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Book recommendation for “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbran

“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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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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10 Random thoughts about my 2 week trip to Europe with my family

My hubby and I went to Europe before we got married and since we love to travel always talked about going back with our kids.  We wanted to make sure the kids would be old enough to remember such an … Continue reading

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