As the end of this year's book challenge draws near, I am overwhelmed by the incredible people I've discovered while reading through these biographies. It seems fitting this Thanksgiving month to express gratitude for the numerous ways my life is blessed every day because of the talents and sacrifices of people I have never met. [...]
Did you enjoy the September reading challenge? Was there a great mind on the book list that resonated with you, or did you yearn to dig deeper into our explored ideas? Did you come to love Marie Curie, develop a fascination for code-breaking after reading about Elizabeth Smith, or do you now see Steve Jobs’ [...]
September Book Chain: Let’s Start with Albert Einstein When I planned out this year’s reading challenge, the theme I chose for September, in honor of back-to-school month, was “great minds.” As I began deciding which “great minds” to feature for the challenge, I realized that all the people whose biographies and memoirs we’ve read this year have [...]
We're halfway through our 2022 reading challenge. If you've been following along, you've been introduced to remarkable people whose talents and ideas have delighted fans, pushed limits, sparked revolutions, and even changed the world. Now we dive into famous chefs. Memoirs and biographies allow readers to go behind the curtain into the lives of incredible people. [...]
Image from Canva Pro When thinking about July Fourth and American Independence, it only makes sense to begin with George Washington. But there's so much more to Independence Day than one legendary colonial general. What began essentially as consumer-led boycotts against unfair prices on things like stamps and tea became a revolution of ideas that [...]
The clothes we wear tell a story and communicate to the world who we are and how we'd like to be perceived. A great pair of shoes can improve our mood, and the perfect little black dress can give a much-needed boost of confidence. Whether you love Levi's or Chanel No. 5, follow the latest trends or stick to the classics, this reading challenge is for you.
May 8th is Victory in Europe (VE) day; on this date in 1945, world leaders formally accepted Germany's unconditional surrender, and WWII ended. As events unfold in Russia and Ukraine in 2022 – 77 years later – it's impossible not to look back at what the last major conflict in Europe cost the world. Our [...]
Not a day goes by without hearing music. Whether we're singing in the shower with our favorite playlist, humming along with the background tunes at the grocery store, or patiently listening to the music playing while we wait on hold. Music is the soundtrack of our lives. Every year in April, the Grammy Awards are [...]
"Let's go to the movies. Let's go see the sta-a-ars!" This classic song from the movie musical, Annie, is the perfect introduction to our March book chain that's all about Hollywood and movie stars. Do you love reading, movies, and reading books about movies? Then this is the challenge for you.
February's Reading Challenge The Winter Olympics get underway in Beijing this month. People worldwide will watch skiers take to the slopes, skaters twirl and jump on the ice, snowboarders fly, curlers push their brooms, and hockey players shoot for gold. These athletes take our breath away. Perfect opportunity for a Winter Olympics book chain challenge. We're [...]