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The Penguin Lessons

A Five Star Pick This memoir explores the adventure of a young British professor, taking the risk to travel abroad and landing on the other side of the world, to teach at a boy’s school in Argentina—during a corrupt regime.  … Continue reading

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Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship With a Remarkable Man

HisLit This book will appeal to anyone who was curious about the relationship between William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.  It is also another view of the lovable man we all remembered as Spock.  As a ‘Trekkie’, I certainly wanted to … Continue reading

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An Astronaut’s Guide to Life On Earth

Mook of the Month First off, I would like to express that this is not only a book for male readers.  If you are into space and have ever wanted to know what life on a space shuttle is like, … Continue reading

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No Cheating, No Dying: I Had a Good Marriage, Then I Tried to Make it Better

A Five Star Pick If you are married or in a serious relationship, this book is a fresh look at how to observe the union with your partner.   You may even find yourself disecting it.  Basically, the author felt she had … Continue reading

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The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Ceasar

A Five Star Pick As an owl fanatic, I needed to read this book—even though the star was not a Barn Owl.  What an entertaining read!  I enjoyed it on the beach in the South and it was a perfect … Continue reading

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Twelve Years a Slave

Book vs. Movie    I am really glad that I read the book and watched the film.  For the most part, the movie does a good job staying as close as possible to the events that are recalled in the … Continue reading

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Persepolis

Book vs. Movie Let me start off by saying that I thought the movie was based on the first book because that is the only part I read.  If you read it in French, however, Satrapi’s memoir is actually divided … Continue reading

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