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Chelsea Russell's Blog

I grew up with a love of the written word. Writing is an art just like any other creative endeavor. Unlike painting with pastels, my words are my medium.

Currently reading

The Passage
Justin Cronin
The Golem and the Jinni
Helene Wecker
Embracing Obscurity: Becoming Nothing in Light of God's Everything
Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life
Jenna Woginrich
The Fellowship of the Ring
J.R.R. Tolkien
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing - Judy Blume This book was super cute. I vaguely recall reading it when I was younger, but I'd pretty much forgotten everything. These books will definitely be something I encourage my own children to read. They're especially great for kids with younger siblings.

On a side note, I feel as though I'll never reach this year's goal of reading sixty books. I feel like I read a decent amount, but when you're reading 300+ page books on average somewhere along the way it becomes more of a chore rather than an enjoyable pastime. At least I'll know to set my goal a little lower next year lol. I'd rather overshoot than fall short :/.

I may have to start marking my yearly reads by the overall amount of pages read rather than total number of books ;p.