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Nonfiction: “Big Magic”

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert  The wonderful thing about reading a book of nonfiction written by Elizabeth Gilbert is that you feel like you are sitting in a room with her, conversing about your heart’s desires. This was true of … Continue reading

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“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews    There really is a dying girl in this novel, so to say that most of it is a lot of fun seems weird. But it is fun. You should … Continue reading

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Common Core: Nonfiction: “A Curious Mind”

A Curious Mind: the Secret to a Bigger Life by Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman Brian Grazer is the producer of many well-known films (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Grinch, Splash) and  some TV series (24 is the best known). … Continue reading

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“I’ll Give You the Sun”

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson “How can love be such a wrecking ball?” Noah and Jude are twins who have distinct personalities but sense that they are two halves of a perfect whole. While both are artistic … Continue reading

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Adult Nonfiction: Common Core: “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking”

 Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain You know you’re going to enjoy this book when you read the ‘Manifesto for Introverts’ that follows the cover page. It includes ten points. My … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: “The Powers of Two”

The Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs by Joshua Wolf Shenk The Powers of Two insists that the most creative grouping is pairs. Author Joshua Wolf Shenk uses lots of famous folks to make the … Continue reading

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“Imagine: How Creativity Works”

Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer “When we obsess over tests, when we teach the way we’re teaching now, we send the wrong message to our students. . . . We’re basically telling them that creativity is a bad … Continue reading

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