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FINALLY got tapped for a project at the test-scoring place, which starts on Tuesday (I got 6 days' notice and less than 3 days to decide if I was working it, so luckily I saw the email immediately), which -- yay money, but also TIMING. Thank god I got as much done as I did, but I still have some appointments to make and for the next 3 weeks (a.k.a. half my remaining time before the wedding), business hours are unavailable to me. On a short project like this I can't take any time off, not even an hour.

Anyway, in my panic I've more. All my energy is going into cleaning. Now I have managed the following:
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On the side I seem to be in a little bit of a Glee and/or Darren Criss spiral so let's keep an eye on that.

Every little thing she does is progress!

Or: BIG ROOM CLEAN-OUT NIGHT. With my careful supervision, fiance bought his suit, dress shirt and tie for the wedding, with in-store alterations on the books already, and then he wanted to crash so I went home to start cleaning. Every bit of progress shall be henceforth be noted!

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Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: On Rereads

This week's suggested topic seemed fun -- "rereading books: why or why not?" -- so guess who's back, back again. I have discussed this on Reddit a few times, but I think it would be fun to do it here as well. Though I lean toward the latter, this isn't debate club and I don't have to argue for just one side, so I shan't! I want to explore both.

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Top 10 (or 15!) Super Long Book Titles

Note: this is a queued post and will be linked to the main one when I get a chance. It should also be noted that the only reason this post got up is that I wrote most of it weeks ago, hahaha SO BUSY OMG. Also I filled out (1) apartment application and it took me 90 minutes because I was so afraid of making a mistake or misrepresenting something by accident. The "I verify all of this information is true" signature line is very intimidating!!
This week's topic at That Artsy Reader Girl is brought to you largely by my classic Livejournal-hosted reading lists, because I cannot emphasize enough how much easier it is to pick long titles out of a pure text list than the formatting of Goodreads or other websites, or even a physical bookshelf. I also decided to go for a challenge and exclude nonfiction, where a subtitle might artificially extend its length.

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Official Monday To-Do List

  • Call for haircut appt.

  • Ask parents what, if any, input I should have on Chris' outfit for the wedding

  • Dump my excess books in Little Free Libraries

  • Crush grocery bag's worth of cans for future transport to recycling center

  • Fill out apartment application

That should keep me busy for a while.
[EDIT: I did none of those things. I took a 2-mile walk, was thwarted at every LFL on my route by people obnoxiously standing near and/or directly facing the box (so I felt too self-conscious) or else by the boxes being completely filled, and took one look at the application and was overwhelmed by a bone-weary need to sleep for 16 of the next 24 hours]

Meanwhile, in hopes that moving* will convince me to do what I haven't fully done for 2 years now, I've been trying to clean out my room. I did successfully move 2 boxes into the attic, but since I haven't opened the attic for a year I forgot how G.D. MANY BOXES OF BOOKS ARE ALREADY IN THERE.

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Better Beware...You're In For A Scare

Note: this is a queued post. I may or may not actually be around. I wrote it over the summer but thought it would be most appropriate as we approach Halloween season. [October edit: oh my god I'm so happy I did this earlier. Imagine having the time for this exercise now!]
After weeks of meaning to do this, I have finally hopped on Goodreads and decided to try and determine exactly which R.L. Stine books I've read, because this man shaped a good deal of my elementary and middle school reading experiences & set the stage for me loving horror movies, and it absolutely baffles me that I have so little recollection of consuming his work beyond "I LOVED IT!"

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Ten Book Covers That Give Off Autumn Vibes

Note: this is a queued post and will be inked back to the main one when I get a chance.

*sets a timer to knock this out in 40 minutes or less*

For this week's Top Ten Tuesday, I couldn't really decide on a cohesive theme, so it ended up being a mix of different vibes: brightly colored leaves, new school years w/ corresponding outfits, November-esque landscapes devoid of color but still free of snow, etc. Enjoy?

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Top 10 Openings From Recent Reads

Wedding planning frenzy finally underway; TTT to possibly become sporadic. However, I had an idea for this week and it's pretty quick to whip up, even if it is also a day late. The topic is technically "Favorite Book Quotes," but I'm twisting it slightly to be a repeat of the one I did in March: opening lines of the last 10 novels I read & still have in my possession. Except this time I'm expanding it beyond one sentence in some cases, to make them slightly more evocative.

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