The Start of Challenges

I have always thought of books to be a way of escaping reality and all its crude regularities … to a more comforting place. Somewhere fun and peaceful; where we can experience what we want and evoke the emotions we so heartily desire.
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Idealistic much? … – yeah I know.
It really does refresh our mindset. Giving us an alternative perspective. It can be soothing and therapeutic too 🙂
Try out this “Book Riot’s Read Harder challenge” I just found out about. And work wonders, trust me it’s worth each ounce of your time.

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                          —full details of the challenge here—

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Eleventh Stack

PrintCarnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Eleventh Stack are celebrating Black History Month by highlighting books, music and movies by African American Artists. We also have a ton of great events and programs for children, teens and adults. You can view all of our Black History Month posts here.

This is the first year I decided to participate in Book Riot’s Read Harder challenge. There are so many options for challenges throughout the year, but in my opinion, a good challenge is one that makes you explore new interests and read outside your comfort zone, to learn and appreciate something new. This is what Book Riot’s challenge seemed to do for me. (Although I have also found Pop Sugar’s Reading Challenge fun in the past. You’ll see that some of the challenge parts overlap.)

I started reading Tears of a Tiger by Sharon M. Draper for the challenge…

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