The Cure for Boredom: A Review of The Phantom Tollbooth

Do you know those long, lazy afternoons? When the sun shines warm and tantalizing through the window, teasing you with faint ideas of big projects and triumph; when you walk restlessly through the house, your gaze falling languidly on books, games, and homework; when the soft breathing of someone sleeping on the couch drifts through…

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Of Podcasts and Electricity: A Review of Electric Universe

As we were driving home from piano lessons one day, my mother (with my siblings’ eager consent) decided to play a podcast about the history of light, from candle wax to light bulb fixtures. The podcast cast a spell on us. As we were listening to the acknowledgments, a name of a certain book caught…

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Enchanted: Magic Math – A Review of The Man Who Counted

I hope you agree with me that falling asleep in class is, well, not a good idea. I also hope you agree with me that it is an important skill to be able to learn from reading. Unfortunately, I had never seriously put that thought into action—until, heh, until I read The Man Who Counted,…

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