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A blog about my life, universe, etc. At any given time you might find something endlessly interesting or just me ruminating on something else, which no one (not even myself) finds interesting. That's the way blogs go, I suppose. Anyway, I was eleventh in line, and you weren't. Hah!

About Me
Columbus, OH
Political Score:
Temp @ JPMorgan Chase
Ohio State University
Political Science, International Studies
High School: Home Educated
Reading, standing in line for things, writing, research

About My Family
My mom is a
lawyer in Pickerington; my stepdad and dad are computer guys, and my stepmom (who works with my dad) is an engineer. My sisters are, in order of age, a photographer, an artist, and a person too young to have her own website. My brothers are, in order of age, living up north, and again, a person too young to have a website. At some point soon I'll be collecting links for my aunts, uncle, and cousins. ^_^

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NaNoWriMo 2007:
My Novel: Cipere Lumen

Official NaNoWriMo 2006 Winner

NaNoWriMo 2006:
My Novel: The Manatee Conspiracy

Official NaNoWriMo 2006 Winner

NaNoWriMo 2005:
My Novel: Beyond the Cliffs of Kefira

Official NaNoWriMo 2005 Participant

NaNoWriMo 2004:
My Novel: sul Okyar tir taTz'ileea

National Novel Writing Month

Sunday, October 16, 2005
The Book of Mormon Challenge  
So... like, three months ago (four months ago? a long, long time ago...), President Hinckley said everyone should read the Book of Mormon before the end of the year. I was kind of in my soul-killing job at the time, and had ironically gotten about halfway through Helaman before that job started, and then totally (TOTALLY) slacked off. As in, I read up to Helaman 8 in 5 weeks, and didn't read at all after that.

I've spent the last three months (or whatever it was) debating whether to start over from the beginning or from where my old Seminary scripture mastery bookmark is sitting (which is where I left off.) Today I decided to enlist the assistance of Excel and determined that if I read 4 chapters a day, I'll be done before Christmas (even counting the testimony of the three and eight witnesses as separate chapters, 4 chapters a day gets you to December 14th if you started today.) Soooo... I'm starting over from the beginning. ^_^ Just finished 1 Nephi 4.

And, since I'm starting over, I'm also working on a project I thought up a while ago... I've long noticed those "study bibles" and "bible for teens" and whatnot, and decided I should create a personalized version of the scriptures for ME. I can make the font nice and readable, I can put whatever notes I want in the margins, etc. So I'm starting with the Book of Mormon (conveniently, one of the volumes NOT thoroughly covered in the "study bible" market;) I'm trying to do the initial formatting at the same rate I read it (four chapters per day,) which means that I'm actually reading each verse... well, at least 1.5 times, and more likely 2 or 3 times, each day.

We'll see if those promises (re: greater measure of faith, etc.) hold up. ^_^

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Hello! My name is Beth and I live in Akron, Ohio and am also LDS. Came by your blog surfing for other "mormon" blogs. Anyway..if you have time check out my blog and please leave a comment!!

Good for you. I suspect you'll get a lot out of this experience.

I know I did when I retypeset the Book of Mormon text into paragraph form.
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