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Unzombify

More than a year has passed since I started blogging on this site and what do you know, I have an overwhelming SIX posts to show for it. Oh wow.

Well then let’s do much better this year, shall we? ๐Ÿ™‚

Posted in Bookworm

Reading Challenge for 2015

For 2014, about half of the year through, I decided I was going to join two reading challenges. There was the Reading Bingo Challengeย by Retreat by Random House and A Century of Booksย by Stuck in a Book, the first was somewhat manageable (or so I thought) and the second was a long-haul challenge so I thought I would be able to manage. Well, after 6 months I wasn’t able to get anything done. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

But that’s okay! I am going to pick myself up and shake off the dust from this year’s reading challenge failure and move on to a challenge for 2015! (Because I can be very stubborn that way…)

I’m still going to work through the challenge of reading A Century of Books but I wanted to do one that had to be finished within a year. So I did a search of all the challenges being posted and I came across one that I think is just perfect for me as a mom of a 10 year-old reader (and two other soon-to-be-readers…I hope). When 2015 rolls around in a few days I am going to join…

A Newberry Medal is awarded to authors with distinguished contributions to American Literature for Children. The Newberry Honor books, for lack of a clearer explanation, are the runners-up, but they are really good reads just the same. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Also, because No. 100 of my 101 in 1001 is to read a Newberry Medal or Honor Book for every year since it’s debut in 1922, this challenge is me hitting two birds

with one stone. Oh, and I’m aiming for the L’Engle level on this one. Yes, the lowest level, but I’m being realistic for now. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Any suggestions on what books to start with? ๐Ÿ™‚

Posted in Daily Musings

Only The Positive Goes Through My Door!

Today a friend pointed out that I was micromanaging at work. Let me tell you how grateful I am for this person’s presence because he really does tell it to me straight. Not too many people do that anymore.

So apparently he noticed it because my aura is so different from what it usually is. Read: STRESSED! So I am going to turn things around. Tomorrow, I let people deal with the things that they should be dealing with in the first place. I allow them to make their mistakes and stop myself from catching them when they fall…especially when they don’t tell me they were planning on making a jump in the first place! The new rule is that you don’t come to me with a problem without a suggestion or solution to accompany it.

Nega Out

I’m just going to turn you away!

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Back to Books

Thanks to all the TV series I’ve been following I have fallen behind on my reading. Tsk, tsk, tsk. This certainly won’t do.

So almost halfway through 2014 I am buckling down and joining two (2!) reading challenges. Because I’m crazy that way. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Reading Bingo 2014

Because Books and Bingo are both fun! I got this from the site of Retreat by Random House (http://www.retreatbyrandomhouse.ca/2014/01/reading-bingo-challenge-2014/) where they have two Bingo cards, the regular challenge and the YA challenge. Regular for me, please.

Reading Bingo

A Century Of Books

This challenge from Stuck In A Book (http://stuck-in-a-book.blogspot.ca/2011/09/century-of-books.html) is one that I plan to do over a long period of time. Say about a decade. Okay, that’s an exaggeration, maybe just three years. The idea is to read a book published from each year of the past century (that’s from 1914-2013). Now where am I going to find a good book from 1920? This is going to be a scavenger hunt of sorts!

A Century of Books logo

 

So if you’re up for the challenge and you want to join me just pick up a book and start reading. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll see you on the other side!

Are you doing any reading challenges this year? Let me know if you have a particularly good one that you think I should try.

 

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It’s Been Seven Years

WordPress just greeted me a happy anniversary. Apparently 26 days ago I celebrated opening an account with them seven years ago.

(What?! If that last sentence confused you just read it again, slower this time. Okay, got it? Good. No? You’ll get it next time.)

This has to mean the end of years and years of writer’s block!