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    What I’ve Been Reading

    Hi! I’ve been MIA. I apologize. I’ve been a bit of a trainwreck lately. I am a living testament that people really should take their meds… Also, I did this thing called applying to college, and that in and of itself was borderline traumatic, but I’m here and alive (mostly).  Anyways, as always I’ve been reading. I’ll start with what…

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    Book Review: The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter

    The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Can some please explain to me why everyone and their mom loves this book? I just don’t get it. Like, really, I just don’t get it.  This book felt unspecial and frankly boring. Honestly, I’m glad I read it, so I can say that I read it. But overall,…

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    Book Review: The Year of Less

    The Year of Less by Cait Flanders Rating: ★★★★☆ This book convinced me to stop buying sh*t. That in and of itself is an accomplishment. Really. If you don’t believe me, you should see my amazon account … Yikes. Anyways, I really enjoyed this book. One, I *love* memoirs that are narrated by the author. It just feel that authors…

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    What I’ve Been Reading No. 1

    I’ve been reading a lot lately. //ONE//  The Results Are In for Remote Learning: It Didn’t Work Wall Street Journal I thought it was super interesting to hear about other parents’ and students’ experiences with home based learning. I haven’t enjoyed it, but it is nice to have more freedom in choosing when and how I want to work. On…

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    Book Review: The Pomodoro Technique by Francesco Cirillo

    The Pomodoro Technique by Francesco Cirillo Rating: ★★★☆☆ Francesco Cirillo reminds me of a really strict teacher. He has a very particular, inflexible way of doing things and expects everyone to follow. In essence, my way or the highway. I never really liked teachers like that, so I wasn’t crazy about this book. But, I do like the Pomodoro Technique as…

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    Book Review: Where’d You Go, Bernadatte by Maria Semple

    Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple Rating: ★★★★★ (4.5 stars/5 stars) I LOVED THIS BOOK! The book is mostly a collection of letters plus some narration of the days leading up to and after Bernadette Fox disappears. The parts of the book that are Bernadette’s letters are straight up, laugh-out-loud, downright HILARIOUS. These were some of my favorite parts of…

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    Book Review: The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

    The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer Rating: ★★★★☆ I really enjoyed this book! It was a fun read – I just genuinely enjoyed this book. I’d recommend it. It didn’t blow by socks off like Circe by Madeline Miller, and I don’t think it’ll stick with me as much as Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld has. A couple of things I…

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    Battle of the Books: The Bullet Journal Method vs. Dot Journaling

    Recently, I got into bullet journaling. In quarantine and remote learning, I quickly learned that my beloved Lilly Pultizer Agenda just wasn’t what I needed. I need a place where I could keep all of my tasks and random thoughts. Basically, a place to brain dump. I had dabbled bullet journalling earlier. In October 2018, I bought a superrr dot grid…

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    Book Review: Make Trouble by Cecile Richards

    Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead by Cecile Richards Rating: ★★★★☆ Some Background I had never heard of Cecile Richards until April 28, 2020. I was watching a virtual livestreamed interview of Stacey Abrams, the former gubernatorial candidate for governor in Georgia. Her ultra-corrupt Republican opponent, Brain Kemp, stole the election by voter suppression. It…