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Review: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

Review: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield  My rating: 4 of 5 stars  “The other drinkers lingered. Storytelling of the usual kind was over for the night – who would stop to tell a story when one was actually happening? – and so they refilled their tankards and glasses, relit their pipes, and settled on their […]

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Review: Death Note (Manga)

Review: Death Note (manga) by Tsugumi Ohba. Illustrated by Takeshi Obata. My rating of the series: Five out of five stars. “Finally a chance to Find a little justice. There’s nowhere to run to once the name is penned. Take what fortune grants you, Use it while you’ve got it. Once you have begun, you […]

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How “Animal Crossing” is Helping Me Cope with Social Distancing

Wow, has it really been two months since I last posted? Time is flying way faster than it should. Anyway, I’m sorry it has been that long, but I promise that is going to change. Quarantine’s getting to me and I’m always restless now. I want to talk about something a little different today, something […]

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On Reading “Jane Eyre”

Wow, it’s been way too long since I last posted. I’m sorry for the wait – now that I’m back in school I’m much busier, but I also have a lot more to talk about. So I want to try to talk a bit about a book I just finished for school that’s left me […]

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Review: Unbalanced by Courtney Shepard

Unbalanced by Courtney Shepard My rating: 4 of 5 stars. “He’d had enough. He found the same weak, pathetic people in every town and village, and he would not abide their silence a second longer. His men had erected the pyre during the night. Now, displayed before every set of eyes, the mob’s reaction rewarded […]

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Review: “Frozen II”

So, I finally saw Frozen II. I admit, I was on the fence about seeing it at first. Sequels tend to not be as good as the originals they’re based on, and then there’s the issue of the sequel having to both live up to the original film and be a strong enough story on […]

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Rereading “Watership Down”: An Analysis of Cowslip’s Warren

I admit, these past few months have been hell for me, but things are finally starting to look up! Long story short, I’m on break from school until next semester and, boy, did I need this! I can dedicate more time to reading for pleasure and writing. I’m so happy! One of the first things […]

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Review: “Newsies” (2017)

So lately I’ve been listening to a lot of my favorite songs from the Disney Broadway musical Newsies. In my opinion, it’s one of the best musicals out there and, every now and again, I find myself rewatching and falling in love with it all over again. Now, I know some of you may not […]

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Why are Negative Reviews Fun?

Sorry I haven’t posted in a month. This semester is easily the hardest and most chaotic yet, giving me very little time to myself. I finally have a minute to sit down and breathe, so I thought I’d discuss something I’ve been mulling over a bit lately. I’ve been thinking a lot about the appeal […]

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Review: It Takes Death to Reach a Star by Stu Jones and Gareth Worthington

It Takes Death to Reach a Star by Stu Jones and Gareth Worthington. My rating: 4 of 5 stars. “‘Don’t throw your life away, Mila. We have one life to live, one life to give in the service of the Lightbringer. Use yours to make a difference.’‘Very poetic Bilgi, but–’ The old man gently touches my […]