Monday, March 6, 2017

Monthly Wrap-Up: February 2017

My first month of returning to blogging is behind me. I'm still working out the best day-to-day schedule for me. With a busy homeschool household to run and a part-time job that often feels more like a full-time job, carving out time for anything is challenging. I consider my blog part of my "me-time" though and I otherwise have very little room for that right now. So I try hard to make the time to come here and share. I'm trying first thing in the morning for the next couple weeks right now since late at night wasn't working. Thanks for bearing with me as I find my groove! Please be sure to share any posts that interest you with friends. "Word of social media" (the modern "word of mouth"?) is still the best way to grow a following.  

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Cover Reveal of Shattered Fates and
Monthly Manly Review of The Republic of Thieves

Reading Challenge Updates

  1. Curiosity Thrilled the Cat by Sofie Kelley
  2. Sleight of Paw by Sofie Kelley
  3. Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
  4. Witch Way to Murder by Shirley Damsgaard
  5. Lost Under a Ladder by Linda O. Johnston

What's in a Name?  - 2 out of 6 books read
    2. A Building: Cards from Khloe's Flower Shop by Isabella Louise Anderson

    6. A title in which at least two words share the same first letter – alliteration!: Lost Under a Ladder by Linda O. Johnston 

Diverse Reads Book Challenge - 0 out of 12 books read

   This challenge didn't set an exact number of books to read. I set my own goal of 12 books - one for each of the 11 categories they suggest and one "freebie". I need to get to crackin' on this one.  

Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge - 18 out of 50 books read

   This is my own goal again.  Since I also read a lot of books with my kids, this is a pretty conservative goal. I might extend it next year.  

Instagram Pic of the Month

I seriously need to up my Instagram picture-taking game. In the meantime, my top picture was one sent in by a reader from St. Joseph, MO, USA of their adorable cat, Java.  ¡Yo quiero Taco Bell bag!

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  1. Good for you for completing the MCPL challenge! I always mean to but never do.

  2. I have to get my mug! I've completed the challenge three years in a row now but they ran out of mugs the first year. I ♥♥♥ my mug from last year and this year's is pretty nice too. You still have six days! Get to readin'! LOL


Kids' Review: The Peanuts Movie Novelization by Charles M. Schulz

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