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Tale for the time being

Books | Summer Reading 2014

Reading in the evenings has become my way to unwind after long days and hard workouts. It’s also my preferred source of entertainment during my commute now that I only have to schlep my Kindle around rather than heavy books — this is super relevant for the heavy (literally and figuratively) books I have read this summer! …

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Books | Reading in Spring 2014

I’ve been reading like crazy lately and I love it!  I had fun sharing my winter 2014  roundup of books, so how about we talk about spring?  (Especially since I just started A Tale for the Time Being and Das Schloss — both 450+ pages —  which will certainly last me well into summer.) Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi …

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Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

Books | Winter Reading 2014

As I travel back to Bremen from Malta today, how about we talk books until I’ve had a chance to pour over my photos and settle in? For Christmas this last year, I wished for a Kindle and I must admit that it has become my favorite thing ever. Although there is something really satisfying …

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Books of 2013 and 2014

It’s about that time to start reflecting on the year that has passed — and my very favorite way to do that is by reviewing the books I’ve read… Read in 2013 2013 has been a year full of really wonderful books.  Although I only read eight, I fell in love with nearly every single …

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Zen Under Fire

Zen Under Fire | A Review

Hi all, I had planned to share with you about my trip to Finland this week, but the universe has conspired against me. My smart phone was stolen on Thursday, and unrelatedly, since yesterday my work computer and Macbook have been under quarantine. But as soon as I’m able to get back onto my Mac …

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The Emperor of All Maladies | A Review

Like a lot of people, I’ve watched too many friends, family members, and acquaintances deal with cancer. Breast cancer, cervical cancer, lung cancer, Hodgkin’s, leukemia.  Most have won their battles for now, suffering bravely through treatment — chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, or all of the above — and have become survivors.  But sadly, others have not. Despite …

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Gone Girl

I know I’m way behind the times and that everyone has read Gone Girl already — but it’s not my usual type of book, so it took me awhile to jump on the bandwagon.  But since I’ve been reading some rather heavy books lately (literally and figuratively), I was searching for something entertaining that I …

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