Goddess of yesterday

Goddess of Yesterday by Caroline b. Cooney

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The new year is almost here, and I felt what better than a book recommendation to help you bring in the new year. The Goddess of Yesterday by Caroline B. Cooney, is the story of an unknown Princess from a small island in the mediterranean sea who has a direct impact on the outcomes of the Trojan war. I love this story for its transformational message. The young Princess Anaxandra, taken from her home at the fragile age of 6 as treasure for a pirate, faces the murder and torture of those who would protect her, until she falls in to the kingdom of Helen of Sparta. Anaxandra must take new names, and change herself in order to survive the pirate mentality of the mediterranean, and she does so with grace and impossible strength. Continue reading

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The Science of Smell

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I was struck this week by the intoxicating smells of christmas, cinnamon cookies, roasting turkey, pine and mint, and yet again I was curious about how we as humans smell things. So, I figured I would look into it an share it with you as the next extension of our exploration into food and wine.

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Bullet Journal Series:Intro

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With the new year right around the corner, I have been working feverishly to get my planner in order so I can start off the new year organized and ready to go. I’ve mentioned before that I don’t really “believe” in New Year’s Resolutions. I prefer to set S.M.A.R.T Goals throughout the year. However, I do have some changes I intend to make this coming year, and I am using my Bullet Journal to help track my progress. I have been using a bullet journal for about a year now, and I have to say I’ve become accustomed to the flexibility, ease and creativity. As a notebook junkie, I always find myself looking at other notebooks and planners, but everything else feels like going backwards now.

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The Aviator’s Wife Review

The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

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This week I’m reviewing The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin. I originally picked up this book because it fit the category: “a book with a family name in the title.” I had also wanted to read this book based on the cover and the reputation when it first came out, but as usual I didn’t do much research before I picked it up. Something that I have learned while doing this reading challenge: I enjoy being surprised by my reading instead of coming in with a bunch of expectations. I did listen to this book as an audiobook, and I found it through Overdrive, my library’s online database. Continue reading

Winter by Marissa Meyer

Winter by Marissa Meyer

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When I started the Lunar Chronicles, I had to finish the series. This series is so well written I just couldn’t help myself. I put all of the books on hold through Overdrive – my library’s online database and waited for them to be available as audiobooks. This installment of the Lunar Chronicles follows the story of Princess Winter, the beautiful and kind, but illegitimate heir to the Lunar throne, in her attempts to maintain her sanity and help the Princess celine regain her rightful place as the Queen of Luna. The whole team falls together in this dynamic, and action filled story complete with romance, transformation, and rights of passage. Continue reading