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.

“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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“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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