Sunday, April 9, 2017

What I have missed while taking a break from my blog

Reading Challenges - I managed to read every week for the first 6 or so weeks to work with my reading challenges and then just could not keep up due to a more hectic schedule everywhere else :) but here is where I am with them and will try to catch up for some of them while for others will just start off where I am and try to catch up with what I missed later in the year..
For #UltimateBloggingChallenge   Day 9

1. Short Story Reading Challenge - Deal Me in 2017 -
Week 1: 'The Old Demon' by Pearl S Buck
Week 2:  'The Cherry Tree' by Ruskin Bond
Week 3: 'The Lottery' by Shirley Jackson
Week 4: 'We Should All be Feminists' by Chimamanda Adichie
Week 5: here is where I stopped though I continued to draw cards for upto week 9. I will try to read these stories - 5 through 9 - over the next couple of weeks.
for Week 5:  'Among the Paths to Eden' by Truman Capote (My 2 of Clubs per's card shuffler)
Week 6 - Jack of Spades - 'The Nightingale and the Rose' by Oscar Wilde
Week 7 - 4 of Spades - 'Eveline' by James Joyce
Week 8 - 8 of Spades - 'The Snows of Kilimanjaro' by Ernest Hemingway
Week 9 - 5 of Diamonds - "The Yarn of the Nancy Bell" by S W Gilbert from 'The Children's Treasyury of Classic Poetry" 
Weeks 10 - 14 - catch up later
Week 15 - this week - Ace of Spades - . 'A Haunted House' by Virginia Woolf

2. What's in a Name 2017 - With a number in the title - Overlap between challenges - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

3. Full House Reading Challenge 2017 -  
On TBR for 2+ years: - Overlap between challenges - A Wrinkle in Time
Book from childhood - Little Women - currently reading 
Two word title - Half Magic
 4. Old School Kidlit Reading Challenge -
January: Award winners: - Overlap between challenges - A Wrinkle in Time
And I stopped:( 
February's pick was 'Little Women' which I am still reading with my 11 yo - playacting it and taking turns reading aloud. 
March - will take it up later - but my pick was - Pollyanna published in 1913 and reading online at
April's pick will be - Half Magic

5. Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge 2017 - January: Thousand Overlap between challenges - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
And I stopped there
February and March - will take it up later
April's pick will be - yet to select

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