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Living Rich By Spending Smart by Gregory Karp

December 1, 2010

I received this book for free electronically from Amazon. I was intrigued by the title. Much of my reading time lately has been spent reading blogs instead of books. I have found many blogs regarding the topic of frugal living and have been enjoying them immensely. Not only are they practical (how can you not […]

Cleaving by Julie Powell

July 26, 2010

An interesting tale of a woman’s journey to find herself. I wish she had written about her time in Japan. I was looking forward to the contrast with her travels in the Ukraine and Tanzania. I think it took Julie Powell great courage to write a book that exposed so much of herself. Julie’s moral […]

Silks by Felix Francis

June 22, 2010

A lovely jaunt from what looks to be the grandson of Dick Francis. I enjoyed it quite a bit. An engaging story with just enough Francis fear to be a page turner. Finished in two nights. This is a quick one.

A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle

January 26, 2010

The description of each month in Provence is a delightful journey through the seasons. The food is described in such exquisite detail that your stomach will growl. The words to describe the landscape make the pictures in your mind come alive with the vivid descriptions of the characters that inhabit them. One of my favorites. […]

Going Gray: what I learned about Beauty, Sex, Work, Motherhood, Authenticity, and everything else that really matters by Anne Kreamer

January 17, 2010

A wonderful book I got for free from amazon in the kindle form. This should be massively popular. A joy to read. Very interesting statistics. Jamie Lee Curtis is the sexiest woman with her gorgeous steel colored locks. I hope I age so gracefully.

Find A Stranger Say Goodbye by Lois Lowry

January 2, 2010

My favorite book of all time. Read it for the hundredth time today. The story is about an adopted girl and the path she takes to find her birth parents. For me, the book is about having the courage to be yourself, to go out into the world and find your life. It is a […]

To The Hilt by Dick Francis

January 1, 2010

One of my absolute favorite books. Very high on the list of must reads. In the true Dick Francis’ style, this book is centered around the racing world and includes fantastically developed characters. Mr. Francis has a marvelous talent of painting pictures with his words. This is available electronically.

The Vintage Caper by Peter Mayle

December 19, 2009

A very cozy and fast read. Two nights under the covers. Not drenched in sex or a lot of drama this book is a lovely and light description of Los Angeles, Paris, and Marseille. Peter Mayle is one of my favorite travel authors.

Miserly Moms by Jonni McCoy

November 30, 2009

This is one of my favorite books. It is held in such high esteem at my house that it stays in my kitchen and not on the livingroom bookshelves where 98% of my books reside. My very best Sunday pancake recipe is lovingly borrowed from this book. So much of our lives center around “conveniences” […]

Remember Me! By Sophie Kinsella

November 27, 2009

This was fast and fun book. It was a great one night stand for me. Witty, funny and with a strangely plausible story behind it. This is great for a weekend on the beach next summer. Grab it at your local used bookstore and tuck it in your beach bag.