A Day to be Eliza Doolittle

Do you remember the first time you read George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion? Perhaps, like me, you too were just out of high school, taking...

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Elie Wiesel’s ‘Night’ – Lines of Remembrance

Elie Wiesel is one of the most famous survivors of the Holocaust genocide during the World War II. He drew from his personal experiences...

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‘A Pirate’s Quest – Celebrating Reading Month

You don't usually expect a Senator to select a story about a pirate losing his leg, when he's reading to a bunch of first-grade...
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Tad Williams’ Fantasy #Review

Tad Williams was one of those authors that I found myself addicted to years ago. When I first discovered his books, I was one...
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Top 4 Tools to Track Characters

When you're reading, you may just want to enjoy the book -- without regard to what is happening, or who is making all the...
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Naomi Klein’s Anti-Trump Manifesto – ‘No Is Not Enough’

You had to know this was coming: No Is Not Enough. And, of course, this latest book by Naomi Klein is sure to be...
Catcher in the Rye

Why Is ‘The Catcher In The Rye’ Important? 7 Ways

To some readers--both past and present--The Catcher in the Rye is a mish-mash of unacceptable and irrelevant moments from a young kid who doesn't...

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Learning to Breath – ‘The Salt God’s Daughter’

Ilie Ruby's The Salt God's Daughter takes us to the beaches and fields in Southern California with an itinerant wandering of two girls and their...

5 Reasons: Why Say NO to Book Club – Why NOT

Book clubs can be awesome... or they can also be a complete (and utter) nightmare. Yes, it depends on who is part of the...

5 Ways: Make Online Book Clubs Work For You

I love love book clubs, but sometimes it's not easy to fit a "live" book club into my busy schedule. Yes, it's the highlight of my week --...

To Pay or Not? Appeal for Fair Use and Books

The case has been hotly debated, in and out of the courtroom. Is it "legal" for Google to scan in all those books, and...
Umbrellas - Mary Poppins

Who’s Ready for the Return of Mary Poppins?

Think The Devil Wears Prada and Into the Woods, but with the fancy and whimsy of Mary Poppins. And, for that matter, go back...

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Inspiring ‘Lolita’ – Why Vladimir Nabokov Wrote The Novel

In "On a Book Entitled Lolita," Vladimir Nabokov wrote: "As far as I can recall, the initial shiver of inspiration was somehow prompted by a...
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