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Plan B- Further Thoughts on Faith

Anne Lamott blew me away with Traveling Mercies– her humor, her insight, her realness. And her annoying love for all things not George W. Bush. She amps that up in  Plan B Further Thoughts on Faith and I wanted to slap her … Continue reading

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Traveling Mercies

I am leery of a memoir that has the potential of becoming a swaggering braggart. Christian memoirs run that risk, the “I found Jesus,” part can get lost in the drugs, sex, alcohol, and abuse; like the reminisce is making … Continue reading

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Fireside Reading

Any Flavia de Luce fans? I have to sheepishly admit that this is my first. It is a campy fun precocious young girl as expert detective book. It comes out in January, but you can preorder and print a photo … Continue reading

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People are Complicated

When I was in 5th grade there was a weird thing going on across the hall. Two teachers had opened the doors between their rooms, shoved all the desks around until they were in “pods” and had themselves a very … Continue reading

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Noon At Tiffany’s

  “It is easy to imagine a woman a hundred years from now saying to her daughter, ‘Here is the Tiffany diamond-and-ruby necklace that once belonged to your great-great grandmother, as exquisite and stylish today as it was then.’ I … Continue reading

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The Things That Matter

I was thankful for the book, Shed. Eternally thankful. It helped me rid my life of the stuff that does not enhance. But I was ready to move on. Enter Nate Berkus. Due out in mid-October, The Things That Matter finishes where Shed leaves off. … Continue reading

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About Art

Painting was on my “to do” list this summer and I have turned out quite a few. Here’s one of Taite still stapled to my painting board.  For so He gives His beloved sleep.   This is the long way … Continue reading

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Jesus Storybook Bible Give-away!

“Sometimes I go into Sunday schools and ask two questions of the children “How many people here think you have to be good for God to love you?” and “How many people here think God will stop loving you if … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Light and Not so Light

If you liked Memoirs of a Geisha, you might want to consider this book coming out July 13th. My review I like books about chefs, about cooking, about food, about drink… you get the idea. Born in Ethiopia, Marcus Samuelsson’s … Continue reading

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Caring About What You Wear

  While not exactly vital and earth moving, fashion and the clothes we wear is a choice we make every day when we put something on. And how did that something end up in my closet? I chose it, I … Continue reading

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Good Books

A few new and varied books. Uncorked  Marco Pasanella decides  to buy a monster building in Manhattan and start a wine shop, without any knowledge of how to do it. My review. Go ahead buy the book. I handed my … Continue reading

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Identity Crisis

Another surprising book by the people at Mars Hill, Disciple- Getting Your Identity From Jesus. I think that means that next time I read a great book by Mars Hill, I shouldn’t be surprised. The author, Bill Clem, gives an … Continue reading

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Paris Without End

This year I reviewed Letters of Ernest Hemingway. About a year ago I read Paris Wife by Paula McClain I was honored to receive a request from Gioia Diliberto, the author of Paris Without End, to review her book. . It … Continue reading

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OCD

I accepted a request from the publisher to review Oxford Messed Up by Andrea Kayne Kaufman and fell into reading it steadily. Gloria Zimmerman is a sweet, intelligent, beautiful woman who is forced to fly from her home in Chicago … Continue reading

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My Book Stack

  Happy Valentine’s Day! I will be wining and dining with six grandchildren, three children and one totally amazing husband tonight. I am planning a little picnic laid out on a tablecloth on the kitchen floor with macaroni and cheese … Continue reading

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What’s So Great About Normal Anyway?

  I loved this book.   The author, Dr. Dale Archer, has agreed to give away FIVE copies right here on Pinkpeppers.  That’s some pretty good odds for you! 1) Share the link via facebook, text, email, messenger pigeon, whatever– and let … Continue reading

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My Wonderful World of Fashion

  Of late Anwyn has loved designing and coloring clothes, shoes, hats, bags and everything in between.  Watching a few Project Runways with me has definitely fueled this interest.  This fabulous little book Eric and I picked up in San … Continue reading

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Knitted Nesting Boxes

Some friends and I started a knitting group this winter and this was our first project. We wanted to start with something quick and easy. Easy it was. Quick it wasn’t. But we still had a lot of fun getting … Continue reading

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Restoring a House in the City

If you’re looking for a book on restoring houses, here’s an awesome one for your consideration.  Tim got me this for my birthday on the recommendation of a client who renovates houses in DC and I love it! It’s called … Continue reading

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La Seduction

I am not a Francophile so this book was a surprise.  I thought I’d despise reading about how the French always have been and always will be better than Americans.  How the French do everything just so and just so … Continue reading

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