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1001 Books to Read October Update
November 8, 2010, 8:34 pm
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Not much progress to report, I’m afraid. I’ve been so distracted and focused on the move, I’ve been reading books that I’d forgotten I had and loved. I have a lot, I mean a lot of books and with the organizing I’ve had to shuffle and pack books. I have 17 large boxes of books in the garage. This was just from my porch and one table in the house. I finally have all of my books together for the book challenge though. They were rather scattered here and there. I have picked up 48 books and currently have 14 from the library.

I’m currently slowly picking my way through Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. Its not bad, I’m just not into reading it at the moment. I have also started reading Uncle Toms cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. That is a difficult book to read. I’m not sure why, it might be because the pain is plainly written.

I’m way way behind my goal and I doubt I’ll catch up at this point but I’m still plugging along and that’s all that matters. I have read 48 books to date and I’m 22 books behind. It is what it is. Keep reading, I know I will be.


101 Things to Do in 1001 Days October Update
November 8, 2010, 8:16 pm
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So I’m pretty late in my update for October. We have decided to list our house and move to the country. That has been my foremost concern for the last several weeks. I had no idea I had acquired so much stuff in the few short years we had lived here! So I have been sorting, cleaning and decluttering like crazy to get the house listened soon.

So I am more than completing the freecycle clutter from my home goal. But until I am done organizing I don’t want to check it off.

This week is supposed to be nice, maybe one of the last nice ones so I’m going to try real hard to scrape and paint the porch, another goal and scrape and repaint the foundation, recommended by the Realtor. So please wish me luck.

November will hopefully have more goals reached and progress to report.