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Beach Retreat 2019 Reads

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For years now two dear friends and I have taken a trip we call Beach Retreat. It’s a week at the beach where we, oddly enough, retreat. We rest and decompress. We chat and laugh. We read and journal. We stare at the ocean and talk to God. And yes—it’s…

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Beach Retreat 2013 Reading Stack

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Oh book stack, how do I love thee! Beach Retreat allows the time and space to read to my heart’s content. Such a treat! And because I want to read All The Books, I always pack way more than is reasonable for a seven-day stretch. I always hold out hope…

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The Secret Stories Your Book Titles Tell

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In my short-lived forays into the world of home organization, I’ve found various suggestions for sorting and organizing bookshelves. You can arrange your books by genre or by topic or by color. You can intermix your books with art or photos or trinkets. You can set some books upright and…

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How to Prepare for a Read-a-Thon

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This weekend I plan to participate in Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon (or what I lovingly refer to as the Reading Madness). There are 116 bookworms registered so far. Questions have plagued me as I’ve prepared for my first read-a-thon: What books will hold my interest in the wee hours? How many…

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