A Quiet Passion Film
After much hassle, trying with a VPN to no avail (hello VPN newbie) my sought-after Amazon movie remained unavailable in my region. So, I resorted to YouTube, not really my fave. This old laptop can't umph the volume enough for the platform.  Resigned, I followed Emily's example and set up camp as a recluse, in my room, while the rest of the family watched a popular dystopian series in the TV room. Closed the door, drew the curtains, placed the...

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My Antonia
     A lovely thing sat around at home for years, quaint in a rustic bookcase, looking cozy on the cover, but probably difficult in its language of days passed. Unfortunately, as an impetuous young reader, it wasn't to my liking to halt at the dictionary's entry long enough, letting the novel words breathe. Back when twenty-something, mom bought me a batch of classics to read up. She saw me consume the dainty hardcovers from her Jane Austen collection. Bronte's...

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