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Writing Ideas Come from the Strangest Places

Today’s post is written by writer Gustavo Bondoni, who also happens to be our Editor-in-Chief. He speaks a little to that age-old question about where writers get their ideas. 746 more words

Book Review: Candide

by VoltaireJohn Everett Butt (Translator and Introduction)

2 out of 5 stars on GoodReads

Candide and his friends are thrown into horrible situations, tortured, robbed, conscripted into armies, sold as slaves, shipwrecked, beaten, thrown into prison, etc… for the entire book, all the while discussing the philosophy of optimism, the idea that all is well and good in the world, despite the evidence to the contrary. 253 more words


Frost Thoughts: Poetry with a Punch

There are various approaches to understanding poetry. In the 20th century, the rise of literary criticism began the process teachers now use of analyzing specific literary (rhetorical) devices such as similes, metaphors, etc. 1,662 more words


Stroudsburg, PA

Location: ‘Carrol and Carrol Booksellers’ (Stroudsburg, PA)
Book: ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a super fun weekly event hosted by the amazing blog The Broke and the Bookish where each week they post a new Top Ten list! 360 more words


Episode #210: Murder on the Justice Express

Adaptation covers their second novel by the Queen of Mystery herself, Agatha Christie. Jess, Jenn, and Kendyl discuss Murder on the Orient Express, the brilliant detective Hercule Poirot, and the twelve person jury that makes up the cast. 76 more words


Bookshelf Battle Cast - Episode 1 - "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens" - Stave 1 - Marley's Ghost - Discussion and Study Questions

Huzzah, 3.5 readers!

The Bookshelf Battle Cast lives!  Yes, on this fine blog, I’ll be reviewing pop cultural happenings, attempting to be funny, and telling you all about my adventures as a magic bookshelf caretaker, yeti fighter and so on. 672 more words