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2021 Literary Escapes Challenge

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- Delaware
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- Idaho
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- Virginia (3)
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- West Virginia
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- *Washington, D.C.

Australia (2)
Canada (3)
England (6)
France (1)
Ireland (1)
Switzerland (1)
The Philippines (1)
Wales (1)

My Progress:

28 / 51 states. 55% done!

2021 Fall Into Reading Challenge

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0 / 24 books. 0% done!

2021 Children's Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

2021 Children's Historical Fiction Reading Challenge
(Hosted by Yours Truly!)

My Progress:

6 / 25 books. 24% done!

2021 Popsugar Reading Challenge

My Progress:

33 / 50 books. 66% done!

Booklist Queen's 2021 Reading Challenge

My Progress:

35 / 52 books. 67% done!

2021 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

2021 Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge

The 52 Club's 2021 Reading Challenge

My Progress:

39 / 52 books. 75% done!
Thursday, May 28, 2009

Help Wanted!

Wow, so the lazy days of summer have already taken over here. We've been sleeping in, wearing our pajamas until noon, swimming and laying on the couch like slugs. I've been neglecting the ole blog a tad, but it's not all my fault: I'm waiting for a couple of emails before I can announce a new giveaway and a reading challenge; I've been reviewing a manuscript for a friend of my husband's; and, well, I've been trying to keep my kiddos from going insane with boredom. Believe me, that is a full-time job.

I wanted to mention a couple of things before I go back to lounging: (1) If you happen to get Elle Magazine this month, check out Page 90. Yep, yep, yep - that is my name! Thanks for noticing. I was only quoted once this time, and on my least favorite book, but oh well ... it's fun to see my name in print. (2) I'm looking for an artist to help me design a blog header and a couple of buttons. I had commissioned a friend of my SIL's to do it, but she's crazy busy with a move to California and can't do it until the Fall. I'd prefer to have it done sooner, so, I'm looking for someone who's willing to do some original artwork for a reasonable price. Anyone know of anyone? Email me for more info (blogginboutbooks[AT]gmail[DOT][COM]). (3) I know things have been slow around here, but hang in there - I've got lots of fun stuff coming up. Stick around for several giveaways, a reading challenge, author interviews and so much more!

Just for fun - What are you reading while lounging around the house/pool?


  1. I love Alma

    She just did my new header, and it is awesome!! We were able to work out a trade of ad space for some of the cost, so I'd make her an offer. She also did the header of, which I adore!

  2. Well I am not really lounging but I am reading Queen of the Castle and In Praise of Stay at Home Moms. Sense a theme?lol

    I did want to ask if you had heard about the summer reading program through Barnes and Noble? I figured you probably had but that I would check!

  3. Jane - I noticed your new header - lots of fun. I checked out Alma's website, but she's way expensive, almost 3 x as much as my SIL's friend. Maybe I will make her an offer - just to see.

    P - I'm sure it's tough to lounge when you're 8 months pregnant! LOL. I still need to read IN PRAISE OF STAY-AT-HOME MOMS. Is it good?

    The kids usually do our library's reading program as well as B&N's. I noticed that Border's is doing one, too. I don't know if it's a new thing or not, but it's basically the same as B&N's program. All these programs keep the kids excited about reading!

  4. Enjoy your lounging time "you earned it, I'm sure"> :)

  5. I just looked yesterday to see if your website had a button- don't know anyone, but can't wait to see what you come up with!

  6. What aren't I reading? This year so far I've read 73 books. About one every two days. I'm trying to decide if that's impressive or pathetic.... :)

  7. Hi! I'm new to this blog. My SIL might be able to help you with your blog art. Her site is
    I'm currently reading the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan with my 9 yr old son.

  8. Wish I could help with the header but I'm useless and can be seen at my rather plain book blog! LOL A reading challenge???? I'm intrigued.
    Heather (


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