2015 Reading Challenge: Update

New to the List: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (A trilogy) Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (A trilogy) Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (A trilogy) Before you read any further, be warned: I am going to say very unfavorable things about the series, so if you are a fan brace yourself. There were a lot […]

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2015 Reading Challenge: Update

New to the List: I’m Not a Terrorist, but I’ve Played One on TV by Maz Jobrani (A funny book) Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell (A mystery or thriller) I am not going to lie, these past few months have been extremely stressful for me and one of the unfortunate consequences has been that my […]

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2015 Reading Challenge

Last year I was able to cross Read More off of my bucket list, but I want to stay motivated to keep up with reading this year. In order to do this, I decided to join a book lovers group and each of us are going to attempt to do the 2015 Reading Challenge. At […]

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Progress Report: Read More

New to the List: Pearl by J. R. R. Tolkien Sir Orfeo by J. R. R. Tolkien Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie Pearl and Sir Orfeo are two short (and I mean short) works written by an unknown author during the Middle Ages. These works have been translated by Tolkien and […]

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Progress Report: Read More

New to the List: A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin An Event in Autumn by Henning Mankell Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by J. R. R. Tolkien These were all very good reads! A Feast for Crows was interesting, though I could have done with a bit more Tyrion 😉 I […]

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Give Back: Special Olympics

This last weekend I had the great pleasure of volunteering as an assistant coach for my local Special Olympics swim team at the regional competitions in Corvallis, OR. Volunteering has always been a huge part of my life and this year marks the sixth year I have been volunteering with Special Olympics Oregon. I always […]

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