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Four YA Dystopian Series

I love dystopian novels – my favorite book of all time is Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid Tale. A while back, I made a list of dystopian books that I adore, but now I have some new ones to add to the list.  I’ve mentioned all of these books once or twice before; however, I think [...]


What Henry Is Reading Now

I love to read (you can search my Book Club! category for lots of book reviews) and hope to pass my passion for the written word down to Henry.  When I was pregnant, I had many daydreams about snuggling up with my baby to read him book after book after book.  In reality, it’s almost [...]


What I’m Reading Now

My grand plans for the day – go on a run (getting back on track, slowly but surely), shop for a new rug for the hallway (fun times), and head out on a girly date with Nicole.  Counting down the hours until adult time.   In the meantime, I thought I’d ask for a book [...]


Train like a Mother {Review}

Problem with eating meals on the kitchen floor – thieves try to steal your carrots!  Gasp! I had a not-so-fun doctor’s appointment really early this morning (to do this; will blog more about it down the road), ran some errands, and came home to crash.  Henry and I napped for a good three hours.  It [...]


Reading Now

What are you reading right now?  I’m reading Leading at the Edge (one of the contributors, Jillian, is a blog reader and thought I might like it).  Plot summary from Amazon: “Stranded in the frozen Antarctic sea for nearly two years, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his team of 27 polar explorers endured extreme temperatures, hazardous [...]


Books, Books, Books

Ah, hello.  Happy Monday.  How’s it going for you?  It’s been crazy and busy in my world but really good, too.  And truthfully, that is all I can ask for on a Monday!   Today is a clinic work day, but we had a break for lunch.  It’s always nice to run home for lunch!  [...]


Dinner By The Books

Dinner was a good one.  This brand of frozen dinners is a bit pricey ($10) but still cheaper than delivery. While munching, I finished up this awesome book, which I downloaded on Kindle thanks to Gina’s rave reviews. The Midwife’s Confession was one of those books that leave you gasping, “Oh NO, she didn’t!” aloud [...]


BabyHTP: 10 Weeks

Today, BabyHTP and I officially enter double digits.  I am thrilled, to say the least!  Time seems to move impossibly slow in the first trimester and, truthfully, I felt like 10 weeks would never come.    But here I am!  Ten weeks and feeling pretty good.  Minus that whole running to the bathroom in the [...]


Hotel Déjà Vu

My, oh my.  Apparently, I left my brain in North Carolina because I have been to Connecticut before!  I came here last year for an Operation Beautiful presentation.  I struggle to remember where I travel for work because I spend more of the time in a hotel room, airplane, or rental car.  Whoops. So – [...]


Six Novels About Dystopias

Some people love murder mysteries.  Others can’t put down chick lit.  I absolutely love novels about dystopias.  Thank you kindly, Wikipedia.   I don’t know why I’m drawn to dystopia novels.  It could be the dramatic tale of crisis and suppression.  Maybe it’s the way that dystopian environments draw out the best – and worst [...]


Blogger Book Club: September

Very sad that my temporary roommate is leaving tomorrow.  It’s been nice to have Megan in Charlotte!   True to form, Megan and I have been very active together – we’ve been on lots of walks, ran 5.0 miles yesterday, and went to hot yoga tonight.    Yoga was HARD tonight!  I’m trying to get [...]


Blogger Book Club: August

This month’s blogger book club book was:  The Help by Kathryn Stockett. The Help is a story of a book-within-a-book.  Skeeter, a 24-year old living in Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960s, has big dreams of becoming a writer or editor.  She is struggling to find her identity in a world in which young white women [...]


What I’m Reading Now

Mmm.  Get in my belly, Green Monster! Have you had the Green Monster smoothie?  Basically, it’s a regular fruit smoothie with raw spinach added in.  I promise that you cannot taste the spinach – although, yes, it does make it a scary color! In the blender:   1 cup almond milk 1 frozen banana 1 [...]


Girls Like Us

I was a little nervous when the Husband poured vanilla almond milk into the scrambled eggs, but you know what?  It worked! It made the eggs more sweet than savory, but it was a very light sweetness and an interesting change.  Mmmm. On toast with watermelon and pineapple.   I stayed up SO late last [...]

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