July 19, 2019.Reading time 6 minutes.
It’s summer, which means I’m in the thick of canning season. It’s been a few years since I was able to have a full summer of preserving since we moved so much between 2017 and 2018. This year I was a bit slow to start, but now my pile of sealed jars grows each weekend […]
May 28, 2019.Reading time 3 minutes.
I worry I approached this book with a fair amount of prejudice. For one, I don’t like self-help books and this one sort of falls into that category. For another, Sean is obsessed with Tim Ferris, and I tend to roll my eyes heartily every time he starts a sentence with “Tim Ferris said…” or […]
April 30, 2019.Reading time 3 minutes.
I knew about this book long before I read it. It was made into a move a few years before EVERY book was made into a movie. I still haven’t seen the accompanying, but when I came across Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed in a Barnes & Noble […]
March 22, 2019.Reading time 5 minutes.
One of the coolest parts of living somewhere overseas for two years is we have ample time to explore our host countries. We are able to see tons of major sights, as well as explore some off the beaten path nooks and crannies of the world. Georgia seems like the perfect place to see the […]
February 8, 2019.Reading time 6 minutes.
The Utopia Experiment came into my life in a rather odd way. I hardly ever purchase books in airports (they are expensive and usually not my cup of tea), but when traveling at some point in 2015 or 2016 I had a moment of weakness. I don’t know if it was the title that caught […]
January 15, 2019.Reading time 4 minutes.
Book reviews are back! I definitely fell off the bandwagon on this series. I think in general my life gets totally out of whack for several months before and after a PCS, and one thing I really slacked on this go-round was reading. It always makes me sad when I go through reading lulls. I […]
April 17, 2018.Reading time 3 minutes.
Everyone knows Lonely Planet. Even if you aren’t a big travel buff, I’m sure you’ve seen these blue bound books at some point in your life. They are something of a gold standard when it comes to travel guides, and for good reason. Lonely Planet began in 1973 when Tony and Maureen Wheeler put together their […]
March 13, 2018.Reading time 3 minutes.
It’s not what you think. Unless what you’re thinking is “are these books about the author, J. Maarten Troost, following his girlfriend/wife around the Equatorial Pacific island nations, and while she works hard he fills his time by experimenting with local hallucinogenics and briefly dives into the sexuality of people who may or may not […]
February 13, 2018.Reading time 8 minutes.
Glossing over major issues and assuming everything about me is not what I want in my PCS-prep reading material.
January 15, 2018.Reading time 3 minutes.
This book is beautiful. Isn’t that reason enough to purchase it?