Beauty Is...

Saturday, January 3, 2015


A country winter.




This new, photo-focused, recurring post is about being conscious of the beautiful things that surround us everyday.  I know I (certainly and often) get too wrapped up in the stressful aspects of life.  So, I thought this series would be an exercise in gratitude and a nice way to share that with readers.

xo,

V




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Book Club Discussion Prompts: Brain On Fire

Friday, January 2, 2015


In December, my book club read "Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness" by Susannah Cahalan.  I was really looking forward to reading this one, and found it so engrossing I finished it in a day!  It was terrifying, unbelievable, and fascinating.  That this book even exists at all, in spite of all the hurdles this story faced in getting to the page, is a testament to the fact that the author was incredibly determined to share her story so that others may get the help they need.  And I loved how the author took a journalistic approach to writing her memoir.  Of course, if you read the book, you'll know why she made that choice.   

What did you think of it?  

Below, find some discussion prompts for you to use with your own book club.  WARNING: Spoilers after the jump! 

And for January, my book club is reading...   


"The Shack" by WM Paul Young.

xo, 

V



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