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A Mad Wicked Folly - Sharon Biggs Waller

1909, high society London, women only being seen as wives and mothers with their only purpose of keeping house and children in high society….. and then there’s Victoria (Vicky), the independent 17 year old attending art school in Paris who one day poses nude for the men in her class.   374 more words

Release date: Aug. 10, 2007
Main Cast: Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Maggie Smith
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 2 hours

Though Jane Austen’s (Anne Hathaway) financially strapped parents (James Cromwell, Julie Walters) expect her to marry the nephew of wealthy Lady Gresham (Maggie Smith), the young woman knows that such a union will destroy her creativity and sense of self-worth.

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Book Reviews

Top 5 Botched Proposals

You don’t know love when you see it. You’ve tricked something out with your imagination that you think love, and you expect the real thing to look like that.

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Pride And Prejudice

The War That Saved My Life -Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

This is a great historical fiction about the beginning of World War II when Ada and her brother are sent from London to the countryside of Kent with other evacuee children.   382 more words

Arkansas Teen Book Award Nominee

A School for Unusual Girls - Kathleen Baldwin

It’s 1814 and Georgiana Fitzwilliam is not the submissive, dainty, quiet daughter her high society parents expect in a daughter.  In fact, she’s a scientist (!)  and after setting the family’s barn and fields on fire (oops!) from a failed science experiment, she is sent to Miss. 329 more words

Female Leads

The Stargazer's Sister

I adored astronomy when I was a kid. I grew up in a small town, far from any large cities, and so all we had to do to see thousands of stars, or the planets, or comets, was to go out in the backyard and look up. 280 more words


Don't Let it Get Your Goat.

Beware of women, witchcraft, and the wilderness, because The Witch (2015) is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film featuring Zac Bertschy of Anime News Network and Kristina ‘ChibiUFO’ Foster. 31 more words

Greatest Movie EVER