| Checked Out: January Book Review- The 5 Love Languages |

  This Valentine’s Day, let’s have a little conversation about love. Truth be told, I am a classic Libra: I love… love. I am at my best when the world is in balance and all facets of life mingle in perfect harmony. This has always included my relationships. I remember reading “Men Are From Mars, […]

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| Checked Out: December Book Review II- Make Your Bed |

It’s time for my latest confession: I needed to read one more novel to reach my “20-book overachiever status” in 2019 (My original goal was 12.) I was hovering at 19 but refused to end the year without a clean numerical milestone. December 30th and 31st were workdays though, and my chances of quality time […]

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| Checked Out: December Book Review- The Lilac Girls |

Hello and Happy New Year! I cannot believe that it is already the 5th of January: I missed all opportunities to blog about my decade in review, 2020 goals, my last few books read, and so on. I feel like once Winter vacation drew near, I drew my last breath of motivation. Nevertheless, it is […]

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| Bookish Bliss: 10 Perfect Gifts For The Literary Lover In Your Life |

I cannot bluff: I have been sitting on my couch, scrolling on Amazon, for the last two hours. Tomorrow is #CyberMonday and instead of mapping out my holiday gift list, I have been pinning bookish favorites to my “Adding Punctuation” Amazon registry. The whole activity started out innocently enough, I assure you: I ventured to […]

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| Checked Out: November Book Review II- Tuesdays With Morrie |

I am a “Tuesdays With Morrie” late bloomer but am pleased to announce that the book has finally made its way to the “read” pile. To emphasize my adoration, I have a coveted bookshelf reserved for all of my Mitch Albom novels and “Tuesdays” now sits among them as one of the best. I have […]

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| 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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