Posts in the Category: Books

On Narrowing

By Posted in - Books & Family & Writing on April 24th, 2015 57 Comments

Happy Friday, my friends. It’s almost noon, and I’m typing away, surrounded by scribbles and scraps of paper, drinking Irish Breakfast tea, blasting Alabama Shakes.

After about six weeks away from working on Present Over …

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20 Books

By Posted in - Books on February 21st, 2015 59 Comments

One thing you must know about me: I’m a reader. Like a voracious, crazy, whenever-I-have-two-minutes, books-are-my-oxygen reader. I met a new friend recently, a writer friend, and in the middle of a party, we …

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3 More Books & 3 Cookbooks

By Posted in - Books on April 2nd, 2012 13 Comments

In the spirit of my last post, more books:

I’m not a re-reader, generally, and I also don’t like to re-watch movies. Notable exceptions: Sex & the City (the amazing first one, not the horrible second …

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3 Books & an Album

By Posted in - Books on March 29th, 2012 16 Comments

You know how I feel about reading—it’s my solace, my medicine, my passageway to a million different worlds. It’s my favorite thing, the thing I do when I’m at my wit’s end, the thing I …

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On Meeting Anne Lamott

By Posted in - Books on March 27th, 2012 22 Comments

Let’s be clear—do not picture in your mind that Anne Lamott and I had a leisurely lunch, author-to-author, exchanging confidences, becoming best friends.

Picture instead a middle school gym, and picture me standing in line, kneeling …

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Summer Reading List

By Posted in - Books on July 19th, 2011 40 Comments

First, an apology for posting so infrequently as of late. I’d been doing better for a while, trying to post twice a week and shake my status as a loser blogger. But then summer came, …

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Favorite Fiction 2010

By Posted in - Books on December 17th, 2010 18 Comments

Merry (almost) Christmas!  I’m surrounded by not-yet-wrapped gifts, not-yet-addressed Christmas cards, and not-yet-baked cookie ingredients, as well as a whole lot of not-yet-folded laundry.  One of those days when you can happily putter around your …

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Recent Booklist

By Posted in - Books on April 6th, 2010 0 Comments

Happy Easter, a few days late.  We celebrated with Aaron’s family on Saturday–an Easter egg hunt for Henry, a fantastic meal, church together.  And then on Sunday, we went up to the cottage for …

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Vacation Part Two

By Posted in - Books & Travel on January 16th, 2010 0 Comments

Oh, it seems like our vacation was six months ago!  Real life since our return has been intense, and that lingering vacation spirit of rest and steel drums and rum punch receded pretty quickly this …

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St. Barts

By Posted in - Books & Travel on December 4th, 2009 0 Comments

alternate title: “How it came to be that I strolled the glamour capital of the Caribbean in my husband’s skull-and-crossbones boxers”  

(we’ll get to that part in a minute)

Our dear friends the …

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Books, Books, Books

By Posted in - Books on October 16th, 2009 0 Comments

I’ve received a few emails and comments about books recently, and realized that yes, it has been a long time since I’ve posted a book list.  So here’s my booklist from the last two months–I’d …

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By Posted in - Books & Family & Travel on July 2nd, 2009 1 Comments

We came back from Maple Lake on Sunday, with a perfect stop in Madison to break up the long day in the car.  We missed our favorite Madison resident Jen, but we did enjoy …

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