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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: 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: 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 |

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| Checked Out: February Book Review- Empire Of Sin |

If you haven’t been able to tell by my previous blog post, New Orleans was a place that left me spellbound, captivated by the surrounding sights and intrigued to learn more about the history of such an eclectic, eccentric world. I picked up Gary Krist’s “Empire of Sin” at the “Librairie Bookshop” on Chartres Street;… Continue reading | Checked Out: February Book Review- Empire Of Sin |

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| Checked Out: June Book Review- Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald |

“The Great Gatsby” is one of my all-time favorite books, so F. Scott Fitzgerald has long been a legendary name in my mind. I knew little of his character, however, and the life he led; was only well acquainted with Daisy Buchanan, Jay Gatsby, and Nick Carraway from his most acclaimed novel. So when scrolling… Continue reading | Checked Out: June Book Review- Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald |

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| Checked Out: April Book Review- The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto |

I brought “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto” on my trip to Italy, thinking that my days would be spent in our private villa, sipping Chianti, nibbling on prosciutto and provolone roll ups while combing through this 512-page book. Mitch Albom is one of my favorite authors, so even though the weight of the hardcover… Continue reading | Checked Out: April Book Review- The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto |

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| Checked Out: January Book Review- Let’s Pretend This Never Happened |

In 2017, I read a total of six books. SIX. That's like, one book every two months. As someone who grew up as a "flashlight under the covers" literary addict, I want to make it a point to read a book a month this year- Invest in myself by indulging in one of my favorite… Continue reading | Checked Out: January Book Review- Let’s Pretend This Never Happened |