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Book 2 Beating About The Bush

Beating About the Bush by MC Beaton fulfills the “Book from a Series with more than Twenty Books” category of the PopSugar 2020 Reading Challenge. It is the thirtieth novel in the Agatha Raisin series. It is also probably the last one we will get from MC Beaton. She passed away on December 30, 2019. …

Book 1 The Bronze Key

The Bronze Key by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare fulfills the category “Book with Gold, Silver or Bronze in the Title” for the 2020 PopSugar Reading Challenge. Since this is my first blog of the year, I went big. When you basically have Harry Potter fanfic by two amazing authors, you end up reading the …

Into to the 2020 Challenge

It’s almost 2020 and there’s a new PopSugar Reading Challenge. I finished the 2019 challenge a few weeks ago and I’m raring to start the next. Am I a glutton for punishment? Yes, I am. Which works out well because one prompt is a book about one of the seven deadly sins. I’m prepped. The …

Extra Book 5: The Haunting of Torre Abbey

So here’s another extra book I read for the category “Book set in an Abbey, Cloister, etc.” Snort! I found this title at work, which conveniently is the library. I was desperate for a story for the category as I did not wish to listen to fifty-four hours of The Mists of Avalon. The Redwall …

Extra Book 4: A Morbid Taste for Bones

A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters fulfilled the “Book that Takes Place in an Abbey, Convent, Monastery or Cloister” category for the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. Well, almost. I had some difficulty finding a story for the category. I downloaded Mists of Avalon only to realize I bought the fifty-four-hour version. Yeah, too …

Extra Book 3: My Sister, the Serial Killer

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite fulfilled the “Book from Asia, Africa or South America.” I read it by accident after reading Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. I thought Mr. Noah’s book had more bite to it, so I included it in the original fifty. My Sister, the Serial Killer was a …

Extra Book 2: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

The puzzle book was another category I doubled up on. Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein fulfilled the category “Book revolving around a puzzle or game” in the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. I read the book for the challenge not realizing I had already fulfilled the category with The Lying Game. I went …

Extra books 1: Bird Box and Inspection

I accidentally read more than one story for the “Book Written by Musician” category of the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. In fact, I read three. Which is funny because I struggled to find one that was not ginormous and still interesting. I tried Wildwood, but it was huge and the audio did not suit me. …

Book 50 Redwall

Redwall by Brian Jacques fulfilled the “Book Set in an Abbey, Cloister, Monastery, Vicarage, or Convent” category of the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. It is the last item on the list and my last book for the blog. I had a tough time finding a novel for this one. I purchased and downloaded from Audible …

Book 49 Lost in Austen

Lost in Austen: Create Your Own Jane Austen Adventure by Emily Campbell Webster fulfilled the “Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Book” category of the PopSugar 2019 Reading Challenge. As a child of the 80s, I read Choose-Your-Own-Adventure stories voraciously. In fact, I can remember with the first five writing all the page numbers and rereading until I hit every …