Books I Surprisingly Never Read Before: The Hunger Games


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I’ve never read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, that is until last weekend. When the original Hunger Games mania took over, I dodged reading the dystopian series. Even my younger brother’s obsession could not coax me to pick up the book. Recently though, the students at the school I work in started reading The […]

May 23, 2018

Down a Dark Hall


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Last on my Spookathon reading list was Lois Duncan’s Down a Dark Hall. This novel is a supernatural. suspense thriller and Duncan’s only work of Gothic fiction. By the time I started reading Down a Dark Hall, I was already about a week over the Spookathon (October 17-23). Eh, I’ve been a busy gal. *shrugs […]

November 24, 2017

The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova


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  While I was composing this post, I happened to have some free time and discovered a newspaper article reminding me October marked the 100th anniversary of the Russian October Revolution, otherwise known as the Bolshevik Revolution. The Russian October Revolution emerged when an alliance of far-left political parties led by the Bolsheviks overthrew the […]

November 20, 2017

Step Aside, Pops


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In my life, I have come across very few things that follows the following requirements: a. fits almost every occasion and b. never gets old. Of all of the comics, works, books, and graphic novels that has had the misfortune of coming across me. Kate Beaton’s works series of comics “Hark, a Vagrant” fit the […]

August 4, 2017