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Weekly Top Posts: 2018-02-18
2018-02-18 05:00 UTC

  1. The Year That Disappeared: So Much For 2017
  2. THE DEVIL AND WEBSTER by Jean Hanff Korelitz [Book Review]
  3. Currently: And Four Months Later… #dontcallitacomeback
  4. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  5. ACCEPT: One Word for 2018

Weekly Top Posts: 2018-02-11
2018-02-11 05:00 UTC

  1. Getting in Gear for a New Year!
  2. This Week Today [And Three Weeks Later…]
  3. ACCEPT: One Word for 2018
  4. While I Wasn’t Blogging: A Recap #dontcallitacomeback
  5. The Year That Disappeared: So Much For 2017

Weekly Top Posts: 2018-02-04
2018-02-04 05:00 UTC

  1. Getting in Gear for a New Year!
  2. ACCEPT: One Word for 2018
  3. While I Wasn’t Blogging: A Recap #dontcallitacomeback
  4. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  5. This Week Today [And Three Weeks Later…]

This Week Today [And Three Weeks Later…]
2018-01-29 13:30 UTC by Florinda

thus week today and three weeks later

Forgive me for my absence,  Reader, for I have forsaken you. It has been three weeks since my last blog post.

(I did tell you up front that this back-to-blogging thing might not be terribly consistent for a bit, didn’t I?)

Reading, ‘Riting…and Not a Lot of Either

I’m still working my way through Big Little Lies in print. When...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2018-01-28
2018-01-28 05:00 UTC

  1. Getting in Gear for a New Year!
  2. ACCEPT: One Word for 2018
  3. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  4. While I Wasn’t Blogging: A Recap #dontcallitacomeback
  5. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]

Weekly Top Posts: 2018-01-21
2018-01-21 05:00 UTC

  1. Getting in Gear for a New Year!
  2. ACCEPT: One Word for 2018
  3. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  4. While I Wasn’t Blogging: A Recap #dontcallitacomeback
  5. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]

Weekly Top Posts: 2018-01-14
2018-01-14 05:00 UTC

  1. Getting in Gear for a New Year!
  2. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  3. While I Wasn’t Blogging: A Recap #dontcallitacomeback
  4. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  5. ACCEPT: One Word for 2018

This Week…Today [January 8] – A Sunday/Monday Post
2018-01-08 13:30 UTC by Florinda

this week today january 7

This Week…Today

I really want to try to get a post up at the beginning of each week, either sometime on Sunday or first thing Monday. Don’t be surprised if it’s the only post that makes it some weeks–because I won’t be!–but I really like the weekly look back/look ahead so many of us do on weekends.

Books Report:...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2018-01-07
2018-01-07 05:00 UTC

  1. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  2. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  3. Getting in Gear for a New Year!
  4. Reading, ‘Riting, Changing [Currently]
  5. While I Wasn’t Blogging: A Recap #dontcallitacomeback

The Year That Disappeared: So Much For 2017
2018-01-04 13:30 UTC by Florinda

2017 the year that disappeared

I keep thinking of 2017 as The Year That Disappeared.

To be honest, though, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. It was a year that mostly disappeared from the blog (18 posts in 365 days!), but some of it’s on Instagram.

Four of these “bestnine” (most “liked” on IG) photos were taken during 2 weeks in Italy, and one...

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ACCEPT: One Word for 2018
2018-01-03 13:30 UTC by Florinda

accept one word 2018

I wasn’t sure I wanted to ACCEPT my One Word for 2018,

I’ve never needed to be in recovery, but the Serenity Prayer has always resonated with me:

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

The courage to change the things I can,

And the wisdom to know the difference

I’ve always felt like the key here is...

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Getting in Gear for a New Year!
2018-01-01 20:30 UTC by Florinda

getting in gear for the new year 2018

Turn the key. 
No response from the engine. 
— Dead battery? Probably. This baby’s been sitting idle for quite awhile. Do we still have jumper cables or should I call Triple A?
…OK, it’s charging, but it may be a little while before we can actually go anywhere.

This is post #2500 on The 3 R’s Blog.

(Post #2499 went up on...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2017-12-31
2017-12-31 05:00 UTC

  1. Reading, ‘Riting, Changing [Currently]
  2. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  3. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]
  4. THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett [Book Thoughts]
  5. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-12-24
2017-12-24 05:00 UTC

  1. Reading, ‘Riting, Changing [Currently]
  2. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  3. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]
  4. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  5. THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett [Book Thoughts]

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-12-17
2017-12-17 05:00 UTC

  1. Reading, ‘Riting, Changing [Currently]
  2. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  3. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  4. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]
  5. THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett [Book Thoughts]

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-12-10
2017-12-10 05:00 UTC

  1. Reading, ‘Riting, Changing [Currently]
  2. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  3. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]
  4. THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett [Book Thoughts]
  5. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-12-03
2017-12-03 05:00 UTC

  1. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  2. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  3. Reading, ‘Riting, Changing [Currently]
  4. THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett [Book Thoughts]
  5. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-11-26
2017-11-26 05:00 UTC

  1. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  2. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  3. Reading, ‘Riting, Changing [Currently]
  4. THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett [Book Thoughts]
  5. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-11-19
2017-11-19 05:00 UTC

  1. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  2. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  3. Reading, ‘Riting, Changing [Currently]
  4. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]
  5. THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett [Book Thoughts]

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-11-12
2017-11-12 05:00 UTC

  1. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  2. Reading, ‘Riting, Changing [Currently]
  3. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  4. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]
  5. THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett [Book Thoughts]

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-11-05
2017-11-05 04:00 UTC

  1. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  2. Reading, ‘Riting, Changing [Currently]
  3. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  4. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]
  5. THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett [Book Thoughts]

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-10-29
2017-10-29 04:00 UTC

  1. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  2. Reading, ‘Riting, Changing [Currently]
  3. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  4. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]
  5. THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett [Book Thoughts]

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-10-22
2017-10-22 04:00 UTC

  1. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  2. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  3. Reading, ‘Riting, Changing [Currently]
  4. THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett [Book Thoughts]
  5. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-10-15
2017-10-15 04:00 UTC

  1. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  2. Reading, ‘Riting, Changing [Currently]
  3. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  4. THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett [Book Thoughts]
  5. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-10-08
2017-10-08 04:00 UTC

  1. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  2. Reading, ‘Riting, Changing [Currently]
  3. THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett [Book Thoughts]
  4. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  5. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-10-01
2017-10-01 04:00 UTC

  1. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  2. THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett [Book Thoughts]
  3. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]
  4. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  5. Reading, ‘Riting, Changing [Currently]

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-09-24
2017-09-24 04:00 UTC

  1. Reading, ‘Riting, Changing [Currently]
  2. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  3. THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett [Book Thoughts]
  4. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]
  5. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-09-17
2017-09-17 04:00 UTC

  1. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  2. Reading, ‘Riting, Changing [Currently]
  3. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  4. THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett [Book Thoughts]
  5. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-09-10
2017-09-10 04:00 UTC

  1. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  2. Reading, ‘Riting, Changing [Currently]
  3. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]
  4. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  5. THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett [Book Thoughts]

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-08-20
2017-08-20 04:00 UTC

  1. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  2. Currently: And Four Months Later… #dontcallitacomeback
  3. Reading, ‘Riting, Changing [Currently]
  4. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  5. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]

Audiobooks I Read While I Wasn’t Blogging: Audies Edition
2017-08-08 13:00 UTC by Florinda

armchair audies audiobooks read

I don’t usually do the “bite-sized book reviews” thing here. But after four months away, it’s probably the most efficient way to catch up! I’m updating my 2017 Book Review Index and reading record with these collected mini-reviews. 

Granted, I didn’t do a TON of reading while I was gone. However, I did read too...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2017-08-06
2017-08-06 04:00 UTC

  1. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  2. Reading, ‘Riting, Changing [Currently]
  3. Currently: And Four Months Later… #dontcallitacomeback
  4. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]
  5. THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett [Book Thoughts]

THE DEVIL AND WEBSTER by Jean Hanff Korelitz [Book Review]
2017-08-03 13:00 UTC by Florinda

the devil and webster jean hanff korelitz

I received this book for review consideration from the publisher, via Shelf Awareness for Readers. All opinions are my own.

The Devil and Webster
Written by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Published by Grand Central Publishing on March 21st 2017
ISBN: 9781455592388
Genres: Fiction, Literary, Contemporary Women, Family Life
...

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While I Wasn’t Blogging: A Recap #dontcallitacomeback
2017-08-01 13:00 UTC by Florinda

while i wasnt blogging #dontcallitacomeback

Four months is a long time for a blogger not to blog. In my case, it was absolutely one of those “life got in the way” intervals in a blogger’s life.

True confession: Sometimes it felt liberating just to do things without mentally narrating or critiquing them in preparation for a blog post. 

That said, here’s a brief...

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Currently: And Four Months Later… #dontcallitacomeback
2017-07-30 14:00 UTC by Florinda

#dontcallitacomeback four months later

Hey there! Remember me? I blogged here for ten years.

Back in March, I put up a tenth-anniversary post. And then I did a disappearing act. I suggested something like that might happen when I took on a new role at work almost six months ago, but I honestly didn’t think it would be to this extent!

As of last week, that new role is no longer...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2017-07-23
2017-07-23 04:00 UTC

  1. Readings for the Resistance No. 3 [February 5. 2017]
  2. BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah [Book Thoughts]
  3. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]
  4. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  5. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-07-16
2017-07-16 04:00 UTC

  1. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  2. Readings for the Resistance No. 3 [February 5. 2017]
  3. THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett [Book Thoughts]
  4. BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah [Book Thoughts]
  5. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-07-09
2017-07-09 04:00 UTC

  1. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  2. BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah [Book Thoughts]
  3. Readings for the Resistance No. 3 [February 5. 2017]
  4. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]
  5. THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett [Book Thoughts]

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-07-02
2017-07-02 04:00 UTC

  1. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]
  2. Reading, ‘Riting, Changing [Currently]
  3. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  4. BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah [Book Thoughts]
  5. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-06-25
2017-06-25 04:00 UTC

  1. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]
  2. Reading, ‘Riting, Changing [Currently]
  3. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  4. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  5. Readings for the Resistance No. 3 [February 5. 2017]

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-06-18
2017-06-18 04:00 UTC

  1. BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah [Book Thoughts]
  2. Readings for the Resistance No. 3 [February 5. 2017]
  3. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]
  4. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  5. THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett [Book Thoughts]

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-06-11
2017-06-11 04:00 UTC

  1. Readings for the Resistance No. 3 [February 5. 2017]
  2. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]
  3. BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah [Book Thoughts]
  4. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  5. THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett [Book Thoughts]

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-06-04
2017-06-04 04:00 UTC

  1. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  2. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  3. BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah [Book Thoughts]
  4. THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett [Book Thoughts]
  5. Readings for the Resistance No. 3 [February 5. 2017]

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-05-28
2017-05-28 04:00 UTC

  1. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  2. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  3. THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett [Book Thoughts]
  4. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]
  5. BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah [Book Thoughts]

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-05-14
2017-05-14 04:00 UTC

  1. Readings for the Resistance No. 3 [February 5. 2017]
  2. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  3. THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett [Book Thoughts]
  4. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]
  5. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-05-07
2017-05-07 04:00 UTC

  1. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  2. THIS IS NOT OVER by Holly Brown [Book Thoughts]
  3. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  4. BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah [Book Thoughts]
  5. Carrie Fisher: Wishful Drinking With the Shockaholic Princess Diarist

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-04-30
2017-04-30 04:00 UTC

  1. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  2. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  3. Readings for the Resistance No. 3 [February 5. 2017]
  4. THIS IS NOT OVER by Holly Brown [Book Thoughts]
  5. THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett [Book Thoughts]

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-04-23
2017-04-23 04:00 UTC

  1. BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah [Book Thoughts]
  2. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  3. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  4. THIS IS NOT OVER by Holly Brown [Book Thoughts]
  5. Carrie Fisher: Wishful Drinking With the Shockaholic Princess Diarist

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-04-16
2017-04-16 04:00 UTC

  1. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  2. Readings for the Resistance No. 3 [February 5. 2017]
  3. THIS IS NOT OVER by Holly Brown [Book Thoughts]
  4. Carrie Fisher: Wishful Drinking With the Shockaholic Princess Diarist
  5. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-04-09
2017-04-09 04:00 UTC

  1. THIS IS NOT OVER by Holly Brown [Book Thoughts]
  2. THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett [Book Thoughts]
  3. BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah [Book Thoughts]
  4. Readings for the Resistance No. 3 [February 5. 2017]
  5. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-04-02
2017-04-02 04:00 UTC

  1. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  2. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  3. Carrie Fisher: Wishful Drinking With the Shockaholic Princess Diarist
  4. Readings for the Resistance, February 2017 (Part 2) [Links]
  5. THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett [Book Thoughts]

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-03-26
2017-03-26 04:00 UTC

  1. 10 YEARS of The 3 Rs Blog! [Currently] #Blogiversary
  2. SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
  3. BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah [Book Thoughts]
  4. THIS IS NOT OVER by Holly Brown [Book Thoughts]
  5. Readings for the Resistance [Link Roundup], 1/29/2017

SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]
2017-03-23 12:30 UTC by Florinda

setting free the kites by alex george

I received this book for review consideration from the publisher, via Shelf Awareness for Readers. All opinions are my own.

SETTING FREE THE KITES by Alex George [Shelf Awareness Book Review]Setting Free the Kites
Written by Alex George
Published by Penguin on February 21st 2017
ISBN: 9780399162107
Genres: Fiction, Literary
Format: ARC
Pages: 336
Source: publisher, via...

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