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I recently finished the much acclaimed classic, Animal Farm by George Orwell. ‘Classic’ is a loose term and definitely better when it isn’t assigned. It’s a fact. You don’t have to be consistently considering the ‘deeper meaning,’ ‘thematic arcs’ or ‘literary significance.’ You can read it simply as it is. And what a breath of fresh air that is. …

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I finished The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame) which is the second installment of the mystery series featuring our favorite grumpy detective, Cormoron Strike and his assistant, Robin. I read Cuckoo’s Calling, the first book in the series,  a couple years ago and enjoyed it, but didn’t love it. I’m happy to say, The Silkworm took …

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