Living With Joy

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The Dissappeared

A favorite independent bookstore of mine had this book on their staff recommendations shelf with the notation that this was that staff members all-time favorite book.  Wow! With that high … Continue reading

April 26, 2016 · Leave a comment


Oh how I love library book sales.  A morning of entertainment digging through books and 8 books for $12.  Thanks Wilton!

April 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Me Before You

This book has a lot of hype, so I decided to give it a go (I had it on my Kindle for more than a year without reading it). It’s … Continue reading

April 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Frick Collection

April 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Oasis in NYC

April 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Rice as Art

April 3, 2016 · Leave a comment


March 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Last Runaway

I was desperate for an audio book and there was nothing at the library that caught my eye.  I had read The Girl With the Pearl Earring years ago, but … Continue reading

March 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

View to the World Outside

March 27, 2016 · Leave a comment


How amazing is it when you can walk down the hall from your office and see this?

March 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Books I’ve Read This Year

Fiction (19)

The Nature of the Beast - Louise Penny (4)

Funny Girl - Nick Hornby (4)

The Bone Clocks - David Mitchell (3)

Millones Cajones - Rob Bell (4)

Euphoria - Lily King (4 1/2)*

Mosquitoland - David Arnold (3 1/2)*

And When She Was Good - Laura Lippman (3 1/2)

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend - Katarina Bivald (4)*

Heart of the Matter - Emily Giffin (3)

The Martian - Andy Weir (4 1/2)*

To Have and to Hold - Jane Green (4)

Three Junes - Julia Glass (4)

My Name is Lucy Barton - Elizabeth Strout (3)

The Beach House - Jane Green (3 1/2)

The Silkworm - Robert Galbraith (4)

The Last Runaway - Tracy Chevalier (4)*

Me Before You - Jojo Moyes (4 1/2)*

The Disappeared - Kim Echlin (4 1/2)*

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats - Jan-Philipp Sendker (4 1/2)*

Non-Fiction (12)

#GIRLBOSS - Sophia Amoruso*

the life-changing magic of tidying up - marie kondo

Redesigning America's Community Colleges - Bailey & Jaggers*

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - Frederick Douglass*

So You've Been Publicly Shamed - Jon Ronson*

Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson*

Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates

How to Be Here - Rob Bell*

Concussion - Jeanne Marie Laskas

Academic Advising Approaches - Drake, Jordan & Miller*

1776 - David McCullough

How to Lie with Statistics - Darrell Huff

* highly recommended


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