Daily Archives: October 8, 2016

The Spice Box Letters Book Review

Sometimes, when we have faced a traumatic event in our life, it is easier to just move on rather than face and relive what happened to us.

In the new novel, The Spice Box Letters, by Eve Makis, Katerina’s life is forever changed by the death of her beloved grandmother, Mariam. A survivor of the Armenian Genocide, Mariam taught her granddaughter about the food and the culture of Armenia. What Mariam did not share was her past.

After Mariam passes away, Katerina receives her grandmother’s journal and a series of letters stored in a spice box as an inheritance. Her curiosity about her grandmother’s past is peaked during a vacation in Cyprus. Her journey will lead her back to the past and to finally answer the question of what happened to Mariam, her brother Gabriel and the rest of her family.

To be honest, I am torn about this book. While the narrative was heart wrenching and engaging, I found several grammar errors and I was put off by the jumping in between character’s point of views.

Do I recommend it? Maybe.

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The Real Donald Trump

Yesterday, this video hit the internet.

I cannot think of a better reason to not vote for Donald Trump next month.

The progress that American women have made in not just the last few decades, but the last few years is astounding. The accomplishments that American woman can claim as their own were a dream to our fore-mothers who were simply asking for the right to be vote and count as human beings.

Do we want a President who helps American women to achieve their dreams and true equality or do we want a President who not only sees women as soul less and mindless sexual objects for his personal sexual gratification, but also views women through the very narrow scope of Madison Ave?

Hillary Clinton personifies the progress women have made in this country. As a human being and a politician, she, like the rest of us, is not perfect and therefore prone to making mistakes. However, I trust that she will protect the rights and accomplishments that American women have been fighting for generations.

I’m with her and if nothing else, this video perfectly sums up why you should be with her too.

Have a nice weekend.

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