Monthly Archives: January 2016

My Childhood by Maxim Gorky ~ Nonfiction Book Review

Maxim Gorky, hailed as the father of Russian literature, shares his firsthand account of Russian life in the late nineteenth century in this book, the first of three memoirs he would produce. This beautiful, if tragic account, paints a window for the reader to … Continue reading

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Meme Monday ~ Laughs for Readers and Writers

I’ve decided to do something a little different on Mondays, and that’s share some of my favorite memes geared towards readers and writers that I’ve encountered during the prior week. Best Reader Meme of the Week: Funniest Grammar Nazi Meme of the … Continue reading

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Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult ~ Fiction Book Review

There’s no question that Jodi Picoult is a good writer. Some of her books that I’ve read have left me completely floored. This wasn’t one of them. Don’t get me wrong – this was a good book. I just didn’t … Continue reading

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Wild By Cheryl Strayed ~ Nonfiction Book Review

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The Wild Inside by Christine Carbo ~ Fiction Book Review

I really enjoyed this novel by first time author Christine Carbo. From the first page the book felt comfortable, like the welcoming pages of a favorite author’s work. Carbo provides the reader with a wonderfully detailed setting in Montana’s Glacier National … Continue reading

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Gator on the Dinner Plate

In keeping with my foray into culinary adventures, I cooked gator for dinner the other night. I had eaten gator before, I had just never cooked it. With a recent victory under my belt (I wouldn’t call the frog legs I … Continue reading

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Life Happens ~ Speed Bumps, Traffic and Detours

2016 is off to an interesting start. Challenging, but not bad. It’s the wisdom to see the difference – how difficulty can be a positive thing – that has inspired this blog post, as well as how I view my … Continue reading

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My Top 5 Books of 2015

Despite a 3 month hiatus while moving and fixing up our new house, I read 48 books in 2015. That’s a visit to 48 different worlds, a brief stint spent living 48 different lives, and countless new (if imaginary) friends. This past … Continue reading

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Goals for the New Year

I realize that everyone and their extended family going back two generations into the grave will probably be posting their New Years Resolutions, and I’m usually not one to jump on the bandwagon, so I’m not going to. You can … Continue reading

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