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Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquivel

Like Water for Chocolate, the first novel by Laura Esquivel starts with onions and a birth. Chopping onions, that bring about a wave of tears. This opening is apt because the entirety of the novel weaves together food and emotions. 405 more words

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[Reading]고양이를 입양했어요.

오늘 저희 가족은 고양이 한 마리를 입양했어요. 이 고양이는 우리가 봉사활동을 하고 있는 고양이 구조센터에 있던 고양이예요. 처음 이 고양이가 구조센터에 왔을 때 저는 한눈에 반했어요.

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2016: Year in Review

Odds are you don’t need me to tell you that 2016 was a rough year. Even leaving aside any political… happenstance, we lost a lot of great people in 2016. 961 more words


1,001 (+) Books to Read Before You Die

I say 1,001 (plus) because there have been at least 4 revisions (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012) of this book and some books have been taken off the list and others added. 119 more words

Bucket List

Goal for 2017: 27 Books to Read

When looking at the 1001(+) plus Books to Read list, absolute must reads Classics list, and the books/authors specifically listed in “2001 things to do before you die”; it seems quite overwhelming. 269 more words

Bucket List

The Lesser Swamp Gods of Little Dixie

I’m pretty new to the notion of being a big enough deal that anyone would even think that a blurb from me would go any distance toward helping sell their book (and probably still a long ways off from that actually being true). 300 more words

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