Author Archives: Danielle Dreger

You might be a Mariners fan if…

by Danielle You might be a Seattle Mariners fan if: Your baby’s fist word is “Boomstick” (after another Nelson Cruz home run) You’ve ever traveled to an Everett Aquasox or Tacoma Rainiers game You dream of garlic fries and shiskaberries You’ve willingly gone to a weeknight game in April to see them play a team that […]

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Both sides of the story

It’s no secret that I am a fan of memoirs. Truth is often crazier than fiction. Recently I’ve been on an Ann Patchett kick reading which started by reading This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. That book featured a few essays on her friendship with Lucy Grealy, author of Autobiography of a Face. After I […]

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Question of the Week: What cookbook can’t you cook without?

There are a slew of new cookbooks coming out this fall and I am wild with excitement to check them out and try something new. Nothing smells like autumn to me like a loaf of bread baking in the oven and a pot of chili simmering on the stove. I don’t know about you but […]

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Coming Out Stories

The 2014 Seattle Pride Parade and Festival kicks off this weekend, celebrating it’s 40th year. According to the Seattle Pride website, “2014 Pride aims to celebrate the history of the Northwest’s LGBTQ rights movement and advance the ongoing progress the LGBTQ community has made since first coming out in 1974, the year of the inaugural […]

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Question of the Week: What is your favorite memoir?

I read a lot of memoirs. In fact, four of the last ten books I read were memoirs. Most recently I devoured Delancy: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage by Molly Wizenberg, Grace After Midnightt by Felicia “Snoop” Pearson, and Sous Chef by Michael Gibney, three very different books. I enjoy getting lost […]

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Question of the Week: What fictional setting would you like to travel to?

Confession: I recently watched Austenland on a plane and it got me thinking about iconic book settings and if I’d ever travel to one like Jane did in Austenland (which is also a fabulous book). While I’m not obsessed with Mr. Darcy nor interested in traveling to the Regency-era, there are a few settings I wouldn’t […]

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Question of the Week: What is your favorite winter read?

As much of the country continues to be impacted by snow, I can’t help but think about winter reads and tales of epic snow and feezing temperatures and survival. Here are two of my favorite books to curl up with (preferably in front of a fire with a cup of cocoa). Eowyn Ivey’s The Snow […]

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