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AmySorensen
nose in a book
My subject is the world.
Interests: running, writing, hiking, contemporary lit, good poetry; my family; gardening
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When I was 14 or 15, my mom gave me The Clan of the Cave Bear for Christmas. It was a paperback copy, one of those editions with a short, thick spine and thin paper with the texture of construction... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at The English Geek
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Last week was one of changes, of endings and new beginnings. Before I write those down though, here’s my favorite picture from the week: I took it while we were eating dinner at Burgers Supreme together. It could only be... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at The English Geek
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Yesterday got away from me so I’m posting this a day late. (Church, where I taught a lesson on how to be more Christlike in our efforts to take care of the poor and needy, and then a little wander... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at The English Geek
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September was a hard month for me. I got a cold right at the beginning of the month and it zapped every ounce of my energy. And then I lost all of my running motivation. Most mornings, instead of running... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at The English Geek
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Last week could be categorized by lots of stuff I didn’t do. I didn’t exercise. I didn’t go outside much. I didn’t mow the lawn even. I didn’t cook much. I didn’t sit outside and enjoy the fall weather. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at The English Geek
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On Monday I wrote about my opinion of book banning. (To sum up: I am a librarian after all. Getting books to people is my job. Choosing what people read is not.) Today, a list of books that have at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at The English Geek
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This week is Banned Books Week, wherein books that have been banned in some way or another are discussed, as is the concept of book banning itself. One of the brilliant librarians at my library created this display and I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at The English Geek
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(I know. I'm as surprised as you are that I've actually stuck with this goal of mine! Not only that but I've been taking more pictures just to make sure I have a few to pick from each week.) Last... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2017 at The English Geek
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It’s funny how one decision or experience can lead you somewhere you didn’t intend to go. Last week, I was in Target and the Halloween decorations made me cry. Seriously: I was crying (albeit silently) in Target. Over Halloween decorations.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at The English Geek
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The first thing I do in the morning, after dragging myself out of bed (I can’t remember the last time I woke up not tired!) and taking my morning meds is to wander out to the kitchen and look out... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at The English Geek
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When I was getting ready to go running the other day, I was searching through my drawer of exercise clothes for a specific skirt I wanted to wear because it matched the shirt I'd picked out. It took me a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at The English Geek
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My favorite picture this week is one I didn’t take. But let me describe it for you: It’s got me, Kaleb, and Kendell, plus Jake, Nathan, and their girlfriends (Elena and Bailey). We’re at Red Lobster and half of them... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2017 at The English Geek
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I’ve been thinking for a while that I want to start documenting more of my everyday details here on my blog. I used to do this quite a bit but I’ve slowed down as the popularity of blogging has also... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at The English Geek
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When Haley was little and I was pregnant with Jake, I had a conversation with a dear friend that troubled me for many years. We were talking about motherhood and babies; I was expecting and she had a newborn. I’ve... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at The English Geek
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feeling the edge of summer. It's still hot here, and it will still be hot. But summer is starting to crumble. grieving the end of summer. I don't really know how to deal with this feeling; my whole life is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at The English Geek
I wish I had a photograph of myself from those days—black shirt, black mini skirt, my favorite silver-toed black boots and my earrings shaped like snakes and my ankh necklace and my crystal necklace both strung on black suede chokers.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at The English Geek
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Some books are easier to write about than others; The Book of Joan by Lydia Yuknavitch falls, for me, into the extremely-difficult-to-write-about group. When I posted a photo of myself reading it on Instagram, my friend Karen said she'd started... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at The English Geek
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This week, Kendell and I took a little getaway, just the two of us. We hiked at Bryce Canyon and then drove over the desert to Santa Barbara for a little beach time, a little hiking time, and a chance... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2017 at The English Geek
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Sometimes it seems like I’ve been recuperating from an injury constantly. Since I sprained my ankle (and likely tore a bunch of ligaments…wish I would’ve gotten an MRI and a proper diagnosis then) at Ragnar in 2013, my running hasn’t... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at The English Geek
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We are Okay by Nina LaCour is the second YA novel I've read this year which I will, I believe, eventually forget about completely, except for a few vivid impressions. (The first one was Sara Zarr's Gem and Dixie.) My... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at The English Geek
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Almost every Wednesday in the summer, I hike the Y. This is a hike on the west side of the Wasatch front, wherein you hike up a steep, 1.15 mile trail with 13 switchbacks to get to the giant Y... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at The English Geek
Before Haley and Jake graduated from high school and went off to college, I had a reoccurring dream. I’d be doing laundry and look up and realize there was a door hidden behind the spot where I hang clothes to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at The English Geek
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Every once in a while, I log in to my Family Search account and follow my family line down one descendant or another. There are so many resources available there, including personal and family histories that people have typed and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at The English Geek
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When I got in to work this morning, I realized I had nine books waiting for me on the hold shelf. Nine might not be a problem if I didn't already have oh, about 25 other books checked out. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2017 at The English Geek
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The thing that struck me hardest, over and over, as read Roxane Gay’s Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, is the similarity in our responses to a variety of experiences. The book is her exploration of her body, the damage... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at The English Geek