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Thankfully Reading Challenge – Planning Your Read

Good morning! On this Saturday after Thanksgiving, I’m hosting a Thankfully Reading Challenge today. I hope your holiday weekend has been a bookish success thus far. I haven’t read as much as I’d thought, but I have enjoyed reading in the same room as my dad. It’s not often that I’m able to do that. […]

2015 TBR Pile Challenge

For the past six years, Adam at Roof Beam Reader has been hosting a TBR Pile Challenge. He invites people to pick 12 books over a year old to read over the course of the upcoming year. In case one or two doesn’t work for you, you can select two alternates as well. You can […]

On Being a Hufflepuff and The Sorcerer’s Stone

The first things I did on my Harry Potter journey were: 1. To create a Pottermore account. 2. To pick a Siamese cat as my animal (I now somewhat regret this decision made because I love the Siamese cats in Lady and the Tramp – my first learning moment). 3. To be selected by a redwood, unicorn core […]

Literate Housewife is Taking on The Stand

Last October I revisited my first ever Stephen King novel, Pet Semetary, as part of Jenn’s Bookshelves First Book to Terrify Me feature. Since it was such a fun experiment for me, I thought I’d pick another King novel to read this year during 2014’s Murder, Monsters, and Mayhem. This year I’m choosing something new, […]

Sneak-A-Read, A Thankfully Reading Weekend Challenge

  For the first time my parents are spending the Thanksgiving holidays with me in Virginia. As much as I enjoyed making reading the focus of my Thanksgiving weekend last year, I know I’m not going to get much reading in this time around. I still wanted to be Jenn’s partner in crime when she […]

Thankfully Reading Weekend Challenge Day 2

It’s Day 2 of the Thankfully Reading Weekend. Today I woke up at 7:45, blissfully rested. The night before I was up most of the night with my youngest daughter. After her long afternoon nap yesterday, she perked up and even ate some chicken broth for dinner. The two of us did miss out of […]

A Thankfully Reading Recipe Challenge

Welcome to the 2012 edition of Thankfully Reading Weekend! I have been looking forward to this event so much over the past month and it is my honor and privilege to be serving as Jenn’s partner in crime this year. I love the idea of giving thanks for reading. There has really been some good […]

Hooray! It’s Time for Year End Reading

I have yet to do any deep analysis on my 2012 reading, but I am most sure that a vast majority of the 100 books I’ve read so far this year (Yes, I reached that milestone this week! It’s a first!) have been books I have agreed to review. Now there’s nothing wrong with reading […]

It’s R.I.P. for Me!

This fall I’m getting into the spirit of all that is creepy. I’m officially joining a yearly feature now in its 7th year running: R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril (R.I.P.) hosted by Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings R.I.P. begins tomorrow and runs through the end of October. I’m going to select the Peril the First challenge, meaning […]

What’s In a Name 4 Wrap Up / What’s In a Name 5 Sign Up

2011 was the second year I participated in the What’s In a Name challenge hosted by Beth Fish Reads. I am happy to announce that I covered each of the five categories at least twice over (some by the skin of my teeth, but covered nonetheless). Here is how it played out this year: Evil […]