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Urban Dictionary: reading slump

TOP DEFINITION reading slump a readers worst nightmare. not being able to pick up a book and read because you just can’t, you just can’t read. person 1: “what’s the matter with you?” reader: ” I CAN’T READ , NO BOOK IS GOOD ENOUGH, LEAVE ME ALONE, READING SLUMP person 1: uhm….. okay. Source: Urban… Continue reading Urban Dictionary: reading slump

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It’s 2014 – and other things making me happy…

Time… keeps marching, doesn’t it? Here’s a list of things that have made me happy since Christmas – Christmas with the family on the Ponderosa.  A snowfall, a bonfire, good food and laughs with family.  Bliss. “Phantom of the Opera” at the Orpheum with Marissa and my mom (and Mo’s friend, Tricia).  The music didn’t… Continue reading It’s 2014 – and other things making me happy…

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What have I been doing??

I checked into Goodreads tonight and was dismayed to see that I am 9 books BEHIND in reaching my book reading goal of 75 books in 2012!  Yikes.  I know that it’s still early in the year and that reading goals can be amended, but I wonder what I have been doing lately! I guess… Continue reading What have I been doing??

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Books: Flood and Food

The first book I read in 2012 was one written by and about the Rushford Volunteer Fire Department and their response to the flood of 2007.  Their thoughts were collected by Bonnie Flaig Prinsen and the book was published with help from the Rushford Community Foundation.  It is a great document for posterity and it… Continue reading Books: Flood and Food

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and it’s 2012!

Well I set my Goodreads goal for the number of books to read in 2012 (70) and that’s the only goal or thought I’ve put into goals so far.  It doesn’t mean I won’t “resolve” to do other things, I guess it means that I’m just working on each day as it comes and not… Continue reading and it’s 2012!

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The Last Book Blast from 2011

The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer I liked this book enough, but it wasn’t great. I’ve read another Meg Wolitzer book and have another on my TBR shelf. She picks interesting topics. This one is about a high school production of a Greek comedy about a sex strike that women start to try to bring about the… Continue reading The Last Book Blast from 2011

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Books: A Vintage Affair

  A Vintage Affair: A Novel by Isabel Wolff (Goodreads Author) GOODREADS SYNOPSIS:  Every dress has a history. And so does every woman. In Isabel Wolff’s captivating A Vintage Affair, a treasured child’s coat becomes a thread of hope connecting two very different women.   Her friends are stunned when Phoebe Swift abruptly leaves a plum… Continue reading Books: A Vintage Affair

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Books: a Goodreads wrap-up! Four for the price of one (post!)

Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People by Amy Sedaris bookshelves: audiobooks Read from September 27 to 28, 2011 You have to know what you’re getting into when you read an Amy Sedaris book. She’s really quite something. 🙂 It was a silly fun little listen. *-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* Summer and the City (The Carrie Diaries #2) by… Continue reading Books: a Goodreads wrap-up! Four for the price of one (post!)

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40 Things (39)

Following along with Boof’s 40 Day Challenge leading up to her 40th birthday, day 39! 39) A book I expected to hate but loved Before I started the Stieg Larsson trilogy of books, I never would have imagined that I would have loved them as much.  It took me about 75 pages to get into… Continue reading 40 Things (39)

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40 Things (38)

Following along with Boof’s 40 Day Challenge leading up to her 40th birthday, day 38! 38) An author crush This is a toughy, because although I can be an author-stalker, I don’t necessarily think about them as crushes.  But one author that I immediately looked for on Goodreads because I love to read anything by… Continue reading 40 Things (38)