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Socially Awkward Penguin

In lieu of an exhausting string of holiday gift guides, I decided on a single gift that I’d recommend for everyone.  A Kindle. I know what you’re thinking but I’m a diehard bookworm and work in publishing, yet even I have been wooed by ebooks. I just upgraded from the Kindle Keyboard to the Kindle Paperwhite and love love love.…

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Bookish, Ciao

Winter Vacation Reads

Next week, my family and I leave for Mexico. For seven days. With no television. (I know. I know. Dumb thing to complain about.) I don’t watch much television as it is, but not having the option to watch television is making me a bit nervous about not having enough reading material. I, of course, had to place a last…

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Big Screen, Bookish, Jams, Woof, Yum

Currently

Watching…I love watching TV on DVD an entire season at a time. I don’t have the patience to watch to week to week — I just want to watch every episode back to back to back — so I have Sons of Anarchy season 4 and all episodes of Call the Midwife is all queued up and ready to watch…

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Gone Girl

I’ve always been a reader, and this year I’ve read more good books than I can even count. But the one that really got me was Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Are you sick of hearing about this book yet? Because I just can’t stop talking about it. I’m a slow reader (it takes me a week to read a…

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Fall Reading List

I’m still finishing up my summer (and spring and last summer) read lists,but that didn’t stop me from pre-ordering a few gems coming out this fall. The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg I’m most excited about this one, though it seems to be flying a bit under the radar. It’s about a Chicago couple that splits after thirty years of marriage…

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LHOTP

Snacking on crispy pig tails, playing with corn-husk dolls, making snow candy, stuffing hot potatoes in pockets to keep hands warm, collecting maple syrup after the first thaw, churning butter, bailing hay, forging rivers. I’ve done it all thanks to the Little House on the Prairie books. Around the time of Indiana history lessons in 4th grade, I discovered Laura…

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Summer Readin’

I’ve always been a reader, but lately I’ve embarked on a particularly bookish lifestyle and I can’t wait to sit by the pool (or in bed, for that matter) every weekend and make my way through my list of summer reads. What are you reading? I never turn down a book recommendation. This Is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness,…

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Friday Finds

I’ve all but banned sky-high heels from my life, so I’ve been rocking the sliver wedge trend for seasons. Excited to stock up now that they’ve caught on! If you love meringue (like I do) Strawberries & “Cream” from Spoon Fork Bacon looks delish. The Chicago Neighborhoods Project is fantastic. It’s nostalgic and modern and I love the idea of…

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