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2 Ways to Get Free Books on Your Kindle

I just stumbled onto this great resource online, and had to share it with you. BookSneeze is an organization that sends free kindle (or hard copy) books to bloggers in exchange for a book review. I’ve already signed up, and … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week: “We Russians are always like that…”

“We Russians are always like that. Perhaps it’s our strong point, really, the faculty of seeing our own shortcomings; but we overdo it, we comfort ourselves with irony which we always have on the tip of our tongues. All I … Continue reading

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Currently Reading: Catherine the Great

Did you know that Catherine the Great was originally German? That she was, in fact, a usurper in no way related by blood to the Romanovs? Me neither! She came to Russia when she was a teenager and changed her … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

I love summer. Have I ever mentioned that before? I love the long days, the green, the cloudless blue skies. I love how the warm makes everyone in Moscow relax all of a sudden. The traffic jams dissipate as everyone … Continue reading

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Writing Hero: Laura Hillenbrand

I finished reading “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand back in February, and I’ve been meaning to blog about it ever since. “Unbroken” is quite possibly the best book I’ve ever read. Ever. Quite the statement to make, no? But this book … Continue reading

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“Being a Foreigner is Like Being Pregnant”: Quote of the Week

“…being a foreigner, Ashima is beginning to realize, is a sort of lifelong pregnancy – a perpetual wait, a constant burden, a continuous feeling out of sorts. It is an ongoing responsibility, a parenthesis in what had once been ordinary … Continue reading

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Books on Marriage

Economist husband and I are coming up on our 3-year anniversary. (Three years?! Already?) Three years ago this time I was bouncing around Moscow like a ping-pong ball – excited, nervous, scared, happy; flashing my diamond ring around and working … Continue reading

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