Reading alongside a river.

13th Challenge: June’s Chapter

My reading has decreased since I got a puppy, but then, so has my sleep. On one hand, I feel like I should be spending my days reading, while amazingly attractive men feed me grapes. On the other hand, reality. I think I mentioned before that I neared the end of my “fun” book categories […]


13th Challenge: May’s Chapter

Who would have thought that getting a puppy would cut down on my reading? It’s true. Suddenly my time is spent throwing the ball, going on countless walks, playing, brushing, and my pockets are always filled with puppy treats. When I don’t have pockets, there is frequently a small bag of puppy treats tucked into […]

13th Challenge: April’s Chapter

April was a month of more work and less reading. I’m already more than halfway done with the reading challenge, which gives me time to slow down and enjoy my time, and the books more. Also, I have finished the easier categories, and am now reaching the categories I’ve put off, e.g. “Read a classic you’ve never […]

13th Challenge: March’s Chapter

First, I miss writing. March was a whirlwind of extremes, with its lows (company I worked for closed down abruptly) and its highs (new job for several of us at an awesome new company), with weeknights of three hours sleep some nights, and weekends spent only trying to get more sleep.  Of finally paddling a […]

Reading 50 Books: February’s Chapter

Continuing my reading challenge for the year, I found that February was a month filled with the magic of books and vacation. It was also the month of travel and stress that pushed me to long workouts and evenings spent diving headfirst into books late into the night. My February books can be classified into […]

The Thirteenth Challenge

Lucky 13 is the reading challenge. Like a ninja, it is stealthy, and has been hidden in the background, waiting until it can spring up and kick my ass if I procrastinate. The 13th Challenge spans all 12 months. We have to read 50 books in one year, to fulfill categories such as: Award winning […]