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January 1, 2021



by N@ncy

  1. It’s time for me to have a break from this ol’ book blog.
  2. … it’s doing my head in and
  3. I need more time to just read and relax.
  4. 2020 was an exhausting year!
  5. I will be updating my Challenges 2021 
  6. …list with my reading progress.
  7. If you want to  reach….I’m still on twitter @nl_burns.
  8. I’ll return in the Spring
  9. …with my books, walks and foto’s!
  10. It’s time to hibernate and #NeedCoffee
  11. Live well, be safe, wear a mask
  12. for the love of all that’s holy
  13. …it’s not too much to ask.



  1. Girl, Woman, Other –  Bernardine Evaristo  – REVIEW
  2. Heads of Colored People – Nafissa Thompson-Spires  (12 short stories)  REVIEW
  3. A Black Women’s  History of the United States – Daina Ramey Berry  REVIEW

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  1. Jan 1 2021

    Blogging should be fun, not a chore. Enjoy your break & I hope your hibernation period is rejuvenating. See you on twitter 😍


  2. Jan 1 2021

    Have a lovely break Nancy x


  3. I hope you have a restful break, Nancy!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jan 3 2021

      When the rain comes and all that bends will rise…(Zen proberb)
      Enjoying my retreat!


  4. Sounds totally appropriate for the hibernation season, responding to what your body and mind are asking for, well done for following the instinct. Come back rested and replenished. 🕯️📚📑🕊️

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  5. Jan 6 2021

    Enjoy your break. I think I should do something similar, soon.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jan 6 2021

      It really is helpful to take 6-8 week break from the blog.
      I’m still reading but without all the pressue of writing a blogpost.
      I find Goodreads a great community to share short reviews!
      Thanks for you comment, Jennifer!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Jan 10 2021

    Enjoy your break! But looking forward to your return!


    • Jan 10 2021

      I’m glad I slowed down blogging this month b/c there is SO MUCH NEWS
      to process coming out of USA! Decided I needed Ina Garten’s (cookbook The Barefoot Contessa) pasta alla Vecchia Bettola sauce (tomato vodka sauce)…. just to calm my nerves!
      As The Terminator said: “I’ll be back!”



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