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Moving Time

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I am in the process of moving my blog to a new site, [PlethoraofBooks.com]. If you have had the joys of such a process, you know it is a time-consuming task. I'm not moving from one of the big blog platforms, so no plug-in readily handy to just port my post from one to the other. So I am enjoying the lovely process of copy/paste. So bear with me as I slowly move over the rest of my post. I have finished moving over all old reviews and am working on moving over my challenge/project post. I won't go back and fix links to other post until I have moved everything, so clicking a link now for another post will most times transport you to the old blog.

I have been entirely too quiet in the past few months and have wanted to start posting again as I am finally able to work on catching up on my many reads. However, I wasn't overly enthused to post another entry to have to move, so here I am partly moved and will be posting all new content here and moving forward to start the new year that is fast approaching on a new front.

I am still deciding on my theme and layout tweaks, so don't be surprised if you notice differences as you stop by. Hope you make the move with me.

Happy reading.


      
 

Semi-Charmed Summer Challenge - Month 3 Update

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Semi-Charmed Kind of Life blog.
Designed by Keeping up with Kelsey

Progress: 35/200 points (17.5%)

Yet again, another month has flown by. My reading life is slowly returning to a more normal level, but still far from where I want it to be.

Check-in post for July, month, three of Megan's Semi-Charmed Summer Book Challenge.

How many points did I manage to add in July?

Well, darn it, Russia is in Europe. So Doctor Zhivago doesn't count for my historical fiction book. This month was an apparent bust for this challenge. I didn't seem to finish anything I can count towards a category. This has proven to be more challenging than expected. :)

PREVIOUS POINTS: 35
TOTAL POINTS: 35

Not sure that I will be able to acquire many more points in August, I'll have to go over the list of what others have read and see if I can't maybe squeeze in something. The
antonyms category is surprisingly a challenge with the books I have been reading.

Previous Postings: 
Month 2 Update; Month 1 Update; Sign-Up

Twitter Users - 
Don’t forget to use the hashtag #SCSBC14 throughout the event. Host tag: @SemiCharmedKoL

[Notice: Original posting 2014-08-03 at Plethora of Books Blog: http://bookchallenges.weebly.com]

Tag: Challenges
 

Wicked Wildfire Read-A-Thon: Wrap

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Button/Logo from
My Shelf Confessions blog

Progress: 356/330 pages (108%)

Bit tardy in posting, however, I did pass my reading goal for pages to read during this Read-A-Thon. I did alter a few books from my original plans, but overall a successful event as I was able to accomplish some of my neglected reads.

Here is what I accomplished during the event:

The Book of Margery Kempe by Margery Kempe
----Introduction: vii-xix (p. 13)

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
----Part 2 - Chapter 11: Pg 329-351 (p. 23)
----Part 2 - Chapter 12: Pg 352-375 (p. 24)

Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
----Book 1 - Chapters 1-4: Pg. 11-30 (p. 20)
----Book 1 - Chapters 5-7: Pg. 31-45 (p. 15)
----Book 1 - Chapters 8-14: Pg 46-72 (p. 27)
----Book 1 - Chapters 15-19: Pg 73-95 (p. 23)

Fall of Arthur by J.R.R. Tolkien
----Foreword: Pg. 9-14 (p. 6)

Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis
----Chapter 1: Pg 12-21 (p. 10)
----Chapter 2: Pg 22-41 (p. 20)


The Romance of Tristan by Beroul

----Introduction: Pg. 9-35 (p. 27)
----Chapter 1: Pg. 39-46 (p. 8)
----Chapters 2-5: Pg. 47-76 (p. 30)
----Chapters 6-11: Pg. 77-98 (p. 22)
----Chapters 12-19: Pg. 78-165 (p. 88)
Previous Post: Midway Check; Opening

Twitter Users -  Don’t forget to use the hashtag #WWReadathon throughout the event.
    Host tags: @shelfconfession and @katlb82

[Notice: Original posting 2014-07-28 at Plethora of Books Blog: http://bookchallenges.weebly.com]

Tag: Read-A-Thon
 

Wicked Wildfire Read-A-Thon: Midway Check

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Button/Logo from
My Shelf Confessions blog

Progress: 152/330 pages (46%)

Close to midpoint update on my progress for this read-a-thon. I have made decent headway into my mini-goals for this period. Items completed:

The Book of Margery Kempe by Margery Kempe
----Introduction: vii-xix (p. 13)

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
----Part 2 - Chapter 11: Pg 329-351 (p. 23)
----Part 2 - Chapter 12: Pg 352-375 (p. 24)

Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis
----Chapter 1: Pg 12-21 (p. 10)
----Chapter 2: Pg 22-41 (p. 20)

Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
----Book 1 - Chapters 1-4: Pg. 11-30 (p. 20)
----Book 1 - Chapters 5-7: Pg. 31-45 (p. 15)
----Book 1 - Chapters 8-14: Pg 46-72 (p. 27)

My initial post with full goals can be found here.

Twitter Users -  Don’t forget to use the hashtag #WWReadathon throughout the event.
    Host tags: @shelfconfession and @katlb82

[Notice: Original posting 2014-07-20 at Plethora of Books Blog: http://bookchallenges.weebly.com]

Tag: Read-A-Thon
 

Wicked Wildfire Read-A-Thon 2014 - Opening Post

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Button/Logo from My Shelf Confessions blog.

Progress: 0/330 pages (0%)

Starts: Monday, July 14th at 12:0oam EST
Ends: Thursday, July 24th at 11:59 PM EST


Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis
    Finish Chapter 1: Pg 12-21 (p. 10)
    Read Chapter 2: Pg 22-41 (p. 20)

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
    Read Part 2 - Chapter 11: Pg 329-351 (p. 23)
    Read Part 2 - Chapter 12: Pg 352-375 (p. 24)

The Romance of Tristan by Beroul
    Read Introduction: Pg. 9-35 (p. 27)
    Read Chapter 1: Pg. 39-46 (p. 8)
    Read Chapters 2-5: Pg. 47-76 (p. 30)



I really seem to need some sort of push these past few months to get some reading accomplished.
So after my dismal performance during the Book Monsters Read-A-Thon last month I am hoping to set mini-goals to help find some balance this during this period.

So, look out here I come Wicked Wilfire Read-a-Thon 2014, hosted by My Shelf Confessions. Doesn't the button just want to make you join?

My mini goals, nothing earth shattering here I hope. I really tried to limit the goal to average around 30 pages a day. Listed in no specific order, but hoping that with these small baby steps I can find other baby steps along the way to pass these up and get back on track with my year goals.

This includes just a small portion of the books I am working on right now, but I have to start tackling this mountain somewhere, even if it is in the middle.


The Book of Margery Kempe by Margery Kempe
    Start Book 1 - Chapters 1-5: Pg 3-14
(p. 12)
    Continue Book 1 - Chapters 6-21: Pg 15-37 (p. 23)
    Continue Book 1 - Chapters 22-38: Pg. 38-68 (p. 31)

The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
    Read Chapter 2: Pg 21-33 (p. 13)
    Read Chapter 3: Pg 34-52 (p. 19)


Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Start Book 1 - Chapters 1-4: Pg. 11-30 (p. 20)
    Continue Book 1 - Chapters 5-7: Pg. 31-45 (p. 15)
    Continue Book 1 - Chapters 8-14: Pg 46-72 (p. 27)

Fall of Arthur by J.R.R. Tolkien
    Read Chapters 1-3 : Pg. 17-44 (p. 28)


Twitter Users -  Don’t forget to use the hashtag #WWReadathon throughout the event.
    Host tags: @shelfconfession and @katlb82

[Notice: Original posting 2014-07-14 at Plethora of Books Blog: http://bookchallenges.weebly.com]

Tag: Read-A-Thon
 
 
   
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