Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Art of Eating In

The Art of Eating In:  How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove by Cathy Erway  Published:  2010 by Gotham Books Source:  Purchased (e-book) Reading Challenge:  2012 Wishlist Challenge     When I first saw the title of this book, I was … Continue reading

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Will You Be My Friend?

MWF Seeking BFF:  My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend by Rachel Bertsche Published:  2011 by Ballantine Books Source:  Purchased Dear Ms Bertsche, Having just finished your book, MWF Seeking BFF, I have only one thing to ask: Do you … Continue reading

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Sitting Around on a Sunday

Almost 7:00 pm and I’m finally able to sit around!  I splurged and bought myself a new laptop computer yesterday so part of the afternoon was spent setting it up and transferring files.  I’m not much of a techie, but … Continue reading

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Wingshooters; or Why I Love Book Club

Wingshooters by Nina Revoyr Published:  2011 by Akashic Books Source:  Purchased Reading Challenges:  A to Z Book Challenge   I’ve been attending the book discussion group at my area independent book store, Read Between the Lynes, for about 3 years … Continue reading

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TLC Blog Tour — A Partial History of Lost Causes

A Partial History of Lost Causes by Jennifer Dubois Published:  2012 by The Dial Press Source:   Received ARC from publisher for review    How do you continue on when you know the outcome will not be in your favor?  That … Continue reading

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Magazine Monday

Welcome to Magazine Monday!  This is a feature I created to talk about magazine articles I’ve read during the previous week.   This last week was rough for me — nothing in particular was happening, I just felt down in … Continue reading

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Sitting Around on a Sunday — Change Write Now

     Do you ever have the feeling of serendipity, where something you need falls into your lap at exactly the right moment?  That is what happened to me when I heard about Change Write Now via Leeswammes’ blog.    … Continue reading

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Audiobook Recommendations — I need ‘em!

  So I’ve started going to the gym almost regularly and I’m slowly beginning to feel the effects — more energy and a better mood most importantly. Unfortunately, the time I’m spending working out has cut into the time I … Continue reading

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Magazine Monday

Welcome to Magazine Monday!  This is a feature I created to talk about magazine articles I’ve read during the previous week.  Sadly I’ve not had much time to read this week — books or magazines.  The piece I’ve selected for … Continue reading

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Sitting Around on a Sunday

  So it’s March now, technically spring, but the weather hasn’t been given that memo.  Here in Chicagoland (at least Northwest Chicagoland) we received a few inches of snow on Friday and intermittent flurries yesterday and today.  The temperature is … Continue reading

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