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.

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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“The Arsenal of Democracy” by A.J. Baime

I have practically sworn off all books about WW2, because I have read SO MANY in the last few years.  That said, my friend Cathy is one of my most well read friends and always seems to recommend the perfect … Continue reading

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Tampa with the family = only 2 books

We went to Tampa for Spring Break to visit our family.  It sounds so weird to say that but it’s true we have a lot of family there.   Sean’s Auntie Jan has lived in Florida for years, my mother … Continue reading

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“Hunger: A memoir of (My) Body” by Roxanne Gay

I have had a lifelong struggle with body image and my relationship with food.  My story is extreme: I left my sophomore year of high school weighing in at a healthy 135 pounds and came back as a junior at … Continue reading

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Transitions – settling into the discomfort

I’ve been uncomfortable lately and I couldn’t put my finger on the reason why.  As an analytical person not understanding this discomfort was troubling.  I like to identify problems and solve them.  Check them off my list. So I spent … Continue reading

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My Top 10 “favorite things” list for 2017

This was a year full of change.  Reflecting on it all, here are my top 10 favorite things for this year.  I cut way back on my Amazon spending.  How did I accomplish this?  Simple – I changed my password. … Continue reading

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