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Stephanie's books and other things

I like books. I like art. I have opinions.....you've been warned.

Currently reading

A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin
The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto
Tavis Smiley, Cornel West
The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower, #4.5)
Stephen King, Jae Lee
Master Strokes: Watercolor: A Step-By-Step Guide to Using the Techniques of the Masters
Hazel Harrison
The Mad Art of Caricature!: A Serious Guide to Drawing Funny Faces
Tom Richmond (Illustrator)
Cleopatra: A Life - Stacy Schiff hey....if John Stewart liked it, it's worth a try.

And so I gave it a go. And I got all the way through, which was tough to do at some points in the book.

Cleopatra was clearly brilliant, an amazing and accomplished leader. She came back from the brink over and over again, surprisingly so. She spoke nine languages. mind blowing for most Americans. But with all this going for her this book was..... dry. It took a lot of focus to follow it.

I know what you're thinking "but Stephanie, it's a history book", true. But I really expected more.

Ever heard the saying "it reads like a novel"? It did not apply here.