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I will be your father figure

This is a bit of a generalisation, but I’ve started to notice that there’s an extensive number of crappy parents in the classics, and I’m wondering what percentage of these are reflections of an author’s own imperfect relationship with their parents. 954 more words

Classic Literature

Banned Books #41- George

Welcome to this month’s Banned Books post! This month we read George by Alex Gino.

Note: This month’s book was supposed to be The Color Of Earth by Kim Dong Hwa but unfortunately we have not been able to get hold of a copy for a reasonable price so we’ve had to make a last minute switch! 659 more words


Reacting to 'Fanny Hill or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure'

I should have clocked on that this was erotic fiction by the title alone. In all my Catholic school innocence, I thought that this would be an interesting glimpse into the life of a 18th Century lady of leisure and woman of pleasure. 483 more words


A Bildungsroman Book Review

The House on Mango Street review –  Sandra Cisneros’s illustrious and remarkable novel is unforgettable

5/5 stars

Sandra Cisneros’s novel is about a Mexican-American girl living in a Chicano neighborhood. 566 more words

House On Mango Street

Late to the Party ARC Review - Ban This Book by Alan Gratz

Title: Ban This Book

Author: Alan Gratz

Rating: ★★★ 1/2

Synopsis: An inspiring tale of a fourth-grader who fights back when her favorite book is banned from the school library–by starting her own illegal locker library! 475 more words

Banned Books, Chasing Rabbits and Thanksgiving

I’m doing nothing for Thanksgiving, I have a stack of books for a reading frenzy. I’m going on a literary feast of words; I’ll be swept off into other worlds; presented with challenges, dilemmas and triumphs. 589 more words


Challenging the Challengers

I’m a Dual Major of Elementary/Special Education.  I have many future plans for what I want to do with my major.  Something that I am really looking forward to being a part of is teaching literature to students.   894 more words