European vacation: cultural prep

the girl with the pearl earring

Back when we purchased our tickets for our upcoming trip to Munich, Amsterdam and Paris, I thought about “Monuments Men.” I’d finished the book a few months earlier and then seen the movie. I started looking forward to seeing some of the places the book talks about. That’s when I realized I wanted to do … Continue reading

Reading challenge 2013 – part two

Back in May I wrote a “quick” rundown of the books I’d read so far in the year, working toward my goal of 30 books. I’ve been meaning to write another update post but life got in the way. I finished my challenge, reaching my goal. Yippee! I’m not sure if it’s cheating but I … Continue reading

How to find what book to read next

I have a problem with finding books. My to-read shelf has expanded past 100 and I’m barely on track to meet my yearly goal of 30 books (I’m at 13). Thank goodness for Goodreads, which makes is easy to bookmark interesting books I find through various channels — surfing the Interwebs, personal recommendations or books … Continue reading

Reading challenge 2013 part one

My goal for reading this year is at least 30 books. I need to beat 2011’s total of 24 but currently I’m two books behind (according to Goodreads). 2013 Reading Challenge Liz has read 7 books toward her goal of 30 books. hide 7 of 30 (23%) view books Here’s what I’ve been reading so … Continue reading

Book club: a new beginning

I’ve been trying to get back on track with my reading. That’s part of my 2013 goals — 30 books this year. I’ve been missing the D.C. book club and the purpose it gave me to reading. So I started a club here in Columbia. I was amazed by the interest. I messaged about six … Continue reading

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