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Week in Review

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Welcome back to another week in review. The big news this week is that my son's team WON their school's Battle of the Books on Friday!! I was so proud of all of them. You can check out my recap of the Battle here. It was an amazing experience. If you have a child who loves to read, I highly recommend they participate in it if their school offers it.

I'm still moving along with the 40 Bags in 40 Days 2014 Decluttering Challenge. My latest decision is that I'm going to host a giveaway of four advanced readers. I've been posting other books on Paperback Swap and sending others to Goodwill, but I can't do that with the ARCs so I'm going to have a giveaway. I'll put up that post later this week, so watch for it!      

Blog Posts and Reviews 
Once again, I only managed one review last week. It was of a Christian picture book called I Am Strong! I Am Smart by Fay Klingler. I also posted about Battle of the Books, as I mentioned above.

I was hoping to move back to more adult reviews in April, so I need to get all those middle grade reviews up this week. That's my project for the week! I have four reviews to write, so you can watch for those too!

Reading
I'm still reading The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw by Christopher Healy. It's honestly been a bit slow-going. I'm enjoying it but I'm not as engaged with it as I was with the first two books of the series, so I find myself putting it down a lot. I will finish it this week. I am determined!

What are you reading this week? It's Monday! is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, so hop over there if you'd like to see what others are reading too. You can also check out the younger version of It's Monday!

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