Book Review: A Portion for Foxes

I’m way behind with this review as I finished this one almost a year ago – yikes! A Portion for Foxes, by Jane McIlvaine McClary, was published in 1972, so there is definitely an ages-old feel to it, but that shouldn’t stop you for giving this one a chance. I learned of this book while[…]

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Verb(ing) – XII

Reading As usual, I am reading a few books at once. Right now I am really enjoying Jane McIlvaine McClary’s 1972 novel, A Portion for Foxes. It is set in “The Valley,” aka, Middleburg, Virginia, and is about foxhunters, civil rights, scandal, and everything in between. I’m finding some parts to be a little slow,[…]

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Book Review: Country Matters

Country Matters: The Pleasures and Tribulations of Moving from a Big City to an Old Country Farmhouse If there’s one thing I love, it’s a great memoir; I will read anyone’s story. I first became acquainted with author Michael Korda through his book Horse People, and enjoyed his outlook on life with horses. He is[…]

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Verb(ing) – IX

Reading After reading Michael Korda’s Horse People, I purchased Country Matters, which was published two years before Horse People, and details the big move from the city to their fixer upper farmhouse in the country. It is a very in-depth look at their house, the renovations, and their new town. Also, it’s answering quite a[…]

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Book Review: Horse People

I just finished Michael Korda’s Horse People, and I highly recommend it! Interestingly, I bought this book back in 2007, got a few pages in, declared it boring, and placed it back on my shelf. I’m not sure why I dropped it without giving it a fair shake, but I picked it back up about[…]

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Verb(ing) – IV

Reading I’m still working on my “Summer Reading List” from this post. Yes, I’m aware that it’s December. I’m about halfway through Michael Korda’s Horse People and it’s excellent. Interestingly though, I bought this book in 2007, got 20 pages in, declared it boring, and put it back on the shelf. Now that 7 years[…]

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Equestrian Summer Reading List 2014

Tis the season for summer reading lists. Below are my recommendations for multiple horsey reads, as well as a peek into what’s on my own list! My Recommendations Finding My Distance, Julia Wendell This is a memoir written by eventer Julia Wendell. I picked this up because her farm is about a half hour northwest[…]

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