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Book Review: The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor (Part 2)

Title: The Complete Stories Author: Flannery O’Connor Publisher: Faber and Faber Date: 2009 (c.1950s) Genre: Southern Gothic / Christian Realism Summary: This is the complete collection of stories from one of the most original and powerful American writers of the twentieth century. Including A Good Man is Hard to Find and Everything That Rises Must Converge, this collection also contains several stories only available… Continue reading Book Review: The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor (Part 2)

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Book Review: The Odyssey by Homer (Translated by Emily Wilson)

Title: The Odyssey Author: Homer Translator: Emily Wilson Publisher: W. W. Norton Company Date: 2018 (c.750 BC) Genre: Classics / Poetry / Mythology Summary: Composed at the rosy-fingered dawn of world literature almost three millennia ago, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty and power; about marriage… Continue reading Book Review: The Odyssey by Homer (Translated by Emily Wilson)

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Adaptations

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was previously hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a freebie! I’m going with a list of my favourite adaptations because I couldn’t think of anything else. It’s almost winter break, I’m tired and my brain hurts. His… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Adaptations

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Book Review: The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman (The Book of Dust #2)

Title: The Secret Commonwealth Author: Philip Pullman Publisher: Penguin and David Fickling Books Date: 2019 Genre: Fantasy / Young Adult Summary: Lyra, now twenty years old, and her daemon Pantalaimon, forced to navigate their relationship in a way they could never have imagined and drawn into the complex and dangerous factions of a world that they had no idea… Continue reading Book Review: The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman (The Book of Dust #2)

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Shakespeare Saturdays: Hamlet

I’m back with another Shakespeare Saturdays post. These posts are literally just an opportunity for me to ramble on about Shakespeare’s plays or poems in a non-academic setting. Beware, there’s a long post with actual footnotes (because I can’t yank myself away from academic practices) ahead. It’s December and it’s almost Christmas but none of… Continue reading Shakespeare Saturdays: Hamlet

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Literary Locations: Five Literary Things to do in the Lake District

England’s largest national park, the Lake District, is well-known for its literary influence. It has inspired the works of William Wordsworth, John Keats, Beatrix Potter, and so many other writers. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, famous poet and occasional Shakespeare scholar, spent some time there taking laudanum and getting lost in the mountains in the early nineteenth century.… Continue reading Literary Locations: Five Literary Things to do in the Lake District

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Book Review: The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor (Part 1)

Title: The Complete Stories Author: Flannery O’Connor Publisher: Faber and Faber Date: 2009 (c.1950s) Genre: Southern Gothic / Christian Realism Summary: This is the complete collection of stories from one of the most original and powerful American writers of the twentieth century. Including A Good Man is Hard to Find and Everything That Rises Must Converge, this collection also contains several stories only available… Continue reading Book Review: The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor (Part 1)

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Book Review: The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

Title: The Dark Prophecy Author: Rick Riordan Publisher: Puffin Genre: Fantasy / Middle Grade Date: 2017 Summary: A perilous quest to complete. I must become a god again. I, the god Apollo – cast down to earth in the body of a gawky mortal teen – bravely endured a series of dangerous trials at Camp Half-Blood. Now,… Continue reading Book Review: The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

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Top Ten Tuesday: Holiday Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was previously hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is holiday reads! Some of the links in this post lead to free versions of the books/stories online! The Case-book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle I love reading Sherlock… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Holiday Reads