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Last year was the first time I heard about the #24in48 Readathon, in which you try to read for 24 hours out of a 48 hour period. I had a lot going on that weekend so I knew I wouldn't come close and made a mental note to try again... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Leigh Kramer
Hook's Tale: Being The Account Of An Unjustly Villainized Pirate Written By Himself - John Leonard Pielmeier My Review - 4 Stars If you like Wicked (or anything else Gregory Maguire has written) and especially if you enjoy the show Once Upon A Time, you're going to want to pay... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Leigh Kramer
Before Everything- Victoria Redel I read Before Everything, a novel, right before reading My Glory Was I Had Such Friends, a memoir (my review here). Both are about a group of friends and terminal illness. And while they took different tacks to explore these topics, the synchronicity was worth paying... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at Leigh Kramer
Hello, Sunshine- Laura Dave My Review - 4 Stars Sunny warns you right from the start: she's a terrible person. Then she follows this up by admitting her confession is basically an attempt to manipulate us to sympathizing for her. It shouldn't work but it did. I could not help... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at Leigh Kramer
Yes! Total #friendgoals. I think you'd love it if that's your checklist!
It was seriously so good!! I can't stop thinking about it.
Ireland is my favoritest place and I can't wait to go back!
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2017 on What I'm Into (June 2017 Edition) at Leigh Kramer
GAH. Why do we live so far away from each other?! Wish we were gallivanting about the countryside right now.
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2017 on What I'm Into (June 2017 Edition) at Leigh Kramer
You absolutely must go! It is beyond amazing.
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2017 on What I'm Into (June 2017 Edition) at Leigh Kramer
Thank you, Michele! That's so kind of you to say.
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2017 on What I'm Into (June 2017 Edition) at Leigh Kramer
Mallahide Castle, Dublin When your month kicks off with a trip to Ireland, you know it's going to be an interesting ride. The past few months I had a good feeling about June (#TheMonthOfLeigh) and overall, it's been a great, if unexpected month. I had an amazing time in Ireland,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Leigh Kramer
I stopped playing the flute after sixth grade. As much as I enjoyed orchestra performances and placing in competitions, I hated practicing and it became clear this would not change. For that reason alone, musicians have always intrigued me. Their dedication to their craft and their willingness to practice for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at Leigh Kramer
My Glory Was I Had Such Friends - Amy Silverstein My Review - 5 Stars It is rare to read a book and feel grateful to have read it. Not in the "that was a great book!" sense but in a "this book is changing me for the better" way.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at Leigh Kramer
Have fun listening!
Photo by Bruno Bergher on Unsplash Two summers ago I shared the Best Podcasts for a Road Trip. I was fresh off of moving across the country to San Francisco and that meant I'd listened to a ton of podcasts. This past fall, I undertook another 35+ hour drive to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at Leigh Kramer
Thanks, Ashleigh! No plans to leave the Twin Cities anytime soon. The thought of moving again is exhausting. I do think I'll eventually wind up back in Chicagoland but I'm hoping that's several years from now. One of the reasons I decided to move here was for the community so I want to soak it up and deepen my roots.
Thank you, Sara! I agree.
Thank you so much, Carmen!
Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Kristy! I'm glad I'm not the only one who has had a change of heart concerning grad school. When I got my MSW, I swore I'd never go back to school so it was surprising when I started considering the MLIS degree last summer. It felt like the right decision at the time but I just could not ignore how wrong it felt once I started. I'm hoping this frees me up for something better than I could imagine!
Thank you for this encouragement, Marisa! I like that I still have the freedom to pursue the degree eventually, if I want to, and it could be great to have someone else pay for it. ;)
Thanks, lady! I'm so glad you were able to be a sounding board while this was going on. Grateful for you!
Here's the thing. You make the best decision you can given the information you have. When I realized last summer I wanted to work at a library, I thought the only way to do so was to get my MLIS degree. I hoped the end justified the means. Only I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at Leigh Kramer
Was that the one your dog tried to eat? Thank you for taking me to such wonderful places. I loved our day together!
Before I went to Dublin earlier this month, I thought about what kind of souvenirs I'd buy, mostly to determine how much room I should leave in my suitcase. Jewelry was an obvious contender, as well as artwork, and then I prepared to see how the spirit moved me. My... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at Leigh Kramer