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A Book to Read and Love: Elizabeth the Queen - The Life of a Modern Monarch By Sally Bedell Smith - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Elizabeth the Queen: The life of Britain's longest reigning monarch.


Questions I pondered while reading Elizabeth the Queen: How much of my life would I give up for my country?
Would England be England without the Queen?
My thoughts about Elizabeth the Queen: I do not envy the Queen's responsibilities
I do envy her stable and cars.
*sigh* I suppose you can't have one without the other.





A Book To Read and Love: For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book For Whom the Bell Tolls: An American guerrilla in Spain.

Questions to ponder while reading For Whom the Bell Tolls: Could you fight a war that wasn't yours?
Should you love wholeheartedly, even if your time together is short? My thoughts about For Whom the Bell Tolls: There is romance in fighting for your beliefs.
Pure idealism is difficult to fight.
A book for the warrior in us all.







A Book to Read and Love: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Their Eyes Were Watching God: These are my skeletons, inquiring minds want to know.

Questions I pondered while reading Their Eyes Were Watching God:
Why do people always assume the worst?
Does everyone feel compelled to tell their tale when faced with judgment?
My thoughts about Their Eyes Were Watching God:
Stay true to yourself.
Stay true to your happiness.
Stay true to your story.

A Book to Read and Love: Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Island Beneath the Sea: The success of a compassionate slave.

Questions I pondered while reading Island Beneath the Sea:
Is kindness always the right answer?
Seriously, what broke so many years ago that made slavery okay?
My thoughts about Island Beneath the Sea: Zarite is a much better person than I could ever hope to be.
Beautiful character.
Ugly time.










































A Book to Read and Love: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hossein - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book The Kite Runner: Traveling during a war for friendship, shame, and atonement.


Questions I pondered while reading The Kite Runner: If God is love why are do religions have so much hate?
How far would I travel to atone for my shame?

My thoughts about The Kite Runner: It made me think, hard.
It made me feel, hard.
*bonus* The Taliban hate the book, meaning it must be read.


A Book to Read and Love: M Train by Patti Smith - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book M Train: 18 stops of Patti's train.
Questions I pondered while reading M Train: Can Earl Grey replace black coffee?
Can I find as much mythical in the mundane?
My thoughts about M Train: I want to see Patti's New York.
I want to visit a mythical Chinese restaurant.
I want to buy a boat for a clubhouse.

A Book to Read and Love: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn : Growing up, Brooklyn style.



Questions I pondered while reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn: Is social class more than money?
How much would I give up to read a book?
My thoughts about A Tree Grows in Brooklyn: Life changer!
Education = Success!

No stale bread for me!