summer reading…

by rae on August 11, 2014

summer is slipping away. Like everyone else I am trying to pack it all in. I am trying to spend time on the deck reading. A friend read this book and ordered it for me as a surprise. Always love a box from Amazon. I really enjoyed this almost 800 page book. Hard to put [...]

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  i don’t journal but I have started this little memory book. It is the perfect way to keep track of my life, day by day. The 365 daily entries appear five times on each page. So 4 years from now when I make my entry I can see what I was doing on this [...]

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  I love this book on so many levels I don’t know where to start. First I adore the author, font maker, and mixologist Stuart Sandler. In addition to his cool cocktails his book really showcases all of his Font Diner fonts. I love retro things. Especially mid-century. Derek Yaniger’s retro illustrations are amazing. I [...]

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Corn Soup

by rae on May 15, 2014

Harmony Valley Farm Sweet Corn Soup – L’Etoile Restaurant 3 T butter 2 large yellow onions, peeled and julienned (cut like matchsticks) 1 T salt 1/2 t black pepper 1 T sugar 1/4 t red pepper flakes 12 ears sweet corn, shucked and corn cut from the cob 3 cups cream 3 cups whole milk [...]

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2 books and 1 movie

by rae on January 7, 2014

  I won’t even go on about how cold it is in Wisconsin. We know it is cold everywhere. I say stay in and read and watch movies! Here are 2 books by Ruth Ozeki that I just read. And enjoyed both. She has another book that is now on my list. A teenage girl [...]

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this was my book club book this month. I found it really interesting and equally sad and informative. I had no idea what happens in a women’s prison. With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money 10 years ago. [...]

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beautiful ruins by jess walter

by rae on October 21, 2013

fun read and it does open like a movie. Not to mention I love the cover art and typography. They give a movie poster feel from that era. Also on the 100 Notable Books, Book Review for 2012 by The New York Times. It is April 1962. A beautiful blond American actress, a dying beautiful [...]

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what’s on the drawing board

by rae on September 10, 2013

  RSVP Brush is still on the drawing board or more accurately the iPad and computer. I have been working on this and my website all Summer long. I am at the kerning and the adding of additional open type characters stage. That means I am able to see the end. The nice part is [...]

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code name verity by elizabeth wein

by rae on September 9, 2013

  this is my book club book for this month. It is young adult historical literature. And once I got into it could barely put it down. It takes place during WWII and it made me once again wish my Dad was still here. He was a radio operator in that war. I would have [...]

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gone girl by gillian flynn

by rae on August 19, 2013

  a chilling page turner. I had trouble putting it down. Ice-pick-sharp ¦ Spectacularly sneaky ¦ Impressively cage ¦ Gone Girl is Ms. Flynn’s dazzling breakthrough. It is wily, mercurial, subtly layered and populated by characters so well imagined that they’re hard to part with even if, as in Amy’s case, they are already departed. [...]

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