December 31, 2019

review: fast lane, by kristen ashley

It’s been a while since a book has stayed with me long after I put it down. Fast Lane was that book. Which is ironic, because the author, Kristen Ashley, was inspired to write this book after reading Daisy Jones & the Six, a book that stayed with her. She said it was the first time she had prolonged reading a book because she was enjoying it so much. I haven’t read Daisy Jones & the Six, but you better believe it’s on my TBR list for 2020. (Ashley also cites truly listening to the lyrics of the The Eagles song, Life in the Fast Lane, as added inspiration.) Fast Lane is written in an interview format. The narrator, whose identity is…

Hawaiian Vacation: Day 5

Thursday was a bit ‘play it by ear.’ While I do an itinerary each year–ok, I must speak to the itinerary for a moment. Several years back, we didn’t have an itinerary. As a result, every day we came out of our hotel went something like this: “Where do you want to eat? I don’t know, where do you want to eat? Do you want to go to Duke’s? I don’t care, do you...

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Our Trip to Honolulu Zoo

On day 2 of our vacation in paradise, we went to the zoo. (At the time this post was started, we were still there because it was pouring rain. And since we don’t have a car and were quite a ways from the hotel, sitting in the children’s petting zoo area was the go-to option. Now, unfortunately, we had sent my one cousin to be captured by the gorillas while we hung out with...

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Oahu Vacation: Day 1

It was an incredible first day in paradise and felt like coming home. But after 20+ times coming here, it is like home away from home. I can’t say that I’m committing to a daily blog, but I’m going to do my best to keep up to date on the activities as quickly after they occur as possible. Our day started at Duke’s, one of our favorite spots. The breakfast buffet, is without a...

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Hawaii 2013: A Family Vacation

Our annual family vacation is my Dad, a couple of my cousins, and myself. In the quest to find the cheapest and most accommodating flight, we’ve tried everything. See, I’m in MD, my Dad’s in NJ, and my cousins are in VA. We’ve tried flying out of our respective airports—Richmond, Baltimore, and Newark. We’ve tried taking the train to NJ and then flying out on separate flights. But this year is different. We decided...

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Blog Tour & Book Review: Never Goodbye

tlfinney.com is proud to be a stop on the Kerri Williams book blog tour for Never Goodbye, an Albany Boys book. I love independent authors, I make no secret of that. So when the opportunity to be a stop on the Never Goodbye blog tour came up, I jumped at the chance to support an indie author. Upon starting the book, I was surprised to find that it falls into the young adult genre–why I...

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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

I love bananas! I was gonna say something like, ‘I’m banana for bananas,’ but decided it was too corny for even me–alas, I spared you, sort of. But I do love bananas, so please do not let my blatant neglect lead you to believe otherwise. Last week, I bought a bunch of bananas with the intention of eating one each day. Out of 6, I had 4 left. Instead of letting them go bad,...

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