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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 31

A book set in a place you’d visit, A Town like Alice, by Neville Shute Back in high school, I read Neville Shute’s novel On the Beach. It has haunted me ever since—literally, it haunted my dreams,—it gave me horrific … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 30

A popular author’s first book, Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh Am I the only one around here who doesn’t apparently live in a 1950’s fantasy that the world is a wholesome place where nobody swears, has ill thoughts, or engages in … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 17

Book 17, a book you own but haven’t read, Swing Time by Zadie Smith Zadie Smith is such a rich writer; she touches upon so many different themes in this novel that it’s hard to know where to begin when … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 14

Book 14, a book based on a true story, Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates Joyce Carol Oates “ambitiously” takes on the saga of the American icon Marilyn Monroe and hits the mark with this take on the star’s tragic yet … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge: Books 9,10,11

    Reading challenge books 9, 10, & 11, a trilogy, His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman I first heard about this trilogy back in 2007 when the film version of The Golden Compass hit theaters. I remember going to … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge: Book 4

Book 4, a book that became a movie: The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje Let me start by saying that my review will never do this novel justice. This is not a book—it is a piece of artwork. There is … Continue reading

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Based on the Book: Bestseller Cinema

On Saturday, April 11th, La Salle University professor and KYW Newsradio 1060 Movie Critic Bill Wine visited the Bethlehem Public Library to discuss the difference between the reading and viewing experience of literary works adapted to film in his lecture … Continue reading

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