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Coffeeshop Crawl Part 1

I am on a mission! After moving to the city, I’ve been challenging myself to get more involved in the community and the different neighborhoods. The way I’ve decided to do so is check out the local cafes and coffeeshops in hopes of finding my go-to spot where I’m a regular! The criteria I used as filters were Good for Working (I’ll be blogging and reading), Free WiFi (same reason), and $-$$ for pricing! Additionally, in this first bout of the crawl, I was ordering lunch so some of my reviews below aren’t consistent. Plus, I ordered a mix of tea, hot chocolate and coffee haha! Check out the list below to see how I fared – I feel that I am developing another filter that is based on my own preferences in terms of environment! –

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Book Club: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Because our drive for this book came from the Emmy nominations and wins for the HBO limited series of the same name, we decided that this month we would read the novel and binge watch the show as a way to debrief! One of our members pointed out an ironic quote from the book that relates to several bookworms – “It didn’t take Celeste long to realize that this was going to be the sort of book club where the book was secondary to the proceedings. She felt mild disappointment. She’d been looking forward to talking about the book. She’d even embarrassingly, prepared for book club…marking up a few pages with Post-it notes and writing a few pithy comments in the margins” (Moriarty 263). The funny part is, that is what happened haha. Beginning at 6pm, we knocked out 3.5 episodes (we met on a Tuesday and we are all avid This Is Us fans so we had to stop at 9pm!).

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WWW Wednesday (59)

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Currently Reading: Evergreen Avenue by Amelia Keldan and Zoo by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

Recently Finished ReadingBig Little Lies by Liane Moriarty and The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin

Reading Next: My Life in France by Julia Childs and The Secret History by Donna Tartt

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WWW Wednesday (58)

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Currently Reading: Quattrocento by James K McKean and Zoo by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

Recently Finished ReadingDeath of A Salesman by Arthur Miller, Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Reading Next: My Life in France by Julia Childs and Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

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Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon Recap! (October 2017)

How did you fare on October 21st?

What is Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon? For 24 hours, we read books, post to our blogs, Twitters, Instagrams, Litsy, Facebook, Goodreads and MORE about our reading, and visit other readers’ homes online. We also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day. It happens twice a year, in April and in October.

It was created by the beloved Dewey from The Hidden Side of a Leaf (her blog is archived at the Wayback Machine). The first one was held in October 2007. Dewey died in late 2008. We’re still saddened by her absence, but the show must go on. The read-a-thon was renamed to honor its founder in 2009.

Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon has been hosted by Heather and Andi of The Estella Society, with help from scads of volunteers since 2013.

Here is where I landed in 24-hours: Books – 3, Pages – 682

How did you do during the 24-hour read-a-thon?