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August and Oceans

It’s dwindling evening light and the ocean depths speak haunting freedom, celebration and mystery. Gazing over any beach pier or from its limitless sand is riveting. Soft gold and dusty brown produce a striking path to the water’s edge. Looking … Continue reading

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Great Loves in Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Americanah”

“The first summer was Ifemelu’s summer of waiting; the real America, she felt, was just around the next corner she would turn. Even the days, sliding one into the other, languorous and limpid, the sun lingering until very late, seemed … Continue reading

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Dancing and Designing In Hugo’s France

Discipline and wonder, though sometimes perceived quite distant from each other, pair up so well. To obtain the steady hand of making something routine it takes pushing through many small, annoyed exercises and dancing into and past frustration. Wonder automatically … Continue reading

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New Reviews After These Messages

  I sit peacefully alone in the cozy, ever-welcoming living room of two friends and their son. There are beautiful, rich brown curtains that graze the floor, walls and a lively tree-and-bird mural in panoramic view. An elaborate family tree, … Continue reading

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Stories in Our Childhood: Review of “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman

At eight years old, reclining blissfully on a couch made for reading marathons, I let the world dissolve into the hair-raising plot twists of Alvin Schwartz’s More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. It was forbidden, tucked away firmly … Continue reading

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Dragging Out A Life: Review of “Possession” by A.S. Byatt

There was such a peace in deciding to bring our old blue, unloved blanket to a coffee shop for reading and hot beverages only. Just the giant book that asks for finishing, the teal knitted blanket, and a to-go cup … Continue reading

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50,000 Words Stronger

This is a farewell to the blogging world for one month. In this month, I hope I’ll have written my very first novel. For those of you unfamiliar with National Novel Writing Month, head here and see if there’s interest. … Continue reading

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