Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Reading “Anna Karenina” Part 3: (Pg. 199-300)

For me, some of the best parts of this section involved Levin and his struggles to find satisfaction in his career and his personal life. I love that he goes to work out in the fields to escape his overly-intellectual brother and that try as he might, he cannot let go of his feelings for …

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Monday Motivation

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Five Things I Love This Week

1. Kate’s Look at the National Portrait Gallery She NEVER misses. 2. Mad Men I recently revisited the world of Don Draper with a friend who had not seen “Mad Men” before and I was reminded of what a good show it is. Watching it for a second time, I am really noticing how seriously …

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Reading “Anna Karenina”: Part 2 (Pg. 99-200)”

A lot has happened in these last one hundred pages. I absolutely loved the moment when Anna realizes that Vronsky is also on the train to Petersburg and that she cannot escape the feelings she has for him. Tolstoy does a wonderful job describing the inner turmoil that Anna experiences and the constant struggle between …

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The Secret Ingredient

Yesterday, my family celebrated my birthday and I had a birthday cake. Before you die of boredom, I have to tell you that this was not just any birthday cake. What is it that made this cake so special? It had one secret ingredient. Before I tell you, see if you can guess it: Have …

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Five Things I Love this Week

1. Abby Wambach    I am so, so excited for the Olympics. I can’t wait to see so many bad-ass female athletes like Abby Wambach representing Team USA! Abby Wambach is going to be one to watch in London. In this interview Abby discusses the importance of nutrition, her fitness routine, and her predictions for the Olympics. I …

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Reading “Anna Karenina”: Part One (Pg. 1-99)

One of my favorite things about summer is taking advantage of the freedom and time to read for pleasure. This summer, I thought it would be fun to tackle a classic that has been on my list for a long time, “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy. Somehow, I managed to convince my mom that she should …

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Avocados: A Love Letter

Dear Avocados, I am just going to come out and say it, I love you. You are the perfect food.  I love you so much it makes dark chocolate jealous. You are delicious and healthy and beautiful. Basically, the whole package. I think we will have a happy future together. I will put you in …

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