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Of Coffee and Jellies

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the annual San Antonio Public Library’s Book Festival. Out of a good many speakers, I chose to hear Juli Berwald the author of… 265 more words


Dawn (Butler)

Okay, I’m going to go ahead and say it. I don’t think Butler is a great writer. I find her prose, particularly her dialogue, contrived and clunky. 317 more words


Connecting Literature: Life of Pi

“To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.”

While I typically do not enjoy books that are heralded as gems of philosophical wisdom (*cough* …

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Peace Corps

Life of Pi


Rianna, Year 8, City

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Rating: Okay – it passed the time

Pi a boy with a unique name, family and culture, had many difficult and interesting events happen in his life. 86 more words


Beatrice and Virgil

Beatrice and Virgil, Yann Martel

I was among the millions of people who were enthralled by Yann Martel’s Life of Pi. I’ve read it a few times. 1,131 more words

Book Reviews


Ratings: 5* – Outstanding! 4*+ – Good to very good; 3* – average; 2* – run-of-the-mill; 1* – dismal; zero * – no comment. DNF – did not finish . 420 more words


Lost for Words

I’m left searching for words. I want to write about ‘The High Mountains of Portugal’ (2017) but I do not know where to start. 208 more words