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Stranger Things: 5 Key Moments

Yes, I am late to the band wagon when it comes to watching (and praising) Netflix’s short, 8 hour, nostalgia-fieled romp.  When I first saw previews, I thought that it was some kind of strange children’s show. Then SNL did … Continue reading

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The Hypnotists Love Story: A Redefinition of Love

It’s interesting to read a book that purports to be a romance, which then proceeds to question the very definition of love; of its endurance, its permanence, and it’s expression.  A book called “Love Story” should be a romance — … Continue reading

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This Is Where I Leave You: Now A Major Motion Picture!

I’ll be honest.  I read this book after seeing the previews for the movie (with an all-star, comedic cast! Exclamation point, exclamation point!).  However, massive, nerdy bibliophile that I am,  I decided that I should probably read the novel first. … Continue reading

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What Alice Forgot

Who are we without our memories?  Are our senses of self innate, or are they born of the things we’ve seen and done?  Liane Moriarty’s most recent novel, “What Alice Forgot” plays with the themes of memory and perception in … Continue reading

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The Burgess Boys

This book was fantastic. Tightly written, taut characterization, carefully intertwined themes.  Who are the Burgess boys?  There’s three of them — aren’t there always? — there’s Jim, the larger-than-life defense attorney, beloved by all, with his perfect family, perfect job, … Continue reading

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The Round House: Or “To Kill a Mockingbird Take II”

When I picked up “The Round House” by Louise Erdrich, I was initially attracted by the big gold circle on the front cover, proudly proclaiming it as a National Book Award winner. (Also it’s a New York Times bestseller, though … Continue reading

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Clear Eyes, Full Hearts

Friday Night Lights may not have been the greatest television show of all time, but it is certainly up there. Despite football scenes, no lack of violence, and a punch or two being thrown in almost every episode, it was … Continue reading

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