2018 Reading Challenge: Wrap-Up, Takeaways, and Reflections

On Monday I shared my twelfth and final book review for my 2018 Reading Challenge. This was the third consecutive year that I’ve participated in a personal Reading Challenge (here’s 2017 and 2016), and ...

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2018 Reading Challenge: A book nominated for an award in 2018.

Like most readers, my introduction to book awards came through those shiny Caldecott stickers adorning the covers of the books our school librarian read to us during our weekly library visits. I ...

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2018 Reading Challenge: A book by an author from another country.

One of the great wonders of a book is its ability to instantly transport the reader to a new world. Through reading I can visit any country in the world from the ...

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2018 Reading Challenge: A book lingering on my TBR list.

It’s the dilemma of every bookworm: too many books to read, and never the time to read each one. I suppose it’s a good problem to have, but it pains me to ...

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2018 Reading Challenge: A book that teaches me something new.

There are many, many reasons why reading is my favorite pastime, but one of the most treasured aspects of my reading life is that books are always teaching me something new. I ...

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2018 Reading Challenge: The first book in a series I’ve never read.

I have series books to thank for making me the bibliophile I am today. Though a few stand-alone titles stand out from my childhood, it was popular series like The Boxcar Children, ...

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2018 Reading Challenge: A book recommended by a librarian.

For as often as I frequent our local library, I spend remarkably little time talking with our librarians. I casually greet the children’s librarian when we arrive at story time each week, ...

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2018 Reading Challenge: A book that addresses current events.

If you’ve been around my blog for long, you know that I read fairly broadly and with many purposes: to be entertained, to learn, to step into the shoes of people whose ...

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2018 Reading Challenge: A book about a historical figure or event.

Biographies—and really all books within the history genre—are definitely an area that is lacking in my my reading life. It’s not that I don’t enjoy learning about history; both of my parents ...

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2018 Reading Challenge: A book of poetry.

April is National Poetry Month. The annual celebration has taken place every April since 1996, but I’ve never participated in or even acknowledged the event myself. Until this year, when this month’s ...

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