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I knew nothing about Toni Morrison or her novel, Beloved, except that it won a Nobel Prize.

I began reading, and I was hit over the head with a malicious baby ghost, a strange family, and a lurking history. 126 more words


REVIEW: Slip of the Tongue

Slip of the Tongue: Talking About Language, Katie Haegele’s latest book is filled with ruminations on how we use language, how it has changed, and perhaps how it can even change us. 47 more words


Close Enough to Perfect? The Perfect Score Project

The cover is fascinating:  a yellow number 2 pencil — the kind used for taking standardized tests — knotted into a coil.  It replicates the stress everyone has felt when taking a challenging test — probably a test with the power to significantly alter the course of a life.  681 more words

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Book Review: Gerald's Game

And just where the hell have I been?! Well, I’ve been around. Dealing with life. In between those life moments that nobody can afford to ignore, I’ve found a little bit of time here and there to read and write. 590 more words

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Allegiant by Veronica Roth


Released: October 22nd, 2013

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Series: The Divergent Trilogy (Book Three)

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 526 pages… 580 more words

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The pinnacle of Roman non-fiction

I usually review fiction books here, and those are usually historical fiction, and quite often Roman. However, as often as I read fiction, I read non-fiction. 884 more words


Review of Angelfall - Penryn and the End of Days - Book 1 by Susan Ee

I had heard about this self- publishing phenomenon at the time – but somehow didn’t get around to tracking down a copy of the book. So imagine my surprise when there it was, in my local library. 539 more words

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