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Book Review: The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Book Review: The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Title: The Yearling Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Publisher: Aladdin Paperback: 513 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Young Jody adopts an orphaned fawn he calls Flag and makes it a part of his family and his best friend. But life in the Florida backwoods is harsh, and so, as his family fights off wolves, bears, and even alligators, and faces failure in their tenuous subsistence farming, Jody must finally part with his dear animal friend. Buy from the Book Depository! Overall Rating:…

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Book Review: Ann Veronica by HG Wells

Book Review: Ann Veronica by HG Wells

Title: Ann Veronica Author: HG Wells Publisher: Penguin Books Limited Paperback: 352 pages Source: Own Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Twenty-one, passionate and headstrong, Ann Veronica Stanley is determined to live her own life. When her father forbids her attending a fashionable ball, she decides she has no choice but to leave her family home and make a fresh start in London. There, she finds a world of intellectuals, socialists and suffragettes — a place where, as a student in biology at Imperial College, she can…

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Review: Manga Classics – The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Crystal S. Chan

Review: Manga Classics – The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Crystal S. Chan

Title: Manga Classics – The Scarlet Letter Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Story Adaptation: Crystal S. Chan English Dialogue Adaptation: Stacy King Illustrator: SunNeko Lee Lettering: WT Francis Publisher: Udon Entertainment and Morpheus Publishing Paperback: 308 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) A powerful tale of forbidden love, shame, and revenge comes to life in Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter. Faithfully adapted by Crystal Chan from the original novel, this new edition features stunning artwork by SunNeko Lee (Manga Classics: Les…

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Book Review: The Erotic Poems by Ovid, tranlsated by Peter Green

Book Review: The Erotic Poems by Ovid, tranlsated by Peter Green

Title: The Erotic Poems Author: Ovid Translator: Peter Green Publisher: Penguin Classics Paperback: 464 pages Source: Own Summary: (taken from Goodreads) This collection of Ovid’s poems deals with the whole spectrum of sexual desire, ranging from deeply emotional declarations of eternal devotion to flippant arguments for promiscuity. In the “Amores”, Ovid addresses himself in a series of elegies to Corinna, his beautiful, elusive mistress. The intimate and vulnerable nature of the poet revealed in these early poems vanishes in the…

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Audiobook Review: Anne of Avonlea by LM Montgomery, narrated by Colleen Winton

Audiobook Review: Anne of Avonlea by LM Montgomery, narrated by Colleen Winton

Title: Anne of Avonlea Author: LM Montgomery Series: Anne of Green Gables, Book 2 Narrator: Colleen Winton Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press Duration: 9 hours, 25 minutes Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Following Anne of Green Gables (1908), the book covers the second chapter in the life of Anne Shirley. This book follows Anne from the age of 16 to 18, during the two years that she teaches at Avonlea school. It includes many of the characters from Anne of Green Gables,…

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Audiobook Review: Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery

Audiobook Review: Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery

Title: Anne of Green Gables Author: LM Montgomery Narrator: Colleen Winton Series: Anne of Green Gables, Book 1 Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press Duration: 10 hours, 8 minutes Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Anne, a young orphan from the fictional community of Bolingbroke, Nova Scotia, is sent to Prince Edward Island after a childhood spent in strangers’ homes and orphanages. Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, siblings in their fifties and sixties, had decided to adopt a boy from the orphanage to help Matthew…

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Audiobook Review: She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith

Audiobook Review: She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith

Title: She Stoops to Conquer Author: Oliver Goldsmith Performers: Rosalind Ayres, Adam Godley, Julian Holloway, James Marsters, Christopher Neame, Paula Jane Newman, Ian Ogilvy, Moira Quirk, Darren Richardson, Joanne Whalley, Matthew Wolf Publisher: LA Theatre Works Duration: 1 hour 52 minutes Summary: (taken from Goodreads) This comic masterpiece mocked the simple morality of sentimental comedies. Subtitled The Mistakes of a Night, the play is a lighthearted farce that derives its charm from the misunderstandings which entangle the well-drawn characters. Mr….

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Book Review: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Book Review: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Title: The Hound of the Baskervilles Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Publisher: Signet Paperback: 160 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Holmes and Watson are faced with their most terrifying case yet. The legend of the devil-beast that haunts the moors around the Baskerville families home warns the descendants of that ancient clan never to venture out in those dark hours when the power of evil is exalted. Now, the most recent Baskerville, Sir Charles, is dead and the footprints of…

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Book Review: The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Book Review: The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Title: The Color Purple Author: Alice Walker Publisher: Pocket Paperback: 295 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Celie is a poor black woman whose letters tell the story of 20 years of her life, beginning at age 14 when she is being abused and raped by her father and attempting to protect her sister from the same fate, and continuing over the course of her marriage to “Mister,” a brutal man who terrorizes her. Celie eventually learns that her abusive husband has…

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Book Review: Magic for Marigold by LM Montgomery

Book Review: Magic for Marigold by LM Montgomery

Title: Magic for Marigold Author: L.M. Montgomery Publisher: Starfire Paperback: 274 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) The eccentric Lesley family could not agree on what to name Lorraine’s new baby girl even after four months. Lorraine secretly liked the name Marigold, but who would ever agree to such a fanciful name as that? When the baby falls ill and gentle Dr. M. Woodruff Richards saves her life, the family decides to name the child after the good doctor. But a…

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