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Weekly Top Posts: 2021-04-18
2021-04-18 04:00 UTC

  1. #WomensHistoryMonth: March 2021 in the Books
  2. 4 Random Things: Anniversaries and What’s Normal Now
  3. twitter.com/williamlanday
  4. twitter.com/jmkarmstrong
  5. Last Week This Week, Edition #1

Weekly Top Posts: 2021-04-11
2021-04-11 04:00 UTC

  1. #WomensHistoryMonth: March 2021 in the Books
  2. 4 Random Things: Anniversaries and What’s Normal Now
  3. The Survey: Pictures, Prizes, Reading, Linking
  4. More #Bookstagram Book Reviews
  5. The Same, but Different…

Weekly Top Posts: 2021-04-04
2021-04-04 04:00 UTC

  1. 4 Random Things: Anniversaries and What’s Normal Now
  2. #WomensHistoryMonth: March 2021 in the Books
  3. More #Bookstagram Book Reviews
  4. #OneWord Ahead and Bingo Back
  5. “The Queen’s Gambit” – A Novel to Television

#WomensHistoryMonth: March 2021 in the Books
2021-04-01 13:30 UTC by Florinda

#womenshistorymonth books 2021

The two books I started and finished (#tinytriumph) during March were complementary companion reads. Both were published on March 2. This was certainly not accidental timing, kicking off Women’s History Month. They focused on roughly the same narrow timeframe–the mid-20th century. And both books explored that timeframe primarily...

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4 Random Things: Anniversaries and What’s Normal Now
2021-03-30 13:30 UTC by Florinda

#bestgiftever

This blog and I both observed birthdays this month. They’re our second consecutive pandemic-era anniversaries, and it’s looking like maybe we will not three-pear. The 3 R’s Blog turned 14 on March 16. I have some hope that I can do better by it in its fifteenth year than I did in the one that just ended. And I marked another...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2021-03-28
2021-03-28 04:00 UTC

  1. twitter.com/williamlanday
  2. i2.wp.com/3rsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/202/2016/02/collage-Chicago-2009.jpg
  3. More #Bookstagram Book Reviews
  4. The Same, but Different…
  5. 5 Random Things About Nothing in Particular

Weekly Top Posts: 2021-03-21
2021-03-21 04:00 UTC

  1. More #Bookstagram Book Reviews
  2. The Same, but Different…
  3. In Memoriam
  4. www.saraiwalker.com/home
  5. 5 Random Things About Nothing in Particular

Weekly Top Posts: 2021-03-14
2021-03-14 05:00 UTC

  1. More #Bookstagram Book Reviews
  2. The Year That Wasn’t: In The Books
  3. 5 Random Things About Nothing in Particular
  4. A Mid-Year Check-In: Bookkeeping
  5. What’s your normal now?

More #Bookstagram Book Reviews
2021-03-07 14:30 UTC by Florinda

bookstagram book reviews fabruary-march 2021

I’ve had a decent run of fiction reading over the last few weeks, and am continuing my Instagram book-review project. Here are the latest ones I’ve shared on #bookstagram.


Transcendent Kingdom
Written by Yaa Gyasi
Published...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2021-03-07
2021-03-07 05:00 UTC

  1. www.saraiwalker.com/home
  2. Check your Inbox for a new post!
  3. twitter.com/williamlanday
  4. www.3rsblog.com/2012/10/create-connect-retreat-reflect-4-words-1-weekend-ca12.html
  5. www.3rsblog.com/2012/11/thoughts-on-indie-publishing-part-2-of-2.html

Weekly Top Posts: 2021-02-28
2021-02-28 05:00 UTC

  1. 5 Random Things About Nothing in Particular
  2. THE UNDOCUMENTED AMERICANS, as observed by one of their own
  3. Check your Inbox for a new post!
  4. This Week…Today [January 8] – A Sunday/Monday Post
  5. I Read Some Books in 2018

Weekly Top Posts: 2021-02-21
2021-02-21 05:00 UTC

  1. 5 Random Things About Nothing in Particular
  2. www.3rsblog.com/2012/10/create-connect-retreat-reflect-4-words-1-weekend-ca12.html
  3. www.3rsblog.com/2012/11/thoughts-on-indie-publishing-part-2-of-2.html
  4. www.3rsblog.com/2012/12/book-talk-sutton-by-jr-moehringer.html
  5. Check your Inbox for a new post!

5 Random Things About Nothing in Particular
2021-02-14 14:30 UTC by Florinda

5 random things and a squirrel

When nothing particularly notable happens to distinguish one day from the next, it’s easy to understand why blogs go quiet. I have learned that it’s all too easy to let a blog go from hiatus to hibernation. Waking it can be harder than getting a teenager out of bed in time for school. And since I really am trying to keep this one from...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2021-02-14
2021-02-14 05:00 UTC

  1. THE UNDOCUMENTED AMERICANS, as observed by one of their own
  2. www.3rsblog.com/2012/10/create-connect-retreat-reflect-4-words-1-weekend-ca12.html
  3. www.3rsblog.com/2012/11/thoughts-on-indie-publishing-part-2-of-2.html
  4. www.3rsblog.com/2012/12/book-talk-sutton-by-jr-moehringer.html
  5. 2021 Has Been a Year Already

Weekly Top Posts: 2021-02-07
2021-02-07 05:00 UTC

  1. THE UNDOCUMENTED AMERICANS, as observed by one of their own
  2. Check your Inbox for a new post!
  3. The Same, but Different…
  4. www.3rsblog.com/2012/11/thoughts-on-indie-publishing-part-2-of-2.html
  5. www.3rsblog.com/2012/12/book-talk-sutton-by-jr-moehringer.html

THE UNDOCUMENTED AMERICANS, as observed by one of their own
2021-02-04 14:30 UTC by Florinda

the undocumened americns karla cornejo villevicenio

The Undocumented Americans is a tricky book to categorize and an enlightening, provocative book to read.

Karla Cornejo Villavicencio is a Harvard graduate, a Yale grad student, and a writer. She is the daughter of undocumented Ecuadorian parents who brought her to America as a five-year-old. Her younger brother is American-born, while she lives...

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Check your Inbox for a new post!
2021-01-31 14:30 UTC by Florinda

seagulls standing around

Does anyone else remember the predictions that email was dying, or reports that it was dead already? (That first link is from 2011, y’all!) I really think those rumors may have been greatly exaggerated.

I’m making a serious effort to come back to blogging. (I hope you’ve noticed.) That means not just posting, but reading blogs too. And...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2021-01-31
2021-01-31 05:00 UTC

  1. The Same, but Different…
  2. www.3rsblog.com/2012/10/create-connect-retreat-reflect-4-words-1-weekend-ca12.html
  3. www.3rsblog.com/2012/11/thoughts-on-indie-publishing-part-2-of-2.html
  4. www.3rsblog.com/2012/12/book-talk-sutton-by-jr-moehringer.html
  5. www.3rsblog.com/2013/04/readchabon-checkin-the-second-questions.html

The Same, but Different…
2021-01-24 14:30 UTC by Florinda

biden harris action figures

Wednesday morning felt different after a restless, silent, very dark night.

We had lost power at 3 PM the day before as Southern California was slammed with extremely high winds, and we had no idea how long we’d be without it. It was obvious that I wouldn’t be working remotely that morning, though. As it happened, we were powerless...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2021-01-24
2021-01-24 05:00 UTC

  1. “The Queen’s Gambit” – A Novel to Television
  2. www.3rsblog.com/2012/11/thoughts-on-indie-publishing-part-2-of-2.html
  3. www.3rsblog.com/2012/10/create-connect-retreat-reflect-4-words-1-weekend-ca12.html
  4. www.3rsblog.com/2012/12/book-talk-sutton-by-jr-moehringer.html
  5. 2021 Has Been a Year Already

Weekly Top Posts: 2021-01-17
2021-01-17 05:00 UTC

  1. “The Queen’s Gambit” – A Novel to Television
  2. 2021 Has Been a Year Already
  3. #OneWord Ahead and Bingo Back
  4. In Memoriam
  5. www.3rsblog.com/2012/11/thoughts-on-indie-publishing-part-2-of-2.html

“The Queen’s Gambit” – A Novel to Television
2021-01-13 14:30 UTC by Florinda

the queen's gambit novel by walter tevis

I broke one of the cardinal rules with The Queen’s Gambit–I watched the Netflix adaptation before reading the book. To be fair, I hadn’t even known it was a book first. It’s not a novel that would not have been on my radar when it was first published (1983). It isn’t one I’ve heard talked about much since. But I started...

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2021 Has Been a Year Already
2021-01-10 14:30 UTC by Florinda

US Capitol building June 2010

On the second day of the new year, my father died. And on the sixth day of January 2021, we had doubts about America’s survival.

The new year has really kicked off in style, hasn’t it? And it is NOT wearing it well. 2021 has made a very poor first impression and will have to work hard to turn it around.

June 2010 – a memento...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2021-01-10
2021-01-10 05:00 UTC

  1. In Memoriam
  2. #OneWord Ahead and Bingo Back
  3. The Year That Wasn’t: In The Books
  4. The Year That Wasn’t: 5 Random Things
  5. www.3rsblog.com/2012/10/create-connect-retreat-reflect-4-words-1-weekend-ca12.html

#OneWord Ahead and Bingo Back
2021-01-06 14:30 UTC by Florinda

#OneWord 2021 Patience

(NOTE: This is the post I did not post on Sunday.)

I was going to pass up #OneWord for 2021 but Sheila sucked me into it. I still like the concept of the one-word resolution. But I didn’t have one in 2020, and odds are it wouldn’t have survived if I had (because…2020).

But having thought about it some more, I think I can...

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