Tag Archives: BookRecommendation

International Women’s Day reading

Last week was International Women’s Day. I actually celebrate that everyday, since I am an international woman. It was nice to reflect on my influencers, and I pulled from my own collection to Instagram the occasion. However, these books are a fraction of women who influenced me, both in writing and in actions. I don’t […]

Bookish fun

Remember those booklists from last week? Well, we had a lively discussion about those and other fabulous titles at the NEW Wine Women and Wellness in Hyde Park. 57th Street Bookstore is such a gem. Just looking at books is so much fun. We had the honor of talking directly to the author of A […]

NEW recommended business books

Reading biographies is inspiring, but sometimes we have to get into the nitty-gritty of business planning. We will discuss our favorite business books at tomorrow’s NEW Wine Women and Wellness event from 2-4 p.m. at 57th Street Books. RSVP on Facebook or our Meetup Group, or just pop in! Business, health and life insurance consultant Karen […]

The Gutsy Women Booklist

“I collect new books the way my friends buy designer handbags. Sometimes, I just like to know I have them and actually reading them is beside the point. … The mere act of buying them makes me happy– the world is more promising, more fulfilling.” ~ Dora in Literacy and Longing in LA This coming […]

Empathizing with Margaret Fountaine

“I suppose some day I may be rather a distinguished person in the entomological world, and though perhaps the distinction may not be the greatest I could have aspired to, every rung on the ladder of fame will have been pleasant, without one arduous or difficult step.” ~ Margaret Fountaine Over the past month I […]

on my desk(s)

The past week was spent getting my house in order for 2012. Mopped floors, clean clothes and the new shower curtain smell make me feel quite accomplished! I read a bunch of follow-up information and then ‘crashed’ a little Monday from the ideas mulling in my brain, the shift in goals from new years resolutions […]

My favorite card-making books

You night recall my stamp inventorying last spring. I sent off some copyright protected stamps to friends for their families to use. One asked for project suggestions for the summer, so I sent along a list of my favorite stamp books. If your resolution is to make more cards, write more cards, be more crafty […]

Reflective reading

Welcome to November 2011, everyone! October was reflective for me because it marks the anniversary of my sabbatical decision last year. I am very happy about this year and all the explorations, surprises and growth opportunities it has brought. Interestingly, an opportunity I was looking for last year has arisen now, so it is doubly […]

A butterfly scientist and mesmerizing Monarchs

Engraving of a Anna Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) portrait by her son-in-law Georg Gsell (from Chrysalis)

“Just living is not enough, said the butterfly.  One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” ~ Hans Christian Andersen  By now you know I am fascinated by butterflies. Their magical lifecycle and the transformation they symbolize have mesmerized people for ages. I can’t help but hold my breath when one flutters by me, […]

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