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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


Review: Splendor (Luxe #4) by Anna Godbersen

New Beginnings. Shocking Revelations. Unexpected Endings. As spring turns into summer, Elizabeth relishes her new roles as a young wife, while her sister, Diana, searches for adventure abroad. But when a surprising clue about their father’s death comes to light, the Holland girls wonder at what cost a life of splendor comes. Carolina Broad, society’s… Continue reading Review: Splendor (Luxe #4) by Anna Godbersen

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Bookmarked Thoughts: The Right Book at the Right Time

I have gone through a few phases in terms of my reading preferences, recently returning to the kinds of books I read as a child and steering away from those I liked as a teenager. No longer am I interested in young adult dystopians and paranormal romances, I much prefer middle grade fantasy and historical fiction.… Continue reading Bookmarked Thoughts: The Right Book at the Right Time


The Watch That Ends the Night by Allan Wolf

Arrogance and innocence, hubris and hope–twenty-four haunting voices of the Titanic tragedy, as well as the iceberg itself, are evoked in a stunning tour de force. Millionaire John Jacob Astor hopes to bring home his pregnant teen bride with a minimum of media scandal. A beautiful Lebanese refugee, on her way to family in Florida,… Continue reading The Watch That Ends the Night by Allan Wolf


Movie Review: The Secret of Kells

Adventure awaits 12 year old Brendan who must fight Vikings and a serpent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells. In order to finish Brother Aiden’s book, Brendan must overcome his deepest fears on a secret quest that will take him beyond the abbey walls and into the enchanted forest… Continue reading Movie Review: The Secret of Kells

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Bookmarked Thoughts: Quotes

I’d like to share some thought provoking quotes about books that speak to the importance of the reviewing process and the worlds of personal meaning that exist within books. The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you. –W. Somerset Maugham “I am a part of everything that I… Continue reading Bookmarked Thoughts: Quotes


Review: The Awakening by Kate Chopin

When first published in 1899, The Awakening shocked readers with its honest treatment of female marital infidelity. Audiences accustomed to the pieties of late Victorian romantic fiction were taken aback by Chopin’s daring portrayal of a woman trapped in a stifling marriage, who seeks and finds passionate physical love outside the confines of her domestic… Continue reading Review: The Awakening by Kate Chopin