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If you are looking for amazing book recommendations from other women over 60, you've come to the right place. Find new books to read and participate in fascinating discussions.

1 year ago

8 Books That Will Help You Live with Meaning and Passion

The search for meaning is an ongoing personal quest for many people. We want to live lives that are full of purpose, that allow us to understand and use the best parts of ourselves and that allow us to live our true values. We find answers…

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1 year ago

5 Novels to Kick Off the Fall

As I’ve grown older, I’m getting better at letting go. When a friend rings my doorbell unexpectedly, I no longer apologize for the bills and catalogs scattered across the kitchen table. Or the dog toy minefield she must navigate to reach…

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1 year ago

My Favorite Cemetery Travel Books

Autumn. A time for pumpkin picking, hayrides, apple cider – and exploring cemeteries. There’s an energizing crispness in the air, and the cooler temperatures are perfect for long walks. In fact, taphophiles (cemetery enthusiasts) will tell you…

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1 year ago

Lifestyle by Nature or How to Adopt a Style of Living That Helps You Thrive

Earlier this summer, a running friend told me of a book she was reading written by an amazing woman. The more she talked, I began to realize I had met this author. Still a young thing in my 50s, I participated in a Chi Running Workshop…

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2 years ago

Could Reading Be the Best Anti-Aging Secret?

Remember when teachers told you reading was good for you? They were right. And now reading is even associated with living longer. Researchers at the Yale University School of Public Health have discovered that book…

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2 years ago

6 Lessons Baby Boomers Learned from Classic Children’s Books

Were you a reader as a child? Did you snuggle up in a chair or under the covers at bedtime while an adult read to you? If so, chances are you were impacted by the wisdom found in children’s books. Reading helps us to understand ourselves…

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2 years ago

Exploring New Gems from the Backlist

We are obsessed with the “new”– mostly due to intense promotional efforts on behalf of deodorants, clothing styles, restaurants, and books. Books from earlier years of a publisher or author are called the backlist. Look there for bestsellers…

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2 years ago

5 Books to Close Out Summer

As summer winds down and kids head back to school, I remember the days I’d prepare for my new grade. I loved covering my textbooks with brown paper, organizing my pencil case, arranging outfit combinations, and labeling my folders…

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2 years ago

6 Amazing Magazines for Women Over 60

Part of my inspiration for starting Sixty and Me was the feeling that too many media outlets do not devote enough attention to women over 60. I feel that we are too often invisible on magazine covers and on TV shows, and our voices…

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2 years ago

The Only Luxury of Covid – Reading Lots of Books

Covid finally caught up with me – in Sheboygan, WI on a ladies’ trip. Five of us tested positive after returning home. No, we didn’t mask; a mistake in hindsight. But for three weeks, I did nothing but read and binge television…

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