Monthly Archives: September 2010

Thoughts on Vampirism

The Evolution of the Vampire: From Count Dracula to Edward Cullen? Dare I even attempt it? It’s like comparing Sauron and … a pixie? (Pixies are mostly just annoying, not very evil.) I feel I must attempt it. I have … Continue reading

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Fact you should be aware of, if you are reading this blog: I hate coming up with titles, and thus the titles of my posts will probably all be terrible. Just FYI.

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Not great?

The Scarlet Pimpernel – Baroness Emmuska Orczy I was surprisingly underwhelmed by this book. It is an adventure story set in England and France at the time of the French Revolution. The main idea is that the mysterious “Scarlet Pimpernel” … Continue reading

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Old friends

Books have done a lot for me throughout my life. The books that I will always reach for when I am in need of an old friend are any written by Tamora Pierce. (I even have two of her series … Continue reading

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Uniformed status

Today, as I walked home from the grocery store, I noticed the oddity of something that was once so normal to me that I had never given it thought; like eating rice and beans every day of my life until … Continue reading

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Damn. That was a very long book review. Others will be shorter and less essay-like. Promise.

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Chiefs and Devils

“Lord of the Flies” by William Golding I read this book in 9th grade/Form 4, with Mr. Toal guiding a bunch of bilingual 13-14 year old students through vivid tropical imagery and subtle religious symbolism. A friend recently mentioned that … Continue reading

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