Tag: New York

Girl on Fire: How NYC and Princeton compare to Iowa

Girl on Fire: How NYC and Princeton compare to Iowa

Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+Linkedin[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, November 5, 2015] I walked out of the glass doors onto a large piece of triangle pavement and a sudden wave of the smell of garbage, grime and pollution slammed into me. The smell, however, was accompanied by a view of stories-tall buildings with lights flashing and painted …

Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: The Last Olympian Author: Rick Riordan Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians Published: May 2009 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Pages: From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 9/10 I finally finished the fifth and final installment of Rick Riordan’s first Greek gods series, and I must say I’m so glad I hunkered down and dove in. Riordan’s …

Book Review: The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

Book Review: The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: The Nanny Diaries Author: Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus Series: Nanny Published: 2002 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Pages: 306 From: Drake Public Library book sale Rating: 6/10 First off, I found The Nanny Dairies by Nicola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin at a library book sale for a dime, so obviously, I had to …

Girl on Fire: Achievement is a dream itself

Girl on Fire: Achievement is a dream itself

Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+Linkedin[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, September 19, 2013] My feet hit the concrete hard as I ran past a Japanese garden and gazebo overlooking the Des Moines River, then ran up to a bridge crossing the water. The breeze cooled me off while I ran in the Diva Dash 5K in Des Moines …