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Around the World in 100 Days

the Wager: £6, 000 the Year: 1891 the Terms: 100 days; to circle the entire globe in an automobile. the Vehicle: The Flash, a custom-built, steam-powered motorcar. the Stakes: INCONCEIVABLY HIGH Harry has a talent for disappointing his father, the world-renowned Phileas Fogg. A drop-out of Eton, a non-conformer … Continue reading

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Missy Piggle Wiggle and The Whatever Cure

Dear Missy, As you know, my husband, Mr. Piggle-Wiggle was called away some years ago by the pirates. After waiting so long for him to return, I have decided to take matters into my own hands and find out what … Continue reading

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Miracle on 34th Street

There are many books that capture the Christmas spirit perfectly. I have made a tradition of reading A Christmas Carol  for the past few years, reading a stave a week, up until Christmas Day, upon which I read Stave Five. … Continue reading

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A Wrinkle In Time – A Graphic Novel

Mrs. Whatsit said breathlessly,”Oh, my darlings, I’m sorry to say we don’t have time to say good-by to you properly. You see, we have too-”  But they never learned what it was that Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which … Continue reading

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Classics?

I was in for a big shock. While reading one of my multiple nonfiction books, I read about a novel that was sparking even more wild and crazy behavior in the 20s. It was called The Great Gatsby. At first, … Continue reading

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Christmas Reading

Tis the season to be reading! I’ve started a tradition with myself reading a certain book. Read on to discover which Christmas classic it is: “Although Christmas has never put a penny in my pocket, I say God bless it!” These … Continue reading

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W. B. Yeats

While working through my required reads, I came across the name of a great poet: William Butler Yeats. I decided to pick up a collection of his poems. While I tend to read and enjoy most things, I found that … Continue reading

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Perrault’s Fairy Tales

Everyone knows about the brother’s Grimm fairy tales. Most know about Hans Christian Anderson’s writings. When we think of a fairy tale, who do we think of? Few remember the delightful tales of Perrault. It is time for me bring … Continue reading

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Evil Under the Sun

For those of you who have read my last post, you know what today’s post is about: Evil Under the Sun, one of Agatha Christie’s many novels. I have recently finished it and greatly enjoyed it. As one of the reviews … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie

I’m sure all of you have at least heard of Agatha Christie books. If not, that’s okay, because I hadn’t before this weekend. But for those of you who have, you know the pleasure of settling down with one of … Continue reading

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