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Some days have themes. I don't necessarily post something in each of these topic areas every week.

Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Friday: Green living.

31 March 2016

#AtoZChallenge 2016

I've gone back and forth on doing the A to Z Challenge at least once a day, especially since I'm so far behind on blogging anyway. And because I was having trouble thinking of a theme. But, hello, what has the spare time (and cash) of the last year of my life been about?

So! Beginning tomorrow, I do a theatrically themed A to Z for the month of April (Sundays excluded). Shows I like, shows I don't like, shows I've seen, shows I plan to see, shows I can happily live without seeing. These aren't going to be reviews or value judgement, just basic show facts for my own amusement. And possibly yours, too.

Here we go! Tomorrow.


29 March 2016

Z is for Zuzu

And here we are, two years later, finally at the end of the 2014 A to Z Challenge. The new challenge starts April 1-- are you in?


Zuzu's Petals: Our Wonderful Life with God, Billy Wilson

So, full disclosure: I know the author. I dog-sat for him a few times (I loved that dog). And one of the reasons I like this book is that I can read it in his voice. However, that doesn't mean other people can't also enjoy it. It's fantastic.

22 March 2016

Y is for Your

Whaddya know, I'm going to finish the 2014 A to Z Challenge series before the 2016 challenge starts.

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Your Green Abode: A Practical Guide to a Sustainable Home, Tara Rae Miner

So, this one wins just because I like it better than the other Y-book on my list. Not a great recommendation, I know. In terms of green suggestions, it was just meh. Nothing groundbreaking, nothing I can do in a rental unit that I don't already do.

15 March 2016

X is for Generation X

If I've learned nothing from scouring the end of the alphabet for books I like, it's this: I should read more X-Men. Or, you know, any X-Men at all.

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Jeneration X: One Reluctant Adult's Attempt to Unarrest Her Arrested Development; Or, Why It's Never Too Late for Her Dumb Ass to Learn Why Froot Loops Are Not for Dinner, Jen Lancaster

I knew I could find an X-related book somewhere. Apparently this book is not as enjoyable if you've read her blog, but I haven't, so I laughed a lot.

08 March 2016

W is for What

Almost there... finishing off the 2014 A to Z Challenge before the 2016 version starts.

My favourite W book:

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What's Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption, Rachel Botson and Roo Rogers

Reading this book was the start of my interest in the sharing economy. Also what got me started as an AirBnB host (I'm not one any longer, but that was a fun couple of years).

01 March 2016

Reading Challenge Update: February 2016

Here's what happened in my reading challenges in February. Links are to Goodreads, where all my reviews are written.
Books I read in February.
I Love Libraries Challenge (12/24 books so far)

Mudhouse Sabbath, Lauren F Winner
Feet of Clay, Terry Pratchett (I thought that I owned this one, but when I went looking I couldn't find it on my shelves. So apparently it was a library book.)
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Haruki Murakami
What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, Laura Vanderkam
Internal Time: Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You're So Tired, Till Roenneberg
Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles, David Ulin

Read it Again, Sam (1/4 books so far)

None this month! At least, none that I remember.

Woman Challenge (7/20 books so far)

Mudhouse Sabbath, Lauren F Winner
What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, Laura Vanderkam
Make It Last: Prolonging + Preserving the Things We Love, Raleigh Briggs
Priscilla the Great, Sybil Nelson

Mount TBR Challenge (2/12 books so far)

Make It Last: Prolonging + Preserving the Things We Love, Raleigh Briggs
Priscilla the Great, Sybil Nelson

Goodreads Challenge (14/100 books so far)

Mudhouse Sabbath, Lauren F Winner
Feet of Clay, Terry Pratchett
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Haruki Murakami
What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, Laura Vanderkam
Internal Time: Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You're So Tired, Till Roenneberg
Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles, David Ulin
Make It Last: Prolonging + Preserving the Things We Love, Raleigh Briggs
Priscilla the Great, Sybil Nelson

What did you read in February? What am I missing out on?

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