Living With Joy

Just one person trying to live their life with Joy

Alternative Transportation

Nantucket is certainly colorful.  This is one of the pick up vehicles for one of the hotels.

October 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sparkles on the Water

October 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Year List #6: Do a Photo Day

I would love to be the kind of photography who could do a photo-a-day project, and yet somehow I’m not.  I’m more able to focus on photography when I’m not … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nantucket Approach

October 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

The View From Penthouse B

In theory this was a good book.  The adventures of a mismatched group, all down on their luck during the recession and residing together in an upscale New York apartment. … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hyannis Light

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Rusty Boat

October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Snow Island

Snow Island came into my life via the teeny tiny library in town.  A ‘take a book, leave a book’ concept, it’s a cute little miniature library on a post … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hyannis Harbor

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Year List #5: Get Organized

On my list was the very vague ‘get organized’.  One of those things that will never quite be checked off a list. When my life is descending into chaos (or … Continue reading

October 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Books I’ve Read This Year

Fiction (37)

news from heaven - Jennifer Haigh (3 1/2)

The Interestings - Meg Wolitzer (4 1/2)*

The Amateur Marriage - Anne Tyler (4)*

419 - Will Ferguson (5)*

The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion (4)*

Gentlemen of the Road - Michael Chabon (4)

The English Girl - Daniel Silva (4)

The World to Come - Dara Horn (4)*

Firefly Lane - Kristin Hannah (4)

Longbourn - Jo Baker (3 1/2)

Silver Linings Playbook - Matthew Quick (4)

The Best Laid Plans - Terry Fallis (4 1/2)*

Abide With Me - Elizabeth Strout (3 1/2)

American Wife - Curtis Sittenfeld (3)

Caught - Lisa Moore (4)*

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Shaffer & Barrows (4)*

Home - Marilynne Robinson (4)

Moon Shell Beach - Nancy Thayer (4)

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (4)

Cambridge - Susanna Kaysen (3)

The High Road - Terry Fallis (4 1/2)*

Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell (4)*

Cutting for Stone - Abraham Verghese (4 1/2)*

The Radiance of Tomorrow - Ishmael Beah (4)

The House at Riverton (4)*

The Orenda - Joseph Boyden (5)*

Beachcombers - Nancy Thayer (3 1/2)

A Special Relationship - Douglas Kennedy (2 1/2)

The Matchmaker - Elin Hilderbrand (4)*

Sweet Tooth - Ian McEwan (4)

Some Assembly Required - Lynn Kiele Bonasia (3 1/2)

That Old Cape Magic - Richard Russo (3)

The Buddha in the Attic - Julie Otsuka (4 1/2)*

Snow Island - Katherine Towler (4)

The View From Penthouse B (3)

Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell (5)*

Let The Great World Spin - Colum McCan (3 1/2)

Non-Fiction (25)

A Nation Worth Ranting About - Rick Mercer*

Help Thanks Wow - Anne Lamott

The Signal and the Noise - Nate Silver*

Don't Get Too Comfortable - David Rakoff

Wild - Cheryl Strayed

Lucky Man - Michael J. Fox

Stuff Christians Like - Jon Acuff

Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand*

Right Side Up - Paul Wells

Thinking Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman*

Paris in Love - Eloisa James*

Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell

Jane Austen - Carol Shields*

Giving It Up - Maggie Dawn*

Faith Unraveled - Rachel Held Evans

The No Asshole Rule - Robert Sutton*

Confessions of a Community College Administrator - Matthew Reed

The Emperor of All Maladies - Siddhartha Mukherjee*

Strategic Market Research - Anne Beall

Why Good People Can't Get Jobs - Peter Cappelli

The Happiness Project - Gretchen Rubin

In the Body of the World - Eve Ensler

Hebrews for Everyone - Tom Wright

Canadian Ways - Harris & Harris*

Paying for the Party - Elizabeth Armstrong & Laura Hamilton*

* highly recommended

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