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2016-05-09 A-to-Z Reflection [2016]

Chicago, From A to Z

This year, we decided to do our challenge on location, specifically the location of Noon & Wilder ourselves.  Originally, I’d planned to do one day Chicago, one day Las Vegas; however, in brainstorming my list of A to Z, I realized I had plenty from which to choose for the Windy City.  And anyway, our series The Chicagoland Shifters is set right here, so it seemed appropriate.

One of the things I love about the challenge is the opportunity to meet other bloggers.  It turns out that one of my fellow challengers decided to do Chicago too, and we struck up a great conversation over the days of the challenge together:  Laura Roberts, at the Buttontapper Blog.  While she’s in San Diego, she misses her time in the Windy City; and I’m a former Californian.  This just proves what I’ve always suspected:  the world really is a lot smaller than we think it is.

If I had to pick the theme for next year now, it will be Las Vegas, but a lot can happen in eleven months.  So keep your eyes peeled, Dear Reader, and visit us often for news, new books, and lots of fun.  Thanks for reading!

And here, for your browsing pleasure, are the posts in order.

Chicago, From A to Z with Noon and Wilder

A: Welcome to Chicago with Noon and Wilder! Come Play In the Windy City – The Art Institute

B: The Only Place Like It In North America – The Bahai Temple

C: Dude. Of Course – Chicago Pizza!

D: Proper English – Devon Avenue

E: Get Your Pink On – In Edgewater!

F: The Crown Jewel of the Museum Campus: The Field Museum

G: Gulliver’s Travels – Not the Book, the Place

H: Haunted by the Past

I: Cuisine In Chicago – the Ubiquitous Italian

J: The Tallest Exoskeleton Building In the World – John Hancock

K: Welcome to Koreatown

L: The Largest Inland Sea

M: The Mag Mile

N: In the Navy! la la la

O: Brave Enough To Speak the Truth About Body Image – Oprah Winfrey

P: Polish Culture

Q: The Shedd aQuarium

R: Rogers Park

S: Willis! Sears! Willis! Sears! Willis! Sears! Whatcha Gonna Callit?

T: Trains

U: All the Options!

V: Very Diverse

W: Wrigley Field – Play Ball!

X:  X Marks the Spot – the Face in the Fountain

Y: This Is a Great Town For Yarn

Z: Zoo, Too!

Thank you for joining us for the A-Z Blog Challenge.  If you’re blogging in the challenge, please leave us a link so I can come visit you too.  If you have a moment, please check out these other fine blogs:

The theme at Noony’s blog, Explore the Worlds of A. Catherine Noon, is The A To Z of the Zoo.  Join her as she explores Brookfield Zoo and finds animals, birds, and insects from A to Z.

Noony’s theme on Knoontime Knitting – One Writer’s Journey Into 3-D craft blog is Letterforms In Nature and the Built Environment.

The Nice Girls Writing Naughty have a new home, and we’re blogging in the challenge again this year.  Throughout the month you’ll be hearing from each of the Nice Girls, and during the RT Booklovers Convention from April 12th to the 17th, you’ll be getting live convention reports.  Join the conversation!

The Writer Zen Garden’s brand new website is up and running, and we’re bringing you posts from Noon & Wilder; the talented Darla M. Sands – a blogger in her own right, see below; as well as Grace Kahlo, Evey Brown, and author Tina Holland.  Check it out!

Our friends who are participating in the challenge (and if you’re not on this list, tell me and we’ll add you!):

Write on, and Happy Blogging!

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