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RACHEL’S READS

Rachel’s Reads – August 2019

“Contact light.” – Buzz Aldrin Although we remember the immortal line, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” from Neil Armstrong as he stepped onto the lunar surface, the above quote by Buzz Aldrin contains the actual first words spoken from the Moon when Apollo 11 landed on July 20, 1969. […]

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Rachel’s Reads – July 2019

The stress before the big day is done and finally the relaxing can begin! Your vacation packing checklist should include clothes, sunscreen, chargers, power adapters, and, of course, a great book. Here are a few of my recommendations for fun honeymoon reads: Southern Lady Code by Helen Ellis Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin My […]

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Rachel’s Reads – June 2019

“The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting.” Andy Warhol After what has seemed to be a never-ending winter and spring, with massive snows and torrential downpours, the heat of summer has finally started to make an appearance. The longer days bring more time for reading. As Lisa Schroeder wrote, “Books and summertime […]

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Rachel’s Reads – May 2019

With the final season of Game of Thrones coming to an end, the fervor over the television show has reached a fever pitch. Game of Thrones and the book series that inspired the show, A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, have brought fantasy to new levels of worldwide popularity.  Fantasy and […]

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Rachel’s Reads – April 2019

“There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book.” -Frank Serafini As a life long and voracious reader, I understandably love books, but I enjoy sharing the joys of reading even more. It is so wonderful to recommend the perfect book […]

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Rachel’s Reads – March 2019

Book lovers know the power of a great book. They know that inside those magical pages lies a story that can change lives. As Charles W. Eliot said, “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” Books allow readers to paint […]

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Rachel’s Reads – February 2019

Dirty John, Fyre, Making a Murderer, and American Crime Story are just a few of the multitude of titles for true crime events that have been recently released. In fact it seems as if every time I turn around there is a new (and successful) show, documentary, or podcast devoted to a shocking crime. I […]

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Rachel’s Reads – January 2019

As the hustle and bustle of the holidays comes to an end, it is almost as if you can hear the collective deep breath from everyone. The completely immersive exhale of finally having everything done and attended to never quite feels like it lasts long enough. The world ramps up again with resolutions and normality, […]

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Rachel’s Reads – December 2018

As the holidays loom and the end of 2018 draws near, this period of time seems like an especially good one to reflect upon the year gone by and the wonderful books that I read. Since this time is filled with “best of” book lists, or the option to vote in the Goodreads Choice Awards, I […]

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