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Category Archives: challenges
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[sigh] Show of hands, how many of you saw this coming? Don’t worry, I won’t hold it against you. It’s not that I’m quitting, per se, so much as canceling the central rule of the challenge. Which…ok, that sounds like … Continue reading
Credit to Hyperbole and a Half for inspiring the “[Verb] ALL the [Nouns] meme. . . . . . . . . by which I mean that, as of the publishing of this post*, I’m not letting myself buy or … Continue reading
For this month’s Exchange, Book Bloggers International asks: What’s your favorite reading spot? Is it a comfy chair? A sweet sofa? A reading nook by a window? A place in the park? A coffee shop? Your bed? Your deck or … Continue reading
Another post for the From the Bowels of Obscurity Book Club (Hee! Ahem, *cough*, sorry, I promise to settle down now. Really, I will.) . . . . . . . . In 7th grade, I went through a cat … Continue reading
Back in March, sj tweeted to me about this new informal club that Becoming Cliché was starting: the From the Bowels of Obscurity Children’s Book Club [pause while we wait for our inner 12-year-olds to stop giggling at “bowels.” Hee!] … Continue reading
Well, you know November has come…when it’s gone away. (just thought I’d ease you into this very academic post with a pop culture reference :-D) Happy T(of)urkey Day, everyone! May your pumpkin pies be tasty and your tryptophan-induced comas relaxing. … Continue reading
For the Tea with Transcendentalists challenge (I know it’s not an official event anymore, I don’t think, but I’m still going to do a post or two this month just for fun), I offer the following Whitmanian sentiment on Election Day. … Continue reading