book reviews

Happy Monday, friendlies. Good weekend? Ours was good; laid back and borderline lazy. Hubs was in the southeast corner of Missouri with friends, doing country bumpkin type things, so the girls and I brunched and declared big bowls of popcorn as acceptable dinners and spent hours lounging in the backyard. I stayed up way too […]

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If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you know what I just finished reading. This puppy: Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead Sheryl Sandberg “Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and is ranked on Fortune’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and as one of Time’s […]

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I am thrilled to announce a new feature here on – the Virtual Book Club. Wohoo! Last summer I had the pleasure of getting to know one of my neighbors; the lovely Alison Cady. We had never really sat down and talked before. There was a block party, adult beverages were involved, we realized […]


2012! Phew. It was a fun year in books. There are 52 books listed on my 2012 reading list. 44 of those I read cover to cover, 8 of them I just skimmed. 51 of those were fully published books, only 1 was a self-published ebook. I read the most in January – 9 books […]

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I’ve been soaking in the non-fiction lately. This week, a break. I’m jumping into London Is The Best City In America by Laura Dave. Girly reads! I’m excited. If you’re looking for a relaxing read for the week/month/season, join me. Dave has three titles to choose from. I was going through a few of my […]

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Summer mini book reviews

September 18, 2012

A few months ago, in honor of my 31st birthday, I wrote thirty-one short and sweet book reviews. It was so much fun to gather up the titles and authors and to think back about how I felt after reading each one. I also realized how much I enjoy writing – and reading – short […]

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I recently celebrated birthday number thirty-one. How to honor that in a book-geekery appropriate way? Thirty-one reviews for thirty-one years, of course. Because…why not? Here we go, in no particular order. Enjoy! — Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way, by Richard Branson Beyond fascinating. Damn […]


This one: Life As We Knew It, by Susan Beth Pfeffer and this one: Ford County: Stories, by John Grisham I read so much non-fiction that when I’m away from home on vacay, I crave nothing but fluffy, daydream-inducing novels. The couple that I stashed away in my suitcase for our recent trip to Mexico […]

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