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2014 Chunkster Challenge

Chunkster Challenge Hosted by me but on this blog January 1 – December 31, 2014 A few days ago I mentioned that the Chunkster Challenge will be back in 2014. Even though I’m the host, this challenge is well, a … Continue reading

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R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VIII

It’s here! Carl posted the sign-up post for R.I.P a few days ago. It’s one of the few events to get the blogisphere in a blogging frenzy. The R.I.P. Challenge is one of my favorite challenges. Even though the sun … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: Summer Reading, Read-a-thons, and Read-alongs

Technically, summer doesn’t start until June 16th here but when you’re a student, it starts the very second you’ve finished with your last final. Since my last final is over tomorrow afternoon, I’ve started picking out potential reads for my … Continue reading

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Chunky Book Club and Indie Lit Awards Shortlist

The poll results are in! Four books stood out above the rest as this year’s picks for the Chunky Book Club. Here’s this year’s selection and reading schedule: 11/23/63 by Stephen King starts our first discussion in March. The Memory … Continue reading

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Dare to Disconnect Challenge

It’s that time of the year where people everywhere look at the new year as a fresh start. Earlier last week I was on Twitter having a great discussion with Wallace from Unputdownables. We were discussing our reading goals for … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: NaNoWriMo, PiBoldMo, and book bans

Good morning! Right now the sun isn’t up, the house is quiet, and I have a nice large cup of coffee in front of me. Today will be a great day. While my kids are off to a nearby Halloween/birthday … Continue reading

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Reading for a Good Cause

With the start of Dewey’s 24-hour Read-a-thon less than a week away, I thought it might be a good idea to start writing my various posts for the big event. Chris at Stuff as Dreams Are Made Of recently wrote … Continue reading

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The Martel-Harper Challenge

My favorite blogger ever, Dewey, is hosting The Martel-Harper Challenge. The M-H challenge is a mini quarterly challenge that lasts three months and you only have to read two books. It’s based on the books that author Yann Martel sends … Continue reading

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Weekly Geeks #18

I really should be studying but I have just too much energy. So I’ve been doing everything else: taking care of the kids, cleaning the house, daydreaming . . . I’ll get to studying soon. I think the kids feel … Continue reading

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Weekly Geeks #18

I really should be studying but I have just too much energy. So I’ve been doing everything else: taking care of the kids, cleaning the house, daydreaming . . . I’ll get to studying soon. I think the kids feel … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: Breaking All the Rules

This month has been very bookish despite the fact that fall semester has started for me out here in California. So even though I have almost no spare time to read that hasn’t stopped me from acquiring books in any … Continue reading

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Weekly Geeks #9

Weekly Geeks #9This week’s theme: Challenges 1. If you participate in any challenges, get organized! Update your lists, post about any you haven’t mentioned, add links of reviews to your lists if you do that, go to the challenge blog … Continue reading

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Challenges Progress

I don’t think I’m going to sign up for anymore challenges this year. I’m starting to get just a little swamped. In their shoes : 3 out of 10Triple 8: 27/56Short story: 2/5The Pub Challenge 2/8Once upon a time: 3/5Mini-challenge … Continue reading

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