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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Miss Julia Throws A Wedding

Book #3 in a delightful, simple series about fastidious Julia Springer. This is proof that I’m on my way to becoming an old lady — or maybe evidence that my idea of escapism is simplicity and innocent humor.

Miss Julia Takes Over

2nd in the series. Great for sleepy reading in front of the Christmas tree.

The Whistling Season

Recommended to me by Aunt Sue. Entirely delightful. I was so sad to have it end. In 1907, 7th grader Paul Milliron is helping his father raise his two younger brothers after his mother’s recent death. He pens a reply for his father to a newspaper advertisement titled “Can’t Cook But Doesn’t Bite,” and so […]

Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design

Urban planning and psychology, architecture and happiness. I really, really liked this book, although it had me swinging from hope to despair chapter by chapter. Mostly despair. Gosh this world sucks.