Books

Here I Go Again: BlogHer Book Club

January 31, 2013By 0 Comments

First and foremost – sorry for the radio silence around these parts! I’ve been hit with some crazy health issues that have sapped all of my energy. I have a couple of finished projects to write about, though, so look for those posts soon! Today I get to talk about the latest BlogHer Book Club […]

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Books Read 2012

December 30, 2012By 1 Comment

I made a goal in 2012 to read 50 books. Not only did I meet that goal, I surpassed it – I read 52 books! I read so many good books, but the ones I’d recommend the most would have to be (in no particular order, link to Goodreads page): Code Name Verity by Elizabeth […]

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My Life Map: BlogHer Book Club

November 15, 2012By 2 Comments

The latest entry in the BlogHer Book Club is My Life Map by Kate and David Marshall, an interactive workbook, or as the subtitle says: “A Journal to Help You Shape Your Future.” The book is filled with exercises and questions to map out your past, present and future in the areas of Family, Friends, […]

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Matched: BlogHer Book Club

October 4, 2012By 0 Comments

The latest entry in the BlogHer Book Club is Matched by Ally Condie. I actually read Matched over a year ago, but I really couldn’t remember much about it so I was happy to read it again. Matched is another dystopian YA novel in the realm of The Hunger Games and The Giver, taking place in […]

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Daring Greatly – BlogHer Book Club

September 20, 2012By 0 Comments

The latest BlogHer Book Club book is Brene Brown’s Daring Greatly. The subtitle says it best: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. Yup. Vulnerability. In addition to discussing vulnerability, Brown also speaks a lot about shame. Shame and vulnerability in one book. Despite the recommendations and […]

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The Chaperone: BlogHer Book Club

August 1, 2012By 0 Comments

Imagine volunteering to leave your quiet life as a housewife in Wichita to chaperone a young, talented youth to New York City for the summer. Here’s the kicker: you don’t know it at the time, but your young charge is The Next Big Thing, but has the attitude to match. That’s the fate awaiting Cora […]

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The Age of Miracles: A Conversation about a Book

July 3, 2012By 3 Comments

A one-sided conversation about The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker, which took place in the car on the way home from the grocery store the afternoon I finished reading it. Me: Remember that book I was telling you about, the one about the earth slowing down? Him: Slowing down? Me: I mean, slowing […]

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What Alice Forgot: BlogHer Book Club

June 28, 2012By 0 Comments

Sometimes time goes so fast, it doesn’t feel like much has changed from one year to the next. I remember a conversation or an event, and am shocked to think it happened 10 years ago. Now imagine bumping your head one day and losing all of your memories from the past 10 years. That’s exactly […]

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BlogHer Book Club: My Artist Way Toolkit

June 14, 2012By 0 Comments

The latest BlogHer Book Club offering is a little different. Instead of a book, it’s a tool developed from a book series. I had read Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way a few years ago, so when I saw that there was an online toolkit companion, I was definitely curious to check it out. The toolkit has […]

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