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Malcolm Says Her Name

Talking To Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell was an interesting listen. Like Malcolm said, it sounded like one of his well-produced podcast episodes. And I thought I was impressed by Let Love Have the Last Word! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fumaCsQ9wKw Malcolm Gladwell fails to surprise me. Well, when I… Continue reading Malcolm Says Her Name

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Please Have Mercy On My Grad School Writing

Geeking out on the movie Just Mercy that’s out. My fan girl relationship with Bryan Stevenson originated when he came to my hometown when I was in grad school in 2016. I copped his book immediately and loved it so much I wrote a grad school book report about it (lolz, grad school book reports).… Continue reading Please Have Mercy On My Grad School Writing

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Self-Delusions

I really enjoyed Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino. Jia writes the kind of book I would love to write one day. It's intelligent, analytical, witty and laden with personal experience from her own life. She doesn't pretend like she knows all the answers or that her view is the right one. She… Continue reading Self-Delusions

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New Decade Intention: Expanding

Elaine Welteroth is a maven of wisdom I didn’t know I needed in my life. It’s funny how books come with a message you need at the exact right moment in your life. I’m definitely at a point that I needed to hear her words in More Than Enough: Claiming Who You Are (No Matter… Continue reading New Decade Intention: Expanding

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Romance Tropes We Love to Hate

We are still in the Hallmark Holiday Romance Movie Season. I have been on a romance kick lately and I’m not sure why I stopped reading them in the first place! Oh yeah, because I went for a while without reading at all. It’s just something about a good (but sometimes problematic) romance that makes… Continue reading Romance Tropes We Love to Hate

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Second Chances

As this year is coming to a close (actually this decade. Dang!), I am reflecting on second chances and growing from the past, not burying it. Some major themes in Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng was second chances, especially the lack of second chances you get to treat the people you love… Continue reading Second Chances