BOOK REVIEW: The Story Of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

I just closed this book and I have tears streaming down my face. Usually, I wouldn't care for a book that left me in this emotional state. This book was different, however. This is one of the best books I have ever read, maybe in my whole life. I was looking forward to this new … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Story Of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

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Coming full circle (and announcing a free class!)

When I was in elementary school, I was in a new school every year. Every. Single. Year. No, my parents weren't in the military. My father was disabled, and when money got tight, we got moving. Kindergarten: The Hancock in Medford. First grade and half of second: The Emerson in Malden. Last half of second … Continue reading Coming full circle (and announcing a free class!)

BOOK REVIEW: YOUR NEXT SHIFT by ELIZABETH SCALA

I first heard of Elizabeth Scala when she joined RN FM Radio. I didn’t know how much I was missing a female voice on the show until she arrived (yay!). I didn’t know she was an author right away. I started following her on social media and that’s when I became aware of the breadth … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: YOUR NEXT SHIFT by ELIZABETH SCALA

BOOK REVIEW: This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett

I have heard of Ann Patchett before, of course, but I had never read any of her work. Full disclosure: I did try to read Bel Canto once. I have no idea why I didn’t actually finish it. Or start it. I forget. Anyway, my friend and yoga teacher, Kristen, mentioned a book casually in … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett

Jodi Picoult at the Music Hall

My friend Deb and I went to see Jodi Picoult read from her new book, Small Great Things. After she read, she was interviewed by Virginia from New Hampshire Public Radio. What was good: Jodi's reading of an excerpt of her book was dramatic and entertaining. It was definitely a performance worth hearing. Being able … Continue reading Jodi Picoult at the Music Hall

Top 10 reasons to attend The New England Authors Expo

I went to The New England Authors Expo this week at The Danversport Yacht Club in (you guessed it) Danvers, MA. It was a hot summer day, and I was hopeful that the masses would like to get out of the hot sun and into the cool a/c, but not a whole lot did. The … Continue reading Top 10 reasons to attend The New England Authors Expo

Book Review: Celebrating Death

When I discovered that one of my colleagues wrote a book, I couldn't wait to read it.  The book is Celebrating Death: A Guidebook for Dying Well by Esther Shapiro, R.N., Msc.D. The author comes by her expertise regarding death both personally and professionally, and she generously shares her hard-won insights regarding her experiences from both. … Continue reading Book Review: Celebrating Death