I’ve been in a blogging slump lately but I’ve been doing some things.
Portland holds its Book Festival in November. I attended some fun kidlit events the night before.
One of my favorite times of the year is when the “giving season” comes. I attended a kick off party for Portland’s “Give!Guide” campaign.
I also finished one of my commitments as a member of the PNBA Book Awards Committee. You can see our shortlist titles here with the winners being announced in January. If you need book recommendations, definitely check this list out.
Of course, boxes of books keep coming since I’m part of CYBILS again. This time I’m reading through Elementary and Middle Grade Nonfiction books.
I gave one of my other blogs a minor facelift. You can check out Bookstores and Libraries Visited here.
I’m at 287.75 hours of volunteering for the year so far which is great considering my original goal was 200 hours and that was an increase of previous years’ average. It’ll be nice to hit 300 by the end of the year.
There was a volunteer appreciation party earlier this month where we played glow-in-the-dark miniature golf. That was super fun!
I completed my goal of folding a cumulative total of 2000- with 2002!- boxes for the Soul Box Project.
I’m up to 552 books read for 2019.
Reading Challenges Update:
-Nonfiction Picture Books- 120 out of 104
-Middle Grade & Early Chapter- 52 out of 104 (I’m glad I met at least 50% of this goal because I was really being overambitious.
And, now for some book reviews…
***= Liked It
You can view all the books I’ve read at my Goodreads page.
I’m looking forward to the new year since I love goal planning. I have to remind myself we still have a month left to complete this year’s goals!
While not book or volunteering related but a source of happiness and inspiration for me is that Mariah Carey rereleased her Merry Christmas album to celebrate its 25th anniversary. I am hoping that this year, she will get the recognition she deserves by having “All I Want for Christmas is You” reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. So, stream and buy the song throughout the season!
Original Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXQViqx6GMY
New Video with Unreleased Footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_aiaYkcSDo
Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy Reading!