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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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As the autumn equinox is today, I want to squeeze in some summer details before I forget. . It was a strange summer…I was busy recuperating from whooping cough, so I didn’t feel awesome, but I still took several trips,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The English Geek
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I’m not sure I can write about this book without giving any spoilers. I mean, I could say this: The Power is a science fiction novel in which, because of unknown side effects of a chemical used during WWII, women... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The English Geek
On Tuesdays I often stop at Zupas to grab a salad, which I eat while I work in the office (because not all of my time at the library is on a desk; when I have office time I get... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at The English Geek
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​On my Instagram feed, I am participating in a project with Stacy Julian called 30 Days, 10 Years Later. This is a sort of a reboot of a class she taught back in 2008, which had photo, writing, and scrapbooking... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at The English Geek
Some days, my work feels mundane. I love what I do, of course, but the negative of working somewhere you love is that the place loses some of its magic. This afternoon, for example: I spent time reordering damaged books,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at The English Geek
One of my Skirt Sports ambassador friends, Sandy Stiner, wrote a post on her blog recently that moved me this morning. I was thinking about it while I showered and dressed and got ready for work. Partly because yesterday I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2018 at The English Geek
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"The trick is, there is no trick. You eat fire by eating fire." (from the book The Electric Woman by Tessa Fontaine) I planned on having these words drawn somewhere on me—my forearm? My calf? I wasn't sure yet—in henna... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2018 at The English Geek
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Last week when I was hiking with my friends, one of them asked me if I wished Kendell could run with me. He hasn’t been able to run since high school, because of his hip condition; when we met, he... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2018 at The English Geek
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Sometimes weird things draw me to different writers. I've read a few books by Maile Meloy, and the first one I read (her debut short story collection, Half in Love) I seriously picked up because I think her first name... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2018 at The English Geek
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Every once in a while, when I’m deciding what to read next, I realize that I have gotten stuck in a habit of always reaching for what is newest, what is being talked about, what is influencing thinkers right now.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2018 at The English Geek
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When I went to Colorado in June, the book I brought with me (because no one travels without a book, yes?) was The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman. It was an impulse purchase when I saw it at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2018 at The English Geek
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Novels about art are one of my favorite sub-genres of historical fiction. Back in early May, I spotted Alice Hoffman's The Marriage of Opposites at the library and decided on a whim to check it out, as I vaguely remembered... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2018 at The English Geek
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"books | writing | running | nature | scrapbooks | flowers | quilts" These are the words I use to describe myself in my Instagram profile, hoping to let people know that my feed is an eclectic one that reflects... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2018 at The English Geek
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Squaw Peak is one of my very favorite hikes—we try to do every year at least once—but I realized last weekend when I was hiking it that I’ve never written about. I think I’ve never blogged about it because it’s... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2018 at The English Geek
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I know there are people in my neighborhood and church community—even some who read my blog—who will think this is wrong of me, but Kendell and I have had a lovely time this spring and summer hiking on Sunday mornings.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at The English Geek
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Yesterday was global Bra Squad Day, an idea from Kelly Roberts that basically means: go outside. Exercise. Just wear your bottoms and a sports bra.Celebrate your body for what it is and what it can do and how strong it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at The English Geek
You get out of it, sometimes. Sometimes the dark place is a place you’ve left behind you. Sometimes you forget the details of this landscape. But always a part of you knows that all roads leading away eventually lead toward.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at The English Geek
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I know most runners seem to do their long runs on the weekend, but for my training for this marathon, it worked out better to do them on Mondays. That way I am running while Kendell is working and not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at The English Geek
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To write this post I decided I need to know exactly how many marathons I’ve run. Even though it doesn’t really matter, I realized when I was running my last one that I don’t know how many I’ve done. Here’s... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at The English Geek
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“Running does not define who we are. It refines who we are.” ~Chris Heuisler I read this in a meme somewhere a few days ago and the thought has stuck with me. I understand what he is saying: running changes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at The English Geek
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About six weeks ago, after officially signing up (paying all that money!) to run the San Francisco marathon, I sat down and made up my running schedule for the weeks through the end of July. Because of Kendell’s knee surgery... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at The English Geek
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Today is International Scrapbook Day, and I am playing along with the Scrap Gals' iNSD adventures. Welcome to my blog! I have a confession: until I made my layout for iNSD, I hadn't scrapbooked for almost a month! I somehow... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2018 at The English Geek
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The day I met Laini Taylor! One of my favorite young adult series to recommend to older teens at the library is Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. Actually, forget recommending it...it's one of my favorite young adult... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2018 at The English Geek
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Today is my 46th birthday. I definitely don’t love many things about being in my 40s. My uncooperative left eyebrow, for example, which wants to slouch down lower than my right, so I’m always using my forehead muscles to try... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at The English Geek
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Today is the 18th, which means it’s time for another edition of 18 on the 18th. Hi Angie! Hi Elizabeth! I’ve decided to not view my failure to manage to take 18 pictures as, indeed, a failure. Instead, I will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at The English Geek