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Binge Reading 2021 Challenge

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So every year I try and set a yearly reading goal for myself. Most people are strict and particular about their challenges. However, I tend to be more lax with mine. I try and read 50 books a year. Audiobooks, Graphic Novels, and Children’s chapter books are included in my challenge.

Well here it is November and I’ve only met the halfway point of my goal. Considering how poor my mental health has been this year, and the fact that I’ve been working a part time job on top of more personal matters I’m more than surprised that I even made it halfway.

So this is where the challenge comes in. My fiancĂ© has challenged me to read 24 books by the New Year. If I achieve this I will get $100. No audiobooks, and all books must be more that 100 pages. Since I’m temporarily leaving my job in a few days, I can’t wait to fully dive into this challenge.

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My Thoughts on The Golden Girls

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The Golden Girls is a classic TV show about four friends living together in a home in Miami, Florida. These friends are not hot models, but loveable sarcastic grandmothers. Strong-willed Dorothy, spacey Rose, lusty Southern belle Blanche and matriarch Sophia, Dorothy’s mom, occasionally clash but are there for one another in the end.

I didn’t watch this show growing up. I watched what my parents watched on TV. My dad watched westerns like Gunsmoke and Bonanza. My mom liked watching baseball and tennis. So it wasn’t until my last stay at the mental hospital, that I realized why so many love The Golden Girls.

I binged The Golden Girls on Hulu, and I realized the show hits on several topics that are still relevant to senior citizens today. The discussions of aging, being an independent woman and finding love after the loss of a spouse. Even if you under the age of 40, these issues facing women today can seem daunting.

However, this classic TV show makes me feel bittersweet at points in the show. The Golden Girls sometimes makes me wish I had a better relationship with my grandparents. These issues are something I have been working on both internally through research and deep-thinking, and externally by discussing how I feel with my fiance.

I think what makes The Golden Girls so predominant to so many is how the characters help their viewers connect to a maternal figure in their life. It helps to grieve as well as keeping you laughing and entertained throughout.

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