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Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn Movie Review

Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn was made and finished in 2011 and was initially meant to release in 2012, however it didn’t find its place on the big screen until recently. 761 more words


Life on the Mississippi

The face of the water, in time, became a wonderful book—a book that was a dead language to the uneducated passenger, but which told its mind to me without reserve, delivering its most cherished secrets as clearly as if it uttered them with a voice.

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Book Review: Roughing It

Roughing It, by Mark Twain, is a memoir of Twain’s younger years traveling in the American West. He travels from St. Louis to Nevada, where he tries his hand at silver mining, then becomes a journalist, eventually moves to California, and finally travels on to explore the islands of Hawaii. 81 more words


Growing Older

The younger the person, the older adults seem. As a teenager, during a conversation with my mother, I referred to her as “old”. She asked: “If I’m old–what is your grandmother?” I hesitated for a nanosecond (in my mind) and responded with an impish question: “Ancient?” That didn’t sit well with my mother. 387 more words

General Audience Posts

The Republic of Imagination by Azar Nafisi

“Reading is a private act, but it joins us across continents and time.”

As an avid reader, I am convinced of the importance of books and learning through them.

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Memoir And Biography

Mark Twain and his cats.

A few years ago I visited Mark Twain’s boyhood home in Hannibal, Missouri.  My mom, who is an avid Mark Twain fan (and really a fan of reading and literature in general), prompted the visit.  301 more words