Category Archives: books

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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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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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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My summer reading list…

I usually read more when I spend time on airplanes.  This summer I was lucky enough to travel to Europe and so I have read 5 books so far this summer.  All of these books were very entertaining and of … Continue reading

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The value of a “bad” book to a book club

I haven’t written much lately because it is my habit only to blog about books that I would highly recommend and as my title indicates I haven’t loved anything I have read recently.  But that got me to thinking that … Continue reading

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“Girl in Translation” by Jean Kwok

I have a new “go to” recommendation for infrequent readers needing a book for vacation.  It’s perfect:  303 pages of pure delight about a young girl who comes to America with her mother and their struggle to find their place … Continue reading

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