn’t accomplish much, reading only three adult, four young adult, and fourteen children’s books. I couldn’t give you … Continue reading

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48 Hour Book Challenge Wrap-Up

The Secret Garden (2004 ed.)Frances Hodgson Burnett248 pages5 out of 5 It’s official. I’m finished with the challenge. This has been an interesting experience. Caffeine was supposed to help me stay up to read in the wee hours of the … Continue reading

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P.R. 5

Time and Materials: poems 1997 – 2005 (2007) Robert Hass 85 pages 5 out of 5 rating Summary: A great book of poetry to read. Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry along with Philip Schultz. Note: I’m giving … Continue reading

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P.R.4

The Sandman Vol 1: Preludes and Nocturnes (1993) Neil Gaiman 240 pages 4 out of 5 rating Summary: Haunting, disturbing, page-turning story. Still reading:Time and Materials by Robert Hass,The Scent of God by Beryl Singleton Bissell,Rules for Old Men Waiting … Continue reading

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P.R.4

The Sandman Vol 1: Preludes and Nocturnes (1993) Neil Gaiman 240 pages 4 out of 5 rating Summary: Haunting, disturbing, page-turning story. Still reading:Time and Materials by Robert Hass,The Scent of God by Beryl Singleton Bissell,Rules for Old Men Waiting … Continue reading

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P.R.3

The Wild Braid: A poet reflects on a century in the garden (2005) Stanley Kunitz 144 pages 4 out of 5 rating Summary: It is just what the subtitle says it is: a poet’s reflection of his garden. But it … Continue reading

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P.R.3

The Wild Braid: A poet reflects on a century in the garden (2005) Stanley Kunitz 144 pages 4 out of 5 rating Summary: It is just what the subtitle says it is: a poet’s reflection of his garden. But it … Continue reading

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Progress Report 2

Driving Miss Daisy (1986)Alfred Uhry39 pages5 out of 5 ratingPulitzer Prize winner in drama for 1988 My summary: Lovely. Now reading: The Wild Braid by Stanley KunitzTime and Materials by Robert Hass

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Progress Report 1

Just Finished: Wit: a play (1999) Margaret Edson 96 pages 5/5 rating 1999 Pulitzer Prize winner Summary: absolutely brilliant.

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48 Hour Book Challenge

I’m off, reading for the rest of this weekend.

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I love a challenge!

On the eve of the 48 Hour Book Challenge, I signed up for Amanda’s second annual Summer Reading Challenge. I really like this challenge because there are no rules except read what you want and try to post every week. … Continue reading

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The end of the 48 hour challenge

I failed this challenge. I should have known I wouldn’t be able to participate. Today is my youngest baby’s second birthday. So between running around for the party, cooking, and buying him something, I barely got any reading done. I … Continue reading

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48 Hour challenge

I don’t know what’s wrong with my blog right now. I already posted an entry about the 48hour challenge, but to no avail. What is going on? Okay, I signed up for the challenge. My hours started yesterday afternoon at … Continue reading

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48 Hour Challenge

Why did I have to find out about another challenge. This one is the 48 hour challenge. It starts today and for 48 hours you read as much as you can. You pick your own 48 hours but couldn’t start … Continue reading

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