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Ten Books that Changed Me

My friend Krista tagged me on Facebook to list ten books that have stayed with me or changed me in some way. Ironically, before this whole Facebook fad started, I’d been working on a blog post on this very topic. For like a year! Being tagged made me finally get it together to finish this list. […]

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amy - September 11, 2014 - 1:23 pm

Too funny–I started a blog draft of this topic more than a year ago, too! I guess it must have been a blog-meme before it was a FB fad :)

Your list is interesting–some overlap with my own, a couple of books I’ve long wanted to read but haven’t gotten around to yet, and a couple that I have read, or tried, and not particularly enjoyed! I read Anna Karenina in the summer of 06 and just did not get into it. I had that feeling (not unfamiliar) that it was really deep and going over my head :/ –like if I were reading it with a literature class or some sort of study guide, I’d be getting a lot more out of it. Then, I tried Middlemarch last year sometime but just could not get into it. I eventually abandoned it.

Danielle - September 11, 2014 - 1:25 pm

Well, Amy, I must admit to having a HUGE love for Victorian literature, so if one doesn’t share that love, perhaps those books are less compelling??

krista - September 11, 2014 - 8:19 pm

Awesome!
I remember having you recommend Anna Karenina to me while still living in MD, I bought it after moving here,…and I still haven’t picked it up. *sigh* But I rarely buy books that I don’t want to hang on to, or think I’ll reread, so…there’s hope. :)

I’ve added a few to my reading list, so thanks!

Summer Recipe Round-Up

  Summer is starting to wear out. School has started and the garden has grown weedy. I’m growing tired of squash and zucchini. I’m starting to dream of s’mores around the bonfire and hot apple cider. But before summer fades, I wanted to share some favorite recipes I discovered this year. Recipes that will find […]

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amy - August 25, 2014 - 4:23 pm

glad you liked those first two! I just made the zucchini boats again on Saturday. I have got to get my bruschetta pizza recipe posted! I started it, but haven’t finished–hopefully this week.

Allison S. Duncan - August 27, 2014 - 5:05 pm

Ooh, these look delicious, Danielle! Thanks for sharing. Here are some of my favorite summer recipes, and photos of my favorite beautiful vegetables: http://shiningfromshookfoil.com/2013/08/28/an-ode-to-the-humble-vegetable/