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How I Fell Back in Love…with Georgette Heyer

Here at work, we have a Zoom group to discuss varied book genres, and last month the topic was Historical Fiction – my favorite! I was determined to combine the history with romance and to choose a story that held its own in the discussion. And, I read on my tablet so the title had […]

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An Ode to John Cusack Movies

There’s something about John Cusack that makes everything feel right in the world. Maybe it’s because he was born in Evanston, IL and still has hometown pride for the city of Chicago. Maybe it’s because the characters he plays in movies all speak to my angsty soul in a need to write sappy poetry because […]

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We Remember Chadwick Boseman: 1976-2020

Jackie Robinson. Thurgood Marshall. James Brown. Three Black heroic icons in their respective professions.  To that, add T’Challa (aka Black Panther) and you have four superheroes.   Aside from their hero status, what do these four men have in common: Chadwick Boseman, who passed away at the age of 43 on August 28 after a four […]

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New Book Alert! Lore by Alexandra Bracken

Have you ever connected to an author whose books and words just make you feel seen? That’s how I feel about author Alexandra Bracken. She is the pen behind the wildly successful series The Darkest Minds, which was then adapted into a blockbuster movie.  Her newest book Lore will be released on January 5, 2021 […]

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