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Small Great Things: A must-read

I’m almost embarrassed to say this was my first ever Jodi Picoult book. After finishing it, I immediately added many of her titles to my Goodreads “Want to Read” bookshelf.

Ruth is a labor and delivery nurse with more than twenty years of experience. She begins caring for a newborn, a newborn whose parents are white supremacists. In addition to being a highly-qualified, professional and skilled L&D nurse, Ruth is also African American.

Small Great Things is written from three different points of view: a nurse, a white supremacist and a public defender.

Of course, the story is timely, it always will be… and it opened my eyes to a world I often forget exists: the world of white supremacy. I highly recommend this book to pretty much anyone. Jodi Picoult leaves questions for the reader to try and answer. This is one of the most important novels I’ve ever read.

I’ve also heard a movie is on its way…

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#UltraHDGeneration

img_5771As a television news reporter, I have discovered that there is simply no better way to cap off a Wednesday than to come home to a package full of new makeup. I was so excited to try it out that I just couldn’t wait until the morning… and now I’m even more excited to use it tomorrow for work!

I received my Make Up For Ever VoxBox for free – which made it even better – from Influenster. It’s an app I use to learn about new products; I read reviews and answer questions about products I use myself. I’ve never known too much about makeup – it’s been a learning curve for me – so Influenster has helped me to learn about what products work for me and how to use them in different ways.

Thank you Make Up For Ever for the Ultra HD to try!! 🙂

One World Trade

 

Golden Hour over Manhattan - June 2016
Golden Hour over Manhattan – June 2016

It seems only fitting that one of my last outings as a New Yorker took place during golden hour on top of the tallest building in the United States. I miss the city more and more each day but know I’ll be returning soon enough. All I have left to say about this photo and, frankly, this city is… #AbsoluteChaos.