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Isabel Villegas
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Book Review: The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket
Genre: Fiction Ages: 8+ Rating: 8/10      This chapter of the Baudelaire's life was perhaps the most mysterious and confusing of them all, with new questions being presented on almost every page. That being said, Snicket has cleverly managed to keep me as a...
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"What Else" by Carolyn Locke
Hi Readers, I found this poem a while back, but quite frankly forgot to share it. Nevertheless, it is a very tranquil and pensive piece, which I hope you all appreciate just as I do. If you know of any other nature-related poems worth sharing, please feel f...
"What Else" by Carolyn Locke
"What Else" by Carolyn Locke
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Book Review: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Genre: Fiction Ages: 15+ Rating: 8/10      I picked up a copy of this book having absolutely no idea what it was about, but I feel like that made me appreciate it all the more. Salinger's humorously satirical style, while sometimes a bit crude, was both mem...
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Book Review: The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket
Genre: Fiction Ages: 8+ Rating: 8/10      It's been quite some time since I did my last review on Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events , but nevertheless, I have to give a standing ovation to this 11th chapter of the Baudelaire story. I feel as t...
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['Often rebuked, yet always back returning'] by Emily Brontë
Hi Readers, This is the third poems I recited during a regional Poetry Out Loud competition earlier this year. I hope you all appreciate the empowering message behind this piece, and if you have any poems you would like to share, please feel free to do so r...
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Book Review: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Genre: Fiction Ages: 14 and Up Rating: 10/10      What a powerful read. This book is quite honestly one of the best I've ever read. O'Brien's powerful storytelling connects readers to the deeply emotional experiences of the soldiers who fought in the Vietna...
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I, Too by Langston Hughes
As most of you know, Langston Hughes has always been one of my favorite poets. This powerful poem, entitled I, Too was one of three poems that I recited at a regional Poetry Out Loud Competition (along with  A History Without Suffering by E.A. Markham and O...
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Poem: A History Without Suffering by E.A. Markham
A couple months ago I had the opportunity to compete in a regional Poetry Out Loud competition. For those of you that don't know, Poetry Out Loud is a dramatic poetry reading competition for high-schoolers, and is sponsored by the Poetry Foundation and Nati...
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Book Review: The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket
Genre: Fiction Ages: 8+ Rating: 8.5/10      I may seem redundant saying this, but I genuinely feel as though this Series of Unfortunate Events  gets better and better with each book I read. This 10th chapter of the Baudelaire's story explained many question...
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Book Review: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Genre: Fiction Ages: 15 and Up Rating: 9/10      I picked up a copy of this book without knowing what it was about. I genuinely had no idea what to expect at the outset of the novel, but by the end I found myself fascinated by the complex set of events in t...
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