N-N-1: The Colors of the New Year

Wild Rivers Run South

When I participate in an N-N-1 I always feel like I’m part of a larger community that exists outside of my small home town which is inside a larger State which is inside of a nation. For some reason that makes me feel less alone. This time I get to host an international group from my second story bedroom in my grandparent’s house. There are pictures that come from places inside the U.S.A. as well as from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean and the other side of the Pacific ocean..

The first submission that I received is from Ashesh Mitra whose blog is asheshmitra.blogspot.com.

Last year the world needed Superman, but he was fighting Darkseid so that there could be a Milky Way galaxy for us to live in. The Fantastic Four were stopping Galactus for mostly the same reason.

And so we fell victim to COVID…

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A New N-N-1 is announced

If you are interested in participating, and I hope that you are, please contact Natalie. Or you can send them to me and I’ll pass them on.

Wild Rivers Run South

A new N-N-1 for the New Year will happen this month. N-N-1 is a group project where people take a picture during a common time, around a common theme, and display the results in one place. This month it will be on this blog, Wild Rivers Run South. Each participant cant then re-blog the project results on their own blog. But you need not have a blog to participate.

The theme this January is The Colors of The New Year. If you wish to participate, take your picture between January 18th and 20th. Add your commentary on the picture and theme and send it to me at ngarvois@gmail.com no later than January 25th. Be sure to include your email address and blog name, if you have one. I will then put together the submissions and publish the blog post. I will notify you when the post has published.


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2020 Reading non-challenge, final update

Well, 2020 is over…finally. We probably all have mixed emotions about the end of the year, glad that’s it’s over, saddened by the devastating loss of lives all around us, upset over the political strife around the world and close to home, and a myriad of other issues. It was a terrible year. Unfortunately, 2021 is not starting out much better, but with luck it will become better as we progress.

For me, this wasn’t an easy year for reading. I’m not sure how many books I started this year but didn’t finish. I know that it was at least eight or nine. I hope to go back and finish reading them this year. Here are the forty books that I did manage to finish this year.

  Year Published Title Author Date Finished
1 1988 Prelude To Foundation Isaac Asimov 1/2/2020
2 2006 The Island of Seven Cities: Where the Chinese Settled When They Discovered America Paul Chiason 1/25/2020
3 2004 The Book of Ballads Charles Vess 1/26/2020
4 2010 Junkyard Dogs Craig Johnson 1/29/2020
5 2019 Agent Running In The Field John Le Carré 1/13/2020
6 2009 Book of Secrets Chris Roberson 2/27/2020
7 1996 Charity Len Deighton 3/19/2020
8 2011 The Tiger’s Wife Téa Obreht 3/23/2020
9 2004 Crossfire Matt Braun 3/24/2020
10 2016 Monstress: Volume One – The Awakening Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda 3/256/20
11 1987 The Demolishers Donald Hamilton 4/1/2020
12 2017 The Girl Who Knew Too Much Amanda Quick 4/2/2020
13 2012 Modern Masters Violume 7: John Byrne Jon B. Cooke & Eric Nolen-Weathington 4/3/2020
14 2016 Tony Bennett: Just Getting Started Tony Bennett & Scott Simon 4/5/2020
15 2016 The Guest Room Chris Bohjalian 4/10/2020
16 2017 The Silent Corner Dean Koontz 4/16/2020
17 2018 War of the Wolf Bernard Cornwell 4/21/2020
18 1997 The Ice Pick Artist Harold Adams 4/28/2020
19 2017 A Place Called Heaven Robert Jeffries 5/5/2020
20 2003 Kushiel’s Avatar Jacqueline Carey 5/22/2020
21 2018 Need To Know Karen Cleveland 6/2/2020
22 2016 Supergirl: Being Super Mariko Tamaki & Joelle Jones 6/3/2020
23 1950 Shadow of Madness Hugh Pentecost 6/17/2020
24 2012 Shadow of Night Deborah Harkness 6/30/2020
25 2019 On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope  DeRay McKesson 7/4/2020
26 2011 Child 44 Tom Rob Smith 7/20/2020
27 2019 Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation Jon Meacham & Tim McGraw 8/1/2020
28 2015 Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator Oleg V. Khlevniuk 8/3/2020
29 2016 The Invisible Library Genevieve Cogman 8/4/2020
30 1978 Mayhem In Manhattan Len Wein & Marv Wolfman 8/11/2020
31 2011 Hell Is Empty Craig Johnson 8/26/2020
32 1965 Dune Frank Herbert 9/23/2020
33 2010 Robin Hood: The True History Behind The Legend Nigel Cawthorne 9/29/2020
34 2008 Modern Masters Volume 15: Mark Schultz Fred Perry 106/20
35 2020 Rage Bob Woodward 11/1/2020
36 1998 No Badge, No Gun Harold Adams 11/15/2020
37 1958 Mountolive Lawrence Durrell 11/26/2020
38 2001 Einstein’s Refrigerator Steve Silverman 11/30/2020
39 1967 Octopussy Ian Fleming 12/6/2020
40 2005 V for Vendetta Alan Moore & David Lloyd 12/26/2020

I hope you all have a better year for reading. Stay safe.