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2001's goals, revisited

I was looking for a specific review and came upon a post with a list of everything I wanted to read in 2011.  I thought I’d copy the list and do some (one hopes significant amount of) strikethroughs. 507 more words

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2014 Wrap-Up

Given that tomorrow I am cleaning and getting ready for a board game shindig I’m hosting, I probably will finish the book I’m reading today and that will be it for the year.  1,178 more words

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Four Children's Books that Defined My Relationship with School

Once upon a time, I was The Smart Kid.  I have a good memory and, since regurgitation is a huge part of school success, I was good at school.  1,830 more words

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Book Club Personalities II

“I think you might be too literary for this book club,” someone once said to me.

When I related this rather hurtful statement to a member of a different book club, she told me, “There are two kinds of book clubs.  239 more words

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Book Club Personalities

Lots of things going on here in Alanaland.  For one thing, my laptop, broken in odd little ways for a long time now, has gone even broke-ier, and I’m working on that, but it’s meant that I’ve been writing a lot less often than I’ve meant to.  1,031 more words

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Progress: 2/3 yearly book goals attained! ...So what?

Every year I set book goals for myself, and every year I stress myself out to reach them, and then feel terrible both while achieving them and not achieving them–doesn’t matter whether I’m ahead or behind–and after the fact if I don’t achieve them.  1,619 more words

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Four tissues for The Fault in Our Stars (movie)

No stars here, just the number of tissues I used when watching it.  I actually thought it would be more.  I thought the movie would skew sentimental, hit the hard stuff harder.  1,364 more words

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