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The Summer Reading Slump

Please pardon my hiatus; my summer reading took a nose-dive. I was sick for most of August, had a one week reprieve, then got sick AGAIN the first week of September, had another short break, but ended up feeling under the weather again this past Monday. The only thing I want to do when I’m… Continue reading The Summer Reading Slump

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Hello, Sunshine; Hello, Summer

Let’s make one thing very clear - I LOVE the Food Network. For a long time, not only did I not like to cook, but I really didn’t know how to cook. When I moved into my first apartment by myself I had to learn fast. I couldn’t afford to eat take-out every night. First,… Continue reading Hello, Sunshine; Hello, Summer

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Broadway, Books, & Birthdays!

I love the month of June for two reasons. First, it's my birthday month and second, the current Broadway season culminates with the Tony Awards. Both my birthday and the Tony Awards occur around the second weekend of June. To me, it's the best weekend of the year. I was born a Broadway baby. If… Continue reading Broadway, Books, & Birthdays!

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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

I read a lot of women’s and literary fiction, “beach reads”, historical WWII fiction, and occasionally Young Adult novels. Never Sci-Fi. I’ve never been into any type of Sci-Fi, whether it be books, movies, or TV. It’s not my thing. It doesn’t appeal to me. Which is why I found it weird that I LOVED… Continue reading An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Please forgive my recent hiatus. Sometimes life gets in the way, but I'm back behind the keyboard! This week I’m talking about one of my favorite books, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. I bought it back in 2009 when it first published. I’m not sure… Continue reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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The Windfall Falls Short

When you read as much as I do, there are going to be books that are less pleasing than others. I went through a dry spell last year where I read 3 or 4 books in row that made me feel completely indifferent. I don't like everything I read. Unfortunately, my latest read falls into… Continue reading The Windfall Falls Short

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Jan-April: Looking at the Glass a Third Full

This week marked the end of the first third of the year! I can't believe it's already May. It doesn't quite feel like May yet, but I'm hopeful. I figured it’s a good time to reflect and recap what I read and drank during the first four months of 2019! Maybe you'll be inspired to… Continue reading Jan-April: Looking at the Glass a Third Full

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Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens' debut novel, Where the Crawdads Sing,  hurt my heart from its first page to its last. The NY Times got it right when they called it, “Painfully heartbreaking”. I had extremely high expectations for this book. It currently holds a 5 star rating on Amazon out of 9,000+ customer reviews and a 4.53… Continue reading Where the Crawdads Sing

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Jane Austen’s Delightful Emma

A few years ago, I read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen for the first time. I am ashamed to admit that even though I studied literature in college, I didn't read Jane Austen. It was never assigned, so I just didn’t read it. Years later, I wanted to right my wrong and picked up… Continue reading Jane Austen’s Delightful Emma

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To Kill a Mockingbird

I firmly believe that my life would look very different today had I never read To Kill a Mockingbird in high school. Harper Lee is responsible for why I studied literature in college, why I adore reading, and why I became a writer. This book is extremely special to me because it was one of the… Continue reading To Kill a Mockingbird