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How To Make the Most of Your Reading Experience

     When I was about 5 years old, my mother took me to the public library to get my very first library card. After that, I became even more addicted to reading as I had the freedom to take out as many books as I wanted. Okay, the max was seven books at a time, but still, I could pick any seven books I wanted to dive into at my leisure.      Now that I am approaching my 25th birthday, I feel that I have  mastered the art of maximizing my reading experienc [...]
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Death, Sex & Money

Type: PodcastPublication Date: May 5th, 2014My Rating: 8.5/10 Overview:  Anna Sale, an experienced reporter, digs deep and interviews people about the topics, “We think about a lot and need to talk about more.” Each episode has a theme relating to death, sex or money or sometimes all three. The episodes range from 19 minutes to about 50, but most of them fall in the 25-35 minute range.   What I loved:  I am admittedly obsessed with this podcast. Some episodes are so [...]
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The Altar Girl

Type: Book Publication Date: Expected May 1st, 2015 My Rating: 8/10 Overview:  The Altar Girl, by Orest Stelmach, is a page-turning thriller that will most certainly keep you saying, ‘Just one more chapter, just one more then I’ll go to bed.’ The point of view of the book goes back and forth from present day to a flashback in Nadia’s childhood. In the end, both stories come full circle, and all the loose ends are tied up neatly. Nadia, a Ukrainian America [...]
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Undisclosed: Episode 1

If you're like me, you were giddy all day yesterday.Why?The first episode of "Undisclosed: The State v. Adnan Syed" was aired.I was mostly excited to learn that Rabia Chaudry is one of the main narrators. I love her passion and dedication to the case. She has a very soothing voice to listen to as well. Although she may be biased, she admits she is fully open to hearing the other side of the case and new pieces information if they are presented.I will stick to my spoiler-free motto and only say [...]
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Newsletter Contest

Hi Everyone,I'd like to take the time to thank you all for your continued support and interest in my blog. It feels great to follow my passion and I hope you have been enjoying my posts!I have a contest going on right now until May 31st.If you sign up to receive my Monthly Newsletter, you will be entered into a random drawing to receive an Amazon gift card (the winner will be chosen June 1st).You may sign up via my "Newsletter" tab at the top of my blog.My first newsletter will be sent out May 1 [...]
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Damien Rice: The End of an Unbearable Hiatus 

If you’re lucky, at least one time in your life, you will have an experience that truly changes you to your very core. Seeing Damien Rice at Massey Hall in Toronto is mine. Damien Rice, an Irish singer-songwriter, has finally come out of hibernation. His most recent album, My Favourite Faded Fantasy, was released in November of 2014, an incredible eight years after 9 was released. For those that have been fans from the very beginning, I do not envy you. I cannot imagine waiting eight w [...]
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Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Type: Documentary (HBO)Publication Date:  January 25, 2015My Rating: 9/10 Overview:  75 million years ago, Xemu, the dictator of the Galactic Confederacy, brought billions of people to Teegeeack, now known as Earth. The people clung to volcanoes and were then blasted away into those fiery depths by hydrogen bombs. After this phenomenon, the people’s souls were then renamed, “thetans” and now enter the bodies of children being born to harm them for the rest of their l [...]
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Robert S. D’Amico: A Profile

In celebration of National Poetry Month, please check out the profile I wrote on Robert D'Amico featured in the West Seneca Sun of Western New York.To see more of Robert's work, follow him on the below social media platforms.Instagram: @r.s.damicoTwitter:  @Robert_S_Damico Tumblr: @r.s.damico [...]
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TEDx Youth @ Buffalo Event

On Monday, March 30, 2015, SUNY Buffalo State will once again play host to the regions only youth focused TED style conference, TEDxYouth@Buffalo’s...