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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel

There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »


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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Fault in Our Stars

LuluReads, October 21, 2014

I'm not sure what made me pick this up because I have consciously been staying away from sad novels. A story about two teenagers with cancer - that has sad written all over it. But I did start it, and it was delightful. It's one of those stories that evokes a number of different emotions, so there's sadness, but also laughter, respect, and gratitude.
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The Enchanted April (New York Review Books Classics) by Elizabeth Von Arnim
The Enchanted April (New York Review Books Classics)

LuluReads, November 5, 2013

Delightful! In this weather, who doesn't want to read about an April vacation in Italy? The character descriptions are insightful and witty, and although it was written in the 1920's these people could easily be family members, co-workers, or friends you have today. The story is crisp, not sappy, and I especially love the pokes and jabs at piety and high morals.
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Gluten-Free Girl Every Day by Shauna James Ahern
Gluten-Free Girl Every Day

LuluReads, July 29, 2013

This is a great book to make gluten-free cooking less intimidating. It often looks expensive and time-consuming, but it doesn't have to be! These are great recipes for venturing out beyond packaged mixes (although we all love Bob's Red Mill!) I don't care less about food because I don't eat wheat; I care more about it. And it's obvious from a book like this, that the author and her family do as well.
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Cloud Atlas (Modern Library) by David Mitchell
Cloud Atlas (Modern Library)

LuluReads, January 2, 2013

I can't believe it took me so long to read this book, after hearing recommendations for years. I was spurred to read it before the movie came out earlier this year. Beautiful writing that only gets better as the book goes along leads into a story that is bigger than the sum of its parts. I was immediately lost in the novel whenever I picked the book back up; it took me no time at all to join the story again. Escapist literature in the best possible way!
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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

LuluReads, August 13, 2012

There are some very valuable insights for everyone regarding the care and feeding of introverts, especially the section on communication and conflict resolution. At other times, I think the author overstates the plight of introverts in general society. After starting the book, I told my husband I wished I had come across a book like this years ago.
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