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What are you reading?

I’m always interested in what people are reading. I think it’s an incredibly revealing look at a person – their hopes, their values, their interests, their fears. Plus, I have eclectic interests and am always up for a good recommendation across genres. I do my best not to cringe when someone says, Oh, I’m not […]

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Book Club: “The Son” by Phillip Meyer

Most of you know that I’m a part of a great book club composed of a bunch of people I’ve known for like 12-13 years, and that it’s one of the highlights of my social life. There’s always awesome food (and plenty of it!), and our discussions are wonderful. We’ve been doing book club meetings […]

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Creating a “Thin Book Day” at the library

Yesterday, I did something that I have never done before, but that I felt inspired to do, in a weird way. I love going to the Naperville library. I’ve been going there since college, since I went to college a few blocks away. It’s a great library, huge, with floor-to-ceiling windows. I go there all […]

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The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge! I’m totally doing this. Because of reasons.

As many of you know, I’m a total bookworm. If I have free time, I’m either reading, or watching “Bob’s Burgers.” Sometimes I’m reading WHILE watching “Bob’s Burgers.” Every year, I embark on a Goodreads challenge of reading 100 books for the calendar year. Every year, I manage to overshoot. When I was still in […]

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Then there was the time I met Andrea Lyon.

So, back in law school, I really enjoyed my Criminal Law class. And then I took Criminal Procedure I, and REALLY enjoyed that. Then I took Criminal Procedure II, which was basically just adjudication, and then I took Federal Criminal Law, and then in my last semester I took a Sex Crimes seminar. Man, I […]

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“One Good Earl Deserves a Lover” – Sarah MacLean does it again!

One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean My rating: 4 of 5 stars After reading “A Rogue By Any Other Name,” which stars Penelope Marbury and is absolutely amazing, I couldn’t wait for the next book in the trilogy starring Penelope’s bookish little sister, Philippa. Sarah MacLean has a way with words, and […]

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Book Review: “When Buddhists Attack: The Curious Relationship Between Zen and the Martial Arts” by Jeffrey Mann and Patrick McCarthy

When Buddhists Attack: The Curious Relationship Between Zen and the Martial Arts by Jeffrey K. Mann My rating: 4 of 5 stars “When Buddhists Attack” is an excellent examination of the complex relationship between different forms of Buddhism, focusing on the more mainstream and accessible “Zen Buddhism” and martial arts. Naturally, this is a rather […]

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Book Review: “Three Schemes and a Scandal” by Maya Rodale

Three Schemes and a Scandal by Maya Rodale My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars “Three Schemes and a Scandal” is a Writing Girls novella by Maya Rodale, a tangential break from this warm, fun series. It stars Charlotte, the sister-in-law of Writing Girl Sophie, Derek Knightley’s resident Duchess.

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Book Review: “Treasure Yourself” by Miranda Kerr (Victoria’s Secret Angel)

Treasure Yourself by Miranda Kerr My rating: 1 of 5 stars Miranda Kerr has been my favorite Victoria’s Secret model since almost the start of her career with the retailer, which was why I really wanted to like her book. However, that has proved impossible. This book is yet another in a long line of […]

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Book Review: “The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters” by B.R. Meyers

The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters by B.R. Myers My rating: 4 of 5 stars My fascination with North Korea is well known; I’ve read just about every book on the subject, which was why picking this up was a no-brainer. And the text did not disappoint. The author […]

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