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Book Review: Brené Brown’s “Daring Greatly”

Book Review: Brené Brown’s “Daring Greatly”

I might be terrible at book reviews because I almost always want to write “Read this! Read it!” and this time won’t be an exception. I’m obsessed with self-help as a generality, but I rarely read self-help books, as it turns out. I go to therapy on occasion and have very smart friends, so that’s…

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By Cynthia, November 15, 2018
Reading “Man Alive” by Thomas Page McBee

Reading “Man Alive” by Thomas Page McBee

Man Alive is a beautiful, simply powerful book written by a man about his experiences moving through abuse, trauma, and his transition into his rightful body. It’s the 3rd book I’ve read this year as part of my 2018 Reading Challenge and I’m so glad I chose it (and ordered it 2 separate times to…

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By Cynthia, September 24, 2018
“Heart Berries: A Memoir” by Terese Marie Mailhot

“Heart Berries: A Memoir” by Terese Marie Mailhot

Though not technically part of my 2018 Reading Challenge, and despite the fact that I am woefully behind in said challenge, when my friend gifted me this beautiful book in June, I couldn’t resist diving right in. And I’m so glad I didn’t wait to read it. Calling this memoir a book almost doesn’t do…

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By Cynthia, August 13, 2018
Reviewing Oyeyemi’s “Boy, Snow, Bird”

Reviewing Oyeyemi’s “Boy, Snow, Bird”

“Boy, Snow, Bird” by Helen Oyeyemi follows a newly-graduated young woman named Boy as she flees a bad situation and establishes a new life in a rural American town – a place she ends up by bent of being the last stop on the bus she hops to get out of New York. It follows…

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By Cynthia, July 17, 2018
Chasing Outlander: 5 Must See Scotland Highlights for Fans of the Series

Chasing Outlander: 5 Must See Scotland Highlights for Fans of the Series

Based on the amazing novels, the sweeping saga of Outlander is largely set in Scotland; and fortunately for all of us die-hard fans, the tv series has actually been shot there too, thereby giving us all exactly the swoon-worthy backdrop we craved when reading the novels and bringing it all to life. And also, giving…

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By Cynthia, June 11, 2018
Thoughts on “Between the World and Me”

Thoughts on “Between the World and Me”

I am not calling this a book review of Between the World and Me, per say, because I feel it’s important to acknowledge that I am a white Canadian female and this book was written by a black American male, to his black American son. I will be unable to understand the breadth of the…

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By Cynthia, May 28, 2018
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