Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sunday Salon: August 18, 2019

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

My life in books over the past week: 

  • 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 8 books over 400 pages.
  • Diversity Reading Challenge--I have read 47 books.
  • Literary Escapes--I have read books set in 33 states so far, adding Virginia in the past week. I have read in 50 countries so far, adding no new countries in the past week.
  • Motif Reading Challenge--The August motif is "Mode of Transportation."
  • 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:
Students officially come back to school this next week so things will begin to ramp up at work. I have a new colleague (the English Coach) who seems really nice; I think she will fit in with our group.

I did not get into the Google program, which is a bummer. However, I realize I feel more sad because it means I won't go to New York and get to see my daughter and niece at their colleges. So, I'm thinking of the money I'll save!

Personal:
My daughter leaves for her second year at Vassar tomorrow; I'm really going to miss her. We've had a great summer of "us" time; it's great to see the adult she is becoming.

This past week , in addition to work, I have read and gone for walks with friends I haven't seen in a while so it's been nice and relaxing.

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