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The Librarian Suggests

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What I'm Reading:  The Vegetarian by Han Kang: This South Korean novella reads as if you're in a twisted dream. It's bizarre and all over the place. Yeong-hye is a South Korean women who is struggling mentally and emotionally. After having a bizarre dream herself, she makes the decision to become a vegetarian. Her husband and family do not agree with her decision and decide to have an intervention which leads to a more devastating outcome. Told from the perspecitve of Yeong-hye's husband, brother-in-law and sister, this translated novella leaves you with a lot of feelings. Feminism, independence, relationships and how that plays in culture, there's a lot packed into this short story.
Sita's Ramayana by Samhita Arni: In an effort to read more by Asian Authors and a strong desire to learn about Indian culture (because I've always had a fascination in Indian history), this graphic novel is based on Indian mythology and legends. Samhita Arni presents the beloved …

Weekend Wrap Up...

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spent most of the weekend outside...  weekend reading... treat yourself to flowers. 
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Quote of the Day

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"Activism is the rent I pay for living on this planet."
-Alice Walker
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this week's favorites...

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A few weeks ago in my stack of new books, I read this wonderful story with the most beautifully illustrated pictures in The Forever Tree. Little did I know it was based on a real life story, needless to say I want to visit Camp Wandawega (in Wisconsin) and see this tree house for myself. 
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Leading Ladies

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Five Things You Should Know About Lily Tomlin: 
1. Tomlin went to Wayne State University in Detroit with plans to study biology. She auditioned for a play, and soon after switched to a theater major.
2. After college, Tomlin began doing stand-up comedy in nightclubs in Detroit and later in New York City.
3. Her first television appearance was on The Merv Griffin Showin 1965.
4. She is also known as the voice of Ms. Frizzle on the children's series The Magic School Bus
5. Tomlin was the first woman to appear solo in a Broadway show, 1977's Appearing Nitely.  

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Weekend Wrap Up...

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i love my job.   feet up friday.  after shower products...
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Quote of the Day

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"The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace."  -Gandhi
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Friday Morning

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Hooray for Friday and another three day weekend! How are you? How's your work week been? I've been slammed with assignments and upcoming projects. Last night was the first time in awhile I forced myself to go to sleep before midnight. By the way I'm watching Younger and loving it! Have you heard or at least watching this show? What are your weekend plans?! I don't know what I'm up too except for maybe a little work on project we're trying to launch a yea from now! Cheers to the weekend! 
The Origin of the Conversation Heart
Love Songs Explained in Charts
Why Are Greeting Cards So Expensive

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The Librarian Suggests

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For the Jane Austen addict, these are you for you!

Apartment Envy

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Are you seeing the size of this personal library?! It's 1000 books in a 900 square feet loft in Los Angeles. Besides the library, this space is seriously life goals! Whoever it is that lives here, when can I move in?! 
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The Working Girl

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So you work in a job that you love but you're feeling burned out because a. your company is seriously understaffed and therefore you are overworked and b. the people you work with you cant stand?! The best option is to leave. But it's never that easy! How do you manage and balance your work life and not let it seep into your personal life? This is constant struggle but these practices make it a little easier until you can find something better.  
1. When you clock out at the end of the day, make sure you leave your work at work. I typically go home and get right back on it, whether it's through social media or projects I didn't finish earlier that day. Given that I have access to programs from home, I never really escape work and it affects my time at home. Over the last few weeks, I've been going to work on time (instead of an hour before I'm actually scheduled) and spending my evenings cooking new recipes, catching up with a show, learning meditation, practi…

Weekend Wrap Up

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weekend reading...  egg sandwiches and the best fruit. excited for another year of silent book club. 
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Quote of the Day

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"The best thing you can do for yourself is to be well read and travel often."
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Friday Morning

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I've basically been in work mode 24/7 this week, so even though I've been hitting the sheets a little later than usual, I'm sleeping soundly. So soundly, I didn't hear my sister shower or leave in the middle of the night last night! So, how's your week been? Hopefully not as hectic as mine. What are your weekend plans? Again, I'll be heading into the library for a little bit of work and then laying low for Sunday and Monday. And hey if you're in the Coachella Valley Monday evening, our first evening Silent Book Club meetup will be happening in the lobby bar at the Desert Springs around 7 PM. Hope to see some friendly faces :)
Slowing Down
Really Wanna Zigazig-ahh
Skimm'd From The Couch

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this week's favorites...

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Ella Fitzgerald  Maya Angelou  Mary Bowser Misty Copeland Mae Jemison
A Singing Sensation, A Poet, a Civil Rights Activist, a Union Military Intelligence Agent, A dancer and the first African American woman to go into space - I'm celebrating and reading about all the wonderful and incredible African American women that have broke barriers and made it possible for little girls everywhere to dream.  
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The Librarian Suggests

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Sarah's Bookshelf:  Like last year, one of my resolutions (I prefer intentions to resolutions) was to read more. This year, I'm expanding upon that and trying to read more diversely, not just across genres but cultures and authors as well. So let's see how well I do throughout the year. 

Orchids on Your Budget by Majorie HillisMajorie Hillis, the name is somewhat new to me. I discovered her first book, Live Alone and Like It randomly last year. I read it in two evenings and immediately needed to know more about her. An alum of Miss Dana's School for Young Ladies, she went on to pursue a career as an editor at Vogue and became somewhat of a guru to single ladies at the turn of the century. Needless to say even though she passed in 1971, she has become sort of a life coach to me. In the same writing style and the follow up to Live Alone and Like ItOrchids On Your Budgetis another how to/guide to living within your budget. Live chicly but cheaply!

Ready Player One by Ern…

Lately

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Break out that navy bag for spring.
For Saturdays when you don't want to put on a full face of make-up
On Sundays, I mask
I live for Sarah's illustrations. 
I am completely consumed by The Bright Sessions, a fictional podcast you should be listening to if you're not already. 
The new spot in town.
When you are in a wanderlust mood.
Weekend attire includes blush slip-ons
A bag at my desk, my car and at home.

Friday Afternoon

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It's kind of been a whirlwind of a week, amirite? It started slow and towards the end of the week, everything just seemed to pile up and somehow I had convinced myself March was next week. I have to remind myself to take breaks at work, I'm so bad when it comes to taking a fifteen break. Now that I'm sitting and I've caught my breath, how was your week? Uneventful or slammed? Given that the past few nights I've been going to sleep past midnight, I'm not exactly in the greatest of moods but here's to a better weekend! 

Do You Suffer From Parenting?
Breakfast for Dinner
Astronauts and Makeup
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this week's favorites...

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I can't get enough of Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.
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