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Government drone by day and book lover and geek girl by night!

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This Time Next Year
Sophie Cousens
An Extraordinary Union
Alyssa Cole
A Princess in Theory: Reluctant Royals
Alyssa Cole
Burn for Me
Ilona Andrews
John Connolly
After I'm Gone
Laura Lippman
The Black Angel
John Connolly
The Ballad of Black Tom
Victor LaValle
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Melbourne Cup Day

Melbourne Cup Day

Door 3:  Melbourne Cup Day


Task 1: Pick your ponies.*

[Did not participate]


Task 2: Roses are the official flower of Flemington Race Track; write your own “Roses are Red, Violets are Blue” poem for one of your favorite or most hated books of all time.


The Catcher in the Rye


Roses are red,

Violets are blue

Reading this book,

Made me want to sue




Task 3: Aussies shorten everything, so Melbourne Cup Day is just called “Cup Day” – post a picture of your favorite cup or mug for your daily fix of coffee, tea or chocolate.


This is my favorite mug that I have and use daily (as you can tell by the stains). I got this from Moonlight Reader a few years back and my coworkers enjoy the "insults" Shakespeare has. Right now my desk is looking a bit bare, but that's because I am in the middle of packing due to the office renovation that is going on right now. New paint, carpet for our whole agency. 


Task 4: Prepare your favorite dessert – in a cup! Post a photo of it for us to enjoy vicariously.



Book: Read a book about horses, with a horse or with roses on the cover, about gardening, or set in Australia, or written by an Australian author. Read Under Currents by Nora Roberts on 11/12/19.

Tasks Completed: 3