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Playing The Long Game Part 3

AKA You’re Probably Not Reading This and That’s Okay “How many people read your blog?” my friend asked. “I don’t know,” I replied, before adding silently, “Very few.” Look, I know blogging feels like a futile waste of time. I … Continue reading

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Recommended Reads

September was another eclectic reading month with books that ran from politics to true crime. (And no, the politics and true crime are not related.) The Guilt Trip by Sandi Jones:  Sandi, Sandi, Sandi.  I had such high expectations. After … Continue reading

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Recommended Reads – The Philosophy Edition

AKA: What I Learned From a 3000-Year-Old Emperor I spent most of August indulging my nerdier roots by reading philosophy and social psychology. The books were fascinating reading, but realizing most of you aren’t into these topics as much as … Continue reading

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Barb’s Recommended Read: The Island Queen

Doing something a bit different this month because I got sucked down a rabbit hole of non-fiction reading. I’m posting my review of Island Queen today. Another post, compiling the various followed by a special philosophy next week. And now, … Continue reading

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Playing the Long Game 2 – Big Dog Summer

If you want to run with the big dogs, you’ve got to learn to pee in the tall grass. Continue reading

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Recommended Reads – August Bookshelf

Settle in for a long blog this month. Thanks to audio books and a seven-hour drive, I “read” a few more books in July. This month’s titles include an amazing non-fiction novel, a couple well-written but depressing fiction books, and … Continue reading

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Killing Millie Helper

It started as a college joke.  My dormmate decided that if we were television characters, she would be Laura Petrie from the Dick Van Dyke Show, and I would be her gabby, busybody neighbor, Millie Helper. My roommate would be Sally, the … Continue reading

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Recommended Reads for June

This month I managed to read three great books and half of one so-so one.  Let’s start with the good, shall we? The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin: This book kept selling out at the Barnes & Noble where … Continue reading

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Bits and Barbs

A weasel moved into our rock wall. For most people, this would not be good news, as they are invasive little predators.  But seeing as how we already have coyote, bobcats, foxes, hawks, and fisher cats hanging around our neighborhood, the … Continue reading

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Recommend Reads for May

Despite being distracted by a crochet project, I still managed to read a few books during April.  Three of them I highly recommend.  One I suggest you pass up. WIDOWS OF CHAMPAGNE by Renee Ryan: Full disclosure here, Renee is one of … Continue reading

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