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Cleopatra: A Life

Stacy Schiff — Cleopatra: A Life The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life the most intriguing woman in the history of the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt. via Goodreads | Stacy Schiff’s videos. Chapters will be delivering my personal audio-book:  Cleopatra – A Life.   It should be in my hands by Wednesday.  I […]


Goodreads | A Strange Eventful History by Michael Holroyd – Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists

Goodreads | A Strange Eventful History by Michael Holroyd – Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists. I found a treasure again.  A Strange Eventful History tells the story of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving and their remarkable families.  It will be a long read and I’m not certain when I will finish.  The problem with time is that there is never […]


Catching Life By the Throat: Poems from Eight Great Poets by Josephine Hart

Goodreads | Catching Life By the Throat: Poems from Eight Great Poets by Josephine Hart – Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists. Christopher reminded me that poetry transcends generational and cultural differences by speaking to the human condition.  Emotional insight, radical thoughts and shared joy or sorrow come from a few words that have been purposely brought together by a poet’s […]


On The Road with Three Cups of Tea

“I’ve learned that terror doesn’t happen because some group of people somewhere like Pakistan or Afghanistan simply decide to hate us. It happens because children aren’t being offered a bright enough future that they have a reason to choose life over death.” — Greg Mortenson Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace […]