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    What I Read In August

    As you can imagine, August was a busy month for me. Also, I didn't read as much while we traveled as I typically would because there was more to see out the window besides monotonous Interstate scenery. I know I did read. I always do. Let's see what I ended up with for the month.

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    What I Read In July

    As is usual for me, my reading in July was a variety of genres. Not much nonfiction, I notice. However, I guess I should mention that I do read the Bible regularly. Maybe I should start listing books of the Bible completed each month. Except I’m not currently reading straight through. I’ve been enjoying the Four Streams reading plan on…

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    What I Read in June

    It's always interesting to me to look back and see what I've read recently. I don't usually plan ahead, but pick up books that appeal to me at the moment. This could explain why I often have two (or five) books going at once.

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    12 Books for the 4th of July

    The 4th of July isn't--thank goodness!--a holiday for gifts or passing out candy like so many have evolved into. It's a midsummer day off that, for us, usually involves family, friends, and doing something outdoors. The perfect opportunity to think about and appreciate our freedoms as Americans. With that in mind, I wanted to share a round-up of a dozen…

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    5 YA Books Set in the 1940s

    If you are fascinated, as I am, with stories about the World War II time period, here are 5 middle-grade/young-adult titles that are worth a read. These are not so much about the battles and politics of the war, but more about how the war affected children and families in Europe.

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    “What If” Scenarios

    With so many unprecedented things happening this past year I find my mind going down all kinds “what if” rabbit holes. Without a doubt recent months have brought many major changes to life as we know it. Oddly enough, the one that has affected me the most–or at least how I think–was the stupid panic-buying of toilet paper last spring.…