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Reading Life: October 2020

October was a busy month from start to finish, with an election looming over it all… no wonder I’ve been in a reading rut. (If you haven’t been able to take advantage of early voting, please VOTE today!) But when I do feel like reading, I just want to escape from the real world. This year… Continue reading Reading Life: October 2020

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Reading Life: September 2020

I hit a reading slump in September and my reading slowed way down. I think I started too many new books at once and needed to get back to reading one at a time. ‘Tis the season for lowered expectations! This year I’m continuing to keep a physical journal chronicling my reads, and you can… Continue reading Reading Life: September 2020

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Reading Life: July and August 2020

I never quite caught up from July, and then another month slipped by one day at a time until suddenly August was over too, so before too much time passes by, I’m catching up on the last two months of reading. It feels like I’m reading pretty slowly these days, but in the last month… Continue reading Reading Life: July and August 2020

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Reading Life: June 2020

Sometimes it feels like time stopped in March, but here we are at the end of another month, officially halfway through 2020, and still going forward one day at a time into this new “normal” of quarantine. Thankfully reading is a constant, no matter what else is going on (or not going on). Even though… Continue reading Reading Life: June 2020

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Reading Life: May 2020

The world feels as if it’s on fire, but we’re still trucking along over here. May was another month of social distancing/isolating, and another month of solid reading. I got a little burned out on contemporary fiction, but finished the month with one of the best books I’ve read all year! This year I’m continuing… Continue reading Reading Life: May 2020

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Reading Life: April 2020

April was our first full month of social distancing, wow! We are so fortunate to be so comfortable in our little cocoon, and when I can forget that the world is on fire, there are plenty of things to appreciate during this time at home. Reading a string of escapist books is one of those… Continue reading Reading Life: April 2020

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Reading Life: March 2020

Well, March sure took a sudden turn; it’s hard to believe that it was less than a month ago that everything seemed normal, and then our lives shifted seemingly overnight as the Covid-19 pandemic escalated around the world. We’ve been hunkered down at home since mid-March, trying to stay safe and isolated as much as… Continue reading Reading Life: March 2020

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Reading Life: February 2020

Reading took a backseat in February, but I still managed to finish a few titles and they were all enjoyable! Hopefully I can keep this streak of good books going into the next month too. This year I’m continuing to keep a physical journal chronicling my reads, and you can check out more photos on… Continue reading Reading Life: February 2020

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Reading Life: January 2020

January kicked off a great start to my reading life in 2020! It’s always nice to have a fresh start – of course there are the usual goals like moving more, drinking more water, cooking more often, etc. – but of all the healthy habits, making intentional time for myself is one of the most… Continue reading Reading Life: January 2020

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Favorite Books of 2019 (and what I read in December 2019)

Wow, another year in the books! 2019 was a bit of a blur, but aren’t they all? This year I read 32 books, which happens to be how old I am: maybe next year I’ll make it to 33! I’m so glad I keep up with this blog so I can look back and see… Continue reading Favorite Books of 2019 (and what I read in December 2019)