Category Archives: Around Seattle

Have you read The House Girl by Tara Conklin?

In all my ideas about how to jump-start my writing again, I forgot to notice that I hadn’t been reading much fiction in the past six months.  I read blog posts all the time and articles, and lots of non-fiction. … Continue reading

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Targeting 2015

I always feel a bit like a sheep during the first week of January. You know how it is. Everywhere people are talking about resolutions and I can’t help following along. I have resolutions too. The problem is I don’t … Continue reading

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Winter pleasures in Seattle

Although I find my time for reading and writing has decreased before winter break, once we are headed toward New Year’s, I expect to dip into many exciting new books and re-visit some old friends too. On my list for … Continue reading

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A Hotel Room of One’s Own – In Seattle

Last Sunday morning, as I sat in my living room listening to Bach and reading The New York Times, I came across this great article in T Magazine called A Hotel Room of One’s Own. You’ve probably already noticed from … Continue reading

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Three great places to discover in Seattle

Lunch at Greenlake Greenlake is a park where you can bring your book, your blanket and your dog.  You’ll find the park about 15 minutes by car north of downtown Seattle. There is an awesome 2.8 mile paved walking path around … Continue reading

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Bookshops and Afternoon tea in Victoria, BC

Have you ever been to Victoria?  It is a quiet sweet city on a beautiful island.  My friend and I like to visit at least once a year. Recently we headed out on a Friday morning, painfully early as the … Continue reading

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Dave Eggers & Maria Semple at Town Hall

On Wednesday night I went to Town Hall to see Dave Eggers and Maria Semple discuss their most recent novels, The Circle and Where’d You Go Bernadette?  The event was a fundraiser for 826 Seattle, a non-profit writing and tutoring … Continue reading

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