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BOYHOOD (2014) movie review

One CBC columnist aptly titled his review “12 years a Boy.” 12 years. 12 times an annual reunion with the same cast to produce this one film. 432 more words


The Wedding Ringer

Love: Kevin Hart. But not necessarily in this movie.

Hate: The lack of funny. Although I only had average expectations, I still didn’t laugh like I’d hoped.  177 more words


The Picture of Dorian Gray -- Oscar Wilde

Familiarity Level = First Read (that’s right, I have NOT read every book on the planet)

Well, well, well. Mr. Wilde is at it again. … 637 more words

Classic Literature

Exercising should be a fun way to track progress and set goals, not a chore.

I would consider myself a novice when it comes to exercising. Before training for 5Ks last year, I never took the time to stretch or exercise. 284 more words


The Beautiful and Damned -- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Familiarity Level = Revisiting

This will be brief and a bit repetitive of my Great Gatsby post, but there are some important distinctions to be made. 219 more words

Classic Literature

ARC Review: The Accidental Alchemist


A modern tale of ancient intrigue from a USA Today bestselling author

When Zoe Faust–herbalist, alchemist, and recent transplant to Portland, Oregon–begins unpacking her bags, she can’t help but notice she’s picked up a stow away: a living, breathing, three-and-half-foot gargoyle.

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Skip the Powdery, Muddy Mess

Okay. This one has been going around a lot and for a long time. Pinterest, Facebook, Beautylish, and Twitter have all played host to this apparent beauty secret and I am here to expose it! 370 more words