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| Checked Out: October Book Review II- Atomic Habits |

I will admit- I was very reluctant to try Audible. I work hard to read at least one book each month and never thought it was “fair” to listen to chapters recited. I therefore was quick to turn up my nose. My husband, who is not and has never been a reader, urged me to… Continue reading | Checked Out: October Book Review II- Atomic Habits |

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| Checked Out: October Book Review- The Flight Girls |

I have an extreme fascination with aviation and a deep love for being in the air. There is something about looking through a window and seeing soft white puffs of water vapor at eye level- It feels so unnatural, irregular. All senses intensify as gravity is defied; For me, I find myself in the clouds.… Continue reading | Checked Out: October Book Review- The Flight Girls |

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| Checked Out: September Book Review- Educated |

While vacationing in Connecticut last month, I was very excited to see that a new book had been passed down from my sister in law, to my mother in law, had made its way to my nightstand. “Educated” by Tara Westover has been on my TBR list all year- Although I didn’t know what the… Continue reading | Checked Out: September Book Review- Educated |

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| Checked Out: August Book Review- The Goldfinch |

I started a book club at work. In truth, I have no idea what I am doing, but I have always wanted to be part of a book community that reads and shares insights with other literary lovers. Forever intimidated by the structure surrounding it all and my longtime lack of consistent reading, I shied… Continue reading | Checked Out: August Book Review- The Goldfinch |

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| Checked Out: July Book Review- The Overdue Life of Amy Byler |

Confession: I purchased nearly 15 books in July. Between my local 2nd & Charles having a clearance sale, travels to my favorite Salt Lake City bookstore, and an impulse buy at Target, I’ve got enough books to last me the next two years. I’m at the point of having to sneak them into the house… Continue reading | Checked Out: July Book Review- The Overdue Life of Amy Byler |

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| Checked Out: June Book Review- Where The Crawdads Sing |

I paid the full hardcover price for “Where The Crawdads Sing,” by Delia Owens. I didn’t shop around, I didn’t score Target’s 30% off- the- cover steal (look out for the sticker on a lot of their books!) but merrily handed over my credit card at That Bookstore in Wethersfield, Connecticut, watched the cashier add… Continue reading | Checked Out: June Book Review- Where The Crawdads Sing |

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| Checked Out: May Book Review- The Song of Achilles |

I didn’t think that I would dive into another Madeline Miller novel so soon, but “Song of Achilles” was listed as a free book with Amazon Unlimited and I did not want to pass up the opportunity for a complimentary read.  A few Instagram book bloggers also raved about the storyline so I eagerly pursued… Continue reading | Checked Out: May Book Review- The Song of Achilles |

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| Checked Out: April Book Review III- The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success |

I first heard of Deepak Chopra when Oprah Winfrey interviewed him on her Spotify podcast, “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations.” A bestselling author, public speaker, Ayurveda and alternative medicine advocate, and a prominent figure in the New Age movement, Chopra first established a career in the medical field and witnessed lives transform through the power of positive… Continue reading | Checked Out: April Book Review III- The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success |

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| Checked Out: April Book Review II- Eleanor & Park |

“Eleanor & Park,” by Rainbow Rowell, was another book that was not originally on my 2019 TBR list. In cleaning out my childhood home last week, I came across my sister’s small stack of library donations and recognized the title and whimsical illustrations. I have long seen the below quote sprinkled across my Tumbler, Pinterest,… Continue reading | Checked Out: April Book Review II- Eleanor & Park |

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| Checked Out: April Book Review- Circe |

“Circe,” by Madeline Miller, was recommended to me by my fellow bookworm sister-in-law; While I was in Florida last month, sitting poolside while slowly but surely inching toward the end of “Romanovs,” she was devouring page after page of this mythological tale. She rattled off the premise of the book and I had my doubts… Continue reading | Checked Out: April Book Review- Circe |

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| Checked Out: March Book Review II- Girl, Stop Apologizing |

I had the most miserable ride into work today. No, it was not the traffic or the weather or the fact that my car still smelled like puppy after our weekend road trip. I had to pee. I know that this is a strange way to begin a blog entry, but I speak the truth.… Continue reading | Checked Out: March Book Review II- Girl, Stop Apologizing |