Tag Archives: Popular culture

2017 Reading Challenge, Book 49

Book 49, a book about magic, The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman I fell in love with Alice Hoffman’s books in high school, and I devoured as many of them as I could find. This period of my life … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 48

An action story: The Last of Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper I have owned a copy of this novel for about five years. Every Fall, I get a weird motivation to read the book. Funnily enough, I have started the … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 36

An Oprah book, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead This novel centers on our heroine–Cora, a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Whitehead doesn’t shy away from depicting the horrific (but accurate) life of slaves, and Cora’s lot is … 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 16

Book 16, a book from your childhood, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson I’m going to sound stupid admitting this, but I truly had no idea how pervasive Treasure Island was in American culture until I finally read this book. … Continue reading

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2017 Reading Challenge, Book 15

Book 15, a play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany & Jack Thorne For those of you who do not know me, to say that I am a fan of Harry Potter is putting it mildly. I … Continue reading

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