2015 Wrap-Up

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2015 was an extremely successful year, for both of us, and it marked the one year anniversary for Brewing Up Books.  We decided to compile a brief post to serve as our year in review, in celebration of many more to come!

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Bout of Books 14: Days 2 & 3 Progress

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Unfortunately, I didn’t meet all of my goals for Day 2 simply due to time constraints.  I’m trying not to beat myself up over it though, because the motto of the week is “flailing, not failing.”  Even though Day 2 came to a bit of a disappointing end, I’m determined to try that much harder for the remainder of the week!

Day 3, on the other hand, was much more successful – I managed to meet all of my goals, and I finished my final summer reading book for school!

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Bout of Books 14: MASH Challenge

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Today I decided to participate in the MASH challenge.  If you aren’t familiar with the game, which was popular during the 90s, you can read the rules here on the host blog.  This challenge was very fun, and it gave me the perfect excuse to play a game of MASH!

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Literary Movement Challenge- Medieval

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Literary Challenge Review: Beowulf

Goodreads Summary: The national bestseller and winner of the Whitbread Award. Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the classic Northern epic of a hero’s triumphs as a young warrior and his fated death as a defender of his people. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on, physically and psychically exposed in the exhausted aftermath. It is not hard to draw parallels in this story to the historical curve of consciousness in the twentieth century, but the poem also transcends such considerations, telling us psychological and spiritual truths that are permanent and liberating.

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Review: The Annotated Pride and Prejudice

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Title: The Annotated Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen

Series: none

Publisher: The Modern Library Classics

Publish Date: October 10, 2000

Genres: Classic, High School

This first-ever fully annotated edition of one of the most beloved novels in the world is a sheer delight for Jane Austen fans. Here is the complete text of Pride and Prejudice with more than 2,300 annotations on facing pages. “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s witty comedy of manners–one of the most popular novels of all time–that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues.

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