“Becoming” by Michelle Obama

“Becoming”  By Michelle Obama – nonfiction (421 pages) I finished my first read of 2020.  What a great book to start the year off with.  I give this one 5+ stars out of 5.  Michelle Obama richly tells her story with a lot of heart pouring forth from the pages.  It was interesting to learn…

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End of Year Recap: Goodbye 2019

Here we are at the end of another year!  I am always amazed how fast it goes.  Looking back it’s been an interesting year with ups and downs but in the end I’m smiling and overall happy.  Thanks 2019 you have been a good year but it’s time for you to go.  Hello 2020, be…

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Week 50 & 51: Patterns & Food

As part of the 52 week photography challenge.  After this only 1 more to go! Week 50:  Composition:  Patterns “Patterns/Repetition are another well known compositional rule, but have you ever tried to use it in Macro Photography? Well now you can!” While hiking I came across this lovely pattern lying on the forest floor.  A…

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Whirlwind Trip to NYC + Photo Challenges

November was an eventful month.  With the NaNoWriMo challenge, a quick trip to NYC, Thanksgiving, and Shane’s 50th, it was a whirlwind in itself. I plan to write about this year’s NaNoWriMo experience in a later post.  This post is dedicated to our whirlwind trip to New York City.  It all started with a car. …

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I Won NaNoWriMo: 50K Words in 30 Days!

I did it! I set out with the goal of writing 50,000 words in 30 days and today I met that goal, one day ahead of schedule.  What a fun ride. Now forgive me as I’m ready to take a break from writing.  I will write all about my NaNoWriMo 2019 experience next week.  For…

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Latest Reads

“We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves”  by Karen Joy Fowler (fiction, 308 pages) A great little gem of a book.  This one was not on my list to read.  While at the library looking for a couple of books, I stumbled upon this one.  A heartbreaking tale of a unique family and the pain some…

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NaNoWriMo Update!

I just updated my word count for the 14th day in a row and reached the 25K word count.  Feeling great about this year’s NaNoWriMo.  My story is coming along great.  I’m excited each day to see what will happen and I’m the author!  With two weeks to go,  I am feeling optimistic.  But we…

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