The Opposite of Unbearable: A Review of What Katy Did

It happens to all of us at one point or another when you’re reading. Maybe you’re at the library, at your grandparent’s house, at that charming bookstore on the end of the road, or even in front of your own bookshelf: you come upon a book where a spunky, hardy girl transforms into a lifeless,…

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Worth Rereading: A Review of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Some books are just so enrapturing they have to be reread. The Hobbit, The Sisters Grimm, and The Lord of the Rings are some of these books, at least for me. Unfortunately, many books worth rereading escape my mind! This is why I keep a booklist. Every time I read a book I write it…

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Beautiful Simplicity: A Review of The Good Master 

When I visited Budapest last year, we took a ferryboat to see the Danube River. I loved looking down at the Danube from the boat. Its waters were fresh, dark and magical. When I looked up from the river, I saw Budapest’s Statue of Liberty on a hill: a young girl standing against the wind,…

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Papery Bouquet of Roses: A Review of Eight Cousins

It’s a fact that I love Louisa May Alcott’s stories. They’re always sweet tales about brave, compassionate people who are true to reality. I especially like how these people are not perfect, they get into scrapes all the time. I simply don’t know how I would bear these stories if the characters were all epitomes…

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