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Chunkster Challenge 2012

Chunkster Challenge 2012

January 1 – December 31, 2012 January 1, 2013 UPDATE: I not only met my goal for this challenge, I exceeded it! My longest read was Fall of Giants by Ken Follett at nearly 1000 pages. I will be joining this challenge in 2013 as well!! *************************************************** I am not only co-hosting this challenge – […]

Chunkster Challenge 2011

Chunkster Challenge 2011

February 1, 2011 – January 31, 2012 I joined this challenge in 2011 at the Does the Book Make My Butt Look Big level (read six chunksters in 12 months as follows: 2 books which are between 450 – 550 pages in length; 2 books which are 551 – 750 pages in length; 2 books […]

2011 Memorable Memoirs Challenge R...

2011 Memorable Memoirs Challenge – COMPLETED!

January 1 – December 31, 2011 December 16, 2011: I have completed this challenge! Many thanks to Melissa for hosting. Follow the links below to read my reviews of the books I read for the challenge. **************************************** Once again Melissa at The Betty and Boo Chronicles is hosting The Memorable Memoir Challenge – a challenge […]

Wrapping up Challenges for 2010

Wrapping up Challenges for 2010

Here is my final wrap up post for challenges in 2010… Thank you to Book Chick City for hosting the Thriller-Suspense Challenge for 2010. The goal was 12 books (to see links to from participants for ALL REVIEWS for this challenge, go here). I reached my goal right at the end of the year. My […]

Reading Challenges Update

Reading Challenges Update

Since we are well into November and the end of the year is fast approaching, I thought I should go through my remaining reading challenges and see where I am. Here is my update as of today: COMPLETED Challenges in the last couple of months: The Women Unbound Challenge asked that participants read nonfiction and […]

Completed: Nonfiction Five Challenge

Completed: Nonfiction Five Challenge

Many thanks to Trish’s Reading Nook who hosted the 2010 Non-Fiction Five Challenge. I love this challenge because it encourages me to read some of the amazing non fiction books I have on my shelves. Since I typically read about 90% fiction…and I need a challenge like this to get me to pick up some […]

Social Justice Challenge: Poverty

Social Justice Challenge: Poverty

This month’s theme for The Social Justice Challenge is poverty. We all know what poverty looks like, right? We see it on our streets daily – the homeless sitting on street corners, the elderly struggling to pay for medications and groceries, the young who are often hungry and sad. Most of us probably have a […]

Quilts for Kids – Finished!

Quilts for Kids – Finished!

As part of the Social Justice Challenge in May, I decided to make a quilt for an organization called Quilts for Kids whose mission is: Transforming discontinued, unwanted and other fabrics into patchwork quilts that comfort children with life-threatening illnesses and children of abuse. I finished this quilt over the weekend and mailed it off […]

There is No Me Without You – Book Rev...

There is No Me Without You – Book Review

Haregewoin had one color photo of Atetegeb holding her baby. She enlarged this photo until its lines turned all pastel and soft. She framed it and centered it on the wall above the sofa. She framed a smaller black-and-white photo of Atetegeb and Suzie as teenagers laughing together. Under the glass she placed a slip […]

Social Justice Challenge: Update on Q...

Social Justice Challenge: Update on Quilts for Kids

**Enjoy a larger view on all photos with a click Now that I’m back from New York City, I decided to get busy on this project. Yesterday I cut all the fabric, laid out the design and then pieced about half of the quilt top. Today I got really motivated and pieced the rest of […]

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