Monthly Archives: July 2011

Lutsen, MN: Been there, read that….

I just got back from a week long family trip that took us up the north shore of Lake Superior to Lutsen, MN.  We rented a beautiful home that overlooked Lake Superior and one of the best parts of the … Continue reading

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My acquired tastes: Dark coffee, red wine and John Irving

I never meant for it to be this way, it definitely wasn’t part of my plan.  But yes, I admit I do have a few vices. Every morning I have a large cup of dark coffee and almost every evening I … Continue reading

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I aspire to be a rockin’ reader….

It’s July 14 and finally it feels like it’s summer in Minnesota.  The only thing I want to do is sit out on my front porch and read, read, read. We spent the fourth of July weekend at a friend’s … Continue reading

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I needed a page turner….book geeks to the rescue!

I was reading a really good book last week but it was just too detailed for summer.  So I did what every resourceful book extrovert does, I went to my “go to” book geeks at work and called an emergency … Continue reading

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My July Book pick: “The Paris Wife”

A hot and steamy month deserves a hot and steamy book. If you only read one book in July, read “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain. This is the story of the handsome, hard living Ernest Hemingway and his first … Continue reading

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