Monthly Archives: August 2015

Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut ~ Fiction Review

What can I say about Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle? Well, since it was written over fifty years ago, everything’s probably already been said at least once (not that I’ll let that stop me from adding my opinion to the mix). As … Continue reading

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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn ~ Fiction Review

Gone Girl. The books that launched a thousand articles that began with, “If you loved Gone Girl. then . . .” And now, I know why. I did love it, as in, ‘I must immediately read every book this author … Continue reading

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The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold ~ Book Review

How do I feel about this book? I finished it several days ago and I’m still not quite sure. I’m confused. This is the same author who wrote The Lovely Bones, a book which I thought was, well, lovely. Fresh … Continue reading

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Walking Over Presidents ~ Mounts Pierce & Eisenhower

It was a beautiful August day in New Hampshire and the time had come for us to venture into new territory – the much anticipated Presidential Range. We started our hike at the first parking lot off of Mount Clinton Road, just … Continue reading

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Fiction Review ~ Mo Hayder “Skin” & “Gone”

 I very rarely read two books by the same author in a row, but by some strange twist of fate the stars aligned and I 1) had the next book in the series already waiting to be read on my … Continue reading

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Mount Tom

A couple of months ago, we intended to peak bag Mounts Willey, Field, and Tom to knock three more 4000 footers off our to-do list. It didn’t happen. We hiked up Willey and then over to Field, but by then it … Continue reading

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The Agony of the Query Letter

There is nothing quite like the agony of writing the query letter. Imagine – you pour your heart, soul and time into writing a novel. You’ve overcome hundreds of insecurities, millions of excuses, and managed to convince yourself that the 80,000 words … Continue reading

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Review ~ My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

I find that, quite often, I’m not the one reading the hottest new book as it hits the shelves. But chances are that, as time passes, as my reading tastes change, and as the title finds its way into the … Continue reading

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Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer – Nonfiction Review

 I initially had some reservations about reading this book. I had heard a lot of hype about it, both good and bad, and it seemed like most people who read it focused on judging the decisions made by the subject, … Continue reading

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Building Fences

Most couples (I think) do something special for their anniversary. An evening out, a romantic getaway, something relaxing. For our anniversary, my husband and I built a fence. The fence was something that I really wanted, and had wanted for … Continue reading

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