Tag: Reading Challenge

Join the Reading Challenge in 2017!

Good books have been some of my best friends, mentors, comforts, and sources of enjoyment throughout my life. But perhaps the greatest thing they have been is my teachers. We can learn so much from any type of book! Fiction can help us better understand other personalities, explore different areas of the world, and learn how […]

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A Year of Literary Adventures – #Read2016

One of my goals for this year was broadening my literary horizons — aka, reading outside my comfort zone by intentionally choosing titles from a specific list of book categories. My comfort zone is fiction, specifically mysteries and a few choice classic novels. Fiction is great for stretching your imagination, introducing you to new places and […]

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Literary Adventures in September/October – #Read2016

After reading like crazy in July and August (probably making up for all the weeks I didn’t read while we moved), my literary adventures slowed down a bit over the past few months! Part of that was just the normal fluctuation of life; part of it was because I was digging through some deeper material . […]

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Literary Adventures in Summer 2016 – #Read2016

Apparently moving cross-country kind of throws you off your groove in every area of life for quite a few months. Even reading. Even for die-hard bookworms. I suppose I should have expected it. But I filled up my Kindle before we left and rather naively thought I would gets loads of reading done on the way. […]

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Literary Adventures in March/April – #Read2016

I know, I know. It’s almost August, and I’m just now posting about March’s literary explorations… But better late than never, right? 🙂 Spring was incredibly busy — between multiple rounds of company, medications that interfered with my sleep, rapidly changing plans for our future, and an eager new interest in drawing — everything conspired to […]

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Literary Adventures in February – #Read2016

This year’s literary challenge (#Read2016) is perhaps the best thing I could have chosen to expand my literary awareness. Diving into unfamiliar genres, exploring unusual topics, and discovering new-to-me authors has already been an adventure. (Read January’s update to see what I’ve enjoyed so far.) Even the “hunt” for titles shows me new things about my literary tastes, whether my dislike of […]

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Literary Adventures in January – #Read2016

I’m thoroughly enjoying the chance to explore different genres and meet new authors as I attempt to broaden my literary horizons in 2016! (Read more about it here.) I thought it might be difficult to get through some of the titles, especially some of the older works — but other than a few dry sections here and there, […]

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