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What I have missed while taking a break from my blog

Reading Challenges – I managed to read every week for the first 6 or so weeks to work with my reading challenges and then just
could not keep up due to a more hectic schedule everywhere else 🙂 but here is where I am with them and will try to catch up for some of them while for others will just start off where I am and try to catch up with what I missed later in the year..
For #UltimateBloggingChallenge   Day 9

1. Short Story Reading Challenge – Deal Me in 2017
Week 1: ‘The Old Demon’ by Pearl S Buck
Week 2:  ‘The Cherry Tree’ by Ruskin Bond
Week 3: ‘The Lottery’ by Shirley Jackson
Week 4: ‘We Should All be Feminists’ by Chimamanda Adichie
Week 5: here is where I stopped though I continued to draw cards for upto week 9. I will try to read these stories – 5 through 9 – over the next couple of weeks.
for Week 5:  ‘Among the Paths to Eden’ by Truman Capote (My 2 of Clubs per Random.org’s card shuffler)
Week 6 – Jack of Spades – ‘The Nightingale and the Rose’ by Oscar Wilde
Week 7 – 4 of Spades – ‘Eveline’ by James Joyce
Week 8 – 8 of Spades – ‘The Snows of Kilimanjaro’ by Ernest Hemingway
Week 9 – 5 of Diamonds – “The Yarn of the Nancy Bell” by S W Gilbert from ‘The Children’s Treasyury of Classic Poetry” 
Weeks 10 – 14 – catch up later
Week 15 – this week – Ace of Spades – . ‘A Haunted House’ by Virginia Woolf

2. What’s in a Name 2017 – With a number in the title – Overlap between challenges – 20,000 Leagues Under
the Sea

3. Full House Reading Challenge 2017 –  
On TBR for
2+ years: – Overlap between challenges – A Wrinkle in Time
Book from childhood – Little Women – currently reading 
Two word title – Half Magic
 4. Old School Kidlit Reading Challenge
January:
Award winners: – Overlap between challenges – A Wrinkle in Time
And I stopped:( 
February’s pick was ‘Little Women’ which I am still reading with my 11 yo – playacting it and taking turns reading aloud. 
March – will take it up later – but my pick was – Pollyanna published in 1913 and reading online at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1450
April’s pick will be – Half Magic
5. Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge 2017 – January:
Thousand –  Overlap between challenges – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
And I stopped there
February and March – will take it up later
April’s pick will be – yet to select

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