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A Recap of My 2017 Reading Challenges – A Great Year of Reading!

Recapping My 2017 Reading Challenges So this morning I finished The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: the Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. It is the 63rd book  that I have read in 2017. I will write about it and book 62 Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda soon. For now though, I want to review my performance on my various Reading Challenges. I will also provide some thoughts about my 2018 Reading Challenges. Here are the final statistics regarding my 2017 Reading Challenges..... 2017 Reading Challenges Goal Total % of Goal 2017 Literature Reading Challenge    ...

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August Reads Recap and Reading Challenges Update….

Where I spent my August  Ok so for a week in August I was in Ship Bottom on Long Beach Island in New Jersey. But for the rest of the month I was all over the place thanks to the five books that I read. Well actually only four of them took me someplace other than my own mind, which is where You are not Your Brain took me!   My Travels Via My August Reads First, Parnell Hall's latest Stanley Hastings adventure took me to New York City. In A Fool for a Client Stanley must discover who murdered his boss...

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Reading Challenges Update – End of June, Start of July

Reading Challenges Update and Proposed July Reads   So I wrote the other day, that I am slightly behind the pace I need to maintain to reach my goal of reading 60 books in 2017. Right now I am at 29 books and I will need to read 6 books by the end of July to get back on pace. The following chart provide a tabulation of  where I am on my various reading challenges 2017 Literature Reading Challenge Kindle Bookshelves Library Total Goal % of Goal General Fiction 0 1 2 3 2 150.00% Classics (Books I should have read but...

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Mid-May 2017 Reading Challenges Update

Mid-May Reading Challenge Update... Ok so I really must apologize for not posting here for a fairly long time. But just because I haven't posted doesn't mean that I haven't been reading or listening. So in the next few posts I will try to catch up and then maybe get back on a more regular schedule for posting. My April - May Reads in my last post about reading I presented the four books that I planned to read in the remaining days of April and on into May. The four books were: Exit West by Moshin Hamid, The Lives...

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Four Reading Challenge Reads for the Rest of April

  Four Reads for the Remainder of April......   In my post for The Blood Strand, I indicated that I have currently read 18 books on a goal of 60 books. So to stay on pace I only need to read two more books before the end of the month. That should be doable! Here are four books that I am currently reading or plan to read over the next few weeks     Exit West - Mohsin Hamid One of my individual Reading Challenges is to read the Literature Reading Challenge. This challenge is to move me a little out...

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Five Books for the End of February…..

  And the Beginning of March...... Since there are only six days left in February, I will probably not finish any more books. That means I will end the month having read five books.And I will have read thirteen books in 2017. But maybe just maybe one I will be able to finish one of the following five books. Even if I don't finish any of the books I will a good start on March;s reads! Five Proposed Reads for the End of February and March Books I am Currently Reading.... I have already started two of the five books...