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.

Two books about North Korea

North Korea has been in the news a lot lately.  Recently President Trump called North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong-un “the rocket man”.  This worried me. Doesn’t he know better than to bully a country?  Especially one that has nuclear weapons … Continue reading

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New Job, New Cabin, New Gym

A lot has changed in the last few months, more than is comprehended in a Facebook update, and frankly more than most people probably care about.  So for those of you who invested a few more clicks into my life, … Continue reading

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The Bahamas – We missed the hurricanes

Every fall Sean and I book our “vacation” aka travel without the kids (for future reference a “trip” includes the offspring.) In the past we have been horrible parents and missed Homecoming events, confirmations, you name it we have missed … Continue reading

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“Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah

This weekend after a long spell of mediocre books, I finished “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah and I was moved to recommend this book to the readers of my blog.   The book is a series of short stories … Continue reading

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“Hillbilly Elegy” by JD Vance – Does it really explain how Trump won the election?

I pride myself on reading books that are relevant and significant.  That’s not to say I don’t like an occasional beach book but my ears perk up when I hear somebody really debating about a book.  Discussion books are my … Continue reading

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Spring Break in St. Maarten – April 2017

It seems like the winter has been dragging on forever and ever so I was delighted when April 8 finally rolled around and we boarded our aircraft headed to St. Maarten for Spring break.  Our travel group has been shrinking … Continue reading

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The Library – 5 reasons I re-joined

I read a lot and over the years have spent a small fortune buying books.  I always resisted the library because it seemed inconvenient. I will chalk this resistance up to pure laziness or perhaps just pure busy-ness.  I also … Continue reading

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