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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 27

Book 26: A book older than 100 years, Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe Uncle Tom’s Cabin is one of the most widely known novels in the American literary tradition. When published, it was the best-selling novel of the … Continue reading

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2016 Reading Challenge: Book 19

A book set in the future: Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut. Kurt Vonnegut is one of my all-time favorite authors. You may have noticed that I snuck two of his books into my reading list this year (sneaky sneaky!). Vonnegut … Continue reading

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Divergent: Commentary on Religion in American Popular Culture

There are just so many things I want to say about these books…where do I start? I guess I can start with what I loved. The faction system really interested me. You have six: Dauntless (bravery), Erudite (knowledge), Candor (truth), … Continue reading

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Horrorfest: Hellraiser

Hellraiser…what the hell? I can say, without hyperbole, that this was one of the most bizarre movies I have ever seen. Don’t get me wrong–it was terrifying–but even at the end of the film, I found myself scratching my head … Continue reading

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Horrorfest: Children of the Corn

Let’s just say that if you’re on the fence about having kids, probably don’t watch this movie. Under the influence of a child prophet named Isaac, these cute little Bible thumpers decide to murder all of the adults in their … Continue reading

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Horrorfest: Let the Right One In

Okay, I admit that sub-titles are not really the most enjoyable experience when I want to sit down and watch a film. I can’t shake the feeling that something is lost in translation, and that while reading the words, I’m … Continue reading

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Horrorfest: Carrie

How could we have a Horrorfest without this classic film? Even though this film came out a good nine years before I was born (feeling old yet?) it still maintains a solid foothold in the Horror genre, and for good … Continue reading

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