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RickiW

The Book-Addled Brain

Hello!  Welcome to my little corner of the universe.  Join me as I make my way through my infinite reading list one page at a time.

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A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin
Progress: 187/1009 pages
Mythology
Edith Hamilton
Progress: 85/497 pages
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
Progress: 46 %
Les Miserables
Victor Hugo
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"Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't."— Bill Nye

American Afterlife by Kate Sweeney

American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning - Kate  Sweeney

American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning - Kate Sweeney 

 

This is an absolutely fascinating and utterly engrossing exploration of American mourning customs and how they've changed through the centuries.  I for one am very grateful that we no longer make mementos of hair (just imagine wearing jewelry made of hair or hanging a hair wreath above your mantel!) or wear black crape for an extended period to help us grieve.  After reading American Afterlife, I will certainly look upon a cemetery, whether a pastoral rural graveyard or a more modern, manicured memorial park, with new insight and appreciation.