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A library haul after months | Notes from my Reading

Despite so much going on over here between work, house projects, yard work, and just daily living challenges in this pandemic era, I've been able to squeeze in time to read as well, which I'm thankful for, because the news has been abysmal these past few weeks for various reasons and I'm continually worrying about where humanity is headed, even more so than I did before.

A library haul after months...My biggest highlight in books this past week was that the library opened for holds pickup. I'd been checking their website every week to find if next week was going to be the week it opened. So when the notice finally came through last week, I was beyond thrilled. I was also very unsure what books to request from the library since I had gotten very used to reading online. Still, I had a few requested when they called me to schedule a one-hour window for pickup. I did request a ton of books after that though, so I expect a bigger bag this week. 

Some of these are books to rea…

What's in a Name? 3 Challenge (2010)



This is going to be a fun challenge to do. Since it will be interesting to see how I can fit a title into a challenge or vice versa. This is being hosted by Beth F at What's in a Name? 3 Challenge. The categories are:

1. A book with a food in the title
Chocolat by Joanne Harris

2. A book with a body of water in the title
The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard

3. A book with a title (queen, president) in the title
The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

4. A book with a plant in the title
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

5. A book with a place name (city, country) in the title
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

6. A book with a music term in the title
The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

Challenge Guidelines:
1. Books may be any form (audio, print, e-book).
2. Books may overlap other challenges.
3. Books may not overlap categories; you need a different book for each category.
4. Creativity for matching the categories is allowed.
5. You do not have to make a list of books before hand.
6. You do not have to read through the categories in any particular order.
7. There will be a single prize at the end of the challenge. Readers who complete the challenge and write up a wrap-up post (or wrap-up comment) are eligible.

Visit this post to sign-up.

Update (Jan 22, 2011): Abandoned this challenge.

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