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The More of Less (Becker)

The More of Less (Becker)

Becker brings up a lot of very good points about all the excess belongings we all own and made me think again that I need to pare down the stuff in my home.  I agree with much of what he says about excess belongings actually creating stress. I hate clutter anyway, and listening to this book got me motivated again to try to cull more unneeded stuff from my home.   I have over the past year or so been really…

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The making of “The Sun also Rises”

The making of “The Sun also Rises”

Everybody behaves badly : the true story behind Hemingway’s masterpiece “The Sun Also Rises” by Lesley Blume tells the story of the events that lead to the writing of this classic novel.  Blume reveals many details about the characters in the story, particularly the fact that they are all based on real-life friends and acquaintances of Hemingway’s.  This fascinating book gives a behind the scenes look at Hemingway’s personality and his life in Europe when working on his first novel. …

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Game of Crowns

Game of Crowns

Biographer Christopher Andersen (The Day Diana Died) once again sets his sights on the British royal family. This time he delves into the relationships between a queen and two future queens: Queen Elizabeth II, her daughter-in-law, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, wife to Prince Charles, the current heir to the throne, and her granddaughter-in-law, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, wife of Prince William, whom is second in line to the throne. Through examining these relationships, Andersen looks at past history such as…

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Hamilton: The Revolution

Hamilton: The Revolution

From the moment that my sister first had me listen to “Alexander Hamilton,” the opening number of this play–I was hooked. That was months ago and it’s rare if a day goes by that I don’t listen to at least one song from the soundtrack.  Listening to the soundtrack and scrolling through YouTube for videos is one thing, though–reading Lin’s thoughts and notes about different lyrics and stage directions is another. As if I don’t love this entire musical enough,…

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