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  • Fatally Ever After

    Once upon a time, there was a librarian who liked macabre things. She also enjoyed choosing reading materials based on how eye-catching their titles were. One day, she found a book about murder, with a stark white and red cover showing a body impaled by an axe. She began reading the back cover blurb and […]

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  • Vanity, Branded

    I am a beauty junkie. On a rare shopping trip with my mother, she picked up a random blusher from the display and asked me, “What does M.A.C stand for?” I had never thought about it. Never mind that she continued asking me questions such as “Where is it from? Who invented it?” instead of […]

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  • Book Review: Flowers for Algernon

    Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes PS3561 K44F 1975 Central Library Flowers for Algernon revolves around Charlie, a mentally disabled odd job assistant at a bakery who becomes a genius after undergoing neurosurgery. His sudden jump in IQ (from 68 to 200) is a result of an experimental procedure that has proven effective in a lab […]

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  • Book Review – The Last Chinese Chef

    The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones PN3563 M742L 2008 Central Library Pork spare ribs wrapped in lotus leaf, Beggar chicken, steamed clams and eggs, eight varieties of dumplings- after you read this book, you’ll never look at Chinese food the same way again. In The Last Chinese Chef, Mones documents the love affair between […]