Verb(ing) – XVI

Reading I’m enjoying two horse books at the moment – no surprise there. The first is American Pharoah by Joe Drape. I’m about halfway through and would definitely recommend it. I love learning the back story and behind the scenes of our 12th Triple Crown winner!   I also just started The Sport of Kings[…]

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Verb(ing) – XV

Reading As always, I’m reading a few books at a time. The first is The Guineveres, by Sarah Domet, and this one is for the book club that I’m a part of. I’m almost finished, and while I’d recommend it, it is sad and a bit depressing. There are chapters that seem to drag a[…]

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Verb(ing) – XIV

Reading As always, I’m reading a couple things at once. I’m enjoying some summer chick lit, Distant Shores by Kristin Hannah. This is the first of her books that I’ve read, and I’m really liking it! After this, I’m going to start the mega-hit, The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins. I see that[…]

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Verb(ing) – XIII

Reading Right now I’m reading George Morris’ autobiography, Unrelenting. I’m only a few chapters in, but already I’m enjoying it – it’s classic George!   Writing I’m SO happy to have finally published my first novel, Where the Bluegrass Grows! What’s interesting is that I started working on its kind-of sequel a year ago, during[…]

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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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Verb(ing) – XI

Reading I just finished Dick Francis’ Silks – look for the review coming soon. Now I’m getting ready to pick up these two babies: Show Barn Blues, by Natalie Keller Reinert, and Patrick Smithwick’s, Racing My Father. Smithwick currently lives one zip over in my beloved Monkton, Maryland. Maybe I can score an interview with[…]

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Verb(ing) – X

Reading I just reread, for the third time, I believe, To Kill a Mockingbird, and I had forgotten how absolutely exquisite is was. I’m getting ready to dig into Go Set a Watchman and can’t wait! Also, because I typically read more than one book at the same time, and because I, apparently, enjoy crying,[…]

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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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Verb(ing) – VII

Reading I’m currently reading Erika Robuck’s Receive Me Falling. This is the first of her 5 books (her 6th is coming in May) and this is the only one she self-published. According to my Kindle, I’m 40% through, and it’s very intriguing! I have also read (and enjoyed) two of her other books, Hemingway’s Girl[…]

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Verb(ing) – VI

Reading I just started Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places. Does her name sound familiar? It should as she is the author of the amazing Gone Girl. I’m about 20 pages in and, whoa, Dark Places is…dark. I’m digging it though. It’s not my typical read, so I’m proud of myself for branching out.   Dining An[…]

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