Where I’ve Been

Oh, heyyyyyy. Long time, no see. (Stop me if you’ve heard that before!) But I have a good excuse. I’ve been working! Way back in the fall, when there was still light to be had and leaves on the trees, I started working as a VA for my friend NJ, who kept referring me to …

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{Review}: Home Cooked by Anya Fernald

Quick Review: A thoughtful, approachable, visually appealing cookbook that makes even The Most exotic recipe seem  within reach. (This post contains affiliate links. That means when you click on a link, I get a small commission.) Isn’t this book pretty? I’m definitely guilty of judging a book by it’s cover. The photographs and layout inside …

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{Review}: The Girls

The Girls, out from Random House on June 14th, left me with the nagging feeling of familiarity. I’m only 36, so it’s not because I lived the heyday of the 60s and 70s. Set in Northern California, at the end of the 1960’s, Evie’s story hits all the hallmarks of teenage angst– friend drama, divorcing …

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{Review}: Writing My Wrongs

We love redemption stories. We love the triumph of the will. We watch the fall from grace salaciously, with judgement but we cheer when grace is restored. Why? Because all of us have redemption stories. Some of them are big, like rags to riches or a life of crime to a life of honesty, but …

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{Review}: The Vegetarian

The Vegetarian is full of powerful and graphic imagery but nothing gory, nothing overly disturbing as alluded to in the many rave reviews of this book. I wondered if something was lost in translation.The words that come to mind when I think of this book, post-read, are minimalist and sparse. Yet the imagery is vivid, …

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#RefugeesWelcome

openclipart.com Where do I even begin with this? I’m only a little ashamed that I was  finally spurred into action when I saw that haunting photo of Alan Kurdi. I can’t look at it or think about it without welling up. What really hit home about that photograph is that the little boy, who looks …

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