Jenny Hodges. Tampa Librarian. Book Lover. Slow Runner. Mom to Irish Triplets. Living and Traveling in the Autism World.

9. March 2017 11:11
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Audio Visual Materials for Women's History Month

9. March 2017 11:11 by jennifer | 0 Comments

March is Women's History Month and staff curated a great list of audio visual materials for you to enjoy not only this month, but all year long.  I've listened to 3 audio books on this list; I Am Malala, Victoria the Queen, and Hidden Figures. I loved all three books, but the story of Malala is truly something else. If you haven't read that book, you most certainly should. Quick summary....15 year old Malala is shot in the head by members of the Taliban. She wasn't expected to survive. But survive she did. You will certainly want to read this inspirational story. 


Women's History Month

Sally Ride
Lynn Sherr


The woman who would be king
Kara Cooney

Reading Lolita in Tehran
Azar Nafisi


Hidden figures
Margot Lee Shetterly


No higher honor
Condoleezza Rice

Victoria the queen
Julia Baird


Catherine The Great: Portrait of a Woman
Robert K. Massie

The glass universe
Dava Sobel


I am Malala
Malala Yousafzai

My beloved world
Sonia Sotomayor


Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Sisters in law
Linda R Hirshman



Have you read any of these books? 

4. March 2017 18:27
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4. March 2017 18:27 by jennifer | 0 Comments

For the sixth consecutive year our family participated in the Gasparilla Distance Classic. But unlike in past years, this year we all did the 5K. And what a blast we had!! We started off our morning like we usually do on race day. The kids pick where we go to eat breakfast. This year they picked Dunkin' Donuts. Not my choice for race morning, but it's what they wanted. I did not eat any donuts.  We arrived, parked and made our way over to the staging areas. Ronin was in a different wave th... [More]

3. March 2017 11:50
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Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival 2017

3. March 2017 11:50 by jennifer | 0 Comments

The Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival opens THIS WEEKEND!! We're heading over tonight for a special VIP preview. We won't get to see any of the cool bands that are coming, but we will get to sample all the yummy food!! The festival returns with signature dishes and exciting new cuisine – including duck tacos, lobster ravioli, bacon mac & cheese, brown sugar rubbed pork belly, banana foster panna cotta, gator bites, and cabernet-filled chocolates – as well as an expanded selec... [More]