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My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

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My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth RussellI am a sucker for anything to do with boarding school life, first of all. Second, this book kept showing up places which I took that as a sign it was meant to be my next read. From page one I was addicted and couldn't stop reading My Dark…By jbadmin|
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“Are you in a pantry?” My Office during COVID Quarantine

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This essay on my quarantine office was originally published on Medium.com.  Because when we built the house, the room behind the kitchen represented the structure’s fulcrum, Because I became enamored with the bright layout in a design magazine (or maybe it was Pinterest or Housz)…By jbadmin|
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Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

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Queenie by Candice Carty-WilliamsIt was refreshing to read the arc of a strong female protagonist who has to deal with baggage, both family baggage and societal baggage. I also loved that the happily ever after trope is turned on its head and redefined by Queenie, a character…By jbadmin|
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Reopening (Our Hearts) After COVID

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This post was originally published on Medium.com. My children are my best teachers. Having been in quarantine, in isolation, and cohabitating with them now for what is going on four months, I truly appreciate their perspective and ability to suspend judgment over what…By jbadmin|
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Tinkers by Paul Harding

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Tinkers by Paul HardingA beautiful exploration of paternal love. The writing and language is so moving as is the ethereal dreamlike quality of what it must feel like as a life comes to its end. This book is beautiful in its imagery, in its description of the mechanical workings…By jbadmin|
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Biased by Jennifer L Eberhardt

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Biased by Jennifer L EberhardtThis was a profound book that hit me in the gut. I listened to the audiobook and found myself rewinding several times. Jennifer Eberhardt leads the reader (or listener) through the neurological reasons many people have that "first reaction" before…By jbadmin|
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Eden: A Novel

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