Sunday, July 28, 2019

Sunday Salon: July 28, 2019

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz has taken over running The Sunday Salon.

My life in books over the past 3 weeks: 

Challenge progress:
  • A to Z Reading--I have read books with titles for 21 letters so far: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, and W.
  • Big Book Challenge--I have read 5 books over 400 pages.
  • Diversity Reading Challenge--I have read 43 books.
  • Literary Escapes--I have read books set in 31 states so far, adding Michigan and Utah in the past two weeks. I have read in 46 countries so far, adding Hungary, Belgium and ... in the past two weeks.
  • Motif Reading Challenge--The July motif is "Through the years" (read a book involving time travel, changes in time, etc). I have chosen Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah since it spans many decades of a friendship.
  • Non-fiction--I have read 18 books so far.
  • YA Award Winners--I have read 10 of the 11 winners
Completed challenges:
  • My Own Books--I read 21 books off my shelves from March 15 to May 15, 2019.
My life outside books:
Work:
No work!

Personal:
I am finally back from our vacation (you may read about Prague and the UK, the river cruise, and Berlin in these posts). I was overwhelmed by how many blog posts were waiting for me in Feedly for books, education, technology, etc. I'll confess I deleted all the non-book posts, which numbered in the hundreds, and am slowly making my way through the book posts.

I really relaxed on our vacation, not doing any work, posting, etc. It has really helped me to reset my brain for the coming school year and I am busy unsubscribing from all the emails that come my way each day that I never read. It feels good.

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