Some of my favorites, in no particular order:


  • Jane Eyre
  • Ghost of Opalina
  • Adrian Mole series
  • A Walk in the Woods
  • anything by Sarah Waters, David Sedaris, and Helene Hanff


  • Shirley Valentine
  • Muriel’s Wedding
  • Love, Actually
  • 84, Charing Cross Road


  • Blue Rodeo
  • Neko Case
  • Van Morrison

TV Shows

  • The Vicar of Dibley
  • Survivor
  • The Biggest Loser


    “Well-behaved women rarely make history.” ~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

    “It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.” ~ S.I. Hayakawa

    “Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.” ~ John Lubbock