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Review:The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Vol. 1: At the Edge of Empire (The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch #1) by Daniel Kraus

May 7, 1896. Dusk. A swaggering seventeen-year-old gangster named Zebulon Finch is gunned down on the shores of Lake Michigan. But after mere minutes in the void, he is mysteriously resurrected. His second life will be nothing like his first. Zebulon’s new existence begins as a sideshow attraction in a traveling medicine show. From there,… Continue reading Review:The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Vol. 1: At the Edge of Empire (The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch #1) by Daniel Kraus

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Bookmarked Thoughts: The Problem With Genre

The genre of a book is hugely important in determining into whose hands the book goes. Genre affects everything from the way the book is designed, marketed and ultimately sold. Covers, the first thing to grab your eye are highly influenced by genre. The blurb/summary whose job it is to sell the book pulls out… Continue reading Bookmarked Thoughts: The Problem With Genre

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Movie Review: The Prophet

Exiled artist and poet Mustafa embarks on a journey home with his housekeeper and her daughter; together the trio must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in Mustafa’s words will incite rebellion.   “The timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is… Continue reading Movie Review: The Prophet

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Series Review: All the Wrong Questions #1-4 by Lemony Snicket

The adventure began in a fading town. Far from anyone he knew or trusted, a young Lemony Snicket started an apprenticeship for a secret organization shrouded in mystery and secrecy. He asked questions that shouldn’t have been on his mind. Now he has written an account that should not be published that shouldn’t be read.… Continue reading Series Review: All the Wrong Questions #1-4 by Lemony Snicket

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Bookmarked Thoughts: The Silence of Being Busy

As my first year of university nears an end, I find myself once again forced to abandon my blog for the sake of school. Between the essays and exams and assignments I haven’t been able to find time to read or write. And I miss it. I’ve been busy learning and filling myself up with knowledge; reading… Continue reading Bookmarked Thoughts: The Silence of Being Busy

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Bookmarked Thoughts: Binge Reading

Binge Reading is a fairly common affliction referring to the compulsive need to read. It is commonly divided into Generalized Binge Reading and Specialized Binge Reading. Binges can last anywhere from a few hours to weeks and typically resolve themselves without need for medical intervention. One may be tempted to view Binge Reading as a beneficial… Continue reading Bookmarked Thoughts: Binge Reading

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Bookmarked Thoughts: Recovering the Classics

The Reading Room recently posted an article about a crowdsourced initiative to design new covers for classic literature. Recovering the Classics‘ goal is to provide covers for books in the public domain that have generic, computer generated covers. It is an interesting issue in and of itself, but their project got me thinking about how even… Continue reading Bookmarked Thoughts: Recovering the Classics