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bookmarkNot too long ago, probably in June, I decided I wasn’t going to sign up for any more reading challenges.  I was particularly disappointed in the fact that two years in a row I did not complete the Book Awards Challenge.  And the books on my lists were books I really did want to read. 

Then, I found a few challenges that I just could not pass up and I am happy to say that I have done a lot better with these.  In the last 6 weeks I have finished three books for the Spice of Life Challenge and my first book for the Random Reading Challenge.

For the Spice of Life I read A Homemade Life, The Splendid Table: How to eat dinner, and The School of Essential Ingredients.  I enjoyed all of these books and have put the Splendid Table cookbook on my list of books that I need to own.  I am thinking of using it for a weekly cook something new challenge.

This last week I also read Bread Alone which could qualify for the Spice challenge as it is about a woman who returns to baking when her marriage falls apart but it was also my first read for the Random Reading Challenge.  When I started this book, I wasn’t sure if I would finish it.  It felt a little too fluffy but it is set in Seattle and that was a great draw for me.  I even came to like the main character after a bit and while the ending was easily anticipated, it was a very nice story.

 I have The Little Giant of Aberdeen County all ready for my second random read but I really must finish a book that I am reading for work.  Our admin retreat is next week and we will be discussing it so The Little Giant will have to wait another few days.

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