Tag Archives: Monthly Recap

November 2022 in Review

Well, this has been an interesting month for reading.  My best-intentioned plans to read more southern literature finally woke up after attending a lecture by Dr. Wayne Flynt on Harper Lee, leading to my reading his memoir about his friendship … Continue reading

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October 2022 in Review

Starting October, I had two things in mind: one, a nod to Mental Health Awareness Month; two, a nod to Halloween that would come in either some appropriate nonfiction (I have books on blood and skeletons) or in a look … Continue reading

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September 2022 in Review

Well, this was….not a month for being productive on my reading goals, but at least I had fun. I revisited some favorite history books from my teen years and stumbled on two authors who were fascinating and a delight to … Continue reading

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August 2022 in Review

It’s…er, been a while since I did a monthly update. Science Survey Doing well! The science survey for 22 is completed,  with sixteen titles fulfilling my twelve categories. I’d like to finish the year with at least 20 science titles, … Continue reading

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April 2022 in Review

April on ReadingFreely is always marked by Read of England, my annual focus on English literature and history. This year it was half history and half historical fiction. Climbing Mount Doom:Dr. Johnson’s London, Liza PicardDangerous Passions, Deadly Sins: Learning from … Continue reading

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March 2022 in review

March started strong and abruptly crashed, as I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump the last week — dragging through two e-books, making steady progress on Cancer Ward, and distracting myself by working in the garden or enjoying … Continue reading

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February 2022 in Review

I read a lot of books in February. Few of them applied to my challenges, though. The good news is that I continue to make progress on my great and worthy opponent, Mount TBR. Climbing Mount Doom (Base goal: read … Continue reading

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January 2022 Review

At 17 titles read, January has the year off to a running start, and there’s more in-bound, with some fun titles in the works — on fighting, creating better streets and places, and radical libertarian women. Science and the TBR … Continue reading

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November 2021

November proved to be a reasonably productive month! Classics Club Strikes Back:The Great Gatsby, F. Scott FitzgeraldWatership Down, Richard AdamsThe Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka Climbing Mount Doom:Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terror, Scott HortonWhen Harry Became Sally: Responding … Continue reading

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October 2021

“October should be a fun month,” I said. Hah! It certainly went a different way than I expected, but I didn’t let a little ol’ thing like medical incarceration keep me down. Despite or perhaps because of my near-two week … Continue reading

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