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My Progress:

12 / 30 books. 40% done!

2024 Literary Escapes Challenge

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My Progress:

28 / 51 states. 55% done!

2024 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

My Progress:

23 / 50 books. 46% done!

2024 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

23 / 50 books. 46% done!

Booklist Queen's 2024 Reading Challenge

My Progress:

48 / 50 books. 96% done!

2024 52 Club Reading Challenge

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40 / 52 books. 77% done!

2024 Build Your Library Reading Challenge

My Progress:

27 / 40 books. 68% done!

2024 Pioneer Book Reading Challenge

15 / 40 books. 38% done!

2024 Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge

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10 / 25 books. 40% done!

2024 Medical Examiner's Mystery Reading Challenge

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My Progress

12 / 26.2 miles. 46% done!

Mount TBR Reading Challenge

My Progress

26 / 100 books. 26% done!

2024 Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge

My Progress:

64 / 104 books. 62% done!

Around the Year in 52 Books Reading Challenge

My Progress

43 / 52 books. 83% done!

Disney Animated Movies Reading Challenge

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69 / 165 books. 42% done!
Monday, April 06, 2015

Winner, Winner, Easter Dinner!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend.  Despite a little drama from an unhappy author, mine was peaceful and uplifting.  I especially love it when my church's General Conference falls on Easter—not only do we get to attend church in our pajamas (no need to buy Easter finery—score!), but we get to hear inspired sermons about the importance of Jesus Christ and all He did for us.  All this emphasis on the Savior does my soul good.  If you missed Conference or are curious what it's all about, visit

In between watching Conference, playing Easter Bunny, baking cinnamon rolls, and cleaning up dog poo, I also chose a winner for the giveaway sponsored by Book Buckles that has been running here at BBB.  Actually, let me clarify:  when I say I chose the winner, I mean that I let or (the latter in this case) choose.  Winners are never based on the entrant's identity or the cleverness of their comments or flattering words about BBB (not that that should stop you ...)—it's completely random.  That's the fairest way I can think of to run contests.

So, who did Rafflecopter select this time?  It's none other than:

Congratulations, Annette!   

Thanks to all who entered the giveaway.  I loved hearing all of your thoughts on bookmarking.  A giant thank you goes to Book Buckles for offering such a generous prize.  If you're looking for a beautiful, sturdy bookmark, be sure to check out their website.  

Since it's the LDS literary award season, I wanted to share something hilarious I found today at  I'd never heard of this website until I went in search of the perfect cinnamon roll recipe to bake up for my family during Conference.  I happened upon this one, which is indeed perfect.  My cinnamon rolls turned out beautifully and they are so, so good.  Since I left the site as soon as I printed the recipe, I thought was an LDS mommy/homemaking blog.  Not so.  I've still not had a chance to explore it thoroughly, but it seems to be a website containing articles written by 20 or so LDS writers who discuss all kinds of Mormon topics in an open, but positive forum.  I loved the topic of today's post by Michael Austin:  Eight Hideously Bad Mormon Novels You Should Read Because Perfect Awfulness Is Its Own Kind of Good.  I haven't read any of the books he lists (the authors are all long-dead), but they sound hilarious ...

That's all for today.  Have a great rest-of-your-Monday.  Come back tomorrow for my Top Ten Tuesday post.  In the meantime, happy reading!
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