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Welcome to The Jungle

Upton Sinclair’s novel The Jungle is published on this date in 1906. The novel exposes the unsanitary practices in the American meatpacking industry in the early 20th century. 16 more words


Review: Mothers & Daughters

I received this novel from my dad for Christmas this past year. It’s taken me almost, if not, two months to get around to reading it. 239 more words


Salinas's Favorite Son Steinbeck Born on This Date

Nobel Prize award-winning American author John Steinbeck born this day in 1902. Learn more about Steinbeck and his work by visiting the National Steinbeck Center’s site at:


Kingsman and James Rollins' Black Order

Dear Friends,

It has been an extremely difficult month for me physically and emotionally, particularly over the last several days. Without delving deep into the all too personal details, I’ll say that I have been feeling raw and vulnerable and teetering on the brink of losing my sanity. 251 more words


Victor Hugo Born on This Date

French writer Victor Hugo born on this date in 1802. Hugo is the author of Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. Les Miserables… 43 more words


Dystopian Satirist Burgess Born on This Date

British novelist Anthony Burgess born on this date in 1917. Burgess is best known for his dystopian novel A Clockwork Orange.


The Cruelest of Mistresses

I love writing.  I also hate writing.  I breathe and crave it as if it were the very thing that makes my heart beat–which it does.  361 more words