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Rachael Elmy

Rachael Elmy has 9 articles published.

Rachael Elmy is a pug-loving writer existing sometimes in Connecticut, sometimes in Vermont. She enjoys writing plays, short horror stories, and journalistic articles. Her work can be found in Mercy High School’s 2013-14 issues of Tiger Times and her blog (found in the link above). Other than writing she enjoys wearing glittery things and researching urban legends. She can usually be found stuffed up in a corner writing or staring off into space questioning the universe.

Best of BookTrib 2017: Josh Groban Takes the Stage in his New Book, ‘Stage to Stage’

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Today we take a look at previous BookTrib posts that engaged hundreds to thousands of readers this past year. We’re taking a look back at some of your favorite posts before we kick off the new year! The yellow stage lights feel hot on your face as the music swells and you begin your first number. You feel the notes deep within your body, and when those notes are shared, the result is a standing ovation. How did you get here? What steps did you take? This is what Josh Groban shares with us in his new coffee table book Stage to Stage: My Journey to Broadway. Groban is not only a Broadway star; this Tony nominee is a multi-platinum…

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Josh Groban’s Life Revealed in ‘Stage to Stage’

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The yellow stage lights feel hot on your face as the music swells and you begin your first number. You feel the notes deep within your body, and when those notes are shared, the result is a standing ovation. How did you get here? What steps did you take? This is what Josh Groban shares with us in his new coffee table book Stage to Stage: My Journey to Broadway. Groban is not only a Broadway star; this Tony nominee is a multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter, producer, and actor. (You may remember his “Evermore” from the live action Beauty & The Beast). Like any star, they have a story of how they got where they are today, and Groban’s book…

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Millennials Are ‘Climbing’ Toward Success with Rosell’s New Guide

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Depending on your generation, you may have different views on what millennials are today. What are their spending habits? How do (or don’t) they keep it all in check? If you are like most millennials, struggling to figure out what exactly “financial planning” is and how you can do it without being overwhelmed, this book is for you. David Rosell makes difficult financial concepts easy to understand in his new book Keep Climbing: A Millennial’s Guide To Financial Planning. Rosell believes that millennials, with their spending habits and lack of thought for retirement, are setting themselves up for financial disaster. Millennials have more power than ever before. They are bigger than any other generation, more diversified and have more influence…

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Josh Groban Takes the Stage in his New Book, ‘Stage to Stage’

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The yellow stage lights feel hot on your face as the music swells and you begin your first number. You feel the notes deep within your body, and when those notes are shared, the result is a standing ovation. How did you get here? What steps did you take? This is what Josh Groban shares with us in his new coffee table book Stage to Stage: My Journey to Broadway. Groban is not only a Broadway star; this Tony nominee is a multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter, producer, and actor. (You may remember his “Evermore” from the live action Beauty & The Beast). Like any star, they have a story of how they got where they are today, and Groban’s book…

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Tasty Food and Book Pairings for Every Literary Genre

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There are food and wine pairings, book and wine pairings, and even book and coffee pairings but no one knows what to eat with a book! What should you munch on while reading Mockingjay? Or nibble while reading New Moon? Well, lick your lips and attack a snack, because here are five foods pairings to go with every literary genre: Romance Ah, yes, the red wine and bubble bath classic. And what goes better with red wine than some nice dark chocolate? As you probably know, chocolate is the food of love. Turns out, there’s actually a chemical found in chocolate that can release serotonin, which can make you feel like you’ve gone down Lover’s Lane, never to return. But…

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Last Minute Literary Vacation Ideas from Five Classic Novels

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The summer’s drawing to a close, and you still have one thing left to do: Vacation! There are so many places you could go, from Barcelona to Disney World! But you, being a huge literary nerd since birth, might want to go to a place with a story – literally! We know there are plenty more amazing places with literary history, but here are five that will transform these last days of summer into classics. The Hamptons – The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, February 1, 2017): Sadly, East Egg and West Egg don’t exist, so we’ll have to settle for the Hamptons. *Sigh* Sure, you probably won’t see parties as extravagant and crazy as Gatsby’s,…

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‘Mick Jagger: Primitive Cool’ is Sure to Give You “Satisfaction”

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It’s 2017, Mick Jagger just turned seventy-four on July 26th, and the music from The Rolling Stones is still rocking and rolling. What does that mean for you? It means that you, dear reader, have to check out Mick Jagger: Primitive Cool by Christopher Sandford. The book originally came out in 1993, around Jagger’s fiftieth birthday. It, among other things, tracks the last fifty years of him and the Stones. Well, since it is his birthweek again, twenty-four years later, we think this book deserves an encore. In this interesting read, Sandford sugarcoats nothing. Everything is raw and real. While writing this book, Sandford had access to Jagger’s school records, old friends, and even Tom Keylock, the Stones’ “fixer.” Obviously, this…

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Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and the Femininity of Strong Female Characters

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When you think of some of your favorite characters in novels, who do you think of? A strong, bulky male character who guides the entire story in a positive direction, or fights for the rights of many? Often times, readers find that female characters sometimes hide in the shadows, sometimes going undiscovered and not getting the credit that they deserve. However, Miss Fisher sets apart the hidden female role that becomes prevalent in many stories – breaking the mold from Katniss, Black Widow, and other kickass females. Miss Fisher, from the Phryne Fisher Mysteries novels by Kerry Greenwood and the Australian show Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, is a 21st Century woman living in 1920s Australia. She loves everything fashion, lipstick,…

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TNT’s Will is an Exhilarating Take on William Shakespeare’s Early Life

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To watch or not to watch: that is the question! Tonight, the show that sheds a fictional, exhilarating light on the life of William Shakespeare hits TNT and it is all the rage for fans of historic-style television shows as well as readers alike! The show has many twists and turns, keeping an exciting plot that is easy to follow along with as well as an all-new take on William Shakespeare that you have never dreamt of before. With a humorous intensity that will have you drawn in from the very start of the series, it breathes new life into the Elizabethan era. If you love Shakespeare and want a fictional but fun glimpse into his life as he arrives…

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