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I received a copy of Going Somewhere by Brian Benson for review through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. Going Somewhere is mostly about a cross-country bike trip Brian Benson, the author, took with his girlfriend, Rachel. After meeting in South America and then returning to their respective homes in Wisconsin (Brian) and Oregon (Rachel), the two… [keep reading]

The Lobster Chronicles: Life on a Very Small Island is the story of author Linda Greenlaw's transition from swordboat captain to lobsterman. Leaving the open sea behind her, Greenlaw moves home to a tiny island seven miles off Maine's coast. The book follows her through a lobstering season, starting with prepping gear and ending with the… [keep reading]

I received a copy of Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir by Frances Mayes for review through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. Under Magnolia is another memoir from Frances Mayes of Under the Tuscan Sun fame. Only this time, instead of exploring Italy, Mayes turns her attention to her childhood in the Deep South. Beginning with her… [keep reading]

Brené Brown is one of those authors I've meant to pick up for a while. It wasn't until a friend sent me her TED talk on the power of vulnerability that I finally got my hands on her latest book, Daring Greatly. Brené Brown is a shame and vulnerability researcher. She has spent years studying and… [keep reading]

Okay guys. I totally failed this month. After giving myself permission to skip around in Moments of Being a couple of weeks ago, I proceeded to get distracted. I had a crazy last week at my job. I've spent lots of time helping with a wedding I'm in later this month. But really, the blame… [keep reading]