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“That is just the way with some people. They get down on a thing when they don’t know nothing about it.”
― Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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“The Lord does not make men do evil things to one another. But the Lord gave us the right to choose. Whether we do good or evil, it is our own decision and our own responsibility.”
― Olivia Hawker, The Ragged Edge of Night

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I have been MIA for a bit recently. I have been writing, and when I end up writing other places I tend to neglect my blog.

I have been working on a short story. I need to finish it up actually and then edit it. I have also been taking on short freelance assignments on Textbroker. I work kind of slow so I have only been taking an assignment a day but it’s been fun and good practice.

But I have not forgotten my blog. I might end up slowing down on posting (every other day maybe, or three times a week) but I will get back into a rhythm I’m sure.

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“Once a King in Narnia, always a King in Narnia. But don’t go trying to use the same route twice. Indeed, don’t try to get there at all. It’ll happen when you’re not looking for it. And don’t talk too much about it even among yourselves. And don’t mention it to anyone else unless you find that they’ve had adventures of the same sort themselves. What’s that? How will you know? Oh, you’ll know all right. Odd things, they say-even their looks-will let the secret out. Keep your eyes open. Bless me, what do they teach them at these schools.”
-The Professor”
― C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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“Sexism is a male invention. White supremacy is a white invention. Transphobia is a cisgender invention. So far, men have treated #MeToo like a bumbling dad in a detergent commercial: well intentioned but floundering, as though they are not the experts. You are the experts.”
― Lindy West, The Witches are Coming

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“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”
― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

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I did it! Last night before bed I finished listening to The Silent Patient which marked 52 books read in 2019. I’m sure it won’t be the last book I read this year, but for right now I’m going to enjoy the sense of accomplishment.

I don’t think I’m going to do the same type of challenge next year. I have been doing the same challenge (with different numbers of books) for several years and I think it’s time to find a new challenge. If any of you know of any fun reading challenges, please comment and share!

One thing I know I am going to do is keep track of the amount of pages read-several years ago I started donating money every month based on the number of books I read (I think I did $5 a book) but this time around I might do something based on pages read or something.

Anyway, I think I will head off to bed now.