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An avid reader, her personal library is an eclectic mix of literary classics, mysteries, thriller/horror, gothic tales, short stories, memoirs, screenplays, photography/art, biographies and poetry. She also thoroughly enjoys philosophy, spirituality, new age, self-help, young adult, and humor.
Cheri's Staff Picks:
Title: The Places That Scare You
You do not have to be a practicing Buddhist to glean something from this book -- In fact, I think it contains wisdom and tools for living that all beings could benefit from. I certainly wish I was taught this way of looking at the world when I was a child! If you are feeling disenchanted with life or have trouble getting out of your own way, this is a fresh perspective for consideration. It has been an invaluable resource to me for many years.
Title: The Bone People
Have you ever read something that sticks with you for years and years? Keri Hulme's The Bone People is one of those stories for me. I still think about the characters and the landscape to this day. If you are interested in learning about different cultures and also like a mix of mystery, love, and family, this might be a good choice for you. Be prepared for an experimental, yet beautiful reading experience that at times is akin to poetry and tells the tale from varying points of view.