Month: September 2015

The Best Running Resources

When I started running, I didn’t do a lot of research. If you read my previous post about how I became a runner, you know it was almost on a whim. I was bored just walking and my friend offered a challenge. It didn’t take much convincing for me to give it a whirl. Those …

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books surrounding the text: 9 simple tips for better book club discussions

9 Simple Tips for Better Book Club Discussions

Do you want to get more out of your book club discussions? I sat through many book club discussions where we just went around the room and said whether we liked the book and why. While I enjoyed these meetings because I met several wonderful book-loving people. I read great, and not so great, books, …

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Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week: Celebrate your Freedom to Read

Have you read The Hunger Games, Fahrenheit 451, or To Kill a Mockingbird? If so, you’ve read a banned book. Congratulations! The American Library Association promotes awareness of challenges to our right to read everyday, but the last week of September is a time to celebrate our freedom to read with Banned Books Week. School …

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Six Tips for Running Your First Race

Six Tips for Running Your First Race

Previously, in my blog post titled, “How I Became a Runner,” I spoke briefly about training for my first race. The training is hard, no doubt. It takes a mental and physical stamina that must be developed. It isn’t the training that keeps some people away from racing. Interestingly, I know several people who put …

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