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MARY POPPINS OPENS THE DOOR by P.L. Travers | Review

Although I know I watched Mary Poppins (1964) at least once as a child, my only vivid memories of it were scenes of the penguins dancing at that garden restaurant and the chimney sweeps dancing on rooftops (a coincidence that these scenes both involve tap dancing?!). However, after recently watching the film with Wheaton's Film Club this… Continue reading MARY POPPINS OPENS THE DOOR by P.L. Travers | Review

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TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han | Review

I have been meaning to read To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before for the longest time. After reading Jenny Han’s Summer trilogy and not really enjoying it, I was a bit hesitant to pick this series up. However, a couple of my friends convinced me to watch the movie adaptation a few months ago and I immediately adored… Continue reading TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han | Review

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SWEET DREAMS by Nadette Rae Rodgers | Review

Nadette Rae Rodgers gave me an advanced copy of Sweet Dreams last summer, and I just got around to reading it now... it's been a hectic year! However, I can now confidently say that this third installment in the Illusion Trilogy was worth the wait. Here are some of my favorite things about this novel: It plays… Continue reading SWEET DREAMS by Nadette Rae Rodgers | Review

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IN THE LAKE OF THE WOODS by Tim O’Brien | Reflection

In my Postmodern American Fiction class this past semester, we were assigned to write a page reflection each week on the book that we read. I actually really enjoyed writing these reflections because they were a chance to choose a specific aspect of the book and discuss it in depth without needed to come to… Continue reading IN THE LAKE OF THE WOODS by Tim O’Brien | Reflection

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THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING by Joan Didion | Reflection

In my Postmodern American Fiction class this past semester, we were assigned to write a page reflection each week on the book that we read. I actually really enjoyed writing these reflections because they were a chance to choose a specific aspect of the book and discuss it in depth without needed to come to… Continue reading THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING by Joan Didion | Reflection

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BLEEDING EDGE by Thomas Pynchon | Reflection

In my Postmodern American Fiction class this past semester, we were assigned to write a page reflection each week on the book that we read. I actually really enjoyed writing these reflections because they were a chance to choose a specific aspect of the book and discuss it in depth without needed to come to… Continue reading BLEEDING EDGE by Thomas Pynchon | Reflection

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BOOK OF ILLUSIONS by Paul Auster | Reflection

In my Postmodern American Fiction class this past semester, we were assigned to write a page reflection each week on the book that we read. I actually really enjoyed writing these reflections because they were a chance to choose a specific aspect of the book and discuss it in depth without needed to come to… Continue reading BOOK OF ILLUSIONS by Paul Auster | Reflection

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CITY OF GLASS by Paul Auster | Reflection

In my Postmodern American Fiction class this past semester, we were assigned to write a page reflection each week on the book that we read. I actually really enjoyed writing these reflections because they were a chance to choose a specific aspect of the book and discuss it in depth without needed to come to… Continue reading CITY OF GLASS by Paul Auster | Reflection

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THE CRYING OF LOT 49 by Thomas Pynchon | Reflection

In my Postmodern American Fiction class this past semester, we were assigned to write a page reflection each week on the book that we read. I actually really enjoyed writing these reflections because they were a chance to choose a specific aspect of the book and discuss it in depth without needed to come to… Continue reading THE CRYING OF LOT 49 by Thomas Pynchon | Reflection

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KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard | Review

The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are… Continue reading KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard | Review