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Mapping My Life

November 15, 2012

Im someone who thrives when I have goals and a plan in place to get there. Not just for the big stuff like my family, education, and career, but for little things like hobbies too. I know that this is the only life I have, so I am constantly trying to improve it not in an Im-not-satisfied kind of way, but in a make-the-best-of-things way. When I found out about the book My Life Map by Kate and David Marshall I was intrigued. It said it was especially geared toward people on the brink of big decisions or life changes, and although I feel somewhat settled right now I wanted to see if it would have any benefit for
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BlogHer Book Club: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

June 28, 2012

“Early love is exciting and exhilarating. It’s light and bubbly.Anyone can love like that. But love after three children, after a separation and a near-divorce, after you’ve hurt each other and forgiven each other, bored each other and surprised each other, after you’ve seen the worst and the best—well, that sort of a love is ineffable. It deserves its own word.”  - Liane Moriarty *** Alice thinks shes 29 years old she and her husband Nick are desperately in love, renovating an old house, and she is pregnant with her first baby. Her sister Elisabeth is her best friend, and life couldnt be better. In reality, she has just had a head injury at the gym and cant remember
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What I Read: May

June 14, 2012

Hey look, mostly adult books last month! In Zanesville by Jo Ann Beard Its about: A coming-of-age story told from the point of view of a nameless 14-year-old girl who considers herself a sidekick, flying under the radar. Shes got a well-meaning but drunk father, a burnt out mother, an annoying older sister, and a sweet younger brother. More importantly, she has a best friend named Felicia. Although there isnt really a PLOT, tension does come when the relationship with Felicia is tested because of normal adolescent things boys, popular girls taking an interest in one but not the other, and family stuff. I thought: It was completely up my alley and I had a really good feeling the whole time I
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What I Read: April

May 17, 2012

You guys, I was in a total reading slump in April. One nonfiction book on marriage and three childrens books, two of them audio. Sorry. I promise I picked it up in May (so far)! The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage by Dr. Laura Schlessinger Its about: The title kind of says it all, doesnt it? But I just want to add, in case you dont know who Dr. Laura is, that she is a trained family counselor with many years of experience who now has a radio show. Her fans are rabidly devoted and my husband is among them. I read this on his recommendation. I thought: I find that I agree very much with almost everything she says,
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What I Read: February

March 13, 2012

It appears that over half of the books I read most months are juvenile fantasy that I listen to on audio. Thats because I have an hour-long drive to and from work, so I go through them fast. But if youre looking for literary fiction or classics, dont worry! Im working through all the books I own but havent read as well. Heres what I read in February. Click the titles below for full reviews on Goodreads. Fablehaven book 5 by Brandon Mull Its about: This was the last book in the series, so once again Im not really going to get into it. I thought: The strength of this series continued through to the end, and I loved every minute
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