Last month I was reading some of the blogs that were doing the A to Z Blogging Challenge, including that of Stephanie Faris, whose blog I read already. I'd considered trying it when it was time to start signing up, but couldn't find any ideas for a theme. And since I ended moving at the beginning of April and being offline for almost a week, I wouldn't have been able to do it. I'd been aware of this thing for two years now when I saw it on her blog in 2014. At that time, I was working long hours, six days a week at a produce plant, barely getting any sleep and barely getting onto my computer. It was too rough and I left after nearly three weeks. I certainly would not have had time then, but then I was not aware until I saw it on her blog.
On the plus side, I did enjoy reading posts about unsolved mysteries, most of which I did not know about.
Hearing the phrase "A to Z" brought to mind something on a local classic rock station several years ago. Every summer they'd do something called A to Z, playing their song titles alphabetically. I'd try to catch as much of it as I could. In some years, they'd do "Z to A," playing the titles in reverse alphabetical order. How fast you can you recite the alphabet backwards? They haven't done it since 2007 as I recall.
And one of the reading challenges I'm doing this year is Alphabet Soup. The challenge requires reading a book that begins with each letter of the alphabet. It doesn't have to be done in alphabetical order, though, and I've been counting the first book I've read that begins with each letter. Special exceptions are given for Q, X, and Z, which can appear anywhere in the title since they are such tricky letters. I did find some books that begin with those letters, and I'm only left with N, U, and V. I've read more then 26 books already, but none beginning with those letters.