Tag Archives: cruise

Sunday Coffee – November Sailing

I mentioned waaaaay back in my October wrap-up that I’d penciled a specific date into my calendar (Nov 23, 2019) and said I’d discuss why at some point. It’s been a few months, but plans have finalized and I’m ready … Continue reading

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September in Review

Okay. This was originally meant to be a rest-relaxation-back-to-normal kind of month, but on the 1st, we basically had our house explode again, and then Jason’s car exploded a few days later. (Full details here.) An insane roller coaster of … Continue reading

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Pacific Northwest Cruise – September 2018

Hey peeps! I’m home! Got a lot to catch up on, so I’m going to put all this in one post, and warn you all that it’s going to be very long. I’ve been trying to keep up with photos … Continue reading

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Do Not Become Alarmed, by Maile Meloy

Cousins Liv and Nora decide to take their families on a joint cruise vacation. Everything is lovely until a misadventure occurs while they’re on shore in Central America. Suddenly the kids are missing. I’m not going to say more than … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – New Motivation

So I mentioned this briefly in my March wrap-up, but I just had to write more about it because I’m so excited!!! In September, Jason and I are going on a cruise!!!! The longer story: Jason and I got married … Continue reading

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Top Ten Things I’d Like to See More Often in Books

I’ve been thinking about this topic, and I worry that this will be more of a “what I’d like to see less in order to see more of” kind of topic. Hopefully that’s okay. Because there are things that show … Continue reading

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Top Ten Instant Turn-ons

In books, you dorks. Heh. I once talked about these in a Sunday Coffee post, so let me start with those bookish turn-ons. I’m immediately drawn to books if they: are set on a cruise involve shared dreams involve reincarnation … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Things I Love

A couple years ago, on the cusp of moving to the Boston area, I attended a writer’s conference. There were many agents and editors in attendance, each with their specialties and preferences on the conference website. One agent specified that … Continue reading

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Readathon: The Trouble With Destiny, by Lauren Morrill

Liza is determined. As the drum major for her band in a school where music funding is about to get severely cut, she needs to find a way to save the program. Enter the Destiny cruise, where high school performers … Continue reading

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The Living, by Matt de la Peña (audio)

The summer before his senior year in high school, Shy gets a job as a crew member on a luxury cruise ship. All seems right with the world, until 1) his nephew contracts a deadly new disease making its way … Continue reading

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