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Positive Summer Project (Day 3): Sometimes Crying Feels Damn Good

So the positive “project” I choose to take on today was reading a book I have been meaning to read for far too long. While waiting for Matt to find some electronic technology thingamajig for his computer, I was browsing the book section at a local shopping center. 1,200 more words

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Life and Death


“We all come into existence as a single cell, smaller than a speck of dust. Much smaller. Divide. Multiply. Add and subtract. Matter changes hands, atoms flow in and out, molecules pivot, proteins stitch together, mitochondria send out their oxidative dictates; we begin as  microscopic swarm, the lungs the brain the heart. 361 more words


The beast in the west

Carys Davies is the award-winning author of the short story collection The Redemption of Galen Pike, a highly praised book from 2014. I haven’t read it, but after reading Davies’ new novel… 732 more words

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Top Ten Tuesday June 12: Books that Awaken the Travel Bug in me

Happy Tuesday everyone!!

Learn more about Top Ten Tuesday here! This week is Books that Awaken the Travel Bug in me. There was a kinda of similar topics a few weeks ago about books set in other countries, so I tried not to have too much overlap. 302 more words


Xenophon's Anabasis, A Classic Text on Mercenary Warfare

Xenophon’s Anabasis, A Classic Text on Mercenary Warfare

Xenophon (c. 430 – 354 BC), was a Greek historian, soldier, mercenary and student of Socrates. His book “Anabasis” is the story of Ten Thousand Greek mercenaries hired by Cyrus the Younger, who intended to seize the throne of Persia in 401 BC. 180 more words

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My Recent Reads

This year, I have become an obsessive reader. I started off with a goal to read two books a month, but now, I go through roughly one book a week. 1,233 more words


Nine Women, One Dress (Book Review) 

Book: Nine Women, One Dress

Author: Jane L. Rosen

Pages: 257

Almost a year ago I picked this book up in L.A.X Airport on my way to a summer vacation in Chicago. 395 more words