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This Adorable Weekend Read Really Takes Me Back…

I’m going to try to incorporate more of my book reviews on here. After all, I started the “Better Read than Dead” category for a reason. I think. Although you never can tell with me. Moving on… Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis Sachar My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was one of […]

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Lessons From A Veiled Gazelle

A Veiled Gazelle: Seeing How to See by Idries Shah My rating: 4 of 5 stars (This should be more of a 3.5, but occasionally I’ll just round up.) My Sufi leanings, which seem to grow stronger and stronger every day, led me to Idries Shah and this delightful little collection of short stories. Some […]

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I’m Actually Pretty Shy and Awkward in Person

How to Instantly Connect with Anyone: 96 All-New Little Tricks for Big Success in Business and Social Relationships by Leil Lowndes My rating: 3 of 5 stars The writing can be pretty cheesy. At times, it’s so cheesy that it just took me out of the book completely. In the example at the beginning, for […]

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Zenzele: A Letter For My Daughter

Zenzele: A Letter for My Daughter by J. Nozipo Maraire My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is one of the most beautiful and poignant books I’ve ever read. It was given to me by Ms. Seaton, an English teacher at my high school. I had never had a single class with her, but she […]

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Better World Books is my absolute favorite online book retailer

BetterWorldBooks is, far and away, my favorite online retailer. I love these guys. Whenever I can, I buy my casebooks and supplements from them, and all of my non-lawschool books come from them. They ship super quickly and have great prices, but the best part is that a portion of the proceeds go to fund […]

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I Can’t Believe It Took Me So Long To Read This Autobiography

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass My rating: 4 of 5 stars This isn’t exactly a fun read. It’s not something that will lift your spirits and put you in a fabulous, animated mood. Instead, it’s heavy, it’s grave, it’s heart-wrenching, it’s fascinating, and it’s compelling to the end. The writing […]

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Oh, God, You Guys, The Scarlet Pimpernel, You Guys, Oh, God.

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy My rating: 5 of 5 stars :-| This. Book. Is. Legendary. There aren’t enough words to do it justice. It’s a fast-paced, swash-buckling tale of a young English nobleman and his gang of daring friends that rescue French aristocrats and their families that have been doomed to the guillotine […]

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Dave Barry Slept Here, and Huma Rashid Spewed Coke Out Her Nose Over There

Dave Barry Slept Here: A Sort of History of the United States by Dave Barry My rating: 5 of 5 stars I absolutely adore this book. In the summer before 11th grade, my AP US History teacher sent home a biiiiig packet full of summer reading that we were going to be tested on every […]

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Business Casual Superstar #364: Inspired by Frederica and Susan Vernon, and a FanMix! (“Lady Susan,” Jane Austen)

Yep, once again, for my weekly post at Heave, I have put together a fanmix to go along with today’s post. I rather like fanmixes. I get to pick songs that go along with the TV show or movie or in this case, book, create pretty album art, buy the songs, edit the tags, and […]

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“Ring of the Dove” Went A Long Way In Shaping My Views On Love

The Ring of the Dove: A Treatise on the Art and Practice of Arab Love by Ibn Hazm My rating: 4 of 5 stars I read an excerpt of this in college for a class, and then got the book and read it in its entirety. It’s beautifully written, although the language after translation may […]

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