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July To-Read List

Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

Songwriting Without Boundaries - Pat Pattison

Writing Better Lyrics - Pat Pattison

Last Call - Daniel Okrent

The Left Brain Speaks, The Right Brain Laughs - Ransom Stephens

Strong Poison

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MHK Public Library Book Sale

  1. North by Northwest (DVD, starring Cary Grant) 
  2. Amelia's Family Ties - Marrisa Moss 
  3. Prozac Nation - Elizabeth Wurtzel 
  4. The Midnight Raymond Chandler 
  5. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath 
  6. Daniel Deronda - George Eliot 
  7. The China Governess - Margery Allingham 
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40 Books to Read in 2018

  1. Music and Mantras: The Yoga of Mindful Singing for Health, Happiness, Peace & Prosperity by Girish, Rolf Gates 
  2. You Are Enough: How To Elevate Your Thoughts, Align Your Energy & Get Out of the Comparison Trap by Cassie Mendoza-Jones 
  3. The…
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Top Albums of 2017

In no particular order...

  1. Aubrey Logan - Impossible 
  2. Camille - Oui 
  3. Sarah Slean - Metaphysics 
  4. Jennifer Knapp - Love Comes Back Around 
  5. Bjork - Utopia 
  6. Dhani Harrison - In///Parallel 
  7. Kate Dowman - Whispering Tides 
  8. Halsey - hopeless fountain kingdom 
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Christmas Wishlist

Here's a little peek at what I asked Santa for this year!

[Left to right, top to bottom]

  1. Sprouted Kitchen cookbook
  2. QI DVD set
  3. "Leatherbound" tea blend
  4. SodaStream Jet
  5. "Cool Story, Poe" mug
  6. "The Leonard Bernstein Letters"…
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Hygge

Lately, I've been obsessed with the Danish concept of "Hygge": a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary as cozy, charming or special.

Here are

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Chantelle's Songwriting Tips

Don't take my word for it, because I beat my fist against the blank page as must as anyone. But here are 10 of my personal songwriting tips. 

  1. Write songs you would listen to. Pretty self-explanatory. 
  2. Write as someone
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Shave it Off!

A few weeks ago I shaved my head. It's the most liberating thing I've ever done.

Today, as I re-buzzed it down to nothing, it occurred to me that shaving my head is a kind of self care…

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Van Gogh Blues

I've been reading "Van Gogh Blues" by Eric Maisel, and already I have several paragraphs of quotes copied! This is the first book I've read that accurately portrays the relationship *I feel* between my depression and creativity (with a nod