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1001 Books to Read Before You Die September Update
October 4, 2010, 10:58 pm
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Well, September was a hiatus month for me. I read a lot of books but only two were on my list. I gave myself a vacation to read some new books from a few of my favorite authors. The light reading was a blessing and I rekindled my true passion for reading.

I did read two books this month, The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan and Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Both were a bit disturbing. The Comfort of Strangers was the darkest book I’ve read by Ian McEwan and frankly unlike his other books. I’m not sure how to react to the book. I surely won’t be reading it again.

Alice in Wonderland was actually what I expected. It was a bit creepy and I’m not looking forward to the sequel.

I’m not currently reading anything on my list though I will be starting Uncle Tom’s Cabin soon. I also have quite a few books from the library that need to be read. I’ll be getting back to my challenge for the month of October.

As it stands I have 47 books read and I’m 18 books behind my goal. Not great but I’m not sweating it as long as I at least read something a month.

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101 Things in 1001 Days
October 4, 2010, 10:47 pm
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I know my updates are a bit late this month. Its been a whirlwind few weeks, my parents are moving and my mom is downsizing her stuff. So I’ve been freecycling a lot of it. Her sorting has prompted me to sort and organize my own home. I’ve been freecycling a lot of clutter from my home. Which is one of my goals.

I’ve been doing better on my list. I accomplished one goal this month and it was a doozie! I graduated from college. I am now officially a paralegal. I can put AAB behind my name now. Exciting, now to just find a job.

I’ve been concentrating so much on the clutter in my house this month. I’m really happy to be getting rid of the things we don’t need or use. I’m really hoping that we will be moving in a year or less back to the country for me. I don’t want to move it again!

I’m going to work on my recipe box as that is another thing that I want to wrap up and not move that box again. Its a long wrapping paper roll type storage box filled with loose recipes. I’ve been sorting them by category and copying them as many as I can fit to a page on the printer and then putting that paper into my hanging file folder boxes that serve as recipe boxes. I’m a recipe fiend. I think that’s about where I stand at the moment. One goal closer and a lot less clutter in the house!