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2013 European Reading Challenge

2013 European Reading Challenge

January 1, 2012 – January 31, 2014 It has been a long time since I have jumped into the reading challenge fervor, but I’m feeling like Rose City Reader’s European Reading Challenge will be just the thing to prompt me to read from my stacks this year. The idea is to read books by European […]

Chunkster Challenge 2013

Chunkster Challenge 2013

January 1 – December 31, 2013 I am once again hosting this challenge over on the Chunkster Challenge blog – go to THIS POST to sign up. This year I am hoping to accomplish the Mor-book-ly Obese level which means I will be committing to EIGHT or more Chunksters of which three tomes MUST be 750 pages or […]

The Stephen King Project

The Stephen King Project

Have you seen this project? I am a huge Stephen King fan – I’ve read almost every early book he’s written…but I admit, I have missed quite a few of his later efforts (although I have the books in my stacks!). Kathleen at Boarding In My Forties and Natalie at Coffee and a Book Chick […]

Literary Novels from my Stacks: A Per...

Literary Novels from my Stacks: A Personal Challenge

I love the literary prizes and I own a ton of books which have either won or been nominated for those prizes…but which I have yet to read. I track many of the prizes on this page of my blog. I also have joined some individual challenges which are perpetual and encourage reading from certain […]

2011 – The Year of the Feminist...

2011 – The Year of the Feminist Classics

January 1 – December 31, 2011 A Year of Feminist Classics is a project started by Amy, Ana, Emily Jane and Iris, four book bloggers who share an interest in the feminist movement and its history. The project will work a little like an informal reading group: for all of 2011, we will each month […]

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 […]

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 […]

TLC Book Tour: Everything is Broken

TLC Book Tour: Everything is Broken

Everything is Broken by Emma Larkin ISBN 978-1-59420-257-5 264 pages The Penguin Press (2010) Welcome to my TLC Book Tour of Everything is Broken. This is a stark, moving book which I highly recommend (read my review). Emma Larkin is the pseudonym for an American who was born and raised in Asia, studied the Burmese […]

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