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Category Archives: Books & Authors

Summer Reading, Had Me a Blast

Last summer, the U. S. Air Force Europe Library had a summer reading program for adults, and I decided to sign up. The theme of the program was Paws to Read, which I thought was pretty cute. For each book I read and reviewed between the opening date in June and the Read more →

Spotlight on Childfree Books: Eat, Pray, Love

I first picked up Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love over a year before I read it, but I don’t think I could have started reading it at a better time in my life. I had recently decided that I didn’t want kids and was surprised and then delighted to find, a Read more →

Spotlight on Childfree Books: Pride and Joy: The Lives and Passions of Women Without Children

Pride & Joy: The Lives and Passions of Women Without Children  by Terri Casey is a collection of interviews with 25 women from different backgrounds and of different ages, all of whom chose not to have children. Although I’ve done other posts on childfree books before, this was the first of the Read more →

Book Blog Tour: Feng Shui for Writers by M.C. Simon

Welcome to Embracing Adventure’s first book blog tour. Today I’m here with M.C. Simon, author of Feng Shui for Writers. I met M.C. during the 30 Day Blog Challenge. Some of you may remember her name from one of my posts on happiness, which was inspired by one of her Read more →

Celebrating Dr. Seuss on the Anniversary of His Birthday & Read Across America Day

Today is the 111th anniversary of the birthday of Theodor Suess Geisel, more commonly known as Dr. Seuss. He was not, in fact, a doctor (though he received an honorary doctorate in 1956 from his alma mater Dartmouth). Seuss (originally pronounced Soice) was his mother’s maiden name, which he undertook as a Read more →

Spotlight on Childfree Books: Why Don’t You Have Kids? Living a Full Life Without Parenthood

After I’m Okay; You’re a Brat, the next childfree-related book I read was Why Don’t You Have Kids? Living a Full Life Without Parenthood by Leslie Lafayette. I picked this book up because it was one of the few books in the USAREUR (US Army Europe) library system about not having Read more →

Trivia Day: 5 Fun Facts & 1 Fact That Changed from Brainiac Plus 5 Random Facts About Germany

Today is Trivia Day. I have a soft spot for trivia. I used to be in quiz bowl in high school and have enjoyed a few trivia nights since (though I haven’t done one in awhile). I also used to watch Jeopardy with my Grandma P, especially while Ken Jennings Read more →

Spotlight on Childfree Books: I’m Okay; You’re a Brat

Around the time I decided I didn’t want to have kids, I went in search of childfree-related books. I found that the selection is slim. On Amazon, a search for “childfree books” will return just 85 results as of today. Taking out “books” and searching “childfree” in the books category Read more →

Visiting Author: Clare Dunkle

Around the time we were getting ready to move to Kaiserslautern, someone told me about a monthly writer’s group that meets at the Vogelweh library on the first Thursday of every month. At the time, it was called Authors’ Emporium, but the name has since been changed to Write Club. Read more →

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