Winter Reading | “All You Can Ever Know” #childhood #adoption #asianculture #nicolechung #crazyrichasians #iread #bestsellers #bookclub

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All You Can Ever Know

We are excited to start this book for the cold winter eves.  Here the author tells a tale of “a transracial adoptee” named Nicole.  The book takes you on a journey of Nicole finding her identity as an Asian American and as a writer, becoming ever more curious about where she came from.  She is also learning about her childhood stories and if those stories she’d been told was the whole truth.

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Art + Chatter with The Girl Daily #artandchatter #art #arttalk

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Art + Chatter

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain recently  suggested when drawing from a photograph to turn that photo upside down and sketch. This way the objects are the shapes themselves instead of you overthinking it to be a neck, an arm, or an eye, etc.

This one point perspective has us intrigued.

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Fundamentals of Drawing In Color

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TIGER TEA RECIPE | #Tea #foodbloggers #роднойгород

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TIGER TEA RECIPE

Ingredients: 4 oz cold tea 1 teaspoon lemon juice 2 dashes aromatic bitters 1 teaspoon sugar syrup (recipe below) 1 1/2 oz cognac.

Directions: Mix ingredients and serve over ice with a lemon slice.   Sugar Syrup 2 cups water 2 cups sugar Heat sugar and water together in a saucepan until sugar dissolves. Stirring, bring to a boil and let boil for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Store syrup in a covered container in the refrigerator. Great for sweetening all kinds of tea drinks.

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Thanks to the Bermudian Magazine.

What We are Reading this Winter. #fallreading #iread #books #danishapiro #inheritance #reading #bookclub

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Books in our Queue to Read this Winter

Inheritance

We are excited to have bumped into Dani Shapiro and her new book, Inheritance.  Inheritance is a book about secrets–secrets within families, kept out of shame or self-protectiveness; secrets we keep from one another in the name of love. It is the story of a woman’s urgent quest to unlock the story of her own identity.

Creatures

In this happy but interesting psychological view of How to Be a Good Creature, it takes you on a journey of how we can learn to be our best selves from the animals we share this wonderful planet with. The book explores vast themes: the otherness and sameness of people and animals; the various ways we learn to love and become empathetic; how we find our passion; how we create our families; coping with loss and despair; gratitude; forgiveness; and most of all, how to be a good creature in the world.