Back to the Classics Challenge 2018 · Books

Three Men in a Boat … to say nothing of the dog

The first book I read in the Back to the Classics Challenge (category: New To You Author) was so entertaining! Virtually every page made me smile; many made me laugh out loud! This was another book in which I begged my family members to PLEASE let me read a passage to them. This book was… Continue reading Three Men in a Boat … to say nothing of the dog

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A Crochet Crossbody Bag

Last spring I crocheted a crossbody bag for my daughter Molly. I followed the Mooglyblog pattern, The Everyday Crossbody Bag and was pretty happy with how it turned out. All except for the zipper. It wasn’t the pattern’s fault. I just didn’t feel I did a very good job with it, especially since I didn’t use the… Continue reading A Crochet Crossbody Bag

Back to the Classics Challenge 2018 · Books

Reading Goals 2018

For the past three years I’ve participated in the Back to the Classics Reading Challenge and in 2018 I plan to continue. Here are the categories and some of my possible choices. Nothing is written in cement and I reserve the right to change my mind at will … as usual. A 19th century classic… Continue reading Reading Goals 2018

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Yarny Accomplishments 2017

In 2017 I attempted to track my completed projects, something I wish I’d done in previous years. Thanks to my bullet journal I found it to be a fairly smooth process … that is, when I remembered to write down what I’d finished! So, my completed list may not actually be 100% accurate. There may… Continue reading Yarny Accomplishments 2017

Back to the Classics Challenge 2017 · Books

Reading Challenge 2017: Final Wrap Up

What a great year of reading! I’m so glad I participated in the 2017 Back to the Classics Reading Challenge. This was my third year doing so, and I’m looking forward to participating in the 2018 Challenge as well. So, the books that I read as part of the Challenge in 2017 are the following:  A… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2017: Final Wrap Up

Back to the Classics Challenge 2017 · Books

Reading Challenge 2017: Twelfth Book Review

Here it is, not even November, and I’ve completed all 12 books in the Back to the Classics Challenge. I’m impressed! The last book I read was a page turner for me, a book I had a hard time putting down, and one that I found myself thinking about in between readings. The Citadel, by… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2017: Twelfth Book Review

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Reading Challenge 2017: Eleventh Book Review

The eleventh book I read in the Back to the Classics Challenge fits into the category of a classic about an animal. Whether or not this book technically is a classic or not I won’t say, but since it satisfies the requirements of having been written at least 50 years ago and it’s about an… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2017: Eleventh Book Review

Back to the Classics Challenge 2017 · Books

Reading Challenge 2017: Tenth Book Review

The tenth book I read for the Back to the Classics Reading Challenge was in the category of a Russian novel. I have a read a few Russian novels over the years but admit to being mostly ignorant of the genre. That is one of the things I appreciate about the Reading Challenge; the opportunity… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2017: Tenth Book Review