Monthly Archives: June, 2012

Treasure Island

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson relates the childhood of Jim Hawkins, the son of an innkeeper. One day, an old pirate captain arrives at his father’s inn, drinks a lot of rum, gets in some scuffles, and dies not long afterwards. Jim and his mother go through the pirate’s possessions to look for the …

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To-Do List

The full title of this work is To-Do List: From buying milk to finding a soul mate, what our lists reveal about us. Its author, Sasha Cagen, collected hundreds of to-do lists, categorized them, and then selected ones to publish. Each chapter has a different theme–from daily lists to New Year’s Resolutions to relationships requirements–and each …

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Published: “The Devil’s Wife”

Hello all! I do some writing of my own along with reviewing books. I just published a short story on Teen Ink and it won an Editor’s Choice award. It is titled “The Devil’s Wife” and tells the story of Satan and Julie, his overexcited housewife, on their anniversary. If you would like to check …

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Walden

Henry David Thoreau wrote the majority of this non-fiction piece while he lived in the woods by Walden pond from 1845-1847. He comments on everything from economics and societal values to the rabbits living underneath his house. Thoreau chose to live on the outskirts of his hometown Concord in order to test how simply he …

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Three Times Lucky

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage tells the story of a young girl, Moses (“Mo”) LeBeau, and her adventures in the small town of Tupelo Landing. A hurricane swept Mo away when she was a baby and she wound up in Tupelo Landing. (Since then, Mo has been searching unsuccessfully for her “Upstream Mother.”) Mo’s current …

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Remarkable

The actual title of this book is Welcome to the Town of Remarkable Where Every Day in this Remarkable Place filled with Remarkable People is Positively Remarkable for Absolutely Everyone Except Jane. Do you see why I shortened it? Anyway, this book is by Lizzie K. Foley, and tells the story of Jane Doe, an ordinary …

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