Category Archives: Becky’s Bookshelf

Day 2: Fluent Forever

Anyone who is looking to acquire a new language should read this book! It’s a balanced approach to the science of language acquisition, and most efficient way to go about it. I’ve been studying French for years, but I’ve never focused … Continue reading

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My Life in France

I had a horrific excursion to IKEA the other week where I waited in line after line to select, pay for, and schedule a delivery of new furniture. Of course, I knew going into it that IKEA on a Saturday … Continue reading

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The Happiness Project

I picked up this book on a whim at the library, and I couldn’t put it down.  It’s written by a woman named Gretchen Rubin who spent a year trying to make herself happier. She worked on a new set … Continue reading

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I Saw Something Nasty in the Woodshed

Cold Comfort Farm is the charming story of a young girl named Flora Poste, who is the product of an education that was “expensive, athletic, and prolonged.” Flora’s parents passed away when her studies were completed, and she is thrust … Continue reading

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How to Save Money Without Really Trying

I really do need a new computer. My baby has been limping along for over six years now, but I just don’t know how long she can last. Do I absolutely have to have a Mac? Well, here’s the thing: … Continue reading

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Shopaholic Series

When I was in college, my roommate Siobhan would help me with my budget. The first few years after I graduated she would still update Quicken for me and oversee my finances. I remember one day we were at a … Continue reading

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