Becky Boer

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2016 Reading Challenge

Every year, I do some sort of reading challenge. In 2015, I found the 2015 Popsugar Reading Challenge. I didn’t complete it – I met 40 out of 50 requirements, which I thought was pretty good! I did read several additional books; in total, I read 57 books. This year, I considered a few other reading challenges, but I found that the Popsugar challenge fits my preferences the best. It allows me to read outside of my comfort zone, but it also allows for me to read books that I  ...

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3 Things: Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen I feel accomplished after having read this. I have tried to read it before, but couldn’t ever really get into it. I decided, as one of my goals of 2015, to read more classics. I did that in 2015 (I mean, I read like 2), and decided it was worthwhile to continue in 2016. Pride and Prejudice is my first book read in 2016, and I’m glad I did. But God, it was boring. It’s not like I was expecting some incredible action novel. But I expected  ...

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3 Things: Fish in a Tree

Fish in a Tree by Lynda¬†Mullally¬†Hunt Poor Ally. So many times, I wanted to scream at her “Just say what you’re thinking!” She thought the right things all the time, but she couldn’t tell anyone how she felt. That would’ve solved so many problems so much sooner! Mr. Daniels! Oh, I loved Mr. Daniels. Travis’ storyline just broke my heart. To be in high school and know he can’t read well… to know how far behind you are and see so many roadblocks  ...

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3 Things: Bone Gap

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby I had heard so much about Bone Gap that I was dying to read it. I didn’t really know anything about the plot, but it did not live up to my expectations. I didn’t realize, going into it, that the book featured magical realism. My favorite author is Haruki Murakami – magical realism really isn’t a problem for me. But it seemed difficult to get a hold on in this book. The descriptions were vague. It seemed too much like a dream, where you can  ...

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