Author Archives: Anne Loughrey

About Anne Loughrey

I am an avid member of several book clubs and a prolific keeper of my books. I love to discuss books and hear what others think of books I have read.

Spring break 2019- Playa del Carmen and lots of mishaps

We spent a week at the Vidanta resort near the Riviera Maya and had perfect weather and a great Spring Break Trip but I had quite a few mishaps with my reading material. In my attempt to be literarily prepared … Continue reading

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#LookUp a new book by my friend Judy

I have been friends with Judy Stoffel for over 30 years. We first met in the staff room at the EY offices in downtown Minneapolis. Things have changed! Back then it was called Ernst & Whinney, technology was just coming … Continue reading

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My Dad’s new home – and my mother is amazing.

My family is close, we always have been.  When we were kids we rallied around team sports, church and visiting our extended family “up north”.  As we got older and my sister and brother moved to Las Vegas we stayed … Continue reading

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“Educated” by Tara Westover

I really enjoyed Tara’s well written and simply put memoir about growing up in a survivalist family in Idaho.  This book made the NY Times Best 10 books of 2018 and also made Obama’s annual reading recommendation list. The primary … Continue reading

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Five Favorite Things – 2018

It’s a little early for these favorite things lists, but this has been a doozie of a year and I can’t imagine anything in December that could bump out what I have already experienced these last 11 months, so here … Continue reading

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My Pre-Breast Cancer – from DCIS to Mastectomy and Reconstruction

I write to process my thoughts so I won’t have “closure” on my breast cancer journey until I publish this blog.  I have been waiting for the right time to share my perspective on everything that has happened since I … Continue reading

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Missing my friend, Shelly Boone

My dear friend and de-facto Book Club President, Shelly Boone tragically died last week from Breast Cancer.  It has been hard to accept this loss. Words have escaped me. Last night, we met as a book club for our regularly … Continue reading

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