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Love Stories With Clowns and Elephants

Yes, this essay is supposed to be a book review of Sara Gruen’s lovely, enthralling circus story Water for Elephants.  But you know me.  My writing gets overwhelmed and filigreed by my obsessive urge to dive into the ocean of things that excite me to purple paisley prose. 406 more words


An Ode to the Wilderness

One of my local parks is the Westerpark and on my frequent cycle rides through it, I couldn’t help noticing a rather large and imposing sculpture. 555 more words

Water for Elephants (Review)

In seventy years, I never told a blessed soul

Jacob Jankowski finds his world crumbling with the death of his parents. In an effort to escape, he runs out of his veterinarian exams and jumps a train only to find himself in the midst of a traveling circus.

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Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

It’s been over 10 years since this book was released and became a bestseller, and six years since the movie came out… so I guess you can say I’m a little late to the party, but I’m all caught up on what the fuss was all about. 1,161 more words

Book Review

January Reviews

January was a good month for reading, I finished my To-Read list for the month and added one more, though I just finished reading it yesterday so it counts for February. 633 more words


It's Wednesday, which means it's not Monday. Still, I'm checking in.

Traveling to the march this past weekend put me behind on everything. Sigh.

First things first, though: I didn’t make it to the actual march because on the way there, about two hours outside of DC, I got sick and knew I wouldn’t be able to handle the walking or the crowds. 497 more words


Review: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Title: Water for Elephants

Author: Sara Gruen

Series: none

Publisher: Algonquin Books

Publish Date: May 1st, 2007

Genres: Adult, Fiction… 718 more words