| Checked Out: November Book Review- The Tattooist Of Auschwitz |

“The Tattooist of Auschwitz” has been receiving praise since its release in 2018, has topped the charts of both the New York Times and International Bestseller lists. It was no surprise, then, that my team chose this book for our October book club read. My month was cluttered with work trips: Each weekend, a new […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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| Checked Out: March Book Review- The Romanovs, The Final Chapter |

My favorite childhood movie, without a doubt, was the animated tale of Anastasia, released in 1997 by 20th Century Fox. My sister and I watched the VHS on a monthly basis for years- we knew all of the songs, adored all of the characters (with the exception of Rasputin) and appreciated the whimsical storyline once […]

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| Checked Out: January Book Review II- More Than You Know |

It’s a cold, snowy night in Virginia and I am compelled to cozy up with a blanket and jot down a few thoughts about the book I just finished, “More Than You Know,” by Beth Gutcheon. The story unfolds in Dundee, Maine; An old woman confides in the reader immediately by declaring an eery revelation: […]

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| Checked Out: July Book Review- Gift From The Sea |

As mentioned previously, one of my favorite books of all time is “The Aviator’s Wife,” by Melanie Benjamin, a historical, imaginative account of one of the world’s most well-known couples: Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. I knew a little about Charles Lindbergh from elementary school days and my current close proximity to the Smithsonian […]

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