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“Connectors,” Summer Camp, and Book Club

It rained during most of my vacation this summer, which meant that it was easy to fill my days with literature. I read Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point because another family member had brought the book along. I was very interested in the idea that “[t]he success of any kind of social epidemic is heavily […]

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Hyperbole and a Half Book Review

I am the proud owner of several books written by my favorite web personalities, including Kate Beaton’s Hark! A Vagrant and Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half. If you are unfamiliar with these fine creative personalities, I urge you to read their entire archives as soon as you are able. I recently read Hyperbole and […]

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Two Teen Book Reviews

During a recent trip to the library, I checked out two teen books that came highly recommended: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness and Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi. It was a bit eerie reading the two back-to-back: In both, a boy from a strange and in many ways unwelcoming society discovers […]

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