Living With Joy

Just one person trying to live their life with Joy

First Glimpse

I hadn’t been to NYC for almost 10 years.  Almost as beautiful as the London train stations!

May 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Goldfinch

Once upon a time The Goldfinch was winning awards left and right.  Some time in there Amazon had it on sale for Kindle, so I bought it, only to be … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beach Hearts

Spring Sundays seem like the day for beach engagement photo sessions…

May 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Silver Springs Boardwalk

May 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Station Eleven

I first this book up in a bookstore because it was named the book for the whole town one town over to read.  When I read the back I thought … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rock Teeth

Can anyone explain these rocks?

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Boardwalk

May 16, 2015 · Leave a comment


I loved Gilead, Marilynne Robinson’s most famous novel, though I was less excited about Home.  Lila is the third book in this trilogy (or so it was thought at the … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

A New Beach


May 12, 2015 · Leave a comment


Jennings Beach

May 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Books I’ve Read This Year

Fiction (19)

Landline - Rainbow Rowell (3 1/2)

The Lowland - Jhumpa Lahiri (3 1/2)

Three Day Road - Joseph Boyden (4)*

And the Dark and Sacred Night - Julia Glass (4)*

The Signature of All Things - Elizabeth Gilbert (4)

The Beautiful Mystery - Louise Penny ( 3 1/2)

Saving Grace - Jane Green ( 3 1/2)

Orphan Train - Christina Baker Kline (4)*

The Boston Girl - Anita Diamant (3 1/2)

The Rosie Effect - Graeme Simsion (3 1/2)

Lila - Marilynne Robinson (4)*

All The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr (4)

Swindle - Gordon Korman (4)

The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins (4)

The Story Hour - Thrity Umrigar (4)

Heat Wave - Nancy Thayer (4)

Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel (4 1/2)*

The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt (4)

A Spool of Blue Thread - Anne Tyler (3 1/2)

Non-Fiction (10)

Long Mile Home - Helman & Russell

This Is The Story Of A Happy Marriage - Ann Patchett*

Stitches - Anne Lamott

Lean In - Sheryl Sandberg*

Yes Please - Amy Poehler*

Beyond Paycheck to Paycheck - Michael Rubin*

Searching for Sunday - Rachel Held Evans

Simplicity - Richard Rohr*

My Big Bottom Blessing - Teasi Cannon

Every Day I Fight - Stuart Scott

* highly recommended


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