Tag Archives: july 2016

Book Review: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line

Ever year, Eric’s dad and his entire extended family take a trip to the beach. It’s a wonderful, week-long affair that includes nightly home cooked meals, sunburns, and rocking chairs. The house sleeps close to 30 people, and we usually … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts

I. According to a 2013 study done by the Pew Research Center, the average American adult reads (or listens to) 12 books a year. I’ve read 11 so far, and that number seems so puny. I’m currently in the middle … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Gunslinger

For years I spent my summers working for a local theater company, Georgia Shakespeare (may it rest in peace). Aside from the gorgeous repertory productions they put on every year, meeting new people from all over the east coast, lovers … Continue reading

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Home Owners: First Projects

We bought a house, and with that came, unexpectedly, a new rush of pride in our own property. Just a few weeks ago, while we were still renting, I was sitting with some friends, drinking wine and discussing some local … Continue reading

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Review: & Sons

What a gorgeous novel. This was my first selection from the Book of the Month Club, selected by Josh Radnor. I was so incredibly pleased. The plot summary mentioned that the novel is book ended by deaths, and the reviews I … Continue reading

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Reading List: July 5, 2016

Heat & Light: A Novel, by Jennifer Haigh Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Novel, by Susanna Clarke Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, by Chelsea Handler Dreams from My Father, by Barack Obama First Love, Last Rites: Stories, … Continue reading

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Home Owners: We Bought Our First House

On a Saturday in early March, I was walking down Cherokee next to Grant Park and the zoo. I was in my own world, listening to Hamilton and silently mouthing the words, when an SUV rolled down its window and … Continue reading

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