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The Haunting of Hill House: Book vs TV Show

The iconic opening to the novel The Haunting of Hill House is one that sticks in your brain forever. Its first paragraph ends with the words: "Whatever walked there, walked alone." The TV show begins the same way...

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Life-Changing Books: Review of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Guest Blogger Emma Flood)

This book….changed my life in an odd way. 

September Wrap-Up: Podcasts, Book Festivals and Disco Ubers

You read that right. This month was all about podcasts, book festivals and disco ubers. Intrigued? Read on...

YA Book Review (Sort of): A Reluctant Reader of An Ember in the Ashes

Sometimes my interest level in something is inversely related to that something's popularity. Since I'm a dork, let me explain in diagram form...

Book Club Review: The Dark Humor of A Man Called Ove

Ove. It's a name. If you are American, you'd probably think it's a strange name. Why am I thinking about this name? Because for my book club this month we read the darkly funny A Man Called Ove. And what is in a name after all?

Review: The Hate U Give – A Powerful Star in the YA Universe

Yes, young adult books can be powerful, compelling and entertaining. The Hate U Give is just that. It's also one of the rare books I would classify as "illuminating," maybe even "life-changing." Here is why anyone who wants to understand others should read it...

Friday Reads: Harry Potter Book 2 – The Secret to the Chamber of Secrets? Repeat Book One

This will probably be a controversial opinion on Harry Potter, even in my own house...

Thursday Thoughts: March: Book One – Learning From the Original Resistors

I've been wanting to read March: Book One for quite a while now. The concept intrigued me, a graphic novel series chronicling the life of John Lewis...

A Review of The Handmaid’s Tale: Fictional Masterpiece or Blueprint for Our Destruction?

Unlike the people helping George Orwell's 1984 sell out at amazon, I didn't decide to read The Handmaid's Tale to educate myself on what life might be like in the "hands" of a fascist regime. I picked it up because I'd always wanted to read it. I didn't even know much about the story at the time.

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