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Movie Review: Testament of Youth (4 stars)

Testament of Youth Released: January 2015 Watched Netflix BluRay: February 2016 Read Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain: January/February 2015 Rating:  4 out of 5 stars Synopsis:  In 1914, Vera Brittain overcomes the restraints on women of the time to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien (Four Stars)

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Book Review: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien Four Stars out of Five A 1990 memoir about Vietnam. A memoir is kind of true and kind of a lie. Boring parts…

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Book Review: Testament of Youth by Brittain (4 stars)

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain 4 out of 5 stars Read in January/February 2015 Synopsis (via GoodReads): In 1914, just as war was declared, 20 year-old Vera Brittain was preparing to study at Oxford. Four years later, her life—and … Continue reading

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Big Read Wrap-Up

The Lansing Community Library completed a successful Big Read of O’Brien’s The Things They Carried with a writing memoir workshop led by the same professor who moderated the panel discussion back in December.  I took copious notes, but sadly no … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business by Dick Van Dyke

My Lucky Life in and Out of Show Business by Dick Van Dyke My rating: 4 of 5 stars I barely read any non-fiction (outside of the technical writing found in information technology reference guides) in any given year. When … Continue reading

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