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Letters From Father Christmas

The holidays have arrived, and while I am continuing to read and enjoy my current fantasy series (Andrzej Sapkowski's The Witcher Saga), I am also spending much of my free time enjoying some winter and Christmas reads. Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to read Letters From Father Christmas, by J.R.R. Tolkien. My copy… Continue reading Letters From Father Christmas

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Holiday Gifts for Your Bookworm, 2020

The holiday season has officially begun here in the United States, and if you're anything like me, you're probably planning to get started on your holiday shopping sometime this week. While I'm willing to bet that the majority of you reading this post are fellow bookworms yourselves, some of you may have made your way… Continue reading Holiday Gifts for Your Bookworm, 2020

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National Author’s Day and NaNoWriMo

Good morning, everyone! I can't believe that it's already the first of November! Today is National Author's Day, which is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the work of your favorite authors. Here are a few ideas for how you could celebrate National Author's Day... Set aside some time to read a book by your favorite… Continue reading National Author’s Day and NaNoWriMo

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Dear Banned Author – A Great Banned Books Week Activity

There are a lot of different activities that you could take part in during this year's Banned Books Week. Probably the most popular activity is to read a book that has been banned or challenged, which is something I definitely recommend (and not just during Banned Books Week). You could also attend a virtual event,… Continue reading Dear Banned Author – A Great Banned Books Week Activity

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The Home Library Project, Part Five: Everything’s Finished!

Good evening, everyone! As many of you know, my mum was admitted to the hospital on Monday. I was able to go to the hospital with my dad yesterday to see her, and she's doing a little better. She's currently on a fairly high dose of steroids, and they seem to be working. Mum had… Continue reading The Home Library Project, Part Five: Everything’s Finished!

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The Home Library Project, Part Four: Almost Done

It's been a busy (and very tiring) couple of days, but I've been able to make a tremendous amount of progress on my home library reorganization project. In fact, the project is almost done! Here's a look at what I was able to accomplish this weekend... You may notice a few places where space has… Continue reading The Home Library Project, Part Four: Almost Done

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The Home Library Project, Part Three: The Work Continues

Good afternoon, everyone! The home library reorganization project continues! I spent most of the day working in my library/office space, and was able to make some significant progress. This morning, I began by emptying the rest of my shelves and deep cleaning all of the bookcases in my office. There are eleven bookcases in the… Continue reading The Home Library Project, Part Three: The Work Continues

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The Home Library Project, Part Two: Getting to Work

Good evening, everyone! I hope that you're having a wonderful day! Today, my home library reorganization project officially got underway. The project is going pretty well so far. I ended up having a much slower start to my day than I originally anticipated, so I wasn't able to begin working in my library/office space until… Continue reading The Home Library Project, Part Two: Getting to Work

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The Home Library Project: Part One, The Problem Zone

As someone who loves to read, I love being surrounded by books. I began building my home library when I was still a teenager, and I consider it to be one of the most essential parts of my home. The Beast's Library (Beauty and the Beast, 1991) -- While part of me still wants this… Continue reading The Home Library Project: Part One, The Problem Zone