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Pull Up A Chair…

Given the headlines and news of the last few weeks, and the grim economic forecasts going forward — for the foreseeable next few weeks anyway — I’m feeling the need for some escape from reality. Not in the expensive vacation to paradise sort of way.

It’s not that I’m anti-vacay — far from it, thanks. But a less expensive mode of escape is in order these days as the fiscally responsible thing to do for my budget.

So, let’s talk fiction.

Read any good books lately? Some juicy pulp fiction? A daring starship rescue of a colony in distress from an oncoming ravaging horde in a really good space opera? Entered a world of fantasy imaginings that left you begging for the next volume? Read a book to your kid(s) that leaves them begging for another chapter every single night?

Do you have some all-time favorite books that you think everyone ought to pick up and read because they are just too awesome to miss? Ones that you still read from your childhood? Or one that you discovered recently that just blew you away?

Let’s talk favorite books. Because, frankly, I get the feeling that we could all use a break.

And if folks have some children’s book suggestions, I’d love it. Give The Peanut and I another excuse to head over to the library.

So, whatcha reading? Pull up a chair…

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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