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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 been...cleaning 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.
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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!!
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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!]
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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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