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.

“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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College Rape – “Missoula” by Jon Krakauer

I became a bit obsessed with the topic of college rape following the gang rape allegations against several football players at the U of Minnesota.  So when my friend Amy told me she just finished the book “Missoula:  Rape and … Continue reading

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Top 5 Loughrey Fam NYC moments

My family loves to travel and so for Christmas we decided that our big gift would be 5 days and 4 nights in NYC.  My retail job requires complete dedication until Christmas so we joined the 1 million other people … Continue reading

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“The House We Grew Up In” by Lisa Jewell

I am probably the opposite of a hoarder.  When my kids were little they brought home their artwork and I would say “This is beautiful BUT is it in the top 10%?”  If they said yes they knew  I would … Continue reading

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St. Croix vacation – driving, diving and 4 books

For the last several years my husband and I have taken a vacation before the busy holiday season starts in my retail job.  The timing is such that we hit the end of the hurricane season which means it is … Continue reading

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