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Book Review: Wuthering Heights

Just recently, I read Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. The book was difficult to put down because each page was so captivating, and it left me drowning in the passion the characters were feeling. The writing was impeccable, and it helped bring the amazing plot to life. Apart from the writing bringing the plot to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

While many authors, philanthropists, and authorities have provided detailed analyses of how and why racial division occurs, Ta-Nehisi Coates expresses his views through Between the World and Me, a letter to his 15 year-old-son Samori. He expresses that racism is an issue created by society and is still practiced today, no matter how inadvertent the … Continue reading

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Review of the Literary Podcast “Levar Burton Reads” by Grace Augustin

When I was younger, a television show that my mom, two sisters and I really loved to watch was called “Reading Rainbow.”  It was hosted by bibliophile Levar Burton, and encouraged children to read.  This past summer, my older sister shared the exciting news with the rest of us that a new podcast was coming … Continue reading

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“Country of Daughters” Review by Shrena

Leaving Mother Lake reveals popular Chinese singer, Yang Erche Namu’s, rural upbringing in the “Country of Daughters”. The memoir shares her childhood as a part of an anthropologically unique ethnic group called Mosou in the foothills of the China-Tibet border. As a matrilineal society, the Mosou people have unique family dynamics. The families tend to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

by Nghia Luong The 2004 cinematic hit Howl’s Moving Castle made by Studio Ghibli captured the hearts of the young and old around the world with its charming writing and enchanting animations. The book, written by Diana Wynne Jones and published in 1986, however, was lackluster in comparison. The charm of the titular characters, Howl … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Sula” by Toni Morrison

By Emma Bozenda Sula, first published in 1973, is the second book by Nobel-prize winning author, Toni Morrison. Defined by its grit, impactful language, and exploration of family and friendship, Sula is a powerful work of American literature. The story primarily takes place in the Bottom, a small community tucked away in the hills above … Continue reading

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“Literature’s Greatest Opening Lines as Written by Mathematicians” Review by Dana

This article points out how great authors have a way with their words. Sentences that could be written in maybe four or five words or in simpler notation are turned into elaborated phrases that makes the reader’s mind think critically. This is not to disregard that the article most definitely has a more humorous take … Continue reading