#BookADay: Books That Made Me Laugh

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Which books do you immediately think of that made you laugh out loud?  Without giving it too much thought the following had that effect on me: Tina Fey Bossypants David Sedaris Me Talk Pretty One Day Stephen King On Writing …

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#BookADay: Let’s Talk About Sex

"Where Did I Come From?"

A great book to teach children about sex is Where Did I Come From? by Peter Mayle. As a teenage mother, I was motivated to do everything I could to educate my daughter, Jennifer. She’s always been smart. At four …

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#BookADay: A Thought-Provoking Book

The Things They Carried

A couple of years ago, my personal trainer at the time and I talked about favorite reads.  We shared a similar history and subsequent outlook on life.  I liked her, too, so I trusted her judgment.  One of the books …

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#BookADay: Resource for Book Lovers and Writers

Reading Like a Writer

Francine Prose‘s Reading Like a Writer:  A Guide For People Who Love Books And For Those Who Want To Write Them is a wonderful resource that does exactly what it says in the title.  Excerpts of great work are dissected, …

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#BookADay: Travel Book Recommendation

Wild Life

If Lisa Alpine’s life were a Disneyland attraction, one would need an E Ticket to experience it. I attended her book party at The Depot Bookstore & Cafe in Mill Valley, CA to celebrate Wild Life:  Travel Adventures of a Worldly Woman. …

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#BookADay: Travel Book Recommendation

Exotic Life

Weekday Wanderlust (WW) is a monthly gathering of travelers, writers, adventurers, and story lovers at the Hotel Rex in San Francisco. In March 2014, I queued at the crowded bar to order a glass of wine. While I waited, I met …

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#BookADay: Favorite Cookbooks

Favorite Cookbooks

I’ve downsized my belongings over the last few years including my cookbooks.  Three in particular are favorites that I suspect will always be resources for me. Sunset Easy Basics for Good Cooking I moved into my first apartment with my boyfriend …

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#BookADay: Favorite Children’s Book To Gift

The Runaway Bunny

Margaret Wise Brown‘s The Runaway Bunny — I’ve given this book as a gift so many times.  It’s a story of unconditional love and the lengths a parent will go to in the name of love.  Simple, poetic, illustrative. #BookADay Tweet

June is #BookADay Month

Sahalie Falls, Oregon

Across the pond, the Borough Press is encouraging people to communicate about books every day in the month of June. Back in April, I took a road trip from San Francisco, CA to Bend, OR, purchased two books related to …

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