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Dec. 3rd, 2016

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2017 Reading Challenges

Because I haven't finished all of this year's (I have 28 days!), so let's prep for next year.

Women Challenge: Level 4: WONDER WOMAN - read 20+ books written by a woman author
1. Dinner with a Cannibal: The Complete History of Mankind's Oldest Taboo by Carole A. Travis-Henikoff
2. Dark Horse by Mary H. Herbert
3. The Raven and the Reindeer by T. Kingfisher
4. Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by Seanan McGuire
5. Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
6. Valorian by Mary H. Herbert
7. The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
8. Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
9. Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop
10. King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman
11. Attracting Native Pollinators from The Xerces Society
12. Feed by Mira Grant
13. Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape by Lisa Miscavige Hill
14. Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
15. Jackalope Wives and Other Stories by T. Kingfisher
16. Summer in Orcus by T. Kingfisher
17. Deadline by Mira Grant
18. Blackout by Mira Grant
19. Rise by Mira Grant
20. A Gift to Remember by Melissa Hill
21. The Last Forever by Deb Caletti
22. Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs
23. Dating without Novocaine by Lisa Cach
24. Batman: Arkham Knight Genesis by Allison Borges
25. Absolute Power: Tales of Queer Viilainy! edited by Erica Friedman
26. Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica
27. The Brightest Fell by Seanan McGuire
28. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
29. The Bollywood Bride by Sonali Dev
30. Exoneree Diaries: The Fight for Innocence, Independence, and Identity by Alison Flowers
31. Until You're Mine by Alison Hayes
32. The Halcyon Fairy Book by T. Kingfisher
33. A Scandal at Battersea by Mercedes Lackey
34. H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald
35. Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire
36. No Way to Kill a Lady by Nancy Martin
37. Yield to the Highlander by Terri Brisbin

38. Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs
39. Half-Off Ragnarok by Seanan McGuire

Alphabet Reading Challenge: Read a book whose title starts with each letter of the alphabet.
A: At Least This Place Sells T-Shirts by Bill Amend
B: Black Bart Says Draw by Bill Amend
C: Come Closer, Roger, There's a Mosquito on Your Nose by Bill Amend
D: Dinner with a Cannibal: The Complete History of Mankind's Oldest Taboo by Carole A. Travis-Henikoff
E: Eight Yards, Down and Out by Bill Amend
F: Foxtrot by Bill Amend
G: A Gift to Remember by Melissa Hill
H: Hunting Monsters: Cryptozoology and the Reality Behind the Myths by Darren Naish
I: In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
J: Jackalope Wives and Other Stories by T. Kingfisher
K: King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman
L: Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv
M: May the Force Be with Us, Please by Bill Amend
N: No Way to Kill a Lady by Nancy Martin
O: Oh Myyy! There Goes the Internet by George Takei
P: Pass the Loot by Bill Amend
Q: The Lavender Menace: Tales of Queer Villainy! edited by Tom Cardamone
R: The Raven and the Reindeer by T. Kingfisher
S: Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
T: Take Us to Your Mall by Bill Amend
U: Until You're Mine by Alison Hayes
V: Valorian by Mary H. Herbert
W: The Walking Dead vol. 27: The Whisperer War by Robert Kirkman
Y: Yield to the Highlander by Terri Brisbin
Z: The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

2017 Mount TBR Reading Challenge: Pike's Peak: Read 12 books from you TBR pile.
1. Dinner with a Cannibal: The Complete History of Mankind's Oldest Taboo by Carole A. Travis-Henikoff
2. The Raven and the Reindeer by T. Kingfisher
3. Hunting Monsters: Cryptozoology and the Reality Behind the Myths by Darren Naish
4. Oh Myyy! There Goes the Internet by George Takei
5. Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape by Lisa Miscavige Hill
6. Deadline by Mira Grant
7. Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs
8. Mogworld by Yahtzee Croshaw
9. Gold Rush in the Jungle by Dan Drolette Jr.
10. Fables: Happily Ever After (Vol. 21) by Bill Willingham
11. Half-Off Ragnarok by Seanan McGuire
12. H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald


What an Animal Reading Challenge VIII 2015: Level 4: Read 21 or more animal books. Yeah, I got this....
1. Dark Horse by Mary H. Herbert
2. The Raven and the Reindeer by T. Kingfisher
3. In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
4. Hunting Monsters: Cryptozoology and the Reality Behind the Myths by Darren Naish
5. Valorian by Mary H. Herbert
6. The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
7. Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
8. Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop
9. Attracting Native Pollinators from The Xerces Society
10. Jackalope Wives and Other Stories by T. Kingfisher
11. Summer in Orcus by T. Kingfisher
12. Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs
13. Garfield at Large by Jim Davis
14. Gold Rush in the Jungle by Dan Drolette Jr.
15. Fables: Camelot (Vol. 20) by Bill Willingham
16. Fables: Happily Ever After (Vol. 21) by Bill Willingham
17. Garfield Gains Weight by Jim Davis
18. Garfield Bigger Than Life by Jim Davis
19. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
20. Garfield Weighs In by Jim Davis

21. Garfield Takes the Cake by Jim Davis
22. Garfield Eats His Heart Out by Jim Davis
23. Garfield Sits Around the House by Jim Davis
24. Garfield Tips the Scales by Jim Davis
25. Garfield Loses His Feet by Jim Davis
26. H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald
27. Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs

28. Half-Off Ragnarok by Seanan McGuire
29. Garfield Makes it Big by Jim Davis

2017 Literary Escapes Challenge: Read a book set in each state (and DC), plus bonus points for other countries.
California: Feed by Mira Grant
District of Columbia:The Lavender Menace: Tales of Queer Villainy! edited by Tom Cardamone
Florida: Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape by Lisa Miscavige Hill

Illinois: Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica
Kansas: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Kentucky: Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by Seanan McGuire
Massachusettes: In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
Michigan: Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire
Montana: Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs
Nebraska: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
New York: Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop
North Carolina: Jackalope Wives and Other Stories by T. Kingfisher
Pennsylvania: No Way to Kill a Lady by Nancy Martin
Ohio: Half-Off Ragnarok by Seanan McGuire
Oregon: Dating without Novocaine by Lisa Cach
Washington: Blackout by Mira Grant


Colombia: Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
The Czech Republic: Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
England: Until You're Mine by Samantha Hayes
Finland: The Raven and the Reindeer by T. Kingfisher
Ghana: King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman
Italy: Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare
Japan: Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Poland: The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
Scotland: Yield to the Highlander by Terri Brisbin
Vietnam: Gold Rush in the Jungle by Dan Drolette Jr.

Nov. 27th, 2016

Lick It

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Ha, missed yesterday, too. I have failed, and I am okay with that.
Because I turned in the 15 page paper this evening! With the exception of giving feedback and doing course evaluations, I am essentially done until the end of January!! Woot!! I really don't know what to do with myself.....

Nov. 25th, 2016

Baby Rico

Oops

Just realized I never posted yesterday. Welp, guess I'm 'out' of NaBloPoMo, but I'd like to keep doing it. Honestly, I don't know what I'd do if I did win a trip to the BlogHer convention. See if I could get cash instead? Skip the con and hit up the local zoos?

So, belated Thanksgiving to those who celebrate! :)

Up at 5, worked from 7-10, grabbed some lunch, came home, showered, watched some tv, made a buttermilk pecan pie and then the stuffing, then got the turkey going. Took a nap, read quite a bit, had dinner at about 7:45, watched a depressing episodes of ST:V, and went to bed a little after 11.

Today will be a Panera and cat food run in a bit, maybe hit B&N since I have coupons, and then try and get the paper out of the way. It was so nice not to do school work yesterday!

Nov. 23rd, 2016

Baby Rico

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Busy day of not doing that much at work. Last day of training my newest relief keeper, so letting her do (most of) the string by herself so she can get a feel for timing.
Except it's the week of Thanksgiving.

So all week we've been doubling diets and getting hay and getting grain delievered and doubling diets and getting turkeys delievered for all the park employees (since our concessions area has a walk in fridge) and doubling diets and my string is a bear when you first start out, so we weren't out until almost a half hour late, and that was with me helping out with the 30 million education animals.

Not even pretending to do homework tonight, especially since I have to be back into the zoo at 7. Work 3-4 hours, come home, deal with foodage, try to get some paper written.

Nov. 22nd, 2016

Baby Rico

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Crazy day at work. Slowly chipping away at the discussion, and added some info to the results (supposed to be finished) and action/reflection section.

Nov. 21st, 2016

Somnus

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I think it took me about an hour to get two sentences typed and three references entered. Bed time.

Nov. 20th, 2016

Somnus

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No desire to go back to work today. Slept very poorly. Three day weekend was very good, though. Wish I hadn't had school all the way through it. Great for my back.
Believe I have the results section done, and it's amazing what finding the correct article will do to raise one's spirits about the discussion section. Notes taken. Also, yay, one more source. Have the required minimum, but more is always better.
Can barely keep eyes open and it took at least five tries to type 'finding' above, so bedtime.

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