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Cody Tidwell
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Something Wicked This Way Comes: An Open Letter to Ray Bradbury
I've broken one of my personal rules: I stopped reading a book half-way through. It's something I almost never do, but alas, I had to do it this time. The book in question is, of course, Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes , a classic novel by pr...
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A Look at Alice Walker's "Everyday Use" / Ernest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants"
Started/Finished: January 12th, 2015 Today I am going to be briefly discussing two short stories I was assigned for my literature college course: Alice Walker's "Everyday Use" and Ernest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants." I enjoyed both, but today's ...
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"Sometimes they grow up together quite successfully": A Review of Tabitha King's "One on One"
Started: January 1st, 2014  Finished: January 10th, 2014  As you can tell from the dates above, it took me a whole ten whopping days to finish Tabitha King's follow-up to Pearl , 1993's One on One . I'd like to blame that on a number of factors, especially ...
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"Glory be to God for dappled things": A Review of Tabitha King's "Pearl"
Hi, all. I've decided to do something I've never attempted before: keeping record of every book I read in 2015 and blogging about them. It will be neat to see how many books I've read and what I thought of them right after reading once December 31st comes '...
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Miss Sidley Was Her Name, And Teaching Was Her Game: A Look At Stephen King's "Suffer the Little Children"
My outside cat hasn't come up this morning, so I must admit I am a little worried. The weather feels amazing today, though, and we live in the woods with plenty of places for cats to burrow down in and sleep. He's done this numerous times before, but I can'...
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We Killed All the Plants, But At Least We Saved the Greenhouse: A Look At Stephen King's "The End of the Whole Mess"
I must say I was really looking forward to re-reading "The End of the Whole Mess," the second story in Nightmares & Dreamscapes .  It most certainly did not disappoint. This bittersweet tale of two highly intelligent brothers (one is really smart while one ...
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His Hair Went Silver While Mine Just Went: A Look At Stephen King's "Dolan's Cadillac"
Finally -- here we are at the first entry in my Nightmares & Dreamscapes series. Settle into your favorite chair and read along, and try not to laugh too hard at my occasional inability to talk about this story. This one is pretty friggin' great. The story ...
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A Look At Peter Straub's JULIA [1975]
Alright, folks. It's gonna be a quick one today -- I want to finish "Dolan's Cadillac" before this evening (yes, I know it's only a short story, thus it shouldn't be taking me this long to read -- I've been busy, okay?) and hopefully write about it tonight,...
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