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Literary-Inspired Halloween Costumes (Book Riot)

What did people even do for Halloween costume inspiration in the pre-Internet era? If Google weren’t here to do my thinking for me, I would show up to every single costume party as Kate Middleton (a prim dress, fascinator, and heels are all it takes). 49 more words


Anna Karenina (archive)

Visit my old Critically Blonde blog to view my film review of Anna Karenina from July 2012.


Never Mind Formality; Just Write

The very last chapter of Laurie Alberts’ Showing and Telling is the best one of all, I think. In it, she writes about beginnings and endings, and she encourages us, as writers, to forget all about making it good and just make it. 430 more words

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The Joy of Reading

I can still remember the smell of the bookmobile that came to our neighborhood every two weeks when I was growing up. Those well-worn hard cover books have a smell that is distinct from paperbacks–kind of like a pungent cheese.  557 more words


Bibliotherapy - A Gentler Approach To Life

My dad used to tell me when I was little that life is full of tough and sometimes painful challenging things – things that I’ve only begun to understand with age. 807 more words


Understanding the purpose of Life with Levin

Now you may contemplate on the strangeness of the title. Let me explain before i give you the chance to do that. What have i understood from Mr. 415 more words