Where The Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein

Mar 03

Where The Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein

For one of my 2013 Reading Challenges, Reading Outside the Box, I chose this category: It’s my Birthday! So, have a party! Read a book that was published in either your birth month or birth year! And for my birth year, 1974, one of my favorite authors Shel Silverstein published one of his most popular books, Where the Sidewalk Ends. So, I read it. It was a fun,...

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Bout of Books!

Jan 07

  The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read...

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2013 Reading Challenges

Jan 03

I want to try some new stuff, reattempt some I didn’t tackle last year and just enjoy reading. This year, I am joining even more reading challenges! However, I might join at lower levels. Instead of ‘Go big or go home”, I am choosing to “go small and stay home. 🙂 A little of the old,   Definition of a chunkster: A chunkster is 450 pages or...

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Out with the old, in with the new…Reading Challenges!

Jan 03

So. Let me recap my reading challenges for 2012 before I announce my reading challenges for 2013. In 2012, I signed up for two reading challenges: The Eclectic Reader 2012 Challenge and The 2012 Chunkster Challenge. I will let you know how I did on both! I read 10/12 categories. I got stuck on Crime/Mystery because I am really rather a chicken and also can’t...

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The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman

Apr 05

  I am a huge fan of Elliot Perlman’s work. I have read all his work to date. The Street Sweeper was worth the 8 year wait. This book, like all of Perlman’s books, starts out a little slow. This is only because he intricately weaves stories and lives together like a masterful story teller…interlocking fates and personal experiences in the most...

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2010 Reading Challenge Updates

Jan 07

I did not finish my self-imposed reading challenges by December 31st of 2010. I read a lot last year but I read organically from topic to subject to author… and I suppose my attempts to box myself in made me rebel and refuse. Tsk. Tsk. So, instead of beating myself up on not completing by the deadline I have decided to extend the deadline to whenever I finish....

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