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About xinkia

I am a currently a PhD student at The Ohio State University studying tuberculosis. I am married to a wonderful man who knows exactly how to make me happy. I absolutely love reading and I wish I had more time to read, but I also love my research. I hope you find my book recommendations helpful and if you ever want me to review your book, just let me know!

Untraceable by S.R. Johannes

Cynthia here! I’ve been working so hard recently that I haven’t really had a chance to read to my heart’s content.  But i’m glad to tell you, I’ve put an end to that nonsense!  Today my book recommendation is Untraceable … Continue reading

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Tips to Having an Enjoyable Flight

Cynthia here! Are you a first time flyer?  Are you trying to gain a little bit more knowledge about flying?  Well, today I’m prepared to share some of my wisdom!  I wouldn’t say I’m a frequent flyer, but I have … Continue reading

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Do You Know What You’re Missing?

Hiya! Cynthia here! I am thoroughly ashamed to admit it took me so long to get to this amazing author, Tamora Pierce.  I know, I know!  How could it have taken me so long to start reading them?  I don’t … Continue reading

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“Be Smart, Exercise Your Heart!”

Cynthia here! At work, my research project focuses on aging and the elderly so I spend a lot of time sifting through articles that have to do with elderly health.  Recently I stumbled upon a perspective review from Nature magazine … Continue reading

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Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married by Gary Chapman

Cynthia here! Next month will mark our one year wedding anniversary!  It’s interesting to think back on the past year because although most of our marriage has been an absolute blessing, there were times where it was hard and we … Continue reading

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Elemental Mysteries by Elizabeth Hunter

Cynthia here! Hello and happy February!  For my book recommendation this month, I decided on the Elemental Mysteries by Elizabeth Hunter.  What better way to show love than the eternal love of vampires!  I got these books for Christmas and I … Continue reading

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The Great Puzzling Story Game!

Cynthia here! I absolutely love puzzles.  Sometimes I’ll rush and finish them as fast as possible but other times I’ll just let the puzzle sit around and work on it here and there.  I don’t think I’ve ever done a … Continue reading

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The Tears of Elios by Crista McHugh

Cynthia here! I’m headed to China on Saturday, the 15th.  I’m super excited to be spending some time with the family!  Although I don’t particularly enjoy the long flights to China and Taiwan, I do like the time I get … Continue reading

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The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Cynthia here! I hope everyone had a super Thanksgiving.  I refused to get out of my pajamas the whole day and it was absolutely wonderful!  I ate way too much (like always) and slept way too much (what else am … Continue reading

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A Matter of Magic by Patricia C. Wrede

Cynthia here! Whew, I am ready for a break!  I’ve been so busy with school lately that I really haven’t had a lot of time to read, which is extremely frustrating because I want to read so many books!  For … Continue reading

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