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Calendar Girls Springtime Whirl Wrap-Up

Hey all, Dani here.

Hello everyone. I have not at all adjusted to working the night shift yet, and if current workplace rumors are to be believed then I’m going to end up on nights for a while. For the moment though it is a struggle to get my sleep schedule figured out, as well as my reading and blogging schedules. So, I guess what I’m saying is, I might have to take a little break from having 8+ posts up each week, at least until I figure out my new life balance.

Anyway, I wanted to do a wrap-up post for the Calendar Girls Springtime Whirl since it took place over like 4 or 5 Weekly Wrap-Up posts, and covered half of April and half of May.

Let’s go ahead and jump into the wrap up.

CGBC Springtime Whirl 2020

The Calendar Girls Springtime Whirl reading challenge was a fun little project that myself, Adrienne from Darque Dreamer Reads and Flavia from Flavia the Bibliophile came up with as a way to give readers something to focus on that would be fun and would perhaps keep our thoughts away from the current global pandemic situation.

It ran from April 13th through May 11th, and I don’t know how many participants we had or anything, but I had a good time attempting to complete as many prompts as I could. I was really challenging myself to get a Coverall Bingo, not so I could win any awards or anything, because that’s not why I was doing any of it, but because I wanted to see if I could. I did read 30 books in April, and I think I’m up to 10 books or something like that already for May, so I knew I could read enough books for a coverall; the problem was finding books that I wanted to read and that would work for each category.


So there’s my non-fancy printed off version that I could mark all over. As you can see, I changed my mind on some of the squares a few times. I was so so close to completing a cover-all…but I got distracted that final weekend. Damian and I ended up binge-watching a lot of “Fairy Tail,” which is an awesome show, but I had wanted to read, and he said that he wanted to game. It just didn’t happen.

I’m actually surprised by how diverse my reading selections are. There are classics, and non-fiction, and historical, and fantasy, and sci-fi, and contemporary, and movie tie-in novelizations, and romance. There were a lot of new to me reads as well as a few re-reads. There was manga and graphic novels, and novellas, and epic sized tomes.

It was really cool.

Still, I had a whole lot of fun helping to put this challenge together, and then having a way to focus my TBR a bit and even pick up a couple of books that I’ve been wanting to re-read or that I’ve been putting off for too long. It was a pretty fun experience, and personally I would gladly help put together another Calendar Girls reading challenge in the future.

All right, I’ll be back later with my weekly wrap-up post. See you then with more bookish content.

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