The Cartel by Don Winslow

I recently finished reading The Cartel by my favorite author Don Winslow, who I was lucky to meet a book signing in La Jolla a few years ago. Sequel to The Power of the Dog, the novel is a work of fiction loosely based on true events involving the Mexican drugs...

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Life’s a Trip

Koh Samui, Thailand “Trust me, it's paradise. This is where the hungry come to feed. For mine is the generation that travels the globe and searches for something we haven't tried before. So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be...

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Gifts of Unknown Things

Have you ever had a feeling that you were going to run into someone and then you actually saw them moments later? Of course, it’s a common thing that happens to everyone, and it’s typically shrugged off as a mere coincidence. But in the haunting novel “Gifts of...

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The Lotus

“Egypt loved the lotus because it never dies. It is the same for people who are loved. Thus can something as insignificant as a name- two syllables, one high, one sweet- summon up the innumerable smiles and tears, sighs and dreams of a human life.” -Anita Diamant, The...

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A Field Guide to Getting Lost

I just finished devouring A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit and feel as though I am now seeing life more vividly. Effortlessly brilliant and a testament to Solnit’s intellect, this work of literature ostensibly wanders a landscape of ideas and anecdotes,...

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Turning the Page

The only thing I dislike about reading is when a book ends. It’s only then that I realize just how emotionally invested I am with the story, the characters, the words, and I find myself going through the five stages of grief every time. Sometimes I even procrastinate...

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Perennial Delicacy

“Her beauty, like all other beauty in the world, lies at the mercy of those who do not know how to value it. It is a fragile thing that can only live where fragile things are loved. Take it away from this valley and you will see it fade like an echo.” - James...

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3 Movies Based On Books

As much as I love reading, I also really enjoy movies, and I’m always excited to see film adaptations of my favorite books. Although movies seldom live up to the book, I believe there are certain circumstances where the movie is equally as enjoyable as the book, or in...

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