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more books: ¡en español!
For all of you in the United States, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I’m really excited about the books I have to show you today, because they’re Spanish translations! I’ve been taking Spanish classes for the past five years in school, but I’m by no means fluent. I read a Spanish translation of… Continue reading
Book Review: MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN
Author: Ransom Riggs Number of Pages: 352 Publisher: Quirk Release Date: January 1, 2011 “A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific… Continue reading
Book Review: GULLIVER’S TRAVELS
Author: Jonathan Swift Number of Pages: 306 Publisher: Penguin Classics Release Date: 1726 “Shipwrecked and cast adrift, Lemuel Gulliver wakes to find himself on Lilliput, an island inhabited by little people, whose height makes their quarrels over fashion and fame seem ridiculous. His subsequent encounters – with the crude giants of Brobdingnag, the philosophical Houyhnhnms and the brutish Yahoos… Continue reading
Book Review: LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR
Author: Stephanie Perkins Number of Pages: 388 Publisher: Dutton Books Release Date: September 28, 2011 “Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion…she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit—more sparkly, more fun, more wild—the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for… Continue reading
Book Review: BELOVED
Author: Toni Morrison Number of Pages: 324 Publisher: Vintage Release Date: 1987 “Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free.… Continue reading
Book Review: HOW TO READ LITERATURE LIKE A PROFESSOR
Author: Thomas C. Foster Number of Pages: 314 Publisher: Harper Perennial Release Date: January 1, 2003 “What does it mean when a fictional hero takes a journey? Shares a meal? Gets drenched in a sudden rain shower? Often, there is much more going on in a novel or poem than is readily visible on the… Continue reading
Book Review: THE POWER OF MYTH
Author: Joseph Campbell (being interviewed by Bill Moyers) Number of Pages:320 Publisher: Anchor Doubleday Release Date: 1988 “Campbell’s most impressive gift was his ability to take a contemporary situation, such as the murder & funeral of President John F. Kennedy, & help us understand its impact in the context of ancient mythology. Herein lies the power… Continue reading
Book Review: THE OPPOSITE OF LONELINESS
Author: Marina Keegan Number of Pages: 240 Publisher: Scribner Release Date: April 1, 2014 “Marina Keegan’s star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York International Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at… Continue reading
Book Review: EAT, PRAY, LOVE
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert Number of Pages: 331 Publisher: Penguin Books Release Date: 2000 “In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want–husband, country home, successful career–but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she felt consumed by panic and confusion. This wise and rapturous book is the story of… Continue reading
Book Review: PATHFINDER
Author: Orson Scott Card Number of Pages: 662 Publisher: Simon Pulse Release Date: September 1, 2010 “Rigg is well trained at keeping secrets. Only his father knows the truth about Rigg’s strange talent for seeing the paths of people’s pasts. But when his father dies, Rigg is stunned to learn just how many secrets Father had kept from him–secrets… Continue reading
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