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Carly Sorenson
Writer of stories, poems, essays (ugh), newspaper articles, and blogs :P
Writer of stories, poems, essays (ugh), newspaper articles, and blogs :P
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Book Review: The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
The only way to read during a blizzard      Beautiful writing and intensity of feeling were the major traits of this novel.  It is set in an abandoned Italian villa after World War II.  The villa is inhabited by a Canadian nurse, Hana, and a war patient who...

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Book Review: The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore
          You're reading my first review of a graphic novel!  Yay!  This will be the first of many because a) I want to read more graphic novels and b) sometimes I don't have time to read and review a novel every week.           Anyway, I'm a fan of the Wal...

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Best Reading from my First Semester
         Ok, my only excuse for this long-ass hiatus is that I started college, and what with exams, essays, friends, newfound independence, and minor dramas, I nearly forgot I had a blog until this week. But I'm back now, and here to tell you about the bes...

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Book Review: The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
     This is the kind of book you have to read as neutrally as possible.  It is told like the memoir (I really want to know if it's a thinly disguised memoir; I've done some digging and Schlink's life bears some similarities to that of his protagonist) of a...

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Book Review: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Me + gingham + book      Sex and solitude.  This book primarily occupies itself with these topics.  Not that I mind, of course - both are interesting, and Marquez does it so well .       Solitude  chronicles several generations of a family, the Buendias, li...

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Book Review: The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
Preach, Arianna Huffington!     I owe the New York Public Library $4 thanks to this book.  I returned it a couple weeks late.  But whatever, it was worth it!      This book read like a horror story, but it's actually a well-researched non-fiction investigat...

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Lolita Resources
Tragedies make me so happy      Merely reading and reviewing Lolita was not enough for me...I had to go and write a 10-page senior project about the book, as well!  Writing this paper has obliged me to research and read Nabokov-centric literary criticism, i...

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Book Review: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
I've never had such a pretty book!      You probably know the story more or less, so I'll summarize it quickly.  Three British children, Wendy, John, and Michael, fly away one night with Peter Pan, a boy who never grows up, to have adventures on a magical i...

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Book Review: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
    The picture is blurry, but you get the idea      Wuthering Heights is a gothic novel about two English estates and the tortured people who inhabit them.  The families are related, but that doesn't stop the cousins of Wuthering Heights from falling in lo...

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Book Review: Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Again, I'm all sweaty. Why do I always blog after I run?      I'm going to name my next cat Toni.  I don't think I'll ever have time for children, but I'll always have time for cats, so I'll bless a cat with her holy name.      The protagonist of Song of So...
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