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About jenvolk5

Bank auditor by day, trivia and knowledge hound all other times.

Deal Me In 2020 – Week 6

This week I drew the four of spades (apparently, the spades are making their dominance known early on!) which brings me to “The Revolt of ‘Mother’” by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and I absolutely loved this story! This is about … Continue reading

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Deal Me In 2020 – Week 5

This week I drew the nine of clubs which lead me to “The Egg” by Sherwood Anderson. If the first thought that pops into your head is the age-old question “Which came first? The chicken or the egg?” then you … Continue reading

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Deal Me In 2020 – Week 4

For the fourth week of Deal Me In, I pulled the two of spades (seems a trend is developing) which brought me to “Desiree’s Baby” by Kate Chopin. Set in the deep south somewhere around the time of the Civil … Continue reading

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Deal Me In 2020 – Week 3

This week I drew the King of Hearts and read “A White Heron” by Sarah Orne Jewett. This is a story about a young girl, Sylvia, from the city who now lives with her grandmother on a farm. One day, … Continue reading

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Deal Me In 2020 – Week 2

This week, I drew the Ace of Spades which was “The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane. I was incredibly excited to read this as I loved Crane’s other, more well known work, “The Red Badge of Courage” and this did … Continue reading

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Deal Me In 2020 – Week 1

For the first week of Deal Me In 2020, I pulled the eight of spades (I’m using a deck of cards with the Civil War theme in an attempt to at least have some sort of military theme) which lead … Continue reading

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Back from Break

It’s obviously been some time since I have posted on this site (well, really even visited the site!) but I found my reading mojo again. I’m looking to get back to doing a couple of things in 2020 without trying … Continue reading

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Deal Me In 2015: Week 15: “My Son Wanted a Notebook”

For this week, I drew the four of hearts which takes me back to Katey Schultz’s Flashes of War and the story “My Son Wanted a Notebook”. Deal Me In is sponsored by Jay at Bibliophilopolis. You can find the … Continue reading

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Deal Me In 2015: Week 14: “Home On Leave”

For this week, I picked the three of hearts which led me to “Home On Leave”, part of Katey Schultz’s Flashes of War. Deal Me In is sponsored by Jay at Bibliophilopolis. You can find the general guidelines and my … Continue reading

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Deal Me In 2015: Week 13: “Red Tape”

This week, the first of two stories comes from World War One Short Stories and is “Red Tape” by May Sinclair. Deal Me In is sponsored by Jay at Bibliophilopolis. You can find the general guidelines and my list for … Continue reading

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