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#5OnFri: Five Fabulous Steampunk Books

I had never even heard of steampunk before I got a job at a Victorian Fair one summer.  The woman leading the orientation asked us for examples of “Victorian-themed” movies that we could use for inspiration.  Someone suggested a Sherlock Holmes movie and she said, “No, that’s more steampunk.”  My mind snapped to attention and… Continue Reading »

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#5onFri: 5 Books That Make Great Audiobooks

I never thought I’d be an audiobook lover. I thought audiobook narrators were unnecessary middlemen, interfering with the golden process of communion between the author’s brain and my own. But practicality sometimes trumps ideals: when I started commuting half an hour each way to work, I decided to hang up my reservations and give myself… Continue Reading »

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A Case Study on Trust as a Literary Theme

Trust is an essential aspect of relationships. By keeping promises and telling the truth, we prove that we honor our agreements and value the people in our lives. The confidence we win from others as a result can be life-changing. However, as we’ve witnessed in literature (and in daily life), we’re not always quick to… Continue Reading »

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#5OnFri: Five Books to Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse

Happy Friday everyone! Most of the country is currently being pummeled with snow and freezing cold temperatures. We are also in an arctic freeze of television, in that terrible limbo in-between the first and second half of most TV show seasons. And I don’t know about any of you, but one show that I’m really ready to premier again… Continue Reading »

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#5OnFri: Five Victorian Novels

If you’re like me, this holiday season you’ll probably see at least one version of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, and if you’re really like me, this might send you into a spiral of Victorian nostalgia. Well, good news! The nineteenth century saw the rise of the novel, so there are plenty of excellent books… Continue Reading »

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#5OnFri: Five Books to Kill Your Post-Mockingjay Depression

You may have heard of a little movie coming out today about a dystopian America and a most disloyal band of subjects.Or perhaps you’ve been living under a rock for the past five years?The Hunger Games has become a worldwide phenomenon. It’s brought untold attention to YA literature, and with good reason. It’s an un-put-downable… Continue Reading »

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