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Book Review: Jane, Unlimited

Jane, Unlimited, by Kristin Cashore It is rare when I read a book that the author anticipates and answers my concerns before I have the chance to rant about them in a review.  When I began reading this book, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dress Codes For Small Towns

Dress Codes For Small Towns, by Courtney Stevens In many ways, this book serves as a sort of wish fulfillment for rural progressives who long for a way that Christians can prove themselves disloyal to unpopular biblical morality and celebrate … Continue reading

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Book Review: Odd One Out

Odd One Out, by Nic Stone In stark contrast to many YA novels, the author has a solid idea of the complexities that our contemporary obsession with identity and sexuality brings to friendships and relationships.  Quite strikingly for a novel … Continue reading

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Book Review: Our Own Private Universe

Our Own Private Universe, by Robin Talley This book reveals some of the general problems with Lambda-bait YA novels and with YA romances in general, and does so through its title alone.  While bi-racial and bisexual Aki Simon and her … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rough Patch

Rough Patch, by Nicole Markotic There are strengths and weaknesses in focusing a novel like this one on a quirky and somewhat socially awkward teenager who happens to be somewhat obsessed with her bisexuality and its repercussions and who also … Continue reading

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Book Review: Like Water

Like Water, by Rebecca Podos It seems unlikely that this particular book will be long remembered, but as someone who reads a fair amount of YA and literary fiction, of which this certainly qualifies, this book does provide a rather … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Ántonia

My Ántonia, by Willa Cather This novel is a complex one to review because while its existence is easier to justify and its nature easier to understand when one knows something about the author’s life and character, this knowledge is … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Dan Hartman

At first glance, Dan Hartman isn’t the most obvious choice to make the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  As far as potential inductees go, he is a really obscure one.  As an artist, he had four top 40 hits, … Continue reading

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Essayism: On Form, Feeling, And Nonfiction

On Form, Feeling, And Nonfiction, by Brian Dillon When it comes to reading a book like this, you really have to care what the author has to say, and that was not always the case for me.  To be sure, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Book Of Poems (Selection)

Book Of Poems (Selection), by Federico Garcia Lorca Having read a fair amount of the writing of the poet in both poetry and drama, I have pondered the author’s characteristic thoughts and musings, and wondered why it is that a … Continue reading

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