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Imagine you are riding a carnival merry-go-round on a hot summer’s day. The music rings tediously in your ears, mixed with children’s delighted squeals and the blurred conversations of stationary people as you pass them by. Maybe you’ve indulged in a sugary elephant ear and deep-friend corn dog, rare treats […]

An Edible Review: Life After Life & Mini Pumpkin Spice ...

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The Hungry Hero and I had some excellent plans for this long weekend, which included (in no particular order), beer tasting, enjoying the sunshine, beer tasting, tasty Seattle eats, beer tasting, hotel continental breakfasts (I get way more excited about those than is necessary), and more beer tasting.   I […]

A Back-Up Plan for a Weekend Gone Awry

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Little known fact: I used to be a coxswain (for those unacquainted, that’s the little guy steering the boat) in my high school’s crew team. This may not come as a surprise to those who know me as an relentless task-master who forces the Hungry Hero out of bed at […]

The Boys In The Boat: A Few Honorary Hungry Heroines

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  It’s taken me a long time to buy this book. I read the glowing reviews, heard the recommendations of friends, and still pushed it far down my “To-Read” list. The WWII era can be great fodder for romance, scandal, courage, death, love… not to mention overly promoted and sappy […]

All The Light We Cannot See

I am a creature of routine. I wake up and grind coffee beans, smelling the buttery, sharp loveliness as I scoop them into the coffee maker. I pour the water in carefully and set the button to “on,” hearing the tiny drip that signals the beginning of my day. Warm, […]

Harness the Power of Habit

  So, I know I’m not supposed to judge a book by its cover. But am I supposed to judge a book club by its first pick?   A few weeks ago, in search of some friendly new literary faces, I signed up for a “Meet Up” website and answered […]

A (Mildly Boring) Paris Apartment

  If you are one of the many people feeling disheartened after reading Go Set a Watchman, I urge you to pick up this book next. Bryan Stevenson’s memoir is timely, disturbing, and promising. Atticus Finch may be a well-loved fictional character; a heroic defender of the innocently accused- but […]

On Second Chances: Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson

    Last week, I read a quote from Bill Gates that stuck with me:   “We overestimate what we can achieve in one year, but underestimate what we can achieve in ten.”   I like this quote because it speaks to the value of hard work in achieving our goals, […]

On Goals: Imagination (And Hard Work)

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There are some that deem A Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin just too sugary sweet for their taste. But like a charming ice-cream parlor on a summer’s evening, this story lured me in with its bookish references, and satisfied with its eccentric, lovely characters. This is a […]

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry: A Sweet Summer Read

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  It doesn’t matter if you are a blogger, baker, flower-arranger, or code-writer like the Hungry Hero, everyone needs a little inspirational kick now and again. Hungry Heroines are hungry for more than just food. We are hungry for personal fulfillment and creative energy, travel and new ideas. We are […]

How to Find Inspiration and Motivation