#SummerSoLit Book Challenge Wrap-Up

So how did we do with #SummerSoLit? Did you make a bingo? As a reminder here’s the bingo board:

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I have cleared many squares but not any in order to make a bingo¬†ūüė©.¬† Here are the categories I cleared along with the books (keeping in mind that I made NO BINGO–not even one line, let alone the two required for the challenge).

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#MustReadin2018 Fall Check In

It’s time for the fall Must Read check in!

Since my last check in, I have read five books, which brings my total up to 14/20 attempted.

Here are the books on my list:

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June 2018 Wrap-Up

I started this post yesterday and was all excited I would get my Monday post done on a Monday, but I got sleepy before I finished it and went to bed. Oh well.

Anyway, this month has been a month. End of the semester, beginning of the summer session, my birthday, a work conference. I mean, it’s been a lot. But I am here and it’s all good.

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#MustReadin2018 Spring Check In

It’s time for the spring Must Read check-in!

So far, I have attempted 10/20 of the books on my list. In fact, I’m currently reading Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, which technically brings me to 11.

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

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January 2018 in Review

So, along with talking about the books I’ve read for the month, I think I’m also going to discuss the progress I’m making towards my goals and reading challenges.

First up: the books!

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I read eight books in January:

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Goals for 2018

Y’all, I seriously only have two personal goals for this coming year:

1. Deal with my mail as it comes in so it doesn’t pile up and turn into a towering monster that takes me hours to open/sort/deal with at the end of more months than I’m comfortable admitting here.

2. Eat the frog when it comes to grading so I can actually get it done in a timely manner and stop bitching about how much I have done when I’m not doing anything about it.

3. I’m also planning to enter at least one writing contest before the year is out.

4. And to work on my creative writing every day, starting someday this week that isn’t today or yesterday.

5. Oh, and to see Hamilton.

6. Also to eat more vegetables.

Those are my biggies. I also recognize that list has more than two items. But I just wanted you to see my thought process.

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Final #MustReadin2017 Check-In

Since my last check-in post, I read one of the books on my list, bringing my total read to six out of twenty-four and my total attempted to nine. 1/4 read! I’ll take it.

Here are the books on my list:

My 2017 Must List

Since my last check-in, I finished:

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Christmas, Books, and Movies

I’m feeling a little out of it today (maybe I need some protein?) so I’m going to keep this week’s update pretty short.

1. I hope everyone had a merry Christmas yesterday (or a happy Monday). As previously mentioned, my daughter and I are at my friend’s house for the break, so it’s nice spending time with both of them (and my friend’s family). We opened presents and napped and cooked and ate and then played games.

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Make some decisions for me! Also: books & bookish events

1. I already posted this on Twitter and Facebook, so I’m also posting here. But a few years ago, I did a 32 things to do before I turn 33 project, and I’m looking to do something similar for my 40th birthday. I am looking for suggestions of cool things to do by my 40th birthday or before my 40th year is up (this is still very much in the conception stage, obvs.)

I did wind up completing quite a few things on my 32 list, so I need to rebuild. Here are some things I’m already planning to do/considering doing:

  • Go see Hamilton
  • Go to Harry Potter world
  • Do one of those paint class things
  • Take a knife skills class
  • ride in a hot air balloon
  • go to a taping of Price Is Right
  • surfing lessons
  • go to Hawaii
  • finish reading the Bible
  • post a YouTube video
  • indoor skydiving

NOTE: I am not jumping off a bridge or out of a plane, so please do not suggest bungee jumping or skydiving. They are both an automatic no. Anything else will be seriously considered! So please post some suggestions in the comments.

I live in the L.A. area if that has any impact on what you might suggest.

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#MustReadin2017 Fall Check-In

Since my last check-in, I attempted five of the books on my list and finished two. So that means I have completed four of the twenty-four books on my list but can cross off seven since, you know, I gave the others a fair shot.

As a reminder, these are the books on my list:

My 2017 Must List

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