Everything Everything

There’s a line at the end of Pretty Woman where Richard Gere shows up to claim Julia Roberts. He climbs up the fire escape, purportedly to rescue her  from the awful life she’ll have to go back to now that their arrangement is over. Then he asks her what happens after the prince rescues the princess and she…

Dress for Success

A couple years ago, Psychology Today published an article that implied that women judge men’s attractiveness based on their clothes while men judge women’s attractiveness on their physique. PT’s conclusion: clothes makes the man, not necessarily the woman. That being said, I’m not taking any chances. Dressing for success is not just about how attractive…

Weekly Reads Wednesday

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Mystery/Thriller 323 pages 4/5 stars.  The girl on the train is Rachel. On her way into London each morning, her train stops for a signal just outside her old neighborhood.  From the train window, she has a view of a row of houses on the street where she…

Weekly Reads Wednesday

Compliments are harder than criticism so I struggle with rating books I really like. I can be very critical of books I love because they draw me into an imaginary world, an existence so beautiful it can only disappoint when I leave it. But when I’ve recovered from a story, I dole out my stars…

Weekly Reads Wednesday

This week, I finished 2 books. 1. Skinny Habits: The 6 Secrets of Thin People by Bob Harper 152 pages 3.5/5 stars  I am not giving anything away by sharing the 6 “secrets” because I heard Bob list them publicly on TV while promoting the book. And the not-so-secret secrets of skinny people is that they:…

Weekly Reads Wednesday 

Since my last recap, I’ve read: 1. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty   Jane is a single mother whose five-year-old son might or not be a violent bully; Celeste and her husband and identical twin sons might or might not be living the perfect life; Madeline and her husband and ex-husband’s family might have the…

Summer Reading Challenge

Megan announced the details for the Summer Reading Challenge and I’m doing it. It’s a great little challenge that runs from May 1st to August 31st. The categories are: 5 points: Freebie! Read any book that fits the general rules. 10 points: Read a book you have never heard of before. (Just go to a shelf and pick…

Old Books Never Die, They Just…

Old books never die. Apparently, they just go to my bookshelf to rest between readings. I like a new book, I like the smell of the new pages, I like having to use my fingernail to separate the papers that haven’t been separated since they were printed. But I also love worn books – books that I…

Cats Have Only 9 Lives

“We read to know we are not alone.” So says William Nicholson in Shadowlands.  Books are a very important part of my life so I decided to launch Weekly Reads Wednesday as the newest feature on the Live Right section of the blog.   For WRW, I will feature reading stuff – my reading list, reading motivation, reading challenge, book reviews,…