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Book Review: Pride and Prejudice

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Thus begins one of the most popular novels known to our world, Pride and Prejudice. Creating a perfect tapestry of life in the late eighteenth/early nineteenth century, Jane …

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Book Review: Paper Princess

The Paper Princess is a book that no words can describe, written by Erin Watt, a brain child of the two accomplished authors Jen Fredrick and Elle Kennedy . With the roller coaster of emotions in store, be prepared to be ruined by the Royals. Ella Harper is the definition of …

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Bob Dylan: Nobel Laureate for Literature

Bob Dylan is an American songwriter and singer who has sold over a hundred million records with influences from civil rights to philosophy. Now, he has once again been recognized for his five decades of work. In December of 2016, the Nobel Committee awarded him with a Nobel Prize for …

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Book Review: Something Happened

  Something Happened to Bob Slocum. Something Happened (it could’ve been his big brother and Billy Foster’s skinny kid sister, his shriveled mother’s last words, or maybe his mentally handicapped son Derek) to give middle aged Mr. Slocum a crippling apprehension of closed doors, a tendency to steal identity, and …

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The (Mackle)More the Merrier

Hip hop is everywhere.  The underground movement of the 70s, originally revealing itself to the public eye (and ear) with a hip, hop, hippie, the hippie to the bang-bang boogie of “Rapper’s Delight,” has hit about mainstream as mainstream gets.  From Snoop Dogg to the Weeknd, many of the biggest …

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The Mr. Hyde in Us All

“He put the glass to his lips, and drank at one gulp. A cry followed; he reeled, staggered, clutched at the table and held on, staring with injected eyes, gasping with open mouth; and as I looked there came, I thought, a change—he seemed to swell—his face became suddenly black …

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Why Reading Fiction is Still Relevant

The debate over fiction and nonfiction is a battle between escapism and reality. Fictional stories immerse readers in vast worlds with intriguing characters, while nonfiction books expand readers’ horizons in the real world. There is an ongoing debate over which is more useful for readers to consume. In our world …

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Book Review: A Chain of Thunder by Jeff Shaara

Jeff Shaara has continued the legacy of his father through his prequel and sequel to Michael Shaara’s The Killer Angels, culminating a trilogy capturing the American Civil War, and has once again triumphed in that era with A Chain of Thunder. Things look bleak for the men in blue as …

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Book Review: Life of Pi by Yann Martel

  Life of Pi, by Yann Martel, is perhaps one of the greatest books on philosophy ever written, delving heavily into themes of faith and hope, all while telling the exciting story of a boy and a tiger. The story goes like this: Piscine Patel is a young Indian boy …

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John Steinbeck on Innocence

Despite the tendency of being associated with ignorance, the state of innocence has long been valued for purity and puerile simplicity. However in the realistic fiction novel Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck challenges his audience to contemplate his controversial interpretation of innocence. Reflected in the story’s symbolic setting, character …

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