Category Archives: Bucket List

Readin’ – The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

I recently read The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.  I chose to read this because of an article that I read about a parent who was attempting to ban this book from her child’s school library on the basis of … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Weekend

A low key weekend.  That’s what was planned.  Only one thing on the calendar.  A get together with friends from high school on Saturday night.  Friends we have known for about 40 years.  Are we really that old? What it … Continue reading

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Readin’ – Faithful Place by Tana French

I recently read and completed a book review of Faithful Place by Tana French for the BlogHer Publishing Network. If you like detective murder mysteries, then you will enjoy this book set in Dublin, Ireland.  Read my review here. Happy … Continue reading

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Summer Movies 2011

I love going to the movies.  Unfortunately, as with many things that I love to do, seeing movies took a back seat to raising five kids plus a few boarders along the way, managing a household, and working outside the home.  … Continue reading

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My Summer Reading List, Part Two

In between getting the three younger girls ready to go away to three different universities, I have managed to get caught up on reading the pile of books that has been growing on my nightstand. In my post, My Summer … Continue reading

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My Summer Reading List

I do a lot of reading, but I don’t read nearly as much as I would like to – recreational reading, that is.  I spend a lot of time doing non-recreational reading.  Reading cookbooks, for instance.  Or researching and reading up on things that … Continue reading

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Bucket List – Zip Lining Through The Costa Rica Rain Forest

One of the items on my Bucket List was zip lining through the Costa Rica rain forest. This was a significant item at least partially because I am terrified of heights, and, well, we don’t live anywhere near a rain forest. Just thinking … Continue reading

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Book Report – The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson

I just got finished reading Stieg Larsson’s crime detective fiction novels – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.  In fact, I stayed up all night reading … Continue reading

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Baker’s Dozen – Charles Dickens

There are 7 novels written by Charles Dickens on the high school AP reading list.  This is more than any other author on the list.  Arguably, Charles Dickens is one of the most notable novelists of all time. The 7 … Continue reading

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Book Report – The Road by Cormac McCarthy

One of the things on my Bucket List is to read all of the books, that I haven’t already read, on the high school AP reading list.  When I was in high school and college, I don’t remember any of … Continue reading

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