Monthly Archives: August 2016

What I am Reading: Turn Right at Machu Picchu

I picked up this book to gear up for the next big dream trip: Machu Picchu. This book is very much in the spirit of A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. You have a rookie hiker who wants … Continue reading

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What I am Reading: How to Be a Tudor

I’ve had a bit of a Tudor obsession ever since I started reading Allison Weir’s histories ten years ago and enjoyed historical fiction such as “The Other Boleyn Girl.” Although its easy to get caught up in romanticized notions of … Continue reading

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Travel: Iceland

A few years ago, my favorite travel buddy and I sat in a cafe one night and ripped up twenty pieces of paper. We each wrote the names of ten places we wanted to see before we died, and the … Continue reading

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What I am reading: Black Rabbit Hall

If you happen to love Du Maurier’s Rebecca, this would be a very good choice for you. I love a very good thriller, especially when it has to do with an old manor house, secrets, and England. I had difficulty … Continue reading

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What I am Reading: Circling the Sun

Lately, I have been on a war-time strong woman kick. I stopped by my favorite bookstore on Earth, and after citing my recent favorites – All the Light We Cannot See and The Nightingale, Gigi gave me this recommendation. The … Continue reading

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What I am Reading: The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2014 The core of the story is about Theodore Decker who survives a terrorist bombing in a museum in New York, and his subsequent descent into art crime and redemption. What I … Continue reading

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