Sunday, December 27, 2020

BW52: 2020 Year End Wrap UP


The year is almost over and our cups may be running low, but they aren't empty yet.  Now's the time to brew another pot of words to fill them up again. So gather all the ingredients you need to make a whole new batch.  Fill your carafe with a mix of history, science fiction, math, romance, essays, mysteries, art, and folklore. Spice it up with a little bit of myth, accompanied by a splash of adventure.  And while you wait for your books to brew, let's take a moment to reflect. 

Tell us about your reading year? What were your goals this year? Did you have a plan, and/or follow rabbit trails or just wing it?

  • How many books did you read?  
  • Which were your favorite stories and which ones had the biggest impact on you.   
  • Which one made you giggle, weep, dance, or sing?   
  • Made you want to dive in and live in their world? 
  • Which book would you like to revisit? 
  • One book you thought you would love, but didn't? 
  • Which book would you recommend everyone read?
  • Did you discover any new to authors or genres?
  • Share your thoughts, opinions,  reading stats, favorite characters, covers or quotes.


Maureen Doallas: “Reading Goodnight Moon”

Do you remember reading it?
Reading Goodnight Moon
is not like stopping
at McDonald’s
for your favorite double-shot latte.

You don’t drive through.

You take each word
in a languishing slide off the tongue,
naming what is named
that you never saw before.

Looking, finding, pointing delighted
in the room the moon the light
the red balloon that lifts

Darkness even as sleep
falls fast
and clock’s hands change

What you see changing
before a child’s eyes.

If you slow long enough
to take in what your child sees
with eyes that

Refuse to be moved
to a new page before
the first page is exhausted.

The last page you turn
holds the dream
you thought would never last:

A snuggling close closer still
beneath moon’s shadows.


As Stephen King says "Books are a uniquely portable magic," and I hope your reads inspired and enlightened, transformed and transported you, and filled your life with knowledge, imagination, and pleasure. Thank you for joining me in another reading adventure and I'm looking forward to more bookish adventures.   Cheers to a happy reading new year!


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  1. Too late to include a link to my 52/52/2020 blog review (I think?), but I did complete my 52 books in 52 weeks (with one extra book and one day to spare) just barely. I'm looking forward to 52 books in 52 weeks in 2021, and, hopefully, this year will be a better year to blog on time!

    1. Deborah, no worries. You can link your review on the current thread. I'm going to try and post more often on my own blog as well.


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