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First Book of the Year 2018 with Sheila @bookjourney

bannerAlmost missed the First Book of the Year 2018, a book blogging meme hosted by Sheila of Book Journey! Since I’ve participated in this for the past several years and almost forgot, I obviously need to renew for this year my 2017 New Year’s resolution to get back to book blogging!My first book of the year is Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante. It’s the third book in the Neapolitan quartet, which I plan to finish this year.

Neapolitan Quartet novelsTwo other books I have resolved to read in 2018 are NW by Zadie Smith…

cover imageand The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell.

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I’m going to go out on a limb here and list my other New Year’s resolutions related to books and blogging:

  1. No social media before 11 a.m.
  2. Write something every day.
  3. Read for at least 30 minutes every morning

For Sheila’s “First Book of the Year 2018” photo collages and seeing what everyone else is reading, visit Sheila’s Book Journey blog!

Happy 2018!

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Mini #Bloggiesta Mini Giveaway Winner

Mini-Bloggiesta Mini-Giveaway Winner


THE WINNER IS …

Almost forgot to choose and announce the winner of my Mini-Bloggiesta Mini-Giveaway! The winner is Laurel-Rain Snow! Check out one of her many blogs…

LAUREL-RAIN SNOW’S CREATIONS
POTPOURRI
RAINY DAYS AND MONDAYS
CURL UP AND READ
SNOW SPARKS
SERENDIPITY
AN INTERIOR JOURNEY

The winner of a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card was chosen by random drawing from all who commented on any page or post on my blog during the weekend of the Fall Mini Bloggiesta, Sept. 21-Sept. 24, or by Sept. 30th. Thank you to all who visited and commented!

A Mini #Bloggiesta Mini-Giveaway!

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPT. 30TH

For your chance to win a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card, just comment on any page or post on my blog during the weekend of the Fall Mini Bloggiesta, Sept. 21-Sept. 24, or by Sept. 30th. The winner will be announced on Monday, Oct. 2nd.

Following my blog would be lovely, of course, but is not necessary to enter the contest! Anyone who commented on Thursday or Friday before this announcement can count that comment as an entry or leave another one – either way will count as one entry.

Commenting more than once during Bloggiesta is great, because I hearing from you, but won’t count towards multiple entries!


You do not have to be participating in Bloggiesta to win, but there’s still time to sign up if you want to spend time working on your blog this weekend. There are fun Mini Challenges to try, too.

Now I can cross “Update Giveaways Page” off my to-do list!

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