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The Year of Rereading Is Slightly Sidetracked

My year of rereading continues, although I keep getting (or letting myself get) sidetracked from the rereading. So far, the books I’ve reread include: “Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives” by Nicholas Christakis “Charley” or “The Girl Who Ran Away” by Joan Robinson “A Wrinkle in Time”, “A Wind in the Door” and “A Swiftly Tilting Planet” by Madeline L’Engle “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett…

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2018 – The Year of Rereading

I’ve decided that 2018 is the year of rereading for me. That means revisiting books that have been favorites of mine throughout my life. I recently reread three childhood favorites: “Charley,” “A Wrinkle in Time” trilogy, and “The Secret Garden.” I read “Charley” when it was actually called “Charley,” but somewhere along the line, the publisher retitled it “The Girl Who Ran Away.” The local library used to have a copy and I reread this…

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Two Books Provide a Snapshot of an INFJ

There are two books by my bedside that I’ve been reading over the past few weeks. It didn’t dawn on me until this morning that my reading of these two books at the same time, the fact that I would check them both out with their juxtaposition between intuition and logical data, actually provides a perfect snapshot of my INFJ Myers-Briggs personality. The two books are The Creative Tarot by Jessa Crispin and Predictive Analytics…

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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

I don’t read as much fiction as I probably should, particularly because I would like to tackle writing a proper novel one day. I’m drawn to nonfiction and there is so much good nonfiction out there that I never seem to run out of informative books to read. Fiction feels like a luxury to me, so it’s harder to set aside time to read it. I also know that when I read fiction, really good…

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Feeling a Tad More Eco-Friendly

I’m reading a book called “What We Leave Behind” by Derrick Jensen and Aric McBay. It is depressing as hell. It explains how people are murdering the earth, which we absolutely are, but hasn’t offered any solutions thus far. I’m only part-way through the book and am hoping there will be some concrete suggestions that help me feel as though I can do something. Being left in a hopeless morass by a book is no…

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