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Big Magic Review

Big Magic Review

So I’ve had Big Magic on my shelves for a good long time and haven’t read it until now. I almost hate that I waited. This book was actually wonderful, and not as self-helpy as I expected; rather it was more conversational, kind of like talking to a friend about creativity and where it comes from. Elizabeth Gilbert had some great ideas for where that creativity comes from. I’m definitely taking her idea that ideas are like little soot sprites that…

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Book Talk – Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Book Talk – Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes was super not what I thought it would be. I mean, it was definitely dark and macabre and wonderful, which is part of what I expected, but it just went much deeper than that. I’ll start with what I expected. I love stuff that’s kind of creepy and morbid, and where better to find those things than in a book about working in a crematorium? Seriously, Caitlin Doughty would have had to pull some serious shenanigans…

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