Monthly Archives: December 2020

2020 Reading Challenge

I didn’t think I’d succeed this year, but I did. In fact, I hadn’t dated two of the books I read this year so I surpassed my goal.

Now how many should I read in 2021?re

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Posted by on December 31, 2020 in The Reading Life


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Divine Comedy

I’ve read Dante’s Inferno twice, but now I’m convinced that I need to reread it and read Dante’s Purgatorio and Paradiso.

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Posted by on December 22, 2020 in Book club, classic


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Up from Slavery

Dr Carol Swain

A thoughtful discussion on Booker T. Washington’s Up from Slavery. I’ve put this at the top of my TBR list.

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Posted by on December 14, 2020 in African American Lit, non-fiction


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Christmas Cookies: Bite-Sized Holiday Lessons

Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s Christmas Cookies: BiteSized Holiday Lessons reminds me of a classic book on etiquette or behavior for children. It’s a clever book to help children understand concepts like reciprocal, prosperity, charitable, tradition and more all through the making and eating of Christmas cookies. The tone would go over with pre-schoolers who want to know how to be good.

Jan Dyer’s illustrations evoke a nostalgic Christmas.

Warning: You’ll want some cookies after you read this.

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Posted by on December 12, 2020 in Children's Lit


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