5 Books to Gift this Valentine’s Day
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5 Books to Gift this Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s Day is approaching and whether you’re romantically in love, single, or anything in between Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to just be about roses, chocolates, and platters of oysters. For me, Valentine’s Day is a day where you get to tell the people in your life that you love them. This is not just for … Continue reading

25 years since Jeffrey Eugenides’ debut novel: “The Virgin Suicides”
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25 years since Jeffrey Eugenides’ debut novel: “The Virgin Suicides”


TRIGGER WARNING: This review deals with death by suicide. Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. The Virgin Suicides were first published in 1993 and it was Jeffrey Eugenides’ breakout debut novel. It was received with critical acclaim and … Continue reading

Frankenstein’s monster by any other name: a comparative review of Ahmed Saadawi’s and Mary Shelley’s monsters
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Frankenstein’s monster by any other name: a comparative review of Ahmed Saadawi’s and Mary Shelley’s monsters


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Mary Shelley wrote her novel Frankenstein in 1818, which tells of the young scientist Victor Frankenstein who experiments with nature and biology to reanimate a human. Frankenstein’s monster is a combination of … Continue reading

My Ultimate Books to Re-read
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My Ultimate Books to Re-read


I have re-read a lot of books because of my studies, however, this usually means that the re-reading is out of necessity and not total indulgence. In saying that, there are three books that I keep returning to throughout my life because they are just so great. Each time I read them again, I feel … Continue reading

“Vinegar Girl”: how well can Shakespeare translate into modern times?
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“Vinegar Girl”: how well can Shakespeare translate into modern times?


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. If you grow up in an English speaking country, chances are rather high that you have had to read some Shakespeare. Conquering Shakespearean language, rhythm, and rhyme are a rite of passage … Continue reading

The pros and cons of reading a graphic novel (from a novice graphic novel reader)
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The pros and cons of reading a graphic novel (from a novice graphic novel reader)


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I don’t really read graphic novels. I have heard of them, know lots of people who love them, but for some reason or another, they have never really made there way to … Continue reading

Life Lessons From Bokonon: Kurt Vonnegut’s “Cat’s Cradle”
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Life Lessons From Bokonon: Kurt Vonnegut’s “Cat’s Cradle”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I am just going to come out and say it: I am pretty sure that Kurt Vonnegut is my spirit animal. When I read his works, I feel like he is talking … Continue reading

Life Lessons from John Steinbeck’s “Travels with Charley”
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Life Lessons from John Steinbeck’s “Travels with Charley”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Travels With Charley is a travel memoir written by the famous Nobel Prize winning author John Steinbeck. Steinbeck piles some books, shotguns, tinned food, and his poodle Charley into a truck/camper van … Continue reading

The Fantastic Story of “Silas Marner” by George Eliot
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The Fantastic Story of “Silas Marner” by George Eliot


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Before going into a discussion about the book, I wanted to let my readers know that there are several publishing companies that print classic literary works. I think the cheapest would be … Continue reading