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September 2017 Reads

September is one of the busiest months of my year. It didn’t seem to slow down my reading, though. I listened to Dan Harris interview Gretchen Rubin on his podcast 10% Happier (September 13) where he commented in passing that he meditates for 2 hours a day. Not all at once, of course. He laughed […]

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July 2017 Reads (finally!)

I read a lot in July. My oldest was detasseling so I was going to bed at 8 PM and getting up at 4 AM which meant lots of early morning reading. July is also our quietest month for activities, in contrast to August, September and October which are by far the busiest. I’m going […]

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This weekend I participated in the #24in48 Readathon. Basically, it’s a challenge to read for 24 hours over 2 days (48 hours). There were even prizes. In fact, I won a doorprize during hour 27. When I told Steve about my plans at supper Friday evening, he told me I totally made it up just […]

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June 2017 Reads

Another whirlwind month of reading. Modern Mrs. Darcy has two reading challenges going on this year: Reading for Fun and Reading for Growth. Nevermind the specifics of the challenges – those two categories are a great way to represent the type of reading I do. Let’s begin with reading for fun. I read five selections from the […]

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May 2017 Reads

This month’s list is so long it’s rather embarrassing. With all the summer reading guides coming out in May, I buckled down and finished several books that had been on my nightstand forever (along with several new finds, of course). Now the discipline is over – let the summer reading party begin! The first book I finished […]

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April 2017 Reads

April was a tough month for reading. We had family in town for about a week, which puts a squeeze on reading time. Then Holy Week with lots of extra musical performances at various services. My reading for school (which I don’t talk about much here since the books are read over months, not days) […]

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