1. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

2. The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee

3. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

4. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

5. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

6. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

7. The Immortal Life…

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"To wish you were someone else
is to waste the person you are."

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This just made my night. Thank you!!!!!!

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Photographer Gives 11-Year-Old the Gift of a Walk Down the Aisle with Her Dying Dad

Photographer Lindsey Villatoro of Lovesong Photography recently did something that is warming the hearts of the entire photo community and beyond: she gave a daughter the surprise of a lifetime when she put together a ceremony where her dying father got the chance to walk her down the aisle — something he very likely won’t get to do again.

Villatoro is a wedding and portrait photographer who spends her free time working with charities and cancer organizations to give the gift of photography to terminally ill patients and their families. That’s how she met the Zetz family.

Jim Zetz, 62, has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, and so he and his wife Grace scheduled a photo shoot with Villatoro. During the shoot she found out that their daughter Josie would be turning 11 on March 14th, and so she offered to do something for her as well.

When she got home she posted the story to her website to see if she could raise some money or gifts for Josie’s 11th birthday. This could be the last birthday she gets to spend with her father, and Villatoro wanted to make sure it would be extra special.

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A wonderful, bittersweet idea.


How Piers Morgan went out last night: He made a passionate plea for more gun control. ”I’m so pro-American, I want more of you to stay alive,” he said.


How Piers Morgan went out last night: He made a passionate plea for more gun control. ”I’m so pro-American, I want more of you to stay alive,” he said.


Teen schools the United States government, boom. 

This is cool.

I’m 15.

Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4. In fact, it would be easy if there were enough matching jobs to go around

Stretch your left arm out as far as you can, What can you touch? List of clients

Before you started this survey, what were you doing? “working”…

What is the last thing you watched on TV? jeopardy

Without looking, guess what time it is 12:56

Now look at the clock. What is the actual time? 12:56!

With the exception of the computer, what can you hear? my coworker typing in the other room.

When did you last step outside? What were you doing? when I walked from my car to work.

Did you dream last night? Probably

Do you remember your dreams? Usually, but don’t remember from last night.

When did you last laugh? A few hours ago

Do you remember why / at what? At a video of Abby that Kirsten sent me. :)

What is on the walls of the room you are in? Mental health crisis line phone numbers, addresses, extensions, quotes, company values, a couple pictures.

Seen anything weird lately? I’m a social worker. So obvi.

What do you think of this quiz? It’s great.

What is the last film you saw? Veronica Mars!

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? Seattle. :)

If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy? Clothessss. And I’d quit my job.

Tell me something about you that most people don’t know. When I was little I thought that everything in the “olden days” was black and white, before paint was invented.

If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do? eradicate poverty. and bigotry.

Do you like to dance? yes but I don’t like people to watch me do it.

Would you ever consider living abroad? I studied abroad…

Does your name make any interesting anagrams? men car?

Who made the last incoming call on your phone? Walgreens - LOL. They want to hire me. I filled out an application with them just so I could access their assessment that my clients will have to take.

What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer? magic - coldplay. hehe.

Last time you swam in a pool? I went in a hot tub in January.

Type of music you like most? I don’t know.

Type of music you dislike most? Metal.

Are you listening to music right now? no

What color is your bedroom carpet? off white/beige

If you could change something about your home, without worry about expense or mess, what would you do? make it bigger

What was the last thing you bought? milk, cheese, and crackers.

Have you ever ridden on a motorbike? no

Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving? NO

Do you have a garden? no

Do you really know all the words to your national anthem? errr probably

What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning? not wanting to get up.

If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be? Paula Abdul.

Who sent the last text message you received? Twitter.

Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Nordstrom.

What time is bed time? 10:30pm

Have you ever been in a beauty pageant? No

How many tattoos do you have? 0

If you don’t have any, have you ever thought of getting one? Yes, maybe someday.

What did you do for your last birthday? Hung out with cory & his family :)

Do you carry a donor card? No

Who was the last person you ate dinner with? Caroline & Cory.

Is the glass half empty or half full? empty

What’s the farthest-away place you’ve been? Budapest

Have you ever won a trophy? I got trophies for participating in sports when I was younger, but that’s it.

Are you a good cook? no

Do you know how to pump your own gas? yes

If you could meet any one person (from history or currently alive), who would it be? cleopatra.

Have you ever had to wear a uniform to school? ew no

Do you touch-type? yes

What’s under your bed? nothing.

Do you believe in love at first sight? nope.

Think fast, what do you like right now? cory. :)

Where were you on Valentine’s day? went to dinner with cory

What time do you get up? 6:45ish

What was the name of your first pet? jeter

Who is the second to last person to call you? Sales call from FL

Is there anything going on this weekend? going to portland

How are you feeling right now? blah

What do you think about the most? my job probably.

If you had A Big Win in the Lottery, how long would you wait to tell people? not very long

Who would you tell first? my mom

Do you sing in the shower? no

What do you do most when you are bored? sudoku

What do you do for a living? social work

Do you love your job? no

What did you want to be when you grew up? a teacher

If you could have any job, what would you want to do/be? an author

How many keys on your key ring? 4 for personal, 9 for work.

Where would you retire to? no where too hot. northern california maybe

What kind of car do you drive? jetta

What are your best physical features? smile, eyes

What are your best characteristics? thoughtful, kind, smart

If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation where would you go? right now I say….paris.

What kind of books do you like to read? fiction

Where did you grow up? Seattle

How far away from your birthplace do you live now? same place

What are you reading now? middlesex

Are you a morning person or a night owl? neither. I like to sleep.

Can you touch your nose with your tongue? YES

Can you close your eyes and raise your eyebrows? yes

Do you have pets? not really

How many rings before you answer the phone? depends who is calling

What are some of the different jobs that you have had in your life? camp counselor, nanny, advocate, social worker

What is most important in life? people

What Inspires You? people

Have you ever been searched by the cops? no.

Jennifer Aniston or Angelina Jolie? jennifer aniston

Can you honestly say you know ANYTHING about politics? Yes

Do you know how to play poker? yes

If you’re driving in the middle of the night, and no one is around you, do you run a red light? no

What talent do you wish you had? singing

Do you like Sushi? no

Do you truly hate anyone? probably

If you could sleep with one famous person, who would it be? zac efron comes to mind.

Do you know anyone in jail? yes