The Case of the Tweedledee Insult

Just when you may have thought that J.K. Rowling couldn't get any more epic in her literary insults, she channels Lewis Carroll (pseudonym for...

Sean Spicer’s Controversies – ‘The Briefing’

Ever the controversial figure, Sean Spicer has gravitated from his role as the White House Press Secretary (and former the White House Communications Director,...

Missing Malcolm X Writings Surface Again

It's the stuff of recent Malcolm X legend! Born with the name "Malcolm Little," he was a Muslim minister and human rights activist. He...

What About ‘The Lorax’? – Controversial Banned Book

Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) first published The Lorax in 1971. And, it was destined to join the ranks of his most popular (and...

Divergent Paths: ‘Of Mice or Men’

Of Mice and Men is a novel, first published in 1937, by John Steinbeck. Told in the third-person omniscient point-of-view, this classic work follows...

Something About Sam – ‘The Wolf and the Rain’

Dystopian, apocalyptic novel... that alone is enough for at least a cursory read of The Wolf and the Rain. There were moments of brief...

Beginnings: ‘A Glimmer of Hope’

Steve McHugh's A Glimmer of Hope centers around the life and times of a young college student, Layla Cassidy. She's smart and beautiful, as...

Gilded-Age Mystery and ‘The English Wife’

The English Wife, by Lauren Willig, brings the "Gilded Age" to life once again. We're tossed into the era of Edith Wharton, with her...

If you had to memorize a book, which would it be?

In Fahrenheit 451, Montag famously joins a community of outsiders who have each committed one book to memory. The author of that famously banned...

Bookish Snobs Strike Again — When You Won’t Read That Book

Most of us have read books that could be considered guilty pleasures, and some of them are just controversial. But, should you really hide...

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