Category Archives: Triple 8 challenge

Booking through Thursday

It’s a holiday weekend here in the U.S., so let’s keep today’s question simple–What are you reading? Anything special? Any particularly juicy summer reading? Today I finished Scott McCloud’s informative, funny, and spell-binding Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art. I had … Continue reading

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The Worst Loss

Comfort: A Journey Through Grief by Ann Hood (2008)160 pages 5/5 rating As a bookworm, there is always going to be books that I shy away from because of subject matter. Dsyfunctional families and sexual violence are among the subjects … Continue reading

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The Worst Loss

Comfort: A Journey Through Grief by Ann Hood (2008)160 pages 5/5 rating As a bookworm, there is always going to be books that I shy away from because of subject matter. Dsyfunctional families and sexual violence are among the subjects … Continue reading

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The Worst Loss

Comfort: A Journey Through Grief by Ann Hood (2008)160 pages 5/5 rating As a bookworm, there is always going to be books that I shy away from because of subject matter. Dsyfunctional families and sexual violence are among the subjects … Continue reading

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Update, Hour 6

So far: Books read – 2 Total pages read – 214 Mini-challenge completed: 4 It feels so crazy to me that we’ve been doing the Read-a-thon for seven hours now. It doesn’t feel that way. Though next year I will … Continue reading

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13 hours until the Read-a-thon

Some of what I plan on reading (if I’m in the mood) : 1. Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer (already in progress)2. Guerrilla Learning – Grace Llewellyn (in progress)3. Trail of Crumbs – Kim Sunee (in progress)4. What now? – Ann … Continue reading

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Twilight, A Scent of God, and a pile of homeschooling books

Twilight (2006) Stephenie Meyer498 pages4.5 out of 5 rating Twilight is the first book in this series with the same name by Stephanie Meyer. 17 year-old Isabella Swan moves from sunny Phoenix, Arizona to cloudy Forks, Washington to live with … Continue reading

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Dinner With Friends

Dinner with Friends (2000)Donald Margulies76 pages2000 Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama Powerful play about two married couples who are best friends. Karen and Gabe are trying to help their friends Beth and Tom through their divorce. The thoughts of what … Continue reading

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Flowers

The Flower (2007)John Light32 pages As a mother I read tons of children’s books. It’s part of the job. I never blog about them but I have been waiting months to get my hands on this book. My local library … Continue reading

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Fables: Legends in Exile

Fables: Legends in Exile (2002)Bill Willingham128 pagesWinner of the 2003 Eisner Award for Best New Series I am becoming the newest biggest fan of graphic novels. This was a genre, that until recently, I didn’t pay any attention to. I’m … 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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The end of my weekend of books

The Resurrectionist (2008) Jack O’Connell 304 pages 4 out of 5 Last Thursday was the last day of spring semester and I was determined to squeeze in as many books as possible. But as we all know, life happens and … Continue reading

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A to Z

The End of the Alphabet CS Richardson 119 pages Rating: 5/5 I rarely reread books. I can give you many excuses: I’m too tired, there’s not enough time, too many new books in the world… I rather not. I just … Continue reading

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The Stolen Child

The Stolen Child (2007)Keith Donohue336 pages4.5 out of 5 The Stolen Child is Keith Donahue’s enchanting debut novel that’s part-fairy tale, part coming of age story. One afternoon after running away from home, a seven year old boy named Henry … Continue reading

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The Arrival

The Arrival by Shaun Tan (2007) 128 pages Rating: 5 out of 5 I didn’t know what to expect when I put this book on hold at my local library. I just heard that it was a pretty good book … Continue reading

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Triple Thursday

Yesterday the UPS man came and gave me the five packages from Amazon.com that I’ve been waiting for. Three great books for me to read and try in my own way to change the world and get my creative juices … Continue reading

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Triple Thursday

Yesterday the UPS man came and gave me the five packages from Amazon.com that I’ve been waiting for. Three great books for me to read and try in my own way to change the world and get my creative juices … Continue reading

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Triple 8 Challenge

Here’s another challenge I signed up for. The Triple 8 Challenge is a challenge that you read 8 books in 8 categories in 2008. You are allowed 8 overlaps and can change your list or category anytime. Here’s my list: … Continue reading

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