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Dara

Dara is a librarian to many, mom to two, and wife to one bearded man. Her hobbies include reading, watching Netflix, and serving as honorary (imaginary) godmother to Prince George. She has been learning to knit for 3 years. It is not going well.

What if you were literally the only person left on the planet? Soon to be a movie starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain, The Martian by Andy Weir is like Apollo 13 on steroids. Mark Watney is an astronaut who is separated from the other members of his team when their mission to Mars is …

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This post contains affiliate links meaning Splendry earns a small commission for purchases or clicks made through included links at no cost to you. Amy Poehler’s highly anticipated memoir, Yes Please, is on my nightstand and it does not disappoint. Amy’s writing is funny, raw, and sometimes sad. It’s obvious that the book was written …

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This post contains affiliate links meaning Splendry earns a small commission for purchases or clicks made through included links at no cost to you. Set before the Civil War, The Invention of Wings explores the relationship between Sarah, a daughter of wealthy slave owners, and Hetty (Handful), a slave. The two women each are trapped …

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