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book club: january edition

January 27, 2013


We resurrected our book club this year, setting the slightly ambitious goal to read 10 books over the course of the year. We also nearly doubled the number of people in the club, diversifying beyond just our immediate group of friends. I’m so excited about the group of girls and I’m really looking forward to […]

gifts i bought myself

August 15, 2012


Well, it’s my birthday week and these are the gifts I bought myself. This post was inspired by The Hairpin’s “Friday Bargain Bin: What to Do With Your Allowance This Week“, which I get a kick out of. Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream cookbook – on sale at Anthropologie for only $10! Sorry to see it […]

book review: a visit from the goon squad

November 4, 2011


Always one to judge a book by it’s cover, I was immediately drawn to A Visit from the Goon Squad’s colorful mashup of bodies that vaguely resemble iPod ads of the past or maybe even bodies falling from the sky. It took me awhile to purchase the book, but I finally did (at a 25% discount – […]

birthday wish list item #1: kindle (or nook or iPad)

June 30, 2011


I have decided that I will not purchase a Kindle myself but I WILL accept one as a gift. Just so we’re clear, I would prefer the plain old regular Kindle – not the one with WiFi, not the one with ads and not the super-large DX one either. Just the basic Kindle that costs […]

summer reading list

June 21, 2011


Summer is here and Seattle is celebrating with a sunny, 77 degree day. I drank a giant Americano yesterday at 2pm which resulted in a terrible night of sleep, but at least I am up early and ready to enjoy a busy busy day. I have been building my summer reading list over the past […]

book review: black water rising

April 20, 2011


I love talking about books with people who really KNOW books – like my mom, Elizabeth’s mom, the progressive ladies happy hour group and most recently, Karen from Elliott Bay Book Company. SHE really knows books. Elliott Bay provided two giant tables of books for sale at the Pacific NW Global Donors Conference a few […]

book review: strength in what remains

March 14, 2011


Ohhhh, how I regret reading this book at the airport and on the airplane. It took so much effort not to cry during all the painful parts or to properly rejoice  during the hopeful ones. I saw Tracy Kidder speak at Benaroya Hall a few weeks ago, and I didn’t really know much about him. […]


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