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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Birthday week



This was a pretty good week for me. On Monday I went to a steakhouse with my family to celebrate mine and my mom's birthdays. I'm one of the lucky ones who can say that I love spending time with my family. And on Wednesday, I went out to celebrate again, this time with my boyfriend and my best friend at a woodfire grill. Yum! On Thursday, I saw my nephew play football. This time the teams were more evenly matched, so it was a good game, even if it did start raining at the end.

I got over-eager this week and started signing up for stuff in the blogging world, which I've been trying to cut down on since I know I'll be busy with my Bible group read next year. (Yes, I keep bringing it up, but that's because I'm excited.) I signed up for Dewey's 24hour Readathon. I've participated once before, but have never had an opportunity to go the full 24 hours. I'm going for it this time. I've already borrowed a bunch of graphic novels from the library to read when my head starts getting weary. Here's my reading list below (the readathon isn't until the 22nd, so this is subject to change):


I also signed up for a reading of Men We Reaped, by Jesmyn Ward, with the Social Justice Book Club over at Entomology of a Bookworm. I voted to read Neurotribes for November's edition of Doing Dewey's Nonfiction Book Club. And I joined Litsy. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Litsy, it's like an Instagram for book lovers. As far as I can determine, it's a social network that is available only as an app on  your phone. It's pretty darned amazing. I'm @the_hibernator. 



On my blog, I wrote two posts about How to Read the Bible  (Chapter 4 and Chapter 5), by James Kugel, and a review for To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

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13 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to you and your mom! Looks like a busy and satisfying week.I like the looks of your TBR at the readathon ... plenty of variety :)

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    1. Thanks! Basically, my reading list is just the books I'm currently reading with some graphic novels added in. But I do try to keep a variety. :)

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  2. Can't write enough about "Men We Reaped." Felt like I went on a Grief journey with the author, Jessmyn Ward.

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    1. I'm certainly loving it so far! It's so tragic, but it's a story that needs to be told.

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  3. Happy Birthday Rachel!

    Good luck with the Readathon. Every year I follow folks on social media who participate. Someday I might do so myself but I need to allocate time, including whatever time it would take to recover :)

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    1. Thanks Brian! I know what you mean about recovery. Luckily I have Sunday off, except for a play I'm going to, so I should be able to recover before work starts on Monday.

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  4. Happy birthday to the two of you! How great that you get to share your birthdays. My second son's birthday was last week, and mine is later in October...so, close.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Oh, and good luck with the read-a-thon!

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    2. Thanks for the wishes! And for stopping by!

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  5. I'm doing the readathon too, although I haven't signed up...yet. I don't know what I'm reading or how long I'll last, but I'm in. I'm on Litsy: stillunfinished. I'll look for you there.

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    1. You've been followed! I'm enjoying Litsy so far. Between the blogging world, LibraryThing, and Litsy I think I'm set for a while.

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  6. Happy belated Birthday. Sounds like a good week for you. I'm curious to try the Tana French books which I haven't gotten to yet. They have gotten a lot of hype over the years. Enjoy your books.

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    1. I haven't gotten very far into it so far, but I have high hopes for it.

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