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Holy crap: Elena Ferrante

So the latest book in my 2017 reading spree (27 books so far, which is more than all of last year) is Elena Ferrante’s “My Brilliant Friend”. I finished it a few hours ago, and am stunned at how much it affected me. This is only the second book I’ve ever read that really, truly portrayed how vicious and competitive…

Money spending habits

My husband periodically empties his wallet of all his change (including loonies and toonies) and gives it to me, since he doesn’t like standing at the cash register and counting out coins to the last 5 cents. He also hates using up tiny amounts on gift cards. I’m the complete opposite; I have no problem saying “Can…

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I saw Moana over a week ago and fell in love with the music. It’s definitely the best soundtrack of any Disney movie ever, in my opinion (and I love the 90s movies). If it wins the Oscar for best original score, it will give Lin-Manuel Miranda the four big prizes of the arts: the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. I…