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Early Spring Check-In

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When will I stop saying "time is flying" and just accept that this is the pace life moves now? I was thinking I could blame the first part of the year passing so fast on getting pneumonia and feeling like I missed three weeks of life (which I kind of did).

But, with spring around the corner, figured it was time to do a check-in as to what's going on around these parts . . .

What I'm Drinking:

Still staying away from coffee for the most part (despite a few times of falling off the wagon post-pneumonia and traveling). Enjoyed lots of dark beers in the winter and all the red wine. Now making a slow transition to white wine (a switch flips for me come April and spring weather, and red wine sounds terrible and white wine sounds like the most delicious thing ever). Good times.

What I'm Reminiscing About:

College spring break. Facebook likes to remind me that nine years ago this month, I went to Destin with a group of friends. It was your stereotypical college spring brea…

What I've Read Lately

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Clearly, we may never reach the epic reading proportions of 2014 (and, since it burned me out on reading, I'm ok with that). But I've tackled some books since the fall that I'd thought I'd share with you.





Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff
A book club book, this novel got a lot of praise and was shorlisted for the National Book Award. It's the tale of a marriage told from both the husband and wife's perspective. It reminded me a bit of The Goldfinch in that the husband's part was a bit bildungsroman (sorry to bust out the English class verbiage, but it captures my issues with it so succintly), but I really enjoyed the wife's part (or rather, read it quickly). 
So if we were doing star ratings, which I guess we can, I'd give it 3 out of 5.
In the Unlikely Event, by Judy Blume
Yes, that Judy Blume, who wrote about being a Fourth Grade Nothing and Margaret and puberty. She's ventured into adult books, and this one is the fictional telling of a winter …