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Christmas break by the books.

Today I am heading back to DC after an extra stolen week in Kentucky with my family when James flew back to the East Coast last weekend. Even though my graduate school schedule doesn’t have the rigid hours of a … Continue reading

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What happens when we love a racist: Atticus Finch and those times when our friends are wrong.

“Sometimes we have to kill a little so we can live.” ―Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman  Chances are good that you have either read Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, or at least heard enough about the controversy surrounding … Continue reading

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All about the books, bout the books, no TV.

Ok, that’s a lie. I am totally about the TV too, especially since it’s still Bachelor [in Paradise] season and there’s nothing I love more than my Bach family making fools of themselves and eschewing sunscreen in Mexico. But books! … Continue reading

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Vacation is for reading, of this I am certain.

In theory, my whole life is for reading, as I am doing a PhD in literature which is a fancy way to say I READ ALL THE BOOKS ALL THE TIME AND WRITE ALL THE THINGS. But we all know … Continue reading

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Bread and Wine, Chicken and Potatoes.

You have most likely been thinking (ok, not really, because you probably don’t spend tons of time reflecting on what I have or haven’t posted), that these Paris posts have been sorely lacking in one of my very most favorite … Continue reading

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Let’s go to Paris.

Tomorrow I am celebrating July 4th by hopping on a plane and heading to Paris for a month. Ok, so actually tickets are just really cheap if you fly out of the United States on the night of the 4th. … Continue reading

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I want it to matter.

A couple weeks ago I started thinking about what I wanted to teach for my last class of the semester. I think endings are really important, really necessary in tying something all together and locking it in your brain in a … Continue reading

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The beauty of ordinariness.

Over Christmas break I read some books. You have no idea how exciting it was to type that sentence. Yes, I technically read books all the time, I am technically employed to read books. But so often they are not … Continue reading

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Mastery.

Oh hey, this happened a couple months ago.  And I have henceforth been signing things as “Hannah, Master Of French And All Some Of Its Books, Specifically The Depressing Angsty Ones.” But I could only share it with you today … Continue reading

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Green thoughts.

Do you ever read one of those books that forces you to look around at parts of your life and evaluate? I love those. And I hate those. Earlier this summer I read Michael Pollan’s The Omnivores Dilemma, and it got … Continue reading

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