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The Silence of the Lambs, 1991

Okay, the first real question is: How old does a movie have to be to be considered a classic? Because if you had asked me that before I watched The Silence of the Lambs, I would have said it had … Continue reading

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Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver

There are a few authors that I will read anything they’ve written.  Mary Roach, PG Wodehouse, Elizabeth George Speare, Michael Crichton, probably Carol Rifka Brunt after her gorgeous debut novel, Charles Dickens, and yes, Barbara Kingsolver.  I am forever indebted … Continue reading

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The Secret History, by Donna Tartt

So we all know that The Goldfinch has been on everyone’s must read list, but sometimes I like to read an author’s previous work before I try out their popular work.  So I decided to give The Secret History a … Continue reading

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The Interrupters, 2011

C and I watched a beautiful documentary called The Interrupters this week.  The violence interrupters profiled in the movie are men and women seeking to stop violence on the streets of Chicago.  The movie focuses a 12 month period and … Continue reading

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Book Review Quickies

The Story of Charlotte’s Web: E.B. White’s Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic, by Michael Sims Although it starts out a bit slow, this biography of E.B. White and it’s focus on the creation of … Continue reading

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Book review quickies

The Prestige, by Christopher Priest I picked this novel up at the library because I remembered being fairly entertained by the movie with Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman.  Not realizing it had been based on a book, my curiosity was … Continue reading

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Lunch box review

C and I usually pack a lunch during the working day.  Not only are we still on course with our lifestyle change (and you just can’t beat homemade for keeping those sodium levels down), but we also are trying to … Continue reading

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