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Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story

With Patriot’s Day just having passed, I thought I’d do a book review of a children’s fiction read that is centered around the 9/11 tragedy. It is just an average week in the American life. Tragedy and happiness reign equally … Continue reading

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Comics as Introspection

I don’t know why, but when I was younger, autobiographies were boring. Perhaps it was because the rare autobiographies available to children were all those of early leaders in a pre-digital age, but it seemed to me that daily life … Continue reading

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Book Review – Incredibles Prequel

This week on the blog, we’re getting back to regular book reviews to discuss a rather interesting read based on the recent Incredibles II movie release. Being a super is pretty sweet, especially when you’re the flexibly gifted Elastigirl. It’s … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Childhood Favorites #4

With the release of the film and consequently several books following it, I thought I would wrap up this series with one of the first books I ever read. #1. Book – “Wild nights are my glory,” beamed Mrs. Whatsit. … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Childhood Favorites #3

It’s the third and possibly last week of the series “Re-Reading Childhood Favorites” and I thought I’d end it all with a stand-alone novel focused more on character than on big action and fantasy elements. This easily became one of … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Childhood Favorites #2

Picking up from last week’s first re-reading post, I am re-reading another series that helped to form my childhood. This week we will be discussing all things Percy Jackson with a brief review of the separate book series, the original … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Childhood Favorites #1

For the next few weeks, I will be re-reading childhood books that were an essential part of my childhood. Given the fact that my reading experience has expanded significantly over the years and my writing expertise somewhat improved, I thought … Continue reading

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Brave

If you need a little bit of a pep me up or something to bolster your spirits as you prepare to take on the brand new challenge of middle school, I think I may have found something for you. The … Continue reading

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Around the World

Move over, Phineas Fogg – there are some new adventurers in town and this time, all of their adventures are true! In the 19th century, Jules Verne’s book Around the World in Eighty Days and other such novels inspired generations to look … Continue reading

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Pearls, Perfume, and the Little Black Dress

Picture it. The scene is France in the early 20th century, a day when corsets still have a grasp on society and skirts rise no higher than the ankle. This is a day when women are still restrained by the … Continue reading

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