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This past weekend I attended my friend Thomas Wegner's 7th Annual Books & Bottles Party. Here’s how it works: everyone brings a copy of a book they love and a bottle of alcohol. From the paper chain decor (made from a VC Andrews novel!) to the room filled with book... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Leigh Kramer
Do it! I encourage you to follow @theunreadshelf on Instagram, even if you don't have an Instagram account. She gives so many helpful ideas and tips and it's encouraging to see her post what book she's currently working on.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on 2018 Reading Goal at Leigh Kramer
With The End In Mind: Dying, Death, and Wisdom in the Age of Denial - Kathryn Mannix My Review - 4 Stars Why do we struggle to talk about death and dying? This is a question I’ve often asked myself in the past 15 or so years. Because my maternal... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Leigh Kramer
As a lifelong reader, one of my ongoing problems is figuring out how to actually read the books I own. On the surface, this problem doesn't make sense. I only buy (or accept) the books I really want to read. If it's coming into my house, it's because I want... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Leigh Kramer
Yay! You're in for a treat. I think this could stand on its own but you'll probably appreciate it more if you read at least The Middle Place first. She does briefly reference a few things that she wrote about in her previous memoirs so there's some context but knowing the whole story gave those chapters more weight.
Brew: A Love Story - Tracy Ewens My Review - 4 Stars I was not familiar with Tracey Ewens’s A Love Story series before this but based on how Brew swept me away, I’m going to need to acquaint myself with them stat. (Side note: after I wrote this review,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at Leigh Kramer
Tell Me More: Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say - Kelly Corrigan My Review - 5 Stars The author's chapter titled Yes is a list of things she will always say yes to. One of the items on my Yes list? Reading Kelly Corrigan's books. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at Leigh Kramer
So glad you loved it too! It's not often the second book exceeds the first. It makes me even more excited for the next book!
Such wonderful recommendations! Thank you, Sonia.
Next time I'm at Adagio, I'll have to sample the Earl Grey Moonlight. My dad somehow received a tin of Mariage Freres a few years ago and absolutely loves it.
I have heard such good things about that tour! Next time I'm in Colorado, I'll have to see if I can fit in a stop in Boulder.
I'll have to check it out based on the fact they have a James Joyce tea alone. Thanks for the recommendation!
The Girl In The Tower (Winternight Trilogy #2) - Katherine Arden My Review - 5 Stars Vasya is stuck between a rock and a hard place. She has few options, at least none that she’d want. She decides to flee, instead of settling for marriage or becoming a nun, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at Leigh Kramer
I hope that chapter will prove helpful to you, Barbara!
Thank you, Emma! I appreciate it. And yes, isn't the mug amazing?!
You make me happy!
It is the stuff of dreams!
Such high praise, Lisa! Thank you for letting me know.
Reading People: How Seeing The World Through The Lens Of Personality Changes Everything - Anne Bogel My Review - 4.5 Stars Allow me to start with a bit of a humble brag: it’s not every day your friend credits you for an entire chapter in her book. (So full disclosure:... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at Leigh Kramer
Ha! If I could have magically appeared in Maine to organize your bookshelves, I would have been all over that! Hope it went well.
I have to confess I didn't have much Christmas spirit going into the holidays this year. It was hard to muster the enthusiasm after one of the hardest years of my life. But it was good to be with family and to see friends back home. There are glimpses of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at Leigh Kramer
They're both so great and for different reasons. I hope you enjoy them!
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2017 on Favorite Nonfiction of 2017 at Leigh Kramer
This is great to hear, Lisa! Hope you enjoy perusing.
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2017 on Favorite Nonfiction of 2017 at Leigh Kramer
Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash Last but not least, here are the best nonfiction books I read in 2017. I didn't read as much nonfiction this year but the ones on this list really held my attention. If you've read them, I'd love to hear your thoughts! To see... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at Leigh Kramer