Monthly Archives: December 2015

My Top 5 Mountain Hikes of 2015

Although I didn’t get nearly as many mountains hiked as I had hoped this year, I crossed another seven 4,000 footers off my list and saw many amazing, memorable views. As the year draws to a close, I’ve looked back and determined … Continue reading

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Frog Legs – The Other (Other) White Meat

In the spirit of adventure, I like to seize every opportunity available to me to try new things. New places, new experiences, new foods . . . which has occasionally resulted in me putting some strange things in my mouth. I … Continue reading

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Under The Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer ~ Nonfiction Book review

This was a very scary book. Written by Jon Krakauer, the author of Into Thin Air and Into the Wild, this books explores the history, and violence, of the Mormon faith. Due to the subject material, it was a little slow … Continue reading

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Gone for Good by Harlan Coben ~ Fiction Book Review

Harlan Coben is a best selling author. He is also a prolific writer. So why haven’t I read anything by him before??? The book was immediately good. It was well written, the pacing was spot on, the characters were believable, and … Continue reading

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Cliff Walk in York, Maine

It was a warm December day in New England – not many sentences are going to start like that. It was 50 degrees, the sun was shinning full force, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and we decided to … Continue reading

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Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult ~ Fiction Book Review

Another thought provoking read by bestselling author Jodi Picoult, this book pushes the boundaries – of tolerance, of belief, and of religious exploration. In this review, I will discuss more than what you can read on the back cover, so spoiler … Continue reading

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The River King by Alice Hoffman ~ Fiction Book Review

This was a book I stumbled on completely by chance. The title didn’t speak to me, the cover didn’t call me, and I’d never read the author before, yet is somehow practically into my hands, and I was compelled to bring … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson ~ Nonfiction Book Review

I picked up this book as a means of research because I wanted to learn more about hiking the Appalachian Trail . I’ve been mulling over the same book idea for over a year, but just couldn’t seem to put … Continue reading

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Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer ~ Nonfiction Book Review

This is a book that I’ve wanted to read for a long time. I’ve read Jon Krakauer before and knew he had an easy, enjoyable style of writing. I expected this to be a gripping story, but I had no idea … Continue reading

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Faithless by Karin Slaughter ~ Fiction Book Review

Karin Slaughter is a #1 internationally bestselling author of mystery and crime with over twenty novels under her belt – and yet, surprisingly,  I’ve never read anything she’s written until now. I jumped right in with #5 in the “Grant County” … Continue reading

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