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My summer reading list challenge! Join me! #COYER

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I'm doing a reading challenge this summer to try and catch up on my reading, especially my e-books.

#COYER (clean off your e-reader) begins June 17th. There are two ways to do the challenge:

1. Read all the books you want. Read and review.
2. Summer reading list and the read-a-thon that goes with it. I'm choosing this option.

Find out more HERE.

I think it sounds fun and a great way to push me to get books on my TBR pile read!

A Beautiful Blue DeathA Study in SilksPrisoner of Ice and SnowDream MeAsh and QuillBring Her HomePerish From EarthHello, SunshineMy Own Mr. DarcyRelax, I'm a NinjaAn Ocean AwayA Season in LondonStar-touched QueenThe Clockwork DynastyLies Jane Austen Told MeAs You WishMy Lady JaneHavencrossFlame in the MistWatch Me DisappearSecret of the India OrchidFitness JunkieRoyal BastardsThe Original Jinny MoonWreckageGirl Out of WaterIt Started With GoodbyeDon't Kiss the MessengerThick As ThievesDefy the Stars The Go BetweenRise and Shine, Benedict StoneTh…

I rocked my childhood or how my childhood affects my writing

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At least, in my mind I rocked it. I mean, look at these toys and shows! How can one not love what I got to play with and watch while growing up?


These were favorite toys when I was little. I LOVED them and they got a lot of use not only from me but my siblings too. I remember making words with the magnetic letters when I was first starting to spell. We also had the house. We use to take the furniture and people outside and make houses for them out of dirt, sticks and flowers.






My family use to have these bunnies as decor.  I petted them.  I liked their fuzziness!






Stickers! I loved the googly eye stickers and the Scratch n' Sniff stickers. The smells bring back memories of junior high days. Which may or may not have been tumultuous and ugly. But all was well when friends shared stickers.












NOTES! 
I passed so many notes in the my years from elementary to high school. We even folded them this way. We retold our day with stick figures or made up very important quizzes like this:


Do you lik…

100 (or something like that) Book Challenge!

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I'm taking my lead from Nathan Bransford and doing the 100 book challenge. He said it was harder for him than he thought. I'm kinda excited to look at all the books I've enjoyed reading.



I'll meet Nathan's challenge and see how hard it is.


UPDATE: like two hours later... I ended up 180! WHAT?? I added every book in a series. So I went back and put the books in a series on the same line. Even doing that I still had 137. 
My middle grade, picture books and all genres are mixed up in this list.

This challenge was hard in that it took FOREVER to go through my goodreads books and find the ones I loved/enjoyed reading.



So here is my list, in random order that I don't expect anyone to read because it is freaking long. LOL

What about you? Can you come up with 100 fav books?


The Far Pavilions, Shadow of the Moon Jane EyrePride and PrejudicePersuasion An Assembly Such as This, Duty and Desire, These Three RemainA Tale of Two CitiesA Christmas CarolSilas Marner The Screw…

Seven of my favorite April 2017 reads!

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I read a lot of great books this month. So many more I wish I had time to read! Can't the publishing industry just take a month off so we can get 1/4 of our TBR pile read??
Look at all the beautiful covers in this list!!!

This list, in no particular order, highlights a few of my favorites:



Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her small Pennsylvania town. Until the day new student Betty Glengarry walks into her class. Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulative, and while her bullying seems isolated at first, things quickly escalate, and reclusive World War I veteran Toby becomes a target of her attacks. While others have always seen Toby’s strangeness, Annabelle knows only kindness. She will soon need to find the courage to stand as a lone voice of justice as tensions mount.

Brilliantly crafted, Wolf Hollow is a haunting tale of America at a crossroads and a time when on…