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2023 Bookish Books Reading Challenge

My Progress:

6 / 30 books. 20% done!

2023 Literary Escapes Challenge

- Alabama (1)
- Alaska
- Arizona (1)
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- California (4)
- Colorado (1)
- Connecticut (1)
- Delaware
- Florida
- Georgia (1)
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- Michigan
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- Rhode Island
- South Carolina (1)
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- Texas
- Utah
- Vermont (2)
- Virginia
- Washington (2)
- West Virginia
- Wisconsin
- Wyoming
- Washington, D.C.*


- Australia (2)
- Canada (2)
- England (4)
- France (1)
- Ireland (1)
- Scotland (1)
- South Korea (1)
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My Progress:

17 / 51 books. 33% done!

2023 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

My Progress:

11 / 25 books. 44% done!

2023 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

25 / 50 books. 50% done!

Booklist Queen's 2023 Reading Challenge

My Progress:

31 / 52 books. 60% done!

2023 52 Club Reading Challenge

My Progress:

33 / 52 books. 63% done!

2023 Build Your Library Reading Challenge

My Progress:

20 / 40 books. 50% done!

2023 Pioneer Book Reading Challenge

12 / 40 books. 30% done!

2023 Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge

My Progress:

5 / 25 books. 20% done!

2023 Medical Examiner's Mystery Reading Challenge

Book Bingo Reading Challenge

19 / 25 books. 76% done!

2023 Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge

My Progress:

43 / 109 books. 39% done!

Children's Book Reading Challenge...For Adults!

Sunday, April 04, 2021

Happy Easter!

Whether or not you celebrate Easter, I want to wish you a happy one.  Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal, a season that celebrates life, hope, and growth.  I feel that hope keenly at this time of year as I join with other Christians to focus on and celebrate the resurrection of our Savior.  As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I also look forward to General Conference, a two-day long event that occurs twice a year, once in April and once in October, in which Christ-centered messages are given by leaders of the Church and musical performances are offered by The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.  For my family, both Easter and Conference come with cherished traditions that bring us together for food, fun, and worship.  So, from my home to yours, I wish you a very happy Easter and Springtime.

I should have posted this video last week since it's about making Holy Week more meaningful, but I've been slacking on Easter prep this year.  Case in point: since I wasn't feeling well after getting my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Good Friday, I let my kids go shopping for their own Easter basket goodies!  Yeah, I'm an awful mom.  Anyway, I wanted to share this beautiful Easter message from Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Enjoy!


  1. Sorry you had a reaction to the vaccine. I hope you are 100% again. Happy Easter!

    1. It wasn't too bad - mild nausea and lightheadedness/headache and a sore arm on the day of the shot - but it was enough that I just wanted to stay home and rest! Grateful to have gotten the shot, though.

      Happy Easter to you, Sam!

  2. Wishing you and yours a Blessed and Happy Easter. God Bless.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

    1. Thank you very much! It has been a lovely day spent with my family.

  3. Happy Easter, Susan! Saw my grandson yesterday, for the first time since Christmas, so Easter has been especially wonderful for me. :-)

    1. Yay! That's wonderful news, Cath. I'm so happy you got to see your grandson for Easter :)

  4. Happy Easter, Susan. I hope you had a holy one. :)


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