Monthly Archives: December 2010

A Mass of Mini Reviews 4

Seabiscuit: An American Legend This examination of the history of Seabiscuit, a race horse that defied all odds, by Laura Hillenbrand was interesting and entertaining; reading more like fiction than history normally does. Even though I know absolutely nothing about … Continue reading

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A Mass of Mini-Reviews 3

The Tales of Beedle the Bard J.K. Rowling‘s compilation of the tales featured in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) are not for children. Beedle the Bard’s stories are violent and quite scary. The book’s premise is that … Continue reading

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Picture Book Recommendation – November 2010

My regular readers will have noticed that there wasn’t a picture recommendation for October. The reason for this is simple: we didn’t read a single good picture book in all of October. We did read a really great piece of … Continue reading

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The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath is a very thinly disguised autobiographical look at Plath’s own mental breakdown. While I realize that this book has become a canon for some in regards to mental health and feminist issues, I have … Continue reading

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