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Book Haul #2

I rarely buy books, compared to a lot of book blogs. But finally I’ve gathered enough recent buys. Also I just bullet-pointed the interesting parts to me of those synopsis because some make them… 284 more words

Book Things

Bossypants Book Club (May 2019 Selection): Becoming by Michelle Obama

Book Overview

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.  In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. 329 more words


Insights from a Prophet's Life: Russell M. Nelson, by Sheri Dew

When you have an incredible subject like Russell M. Nelson and a gifted writer like Sheri Dew, you have the recipe for success. This was, hands down, one of the best biographies I’ve ever read (heard as an audiobook.) 186 more words


The Stranger in the Woods, by Michael Finkel

Once upon a time there was a young man from Massachusetts named Christopher Knight who walked into the Maine woods and away from society…for 27 years. 215 more words


Ranavalona I

Infamous as the ‘Mad Queen of Madagascar’, Queen Ranavalona’s reign is remembered as one of violence and tyranny. But she was also a queen with a noble mission: to protect the sovereignty and traditional practices of her people from the enormous and oppressive colonial forces of the French and English. 41 more words


J Vivian, The Grand Canal, Venice 01 Painting of the Canals of Venice by the artists of their time, with footnotes. #53

J Vivian (British, 19th Century)
The Grand Canal, Venice

Oil on canvas
45.5 x 82cm (18 x 32 5/16in)
Private collection

The Grand Canal in Venice, Italy forms one of the major water-traffic corridors in the city. 271 more words