Archive for July 2013

Living With Regret: A Credo for Bad Moms

Living With Regret: A Credo for Bad Moms
If you could live your life over and over until you got it right, would you? I just finished a great read—Life After Life—by Kate Atkinson. A piece of fiction, it tells the story of a young woman that is ultimately on this planet to put an end to World War II before it even... Read more »

Book Review: Kate Atkinson's Life After Life a Lesson in Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda

Book Review: Kate Atkinson's Life After Life a Lesson in Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda
Talk about living with regret. Kate Atkinson takes her inventive writing to the next level with Life After Life—a formidable, engaging take of a young woman, born over and over and over in February of 1910. Ursula Todd is on a mission—and even she isn’t quite privy to it. With each and every life, she... Read more »

Summer in Chicago: Watching Chicago Botanic Garden Grow

Summer in Chicago: Watching Chicago Botanic Garden Grow
I just can’t quit you, Chicago. For as much as I bitch and moan about the winter weather, I am rewarded for the trouble with glorious summers pretty much every year—even if it does show up 6 weeks late. For me, there’s no better place (aside from the lakefront, maybe…) to experience summer than the... Read more »
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Summer Reading: 2 Beach Reads for the Weekend

Summer Reading: 2 Beach Reads for the Weekend
Looking for some fresh summer reading for the beach bag—or the beach Kindle? I’ve got 2 great suggestions for your summer reading pile—one, a book about a marriage that may come undone when a child unexpectedly enters the picture, and another about a marriage that may come undone when a child finally enters the picture.... Read more »