Monthly Archives: January 2016

2016 Reading Challenge: Book 5

A Collection of short stories: Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut I am an avid lover of Vonnegut and this collection of his short stories did not disappoint. My father used to rave about how wonderful Vonnegut’s books … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 4

A book a friend recommended: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins I read this book in one sitting because it was just too intriguing to put down. I immediately identified with Rachel, our first narrator, whose life has … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 3

A book that will make you cry: The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein One of my favorite literary tropes is a story written from a unique perspective; the wicked witch’s side of the story in Wicked, … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 2

2016 Reading Challenge: Book 2, The Light Between Oceans, A book written by a woman (M.L. Stedman) In life, we are faced with many decisions—some small, and some very, very big. Not a person alive can say that they have … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 1

2016 Reading Challenge, Book 1: Brighton Beach Memoirs – A play One of the first films I remember watching as a young child is the 1986 film adaptation of Brighton Beach Memoirs starring Jonathan Silverman. I consider this film a … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge Booklist

Here are my selections for 2016! 1.) A book with 500 pages: Don Quixote 2.) A Classic Romance: Lady Chatterly’s Lover 3.) A book that became a movie: One Day 4.) A book published in 2016: Dark Matter 5.) A … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge

One of the most important goals any of us can strive toward is keeping ourselves mentally sharp–particularly as we age. I no longer have the privilege of professors assigning me required reading and helping me along the path to intellectual … Continue reading

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