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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

I had some problems with To Kill a Mockingbird.

One of my summer reading projects has been reading Harper Lee’s novel in tandem with Truman Capote’s first novel… 1,000 more words

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Speaking of Silence in The Scarlet Letter

The most influential member and most prominent figure in the Puritan community is the minister. The Puritan minister holds a position of prestige, he commands respect, and he is able to send his congregation on an emotional rollercoaster with only his words. 815 more words

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Unwind by Neal Shusterman asks the reader to suspend disbelief, a lot of disbelief. If you can play along, you’re in for a thrilling ride of a story. 564 more words

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Harper Lee vs. Truman Capote: Round Two

I’ve been reading both Harper Lee and Truman Capote simultaneously this summer: To Kill a Mockingbird and Other Voices, Other Rooms.  It’s easy to argue that both books are based on the author’s childhoods; the authors who knew each other as children were life long friends.   938 more words

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SUMMER SPECIAL: Reading Gertrude Stein (6th Aug 14)

We’re having a summer special on Wednesday 6th August 2014, 7pm in preparation for a performance at Matt’s Gallery by artist Lizzie Hughes. Come along!

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God is an Astronaut by Alyson Foster

Epistolary novels were tremendously popular in the 18th century, and now we’re seeing an emergence of the e-pistolary–a novel told exclusively though e-mails. In the case of Alyson Foster’s novel, … 1,079 more words


Don’t judge a book by its cover - Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Several people have told me in the past that this is a good book. I considered it, but then always put it off as it is classed as a Sci-fi novel. 389 more words