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Book Review: War and Peace

Book Review: War and Peace

Or, as Tolstoy would say, Book Review: War and Peace, although it can’t really be a review because none of us know anything and everything is inevitable and none of us have any control over events, including writing book reviews, and also, I’m going to kill your favorite character. I decided eight years or so was long enough to leave this book languishing on my to-read list, and that it was time to give it the attention it deserved. Along…

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Book Review: The Mysterious Benedict Society

Book Review: The Mysterious Benedict Society

You know how sometimes you encounter a book quite by chance, and it kind of knocks your socks off? When I worked at a little local used bookstore, someone brought in this book to exchange, and the quirky illustration and title made me decide it needed me. The story starts out simply enough, with Reggie answering a newspaper ad for gifted children looking for special opportunities. But he is quickly drawn into a plot much bigger than himself, and is placed…

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Book Review: The Curated Closet

Book Review: The Curated Closet

I found Anuschka Rees’ blog a while ago, and was fascinated by her fresh take on fashion. Most fashionistas like to put you into a little box and say, “You are shaped like an apple and have winter coloring, therefore you must only wear this style and this color regardless if you like it or not, because it suits you and I know best.” Anuschka takes a very different approach. She wrote a post titled “Why I don’t believe in dressing for my body…

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Book List 2016

Book List 2016

My focus last year was less on reading and more on other new experiences. So I read thirty books instead of a more hefty amount. But here are the titles I did read, along with a blurb about each one. Some of them were lovely, and some of them I jumped in only to find I was in a pool I didn’t wish to swim in. Maybe my mini reviews will help you avoid those. And hopefully my glowing reports will…

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