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My tongue will tell the
anger of my heart, or
else my heart
concealing it will break.

– William Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew


The Beatrice Letters

“I will love you as a drawer loves a secret compartment, and as a secret compartment loves a secret, and as a secret loves to make a person gasp, and as a gasping person loves a glass of brandy to calm their nerves, and as a glass of brandy loves to shatter on the floor, and as the noise of glass shattering loves to make everyone else gasp, and as someone else gasping loves a nearby desk to lean against, even if leaning against it presses a lever that loves to open a drawer and reveal a secret compartment. 47 more words


Teen Book Review: Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice may be an old story, but it is still on our shelves for a reason! The story has all the excitement that comes when love and family matters collide with the charm of England from long ago. 111 more words

Teen Book Reviews

Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier

I’m just going to start this review by saying that Rebecca is great. I had such completely wrong expectations of what this novel was about and I honestly don’t know where I even got them from. 868 more words


Roadside Picnic (1972)

I have recently been on a big Russian science fiction kick these past few months (We, Omon Ra, Night Watch etc), and discovered that this book inspired a video game I like, so I figured that I should pick it up. 292 more words

Science Fiction

The book was better.

As any reader of good literature or general fiction knows, the book is better.
The book is always better.

(Unless we’re talking about young adult fiction, in which case it’s debatable). 475 more words

First Lines Fridays: February 17th

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? 436 more words