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Mapping My Life

November 15, 2012

I’m someone who thrives when I have goals and a plan in place to get there. Not just for the big stuff like my family, education, and career, but for little things like hobbies too. I know that this is the only life I have, so I am constantly trying to improve it – not in an I’m-not-satisfied kind of way, but in a make-the-best-of-things way. When I found out about the book My Life Map by Kate and David Marshall I was intrigued. It said it was especially geared toward people on the brink of big decisions or life changes, and although I feel somewhat settled right now I wanted to see if it would have any benefit for…
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BlogHer Book Club: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

June 28, 2012

“Early love is exciting and exhilarating. It’s light and bubbly.Anyone can love like that. But love after three children, after a separation and a near-divorce, after you’ve hurt each other and forgiven each other, bored each other and surprised each other, after you’ve seen the worst and the best—well, that sort of a love is ineffable. It deserves its own word.”  – Liane Moriarty *** Alice thinks she’s 29 years old – she and her husband Nick are desperately in love, renovating an old house, and she is pregnant with her first baby. Her sister Elisabeth is her best friend, and life couldn’t be better. In reality, she has just had a head injury at the gym and can’t remember…
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Review: Just In Case You Ever Wonder by Max Lucado

December 10, 2011

I’m trying to build Meredith’s book collection because I want her to love reading as much as I do. So I was really happy when I saw that BookSneeze had a children’s book up for review, especially one by Max Lucado. I’m a fan of his other children’s books but this one was new. The book is told by the point of view of a parent who is telling their child the story of how God made her special and chose just the right home for her. Then it looks back on the child as a baby, happily reminiscing and then commenting on how she’s grown. But mainly it emphasizes that the parent loves the child very, very much and…
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BlogHer Book Club: Love At First Bark by Julie Klam

October 20, 2011

“I had always felt that any dog I took care of would’ve done the same for me if it could, and in fact by rescuing them they filled my heart in such a way that I was rescued right back.” –Julie Klam *** I’m a dog person through and through. We have three of them, and I’ve talked about them several times here, but I don’t know if I’ve mentioned that they are all rescue animals. My husband got his dog Eddie as a puppy in the shelter, and I got Cleo as a 2-year-old from the same place. Oliver was a stray from the street with a limp that we really shouldn’t have taken on, but then we saw…
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BlogHer Book Club: A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz

May 20, 2011

When I found out that BlogHer was starting a book club, I got involved right away, especially once I saw the title and read the summary of one of the books available for review: A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz. Books about books are right up my alley! Not only that, but one of my most treasured possessions is my volume of Jane Austen’s complete works, not only because of the inscription my beloved grandmother wrote in it, but also because Austen’s novels are just perfect. Deresiewicz’s take on them also turned out to be a great read for me. Come read my full review at BlogHer! 0 Like