What I’ve Been Reading

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An evocative collection of short fiction that has stayed with me in the months since I finished it is Almost Famous Women by Megan Mayhew Bergman–a collection of poignant stories about eccentric and fascinating women… Continue reading

Vitamania

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Taking vitamins is healthy right? We’ve all heard that at some point in our lives. But why do we really need them? And is taking one really helping our overall health? Most of… Continue reading

What I’ve Been Reading

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In Laura Van Den Berg’s stunning debut novel an epidemic has ravaged the country and Joy, a woman whose unremarkable life had once been spent as a cough-syrup-addicted graveyard-shift-clerk in a Boston grocery… Continue reading

What I’ve Been Reading: The Day the Crayons Quit

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What is a little boy to do when all of his crayons suddenly go on strike? Not only are his crayons feeling tired and overworked but others are feeling ignored and neglected. Through… Continue reading

What I’ve Been Watching…

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After watching all the available seasons of Supernatural, I needed to find something to fill the Winchester void. Many positive recommendations later I decided to watch Angel, a show that finished airing on television… Continue reading

What I’ve Been Reading

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Words like hilarious, heart-felt, and enthralling may seem like odd descriptors for a memoir about working in a crematory, but Caitlin Doughty’s coming-of-age story are all of these things and more.  Written in prose… Continue reading

What I’ve Been Watching: The Hobbit Trilogy

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To all the Peter Jackson fans, The Hobbit trilogy is worth a watch. If you were a follower of Jackson’s film adaptions of J.R.R Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings then you won’t… Continue reading

I’ll Drink To That: A Life In Style, with a Twist

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Clothes represent who we are or want to be. Bergdorf Goodman’s legendary personal shopper, Betty Halbreich, at age 86, tells us her story in the delightful, complex and engaging memoir: I’ll Drink to… Continue reading

What I’ve Been Reading

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To whom does the past belong? You might be surprised to discover that when it comes to the world of ancient artifacts and antiquities the most ethical answer may not be the best… Continue reading

What I’ve Been Reading

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Tana French writes a set of psychological thrillers that take place in Ireland. She’s up to five so far and each one centers on a different detective in the “Dublin Murder Squad.” Not a traditional… Continue reading

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