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Book + Seltzer Review: Venus and Aphrodite: A Biography of Desire by Bettany Hughes + TRULY Sparkling Pomegranate Hard Seltzer

Posted by The Carbonated Scholar
I’ve had a special affinity for Aphrodite after spending a Fulbright year on Cyprus, the legendary birthplace of the goddess of love and beauty. It’s hard to overstate the cultural importance of Aphrodite on the island. The Cyprus Tourism Board even has an Aphrodite Cultural Route, and I’m happy to report I’ve been to every stop. I highly suggest it when planning your next trip to Cyprus!
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Articles + Lists, Scholar

5 Important Reasons to Read Non-Academic Books in Graduate School

Posted by The Carbonated Scholar
Graduate school is hard! I’ve found that carving out time in my schedule for non-academic reading has reaped myriad rewards -- personal, academic, and social. In this post, I’m sharing my top five reasons why I think reading non-academic books is important while in graduate school and why every graduate student should find time to include them in their busy
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Monthly Book Roundup: May 2020

Posted by The Carbonated Scholar
May 2020 was a month with little going in its favor. The shelter-in-place order, however, did give me an unprecedented amount of time to read (or rather listen). While compiling this roundup, I was shocked to see how many books I had read in May (14!) and impressed at how beautiful the covers are for these books. It makes me think I might have chosen the books just for their covers, which is actually quite on brand for
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24 Ways I’m Reading Harder This Year: Read Harder Challenge 2020

Read Harder 2020 groovy
Posted by The Carbonated Scholar
I love reading challenges, and Read Harder was the first one I tried way back in 2017 (though I started late and didn’t finish). I finally finished a Read Harder challenge in 2019, and I’m back for 2020. Read Harder helps me discover new books and get me out of reading ruts. I really like how it pushes me to read more diverse books and books in different
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