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Jan's Newsletter   *  January 2020   *   Edition No. 126
Hello from Lori
Reflecting on 2019, we had a really fun year. Every year has it's ups and downs of course, but overall lots of fun was had.  Going in to 2020, I just want to keep adding more events to the schedule...and keep working on figuring out how to take a day off... I know, those two things do NOT go together! That's me in a nutshell. 

I told you all that I was running a couple events on the side to see if they would work before I officially put them on the schedule.  Well, it's time and they are officially on the schedule.  We've added the Knit Night and two more bookclubs. Along with adding a couple trivia nights at other Downtown Beaverton Businesses. 

Overall we had 59 unique names submitted for the Dragon, with a couple duplicated.  We posted the online voting for a week to get us down to the top 5, which we had in-store voting on for the last week of the year. Officially, we now have Jan the Dragon! Iggy was a close second. You should know I won't be stopping with just the sign =) Now that I have a Dragon, of course I'll be using her shamelessly for promotions. Now, when people come in to the store and ask me where Jan is, I can just point up at the sign! 

What I've read. The holidays did not give me much time for reading, I have a feeling I'm going to start getting cranky about that soon too... But for my re-reads: Charming the Prince by Teresa Medeiros, Where He Ends and I Begin by Cardeno C.

New Reads:
Christmas in Harmony Harbor by Debbie Mason - For the Beyond Borders Bookclub we always pick a Christmas book in December, and Debbie Mason has been writing a Christmas series for years. It was a light easy to read romance. 

Caraval by Stephanie Garber - The YA bookclub selection, first in a trilogy. Lots of adventure, fantasy/magic and some interesting relationships. 

The One For You by Roni Loren - This is the fourth book in a series I've been following. I love the way the author writes believable characters and doesn't put them in outrageous situations. These are people you could know, flaws and everything. 

Conversations with the Fat Girl by Liza Palmer - Tried a new author, this one was actually a re-release.  I liked how the author wrote the growth of the main heroine. I've had relationships like the ones in the book, and I liked that it all tied together that for her to grow personally, those relationships had to evolve also. 

Cheers to a great 2020!

Debbie's Corner
Happy  2020!

Remember when the year 2000 was way off in the future, WOW, it doesn’t seem possible. How is retirement you ask. I still have not been on any trips. We did go to Hillsboro Elks and camp over Christmas mostly cause the trailer had to go into the shop to fix the non working refrigerator and a multitude (maybe a few things) of small issues. We ended up in a hotel one night.  My house sold but the closing on the 23rd did not happen. We will try again on or before January 14th. Why do things have to be so difficult?

Such excitement yes? As I write this I am in Rockaway with the rain pouring and the wind blowing. I love it! Now we will get Moms house ready to sell. We are having a sale on January 11. Come on over, you know you need an excuse to take a trip to the beach. 

I will post notices as we  get closer to the date and I’m sure Lori will share.

What have I read you ask. 

Clawback by J.A. Jance, I have gotten so far behind on my Jance reading, I enjoyed this as usual.

The Perfect Scream by James Andrus, this was a new author for me and this was a great twisty serial killer story. 

The Way Back to You by Sharon Sala, I just love this Blessings, Georgia series. Need I say more, they are always happy feel good stories.

The One For You by Roni Loren, this is the fourth book in the series, I’m sad to see it end. If this really was the end.

As we enter into the new year make time for yourself a priority, which in turn makes more reading time.

Happy New Years 

The Vault
Books made in to a movie!
Start your week, month, year, decade off right by taking 30 minutes to be mindful.
Panelists: Jessica Brody, Corrine Kalasky and Marie Robinson. 
Topic TBD
Beyond Borders Bookclub
January 14th 
Yes, this is really just knitting at the bookstore. Bring your own projects and join us! 
Debbie is giving us the chance to check out her new moving home before she hits the road. We'll park it right in the middle of the parking lot and open up all the sides! The parking lot will be closed that day, parking on the street or next door in Dr. McBride's lot.
You'll notice I've added two bookclubs to the lineup. Both at different locations, with no specific book to read. Just an excuse to get together and talk about book with minimal stress. 
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